I am am told that the Bicchu booti is a tame thing when compared to the wild flora of Valley of Flowers (Nanda Devi National Park) and Hemkund Sahib. Not all the plants there have been documented. And some have special powers of stinging, causing swelling, itching and even unconsciousness. Plus there are just a few locals to help a traveller out with antidotes. So the general advice to all trekkers there is, ‘Do not touch or smell any plant.’
26 August,2010 |
During the flowering season in March-April, Neem flowers and new leaves are eaten to preempt illness. This takes care of mouth ulcers as well. Neem is also considered an embodiment of Goddess Kali, Shitala Mata and Lakshmi, the destroyer of disease.
19 July,2010 |
This home made, Ayurvedic bath scrub needs no preservative. Whenever you want to use it, just add water and enjoy... Rose has a cooling effect on the skin. Tulsi is a warming herb. So take your pick according to season.
03 March,2010 |
Urban homes are discovering the benefits and joys of growing medicinal plants and herbs in their gardens. Medicinal flora like shankhpushpi, sadabahar, brahmi, amla, tulsi, pudina, ajwain, lemon grass, neem, haldi, kali mirch, aloe vera and wheat grass curry favour with green-fingered health freaks.
06 July,2008 |