Indian  medicinal plants /Ayurvedic medicinal plants  are plants using in Ayurveda mainly as medicinal purpose. They are back bone of Aurveda. Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbatta are main classical text books on Ayurveda where uses, treatment & properties of them describes detailed , but don’t think that only usage of medicinal plants have the role. There have most important role to treatment principle. Ayurvedic medicinal plants are gate way miracles, if way of treatment and basic principles of is correct.

             Vata, pitta & kapha are the three elements s which have definite properties to keep our body, mind and every thing normal.

Ayurvedic medicinal plants Classified according to their properties like Rasa, Guna , Virya , Vipaka ( This one of the simple and most important classification I narrate , there have so many classifications.) This classification help us how to mange/ works medicinal plants to cure diseases. Ayurveda says vitiation/abnormal increase    in Vata, pitta & kapha are main cause of disease. Vitiation is due to increase or decrease  of  similar properties. All the Dravya/ substance has properties (guna). Vata, pitta & kapha have also similar properties. Properties similar to Vata, pitta & kapha have , do considerably increase in related Doshas, opposite properties decreases the qualities of related Doshas.

             So proper identification of Ayurvedic medicinal plants is important in the field of treatment. Medicinal plants using in South India & North India is different, even their Sanskrit names are similar. But they show same action.

              We classified Ayurvedic medicinal plants according to their synonyms which give exact idea or colourful pictures about medicinal plants. In Ayurveda morphology of medicinal plants planned in the form of synonyms.                       


                  We designed a data base for Indian medicinal plants which describes 6000 pictures 600 Ayurvedic medicinal plants in India. With coloured photographs, botanical names, Scientific classification ,morphology, treatment , controversies, adulterations, therapeutic uses, chemical composition, properties, action of the medicinal plants on digestive system, reproductive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, Karma, part used , indications, dosage, Satmikaran, research activities, habitat and distribution.





Kumkum / safron - Crocus sativus

 Medicinal Plant / herbs

Crocuses belong to the family Iridaceae. The saffron crocus is classified as Crocus sativus, It is a shrub. Leaves are seen towards the base of the stem and are compactly arranged.Read More about safron.....