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Eucalyptus oil: Health benefits and Side effects

August 19, 2019 Dr. Sapna Baghel 0

Edited By: Dr. Asha Jyoti Bharati Eucalyptus oil: Introduction Eucalyptus oil is derived from the leaves of various eucalyptus species (family Myrtaceae) by steam distillation.  Distribution: Eucalyptus species are distributed throughout the world. Australia, the United States, the Middle East, India, and South America are the main growers of this [Read More]

Tea tree oil: health benefits and Side effects

August 16, 2019 Dr. Sapna Baghel 0

Edited By: Dr. Asha Jyoti Bharati Introduction Tea tree oil of family Myrtaceae is a pale yellow essential oil derived from leaves of different Melaleuca species like Melaleuca quinquenervian, M.  alterniolia, M. linariifolia M. dissitiflora, M. leucadendra. The oil is mainly extracted by steam distillation. The first study of Tea [Read More]

Centella asiatica (Gotu kola): Health Benefits and Side effects

August 16, 2019 Dr. Asha Jyoti 0

Introduction Name: Asiatic pennywort Scientific name: Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Syn. Centella coriacea Nannfd., Hydrocotyle asiatica L., Hydrocotyle lunataLam., and Trisanthus cochinchinensis Lour.)  Family: Apiaceae Common names: Gotu kola, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, Jalbrahmi, wild violet, and tiger herb” in English. Distribution: China, South East Asia, India, [Read More]

Lavender essential oil: Health benefits and Side effects

August 14, 2019 Dr. Sapna Baghel 0

Edited By: Dr. Asha Jyoti Bharati Introduction and geological distribution Lavender of genus Lavandula belongs to Lamiaceae family. Lavandula includes 25–30 species of flowering plants distributed mainly in Mediterranean sea, Southern Europe through northern and eastern Africa and Middle Eastern countries to southwest Asia and southeast India and in the [Read More]

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): The memory booster herb

August 10, 2019 Dr. Asha Jyoti 0

Introduction Name: Water Hyssop or Brahmi Scientific name: Bacopa monnieri of Family Scrophulariaceae Common name: thyme-leaved gratiola, water hyssop, herb of grace, Indian pennywort Botanical description: the is a succulent herb which grows creeping on the ground and rooting mainly from the nodes.  The plant needs a damp and marshy [Read More]