Saffron (Kesar – Kumkuma Poovu – Safran) & Its Importance

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Saffron is a spice taken from the stigmas of the flower of Crocus Sativus, commonly known as the Saffron Crocus. The saffron filaments are actually the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, each flower has just three such stigmas, it takes about 1,50,000 flowers to get one kilogram of saffron. Saffron is one of the […]

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Turmeric & Its Importance

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Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It comes from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most […]

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Common Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants

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Ayurvedic Medicine continues to be the main system of health care in India along with modern Western Medicine. Variations of the Ayurvedic tradition are also practiced in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. In Ayurvedic Medicine, there are numerous herbs which have been used historically for treating a large variety of ailments. There is […]

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