Herbal World

Herbs have been used for centuries. Civilizations of the past had great use for herbs. From common cold to severe health issues, herbs were trusted remedies to produce magical results. For some time, herbs took a backseat but now we witness an ever-increasing awareness of herbal remedies to address various health conditions. From shelves in select stores, herbs have taken their rightful place in everyone’s kitchen and garden.

The compounds in herbs not only cure diseases but also aid in the prevention of health issues. Regular use of herbs can prevent various health conditions ranging from common cold to dreaded diseases including heart conditions.

Herbs had a natural place in the diet of ancient civilizations. It is evident from the saying of Siddhar a few thousand years ago - Food is medicine; medicine is food. Few thousand years fast forward and you see the number of medicines some take is almost enough to fill a plate.

It is high time we blend the benefits we get out of modern technology with the blessings of ancient times. In the coming days, this section will be covering various herbal types, their uses and how to include them in food and naturally, the making of herbal teas. Let's go the herbal way.

Benefits of Turmeric and Turmeric Recipes

Turmeric has a special place in kitchen cabinet. Ever since the rise of corona, turmeric has become an even more sought after ingredient ... 

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Benefits of Tulsi and Tulsi Recipes

Tulsi, an inevitable plant found commonly in Indian gardens is considered the queen of herbs. This definitely ranks among the go-for plants when you can have only a few plants in your garden. Tulsi is one of the best herbs that boost immunity...


Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

The lives of ancient civilizations never cease to amaze us. Every aspect of their life is amazing; be it their food, eating habits, their respect for nature – embracing it with all heart and being blessed by nature in return, their simplicity...


Health Benefits of Cuban Oregano

Cuban oregano is one of the most commonly found plants in home garden. It serves as one of the best natural remedies to treat various health conditions...

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Life Plant Benefits

The name life plant evokes an instant interest and when you get to know its amazing health benefits there is a smooth transition from interest to passion in adding the herb to your garden...

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Climbing Brinjal Benefits

Professor Edward Anderson of the United Kingdom would never have thought for a moment that his Twitter statement, “Idli are the most boring things in the world” would attract seemingly endless responses...

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Peppermint Benefits

Mint is one of the most commonly grown herbs at home; in fact, their growth can be so overwhelming that they can completely occupy your garden space. There are over 600 varieties...

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Health Benefits of Coriander Leaves

Shopping for vegetables is never complete without a bunch of coriander and curry leaves. They are more than taste enhancers. These herbs offer...

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Health Benefits of Neem

Announced by UN as the 'Tree of the 21st century', neem tree is placed at the top in the list of herbal plants by siddha medicine thousands of years ago. This goes to show the depth of knowledge possessed by Siddhars of Tamilnadu...

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Amazing Health Benefits of Pepper

A popular ancient saying in Thamizh goes like this, "With 10 pepper in hand, you can accept your enemy's invitation to dine at their place". No wonder, considering pepper can effectively eliminate toxins from the body....

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Health Benefits of Liquorice Root

One of the must-have herbs in the kitchen cabinet if you have children at home, is liquorice root. The amazing health benefits of liquorice have been appreciated and effectively used by cultures across the world for centuries...


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Benefits of Acalypha Indica (Kuppaimeni)

Acalypha indica, also called as Indian Nettle and Indian copperleaf, is one of the most effective home remedies for various health conditions. Commonly found on the sides of the streets in this part of the world, acalypha indica has immense health benefits to offer.

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  • Similar to Keezhadi excavations which bring to light the rich past of the Thamizh civilization, Thirumoolar's Thirumanthiram draws our attention to the unbelievably rich knowledge possessed by ancient Thamizh civilization in the field of medicine. It will be only right to say that Thirumoolar would have been the world's first anatomical scientist. 
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