Himalayan Herbs: The Healing Power Of Uttarakhand's herbs will amaze you

Himalayan Herbs: The Healing Power Of Uttarakhand's herbs will amaze you

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Uttarakhand is a treasure trove of natural herbs. This area is also called as a botanical garden in the ancient Charak Samhita text. About 1750 species of plants are found in Uttarakhand. Of these, about 700 species are used in medicines. Himalayas have been called Himavant Aushand Bhoominam, which means a land of medicinal herbs.

In the Ramayana, Lord Hanuman's story includes his search for Sanjeevani booti, meaning 'to bring back to life'. This medicinal herb grows in the Himalayan ranges near the India-Nepal border. When Laxmana was injured, Hanuman sought four special herbs on Mount Dronagiri, including Sanjeevani, believed to revive the dead.

In ancient times, Himalayan sages lived in caves and consumed herbs, remaining disease-free and living over a thousand years.

This evidence shows how strong the herbs from Uttarakhand are. Now, let's introduce you to some of these with their benefits: 

Oak Tree: Oak trees, also known as the Boon of Uttarakhand, the Gold of Uttarakhand, and the Jatas of Lord Shiva are found in temperate forests. One species, called Quercus leucotyphora, is found there. Worldwide, there are 40 oak species, with five in Uttarakhand. In ancient texts like the Agnipuran, oak trees are referred to as Dashputra Samudram.

Shatavari: Shatavari is a herb that helps with hormonal issues like PCOS and infertility. It boosts prolactin, important for breastfeeding. You can mix Shatavari powder with honey and milk for consumption.

Haldi: Turmeric grown in the Himalayan region boasts a high concentration of curcumin, a powerful bioactive compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties are linked to various health benefits.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an aromatic herb that relieves stress, increases immunity, and keeps the body energetic. With its regular use, one can live a long life without getting sick.

Hemp Agrimony: Hemp Agrimony is a medicinal plant that holds special importance in the Himalayan region. It's known for its cathartic, diuretic, and antiscorbutic properties, making it great for purifying blood. Locally, its extract is used as a poultice for cuts and bruises, and its juice can stop bleeding. 

Giloy: Due to its immunity-enhancing properties, regular consumption of Giloy can prevent body diseases and infections. To prolong life, add one spoon of throat powder to a glass of lukewarm water daily and consume it. By doing this the disease will not come to you.

Stevia:  In Uttarakhand's stunning mountains hides a special herb called Stevia. It's not only pretty but also super healthy. Stevia is a natural sweetener with no calories. It is also called ‘Meethi Tulsi” by locals here. It's great for people watching their weight or blood sugar levels.

Jhula: Many species of plants like Makku, Chhadila, etc. are found up to a height of 5500 meters. The state earns a lot of income from its trade. It is used in making sambar and garam masala. It has an amazing fragrance and health benefits. 

Thyme: It's a tiny but powerful herb. Himalayan Thyme packs a punch of beneficial compounds, including thymol, carvacrol, and essential oils. These work together to offer a range of wellness wonders.

Lemongrass: It grows in the cool mountain breeze, and has a refreshing citrus scent. This herb, also known as Cymbopogon flexuosus, is packed with health perks too. People love to sip it as a soothing tea.

Rosemary: Rosemary has a unique smell and a slightly peppery taste. Plus, it's full of nutrients and vitamins A and B, antioxidants, and iron, which can also help you feel better.

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