Herbal Juices - Need and Importance

  Busy schedules and busy lives mean irregular diet and improper nutrition, which, in the long term makes way for permanent health problems. Juicing is one of the best and easiest ways to make sure that your body receives the right amount of proper nutrition it needs to function perfectly. No, I’m not talking about the boxed juices that you drink to pass the time while waiting for a friend at some metro station or chose over cold drinks while having lunch in your college (or office) canteen. Juices that are good for you, which will benefit your overall health and keep you fit, to be honest sound a bit boring but once you get to know their health benefits I’m sure you won’t find them boring at all, in fact, I’m sure you’d want to give them a try. Benefits of aloe vera juice are many and such that are useful for almost everybody. You all know that Aloe Vera is beneficial for skin, but who has the time and patience to apply it regularly on the face and sit still for a couple of minutes? I

Introduction and Importance of Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Introduction The term “ medicinal plant ” include various types of plants used in herbalism ("herbology" or "herbal medicine"). It is the use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such uses. The word “ herb ” has been derived from the Latin word,  “herba”  and an old French word  “herbe”.  Now a days, herb refers to any part of the plant like fruit, seed, stem, bark, flower, leaf, stigma or a root, as well as a non-woody plant. Earlier, the term “herb” was only applied to non-woody plants, including those that come from trees and shrubs. These medicinal plants are also used as food, flavonoid, medicine or perfume and also in certain spiritual activities. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before prehistoric period. Ancient Unani manuscripts Egyptian papyrus and Chinese writings described the use of herbs.  Evidence exist that Unani Hakims, Indian Vaids and European and Mediterranean cultures were using herbs for over 4000 years as medicin