This medical and aromatic herb is cultivated for its seeds that possess the trait
of musk-like odor.
This herb helps in managing the body weight as it complements exercise and dietary
reform by curbing sugar appetite. It also slows down the absorption of sugar into
the blood stream and shows the conversion of sugar into fat.
A multi-purpose herb, which helps for the treatment of many ailments including
arthritis, acne, warts and allergic reactions. Moreover, it is good for proper
blood circulation and nervous system.
The fresh gel or its solid extract is generally used for medicinal purposes. It
is useful in curing eye-disease, tumors, lever complaints, vomiting, skin diseases,
bronchitis, asthma, jaundice and ulcers.
HERBAL PLANTATION IN INDIA...
In India there are multiple herbal nature parks that produce diverse species of
medicinal trees, herbs, shrubs, climber's ferns and aquatic plants. Some of the
plants grown in such parks are ashwagandha, tulsi, pippali, makoy, bhumi, amalki,
bahera, musk dana, gurmar, bael, kalihari, lemon grass, patharchut; jatropha,
haldi and palmarosa.
Indian scenario has shifted its focus from traditional cultivation towards herbal
plantation. But still government and agriculture experts should work on the concept
of herbal farming in order to integrate the Indian farm sector along with global
agriculture. Indian farmers should concentrate on the gluttonous demand of herbals
or herbal products. Moreover, the indigenous expertise and farmers should have
enough technical know-how for harvesting rich herbal plants.
For people who want to have a herbal garden of their own, following is the list
of companies from where they can procure these plants: