Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand has some of the largest and most intact,undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet. The wild lands that surround us provide an opportunity to practice sustainable living; living in natural balance and respectful of humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the Earth’s ecology and cycles. Our land is full of plants that will help facilitate the healing from numerous different ailments.
Kala Bansa is well known Indian traditional medicinal plant used in the treatment of various ailments. It is used for the treatment of Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Rheumatic pain, Pain of urinary tract infections and other conditions. The plant is rich in balarenone, pipataline, prionisides, barlerinoside, verbascoside, shanzhiside methyl ester, barlerin, acetylbarlerin, lupulinoside and scutellarein. The review emphasizes primarily on ethno-botany, folkloric uses, pharmacological activities of the extracts and isolated phytoconstituents with their possible mechanism and safety profile of Barleria prionitis to provide a comprehensive data for helping the researchers to find out new chemical entity.
Stinging nettle is an herbaceous plant and often grows to about 2 metres in height. The plant can spread vegetatively with its yellow creeping rhizomes and often forms dense colonies. The toothed leaves are borne oppositely along the stem, and both the stems and leaves are covered with numerous stinging and non-stinging trichomes (plant hairs). The plants can be dioecious (an individual produces only female or male flowers) or monoecious (an individual bears both male and female flowers), depending on the subspecies. Stinging nettle, also called common nettle, weedy perennial plant of the nettle family known for its stinging leaves. Stinging nettle is distributed nearly worldwide but is especially common in Europe, North America, North Africa, and parts of Asia. The plant is common in herbal medicine, and young leaves can be cooked and eaten as a nutritious potherb. Additionally, stinging nettle has been used as a source of bast fibers for textiles and is sometimes used in cosmetics.
Shatavari is known as the most innocent herb which contains wide range of benefits for human body. It derives its named Shatavari as a woman possessing hundred husbands. It is a rejuvenate herb and roots are used about 500tonnes in India every year for the production of medicines. Drugs prepared from Shatavari is used to treat gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and for nervous disorders. It is a shrub with average height of 1-3m with fascicle or clustered roots. Flowers are branched and are 3cm long. Perianth is white with good fragrance and 3mm long. Anthers are purple and berry is purple reddish in color. It is found in Africa, Sri Lanka, China, India and the Himalayas.