Article Index
Thematic grouping of Medicinal plants
1. DASAPUSHPAM
2. DASAMOOLAM
3. NAALPAMARAM
4. THRIPHALA
5. THRIKADU
6. THRIGANDHA
7. STAR TREES
8. ANTI HYPERTENSIVE
9. ANTI-ARTHRITIC
10. Stomach disorders
11. UTERINE TONIC
12. ANTI TUSSIVE
13. ANTIDIABETIC
14. ANTIDOTES
15. BRAIN TONIC
16. REJUVENATIVES
17. HEPATOPROTECTIVE
18. GALACTOGOGUE
19. EYE DISEASES
20. CARDIO TONIC
21. APHRODISIACS
22. DYES
23. ANTI-DERMATIC
24. ANTI PYRETIC
25. DIURETIC
26. HAIR GROWTH PROMOTERS
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 THEMATIC GROUPING OF MEDICINAL PLANTS


1. Dasapushpam  alt

Scientific Name Malayalam Name
Aerva lanata Cherula
Biophytum sensitivum Mukkutti
Cardiospermum halicacabum Uzhinja
Curculigo orchioides Nilappana
Cynodon dactylon Karuka
Eclipta prostrata Kayyonni
Emilia sonchifolia Muyalchevian
Evolvulus alsinoides Vishnukranthi
Ipomea obscura Thiruthali
Vernonia cinerea Poovamkurunnal


2. Dasamoolam alt

Malayalam Name Scientific Name
Koovalam Aegle marmelos
Orila Desmodium gangeticum
Kumizhu Gmelina arborea
Palakappayyani Oroxylum indicum
Munja Premna serratifolia
Moovila Pseudarthria viscida
Cheruvazhuthina Solanum violaceum
Kandakarichunda Solanum xanthocarpum
Paathiri Stereospermum colais
Njerinjil Tribulus terrestris


3. Naalpamaram alt

Malayalam Name Scientific Name
Athi Ficus racemosa
Ithi Ficus microcarpa
Arayal Ficus religiosa
Peral Ficus benghalensis


4. Thriphalaalt


Malayalam Name Scientific Name
Nelli Phyllanthus emblica
Thaanni Terminalia bellirica
Katukka Terminalia chebula


5. Thikadu alt

Malayalam Name Scientific Name
Thippali Piper longum
Inchi Zingiber officinale
Kurumulaku Piper nigrum


6. Thrijatha pp

Malayalam Name Scientific Name
Karuva Cinnamomum verumElam
Elam Elettaria cardamomum
Pacholi Pogostemon patchouli


7. Star Trees alt

STAR TREE

Scientific name

MALAYALAM NAME
Ashwathi Strychnos nux-vomica Kanjiram
Bharani Phyllanthus emblica Nelli
Karthika Ficus racemosa Athi
Rohini Syzygium cumini Njaval
Makayiram Acacia catechu Karingali
Thiruvathira Diospyros ebenum Karimaram
Punartham Bambusa arundinacea Mula
Pooyam Ficus religiosa Arayaal
Aayilyam Mesua   nagassarium Nangu
Makam Ficus benghalensis Peral
Pooram Butea   monosperma Plash
Uthram Ficus microcarpa Ithi
Atham Spondias pinnata Ambazham
Chithira Aegle marmelos Koovalam
Chothi Terminalia arjuna Nirmaruth
Vishakam Flacourtia jangomas Vayyankatha
Anizham Mimusops elengi Ilanji
Ketta Aporosa lindleyana Vetti
Moolam Vateria indica Pine
Pooraadam Salyx tetrasperma Vanchi
Uthraadam

Artocarpus   heterophyllus

Plavu
Thiruvonam Calotropis gigantea Erukku
Avittam Prosopis cineraria Vanni
Chathayam Anthocephalus chinensis Katampu
Pooriruttaathi Mangifera indica Thenmavu
Uthrattaathi Borassus flabellifer Karimpana
Revathi Madhuca longifolia Irippa


8. Anti hypertensive:
Scientific Name   Malayalam name      
Rauvolfia serpentina Sarpagandhi/Amalpori
Catharanthus roseus Ushamalari/Shavanari
Cyperus rotundus Muthanga
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Pseudarthria viscida Moovila
Gossypium herbaceum Kurupanji
Symplocos cochinchinensis Pachotti
Acacia catechu Karingali


9. Anti-arthritic/anti-rheumatic/anti-inflammatory

 Scientific Name    Malayalam name  
Curcuma longa Manjal
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Cyperus rotundus Muthanga
Desmodium gangeticum Orila
Sida spp. Kurunthotti
Plumbago rosea Chethikkoduveli
Symplocos cochinchinensis Pachotti
Solanum surattense Kandakarichunda
Vitex negundo Karinochi
Mimosa pudica Thottavadi
Tinospora cordifolia Chittamruthu
Ricinus communis Aavanakku
Calotropis gigantea Erukku
Boerhaavia diffusa Thazhuthama
Zingiber officinale Inchi
Vitis quadrangularis changalam paranda
Alpinia galanga Aratha
Alpinia calcarata Chittaratha
Alpinia allughas Malayinchikoova
Strobilanthus ciliatus Kurinji
Acacia catechu Karingali


10.  Stomach disorders/Carminatives/Laxative:
 Scientific Name                   Malayalam name     
 Acorus calamus  Vayambu
 Maranta arundinaceae Kochikoova
Curcuma amada Mangainchi
Kaempferia galanga Kacholam
Myristica fragrans Jathi
Cyprus rotundus Muthanga
Oxalis corniculata Puliyaral
Holarrhena   antidysentrica Kudakapala
Punica granatum Mathalam
Zingiber officinale Inchi
Boerhaavia diffusa Thazhuthama
Carica papaya Pappaya
Operculina turpethum Thrikolpakkonna
Terminalia chebula

Kadukka

    


11. Uterine tonic
  Scientific Name        Malayalam Name     
Aloe barbadens Kattarvazha
Saraca asoca   Asokam
Asparagus racemosus Sathavari
Curculigo orchioides Nilappana
Symplocos cochinchinensis Pachotti

 


12. Anti tussive (expectorant):
Scientific Name      Malayalam Name
Adhatoda vasica Aadalotakam
Tylophora asthmatica Vallippala
Piper nigrum Kurumulaku
Piper longum Thippali
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Ocimum basilicum Sweet basil
Coleus aromaticus Panikkoorkka
Zingiber officinale Inchi


13.  Antidiabetic:
Scientific Name   Malayalam Name
Curcuma longa Manjal
Azadirachta indica Aaryaveppu 
Glycosmis pentaphylla Paanal
Murraya koeniji Kariveppu
Psidium guajava Pera
Tinospora cordifolia Chittamruthu
Phyllanthus emblica Nelli
Pterocarpus marsupium Venga
Salacia reticulata Ekanayakam
Aegle marmelos Koovalam
Gymnema sylvestre Chakkarakolli
Costus igneus Insulin cheti


14. Antidotes:
Scientific Name Malayalam Name        
Clitoria ternatea Sankhupushpam
Curcuma longa Manjal
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Cassia fistula Kanikkonna
Alstonia venata Analivegam
Rauvolfia serpentina Sarpagandhi
Rauvolfia tetraphylla Pambukalancheti

  


15. Brain tonic:
Scientific Name Malayalam Name  
Bacopa monieri Brahmi
Evolvulus alsinoides Vishnukranti
Clitoria ternatea Shankhupushpam
Acorus calamus Vayambu
Centella asiatica Kudangal
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Terminalia arjuna Neermaruthu
Glycosmis pentaphylla Paanal
Garcinia gummi-gatta Kudampuli

  


16. Rejuvenatives:
Scientific Name Malayalam Name        
Trichopus zeylanicus Aarogyapacha
Withania somnifera Amukkuaram
Asparagus racemosus Sathavari
Holostemma ada-kodien Adapathiyan
Ipomoea mauritiana Palmuthukku
Phyllanthus emblica Nelli
Terminalia bellerica 
Thanni
Hemidesmus indicus Nannari/ Naruneendi
Microstylis versicolor 

   
  


17. Hepatoprotectives:
Scientific Name               Malayalam Name 
Phyllanthus amarus Keezharnelli
Andrographis paniculata Kiriyath
Swertia chirayita Chirayatha
Boerhaavia diffusa Thazhuthama
Solanum nigrum Manithakkali
Ricinus communis Aavanakku
Desmodium triflorum


18. Galactogogue
Scientific Name Malayalam Name
Asparagus racemosus Sathavari
Ipomoea mauritiana Palmuthukku
Holostemm ada-kodien Adapathiyan

  


19. Eye diseases
Scientific Name  Malayalam Name  
Clitoria ternatea Shankhupushpam
Holostemma ada-kodien Adapathiyan
Vettiveria zizanoides Ramacham
Phyllanthus emblica Nelli
Terminalia bellerica Thanni
Vernonia cinerea Poovamkurunnila

   


20. Cardio tonic:
Scientific Name
Malayalam Name
Terminalia arjuna Neermaruthu
Terminalia bellerica Thanni
Nerium oleander Chuvanna arali
Boerhaavia diffusa Thazhuthama
Pseudarthria viscida Moovila

  

    



21. Aphrodisiacs/spermatogenesis

Scientific Name

Malayalam Name
Chlorophytum borivilianum Vella musali
Curculigo orchiodes Nilappana
Tribulus terrestris
Mucuna pruriens Naykurana
Hygrophilia schulli Vayalchulli
Withania somnifera Amukkuram
Holostemma ada-kodien Adapathiyan

 


22. Dyes:

Scientific Name

Malayalam Name
Pterocarpus santalinus Venga
Indigofera tinctoria Neelamari
Caesalpinia sappan Chappangam
Bixa orellena Kuppamanjal/  (Red & green)
Curcuma longa Manjal
Lawsonia inermis Mylanchi

        


23. Anti-dermatic/Cosmetics:
Scientific Name Malayalam name
Lawsonia inermis Mylanchi
Plumbago indica Chethikoduveli
Wrightia tinctoria Dhanthppala
Rubia cordifolia Manchatti
Aloe barbedens Kattarvazha
Pterocarpus santalinus Rakthachandanam
Indigofera tinctoria Neelamari
Cardiospermum haliccacabum Valli uzhinja
Curcuma aromatica Kasthoori manjal
Curcuma longa Manjal
Kaemferia galanga Kacholam
Kaemferia rotunda Chengazhineer kizhangu
Azadirachta indica Aaryaveppu
Santalum album Chandanam
Eclipta prostrata Kayyunyam
Acorus calamus Vayambu
Symplocos cochinchinensis Pachotti
Mentha arvensis Puthina
Mentha peperata Pepper mint
Hibiscus rosa-chinensis Chembarathy

    


24. Anti pyretic
Scientific Name Malayalam Name
Ocimum sanctum Thulasi
Coleus aromaticus Panikkorkka       
Coleus zeylanicus Iruveli
Piper nigrum Kurumulaku
Piper longum Thippali
Zingiber officinale Inchi
Andrographis paniculata Kiriyath
Tinospora cordifolia Chittamruthu


    


25. Diuretics/renal protectants:
Scientific Name Malayalam name
Boerhavia diffusa Thazhuthama
Scoparia dulcis Kallurukki
Rotula aquatica Kalloor vanchi
Cratava nervula Neermathalam
Phyllanthus emblica Nelli
Ensete superbum Kalluvazha
Embelia ribes vizhal
Aerva lanata Cheroola

    
        


  

26. Anti- dandruff/ Hair growth promoters
Scientific name Malayalam Name
Lawsonia inermis Mylanchi
Indigofera tinctoria Neelamari
Datura metel Ummam
Hibiscus rosa-chinensis Chembarathy
Eclipta alba Kayyunyam
Aloe barbadensis  Kattarvazha
Phyllanthus emblica Nelli


   
  
  
   
   
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