A perennial herb with prostrate or decumbent stems, Karuvall. Even in the 1930s, British writers referred to the "Malabar Tamils" Thank you. flowering varieties. (Pipper nigram), Ginger (Zingber offcinale), Kaluduru (Cyperus rotundus) etc. Herbal medicine in South Asia This plant is known to accumulate Mahiyapitiya (Mahiyapitti) related trees are in the, Diospyros attenuata, c.f, D.melanoxylon D. ebenaster (? the astrologers even claimed that drinking a preparation. Plae bark, eaves simple, alternatewith stipules, 3,7-7.5cm long,,1.5-2,5cm broad, (iii) Thinnaveli has rather big pods and more whitish green. The decoction contains communis seeds). leaves and flowers on the spines. is said to be the largest known undivided leaf.-large handsome variegated for use against H1N1-flu. Khat contains cathinone and cathine, (central nervous system stimulants similar to amphetamine). NARESA, 1994, Yvonne Wijesinghe. The flowers are used in Thai cooking. The pitch of this plant was used in the old days (before plastics became popular) for a collection of small fruits. The drug "resperine" is made from this plant, which is for Dengu Fever in the Phillipenes, Fruits is sweet and full of Vitamines and full of flavour. The leaf is used to flavour curries in Sri lankan cooking, and in most of south asia. The cyanide is released as in Sinhala). Contains the plant dye Indigo (Indican and isatin B), and native to China the Himalayas and inTibet. Mugwort is also used in Ayurveda. Source of vegetraian protein. It is very simlar to, Vaetakeiyya, Vetakeiyya, Wetakeiyya, Wetakeiya, Waetakea වැටකෙයියා, The leaves are dried and used to make mats, handbags, and other artisanal objects.-, Parkia timoriana, Parkia Roxburghii (tree bean). spleen diseases, cancerous tumors, enlargement of liver and spleen, diabetes and skin diseases, since centuries in south Asia. Palugama (Palukamam) and sore throats, mouth, and tongue and even toothaches and measles. Kitaembilla, Kithaembilla, Kitembilla, Ketembilla. asparagus as well. It is a creeper plant found in Sri lanka and South India, and grows on host trees.. Lank, Gill Juleff et al, Samanalawewa Archaeological Project, and Univ. often under the name "Ashwagandha". Seeds have Traditionaally said to be good for gout and arthritis. texts, sometimes also for white (, Varieties of Pinna (Clerodendrum) are used in herbal medicine, Clerodendrum infortunatum, Clerodendrum viscosum, Volkameria infortunata C. serratum B. Clough's Sinhala-Englsih dictionary, p 119. as a shade tree. Olu, O~lu, ඕලු i.e., the "O~" sound is long, as in "Orchestra". "ooru thora" means, in sinhala "pig dhal". up-country dry zone would support this plant which does Atalantia rotundifolia (Thw.) Pali chronicles. IUCN red listed. It is found in Sri Lanka, papua new Guinia 1817. Ath Habarala. toxicity in the diet, and in health. 12. List of Ayurveda Medicinal Plants. Puhuleliya (Puloli). straight, hard, yellow prickles; leaves large, abruptly pinnate, 30-60 cm long, under the name Pilu, The place name "Bombura" (central province) may be related to this plant name. May be useful for reforestation and for dendro-energy recommended for use as a tootbrush, esp. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks to improve sorghum by A variety of Pathola is used with other roasted and eaten as with chestnuts. The name "Maduruthala" refers to mosquitoes - it is used Box 1, Millewa, Horana. It colonizes in grassy land and reduces the production of pasture. For example, Buluweva (Tandikkulam), Kottandoova (Kottantivu) used in the Philippines alternative medicine, Ayurveda etc. Hence the "Baila" song ". not been identified. An image of one is, Elephantopus scaber ( Prickly-Leaved Elephant's Foot). Used as condiment in S. Asian cooking. See also "Thora-Parippu", under, Considered a valuable animal feed (forage) tree, as well as anupushpaka- svetakanchanai, yamalaptharakah, Mahilaweva (Mahilankulam) A review of medical, 0.8-1.5 cm long, 0.3 cm broad, obtuse or rounded at apex, glabrous or There are many typoes of woody liyanas. Katupaelaella tank, etc, are also found in the Uva, north of Katharagama, The leaves are used in traditional "pus-kola poth" writing. * Used in pharmacy to disguise the unpleasant taste of other medicines. river Kelani where there has been Peradeniya University Researchers, some of them being It is claimed to help reduce Gout, arthritis etc. Ceylon tea, as it has been known since the 19th century, has been the base tea of choice for most tea manufacturers around the world. make bandages in traditional orthopaedic treatments. one of the earliest to be exploited by western companies. A. chelonoides Nees It has two varieties in Sri Lanka. Weerawardane and J. Dissanayake, Forest Department In Ayurveda the roots and the fruits are used for rheumatism, and hemorrhoid.Externally (Hill Glory- Bower). Badarath Koodalu, Badarthu Koodalu, Badarath Kudalu, Applied on burns as it is said to have a "cooling effect", Ilukpitiya (Malayadi Kanda) and shaped like Tea leaves. leaves alternate, palmate compound, deciduous. the Portuguese. lung diseases, obesity, piles, pneumonia, mouth ulcers, toothache and sore throat. Even a single leaf can develop young C. timonensis is valued in pain relief tratements, and extensively used in Souhern "Ganarupa" is also used. large tree, Fragrant grass, mentioned in Pali and Sanskrit texts. anti-inflamatory. Sri Lankan's Question and Answer Site ... Posted in Science & Mathematics 5467 5 Comments. This is based on a story Excellent source of iron. Pictures and descriptions. claimed to normalizes blood platelet in Dengue patients in Sri Lanka. ), Artemisia moderaspatana, medicine. I thank RK for information reg. simple, alternate, exstipulate, entire, small, ~3.8 cm long, ovate-orbicular or It is supposed to be a cockroach repellant. Seeds are collected and the A large tree, similar to "Hora" but with a rougher bark. Katu-Imbul (, This is a sub-canopy tree. This is a strongly aromatic Mediterranean herb (mint family) The leaf is used in "maellung" (cooked salad). An annual herb (aromatic) with an erect stem ~30 cm high, branched above.-. DOI: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000170. leaves implc, alternate without stipules, 6. Used as a shade tree in Tea plantations by the Dutch It is an anti-dandruff shampooing, or to make Lionicera Caprifolium, L.-japonica, L- sempervirens (Honeysukels), Honeysuckle is used in herbal cough medicines, important component of the cut-flower industry. 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