Nov 18, 2012

Botanical Names

Botanical Names     by Vedic Society

Sanskrit name     Botanical name     English name
1. Kumkuma     Crocus sativus     Saffron
2. Palasha         Butea monosperma     Flame of the forest
3. Dhattura       Dhatura stramonium     Devils apple
4. Punarnava     Boerhaavia diffusa     Spreading hogweed
5. Manjista      Rubia cordifolia     Indian madder
6. Haridra        Curcuma longa     Turmeric
7. Daruharidra            Berberis aristata     Indian Barberry
8. Mandukaparni       Centella asiatica    
9. Brahmi                   Bacopa monneri     Indian pennywort
10. Jatiphala              Myristica fragrans     Nutmeg
11. Kapikacchu          Mucuna prurita     Mucuna
12. Ashwagandha       Withania somnifera     -
13. Nimbuka              Citrus auranttium     Lemon
14. Sariva                   Hemidesmus indicus     Indian sarsaparilla
15. Ashoka                 Saraca asoca     -
16. Shireesha             Albizzia lebbeck     -
17. Lajjalu                 Mimosa pudica     Touch me not plant
18. Narikela              Cocus nucifera     Coconut plant
19. Kumari               Aloe vera     Aloe(juice)
20. Nimba               Azadirachta indica     Neem
22. Jaati                 Jasminum officinale     Jasmine
23.  Camellia sinensis                Green tea
24.  Citrus xparadisi                  White grape fruit
25.   Vitis vinifera                      Grape seed(oil)
26.   Rosmarinus officinale     Rosemary
27. Dhanya                        Coriandrum sativam     Coriander
28. Shweta jeeraka           Cuminum cyminum     Cumin
29. Shyma jeeraka           Carum carvi     Cumin
30. Maricha                      Piper nigrum     Black pepper
31. Methika                     Trigonella foenum- graecum     Fenugreek
32. Mishreya                     Foenieulum vulgare     Fennel
33. Nagakesara                Mesua ferra     Cobra’s saffron
34. Ajamoda                      Carum roxburghianum     -
35. Jati patri                      Myristica fragrance     Mace or The aril of nutmeg
36. Maricha                      Piper nigrum     White pepper
37.Girinimba                     Murraya koenigii     Curry leaf
38. Twak                           Cinnamomnm zeylanicum     Cinnamon bark
39. Tejapatra                    Cinnamomum tamala     Cinnamon tamala
40. Ela                              Elettaria cardamomum     Greem cardamom
41. Shunthi                       Zingiber officinale     Ginger
42. Lavanga                     Syzygium aromaticum     Clove
43.     -     Soma salt
44. Amragandhi haridra     Curcuma amada     Mango ginger(turmeric)
45. Ela                               Elettaria cardamomum     Black cardamom
46. Kalajaji                       Nigella sativa     Small fennel

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