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Sage in India

Bot. name: Salvia officinalis
Other names: Garden Sage, Common sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Habitat: Sage is native to the Kashmir region. It usually grows on hillsides and grassland.
Description: Sage is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub. It has a strong taproot and woody, wiry stems. Its leaves are oblong to lanceolate, finely toothed and hairy, gray-green in color. Flowers are in whorls, violet-blue.
Parts used : Whole plant
Useful components : Tannins, resin, volatile oil
Medicinal use : Sage is considered to be antihydrotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, galactofuge, stimulant, tonic and vasodilator. It has a history of medicinal uses, and was considered to be, as its name suggests, “the savior” (salvia), or the healer, a great remedy to promote longevity and wellbeing. Sage is most commonly used in treatment of respiratory problems: infections, cough, cold and sore throat. It is recommended as an appetite and uterine stimulant. Tea is very beneficial in cases of nervous complaints, problems with digestion, liver and kidney disorders. Strong infusion could act as a lotion against ulcers and raw abrasion on the skin.
Safety: Being a powerful uterine stimulant, Sage should be avoided during pregnancy, and also during lactation. Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is highly advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.

Sage is a well regarded herb for women and can be especially helpful for relieving the hot flashes of menopause, and slowing heavy menstrual bleeding.4 Sage is also a good herbal tea for drying up breast milk for weaning. 6 Chinese medicine uses red sage, Salvia miltiorrhiza, combined with dan-gui (dong quai), to regulate menstrual flow.

Herbal tea may not be the first thing you think of when you think of sage, however, sage has many medicinal properties and contains a good amount of healthy antioxidants that makes it a great remedy to ward off colds in the winter

Sage is an excellent natural disinfectant and deodorizer, drying perspiration and helping to eliminate body odor. Extracts of sage are used in personal skin care for its capacity to heal the skin as well.

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Sage leaves availability
The Jammu and Kashmir medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House", Nambalbal, New Coloney Azizabad, Via Wuyan-Meej Road,
Pampore PPR J&K 192121
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Ph: 01933-223705
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Solanum pseudocapsicum seeds for sale

Solanum pseudocapsicum
Solanum pseudocapsicum, also called the Christmas Cherry plant is an ornamental plant. It is a native plant from South America.

It is hardy in the U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 through 11. If you live in a colder zone, you can grow the Jerusalem  cherry as a houseplant. This is an old-time plant, dating back for hundreds of years. Some people grow it as an annual, but with  proper care, it can grow for decades.

The Jerusalem cherry grows to heights of 2 to 3 feet with a spread of 12 inches. The smooth-textured, blue-green leaves are about  3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The white flowers appear late spring or early summer. When the flowers fade, small round fruits  take their place. The ¾-inch berries start out green. As they mature, the color changes to orange, then reddish orange and finally a cherry red.

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Min seeds 25 seeds per pkt

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POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001

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Abutilon indicum plants for sale

Abutilon indicum plant
Family : Malvaceae
Other names : Mallow Kashmir Country Mallow Indian Mallow
Sanaskrit name : Atibala
Hindi name : Kanghi
Urdu name: Mashtal Ghol, Peeli Buti, Kuho

Abutilon indicum Indian Abutilon, Indian Mallow; is a small shrub in the Malvaceae family, native to tropic and subtropical regions and sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.

Parts Used : Leaves, seed, root.
Chemical constituents of  Abutilon indicum : β-Sitosterol is present in A. indicum and a petroleum ether extract has larvicidal properties against the mosquito larvae Culex quinquefasciatus.A methanol extract of A. indicum has some antimicrobial properties.

Traditional medicine : In traditional medicine, A. indicum various parts of the plant are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to treat leprosy, ulcers, headaches, gonorrhea, and bladder infection. The whole plant is uprooted, dried and is powdered. In ancient days, maidens were made to consume a spoonful of this powder with a spoonful of honey, once in a day, for 6 months until the day of marriage, for safe and quick pregnancy.

The plant is very much used in Siddha medicines. The root, bark, flowers, leaves and seeds are all used for medicinal purposes by Tamils. The leaves are used as adjunct to medicines used for pile complaints. The flowers are used to increase semen in men.

Medicinal Uses of Abutilon indicum : Mucilage of the leaves and flowers made into infusion is effective against chest affections particularly haemoptysis, as demulcent and sedative to stop diarrhoea, to bring irresistable diuresis in gonorrhoea, urethritis or gleet and to alleviate micturition the effect of infusion is substantiated by the presence of powdered Carum carviLinn. (Zira-Siyah). Leaves decoction is used as eye wash and mouth wash in toothache, for tender gums and upper respiratory tract disorders administered as gargles. Leaves infusion with some bruised black peppers proves useful in flatulent dyspepsia and bloody piles. Decoction as fomentation also relieves pain when applied under bandage, reduces congestion and cough when given internally. Seeds are useful in decoction in piles, gonorrhoea, gleet and cystitis. Finely powdered drug when given orally act as expectorant and laxative. Root infusion relieves strangury and haematuria and used for recommended duration proves useful against chronic skin disorders e.g. leprosy. Infusion of leaves and flowers brings diuresis, thus get rid of urinary obstructions (may act as lithontriptic) and act as urinary antiseptic.

Min. seeds 250 seeds per packet
Open-pollinated.Organic from Kashmir Himalaya
Abutilon indicum leaves are also available 

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The Jammu and Kashmir medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House", Nambalbal, New Coloney Azizabad, Via Wuyan-Meej Road, Pampore PPR J&K 192121
Mob: 09858986794
Ph: 01933-223705
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.in