Nutmeg & Mace
 
Scientific name   : Myristica fragrans
Family               :  Myristicaceae
Habit                 :  A moderate sized evergreen tree
 
Uses  : The seeds of this tree are mainly used a flavouring agent for medicinal & culinary purposes. They have carminative & stomachic properties & beneficial for flatulency, nausea & vomiting. Kernel & arial - astringent, anti-emetic, aphrodisiac, tonic, anti-dysenteric, anti-malaria, anti-leprotic & very effective for indigestion and all kind of stomach pains.

 

 
                                            
Clove
 
Scientific name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Family                :  Myrtaceae
Habit                  :  Small tree
 
Uses : The clove is regarded as a carminative, stomamachic & stimulant. It allays thirst & nausea from warms & indigestion. Along with other herbal ingredients it cures colic, diseases of the chest & throat, cough, hiccough, asthma, whizzing, diarrheoa & urinal diseases. It is good for toothache and all kind of mouth diseases.

 

 
Nelli
 
Scientific name:  Phyllanthus emblica
Family                :  Euphorbeaceae
Habit                  :  Middle sized tree
 
Uses : the root, bark and fruit are astringent. The unripe fruit is cooling, laxative and diuretic. Exudation from incisions on the fruit is applied externally on inflammation of the eye. The expressed juice of the fruit along with other ingredients is used to cure hemorrhage, anemia, colic, acute leprosy, fits, insanity, jaundice, cough, hiccough, indigestion, dyspepsia and asthma.. 
 
 
Cardamom
 
Scientific name:    Elettaria repens
Family                :  Zingiberaceae
Plant                   :  A perennial herbal tree
 
Uses:   The fruit is an aromatic carminative, stimulant, stomachic & emmenagocae. it is given internally for diseases of the liver and uterus & applied externally on tumours of the uterus. The seed is diuretic and to relieve the retention of urine. it is administered to children to prevent excessive vomiting.

Tea (Black & Green tea)
 
Scientific name:  Camellia sinensis
Family                :  Theaceae
Plant                   :  An small bushes.
 
Uses:  Leaf-stimulant, Febrifuge, anti-cephalalgic, anti-hemorrhagic, anti-malarial, anti-diabetic, analgesic, anti-dote, be chic, anti-epileptic, anti-dropsically, anti-dysenteric, astringent, cardio tonic, anti-cancer, carminative, demulcent, stomachic, in bruises, eruptions, smallpox.
 

    

Ginger
 
Scientific name:  Zingiber officinalae
Family            :  Zingiberaceae
Plant              :  A perennial Herb
 
Uses : Ginger rhizomes are used both in the fresh & dry forms. They are stomachic, carminative, stimulant, diaphoretic sialagogue & digestive. They are extremely valuable for dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, vomiting & other pains in the stomach & bowels all so an natural antioxidant and very effective for caught, cold & fevers.
 
               
Reference:
1. The department of Ayurveda, Sri Lanka
2. The National science council of Sri Lanka.
3. The wealth of India.
4. Dictionary of Indian medicinal plants.
5. Medicinal plants, Dr. D.M.A Jayaweera.
6. Wealth Asia-1997.

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