Neem

Neem

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Plantae Order:    Sapindales (unranked):     Angiosperms (unranked):     Eudicots (unranked):    Rosids Family:    Meliaceae Genus:    Azadirachta Species:    A. Indica Binomial Name:    AzadirachtaIndica The Neem, biologically known as Azadirachta Indica, is a herbaceous  tree belonging to Meliaceae family. It is endemic to India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Malaysia. … Read more

Nettle

Nettle

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Plantae Order:    Rosales (unranked):     Angiosperms (unranked):     Eudicots (unranked):    Rosids Family:    Uticaceae Genus:    Urtica Species:    U. Dioica Binomial Name:    Urtica Dioica A herbaceous flowering plant, botanically known a Urtica Dioica, is also commonly referred as Stinging Nettle or Common Nettle. It is endemic … Read more

Mustard

Mustard

Scientific Classification Mustard, originating from the seeds of the mustard plant, is used for seasoning food. There are yellow mustards, brown mustards called Sinapis Hirta or white mustards, or Brassica Juncea which are Indian mustards or B. Nigra, which are black mustards. Mustard seeds in the form of whole, ground, bruised or cracked, are blended … Read more

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order:    Asterales Family:    Asteraceae Tribe:    Cynareae Genus:    Sillybum Species: S. Marianum Binomial Name: Sillybum Marianum Silybum Marianum, commonly known as milk thistle is a herbaceous annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. The other synonyms are blessed Milk Thistle, Cardus Marianus, … Read more

Mint

Mint

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked):   Asterids Order:    Lamiales Family:    Lamiaceae Tribe:    Mentheae Genus:    Mentha Type Species:    Mentha spicata Mentha, common name Mint, derived from the Greek word mint, (Linear B, a script  that the Mycenaean Greeks used). This genus belongs to the family Lamiaceae mint. There … Read more

Muira Puama

Muira Puama

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked): Core Eudicots Family:    Olacaceae Genus:    Ptychopetalum Ptychopetalum Muira Puama, a small plant, botanically termed as Ptychopetalum Olacoides, is a member of Olacaceae family. It is endemic to the Brazilian Amazons and also found in the natural state in some parts of the Amazon rainforests. … Read more

Medical Herbs Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

As per the documents, the study of herbs commenced 5,000 years back, from the time of the Sumerians. It was during 1500 B.C. that the Ancient Egyptians made the script of Ebers Papyrus; this book is a collection of knowledge on more than 850 plant medicines, comprising of juniper, garlic, castor bean, cannabis, mandrake, aloe … Read more

Mexican Wild Yam

Mexican Wild Yam

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Monocots Order:    Dioscorea Family:    Dioscoreaceae Genus:    Dioscorea Species: D. Villosa Binomial Name: Dioscorea Villosa The Dioscorea Villosa plant is a tuberous perennial vine from Dioscoreaceae family. It is one of the species of yam referred to as wild yam. There are around 600 species of … Read more

Marshmallow

Marshmallow

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order:    Malvales Family:    Malvaceae Genus:    Althaea Species: A. Officinalis Binomial Name: Althaea Officinalis The common marshmallow is botanically known as Althaea Officinalis, a perennial species belonging to Malvaceae family. Originated in Africa, it was extensively used as a medicinal herb and as … Read more

Marjoram

Marjoram

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order:    Lamiales Family:    Lamiaceae Genus:    Origanum Species O. Majorana Binomial Name: Origanum Majorana This Origanum Majorana, commonly referred as Marjoram is a perennial shrub belonging to Lamiacea family. The other botanical names of this herb are Majorana Majorana and Majorana Hortensis Moench. … Read more

Magnolia

Magnolia

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Magnoliids Order:    Magnoliaceae Family:    Magnoliaceae Genus:    Magnolia Subgenus:    Magnolia Section:    Rhytidospermum Species: M. Officinalis Binomial Name: Magnolia Officinalis Magnolia is a species of the ancient Magnolioideaen family. They say that these plants existed much before the bees existed. It is a flowering plant … Read more

Marigold Calendula

Marigold Calendula

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):   Angiosperms (unranked):   Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order:    Asterales Family:    Asteraceae Tribe:    Calenduleae Genus:    Calendula Species: C. Officinalis Binomial Name: Calendula Common Marigold, usually know as Calendula or pot marigold (US) is a herbaceous annual or perennial plant of the Asteraceae family. This genus has around 15 to … Read more