Asthma herb (Euphorbia hirta) – Herb garden

Asthma herb (Euphorbia hirta) - Herb garden

Asthma herb (Euphorbia hirta) is a small, erect, annual herb plant. It can grow up to 20 inches long with a solid, hairy stem that produces an abundant white latex. There are stipules present. The leaves are elliptical, opposite, oblong-lanceolate or simply oblong, acute or subacute, pale beneath, dark green above, with a faintly toothed […]

Frog fruit (Phyla nodiflora) – Herb garden

Frog fruit (Phyla nodiflora) is an ornamental, evergreen perennial, creeping herb that grows up to 10 m in length that roots at its nodes. The main stem sends up erect branches that terminate in inflorescences. The inflorescence consists of a purple-colored center encircled by small white-to-pink flowers. The leaves are arranged oppositely with leaves up […]

Alternanthera sessilis (Ponnanganni) – Herb garden

Alternanthera sessilis (Ponnanganni) is an erect, ascending, or creeping perennial herb. It is often widely branched, with a robust taproot. The leaves are leaves simple, opposite, somewhat fleshy, lanceolate, oblanceolate or linear-oblong, obtuse or subacute, sometimes obscurely denticulate, glabrous, shortly petiolate. The flowers are small, white, in axillary clusters and the fruits compressed obcordate utricles, […]

Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) – Herb garden

Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) - Herb garden

Aerva lanata (Mountain knotgrass) is a perennial, branching shrub. It is occasionally woody below, prostrate to erect, branched from the base, and often also from above. The stem and branches are densely woolly with whitish or yellowish, shaggy hairs. The leaves are oval in shape, they are alternately arranged. The leaves are present in the […]

Stonebreaker (Phyllanthus niruri) – Herb garden

Stonebreaker (Phyllanthus niruri) - Herb garden

Stonebreaker (Phyllanthus niruri) is an erect, annual herb plant. It grows up to 15cm – 50cm tall in height and bears ascending herbaceous branches. The bark is smooth and light green. It produces numerous pale green blossoms which are often flushed with red. The fruits are very small, smooth capsules containing seeds. Scientific classification: Family: […]

Justicia adhatoda – Herb garden

Justicia adhatoda is an herb plant and ornamental shrub. This fast-growing shrub can reach heights of up to 5 m with lance-shaped leaves ten to fifteen centimeters in length by four wide are oppositely arranged, smooth-edged, and borne on short petioles. The trunk has many, long branches and the bark is yellowish in color. The […]

Avaram (Senna auriculata) – Herb garden

Avaram (Senna auriculata) - Herb garden

Avaram (Senna auriculata) is a much branched large shrub, growing up to 1-1.5 m high. It has a smooth cinnamon brown bark and closely pubescent branchlets. It has 8-11 cm long pinnate leaves and they are 8-12 pairs of leaflets, each 2-3 cm long. Bright yellow flowers appear in racemes at the end of branches. […]

Gymnema Sylvestre – Herb garden

Gymnema Sylvestre - Herb garden

Gymnema Sylvestre is a herb, climbing plant, producing stems up to 3 meters long. The stems scramble over the ground, climbing into the surrounding vegetation. The leaves are elongate oval shaped and having soft hairs on the upper surface. It has little yellow umbelliferous inflorescence which is produced throughout the year. The leaves and extracts […]

Hemidesmus indicus (Indian Sarsaparilla) – Herb garden

Hemidesmus indicus (Indian Sarsaparilla) - Herb garden

Hemidesmus indicus is a perennial, fast-growing thin creeper vine that twining on shrubs and trees. The leaves are simple, opposite, variable, elliptic-oblong to linear-lanceolate, variegated, and white above and silvery-white pubescent beneath. The stems stiffen and become woody over time, and the bark varies in color from dark red to rust to brown. Roots are […]

Levisticum officinale – Herb garden

Levisticum officinale - Herb garden

Levisticum officinale (Lovage) is a perennial herb plant. It grows up to 4-6 feet tall with a basal rosette of leaves and stems with further leaves, the flowers being produced in umbels at the top of the stems. The stems and leaves are shiny glabrous green to yellow-green and smell of lime when crushed. The […]