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There are thousands of herbs that grow in India. Here, we
20 most profitable medicinal herbs that have
applicationsand good market potential.
1. Aloe vera – Aloe Barbadensis miller
Aloe vera is a high-value medicinal herb. It has several
usage in the industry. Such as in cosmetics, medicine and beverages. You can
start the farming with small capital investment.
2. Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri
Brahmi has high medicinal value. It is one of the
traditional and early age herbs in India. The plant has fleshy, oval shaped
leaves 1-2cm long, from opposite along the stems. Small, tubular, five-petaled,
white flowers develop in leaf terminals and can blossom over many months of the
3. Calendula – Calendula officinalis
Calendula is easy to grow plant. It has huge medicinal
values. It can be grown on poor land with the partial or full sun. It does
require regular watering. So you must be careful about the irrigation system of
your calendula farm.
4. Basil – Ocimum basilicum
In India, Basil is known as tulsi. The plant is considered
as “Queen of Herbs”. The plant has many medicinal properties. It is used in
medicine, cosmetics and food as well. In any type of climate, including
tropical and sub-tropical, basil can be grown.
5. Amla – Phyllanthus Emblica
Amla is an important crop in India. It has high medicinal
value. Amla is used in medicine and cosmetics industry. This is a tropical
plant. You can grow amla in light and medium heavy soil except purely sandy
6. Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera
Ashwagandha grows well in the dry and sub-tropical region.
Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan are the major grower states
in India. Organically grown ashwagandha has good market potential.
7. Daruharidra – Berberis Aristata
DaruHaridra is an important ayurvedic medicine. It also used
in juice production and in the cosmetics industry. The plant prefers light,
medium and heavy soils. It can be grown heavy clay and even in nutritionally
8. Guggal – Commiphora Wightii
Rajasthan & Gujarat is in the top position in guggul
farming in India. It has rich medicinal value since long back. The plant is a
woody shrub with knotty, crooked, sping brown bracties. Guggal is considered as
a drought aria salinity resistant plant.
9. Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi
Jatamansi is used in medicine, perfume and cosmetics
industry. Jatamansi is harvested for local use and for the trading purpose of
its roots and rhizomes.
10. Lavender – Lavandula
Lavender farming is profitable in India. Lavender can be
grown only in the Himalayan region, wherever it snows, as it requires water
only when first planted.
11. Lemon Grass – Cymbopogon
Lemon grass is a perennial plant. Lemon grass is one of the
commercially cultivated crop in India in a wide range. Apart from medicinal
value, the major use in perfumery, cosmetics, soaps, detergents and beverages.
12. Jatropha – Jatropha curcas
Jatropha is one of the best oil seed plants. It has
medicinal properties and as well as in industrial purpose. The plant prevents
soil erosion. The crop can be grown in the wasteland, poor soil, low rainfall
and drought areas.
13. Kesar – Crocus sativus
Saffron is known as Kesar. It is the most expensive spice in
the world. Saffron is majorly used in culinary seasoning and to get colour with
taste in different food products. It has high medicinal value.
14. Stevia – Stevia Rebaudiana
Stevia is largely used as a sugar substitute. Stevia
cultivation in India is profitable. It has medicinal values and also used in
the cosmetics industry.
15. Vanilla – Vanilla planifolia
Vanilla is one of the costliest spice in the market after
saffron. Vanilla is used in Ayurveda, medicines and in food. Karnataka is in
the top position in India in vanilla cultivation.
16. Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
The English name is Liquorice. Yastimadhuis one of the most
popular medicinal herbs in India and also in abroad. The root of the plant
(liquorice) contains a substance called glycyrrhizin which is 50 times sweeter
17. Sarpagandha – Rauvolfia Serpentina
Sarpagandha has different medicinal values. Sarpagandha is a
profitable herb. The plant prefers soil with plenty of humus and rich in
nitrogenous and organic matter with good drainage. Alkaline soils are not
suitable for commercial cultivation.
18. Parsley – Petroselinum crispum
Parsley prefers a well-drained, moisture retaining soil.
Parsley requires a good amount of light to grow. You must have frequently
watering system in summer.
19. Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin
Patchouli is one of the important aromatic plants cultivated
for its oil. Humid climate with plenty of sunlight is suitable for this crop.
The plant grows well as an intercrop in partial shade, but complete shade
should be avoided.
20. Safed Musli – Chlorophytum Borivilianum
This plant has some excellent ayurvedic properties. You can
grow anywhere in the country. Commercial cultivation with good crop management
practice will give you wonderful profit.
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The moringa tree, Moringa
oleifera, has probably been the most underutilized tropical crops. The tree is
native to India but has been planted around the world and is naturalized in
many locales. Moringa goes by many names. In the Philippines, where the leaves
of the moringa are cooked and fed to babies it is called "mother's best
friend" and "malunggay." Other names for it include the
benzolive tree (Haiti), horseradish tree (Florida) and drumstick tree (India).
USES OF MORINGA
Very young plants can also be used
as a tender vegetable.The leaves are outstanding as a source of vitamin A and,
when raw, vitamin C.They are a good
source of B vitamins and among the best plant sources of minerals.The calcium
content is very high for a plant. The content of iron is very good. They are an
excellent source of protein and a very low source of fat and
carbohydrates.Thus the leaves are one
of the best plant foods that can be found.The leaves are incomparable as a
source of the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine, which are
often in short supply.
A Fresh Look at Nutrition and
People have different nutritional
requirements at different stages of their lives. Lactating women and weaned
children ages 1-3 are especially vulnerable in areas where malnutrition is
commonplace. This report lists the recommended daily allowance for the major
nutrients for children ages 1-3 and for lactating women and compares this to
the amount of these nutrients present in moringa pods, moringa leaves and
moringa leaf powder.
Here are highlights from several
tables. "For a child aged 1-3, a 100 g serving of fresh cooked leaves
would provide all his daily requirements of calcium, about 75% of his iron and
half his protein needs, as well as important amounts of potassium, B vitamins,
copper and all the essential amino acids. As little as 20 grams of leaves would
provide a child with all the vitamins A and C he needs."
"For pregnant and
breast-feeding women, moringa leaves and pods can do much to preserve the
mother's health and pass on strength to the fetus or nursing child. One 100 g
portion of leaves could provide a woman with over a third of her daily need of
calcium and give her important quantities of iron, protein, copper, sulfur and
Moringa leaves can be easily dried
(in the shade to reduce loss of vitamins) and rubbed over a wire screen to make
a powder, which can be stored and conveniently added to soups, sauces, etc.
"It is estimated that only 20-40% of vitamin A will be retained if leaves
are dried under direct sunlight, but that 50-70% will be retained if leaves are
dried in the shade." "One rounded tablespoon (8 g) of leaf powder
will satisfy about 14% of the protein, 40% of the calcium, 23% of the iron and all
the vitamin A needs for a child aged 1-3. Six rounded spoonfuls of leaf powder
will satisfy nearly all of a woman's daily iron and calcium needs during
pregnancy and breast-feeding."
During pregnancy and
breast-feeding, women are most at risk of suffering from nutritional
deficiencies. The table below shows the percent of the recommended daily
allowance of various nutrients for a nursing mother eating six rounded
tablespoons (about 50 g) of leaf powder daily. It also shows the percent of the
recommended daily allowance for a 1-3
year old child with one rounded tablespoon of powder added to its food, three
Moringa leaf powder is made by
drying the leaves in the shade (drying them in the sun will cause loss of
vitamin A). The brittle dried leaves are then pounded, and sifted to remove
leaf stems. The powder should be stored in a sealed dark container. Spoonfuls
of the powder can then be added to baby food, soups, and vegetables, adding
nutrition but not changing the taste.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF LEAVES AND
Analysis of Moringa pods, fresh
(raw) leaves and dried leaf powder have shown them to contain the following per
100 grams of edible portion:
Oxalic acid (mg)101011.60%
Vitamin A - B carotene (mg)0.116.816.3
Vitamin B -choline (mg)423423-
Vitamin B1 -thiamin (mg)0.050.212.64
Vitamin B2 -riboflavin (mg)0.070.0520.5
Vitamin B3 -nicotinic acid (mg)0.20.88.2
Vitamin C -ascorbic acid (mg)22017.3
Vitamin E -tocopherol acetate (mg)120-113
Arginine (g/16g N)-61.33%
Histidine (g/16g N)188.8.131.52%
Lysine (g/16g N)184.108.40.206%
Tryptophan (g/16g N)220.127.116.11%
Phenylanaline (g/16g N)0.86.41.39%
Methionine (g/16g N)4.320.35%
Threonine (g/16g N)18.104.22.168%
Leucine (g/16g N)22.214.171.124%
Isoleucine (g/16g N)126.96.36.199%
Valine (g/16g N)4.47.11.06%
From Moringa oleifera: Natural
Nutrition for the Tropics by Lowell Fuglie
For use as a green manure, moringa
is densely planted (10 x 10 cm or 4 x 4 in) and plowed into the soil to a depth
of 15 cm (6 in) after 25 days. Foliar sprays are made from moringa leaf
The young pods, are known as
"drumsticks". Tinned drumsticks are exported from India, Sri Lanka
and Kenya to Europe and Asia.
After about 8 months to a year,
the tree begins to flower and continues year round. The flowers can be eaten or
used to make a tea. In moringa tea from the flowers is drunk for colds. The
flowers provide good amounts of both calcium and potassium. Moringa flowers are
also good for beekeepers since they provide a year-round source of nectar.
Seed can be extracted and eaten as
"peas" (boiled or fried) when still green.
The mature seed is about 40% oil.
Moringa oil is of excellent quality (73% oleic acid, similar to olive oil) for
cooking. Sold for many years as "ben oil," it is used in cooking,
perfumes and as a watch lubrication. It became a substitute for sperm oil. It
is used for making soap and for light as well. The oil is slow to become
rancid. The species M. peregrina from the Red Sea area reportedly produces a
very good oil.
Oil can be extracted from moringa
seed in the home. Seed from mature pods (which can be two feet long) are
roasted, mashed and placed in boiling water for five minutes. After straining
and sitting overnight, the moringa oil floats to the surface.
Moringa wood is very soft. It is
advocated by some as a good live fence tree though in ECHO's experience this
has not proven so. It makes acceptable firewood but poor charcoal. The bark is
sometimes used to make mats and rope.
Small trees a few months old can
be pulled and the taproot ground, mixed with vinegar and salt and used in place
of horseradish.I am told that when
grown for its roots, the seeds are sometimes planted in a row like vegetables.
At about 60 cm (24 in) in height the tree is harvested. Make sure the root bark
is scraped off, as it contains two alkaloids and a toxin, moringinine. Eating
large amounts of the root at once or too often should be avoided.
USE AS AN ANTIBIOTIC
A compound found in the flowers
and roots of the moringa tree, pterygospermin, has powerful antibiotic and
Moringa grows best in the hot,
semi-arid tropics. It is drought-tolerant and grows with rainfalls of 250-1500
mm (10-60 in) per year. Altitudes below 600 m (2000 ft) are best for the
moringa; however, it grows up to 1200 m (4000 ft) in some tropical areas.
The moringa tree prefers
well-drained sandy or loam soil. It will tolerate a clay soil but not water
logging. It tolerates a wide range of pH (5-9), and grows quite well in
alkaline conditions of up to a pH of 9. It responds well to mulch, water and
Moringa is an extremely fast
growing tree. It can reach up to 4 m (15 ft) in a year, reaching an eventual
height of 6-15 m (20-50 ft). "The trees grow more rapidly than papaya,
with one three-month old tree reaching 2.4 m (8 ft). It is advisable to prune
trees frequently to a shrub form, or they will become lanky and difficult to
harvest. If folks begin regularly breaking off tender tips to cook when trees
are about 1.3 m (4 or 5 ft) tall, the trees become much bushier.
It seems to thrive in impossible
places -- even near the sea, in bad soil and dry areas.Seeds sprout readily in one or two
weeks.Alternatively one can plant a
branch and within a week or two it will have established itself.It is often cut back year after year in
fencerows and is not killed.Because of
this, in order to keep an abundant supply of leaves, flowers and pods within
easy reach, "topping out" is useful.At least once a year one can cut the tree off 3 or 4 feet above the
ground.It will readily sprout again and
all the valuable products will remain within safe, easy reach.
Moringa can be grown easily from
seeds or cuttings. Seeds should be planted 2 cm or 1 in deep and should
germinate within 1-2 weeks. Germination rates are usually very good, but can
drop to 0% after two years.
Cuttings 45-100 cm (18-40 in)
long, 4-10 cm (2-4 in) wide should be taken from the woody parts of the
branches. It should be wood from the previous year. They can be cured for three
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Aloe vera,75 active components to be exact. The
naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals and amino acids in the plant are
necessary for good health.
Aloe vera includes many necessary vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2,
B3, B6 and B12.
Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants and help fend off free
radicals which can contribute to cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.
Integral for a strong immune system and bone growth. It
helps fight off viral or bacterial threats to the body.
A powerhouse vitamin that is believed to protect against
cancer and cardiovascular problems. It also supports the immune system.
May protect against heart disease while promoting a strong
Also known as thiamine, B1 plays a role in digestion and
contributes to a healthy nervous and immune system.
Goes by the name riboflavin and works as an antioxidant.
B12, like other B vitamins, provides the body with energy by creating fuel from
food. It also plays an important role in maintaining a strong nervous system.
Also known as niacin, B3 vitamins are used to treat high
cholesterol, migraines and diabetes. It’s also used to cleanse the body of
toxins and promote good digestion.
Important to many of the body’s systems, including immune,
cardiovascular and digestive. The vitamin is also connected to the serotonin
and dopamine process.
Primarily found in animal products, B12 is necessary for
healthy blood cells and helps make DNA.
Famous for its role in strong bones, calcium is also vital
to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Often discussed as a negative mineral, sodium is essential
to blood pressure, muscles and nerves.
Makes up blood cells and proteins in the body. It’s
necessary for energy.
This mineral has a big job; it’s necessary for hundreds of
processes in the body, including blood glucose regulation and keeping the
immune system strong.
Helps clean cells out, protects blood vessels and is thought
to help lower the risk of heart disease.
Needed for growth and general health. This mineral helps
maintain healthy heart function and is thought to help prevent osteoporosis.
Aloe contains 12 organic compounds called anthraquinones.
Aloin, which causes a laxative effect, and emodin help with pain relief and
work as antibacterial and antiviral agents. Anthraquinones are often removed
from commercial aloe products.
Aloe vera contains a unique type of sugar called Acemannan.
The polysaccharide is believed to have antiviral properties, ease
gastrointestinal problems and stimulate the immune system.
Aloe vera consists of four plant-based fatty acids which are
shown to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. The acids also
contain pain-relieving components.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aloe
vera contains 20 amino acids, seven of which are essential.
The plant also has hormones that aid in wound healing and seven enzymes.
1. Skin Care
The NIH says aloe vera is “possibly effective” for several
skin ailments, including cold sores, psoriasis and itchy rashes on the skin or
mouth. And although it’s most commonly used for sunburns, research hasn’t shown
that it reduces redness. Most people use the gel for its natural cooling effect
on the skin.
Although studies haven’t proven the gel can prevent burns
from radiation therapy, some research has shown it can promote faster healing
2. Aids in Digestion
Aloe vera is famous in natural health as a digestion aid.
Aloe is chock full of antioxidants which promote a strong
immune system and the polysaccharides also have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Some people use aloe to help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers and to
detoxify the intestinal track.
Those suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease,
commonly known as GERD may also be in luck. Some people use aloe vera to reduce
the symptoms from damaged tissues caused by the disease.
3. Provides Pain Relief
Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities may be
helpful in relieving muscle and tendon pain. The gel is sometimes used
topically in sports medicine to soothe achy muscles, but taken orally, the
anti-inflammatory ingredients may also help with pain.
To note that, If you’re using aloe vera to reduce
inflammation, you should also rebalance your diet. By eliminating unhealthy
foods, the aloe vera has a better chance of working.
4. Lowers Cholesterol
A few studies have indicated that aloe can play a role in
lowering cholesterol. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
daily intake of 10 ml or 20 ml of aloe for 3 months was shown to reduce LDL
(bad) cholesterol by 18 percent and total cholesterol by 15 percent.
5. Relieves Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is a chronic condition in which joints are
inflamed causing pain and stiffness. Aloe vera contains several enzymes and
amino acids that are known to have anti-inflammatory qualities. Evidence is
limited, but some people take aloe vera gel orally to ease the pain of arthritis.
Morrow says many people are turned off by the tangy flavor,
but there are ways to make it more palatable.
gel with water
•Use it as
an ingredient in a smoothie
purified water for 10 minutes
6. Diabetes Treatment
There are several ways aloe vera may help those suffering
from diabetes. Some research has demonstrated aloe vera’s ability to lower
blood glucose levels. However, the NIH warns that combining glucose-lowering
medication with aloe vera can have harmful effects.
People with Type 2 diabetes may also look to aloe as a way
to lower excessive amounts of fat in the blood.
Aloe’s ability to heal wounds faster may also benefit people
with diabetes who have suffered from ulcers or wounds on their legs.
7. Strengthens Immune System the
Aloe’s ability to detoxify helps keep the immune system in
check. The body has a much better chance at fighting off illness and infection
if as many nutrients as possible can make their way into the bloodstream.
Polysaccharides are the primary component of aloe vera gel.
These compounds, which are found in plants, create the thick quality of the
The antioxidants that are present in the gel ward off free
radicals which negatively impact immunity.
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