Botany name :Mangifera indica
Parts used :Fruit, Kernal,Leaves, Bark,Gum and
Constituents:Ripe fruit contains gallic acid, bark
contains atnnin. the kernal inside the stone
contains gallic acid, tannin and starch.
Action : Fruit is laxative, diuretic, diaphoretic,
astringent and refrigerant. ripe fruit is laxative
and diuretic. unripe fruit is acid, astringent and
tonic. gum is astringent, kernal is anthelmintic and
Botany name: Melia azadirachta
Parts used :Leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, oil and bark.
Action :Root bark and young fruit are astringent, tonic andantiperiodic.bark is
bitter,tonic,astringent, antiperiodic and also vermifuge. fruit is purgative,
emollient and anthelmintic. leaves are dicutiuent and leaf juice is
anthelmintic. oil from muts and leaves is a local stimulant,injectiside and
antiseptic flowers are stimulant, tonic and stomachic gum from the bark is
astimulant and demulchent tonic toddy is refrigerant,nutrient and alterative
tonic . the drug also possesses antispirocuaetal and emmenagogue properties.
Botany name :Mentha sativa
Parts used :Leaves
Constituents :Leaves and flowering tops contain a volatile essential oil.
Action :Astringent, refrigerant, stomachic, stimulant,diuretic, carm and
Botany name :Mimosa pudica
Parts used :Root and leaves
Constituents :Root contains tannin and ash.
Action :Plant is resolvent, alterative and
carminative,root is aphrodisiac. juice is antiseptic,
alterative and blood purifire.
Botany name: Mimusops
Habit : Tree
Parts used : Bark, flowers, fruit and oil of the seeds.
Constituent : Bark contain tannin, catchouc and wax
flowers contain a volatile oil seeds contain fatty oil
pulp of the fruit contain large sugar and saponin.
Action : Flowers, fruit and bark are astringent, bark is
also tonic, acrid and febrifuge.
Botany name :Momordica charantia
Habit :Climbing Herb
Parts used :Fruits ,seeds and leaves
Constituents :Mimordicine, fruit contains albuminoids and carbohydrates.
Action : Fruit is tonic, stimulant, stomachic, emetic, antibilious,laxative.
fruit pulp, leaf juice and seeds are anthelmintic. leavetact as galactogue,
anthelmintic, abortificients and lactagogue.
Botany name :Morinda tinctoria
Habit :Small Tree
Parts used :Leaves,fruits and roots.
Constituents :Root and root-bark yield abright, red-dye "moindin"
Action :Root is cathartic and astringent, fruit and leaves are deobstruent,
emmenagogue, tonic and febrifuge.
Botany name :Moringa oleifera
Parts used :Bark, root,fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds and
Constituents :Bark contains a white crystalline
alkaloid, resins an organic acid, mucilage and ash. root
yeids an essential oil which is very pungent and
offensive in ordour. the husked seeds yield a clean
almost colourless oil, named as 'moringa oil' the gum is
insoluble in water.
Action :Fresh root is acrid and vesicant, internally
stimulant, diuretic and antilithic. gum is bland and
mucilaginous.seeds are acrid and stimulant . bark is
emmenagogue and abortifacient. flowers are stimulant,
tonic and diuretic. the plant is cardiac, circulatory.
tonic and antiseptic
Botany name :Mukia
Parts used :Leaves and root
Action :Expectorant and astringent