Medicinal Root Plants

Medicinal Root Plants

root plant structure 600x796The root system of a plant constantly provides the stems and leaves with water and dissolved minerals. In order to accomplish this the roots must grow into new regions of the soil. The growth and metabolism of the plant root system is supported by the process of photosynthesis occurring in the leaves. Photosynthesis from the leaves is transported via the phloem to the root system. Root structure aids in this process. This section will review the different kinds of root systems an look at some specialized roots, as well as describe the anatomy of the roots in monocots and dicots.

Medicinal Root Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds  used to perform important biological functions, and defend against attacks from predators such as insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals. Many of these phytochemicals have beneficial effects on short-term and long-term health when consumed by humans, and can be used to effectively treat many human diseases. At least 12,000 such compounds have been isolated so far through modern science; a number estimated to be less than 10% of the total. In Ayurveda, there is Over 3000 curable diseases/conditions depending on factors such as age, health condition, progression and a few others. A total of over 300,000 compounds exist within Ayurveda and is constantly growing in number. Together with the developments in Allopathy (modern medicine), Ayurveda is still thriving in many countries today and developing on a daily basis.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

What is this Medicinal root plant Ginger really about? Ginger is an amazing edible plant  with many health benefits and just tastes scrumptious. Known and used frequently in Ayurveda Cuisine.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

What is this Medicinal root plant Turmeric really about? Turmeric is an amazing edible plant  with many health benefits and just tastes scrumptious. Known and used frequently in Ayurveda Cuisine.

What Exactly Are Essential Oils?

An Essential Oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

Plants To Purify The Air Indoors

What does the office or home have in common with a NASA spaceship? Unfortunately the answer may be poor air quality. Indoor air pollutants is ranked among the top 3 environmental risks to public health due to Stagnant or stale indoor environments.