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  • 1. Eat healthy and stay healthy 02/17/14 1
  • 2. What is mean by herbal plants? herbal plants are plants that grow herbs. the herbs mostly help in seasoning food and in medicine . In our world there are different types of herbal plants are found. some of the plants are cranberry ashwagandha 02/17/14 2
  • 3. Ashwagandha is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for a number of health conditions. Known by the botanical name withania somnifera, it is a popular medicinal plant in South East Asia and Southern Europe. Many people use this for general vitality, although the effects are not similar to ginseng. Rather than providing restless energy as does ginseng, ashwagandha often causes relaxation.
  • 4. Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi, Ayamodakam in Malayalam and Samm Al Ferakh, is a plant in Solanaceae or nightshade family. It grows as a stout shrub that reaches a height of 170cm. Like the tomato which belongs to the same family, ashwagandha bears yellow flowers and red fruit, though its fruit is berry-like in size and shape. 02/17/14 Ashwagandha grows prolifically in India, Pakistan, and 4
  • 5. Withania somnifera is widely considered as the Indian ginseng. In Ayurveda, it is classified as a rasayana (rejuvenation) and expected to promote physical and mental health, rejuvenate the body in debilitated conditions and increase longevity. Ashwagandha is used to treat a number of disorders that affect human health including central nervous system (CNS) disorders, particularly in epilepsy, stress and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disorders, tardive dyskinesia, cerebral ischemia, and even in the management of drug addiction. The most useful usage is to reduce stress and perhaps aid in 02/17/14 5 sleep
  • 6. All parts of the plant are used in herbal medicine. In Ayurveda, the fresh roots are sometimes boiled in milk, prior to drying, in order to leach out undesirable constituents. The berries are used as a substitute for rennet, to coagulate milk in cheese making. Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means "horse's smell", probably originating from the odor of its root which resembles that of sweaty horse. The species name somnifera means "sleep-bearing" in Latin, indicating it was considered a sedative, but it has been also used for sexual vitality and as an adaptogen. Some herbalists refer to ashwagandha as Indian ginseng, since it is used in ayurvedic medicine in a way similar to that ginseng is used in traditional Chinese medicine. 02/17/14 6
  • 7. All chemicals listed pertain to the root unless otherwise specified, as the root is the part used. Anaferine (alkaloid), anahygrine (alkaloid), beta-sisterol, chlorogenic acid (in leaf only), cysteine (in fruit), cuscohygrine (alkaloid), iron, pseudotropine (alkaloid), scopoletin, somniferinine (alkaloid), somniferiene (alkaloid), tropanol (alkaloid), withaferin A (steroidal lactone), withanine (alkaloid), withananine (alkaloid) and withanolides A-Y(steroidal lactones). 02/17/14 7
  • 8. The main constituents of ashwagandha are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. Among the various alkaloids, withanine is the main constituent. The other alkaloids are somniferine, somnine, somniferinine, withananine, pseudo-withanine, tropine, pseudo-tropine, 3-agloyloxytropane, choline, cuscohygrine, isopelletierine, anaferine and anahydrine. Two acyl steryl glucoside viz. sitoindoside VII and sitoindoside VIII have been isolated from root. The leaves contain steroidal lactones, which are commonly called withanolides. The withanolides have C28 steroidal nucleus 02/17/14 8 with C9 side chain, having six membered lactone ring.
  • 9. 02/17/14 Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. In some methods of classification, Oxycoccus is regarded as a genus in its own right. They can be found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere. 9
  • 10. TYPES OF CRANBERRY Subgenus Oxycoccus, sect. Oxycoccus Vaccinium oxycoccos or Oxycoccus palustris (Common Cranberry). The flowers are dark pink, with a purple central spike, produced on finely hairy stems. The fruit is a small pale pink berry, with a refreshing sharp acidic flavour. Vaccinium microcarpum or Oxycoccus microcarpus (Small Cranberry) the leaves being more triangular, and the flower stems hairless. Some botanists include it within V. oxycoccos. Vaccinium macrocarpon or Oxycoccus macrocarpus (Large cranberry). It differs from V. oxycoccos in the leaves being larger, 1020 mm long, and in its slightly apple-like taste. 02/17/14 10
  • 11. Subgenus Oxycoccus, sect. Oxycoccoides Vaccinium erythrocarpum or Oxycoccus erythrocarpus (Southern Mountain Cranberry) native to southeastern North America at high altitudes in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and also in eastern Asia. Vaccinium oxycoccos flowers Cranberries are related to bilberries, blueberries, and huckleberries, all in Vaccinium subgenus Vaccinium. These differ in having stouter, woodier stems forming taller shrubs, and in the bell-shaped flowers, the petals not being reflexed. Some plants of the completely unrelated genus Viburnum are sometimes inaccurately called "highbush cranberries" (Viburnum trilobum). 02/17/14 11
  • 12. a 02/17/14 Cranberry juice is the juice of the cranberry. As pure juice , it is quite tart; as with lime juice it is not intended as a drink on its own. One solution is to combine it with sweeter , such as apple or grape. Another solution is to dilute it with water and add some sweetener, such as corn syrup or sugar , or artificial sweetener (sucralose or aspartame). The term, used on its own, almost always refers to a sweetened version. 12
  • 13. POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECT Cranberry juice contains substances that may affect individual health. These substances include: Cranberry juice contains phytochemicals, which may help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cranberry juice is high in oxalate, and has been suggested to increase the risk for developing kidney stones, although more recent studies have 02/17/14 13 indicated it may lower the risk.
  • 14. URINARY TRACT INFECTION [UTI] Cranberry juice may help prevent and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections by primary and secondary means. The primary means works on the bacteria directly by altering the molecular structure of the fimbriae on the pathogenic strains of the bacteria that cause the infections. The properties of the proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevents the bacteria from adhering to the surface of the bladder and urinary tract. The secondary means works indirectly on the bacteria by changing the intravesical pH (the pH of the bladder's contents) making it more acidic. 02/17/14 14
  • 15. NAME : R.NAVEEN CLASS : X 02/17/14 SUBJECT : ENGLISH 15


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