Medicinal plants and flowers are used for medicinal purpose in Ayurveda as an alternative medicine for list of treatment of diseases in India. Here is the list of top 10 stunning medicinal flowers of India to grow in your house garden, edible, herbal and ornamental.
Holy basil or tulasi plant is native to the Indian subcontinent, known for religious and traditional medicine purposes, commonly used in Ayurveda as well as for herbal tea.
Tulsi flowers and leaves are used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various diseases, such as fever, insect bite, asthma and natural toothpaste.
Hibiscus is the most popular red flower also known as one of the most divine flower found in India and favourite flower of Hindu Gods. Hibiscus flowers are cultivated as ornamental plants and tea made from hibiscus flowers is highly nutritious with vitamin C content, also has medical uses in Indian Ayurveda.
Tagetes flowers common name in English is marigold and commonly cultivated variety is African marigold. The African marigold is the state flower of Gujarat and very popular in Indian culture during the festival of Deepawali, used for decoration and religious events.
The Calendula variety of Marigold has list of health benefits with great healing abilities like new skin tissue and marigold flower tea is good remedies for mouth and stomach ulcers.
The night flowering jasmine is also known as tree of sorrow and is the official flower of the state of West Bengal. Parijat seeds, flowers and leaves have been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Homoeopathy.
Crape jasmine, Arabian jasmine and Indian jasmine are few more species of white jasmine flowers of India, used in ayurvedic medicine of India and the traditional medicine of Indonesia.
Sacred Lotus or Indian lotus is the most beautiful aquatic plant species, and is the national flower of India. Indian lotus cultivated in water gardens for its edible seeds, Rhizome and used for diarrhea, cholera, fever in Ayurveda.
Clitoria ternatea is a vine species known as blue pea or butterfly pea and native to tropical equatorial Asia. The flower used for natural food colouring and in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for memory enhancing and cleaning wounds.
Ixora Red or jungle geranium is a common flowering shrub, most commonly used in Hindu God worship, as well as in ayurveda of Indian folk medicine.
Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle was native and endemic to Madagascar but now found across the world and grown as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Periwinkles flowers, roots and shoots are used against several diseases in Indian traditional medicine of Ayurveda.
Rose flowers are very popular cut flowers with hundred of species in different colours and most of the species are native to India and Asia. The rose hip is a source of vitamin C, used in herbal and folk medicines for stomach problems and also the flowers are used for rose water with distinctive flavour and to make herbal teas.
Helianthus or sunflower mainly cultivated as food crops for humans and as ornamental plants in gardens. The edible medicinal plant with seeds and flowers are good source of phosphorus and contain minerals which are beneficial for your health and helps reduce blood pressure and supports bone health.