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Taraxacum officinale plants for sale

Latin name: Taraxacum officinale
Cashmerian : Hand, Handri
Ladakhi : Shaanma
Dogri: Dudhli
Hindi : Dulaal
Taraxacum vulgare
Family : Compositae
Distribution : Throughout Gurez, Tilel, Dachigam, Dubjan, Sonamarag, Gulmarag.Widely distributed in temperate and cold regions of the world.
Habitat : Grasslands,lawns, roadsides, pavements, vegetable fields,weed of crop fields
Ecological notes : Abundant in grasslands.
Cultivation of the herb : A very common weed of grassland and cultivated ground.
Status : common
Chemical constituents : Bitter crystalline principal-Taraxacin and taraxacerin; Phytosterols-Taraxasterol and Homotaraxasterol; Saponins.
Medicinal use of Dandelion : The dandelion is a commonly used herbal remedy. It is especially effective and valuable as a diuretic because it contains high levels of potassium salts and therefore can replace the potassium that is lost from the body when diuretics are used. All parts of the plant, but especially the root, are slightly aperient, cholagogue, depurative, strongly diuretic, hepatic, laxative, stomachic and tonic. The root is also experimentally cholagogue, hypoglycaemic and a weak antibiotic against yeast infections.

Roots : The dried root has a weaker action. The roots can be used fresh or dried and should be harvested in the autumn when 2 years old. The leaves are harvested in the spring when the plant is in flower and can be dried for later use. A tea can be made from the leaves or, more commonly, from the roots. The plant is used internally in the treatment of gall bladder and urinary disorders, gallstones, jaundice, cirrhosis, dyspepsia with constipation, oedema associated with high blood pressure and heart weakness, chronic joint and skin complaints, gout, eczema and acne. The plant has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Pneumococci, Meningococci, Bacillus dysenteriae, B. typhi, C. diphtheriae, Proteus etc. The latex contained in the plant sap can be used to remove corns, warts and verrucae. The latex has a specific action on inflammations of the gall bladder and is also believed to remove stones in the liver. A tea/coffee made from the leaves is laxative.

Flowers :
Flowers used to make wines.
Other uses : A common vegetable relished in Kashmir Himalaya after cooking the throwing off the bitter water extract. Considered to be very good for ladies after child birth.
Description of the plant : Plant: Perennial
Height : 45 cm (1 foot)
Flovering: April to May
Scent : Scented Perennial
Edible parts of Dandelion : Leaves - raw or cooked. When used in salads, they are rather bitter, though less so in the winter. Tender young leaves are considerably less bitter than older leaves. The leaves are often blanched (by excluding light from the growing plant) before use. This will make them less bitter, but they will also contain less vitamins and minerals. A very nutritious food, 100g of the raw leaves contain about 2.7g. protein, 9.2g. carbohydrate, 187mg Calcium, 66mg phosphorus, 3.1mg iron, 76mg sodium, 397mg potassium, 36mg magnesium, 14000iu vitamin A, 0.19mg vitamin B1, 0.26mg vitamin B2, 35mg vitamin C. Root - raw or cooked. Bitter. A turnip-like flavour. Flowers - raw or cooked. A rather bitter flavour, the unopened flower buds can be used in fritters and they can also be preserved in vinegar and used like capers. Both the leaves and the roots are used to flavour herbal beers and soft drinks such as "Dandelion and Burdock". The roots of 2 year old plants are harvested in the autumn, dried and roasted to make a very good coffee substitute. It is caffeine-free. A pleasant tea is made from the flowers. They are also used to make wine - all green parts should be removed when making wine to prevent a bitter flavour. The leaves and the roots can also be used to make tea.

Other uses of the herb : The flowers are an ingredient of "QR" herbal compost activator. This is a dried and powdered mixture of several herbs that can be added to a compost heap in order to speed up bacterial activity and thus shorten the time needed to make the compost. A liquid plant feed can be made from the root and leaves. A low quality latex, which can be used for making rubber, can be obtained from the roots of this plant. A magenta-brown dye is obtained from the root. The plant releases ethylene gas, this stunts the growth of nearby plants and causes premature ripening of fruits. A distilled water made from the ligules (thin appendages at the base of the leaf blades) is used cosmetically to clear the skin and is particularly effective in fading freckles.

Propagation of Dandelion : Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and either surface-sow or only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Germination should take place within 2 weeks, though 2 weeks cold stratification may improve germination. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, choosing relatively deep pots to accommodate the tap root. Plant them out in early summer. Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.

Dandelion seed/plants are available at:
The JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
(R&D Plant Introduction Centre at Sonamarag)
Admin. office : Ist street, Nambalbal, Pampore PPR JK 192121
Ph: 09858986794, 01933-223705

Ashvagandha seeds for sale

Withania somnifera
Syn. Physalis flexuosa
Regional Syn : (E) Winter cherry (S) Ashavagandha
(H) Asgandh (B) Ashvagandha, (Qashmirian) Iskand,
(G) Ashvagandha, Asoda, Ghodasoda (T) Ammukira.
Part Used : Root, Leaves.
Constituents : Alkaloids; Sominiferin and three Alkaloids;
Action/Uses : Plant; tonic, alterative, astringent, aphrodisiac, nervine sedative. Leaf
& Root; narcotic. Root; diuretic, tonic, alterative, aphrodisiac.
Used in; Root; in rheumatic swelling.

100/200/500/100 seeds/pkt
(Ashwagandha seeds are organic and Open-polinated)
Ashvagandha seed materials are available at :
The JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
R&D Plant Introduction Centre (Sonamarag)
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794

Jatropha Seeds/plants for sale

Jatropha curcas
Regional Syn : (E) Barbados nut, Physic nut, Purging nut (S) Kananaeranda (H) Jangli arandi/Danti (B) Bon-bheranda (G) Jamalgota, Nepalo (Pr) Dandenahri.
(Nepalese) Ajaya pal(Tamil) Amanaku (Kannada) Damti (Konkani) Baktumbo(Gujrati) Ratanjoot)
Part Used : Leaf, Rootbark, Seed, Juice, Oil.
Constituents : Seed; Oil, Sugar, Starch, Albumin, Caseine,
Inorganic matter. Oil; Jatrophic
acid, Curcin, Phytosterol.
Action/Uses : Seed; acronarcotic. Seed & Oil; purgative, internally & externally
& antiseptic. Leaf; lactagogue. Stem juice; haemostatic & styptic. Rootbark;
stomachic, astringent.
Used in; dyspepsia, diarrhoea, to cure bleeding, spongy gum, as poultice on boils.

The JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre Srinagar is responsible for development of 50 well known Medicinal/Fruit/Ornamental plants.  JKMPIC one  of  the premier institution  involved in production,  development, introduction, & manufacturing of  Medicinal, Fruit,  Ornamental Plants and seeds.

(The seeds  and planting material is available for distribution/purchase for growers only)

The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre offers  superior quality organic/open polinated fresh and dry jatropha seeds, Jatropha Curcas Seedlings for NGOs, Institutions, Universities, Farmers and Garden lovers spread across the nation. These quality jatropha seeds are the richest source for bio diesel fuel and are in high demand by our clients. We also meet customized requirement for our clients benefit.

Available in 100 seeds/Pkt

More details: JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre-JKMPIC
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
(Via New Delhi-India)
More details:
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794