Mentha (bai saranae) This mint (Mentha arvensis) is similar to the mint used for mint sauce in England and is used in Thai food as a vegetable and a flavoring.
Cissus quadrangularis has been used as a medicinal plant since antiquity. Cissus has been used in various Ayurvedic classical medicines to heal broken bones and injured ligaments and tendons. In siddha medicine it is considered a tonic and analgesic, and is believed to help heal broken bones, thus its name asthisamharaka (that which prevents the destruction of bones). The Assamese people and the Garo tribe of Meghalaya and Bangladesh have used C. quadrangularis for bone fracture.
Betel leaves come with several curative health benefits as they are loaded with vitamins like Vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, carotene and a great source of calcium.
Thanaka is a traditional powder derived from the bark of certain trees growing in the Central regions of Myanmar. People grind the tree bark against a flat and wet circular smooth stone then put the paste on to the face, mainly the cheeks for skin care purpose. The Thanaka paste has the slightly yellowish color with the little silky texture and the pleasant smell of tree bark.
Garlic powder contains vitamin C vitamin B6, iron, calcium, protein, magnesium, sodium, and carbohydrates in the form of dietary fiber and sugar. While the concentration of these nutrients is less than that in fresh garlic cloves, there are still a number of antioxidants and organic compounds like allicin that can benefit your health. 
Ivy Gourd, also known as baby watermelon, little gourd, gentleman’s toes, tindora is a tropical vine whose leaves can cure scalp pimples, diabetes, heat in feet and palms, menstrual pain, vaginal pain etc. Ivy Gourd’s scientific names are Coccinia Grandis, Cephalandra Indica and Coccinia Indica. It is sometimes mistaken as Gherkin. Ivy Gourd is known as Raktaphala, Tundikeri in Sanskrit. It is a creep which can grow in fields and also in backyards. Ivy Gourd digests slowly and it produces excess phlegm in body. However, it can control cough, cold, asthma, vomiting sensation and other Vaata diseases. However, its leaves are used in Ayurveda to cure multiple diseases.
Regular use of a face pack made by mixing Kasturimanjal with yogurt or milk helps tocleanse the skin from deep within. This tends to remove skin blemishes and in turn, helps to make the facial skin appear brighter and fairer than before.
Garcinia cambogia is primarily marketed as a way to lose weight naturally with little to no additional effort. Some companies claim the supplement can help people lose weight without additional exercise or dieting. It is true that the HCA in garcinia has been found to boost the fat-burning potential of the body. One review posted to Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that garcinia did promote weight loss in many cases. But results vary widely. Some studies using HCA have produced amazing weight loss results, while others showed the supplement had little to no effect.
In one study, researchers gave three grams of cardamom powder a day to 20 adults who were newly diagnosed with high blood pressure. After 12 weeks, blood pressure levels had significantly decreased to the normal range (3Trusted Source). The promising results of this study may be related to the high levels of antioxidants in cardamom. In fact, the participants’ antioxidant status had increased by 90% by the end of the study. Antioxidants have been linked to lower blood pressure (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source). Researchers also suspect that the spice may lower blood pressure due to its diuretic effect, meaning it can promote urination to remove water that builds up in your body, for example around your heart.
Safflower has been used in some regions of Asia and Africa as a remedy acting like laxatives and antidotes to poison, and a medicinal oil in order to enhance sweating and cure fevers (22). It was reported that all parts of the plant have been traditionally employed to increase libido in Pakistan and India (8). Removing bitter principles, the Institute of Botany affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing has processed a new sweet-smelling product well rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E (22). There has been numerous evidence in support of the use of safflower medicines for menstrual problems, cardiovascular complications as well as pain and swelling in trauma cases (18, 20).
Liver ailments plague many of us because we ingest a lot of oily, junk food. All those burgers, French fries and oil-slicked fried food lead to liver problems. However, long pepper is known to have a healing effect on the overworked liver (1). It also helps in eliminating toxins that build up inside the liver due to the metabolism of these foods.
Zingiber cassumunar Roxb., commonly name in Thai known as plai (Figure 1), is widely used in folklore remedies as a single plant or as component of herbal recipes in Thailand. It can use for treatments of inflammation, sprains and strains, rheumatism, muscular pain, wounds, and asthma, cough and respiratory problems, and as a mosquito repellant, a carminative, a mild laxative and an antidysenteric agent . The essential oil exhibited a topical anti-inflammatory effect when tested using various experimental models [2-5]. Individual assessment of the topical anti-inflammatory activity of the major components of the oil demonstrated that (E)-4-(3,4-dimethoxy phenyl)but-3-en-l-ol (compound D), (E)-1-(3,4-dimethoxy phenyl)butadiene (DMPBD), (E)-4-(3, 4-dimethoxy phenyl)but-3-en-l-yl acetate, (E)-4-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) but-3-en-1-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, (E)-4-(2,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-but-1,3-diene, (E)-trans-3-(3,4-dimethoxy phenyl)-4-[(E)-3,4-dimethoxy styryl] cyclohex-1-ene, and (E)-trans-3-(4-hydroxy-3- methoxyphenyl)-4-[(E)-3,4-dimethoxystyryl]cyclohex-1-ene significantly inhibited oedema formation [6-8], whereas sabinene and terpinen-4-ol were inactive, but they were reported as antimicrobial activities in comparison with commercial terpinen-4-ol [1, 9, 10].
Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have used Asparagus racemosus for centuries. Shatavari is a popular supplement that people use to treat a wide range of symptoms. It can be taken orally as a tablet, a powder, or liquid essence. Recent studies suggest that the root could provide a number of health benefits. However, more studies are needed before this herb can be recommended to treat any specific condition, and it is not currently used in clinical medicine.
Kariyat (Scientific Name: Andrographis paniculata) The herbs are characterized by a variety of inhibitors and symptoms and are now being processed into powder or capsules for body maintenance
Jiaogulan is a plant that grows wild in China. The leaf is used to make medicine. Jiaogulan is sometimes referred to as “Southern Ginseng” because it grows in south central China and is used in similar ways as ginseng.
While studies are not conclusive, cinnamon has been shown to lower blood sugar levels by decreasing insulin resistance, a possible benefit for all of us, but especially those with diabetes. If you have to watch your blood sugar, it may be wise to add more cinnamon to your diet. Research shows that cinnamon can help slow blood sugar levels when eaten with carbs. It may also lower levels of bad fats and cholesterol in the blood. Important: there’s no established research on a direct link to weight loss, but all of its potential benefits—like curbing inflammation and balancing blood sugar—can contribute to helping you achieve a healthy weight.