What do you understand by medicinal plants? Write about three medicinal plants.
Medicinal plants are used for making medicines from ancient times. India is known for its herbs and spices. Some 2000 plants have been described and atleast 500 are in regular use.
The commonly used plants are:
- Neem It has high antibiotic and antibacterial property, is used in soap, creams etc.
- Tulsi It is largely used to cure cough and cold, many cough syrup used it as main ingredient.
- Sarpagandha It is only found in India and is used to treat blood pressure.