The several steps for processing herbal plants are :

  • Drying
  • Proper storage
  • Proper cleaning
  • Collection of required parts of medicinal plant
  • Removal of unwanted objects
  • Cooking/Crushing/Evaporation/Extraction of oil etc.

The parts of the herbal plants used for the medicinal purposes are roots, bark, leaves, steam, flowers, fruit, whole plant gum and resins.

Herbal plants are the plants that have a medicinal significance or are used in some ways in making medicine.

The uses of Gheukumari are digestion, cooling, piles, vomiting, cosmetic etc.

The uses of Acorus Calamus are sore throat, voice disorder, diarrhea, fever, abdominal tumor and dysentery.

Neem and Dalchini are collected in the months of Falgun-Baisakh.

The uses of Amomum Sublatum are for digestion and  for preventing  lungs diseases.

Herbal plants found on the local level can be primarily processed and used as a remedy for various diseases and infection. The steps involved in the processing of majority of herbal plants are similar. They all go through a common series of steps which later are differentiated based on utility and specification. The processing of herbal plants are listed below:

  • Drying
  • Proper storage
  • Proper cleaning
  • Collection of required parts of medicinal plant
  • Removal of unwanted objects
  • Cooking/Crushing/Evaporation/Extraction of oil etc.

In the storage of herbal plants, the following elements are to be considered:

  • Container, jar or box where herbal plants are kept should be dry, clean and air tight.
  • Never crumble the medicine plant until you use.
  • The herbal plant should be kept in sunlight or shade for drying.
  • Storage room should be dark and cool.
  • Label the container with the name of the plant along with the date of collection.
  • Timely monitoring of the stored herbal plants should be carried out.