Malayalam name of herbs starting with 'S'

kerala-ayurvedic-herbs A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Botanical name :Salvia officinalis

Malayalam name :Salvitulasi

Salvia is a genus in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Salvia officinalis, Garden sage, Kitchen sage, Dalmatian sage, a grey-leaved perennial with showy blue flowers this is "the" sage. salvia cold tea, will stop sweating, while the same tea, drunk hot, will produce sweating.


Botanical name :Crocus sativus L

Malayalam name : Kunkumapoove

Saffron a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. As a medicinal plant, saffron has traditionally been considered an anodyne, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, and sedative. Saffron is reported to contain a poison of the central nervous system and kidneys that can prove fatal .

Sandal wood

Botanical name :Santalum album

Malayalam name :Chandanam

Sandalwood is the fragrant wood of trees in the genus Santalum. Sandalwood essential oil was popular in medicine , mostly as urogenital (internal) and skin (external) antiseptic. Its main component santalol has antimicrobial property. It is used in aromatherapy .

snake gourd

snakegourd Botanical name :Trichosanthes cucumerina

Malayalam name :Padavalanga

This vegetable produces long and curved fruits that appear like snakes hanging on the supports or ground. Snake gourd is useful in restoring the disordered processes of nutrition. It creates a cooling effect in the body. Being a low-calorie food, diabetics can safely include it to reduce weight while getting enough nutrition. Its leaves are used in indigenous medicines.


Botanical name :Sesamum indicum

Malayalam name :Ellu

It grows to about 5 feet tall and has interesting bell-shaped flowers and seed pods. sesame seeds and oil is used in in some dishes.Sesame oil is used for massage and health treatments of the body. Sesame is supposed to tonify kidney, liver and relax the bowel. It is used for the treatment of constipation due to hard stools, tinnitus, anaemia, dizziness and poor vision. Sesame oil is mildly laxative, emollient and demulcent. The seeds and fresh leaves may be used as a poultice.

Sweet Marjoram

Botanical name :Majorana hortensis

Malayalam name :Maruvamu

Sand ginger

Botanical name :Kaempferia galangal

Malayalam name :Kacholam

Shampoo Zinger

Botanical name :Zingiber zerumbet

Malayalam name :Mala inchi ,Kattinji,Kattinikuva

Silk Cotton Tree

Botanical name :Salmalia malabarica

Malayalam name :Mullilavau

Symplocos Bark

Botanical name :Symplocos racemosa

Malayalam name :Pachotti

Salep Orchid

Botanical name :Orchis latifolia

Malayalam name :Salamisri

Serpentina Root

Botanical name :Rauwolfia serpentina

Malayalam name :Chuvannavilpori

Solanum melongena L

Botanical name :Solanum melongena L

Malayalam name :Vazhuthananga

Sesbania grandiflora

Botanical name :Sesbania grandiflora Pers L

Malayalam name :Agathi

Sage leaved alangium

Botanical name :Alangium salviifolium

Malayalam name :Ankolam,Velithondi

Siris tree

Botanical name :Albizia lebbeck

Malayalam name :Vaka, Nenmeni vaka

Soap bark

Botanical name :Acacia intsia Willd

Malayalam name :Incha