Scientific name : Abies webbiana

Family Name: Pinaceae family.


Talish plant is a tall evergreen tree, reaching heights of up to 40-60 meters
: Needle-like leaves, dark green above, with two broad, white stomatal bands beneath. The leaves are approximately 1.5-3.5 cm long and are arranged spirally on the twigs
: Cylindrical, upright cones that are purple when young, turning brown as they mature. Each cone can grow up to 15-25 cm long.

The bark of mature trees is smooth, grayish-brown, and resinous Himalayan fir trees, including Talispatra, are large evergreen trees that can reach heights of 40-60 meters.

Chemical Constitution :
• Essential Oils: Talispatra is likely to contain essential oils with various terpenes and aromatic compounds. Essential oils often contribute to the plant’s characteristic aroma and can have therapeutic effects.
• Flavonoids: Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic compounds found in many plants. They have antioxidant properties and may contribute to the plant’s anti-inflammatory effects.
• Alkaloids: Alkaloids are nitrogen-containing compounds that often have significant physiological effects. Many medicinal plants contain alkaloids that can influence various biological processes.
• Phenolic Compounds: Phenolic compounds are antioxidants that are known for their ability to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
• Tannins: Tannins are polyphenolic compounds that have astringent properties and can be involved in wound healing and other medicinal effects.
• Resins and Gums: These compounds often have antimicrobial properties and can contribute to the plant’s medicinal uses.

Ayurvedic Properties:
In Ayurveda, Talispatra (Abies webbiana) is primarily recognized for its medicinal properties, particularly in the treatment of respiratory conditions. Here are the Ayurvedic properties of Talispatra:

• Rasa (Taste): Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
• Guna (Quality): Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
• Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
• Vipaka (Post-digestive Effect): Katu (pungent)
• Dosha: Balances Kapha and Vata doshas


Talispatra is primarily used in Ayurveda for its respiratory benefits. Its properties make it useful in conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough. It is known to have bronchodilator and expectorant properties, making it helpful in relieving respiratory congestion. Due to its pungent taste and heating nature, it is often used to balance excess Kapha in the respiratory system.
• Respiratory Health: Talispatra is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and chronic cough. It acts as a bronchodilator, helping to open up the airways and improve breathing. Its expectorant properties help in expelling mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract.
• Cough Relief: Talispatra is beneficial in relieving different types of cough, especially productive cough where phlegm needs to be cleared from the lungs.
• Fever Reduction: It is also believed to have antipyretic properties, helping in reducing fever.
• Digestive Health: In Ayurveda, Talispatra is sometimes used to aid digestion. It can help in balancing the digestive fire (agni) and improving appetite.
• Anti-inflammatory: Talispatra is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial in various inflammatory conditions.
• Antimicrobial: It is believed to have antimicrobial properties, which can be helpful in fighting certain infections.
• Relieves Joint Pain: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it may help in reducing joint pain and inflammation.
• Nervous System Support: In some traditional practices, Talispatra is used to support the nervous system, although more research is needed in this area.