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Valaka (APORUSA LINDLEYANA) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Valaka

APORUSA LINDLEYANA

Family – Eyphorbiaceae

Synonyms – Scepa lindleyana W.T

Vernacular names

K – Challe Mara, Sarali Sylla

Tan – Kodali, Vettil, Vetti

M – Kodali, Vetti

Tulu – Saral

San – Valaka

Morphology

Habit – Trees up to 15m hall

Bark – Smooth, shallowly fissured brownish, blaze pink

Branches – Branch lets, terate, glabrous

Leaves – Simple, alternate, spiral, stipules oblong lanceolate, acute

Inflorescena – Flowers unisexual, dioecious

Flower – Male flower – axillary, cat kings

Female flowers – condensed cymes

Fruit & Seed – capsule smooth, globose 2-4 seeded

Ecology – usually in open evergreen to semi evergreen forests up to 950m

Properties

The bark of the plant was shade dried and powdered. The powdered bark was extracted with solvents of increasing polarities.

Official park

Bark

Medicinal uses

The plant is used as traditional medicine for healing skin diseases.

Therapeutic uses

In this plant is used for the diseases like jaundice, fever, leprosy, seminal loss and insanity.

 

Orgin of plant names

Aporusa (Eyphorbiacae) apo away from “oros” – mountain

Aporusa lindleyana – after John Lindley

(1799 – 1865) – British botanist

 

Haritha Manjari (Indian acalypha) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Haritha Manjari – Indian acalypha

‘Kuppameni’, ‘Vetti’, ‘etti’ is known since the vedic period and these are considered as the important oushadhas. These drags are under gone is different family.

Aporusa lendlegana plant is commonly known as Salle (in Kannada). The tree is frequently found in the Malnad region of Karnataka state. The plant is used as a traditional medicine for heeling skin deseases.

Lorathaleae family is the well known of the parents plants. Denropthae falcate is in that family it is a large bushy evergreen paramedic plant the plant bang properties like astngent, narrates bitter, diver tic and used.

AcalYpha indica is one of the important drag it is belonged in ‘Euphorbiace’. It grow as used in wastelands, throughout plants plant palletise radiated vata, ulcer, cough, skin diseases, arthritis, and constipation.

Family

Euphorbiaceae

 

Vernacular Names

English         –       Indian acalypha

Hindi            –       Khokali

Kannada       –       Jalamali

Malayalam   –       Kuppameni

Sanskrit        –       Haritha Manjari

Tamil           –       Kadukkan

Telugu          –       Kupparte chittu

Tulu             –       Bangaara Kayi

Synonyms

Acalypha spicata

Acalypha ciliata

Systematic Classification

 

Kingdom      –       Plantae

Division       –       Magnoliophyta

Class            –       Magnoliopsida

Subclass       –       Malpegheales

Family Character

An great annual harts grows up to 60cm is heights. Leaves orates rhombic, with long petioles, acute, crenate serrate flowers unisexual, found in axllary speaks, fruits capsules, covered with persistent bracts, seeds aroids, pale brown.

Constants

Alkaloeds” acelypus” and” acalyphone

Morphology

Habit:         An erect annual herb, bran ched it grows up to 60cm is height.

Roots:         Contains alkaloid

Leaf:           Leaves acute rhombic, with long petiole, acute, crenate, serrate cyncate at base petioles are 3.0 -60cm long

Inflorescence:  parsed & unparsed enclosed by large bracts of 0.5cm length deacons

Flower:       unisexual, found in axillary spikes  green, minute erect

Seed – brown, ovoid

Capsule, smooth, globose

Officinal part

Whole part of the plant

 

Chemical Composition

 

Plant contains Kaempferol, set sterol, triacetonaminc , leaves and twigs, acalyphine , acalyphamide  and other amides quinine, sterols and gynogenic glycoside.

Properties

Rasa – Katu, Tikta

Guna- Laghu, Ruksha

Virya – Ushna

Vipaka-Katu

Actions & uses

Kasasvasahase, Kaphagna, Recani, Vamaka, virecani, mutrala

Prayoga and Uses

It is mainly used for the diseases ulcer cough, skin diseases, arthritis and constipation the leaves posses laxative properties used in the forms of powder or decoction mixed with garlic. They are used as asthelmistic. The powder of the dry leaves is used in bed stores.

Therapeutic uses

Haritamanjari plant is better, acrid and possess divers tic, expectorant, emetic anthelmic anodme

It causes gastro intestinal irritation. It is used as substitute for epiacea and sevege

 

Dosage

950 – 1300 mg – cures respirator y diseases

 

 

Benefits and Importance of Lemon Juice

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Benefits and Importance of Lemon Juice

 

 

Sanskrit Name & Synonym – Jambira, Nimbuka, Dantashata

Classical categorization:
Charaka –
Phalavarga (group of edible fruits), Amlavarga (group of sour foods)
Sushruta and Vagbhata – Phalavarga (group of edible fruits)

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa – Amla (sour)
Guna – Laghu (light to digest), Teekshna (piercing)
VeeryaUshna (Hot potency)

 

Lemon is one of the common fruit which we use regularly for cooking as well as for fairness. Today, we’ll take a closer look at benefits and importance of lemon and why you should consider making lemon juice in water.

Lemon is an important ingredient in many of the Ayurveda Medicines. Lemon as such also used as medicine for different ailments. Because It has multiple medicinal, health and culinary advantages. Lemons are very rich in Vitamin C, contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Lemon water and Lemon juice are known for many health and medicinal benefits like controlling acidity, obesity, BP, fever, constipation, heartburn, etc.

 

Medicinal Uses Of Lemon

 

Rochana – Lemon increases digestion power.

For Acidity

Today most of the people are suffering from acidity or digestive system related problems and are taking tablets continuously. Lemon water is effective for smooth functioning of stomach and digestion process.  Lemon contains citric acid up to 8% in its juice which aids in digestion. When lemon is taken mixed with hot water, it gives relief from indigestion, gas, cramping, heartburn, bloating, belching and relieve toxins from the body. Having these problems, take one teaspoon of lemon juice in a half glass of water. This solution helps to stimulate gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis movement. Lemon juice is extremely useful for proper formation of bile in liver thereby helps in digestion. It cures phlegm and eases from excessive wind from the stomach.  It prevents acidity and vomiting too. Though lemon is acidic in nature, but inside the body, it is good alkaline in characteristics.  It leaves alkaline residues in the body and eases from symptoms of acidosis.  Lemon Tea is also good to overcome acidity.

 

Lemon for fair skin and beauty

Lemon is a very good medicine for skin treatment and fairness of skin. Lemon is the important natural disinfectant and also excellent for lovely skin treatment. The enriched content of vitamin C is handy to rejuvenate skin and also lighten your face and also make the skin radiance from inside. Routine taking of lemon benefits your skin to cure creases, blackheads, acnes, acnes as well as for skin toning. Apply lemon over creases, acnes for far better outcome. It is likewise made use of as anti-aging remedy as a result of its anti-oxidant properties. The citric acid is helpful for healthy and balanced glowing skin while as the alkaline components of lemons deals with acne. Lemon water and also lemon juice cleanse the toxic substances from blood and also helpful for skin treatment as well as elegance therapy. The individuals of eczema ought to take lukewarm lemon water with honey. The mix of lemon and also honey is a natural bleacher for your skin. The cooling nature of lemon juice helps to decrease skin burning experience. Dried lemon skin, grind it as well as applied the powder on the hair for shining appearance.

 

For Oral and Dental

Lemon is among the essential Ayurveda foods used for the treatment of oral, gum and dental illness. If a person is really feeling tooth pain, he needs to use fresh lemon juice in the affected areas in getting relief from pain. Having bleeding troubles of gums, apply lemon juice to periodontal to obtain relief. It is also useful to give relief from bad smell of mouth as well as scurvy. If you want fresh take a breath after smoking cigarettes, alcohol as well as seasonings, take lemon juice for much better outcome.

 

Vakrashodhi

when used to gargle leads to cleansing of oral cavity. Hence lemon juice is a good remedy for bad breath or tongue coating problems.

For Constipation

If somebody has constipation, it is better to make use of lemon water. One could take lemon water at night. Or you can additionally take warm lemon water in the morning to clean your bowel. Lemon juice for irregularity is more effective if it is taken in an empty stomach in the early morning. Routine consumption of lemon juice helps to eliminate waste as well as toxin from the gastrointestinal system and control irregular bowel movements, constipation and diarrhoea.

 

For Fatigue


Trushna Nivarana –
It relieves thirst. Natural Energy Drink

Lemon Juice is an advantage for tiredness as well for exhaustion. If you want to rejuvenate yourself after anxious and busy routine of the day, it is a smart action to have a lemon juice together with small quantity of sugar. Lemon is also taken as refreshment.

 

For Sore Throat

For sensitive throat problem, one should gargle with lemon water. Making lemon water for gargling, it is suggested to take half lemon in one-half glass of water. Nevertheless, regular gargling ought to be avoided as it may wreck the enamel part.

 

As an Immune Booster

Lemon is having plenty of vitamin C and very convenient in combating cold and coughs. Lemon has numerous phytochemicals such as Hesperetin as well as Naringenin. These are anti-oxidants as well as aids to improve the immune system of the body. Lemon juices moreover battle cancer by strengthening the immune system. Also acts as anti-bacterial, anti-viral. The components of lemon like citric acid, magnesium, calcium, limonen, pectin, Vitamin C, bioflavanoids and also phyto-chemicals are helpful in stimulating immune system.

 

As a Diuretic

Daily, a big amount of waste products as well as toxic substance produced in the body. They disrupt the regular tasks of cells as well as cells of the body. They are additionally in responsibility of different diseases. Lemon is incredibly beneficial to eliminate these unwanted substances from the body by increasing urination. It makes the whole purgative system well equilibrium by releasing toxic substances from the body.

 

Other Properties or benefits of lemon includes

Shula Nivarana, Shula Nivarana,Kaphotklesha, Chardi Nivarana,Amadoshahara,Asya vairasya hara,Vahnimandyahara,Varnya,Pushtiprada

रोचनो दीपनस्तीक्ष्णः सुगन्धिर्मुखशोधनः|
जम्बीरः कफवातघ्नः क्रिमिघ्नो भक्तपाचनः||१६७||
rocano dīpanastīkṣṇaḥ sugandhirmukhaśodhanaḥ|
jambīraḥ kaphavātaghnaḥ krimighno bhaktapācanaḥ||167|| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27

Jambira (Citurs medica Linn) is
Rochana – appetizer,
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Teekshna -Piercing
Sugandhi – good smelling
Mukha Shodhana – mouth- cleanser,
balances Kapha as well as Vata and
Krimighna – anti- infective.
Pachana – It helps digestion of food.

 

Lemon is also used as a home remedy for weight loss. Drinking lemon juice added hot water in early morning on empty stomach will reduce the weight periodically.

Lemon Juice mixed with Rasnadi Churna is used for lepa over pain/swelling

Lemon Juice mixed with tankana bhasma is used for lepa over warts for the removal of them.

Lemon is one of the key ingredient in Jambeera pinda sweda

 

Dasha Pushpa (Ten Flowers) & Its Medical Importance

Dasha Pushpa means Ten Flowers. They are categorized together due to its medicinal power and sacred importance. They are used for medicines, decorative purposes such as making the floral arrangements, auspicious ceremonies, prayers etc. Even though they are known for flowers, their leaves also have equal importance. They are used either as ten flowers or with the addition of other flowers/leaves for auspicious things. They are mainly seen and used in Kerala(South part of India).

 

 

Here is the brief explanation of Dasha Pushpa

  1. Vishnukranthi
  2. Karuka
  3. Muyal cheviyan
  4. Thiruthaali
  5. cheroola
  6. Nilappana
  7. Kayyonni
  8. Poovaamkurunnila
  9. Mukkutti
  10. Uzhinja

 

Sl NoImageEnglish/Common NameMalayalam NameSanskrit NameBotanical NameImportance
1Biophytum
MUKKUTTIViparita lajjalu,
Jhulapushpa,
Peethapushpa
Biophytum sensitivum LinnKapha Pittahara.
Useful in urinary calculi, wounds, abscesses,
asthma and stomachalgia.

Useful part : The whole plant
2VernoniaPOOVAM KURUNNILAArdha prasadana,
sahadevi,
Uttamkanyaka,
Dandotpalaa
Vernoria cineriaDecoction of leaves are excellent for malaria,
Typhoid, Dengue fever.
It purifies impurities of blood.
good for all urinary problems,leucorrhoea.
Said to have anticancerous properties.

A simple kashayam for immediate relief to Asthma,
Broncaties, cough and cold etc
One handful each of Poovankurunnila,
Tulasi, Curryleaf(kariveppila).
wash and blend in Mixi and add 2 glasses of water,
boil for 2, 3 minutes, add a pinch of
salt (inthuppu is more beneficial)
Sieve and keep it in flask.
Drink it frequently
even acute astma calm down within one hour,
3lilac tasselflowerMUYAL CHEVIYANSasasruti,
Akhukarni,
Dravanti
Sambari
Emilia sonchifoliaPacifies vitiated kapha, vata,
conjunctivitis, worm infestations,
tonsillitis, bleeding piles,
cuts, ulcers intermittent fever and allergy.
Anti-septic, Anti-diarrhoeal,
Anthelmintic, Febrifuge Bitter, cool,
antipyretic, antitoxic, anti-swelling.
4Bermuda grass,
Devilgrass
KARUKADuva, Ruha,
Anantha,
Sathaparvika,
Bhargavi,
Golomi,
Sathaveerya
Cynodon dactylonIt helps to stops bleeding and
increases the amount of urine excretion.
Also good in dysentery. this plant also serves as
medicine for treatment of skin diseases ,
diabetes , urinary tract infections,
blood disorders.
5Black musliNILAPPANAThalamooli,
Thalamulika,
Thalapathrika,
Bhuthaali,
Hamsapadhi,
Varahi,
Deerhakandhi
Curculigo orchioidesParts used: Rhizomes
Formulations: Musalyadi churna Viswailamusali kashayam,
Musalikhadhiradhi kashayam Vidaryadighrta,
Vidaryadi lehya, Marmagulika, etc.
It is a reputed rasayana drug and a good aphrodisiac.
Hence known as ‘Indian Viagra’.
It improves complexion and
is useful in general debility, deafness,
cough, asthma, piles, skin diseases, impotence,
jaundice, urinary disorders etc.
Dry rhizome powder boiled in milk is rejuvenate.
Use of dry powder mixed with ‘Triphala’
in honey cures leukorrhea
6False daisyKAIYONNIKesaraja,
Bhringaraja,
Suparna,
Kunthalavardhini,
Bhringa,
Angaarika,
Kesaranjini.
Eclipta prostrataProtective against dandruff and
premature hair graying.
Kayyonni leaves extract is a best tonic
for liver as well as hair.
Kayyonni is used for the preparation of
medicines for the treatment of inflammations,
cough, headache, anemia, worm infestations,
skin diseases, hernia, eye problems,
bronchitis, asthma, leucoderma,
heart diseases, syphilis, night blindness and more

Rejuvenative, immune booster (Balya,Jaundice (Kamala),
anemia (Pandu) and liver diseases (Yakritroga,
Night blindness (Naktandhya),
Garbhasthapana (prevention of recurrent abortion)
7Slender Dwarf Morning-GloryVISHNUKRANTHIHarikranthijam,
Vishnudayitham,
Neelapushpi
Evolvulus AlsinoidesRasa: Kashaya (Astringent),
Katu (Pungent),Tikta(Bitter)
Guna : Laghu (Light), Snigdha (Unctuous)
Virya : Sita (Cooling),
Vipaka: Madhura (Sweet)

Action
Tridoshhara (Alleviates three dosha Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
Medya (tonic for brain)
Majja dhatu Rasayan (Rejuventes nervous system)
Vajikarak or aphrodisiac (increase the sexual power)
Nidrajanan (Promotes sleep)
It promotes intelligence, enhance memory and
retention, reduces stress, anxiety, depression,
confusion and induces peaceful sleep

8Mountain Knot GrassCHEROOLAAstmabayda,
bhadrika,
bhadra,
bhadram
Aerva lanata JussThe plant has astringent properties,
rendering an infusion of it useful in diarrhoea,
bleeding piles and all haemorrhages.
9Hedge bind-weed,
Purple heart glory
THIRUTHAALISrabinducchada,
lakshamana,
manjika,
nagaputri,
nagini,
putrada,
putrajanani,
putrakanda,
tulini
Ipomoea SepiariaThe juice of the plant has diuretic properties.
Thiruthali stem and root are also useful
in treating arsenic poisoning.
Ghee withThiruthaali kalka or kashaya is good
for infertility. Its root made into
ksheerapaka is good for Bala
10Love in a Puff,
Balloon Vine, Heartseed,
heart pea,
winter cherry,
black winter cherry
UZHINJAChakralata,
Indravalli
Cardiospermum halicacabum LinnTikta rasa, Ushna Veerya, Sara,Laghu,
Snigdha gunas, Madhura Vipaka, samoola use.

It is good in heart diseasses,
Constipation, Hair growth

 

 

Vidangadi Churna

Vidangadi Churna

Vidangadi Churna

Reference: Astangahradayam Sutrasthana 14:24

Vidangadi Churna: Is an Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine in Powder, All the below mentioned drugs are dried and powdered separately and later it is mixed together in a fixed ratio along with lauha bhasma.

Synonym: Vilangadi churnam

Ingredients

SI.NO Sanskrit name Botanical name Quantity
1 Vidanga Embelia ribes 1 Part
2 Nagara Zingiber officinalis 1 Part
3 Kshara (Yavakshara) Alkaly of Hordeum vulgare 1 Part
4 Lauha bhasma Lauha bhasma 1 Part
5 Yava Hordeum vulgare 1 Part
6 Amalaki  Emblica officinalis 1 Part


Ayurvedic Properties:

Roga karma: Sthoulya, prameha and krimihara.

Dosha karma: Kaphahara, Balances Vata and Pitta.

Other Karma: Medohara, srotoshodana, lekhana and grahi.

With all the above said properties, this particular medicinal formulation can be used in obesity, diabetes, used in treatment of intestinal worms, anorexia, abdominal colic, this is prescribed for daily use for tubercular glands and diabetic carbuncles. The troubles of the obese due to over eating and lack of exercise can mostly be avoided by taking this daily.

Dose :  ¼ to ½ teaspoon along with honey or warm water, two times a day, before or after food as directed by the physician.

 

Vidharyadi Churna

Vidharyadi Churna

Vidharyadi Churna

Reference:  Astangahradayam Sutrastana 15/9.

Vidharyadi Churna is prepared by drying and powdering below mentioned 20 drugs separately and later mixing it in fixed proportion. one of the most famous and widely used Ayurvedic product having wide application in different health related problems.

Ingredients

SI.NO Sanskrit name Botanical name Quantity
1 Vidari Pueraria tuberose 1 Part
2 Panchangula(Eranda) Ricinus communis 1 Part
3 Vrischikali(Mesasringi) Gymnema sylvetre 1 Part
4 Vrischiva(Punarnava) Boerhaavia diffusa 1 Part
5 Devadaru Cedrus deodara 1 Part
6 Mashaparni Teramnus labialis 1 Part
7 Mudgaparni Phaseolus trilobus 1 Part
8 Kandukari Mucuna pruriens 1 Part
9 Abhiru(Satavari) Asparagus racemosus 1 Part
10 Vira(Ksheera vidari) Ipomea mauritiana 1 Part
11 Jivanti Holostemma ada-kodien 1 Part
12 Jivaka Malaxis acuminta 1 Part
13 Rashabaka Microstylis muscifera 1 Part
14 Brahati Solanum indicum 1 Part
15 Prasnaparni Uraria picta 1 Part
16 Saliparni Desmodium gangeticum 1 Part
17 Gokshura Tribulus terrestris 1 Part
18 Kantakari Solanum xanthocarpum 1 Part
19 Gopasuta(Sariva) Hemidesmus indicus 1 Part
20 Tripadi(Hamsaraja) Adiantum philippense 1 Part

 

Ayurvedic Properties:

Roga karma: Shosha, Gulma, kasa, urdhvashwasa, kshaya, karshya and angamarda.

Dosha karma: Tridoshahara especially Vatapittahara.

Other Karma: Hridya and Brahmana.

With all the above said properties, this particular medicinal formulation can be used in treating cough, Asthma, general debility, abdominal discomfort, rheumatic complaints and body ache.

Dose :  ½ to 1 teaspoon, two times a day, before or after food as directed by the physician.

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