Ayurvedic Herbs

Datura – Dattura metel Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Datura Dattura metel Linn - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW It is found in panini’s works. Soumaka quoted ‘kanaknaka’ as a poisonous plant which is equated to datura (sou. 10/04/12). Charaka delimated in the contest of visha chikitsa and in kustha chikitsa (madhasava). Sushrutha indicated it especially for alarka visha (raibus). Charaka described it only merice in the name ‘kanaka’ (e.s.chi 1/74...

Madanaphala – Randia Spinoza – Ayurvedic Herb

Madanaphala Randia Spinoza - Ayurvedic Herb     In the Vedic literature the thorns of Madana are mentioned and in case of vegetable poison Madanaphala is given to induce vomiting.   Charaka quoted it as the best emetic drug and about 133 yogas described with it in the Kalpa sthana . He also emphasized its role as antidote to many...

SHARAPUNGA

  SHARAPUNGA   INTRODUCTION   Sarapunkha is an important drug which is not found in ancient literature as well as in Caraka samhita. Only 3 references are traceable from works of Susruta & Vagbhata, i.e. in (S.S Ka 7/53), (A.H Ut 30/26), (A.H Ut 38/28). Surprisingly, no other synonym is used to indicate this plant in the Samhithas. At later...

Aparajitha – Clitorea ternatea – Ayurvedic Herb

 Aparajitha Clitorea ternatea - Ayurvedic Herb INTRODUCTION Aparajita is delineated in Atharvaveda and wherein properties like Rakshoghna Krtyad usana, Yasasya are attributed to it. It is also considered as visahara . However in Brhat Trayi texts  we   do  not come across the term Aparajita . Aparajita in however found in one context in Susruta uttara tantra LITERARY REVIEW According...

Kandira(Ranunculus sceleratus)

Kandira(Ranunculus sceleratus)   It is known by the name Ranunculus scleratus belonging to Ranunculacea.It has main action like Kaphavatashamaka,Deepana and Pachana. Celery Buttercup (Ranunculus scleratus) is an annual or biennial hairless or sparsely hairy herb that grows up to80cm (but usually less than 50cm) high. It reproduces by seed only. While some occurrences of Celery Buttercup may...

Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Ayurvedic Herb

MANJISTA Rubia cordifolia - Ayurvedic Herb         Manjishta’s anticedance dates back to vedic period. In Aitereya Aranyaka is described. During upanayana samskara ksathriyas are expected to wear the cloths coloured with “Manjishta”. It is known as artificial colouring agent from the beginning. However, Ayurvedic texts emphasized its role in medicinal usage. Charaka described it as Jwarahara while sushrutha...

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