Ayurvedic Herbs

Bilwa – Aegle marmelos corr – Ayurvedic Herb

Bilwa Aegle marmelos corr - Ayurvedic Herb     LITERARY REVIEW   Bilwa is extensievely  described and used in vedic literature. Bilwa mani dharana is considered as dhuswapna nashana, raksogna, rasayana, pranjastapana, vishagna etc. Its cosmetic properties were also documented in ancient text. Bilwa is considered to be the best sangrahika and deepaniya  drug  being vata kaphahara.Bilwa patra is however vatahara...

BALA – Sidacordifolia Linn.

          INTRODUCTION   There is no reference of baladvaya in authoritative books of dravayaguna. Usually in the name of BaladvayaBalaAtibaladravyas are considering. In Vedic literature BALA is described as Rasayana, Visaghna, Balya and prameghana.Majumdas is of the opinion that ‘Arundhati’ or Sahadevi’ may be Bala in the Vedic literature. But in the bhavaprakashaNighantu there is reference for Balacatushtayam. Though...

INDRAVARUNI – Citrullus colocynthis Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Indravaruni Citrullus colocynthis Linn - Ayurvedic Herb       It is botanically identified as Citrullus colocynthis linn. Which belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. The drug is perennial climber and is documented to possess beneficial effects as purgative,vermifuge,blood purifier,eradicates tumor in stomach,ascites,menstrual disorders etc.     SYNONYMS Indravaruni Indravallari - creeper which is likede by Indra Iindri – creeper which is likede by Indra Gavakshi – which...

KARAVEERA – Nerium odorum Mill – Ayurvedic Herb

KARAVEERA - Nerium odorum Mill Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW   Brihatrayi, identified as Shwetha Karaveera, Sushrutha mentioned some preparation of Karaveera and also Karaveera Kshara. Charaka mentioned as drug used for snana and  pana. Karaveera is a detailed drug which is found as reference nighantualso. It is mentioned as upavisha by Rasashastra.   SOURCES Nerium indicum Mill Thevetia peruviana Theretia nerifolia Juss   VERNACULER NAMES   English...

Khatmi (Althea officinalis)

Khatmi (Althea officinalis)   BOTANICAL SOURCE   Botanical name : Althea officinalis Family : Malvaceae   VERNACULAR NAMES   Hindi : Khatmi,Gulkhairo English : Marsh mallow Sanskrit : Khatmi,Picchilamula,supuspa Arabian : Baer-ul-Khtmk Tamil : Shemaitute Urdu : Khatmi,Khitmi Duch : Heemst German : Adewarzeal,Eibisch Italian : Altea,allisch Persion : Gulkhairo   PROPERTIES   Rasa : Madhura Guna : Snigdha,Picchila,Guru Virya : Sita Vipaka : Madhura Doshakarma Vatapittasamaka, Kaphanihsaraka   INDICATION   Antrasotha-antravarodha Pravahika Pratisyaya-kasa Mutrakrchra-mutradaha Vranasodha-Phuphusasotha Kanthasotha KARMA   Snehana Anulomana Slesmahara Sodhahara-Vedhanasthapana Mutranjanana Accoding to modern:- This plant is supportive and emollient internally,the flowers act as expectorant and...

PATHA – CISSAMPELOS PEREIRA LINN

PATHA - CISSAMPELOS PEREIRA LINN   INTRODUCTION   In Vedic period or literature “Patha” have been described. It has synonyms like utttnapasna, devajuta, sahamana, sahiyas and sahasvasi are also mentioned. Vedic texts quoted it as viryrvahi, vishaghna, rakshoghna, medya, karnya and garbha sthapaka. Rigveda denotes it as sapatnibhadhana and vashikarana. In atharvana veda it is utilized for improving the I.Q...

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