Ayurvedic Herbs

Kanchanara – Bauhinia variegata

Kanchanara is known by the botanical name Bauhinia variegata belonging to Caesalpinioideae family. It has main actions like Dipana, Grahi, Kapha Pitha hara. It is very effective in Gandamala.     LITERARY REVIEW   Kovidara is the original name of Kanchanara during the vedic and samhita periods. Vedic literature cosidered its stem as forebidden for rituals. Its utility is...

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...

Bola(Commiphora myrrha)

Bola(Commiphora myrrha)   INTRODUCTION   The drug Bola is not described in the Brihathrayi texts. It is introduced through the Rasashasthra granthas and Yoga Shasthra granthas at the later times. Commiphora myrrha is actually a nature African Plant and P.V Sharma is of opinion that the gum of Commiphora crythrae(zhrb)English is the Bola of Bhava Mishra. The later one...

Bhallathaka – Semicarpus anacardium – Ayurvedic Herb

Bhallathaka Semicarpus anacardium - Ayurvedic Herb       SYNONYMS  Bhallataka Arushka Arushkara Agnika Agnimukhi Bhalli Veera vriksha Shopha krit Krimigna Thaila beeja Dhanurbeeja Vatari Bhutanashana Bhedana   VERNACULAR NAMES   English                 -        Semicarpus Anacardium Earking Nut Sanskrit               -        Bhallataka , Arushka , Agnika , Agnimukhi Hindi                    -        Bhilama , Bhilaya , Bhela , Bhiloura Bengali                -        Bhela bhelagacha , Bhurthuki Gujarathi             -        Bhilaya , Bhiyalu Kannada              -        Godambi , Karebeeja , gerubeeja , giru Telugu                 -        Jingicheatta , Nalajeedi Farcy                    -       ...

PALASHA – BUTEA MONOSPERMA LAMPALASHA

    PALASHA - BUTEA MONOSPERMA LAMPALASHA BUTEA MONOSPERMA LAM The plant buteamonosperma Lam belongs to fabaceae (legaminaceae) family. The sanskrith word Palasha literally means that which looks like a flesh or blood. It acts as krimighnaaction. In English it is known by the name “flame of the forest”. The colour of the flower is orange - red because...

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...

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