Ayurvedic Herbs

VIBHEETAKI – TERMINALIA BELLERICA ROXB.]

  VIBHEETAKI           It is botanically defined as TerminaliabellericaRoxb.which belongs to combretaceae family. LITERARY VIEW In Charaka samhitha, he mentioned the drug it under jvarahara and kasahara group. Susrutha emphasized that it ismadakara while vagbhatta mentioned under mustadisusrutha also categorized in mustadiand  Triphala. Vibhitaki is used in ancient medicine and described by all the nighantu works. The modern books like Indian...

BHRNGARAJA – Eclipta alba – Ayurvedic Herb

BHRNGARAJA Eclipta alba - Ayurvedic Herb         Caraka Indicated it for Raktapitta while vagbhata advocated Its consumption for one month to have the Rasayana effect. Paraskara grhyasutra, kesava paddhati, soundkiya Atharva, Kousika sathra etc delineate Bhrngaraja for its cosmetic as well as medicinal value. In Raja nigantu the blue variety is claimed to be the best Rasayana.   VARIETIES   According to Nighantukara. Sveta                  ...

Nagabala – Sida Veronicaefolia – Ayurvedic Herb

Nagabala - Sida Veronicaefolia - Ayurvedic Herb           Synonyms in sanskrit   Nagabala Ganngeruki Khargandhinika Visvedeva Arista Khanda Jhasa Hrsvagavedhuka Kala Sita bala Udanika Mahasamga Vrisharuha Valadwaya Vridhivala Bhoomibala   VERNACULAR NAMES   English                - Heart leaf fan petals, snake mallow. Hindi                  - Bananiyar, Bhyunli bhuinii Tamil                  - Palampasi Marathi               - Nagabala Gujarati               - Gangeti Bengali                - Goraksha chakule Telugu                 - Gayapaaku, bekkinata legida Kannada             - Nagabala, Turuvegida Malayalam         - Vallikkuruntotti, Nagabala.   VARITIES   Two plants are mainly used with this name.   Nagabala ...

Katuki – PICRORHIZA KURRUO SCROPHURACEAE

  PICRORHIZA KURRUO SCROPHURACEAE   Katuki is indicated for the treatment and management of pandu and grahani mainly. The names katuka and katukarohini are used for majority of times in the brihathrayi works. Sharangadhara quoted it as the example for Bhedana drugs.   VARITIES There are two varities described in the work viz., Katukarohini (P.kurroa) (E.paniculata).   SYNONYMS   Asoka Katumbhara Katvi Chakrangi Matsyashakala Shakuladhani Krishnabheda Thiktha Rohini Arishta Ashokarohini Katurohini Kandaruha Matsyapitha VERNACULARNAMES   English         :Picorrhiza Hindi            :Kutki Malayalam :Katukarohini Kannada     :Katukarohini Punjabi       :Kaundd Marathi      :KaliKatuki Bengali:Katki Urdu           :Kutki   PARTUSED   Root Underground Stem(Rhizome...

PATALA

  PATALA Botanical Name             :        Stereospermumsuaveolens(Roxb) DC Family      :        Bignoniaceae   It is botanically identified as Stereospermumsuaveolens D.C which belongs to Bignoniaceae family. The drug is commonly a big tree, documented to posses beneficial effects as cardiotonic , cooling , tonic and diuretic. It overcomes anorexia, difficult breathing, anasarca , piles , vomiting, hiccups and thirst. It is a...

Chavya(Piper chaba.)

Chavya(Piper chaba.)   INTRODUCTION   Chavak/Chavya is named as Piper chaba belongs to Piperaceae. Dalhana quoted Chavya as the root of Raja Pippali. The fruits of Piper Cheba are considered as Raja pippali or Chavika. While its root is considered as Chavya. Both are used in Ayurvedicmateriamedica for a long time. Bhava Mishra quoted the properties of Chavika&ChavikaShoola separately....

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