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...

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 ...

Kanthala (AGAVE CANTULA Roxb) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Kanthala - AGAVE CANTULA Roxb Botanical Name - AGAVE CANTULA Roxb Agorve cantula is a Mexican native plant which is also seen in many parts of the world. It is a succulets with fleshy leaves which is spiney .It is being found in the Southern part too. It is available in Kerala and Karnataka too.It is...

KHADIRA – Acacia catechu – Ayurvedic Herb

KHADIRA - Acacia catechu - Ayurvedic Herb       According to Rgveda, khadira is one of the important trees both of rituals and medicinal usage. It is described with the synonym ‘ vibadha. Its heartwood is considered to be very strong and is used as wedge while manufacturing chariots. Satapatha Brahmana mention it as one of the...

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...

Pisaca karpasa(Abroma Augustum)

Pisaca karpasa(Abroma Augustum)   SYNONYMS   पीवरी योर्षाणि सा स्याद् योनिव्याप्दिनशिनि रजोदोषप्रशमनि......../(आ.वि)   Peevari Yoshini are its Synonyms   GANAS OR VARGAS   Kula – Pishachakarpasa Kula Bhava prakasha Nighantu – Pushpa Varga Raja Nighantu – Karaveeradi Varga Kaiyadeva Nighantu – Oushadi Varga   VERNACULAR NAMES   English :- Devil’s Cotton Hindi :- Ulat Kambala Kannada:- Bhangi mara Tamil:- Siva pputtutti Bengali:- Ulat Kamnal Marathi:- Ulat Kambal Assamese:- Ban kopashi Chinese:- Shvo ma   CHEMICAL COMPOSITION   Root bark contain gum resin (exulate) mucilaginous...

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