Ayurvedic Herbs

SALMALI – (SalmaliamalabaricaSchott.and.Endl.)

                                          SALMALI (SalmaliamalabaricaSchott.and.Endl.)   INTRODUCTION   In Rig-Veda Salmali wood is used to prepare a chariot during marriage rituals. Its fruit is considered as poisonous but the tree is described as best among the trees. Caraka documented the haemostatic property and an allergic effect of Salmali. In fact he documented the utility of different parts of this tree. Viz....

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...

DADIMA – Punica granatum – Ayurvedic Herb

DADIMA Punica granatum - Ayurvedic Herb       Dadima is one of the herb mentioned in all ancient Sanskrit scriptures of Ayurveda . It has been commonly used as an edible fruit, as well as for medicinal purpose.   Although previously placed its own family punicaceae, recent phylogenetic studies have shown that punica belongs in the family “Lythraceae” and it...

Varuna – [Crataeva nurvala Buch.Ham]

  Varuna CAPPARIDACEAE FAMILY CLASSICAL CATAGORISATION   Susruta Varunadi Vatasmari nasaka Tikta varga Vata samshamana Charaka----Tikta skandha Vagbhata ---- varunadi Vrinda madhava--- Ashmarigha Sodala Nighandu ---- Amradi varga Kaiyadeva Nighandu---- Aushadhi varga Bhava prakasha Nighandu ---- Vatadi varga Dhanvantari Nighandu ---- Amradi panchama sarga Sad rasa Nighandu / Abhidhana ratnamala----Kashaya dravya   VERNACULAR NAMES   English   3 leaved caper Malayalum Niravila Kannada Neravele Hindi Varna, Baruna Tamil Mavilingam Telugu Magalingam Marathi   varun oriya Baryno         SYNONYMS   Varuna           :That which useful in treatment...

Barangi – CLERODENDRUM SERRATUM

  BOTANICAL NAME      :       CLERODENDRUM SERRATUM FAMILY  : VERBENACEA   LITERARY REVIEW   On review of literature it is observed that Bharngi is one of the most common herbs in the Ayurvedic formulation used in the treatment of respiratory disorders, susrutha included it under pippalyadi Gana.   The modern books like Indian medicinal plants, Indian materia medica etc.mentioned the drug Bharngi under...

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...

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