Ayurvedic Herbs

Patola – Tricosanthes dioica Roxb

Patola - Tricosanthes dioica Roxb   LITERARY REVIEW   According to Acharya charaka Tricosanthes dioicaRoxb is under Trptigna and Trsnanigrahana. Susruta indicated it specifically for Vrana and Netrarogas. He also advocated the administrated of Patola root during the eighth month of pregnancy. It is considered as one among the PancaTiktas in Rasa Tarangini. Patola is usually prescribed for pitta and Rakta vikaras.   VERNACULAR...

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...

Gambhari – GMELINA ARBOREA

  GMELINA ARBOREA     INTRODUCTION   Gambhari is considered as Rakshoghna in nature as per ancient text in India. It is important among the true used in Yajna. It is one among the Brihat Panchamoola.   It will be interesting to note that the term Gambhar used routinely now for Kashmari was not mentioned in Brihat trayi. However ,other synonyms Like...

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...

Aragvatha

 Aragvatha             LITERARY REVIEW   Many references are available about the drug Aragvadha. In Vedic literature the dried branches of Aragvadha are used for ritual performance. AmoungBrhatTrayiCarakaemphasized its utility in kushta and described a chapter in its name Aragvadhiyam (C.su.2) several external application containing Aragvadha are mentioned in this chapter. It is important to note that the...

(SHAKULADANI) – PICRORHIZA KURRORA ROYLE EX BENTH

(SHAKULADANI)   PICRORHIZA KURRORA ROYLE EX BENTH SCROPULARACEAE .                The drug name shakuladani is contraversal one. It is the synonym of both katuki and jala pippali . in bhava prakasha and raja nighantu mentioned shakuladani as the synonym of katuki and jala pippali . but caraka in bhedaniya mentioned shakuladani  as a synonym for katuki. In dhanwanthari nighantu...

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