Ayurvedic Herbs

Kushta – Saussuria lappa C B Clarke – Ayurvedic Herb

Kushta - Saussuria lappa C B Clarke - Ayurvedic Herb       LITERARY REVIEW The drug kushta has been mentioned in veda’s. It is claimed to cure several diseases and posses the properties like Rasayana, vrushya and krimigna. It is specifically mentioned as tamaka nashaka(antipyretic). It is climed to posses aroma and important among all the herb, it is used for...

VASA

VASA   INTRODUCTION   Kousika and Panini works delineate vasa and it is described by other commentators as vrsaka and atarusa. The synonym simhi is used in the vedic period to denote brhati but not for vasa. Vasa is a well-known herb for respiratory disorders,bleeding disorders and febrile illness.Caraka documented the flowers of vasa as kapha-pittahara while susrutha mentioned...

Nimbuka – Citrus acida Roxb – Ayurvedic Herb

 Nimbuka Citrus acida Roxb - Ayurvedic Herb         SYNONYMS AND INTERPRETATION Nimbu : Kind of Jambira Nimbuka : Kind of Jambira Danthasata : Sensitive to tooth Jambira : Sour taste people likes Jamba : Due to Amla guna it makes Sidhilatha of organs Amlasara : Sour in taste Rajanimbu  Sthrinimbuka Kliba Janthumari VERNACULAR NAMES  Hindi : Nimbu,Nilbu,Kagaji,Nibu English : Lime or Sour lime Telugu : Nimma pandu Kannada : Nimbe hannu Malayalam :...

JYOTISHMATI – Celastrus paniculatus – Ayurvedic Herb

JYOTISHMATI - Celastrus paniculatus - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW ‘Katabha’ stems are mentioned among the ritual items in the vedic literature (A.Pa.26/5/1-5). But its identity with Jyotishmati is doubtful. Charaka quoted it among shirovirechana dravyas.  Jyotishmati is considered as Medhya rasayana as well Sushrutha and Charaka indicated Jyotishmati taila for unmade and apasmara. Among the adhobhagahara...

Datura – Dattura metel Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Datura Dattura metel Linn - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW It is found in panini’s works. Soumaka quoted ‘kanaknaka’ as a poisonous plant which is equated to datura (sou. 10/04/12). Charaka delimated in the contest of visha chikitsa and in kustha chikitsa (madhasava). Sushrutha indicated it especially for alarka visha (raibus). Charaka described it only merice in the name ‘kanaka’ (e.s.chi 1/74...

Vathsanabha

  INTRODUCTION   Vathsanabha is known to the ayurvedic pharmacopeia since very early times. The word VISHA is delineated in ADHARVANA VEDA and BRAHMANA GRANDHA. Among the brihaththrayi’scharakacharya mentioned it under STHAVARA VISHA. He also denoted it as visha which is one of the ingredients of iendryrasayana. Vishadharana is one of the prophylactic measures for vishamajwara according...

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