Ayurvedic Herbs

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 :...

Madanaphala – Randia Spinoza – Ayurvedic Herb

Madanaphala Randia Spinoza - Ayurvedic Herb     In the Vedic literature the thorns of Madana are mentioned and in case of vegetable poison Madanaphala is given to induce vomiting.   Charaka quoted it as the best emetic drug and about 133 yogas described with it in the Kalpa sthana . He also emphasized its role as antidote to many...

Karkatasringi

About the drug :- Karkatasringi, it is known by the botanical name Pistacia integerrima belonging to Anacardaceae it has main actions like kapha vatahara, vrsya, grahi, dipana etc. It is an important herb with excellent therapeutic utility in kasa rogas.     LITERARY REVIEW   A herb karkatika is described in kesava paddhati (25/22). However its identity with P. interrima...

KAPIKACCHU – Mucuna pruriens – Ayurvedic Herb

KAPIKACCHU - Mucuna pruriens - Ayurvedic Herb           Varieties   — Kolasimbi or sukrasimbi (Madanandi Neganda 7-33) — Mucuna nigicans (hour) steed. — Mucuna sericophylla. — Mucuna utilis.   Synonyms — Kapikachu — Athmaguptha — Makati — Ajada — Shukashimbi — Kapadura — Ladagali — Chedaga — Dhu sparsh — Pravushayani — Prarvshani — Kaphiromaphala — Banashukari — Vreshabi —...

Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa Kurz – Ayurvedic Herb

  Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa Kurz - Ayurvedic Herb     Dhataki is mainly emphasized in the ancient ayurvedic texts as one of the most important Formentation products. Hence the names Madypujpa and Madakara.Caraka quoted it among the Fermenting egents (asava yoni). He also described Dhataki among the Purisasangrahaniya and Mutravirajaniya group of drugs. Nighantu works highlighted its other properties...

Sirisa

  Vedic literature extensively quoted sirisha among the Santa vraksas. It is considered as one of the best plants for Danta Kasthas(tooth brushes). Though charaka enumerated sirisa under vishaghna vedanasthapana, sirovirechana & kashaya groups, he emphasized vishagna property. Recent works prove that albezininis found to be an universal anti dote. Bhavamisra described pancavalkala as pancha vraksas. Among...