Ayurvedic Herbs

Goksura – Tribulus terrestris – Ayurvedic Herb

Goksura Tribulus terrestris - Ayurvedic Herb         The Names & synonyms of Gokshura are not found in the Vedic literature charaka identified it as the best drug for mutrakrichra and vata rogas . It is one of the herbs which is “mutrala” diuretic as well as “sothahara” anti inflammatory. The root is used in Dasamoolaa while...

Drona Pushpi – Leucas cephalotus Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Drona Pushpi Leucas cephalotus Linn - Ayurvedic Herb     SYNONYMS   Ksavapatra Chatrini Palepushpa Guma Nahula Adhicchatra Dvesyamesa Gotamah Putigandhika Kumbhayoni Kutumbaka Drona Swasanaka Palindi Chatrani Chatraka Koodinya Vrakshasaraka Dhirgapatra Supuspa Chitrapatrika   TYPES   According to Abhidhana ratnamala Two varieties Mahadrona Dronapushpa According to Raja narahari Drona – Lucas aspera Mahadrona – L. Cephalotus Another species – L. indica   PART USED Panchanga   FORMULATION   Plihari vati Gorocanadi vati Nimbadilepa Sahacharadi taila DOSAGE   Swarasa-5-10ml. Churna-1-3gm   PROPERTIES   Rasa: katu, lavana, Madhura. Guna: Guru, Ruksha, Theekshna Veerya: Ushna. Vipaka: Madhura Doshsgnhtha: Kapha, vata, shamaka.   CHEMICAL COMPOSITION Its Panchanga contains B-sisstesterol, flavinol, Glycoside. Flowers  contain an essential oil, A bitter principle seeds a...

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 like...

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...

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...

Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica Linn - Ayurvedic Herb       Literary review It is forbidden leafy vegetable. Charaka described it as the best drug to cure guda roga, arshas and shoola. In the contest of Rasayana Sushruta advocated the utility of chitraka rasayana similar to that of bakuchi rasayana. Vaghbhata delineated three varieties of Chitraka and quoted them for   rasayana purpose. In Lolambarariyam(sadvaidyajivanam)...

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