Ayurvedic Herbs

CHANGERI – Oxalis corniculata linn – Ayurvedic Herb

CHANGERI Oxalis corniculata linn - Ayurvedic Herb         The plant oxalis corniculata Linn belongs to the Oxaledaceae  family. Because of its amlarasa the plant is known by the name changeri because of this it acts as rochana As per some author marselia minuta is the original changeri since chatushpathri  is the common synonym used by all the acharayas Leaves...

BHRNGARAJA – Eclipta alba – Ayurvedic Herb

BHRNGARAJA Eclipta alba - Ayurvedic Herb         Caraka Indicated it for Raktapitta while vagbhata advocated Its consumption for one month to have the Rasayana effect. Paraskara grhyasutra, kesava paddhati, soundkiya Atharva, Kousika sathra etc delineate Bhrngaraja for its cosmetic as well as medicinal value. In Raja nigantu the blue variety is claimed to be the best Rasayana.   VARIETIES   According to Nighantukara. Sveta                  ...

BRAHMI – Bacopa monnieri – Ayurvedic Herb

BRAHMI Bacopa monnieri - Ayurvedic Herb         Brahmi , which is named as Bacopa monnieri which has got very good action on improving intellect and also benefit in maintaining good voice, useful in digestive , circulatory  disease, It is extensively seen in all part of India, which is best used for insanity.   LITERARY REVIEW   Acharya Charaka has put it under...

Bilwa – Aegle marmelos corr – Ayurvedic Herb

Bilwa Aegle marmelos corr - Ayurvedic Herb     LITERARY REVIEW   Bilwa is extensievely  described and used in vedic literature. Bilwa mani dharana is considered as dhuswapna nashana, raksogna, rasayana, pranjastapana, vishagna etc. Its cosmetic properties were also documented in ancient text. Bilwa is considered to be the best sangrahika and deepaniya  drug  being vata kaphahara.Bilwa patra is however vatahara...

Bhallathaka – Semicarpus anacardium – Ayurvedic Herb

Bhallathaka Semicarpus anacardium - Ayurvedic Herb       SYNONYMS  Bhallataka Arushka Arushkara Agnika Agnimukhi Bhalli Veera vriksha Shopha krit Krimigna Thaila beeja Dhanurbeeja Vatari Bhutanashana Bhedana   VERNACULAR NAMES   English                 -        Semicarpus Anacardium Earking Nut Sanskrit               -        Bhallataka , Arushka , Agnika , Agnimukhi Hindi                    -        Bhilama , Bhilaya , Bhela , Bhiloura Bengali                -        Bhela bhelagacha , Bhurthuki Gujarathi             -        Bhilaya , Bhiyalu Kannada              -        Godambi , Karebeeja , gerubeeja , giru Telugu                 -        Jingicheatta , Nalajeedi Farcy                    -       ...

Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – Ayurvedic Herb

 Ashwagandha Withania somnifera - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY VIEW   According to paipalada samhitha ashvaganda root is given as nasya to achieve conception. In brihatrayees -charaka vaghbata  - haya ganda or hayahvaya Susrutha and vagbata - vajiganda Susrutha  -Thuranga  ganda Susrutha and vaghbata are not mention any gana. Sharankadara mention sukrala property of ashvagandha along with musali and satavary. On review of literature, brihatreyas...

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