Ayurvedic Herbs

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...

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 -...

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...

Guggulu – Commiphora mukul Eng – Ayurvedic Herb

Guggulu Commiphora mukul Eng - Ayurvedic Herb SYNONYMS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION Guggulu : Safe guards from diseases or removes a number of Ailments. Kumbhollukhalakam : Exudes a gum resin coming out of cavities. Devadhupa : Used as an incense in god’s worship. Palankasha : Relieves particularly Obesity. Puraha : The resin is the best medicine. Mahishaksha : Reddish black in color like...

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 :...

Aparajitha – Clitorea ternatea – Ayurvedic Herb

Aparajitha Clitorea ternatea - Ayurvedic Herb INTRODUCTION Aparajita is delineated in Atharvaveda and wherein properties like Rakshoghna Krtyad usana, Yasasya are attributed to it. It is also considered as visahara . However in Brhat Trayi texts we do not come across the term Aparajita . Aparajita in however found in one context...