Ayurvedic Herbs

Haritaki – TERMINALIA CHEBULA Retz.

Haritaki:- TERMINALIA CHEBULA Retz. COMBRETACEAE FAMILY   LITERARY REVIEW   TERMINALIA CHEBULA is an extensively used herbal drug Rtuharitaki It is classically recommended as rtuharitaki for using the drug during the course of different seasons.   Rtu   Anupana Varsa saindhava Sarada Sarkara Hemanda Sunthi Sisira Pippali Vasantha Madhu Greeshma Guda       Various medicinal properties of drug fruit are specified in relation to its mode of use such as chewing,powdering,boiling and frying of fruit is stomachic,laxative, astringent and countering...

Barangi – CLERODENDRUM SERRATUM

  BOTANICAL NAME      :       CLERODENDRUM SERRATUM FAMILY  : VERBENACEA   LITERARY REVIEW   On review of literature it is observed that Bharngi is one of the most common herbs in the Ayurvedic formulation used in the treatment of respiratory disorders, susrutha included it under pippalyadi Gana.   The modern books like Indian medicinal plants, Indian materia medica etc.mentioned the drug Bharngi under...

BALA – Sidacordifolia Linn.

          INTRODUCTION   There is no reference of baladvaya in authoritative books of dravayaguna. Usually in the name of BaladvayaBalaAtibaladravyas are considering. In Vedic literature BALA is described as Rasayana, Visaghna, Balya and prameghana.Majumdas is of the opinion that ‘Arundhati’ or Sahadevi’ may be Bala in the Vedic literature. But in the bhavaprakashaNighantu there is reference for Balacatushtayam. Though...

Bakuchi – PSORALEA CORYLIFOLIA

BOTANICAL NAME : PSORALEA CORYLIFOLIA FAMILY: FABACEAE Dry fruit  of  leguminous plant Psoraliacorylifolia Linn is one of the most popular traditional Chinese medicine and officially listed in chinesepharmacopia. The plant is an annual herb and  has immense  biological importance. It has been widely exploited since ages for its magical effect against several skin diseases  such as...

Ashoka – Saraca asoca Roxb. De. Wilde

  BOTANICAL NAME         : Saraca indica Linn.                                                   Saraca asoca Roxb. De. Wilde FAMILY                           : Fabaceae   Regarding the drug at hand, a clear description from Atharva Veda Parishishta indicates that Ashoka is known to Indians since vedic literature. Charaka described it as an anodyne while Sushrutha mentioned it under Rodhradi guna. In this context , it...

Aragvatha

 Aragvatha             LITERARY REVIEW   Many references are available about the drug Aragvadha. In Vedic literature the dried branches of Aragvadha are used for ritual performance. AmoungBrhatTrayiCarakaemphasized its utility in kushta and described a chapter in its name Aragvadhiyam (C.su.2) several external application containing Aragvadha are mentioned in this chapter. It is important to note that the...

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