Ayurvedic Herbs

Valaka (APORUSA LINDLEYANA) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Valaka APORUSA LINDLEYANA Family – Eyphorbiaceae Synonyms – Scepa lindleyana W.T Vernacular names K – Challe Mara, Sarali Sylla Tan – Kodali, Vettil, Vetti M – Kodali, Vetti Tulu – Saral San – Valaka Morphology Habit – Trees up to 15m hall Bark – Smooth, shallowly fissured brownish, blaze pink Branches – Branch lets, terate, glabrous Leaves – Simple, alternate, spiral, stipules oblong lanceolate, acute Inflorescena – Flowers unisexual,...

Haritha Manjari (Indian acalypha) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Haritha Manjari - Indian acalypha ‘Kuppameni’, ‘Vetti’, ‘etti’ is known since the vedic period and these are considered as the important oushadhas. These drags are under gone is different family. Aporusa lendlegana plant is commonly known as Salle (in Kannada). The tree is frequently found in the Malnad region of Karnataka state. The plant is used...

Kanchanara – Bauhinia variegata

Kanchanara is known by the botanical name Bauhinia variegata belonging to Caesalpinioideae family. It has main actions like Dipana, Grahi, Kapha Pitha hara. It is very effective in Gandamala.     LITERARY REVIEW   Kovidara is the original name of Kanchanara during the vedic and samhita periods. Vedic literature cosidered its stem as forebidden for rituals. Its utility is...

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...

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...

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...