Ayurvedic Herbs

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...

Agnimantha – Premna integrifolia – Ayurvedic Herb

Agnimantha Premna integrifolia - Ayurvedic Herb       Introduction Agnimantha is a important plant during vedic period. It is the one among the Dhashamoolas. Its stem or sticks were used to produce fire. This plant is considered essential for rituals also, Agnimantha is best sothahara and vathahara drug. Like patala agnimantha is also found to be shothahara according to...

Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Ayurvedic Herb

MANJISTA Rubia cordifolia - Ayurvedic Herb         Manjishta’s anticedance dates back to vedic period. In Aitereya Aranyaka is described. During upanayana samskara ksathriyas are expected to wear the cloths coloured with “Manjishta”. It is known as artificial colouring agent from the beginning. However, Ayurvedic texts emphasized its role in medicinal usage. Charaka described it as Jwarahara while sushrutha...

KANTAKARI – Solanum xanthocarpum – Ayurvedic Herb

KANTAKARI Solanum xanthocarpum - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY VIEW   Panini described Kantakarika in his work (PG4/ 154 and 167) . Atharva parisista Vyaghri and Simhi are mentioned vyaghreemani dharana is delineated in atharvaveda . Vaghbata specifically indicated Nidigdhika for kasa . It is extensively used for this purpose in the classical and traditional...

Khatmi (Althea officinalis)

Khatmi (Althea officinalis) BOTANICAL SOURCE   Botanical name : Althea officinalis Family : Malvaceae VERNACULAR NAMES Hindi : Khatmi,Gulkhairo English : Marsh mallow Sanskrit : Khatmi,Picchilamula,supuspa Arabian : Baer-ul-Khtmk Tamil : Shemaitute Urdu : Khatmi,Khitmi Duch : Heemst German : Adewarzeal,Eibisch Italian : Altea,allisch Persion : Gulkhairo PROPERTIES Rasa : Madhura Guna : Snigdha,Picchila,Guru Virya : Sita Vipaka : Madhura Doshakarma Vatapittasamaka, Kaphanihsaraka   INDICATION Antrasotha-antravarodha Pravahika Pratisyaya-kasa Mutrakrchra-mutradaha Vranasodha-Phuphusasotha Kanthasotha KARMA Snehana Anulomana Slesmahara Sodhahara-Vedhanasthapana Mutranjanana Accoding to modern:- This plant is supportive and...

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...