Ayurvedic Herbs

Ashoka – Saraca asoca Roxb. De. Wilde

BOTANICAL NAME : Saraca indica Linn. ...

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...

Karkatasringi

About the drug :- Karkatasringi, it is known by the botanical name Pistacia integerrima belonging to Anacardaceae it has main actions like kapha vatahara, vrsya, grahi, dipana etc. It is an important herb with excellent therapeutic utility in kasa rogas.     LITERARY REVIEW   A herb karkatika is described in kesava paddhati (25/22). However its identity with P. interrima...

Amalaki – Embelica Officinalis

    INTRODUCTION Amla is one of the most celebrate herb in the Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda. Amla’s traditional uses include as a laxative,eye wash,appetite stimulant,restorative tonic and to treat anorexia and jaundice. Amla is becoming increasingly well known to its unusually high level of vitamine C which is resistant...

Gambhari – GMELINA ARBOREA

GMELINA ARBOREA     INTRODUCTION   Gambhari is considered as Rakshoghna in nature as per ancient text in India. It is important among the true used in Yajna. It is one among the Brihat Panchamoola.   It will be interesting to note that the term Gambhar used routinely now for Kashmari was not mentioned in Brihat trayi. However ,other synonyms...

YAVASA – Alhagi Camelorum

YAVASA Alhagi Camelorum               The drug Yavasa, is known by the botanical name Alhagi camelorum, belonging to fabaceae family. It has main action like pitta-shleshma prashamana, trsnanigrahana, dahaprasamana etc.. It is an important herb with excellent therapeutic utiltiy in jvara, raktapitta . It is one among the controversial drug. WHO has evolved guidelines...