Ayurvedic Herbs

JYOTISHMATI – Celastrus paniculatus – Ayurvedic Herb

JYOTISHMATI - Celastrus paniculatus - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW ‘Katabha’ stems are mentioned among the ritual items in the vedic literature (A.Pa.26/5/1-5). But its identity with Jyotishmati is doubtful. Charaka quoted it among shirovirechana dravyas.  Jyotishmati is considered as Medhya rasayana as well Sushrutha and Charaka indicated Jyotishmati taila for unmade and apasmara. Among the adhobhagahara...

Mandukaparni – Centella asiatica Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Mandukaparni Centella asiatica Linn - Ayurvedic Herb             The drug manduki is known since the vedic period and is considered as one of the important aushadi. Charaka described it as medha rasayana and the same is accepted by all the ayurvedic texts. There are certain herbs with similar names which need to be differentiated from mandukaparni viz, mandukaparna is syonka...

Karanja – Pongamia pinnata – Ayurvedic Herb

Karanja - Pongamia pinnata - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW   We come across the reference about karanja in rigveda and atharvaveda. Karanja sticks are forbidden for the rituals but described as the best among the tooth sticks. Ayurvedic text quoted it as the best tooth brush stick possessing katu rasa. Karanja is mentioned among kadugna (anti pruritic) Varga by...

INDRAVARUNI – Citrullus colocynthis Linn – Ayurvedic Herb

Indravaruni Citrullus colocynthis Linn - Ayurvedic Herb       It is botanically identified as Citrullus colocynthis linn. Which belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. The drug is perennial climber and is documented to possess beneficial effects as purgative,vermifuge,blood purifier,eradicates tumor in stomach,ascites,menstrual disorders etc.     SYNONYMS Indravaruni Indravallari - creeper which is likede by Indra Iindri – creeper which is likede by Indra Gavakshi – which...

Madanaphala – Randia Spinoza – Ayurvedic Herb

Madanaphala Randia Spinoza - Ayurvedic Herb     In the Vedic literature the thorns of Madana are mentioned and in case of vegetable poison Madanaphala is given to induce vomiting.   Charaka quoted it as the best emetic drug and about 133 yogas described with it in the Kalpa sthana . He also emphasized its role as antidote to many...

Nagabala – Sida Veronicaefolia – Ayurvedic Herb

Nagabala - Sida Veronicaefolia - Ayurvedic Herb           Synonyms in sanskrit   Nagabala Ganngeruki Khargandhinika Visvedeva Arista Khanda Jhasa Hrsvagavedhuka Kala Sita bala Udanika Mahasamga Vrisharuha Valadwaya Vridhivala Bhoomibala   VERNACULAR NAMES   English                - Heart leaf fan petals, snake mallow. Hindi                  - Bananiyar, Bhyunli bhuinii Tamil                  - Palampasi Marathi               - Nagabala Gujarati               - Gangeti Bengali                - Goraksha chakule Telugu                 - Gayapaaku, bekkinata legida Kannada             - Nagabala, Turuvegida Malayalam         - Vallikkuruntotti, Nagabala.   VARITIES   Two plants are mainly used with this name.   Nagabala ...

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