herbs

Chirata (Kalmegh): Health Benefits, Uses

chirayta (Kalmegh) according to ayurveda At one time many Swertia spp. (Indian name chirayta) were well esteemed as bitter tonics. These herbs grew in the temperate Himalayas, but because of over-exploitation these plants became scarce and hence expensive. Andrographis which has widespread distribution in India, was found to be a good substitute for Swertia, and …

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keshar(seffron)

keshar according to ayurveda In Ayurveda, saffron is considered bitter and anodyne. It vitiates the three doshas and helps diseases of the head. In the Greco-Arabic system (Unani medicine) saffron is used for slimming, enlarged livers, urinary, bladder and kidney infections, menstrual disorders, for strengthening the heart and cooling the brain. With ghee, it is …

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anantmul

anantmul according to ayurveda according to Ayurveda, it is cooling, sweet, anabolic, heavy, oily, bitter, aromatic laxative, sudorific and a blood purifier. It stimulates the flow of bile and is antidote to tridosha and body toxins. It helps in leucoderma, malodour from the body and bronchial problems, leucorrhoea, gastroenteritis, inflammation, physical weakness, fatigue, weight loss, …

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sonth

sonth according to ayurveda As per Ayurveda, it is pleasant anti-ama, anti-vata, digestant, pungent, light, oily, hot in effect, laxative and anti-inflammatory. It makes food tasty and increases vital fluids. It helps bronchial troubles, nausea, vomiting and heart diseases. Throughout the whole of Asia, from China to Turkey, ginger has a reputation of being a …

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