herbs

arjun

Arjuna in Vedic compendium In Rigveda, this word means “white” but in later samhitas and other texts it denotes a small herb also known as “Phalguna” and used as a substitute for soma. In Kathuka samhita, it is mentioned as two types–Lohita tula (having red spikes) and Babhru tula (white grey spikes). Arjuna has been …

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mulethi(licuorice)

mulethi according to ayurveda Licorice or Mulethi is a medicinal herb which is used in various Ayurvedic medicines. Its underground stems and roots are used for medicinal purpose. It has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective properties. Mulethi is useful in cough, sore throat, bronchitis, sexual weakness, skin problems, jaundice, hoarseness, vata dosha, ulcers etc. It …

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tulsi(holy basil)

Tulsi in Ayurveda Tulsi, also known as ‘holy basil’, is probably the most widely known and common household herb in the Indian sub-continent. It is considered sacred, and rightly so, owing to its diverse healing properties. Known in Ayurveda as a kind of “elixir of life”, it is believed to promote longevity. Tulsi is considered …

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turmeric(haldi)

Turmeric and Ayurveda Turmeric is used in Ayurveda to balance vata, pitta, and kapha, though in excess, it can aggravate pitta and vata. It has a particular beneficial effect for rasa and rakta dhatus (the blood and plasma of the circulatory system). It also kindles agni (digestive fire), helping reduce kapha and ama (toxins). As …

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brahmi

Brahmi and Ayurveda In India, Brahmi is largely treasured as a revitalizing herb used by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for almost 3000 years. The herb has been mentioned in several Ayurvedic treatises including Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita in the 3rd century AD 11. In addition to being a well-known Nootropic herb for centuries, it has …

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sankhapuspi

TRADITIONAL USES oF SANKHAPUSPI Shankhpushpi is used for its action on the central nervous system, especially for boosting memory and improving intellect. Shankpushpi is a perennial herb that looks like the common morning glory. The plant is used locally in Indian and Chinese medicine to cure various diseases. It is used in the Ayurvedic formulation …

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