Category: Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal Herbs: Anantamool – Hemidesmus Indicus 0

Medicinal Herbs: Anantamool – Hemidesmus Indicus

In the Indian medical system of Ayurveda it goes by the name of Anantamool or Sariva. It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. It is one of the...

Medicinal Herbs: Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 0

Medicinal Herbs: Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera

It is commonly known as Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng. It is used as an herb in Ayurvedic medicine. The name Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means “horse’s odour,” originating from the odour of its root which...

Medicinal Herbs: Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri 0

Medicinal Herbs: Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri

It is also known as Water Hyssop, Herb of Grace, and Indian Pennywort. It is one of the most important medicinal herbs used in Ayurveda, where it is also known as “Brahmi,” after Brahma,...

Medicinal Herbs: Haridra – Curcuma Longa 0

Medicinal Herbs: Haridra – Curcuma Longa

Haridra or Haldi is also known as turmeric which is a commonly found spice in India and is one of the best blood purifier in the traditional Indian pharmacopeia. The use of turmeric for...

Medicinal Herbs: Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 0

Medicinal Herbs: Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi

The name comes from its appearance- ‘Jata’ means dreadlocks and ‘Mansi’ means human. The underground stem is a source of a fragrant amber colored essential oil. This oil has been used since ancient times, as...

Medicinal Herbs: Methi – Trigonella Foenum-graecum 0

Medicinal Herbs: Methi – Trigonella Foenum-graecum

Methi or Methika also known Fenugreek is one of the best Vata dosha pacifiers among the Ayurvedic herbs which make it a very useful as a tonic for the aged. It minimizes the age related...

Benefits of Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 0

Benefits of Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi

The name comes from its appearance- ‘Jata’ means dreadlocks and ‘Mansi’ means human. The underground stem is a source of a fragrant amber colored essential oil. This oil has been used since ancient times, as...

RUDRAKSHA – A MEDICINE 0

RUDRAKSHA – A MEDICINE

Rudraksha is a rare gift of nature to mankind. It is a link between heaven and earth, between man and God. It is for this reason that Rudraksha is the object of reverence and adoration and a...

RUDRAKSHA – A MEDICINE : ETYMOLOGY 0

RUDRAKSHA – A MEDICINE : ETYMOLOGY

ETYMOLOGY: Rudraksha is a genus of large evergreen trees with more than 360 species found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It belongs to the family of Elaeocarpus. Its scientific classification is as...

RUDRAKSHA AND AYURVEDA 0

RUDRAKSHA AND AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, a person’s health can be maintained by balancing Vat (wind), Pitta (bile), and Kapha (phlegm). As Rudraksha influences the mind through its subtle electro-magnetic properties, many diseases can be cured using it. Vat, Pitta...