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  • Eranda The herb known as Castor in English is widely spread throughout the tropical regionsand is commonly found as an ornamental plant. The seed of this herb contains oilwhich is used for medicinal purposes. In ayurvedic texts it is considered to be the bestamong purgatives and is used widely for purgation therapy. This herb helps inpacification of vata and kapha dosha. It is the main ingredient in many herbalpreparations meant for vata disorders like sciatica, paralysis, joint pain etc.Consumption of the seed oil in small amount can provide good lubrication to theintestine and relieve constipation. Due to its unpleasant taste it can be consumedmixed with some juice or tea etc.
  • Ashwagandha This herb known as winter cherry in English is found mostly in regions of temperateclimate. The root of this herb is used for medicinal purposes. This herb is known topacify the vata dosha. In ayurvedic texts it is mentioned to be as rasayana for vatadosha and hence indicated to be taken regularly by vata prakruti persons. It is alsoindicated in various disorders like stress, loss of sleep, paralysis, loss of sexual drive,impotence and other such. Oil prepared from this herb is used for basti therapy invata disorders.
  • BalaThe meaning of word bala in Sanskrit is strength and this herb is named so, forgiving strength to the body. It is a shrub and is commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical plains of India. The root of this herb is used for medicinal purposes. Itpacifies the vata dosha . Oil prepared from this herb can be used for the snehan(massage) therapy in disorders of vata. It is mainly indicated in various joint andnervous disorders like arthritis, sciatica, frozen shoulder, paralysis etc. View slide
  • Kantakari This herb commonly appears as a thorny herb spread along the roadside all overIndia. This herb has the capacity to pacify the vata dosha. This herb is an importantcomponent of Dashamoola which is the combination of 10 vata pacifying herbs.Kantakari is mainly used for complaints of throat like cough, tonsillitis etc. It also hassome anti helmintic properties. The fumes of this herb are inhaled orally for dentalcaries, dental pain etc. View slide
  • BilvaIt is found throughout the South East Asia and grows commonly in tropical forests. This herb has got religious importance in India. This herb is one among the 10 herbs used in the formulation of vata pacifying formulation called as dashamoola. It is indicated in various vata disorders like paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, joint pain etc. It is also beneficial for various gastric disorders like constipation, piles, dysentery, abdominal pain etc.
  • RasonaThis herb is commonly called as garlic as is widely used as a kitchen spice all overthe world. It is used for pacification of vata dosha. Rasona has been reported tohave certain hypolipidemic properties helping to reduce the blood cholesterol levelsand hence is used widely in cardiac disorders. A drink called Rasona Kshirapakaprepared with rasona and milk is advised to be taken daily for persons having vaticdisorders like joint pain, sciatica, lumbar spondilitis, and other such.
  • Masha Masha is commonly known as black gram or black lentil in English and is found inSouth Asian countries. It is used for pacification of vata dosha. The oil processed withthis herb is used extensively for snehana (massage) therapy. It is used in vatadisorders like joint pain, inflammation, paralysis etc. It is known to increase the spermcount and is indicated in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. It alsoincreases milk secretion in lactating mothers.
  • MethikaThis herb is commonly used as a vegetable source in India. Commonly known asfenugreek in English it is widely cultivated in India. It is used for pacification of vatadosha. It is used in conditions like loss of appetite, flatulence, abdominal pain etc.The seeds of this herb are extremely bitter in taste are use for augmentation ofbreast milk in feeding mothers. Methika seeds are indicated in lowering the bloodsugar and cholesterol levels as well.