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Ayurvedic Indian Herbs


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Ayurvedic Indian Herbs

  1. 1. AYURVEDIC INDIAN HERBS Maharshi Charak Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center
  2. 2. HERBOLOGY: EAST AND WEST <ul><li>Herbs, both in the east and the west, have been the prime medicinal agents in traditional and holistic therapies. In the east, particularly India and China, an extensive and intricate herbal science has been developed. Originating from the vision of men of spiritual knowledge, herbal medicine was then refined by thousands of years of experience. In this regard Ayurveda includes what is probably the oldest, most visionary, mostdeveloped science of herbal medicine in the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HERBS: Introduction <ul><li>Areview of the valuable Ayurvedic texts manifests that an incredible 1600 of the 2000 old Ayurvedic formulations are plant based. Plants have played an important part in Indian society since ages, and even in these days of modern era. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) <ul><li>Amalaki is perhaps the single most often mentioned herb in the Caraka Samhita . It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The fruit is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C of any natural occurring substances in nature. It promotes ojas and the reproductive fluids, and is useful in the treatment of ulcers and hyperacidity. </li></ul><ul><li>A research team discovered that when amlaki is taken regularly as a dietary supplement, it counteracts the toxic effects of prolonged exposure to environmental heavy metals, such as lead, aluminum, and nickel. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Other studies show that amla increases red blood cell count and hemoglobin percentages, and patients started their anabolic phase (metabolic processes involved in protein synthesis) sooner. The dried fruit reduced cholesterol levels, indicating that amlaki is safe to consume on a long term basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Amlaki reduces unwanted fat because it increases total protein levels; this is due to its ability to create a positive nitrogen balance and it also significantly reduces the levels of free fatty acids. In addition, amlaki, in a raw or natural form, reduces cholesterol and cholesterol induced atherosclerosis (Obstruction of the arteries), making it a useful natural product to fight obesity . One study shows that it prevented atheroma (degeneration of the artery walls due to fat and scar tissue). Furthermore, amlaki has exhibited considerable effect in inhibiting the HIV virus which ultimately results in the disease AIDS. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anantmool (Hemidismus indica) <ul><li>Indications: </li></ul><ul><li>Skin : Clear heat and inflammation from the skin- used in eczema, erysipelas, psoriasis, urticaria from heat and aggravated pitta. It ‘cleans’ the blood, stops itching and reduces suppuration. The root powder is used to treat STDs that are damp and hot. Urinary : Urinary infections with dark red, cloudy, painful urination; cystitis, urethritis, kidney infections, prostatitis. Nerves : Its alterative and purificatory nature extends to the mind, hence its use in disturbed, angry or irritated emotions from high pitta aggravating the equilibrium of the mind. It reduces vata indirectly by calming the flames of pitta. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) <ul><li>Arjuna is a cardio tonic. It lowers blood pressure and regularizes blood circulation in the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Medicinal uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Astringent and diuretic in cirrhosis and in the cases of obesity. It is a cardio tonic, lowers blood pressure and regularizes blood circulation in the heart. It is considered to be tonic, astringent, cooling and is used in heart diseases, contusions, fractures, ulcers. It is also acrid and credited with styptic, febrifugal and anti dysenteric properties </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ashoka (Saraca asoka) <ul><li>Ashoka is Diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumtoarthritis. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) <ul><li>A rejuvenative general tonic which stimulates immune system. Increases physical endurance & promotes ojas. Regenerates hormonal system. Has anti stress properties. It is bitter in taste, hot, germicidal, aphrodisiac, and diuretic and alleviates of Vata, Kapha. It cures ulcer, fever, cough, dyspnea, dropsy, impotence, rheumatism, toxicosis and leukoderma. It improves physical strength and is prescribed in all cases of general debility. It helps to stabilize the fetus. It regenerates the hormonal system, promotes healing of tissues. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bala (Sida cordifolia) <ul><li>It is aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, tonic. It strengthens to the body, alleviates vata and pitta dosha, cures epistaxis, diabetes, mennorrhgea, leucorrhoea, uterine weakness, paralysis and facial paralysis. </li></ul><ul><li>A decoction of the root with ginger is given by ayurvedic physicians in intermittent fever. It is also administered in fever accompanied by rigour. The powdered root bark is administered with milk and sugar as treatment for urinary urgency and leucorrhoea. The seeds are used to treat urinary infections. They are also believed to be aphrodisiac. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bakul (Mimosops Elengi) <ul><li>Bakul is used in the treatment and maintenance of oral hygiene. Rinsing mouth with water solution made with bakul helps in strengthening the teeth. Bakul also prevents bad breath and helps keep the gums healthy. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ber (Zizyphus jujuba) <ul><li>A liver-healthy anti-anxiety Herb This herb is traditionally used for weakness, fatigue, debility, restlessness, hysteria and to assist in the actions of other herbs, as we believe it does in this formula. This herb contains vitamins A, B-2, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron and complex sugars. This herb is considered to nourish both the blood and the energy, which are mutually interdependent. </li></ul><ul><li>Jujube seeds are used for medicinal purpose.  It is used as a remedy for irritability, insomnia, anxiety, oedema, congestive heart failure, asthma and throat diseases. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bhringraj (Eclipta alba) <ul><li>It is a good rejuvenator. It is good for the hair and skin, expels intestinal worms, cures cough and asthma and strengthens body. For the treatment of intestinal parasites, anemia, hepatitis, skin diseases, night blindness and spleen enlargement. </li></ul><ul><li>Bhringaraj oil is famous for making the hair black and luxuriant for removing grayness and reversing balding. It helps calm the mind from excessive activity and promotes sound sleep. In many respects it is similar to Brahmi, or gotu kola in its properties. It combines the properties of a bitter tonic like dandelion (for which it is a substitute) with a rejuvenative tonic. Applied externally it helps draw out poisons and reduces inflammation and swollen glands. It is a good tonic for the mind. Bhringaraj also is good for complexion. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bhumi Amalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) <ul><li>It is bitter, astringent, cold, anti-inflammatory, hepato protective and useful in liver disorders, cough, asthma, jaundice, spleen disorders. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) <ul><li>'Triphala' and each of its three constituents- Haritaki, Bibhitaka and Amalaki are well known Rasayana drugs (rejuvenating agents). They prevent aging and impart longevity, immunity, enhance body resistance against disease and improve mental faculties. The beneficial effects are studied on all seven dhatus. Unripe fruit is purgative. Dried ripe fruit is astringent and employed in dropsy, piles and diarrhoea. It is also used in fever, applied to the eyes, and is useful in sore throat and bronchitis. Clinical trial of Bibhitaka phala churna in 137 cases suffering from kasa, swasa and mixed cases of kasa-swas a indicated that the drug has bronchodilatory, antispasmodic, antiphlegmatic, expectorant and sedative activities. Kernel is narcotic and astringent and is used as an application to inflamed parts. Fully ripe or dried fruit mixed with honey is used as an application in conjunctivitis. It is a constituent of Triphala and is prescribed in diseases of liver and gastrointestinal tract and in a large variety of diseases as a rasayana. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bilva (Aegle Marmelos) <ul><li>It is astringent, cooling, carminative, laxative, restorative, febrifuge and stomachic and is used in colitis, dysentery, diarrhea, flatulence, difficulty in micturition, fever, vomiting and colic. The tender fruit is bitter, astringent, anti laxative, digestive and promotes digestion and strength, overcomes vata, colics and diarrhea </li></ul>
  17. 17. Brahmi (Bacopa monnierri) <ul><li>Revitaliser for the nerves and the brain cells. Improves both short term and long term memory. Strengthens adrenal processes that facilitate carbohydrate metabolism. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole plant is used in Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine as a nervine tonic, diuretic and blood purifier. It clears voice and improves digestion. It is cold sweet, astringent, diuretic, laxative and a tonic for heart and nerves. It is indicated in dermatosis, anemia, diabetes, cough, dropsy, fever, arthritis, anorexia, dyspepsia, emaciation and insanity. It helps eliminate excess fluids, decreases fatigue and depression, useful for connective tissue disorders, kidney stones, poor appetite and sleep disorders. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Chitrakmool (Plumbago Zeylanica) <ul><li>It is Pungent, astringent, diuretic, germicidal, vesicant and abortifacient. It overcomes flatulence, edema, piles, cough, worms, diseases due to Vata and Kapha, hemorrhoids, and colic. </li></ul><ul><li>The roots are acrid, astringent, thermogenic, anthelmintic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, abortifacient, alterant, antiperiodic, carminative, digestive, sudorific, narcotic, gastric and nervous stimulant and rejuvenating. It is useful in dyspepsia, colic, inflammation, cough, bronchitis, helminthiasis, haemorrhoids, elephantiasis, chronic and intermittent fever, leprosy, leucaderma, ringworm, scabies, hepatosplenomegaly, amenorrhoea, odontalgia, vitiated conditions of vata and kapha and anemia. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) <ul><li>Roots and fruits are cooling, demulcent, tonic and aphrodisiac, promotes strength and digestive power. It is used as diuretic anthelmenthic and expectorant. It cures cough, rheumatism, diabetes, piles, dropsy, burning sensation, impotence and heart diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumarthritis. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) <ul><li>It is acrid, bitter, hot, restorative, aphrodisiac, alleviate of all the three doshas and a good digestive tonic. Antiperiod, alternative, tonic, hepatic stimulant and diuretic. It cures fever, jaundice, thirst, burning sensation, diabetes, piles, skin ailments, respiratory disorders, neurological problems and improves intellect. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre) <ul><li>Suppresses the intestinal absorption of saccharides, which prevents blood sugar fluctuations. Corrects metabolic activities of liver, kidney and muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Gurmar stimulates insulin secretion and has blood sugar reducing properties. It blocks sweet taste receptors when applied to tongue in diabetes to remove glycosuria </li></ul>
  22. 22. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) <ul><li>It is astringent, light, easily assimilated, digestive, antiseptic, alternative, laxative, diuretic and carminative. It promotes digestive power, heals wounds and ulcers, cures local swellings, skin and eye diseases. Laxative, stomachic, tonic and alternative. Used in fevers, cough, asthma, urinary diseases </li></ul>
  23. 23. Jiwanti / Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata) <ul><li>It is cold, sweet, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative and easy of digestion. According to Ayurveda, it is a tonic given for weak debility and such similar conditions. Commonly given for those suffering from weak debility or a lack of energy. Gives general strength to the body. It promotes health and vigor, improves voice, alleviates the three dosas vata, pitta and kapha and cures eye diseases, hematemesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnoea, fever and burning sensation. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Kantakari (Solanum surratense) <ul><li>It is bitter, pungent, hot, digestant, carminative, diuretic, expectorant and used in cough, asthma, dyspnoea, fever, pleurisy, heart diseases, hoarseness of voice, calculus. Its seeds are analgesic in property. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Kapur kachri (Hedichium spicatium) <ul><li>In preliminary pharmacological studies the drug is found to have a vasodilatory effect on coronary vessels, mild hy-potensive property and a non-specific antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles. Studies on the essential oil of the rhizomes of Hedychium spicatum reveal that these oils possess a mild tranquilizing effect of short duration. </li></ul><ul><li>The root stalk is useful in local inflammations, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, hiccups and in pain. The rhizome of the plant is said to be carminative, stimulant and a tonic. It has been described as useful, specially as an antiasthmatic agent. Clinical trials have been conducted in tropical eosinophilia, with promising results. It counteracts had mouth taste and smell. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Karela (Momordica charantia) <ul><li>In Ayurveda, the fruit is considered as bitter, cold, purgative, emetic, laxative, ant bilious, tonic, stomachic, stimulant and alternative. It has been found to be extremely good in Diabities and used in diabetes, blood disorders, anemia, piles, cough, asthma, and worms. The fruit is useful in gout, rheumatism and sub acute cases of the spleen and liver diseases. It is supposed to purify blood and dissipate melancholia and gross humours. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Karchura (Curcuma zedoaria) <ul><li>Aromatic, stimulant. Useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs, though it is rarely employed, as ginger gives the same, or better results. It is used as an ingredient in bitter tincture of Zedoary, antiperiodic pills (with and without aloes) bitter tincture, antiperiodic tincture (with and without aloes) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Kaunch (Mucuna pruriens) <ul><li>In Ayurveda, the seeds are used as a tonic and for male virility. The pods are anti helmintic and the root powder a laxative. The seed powder has been tried in Parkinson's disease with positive results. The roots are tonic, stimulant, diuretic, purgative and emmenagogue. They are used for diseases of the nervous system, kidney troubles and dropsy. An ointment prepared from the roots is applied for elephantiasis. The seeds are astringent and tonic; they possess slight insecticidal activity. The leaves of the plant are applied to ulcers. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Kumari (Aloe vera / Aloe barbadensis) <ul><li>It is bitter, cooling, anthelminthic, aphrodisiac, hepatic stimulant, purgative and emmenogogue. The drug is used in hemophilia, skin and uterine disorders, liver and spleen enlargement, eye affections, flatulence, intestinal colic, dysuria, cough and asthma, painful inflammations of the body, chronic ulcers and disorders of kapha and pitta. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa) <ul><li>It is bitter, carminative, digestant and has a cooling effect and is used as a cardiotonic, antipyretic, anthelmintic and laxative. It is also used in diabetes, jaundice, blood disorders, hepatomegaly, liver and spleen disorders and skin disorders and to alleviate stomachache, and is believed to promote appetite. Kutki is useful in ‘Kapha’, billow fever, urinary discharge, hiccup, blood troubles, burning sensations, leucoderma, and jaundice. The standard ayurvedic references describe its usefulness as a laxative, liver-stimulant, improving lactation, appetite stimulant, febrifuge and as beneficial in bronchial asthma. The plant and its formulations are widely used in therapy of epidemic jaundice. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Lodhra (Sympiocos racemosa) <ul><li>It is astringent, cold, eye protective, anti-inflammatory and Grahi in properties. </li></ul><ul><li>The plant and its formulations are used in diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding piles, menorrhagea, metrorrhagea, leucorrhoea, blood disorders, skin disorders, bleeding per any opening of the body like epistaxis, for wound healing and to stop haemorrhage. It is also used in skin and eye infections. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) <ul><li>Though manjishtha is at the same time bitter, astringent and sweet in taste and heavy, dry and hot in effect, it is a pacifier of kapha and pitta. Besides the glucosides known as manjisthin and purpurine, its chemical composition consists of various other components, which include resins, lime salts and colouring agents. Manjishtha is used in a number of diseases. It is a drug of choice for treating various systemic problems like raised uric acid and gouty arthritis, glandular swellings, recurrent skin infections and other diseases of the skin like pigmentation anomalies and leucoderma. It is also included in various formulations to treat uterine and urinary infections, diarrhoea, dysentery and chronic fevers. Manjishtha holds the reputation of a very good skincare herb. Used externally and internally, it helps one to gain lustre and glow (of the skin) and aids to remove pimples, freckles and discoloration. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Methika / Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graceum) <ul><li>It is pungent, hot, carminative, hypoglycaemic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, uterine contractor, mild laxative and lactogenic herb. It is used in fever, diabetes, arthritis, and flatulence. It enhances breast milk in a feeding mother. The Seeds and leaves are anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactogogue, hypoglycaemic, laxative, parasiticide, restorative and uterine tonic, and useful in burning sensation. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Musta (Cyperus rotundus) <ul><li>It is light, bitter, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, anthelminthic, galactogogue, emmenogogue and nervine tonic. It is found useful in diarrhoea with mucus. It is commonly given in fever. It cures kapha and pitta disorders, dyspepsia, vomiting, indigestion, thirst, worm troubles, cough, bronchitis, dysuria, and poisonus affections. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Nagbala (Grewia hirsuta) <ul><li>Nagbala has properties to pacify provocation of Vata and Pitta humor. It is useful as nervine tonic, brain tonic, demulcent, anti-acidic, expectorant, antipyretic, diuretic, aphrodisiac, carminative and cardiac tonic. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea) <ul><li>It has astringent, digestant, ant poisonous, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and anthelmintic activity. It is used in fever, itching, nausea, leprosy, skin disorders, erysipelas, bleeding piles, metrorrhagea, menorrhagea, excessive thirst, and sweating. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Neem (Azadirachta indica) <ul><li>A powerful blood purifier. Excellent antiseptic for teeth, gums & skin. Lowers levels of blood sugar and cholesterol. </li></ul><ul><li>Neem has strong anti parasitisic qualities & is a powerful blood purifier. As such it also clears the digestive tract of parasites and toxins. It has a long history of outstanding results for all kinds of skin problems, even leprosy. Neem leaf powder helps to prevent diseases like diabetes and hypertension. It is an excellent antiseptic for the teeth & gums. It is analgesic and antipyretic. It cleans away all foreign and excess tissue, and possesses a supplementary astringent action that promotes healing. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) <ul><li>It is acrid, bitter, heating, astringent, stomachic, cephalic, anthelmintic and useful in treatment of leucoderma, consumption, inflammations, eye diseases, spleen enlargement, bronchitis, asthma, biliousness, painful teething of children etc. It has germicidal properties. It is easily digestible and can cure morbid vata and kapha and used in arthritis, cephalgia, otalgia, inflammatory, glandular and rheumatic swellings, intestinal worms, fever, ulcers, skin diseases, nervous disorders and leprosy. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Pippali / Pippli (Piper longum) <ul><li>It is acrid, hot, light, digestive, appetiser, aphrodisiac and tonic. It cures cough, dyspnoea, ascites, leprosy, diabetes, chronic fever, piles, colic, indigestion, anemia and worm troubles. Along with Black Pepper and Ginger, Pippali is part of the famous digestive formula known as Trikatu (Three Spices).  </li></ul>
  40. 40. Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) <ul><li>Punarnava helps maintain efficient kidney and urinary functions with its diuretic, laxative, stomachic, diaphoretic, anthelminthic anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory action.  </li></ul>
  41. 41. Pushkarmool (Innula racemosa) <ul><li>Antianginal, digestant, appetizer, vasodilator, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. In ayurvedic practice, it is mainly used as an expectorant and bronchodilator. It has been used in the treatment of tuberculosis and topically in the treatment of skin diseases. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Ritha (Sapindus mukorossi) <ul><li>It is used in leprosy, itching, other skin disorders, headache, and to abort the foetus. It is also use to evacuate the stomach through vomiting in a case of morphin poisoning. It is also useful to relieve pain, swelling, asthma, cough and migraine. It is so useful in failing of hair and in baldness. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Safed musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) <ul><li>Primarily used as a tonic and rejuvenative for the reproductive system. For premature ejaculation, impotence, low sperm count in men. Used in chronic leucorrhoea. </li></ul><ul><li>Useful during pregnancy as a nutritive tonic for mother and fetus. Post-partum it replenishes lost fluids, prana, ojas and improves the quantity and flow of breast milk. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Sat Isabgol / Psyllium (Plantago ovata) <ul><li>It has urinogenesis, expectorant, antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, and antidysentric properties. It is used in diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, fever, burningn sensation, cough, dysurea. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) <ul><li>Shankhapushpi is a medhya Rasayana herb, It has been used as Vrishya, tonic, alterative and febrifuge used in fever, nervous debility and loss of memory. The whole herb is used medicinally in the form of decoction with cumin and milk in fever, nervous debility, loss of memory, also in syphilis, and scrofula. '. Shankhapushpi is used as a brain tonic. Is used as a tonic, alterative and febrifuge. It is a sovereign remedies in bowel complaints especially dysentery. It is used as a psychostimulant and tranquilizer. The ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterfied fatty-acid. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Shatavari / Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus) <ul><li>It is sweet and bitter in taste, tonic, aphrodisiac, galactogogue, roborant, antidiarrhoetic, refrigerant, antidysenteric, diuretic and demulcent. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Shikakai (Acacia concinna) <ul><li>An infusion of the leaves is used in malarial fever. A decoction of the pods relieves biliousness and acts as a purgative. It is used to remove dandruff. An ointment, prepared from the ground pods, is good for skin diseases. The pods, known as Shikai or Shikakai, are extensively used as an detergent, and the dry ones are powdered and perfumed, and sold in the market as soapnut powder. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Shalmali (Bombax malabaricum) <ul><li>This herb is a Rasayana. It is a component of Dashamulkwatha. Generally the gum is used in vata diseases. It is used in diarrhoea, dysentery, menorrhagia and leucorrhoca. The fruits as well as the gum are reported to be aphrodisiac. The ground spike-paste is recommended for acne. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Shilajit (Black bitumen) (Purified) <ul><li>Shilajit  is perhaps the    most   potent rejuvenator and anti aging substance ever known to mankind.  </li></ul><ul><li>Attributed with many magical properties Shilajit is found predominately in Himalayan regions. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Sunthi / Ginger (Zingiber officinale) <ul><li>It is pungent in taste, digestent, appetizer, antipoisonous. It is used for abdominal pain, anorexia, heart diseases, oedema, indigestion, arthritis, atonic dyspepsia, bleeding, cancer, chest congestion, chicken pox, cholera, chronic bronchitis, cold extremities, colic, colitis, common cold, cough, cystic fibrosis, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, dropsy, fever, flatulence, indigestion, disorders of gallbladder, hyperacidity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, indigestion, morning sickness, nausea, rheumatism, sore throat, throat ache, stomach ache and vomiting. Ginger form an important constituent of many Ayurvedic formulations. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Tulsi / Basil (Ocimum sanctum) <ul><li>Develops real strength in the body & gives protection against stress & common ailments. It clears the aura and strengthens the immune system. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves are used as aromatic, carminative, antipyretic, diaphoretic and expectorant. It improves appetite, affections of the ear, destroys intestinal worms and cures skin diseases such as itches, ring worm, leprosy, ulcers and poisonous affections. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Ushir / Cuscus (Vetiveria zizanioides) <ul><li>Ushir is an antiseptic and sedative. It is useful for helping to rid insomnia, nervousness and tight muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>It relieves aches and pains in the muscles, decreases stiffness, for arthritis, rheumatism, and sprains.strengthens the nervous system, reduces anxiety, stress, tension, depression. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Vasa (Justicia adhatoda) <ul><li>It is bitter, astringent, antispasmodic and alternative and cures vomiting, thirst, fever, de3rmatoses, jaundice, phthisis, hematemesis and diseases due to the morbidity of kapha and pitta. It is a Powerful expectorant, bronchodilator, anti spasmodic and digestive strengthener, used in asthma, cough, insecticide, intestinal parasites, intestinal worms, skin fungal infections, obesity, sore throat. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Vidang (Embelia ribes) <ul><li>It is acrid, light, astringent, alternative, carminative and nervine tonic and is used for constipation, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence and piles. It reduces the morbidity of kapha and vata and cures leprosy and other skin disorders. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa) <ul><li>It is also diuretic, emetic, galactogogue and tonic. It is also useful in hepato- spleenomegaly. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Yastimadhu (Glycerrhiza glabra) <ul><li>This is useful for many respiratory disorders as well as cough. Yastimadhu helps to increase the appetite by facilitating proper evacuation of stools. This herb has a special action on kapha, which helps in expectoration of the accumulated kapha. </li></ul><ul><li>It is mainly used as an expectorant and antitussive agent. It has shown anti-inflammatory activity. De-glycorrhiza liquorice extract is now are important substance for treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. </li></ul><ul><li>A strong decoction makes a good laxative for children and may also help to reduce fever. Add licorice to other medicines to make them more palatable. </li></ul>
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