Medicinal Plants

Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha is a famous ayurvedic herb used for hypertension (high blood pressure) management. Its root powder (called Sarpagandha Churna) is usually best for using in hypertension than its extract or derivatives to minimize its side effects and increase its effectiveness for long-standing action. It is also used for insomnia (sleeplessness), mental disorders characterized by symptoms like convulsions, excessive talking, maniacal behavior, aggressive behavior etc. 

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Shankhapushpi

Shankhpushpi is a potent memory booster and brain tonic that actively works to improve intelligence and functioning of the brain. The name shankhpushpi was given to the plant owing to its shankh or conch shaped flowers. It also helps in enhancing concentration, learning capabilities, mental fatigue, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, etc.

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Ativisha — Benefits, Uses & Side effects

Ativisha or botanically Aconitum Heterophyllum is an important ayurvedic herb used in ayurvedic pediatric medicine. Its roots are commonly used for fever management in infants and children.

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Ashwagandha – Benefits, Dosage and Side effects

Adaptogens are everywhere these days. These powerful herbs are said to help our bodies manage and adapt to stress. And, well, anything that can help us get a handle on stress definitely has our attention. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear that many of you feel the same way.

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Dravya and their Botanical Names

Dravya (द्रव्य) refers to “drugs” and represents one of the four pādas or factors to make a treatment perfect. The Ayurvedic system says that the body (śarīra) is also pañcabhautika and the medicines i.e. plants and animals are also pañcabhautika. The four pādas or factors to make a treatment perfect are:

1. Bhiṣak: Vaidya-doctor
2. Dravya: drugs
3. Paricāraka: bystander/helper and
4. Rogī: Patient.

If these four pādas perfectly merge the treatment will be a success.

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Gokshura — Benefits and Uses

Gokshura is an ancient herb, used since thousands of years for its immense medicinal properties. It is ideal for body building and is used as an aphrodisiac to increase libido in men and women.

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