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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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Vasa — Medicinal Uses and benefits

Vasa represent a class of herbal drug with very strong conceptual or traditional base as well as a strong experimental base for its use.

 

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Mandukaparni — Benefits and medicinal uses

Mandukaparni is a medicinal plant found in marshy places. Mandukaparni works on mind for the improvement of intellect.

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Guduchi — Benefits and Medicinal Uses

Guduchi has the powers of promoting health. In Ayurveda it is termed as ‘’Amrita’’ meaning Divine nectar. Guduchi is a very powerful nutritive tonic which helps purifying the blood, liver and kidneys.

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