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Agnimantha / Clerodendrum Phlomidis

AGNIMANTHA (CLERODENDRUM PHLOMIDIS) – PROPERTIES, BENEFITS, USES & DOSAGE DESCRIPTION OF AGNIMANTHA PLANT Agnimantha is very important medicinal plant mentioned in texts since Vedic period. It is described as one of the ten herbs of Dashamoola. Agni means fire and mantha means to shake and its wood is rubbed together to produce fire in ancient times. This herb is best Vatahara and Shothahara according to Acharya Charak. Agnimantha is a flowering plant in Lamiaceae / vibernaeceae family. It resembles like

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Ahiphena / Opium / Papavar Somniferum

AHIPHENA (PAPAVAR SOMNIFERUM) – PROPERTIES, BENEFITS, USES & DOSAGE Papaver Somniferum is an annual herb that grows up to 100 cm. It is native of Eastern Mediterranean region but it is cultivated throughout Europe. Herbal plant is greyish green in color and stems and leaves are covered sparsely with small and soft hair. Leaves are lobed and clasp at the base of stem. Flowers of this herb normally grow with four white, mauve and red petals and more than 120

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Agaru / Agarwood / Aquilaria agallocha

Agaru (Aquillaria Agallocha) – Ayurvedic Properties, Part Used & Dosage Description of the Plant This is a big tree growing up to 60 to 80 feet and with thick stem of 3 to 4 ft in diameter. It is native to South East Asia. The bark is papery thin and was sometimes used for writing like Betula utilis tree bark (Bhojpatra in Sanskrit). Leaves are thin like leather, shiny and up to 3 inches long. Flowers are white in color

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Arni / Clerodendrum multiflorum

Arni (Clerodendrum multiflorum) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Introduction Arni is also known as Agnimantha in Ayurveda. It is called so because of the properties of this herb. The leaves of this tree were rubbed together in ancient days to produce fire. “Agni” means fire and “Mantha” means generation. This is most befitting explanation for this tree. The Latin name of this tree is Clerodendrum multiflorum and it belongs to Verbenaceae family. Premna mucronata is another name given to

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Vijaysar / Malabar kino / Pterocarpus marsupium

Vijaysar, Malabar kino (Pterocarpus marsupium) – Properties, Benefits, Dosage Vijaysar is an important big tree whose bark is very useful in disease like diabetes. Its bark is known as “The miracle cure for diabetes”. Water is kept in the wooden glass of its bark overnight and that water is consumed by diabetes patients in early morning. It is very cheap and safe method for curing the diabetes. The color of this water changes to brown. One should change this glass

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Adrak / Ginger / Zingiber officinale

Adrak, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Ginger is not only widely cultivated spice but it is world’s best natural remedy with versatile health benefits. Ginger is herbaceous perennial flowering plant which is used as well Known spice. This herb is used in ayurvedic system for its various medicinal properties. Ginger belongs to the family of turmeric and cardamom. This plant is easily adapted to warm climates. It produces pink and white flower buds in a cluster.

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Bharangi / Clerodendrum Serratum

Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum) – Uses, Benefits, Properties, Dosage and Side Effects Bharangi is oldest herb used in ayurvedic system which is very famous for healthy respiratory system and to give good rhythm to voice. Its common names are glory bower, bag flower and bleeding heart. Bharangi Plant Leaves are used to increase appetite and also has expectoration activities. Bharangi flowers resemble to lotus. Bharangi was discovered by rishi “Bhrigu” thousands of years back. Description of Bharangi Plant Bharangi Plant is

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Bakuchi / Psoralea corylifolia

Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Plant is small, erect and annual herb growing up to 60-120cm high. Seeds of this plant is oblong, flat and brownish black in color. Seeds are kidney shaped with bitter taste and very unpleasant odor. This plant contains simple, rounded and mucronate leaves at apex. Flowers of this plant are yellow and bluish purple colored. Fruits are small about 5mm long and slightly compressed. General information Bakuchi is an important herb

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Bibhitaki / Baheda / Terminalia bellirica

Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) – Baheda Properties, Benefits, Uses, Dosage) Description of Plant Bibhitaki Bibhitaki is a large deciduous tree found throughout India reaches height up to 30 meters. Trunk of the tree is straight with brownish grey color. Leaves are long, alternate, oval and are clustered towards the end of branches. These are 7-14cm in breadth and 10-12cm in length. Simple and solitary flowers are white or yellow in color with offensive odor. Baheda Flowers appear in the month of

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Bhallataka / Marking Nut / Semecarpus anacardium

Bhallataka, Marking Nut (Semecarpus anacardium) Description of plant It is medium to large sized deciduous tree with grey bark exfoliating in small irregular flakes, 15-25mt in height and closely related to cashew. Leaves are simple alternate, oblong, rounded at apex glabrous above and pubescent beneath. Flowers appear in panicles greenish white in color appears in May and June. Nut of this plant is smooth, ovoid, lustrous black about 2.5cm long. Fruits ripen from December to March. Seeds inside the black

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