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Punarnava / Boerhavia Diffusa

Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa) – Uses, Properties, Benefits & Dosage Introduction Punarnava is one of the amazing herb in Ayurveda. It is effective to treat large number of diseases. It is the best natural diuretic and beneficial in renal and urinary conditions. It is also used for the treatment of liver disorders such as hepatitis and jaundice. Description of Punarnava Plant Punarnava is a perennial diffuse herb that has a horizontal stem that is usually purple. Plant length about 0.75–1 m.

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Shyonak / Sona Patha / Oroxylum Indicum

Shyonak, Sona Patha (Oroxylum Indicum) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of Plant Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum) is small perennial tree extending to a height 8-15m branched at top chiefly grow in evergreen forest. Its leaves are 0.5-1.5 m long, 2-3 pinnate with opposite pinnae, leaflets 2-4 pairs, 6-12 cm long and 4-10 cm broad, ovate or elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; petioles of the lateral leaflets 6-15 mm long. Flowers are numerous having reddish-purple and pinkish-yellow within, about 0.3-0.6 meter long. The

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Colocynth / Citrullus colocynthis / Bitter Apple

Colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis), Bitter Apple Description of Plant Colocynth (Indravaruni, Bitter Apple) is a great herbal plant with many useful properties. It is also known as Citrullus colocynthis. Indravaruni belongs to the family of gourds and a relative of watermelon. It is the native of Africa and India. It is highly drought tolerant, hard, herbaceous vine. This plant can grow annual or perennial. Their stems are irregular and rough to great extent. Leaves are very rough, 5 to 10 cm

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Akarkara / Pellitory / Anacyclus Pyrethrum

Akarkara, Pellitory (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) Akarkara belongs to Asteraceae family of plants and its botanical name is Anacyclus pyrethrum. It is an herb with many medicinal uses. Apart from Ayurveda, it is used by other alternative systems of medicine like Unani and Homeopathy. The herb is mostly known and famous for its aphrodisiac effect on the body and helps in the detoxification of excess wastes and fluids from the body. Most beneficial and useful part of plant is the root which

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Shankhpushpi / Convolvulus Pluricaulis

Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Description Of Plant It is a perennial herb with a small woody and branched rootstock which 4 to 12 inches long, densely hairy. The branches rise up to some extent and then spread on the ground and on grass. The leaves are 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches long. The petiole is minute and the base is acute. The flower wears the wide and shiny upper parts, and smells like radish if it is rubbed. The flowers are

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Karpura / Camphor / Cinnamomum Camphora

Karpura, Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Karpura known as “Camphor” is a crystalline, white compound with a strong pungent odor and taste. It is derived from the wood of the camphor plant (Cinnamomum camphora). It belongs to the family of Lauraceae. It helps to balance Kapha dosha in the body. Along with the medicinal uses, Camphor is also widely used in spiritual practice. Synonyms Sitabhra – Cool to touch Himvaluka – Resembles to crystals of ice. Ghansaar

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Katuki / Picrorhiza kurroa

Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage DESCRIPTION OF PLANT The Katuki is a Sanskrit word which means bitter. This is a great herb used very much in the ayurvedic treatment. It belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. This plant has very large family, over 200 genera and 3000 species. Katuki is known as Picrorhiza kurroa in the scientific language. This is a perennial herb which has a long rhizome. It is 2.5 to 12 cm long and 0.3 to

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Patala / Stereospermum suaveolens

Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Medicinal Properties Description of Patala Plant Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens) tree is around 25m long. It is cylindrical in shape, extremely externally brown to creamy, rough due to vertical fissures, cracks, ridges and transverse fine lenticels, internally dark brown, lamellation of stratification due to presence of concentric bands of fibers. General Description Patala has various therapeutic properties like diuretic, cardiac tonic, anti-inflammatory. Its different parts are used in the management of different disorders.

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Bhanga / Cannabis Sativa

Bhanga (Cannabis Sativa) DESCRIPTION OF THE BHANGA Bhanga is the ancient medicinal herb, famous with names of Marijuana Indian hemp, Ganja. The scientific name of the plant is Cannabis Sativa. It belongs to the Cannabaceae family. Bhanga is known to be an annual herb with erect stem, grows up to 3 to 10 feet or more than this and slightly branched with greyish green hair. The leaves of the plant are palmate, stipulate, present alternatively, have long petiole, smooth dark

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Jatamansi / Spikenard / Nardostachys Jatamansi

Jatamansi, Spikenard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) DESCRIPTION OF PLANT Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi) is a perennial herb about 10-60cm in height having long stout, rhizomes root. The leaves are elongated and spatulated while few leaves are sessile, oblong or sub ovate. The flowers are pink bell shaped. Its roots are thick and has too many hairs. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Due to its thick roots and too many hairs (jata in Sanskrit) it has the name Jatamansi. It consists of two words: Jata means dread

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