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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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Anantmool / Indian Sarsaparilla / Hemidesmus indicus

Anantmool, Indian Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) Description of Plant Anantmool is a climber found throughout India. Leaves are 2.5 inches long and alternatively arranged in a pair. Upper part is oval in shape and it is very soft. The stem of this plant is cylindrical with thick nodes. The woody roots are underground and are very aromatic. Flowers of this herb is found in cluster yellow and greenish purple in color. Fruits of this vine are divergent long follicles 2-4 inch

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Atis / Ativisha / Aconitum Heterophyllum

Atis, Ativisha (Aconitum Heterophyllum) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Ativisha grows in colder parts of India. It is abundant in the alpine regions growing up to a height of 2000 feet above sea level. The roots of the plant are the source of most of the alkaloids obtained from the plant such as aconitine, atisine, heterophyllin, heterophyllisin etc. Roots of the plant are paired and tuberous. They may be white or grey in color. Stem is simple or branched,

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Bhojpatra / Betula utilis

Bhoj-Patra (Betula Utilis) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Plant Bhoj Patra Tree is a tree widely found in the Himalayas, well-known for the use of its bark as written in ancient India textbooks. The tree is distinguished by its white to brownish bark. It is a middle sized tree, with very distinctive bark which peels off in very thin, almost transparent strips. Male flowers are born in catkins which hang in bunches at the end of bare

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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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Amla / Indian gooseberry / Emblica Officinalis

AMLA (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) – USES, BENEFITS, PROPERTIES & DOSAGE Amla undeniably a powerhouse of nutrients. It is a very delicious fruit. Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry. Amla Botanical name is Emblica Officinalis. This herb is a little fruit stuffed with versatile and miraculous health benefits. It is world’s best recognized herb and edible fruit rich in vitamin C. Amla is the best natural source of this vitamin which helps in keeping the skin healthy and strengthens the immune system

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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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