Mahameda Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaMahameda (Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle) is an Ayurvedic herb which is mentioned as one among the Ashtavarga herbs, an Ayurvedic formulation with 8 strength promoting herbs. Traditionally, the rhizomes of this plant are used to increase the physical strength, nourish the body tissues, acts as aphrodisiac, rejuvenative and galactagogue. Botanical Name – … Read more

Vishnukranthi (Evolvulus alsinoides) Uses, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaVishnukranti (Evolvulus alsinoides Linn) is an Ayurvedic herbs which acts as brain and cardiac tonic. It is a good memory booster, stress buster and anti-inflammatory agent. Introduction This plant is used to treat headache, burning sensation, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, uterine disorders, duodenal ulcers, dysentery and also used to promote conception. Its leaves … Read more

Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum) Uses, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaMeda (Polygonatum verticillatum) is an Ayurvedic herb which is mentioned as one among the Ashtavarga herbs, an Ayurvedic formulation with 8 strength promoting herbs. Traditionally, the rhizomes of this plant are used to increase the physical strength, nourish the body tissues, acts as aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, galactagogue and nervine tonic. In some regions … Read more

Rishabaka (Malaxis muscifera) Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaRishabhaka is one among the Ashtavarga herbs. It is a good antioxidant, rejuvenating, aphrodisiac and used in the treatment of body debility, burning sensation, tuberculosis, bleeding disorders and many other vata and pitta dosha related diseases. Botanical Name – Malaxis musciferaSynonyms – Microstylis muscifera, Dienia musciferaFamily – OrchidaceaeCommon Name – Adder mouth … Read more

Jeevaka (Microstylis wallichii) Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaMicrostylis wallichii (Crepidium  acuminatum, Malaxis acuminata) is identified as Jivaka and is one among the Ashtavarga herbs. It is a good antioxidant, rejuvenating, aphrodisiac, styptic and used in the treatment of body debility, burning sensation, bleeding disorders and many other vata and pitta dosha related diseases. It is one among the 8 … Read more

Kshirakakoli (Lilium polyphyllum) Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Research

By Dr Renita D’Souza Kshirakakoli is one among the list of endangered medicinal herbs, commonly known as Himalayan Lilly. The ancient science of medicine, Ayurveda recommends the usage of bulbs of Ksheerakakoli to treat general debility, rheumatism, bleeding disorders, fever, bronchitis and other such diseases which are mainly related to Vata and Pitta dosha. Botanical … Read more

Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea) Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaKakoli is an Ayurvedic rhizomatous herb, best known for its aphrodisiac and nourishing activity (balya). It is used in preventing age related problems and best remedy in body debility, impotency, arthritis, burning sensation, inflammation, urinary problems, fever, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases pertaining to Vata and pitta doshas. Root tuber of kakoli … Read more

Wine Qualities, Benefits, Remedies, Side Effects

Wine is prepared from grapes and is hailed for its heart health promoting qualities. Ayurveda recommends it for oral intake, as douche for cleansing and also for mouth gargling. In Ayurveda, it is called mardvika. Mrudvika means grapes. The wine prepared from it is called Mardvika. French paradox, Resveratrol French eat a lot of saturated … Read more

Anthill Soil (Valmika Mruttika): Ayurvedic Medicinal Uses

Anthill soil is used in Ayurveda and naturopathy therapies. It is commonly used for external application in the form of paste, to treat acne, stiffness of thigh, to relieve pain associated with insect bite, itching etc. Anthill soil is called Valmeeka MruttikaValmika = anthill Mruttika = mud or soil. Thigh and calf pain, stiffness Acharya … Read more

Rudraksha – Qualities, Uses, Remedies, Types, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaRudraksha is a traditional Ayurvedic medicinal plant. Beads of rudraksha are well known for its amazing power to relieve stress, lack of concentration, pain, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, diabetes, hypertension etc. Research studies have proved electromagnetic properties of rudraksha beads activate the body’s energy wheel and helps to heal chronic diseases like high … Read more

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