Peanut Qualities, Benefits, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaPeanut, also well known as groundnut is an important oilseed crop and the best natural source for fat and protein. It is used as food for both humans and animals. It also possesses medicinal value and used to treat inflammation, diabetes, cancer, alzheimer’s and gallstone. They are also used as paints, lubricants … Read more

Paneer Dodi (Withania coagulans) Uses, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaPaneer dodi (Withania coagulans) is the medicinal herb extensively used to lower the blood sugar level by promoting the secretion of insulin from pancreatic β cells. It is Sanskrit this plant is termed as Rishyagandha. Traditionally the fruits and leaves of this plant was used in the coagulation of milk to make … Read more

Vyaghranakhi (Capparis zeylanica) Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaCapparis zeylanica is considered as ‘Rasaayana’ herb in Ayurveda system of medicine. Rasaayana plants are best used for the treatment of immune disorders. Research studies have also proved the potent immunostimulant effect of Capparis zeylanica. (Read more).  Rasaayana drugs provide significant relief in condition of oxidative stress by imparting superior Rasa and … Read more

Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta) Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’Souza Curry leaves (Kadi Patta – Murraya koenigii) are well known for adding exotic flavors to Indian cuisine. It has medicinal properties and used to treat various diseases since ancient times. It is used in fever, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, anemia, skin pigmentation etc. Curry leaves are best hair tonic, blood purifier and … Read more

Ratanjot Benefits, Remedies, Varieties, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaRatanjot is extensively used in the Ayurvedic treatment of pain, inflammation, eczema, wounds etc. Arnebia nobilis is commonly known as Ratanjot in India. Roots of various Boraginaceous plant species are considered as Ratanjot. Its roots have good medicinal properties and widely used to impart colour to food, oil, fats and cosmetic preparations. … Read more

Ramphal (Annona glabra) Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaRamphal is a well-known medicinal plant used in many diseases such as cancer, fever, diarrhoea, dysentery, worm infestation and it possess significant wound healing property. Kernel of ramphal seeds are toxic but the seeds are so hard that if they are swallowed may not produce any ill effects. Roots act as drastic … Read more

Haritha Manjari (Acalypha indica) Uses, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’Souza Acalypha indica is a valuable medicinal plant extensively used in Siddha system of medicine. It is used as emetic, anthelmintic and expectorant. Roots are strong purgatives. They are used in migraine, fever, constipation, blood dysentery, lowering blood sugar and acts as a good pain-relieving agent. Leaves acts as laxative and used … Read more

Avartaki (Cassia auriculata) Uses, remedies, Properties, Morphology

Cassia auriculata is an evergreen shrub belongs to the family Caesalpinaceae. Its Flower, Seed, Bark, Fruit and leaves are widely used in Ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of Skin diseases, diabetes etc. Synonyms Pita pushpa, Hema pusha – It has yellow coloured flowersVibandhi – It has sthambhaka action Regional Names English – Tanner’s cassiaHindi – … Read more

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

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