Pittala (Brass): Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana

Pittala, known as Brass, is a widely used and well-known metal alloy that is made up of 66% copper and 34% zinc. It is commonly used in the treatment of anemia, skin diseases, blood vitiation disorders etc. Introduction The normal proportion of copper to zinc in Peetal is 2:1. It has been mentioned in ancient … 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

Yashada (Zinc): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana and Jarana

Medicinal use of zinc was first documented in Ayurvedic literature. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of eye disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders and respiratory conditions. Introduction Zinc, also known as spelter, is a metallic element; it has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Zinc is included in most single tablet over- the- counter daily … Read more

Loha (Iron): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Iron is not just taken as a dietary supplement in Ayurveda; it is also used in various forms, such as herbal preparations and minerals, to treat a range of conditions, including liver and spleen disorders, diabetes, abdominal colicky pain, and anemia. Loha or Iron is a metallic chemical element with the symbol Fe (Latin: Ferrum) … Read more

Effect of Fiber Rich Diet on Health, Doshas as per Ayurveda

Is Excess Fiber bad for health? What is its effect on Doshas? Fiber is generally considered to have dryness quality (as opposed to oiliness, unctuousness). Fiber rich foods are also hard to digest or take a long time to undergo digestion. Fibers increase the bulk of feces and keep the stomach full, thereby the person does … Read more

Rajata (Silver): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Rajata or Silver is a metal with bright shinning. In Ayurveda, it is mainly used in the treatment of epilepsy, hysteria, hemiplegia, neuritis etc. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is malleable and ductile. According to mythology silver originated o of left eye tears faking  on earth,  out of anger from … Read more

Tamra (Copper): Types, Shodhana, Marana, Qualities, Dosage

Copper is used in Ayurveda for storing water, as plate and also as an oral medicine to treat disorders such as asthma, obesity, high cholesterol etc. Introduction Tamra or Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of obesity, piles, anemia, … Read more

Kamsya (Bronze) Ayurvedic Benefits, Types, Qualities, Shodhana, Marana

Bronze is used in Ayurveda in multiple ways. Its wand is used for face massage, bronze plates are used for foot massage and also as meal plates. Along with this, bronze is incinerated and used as oral medicine. Introduction Kamsya or bronze is an important mishra loha (alloy), which comprises of copper and tin. Ratio … Read more

Naga (Lead): Shodhana, Jarana, Marana

Lead is a main group element with symbol Pb (Latin: Plumbum) and automic number 82.  Lead is soft, malleable poor metal, also onsideed to be one of the heavy metals. Lead has a bluish white color when freshly cut, but tarnishes to a dull grayish color when expose to air. It has a shiny chrome- … Read more

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