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Herbs and Diseases

Herbs and their Medicinal Uses

1. Country Mallow (Bala) Benefits
Benefits of Country Mallow (Bala) are
Country Mallow (Bala) is useful in Injury: Boil milk nicely and mix country mallow churna and drink, massage the injured part with country mallow oil for benefit. read more..

2. Tinospora, Aloe Vera & Tulasi Benefits
Tinospora Benefits
Problems like Cold, fever etc. take 4-6 inches length Tinospora and boil it with 400 grams of water. Drink the essence when it becomes 100 grams. This juice strengthens immune system. It roots out tridoshas and cures the common diseases like cold, fever etc. read more..

3. Properties and Benefits of SIRIS Tree
Siris tree is found upto 8000 feet height everywhere in India. It is seen both in wild fields and also in forming. Many kinds of Siris species like red, white and black are available. Some species are very short and some very tall. This is a deciduous and shady tree. read more..

4. Soapnut (Reetha) Properties & Benefits
It is Tridosha nashka and abortinate, removes all obstacles. Reetha makes vomit, purgative, insecticide, Extra Salvation for migraine, epilepsy and chlorosis when it is smelt through nose, removes poisonous effect especially of opium. It is particularly used in Kapha related and vata related diseases. read more..

5. Terminalia Chebula (Harar) empowers digestion
Terminalia Chebula (harad) is such a divine element and is the most beneficial for stomach. It alone could cure constipation, piles, asthma, cough, swelled up throat tumours, protuberance of vocal chords, high B.P and heart ailments. Swelling, diarrhea, eye ailments and skin ailments could also be cured by it. read more..

6. Uraria Logopoides (Pithavan) Properties and benefits
Uraria Logopoides in Cold :Add 10 gms Prisnaparni in 400 ml of water. Boil it till it becomes 1/4 of original quantity. Add some refined sugar. This gives immediate relief in common cold. read more..

7. Shankhpushpi Properties and Benefits
Astringent, Cold in potency, Slimy, bitter, enhances rememberance power, psychological diseases like epilepsy would be wiped out, radiant, Strong light and strong. Leprosy control and the destructor of poison. read more..

8. Aconite Plant Description, Properties & Benefits
Cough breathing
Take betal leaf, add 65-125 mg aconite, apply a little bit of cooked linseed oil and give it to the patient in the morning and evening. It is useful in Cough as well as in asthma. read more..

9. Brahmi Herb Benefits
Brain : Brahmi helps to improve memory, learning ability and concentration. It is used in mental disorders, epilepsy (apasmara), mania and hysteria (unmada). It specifically enhances the quality of sadhaka pitta and this directly influences the nature of consciousness. read more..

10. Bael Fruit Benefits
Digestion : Immature dried Bael is a specific fruit or herb for chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea, dysentery, and malabsorption that manifests as long term imbalances with ‘mucusy’ and watery stools. Its astringency checks the excessive downwards movement of vata. read more..

11. Bahera Herb Benefits
Lungs : Asthma, bronchitis, cough, laryngitis with high avalambaka kapha, obstructing the flow of prana in the lungs. Where there is copious, white or clear phlegm, Bahera can help to clear and dry this congestion. Also used to soothe a sore throat when mixed with honey and also used as a gargle. read more..

12. Bhumiamalaki Herb Benefits
Liver : Its affinity for balancing ranjaka pitta treats viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis and it acts as a cholagogue. It is also useful for clearing and preventing gall stones. Human clinical trials attest to the improvement in liver function and alleviation of hepatitis symptoms. read more..

13. Bhringraj Herb Benefits
Head : Premature greying of hair, alopecia and early baldness are often classified as a pitta imbalance caused by pitta literally ‘burning’ the hair follicle. Eclipta clears pitta and especially from the head. It also benefits loose teeth, hearing problems, dizziness, vertigo (vata problems in the head). It is restorative to asthi dhatu (bone) tissue imbalances. It tonifies vata and therefore by strengthening, it reduces excess vata. read more.. 

14. Bala Herb Benefits
Other names of Bala Herb - Indian country mallow, Sida cordifolia
Urinary : Cystitis, stones, infection, haematuria, polyuria, urgency; high pitta and vata in mutravahas-rotas. read more..
Dermatology : Benefits alopecia (as a tincture), psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo (as an oil or tincture); externally and internally. The oil acts as an irritant, which stimulates the melanoblastic cells to create normal pigmentation. This can take about 3 months. read more..

16. Ashwagandha Herb Benefits
Tissues : Debility, low body weight, emaciation, deficient haemoglobin, anaemia, post- convalescent weakness, athletic exertion and with caution in pregnancy. It is useful for any imbalance in the muscles as it both reduces inflammation and strengthens muscle tone. It is a specific tonic for muscle tissues and it is an anabolic muscle builder. read more..
Gynaecology : A very useful herb to treat menstrual disorders associated with excess bleeding (rakta pradara), pain and congestion. Use when there are uterine spasms, abdominal pain and dysmenorrhoea. read more..

18. Arjuna Herb Benefits
Heart : Angina, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension have all showed signs of improvement in human clinical trials. Arjuna has also been shown to reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It reduces inflam-mation (P) and congestion (K) that can damage the heart. Used to treat emotional disturbance and ‘broken heart’. read more..
Digestion : Beneficial where there is constipation from heat drying the fluids in the colon. Specific for high pitta in the intestines where pacaka and ranjaka pitta are aggravated. As a gentle laxative it is used in children, the elderly and in pregnancy where constitutionally appropriate. It descends apana vayu and clears flatulence. It is a specific remedy to help ease the discomfort of piles. read more..

20. Amalaki Herb Benefits
Digestion : Specifically indicated for digestive sensitivity; constipation, ulcers, acidity, gastritis, colitis, hepatitis, haemorrhoids. Especially useful in inflammatory and bleeding conditions of the intestines. A small dose or amalaki or amla constipates while a larger dose is a laxative. It is a very effective liver cleanser; its sour flavour ‘squeezes’ the liver, and its antioxidant properties protect it. read more..