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Achyranthes Aspera And Its Benefits

Achyranthes aspera (common names: chaff-flower, prickly chaff flower, devil’s horsewhip, Sanskrit – Apamarga) is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family. It is distributed throughout the tropical world. Apamarga is one of the 21 leaves used in the auspicious yearly Lord Ganesh Puja in India. Achyranthes aspera has occupied a pivotal position in Indian culture and folk medicine. Since ancient times the tribal and rural […]

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Learn how Bharangi Root is useful for vascular and intestine systems

Bharangi, Bhargi, Bhrugubhava, Padma, Brahmini (Botanical Name – Clerodendrum serratum, family – Verbenaceae) is an important medicinal plant growing in the tropical and warm temperate regions like Africa, Southern Asia, Malaysia and distributed throughout in forests of India and Sri Lanka. Bharangi is a small shrub, 2-4meter tall bearing opposite leaves and having woody rootstock. […]

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Learn How Sarsaparilla is Beneficial to Almost the Entire Human Body

Indian Sarsaparilla (Botanical – Hemidesmus indicus) or Sariva or Anantmul is a climbing twinner plant found throughout India, common in Bengal, Bombay presidency and extending to Travancore and Ceylon. Indian Sarsaparilla root is globally recognized for medicinal properties and as per Ayurveda is useful to balance equilibrium in 3 Doshas – vata, pitta, kapha. As […]

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Wrightia Tinctoria Seed – Uses and Benefits

Wrightia tinctoria, Pala indigo plant or dyer’s oleander, kadu indrajao, shwetha kutaj, is a flowering plant species (family Apocynaceae) in the genus Wrightia found in India, southeast Asia and Australia. Sweet Indrajao is a small, deciduous tree with a light gray, scaly smooth bark. Native to India and Burma, Wrightia is named after a Scottish physician and botanist William Wright […]

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Know the facts about Abrus precatorius (Jequirity Leaves)

Jequirity Leaves and Jequirity Seeds, both their botanical names are ‘Abrus precatorius’, Jequirity Leaves: Jequirity leaves warmed or paste, applied, helps to relieve pain. Jequirity leaves paste with Plumbago helps in leucoderma. The leaves chewed with cubeb and sugar helps in sore throat. Jequirity Seeds: There are three varieties of Abrus precatorius. Useful as purgative, […]

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What are the uses of Gokhru Caltrops Extract aka Tribulus Terrestris?

Gokhshur/ Gokhru is one of the important trailing plants found throughout India, is also commonly called Small Caltrops and has the botanical name as Tribulus Terrestris. In Ayurveda, Tribulus is considered as an important herb and used in various ailments.  Gokhshur is considered to be a Rasayan or rejuvenating tonic and has Vata/Pitta/Kapha pacifying properties. […]

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Some Ayurvedic Uses and Benefits of Chitrakmool Plant Root

Chitrakmool plant or White Leadwort or Plumbago zeylanica (botanical name) is said to be growing wild in Bengal, UP, Southern India, Ceylon. Plumbago zeylanica is a perennial undershrub, 1.5 – 2.0m tall, with ram-bling branches and its growth occurs during the rainy season and ceases in the post-flowering stage. Chitrak can be grown as an intercrop […]

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Benefits of purple fleabane seeds aka kalijiri or somaraj

Purple Fleabane Seeds are also known as Vernonia Anthelmintica or Kalijiri or Somaraj. Kali Jeeri is also spelled as Kalijiri and Kaali Jeeri is seed of plant centratherum anthelminticum. Kalijiri is popular in combination with Ajwain and Methi for reducing weight and improving digestive health. It is used for the treatment of the skin diseases […]

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Learn how Indian sarsaparilla helps to reduce Vata, pitta, and Kapha?

Indian Sarsaparilla (Botanical – Hemidesmus indicus) or Sariva or Anantamul is a climbing twinner plant found throughout India, common in Bengal, Bombay presidency and extending to Travancore and Ceylon. Indian Sarsaparilla root is globally recognized for medicinal properties and as per Ayurveda is useful to balance equilibrium in 3 Doshas – vata, pitta, kapha.  As per […]

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What are bay leaves and their importance, benefits, and uses?

Bay leaves are one of the most important ingredients of ‘Garam Masala’ and is also used as a complete leaf in ‘Tadka’. The long dried leaf used in Indian kitchens is known as Cinnamomum Tamala, Tamal Patra, Tejpatra, Tejpan, Tvakpatra, etc. Tamal Patra is its Sanskrit name which means Dark Leaf. It is used as […]

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