AMARANTH
(Amaranthus spp)


Amaranth is used to battle stomach flu, diarrhea, and gastroenteritis. It was used by Native. It can reduce tissue swelling from sprains and insectbites. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.

Amaranth is an annual herbs, whose varieties grow from 1 to 5 feet tall. It is not picky as to soil type, and will tolerate heat and drought well. They do not transplant well, so sow the seed where you want them to grow.


ASHWAGANDHA
(Withania somnifera) - Helps the mind and body adapt better to stress

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera
) is a plant which has long been used medicinally. Among its many uses in traditional Indian and African medicine are as an anti-inflammatory, fever relief, and against infectious disease.

Studies have shown ashwagandha to be effective in stimulating the immune system. It also appears to inhibit swelling and aid memory.


GUGGUL
(Commiphora mukul, Balsamodendron mukul)

Guggul Gugulipid Herb Guggul, also known as Commiphora Mukul and Guggulipid, is a very effective herbal medicine for controlling obesity and cholesterol One of the most famous herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Guggul possesses strong purifying and rejuvenating powers. People today most commonly use it to benefit from Guggul's lipid regulating and immunomodulating properties. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and can lower triglycerides by 22-30%.



NEEM
(Azahirachta indica)

Neem's traditional use is based on its detoxifying benefits that help maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. It is used for external applications in skin diseases. Neem is bitter and alterative. It is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic, demulcent, a tonic in catarrhal affections, stomachic, stimulant. One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage, Neem is often used to maintain healthy skin.




SAFED MULSI (BORIVILIANUM)

Safed Musli belongs to the family of Liliaceae, is a traditional medicinal plant found is natural forest right from east Assam to Gujarat. It is a pretty herb of 1.5 feet high with errect lanceolate herbed leaves errect dense flowered racemoses of white colour. White musli or Dhauli Musli is used for the preparation of health tonic used in general and sexual weekness. It contains spermametogic properties, decoction of safed musli for curing impotency as they are rich in glycosides.


TULASI
(Ocimum sanctum) - Promotes awareness

Tulsi is a well-known sacred plant of the Indian subcontinent. Its scientific name is Ocimum sanctum and the family is labiateae. Tulsi is a much branched, fragrant and erect herb having hair all over. The best part of the matter is that certain Indian scientists are at the threshold of finalizing their discovery of a reliable medicine against cancer out of Tulsi plant. This is Kapha vatta shamak, helps to overcome the feelings of excessive heat (Fever) and a strong anti - cancerous property More research is being done in the use of Tulsi leaves, oil and extracts for a large number of medicinal uses and as an organic insecticide.


SHILAJIT
(Asphaltum puniabiunum) - A powerful source of all the minerals which is needed by the human body

Shilajeet or Shilajit (Mineral Pitch in English) is a herbo-mineral drug ejected out of fissures in iron rich rocks, during hot weather. It gives bright flame when burnt. It is soluble in turpentine. It is a product of high degree of coalification and grade into Kerogen shale and finally petroleum. It is fluidized and transformed into liquid product rich in humic acid due to vegetal matter derived from roots. Shilajit is a rare drug in nature and this is the reason it is high value drug. It is also used as aphrodisiac. Its anti-ageing properties have also been reported. In India, it is collected from Himalayan range.


KARELA
(Momordica charantia (Linn.)

The bitter gourd is a common vegetable cultivated exten­sively all over India. Bitter gourd plant roots are used in folk medicine for respira­tory disorders from ancient times. It also provides pain relief from neurological complications and delays the onset of cataracts or Retinopathy. Karela is widely used as appetizer, stomachic and laxative. Fresh juice of leaves of bitter gourd is also an effective medicine in early stages of cholera and other types of diarrhoea during summer.


SHATAVARI
(Asparagus racemosus)- An important herb for reporductive health --

Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is a climbing plant which grows in low jungles areas throughout India. This sweet and bitter herb is particularly balancing to Pitta Dosha. Useful for hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, dysentery, and bronchial infections.Shatavari roots have been recognised in Ayurveda as a drug acting on all tissues as a powerful anabolic. It is good for eyes, muscles, reproductive organs, increases milk secretion and helps to regain vigour and vitality. Velchi is added as aromatic, stimulant, carminative and flavouring agent. Useful in Hyperacidity and can be used regularly as a food supplement.


SHANKAPUSHPI
( Convolvolus pluricalis)-Enhances mind power

In Ayurveda, anxiousness and mood changes are said to be a result of Vata or Pitta imbalances. This product pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas. Shankhpushpi has been used safely in India for several centuries. We suggest that this product not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Please do not use while consuming alchohol or prior to driving or operating machinery as drowsiness may occur.



KUTKI
(Picrorrhiza kurroa)

It has a cooling effect and is used as a cardiotonic, antipyretic, anthelmintic and laxative. It is also used to alleviate stomachache, and is believed to promote appetite. Kutki is useful in ‘Kapha’, billow fever, urinary discharge, hiccup, blood troubles, burning sensations, leucoderma, and jaundice.




TRIPHALA
(Terminalia chebula retz)

Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of the fruits of three myrobalans, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica. This preparation is known to be a safe hypoglycemic agent. Triphala prevents aging, imparts immunity and improves mental faculties. It helps to detoxify the liver, restore digestion and purify blood. Triphala is widely used in a large number of medicinal preparations. It is also a laxative that rejuvenates the membrane lining the digestive tract and contributes to effective cleansing of the colon, a key condition in Ayurveda to maintaining optimum health.



SAFFRO
N(kesar/Crocus sativus)

Saffrontall herb. Rootstock large, ovoid, with sessile cylindrical tubers orange-colored inside. It is applied with oil to any roughness of the skin; with lime to bruises, sprains, and all kinds of wounds. A decoction forms a cooling eyewash. When boiled with milk and sugar, it is the popular remedy for cold; the fumes are inhaled by those suffering from severe coryza.n is a small perennial plant which is cultivated in many places, but particularly in France, Spain, Sicily, and Iran. In springtime, an onion-like corm produces basal, linear leaves which are surrounded as a group at the bottom by cylindrical sheaths. These gray-green leaves have hairy margins and grow to about 1 or1-1/2 feet feet long. About August or September, the corm produces a funnel-shaped, reddish-purple (sometimes lilac or white) flower.



HALDI
(Curcuma longa )

Tall herb. Rootstock large, ovoid, with sessile cylindrical tubers orange-colored inside. It is applied with oil to any roughness of the skin; with lime to bruises, sprains, and all kinds of wounds. A decoction forms a cooling eyewash. When boiled with milk and sugar, it is the popular remedy for cold; the fumes are inhaled by those suffering from severe coryza.



PURNARNAVA
(Boerhavia diffusa) - A powerful longevity enhancer

According to Ayurvedic tradition, Purnarnava possesses bitter, stomachic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, diaphoretic, emetic, purgative, antihelminitc, and febrifuge properties, and is traditionally used to treat glaucoma, anemia, heart disease, cough, intestinal colic, edema, piles, haemorrhage, biliousness, nervous system disorders, insomnia, rheumatism, asthma, phthisis, eye diseases, jaundice, ascites, and urethritis. It is also used as an ointment for leprosy and skin disorders. Boerhaavia's effect on the heart muscle will give a slight rise in blood pressure, although the effect of this herb is mostly on the renal epithelium. It is given when increased secretions of the kidney are wanted, or when there are lessened secretions, such as in ascites, whether due to the heart, kidney, or liver. It increases the systolic beat of the heart, and is therefore useful in all stenosed conditions of the heart valves. It is often used with Gokshura in diuretic formulas.


ARJUNA(Terminalia arjuna)
- nourshing for the heart

It helps strengthen the body's natural rejuvenative processes, hastening replacement of dead or weak cells with fresh, vital ones.In proper combinations, Arjuna helps stabilize an erratic heart beat. Arjuna helps balance all three doshas at once(vata,Pitta,Kapha) a very valuable property.




AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis gaertn, Phyllanthus emblica, Terminal embica) - nourshing for the eyes, heart and digestion

Balances all three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), espically Pitta .Because of its well-known rejuvenative and revitalizing properties Amalaki is a powerful Rasayana(logevity enhancer)all by itsef. therefore is often used by itself even in the Paras Herbocare system, which usually recommends using herbs only in expert combination . As a Rasayana, Amalaki helps to culture the full part of the mind and body. It is the most concentrated source of vitamin in C in the plant Kingdom . The C has a special form that makes it very easy for the human body assimilate. In addition to this, the vitamin C in Amalaki fruit is prebonded with tannins that protect it from degradation from heat.





BHRINGARAJ
(Eclipta alba, Hassk) - nourshing and improves hair

Bharigaraj has keshya effect, meaning that it directly nourishes and improves the hair. It is espically good for the liver, which is governed by the subcategory pitta called Ranjaka Pitta.By improving liver function, Bhringaraj also helps to remove and prevent impurities (Ama) throughout the body.

BRAHMI (Herpestis Monniera)- Used to help relieve and prevent stress

Brahmi acts as powerful brain food, and is known for its ability to enhance mind power(Medhya effect). It supports and improves all aspects of non functioning, including comprehension(Dhi), memory (Dhriti)and recollection (Smriti). IT is important because it also enhances the crucial coordination of these three aspect of mental functioning.




GUDUCHI (Tinospora cordifolia)- Enhnaces mind power


Guduchi has a direct Medhya Rasayana effect, which means that ehances all aspects of mind power , including comprehension (Dhi), memory (Dhriti) and recollection (Smriti). Because of its ability to cleanse the channels , it aids delivery of nutrietion from your foods and from the herbs in a formula. Guduchi balances and purifies fat tissue , because Fats are an important raw material for building healthy bones.






BIBHITAKI (Terminalia belerica)- Supports the healthy formation of body


Bibhitaki primarily supports the healthy formation of three bodily tissues nutrient plasma (Rasa Dhatu), muscle (Mamsa Dhatu) and bone (Asth Dhatu).It is most popular Ayurvedic formula known as Digest Tone, Which aids digestion and nourishes all the bodily tissues (the Dhatus).Triphala also helps scrub the colon, and suports the action of other ingredients in a well balanced formula.




BALA (Sida cordifolia)- Primarily known for giving stamina or inner strength


Bala is primarily known for giving stamina or inner srength. It helps balace proper amounts of the male hormone, testosterone, and increases sexual desire. Bala has a Vrishya effect , meaning that it enhances the quality and quantity of reproductive fluids (Shukra Dhatu) for conception of healthyoffspring.






HARITAKI (Terminalia chebula)- Detoxifys and nourishes body tissue

There are six tastes in ayurveda -- sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astrigent. Haritaki contains five out of the six tastes -- all except slaty .is a rasayana suitable for everyone. Haritaki is considered good for constipation and has antioxidant in proper amout. It has positive effects on the hair, skin eyes and liver.







JATAMANSI (Narodostachys jatmansi)- Helps combat the effects of day- to- day

Famous in ayurveda as an herb to combat the effects of day-to-day stress . It has the property of enhancing the body's innate ability to sleep well. It is considered a holy or "divine" plant in ayurveda and has tradition been used as an air purifier. Charaka's ayurvedic text recommends it for insomnia , mental instability and to enhance memory. It is said to promote growth and maintain the color of hair.




MANDUKAPARNI (Centella asiatica, Hydrocotyle assiatica)- Nourishes the mind - body connection

Mandukaparni has a very valuable and saught -after Vayasthapana effect it means that it helps retard the aging process. It is excellent fore both internal and topical application . French scientists recently did some breakthough research to show it stimulate synthesis of collagen, for powerful anti-aging effects for the skin.Mandukaparni nourishes the mind-body connection and enhances the psychoneuro immune (PNI)response.




PIPPALI(Piper Longum)- Most widely used of all ayurvedic herb

The Ayurvedic text list Pippali as one of the most powerful Rasayana herbs, meaning it is a longevity enhancer. It also cleans the shrotas the transport nutrients and remove wastesm so it is considered important for purification . It balances two of the three laws of nature of work (Vata and Kapha). It also soothes the nerves to improves the sleep at night . Pippali enhances all 13 of the metabolic processes (Agnis) that create categories of bodily tissues (Dhatus).






MANJISTHA (Rubia cordifolia)- Supports the formation of quality

Manjistha supports the formation of quality nutrient plasma (Rasa Dhatu), blood (Rakta Dhatu), and Fat (Meda Dhatu).





ADRAK (Zingiber Officinale)

Ginger is a stimulant, carminative, diuretic and diaphoretic. It is especially valuable in alcoholic gastritis and helps relieve diarrhoea and inflammation. Ginger Tea is a hot infusion very useful for stoppage of the menses due to cold. Externally it is used as a rubefacient. It is also used in chronic chest complaints, painful spasms of bowels and stomach.



ASHOKA (saraca indica)


Ashoka is a small, spreading, evergreen tree, with smooth brownish bark and compound leaves forming a dense crown. It has bright orange flowers in small dense branches and flat fruits with several smooth gray seeds. This tree has to be distinguished from the Indian fir or mast tree, botanically known as polyalthia longifolia. Ashoka is one of the sacred trees of the Hindus.








JAMUN (Eugenia Jambolana )


Jamun has long been used as a carminative in diarrhoea; stomachic and astringent. The fresh seeds have been found most effective in diabetes, as they quickly reduce sugar in the urine; also very beneficial in glycosuria.





ANANT MOOL (Hemidesmus Indicus)

Anantmool has long enjoyed reputation as tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, blood purifier & flavouring agent. The main constituents are P-Methoxy salicylic aldehyde, beta sitosterol, tetracyclic triterpene alcohals, fattyacids, tannins, saponins etc. It is employed in nutritional disorders, chronic rheumatism, gravel (calculi) & other urinary diseases, syphilis, scrofula (cervical tubercular lymphadenitis) & skin affections. It helps in treatment of syphilis by stimulating the defense machanism of the body. It has also been used successfully in the treatment of psoariasls. It shows inhibitory effect on the growth of Escherichia coli.



VIDANG (Embelia ribes)

Embelia ribes has has been used traditionally to help maintain a healthy skin and to support the digestive function. It has a mild laxative activity and clinical studies have shown that extracts are effective against ascarides.






AKAR KARA (Anacyclus Pyrethrum)

The main active components in this herb are essential oils and an alkaloid called Pyrethrin. It is traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory, tonic, stimulant, aphrodisiac and a spermatogenic. It is also used for nervous disorders, impotency and premature ejaculation.




Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)


Diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumarthritis



ELAICHI ( Cardamom)


Cardamom (Elaichi) is used for its pods. Cardamoms give distinct sweet, pleasing and slightly lemon like flavor. There are three kinds of cardamom black, green and white. Traditionally, Indian cooking uses only black and green cardamoms. Green cardamom is smaller and softer than black cardamom. The seeds are used as whole, ground or with pods




JAYPHAL (Myristica Fragans)

jayphal is very sour and hot in taste ,but it is very good for mouth smell, cough and heart diseases.jayphal is very unique and quick in digestive disorders. It also increase the appetite.




BABOOL (Acasia Arabica)

Babool is an astringent and a demulcent. It is used to heal open wounds, ulcers, haemorrhage, swelling, bleeding gums, dry cough, throat pain, canker sores, syphilitic affections, and aphthous stomatitis. Decoction made of babool bark could be used as garble and mouthwash.






Shikakai (Acacia concinna)

An infusion of the leaves is used in malarial fever. A decoction of the pods relieves biliousness and acts as a purgative. It is used to remove dandruff. An ointment, prepared from the ground pods, is good for skin diseases. The pods, known as Shikai or Shikakai, are extensively used as an detergent, and the dry ones are powdered and perfumed, and sold in the market as soapnut powder.






kali mrich (Piper nigrum)

Black pepper is one of the most popular spices used in a variety of food preparations and is a household remedy for many ailments. Volatile oil of black pepper, the alkaloid piperine and the pungent substance chavicin act directly as gastric stimulants by secreting move saliva and gastric juice. It increases gastrointestinal movements and expels the strangulated gas thereby relaxing the intestines. It is therefore, used as an excellent carminative and digestive agent in dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulent colic, diarrhoea, and fermentation of food, if taken along with thin buttermilk.


Kumari (Aloe vera/Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe is one of the great healing agents among the herbs. Cleans out the colon. Helps any kind of sores externally, excellent for kitchen or minor burns and for piles.

It contains enzymes, polysaccharides and nutrients which exhibit antibacterial and antifungal action. It also has a natural sunscreen effect that moisturizes the skin. Its principal constituents are the leaves that contain barbaloin, chrysophanol glycoside and the aglycone, aloe-emodin. The leaf juice forms the main source of the drug. Aloes have long been in use for a host of diseases, particularly those connected with the digestive system; they have also been used for wounds, burns, dermatitis, cutaneous leishmaniasis and other skin troubles. It is used in eye troubles, spleen and liver ailments. Kumari is also known to relieve dysmenorrhoea in young women by expelling uterine debris
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kaunch Beej (Seeds/Mucuna Prurita)

The efficiency of the seeds in the management of Parkinson's disease by virtue of their L-Dopa content, the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine.(1) Mucuna pruriens, recognized as an aphrodisiac in Ayurveda, has been shown to increase testosterone levels (2), leading to deposition of protein in the muscles and increased muscle mass and strength(3). It is also known to enhance mental alertness and improve coordination(4). Isolated chemicals include bufotenine and DMT.




Majuphal (Quercus infectoria)

Majuphal alone or in combination with other herbs is a promising remedy for dental troubles. Powerful astringent and styptic. Useful in leucorrhoea and other vaginal discharges and in profuse menstruation. Also useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, gleet and long standing gonorrhoea. It is also used as a gargle to treat sore throats, stomatitis and tonsillitis
Useful in:

Diarrhoea
Gonorrhoea
Leucorrhoea
Menorrhagia
Sore Throat
Tonsilliti



Methika (Trigonella foenum-graceum)

This plant has been mentioned in early literature as a hypoglycaemic and anti-inflammatory agent. Its effect as an oral hypoglycemic has been evaluated. In rats trigonelline counteracts the hyperglycemic effect of cortisone given 2 hours before or simultaneously. Antiulcer property has been studied in rats. Hypocholesterolemic effects, and anti-inflammatory effects have been observed.
The ether extract of the seeds had an effect on inflammation induced in rats by cotton - pellet insertion, or formalin or carrageenin exposure, comparable to that of salicylates.

The antiarthritic property of methi seed powder is widely known in many parts of India. It forms an important medicinal use of the plant in rheumatic disorders and spondylosis. The drug is also used for chronic bronchitis and hepato and splenomegaly in the unani system of medicine. The seeds and leaves are also used in obesity.


.Sat Isabgol (Plantago ovata)

Helps to reduce risk of heart attack by decreasing serum cholesterol through proper excretion of bile acids. Also helps in eliminating accumulated toxic, chemicals and excessive waste products from the body.

Psyllium husk is derived from the seed of the Plantago ovata plant. Besides Plantago ovata, psyllium is also known as Ispaghula and Isapgol. Plantago ovata is an annual herb native to Asia, the Mediterranean region, and North Africa. Psyllium grows in sandy and silty soils.






Gudmar
(Gymnema sylvestre, Asclepias geminata Asclepiadaceae)

This is one of the main herbs used for healing diabetes mellitus. It removes sugar from pancreas, restores pancreatic function; stimulate the circulatory system, increases urine secretion, and activates the uterus. It is also useful for the treatment of swollen glands, cough, and fever.


Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)

Essential for acne, boils, eczema and hair loss.
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Acne,Boils, Eczema:Apply the ground and boiled leaves on the affected zone.

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Sudershan
(Crinum Asiaticum Amaryllideae)

Leaves of the herb smeared with castor oil and warmed is a useful remedy for repelling vhitlows and other inflammations at the end of toes and fingers. Alternately, you can use bruised leaves of the herb mixed with castor oil for this purpose. The herb is also useful to treat inflamed joints and sprains.







Madhu Yasti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice is an expectorant and liquifies mucus, thereby relieving muscle spasms and reducing inflammation. With ginger it is good for cold. It improves voice, vision, hair, and complexion.


Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus )

A large, woody, climbing shrub with a yellow, corky bark.

The seeds possess emetic, diaphoretic, febrifuge and nervine properties and are used for sharpening the memory and also used to cure sores, ulcers, rheumatism and gout. The drug is used in the traditional system of medicine as a sedative. The reported constituents are Mal III A, Mal III B, triterpenoids zeylasterone, and seylasteral. Its therapeutic uses include treating anxiety and beriberi. Alcoholic extract has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. An herbal extract of the crude drug was tested for its adaptogenic properties, on mice. It showed significant CNS depressant effect and a clear synergism with pentobarbital.


Chalmogra - (Tuvrak) Garudphal

local stimulant, useful in correcting disordered processes of nutrition.
The bark of the tree contains tannins, which are beneficial in the treatment of fever. The oil extracted from the seeds is useful in leprosy and skin disorders.




Ritha (Sapindus mukorossi)

The dried fruit of Ritha is most valuable part of the plant. Its fleshy portion contains saponin, which is a good substitute for washing soap and is as such used in preparation of quality shampoos, detergents, etc. In fact the skin of the fruit is highly valued by the rural folks as a natural produced shampoo for washing their hair. They also use these for washing woolen clothes. This is why some botanists have named the species as Sapindus detergens.