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“Kantakari”, “कंटकारी” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

    Kantakari , कंटकारी Medicinal Benefits     Botanical Name-Solanum xanthocarpm Common Name-Bhathataiya Family-Solanaceae (Kanthari kul)  Habit-A perennial prostate herb. Properties Property-Lightness, dryness, sharpness Taste-Bitter, pungent Potency-Heating Metabolic Property-Pungent Specific Property   Kaph-Vata-Samak Stomachic Digestive Bronchial sedative Anti-pyretic Parts Used-Whole plant Description-A prickly, much branched herb, usually spreading or diffused, flowers are purple; about 2cm long, few together in small bunches opposite the leaves. Fruits 1.5-2 cm, round yellow...

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“Haritaki”, “हरीतकी/ हरड़” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

  Haritaki, हरीतकी/ हरड़ Medicinal Benefits     Botanical Name-Terminalia chebula Common Name-Harad Family-Combretaceae (Haritaki Kul) Habit-Tree (60-80 ft. in height)   Properties Property-Lightness, Dryness Taste-Five tastes (except salt, mainly fragrant) Potency-Heating Metabolic Property-Sweet   Specific Property Tridoshar Stomachic Intellect promoting Rejuvenating Part Used-Fruit   Description-It is called as haritaki because it carries away all diseases or it is sacred to Siva (Hara). Haritaki has several interesting synonyms, portraying its...

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“Sariva”, “अनंतमूल” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide  

  Sariva, अनंतमूल Medicinal Benefits      Botanical Name—Hemidesmus Common Name—Anantamul Family—Asclepiadaceae (Ark Kill) Habit—A perennial, slender, laticiferou wiry shrub. (5-15 ft. in height) Properties Property—Heavyness, oilyness Taste—Sweety, bitter, Potency—Cooling Metabolic Property—Sweet Specific Property Tridos-Samak Spermo-poietic Digestive Appitiser Bronchial sedative Antidotes Part Used—Root Description—Indian Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) is a species of plant that is found in South Asia. It is a slender, laticiferous, twining, sometimes prostrate or semi-erect shrub. Roots...

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“Sharapunkha”, “शरपूंखा” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

  Sharapunkha, शरपूंखा Medicinal Benefits     Botanical Name-Tephrosia purpurea Common Name-Sarapunkha Family-Papilionatae (Aparajita Kul) Habit-Herb 2-2.5 ft. in height   Properties Property-Lightness, dryness, sharpness Taste-Bitter, fragrant Potency-Heating Metabolic Property-Pungent Specific Property Plihaghna Antidote Bronchial sedative Anti-pyretic Blood purifier   Parts Used–Root, Alkali of the whole plant Description-The Sanskrit word Sarapunkha literally means sara-an arrow and punkha-the wings; that is, if both the ends of its leaf are held and...

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“Satavari”, “शतावरी” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

  Satavari, शतावरी Medicinal Benefits     Botanical Name-Asparagus racemosus Common Name-Satavar Family-Liliaceae (Rason Kul) Habit-An armed, climbing undershrub with woody terete stems. Properties Property-Heavyness, oilyness Taste-Sweety bitter Potency-Cooling Metabolic Property-Sweet Specific Property Vata-Pitta-samak Anti-diarrhoel Rejuvinator Intellect promoting Appetiser Ophthalmic   Part Used-Tuberous root   Description-Asparagus racemosus (Satavar, Satavari, or Shatamull) is a creeper, 1 to 2 meters tall, that is common throughout India and the Himalayas. It prefers to...

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“Shankhpushpi”, “शंखपुष्पी” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

  Shankhpushpi , शंखपुष्पी Medicinal Benefits       Botanical Name-Convolvulus pluricaulis Common Name-Shankhahuli Family-Convolvulaceae (Trivrit Kul) Habit-A prostrate perennial herb. Properties Property-Oilyness, slippery Taste-Bitter Potency-Cooling Metabolic Property-Sweety   Specific Property Intellect promoting Laxative Aphrodisiac Nervine tonic Rejuvenator Health promoting Complexion promoter Parts Used-Whole plant   Description-Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus pluricaulis is an indigenous plant commonly mentioned in Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian medicine, as a rasayana which is mainly...

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“Vibhitaki”, “विभीतकी/ बहेड़ा” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide  

  Vibhitaki, विभीतकी/ बहेड़ा Medicinal Benefits   Botanical Name—Terminalia bellerica Common Name—Beheda Family—Combretaceae (Haritaki Kul) Habit—Tree, 60-100 ft. in height   Properties Property—Dryness, lightness Taste—Fragrant Potency—Heating Metabolic Property—Sweet   Specific Property Tridoshar (Specially Kaphhar) Laxative Bronchial sedative Part Used—Fruit Description—Beleric, also known as the bastard myrobalan, Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb., is a large deciduous tree common on plains and lower hills in Southeast Asia, where it is also grown as an...

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“Vidang”, “विडंग” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide

  Vidang , विडंग Medicinal Benefits     Botanical Name-Embelica ribes Common Name-Vayavidang Family-Myesinaceae (Vidang kul) Habit-Large & soft branch shrub.    Properties Property-Lightness, dryness, sharpness Taste-Pungent, fragrant Potency-Heating Metabolic Property-Pungent Specific Propert Anthelmintic Anodyne Carminative Used in vatiated kaph Anthelmintic Anti-rheumatic Laxative   Part Used-Fruit   Description-Susruta described the fruit as anthelmintic, alterative and tonic and recommended its use along with liqorice root for the purpose of strengthening the...

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