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

  Vasa, वासा Medicinal Benefits      Botanical Name-Adhatoda vasica Common Name-Adhusa Family-Acanthaceae (Vasa Kul) Habit-A dense shrub (4-8 ft. in height) Properties Property-Lightness, dryness Taste-Bitter, fragrant Potency-Cooling Metabolic Property-Pungent   Specific Property Kaph-Pitta-Samak Haemoptysis Anti-tubercular Bronchial sedative   Parts used-Root, Leaf, Flower Description-The plant grows in plains and in lower Himalayan ranges upto 1000 m above sea level. It is a small evergreen, subherbacious bush. The Leaves are 10...

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Ice bag procedure in first aid-“Nursing Principles”

Ice Bag Procedure  It s a rubber bag in which pieces of ice are kept. It is used to reduce body temperature in cases of high fever, to reduce hemorrhage into a hematoma, and to relieve pain after blunt trauma. The procedure for its use is as follows: Break ice into pieces of desired size. Place them in a bowl of water so as to remove sharp edges which could...

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Important Emergency Measures for Gunshot injury in first aid treatment-“Emergency Care”

 Emergency Care A summary of emergency first aid measures for various types of condition is shown in the following table. Measures Condition and Emergency measures Any emergency- Assess the situation Assess the casualty Assess the condition Give appropriate first aid Gunshot injury – Look for hemorrhage Treat shock Apply sterile dressing to the wound Monitor vital parameters. Send him to a hospital immediately  

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Hemorrhage- Tourniquet for control of severe bleeding in Hemorrhage

Tourniquet for control of severe bleeding in Hemorrhage A tourniquet is a device used to control severe bleeding. It should be reserved for bleeding that cannot be controlled by other means. A tourniquet can be made from a strap, belt, handkerchief, towel or cloth. A cord should never be used as it can cut into the tissues. A tourniquet is applied between the heart and the site of bleeding. It...

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Hemorrhage –Hemorrhage Diagnose and its first aid treatment

Hemorrhage Diagnose and its first aid treatment External hemorrhage is visible. Blurring of vision, fainting and giddiness. Breathing becomes shallower (air hunger). Casualty complains of thirst. Pallor develops. Pulse becomes fast and weak. Restlessness Skin feels cold and clammy. Unconsciousness may occur. Blood may appear from one of the body orifices, nose, ear etc. First Aid The aims of treatment are to control bleeding and prevent infection. 1.Place the victim...

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Hemorrhage- Hemorrhage causes, types and effects

Hemorrhage causes, types and effects Hemorrhage or bleeding is a flow of blood from an artery, vein or capillary. It may be external (revealed) or internal (concealed). Depending on the vessel from which it takes place. It may be of the following types. Types of Hemorrhage Type                              Features Arterial – It is bright red in color. It spurts at each contration of the heart. Flow is pulsatile. Venous- It is...

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