Medicinal Plants

Botanical Name    :     Citrus medica

Family                   :     Rutaceae

English Name        :     Lemon

Properties

Rasa                      :     Amla, kaṭu

Guṇa                      :     Laghu, Tīkṣṇa

Vīrya                      :     Uṣṇa

Vīpaka                   :     Amla

Karma                   :     Vāta – kapha hara, Dīpana-pācana, Cakṣuṣya

Indications          

Agnimāndya, Gulma, Śula, amla pitta, viś ūc̄ī, vāta roga.

Part used

Fruit

Dosage

Fresh juice 10-20 ml.

Important formulations:

Jambīrādī pānakam.

 

ŚIGRU (Drum  stick plant)

Botanical Name    :     Moringa petrygosperma

Family                   :     Moringaceae

English Name        :     Horse – radish tree  (Drum stick plant)

Properties

Rasa                      :     kaṭu, tikta

Guṇa                      :     Laghu, Rūkṣa, Tīkṣṇa

Vīrya                      :     Uṣṇa

Vipāka                   :     Kaṭu

Karma                   :     Kapha-vāta  hara,  Śukrala, grāhi, dīpana,

hṛdya, kṛmighna,  cakṣuṣya

Indication            

Kṛmi, plīha roga, galagaṇḍa, śirahsūla, kaṇḍū, śotha, apacī, vraṇa, medo roga, vidradhi, gulma.

Part used

Root bark, stem bark, leaves, fruits, seeds.

Dosage

Root bark  juice 10-20 ml, seed powder 1-3 gm, stem bark decoction 50-100 ml.

Important formulations:

Śigru puṣpa rasāyana, śigrutvagādi lepana.

 

DĀIMA (POMEGRANTE)

Botanical Name    :     Punica granatum

Family                   :     Punicaceae

English Name        :     Pomegrante

Properties

Rasa                      :     Kaṣāya, madhura, amla

Guṇa                      :     Laghu, Snigdha

Vīrya                      :     Uṣṇa

Vipāka                   :     Madura/Amla

Karma                   :     Tridoṣahara, hṛdya,

Śukrala, grāhi

Indications          

Raktapitta, Raktātisāra, Raktārśas, Jvara,

Dāha,  Tṛṣṇa

Part used

Fruit, Fruit rind,  Root bark, Floral bud

Dosage

Fruit  juice 20-50 ml, Decoction 40-80ml,

Rind or bark powder 3-5 gm.

Important formulations:

Dāḍimāṣṭaka Chūrna, Bhāskaralavaṇa cūrṇa, Dāḍimādi gṛita, Dāḍimādi Taila, Dāḍimādi catuhsama, Gañgādhara cūrṇa.

DR.PRAPANCH

BAMS,MD(AYU) MS(Psychotherapy and Counseling) Grandson of ayurvedic legend Edayadi kunhikannan vaidyar (known as Edayadi Vaidyar) who held the lamp of great wisdom of Ayurvedic Ashtavaidya System.Read More...