Vitex negundo, commonly known as the five-leaved chaste tree, is a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish,tomentose branchlets. It is widely used in folk medicine, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.
Vitex negundois the richest source of stable Vitamin C. This richness in Vitamin C makes the Nirgundi one of the best anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic (not by killing the cells…but by increasing the immunity of the body). Nirgundi is a drug of choice for problems where inflammation ha occurred like- pharyngitis, tonsillitis, endometrosis and even orchitis.
Medicinal use of Nirgundi :
Nirgundi or five-leaved chaste tree is medicinal herb which is used in preparation of many ayurvedic medicines. Nirgundi plant has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, bronchial relaxant and hepatoprotective activities.
Every part of this plant is used in form of powder, decoction, oil, leaves paste for its medicinal qualities.  An adult can take its leaves juice(10-20 ml), decoction(50-100ml), leaves powder(1.5-3g) or dry leaves extract (300-600mg) as per requirement in a day.
Details of Vitex negundo(Nirgundi) health benefits and natural remedies according to ayurveda.
Useful in all emaciating and under nutrition conditions
Improves memory
Highly beneficial for eye sight
Rejuvenates hair
Useful in management of skin diseases
Alleviates loss of appetite
Useful in management of excessive bleeding during menstruation.
External use:
A great analgesic, anti inflammatory, antibacterial, cleaning and healing wounds, hair tonic. Heated Nirgundi leaves are tied over the affected part (or poultice) headache, scrotal swelling, synovitis, arthritis pain and rheumatic arthritis. Decoction prepared from leaves used in tub bath for endometritis, colitis and orchitis. In these conditions reduces obstruction of blood and amakapha, increases perspiration, reduces oedema and also relieves pain. Gargles with decoction of leaves useful in pharyngitis, stomatitis, difficulty in deglutation and inflammation. Smoke of the dry leaves useful for headaches, sinusitus and common cold. Nirgundi oil best in wounds for dry cleaning, anti-infective and to remove foul smell. Oil is also useful in baldness.
Internal use:
Circulatory system: White flowered Nirgundi used in oedema induced by kaphavata. As acts on the raktadhatu and alleviates vata and kapha, used in inflammatory conditions of liver and spleen. Mixture of leaf juice and cow’s urine an effective remedy for ascitis.
Digestive system: As tikta, katu and ushna properties improves appetite and digestion. Useful in loss of appetite, anorexia, amadosha, hepatitis and is anthelmintic.
Nervous System: An analgesic, brain tonic and alleviates vata, therefore useful in headache, sciatica, rheumatic arthritis, synovitis, improves memory.
Respiratory system: By removing kapha from the respiratory passage, improves ventilation, therefore used in kapha kasa, asthma, pneumonia and pleurisy.
Reproductive system: Improves menstral flow, therefore used in dysmenorrhoea and obstetric conditions.
Skin: Valuable medicine for skin diseases, urtucarua and eruptions.
Urinary system: Diuretic, hence useful in dysuria and anuria. In gonorrhoeal infection helps in passing urine smoothly.



Bacopa monnieri, a plant commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, has an age-old reputation for being an effective and powerful herb helpful for memory and combating stress. Bacopa monnieri, known to most as Brahmi, acts as an adaptogen; which means it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations. The following 9 facts show the power and versatility of this therapeutic plant.
1. Supports the Brain
As people age, it’s common for age-related brain degradation to happen. The active compounds in Brahmi, known as bacosides, are beginning to be evaluated for their effects on the brain and human health. Some research has shown the compounds in Brahmi topositively influence brain cells that prompt the regeneration of brain tissue. [1] In one animal study, long-term supplementation with bacosides showed therapeutic value against the rapid degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease. [2] Hopefully more will continue to explore its potential benefits for brain health.
2. Promotes Liver Health
The brain is not the only organ that benefits from Brahmi’s health-promoting compounds. The liver is the body’s main detoxifying organ, and studies suggest Brahmi may be useful for encouraging liver function following toxin damage. [3] With the daily onslaught of toxins in our environment and food, it’s no wonder so many seeksafe, natural compounds that support proper liver function.
3. Protection Against Neonatal Hypoglycemia
When it comes to newborn infants, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can result in serious and immediate brain damage, inducing future motor and cognitive impairment. Studies have found bacosides to be highly-active compounds that exhibit neuron-protecting effects in hypoglycemic infants. Therefore, many researchers believe that Brahmi extracts may be effective for protecting newborn brains against hypoglycemia-induced brain damage. [4]
4. Positively Impacts Opioid Dependence
Doctors prescribe (and sometimes over-prescribe) opioids, like morphine and oxycodone, for pain management. Although these drugs are effective, their highly-addictive nature is a massive downside. Seventy-seven percent of chronic pain patients also suffer from depression and face an added risk of addiction. Researchers have discovered that bacosides may be helpful for enhancing the benefits of morphine while reducing the “high”, thus decreasing the risk for dependence. [5] [6] In addition, studies indicate that bacosides offer protective benefits for organs commonly affected by opiate toxicity. [7]
5. Fights Systemic Redness and Swelling
Any illness or irritation can cause redness and swelling in the body. No location more dangerous than the brain. Brahmi may be helpful at fighting this. Research supports its use for managing systemic redness in the brain caused by the body’s autoimmune response . [8] Much of the research is ongoing; however, the emerging data offers hope for new therapies in the treatment of chronic discomfort and redness.
6. Encourages Normal Blood Pressure
Brahmi has been shown to increase the utilization of nitric oxide in the body and also appears to encourage vascular muscle function, two benefits that positively influence normal blood pressure. [9] While promoting normal blood pressure is not one of Brahmi’s most well-known uses, the herb may still provide a valuable, natural approach to those seeking this benefit.
7. Strong Antioxidant Activity
Antioxidants… can we get too many of them? Many researchers are evaluating natural plants, herbs, and foods for their antioxidant potential and findings indicate that Brahmi is a good one. It provides protection against oxidative damage, a type of cellular damage caused by free radicals. [10] The herb has also been shown to enhance antioxidant activity in other organs, like the kidneys. [11]
8. Organic is Best…
As with any plant or herb, it’s a good idea to know its source in order to decrease the likelihood of consuming pesticides, GMO’s, and pollutants. If Brahmi has a caveat, it’s that it’s very absorbent and can easily accumulate pollutants and other contaminants, such as arsenic, if grown in or around contaminated areas. In more than one case, Brahmi samples taken from a semi-urban area contained noticeable levels of lead, copper, cadmium, and zinc which exceeded safe thresholds. [12] [13] Conclusion? Only purchase organic or wild crafted Brahmi!
9. …And so is Fresh!
When cooking with herbs, fresh herbs offer substantial taste benefits. It turns out that the same is true for your health; as researchers have determined that fresh Brahmi is more potent in its healthy compounds. [14]

Clove or Laung is an aromatic herb native to Indonesia. It has various health benefits as it helps relieve nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, muscle cramps, toothache and several other ailments. It is also promotes digestive health.
Moreover, this ancient culinary spice is used in cuisines all over the world. Apart from food, it is used for flavoring some wines and alcoholic beverages as well.
Cloves are characterized by an intensive fragrance, warm flavor and pungent taste. For medical purposes, its dried flower buds and oil are used.
Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Common Names: Clove tree, Laung, Lavanga, Lawang, Laong, Cengkeh (Indonesian), Gvozdika (Russian), Clou de girofle (French), cravo-da-Índia (Portugese)
Healing Properties
Cloves possess antibacterial, anesthetic, aphrodisiac, analgesic, antispasmodic, carminative and stimulant properties. Moreover, the herb contains eugenol, a compound which works as a potent platelet inhibitor. In other words, it helps prevent blood clots. Thus, Laung or clove benefits your cardiovascular health, too.
Plus, due to its anesthetic properties, eugenol extracts derived from clove are often used during dental procedures such as temporary fillings, root canal therapy, etc.
Apart from eugenol, cloves contain eugenol acetate, ß-caryophyllene, triterpene oleanolic acid and beta caryophyllene.
The valuable herb has flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin that contribute in its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic qualities. In addition, it is beneficial in reducing blood sugar levels.
Its anti-fungal qualities make clove oil effective in reducing Athlete’s foot and Ringworm. When taking internally, it helps cure diarrhea.
As this herb helps fight infections, it is can prove useful in curing cholera, tuberculosis, intestinal worm, malaria, etc. Studies on animals suggest that cloves can assist in fever reduction as well.
Besides, benefits of clove also include relieving headache. The herb’s expectorant properties help reduce bronchial problems.
Moreover, it can be used for dealing with issues like cold feet because it stimulates circulation. Nutrient-wise, cloves are rich in manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids
Medicinal uses: Clove is eaten as dry buds to use it as an aphrodisiac. Clove relaxes the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract.
Chemicals present in cloves are reported to improve the digestion power by increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions.
Antimicrobial properties against bacteria and fungi makes it a good choice for using as natural fungicide. It is an important active gradient in preparations used for mouth wash and toothache relief. Clove oil is used as an an oral anesthetic and believed to disinfect root canals.

Vach-Acorus Calamus
Acorus Calamus has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions. It is widely employed in modern herbal medicine as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. In Ayurveda it is highly valued as a rejuvenator for the brain and nervous system and as a remedy for digestive disorders. However, some care should be taken in its use since some forms of the plant might be carcinogenic – see the notes above on toxicity for more information. The root is anodyne, aphrodisiac, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hallucinogenic, hypotensive, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, mildly tonic and vermifuge. It is used internally in the treatment of digestive complaints, bronchitis, sinusitis etc. It is said to have wonderfully tonic powers of stimulating and normalizing the appetite. In small doses it reduces stomach acidity whilst larger doses increase stomach secretions and it is, therefore, recommended in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. However if the dose is too large it will cause nausea and vomiting. Sweet flag is also used externally to treat skin eruptions, rheumatic pains and neuralgia. An infusion of the root can bring about an abortion whilst chewing the root alleviates toothache. It is a folk remedy for arthritis, cancer, convulsions, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, epilepsy etc. Chewing the root is said to kill the taste for tobacco. Roots 2 – 3 years old are used since older roots tend to become tough and hollow. They are harvested in late autumn or early spring and are dried for later use. The dry root loses 70% of its weight, but has an improved smell and taste. It does, however, deteriorate if stored for too long. Caution is advised on the use of this root, especially in the form of the distilled essential oil, since large doses can cause mild hallucinations. See also the notes above on toxicity. A homeopathic remedy is made from the roots. It is used in the treatment of flatulence, dyspepsia, anorexia and disorders of the gall bladder. Bath oils containing calamus have caused redness of the skin (erythema) and dermatitis, particularly in hypersensitive individuals
Calamus is considered a stimulant and rejuvenating tonic. It’s been used to enhance memory and increase sexual potency. Dried calamus rhizome (root) can be used to treat stomach cramps, gas, gastric ulcers, and lack of appetite. acorus calamus is a perennial herb that has wonderful medicinal values. It is used in all medicinal systems of India. It is an important ingredient of most of the Ayurvedic medicines. It is mentioned in many of the great Greek classic literatures on medicine. Hippocrates, who is called Father of medical science, and Greek physicians like Theophrastus and Dioscorides have mentioned about the uses of Calamus.
15 Health benefits of sweet flag
Stomach disorders                                                                        
Poisonous bites
Uses as analgesic                                         
For epilepsy
To protect in epidemics
Dysentery and diarrhea
Common cold
Whooping cough
Intestinal worms
Mouth disorders
Skin disorders
Rejuvenates nerves

Legend said that before 12 century BC, the ancient Greeks were surprised to find that some sick horses let loose to die a natural death, became strong and energetic again. The source of this magic was traced to sea buckthorn. They named the shrub Hippophae Rhamnoides, meaning trees that make horse shine. Modern research has confirmed the said property and found much more nutritive and pharmacological values of its bark, fruit, leaves and especially its oils.
Immunity Enhancer, Antioxidant and Defer Aging (named as life oil, liquid gold)
Out of the more than 190 nutrients and bioactive substances sea buckthorn oil provides, many are considered immune building factors, such as linolenic acid, vitamins E, A, carotene, polyphenols, flavonoids and trace elements including iron, copper, manganese, selenium, etc. This group of well-coordinated and well-proportioned factors regulates and maintains the immune system in different processes and at different levels, strengthens the body’s natural defense and helps natural healing, sea buckthorn oil is a pure natural antioxidant store. Its rich content of flavonoids, glucosides, phenols, terpenes, vitamins E, A, C, ß-carotene, and trace elements are all antioxidants with very low molecular weight to neutralize free radicals. They help activate superoxide dismutase whose role in the body is to eliminate free radicals and mutant and dead cells caused by free radicals, and increase phagocytosis of macrophage.
Gastrointestinal, Lung and Liver Health
The health promoting effects of Seabuckthorn are direct and clear. The concerted and mutual promoting actions of the 190 some elements have positive effects on the endocrine, circulation, immune, and nervous systems and this in turn creates a most favorable condition for the digestive system. The oil provides a protective coating inside the mouth, stomach, intestines and duodenum, thus protecting mucosa and its normal functions. The protective and soothing properties of ß-sitosterol-ß-D-glucosides, ursolic acid and betaine, promote natural healing. ß-carotene, vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids stimulate cell metabolism at site and help natural healing. Seabuckthorn has remarkable inhibiting effects on gastric acid and abnormal increase of gastric proteinase, thus keeping the digestive system healthy and ease constipation. As seabuckthorn increases metabolism of cholesterol and fat, it reduces liver damage by alcohol, paracetamol and carbon tetrachloride, and removes fat and toxins from the liver. It also detoxifies the respiratory system to clear mucus and stop coughing.
Cerebral-cardiovascular Health
Sea buckthorn oil actively reduces blood fat level, nurtures the blood vessels. Of the rich unsaturated fatty acids, oleic acid (Omega 9) reduces cholesterol; linoleic acid (Omega 6) regulates blood pressure and reduces serum cholesterol, linolenic acid (Omega 3) tends to maintain healthy blood pressure, dissolves accumulated fat and promote metabolism and regulate sugar level. Together they facilitate normal blood circulation. Sitosterol is one of the materials forming cell membrane and it stimulates metabolism. It combines cholesterol in foods and get rejected, and thus reducing serum cholesterol content. Vitamin E promotes metabolism, prevents oxidation of high-density (bad) cholesterol in the serum, thus inhibiting and reducing cholesterol settlement along the blood vessel wall. Phosphatides and triterpenoids inhibit cholesterol formation and help its removal. Sea buckthorn oil has tonic effects to cerebral cardiovascular systems. Total flavonoids increase blood flow of the coronary artery and supply nutrients to heart muscles, lower oxygen consumption, strengthen muscle contraction, thus improving the heart function and increasing anti-hypoxia ability of the system. Sitosterols soften the blood vessels, and increase their tenacity, improve its elasticity. Vitamins E and other antioxidants remove wastes including peroxides and ailing and dead cells from the blood, and avoid damages the wastes may do to the artery walls. 5-serotonin and betaine protect the cerebral cardiovascular functions by comprehensive regulation and coordination of the nervous, endocrine and the immune systems.
Skin Health
Free fatty acids, carbohydrates, phytosterol, phosphatide, vitamins E and A, carotenoids in sea buckthorn oil are organically combined together providing more protection and nutrition to the skin. The free fatty acids are easily absorbed by the skin, which it helps keep slightly acidic, and inhibits unhealthy microbes. Linoleic acid (Omega 6), palmitoleic acid (Omega 7) and linolenic acid (Omega 3) promote healing of tissue damage, and the hydrocarbon prevents excessive moisture loss of the skin, softens and lubricates the skin and keep it smooth and fair. Sitosterol improves microcirculation in the skin. Phosphatide forms a protective film to prevent moisture loss and keep invaders at bay, and acts both as a moisture regulator and an antioxidant against wrinkles. The miracle properties of stimulation to tissue regeneration and epithelial natural healing but without leaving scars, make sea buckthorn oil a most welcome remedy for burn, cuts, frostbites, bed sores, wounds, etc.
Your Sub-Health Condition
Sub-health condition is a state between health and disease when all necessary physical and chemical indexes are tested negative by medical equipments and things seem normal, but the person experiences all kind of discomfiture and even pain. This is a critical state of health in which our body systems are not well coordinated and balanced, some systems may break down soon and pathogens may invade and diseases may strike any time. The danger is we do not really know what is wrong and we neglect it. Sea buckthorn oil provides various nutrients and bio-active substances the body needs, such as unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, phytosterols, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements. They regulate and harmonize the endocrine, circulatory, autonomic nerve and digestive systems. This, with antioxidant and free radical resistant properties, may effectively restore health and help get rid of sub-health conditions.
Computer operators, cell phone users, medical personnel related to X-ray, electronic or nuclear workers, astronauts, pilots, stewards stewardesses, etc., may be subjected to radiation, and Vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, unsaturated fatty acids, malic acid and selenium promote self reparation of tissues and cells. Sea buckthorn oil provides a rich and comprehensive supply of nutrients, improves blood circulation and removes stasis, and eliminates waste, promotes healthy tissue growth, improves gastrointestinal functions, restores liver and kidney functions, increases the self- repairing ability of the traumatized organs and cells, promotes the functions of the spleen and bone marrow and blood generation, and protects the heart, spleen, liver, kidney & lung against the damaging effects of radiation. The same way it also may improve life quality of patients by reducing the adverse effects of operation, chemotherapy and radiation.
Woman’s Health
Sea buckthorn oil provides comprehensive nutrients and has multi-effects on the endocrine, circulation, nerves, immune and reproductive systems by regulating and coordinating them. It also has inhibiting properties against unhealthy microbes and both internal and external use are very effective for cervical, uterine and vaginal health, and is very helpful to facilitate midlife changes, to keep proper functions of the uterus and keep the vagina lubricated.
Children’s Health
Children need comprehensive and well-balanced nutritional structure to grow strong and healthy. Sea buckthorn oil provides rich vitamins A, E, D, K, etc., trace elements including iron, zinc, calcium, copper, manganese, selenium and iodine which are easy to absorb without any hormones. The various immune regulating factors increase children’s natural resistance without side effects. 
Cardiotonic, stomachic, dermatropic, antioxidant, anti-radiation, anti-constipation, defer aging, healthy cholesterol maintaining, blood vessel softening, blood fat reducing, blood pressure and sugar balancing, blood circulation promoting and pro-natural healing, Sea buckthorn oil has a wide range of uses both internal and external, it has a wide application in cerebral-cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, gynecological, immunological and dermatological health. CO2 supercritical fluid extracted in the most advanced facility, Balanceuticals brand Sea buckthorn oil is the best in quality. Of the14 fatty acids almost 90% are unsaturated and the two essential unsaturated fatty acids linolenic acid (Omega 3) and linoleic acid (Omega 6) are in almost perfect 1:1 ratio. Research says that the check and balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 is important in regulating thousands of metabolic functions through prostaglandine pathways, and nearly every biologic function is somehow interconnected with it. The rare palmitoleic acid (Omega 7) is very important for cell membrane, tissue regeneration and skin care. In all, sea buckthorn oil is a great herb store of natural remedies by itself, and if you decide to take just one supplement this is IT.

Rubia Cordifolia(manjeeth)
The plant is used both, internally as well as externally. The roots of Manjistha/Manjeeth are used for medicinal purpose. Externally, Manjistha is highly recommended in skin diseases associated with edema and oozing. The wound and ulcers dressed with Manjistha ghrita heal promptly and get dried up and well cleansed. Especially the chronic non-healing and cozying wounds respond very will. The Manjistha ointment medicated with Sat dhauta ghrita, is the best panacea for erysipelas. The burns and scalds heal up magically without scar formatuio, when treated with Manjistha ghrita. The chronic wounds are washed with the decoction of manjistha and dressed with its rasakriya (solid extract). In fractures, the external splint of Manjistha, madhuka skin and amalaki leaves is beneficial. The root powder works well, with ghee, for the medicament of acne. Used externally as a paste by itself or with honey, it heals inflammation and gives the skin an even tone and smoothness. It is a powerful dye, imparting a reddish tinge to the skin and is used in dying the clothes also. Internally, Manjistha/Manjeeth is valuable in a vast range of diseases. In diarrhea, Manjistha works well when combined with lodhra (Symplicos racemosa) skin powder . Manjistha is benevolent in gastrointestinal ailments like loss of appetite, dyspepsia and worm infestations, as it is an appetizer, digestant, destroys ama and a vermicide. Manjistha kvatha is widely used as a blood purifier. It acts mainly on rasa and rakta srotasas, alleviates the Kapha and Pitta doshas and eliminates toxins. This ameliorates the vitiation of bhrajaka pitta (pitta from the skin) and imparts better complexion to the skin. Manjistha was held in high esteem by ancient sages in the treatment of skin diseases. It is widely used, till today, in various skin disorders like erysipelas, eczema, acne, scabies and allergic manifestations. Manjistha helps in controlling the irritation of nerves and pacifies the mind, hence salutary in epilepsy, especially of Pitta type. The decoction of manjistha, triphala, daruharidra, guduci, katuka, nimba and vaca is used in gout with benefit.
The rubia cordifolia may be used internally or externally to treat a wide range of disorders including those pertaining to female reproduction, the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. Preparations that include derivatives of the flowering plant are also frequently used to treat gouty arthritis, infections and urinary tract problems. Studies indicate that the medicinal plants contain flavonoids, salicylates, and sulfur. Tests reveal the plant roots also contain tannin. Also known as the common madder or the Indian madder, rubia cordifolia may be used alone, but is frequently combined with other herbs as treatments.
Taken internally in capsule form, rubia cordifolia reportedly eliminates abnormal vaginal discharges and regulates menstruation cycles. The antispasmodic properties of the plant seem closely related to the ability of calcium channel blockers. This action supposedly aids in relieving painful uterine cramping. Some believe the plant also possesses the ability to eliminate the congestion and stagnation of tissues throughout the body, which cleanses the uterus and improves menstruation flow. The plant’s ability to inhibit platelet aggregation may be the contributing factor to increased blood flow.

Malkungni (celastrus paniculatus)
The plant was used to treat many different ailments, but most notably it was administered as a powerful brain tonic, appetite stimulant, and emetic. According to Greco-Arabic Yunani medicine, the oil of the Celastrus seed was used to treat physical weakness, mental confusion, alleviate asthma symptoms, reduce headaches, and to cure joint pain and arthritis.  Healers also used Celastrus to  create a potent balm that they believed worked as a sexual stimulant, much like modern phosphodiesterase inhibitors (i.e. sindenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), ect.) (Russo et. al. 2001).
Healers made a tonic of the seed oil, which they used to mitigate mental fatigue and memory loss, as well as to boost memory recall, retention, and other thought processes. Traditional healers from the Chhattisgarh, Bastar region of India are known to prescribe Celastrus seeds to their patients. They recommend that anyone suffering from forgetfulness begin adding one seed to their diet daily, and gradually increase their dosage up to 100 seeds per day. It is this ability to improve mental function, memory recall and retention that has made this one of the choice herbal supplements for those working to improve dream recall and to achieve lucid dreams.
For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine has used the Celastrus seeds for their potent medicinal properties. They were used for many different ailments and were administered as powerful brain tonic, appetite stimulant as well as emetic. They helped in overcoming physical weakness and mental confusion; played an important role in alleviating asthma symptoms, reducing headaches and joint pains due to arthritis. It is a warming herb used internally in the treatment of inflammation of muscles and joints, including rheumatism, gout and paralysis31. The seeds are used to heal indolent ulcers and sores, as well as infectious skin conditions such as scabies in the form of a poultice. Medicated oil extracted from the seeds of the plant is used for topical application as a rubifacient and stimulant.
Medicinal Uses: According to Ayurveda, leaves are emmenagogue whereas seeds are acrid, bitter, hot, appetizer, laxative, emetic, aphrodisiac, powerful brain tonic, cause burning sensation. Oil enriches blood and cures abdominal complains. According on Unani system of medicine, seeds are bitter, expectorant, brain and liver tonic, cure joint-pains, paralysis and weakness. Oil stomachic, tonic, good for cough and asthma; used in leprosy, cures headache and leucoderma.   

Green Leaf Tulsi
Tulsi  (varities)
Ayurvedic benefit of tulsi or tulasi,varieties of tulasi,cultivation of tulsi plant.
Tulsi is called “elixir of life” in ayurvedi.It is mentioned in charaka samhita,in ayurvedic text.It is used thousand of years in ayurveda.
Green Leaf Tulsi
Also known as ‘Rama Tulsi’, the Green Leaf Tulsi is known for its cooling, mellower taste. his variety of Tulsi is found in China, Brazil, Eastern Nepal, as well as in Bengal, Bihar, Chatgaon and the southern states of India. All the parts of the plant emit a strong aroma. Ram Tulsi has a characteristic fragrance. Crushing its leaves between the palms releases a stronger fragrance than other varieties of Tulsi.
Cultivation of Tulsi from seed
Tulsi seed is easy to germinate and grow. Sow the small Tulsi seeds in early spring indoors or in the greenhouse for an early start, or sow Tulsi seed directly in the spring or summer garden. Sow Tulsi seeds just under the surface of the soil and press in firmly. Keep Tulsi seed watered and warm until germination, which occurs within 1 to 2 weeks. Tulsi prefers full sun, rich soil, and plenty of water. Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 feet apart. Tulsi does well in pots or window boxes, and is traditionally grown for good luck near the front door of the house.

Purple Leaf Tulsi
Tulsi  (varities)
Ayurvedic benefit of tulsi or tulasi,varieties of tulasi,cultivation of tulsi plant.
Tulsi is called “elixir of life” in ayurvedi.It is mentioned in charaka samhita,in ayurvedic text.It is used thousand of years in ayurveda.
Purple Leaf Tulsi
Also known as ‘Krishna or Shyama Tulsi’, the Purple leaf tulsi is famous for its peppery, crisp taste. It comprises purple colored leaves and dark stems. Although, it is grown in many regions in India, it is relatively more difficult to find than the green vaiietals. Purple leaf Tulsi is known to be beneficial to treat throat infections, respirtory system, nasal lesions, earache and skin diseases.
Cultivation of Tulsi from seed
Tulsi seed is easy to germinate and grow. Sow the small Tulsi seeds in early spring indoors or in the greenhouse for an early start, or sow Tulsi seed directly in the spring or summer garden. Sow Tulsi seeds just under the surface of the soil and press in firmly. Keep Tulsi seed watered and warm until germination, which occurs within 1 to 2 weeks. Tulsi prefers full sun, rich soil, and plenty of water. Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 feet apart. Tulsi does well in pots or window boxes, and is traditionally grown for good luck near the front door of the house.

Vana Tulsi
Tulsi  (varities)
Ayurvedic benefit of tulsi or tulasi,varieties of tulasi,cultivation of tulsi plant.
Tulsi is called “elixir of life” in ayurvedi.It is mentioned in charaka samhita,in ayurvedic text.It is used thousand of years in ayurveda.
Wild Type ‘Vana’ Tulsi
Vana Tulsi is found in the Himalayas as well as the plains of India, where it grows as naturalized plant. Vana Tulsi is also cultivated and grows wild throughout Asia and Africa.
Cultivation of Tulsi from seed
Tulsi seed is easy to germinate and grow. Sow the small Tulsi seeds in early spring indoors or in the greenhouse for an early start, or sow Tulsi seed directly in the spring or summer garden. Sow Tulsi seeds just under the surface of the soil and press in firmly. Keep Tulsi seed watered and warm until germination, which occurs within 1 to 2 weeks. Tulsi prefers full sun, rich soil, and plenty of water. Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 feet apart. Tulsi does well in pots or window boxes, and is traditionally grown for good luck near the front door of the house.

Makoi- Solanum Nigrum

Kakamachi plants is emollient, diuretic, laxative, sedative, expectorant, herb has antiseptic and anti dysenteric properties. It is Useful in treatment of ear, eyes and nose, good for ulcer, inflammation of liver. Fresh juice of this herb produces dilatation of pupils. Berries are bitter tonic aphrodisiac; improve appetite and taste, diseases of heart eye & piles.

Taxus Bacata Talispatra
Medicinal use of Taxus baccata : The Taxus baccata tree is a highly toxic plant that has occasionally been used medicinally, mainly in the treatment of chest complaints. Modern research has shown that the plants contain the substance “taxol” in their shoots. Taxol has shown exciting potential as an anti-cancer drug, particularly in the treatment of ovarian cancers. Unfortunately, the concentrations of taxol in this species are too low to be of much value commercially, though it is being used for research purposes. This remedy should be used with great caution and only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. See also the notes above on toxicity. All parts of the plant, except the fleshy fruit, are antispasmodic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, narcotic and purgative. The leaves have been used internally in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, hiccup, indigestion, rheumatism and epilepsy. Externally, the leaves have been used in a steam bath as a treatment for rheumatism. A homeopathic remedy is made from the young shoots and the berries. It is used in the treatment of many diseases including cystitis, eruptions, headaches, heart and kidney problems, rheumatism etc.It is also used in treatment of asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, high fever, indigestion, haemoptysis and epilepsy. In 1021, Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, introduced the medicinal use of Taxus baccata L for phytotherapy in The Canon of Medicine . He named this herbal drug as “Zarnab” and used it as a cardiac remedy. It is the first known use of a calcium channel blocker drug.  Externally, used in the treatment of rheumatism.

Shatavari- Asparagus racemosus
Shatavari, or Asparagus racemosus, has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as an aid for the reproductive system, particularly for females, and as a support for the digestive system, especially in cases of excess pitta. Translated as “having one hundred roots” and also referred to as meaning “having one hundred husbands”,_1, 2 Shatavari’s name gives reference to its traditional use as a rejuvenative tonic for the female reproductive system. This support is not only for the young woman, but also for the middle aged and elder lady, to help a woman gracefully transition through the natural phases of life, including menopause. <div style=”display: inline !important;”>Benefits of Shatavari

The nourishing properties of Shatavari are used traditionally to support a number of systems and functions in the body:

  • A prime female reproductive system
  • Healthy levels of breast milk production
  • Supports already balanced female hormones
  • Supportive of male reproductive system as well
  • Soothing effect on the digestive tract
  • Healthy peristalsis of bowels
  • Moisturizing support of the respiratory tract
  • Promotes healthy energy levels and strength
  • Supports the immune system.
  • Natural antioxidant properties

Adhatoda Vasica

Adhatoda vasica was studied for its anti-ulcerogenic activity against ulcers induced by ethanol, pylorus, and aspirin. Adhatoda leaf powder showed a considerable degree of anti-ulcer activity in experimental rats when compared with controls. The highest degree of activity was observed in the ethanol-induced ulceration model [15] . These results suggest that in addition to its classically established pharmacological activities, Adhatoda vasica has immense potential as an anti-ulcer agent. Further research showed that a syrup of Adhatoda improved symptoms of dyspepsia

The leaves, roots and flowers of Adhatoda vasica also called vasa or vasaka were used extensively in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years to treat respiratory disorders such as asthma.

Adhatoda vasica is considered useful in treating bronchitis, tuberculosis and other lung and bronchiole disorders.

A decoction of the leaves may be used as an herbal treatment for cough and other symptoms of colds. The soothing action helps irritation in the throat and the expectorant will help loosen phlegm deposits in the airway which makes adhatoda a good remedy for sore throat.

A poultice of the leaves may be applied to wounds for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some believe the poultice is also helpful in relieving rheumatic symptoms when applied to joints.

It has been used to control both internal and external bleeding such as peptic ulcers, hemorrhoids and bleeding gums.

In Ayurvedic medicine, adhatoda vasica is used for a multitude of disorders including; leprosy, blood disorders, heart troubles, fever, vomiting, loss of memory, leucoderma, jaundice, tumors, mouth troubles, sore-eye and gonorrhea.

This herb is known for its antispasmodic, expectorant and blood-purifying qualities.

A juice made from the leaves was used as a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery, and in southern India the powdered leaves were used to treat malaria. Additionally, it was used as a folk medicine to speed delivery during childbirth.

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