Ayurvedic Herb Cassia fistula (Aragvadha)

Common name Purging cassia (E), Amaltas (H) Sanskrit A-rag-vadha Latin Cassia fistula–Fructus, Folium (Caesalpiniaceae)

The general use of this plants are-  A gentle laxative used to clear pitta from the intestines. The fruit-pulp, root-bark and leaves of Aragvadha is used in the form of fruit-pulp, decoction to treat fever, jaundice, diabetes, skin diseases, wound, rheumatic ailments, erysipelas, wound due to accident.  

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Home made Ayurvedic herbal face pack

 A facial pack is important because it is an intensive healing treatment that makes use of moist heat to remove deep-seated impurities.It helps to cleanse the face impurities opening the pores. Face packs help reduce wrinkles, pimples, dark circles and acne. Using the right face pack that suits the skin type makes the skin fairer, cleaner and much smoother. Packs improve circulation and keep the skin firm and taut. If you have pimples, blackheads or boils, a purifying facial pack may be just what you need. Even if you don’t have any unsightly blemishes, a facial pack will provide moisture to dehydrated skin (oily skin can get dehydrated, too).

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Dravyaguna Vijnayan (Science of Medicinal Herbs)

The term “Dravyaguna Vijnana” means the pharmacological & Clinical properties and the actions of medicinal plants with morphological & clinical application. 

It is the branch of medicine dealing with the properties (Guna),  action (Karma) therapeutic uses of Dravya and also the knowledge of the properties, Karma and action of the drug. This subject also includes identification the drug and source of drug 

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Ayurvedic Herb Butea monosperma (Palasa)

This plant is also known as Flame of Forest. It is medium sized around 15 m tall, deciduous tree found in tropical and subtropical regions. It has a religious view; It is said that the tree is a form of Agnidev, God of Fire. It was a punishment given to Him by Goddess Parvati for disturbing her and Lord Shiva’s privacy.

Parts used – Root, leaves, petioles, flowers, seeds and exudate.

Different names- Palash, Dhak, Palah, Flame of the Forest, Bastard Teak, Parrot Tree, Keshu (Punjabi) and Kesudo (Gujurati)

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Ayurvedic herb Buchanania lanzan (Priyala)

Buchanania lanzan is popular with its local name Chironji (चिरोंजी). This tree grows about 50  feet tall. It has a dark grey crocodile bark with red blaze.

Parts used – Seed kernel, bark

Ayurvedic properties-
Rasa    : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna   : Lakhu.
Virya   : Ushna

Uses – The seed kernel and bark of Priyala is used in the form of decoction to treat intrinsic haemorrhage, diarrhoea with blood and as tonic.

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Ayurvedic Herb Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava)

In Ayurveda text, Boerhavia diffusa has a lot of medicinal value. Boerhaavia diffusa L. is found as a weed. It is a perennial herb with creeping and spreading structure, also with a stout root-stock and many erect or spreading branches.

Parts used – Root and leaves

Uses – Two varieties of punarnava alleviate kapha and vata, reduce ama and cure durnama (piles), vradhna (inguinal lymphadenitis), sopha (oedema) and udara (obstinate abdo­minal diseases including ascitis.) They are laxative and hot in potency. They are rasayana (rejuvenating).

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Ayurvedic Herb Baliospermum montanum (Danti)

Sanskrit Names: Danti
English Name:
Hindu Name: danti, hakum, hakun, dante, dantt, jangli jamalghota
Botanical Name: Baliospermum montanum
Synonyms: Laghudanti, Vishodhini, Ruksha, Rochani,
Family: Euphorbiaceae

 Parts used – Root, leaves, seed and oil

Uses – The root, leaves, seed and seed oil is used in the form of powder, seed and oil to treat piles, anaemia, jaundice, skin

diseases, cyst, as purgative, wound and conjunctivitis.

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Ayurvedic Herb Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)

Brahmi is also called Centella asiatica, particularly in north India. It has been reported that the plant is used a traditional Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy and asthma

Parts used – whole plant

Uses – The whole plant of Brahmi is used in the form of juice to treat insanity, epilepsy, paediatric diseases, pox and as a rejuvinative.

Biochemical Analysis– Its many active compounds include: alkaloids (brahmine and herpestine), saponins (d-mannitol and hersaponin, acid A, and monnierin), flavonoids (luteolin and apigenin). Also in significant amounts: betulic acid,

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Andrographis paniculata (Bhunimba)| Ayurvedic herb Kalmegh

Andrographis paniculata  has extremely bitter taste. In Ayurveda herb it is known as Kalmegh or Kalamegha, meaning “dark cloud”. It is also known as Bhui-neem, meaning “neem of the ground”, since the plant, though being a small annual herb, has a similar strong bitter taste as that of the large Neem tree (Azadirachta indica).

In short-

Parts used – Whole plant

Uses – The whole plant of Kiratatikta is used in the form of powder and decoction to treat fever, sprue, oedema, for purifying breastmilk, intrinsic haemorrhage, vomiting.

The therapeutic value of Kalmegh is due to its mechanism of action which is perhaps by enzyme induction. The plant extract exhibits antityphoid and antifungal activities. Kalmegh is also reported to possess antihepatotoxic, antibiotic, antimalarial, antihepatitic, antithrombogenic, antiinflammatory, anti-snake venom, and antipyretic properties to mention a few, besides its general use as an immunostimulant agent.

In fever

Hot infusion of kiratatikta mixed with dhanyaka(Coriandrum sativum) leaves alleviates fever immediately (40-60ml) (SB.4.32)

In Oedema

Paste of kiratatikta and sunthi (zingiber officinale) destroys chronic oedema (10-15 gms) (CS.Ci.12.42)

So Lets identify and preserve herbs as it is the beauty of Ayurveda.


Aloe Vera best medicinal herb in Ayurveda

“A leaf of Ayurveda is just like a pancreas.”

After studying a lot about Ayurveda here I found a very informative pdf file on Ayurvedic herb Aloe Vera. Please download the pdf file from the link below and find the actual importance of Aloe vera.

Scientific Papers describing the uses and powers of the Aloe Vera Plant: Especially the Cold Processed Whole Leaf Aloe Vera is truly amazing!

These Articles From Doctors, Scientists And Health Practitioners show a remarkable pattern for Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis):

Whole-Leaf Aloe Vera, Almost A Panacea

By Bruce Eric Hedendal, D.C., Ph.D.

Aloe Vera, The Whole Leaf Advantage

By Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D.

Aloe Vera Leaf Handling and Constituent Variability

By Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D.

Digestion and The Immune System and Aloe Vera MPS

By John C. Pittman, M.D.

Immune Enhancing Effects Of Aloe Vera

By John C. Pittman, M.D.

Aloe Vera In Dentistry

By James Harrison, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

The Rediscovery Of Aloe Vera

By Alfred Garbutt, D.C.

Aloe Vera Psoriasis Treatment Protocol

By Donovan J. Anderson, M.D.

Aloe Vera Wound Care Protocol

By Donovan J. Anderson, M.D.

Fundamentals Of Aloe Vera Mucopolysaccharides

By Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D.

Internal Uses Of Aloe Vera

By Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D.

Aloe Vera and The Heart, Actions And Activities Polysaccharide, The Magic Bullet

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D.

The Conductor – Orchestra Concept Of Aloe Vera

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D.

Biological Activity Of Aloe Vera

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D.

Aloe Vera – The Cancer Solution

By Robert E. Willner, M.D., Ph.D.

Aloe Vera – A Natural Solution To Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Viruses & Fungi

By David E. Williams, M.D.

A Holistic Protocol For The Immune System

By Scott J. Gregory

Aloe Vera: Its Potential Use In Wound Healing and Disease  Control In Oral Conditions

By Timothy E. Moore, D.D.S./M.S.,P.C.

Aloe Vera Produces Anti-Inflammatory, Immune Strengthening Effects On Skin

By Steven R. Schechter, N.D.

Effect Of Orally Consumed Aloe Vera Juice On Gastrointestinal Function In Normal Humans

By Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Aloe Vera Medicinal Substances, Present & Future Potentials

By Wendell D. Winters

Aloe Vera and The Human Immune System

By Lawrence Plaskett, B.A., Ph.D., C.Chem., F.R.I.C.

Aloe Vera and The Human Digestive System

By Lawrence Plaskett, B.A., Ph.D., C.Chem., F.R.I.C.

The Healing Properties Of Aloe Vera

By Lawrence Plaskett, B.A., Ph.D., C.Chem., F.R.I.C.

Aloe Vera in Alternative Medicine Practice

By Lawrence Plaskett, B.A., Ph.D., C.Chem., F.R.I.C.

Aloe Vera: Ancient Herb In New Form Delivers Proven Effects

By Keisuke Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.; Hidehiko Beppu, Ph.D.; Kaoru Kawai, Ph.D. & Kan Shinpo, Ph.D.

The External Use Of Aloes

By J. E. Crewe, M.D.


Aloe Vera In The Treatment Of Burns and Scalds

By J. E. Crewe, M.D.

Aloe Vera’s Effectiveness As An Anti-Inflammatory Agent

By Hiroko Saito

Antiarthritic Activity Of Anthraquinones Found In Aloe Vera For Podiatric Medicine

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D.; Patrick S. Agnew, B.S. & Eugene Shapiro, B.S.

Aloe Vera and Gibberellin, Anti-Inflammatory Activity In Diabetes

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D. & Nicholas P. Maro

Aloe Vera Gel In Peptic Ulcer Therapy: Preliminary Report

By Julian J. Blitz, D.O.; James W. Smith, D.O. & Jack R. Gerard, D.O.

Aloe Vera and Other Topical Antibacterial Agents In Wound Healing

By John P. Heggers, Ph.D. & Wendell Winters, Ph.D.

Wound Healing, Oral and Topical Activity Of Aloe Vera

By Robert H. Davis, Ph.D.; Mark G. Leitner, R.Ph., D.P.M.; Joseph M. Russo, D.P.M. & Megan E. Byrne, B.S.

Aloctin A, An Active Substance Of Aloe Arborescens Miller As An Immunomodulator

By Ken’ichi Imanishi

Tumor Inhibitors 114 Aloe Emodin: Antileukemic Principle Isolated From Rhamnus frangula L

By S. Morris Kupchan & Aziz Karim

Prevention Of Atheromatous Heart Disease

By O.P. Agarwal, M.D., F.I.C.A.

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Aloe vera is one of the greatest gift of nature and one of the best herbs in Ayurveda.