Processing plants - decoctions and infusions
Ayurveda / / August 12, 2017
One piece of fresh herbs (if the grass is dried, it is first necessary to soak in an equal amount of water and let stand for half an hour) is added to the sixteen parts by weight of water, and then boiled until a quarter of the initial weight.
In Kerala, the broth is filtered and then boiled until until it is reduced to one and a half of the original weight of the grass.As it turns one full dose, taken with palm or ordinary sugar, honey, medicinal oils, powders, or other substances.Elsewhere dose is generally 30 ml, mixed with an equal amount of water.Broths are frequently used as carriers of other medicines.
best to prepare broths in clay pots.If for some reason it is impossible, then the problems with kapha should take copper pot, in case of problems with Pitt - silver or bronze, and in case of problems with the wool - iron or gold.Glassware is permissible, but in any case not aluminum.The decoctions are usually prepared as roots, stems, bark and fruits of plants sometimes.Plants are used onl
By shirokoupotrebitelnym decoction (kvatha) include:
«Dashamula kvatha» . consists of "ten roots";Indications: fever, cough, colds, neuralgia and post-partum dizziness.
«Mahamanzhishthadi kvatha» . Broth, which includes nearly fifty components, derives its name from the plant manzhishta (Rubia cordifolia).This plant clears blood and because of their dark red color and is used as a natural colorant.The broth is used for skin diseases, gout, menstrual irregularities and other blood-related illnesses.
«Maharasnadi kvatha» .Contains The red, ginger, ball, castor root, cedar, sweet flag, Vasu, haritaki, punarnavu, guduchi, mine-shura, ashwagandha, aragvadu, kantakari, brhati and four plants.It is used mainly as a carrier of various drugs of guggul for rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, lumbago, and some types of paralysis.
«Punarnavadi kvatha» .Contains punarnavu, barberry, turmeric, ginger, haritaki, guduchi, Citraka and bharngi (another herb which has no unique identification).It is used mainly in the liver and spleen enlargement, edema, ascites, inflammation and rheumatic disorders.
Milk decoction is prepared in much the same as water.One part of the grass, eight parts of milk and thirty digested two parts water to one-fifth the original volume of milk.These broths are used to strengthen the body (prepared with Ashwagandha, Shatavari, nutmeg and gotu kola);to protect the body from the strong binding of medicines (prepared with Arja-term);for the treatment of chronic fever (most often prepared with dashamuloy);for free movement of urine and feces (prepared with Baloyi, palm sugar and ground ginger).
One part of the plant is added to 8-10 parts (sometimes in recipes only talk about four parts) of hot water and insist at least half an hour (sometimes referred to immediate use).This method is good for delicate plant parts that can not withstand boiling - to leaves, flowers, some aromatic herbs.Normally, as an example, the licorice root.
One part of the plant infused in six parts of water for 12 hours from the evening to the morning, and then pressed and filtered.This method is good for very delicate plants, as well as for the treatment of diseases caused Pitta.Sometimes this treatment subjected hibiscus, jasmine and sandalwood and guduchi (chronic fever), coriander (given sugar thirst and burning, especially in the urinary channel) and sariva (Hemidesmus indicus, «Indian sarsaparilla") for calming Pitta.
These are the five main methods of processing.They are several more techniques.
Mantha . One part of the drug is mixed with four parts of cold water and beat until thick.A popular recipe includes figs, pomegranates, grapes (or raisins) Tinti-Dick (Rhus parviflora), tamarind, amalaki and parushaku (Grewia asiatica) recommended from complications of alcoholism.
Panaca . One piece of grass mixed with 64 parts of water and half digested.Thus obtained medicinal water that goes into the preparation of liquid porridge and meat broths, as well as thirst-quenching at a high temperature.If a fever is usually used plants such as sandalwood, vetiver, must and ground ginger.In addition, the texts say that if given ordinary water boil until half, a quarter, or up to one eighth of its initial volume, it will be easier, it will be better absorbed in the body, improve digestion, soothe kapha, vata, removes ama and excessfat, cleanse the bladder and help cure a cough, fever and from respiratory disorders.
Arch .It distillates (distillates).Obtained by boiling the herbs in water and condensing the vapor evolved in this case.Used distillates mint adzhvana, gotu kola, dasa mules gorakhamundi (Sphearanthus indicus, blood purifier), manzhishty, punarnavy and fennel.