Plant Properties (Part 2 of 4 )
Ayurveda / / August 12, 2017
Bilva (Aegle marmelosf). This small prickly tree of the citrus family is considered sacred to the cult of Shiva and Lac Shmi.Root balances wool, from the leaves make a poultice for inflammation and gangrene, the juice of the leaves helps to cope with diabetes, as well as relieves and fever, and chills.The fruit is one of the few used in Ayurveda in an immature form, - hot, oily, powerful, stimulates digestion and balances vata and pitta.Of the fruit is prepared jam drug that works wonders for acute and chronic diarrhea, especially if diarrhea alternating with constipation, with malabsorption, such as sprue, in ulcer bowel disease.Mature fruits are difficult to digest and can upset the doshas;fresh act as a laxative;usually are prepared astringent refreshing sorbet in the hot season.For the treatment of deafness apply ear drops of oil bilvy.
Brahmi (Centella asiatica, or Hydrocotyle asiatica) (s northern India; mandukaparni in Kerala).The plant is bitter and cold, balances all three doshas.It
Bringaradzh, or kesharadzh ( «King of Hair») (Eclipta alba). Bringaradzh balances all three doshas and is used mainly for the treatment of pitta.For internal use it cleanses the liver from bile and thus is a reliable cure for hepatitis.Also prevents aging and promotes rejuvenation bones, teeth and hair, improves eyesight and memory, it contributes to the development of intelligence.on the basis of medicinal plants oil helps maintain the hair on the head in a healthy condition and prevent gray hair.
Vamsi, vein (Bambusa bambos, or B. arundinacea). Young bamboo shoots contain cyanogenic glycosides, so the inappropriate preparation or when used in raw form can lead to death.Bamboo is used as a stimulant for fever, asthma, cough and paralysis.Young leaves are used as mesyachnogonnoe and horses are for colds and coughs.The material is deposited on the inner surface of the stem is called "Bamboo Eyes" or tabashir, and is a key ingredient in absorbable "Sitopaladi Churna" means.
Vidanga (Embelia ribes). Vidanga displays worms, especially tape and annelid worms, and kills some pathogenic bacteria by destroying ama - a breeding ground of parasites.It has a fairly mild effect and therefore is quite suitable even for children.There is talk that vidanga also able to act on other microscopic worms known as sperm, which, although they are born in the body, but remain alien to him (the body develops antibodies, if the sperm gets to the tissue).Currently, attempts are made to create a reliable basis vidangi male contraceptive.
Vijaya ( «Conqueror»), Siddhi ( «success») (hemp, Cannabis sativa, or C. indica). Cannabis grows wild in the Himalayas way.Bhanga - it leaves the female and male plants, which can be added to the male flowers of plants.Ganja - is the top female plants with flowers.Resin plant called charas.Of three of these substances only bhanga and ganja became widespread in medicine.Cannabis is mentioned in the Atharva Veda, however, widely used in medicine, found only in the Middle Ages.With constant use in all three doshas-ons for a long time.As the drug is effective in lowering the blood and intraocular pressure (as a result - the use in glaucoma), and in combination with nutmeg - for diarrhea, dysentery, sprue and other intestinal disorders caused by irritation of wool.For these purposes, it is commonly used bhanga, although sometimes used in conjunction with ganja nutmeg and honey in the case of chronic dysentery, as well as externally with hydrocele and uterine prolapse.Smoke leaves and flowers used to reduce the hernia and hemorrhoids.
hemp feature is that it enhances the action of related substances.Together with herbs that improve digestion, it becomes pathogen appetite par excellence, strengthening the feeling of hunger and removing sick (cancer patients better take into leaves, flowers than smoke).Together with herbs that excite the libido, it also becomes a pathogen.But in combination with tobacco cannabis suppresses desire for food and sex.Many fighters in northern India take bhanga with almonds, pistachios, fennel, rose petals, black pepper, and similar substances, stirring it all in cold milk, in order to withstand many hours of training, there are many good and digest food.
Gokshura ( Tribulus terrestris, also T . Alatus). In Sanskrit "gokshura" means "cow's hoof," which is associated with the shape of the leaves.Gokshura has a sweet and bitter taste, cooling effect, balances all the doshas, rejuvenates the genitourinary tract, especially the prostate, as well as helps to treat impotence, especially when taken with milk.Gokshura removes stagnation in the body, revitalizes the tissue and, as a diuretic (because it contains nitrates), is indicated for painful urination, kidney stones, gout and kidney disease.
Guggul (Commiphora mucul, or Balsamodendron mucul). It is a small tree that grows in dry places, highlights or dull brown-green resinous-oily substance with a bitter, spicy, sweet and astringent taste, hot in the process of digestion and assimilation after acute.It regulates and balances all the doshas.Excessive consumption may increase pitta, but this is rare.Guggul excreted from the body through the skin, mucous walls and kidneys, while the stimulating effect on these organs and disinfects their secretions.
Guggul scrapes Ama from the body, and the fat, purifies the blood, strengthens the nerves and rejuvenates tissues.He is considered a magnificent yogava-hee - a substance that carries other substances mixed with it deep into the tissues of the body.When added to the mixture, it enhances the effect of other elements.The powerful anti-inflammatory effect does guggul good tool for different kinds of arthritis.It also helps with hay fever and chronic bronchitis (the latter appointed him smoke inhalation), for tuberculosis, exhaustion, diarrhea, colitis, chronic indigestion, hepatitis and leukorrhea.Like its sister myrrh, guggul cleanses and strengthens the teeth and gums, as well as added to the poultice for tumors and abscesses.
Modern researchers found that guggul lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood, and now the Indian allopathic prescribed for this purpose the preparation of it titled guggulipid.In addition, it was found that guggul increases the number of white blood cells and stimulates phagocytosis - the process environment, and white blood cells devouring alien aliens;suspends myocardial necrosis, the destruction of heart tissue, for example after myocardial;reduces pain;It strengthens the thymus and raises the level of thyroid hormone in the blood.In addition, it appears to have contraceptive properties and counteracts melatonin - the hormone of the pineal gland, the increased level is often accompanied by depression.
as Guggul is widely used in Ayurveda, that one plant might not cover the demand for it.So instead he allowed pitches four other species of the genus Commiphora and even unrelated species Moringa oleifera and Sterculia urens (punishing).To cleanse the guggul resin of toxic fractions it is boiled in broth triphaly, punarnavy or kanchanary (Bauhinia variegata).
guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). This creeping shrub loves best to cling to a tree neem, perhaps due to the fact that they share common characteristics.Guduchi bitter and hot (among other alkaloids it contains berberine), it balances all three doshas, but is mainly used in case of problems with Pitt - and there are few such problems that guduchi could not cope.The powder helps to relieve fever and increases libido, juice of fresh plant - a diuretic, and with honey appointed in diabetes.Amyloid aqueous extract, known as sat-Twa, helps with chronic diarrhea and dysentery, fevers, headaches, urinary tract disorders, and loss of strength, caused Pitta.It is shown that guduchi stimulates the immune system.
Darvi daruharidra - «wood Turmeric» (Berberis aristata and nine other species of the genus Berberis; in some areas - Coscinium fenestratum). roots of this small shrub, the logged-on languages called barberry contain berberine - an alkaloid, which is an antibiotic.Being extremely bitter, these roots reduce Pitta and Kapha.Darvi is a laxative and is used primarily for diseases of pitta - jaundice, abscesses of the skin, inflammations (gastroenteritis, gingivitis, conjunctivitis and laryngitis), boils, ulcers, ulcers.The dried aqueous extract of roots rasandzhnana called and used as eye lotion, usually milk or honey.Darvi good help from hemorrhoids and has a "scratch-off" effect which reduces body fat in the body and hinders enlargement of the liver and spleen.If Darvi unavailable, turmeric is used instead.
Japa (hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis). Sanskrit name of this plant suggests its use for ritual purposes.Hibiscus flowers are astringent and sweet taste, cooling effect and sweet effect after absorption.They reduce pitta and kapha, vata is not exciting.Flowers are considered sacred to the cult of Ganesha, Expurgation obstacles, as well as in the cult of the Divine Mother.They are removed from the body heat of what happens at a fever, help with bleeding, especially during heavy menstrual bleeding.Infusion helps to endure the summer heat, cools the urogenital tract, cleanses the blood and cool mind.It has the same properties and oil, which in addition strengthens the hair when applied to the head.Hot infusion of flowers or roots helps with coughs, and fresh flowers are believed to increase libido.Boiled and crushed hibiscus flowers taken by the women three times a day for two weeks after the end of the month, according to some sources, they provide protection from pregnancy this month.In India, there are about a dozen species of hibiscus.
Dzhatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi, or Valeriana jatamansi). Also called Indian nard, this plant balances all three doshas.It increases the clarity and strength of mind, improves the condition of epilepsy, hysteria, convulsions, palpitations (especially atrial flutter) and intestinal colic.Valerian is a substitute.
Durva ( Bermuda grass). Bermuda grass regulates all three doshas and cures diseases caused Pitta and Kapha.It dries out the excess fluids, particularly lymph, blood, fat, and urine, and the main direction of its use - stop bleeding.Juice in the form of drops instilled into the nose when bleeding from the nose, and in the form of an enema is administered with bleeding colitis and hemorrhoids.Under these conditions takes up to 30 ml of juice every fifteen minutes, as well as in a number of bleeding, known as Rakta pitta, and heavy menstrual bleeding.In addition, durva helps with diabetes, chronic diarrhea, hysteria, epilepsy and madness.
Dhattura . Datura - very poisonous plant.Among its other names - unmatta ( «poisoned") and Kanaka ( «gold»).Seeds smoked dope in the days of the Vedas to relieve spasms of respiratory and asthmatic expulsion of viscous mucus, though now for this purpose are used only the leaves and sometimes flowers.The seeds are considered to be too toxic.In asthma and cough is also used medicinal wine based on dope.In appropriate amounts dope balances vata and kapha, has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action.Poultice of the leaves is applied to lumbago, swollen glands, joints.The oil from fresh leaves is applied topically for diseases caused by cotton wool.Fresh leaves are sometimes rubbed his head, to enhance hair growth and get rid of dandruff.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017