Aloe Vera and its top 9 benefits

Aloe Vera is also called Kumari in Sanskrit.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurveda.

Parts used: Gel, whole leaf (fresh and dried).
Tissues: All tissues.
Systems: Circulatory, digestive, reproductive, excretory
Properties: Alternative, bitter tonic, anti-inflammatory, laxative, purgative, rejuvenative, emmenagogue, vulnerary

It is so called because in Sanskrit, kumari means virgin or young girl. Continue reading “Aloe Vera and its top 9 benefits”

What is Brahmi and what are top benefits of Brahmi?

Brahmi is another name for Hindu Goddess Saraswati.

Brahmi
Brahmi has several medicinal benefits.

Part Used: Aerial portions
Tissues: Acts upon all tissues
Systems: Nervous, circulatory, disgestive
Properties: Nervine, alterative, rejuvenative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, diuretic

Brahmi is one of Ayurveda’s most well respected rejuvenating tonics for the mind and nervous system. Continue reading “What is Brahmi and what are top benefits of Brahmi?”

Top 10 health benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is also known as Winter Cherry.

Ashwagandha herb
Ashwagandha is widely available in the drier regions of India.

Parts used: Roots and Leaves
Tissues: Acts upon all tissues
Systems: Reproductive, tonic, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, analgesic, anabolic, astringent, alterative, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulator, adaptogen.
Properties: Rejuvenative, tonic, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, analgesic, anabolic, astringent, alterative, anti-inflammatory.

Ashwagandha name has been derived from Sanskrit word that means “the smell of a horse.” (Ashwa means Horse and Gandha means Smell) Continue reading “Top 10 health benefits of Ashwagandha”

What are the top 10 benefits of Ajwan?

Ajwan, also called Carom, has some great medicinal benefits.

Benefits of Ajwan
Ajwan or Ajwain Seeds

Parts Used: Seeds, Roots
Tissues: Plasma, Blood, Fat, Nerve and marrow, reproductive
Systems: Digestive, Nervous, Urinary, Circulatory, Respiratory
Properties: Carminative, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Antiseptic, Laxative, Antilithic, Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Anthelmintic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Alternative (root).

Ajwan and ajmoda have very similar properties and can be used interchangeably in herbal medicine. Continue reading “What are the top 10 benefits of Ajwan?”