Abies webbiana – Taleesa Patra Uses, Research, Side Effects

Talisa pathra – Abies webbiana is an ingredient in famous Ayurvedic medicine for cough – Talisadi Choorna, used in treating cough and cold. It is is aromatic, appetiser, expectorant and mildly laxative.  [Continue reading]

Devadaru – Cedrus deodara Uses, Research, Side Effects

Devadaru benefits

Himalayan Cedar - Cedrus deodara is extremely useful in neurological disorders, asthma, pruritis, fever, infested wounds. Deodar oil is also used in arthritis, headache etc.  … [Continue reading]

Bhang – Marijuana Benefits, Dose, Research, Side Effects

Marijuana benefits

Bhang, Marijuana has been used in Ayurveda and in some Indian festival drinks (Holi) since many centuries. In Ayurveda, it is used in treating low digestion strength, IBS, insomnia and muscle pains. But it is grouped under Upavisha - sub- toxic … [Continue reading]

Udumbar – Ficus racemosa Uses, Research, Side Effects

Ficus racemosa uses

Udumbara - Ficus racemosa or cluster fig is used since the times of Vedas in spiritual practices. Used extensively in Ayurved to treat heavy periods, fractured bones, diabetes and more.  … [Continue reading]

Terminalia arjuna Benefits, How To Use, Research, Side Effects

Arjuna bark and dried fruit

Can you imagine an herb which is anti oxidant, reduces cholesterol, reduces BP and useful in diabetes, all at the same time? - Terminalia arjuna it is.  … [Continue reading]

Baliospermum montanum – Danti – Uses, Research, Side Effects

Baliospermum montanum uses

Danti - Baliospermum montanum acts as purgative. It induces diarrhea and is useful in treating liver disorders, digestive disorders, hemorrhoids etc. … [Continue reading]

Castor Benefits, How To Use, Research, Side Effects

Castor benefits

Castor root, seeds and leaves are extensively used in Ayurvedic treatments, both for externally and internally. Castor is aphrodisiac, relieves pain and useful in neurological disorders.  … [Continue reading]

Sandalwood Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Research

Sandalwood benefits

Sandalwood is a coolant, very useful in gastritis, burning sensation in hands and feet. It is also a good ingredient to include in your juice mixes, in small amounts, of course. … [Continue reading]

Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha – Uses, Research, Side Effects

Aquilaria agallocha medicinal uses

Agaru, Aquilaria agallocha is a fragrant tree, commonly known as Agarwood, Aloeswood, Eaglewood etc. It is used in treating diseases related to ear, nose, throat, asthma, cough etc.  … [Continue reading]

Camphor Benefits, Dose, Research, Side Effects


Camphor is a rare herb which, being coolant, balances Kapha Dosha and reduces fat and cholesterol levels. Camphor used for medicinal use is slightly different than the camphor used in Pooja / Spiritual practices. In the market, you get the edible … [Continue reading]