Nutmeg Vs Jatamansi – Qualities, Usage, Side Effects

This is in reply to a query by Gaurav - I’d like to know the differences between Nutmeg and … [Read more...]

Opium, Poppy Seeds Benefits, Research, Dose, Side Effects

Capsule of Poppy with latex exuding

Opium poppy - Papaver somniferum has two useful parts - Opium - the fruit latex exudate - which is … [Read more...]

Onion Uses, Research, Side Effects

Onion benefits

Onion is anti aging, rejuvenating, aphrodisiac and improves intelligence. It improves skin … [Read more...]

Long pepper Root – Pippali mool Uses, Side Effects, Research

Pippali mool uses

Apart from its fruit, long pepper root also has immense medicinal value. It is hot, useful in … [Read more...]

Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanioides Uses, Research, Side Effects

Cus Cus grass

Vetiver is a coolant, but yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, … [Read more...]

Musta- Cyperus rotundus Uses, Research, Side Effects


Musta - Cyperus rotundus improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, excessive thirst. … [Read more...]

Vacha – Acorus calamus Uses, Research, Side Effects, Remedy

Acorus calamus rhizome

Banned by FDA, still very rich in medicinal values, Vacha - Acorus calamus is used in Ayurvedic … [Read more...]

Shatavari -Asparagus racemosus Uses, Research, Side Effects

Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari - Asparagus racemosus helps mother to lactate more, useful in treating male and female … [Read more...]

Cardamom Uses, Research, Home Remedies, Side Effects


Cardamom is a very good Indian spice with less of hotness and more of sweetness. Being an excellent … [Read more...]

Ginger Benefits, Research, Home Remedies, Side Effects

Dry ginger uses

Dry and fresh ginger are quite similar in action except that the dry one is preferred to fresh on … [Read more...]