Ayurvedic Fresh Ginger Extract – Adrak Satwa

Ginger (Sanskrit- Ardraka) is a well known spice and Ayurvedic herb appreciated for its effective carminative and digestive effects. It is also a potent anti-flatulent spice.   … [Continue reading]

Charak Chikitsasthan 1.3 Kara Prachiteeya Rasayan Pada


Charak Samhita Chikitsa sthana 1st chapter deals with anti ageing treatments. It has 4 sections. The 3rd section is called as kara Prachiteeya Rasayana Pada. It deals with anti aging recipes using Amla, Triphala, Long pepper and Shilajeet.  … [Continue reading]

Bola: Myrrh – Commiphora myrrha Uses, Dose, Research


Bola - Myrrh is a versatile gum resin. It is orally administered to treat leucorrhea, heavy periods, used locally to treat boils, abscess, applied locally to treat gum disorders, sore throat etc.  … [Continue reading]

Charaka Chikitsasthana 1.2 Prana Kameeya Rasayana


The second quarter of Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 1st chapter deals with Rasayana - rejuvenation, anti ageing. This sub-chapter is called Prana Kameeya Rasayana Pada. Prana means life. Kameeya means desirous. So, it deals with 37 Ayurvedic medicines … [Continue reading]

Charaka Chikitsasthana 1.1 Abhaya Amalakeeya Rasayana

Rasayana Treatment

We are starting with Chikitsa Sthana section of Charaka Samhita. It has 30 chapters. Chikitsa refers to treatment. Hence, this section deals with the treatment and medicines for diseases.  … [Continue reading]

Ingudi – Balanites aegyptiaca Uses, Research

Balanites aegyptiaca uses

Ingudi - Balanites aegyptiaca is used in treating intestinal worm infections, leucoderma and psychiatric disorders. Its fruit,  Stem bark and Seed oil are used for medicinal purposes.  … [Continue reading]

Aralu – Ailanthus excelsa Uses, Research

Ailanthus excelsa uses

Aralu - Ailanthus excelsa is used for treating Kapha disorders and diarrhea, in Ayurveda. Some recognize this tree as Sona Patha.  … [Continue reading]

Amlavetasa – Garcinia pedunculata Uses, Research

Garcinia pedunculata medicinal uses

Amlavetasa - Garcinia pedunculata is an excellent cardiac stimulant, digestive and laxative.  Used in Ayurved since the time of Charaka, it is also useful in cough, bloating, splenomegaly etc.  … [Continue reading]

Peganum harmala – Syrian Rue Uses, Research

Peganum harmala plant

Peganum harmala is used as an aphrodisiac, antipyretic (in fever) in Ayurveda. Its seeds are used for treating skin cancer, pain, inflammation, bacterial and protozoal infection etc.  … [Continue reading]

Common Rue – Ruta graveolens – Uses, Research

Ruta graveolens uses

Ruta graveolens is commonly known as common rue is widely used in Homeopathic medicine system. It is used for treating eye strain, headache, etc. … [Continue reading]