Katuki: Picrorhiza kurroa Remedies: Fever, Fatty Liver, Constipation

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Picrorhiza kurroa is a bitter root of a perennial herb with presence of rhizomes. In Ayurveda, it is also well known as Kutki, Katuki or Katukarohini. In English it is recognized by the name Picrorrhiza, … [Continue reading]

Yellow Oleander Simple Remedies: Black Heads, Swelling

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Yellow Oleander is a plant which is appreciated for its beautiful flower. The holy Bible refers oleander plant as the ‘the desert rose’ symbolizing its medicinal values. It is available in different colors like … [Continue reading]

Black Caraway Home Remedies: Menstrual Pain, Toothache, Diarrhea

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Meridian Fennel is known as Kalajeera / Black carawa or Syahajeera in Hindi and Krishnajeeraka in Sanskrit. Its botanical name is Carum carvi and it belongs to Apiaceae family. It is native to western Asia, … [Continue reading]

Pongamia Pinnata (Karanja): Indian Beech Home Remedies

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Pongamia pinnata (L. ) Pierre is popularly known as Karanja, Indian beech, Pongamia tree, Indian pongamia. The plant Karanja is wide spread in India, Japan, Australia, Malaysia etc.  … [Continue reading]

6 Kapikacchu Cowhage Home Remedies: Sciatica, Sexual Weakness

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Mucuna pruriens is commonly known as cowhage, Kapikacchu. It is used since ancient times in Ayurvedic medicine and more than 350 preparations are found in classical literature of Ayurveda containing cowhage.  … [Continue reading]

7 Elaichi (Cardamom) Remedies: Bad Breath, Sore Throat, Bloating

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Elaichi is native to the green forests of India.  It is used abundantly in Ayurvedic medicines. It is a common flavouring agent in many sweet dishes worldwide.  … [Continue reading]

Castor Home Remedies: Jaundice, Backache, Gout

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Castor is well known as potent vata pacifying herb. The plant is found in two varieties namely white and red. Red variety is stronger and comparatively more purgative.  … [Continue reading]

Udumbara: Cluster Fig Home Remedies: Sore Throat, Gastritis

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Udumbar is appreciated as astringent and a cooling herb. Bark, fruits and leaves are commonly used in therapeutics. The plant is known for Pitta and Kapha pacifying nature.  … [Continue reading]

Indravaruni: Bitter Cucumber Home Remedies: Constipation, Ulcers

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Unlike cucumber, bitter cucumber does not carry much nutritional benefits. Instead , it is rich in potent chemical constituents which makes it more of a medicinal herb rather than a vegetable. … [Continue reading]

Aragwadh: Purging Cassia Home Remedies: Jaundice, Worms, Itching

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD Purging cassia - Aragwadha is used for its potent antipyretic (anti fever), analgesic, anti inflammatory, vermifuge, cardio-protective and blood purification properties. Aragwadhadi kashaya, Aragwadharishtha, … [Continue reading]