Indian Snakeroot Sarpagandha Remedies: Obesity, Insomnia, Headache

B Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Indian Snakeroot – Sarpagandha, botanically, Rauvolfia serpentina Benth Ez Kurzaa is used for the treatment of anxiety, hypertension and sleep disorders. It belongs to Apocyanaceae family. Roots are used for … [Continue reading]

Indian Birthwort – Iswari Remedies: Asthma, Skin Diseases

By Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD Indian Birthwort – Ishwari in Sanskrit, is an Ayurvedic herb used for the treatment of snake poisoning, arthritis and infertility. Botanical name is Aristolochia indica Linn. Aristolochiaceae family.  … [Continue reading]

Veldt Grape – Hadjod Remedies: Fracture, Burns, Joint Pain

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Veldt Grape - Cissus quandrangularis is a well known calcium rich herb, often used as vegetable. It is widely used for the treatment of fractured bones and osteo arthritis.  … [Continue reading]

Ananas (Pineapple) Remedies: Irregular Periods, Pin Worms, Cough

By Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Ananas (Pineapple) is said to be discovered by Europeans in 1493 on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe. Botanical name of pine apple is Ananas comosus. Pineapple belongs to Bromiliaceae family. Even though … [Continue reading]

Amba Haldi (Curcuma amada) Remedies: Hoarse Voice, Bloating, Cough

By Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu) PhD. Amba Haldi is a well known spice. More used in south India, especially in Kerala. In odd seasons when mango is not available, side dishes, especially chutney is made up of  Mango ginger  (Amba haldi) is … [Continue reading]

5 Walnut (Akhrot) Remedies: Skin Glow, Fatigue, Dry Cough, Bodyache

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Akrhot are well known antioxidant rich drupaceous nut. It has immuno-modulatory actions, memory enhancing benefits and nervine tonic effects. The classical texts like Bhavaprakasha and Nighantu ratnakara referred … [Continue reading]

Akhuparni: Ipomoea reniformis Remedies: Fever, Cold, Dandruff

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu) PhD. The plant Ipomea Reniformis Chois is known as Akhuparni or Mushakaparni in  Ayurveda. It is the most used herb by the folk healers of Kalanjimale forest in the treatment of intestinal worms and in pain abdomen … [Continue reading]

Ayapan Remedies: Bleeding Hemorrhoids, Wounds, UTI

By Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Aayapan is a shrub with beautiful violet colored flowers. Even though it is a Brazillian plant now- a -days it is found in India especially in Bengal and Himalayan ranges. Even though it is hot in potency it … [Continue reading]

Ankol Alangium Salviifolium Remedies: Dysuria, Hemorrhoids

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Alangium salviifolium is well known in Ayurveda system of medicine as Ankol. In Tantric and ancient agricultural practices (Vriksha Ayurveda), it is used for the treatment of hemorrhoids, dysuria etc.  … [Continue reading]

Nut Grass: Musta Remedies: Gastritis, Excess Sweating, Worms

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu) PhD. Nut grass - Cyperus rotundus is a common weed found in marshy area. It is used for the treatment of fever, diarrhea, IBS. It is a well known plant since Vedic period.  … [Continue reading]