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Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurvedic Herbs List

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 5, 2011

A multitude of Ayurvedic herbs can be found throughout the world. Most of the well known herbs are listed here and can be found through an Ayurvedic clinic or Herbal Dispensary. Common Ayurvedic Herbs: Satavari, Asparagus Racemosus Rasna, Alpinia Galanga, Galanga Root Vasa, Adathoda Zeylanica Bala, Sida Coridolia, Retusa Ashwagandha, Withania Somniferia, Winter Cherry Root […]

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Mudga, Mung Dhal

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Mudga – Mung Dhal, Yellow Split, Mung Dhal, Green Gram Part Used – Legume Rasa – Sweet, Astringent Virya – Cold (dec P) Vipaka – Pungent after digestion (dec K) Action on Dosha – Dec VPK Uses – Rejuvenating, nourishing to dhatus, improves immune function, effective in fever, cancer and other chronic degenerative disease (Kitcharee), […]

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Masha, Urad Dhal

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Masha – Urad Dhal, Black Gram Part Used – Legume Rasa – Sweet Virya – Hot (dec KV) Vipaka – Sweet after digestion (dec VP) Action on Dosha – Dec VPK (Inc K in high quantity) Uses – Rejuvenating, aphrodisiac, nourishing to the dhatus, used as a plaster for fractures/dislocations in olden days. Mode of […]

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Tila, Sesame Seed

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Tila (Sesame Seed) – Part Used – Seed, oil Rasa – Sweet, (bitter) Virya – Hot (dec KV) Vipaka – Sweet after digestion (dec PV) Action on Dosha – Dec VPK Uses –It is the best medicine for Vata diseases, joint pain, induces menstruation, conceiving male child, good for skin (acts as a shield against […]

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Sarshapa, Black Mustard Seed

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Sarshapa (Black Mustard Seed) Part Used – Seed, oil Rasa – Pungent Virya – Hot (dec KV) Vipaka – Pugent after digestion (dec K) Action on Dosha – Dec VK, Inc P Uses – Powder scrubbing and Pounding, externally for joint pain and hives (Urticaria rashes) Mode of Administration – Seed in food (use moderation […]

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Kulatha, Horse Gram

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Kulatha, Horse Gram Part Used – Legume Rasa – Sour, pungent, astringent Virya – Hot (dec KV) Vipaka – Pugent after digestion (dec K) Action on Dosha – Dec VK, Inc P Uses – Powder scrubbing and pounding, helps in weight loss, scant menstruation, and in ammenorhea Mode of Administration – Choorna, Kashaya

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Methika, Fenugreek

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Methika (Fenugreek) Part Used – Seed Rasa – Bitter Virya – Hot (dec VK) Vipaka – Sweet after digestion (dec VP) Action on Dosha – Dec VKP Uses – Powder scrubbing and Pounding, diabetes (proven with research), low back pain. Mode of Administration – For low back pain- Soak seeds overnight and drink the water […]

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Satahwa, Dill Seed

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

S’atahwa (Dill Seed) Part Used – Seed Rasa – Pungent, Sweet Virya – Hot (dec KV) Vipaka – Pugent after digestion (dec K) Action on Dosha – Dec VK, Inc P Uses – Mainly used for powder scrubbing and pounding, used in Vata imbalance, good for joint pain.

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Dasamula – 10 Roots

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Das’amula – 10 Roots 1. Bilwa – Aegle Marmelos 2. Kashmari – Gmelina Arborea 3. Tarkari – Premna Serratifolia 4. Patala – Stereospermum Colonoicles 5. Shyonakam – Oroxylum Indicum 6. Brihathi – Solanum Indicum 7. Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum 8. S’alaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum 9. Prisniparni – Uraria Picta 10. Gokshura – Tribulus Terristaris • […]

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Panchakola

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 3, 2011

Panchakola: 5 Appetizers (Popular in Pediatrics) 1. S’unti (Trikatu) 2. Pippali (Trikatu) 3. Maricha (Trikatu) 4. Pippali Mula (Root of Piper Longum) 5. Chitraka (Plumbago Zeylanica, Plumbago Indica) S’unti (Nagara, strong) – Part Used – Rhizome Rasa – Pungent Virya – Hot (decrease vata, kapha) Vipaka – Sweet (decrease vata, decrease pitta) Action on Dosha […]

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