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Bacopa Moneria Herb

Cardiac, nervine tonic, diuretic and aperient

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Local Names: T hyme-leaved Gratiola, Jala Brahmi

Bacopa moneria(jala Brahmi ) has been used in Ayurvedic formulations for conditions ranging from catarrhal complaints, gastrointestinal disturbances due to excessive tobacco use, habitual abortions and high blood sugar due to anxiety disorders and epilepsy. In certain parts of India, Bacopa moneria (Brahmi) is believed to be an aphrodisiac . In Sri Lanka, under the name of Loonooweela, Bacopa moneria (Brahmi) is prescribed for fevers. In the Phillipines, Bacopa moneria is used as a diuretic. The traditional use of Bacopa moneria, of particular relevance to contemporary medicine, is its validated efficacy in promoting memory functions and providing relief to patients with anxiety neurosis. In Ayurveda, Bacopa moneria (Brahmi) is described as "medhya rasayana" or brain tonic with the ability to promote mental functioning along with providing general rejuvenative effects.

Boswellia Serrata Gum

Stomachic, laxative, diuretic, expectorant, diaphoretic emetic, purgative, anthelmintic and febrifuge

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Local Names: Indian Olibanum, Frankincense, Salakhi, Salaiguggul.

The major use of Boswellia serrata in contemporary medicine is as an anti-arthritic ananti-inflammatory plant-derived extract. Boswellia serrata’s anti-inflammatory actions, supported by solid science, are indicated in clinical medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, gout, low back pain, myositis and fibrositis, and are attributed primarily to the presence of boswellic acids. The therapeutic action of a Boswellia serrata includes: reduction of joint swelling, restoration and improvement of blood supply to inflamed joints, pain relief, increased mobility, amelioration of morning stiffness, steroid-sparing effect and general improvement in the quality of life. Boswellia serrata, while demonstrably effective in the treatment of different chronic inflammatory conditions, produces none of the common side effects associated with conventional NSAIDs and second-line drugs! There are no reports of GI ulceration, no GI bleeding, no GI perforation and no kidney disease. The absence of NSAID-related toxicity is the result of its unique site of action: namely, the blocking of the enzyme lipoxygenase and the resulting decrease of pro-inflammatory leukotrienes. On the other hand Boswellia serrata does not affect cyclo-oxygenase and the synthesis of Prostaglandins.

Boerhavia diffusa roots

Stomachic, laxative, diuretic, expectorant, diaphoretic emetic, purgative, anthelmintic and febrifuge

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Local Names: Spreading Hog Weed, Punarnava.

Boerhaavia diffusa is identified by name Punarnava in India. Ayurvedic texts immensely praise the medicinal properties of Boerhaavia diffusa.The juice of Boerhaavia diffusa has varied taste. It tastes sweet, bitter and astringent. Ayurveda acharyas indicate the properties of Boerhaavia diffusa as light (laghu) , dry (Ruksha) and hot potency (ushna veerya). All parts of this plant are used in ayurvedic herbal preparations. According to ayurveda Boerhaavia diffusa alleviates all three doshas. Boerhaavia diffusa helps to reduce inflammation and pain in joints . Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava) acts as a carminative, increases appetite, digests ama and reduces abdominal pain. It also relieves constipation. Boerhaavia diffusa helps to reduce productive cough and asthma Boerhaavia diffusa Seeds of this plant are used in Vajikarana Preparations. It increases hard erections and quality and quantity of semen. Boerhaavia diffusa rejuvenates male reproductive system. Boerhaavia diffusa is very useful in skin diseases like scabies. It is considered as an excellent natural remedy for guinea worms. Boerhaavia diffusa plant combined with other herbal ingredients help in treating anemia. Boerhaavia diffusa acts as a diuretic and is used in ayurvedic preparations for renal calculi (kidney stone), Cystis and nephritis. Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava) is widely used to rejuvenate liver and detoxify it. It helps in jaundice o r hepatitis. Boerhaavia diffusa is employed in Brazilian herbal medicine to stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder and for all types of liver disorders Boerhavia diffusa is used as an active ingredient in ayurvedic preparations for menorrhagia. Boerhaavia diffusa rejuvenates whole body and gives a new life and health (Hence the name Punarnava (New again). It strengthens the body and normalizes doshas. This helps to boost the immunity to diseases.

Berberis Aristata Bark

Digestive aid

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Local Names: Indian Barberry, Tree Turmeric, Daruhalad, Maramanjal.

Berberis aristata has played a prominent role in herbal healing for more than 2,500 years. The ancient Egyptians used Berberis aristata to prevent plagues. India’s Ayurvedic healers used Berberis aristata for dysentery. During the early middle ages, European herbalists used Berberis aristata to treat liver and gallbladder ailments. Russian healers used Berberis aristata for inflammations, high blood pressure, and for abnormal uterine bleeding. American Indians recognize barberry as similar to Oregon grape. Tincture made from Berberis aristata is used as a bitter tonic, stomachic, cholagogue, antiperiodic and alterative, in cases of remittent as well as intermittent fevers and also in debility consequent therefrom and is very effective in periodic neuralgia and menorrhagia. As an antiperiodic on frequently repeated administration, it doses not produce is the case with cinchona and quinine and it may be used during the attack of fever. Rasaut a preparation of Berberis aristata mixed with honey is useful in the treatment of aphthous sores abrasions andulcerations of the skin. Berberis aristata plant is an emmenagogue and is useful in the treatment of jaundice, enlargement of spleen, etc. Berberis aristata is also regarded as laxative, diaphoretic, antipyretic and antiseptic.