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Gymnema Sylvestre Leaves

Astringent, stomachic and antidiabetic

Available in whole or powder form

Common Names: Gymneama, Gurmar, Mehasringi.

Gymnema sylvestre is an Indian herb used in Ayurveda, the ancient Hindi medicine system of India. Gymnema sylvestre leaves are used in herbal medicine preparations, which, when chewed, interfere with the ability to taste sweetness, which explains the Hindi name gurmar-"destroyer of sugar." Gymnema sylvestre leaves were also used for stomach ailments, constipation, water retention, and liver disease. Gymnema sylvestre is a stomachic, diuretic, refrigerant, astringent, and tonic. It has been found to increase urine output and reduce hyperglycemia. Gymnema sylvestre reduces insulin requirements and fasting blood sugar levels, and improves blood sugar control. Gymnema sylvestre in combination with other hypoglycemic drugs was shown to improve blood sugar control and to either lead to discontinuation of the medicine or a significantly reduced dosage. Gymnema sylvestre is interesting to note that gymnema extract given to healthy volunteers does not produce any blood sugar-lowering, or hypoglycemic, effects. Gymnema sylvestre also help to inhibit the increase in the blood glucose level by interfering with the intestinal glucose absorption process. Gymnema sylvestre helps to regenerate pancreatic beta cells and also helps to regulate cravings for sweets.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Roots

Tonic, cooling, demulcent, expectorant, diuretic, emenagogue and laxative

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Common names: Sweetwood, Liquorice, Yastimadhu, Jashti-madhu.

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu) is sweet, cooling and heavy to digest. In ayurveda, Glycyrrhiza glabra (yastimadhu) is used extensively as a demulcent, mild expectorant and anti-inflammatory agent. Glycyrrhiza glabra is good for the eyes. Glycyrrhiza glabra improves strength and complexion. Glycyrrhiza glabra is a lubricant and aphrodisiac. Glycyrrhiza glabra promotes the growth of hair and improves voice. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) can be chewed on to relieve sore throats. Gargling with an infusion of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) root is reputed to relieve oral inflammations, dry coughs, bronchitis and asthma. Soothes irritation caused by acids, and coats digestive and urinary tracts. Hence, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) may be prescribed for indigestion, heartburn, and gastric ulcers. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) is a time-honoured remedy for arthritis.Externally applied for treating eczema, herpes, and canker sores (mouth ulcers). Strengthens the immune system. Currently, the herb is being investigated as a possible cancer treatment. It is suspected that the compounds in Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) root may be able to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.

Gloriosa Superba Seeds

Antiperiodic, alternative. It is the chief source of alkaloids colchicine and thi-colchicoside which is used in the treatment of gout

Available in whole or powder form

Common name: Superb lily. Kalihari, Agni_sikha, Kanveli.

Ayurveda uses Gloriosa superba roots as abortifacient, acrid, alexiteric, anthelmintic, antipyretic, bitter, depurative, digestive, emetic, expectorant, gastrointestinal irritant, purgative, rejuvenative, stomachic, thermogenic, tonic, in dealing debility, dyspepsia, flatulence, haemorrhoids, helminthiasis, inflammations, in promoting labour pain and expulsion of the placenta; stimulates uterine contractions (fresh plant juice and rhizome); antimalarial and laxative (tuber).

Holarrhena Antidysenterica Bark

Bitter, stomachic, astringent, antidysenteric, febrijuge & anthelmintic

Available in whole or powder form

Common names: Tillicherry bark, Conessi, Kuruchi, Kutaja, Kura, Kuda.

Holarrhena antidysenterica is one of the best known herb used for diarrhoea. In chronic diarrhoea & to check blood coming from stool, Holarrhena antidysenterica should be given with Isobgol, caster oil or Indrayav. According to Ayurveda, the Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is useful in treatment of piles, skin diseases and biliousness. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is used externally in case of skin troubles. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is mostly mixed with cow urine and applies it in affected parts. In treatment of urinary troubles, the Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is given with cow milk. The fresh juice of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is considered good to check the diarrhoea. In bleeding piles Decoction of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark with Ginger checks mucus & blood. Application of Holarrhena antidysenterica useful in Arthritis & Osteoarthritis. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is used in chest affections and as a remedy in diseases of the skin and spleen Holarrhena antidysenterica is a well known herb for amoebic dysentery and other gastric disorders.