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Phyllanthus Niruri Herb

De-obstrvent, diuretic, astringent & cooling

Available in whole or powder form

Common Names: Herbe Dye chagrin, Weisse Blatt-blume. Kirunelli, Kirunelli. Bhuyavali. Bhumyaamlaki.

Phyllanthus niruri has been used in ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years and has a wide number of traditional uses. This includes employing the whole Phyllanthus niruri for jaundice, gonorrhea, frequent menstruation, and diabetes and using it topically as a poultice for skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness. The young shoots of Phyllanthus niruri are administered in the form of an infusion for the treatment of chronic dysentery. Phyllanthus niruri is the most effective of a group of closely related species that grow in India, China, and tropical locations ranging from the Philippines to Cuba. Scientists have not identified the ingredient responsible for its medicinal effect, but Phyllanthus niruri has been shown to block an enzyme that plays a crucial role in reproduction of the hepatitis B virus. As a result, a majority of patients show an improvement in blood tests after a month of treatment. In a preliminary study, carriers of hepatitis B virus were treated with a preparation of the plant Phyllanthus amarus for 30 days. 22 of 37 (59%) treated patients had lost hepatitis B surface antigen when tested 15-20 days after the end of the treatment compared with only 1 of 23 (4%) placebo-treated controls. Some subjects have been followed for up to 9 months. In no case has the surface antigen returned. Clinical observation revealed few or no toxic effects. The encouraging results of this preliminary study recommend continued evaluation of this plant and the active principles isolated from it.

Piper Nigrum Fruit

Anti-oxidant

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Common Name: Black Pepper, Poivre, Schwartze pfeffr, Maricha, Milagu, Kalu misris.

The fruits of Piper nigrum have great medicinal value. Piper nigrum is used both, internally as well as externally. In the form of an external paste with sesame oil, it is beneficial in the skin diseases like scabies, leucoderma. The Piper nigrum paste application helps in reducing the swelling and pain. Piper nigrum is also salutary in acne, stye and boils. In diseases of the eye like pterygium and nightblindeness, Piper nigrum is applied with honey. Sodasa varti is one of the preparations, used topically in various ophthalmic diseases, contains marica, haritaki, yastimadhu and copper sulphate etc. In case of tooth decay and aches, the Piper nigrum powder is used for brushing the teeth. The gargles of it are rewarding in sore throat. A poultice made from Piper nigrum, salt and vinegar is benevolent to soften the corns. The nasal drops instillation is recommended in asthma, cough and in the accumulation of kapha in sinusitis. The Piper nigrum oil curbs the itching sensation in skin diseases. Internally, Piper nigrum is valuable in a vast range of ailments. Trikatu, one of the most popular and widely used compounds contains sunthi (Zingiber officinale), Piper nigrum and pippali (Piper longum). This being the combination of three pungent, hence the name. Piper nigrum is beneficial to increase the bioavailability of the drug, when used as an adjunct. Thus, innumerable Ayurvedic preparations consist of trikatu. Piper nigrum augments the appetite, when given with honey. Piper nigrum alleviates chiefly kapha diseases, obesity, colds, rheumatic diseases and tumors. The fine powder of Piper nigrum fruits works well, when given with water in treating chronic colitis. Piper nigrum is an excellent panacea for anorexia, dyspepsia, the enlargement of the liver and spleen and is beneficial, especially, for chronic skin diseases. Piper nigrum promptly acts as mucolytic agent, along with honey, in cough, asthma and colds. It relieves the blocked phlegm. Being diuretic is useful as an adjunct in dysuria. The decoction of Piper nigrum is commonly used in kapha disorders with honey. Piper nigrum works well with baked hingu (Asafoetida) to alleviate abdominal colicky pains due to flatulence. In fevers, the Piper nigrum powder is given along with the honey and fresh fuice of tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).the combination, Sadusna, consists of six herbs of hot potency, namely pippali, pappalamula, cavya, chitraka, sunthi and marica. Piper nigrum reconciles the digestive and respiratory systems. Piper nigrum shows antibacterial activity against the Gram negative organisms and antifungal, taenicidal and also a hepato-protective activity.

Piper Longum Fruit

Anti-oxidant

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Common Names: Dried catkins, Long Pepper, Pippali, Hipli.

Piper longum, commonly known as pippali itself and its root, called as pippali mula are used for medicinal purpose. Piper longum (Pippali) is seldom used externally, in case of painful and swollen conditions, wherein its paste is applied. Though Piper longum has mild antiseptic property, it is an irritant to the skin and manifistates allergic reactions. Internally, Piper longum (pippali) is invaluable in vast range of diseases. Piper longum (Pippali) is the best drug recommended in the disorders of the spleen. Piper longum is a powerful stimulant for the digestive and respiratory systems. Piper longum is strongly heating and removes cold, congestion and ama the undigested toxic elements and revives the weakened organic functions. Piper longum is also a rejuvenative to lungs and kapha dosha. Trikatu is the most popular formulation used to mitigate the diseases due to kapha dosha, to digest ama and also it increases the bioavailability of the drug, when it is used as a complementary medicine. Piper longum effectively reconciles the digestive functions and is used with benefit in anorexia, indigestion, flatulence, abdominal pain, hyperacidity, piles etc. Piper longum works well with honey to combat hyperacidity. The decoction or its medicated milk can be used for the same. Piper longum (Pippali) is beneficial, when given with amalaki in the treatment of anemia. For treating any type of fever, the medicated ghee of Piper longum (pippali) is very useful. In chronic fever and tuberculosis, the preparation Vardhamana pippali is more effective. In fact, Vardhamana Piper longum (pippali) is a regimen, praised in ancient scriptures in which the doses of pippali are increased gradually. On the first day, an infusion of 3 pippalis, boiled for a few minutes in a mixture of milk and water is taken (4:1). Then for 10 successive days the dose is increased by 1 pippali everyday. After 10 days, the dose is gradually decreased by 1 Piper longum (pippali) daily. During this regimen only milk is consumed as a diet. This method is useful in treating chronic respiratory ailments, anemia, recurrent fevers, piles and digestive problems. It strengthens the immune system of the body. Piper longum (Pippali) is beneficial as a brain tonic and in the diseases of vata. The decoction is effectively used in sciatica and hemiplegia. Being the best rejuvenative, pippali sidda ghrta is useful in tuberculosis, cough and with the ghee and honey, it reduces the frequency of paroxysms in bronchial asthma. Piper longum also helps controlling hiccup, when given with honey. It boosts the reproductive system too, hence, is used as an aphrodisiac. Piper longum also works well in amenorrhea. Causasti pippali is one of the unique preparations, which is prepared by fortifying the pippali powder by triburating it with the decoction of pippali itself, for the duration of 8 days (64 prahara). It makes pippali very potent and fortified, so used in very small doses. Pippali mula, the root of Piper longum (pippali) is used in the respiratory ailments, flatulence and to induce sleep and relieve abdominal colicky pain.