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Symplocas Racemosa Bark

Cooling and mild astringent

Available in whole or powder form

Common name: Lodh, Lotur bark, Small bark tree, Lodhra.

Symplocas racemosa is useful as a specific remedy for uterine complaints, vaginal diseases and menstrual disorders; menorrhagia and leucorrhea. It is also useful in treating vaginal ulcers. Symplocas racemosa bark is useful in treating bowel complaints such as diarrhea, dysentery, dropsy, eye diseases, liver complaints, fever, ulcers, scorpion sting etc. Symplocas racemosa bark is often employed in the preparation of plasters and is supposed to promote resolution of inflammatory masses and exudates. Symplocas racemosa is administered in cases of menorrhagia due to relaxation of the uterine tissue. Alcoholic extracts and watery extracts of the Symplocas racemosa (Lodh) are very frequently used by the medical profession as astringents for the looseness of the bowels. The decoction of Symplocas racemosa is used as a gargle for giving firmness to spongy and bleeding gums and in relaxed uvula.

Trigonella Foneum Gracium Berries

Mucilaginous, demulcent, diuretic, carminative, emollient

Available in whole or powder form

Common names: Fenugreek, Metthi, Menthe.

Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) is one of the oldest cultivated plants and through the ages has found wide application as a food, a food additive and in the traditional medicine of every region in which it has been cultivated. Trigonella foenum graeceum part used as a medicine has generally been the seeds. The Ebers Papyrus of 1500 BC Egypt, lists a preparation of Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) for the skin. The Greek physicians Hippocrates considered Trigonella foenum graeceum a valuable soothing herb while Dioscorides recommended Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) for all types of gynecological problem. Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) has been used since Biblical times to increase the production of milk for nursing. Traditional Chinese herbalists used Trigonella foenum graeceum for kidney problems and conditions affecting the male reproductive tract. Similarly, in Pakistan, India and elsewhere, the leaves, and both the ripe and unripe seeds of Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) are used as vegetables and the ripe seed also, has numerous applications in their traditional medicine system. Trigonella foenum graeceum seeds also function as a preservative and are added to pickles, chutneys and other similar products. In modern food practice, Trigonella foenum graeceum seeds or the extract are used in bakery products, frozen dairy products, meat products, relish, condiments, candy, gravy sauces, gelatin puddings and in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Trigonella foenum graeceum (Fenugreek) is currently used as a source of the steroid diosgenin , one of its active constituents from which other steroids can be synthesized.

Tribulus Terrestris fruit/Herb

Cooling, demulcent, diuretic and aphrodisiac

Available in whole or powder form

Common name: Small caltrops, Gokshura, Gokhru.

The name "Gokshura" signifies "cow hoof" from its resemblance of the cocci when adhering together in pairs. Tribulus terrestris is also called "Ikshugandha" for its aroma which resembles the sugarcane.The entire plant but especially the fruit and roots are used in Ayurvedic formulations for Urinary disorders, calculus formation, impotence and other UTI issues. Tribulus is non-irritant diuretic and urinary antiseptic. Tribulus terrestris is used in case of dysurea, urinary stone and incontinence of urine. Tribulus terrestris is used in various herbal formulas to treat headaches, eye problems such as itching, conjunctivitis and weak vision, and nervousness. Tribulus terrestris is also used to treat high blood pressure and rib pain. The hormone balancing effects of Tribulus terrestris for women makes this herb suitable for premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome. Tribulus contains Sterols like betasitosterols or stigma. These substances protect the prostate from swelling and in combination with the X steroidal saponins, protect the prostate from cancer. Tribulus is used in case of impotence and spermaturia as it helps to increase the level of the luteinizing hormone in the body and improved the synthesis of the testicular male sex hormone. So it is being aphrodisiac in nature. Traditionally use of Tribulus is found to be effective in case of gout.

Tylophora Indica Leaves

Anti-asthamatic

Available in whole or powder form

Common names: Anthamul, Anthrapachaka

Tylophora asthmatica leaves and roots have emetic, cathartic, laxative, expectorant, diaphoretic and purgative properties. Tylophora asthmatica has also been used for the treatment of allergies, cold, dysentery, hay fever and arthritis. Tylophora asthmatica has reputation as an alterative and as a blood purifier, often used in rheumatism and syphilitic rheumatism. Tylophora asthmatica Root or leaf powder is used in diarrhoea, dysentery and intermittent fever. Dried leaves are emetic diaphoretic and expectorant. Tylophora asthmatica is regarded as one of the best indigenous substitute for ipecacuanha. Tylophora asthmatica is traditionally used as a folk remedy in certain regions of India for the treatment of bronchial asthma , inflammation , bronchitis, allergies, rheumatism and dermatitis. Tylophora asthmatica also seems to be a good remedy in traditional medicine as anti-psoriasis, seborrheic, anaphylactic, leucopenia and as an inhibitor of the Schultz-Dale reaction.