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Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara

Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara
Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara
Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara

Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara is a large coniferous tree which grows upto 200 feet height. This tree has a huge trunk. Leaves look like needles (long and slender). It belongs to Pinaceae family and is found in western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India.

Ayurveda acharyas have coined different ayurvedic names like bhadradaaru and surabhuruha for this tree.

Ayurvedic medicinal properties of Devadaru:

Texts of Ayurveda explain the medicinal properties of this tree as follows

Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara
Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara

This herb is light to digest and improves moistness of tissues.  It tastes bitter and has hot potency.

Effect on Tridoshas: Devadaru normalises kapha and vata.

Anti-inflammatory effect: Devadaru reduces pain and inflammation of joints and muscles. Its oil can be applied locally to reduce inflammation of affected parts. Due to this property it quickly heals painful wounds and also clears them.

Effect on digestive system: This herb is very useful in indigestion, loss of appetite and constipation. It improves digestion, normalises appetite and eases the bowel movement. Consumption of devadaru digests the sticky toxin ama and expels intestinal parasites.

Effect on female reproductive system: Deodar or devadaru is very effective in controlling diabetes. It increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin. This herb regularises menstrual cycle and strengthens the uterine muscles. Hence devadaru is used as an ingredient in MOOLIKA UTONORM CAPSULES WHICH ARE BEST SUPPLEMENT IN FEMALE INFERTILITY.

Effect on blood sugar level:  Bhadradaru effectively controls blood sugar level. Ayurveda acharyas recommend use of this herb in diabetes. (Know more about diabetes vajikarana Therapy)

Effect on body fat: Since this herb normalises Kapha and Vata, it effectively controls obesity. Its use helps in weight loss. (Know more about Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedy). It controls weight gain during menopause.

Effect on Respiratory System: Devadaru helps in resolving the issues of chronic cough and rhinitis (cold). It reduces expectoration of sputum and helps to heal the infected lungs.

Usually stem and oil of this tree are used for medicinal purpose.
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Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Introduction

Ghee which is also known as clarified butter in Ayurveda is used as an alternative to butter as well as ideal cooking fat which does not unnecessarily burnt unless excessively heated. It is widely employed in the system of Ayurvedic medicine as means of apply herbal preparation treatments to the patients. Ghee is an excellent natural fat which serves as a moisturizer to treat skin conditions such as rashes, burn, and much more after the patients have been diagnosed with these diseases.

Ghee is highly respected in Indian house hold for its medicinal properties to treat many diseases. It is known for improving Agni, the digestive fire that all nutrition depends without provoking Pitta (an optimal elemental fire in the body). Ghee is found as the best match to calm the body anytime of the day.

Ghee processed from cow milk is considered the best to use in ayurvedic herbal preparations. Due to its health benefits, ghee has been incorporated in the diet and Ayurvedic healing practices. Its ability to cleanse the body and promote overall wellness makes it to be considered as both physical and mental purification medicine as it benefits both inside and outside the body and as well used to moisturize the skin. There are many medicinal properties of ghee based on its source. These properties will be handled in this article.

Properties of Ghee

Texts of Ayurveda explain the properties of ghee as follows

Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)

The properties of ghee mainly depend on the way, and sources it is prepared as each source of preparation has its unique properties. The properties are discussed as follows:

  • Ghee produced from the milk of a cow is studied to be equipped with numerous medicinal properties and usually employed in the Ayurvedic preparations due to the following properties:
  • It boosts the strength and energy of the body
  • It improves intelligence quotient
  • It detoxifies body
  • It clears throat for voice clarity
  • It enhances memory power
  • It is considered to be best form of fat
  • It regulates Pitta
  • It normalizes Vata that is responsible for many diseases
  • It revitalizes the skin to make it glowing
  • It nourishes and sustain the body
  • It functions as an excellent Rasayana and aphrodisiac . Hence this has been added in Vajikara Lehyam (An Ayurvedic Vajikarana Rasayana for Sexual Dysfunction )
  • It increases sperm count and sperm motility. Hence it is added in preparations of Supraja Lehyam (An Ayurvedic Medicine to Increase Sperm Count )
  • It enhances digestion and improves body fire
  • It is efficient for eye disorders
  • It improves quantity and quality of semen

Another type of ghee preparation is the one prepared from buffalo’s milk and it has the following properties:

  • It regulates vata and kapha
  • It enhances the body to be stronger
  • It is useful in eye disorders
  • It improves the overall health
  • It is a good remedy for IBS, piles or hemorrhoids
  • It is good for skin fairness and increases glowing of skin.

Considering the two ghee preparation, the one prepared out of cow’s milk has been researched to have higher medicinal properties compared to that of buffalo’s milk. Ghee made freshly is useful and potent. If ghee is kept for about ten years, it is called “PURANA GHRITA,” and it is universally employed in the treatment of epilepsy and neurologically related disorders.

While the one stored for about hundred years is referred to as “KUMBHA SARPI”. If ghee is stored for more than hundred years, it is called “MAHAGHRITA” and it is widely used to treat a chronic cough and eye disorders.

However, it is not advisable to administer ghee in diseases such as upper respiratory, tuberculosis, and bronchitis as well as when there is more mucous secretion such as in diabetes, indigestion, and fever.

Conclusion

The properties of ghee (clarified butter) all encompass depending on its preparation source. These essential properties have been responsible for its many health benefits. It is also good to know that storage of ghee offers more advantages as it is used to as a remedy for more chronic diseases. In Ayurvedic medicine, ghee is powerful and potent for the treatment of numerous diseases as well as cooking. Reach out for ghee today and enjoy these benefits.

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AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS

AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS
AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS
AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS

Lotus seeds also known as kamal ghatta in hindi and are popularly referred as Padma Beeja in Sanskrit. Padma Beeja means seeds of lotus flower. Lotus flower belongs to the genus Nilumbo and species Nilumbo Nucifera. These seeds are very popular in East Asia and they are used in their cuisine. Lotus seed paste is used in pastries and desserts of china and Japan. The age old Chinese and Indian medicine texts also recommend these seeds in their preparations. Lotus seeds are store house of vitamins, minerals and protein. They are very low in saturated fats.

Nutritional facts: Every 100gms of these seeds provide 89 calories. They contain plenty of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin B-6 and iron. These seeds have only 0.5% of fat and zero cholesterol. They also supply good amount of Protein (4.1 gms).

The medicinal properties of lotus seeds are explained as follows in texts of Ayurveda.

AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS
AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS

These seeds act as body coolants. Even in Chinese medicine they believe that soup of lotus seeds relieves body heat. These seeds are sweet, astringent and bitter to taste .They absorb lot of water during digestion and dry up tissues. Lotus seeds are heavy to digest.

Aphrodisiac: These seeds are praised as “Vrishya”. Vrishya means aphrodisiac. They boost the libido. Ayurveda acharyas recommend to use these seeds in ayurvedic preparations which are used to increase sperm count and sperm motility. Many Vajikarana Therapy Preparations contain these seeds. Consumption of lotus seeds improves male fertility. Hence these seeds are added as main ingredient in SUPRAJA LEHYAM an Ayurvedic Remedy to increase sperm count and sperm motility. Kamal ghatta is also helpful in erectile dysfunction. They can be used by diabetic patients who suffer from erectile dysfunction due to diabetes. The presence of potassium, magnesium and iron are reasons for its aphrodisiac properties.

AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS
AYURVEDA HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOTUS SEEDS

Uterine Tonic: These seeds also strengthen the linings of uterus and prevent habitual abortion and miscarriages. Hence lotus seeds are considered as best health supplement for female infertility. (Click here for ayurvedic remedy for PCOD).

Weight Loss: These seeds can be used as snacks by people who are on weight loss regimen. They fill the stomach and suppress appetite. Lotus seeds also provide essential nutrients when you are on a weight loss program. (Click here for Ayurvedic Remedy Combo for weight loss)

Caution: Since lotus seeds have tissue drying properties they may cause constipation. A lot of water has to be consumed when you use these seeds.

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Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic body and Urinary Tract Coolant

Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic Body and Urinary Tract Coolant
Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic Body and Urinary Tract Coolant
Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic Body and Urinary Tract Coolant

Ushira also known as Vetiver has a botanical name Vetiveria Zizanioides. It is known by name Khus Khus grass. In Kannada Vitever is known as Lavancha. It belongs to the Poaceae family. This tufted grass is available throughout the plains of India up to a height of 1200 m. Vetiver is known for its perfumery and medicinal value since ancient times.

Based on principles of Ayurveda ushira is light to digest and dries up the tissues. It acts as a body coolant and normalises pitta and Kapha. This herb is appreciated for its cooling and cleansing properties.

The roots of this grass are used for medicinal purposes. The roots are washed and then dried in shade and sunlight alternatively. Fully dried roots are powdered and used for preparations of medicinal formulations.

The medicinal properties of ushira are explained as follows in Bhava Prakasha the great ayurvedic text.

Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic Body and Urinary Tract Coolant
Ushira or Vitever An ayurvedic Body and Urinary Tract Coolant

Medicinal Properties of this grass are given below

Digestive system: Ushira helps in normalising digestion. Its uses are well appreciated in controlling acidity, belching, excess thirst, indigestion, burning sensation of chest and throat, nausea and vomiting.

In Fever: Vitever root powder mixed with rose water has to be applied on forehead. It reduces fever. Using Ushirasava in fever helps to reduce parching of throat and controls fever.

For Glowing Skin: The root powder of ushira ¼ spoon mixed with sandalwood powder 1 tea spoon and rose water make a best face pack for acne and pimples. This mixture can also be applied on herpes boils. Ushira and sandal powder pack also helps to control skin rashes.

In Respiratory Problems: This herb is used in form of powder or smoke to treat respiratory problems like cough and bronchitis.

In Urinary Tract Problems: This herb is very useful in burning sensation of urinary tract and bladder. It effectively reduces inflammation of inner layers of bladder, urinary tract and urethra. Ushira acts as a superb coolant. Hence doctors at Moolika Ayurveda have used this herb as an ingredient in URIKOOL Ayurvedic Capsules which are very effective in cystitis and kidney stones.

 

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Ayurveda Health benefits of Kiratatikta–Chiretta-Chirayata-Swertia Chirata

chiretta medicinal uses , chirayata uses , kiratatikta Ayurveda, swertia chirata health benefits
chiretta medicinal uses , chirayata uses , kiratatikta Ayurveda, swertia chirata health benefits
chiretta medicinal uses , chirayata uses , kiratatikta Ayurveda, swertia chirata health benefits

The herb Kiratatikta which is explained in Ayurveda has been identified as Swertia Chirata, also known as  Chirayata or Chiretta in India. It is known by other name Nepali Neem as it is abundant in Nepal. This is an annual herb and grows well all over India. It reaches a height of about 1.5 meters.

Texts of Ayurveda explain pharmacological and medicinal properties of this herb as follows.

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chiretta medicinal uses , chirayata uses , kiratatikta Ayurveda, swertia chirata health benefits

Stem, leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers are used for medicinal purpose. Kiratatikta or chirayata or chiretta is very bitter to taste. It is light to digest and has hot potency. Due to these qualities it is very effective in following conditions.

Action on Doshas: It normalises all three doshas.

Reduces Inflammation: This herb helps to reduce inflammation in body. It relieves body pain and reduces body temperature. Hence it is widely used in all inflammatory conditions like joint pain, muscular pain and fever.

Has anti-diabetic effect: Due to its bitterness and hot potency it lowers the blood sugar level and increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin.

Sets right Digestion: It normalises appetite, reduces food craving and prevents indigestion.

Helps in Weight Loss: Kirata tikta or Chirayata improves fat metabolism and prevents hunger pangs. These qualities help in weight loss. (Check Nilobese Ayurvedic Weight Loss Tea and Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedy Combo).

Effective in acne and pimple: Chiretta is praised as skin friendly herb. It purifies blood and reduces eruption of acne and pimple. It boosts immunity and health of skin.

Increases body strength:  Ayurveda acharyas eulogise this herb for its properties of energy and strength boosting.

Keeping all the above medicinal properties in view our doctors at MOOLIKA AYURVEDA have added this herb in PCORID Capsules which are an ayurvedic treatment for PCOS. PCORID when consumed along with UTONORM capsules for three months help to reduce PCOS and boost fertility in women.

Apart from these this herb can be used in diabetes. It is a known fact that men with diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction (Check Diabetes Vajikarana Therapy) . Kiratatikta helps to bring down blood sugar level and also reduces inflammation of tissues which occur due to diabetes.

Chiretta is a very good anti-helmenthic. It helps to eliminate intestinal parasites and also acts as an anti-microbial in fungal infections of skin.

Eliminates Lung Congestion and reduces Cough: This herb is very useful in chronic lung congestion and cough. It acts as a mucolytic and helps in expectoration of mucus from lungs. It relieves bronchitis and eases the process of respiration.
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