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Akarkara is a herbal plant that has been in use since the 12th century. It was first mentioned by the renowned Vaidh, Sodhal in his work "Sodhal Nighantu" as Alaka which, for all intents and purposes, details useful medicinal plants readily available to us. Known by a plethora of names, Anacyclus Pyrethrum (Scientific name), Akallaka (Sanskrit name), and Pellitory Root...
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Let's face it. At some point in our lives, we've all faced trouble falling asleep or had to deal with insomnia. Whether is it over the loss of a loved one, a breakup, financial worries, or family troubles, the reasons for sleeplessness are many. Studies claim that insomnia is the most common sleeping disorder, beating even more troublesome issues, such...
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A lot is spoken about how Ayurveda helps you to lose weight but what about those who wish to gain weight? Surely, their journey is also an uphill task. This is where an ancient Ayurvedic herb, "Vidarikand" can come to their aid. Having been first mentioned in the Vedic text, "Ayurvedic Samhita," this a nutrient-rich herb comes power-packed with...
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Have you ever wondered how people in ancient times treated pain and chronic inflammatory issues? Surely, they must have suffered from joint pain just as much as we do! What if we told you there was a "natural" pain-killer substitute that provided genuine relief from joint pains, that too without any side-effects, would you believe us? This powerhouse of...
Life (ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond. ― Charaka You must have been offered "Bael ka Sherbet" at some point in your life, especially during the scorching summers. Generally touted to be a "mom' s-favourite,"...
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Millions of people suffer from kidney and gall stones every year. However, very few are aware that it can be treated naturally by using one of the most common plants you can easily find in your garden - Patharchatta. As the name suggests, "Patharchatta" literally translates to Pathar Chaatna or Remover...
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There are numerous herbs described in Ayurvedic science that are specifically very useful for all kinds of skin diseases. In Ayurveda, excess pitta in the body is known to be one of the main reasons for skin diseases. Today I will give you Top 9 powerful herbs for skin, that can...
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  Like many Ayurvedic herbs, Malkangani (Hindi name) has many names and forms - with Celastrus Paniculatus (Botanical name), Intellect Tree/Climbing Staff Tree (English name) and Jyotishmati (Sanskrit name) being the most common ones. This climber shrub is typically found in India, mainly in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Kashmir. Generally, Malkagini's seeds and...
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"When Lord Vishnu manifested himself as Narasimha to protect Prahlada and destroy Hiranyakasyapa, his nails were drenched with poison as he tore the demon's stomach. As a result, Narasimha’s nails were seething with great heat and pain. Goddess Lakshmi, seeing the suffering of Her Lord, plucked some fruits of the Audumber Tree which she happened to find nearby. The...
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In this universe, every plant has a medicinal purpose. - Charaka Khadira's biological roots lie deep in ancient Ayurvedic literature (pun not intended) - having been mentioned by Charaka in "Kashaya Skandha," "Kushthagna," and "Udardaprashamana Gana" as well as in "Salsaradi Gana" by Sushruta. It also came to be known in the Vedic periods, Rigveda and Atharveda eras. That's not...

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