Agastya (Sesbania Grandiflora) – Uses, Benefits, Properties & Side Effects

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Ever heard of sage Agastya? He is one of the seven rishis (Saptarishi) mentioned in the Vedas. Commonly known as Vegetable Humming Bird in English, the Agastya (Sanskrit name) plant derives its name from rishi Agastya. One of the theories states that rishi Agastya, also considered as the father of the Siddha system of medicine … Read more

Vacha: A Rejuvenating Deepan & Pachan With All-Round Benefits

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Ever heard of an Ayurvedic herb that works as an ornamental plant and a medicinal boon? That’s Vacha for you. Loosely translated, Vacha means to speak clearly. This makes sense as this ancient herb aids in boosting your memory, intelligence, and brings about a sense of focus and clarity. The Vacha plant is one of … Read more

Gulkand: A Rich, Dense, & Floral Rose Preserve To Keep You In The ‘Pink Of Health’

Mouth-freshener. A natural coolant. A digestive stimulant. A superfood that’s in essence, a sweet preserve of rose petals (pun intended). There’s no denying that Gulkand’s benefits are as diverse as its Ayurvedic and healing properties. Worldwide, it is referred to as a rose petal jam, whereas us desis know it as Gulkand. You must have … Read more

Malkangani: The Super-Powerful Brain Tonic: Uses, Benefits & Side-Effects

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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 oil are … Read more

Ashwagandharishtam – Uses, Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage and Side Effects

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‘Ashwagandha’ or Withania Somnifera is a very popular Ayurvedic herb that has also gained favour in the Western world for its ‘adaptogenic’ qualities. This root and leaves of the plant have been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a ‘rejuvenative’ that helps the body deal with physiological and psychological stress by adapting to … Read more