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Ayurveda places Harad at the highest pedestal which is why it is also called the ‘King of medicines.’ Ancient medicine systems claim that Harad holds the power to cure all diseases. Even the Tibetan medicine system reveres Harad in the same amount as Ayurveda does. Although the two systems classify the herb differently, the accepted number of varieties of...
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  Nagfani (in Hindi) commonly known as Prickly Pear or Opuntia in English is a cactus plant belonging to Cactaceae family. The most commonly used species of Nagfani is the Indian fig opuntia or Opuntia ficus-indica (botanical name). The name Nagfani is because the pad of this cactus resembles the face of a serpent. The plant is called Nagfada in...
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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 held a deep love...
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  Costus(Kuth in Hindi) is a tall perennial herb which is known for its medicinal properties. Its stems are up to 2 m tall, or more. The lower leaves are long-stalked, pinnate, roughly around 30-40 cm long, with a triangular terminal leaflet, up to 30 cm long. The upper leaves are smaller, up to 30 cm long, stem-clasping. The leaves...
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  Tinospora cordifolia (Botanical name), most commonly known as Guduchi in Sanskrit, Giloy in Hindi and Heart Leaved Moonseed in English finds mention in the very famous Indian epic ‘The Ramayana.’ Impressed with Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, Lord Indra sprinkled nectar from heaven to restore the lives of the dead monkey army. The drops that fell on earth took...
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If you're someone who prefers a natural alternative to everyday health issues such as premature greying, calcium deficiency, etc., Praval Pishti is for you. Literally translated, Praval means coral in Hindi whereas Pishti refers to processed rose water. Collectively, together these two elements come together to form the powerful Praval Pishti Ayurvedic medicine.   Praval Pishti's Dual Ingredients Shuddha Praval or...
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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 the most aromatic herbs you'll...
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The next time you're walking on the street and see this absolutely gorgeous flower, don't brush it aside. What you've got at the soles of your feet is nature's best gift for treating chronic issues that plague us every day - from constipation and cough to ulcer and hair issues. Today, we'll be talking about the amazing Amaltas tree....
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 heard its name when you...
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Did you know that the majority of the body’s mood-boosting hormone - serotonin - is present in the stomach lining and not the head, contrary to popular belief. This is why it is extremely important to take care of your digestive system which not only helps to digest food but is also responsible for cell repair and regeneration. This...
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