Brahmi: A Brain Boosting Ayurvedic Miracle: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

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Brahmi is quite prominent Ayurvedic herb, mostly famous for its ability to work as a tonic for the brain. Ayurveda classifies the herb as a Medha Rasayana which means herb that provides longevity and improves memory and intelligence. The herb is known by different names. It is known as Brahmi in Hindi, Water Hyssop in … Read more

Brihati / Solanum Indicum: Ayurvedic Herb For Overall Wellbeing

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Medical Reviewer: Dr Surabhi Rawat Mom would always tell me that I had a penchant for getting out of difficult situations. Be it getting home late or skipping on that dal chawal (rice and lentils) that was served at our cosy dining table. Regardless of those things, I know one thing that I can always … Read more

Kaunch Beej (Magic Velvet Bean): Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac & Immunity Builder

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  Ever heard of the magic velvet bean? Possessing the botanical name – Mucuna pruriens, Kaunch beej is often translated into ‘magic velvet bean.’ Kaunch beej is obtained from the Kapakacchu herb which is a tropical plant that majorly grows in Asia and Africa. Known by other names like Cowhage in English and Kevach in … Read more

Amruthotharam Kashayam: Ayurvedic Elixir For Chronic Fevers & Constipation

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Medical Reviewer: Dr Surabhi Rawat Kashyam, also called Kwath or Kashya is a decoction prepared of a single herb or a group of herbs by boiling them in water. Most of the kashyams have an astringent taste. The method of preparation of different kashyams is given in Sharangdhar Samhita. Generally, the herbs are dried, powdered … Read more

Kuth (Saussurea Costus) – A Boon For Digestive Health – Uses, Benefits, Side Effects

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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 … Read more