Ayurveda Herbs

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Terminalia chebula – Comretaceae

Terminalia chebula – Comretaceae

Vernacular name
English – Chebulin myrobalan

Parts Used
Fruit
Chemical Constituents
Chebulinic Acid

Uses

Constituent of the group triphala. Rasayana drug capable of imparting youthful vitality and receptive of mind and sense organs. Improves digestion , reduce cholesterol, antiseptic, diuretic, carminative and laxative. Daily use of powdered Terminalia chebula with honey is good for throat diseases.

Santalum album – Santalaceae

Santalum album – Santalaceae

Vernacular Name
English – Sandal tree

Parts Used
Heartwood and roots

Uses

Deodorant, disinfectant , refrigerent, depurative, intellect promoting, cardiotonic, diuretic and antiseptic. The paste of this when applied on the forehead is effective for relieving headache. The main medicine prepared from the Santalum album is “Chandanasavam” which regulates the body temperature.

Phyllanthus emblica – Euphorbiaceae

Phyllanthus emblica – Euphorbiaceae

Vernacular Name
English – Indian goose berry

Parts Used
Fruit, root, bark

Uses

Blood purifier, hair tonic, febrifuge, antidiabetic, strengthen nerves, improves digestion. This is the main ingredient in “Chywanaprasham”, the well known revitalizer. The main medicine prepared from this is “Dhathriyadi ghritham”. A well known medicine widely used in Leuchorrhea and Menstrual disorders.

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