Natural medicaments in dentistry

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  The major objective in root canal treatment is to disinfect the entire root canal system. Cleaning, shaping, and use of antimicrobial medicaments are effective in reducing the bacterial load to some extent, but some bacteria do remain behind and multiply, causing reinfection. Taking into consideration the ineffectiveness, potential side-effects and safety concerns of synthetic […]

Ayurvedic cardio-vascular herbs

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Ayurvedic cardio-vascular herbs The British scientist, Dr. N.J. Wald and Dr. M.R. Law of Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at the University of London suggested a pill (six-in-one formulation) consisting of statin (hypocholestremic), three hypotensive drugs (thiazides, a beta blocker and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor), folic acid and aspirin for preventing heart attacks and stroke […]

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Karimanjal (Black Turmeric) (Curcuma caesia)

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Karimanjal (Black Turmeric) (Curcuma caesia) Common Names : Hindi: काली हल्दी Kali Haldi, Malayalam :Karimanjal കരി മഞ്ഞള്‍ Botanical Name :  Curcuma caesia How to Identify : The midvein of each kari manjal leaf presents a distinctive dark stripe. The kari manjal rhizome is white to blue in color, rather than golden orange. Curcuma caesia is […]

kondapindi

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Pashanabheda (Bergenia ciliate/ ligulata) is a marvelous creation of God that helps us in curing many diseases. In Ayurveda, it is use as a litholytic agent for urinary calculi and other renal disorders. Nevertheless, it having many other magical effects in the body and most of them are not commonly known to us.   Local Names: Pashanabheda, Patharchat, […]

Dharu Haridra

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Dharu Haridra (Berberis aristata) Dharu Haridra or Indian Barberry a very popular name in Ayurveda. It is use in many Ayurvedic formulations.  It is having multiple benefits for the humankind. In wide ranges of diseases, it can be used. So let us explore it. Scientific Name Ø Berberis aristata Other Names Darvi, Kantakteri, Kantakita, Panchapacha, […]

Apamarga

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Apamarga / Prickly chaff flower (Achyranthes aspera) The world is beautiful but surrounded by deadly diseases. Perhaps that is why God created so many herbs for us. Apamarga or Achyranthes aspera is one of them. God blesses this plant with multiple goodness. So let us explore them. Scientific Name Ø Achyranthes aspera Local Names Shikari, […]

Kantakari

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Kantakari (Solanum surattense)   World is full of so many wonderful herbs what plays a vital role in maintaining our health and vitality. Kantakari is one of those rare breed of herbs that helps our humankind in a great way. So let us explore it. Scientific Name Ø Solanum surattense Local Names Kantakari, Dhusparsha, Khudra, […]

Atasi

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Atasi Scientific name Linum usitatissimum Local Name Atasi, Neelpuspi, Khuma, Tisi, Alsi, Mashina, Jabsu, Alisilidirai, Kattan, Jagira, Linseed, Klax. Ayurvedic Aspect Ø  Guna; Guru, Snigdha, Piccila Ø  Rasa; Madhur, Tikta Ø  Vipak; Katu Ø  Virya; Ushan Ø  Vata Shamak Ø  Pitta Bardhak Ø  Kapha bardhak Used Parts Ø  Seeds, Oil, Flowers are used as medicine. […]

Kampillaka

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Kampillaka Scientific Name Mallotus philippinensis Local Names Karkash, Raktanga,Rechan, Kabilla, Kamalaguddi, KApilla, Shendri, Kunggumam, Kumkum, Kumkumu,Kukumadamar, Kapilo, kurmandkku, Lokhan, Kambali, Kamala tree. Ayurvedic Aspects In Ayurveda it is described under one among eight sadharana rasa. It is Kapha and Vata Shamak. Ø  Guna Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna Ø  Rasa Katu Ø  Virya Ushna Ø  Vipak Katu […]

Trivrit

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Trivrit Scientific Name Operculina turpethum Local Name Trivrit, Tribhandi, Triputa, Sarala, Subaha, Rechani, Nisoth, Pitohari, Teouri, Nishuttar, Chaibatee, Nasotaar, Shivode, Bilitigade, Chibak, Dudholoma, Tuburdh, Trupeth, Indian jalap. Ayurvedic Concept Ø Guna Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshan, Ø Rasa Tikta, Katu Ø Vipak Katu Ø Virya Ushna Ø  Pitta Samshodhanak Ø  Kapha Samshodhanak Ø  Vedhaniya Used Parts Ø  […]

Agaystha (Sesbania grandiflora Pers)

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Agaystha (Sesbania grandiflora Pers) Scientific Name: Sesbania grandiflora Pers. Local Name: Munidrum, Bangasen, Bakrapuspa, Agasthya, Bagphal, Bakphul, Agaystha, Agathiyo, Agati, Abishi, Buko, Ogasthi. Interesting Facts:  A fast growing tree archives 20-30 ft of height.  It having very short lifetime. Flowers come in the autumn. Flowers are used as vegetables and very much popular in India. […]

Langali (Wolf’s Bane/ Glory Lilly)

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Langali (Wolf’s Bane/ Glory Lilly)    Synonyms: Kalihari Agnisikha, Garbhanut etc. Scintific Name: Gloriosa superba Family: Liliaceae Indications: It is indicated for the treatment of worm infestation. It is good for the treatment of Skin diseases. It is indicated for the treatment of leprosy. It is good for the treatment of hemorrhoids. It is used […]

snuhi

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Synonyms: Sudha, Guda, Sehunda, PhaniManasha etc. Scintific Name: Euphorbia nerifolia Family: Euphorbiaceae Indications: Used in abdominal pain. It is good for the treatment of hemorrhoids. It is used for the making of Kshara Sutra. It is good for the treatment obesity. It is used for the treatment of Kustha. Part Used: Roots. Stem Leafs Latex […]

pilu

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Salvadora persica Pilu Gudaphala Gunnangi Miswak Salvadora persica L. Family: Salvadoraceae Common Name: Meswak, tooth brush tree, Salt Bush tree, Arabic: أراك Assamese: Arak, Irak Deutch: Zahnbürstenbaum Gujarati: Peelu, Khareejal Hausa: Ashuwaki Hebrew: סלוודורה פרסית Hindi: मेस्वाक meswak, पिलु pilu Kannada: ಗೊನಿಮರ gonimara, Kankhina, Genumar Malayalam: ഉകമരം Marathi: khakan, पिलु pilu Persian: اراک (درخت) Punjabi: […]

nela usiri

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nela usiri Gana:  Kasahara, Swashar Family: Euphorbiaceae Scintific Name:  Phyllanthus urinaria Local Names: Bhumyamlaki Bhudhatri Tamlaki Bahupatra Bhuphala Bhui Ambla Bhui Amlaki Bhui Ambli Bhyo Ambli Ayurvedic View: Guna: Laghu, Ruksha Rasa: Tila, Kasaya, Madhur Vipaka; Madhur Virya: Sheeta Medical Use: It reduces the kapha and pitta associated diseases. It is used for the treatment […]

elachi

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elachi Scintific Name:  Elettaria cardamomum Local Names: Ela, Elaichi,Triputa, Ritte, Sukshmalla, Dravidri, Elach, Belchi, Beltodae, Yarllak, Yellakkapalu, Yelam, Yellaki, Kabul, Hillbak, lesser cardamom. Ayurvedic View: Guna: Laghu, Ruksh Vipak: Madhur Rasa: Katu &  Madhur Virya: Shita Chemical Compositions: It having Volatile oil. Potassium salt. Cineol, Terpineol, Terpinene, Limonene, Sabinene etc. Medicinal Uses: It is good […]

mahanimba

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mahanimba Family : Meliaceae Scintific Name : Melia Azadirachta linn Local Names: Mahanimba, Ramayana, Dreak, Bokayan, Dharek, Godanimba, Bokan Nimba, Pejeri, Bkan Lingbodo, Malaha bembo, Turekbepa, Kasibembo, Arebebo, Harbeit, Azaddarakhat, Persian lilac, Bead tree. Chemical Compositions: Ebjaridin Pyeresin Bakayanin Ejaridin Ayurvedic View: Guna: Laghu Rasa: Katu Vipak : Tikta Katu, Kasaya Virya: Ushna Medicinal Use: […]

indravaruni( chedupuchcha)

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Family: Cucutrbitaceae Scientific Name: Cirullus colocynthis Common Names of Cirullus colocynthis : Indrabaruni Gabakshi Gobakshi Chitra Indriyan Rakhal Sasha Kourtomma Indrabanna Pikkumutti Tumbikyoi Paparbudum Hangjal Kharbuj- a-talakh Colocynth Bitter apple Chemical Constituents of Cirullus colocynthis: Colocynthin A-elaterin Hentriacontane Soponin Ipuranol ….etc. Ayurvedic Concept of Indrubaruni: Guna : Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna Vipak: Katu Rasa Tikta Virya: Ushna […]

lodduga(lodra)

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A very common herb used in may ayurvedic formulation since thousands of years. It is commonly used in bleeding disorders. It is also used hugely in eye and gastrointestinal disorders. Scientific Name:  Symplocos racemosa Roxb Family: Styraceae Local Names: Lodhra, Lodha, Lodh, Lodhuga, Belli lotai, Velli leti, Vellilathi, Vellilothram Lodhara, Lodhar, Pachotti, Pachettu, Lodho, Mugam, […]

Top five must-have body cleansing foods

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Apples It is truly said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Firstly, apples help reduce cholesterol, as studies have proven that they lower harmful levels. Women who eat apples lose weight more easily than those who do not. This is due to the presence of a compound in the fruit that suppresses […]

Thyme plant

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Thyme was used by Romans and Greeks for thousands of years for culinary and medicinal purposes. However, thyme has been recognized as a locally available home-grown herb only recently. Although, thyme has several varieties, the varieties that are generally used for culinary purposes are ˜lemon thyme and ˜common thyme. The herb is gaining popularity over […]

herbs from Ayurveda for good health

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Since ancient days, we have relied on natural products like herbal pastes and powders for our health and beauty needs. Although the value of these herbs went un-noticed for some-time, today, people have realized their value and they are once again in demand. Every herb in Ayurveda has multitude of health benefits, ranging from weight […]

Elderberry

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Elderberry grabs attention as flu-fighter Latest research shows that the common elderberry, which has been used for centuries to treat various conditions, can provide protection from cold and flu-like symptoms after long-haul flights. According to lead author, Evelin Tiralongo, from Griffith University, a clinical trial showed that an elderberry supplement can provide protection to holidaymakers […]

Turmeric

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The wonder herb Turmeric found to prevent and treats bowel cancer While Ayurveda has been reiterating time and again on the importance of including turmeric in our daily diet, and the immense health benefits of this wonder spice, there have been several researches carried out in research institutions across the world to support this fact.Although […]

Aswagandha

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Medicinal Properties & Uses Of Aswagandha (Withania somnifera / Ginseng) Ashwagandha is one of the most popular medicinal plants; in India, we are using it for more than last 3,000 years. It is very potent and very useful herb, which can be seen almost all over India. So let us explore it. Scientific Name Ø  Withania […]