Multiple Health Benefits of BAHEDA

Baheda, known as Vibhitaki in Sanskrit, is a very popular herb. It is one of the ingredients of famous classical combination Triphala.

Classically, this herb has been described in Ayurveda as:

विभीतकं स्वादुपाकं कषायं कफपित्तनुत्। उष्णवीर्यं हिमस्पर्शं भेदनं कासनाशनम्।।

रुक्षं नेत्रहितं केश्यं कृमिवैस्वर्यनाशनम्। (भा.प्र.)

Baheda is bitter to taste and pacifies pitta and kapha dosha

It is dry and ushna (warm in potency)

Helps in clearing bowel Baheda constipation

Triphala which has Baheda as an ingredient is an effective purgative. Apart from Triphala, many effective purgation-inducing combinations contain Baheda along with other herbs like isabgol, sanay, harad, amvala etc.

Effective in cough and hoarseness of voice  Baheda cough

It can be administered in small repetitive doses with plain or lukewarm water. In case of congestion, baheda along with saindha namak can be given. Baheda decoction can be prepared and can be used for gargling.

Benefits to Eyes and Hair Baheda eye

  1. For eyes: Externally as an eye wash, decoction of Triphala is used. An application of baheda paste can be applied around the eyes to draw the benefits.
  2. For hair: Externally, it can be used as a hair pack or hairwash along with ritha, amvala, shikakai, nagarmotha, jatamansi It imparts color and conditions the hair.

A regular intake of triphala churna along with unequal quantity of ghee and honey is beneficial both to the eyes and hair.

Anti-helminthic

It is advisable in intestinal worms and can be locally applied to an infective wound.

So make this wonderful herb a part of your simple home remedies and avail the benefits naturally.

When to Have Hot Water and Cold Water as Per Ayurveda

Some people have a habit of consuming water of similar temperature for months. As per Ayurveda, the temperature of water should vary from season to season and also depending on the health condition. If taken with little bit of understanding, water works like an amazing medicine which comes for free!!!!!

Cold water Hot water

This post talks about conditions when it is good to consume hot water and when it is advised to consume cold water. Follow these indications and contra-indications to consume water with right temperature.

Indications for Consuming Hot/Warm Water

  • Cough Hot water cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Obesity Water hot obesity
  • Indigestion
  • Toxin accumulation
  • Fever Water Hot Fever_

Contra-indications for Consuming Hot/Warm Water

  • Intoxicated conditions
  • After 12 hours of boiling

 

Indications for Consuming Cold Water

Water Cold

  • Giddiness
  • Burning sensation Throat pain
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Loose motions
  • ExhaustionWater exhaustion
  • Bleeding from upper orifices

 

Contra-indications for Consuming Cold Water

  • Bodily stiffness
  • Hiccup
  • Abdominal distention
  • Recent fevers
  • Throat ailments
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • After consuming something oily

Now use water, the very essential necessity, depending on your condition and experience its effective results. It is always advisable to seek an Ayurvedic physician’s advice for effective benefits.

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Jatamansi: Wonderful Herb for Hair and Health

Jatamansi, also known as Balchar, is an aromatic herb which is extensively used in Ayurveda. This herb has many wonderful properties attributed to it. It is very interesting to note that the root of this herb looks like a tuft of hair. Because of this acute resemblance, it is widely used for hair care. Apart from this, it is used as a nervine tonic, builds up stamina and nourishes the hair.   Balcharr Jatamansi

Effective Herbal Jatamansi Combinations

For hair root strengthening and hair nourishment Balchar Hair

It can be consumed internally with amavala, bhringraj, brahmi and other hair nourishing herbs. Also, it can be used as a hair pack with other herbs like amvala, shikakai, nagarmotha, bhringraj, danamethi etc.

For better digestion, flatulence, stomach ache Balchar digestion

Jatamansi powder (4 parts) with powders of dalchini,l sheetalchini, saunf, sonth (1 part each) and mishri (8 parts) can be taken in smaller quantity to pacify the pain abdomen, gas formation and indigestion.

Burns and blisters

An application of the paste of jatamansi powder brings down the burning sensation and heals it as it has a cooling effect on the wound.

Headache Jatamansi headache

Paste of jatamansi powder can be applied to the forehead to bring down the headache. It is recommended in summers.

Toothache

Softly massaging the gums and the teeth with jatamansi powder reduce the toothache.

Dysmenorrhoea (painful menses)

A decoction of jatamansi powder can be prepared and consumed to pacify the pain of those days.

Tremors

Those who are a victim of tremors or any nervine weakness can take this herb along with ashwagandha.

This wonderful herb is available at Gyan Herbal Home retail outlet. So get your pack and avail its benefits. For consultation, write us at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

Common Practices that Complicate Constipation

Constipation has become quite a common problem these days and there are various common but wrong practices to fight constipation due to which the desired results aren’t achieved and we fall in the vicious cycle of constipation.

Constipation

Wrong Practices to Fight Constipation

Here are a few common practices which we do and need a correction.

Water-related

  • Consuming warm water with honey and lemon for clear bowels is not very healthy. If you wish to continue this, then replace warm water with plain water. Constipation Lemon
  • Drinking glasses of water immediately after getting up from bed should be discontinued. Intake of a glass of plain water is sufficient.
  • If you’re in a habit of taking hot water, then replace it with lukewarm water.

Diet-related

  • Consuming plain salads for rich fiber content must be garnished with salt and lemon. Constipation Salad
  • Consume warm milk instead of hot milk or cold milk. Avoid addition of coffee or any other such strong flavors to the milk.
  • Regular intake of Isabgol only, will not give satisfactory results. Therefore, it is ideal to mix it with other herbs for better results.
  • Avoiding Ghee. People who are fond of food high on spices must include ghee in their diet.

Regimen-related

  • Excessive walking to keep the gut healthy must to be reduced to the stamina which permits it. Constipation excessive walking
  • Staying awake late at night disturbs the body clock. Therefore, “early to bed and early to rise” principle should be adopted.

These simple changes in your practices ensure results. So, if you follow any of these wrong practices then correct them and stay healthy.

Elaichi: Ayurvedic Herb for Digestion

Elaichi, also known as lesser cardamom, is a refreshing fragrant herb. This herb has been used extensively to flavor teas and also as a mouth-freshener. Not only this, it is also an essential ingredient to Indian cuisine. It has medicinal properties are attributed to it. You can use this wonderful Indian herb to for different home remedies and draw benefits out of it.Elaichi

Elaichi has a wide range of action but its major effect is on the gastrointestinal tract. It can rectify various digestion related ailments and the organs involved in the process of digestion. Elaichi promotes digestion. Therefore, as a part of our tradition, we consume elaichi after meals.

Health Benefits of Elaichi

Given below are some wonderful health benefits associated with this Ayurvedic herb:

  • Nausea or vomiting: Elaichi in vomitingDecoction prepared from elaichi helps in pacifying nausea feeling.
  • Giddiness: Decoction of elaichi is added with a small quantity of gud (jaggery) to curb giddiness.
  • Palpitation: Elaichi powder along with peeplamool powder and small quantity of ghee is very effective to bring down palpitation.
  • Acidity and indigestion: Elaichi in indigestionIt can be given with saunf and mishri An immediate relief can be achieved in acidity and indigestion as it improvises the enzymatic secretion.
  • Difficulty in passing urine: It is helpful in clearing the obstruction in passage of urine.

(Ref.Bhavaprakash Nighantu)

This miraculous herb can relieve you from simple but common ailments. So, instead of popping up a tablet, try using these simple remedies to treat your condition in a simpler and quicker way. Add it to your tea or meals to stay healthy…..