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.

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.

Bilva: Ayurvedic Herb with Multiple Health Benefits

Bilva tree has always held a special place in Hindu culture. Both, mythologically and traditionally, this tree secures a vital place and owing to its significance, the tree is considered sacred and worshipped. Although, all the parts of the tree are used for some or the other purpose, here we will discuss mainly the two important parts namely, Bilva patra and Belgiri.

Bilva Patra

The leaves are known for its medicinal property in Ayurveda apart from being offered to Lord Shiva.    Bilva

Diabetes: The powder of the leaves can be mixed with the powders of danamethi, jamun guthli, karela, gudmar and other anti-diabetic herbs. A teaspoon of the combination can be taken on empty stomach twice a day. Bilva patra diabetes

Swelling and wound: Application of bilva patra powder mixed with water over the swollen or wounded area is effective in both –bringing down the swelling and healing the wound.

Belgiri (fruit pulp)

This has miraculous results in various intestinal conditions. It imparts strength to the intestines. Bilva Fruit

Intestinal ulcer: Owing to its healing property, belgiri is used with herbs like mulathi and mishri. This helps in bringing down the pain and recovering from the wound.

Amoebiasis: It has proved its efficiency in treating amoebiasis. It helps in digestion, reduces the cramps and clears the bowel.

Diarrhea: Bilva diarrheaIt can be taken with curd to arrest the frequency.

This herb is potentiated because of its religious value. Therefore, draw the benefits of this herb and stay healthy.

Magical Health Benefits of Mulathi

Mulathi or Yashtimadhu is very popular herb of India. As the name suggests, this herb is sweet to taste. Therefore, it is widely used in children, adults and aged people. Especially, the singers are very fond of this herb as it tones and sweetens the voice. Due to its palatable convenience, it has wide range of uses.

liquorice root, on white background

Healthy Uses of Mulathi:

A few common uses are quoted below.

Cough:  Mulethi CoughDue to its expectorant property, mulathi powder is given with honey and a little quantity of saindha namak. This clears phlegm from the respiratory channels and reduces coughing.

Acidity: It curtails the acidic formation in the stomach and relieves pain and burning sensation. Therefore, it can be taken in a combination with powders of saunf, mishri and elaichi.

Wound healing: It has a very strong wound healing property. For this very reason, its use is advocated in peptic ulcers and duodenal ulcers with ghee. Also, for tropical ulcers this combination is applied to the wound (due to burns or associated with burning sensation).

Hoarseness in voice: Mulathi sore throatIt enhances the voice quality. Therefore, simply keeping the powder of mulathi in mouth 3-4 times a day and gradually swallowing it, helps in hoarseness of voice and soarness of throat.

Burning sensation in urine: One teaspoon of the powder can be taken with water twice a day. It results into frequent urination, thereby, flushing out the toxins. Also, the cooling effect of the herb pacifies the burning sensation.

This herb is available in easy-to-use packaging at Gyan Herbal Home. Use this wonderful Ayurvedic Herb and stay healthy.

Effective Medication for Diabetes with Gudmar

GUDMAR is a very interesting Indian herb. As the name suggests, ‘Gud’ meaning jaggery or sweet and ‘mar’ meaning to end, in short, Gudmar means something which cuts off the sweet taste.  GudmarAttributing to this special property, the title of MADHUNASHINI is also given to this drug.

Health Benefits of Gudmar

Gudmar leaves are widely used for medicinal purpose. The consumption of this herb, arrests the perception of taste. A few uses are mentioned below.

Diabetes

Gudmar DiabetesThis herb is very famous among diabetics. The reason is its property to counter the sweetness and kapha dosha (fun  ctional entity of body). It can be taken with honey or with plain milk on empty stomach. Also, a combination of powders of gudmar patra, jamun guthli, danamethi, bilva patra, neem patra and karela can be taken on empty stomach.

Wound or Swelling

Application of a paste prepared from the powder of gudmar patra is very effective in these conditions.

Productive/ Wet Cough: Gudmar Cough

¼ teaspoon of the gudmar can be taken with the honey or sugar candy twice a day. This will melt down the phlegm and clear the channels.

Avail benefits of Gudmar which is available in a comfortable ready-to-use packing at Gyan Herbal Home.