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.


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.


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.


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

MULTANI: The earthen drug for beautiful skin

Multani is a variety of soil which owns medicinal properties. It is mostly found in hot and dry areas. Because of its cooling nature, it is extensively used for skin, hair and other cosmetic purposes. Owing to its cosmetic value, it is used widely in spas, health care and naturopathy centers. Multani Mitti

Use of Multani for Skin

Multani is very effective in nourishing skin and keeping it free from dirt and other germs. Here are some uses of this Ayurvedic herb for better skin:

  • Pimples: It can be used to fight facial acne by using it individually with rose water or in combination with chandan powder and rose water. Apply it as a pack and enjoy skin free from pimples. Multani Face pack
  • De-tan Pack: Prepare a de-tan pack at home by mixing Multani with water. It even-tones the skin and helps pacify the burning sensation due to sun exposure.
  • Oily skin: For those who complain of oily skin, Multani is a natural and safe option for face pack.

For hair

  • Hair wash: As a folklore practice, Multani is used to wash hair for healthy locks. It can also be used in combination with other natural hair washing agents like ritha, amvala, shikakai for healthy hair.
  • Hair pack: It can be combined with amvala, shikakai, bhrangraj, jatamansi for a hair mask to nourish and strengthen the hair roots.

It is readily available at Gyan Herbal Home. You can also purchase it online by clicking on the link given below:



RITHA / SHIKAKAI / AMVALA : A natural herbal hair wash

Owing to the damages with chemical hair shampoos, the natural, herbal and safe hair wash agents are very much in demand.

Hair and Herbal Shampoo

The natural herbal hair wash combinations have been in use since ages as a part of traditional lifestyle or as a folklore practice. The proven efficacy of these natural herbs has generated the requirement in today’s era. Ritha-Shikakai-Amvala is a perfect option to cater our demand.

It is a combination of three herbs as the name suggests.

  • Ritha (Chilka) or Soappnut: Commonly known as Soap nut. It is the peel of the fruit of Ritha which produces froth with water and is a very good washing cleansing agent. Ritha for Hair
  • Shikakai: The fruit is used to wash hair and strengthen the hair roots. It alleviates dandruff and lice problems.
  • Amvala or Indian Gooseberry: This fruit is a wonderful hair tonic and a cooling agent too. It provides hair nutrition, strengthens the hair roots and tones the hair. Amvala or Gooseberry

Benefits of Ritha-Amla-Shikakai

  • This combination is natural and safe to use.
  • It nourishes the hair apart from cleaning them.
  • It strengthens the hair roots as it has no chemicals which weaken the hair roots.
  • It fights dandruff.

This combination is available in a ready-to-use form at Gyan Herbal Home. You can even buy it online and have it home delivered. Just click on this link and shop