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Bhanga – Cannabis sativa

Introduction to Bhanga (Cannabis sativa)- Botanical Name of Bhanga is Cannabis sativa. Family of Bhanga is cannabinacae. Ayurveda, science of life needs basically the knowledge of drugs comprehensively for the purpose of therapeutics, Pharmaceutics and the objects of preservation of health, prevention of diseases and curative measures. Works on the particular medical plants are going…

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Kiratatikta – Swertia chirata

Introduction of Kiratatikta – Swertia chirata – Botanical Name of Kirata Tikta is Swertia chirata. Family of Kirata Tikta is Gentianaceae. The Kirata Tikta is one such drug which is not available commonly. It is found at a altitude of 4,000-5000 ft. Kirata Tikta plants grow widely in Himalayan region between 1208- 3046 m elevation from Kashmir to…

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Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa

Lodhra Symplocos racemosa

Introduction of Lodhra Symplocos racemosa – Botanical Name of Lodhra is- Symplocos racemosa. The family of Lodhra is- Symplocaceae. Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) is a medium tree which grows up to 6 meters. It’s bark is dark grey in colour and rough. It evolved with Kasaya and Tikta Rasa, Laghu and Ruksha Guna, Shita Virya, Katu Vipaka, and Kapha…

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Shirisha – Albizzia lebbeck

Shirisha Albizzia lebbeck

Introduction of Shirisha Albizzia lebbeck benth – Botanical Name of Shirisha is Albizzia lebbeck benth. The family of Shirisha is Leguminosae. Shirisha is one of the best antitoxic drug mentioned in Ayurveda. The ladies tongue which is nothing but shirisha was used for grahashanti and nakshatra snana etc. during the Vedic period to dispel the evil spirits which are nothing…

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Ardraka – Zingiber officinale

Ardraka Zingiber officinale

Introduction of Ardraka Zingiber officinale – Botanical Name of Ardraka (ginger) is Zingiber officinale. The family name of Ardraka is Zingiberaceae. Ardraka zingiber officinale (ginger) is one of the reputed drugs of Ayurveda, also termed as shonth, shunthi, adrak etc and is employed in indigenous systems of medicine for a very long period. The trade scholars of…

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