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Tylophora Indica ( T. Asthmatica)

Tylophora Indica ( T. Asthmatica)

Uses: The leaves and roots have emetic, cathartic, laxative, expectorant, diaphoretic and purgative properties. It has also been used for the treatment of allergies, cold, dysentery, hay fever, and arthritis. It has a reputation as an alternative and as a blood purifier, often used in rheumatism and syphilitic rheumatism. Root or leaf powder is used in diarrhea, dysentery and intermittent fever. Dried leaves are emetic diaphoretic and expectorant. It is regarded as one of the best indigenous substitutes for ipecacuanha. The roots are suggested to be a good natural preservative of food. It is traditionally used as a folk remedy in certain regions of India for the treatment of bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, rheumatism, and dermatitis. It also seems to be a good remedy in traditional medicine as anti-psoriasis, seborrheic, anaphylactic, leucopenia and as an inhibitor of the Schultz-Dale reaction. The roots are suggested to be a good natural preservative of food.

Citrus Aurantium

Citrus Aurantium

Uses : Bitter orange is antiseptic, anti-oxidant, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, digestive, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is rich in Vitamin C, flavonoids and volatile oil. It is appetite suppressant, metabolism and energy booster. Tea prepared from fruit is used to relive headache. Fruit is used in constipation, dyspepsia and indigestion. Fruit peel powder is used in face pack against sunstroke and skin blemishes. It is also used to dissolve kidney stones. It purifies blood and improves immunity. The seed and the pericarp are used in the treatment of anorexia, chest pains, colds, coughs etc. "Bitter orange oil", expressed from the peel, is in demand for flavoring candy, ice cream, baked goods, gelatins and puddings, chewing gum, soft drinks, liqueurs and pharmaceutical products.

Centella Asiatica Extract

Centella Asiatica Extract
  • Centella Asiatica Extract
  • Centella Asiatica Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are bacoside A and B, asiaticoside, indocentelloside, brahmoside, brahminoside, thankuniside, isothankuniside, mesoinosterol, and centellose.

Action :

Triterpenes:
1. It reduces the immobility time and ameliorates the imbalance of amino acid levels in brain tissues.
2. It improves the function of the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis and increasing the contents of monoamine neurotransmitters.
3. It protects against the deterioration of microcirculation due to diabetic microangiopathy.
4. It stimulates collagen synthesis thus helpful in wound healing. Saponins / Asiaticosides:
1. It causes an inhibitory effect on the expression and activity of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) during gastric ulcer healing.
2. It stimulates the reticuloendothelial system where new blood cells are formed and old ones destroyed.
3. It decreases lipid peroxidation and enhanced induction of antioxidant levels.
Curing Diseases:1. It is used to cure alcoholic liver diseases, periodontal diseases, scleroderma, and peripheral vascular diseases. 2. It is taken in the treatment of leprosy, venereal diseases, malaria, varicose veins, and ulcers.
3. It stimulates healing of skin injuries, ulcers, and wounds and decreases capillary fragility.

Research Information:
Centella Asiatica extract shows the significant hepatoprotective property. It shows increases in total protein level and albumin and inhibits the effect of the hepatotoxic material. (Ref. Antony, B and et.al., the Hepatoprotective effect of Centella Asiatica (L) in carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury, Indian J. Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2006 68 (6); 772-776)

Possible Combinations:
Centella Asiatica + apple cider (memory improving and immune tonic).

Sida Cordifolia

Sida Cordifolia

Uses: The plant is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and tonic in nature. It effects on the central nervous system and provides relief from anxiety. It is used to reduce the body weight. It lowers the blood pressure and improves cardiac irregularity. It is useful in fevers, fits, ophthalmia, rheumatism, leucorrhoea, micturition, gonorrhea, colic, nervous disorders, and general debility. The root juice is used for the healing of the wound. Whole plant juice is used in spermatorrhoea. Plant bark is effective in curing facial paralysis and sciatica. The oils are used topically to the sore muscles, sore joints in arthritis and rheumatism, in sciatica and neuritis of legs. It is diaphoretic in nature and increases perspiration and thus reduces fever.

Terminalia Arjuna

Terminalia Arjuna
  • Terminalia Arjuna
  • Terminalia Arjuna

Uses: The bark is astringent, sweet, acrid, cooling, cardiotonic, urinary astringent, expectorant, alexiteric and is useful in fractures, ulcers, cirrhosis of the lever, hyperhidrosis, otalgia, and hypertension. A decoction of the bark is used as a wash in ulcers. It improves cardiac muscle function and pumping action of the heart.

Tephrosia Purpurea

Tephrosia Purpurea

Uses: It is used traditionally as folk medicine. According to Ayurveda, the plant is digestible, anthelmintic, alexiteric, leprosy, ulcers, antipyretic, alternative, cures diseases of liver, spleen, heart, blood, tumors, asthma etc. A decoction of the roots is given in dyspepsia, diarrhea, rheumatism, asthma, and urinary disorders. The root powder is salutary for brushing the teeth. It quickly relieves the dental pains and arrests bleeding.

Lepidium Sativum

Lepidium Sativum
  • Lepidium Sativum
  • Lepidium Sativum

Uses: Seeds are bitter, thermogenic, depurative, galactagogue, emmenagogue, tonic, ophthalmic and diuretic. It is useful in leprosy, skin diseases, dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, eye diseases, leucorrhoea, scurvy, asthma, cough, cold and seminal weakness. Roots are bitter and acrid. It is useful in secondary syphilis and tenesmus. Leaves are stimulant, diuretic and antibacterial. It is useful in scurvy and hepatopathy. Seeds are abortifacient, they have been applied as a poultice to pains and hurts and have also been used as an aperient. The seed yields up to 58% of the edible oil that can also be used for lighting.

Anethum Graveolens

Anethum Graveolens

Uses: The fruits are acrid, aromatic, bitter, digestive, carminative, stomachic, stimulant, antispasmodic, antihelmintic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant, cardiotonic, febrifuge, antispasmodic and antidysenteric. It is useful in flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, digestive problems, insomnia, inflammation, hiccough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, fever, ulcers, skin diseases, hemorrhoids and cardiac debility. It acts as a stimulant for lactation. Fruits and leaves are used as a spice for flavoring salads, soups, pickles, and bread, mainly by the food industry. It is also used as an insecticide. Dill's essential oil relieves intestinal spasms and griping and helps to settle colic, hence it is often used in gripe water mixtures. Also used in making vinegar & as a flavoring in pickled gherkins.

Stevia Rebaudiana

Stevia Rebaudiana

Uses: Stevia is zero calorie natural sweetener, hypoglycemic, cardiotonic, vasodilator, antimicrobial, digestive tonic, diuretic, antihypertensive, and appetite stimulant. It is useful in obesity, diabetes, gingivitis, acne, digestive problems, cuts, wounds, mouth sores, heartburn, seborrhea, eczema, dermatitis, inflammations, and high blood pressure. It is used in mouthwash, toothpaste and used to kill mouth bacteria. it is used as a sweetener in confectionery, beverage, and food industry. It is also used in cosmetic industries in skin shinning and anti-wrinkle creams. It helps the body sustain a feeling of vitality and well-being and used externally for blemishes. stimulate alertness and counter fatigue, facilitate digestion and gastrointestinal functions.

Cassia Obovata

Cassia Obovata
  • Cassia Obovata
  • Cassia Obovata

Uses: This ayurvedic herb will leave your hair glossy, stronger, thicker, dandruff-free, and healthy. Cassia obovata gives you all the benefits of henna without color results on dark hair tones. For those with light shades of hair such as blond, strawberry blond or grey hairs the cassia will color your hair and give you the perfect uplift to your natural hair tone. Leaf powder is an excellent hair conditioner which makes hair glossy and thick, with a healthy scalp. When you mix this green leaf powder with warm water, it has a strong smell similar to a heap of warm mowed grass. It is used as neutral hair dye. Cassia has high levels of anthraquinones and chrysophanic acid are very effective inhibitors of skin fungus, mite infestations, bacterial and microbial diseases. Cassia has been traditionally used to treat eczema, itching and skin infections in humans. It has also been demonstrated to completely cure bovine skin lesions due to Dermatophilus Congolensis, Pityriasis Versicolor

Ephedra Vulgaris Extract

Ephedra Vulgaris Extract
  • Ephedra Vulgaris Extract
  • Ephedra Vulgaris Extract

Action :
Alkaloids
1. It causes the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands, thus affects the central nervous system.
2. It acts directly as thermogenesis in the human body and helps to reduce weight.
3. It raises the blood pressure and indirectly acts on sympathetic nerves.
4. It dilates the bronchioles in the lung by stimulating beta-adrenergic receptors, thus helpful in asthma.
5. It is a mixed sympathomimetic agent that enhances the release of norepinephrine from sympathetic neurons and stimulates alpha and beta-receptors.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is a powerful stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS).
2. It is mainly used in a headache, acute and bronchial asthma.
3. It is used to relieve muscular and rheumatic pains, swellings, influenza, hay fever, and pneumonia.
4. It is used in the dilation of pupils, low blood pressure and cardiac problems.
5. It is for intramuscular and intravenous use.

Research Information:
Ephedra Vulgaris is significantly helpful in weight loss. It promotes the reduction in body weight and body fat. It improves blood lipids without causing any harmful effect. (Ref. Boozer C.N. and et.al., Herbal ephedra/caffeine for weight loss: a 6-month randomized safety and efficacy trial. PubMed, 2002 May; 26(5): 593-604)

Possible Combinations:
Ephedra Vulgaris + thyme Vulgaris (controls sinusitis)

Ephedra Vulgaris

Ephedra Vulgaris

Uses: It is stomachic, alternative, and diuretic. Alkaloid called Ephedrinewhich helps in controlling asthma. It is widely used for acute muscular and bronchial asthma. It is also used as a headache reliever. The plant also has antiviral effects, particularly against influenza. A decoction of the stems and roots is used to treat rheumatism and syphilis

Bauhinia Variegata

Bauhinia Variegata
  • Bauhinia Variegata
  • Bauhinia Variegata

Uses : It can be used in cough conditions, asthma, abdominal distention also acts as a gargle for sore throats, prevent from skin diseases, or internally as a remedy for diarrhoea. It is helpful in managing skin discoloration, veiling, baldness, conditions involving bilious. Bark is alterative, anthelmintic, astringent and tonic. Paste of the bark is useful in the treatment of cuts and wounds, skin diseases, scrofula and ulcer. The dried buds are used in the treatment of piles, dysentery, diarrhoea and worms.

Syzygium Cumini Extract

Syzygium Cumini Extract
  • Syzygium Cumini Extract
  • Syzygium Cumini Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main components are methylxanthoxylin, corilagin, ellagitannins, ellagic acid and gallic acid, jambosine, volatile oil, jambolin, quercetin, ferulic acid, veratrole, guajacol and caffeic acid.

Action :

Bitter: 1. It induces apoptosis in specific tumor cells.
2. It acts as an antioxidant by protecting the cell from oxidative stress.
3. It is strong acid acting against reactive oxygen scavenging systems.
4. It reduces the blood sugar level in the body. Volatile oil: 1. It significantly inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Curing Diseases :
1. The fruit and seed of Syzygium cumini are used as antidiabetic agent by decreasing kidney’s catalase activity.
2. This causes a significant reduction in serum glucose by regeneration of pancreatic islet cells.
3. It stimulates insulin secretion and eliminates risk of hyperglycemia and cardiovascular complication.

Research Information :
Syzygium cumini bark extract possesses potent anti-inflammatory activity. It shows anti-inflammatory action against different phases of inflammation without any side effect on gastric mucosa. (Ref. Muruganandan, S and et.al., Anti-inflammatory activity of Syzygium cumini bark, Fitoterapia. 2001 May ;72 (4):369-375)

Possible Combinations :
Syzygium cumini + gymnema sylvestre + momordica charantia (diabetes treatment).

Piper Nigrum

Piper Nigrum
  • Piper Nigrum
  • Piper Nigrum

Uses: Piper Nigrum or Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic. Sometimes it is used in place of cubebs for gonorrhoea. As a gargle it is valued for relaxed uvula, paralysis of the tongue. On account of its stimulant action it aids digestion and is especially useful in atonic dyspepsia and turbid condition of the stomach. It will correct flatulence and nausea. It has also been used in vertigo, paralytic and arthritic disorders. It has also been advised in diarrhea, cholera, scarlatina and in solution for a wash for tinea capititis. Externally it is used for its rubefacient properties and as a local application for the relaxed sore throat and some skin diseases. Its oleoresin has bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate seeds yield a drying oil which contains pucinic acid forming upto 72% of the fatty acid. Pucinic acid is conjugated triene and a geometrical isomer of elaostearic acid. Oil possesses antibacterial properties. Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is now well known for antioxidant properties. With recent researches, the seed oil has been found to be of help prevent the formation of skin cancer by reducing the frequency of lesions and limit the occurrence of tumors.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Garcinia Cambogia Extract
  • Garcinia Cambogia Extract
  • Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical constituents are tartaric acid, citric acid, phosphoric acid, two polyisoprenylated derivatives, Cambogia and camdogin.

Action :

Hydroxycitric acid:
1. It inhibits the accumulation of fat as a result of consumption of carbohydrates and sugar.
2. It activates the process of thermogenesis.
3. It neutralizes the function of the enzyme ATP citrate lyase, thus lowers the fat and cholesterol accumulation. 4. It increases serotonin level (a neurotransmitter) and reduces the appetite.
5. It inhibits the lipid and fatty acid synthesis and lowers the synthesis of triglyserides and LDL.
6. It promotes the glycogen storage in liver and muscles.
Curing Diseases :
1. It is helpful in weight loss and in obesity.2. It is helpful in rheumatism, edema and intestinal parasites.
3. It is helpful in delayed menstruation.
4. It is useful in bowel complaints and acidity.
5. It possesses good amount of Vitamin C and act as cardiac tonic.

Research Information:
It act as very good dietary supplement either alone or in combination with other ingredients, it suppresses the appetite and inhibits lipid accumulation and burns fat by thermogenesis. (Ref. Herbal Provider.com, 2003; Inter Health, 2003)

Possible Combinations:
Garcinia cambogia + Stellaria media (appetite suppressor)

Basil Herb

Basil Herb

Uses : Basil herb is diaphoteric, anti periodic, stimulating, expectorant and anti-catarrhal. It is used in malaria, catarrh, bronchitis and gastric disorders. It also lowers blood sugar levels and its powder is used for mouth ulcers. Basil herb is widely worshiped in India. It is an aromatic herb and is often used in potpourri and sachets. The cosmetic industry uses basil oil in lotion, shampoo, perfume, and soap. It is also used in some skin ointments and promoted as a treatment for acne.

Piper Cubeba

Piper Cubeba

Uses: These berries are promptly and diffusely stimulant, especially influencing the kidneys and bladder. They are principally employed in gleet and sub-acute gonorrhea, but should never be used in the inflammatory stage of these or any other maladies. From their warming action, they have been used in atonic dyspepsia, but mostly as a stomachic with true tonics, and their use in gonorrhea is as valuable for covering the disagreeable taste of copaiva, as for their action on the kidneys. Large doses are said to produce a headache and dizziness, probably from the augmented cerebral circulation. A tincture of cubebs may be prepared by macerating (or percolating) four ounces of the berries with a quart of diluted alcohol of which half a fluid drachm or more may be used as a dose. A fluid extract is sometimes prepared by treating a pound of cubeb powder in a close percolator with ether till a quart has passed, distilling off a pint and a half of the ether and spontaneously evaporating the remainder. A brownish or greenish oleoresin remains, of which from five to fifteen drops may be given on sugar. Berry is considered a carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, and antiseptic. Cubeb Berry has been shown to be effective in easing the symptoms of chronic bronchitis. It is also used for digestive ailments and is effective in treating dysentery. Cubeb Berry also has a local stimulating effect on the mucous membranes of the urinary and respiratory tracts. The herb has often been associated with the reproductive system and has been used to treat cystitis, leucorrhea, urethritis and prostate infections. Cubeb oil is effective against influenza virus and Bacillus typhosus. It is a good stimulant of the body organs due to the presence of astringent and bitter taste.

Trapa Bispinosa

Trapa Bispinosa

Uses: Fruits are sweet, astringent, cooling, hemostatic, appetizer, and tonic. They are useful in vilated conditions of pitta, burning sensation, dipsia, dyspepsia. They are also used in case of intermittent fevers, fatigue, inflammation, bronchitis, and general debility. Flour made from the fruit is suitable for textile-sizing and is a good substitute for cornstarch in ice cream manufacture.

Woodfordia Fruticosa

Woodfordia Fruticosa

Uses: The flowers are acrid, astringent, styptic, depurative, uterinesedative, constipating, antibacterial, corrective of urinary pigments, febrifuge and alexeteric. They are useful in the conditions of kapha and pitta, leprosy, burning sensation, skin diseases, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds. Juice of leaves are used in bilious sickness. They are also valued as a stimulant in pregnancy. Dried flower powder is used in ulcers and wounds to reduce the discharge and promote granulation. The juice of its fresh flowers applied on the forehead, reduces the headache.

Asteracantha Longifolia

Asteracantha Longifolia

Uses : Roots are sweet, sour, bitter, refrigerant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, haemopoictic, hepatoprotective and tonic. It is useful in inflammations, hyperdipsia, strangury, jaundice and vesical calculi. It is also used in flatulence and dysentery. Leaves are haemopoictic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antidiabetic, stomachic, ophthalmic, diuretic and liver tonic. It is used in hepatic obstruction, jaundice, arthritis, rheumatism and diseases of urinogenital tract. It is useful in flatulence and other stomach related diseases. It is useful in anemia and for treating blood diseases. It is used to lower the blood sugar level. Seeds are gelatinous, febrifuge, rejuvenating and nervine tonic. It is used in burning sensation, fever and headaches. It is also used in diarrhoea and dysentery. A paste of the seeds mixed with buttermilk or whey, is given for diarrhoea. A decoction of the roots is used as a diuretic and to treat rheumatism, gonorrhoea, and other diseases of the genito-urinary tract, jaundice and anasarca.

Nyctanthes Arbortristis

Nyctanthes Arbortristis

Uses : The leaves are antibacterial, antiinflammatory and anthelmintic. Further, a dye extracted from the corolla tube is used to lend colour to Tussore Silk. The flowers are bitter astringent, opthalmic, stomachic and carminative. It is an expectorant, bitter and tonic, febrifuge, and mild purgative. It is used in bilious and obstinate remittent fever, sciatica, and rheumatism. It is also very useful in constipation of children. The leaves are bitter and acrid. It is being used to treat fever, fungal skin infection and also dry cough. It is used in treatment of bronchitis and also as an antidote to snakebite.

Abutilon Indicum

Abutilon Indicum
  • Abutilon Indicum
  • Abutilon Indicum

Uses : It is sweet, cooling, digestive, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, astringent, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, demulcent and . It is useful in gout, tuberculosis, ulcers, bleeding disorders, and worms. Decoction used in toothache and tender gums. Demulcents of leaves are locally applied to boils and ulcers. Roots are prescribed in fever, chest affection and urethrities.

Adiantum Capillus

Adiantum Capillus

Uses: Maidenhair fern is antioxidant, astringent, liver bile stimulator, blood cleanser, cardiotonic decongestant, detoxifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, depurative, antidandruff, vermifuge, hepatoprotective, hypocholesterolemic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, stimulant, and tonic. It is mainly useful in respiratory problems, hair loss, gallstones, liver problems, wounds, diabetes, skin problems, diarrhea, and dysentery. It is helpful to cure jaundice, convulsions and many chronic diseases. Leaves are edible and used in making tea and other refreshing drinks. Leaves are used as a garnished material on foods. It breaks up a stone in the bladder, spleen, and kidneys. A paste of leaves is useful in headaches and chest pains

Plumbago Indica

Plumbago Indica
  • Plumbago Indica
  • Plumbago Indica

Uses : Root is said to increase the digestive power and promote appetite. It is a powerful irritant and has well marked antiseptic properties. A liniment made from bruised root mixed with a little bland oil is used as a rubefacient in rheumatism, paralytic affections, in enlarged glands, buboes etc. This herb cures certain cases of leucoderma. It is also useful for other skin diseases and for scorpion-sting. Scraped root is introduced into the mouth of the womb to procure illegal abortion. A tincture of the root is used in secondary syphilis, in leprosy and also in dyspepsia, piles, flatulence, loss of appetite and other digestive complaints. It is a good remedy to check post partum hemorrhage. The milky juice of the plant is used in ophthalmia and in scabies. It is an antiseptic, and is also useful in the management of skin disorders, rheumatism, and mental disorders.

Symplocos Racemosa

Symplocos Racemosa
  • Symplocos Racemosa
  • Symplocos Racemosa

Uses : Bark is astringent, refrigerant, ophthalmic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, hypothermic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge, haemostatic, stomachic and suppurative. Bark is used to treat haemorrhage, acne and pimples, eye diseases, spongy and bleeding gums, leucorrhea, wounds, ulcers, tumors, leprosy, skin diseases, asthma, bronchitis, dropsy, arthritis, fever, menstrual disorders, liver diseases, menorrhagia, diarrhea, dysentery, and bowel complaints. A decoction of the bark or wood is used as a gargle for giving firmness to spongy and bleeding gums. It is one of the constituent of a plaster used to promote maturation of boils and other malignant growth.

Ziziphus Jujuba

Ziziphus Jujuba
  • Ziziphus Jujuba
  • Ziziphus Jujuba

Uses: Jujube is both a delicious fruit and an effective herbal remedy. It aids weight gain, improves muscular strength and increases stamina. In Chinese medicine, it is prescribed as a tonic to strengthen liver function. It functions as antidote, diuretic, emollient and expectorant. The leaves are astringent and febrifuge. Also, said to promote hair growth. The dried fruits are anodyne, anticancer, pectoral, refrigerant, stomachache, styptic, and tonic. They are considered to purify the blood and aid digestion. They are used internally in the treatment of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhea, anemia, irritability, and hysteria. The seed is hypnotic, narcotic, stomachache and tonic. It is used internally in the treatment of palpitations, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, night sweats, and excessive perspiration. The root is used in the treatment of dyspepsia. A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of fevers. The root is made into a powder and applied to old wounds and ulcers. The plant is a folk remedy for anemia, hypertonia, nephritis and nervous diseases. The fruits are applied to cuts and ulcers and also employed in pulmonary ailments and fevers. The leaves are applied as poultices and are helpful in liver troubles, asthma, and fever.

Sapindus Mukorossi Extract

Sapindus Mukorossi Extract
  • Sapindus Mukorossi Extract
  • Sapindus Mukorossi Extract


Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are saponins, sapindoside A and B, kaempferol, quercetin, B-sitosterol, palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleicand eicosenoic acids, glycerides.

Action :

Saponins:
1. It exhibits significant anti microbicidal activity.
2. It inhibits platelet aggregation.
3. It shows molluscicidal activity against snails.
4. It is used for removing freckles.
5. It is very effective in neurodermatitis.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used against asthma, diarrhea, cholera, verminosis and gastralgia dyspepsia.
2. It is used in lumbago, hysteria, dyspepsia and warm affection.
3. It is used as a surfactant and used for washing hairs and fabrics.

Research Information:
Sapindus mukorossi extract possesses antimicrobial activity. It is effective against both gram +ve and gram –ve bacteria. (Ref. Ibrahim, Mohammed and et.al., Antimicrobial activity of Sapindus mukorossi and Rheum emodi extracts against H pylori: In vitro and in vivo studies, World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Nov 28;12 (44):7136-7142)

Possible Combinations :
Sapindus mukorossi + quillaja saponaria + saponaria officinalis (cleansing agent)

Annona Squamosa

Annona Squamosa

Uses : There are medicinal application of the custard apple tree. The bark and leaves contain annonaine, an alkaloid. A bark decoction is used to stop diarrhea, while the root is used in the treatment of dysentery. A decoction of the leaves is used as a cold remedy and to clarify urine. Annona squamosa Linn., family Annonaceae, is said to show varied medicinal effects, including insecticide, antiovulatory and abortifacient.The fruits of Annona are Haematinic, cooling, stimulant, expectorant, maturant, tonic. They are useful in anemia, burning sensation. The seeds are abortifacient and insecticidal and are useful in destroying lice in the hair. Leaves are used to overcome hysteria and fainting spells. Fruit is used in making of ice creams & milk beverages.

Indigofera Tinctoria

Indigofera Tinctoria
  • Indigofera Tinctoria
  • Indigofera Tinctoria

Uses: The Indigo Leaves are used to make hair dye as well as prepare medicated hair oil. Leaf powder is used as a natural black color dye for hair. Indigofera makes your hair more manageable, moisturized, protected with radiant shine. Dye is obtained from the processing of the plant's leaves, Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing.The root is crushed and prepared into the decoction, and given for abdominal disorders, leucorrhoea, all types of toxicities etc. The leaves are crushed, prepared into a decoction and given for toxicities, fever, arthritis etc. The leaf juice is given in the dose of 10-20ml along with honey twice daily for jaundice, inflammation of liver etc.
For poisonous bites, the samoolam or the whole plant is ground and applied as a paste over the bitten area. Also, the leaf juice is given internally to the patient.

Bambusa Arundinacea

Bambusa Arundinacea
  • Bambusa Arundinacea
  • Bambusa Arundinacea

Uses : The leaves are sweet, astringent, cooling, emmenagougue, ophthalmic, vulnerary, constipating and febrifuge. Bamboo leaves contain the highest protein levels, stems have less. The bamboo resin (Tabasheer, Banshalochan) is the siliceous secretion found in the internodes of the stems of various species of Bamboo. It occurs in fragments of masses, and is translucent or transparent and bluish white color. It is astringent, acrid, sweet, cooling, expectorant, constipating, cardiotonic, haemostatic, diuretic. The sprouts are acrid, bitter, laxative and are useful in inflammations, ulcers and wounds. Extract is used to treat various inflammatory conditions.

Onosma Hispidum

Onosma Hispidum
  • Onosma Hispidum
  • Onosma Hispidum

Uses: Root yields red color commercial dye, mainly used for coloring foodstuffs, wools, oils, and medicinal preparations. Also, used in the treatment of wounds, pain relief, fevers, infectious diseases, bites, and stings. Flowers are used as a stimulant and cardiac tonic. Bruised roots of ratanjot are applied externally to cutaneous eruptions.

Withania Somnifera Extract

Withania Somnifera Extract
  • Withania Somnifera Extract
  • Withania Somnifera Extract

Uses : Alkaloids:
1. It stimulates the generation of cytotoxic t lymphocyte thus reduces tumor growth.
2. It enhances the proliferation of lymphocytes, bone marrow cells, and thymocytes.
3. It enhances the phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophages.
4. It enhances cytokine production and stem cell proliferation and its differentiation. withanolides:
1. It significantly up-regulates the activity of the t-helper cell.
2. It inhibits the growth of human tumor cell line.
3. It improves bone calcification and acts as a potential agent in the treatment of osteoporosis.
4. It increases the levels of corticosterone in the adrenal glands of stress.

Cassia Fistula

Cassia Fistula
  • Cassia Fistula
  • Cassia Fistula

Roots are astringent, cooling, purgative, febrifuge and tonic. it is useful in skin diseases, burning sensations and syphilis. The bark is laxative, anthelmintic, emetic, febrifuge, diuretic and depurative. It is useful in boils, leprosy, ringworm affection, colic, dyspepsia, constipation, diabetes, strangury, and cardiac problems. Leaves are laxative, antiperiodic and depurative. It is useful in skin diseases, burning sensation, dry cough, and bronchitis. Fruits are sweet, cooling, purgative, carminative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and ophthalmic. It is used in flatulence, colic, dysentery, inflammations and intermittent fever. It is also used in cardiac disorders, strangury, ophthalmopathy and general debility. Pulp from fruits called "Cassia Pulp" is a well-known Laxative. The bark of the tree is rich in tannins. Flowers are bitter, acrid, cooling, emollient, purgative and are useful in the vitiated condition of pitta, burning sensation, leprosy, and skin diseases. It is also useful in cardiac disorders, intermittent fever, and general debility.

Ocimum Sanctum Extract

Ocimum Sanctum Extract
  • Ocimum Sanctum Extract
  • Ocimum Sanctum Extract

Product offered: Main constituents of basil are tannins, alkaloids, and volatile oil. Oil mainly consists of eugenol, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, thymol, linalool, methyl chavicol, citral, and beta-caryophyllene.

Uses : Tannins:
1. It efficiently scavenges reactive oxygen species and free radicals.
2. It inhibits lipid peroxidation by acting as a chain-breaking antioxidant.
3. It inhibits liver microsomal monooxygenase activities.
4. It significantly prevents the rise in serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase (SGOT) activity and liver necrosis. ursolic acid: 1. It provides significant protection of the mast cell membrane.
2. It prevents cell degranulation and decreases the quantity of histamine released.
3. It increases the white blood cell (WBC) count, enhances bone marrow cellularity and alpha-esterase positive cells.
4. It exhibits both cytotoxic and cytostatic activity.

Achillea Millefolium

Achillea Millefolium

Uses : It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, homeostatic, vasodilator and tonic. It is useful in curing cold, influenza, heavy chest colds, chicken pox, diabetes, fever, flu’s, measles, menses, menorrhagia, soreness, piles, stomach sickness, flatulence, heartburn, colic, liver diseases, toothache, ulcers, infections, swelling and urinary diseases. It is also helpful in curing internal and external bleeding, blood clots, and act as blood-purifier and tones blood vessels. The leaves and flower heads are used as a tonic and vapor bath for fever. It has hypotensive effect.

Curculigo Orchioides

Curculigo Orchioides
  • Curculigo Orchioides
  • Curculigo Orchioides

Uses: Curculigo orchioides grows as forest herb. For generations, it is in use as folk medicine. In Ayurveda, root is heating, fatigue, alternative, fattening and useful in the treatment of piles, appetizer, blood-related disorders etc. according to Unani system of medicine, root is carminative, tonic, antipyretic and useful in bronchitis, ophthalmia, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhoea, lumbago, gonorrhea, gleet, hydrophobia, joint pains etc. Used in case of hypertension among women at late ages and chronic arthritis. Also used as a tonic.

Zingiber Officinalis

Zingiber Officinalis

Uses: Clinically proved as prophylactic of nausea and vomiting associated with motion, sickness, sea sickness, and pregnancy. Known for its gastrointestinal benefits and as an anti-inflammatory and carminative. It is useful in bronchitis, colds, congestion, diarrhea, flu, headache, nausea, rheumatism, sore throat. It is also used as an adjunct to many tonic and stimulating remedies.

Achyranthes Aspera

Achyranthes Aspera
  • Achyranthes Aspera
  • Achyranthes Aspera

Uses : This plant is popularly supposed to act as a safeguard against scorpions and snakesby paralyzing them. It is described as purgative, pungent, and digestive, a remedy for phlegm, inflammation of the internal organs, piles, itch, abdominal enlargements, rheumatism and for enlarged cervical glands. The Hindus in preparing caustic alkaline preparations use the ashes. The diuretic properties of the plant are well known to the natives of India. Different parts of the plant are ingredients in many native prescriptions in combination with more active remedies. In Western India the juice is applied to relieve toothache. The ashes with honey are given to relieve cough and rubbed into a paste with water it is used as an anjan (eye salve) in opacities of the cornea. Stem of the plant is used as toothbrush, infusion of the twig is also used as a wash for tooth pain. Roots are useful in treatment of cancer.Decoction of roots is used in stomach troubles.

Tamarindus Indica

Tamarindus Indica
  • Tamarindus Indica
  • Tamarindus Indica

Uses: The seeds are also edible and valuable for human consumption and are commonly sold in local markets in many countries. They are peeled and roasted or boiled. Leaves, flowers, and fruits provide good animal fodder, but can also be used for various foods A red dye can be obtained from the leaves and a yellow dye from the flowers. Over-ripe fruits are used to clean and brighten silver, copper, and brass, and Indian silversmiths polish their goods with a strong infusion of roots mixed with sea salt. The fruits are widely used as a remedy against fever, intestinal diseases, and diarrhea. The pulp is used against malaria and on wounds and hemorrhoids. Powdered seeds are used against dysentery. Pulverised bark ashes are used for colic and digestive disorders. It cures dysentery and boils on the human skin. The fruit pulp is used as a laxative, the bark is used to cure sore throats, the leaves are used for stomach problems, and the roots are used to treat heart pains. Crushed leaves are put on wounds and abscesses. Juice from crushed leaves is taken with porridge to stop vomiting. The pulp is used for making sauces, curries, and beverages. Due to its denseness and durability, tamarind heartwood can be used in making furniture and wood flooring. A preparation from the seed is useful for sizing cotton, woolens and jute fabrics and dying silk. The seed oil serves as a varnish for toys, dolls, idols, etc. Tamarind leaves and flowers, dried or boiled, are used as poultices for swollen joints, sprains, and boils. Lotions and extracts made from them are used in treating conjunctivitis, as antiseptics, as vermifuges, treatments for dysentery, jaundice, erysipelas and hemorrhoids and various other ailments.

Premna Obtusifolia

Premna Obtusifolia
  • Premna Obtusifolia
  • Premna Obtusifolia

Uses: The roots are sweet, bitter, astringent, acrid, cordial, thermogenic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, laxative, stomachic, expectorant, depurative, digestive, carminative, febrifuge, antibacterial, and tonic. Roots are useful in vitiated conditions of vata and Kapha. Roots are useful in inflammations, cardiac disorders, cough, asthma, bronchitis, leprosy, skin diseases, flatulence, anorexia, constipation, and fever. Roots are the ingredients in Dushmula, well-known Ayurvedic medicine. Leaves are stomachic, carminative and galactagogue. They are useful in dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, cough, fever, rheumatalgia and tumors. The root contains a yellow coloring matter, tannin and an essential oil which is used for the treatment of colic.

Tinospora Cordifolia Extract

Tinospora Cordifolia Extract
  • Tinospora Cordifolia Extract
  • Tinospora Cordifolia Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components :Main chemical components are tinocordifolin, tinocordifolioside, tinosponone, tinocordioside, cordioside, picroretine, colombine, and columbin.

Action :

Glycosides:
1. It stimulates the function of macrophage and neutrophilla to produce leucocytosis.
2. It inhibits lipid peroxidation and free radical formation.
3. It decreases the capillary permeability and reduces the number of disrupted mast cells.
4. It exhibited insulin like action and significantly reduces the blood sugar level.
5. It possesses antineoplastic activity and shows the cytotoxic effect on tumor cells by reducing GSH (glutathione) concentration. Bitters: 1. It reduced oxidative stress and lowers the blood sugar level in the body. 2. It enhanced lipid peroxidation in the liver and blood of tumor-bearing models and accompanied by significant decreases in the activities of GSH-dependent antioxidant. 3. It lowers the lipid levels especially cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in the body.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in burning sensation, hyperdipsia, intermittent and chronic fevers.
2. It is used in inflammations, gout and skin diseases.
3. It is useful in flatulence, dyspepsia, vomiting and stomach problems.
4. It is used in leprosy, diabetes, cardiac debility, jaundice, and general weakness.
5. It is also used in anemia, uropathy, and splenopathy.

Research Information:
Tinospora cordifolia shows significant bactericidal activities. It improves bacterial clearance as well as improves phagocytic and intracellular bactericidal capacities of neutrophils. It also stimulates macrophage action. As a result, it stimulates the immune system of the body. (Ref. Thatte UM, Kulkarni MR and Dahanukar SA, Immunotherapeutic modification of Escherichia coli peritonitis and bacteremia by Tinospora cordifolia, IPGM (1992) 38 (1): 13-15)

Possible Combinations :
Tinospora cordifolia + commiphora mukul + rubia cordifolia + emblica officinalis + moringa pterygosperma + glycyrrhiza glabra (enhance immunity)

Pot-Marigold

Pot-Marigold

Uses : Calendula have been used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. Calendula flowers have been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation, wound healing, and used as an antiseptic. Calendula has been used to treat a variety of skin diseases and has been seen effective in treatment of skin ulceration and eczema. If taken internally through a tea, it has been used for treatment of stomach ulcers, and inflammation. Calendula has been effective in treating juvenile acne and dry phthiriasis. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs and snake bites. Research continues into the healing properties of Calendula. Calendula heals wounds as well as internal and external ulcers. It is an antiseptic, and improves blood flow to the affected area. As an antifungal agent, it can be used to treat athlete's foot, ringworm, and candida.

Guggul

Guggul
  • Guggul
  • Guggul

Uses : It is carminative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, ecobolic, anti-suppurative and emmenagogue. Gum resin used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is a potent drug for cardiac disorders high cholesterol. It is an ingredient for over fifty compounds. It is widely promoted as a weight loss agent that supposedly enhances thyroid function. It is also used in perfumery, mouthwashes, massage, and diffuser.

Syzygium Cumini

Syzygium Cumini
  • Syzygium Cumini
  • Syzygium Cumini

Uses: The leaves are antibacterial and are used for strengthening the teeth and gums. The fruit and seeds are sweet, acrid, sour, tonic and cooling. They are used in diabetes, diarrhea, and ringworm. The bark is astringent, sweet sour, diuretic, digestive and anthelmintic. Leaves are used as poultices on skin diseases. A decoction of the fruit is used in case of enlargement of the spleen

Quince

Quince
  • Quince
  • Quince

Uses: It is an antiscorbutic, carminative, alternative and nutritive. It is used in constipation, dysentery, and diarrhea. It is aromatic, astringent, cooling, febrifuge and also acts as a tonic for heart and brain. Unripe & half-ripe fruits are used to improve appetite and digestion. Leaves are used for treating diabetes, jaundice, cholera, asthma, and ophthalmia.

Quince Aegle Marmelos

Quince Aegle Marmelos

Uses : It is antiscorbutic, carminative, alternative and nutritive. It is used in constipation, dysentery and diarrhoea. It is aromatic, astringent, cooling, febrifuge and also acts as tonic for heart and brain. Unripe & half-ripe fruits are used to improve appetite and digestion. Leaves are used for treating diabetes, jaundice, cholera, asthma and ophthalmia.

Acacia Catechu

Acacia Catechu

Uses : Bark of cutch tree is strong antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature. It is useful in passive diarrhea, high blood pressure, dysentery, colitis, gastric problems, bronchial asthma, cough, leucorrhoea and leprosy. It is used as a mouthwash for mouth, gum, sore throat, gingivitis, dental and oral infections. Heartwood is used to yield concentrated aqueous extract i.e. cutch. Cutch (extract) is astringent, cooling, and digestive. It is useful in cough, diarrhea, ulcers, boils and eruptions of the skin. Decoction of bark is given internally in case of leprosy. Helps to cure pile when taken with lemon regularly.

Adhatoda Vasica

Adhatoda Vasica

Uses : Principle constituents of Malabar nuts are the several alkaloids present and chief principle being quinazoline alkaloid, vasicine. The leaves are rich in vitamin C and carotene and yield an essential oil. The shrub is the source of the drug, well known in indigenous systems of medicine for its beneficial effects, particularly in bronchitis. The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are extensively used for treating cold, cough, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma. It acts as a _sedative, expectorant, antispasmodic and anthelmintic. It is a bronchial antiseptic, bronchodilator and expectorant. The roots, leaves and flowers and active principles of the plant possess a number of pharmacological properties and are used in cough, chronic bronchitis, rheumatism, asthma and bronchial asthma. Fresh juice of leaves have been used in treatment of tuberculosis. Its local use gives relief in pyorrhea and in bleeding gums.

Ficus Racemosa

Ficus Racemosa
  • Ficus Racemosa
  • Ficus Racemosa

Uses: According to Ayurveda, roots are useful in hydrophobia whereas bark is acrid, cooling, galactagogue and good for gynecological disorders. Fruits are astringent to bowels, styptic, tonic and useful in the treatment of leucorrhoea, blood disorders, burning sensation, fatigue, urinary discharges, leprosy, menorrhagia, epistaxis, and intestinal worms. According to the unani system of medicine, leaves are astringent to bowels and good in case of bronchitis whereas fruits are useful in the treatment of a dry cough, loss of voice, diseases of kidney and spleen. The bark is useful in asthma and piles. Latex is applied externally on chronically infected wounds to alleviate edema, pain and to promote the healing. The tender leaf buds are applied on the skin, in the form of a paste, to improve the complexion.

Podophyllum Emodi

Podophyllum Emodi
  • Podophyllum Emodi
  • Podophyllum Emodi

Uses : It is cholagogue, purgative, alterative, anthelmintic, emetic, bitter, bilious, antirheumatic, hydragogue, vermifuge and cytostatic. It is mainly useful in the treatment of intestinal worms, for treating warts, tumors and posses anti-cancer properties. It also used as hepatic stimulant. It exerts a powerful influence upon the whole glandular system.

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sarsaparilla

Uses : It is tonic, diuretic, demulcent, disphoretic and blood purifier. Employed in nutritional disorders, syphilis, chronic rheumatism, gravel and other urinary diseases and skin affections. It is also employed as a vehicle for potassium and iodine. Root is cooling, , antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, astringent to bowels and useful in treatment of fevers, foul body odour, asthma, bronchitis, blood disorders, leucorrhoea, dysentery, thirst, burning sensation, piles, eye troubles and skin problems. Decoction of stalks and leaves is used for skin eruptions, hearing disorders, fevers etc

Trichosanthes Dioica

Trichosanthes Dioica

Uses: It has been used for overcoming problems like constipation, fever, skin infection, wounds. The vegetable is provided with an intention to improve appetite and digestion. The unripe fruit and the tender shoots and capsules are laxatives. Fruit is prescribed for patients suffering from disorders of the circulatory system.

Alpinia Galanga

Alpinia Galanga
  • Alpinia Galanga
  • Alpinia Galanga

Uses : Alpinia Galanga rhizome is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence and fever. Alpinia species show promise as antifungals, hypotensives, enhancers of _sperm count and motility. Anti-tumor and anti-dementia effects have been observed in rodents. Alpinia Galanga is a stimulating aromatic and has been successfully employed to aid the digestive process, preventing fermentation and removing flatus. It is useful in case of dyspepsia, preventing vomiting or sickness of the stomach and facilitating digestion. It may be used in all cases in which a stimulating aromatic is indicated. It tones up the tissues and is sometimes prescribed in fever. Homoeopaths use it as a stimulant. It has some reputation as a remedy for perineal relaxation with hemorrhoids and for a lax and pendulous abdomen. It is used as a snuff to treat cold and flu symptoms. Galangal Root has also been used as a digestive aid, especially in combating dyspepsia and flatulence. It is also seen as a remedy for seasickness and motion sickness. It is used against nausea, flatulence, dyspepsia, rheumatism, catarrh and enteritis. It also possesses tonic and antibacterial qualities and is used for these properties in veterinary and homeopathic medicine. This herb has a constricting or binding effect, for example: one that checks hemorrhages or secretions by coagulation of proteins on a soft surface. It also restores, nourishes, and supports the entire body; it exerts a gently strengthening effect on the body.

Cyperus Rotundus

Cyperus Rotundus
  • Cyperus Rotundus
  • Cyperus Rotundus

Uses : The decoction of the roots and tubers are excellent antidote to all poisons. A paste of the fresh tubers applied to the breast acts as an effective galactagogue. The root is often used for developing high memory. This herb also harmonizes the liver, spleen, and pancreas. The grass is anthelmintic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent. It cures kapha and pitta disorders, dyspepsia, vomiting, indigestion, thirst, worm troubles, cough, bronchitis, dysuria, and poisonus affections. It is used as an insect repellent, for perfuming clothing.

Pinus Roxburghii

Pinus Roxburghii

Uses: The wood is acrid, bitter, sweet, thermogenic, emollient, aromatic, antiseptic, deodorant, hemostatic, stimulant, anthelmintic, digestive, liver tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic. It is useful in eye, ear and pharynx diseases, foul ulcers, hemorrhages, hemoptysis, worm infection, flatulence, liver diseases, bronchitis, inflammations, skin diseases, pruritus, and giddiness. Oleoresin is acrid, bitter, thermogenic, expectorant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, purgative, rubefacient, vermifuge and demulcent. It is useful in a cough, cold, asthma, chronic bronchitis, inflammations, liver and spleen diseases, kidney and bladder infections, gonorrhea, scurvy, epilepsy, hemorrhoids and tuberculosis. The oil obtained is utilized in rheumatic problems, arthritis, and neuralgia. Oil is also an ingredient in many ointments and lotions for treating aches and pains. Rosin obtained is used in paper soap, cosmetics, paint, varnish, and polish industries. It is used in the manufacture of disinfectants, insecticides, and denaturants. It is also used to arrest minor hemorrhages in the tooth – sockets and nose.

Vitex Negundo

Vitex Negundo
  • Vitex Negundo
  • Vitex Negundo

Uses : The leaves are astringent, febrifuge, tonic and vermifuge. They are useful in dispersing swellings of the joints from acute rheumatism and of the testes from suppressed gonorrhoea. The juice of the leaves is used for removing foetid discharges and worms from ulcers, whilst an oil prepared with the leaf juice is applied to sinuses and scrofulous sores. A decoction of the stems is used in the treatment of burns and scalds. The dried fruit is vermifuge and is also used in the treatment of angina, colds, coughs, rheumatic difficulties etc. The fresh berries are pounded to a pulp and used in the form of a tincture for the relief of paralysis, pains in the limbs, weakness etc. The root is expectorant, febrifuge and tonic. It is used in the treatment of colds and rheumatic ailments. The plant is said to be a malarial preventative and is also used in the treatment of bacterial dysentery - extracts of the leaves have shown bactericidal and antitumor activity. The leaves are used to repel insects in grain stores. Extracts of the leaves have insecticidal activity. The fresh leaves are burnt with grass as a fumigant against mosquitoes. A decoction of the leaves and the vapours are employed in baths for treatment of febrile, catarrhal and rheumatic affections. The flowers are astringent and are used in fever, diarrhoea and liver complaints.

Adhatoda Vasica Extract

Adhatoda Vasica Extract
  • Adhatoda Vasica Extract
  • Adhatoda Vasica Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical components are vasicine, 2'-hydroxy -4-glucosyloxychalcone, vasicol, adhatodine, vasicinone, vasicinol, arachidic, cerotic, behenic, lignoceric, linoleic and oleic acids.

Action :

Vasicine:
1. Vasicine stimulates the respiratory system.
2. It induces bronchodilation and relaxes the tracheal muscles.
3. It provides significant protection against histamine-induced bronchospasm.
4. It reduces the elasticity and viscosity of tracheal mucus.
5. Vasicine also exhibits moderate hypotensive activity and cardiac-depressant effect.
6. It also shows anti-oxidation and hyaluronidase inhibiting activities, with improved moisture holding property.

Alkaloids:
1. It shows both bronchodilatory and bronchoconstrictor activity.
2. It stimulates the respiratory system.
3. It shows a potent anti-inflammatory effect.
4. It possesses abortifacient activities.
Curing Diseases:
1. The plant is used extensively for treating cold, cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
2. It can be used as expectorant and antispasmodic.
3. It is found to relieve asthma and nervous disability.
4. It is used in diarrhea and dysentery.
5. It is useful in hemoptysis and rheumatic pains.

Research Information:
Extract of Adhatoda vasica shows potent antitussive effect. Studies show it is very helpful to control a cough and intravenously it was 1/20-1/40 on mechanically and electrically induced coughing. (Ref. Dhuley, J.N., Antitussive effect of Adhatota vasica extract on mechanically and electrically induced coughing, J. Ethnopharmacology, 1999, 30:67 (3) 361-365)

Possible Combinations :
Adhatoda vasica + glycyrrhiza glabra + emblica officinalis + Tinospora cordifolia (influenza & cough)

Convolvulus Alsinoides

Convolvulus Alsinoides
  • Convolvulus Alsinoides
  • Convolvulus Alsinoides

Uses : It is helpful in nervous exhaustion, memory loss, nootropic agent, general weakness, loss of memory, scofula. It is used as rasayan. the leaves of shankhpushpi are used in treating chronic bronchitis and asthma. The root is used for childhood fever, and the oil stimulates the growth of hair. Using the whole plant in the form of a decoction with cumin and milk is used to treat fever. this herb is still a preferred method for reducing symptoms associated with anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness and insomnia.

Salacia Reticulata

Salacia Reticulata

Uses : The roots are bitter, acrid, vulnerary, liver tonic and stomachic. They are useful in conditions of vata, diabetes, leprosy, skin diseases and colic. It was attributed to its intestinal a-glucosidase inhibitory activity. A-Glucosidase inhibitors retard the digestion and hence absorption of carbohydrates in the small intestine that prevents the increase in blood glucose concentration after a carbohydrate load. It shows hepatoprotective effects and also used as liver tonic. It is effective in case of rheumatism, skin diseases and inflammation.

Eclipta Prostata

Eclipta Prostata
  • Eclipta Prostata
  • Eclipta Prostata

Uses: It is good for the hair and skin, expels intestinal worms, cures a cough and asthma and strengthens the body. The expressed leaf juice, applied along with honey, is a popular remedy for catarrh in infants. A preparation obtained from the leaf juice boiled with sesame or coconut oil is used for anointing the head to render the hair black and luxuriant. An oil prepared with amla, bhringraj and sometimes with brahmi is well known in India as Amla Bhringraj oil, which is said to blacken the hair. Plant is rubbed on the gums in toothache and applied with a little oil for relieving headache and with sesame oil in elephantiasis. Roots of Eclipta alba are emetic and purgative. It reduces inflammation, obstructive swelling and pain from the liver and blood. They also calm stress and nourish the hair roots. The Bhringraj is a well-known hair tonic, helping to stop hair loss. If hair are turning gray prematurely, the color will return to natural.

Embelia Ribes

Embelia Ribes

A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes. It also protects mucous membrane from further irritation. It has a direct action on the lining of the intestines, soothing and reducing irritation by direct contact. Demulcents used on skin are known as emollients.

Herbs are taken in the form of syrup, lozenges and decoction. Demulcent reduce irritation in intestine, reduce sensitivity of the digestive system to gastric juices, help to ease the digestive spasm which cause colic and relax painful spasm in the bladder and urinary system.

Herbs in this Category
• Abutilon Indicum
• Acacia Concina
• Althaea Officinalis
• Bombax Ceiba
• Datura Stramonium
• Embelia Ribes
• Gmelina Arborea
• Helicteres Isora
• Pinus Roxburghii
• Pueraria Tuberosa
• Sapindus Mukorossi
• Trigonella Foenum Gracum

Calamus

Calamus

Uses : It is nauseant, stomachic, anthelmentic, stimulants, emetic, expectorant, carminative, antispasmodic and nervine . Rhizome is used in the cure of host of diseases such as epilepsy, mental; ailments, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. It is used in incense sticks and dhup and is widely used as insecticide for lice, bedbugs, worms etc. It is used internally in the treatment of digestive complaints, bronchitis, sinusitis etc. It is also used externally to treat skin eruptions, rheumatic pains and neuralgia.

Cydonia Oblonga

Cydonia Oblonga

Uses : Quince has been used as a medicine since ages. It is used as an infusion to treat sore throat, diarrhoea and haemorrhage of the bowel. It is effective against inflammation of the mucous membranes, intestines and stomach. Quince seeds are also used in the cosmetic industry and for medicinal cosmetics. The seeds, soaked or boiled in water, release the mucilage from the seed coat and make a jelly-like consistency, which has been used for sore throats and eye lotions. The seeds contain significant quantity of mucilage and are helpful in treating bronchitis and as a bulk laxative. Mucilage is also applied externally to minor burns etc. Quinces have also been used for flavoring apple pies, ices and confections.

Valeriana Wallichii

Valeriana Wallichii

Uses : It is anti spasmodic, stimulant, carminative and stomachic. It is useful in diseases of eye, blood and livers. It is used as a remedy for hysteria, hypochondriasis, nervous unrest and emotional stress. Also useful in clearing voice and acts as stimulant in advance stage of fever and nervous disorder. The paste of roots mashed in water is applied on forehead to alleviate the pain. Externally, the paste of its roots is applied in wounds for better healing.

Emblica Officinalis

Emblica Officinalis
  • Emblica Officinalis
  • Emblica Officinalis

Uses :

Lantana Camara

Lantana Camara
  • Lantana Camara
  • Lantana Camara

Uses: It has several uses, mainly as a herbal medicine and in some areas as firewood and mulch. The leaves are used to relieve itching. Other uses are against flu, colds, coughs, fevers, yellow fever, dysentery and jaundice. The roots are used for gonorrhea. The use of lantana extracts as potential biocides have been suggested. Lantana oil is sometimes used for the treatment of skin itches, as an antiseptic for wounds and externally for leprosy and scabies. Lantana repels other plants and other groups of organisms such as insects. Lantana oil is used externally for leprosy and scabies. Plant extracts are used as medicine for the treatment of cancers, chicken pox, measles, asthma, ulcers, swellings, eczema, tumors, high blood pressure, bilious fevers, catarrhal infections, tetanus, rheumatism, malaria and atoxy of abdominal viscera.

Curcuma Longa

Curcuma Longa

Uses : Turmeric is used extensively in foods for both its flavor and color. Turmeric has a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine. The rhizome (root) of turmeric has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain. Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing. It is believed to strengthen the overall energy of the body, relieve gas, dispel worms, regulate menstruation, dissolve gallstones, and relieve arthritis. The active components of turmeric reduce the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms. It has also demonstrated in animals a protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action and ability to reduce inflammation and fight certain infections. Curcumin 95%, a potent antioxidant is believed to be the most bioactive and soothing portion of the herb turmeric. Curcumin 95% posses the properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol-lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as Curcuminoids. Curcumin 95% inhibits cancer at initiation, promotion and progression stages of tumor development. It is a strong anti-oxidant, which supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It is used as coloring matter in pharmacy, confectionery, cosmetic and food industries. It is also used as a key ingredient in some cosmetic products like cream, soaps and cleansers.

Rubia Cordifolia

Rubia Cordifolia

Uses: The roots are alterative, anodyne, antiphlogistic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, styptic, tonic and vulnerary. They are used to lower the blood pressure. The roots are used internally in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, internal and external hemorrhage, bronchitis, rheumatism, stones in the kidney, bladder and gall and dysentery. The stems are used as they are considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. They are used in the treatment of blood disorders and spreading fever of kidneys and intestines. A valuable red dye is obtained from the root and stems. Roots are made into a paste for application into ulcers, inflammations and skin troubles. A decoction of leaves and stem is used as a vermifuge.

Sapindus Trifoliatus

Sapindus Trifoliatus

Uses: It is popularly known as Three-leaf Soapberry. It has exactly the same usage as Sapindus Mukurossi and is cheaper from them. Soap nuts have become popular as an alternative to laundry detergent among those who are trying to live in an environmentally friendly style. A few nuts can be placed in a cotton drawstring bag in with a wash load and reused several times until the nuts turn black. Fruit posses emetic, tonic, astringent and antihelmintic properties and are used in the treatment of asthma. Roots and bark are employed as a mild expectorant and demulcent.

Punica Granatum

Punica Granatum


Uses : A decotion of seed is used to treat syphilis. Juice used to treat jaundice and diarrhoea. Juice of flower is used to treat nose bleeds. The fruit pulp and the seed are stomachic. Dried, pulverized flower buds are employed as a remedy for bronchitis. Seeds are used as a seasoning in dal, fried samosa, stuffings and chutneys.

Asphaltum Punjabianum Extract

Asphaltum Punjabianum Extract
  • Asphaltum Punjabianum Extract
  • Asphaltum Punjabianum Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main components are 50% fulvic acid, uronic acid, phenolic glucosides, benzopyrones, hippuric acid, biphenyl metabolites, amino acids, phenols, and 85 minerals.

Action :

Fulvic acid:
1. It regulates and controls blood sugar levels and shows hypoglycemic action.
2. It increases the permeability of cell membranes.
3. It accelerates processes of protein and nucleic acid metabolism.
4. It acts as a free radical scavenger and reverses the damage done by toxic substances.
5. It helps to transport nutrients deep into tissue.
6. It restores electrochemical balance and supports the immune system.
7. It promotes movement of minerals, especially calcium, phosphorus and magnesium into muscle tissue and bones.

Benzopyrone:
1. It inhibits the growth of the brain tumor cells.
2. It inhibits the growth of gram-positive bacteria.
Curing Diseases:
1. It cures obesity by burning excess body fat and balances the body metabolism.
2. It is helpful in curing type II diabetes by regulating blood sugar level.
3. It is helpful in arthritis, rheumatism and in joint pains.
4. It is helpful in genito-urinary diseases.

Research Information:
Effects of shilajit and its possible combinations with glibenclamide and metformin found very significant against glucose lowering ability and improvement in lipid profile. (Trivedi.N.A., Effect of Shilajit on blood glucose and lipid profile in diabetes, medind, 04/07)

Possible Combinations:
Shilajit + glibenclamide (very effective in decreasing blood glucose level)

Vetiveria Zizanoides

Vetiveria Zizanoides

Uses : Vetiver root is cooling, refrigerent, diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Benzoin presnt in the roots helps in curing headaces. Vetiver il is very usefull in skin healing, this oil repels insects and reduces stress and tension. It is rich, earthy,woody and sweet. Vetiver oil is used extensively in perfumery for its fixative effects and its fragrance. Vetiver roots are used to make brushes for natural cleansing of the body, utensils and applying aroma oils. The aromatic roots are used in potpourri and perfumes. Leaves are used in rheumatism, lumbago and sprain.

Morinda Citrifolia

Morinda Citrifolia

Uses: Hawaiian Noni is used for everything like joint pains, immune problems, pain relief, cellular regeneration and more. Noni fruit contains a number of enzymes (proteins) and alkaloids that are believed to play a pivotal role in good health. There are researches to conclude that Noni fruit stimulates the immune system, regulating cell function and cellular regeneration of damaged cells. It is particularly useful in supporting the nervous and structural systems (especially pain in joints) and for skin health. Noni has gained popularity with anecdotal evidence claiming that it is beneficial in fighting fatigue, depression, and arthritis. Noni Fruit is most well known for is the compound alkaloid proxeronine, which is believed to be a precursor to xeronine. Xeronine is an alkaloid, which is believed to activate dormant enzymes and support healthy cell function. This has further lead to the miraculous cures claimed by some people but Noni Fruit does have benefits that are beyond dispute. Noni Fruit is an excellent source of beneficial acids, Vitamin C and alkaloids. The fruit is taken for lumbago, asthma, and dysentery. The bark of the Morinda produces a reddish purple and brown dye used in making batik.

Lilium Polyphyllum

Lilium Polyphyllum
  • Lilium Polyphyllum
  • Lilium Polyphyllum

Uses: The bulbs are sweet, bitter, refrigerant, galactagogue, expectorant, diuretic, antipyretic and tonic. It mainly shows soothing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. They are useful in agalactia, cough, bronchitis, vitiated conditions of pitta, seminal weakness, strangury, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, intermittent fevers, haematemesis, rheumatalgia, and general debility.

Ficus Religiosa

Ficus Religiosa
  • Ficus Religiosa
  • Ficus Religiosa

Uses: The bark is cooling and astringent and is useful in inflammations and glandular swellings of the neck. The root bark is good for stomatitis, clean ulcers and it is astringent in leucorrhoea and promotes granulations. According to the Unani system of medicine, root, the bark is and also good for lumbago. Roots are said to be good for gout. The roots are chewed to prevent gum disease. The fruit is laxative, promotes digestion, and checks to vomit. Ripe fruits are alexipharmic (an antidote or defensive remedy against poison, venom or infection), are good for foul taste, thirst, and heart disease. The powdered fruit is taken for asthma. The seeds are cooling, laxative and refrigerant. Seeds are useful in urinary troubles. The leaves alone are used to treat constipation. The leaves and young shoots together are purgative (strong laxative). An infusion or decoction of the bark is used with some honey for the treatment of gonorrhea, ulcers, skin diseases and scabies. Its power bark has been used to heal the wounds for years.

Evolvulus Alsinoides

Evolvulus Alsinoides
  • Evolvulus Alsinoides
  • Evolvulus Alsinoides

Uses : It is helpful in nervous exhaustion, memory loss, nootropic agent, general weakness, loss of memory, scofula. It is used as rasayan. The leaves of Shankhpushpi are used in treating chronic bronchitis and asthma. The root is used for childhood fever, and the oil stimulates the growth of hair. Using the whole plant in the form of a decoction with cumin and milk is used to treat fever. This herb is still a preferred method for reducing symptoms associated with anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness and insomnia. It is useful in urinary disorders and hypertension. It improves brain function like memory & concentration.

Morus Alba

Morus Alba

Uses: Mulberry fruit is used to treat weakness, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, anemia, and incontinence. The leaves are used to promote sweating and the branches and bark for lowering blood pressure. It is also said that Mulberry can inhibit the premature graying of hair, and when used topically can promote hair growth. Mulberry can help treat chronic diseases of the digestive tract, improve digestion, stimulate the appetite, promote gastric juice secretion and eliminate constipation. It has also been used in treating chronic gastritis and hepatitis. It is helpful in a cough, dyspepsia, facial dropsy, edema, injury, and oliguria. The leaves are antibacterial, astringent, diaphoretic, hypoglycemic, odontalgic and ophthalmic. Stems are used in the treatment of rheumatic pains and spasms, especially of the upper half of the body.

Cedrus Deodara

Cedrus Deodara

Uses : Bark of the herb is a good remedy in remittent and intermittent fevers, diarrhea and dysentery. The powder is used in the treatment of ulcers. It is particularly valuable for the treatment of bilious fevers and inveterate diarrhea arising from atony of the muscular fiber. Cedarwood oil, extracted from the herb, is used for catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract. It is an expectorant. It is also useful for ulcers and skin diseases. Cedarwood oils each have characteristic woody odours, which may change somewhat in the course of drying out. The crude oils are often yellowish or even darker in colour and some, such as Texas cedarwood oil, are quite viscous and deposit crystals on standing. They find use (sometimes after rectification) in a range of fragrance applications such as soap perfumes, household sprays, floor polishes and insecticides. Small quantities are used in microscope work as a clearing oil. In India, Cedrus deodara oil has been shown to possess insecticidal and antifungal properties and to have some potential for control of fungal deterioration of spices during storage. Decoration of the wood is used in the treatment of fevers, flatulence, pulmonary and urinary disorders, rheumatism, piles, kidney stones, insomnia and diabetes. The leaves are bitter, acrid, thermogenic and are useful in inflammations and tubercular glands. However, its commercial use for this purpose remains, at present, speculation.

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Tribulus Terrestris

Uses : Roots and fruits are sweet, cooling, diuretic, emollient, appetizer, digestive, anthelmintic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, cardiotonic, styptic and tonic. They are useful in strangury, dysuria, renal and vesical calculi, anorexia, dyspepsia, helminthiasis, cough, asthma, inflammations, cardiopathy, spermatorrhoea, anaemia, scabies, ophthalmia and general weakness. Leaves are astringent, diuretic, , depurative, anthelmintic and tonic, they are useful in gonorrhoea, inflammation, menorrhagia, strangury, leprosy, skin diseases and general weakness. Seeds are astringent, strengtheningand are useful in haemorrhages and ulcerative stomatitis. Fruit is diuretic and tonic and is used for the treatment of calculous affections and painful micturition. Paste prepared from leaves is used in treatment of stones in the bladder.

Pongamia Pinnata

Pongamia Pinnata
  • Pongamia Pinnata
  • Pongamia Pinnata

Uses: Pongamia seeds and oil is anthelmintic, styptic, and depurative. It is useful in rheumatism arthritis, whooping cough, skin ailments and scabies. Seed oil is mainly used in cosmetics, in soap making and as a lubricant. Seed oil is also used as insecticidal, nematicidal and bactericidal. Flowers are useful to quench dipsia in diabetes and for alleviating vata and kapha. Leaves are digestive, laxative and useful in flatulence, dyspepsia, diarrhea, leprosy and cough. Bark is anthelmintic and used in pesticides. Dried leaves are used in stored grains to repel insects. The bark also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish.

Sida Cordifolia Extract

Sida Cordifolia Extract
  • Sida Cordifolia Extract
  • Sida Cordifolia Extract

Action :
Alkaloids:
1. It acts directly thermogenesis in the human body and helps to reduce weight.
2. It causes vasodilation of arteries.
3. It shows potent free radical scavenging activity.
4. It arrests the cell cycle in human osteosarcoma cell line.
Curing Diseases:
1. It act as a bronchodilator and useful in asthma.
2. It is useful in cystitis, bleeding piles and chronic dysentery.
3. It is useful in nervine disorders like monoplegia, sciatica and palsy.
4. It is a diuretic, diaphoretic, astringent and anti-asthmatic.
5. It is used in case of spermatorrhoea, polyurea and leucorrhea.

Research Information:
Sida cordifolia along with Aegle marmelos and Mimosa pudica shows antibacterial properties against B. subtilis, S. aureus, E. coli, Pseudomonnas aeruginosa, and S. typhii. (Ref. Balakrishanan, N and et.al., Antibacterial activity of Mimosa pudica, Aegle marmelos and Sida cordifolia, Pharmacognosy magazine, ISSN 0973-1296, Vol. 2 (7)Jul.-Sep. 2006)

Possible Combinations :
Sida cordifolia + Aegle marmelos + mimosa pudica (antibacterial).

Dhupi Leaves

Dhupi Leaves

Uses: the Whole plant is bitter, pungent, acrid, appetizer, carminative and anthelmintic. It is also used in diarrhea, abdominal pain, diseases of spleen and abdomen. Leaves act as a stimulant and are used for the treatment of epilepsy. Fruit is and useful in asthma. The oil obtained from fruit is emmenagogue, abortifacient, tonic and good for an earache, toothache.

Luffa Cylindrica

Luffa Cylindrica

Uses : Plant is bitter tonic, emetic, diuretic and purgative and useful in asthma, skin diseases and splenic enlargement. It is used internally for rheumatism, backache, internal hemorrhage, chest pains as well as hemorrhoids. Young fruit can be eaten raw like cucumber or cooked like squash, while the young leaves, shoots, flower buds, as well as the flowers can be eaten after being lightly steamed. The seeds can be roasted as a snack, or pressed to produce oil. Externally, it is used for shingles and boils. The dried fruit fibers are used as abrasive in skin care, to remove dead skin and to stimulate the circulation. The fruits are anthelmintic, carminative, laxative, depurative, emollient, expectorant, tonic and galactagogue and are useful in fever, syphilis, tumours, bronchitis, splenopathy and leprosy. The vine is most commonly grown for the fibrous interior of the fruits. Kernel of seed is expectorant, demulcent and used in dysentery. Seed oil is used in leprosy and skin diseases. Fruit is intensely bitter and fibrous. It has purgative property and is used for dropsy, nephritis, chronic bronchitis and lung complaints. It is also applied to the body in putrid fevers and jaundice.

Saraca Asoca

Saraca Asoca
  • Saraca Asoca
  • Saraca Asoca

Uses: The bark contains tannins and some chemicals and is prescribed as a tonic. Crushed flowers and leaves are rubbed on the skin to get relief from skin diseases. When selecting trees for avenues or large gardens, it will be an excellent idea to choose Saraca asoka instead of the usual rusty shield bearer or the ubiquitous gulmohur. The dried flowers are used in diabetes and haemorrhagic dysentery and seeds are used for curing bone fractires, strangury and vesical calculi. The flowers are considered to be a uterine tonic and is used in cases like burning sensation, dysentery, hyperdipsia, scabiesin children and inflammation. It is also used in fever, dipsia, colic, ulcers and pimples. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheum-arthritis. It is considered as best female tonic.

Gentiana Chirata

Gentiana Chirata
  • Gentiana Chirata
  • Gentiana Chirata

Uses : According to Ayurveda, this herb is a bitter tonic, stomachic. It is useful in liver disorders, eyes, heart. A strongly bitter tonic it is an excellent remedy for a weak stomach, especially when this gives rise to nausea, indigestion and bloating and it has also been shown to protect the liver. It is best known as the main ingredient in Mahasudarshana churna, a remedy containing more than 50 herbs. It also contains xanthones which are reputedly effective against malaria and tuberculosis, and also amarogentin, a glycoside that may protect the liver against carbon tetrachloride poisoning. The whole plant is an exthis herb is an excellent drug for intermittent fevers, skin diseases intestinal worms, bronchial asthma, burning of the body, regulating the bowels.

Cichorium Intybus

Cichorium Intybus
  • Cichorium Intybus
  • Cichorium Intybus

Uses: It was believed that the plant could purify the blood and liver, while others have relied on the herb for its power to cure passions of the heart. Chicory continues to be a popular herbal remedy due to its healing effects on several ailments. Chicory is taken internally for loss of appetite, jaundice, gallstones, gout, and rheumatism. In addition, the leaves of chicory may also be used as compresses to be applied externally to ease skin inflammations and swellings. As a mild diuretic, it increases the elimination of fluid from the body, leading to its use as a treatment for rheumatism and gout. The root and the leaves are appetizers, cholagogue, depurative, digestive, diuretic, hypoglycemic, laxative and tonic. It favors blood circulation by making blood more fluid and allowing it a better travel through vein and arteries.

Nigella Sativa

Nigella Sativa
  • Nigella Sativa
  • Nigella Sativa

Uses: The toothed seed pod contains the distinctive tiny (1 to 2 mm long) black, 3-sided seeds, that are the plant parts used for medicinal purposes. They are normally used as a flavoring on cakes bread, curries, and pickles. It has been used for gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory problems. The seeds are aromatic, acrid, carminative and febrifuge. It has been used for skin diseases, jaundice, fever, paralysis, diarrhea and cough. Oil is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and boils and is used topically to treat cold symptoms. Used in case of bronchial asthma and bronchitis, rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases.

Abelmoschus Moschatus

Abelmoschus Moschatus

Uses : Ambrette seeds come from a tropical hibiscus. The seeds contain an oil with a fatty-musky, slightly ambery odour. Its most important odoriferous components are the macrocyclic musks 5(Z)-tetradecen-14-olide and 7(Z)-hexadecen-16-olide, also called ambrettolide [6]. The oil was formerly highly appreciated in perfumery, but has now been largely replaced by synthetic musks. The seeds have a strong aroma of musk, and have been known as grani moschi. Relaxing and stimulating powers are attributed to them; and some cases, apparently authentic, have been recorded, in which they seemed to have a decided influence in casting out the poison of snakes. Possibly a further and more careful investigation of their properties, would show them to be an agreeable and useful article in cases where mild nervous prostration required a diffusible stimulant and relaxant. At present, they seem to be used for nothing beyond giving flavor to the coffee of the Arabs.Seeds are used as an inhalation in hoarseness and dryness of throat.Leaves and roots are used in gonorrhoea and venereal diseases

Emblica Officinalis Extract

Emblica Officinalis Extract
  • Emblica Officinalis Extract
  • Emblica Officinalis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are emblicanin A&B, puniglucanin, pedunculagin, Vitamin C, glutamic acid, proline, aspartic acid, alanine, lysine, ellagic acid, and hexahydroxy-diphenic acid.

Action :

Tannins:
1. It restores the noise-stress induced changes because of its antioxidant properties.
2. It has the ability to induce cytotoxicity in tumor cells. 3. It prevents superoxide-induced hemolysis of erythrocytes.
4. It reduces the high blood pressure and improves blood circulation.
5. It lowers the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which is harmful to the body. Ascorbic Acid:
1. It raises serum protein levels and maintains to balance nitrogen in the body for anabolic activities.
2. It provides relief from oxidative stress and improves glucose metabolism.
3. It is a super anti-oxidant and useful in post-illness recovery and palpitations.
4. It possesses potent free radical scavenging activity.
5. It significantly lowers the mean serum cholesterol level.
Curing Diseases:
1. It has been used in the treatment of vomiting, hemorrhage, fever, coughs, eye inflammation, ulceration, anorexia, scurvy, diabetes, jaundice, menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, and toxicosis.2. It is also said to relieve thirst, burning sensations, the impurity of the blood and to promote abundant hair growth and has been used for the treatment of the common cold, scurvy, cancer and heart disease.

Research Information:
Emblica Officinalis extract shows hypocholesterolemic effect. It reduces serum cholesterol level and LDL cholesterol level. It also increases HDL cholesterol level. (Ref. To investigate the hypocholesterolemic effects of an extract of Emblica Officinalis.

Possible Combinations:
Emblica Officinalis + Terminalia arjuna + bibhitaki (for heart problems)

Triticum Sativum

Triticum Sativum
  • Triticum Sativum
  • Triticum Sativum

Uses: It is the source of flour for the world's bread making. Main use is for flour and breadstuffs known by various names throughout the world. Grain also is the source of industrial alcohol made into synthetic rubber and explosives. Bran from flour milling also an important livestock feed. The germ is valuable addition to feed concentrate. Grain fed to livestock whole or coarsely ground. Starch is used for pastes and sizing textiles. The seeds are used in folk remedies for cancers, corns, tumors, warts, and whitlow It is used as a shampoo and vulnerary, common wheat is a folk remedy for burns, warts, Whitlow, diarrhea, dysentery, ecchymosis, epistaxis, fertility, fever, flux, gravel, hematuria, hemoptysis, cancer, hemorrhage, incontinence, leprosy, menorrhagia, neurasthenia, night sweat, perspiration, scald, tumor and wounds. The young stems are used in the treatment of biliousness and intoxication. It is also used in the treatment of night sweats and spontaneous sweating.

Swertia Chirata

Swertia Chirata
  • Swertia Chirata
  • Swertia Chirata

Uses: According to Ayurveda, this herb is a bitter tonic, stomachic. It is useful in liver disorders, eyes, heart. A strongly bitter tonic it is an excellent remedy for a weak stomach, especially when this gives rise to nausea, indigestion and bloating and it has also been shown to protect the liver. It is best known as the main ingredient in Mahasudarshana churna, a remedy containing more than 50 herbs. It also contains xanthones which are reputedly effective against malaria and tuberculosis, and also amarogentin, a glycoside that may protect the liver against carbon tetrachloride poisoning. The whole plant is an excellent drug for intermittent fevers, skin diseases intestinal worms, bronchial asthma, burning of the body, regulating the bowels. The root of the plant is useful in checking hiccups and vomiting.

Piper Longum Extract

Piper Longum Extract
  • Piper Longum Extract
  • Piper Longum Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are piperine, rutin, beta-caryophyllene piperylene, piperoleines, piperamine, sabinene, chavicin, pinene, phellandrene, pentadecane, beta-bisabolene, linalool and limonene.

Action :

Rutin:
1. It enhances the metabolic rate of the body thus act as thermogenesis.
2. It increases the plasma concentration of coenzyme Q10.
3. It is a strong inhibitor of UDP-glucose dehydrogenase (UDP-GDH)
4. It exerts stronger effects on intestinal glucuronidation.
5. It stimulates the digestive enzymes of the pancreas, enhances the digestive capacity and significantly reduces the gastrointestinal food transit time.
6. It protects against oxidative damage by inhibiting or quenching free radicals and reactive oxygen species. Piperine:
1. It is an N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonistic, which contributes to its anti-convulsant property.
2. It causes a decrease in total lipid contents by inhibiting enzymes involved in fat synthesis.
3. It is an inhibitor of hepatic and intestinal glucuronidation.
4. It lowers the serum levels of both the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T (4)), triiodothyronine (T (3)) and glucose concentrations with a concomitant decrease in hepatic 5'D enzyme and glucose-6-phosphatase (G-6-Pase) activity.
5. It increases gastric acid secretion.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is used to treat flatulence, gout, laryngitis, and paralysis.
2. It is used to treat abdominal tumors and gastric ulcers.
3. It is improve the digestive system.
4. It enhances the immune system.


Research Information:
Piper longum extract possesses significant immunomodulatory and anti-tumor activity. It increases the total white blood cell count and enhances bone marrow. It also shows antitumor activity and shows cytotoxicity. (Ref. Sunila, E.S., and Kuttan, G., the Immunomodulatory and antitumor activity of Piper longum Linn. and piperine, J Ethnopharmacology. 2004 Feb; 90 (2-3): 339-346)

Possible Combinations :
Piper longum+ zingiber officinalis + piper nigrum (treatment of asthma)

Bacopa Monniera

Bacopa Monniera
  • Bacopa Monniera
  • Bacopa Monniera

Uses : It is diuretic, cardiac, nervine and tonic. It is reported to improve intellect, treatment of asthma, hoarseness, insanity, epilepsy. It is a potent nervous tonic and is anti anxiety agent. It is considered good for heart. It helps protect the stomach from ulcer formation. It is promising blood purifier and useful in diarrhea and fevers.

Cassia Angustifolia Extract

Cassia Angustifolia Extract
  • Cassia Angustifolia Extract
  • Cassia Angustifolia Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are anthraquinone glycosides, sennosides, rhein, aloe-amine, kaempferein, iso-rhein, kaempferol, isorhamnetin, myricyl alcohol, mucilage, and flavonoids.

Action :

Sennosides: 1. It specifically influences large intestinal motility and shows purgative action.
2. It influences both colon motility as well as colon secretion.
3. It shows good intestinal mucosa tolerance.
4. It significantly decreases net water and Na+ absorption and enhanced net K+ secretion.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in the treatment of constipation and act as purgative and laxative.
2. It is useful in indigestion, loss of appetite and obesity.
3. It is useful in hepatomegaly, spleenomegaly, jaundice and anaemia.
4. It is also useful in acne, ringworm affection and for inflammatory skin conditions.

Research Information:
Cassia Angustifolia extract is used as enema after an abdominal operation. It regulates disordered funtion of gastrointestional tract abdominal operations. (Ref. Wang, M., Yan, S. and Wang, J., Clinical and experimental study on using Cassia angustifolia extract as enema after a bdominal operation, PubMed, 1998 Sep; 18(9): 540-2)

Possible Combinations :
Cassia angustifolia + citrus reticulate (weight loss)

Acorus Calamus Extract

Acorus Calamus Extract
  • Acorus Calamus Extract
  • Acorus Calamus Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components :Main chemical constituents are asarone, alpha pinene, beta asarone, calamenol, calamene, calamenone, eugenol, methyl eugenol, calamone, azulene, sugars, glucosides, and flavones.

Action :

Glycosides:
1. It increases the glutathione (GSH) content and glutathione-S-transferase GST activity in the corpus striatum.
2. It inhibits free radical scavengers and lipid peroxidation.
3. It inhibits the mitogen and antigen-stimulated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells thus potentially suppress the immune system.
4. It stimulates sodium/potassium pump activity. Saponins:
1. It causes calcium channel blockage due to which it causes the potent spasmolytic effect.
2. It promotes the reduction of lipid concentrations in the serum.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, dysentery, stomach problems and worm affection.
2. It is used in a cough, bronchitis, inflammations, otalgia and calculi problems.
3. It is used in haemorrhoids, intermittent fever, skin diseases, numbness and general debility.
4. It is also used in convulsions, depression and other mental disorders.

Research Information:
C rude methanolic extract of Acorus calamus rhizomes possesses antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi and yeast. It shows a strong effect against filamentous fungi like Trichophytum rubrum and Microsporum gypseum, moderate inhibitory effect against yeast and low against bacteria. (Ref. Phongpaichit, S. and et. al., Antimicrobial activities of crude methanol extract of Acorus calamus, Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol., 2005, 27 (2) 517-523)

Possible Combinations:
A corus calamus + ginger + wild yam (prevents flatulence)

Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Uses : The leaves are useful in fever, boils, wounds , skin diseases. The young fruits are acrid, astringent, carminative and tonic. The ripe fruits are sweet, coolong, laxative, aphrodiasiae and tonic. The seeds are sweet, diuretic,constipating. The wood is nervine, is usefull on vonvulsions. The latex is usefull in dysopia, opthalmities and pharyngitis.The Chinese consider jackfruit pulp and seeds tonic, cooling and nutritious, and to be "useful in overcoming the influence of alcohol on the system." The seed starch is given to relieve biliousness. The ash of jackfruit leaves, burned with corn and coconut shells, is used alone or mixed with coconut oil to heal ulcers. The dried latex yields artostenone, convertible to artosterone, a compound with marked androgenic action. Mixed with vinegar, the latex promotes healing of abscesses, snakebite and glandular swellings. The root is a remedy for skin diseases and asthma. An extract of the root is taken in cases of fever and diarrhea. The bark is made into poultices. Heated leaves are placed on wounds. ; its pith is said to produce abortion. Fruits release a loose white mass that bleeds a milky, sticky sap often used as glue. Roots are credited with antidiarrhoeal property.

Nymphaea Lotus

Nymphaea Lotus

Uses: The rhizomes are cooling, sweet, bitter and tonic and is useful in diarrhea, dysentery, dipsia, and general debility. The flowers are astringent and cardiotonic. The seeds are sweet, cooling, constipating, stomachic and restorative. It has found uses both as a culinary delight and starchy food staple as well as being used internally as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders and jaundice. Leaf is used in cutaneous, subcutaneous parasitic infection, eye treatments, and pregnancy. Seeds are used in sauces, condiments, spices, and flavorings.

Helicteres Isora

Helicteres Isora
  • Helicteres Isora
  • Helicteres Isora

Uses: The roots and stem barks are expectorant, demulcent, astringent, constipating, lactifuge and antiglactagogue. They are useful in colic, scabies, biliousness, thoracic empyema, gastric problems, diabetes, diarrhea, and dysentery. Fruits are acrid, astringent, refrigerant, demulcent, stomachic, vermifuge, and hemostatic. They are useful in ophthalmic, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, wounds, ulcers, hemorrhages and diabetes. The powdered seeds are used to cure ulcers in ears, dysentery, and stomachache. It has Insulin-sensitizing and hypolipidemic property and has the potential for use in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. Root juice is used in antidiarrhoeal and antidysenteric formulations.

Ipomoea Carnea

Ipomoea Carnea
  • Ipomoea Carnea
  • Ipomoea Carnea

Uses : One of two tree-like perennial morning glory species, it grows to a height of 5m. The stem is thick and develops into a solid trunk over several years with many branches from base. The leaves are light green, heart shaped or somewhat lanceolate and 10-25cm long. It acts as toxic to cattle. It is reported to have stimulatory allelopathic effects. Roots are boiled to use as laxative and to provoke menstruation. Traditional healers for treatment of skin diseases have used it. The milky juice of plant has been used for the treatment of Leucoderma and other related skin diseases. Only external applications have been recommended due to poisonous nature of the plant. It has depressant effect on central nervous system. Also shows muscle relaxant property.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Uses : As a medicinal plant, lemongrass has been considered a carminative and insect repellent. It is used in herbal teas and other nonalcoholic beverages in baked goods, and in confections. Oil from lemongrass is widely used as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, such as soaps and creams. Citral, extracted from the oil, is used in flavoring soft drinks in scenting soaps and detergents, as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, and as a mask for disagreeable odors in several industrial products. Citral is also used in the synthesis of ionones used in perfumes and cosmetics. Source of lemongrass oil used to flavor teas, ice cream, candy, pastries, desserts and chewing gum. Also used in cosmetics and perfumes. Quick growing clumps. Can be used instead of the classic lemongrass (Thai) in culinary dishes. The oil is used in perfume, makeup, soap, hair products, cleaner, antifungal agents, incense, and potpourri. Lemongrass oil revitalizes the body and relieves the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches and helps to combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.

Bambusa Arundinacea Extract

Bambusa Arundinacea Extract
  • Bambusa Arundinacea Extract
  • Bambusa Arundinacea Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are silica 90%, silicon, potash, lime, alumina, cholin, betain, hydrate of silicic acid, nuclease, urease, proteolytic enzyme, cyanogentic glucoside and an alkaloid.

Action :

Silicates:
1. It functions as a cross-linking agent, providing strength, flexibility and resilience to collagen and elastin connective tissues.
2. It is plays a part in the integrity of the bones, arterial walls, skin, teeth, gums, hair and nails and has been used to alleviate eczema and psoriasis.
3. It may be useful in preventing osteoporosis and in strengthening the musculoskeletal system, preventing injuries and speeding the healing of fractures.
4. It stimulates chrondroblast or cartilage-forming cells to deposit proteins and other structural materials on the matrix.
5. It helps in the building process of fiber-forming cells important to the creation of collagen.
6. It is very useful in the creation of the body’s structural matrix for forming and repairing connective tissue.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence and worm problems.2. It is used in fever, inflammations, ulcers, and wounds.
3. It is also used in vomiting, hyperdipsia, and burning sensation.
4. It helps to cure a cough, bronchitis, asthma, asthmatic bronchitis and emphysema.
5. It is used in strangury, syphilis, ophthalmia, and hemorrhages.

Research Information :
Extract of Bambusa arundinacea leaves shows significant anti-inflammatory as well as antiulcer effect against carrageenin-induced as well as immunologically induced paw oedema. It is very useful in long-term chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis along with peptic ulcers. (Ref. Muniappan, M and Sundararaj, T, Antiinflammatory and antiulcer activities of Bambusa arundinacea. J. Ethnopharmacology, 2003 Oct;88 (2-3): 161-167)

Possible Combinations:
Bambusa arundinacea + piper longum + cinnamomum camphora (curing lung disease)

Tagetes Minuta

Tagetes Minuta

Uses : The leaves when dried may be used as a seasoning. For some time people have used it as a flavorful herbal tea for medical benefits such as a remedy for the colds, respiratory inflammations, or stomach problems. Tagetes is used for digestive tract problems including poor appetite, gas, stomach pain, colic, intestinal worms, and dysentery. It is also used for coughs, colds, mumps, fluid retention, and sore eyes; and causing sweating. Women use tagetes to start menstruation, treat sore breasts (mastitis), and protect against miscarriage. People sometimes apply the leaves directly to the skin for treating sores and ulcers. The juice of the leaves is put on the skin for treating eczema. Its oil is put on the skin for treating wound maggots. It can be used to produce an organic dye.

Trigonella Foenum Gracum

Trigonella Foenum Gracum
  • Trigonella Foenum Gracum
  • Trigonella Foenum Gracum

Uses: Fenugreek seed has been used for stomach upset, swelling (inflammation) of the upper air passages or throat, appetite, for lowering blood sugar and for softening the stool. It also has been used as a gargle to relieve a sore throat and as an external dressing for swelling (local inflammation). The Seeds are very nourishing and are given to convalescents and to encourage weight gain, especially in anorexia nervosa. Research has shown that the Seeds can inhibit cancer of the liver, lower blood cholesterol levels and also have an antidiabetic effect. The Seeds and leaves are anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, hypoglycaemic, laxative, parasiticide, restorative and uterine tonic. The Seeds can be ground into a powder and used as a poultice for abscesses, boils, ulcers, burns etc. or they can be used as a douche for excessive vaginal discharge. One of its constituent alkaloids used in cancer therapy. An essential oil is obtained from the seed - used as food flavoring and medicinally. The dried plant has a strong aroma of hay. The leaves are refrigerant and aperient and are given for vitiated conditions of pitta. A poultice of the leaves is applied for swellings.

Terminalia Chebula

Terminalia Chebula

Uses : It is astringent, purgative, stomachic and laxative. It is useful in asthma, piles and cough. It is also useful in healing of wounds and scalds. It is used as gargle against inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth. It is used in tanning of leather and purification of petroleum. It is an effective purgative and helps in removing toxins and fats from the body resulting in their reduced absorption. Used in all sorts of eye disorders like inflammation, conjunctivitis and is used as a wash.

Coleus Forskohlii Extract

Coleus Forskohlii Extract
  • Coleus Forskohlii Extract
  • Coleus Forskohlii Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are diterpenoids as diacetyl forskolin, allylroyleanone, barbatusin, plectrin, plectirinon A, acetoxycoleosol, coleol, coleonone, coleosol, deoxycoleonol, crocetin dialehyde a

Action :

Forskohlin : 1. It increases the amount of cyclic AMP (adenosine monophosphate) in cells by activating adenylate cyclase enzyme. 2. It inhibits mast cell degranulation and release of histamine and other allergic compounds. 3. It increases insulin secretion and thyroid functioning. 4. It inhibits platelet activation and degranulation. 5. It increases lipolysis of fats. 6. It shows transmembrane signaling which results in activation of other cellular enzymes. 7. It shows inhibition of pro-inflammatory substance known as platelet activating factor (PAF) 6.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is helpful in hypertension and heart failure.
2. It is useful in eczema and psoriasis.
3. It is useful in asthma, colic and painful urination.
4. It is helpful in insomnia and convulsions.
5. It is helpful in digestion and malabsorption disorders.
6. It provides relaxation to arteries and smooth muscles.
7. It is also helpful to obese patients to lose body fat.

Research Information:
Coleus forskolin root extract is useful in increasing body mass and decreases the body fat. (Ref. Badmaev, Valdimir and et.al., Diterpene Forskolin (Coleus forskoli, Benth.): A possible new compound for reduction of body weight by increasing lean body mass, 1999, Sabinsa Corporation, USA)

Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri
  • Phyllanthus Niruri
  • Phyllanthus Niruri

Uses: Phyllanthus blocks DNA polymerase, the enzyme needed for the hepatitis B virus to reproduce. It also prevents jaundice, diabetes, dyspepsia, ulcers, sores, swellings, ophthalmia, and chronic dysentery. The whole plant is useful for the treatment of some forms of gonorrhea, menorrhagia, dropsy, menorrhagia and other genitourinary affections of a similar type. A poultice of the leaves mixed with salt cures itch and other skin affections. It is bitter, astringent, cold, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and useful in liver disorders, cough, asthma, jaundice, spleen disorders. Phyllanthus may help decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus found in the bloodstream.

Polygala Senega Extract

Polygala Senega Extract
  • Polygala Senega Extract
  • Polygala Senega Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are triterpenoid saponins, senegin, polygalic acid, sapogenin, sengins, phenolic acids, methyl salicylate, and polygalitol.

Action :

Saponins:
1. It significantly reduces the level of blood triglycerides. 2. It reduces the high blood sugar level to normal without altering the insulin concentration.
3. It inhibites glucose absorption by suppressing the transfer of glucose from the stomach to the small intestine and by inhibiting the glucose transport system at the small intestinal brush border.
4. It causes an increase in antibody-producing cells.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in bronchitis and asthma.2. It treats bronchitis, tracheitis, emphysema, and inflammation of the respiratory tract.
3. It is used for the treatment of rheumatism, colds, inflammation, and bleeding wounds.
4. It stimulates bronchial mucous gland secretion.

Research Information:
Saponin extract of Polygala senega is useful as immunological adjuvants to enhance immune responses against antibody. It enhances immunological responses and accompanying antigen to stimulate non-specific immunity. (Ref. Branka, Barl and et.al., Polygala senega compositions and methods of use, United States Patent 6241995)

Possible Combinations :
Senega + alfalfa + glycyrrhiza glabra + Matricaria chamomile + sarsaparilla + dandelion + saw palmetto + gentian + thyme (energy booster).

Celosia Cristata

Celosia Cristata

Uses : The flowers are acrid, astringent, styptic, depurative, utreine sadative, constipating, antibacterial, corrective of urinary pigments, febrifuge and alexeteric. They are useful in the conditions of kapha and pitta, leprosy, burning sensation, skin diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds. Juice of leaves is used in bilious sickness. They are also valued as a stimulant in pregnancy. The seed is hypotensive and ophthalmic. It is used in the treatment of bloodshot eyes, blurring of vision, cataracts and hypertension. The flower and seed is astringent, haemostatic, parasiticide and poultice. It is used in the treatment of bloody stool, haemorrhoid bleeding, uterine bleeding, leucorrhoea and diarrhoea.

Pterocarpus Marsupium

Pterocarpus Marsupium

Uses : The heartwood of pterocarpus marsupium is astringent, bitter acrid, anti inflammatory, anthelmintic and anodyne. It is considered magical for diabetes. It turns the water blue as soon as it comes in contact with the water. It is good for elephantiasis, leucoderma, diarrhoea, dysentery, rectalgia, cough and greyness of hair. The bark is used as an astringent and in toothache. The bruised leaves are considered useful as an external application for boils, sores and skin diseases.

Peganum Harmala Extract

Peganum Harmala Extract
  • Peganum Harmala Extract
  • Peganum Harmala Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are alkaloids, harmine, harmaline, harmalol, Paganini, tetrahydroharmine, telepathine, banisterine, beta-Carboline, serotonin, vaccine, vasicinon, and desoxy vasicinon.

Action :

Harmine:
1. It inhibits phosphodiesterase and increases cAMP & cGMP levels, thus reducing the level of free radicals.
2. It depresses the amplitude of the action potential and the maximum velocity of the upstroke.
3. It possesses cytotoxic and genotoxic activity, helpful to cure tumor cells. Harmaline:
1. It is a potent antinociceptive agent.
2. It shows significant vasorelaxant effect.
3. It inhibits phosphodiesterase and increases cAMP & cGMP levels, thus reducing the level of free radicals.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, nervous conditions, hemorrhoids and baldness.2. It is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and baldness.
3. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism.
4. It is also used internally in the treatment of nervous conditions.

Research Information:
Peganum Harmala seeds possess significant antitumor activity. It has high cell toxicity and reduces the proliferation of tumoual cell line in in vitro condition. (Ref. Lamchouri, F and et.al., Antitumour principles from Peganum harmala seeds, Therapie. ; 54 (6): 753-8 10709452)

Possible Combinations :
Peganum harmala + pterocarpus marsupium + momordica charantia+gymnema sylvestre + allium cepa + allium sativum +trigonella foenum+vaccinium myrtillus+ ginkgo biloba (diabetes treatment)

Cinnamon Cassia

Cinnamon Cassia

Uses : Cassia is used in traditional Chinese or Indian medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Cassia bark (both powdered and in whole, or "stick" form) is used as a flavouring agent for confectionery, desserts, pastries, and meat; it is specified in many curry recipes, where Ceylon cinnamon is less suitable. Bark oil have been used either as flavors or as carminative, stomachic, tonic, or counterirritants in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations, including liniments, suntan lotions, nasal sprays, mouthwashes or gargles, and toothpaste, among others.

Cissampelos Pareira

Cissampelos Pareira

Uses: Velvetleaf or Abuta is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive, muscle relaxant, uterine relaxant, antiseptic, analgesic, antihemorrhagic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatoprotective stimulant, and tonic. It is known as Midwife's herb as mainly used in women aliments. It is used for menstrual problems, hormonal imbalance, ease childbirth, postpartum pain, prevent threatened miscarriage, and control uterine hemorrhages, hormonal acne, and premenstrual syndrome. It is used for heart problems, kidney stones, kidney infections and pains, asthma, arthritis, muscle cramps, and stomach pains. It is also used to kill bacteria, prevents convulsions, ulcers, indigestion, skin irritations, cough, fever, intestinal worms, wounds and in snake bite. It is used against poisonous snake bites and is very effective in skin related ailments.

Gmelina Arborea

Gmelina Arborea
  • Gmelina Arborea
  • Gmelina Arborea

Uses : The roots are bitter, sweet, pungent, anodyne, demulcent, lactagogue, refrigerant, stomachic, galactogogue, laxative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory and tonic. The roots alleviate vata and kapha, have hot potency and heavy attribute. It is used against anthrax, bilious disorders, bites, blood disorders, cholera, colic, convulsions, diarrhea, dropsy, epilepsy, fever, gout, headache, intoxication, rheumatism, sore throat, burning sensations, and snakebite. The root decoction is used for abdominal tumors. Fruits are sweet, alternative, , astringent, diuretic and tonic. The fruit alleviates pitta dosa and possesses heavy and oily attributes. Fruits are used for heart diseases, leprosy, vomiting and burning sensations. Flowers are sweet, cooling, bitter, acrid and astringent. They are useful in leprosy and blood diseases. Paste of leaves used in fever, headache and in burning sensations. Root and Bark are useful in hallucination, piles, abdominal pains, burning sensations, fevers, 'tridosha' and urinary discharge. Leaf paste is applied to relieve headache and juice is used as wash for ulcers.

Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata
  • Viola Odorata
  • Viola Odorata

Uses: The flowers and leaves of viola are made into a syrup used for respiratory ailments associated with congestion, coughing, and sore throat. Flowers are also edible and used as food additives for instance in a salad, made into jelly and candied for decoration. A decoction made from the root (dry herb) is used as a laxative. Tea made from the entire plant is used to treat digestive disorders. It is used externally, the freshly crushed leaves reduce swelling and soothe irritations. As a bath additive, the fresh crushed flowers are soothing to the skin and the aroma is very relaxing. It is effective in the treatment of headaches, migraine, and insomnia. The whole plant is anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, and laxative. It is taken internally in the treatment of bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, coughs, asthma, and cancer of the breast, lungs or digestive tract. Externally, it is used to treat mouth and throat infections. An essential oil from the flowers is used in aromatherapy in the treatment of bronchial complaints, exhaustion, and skin complaints, used in perfumery and to flavor breath fresheners. The petals are made into a syrup and used in the treatment of infantile disorders. The herb shows antibacterial activity and is effective in the treatment of eczema.

Operculina Turpethum

Operculina Turpethum
  • Operculina Turpethum
  • Operculina Turpethum

Uses : It has anthelmintic expectorant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and purgative properties. It is one of the plants mentioned in the literature having claims of activity against liver disorders. It is anti inflammatory in action because of its hot potency. It is also used to relieve flatulence and colic.

Raphanus Sativus

Raphanus Sativus
  • Raphanus Sativus
  • Raphanus Sativus

Uses: The plant is used in the treatment of intestinal parasites, though the part of the plant used is not specified. The leaves, seeds and old roots are used in the treatment of asthma and other chest complaints. The juice of the fresh leaves is diuretic and laxative. The seed is carminative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative and stomachic. It is taken internally in the treatment of indigestion, abdominal bloating, wind, acid regurgitation, diarrhea and bronchitis. The root is antiscorbutic, antispasmodic, astringent, cholagogue, digestive, and diuretic. It is crushed and used as a poultice for burns, bruises, and smelly feet. Radishes are also an excellent food remedy for stone, gravel and scorbutic conditions. The plant contains raphanin, which is antibacterial and antifungal. Radish preparations are useful in liver and gallbladder troubles. The roots are said to be useful in urinary complaints, piles and in gastrodynia.

Senega Roots

Senega Roots
  • Senega Roots
  • Senega Roots

Uses : The root is the medical part, and receives a portion of its name from the Seneca Indians, with whom it was in high repute as a remedy against snakebites. Senega root is a distinct and persistent stimulant, chiefly influencing the respiratory membranes, but extending its influence to other mucous membranes, to all the secretory organs, the uterus, and the circulation. It promotes a flow of saliva, stimulates expectoration, causes a peculiar irritating sensation in the feces, and proves nauseating (or even emetic and cathartic) in large doses. The principal use made of it, is as an expectorant in old coughs, asthma, and respiratory debility, but it is entirely too stimulating to use in recent cases, with inflammation or irritability of the respiratory passages, and is generally best employed when combined with a large excess of relaxing and demulcent. The plant is also thought to have sweat-inducing and diuretic properties. The leaves are used as a tea substitute.

Cassia Occidentalis

Cassia Occidentalis

Uses : The plant is bitter, purgative, laxative, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, hepatoprotective, anti-malarial, analgesic, vermifuge and febrifuge. It mainly used to detoxify liver, use to cure internal bacterial and fungal disorders, to kill parasites and viruses, enhances immunity, and promotes perspiration. It is also helpful in cough, convulsions, reduces blood pressure, reduces spasms and as cardiotonic. Seeds are brewed into a coffee-like beverage for asthma, and a flower infusion is used for bronchitis. Leaves are used in the treatment of gonorrhea, fevers, urinary tract disorders and edema.

Eleusine Coracana

Eleusine Coracana

Uses : The grains are sweet, acrid, bitter, astringent, cooling, diuretic, depurative and tonic. They are useful in vitiated conditions of pitta and kapha, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, strangury, renal and vesical calculi, leprosy, pneumonia, smallpox, skin diseases and general debility. Finger millet contains 6-11% protein content. It contains fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, nicotinic acid, tryptophane, lysine, histidine, arginine, cystine and methionine. It reduces plasma cholesterol, serum cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and increases the HDL, which is an ideal diet for people suffering from high cholesterol, heart diseases and obesity. It is used in cakes, puddings, porridge etc.

Prunus Cerasoides

Prunus Cerasoides
  • Prunus Cerasoides
  • Prunus Cerasoides

Uses: The fruit is astringent and digestive. The juice of bark is applied externally to treat backaches. Also, dark grey to green dye can be obtained from the fruits. Heartwood is moderately hard, strong, aromatic, astringent, bitter, acrid, refrigerant, antipyretic and tonic. It is useful in vitiated conditions of pitta, burning sensations, sprains, wounds, ulcers. leprosy and skin decolorations. It has an action similar to olive oil and is used in emollient preparations including nourishing creams, skin creams, and cold creams. Powered shell charcoal is used as tooth powder.

Aesculus Hippocastanum

Aesculus Hippocastanum
  • Aesculus Hippocastanum
  • Aesculus Hippocastanum

Uses: Horse chestnut is an astringent, anti-inflammatory herb that helps to tone the vein walls which when slack or distended may become varicose, haemorrhoidal or otherwise problematic. The plant also reduces fluid retention by increasing the permeability of the capillaries and allowing the re-absorption of excess fluid back into the circulatory system. This plant is potentially toxic if ingested and should not be used internally without professional supervision. It also posses alterative, analgesic, hemostatic and vulnerary properties. The bark is anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, narcotic, tonic and vasoconstrictive. The plant is taken internally for the treatment of a wide range of venous diseases including hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, phlebitis, leg ulcers, hemorrhoids and frostbite. It is also made into a lotion or gel for external application. A tea made from the bark is used in the treatment of malaria and dysentery and also in the treatment of lupus and skin ulcers. A tea made from the leaves is tonic and is used in the treatment of fevers and whooping cough. The seeds are decongestant, expectorant, and tonic and are used in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, and hemorrhoids. Oil extracted from the seeds has been used externally as a treatment for rheumatism. The powdered roots are analgesic and have been used to treat chest pains. It has been used for swelling and pain due to varicose veins and chronic circulation problems. It has also been used for reducing the swelling of hemorrhoids or veins (phlebitis).

Aloe Vera Extract

Aloe Vera Extract
  • Aloe Vera Extract
  • Aloe Vera Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are aloesin, isoaloesin, aloesone, aloin, emodin, methyl-p-coumarate, barbaloin, chrysophanol, glucose, galactose, mannose, galacturonic acid, mucilage, and 18 amino acids.

Action :

Aloin:
1. It reduces inflammation by blocking production 9f thromboxane A2' inactivating bradykinin, inhibiting prostaglandin A2, and inhibiting oxidation of arachidonic acid.
2. It stimulates colonic motility, causes active secretion of fluids and electrolytes in the lumen and inhibits reabsorption of fluids from the colon.
3. It stimulates regeneration of cells in the islets of Langerhans, including beta cells.
4. It increases cardiac contraction.
5. It blocks the conversion of histidine to histamine as a result of the inhibition of histidine decarboxylase.
6. It is significant in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
7. It is helpful in healing burning wounds by epithelialization.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is bitter, cooling, anthelmintic, carminative, antidiabetic, diuretic, stomachic, ophthalmic and alexertic.
2. It is useful in dyspepsia, amenorrhoea, flatulence, constipation, colic, hepatopathy and splenopathy.
3. It is used in skin diseases, burns, abdominal tumors, dropsy, sciatica, and lumbago.
4. It is used in painful inflammations and chronic ulcers.
5. It is used in catarrhal and purulent ophthalmia.

Research Information: 
Study shows that Aloe vera gel is effective in treating partial thickness burn wound. It shows early epithelialization. (Ref. Visuthikosol V and et.al., Effect of aloe vera gel to healing of burn wound a clinical and histologic study. PubMed, 1995 Aug; 78 (8): 403-9)

Possible Combinations :
Aloe vera + prunus amygdalus + alternanthera sessilis + rubia cordifolia (anti-inflammatory and antibacterial)

Cassia Angustifolia

Cassia Angustifolia

Uses : It is recognised by British and US pharmacopoeias. It is useful in habitual costiveness. It lowers bowels, increases peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. It is used as expectorant, wound dresser, antidysentric, carminative and laxative. Useful in loss of appetite, hepatomegaly, spleenomegaly, indigestion, malaria, skin diseases, jaundice and anaemia. Leaves are made into a paste, and applied to various skin diseases.

Aegle Marmelos Extract

Aegle Marmelos Extract
  • Aegle Marmelos Extract
  • Aegle Marmelos Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical components are marmelosin, alloimperatorin, marmelide, tannic acid, marmin, umbelliferone, isoimperatorin, isopimpinellin, skimmin, marmesin, marmesinin, fatty acids, beta-sitosterol

Action :

Mucilage:
1. It increases the glucose level and glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients.
2. It decreases plasma insulin and liver glycogen in diabetic patients.
3. It decreases the lipid peroxidation.
4. It stimulates macrophage functioning.
5. It causes a significant elevation in the GSH (glutathione) concentration in the liver, kidney, stomach, and intestine.
Tannins:
1. It shows potent anti-viral activity.
2. It causes a significant decrease in lipid peroxidation, conjugated diene and hydroperoxide levels in serum.
3. It significantly reduces the blood sugar level.
4. It reduces the significant oxidative stress.
Curing Diseases:
1. Sweet drink (sherbet) prepared from the pulp of fruit produce the soothing and cooling effect. 2. The unripe and half-ripe fruits improve appetite and digestion.
3. The ripe fruit is a good and simple cure for dysentery and dyspepsia.
4. The roots and bark of the tree are used in the treatment of fever and malaria.
5. The roots are used to cure pain and palpitation of the heart.
Research Information:
Extract of Aegle marmelos fruits shows hypoglycemic activities. It significantly reduces the blood glucose, hydroperoxides, ceruloplasmin and alpha-tocopherol. It also shows a significant elevation in glutathione and Vitamin C. (Ref. Kamala Kannan, N and Stanely Mainzen Prince, P, Hthe hypoglycemic effect of water extracts of Aegle marmelos fruits, J. Ethnopharmacology, 2003, Aug;87 (2-3) 207-210)

Possible Combinations :
Aegle marmelos + cynodon dactylon (prevents constipation)

Liquorice

Liquorice
  • Liquorice
  • Liquorice


Uses: It is Tonic, Diuretic, Demulcent, Expectorant, Emmenagogue, and Laxative. It is used for allaying coughs and catarrhal infections, useful in irritable conditions of the mucous membrane of urinary organs. Useful in a sore throat, cough, anorexia and persistent low fever. It is also used in the flavoring of confectionery, beverages, jams, and marmalades. Roots are used in the treatment of Addison's disease, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, peptic ulcer, arthritis, and allergic complaints. Externally, the roots are used in the treatment of herpes, eczema, and shingles.

Ficus Benghalensis

Ficus Benghalensis

Uses : According to Ayurveda, it is astringent to bowels and very useful in treatment of biliousness, vaginal complains, fever, ulcers, erysipelas, vomiting, inflammations and leprosy. According to Unani system of medicine, latex is maturant, lessens inflammations, , tonic, vulernary and is useful in piles, nose-diseases, gonorrhea etc. The aerial root is styptic and is useful in syphilis, biliousness, dysentery and inflammation of liver. It acts as an astringent, antidiarrheal, antidysenteric, hemostatic and antihemorrhoidal. The tree is widely planted for shade and its leafs are used for fodder.

Nelumbo Nucifera

Nelumbo Nucifera

Uses : The lotus is one of the world’s most celebrated flowers. From time immemorial to the present day, it has always been in folklore, religion and the arts in one form or the other. Apart from its majestic beauty, the Lotus is held sacred because of the mystical effects it can produce. The ripe seeds produce a wholesome effect in cases of Neurasthenia, spermatorrhea, and metrorthoea. The leaves are the seed cores in decoction are effective of insomnia and haemorrhage. The flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are edible, while the big leaves, 2 feet in diameter, are used to wrap food in, plant’s rhizomes are a source of lotus meal which is rich in starch. It was often smoked or made into a tea with the idea that it would create a feeling of joy that permeated the mind and body. The stamens (the male reproductive organ of a flower) can be dried and made into a fragrant herbal tea (tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs). The seeds or nuts are quite versatile, and can be eaten raw or dried and popped like popcorn (small kernels of corn exploded by heat). They can also be boiled down until soft and made into a paste. Combined with sugar, lotus seed paste is a common ingredient in pastries such as mooncakes, daifuku, rice (grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished), flour (fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain) and pudding (any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed). The rhizomes or leaves are used with other herbs to treat sunstroke, fever, diarrhoea, dysentery, dizziness and vomiting of blood. The whole plant is used as an antidote to mushroom poisoning.

Pelargonium Graveolens

Pelargonium Graveolens

Uses: Geranium oil is aromatic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balancing, calming, distressing, harmonizing, refreshing sweet. It is helpful in relieving tension, eczema, dermatitis, anxiety, premenstrual and menopausal problems, circulation, nausea, tonsils, flu, burns, rheumatism, nervousness, stress and fatigue. Geranium oil utilizes in perfumery, cosmetics, and food industry. It is used as herbal tea. It also possesses insect repellent properties. On the skin, oil helps to balance the secretion of sebum and clears sluggish and oily skins, while the antiseptic and cicatrisant properties make this oil an effective aid to help with burns, wounds, ulcers and other skin problems. It is useful for treating jaundice, gallstones and can also be used for restraining nose bleeds and other hemorrhages.

Bacopa Monniera Extract

Bacopa Monniera Extract

Action :
Saponins / Bacosides: 1. Bacosides A enhances the body's antioxidant defenses by increasing superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activities. 2. They maintain the structural and functional integrity of the mitochondrial membrane by inhibiting excessive lipid peroxidation & creatine kinase, improving the activities of ATPases and maintaining the ionic equilibrium. 3. They protect gastrointestinal health by raising mucosal defensive factors. 4. They appear to play a protective role in the synaptic functions of the nerves of the hippocampus and contribute to treat impaired memory. 5. They are effective in repair of damaged neurons by enhancing kinase activity, neuronal synthesis and restoration of synaptic activity, cholinergic activity and nerve impulse transmission. 6. They stabilize mast cells and possess anti-inflammatory activity via inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and lysosomal membrane stabilization.
Curing Diseases : 1. It is used to treat impaired memory, epilepsy and insanity.
2. It is used to treat skin diseases, leprosy, leucoderma, eczema and psoriasis.
3. It is used in treatment of hoarseness, asthma, bronchitis and ulcer.
4. It is used in inflammations, tumor, splenomegaly, dysmenorrhoea and general debility.
Research Information : Extracts of Bacopa monnieri have potent mast cell stabilizing activity. Methanolic extract shows very strong effect to stabilise the mast cell. (Ref. Samiulla, D.S. and et.al., Mast cell stabilising activity of Bacopa monnieri. Fitoterapia., 2001 Mar ;72 (3):284-285 )

Wrightia Tinctoria

Wrightia Tinctoria
  • Wrightia Tinctoria
  • Wrightia Tinctoria

Uses The leaves are acrid, thermogenic, anodyne and hypotensive and are very useful in odontalgia, vitiated conditions of vata and hypertension. The seeds are bitter, astringent, acrid, carminative, constipating, depurative, anthelmintic and febrifuge. They are useful in vitiated conditions of Pitta and Kapha, dyspepsia etc. Its pungent fresh leaves quickly relieve toothaches. Leaves, flowers, and fruits are a source of a kind of indigo called pala-indigo. White, close-grained wood looks like ivory and is much used for carving and wood-turning. In piles, fever, diarrhea, roundworm, and colic.

Juglans Regia

Juglans Regia
  • Juglans Regia
  • Juglans Regia

Uses: Leaves are astringent, tonic and anthelmintic. They are useful in herpes, eczema, scrofula, and syphilis. Fruits are sweet, emollient, thermogenic and. Used internally in the treatment of low back pain, frequent urination, weakness of both legs, chronic cough, asthma, constipation due to dryness or anemia and stones in the urinary tract. The crushed leaves are used as an insect repellent.

Callicarpa Macrophylla

Callicarpa Macrophylla

Uses : The flowers and fruits are bitter, sweet, astringent, acrid, anodyne, stomatitis, expectorant, depurative, anthelmintic, deodorant, digestive, styptic, febrifuge and good tonic. Flowers and fruits are useful in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, catarrh, anorexia, headache, foul ulcers, flatulence, colic diarrhea, dysentery, skin diseases, burning sensation, excessive sweating, diabetes, vomiting, fever and general debility. Leaves are useful in gout and arthralgia. Root is chewed to relieve rashes on the tongue.

Andrographis Paniculata

Andrographis Paniculata
  • Andrographis Paniculata
  • Andrographis Paniculata

Uses : Andrographis has been found to be an effective, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and immune system stimulant. It is used in viral hepatitis, children's bowel complaints, gastric acidity, liver congestion, flatulence. It is being increasingly used as treatment for colds. Reasonably good evidence tells us that it can reduce the severity of cold symptoms. It may also help prevent colds. Preliminary evidence suggests that it stimulate immunity, potentially making it useful for general immune support. Interestingly, the ingredient of Andrographis used for standardization purposes, andrographolide, does not appear to affect the immune system as much as the whole plant extract. Preliminary studies in animals also suggest that andrographis may offer benefits for preventing heart disease. In addition, highly preliminary studies suggest that andrographis may help protect the liver from toxic injury, perhaps more successfully than the more famous liver-protective herb milk thistle. Decoction of the plant is blood purifier and is used for cure of torbid liver. Tincture of roots is tonic, stimultant and aperient.

Oroxylum Indicum

Oroxylum Indicum

Uses: The roots are sweet, astringent, bitter, acrid, refrigerant, expectorant, digestive, carminative, febrifuge, diuretic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and tonic. They are useful for vata and Kapha, dropsy, flatulence, colic, diarrhea and dysentery. Stem bark paste is applied for the cure of scabies and to treat arthritis. The leaf decoction is given in treating stomachache, ulcers, rheumatism pain and an enlarged spleen. Mature fruits are useful in treating cough, bronchitis, piles, jaundice dyspepsia, smallpox, colic, leucoderma, pharngodymia, cardiac disorders, gastropathy, hemorrhoids, and cholera. Seeds are used as purgative. Dried seed powder used by women to induce conception. Seeds yield a non-drying oil used in the perfume industry. Stem bark and fruits are employed as mordent, the stem bark yields a khaki color dye. The decoction of the roots is commonly used for arthritis. Used externally as a paste of its skin of roots, it dries up the discharges and promotes the wound healing.

Solanum Nigrum

Solanum Nigrum

Uses : Taken internally in very small amounts, the leaves strongly promote perspiration and purge the bowels the next day. The juice of the fresh herb is sometimes used for fever and to allay pain. In large doses, black nightshade can cause serious, but usually not fatal, poisoning. Externally, the juice or an ointment prepared from the leaves can be used for skin problems and tumors. The berries are poisonous, but boiling apparently destroys the toxic substances and makes them usable for preserves, jams, and pies. The fruit is used as a cosmetic; rubbing the seeds on the cheeks to remove freckles. Children harmlessly and extensively eat the mature fruit. The fruit has been used for diabetes. Decoction of stalk, leaves, roots are good for wounds and cancerous sores. An infusion of the plant is used as an enema in infants having abdominal upsets. Freshly prepared extract of the plant is effective in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver and also serves.

Strychnos Nux Vomica

Strychnos Nux Vomica
  • Strychnos Nux Vomica
  • Strychnos Nux Vomica

Uses: Strychnos nux vomica is recommended for upset stomach, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, intestinal irritation, hangovers, heartburn, insomnia, certain heart diseases, circulatory problems, eye diseases, depression, migraine headaches, nervous conditions, problems related to menopause, and respiratory diseases in the elderly. In folk medicine, it is used as a healing tonic and appetite stimulant. Nux vomica is a common homeopathic medicine prescribed for digestive problems, sensitivity to cold, and irritability. The senses of smell, touch, hearing and vision are rendered more acute, it improves the pulse and raises blood pressure and is of great value as a tonic to the circulatory system in cardiac failure. It is used in pruritis and as a local anodyne in inflammations of the external ear. The powdered seeds are employed in atonic dyspepsia. The leaves are applied as a poultice on sloughing wounds and ulcers. They are also used in the preparation of medicated product for the hair and scalp.

Asparagus Racemosus Extract

Asparagus Racemosus Extract
  • Asparagus Racemosus Extract
  • Asparagus Racemosus Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical components are saponins, viz. Shatavarin I to IV, asparagosides, sarsasapogenin, asparagamine, racemosol, mucilage and starch.

Action :

Saponins: 1. It increases the secretion of prolactin and ACTH thus helps in lactation.
2. It acts as immunomodulator against induced sepsis and peritonitis.
3. It exhibits antioxytocic activity as it blocks the spontaneous uterine motility.
4. It reveals anticancer activity against human epidermoid carcinoma of the nasopharynx.
5. It is effective in preventing the formation of duodenal ulcer and diminishing the ulcer index in gastric lesions.
Curing Diseases:1. It is cooling and adaptogenic.2. It is useful in ammenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause and pelvic inflammatory disease.
3. It also supports deeper tissue and builds blood in the body.
4. It is useful in burning sensation, inflammations and hyperdipsia.
5. It is used in ophthalmopathy, nephropathy and hepatopathy.

Research Information:
The powdered dried root of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is used for dyspepsia and to increase milk secretion in a lactating woman. It increases the prolactin level in a lactating woman. (Ref. Dalvi SS, Nadkarni PM, Gupta KC, Effect of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) on gastric emptying time in normal healthy volunteers, JPGM, 1990, 36/2, PP: 91-94)

Possible Combinations :
Asparagus racemosus + gymenma sylestre + pterocarpus marsupium + glycyrrhiza glabra + syzgium cumini + momordica charantia (antidiabetic)

Vinca Rosea

Vinca Rosea

Uses: Its alkaloids are Hypotensive and have tranquilizing properties and are anti-cancerous. It helps in relieving muscle pain, depression of the central nervous system and wasps stings. It is used in case of nosebleed, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, and sore throats. It is also used internally for loss of memory, hypertension, cystitis, gastritis and enteritis, diarrhea and raised blood sugar levels.

Zingiber Officinalis Extract

Zingiber Officinalis Extract
  • Zingiber Officinalis Extract
  • Zingiber Officinalis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are gingerol, zingerone, shogaol, zingiberene, cineol, borneol, phellandrene, Citral, zingiberene, Linalool, chavicol, vanillyl alcohol, camphene, and resin.

Action :

Gingerols: 1. It causes suppression of spontaneous Ca2+ spikes and isometric contractions. 2. It inhibits human platelet activation and aggregation. 3. It inhibits the growth of H. pylori CagA+ strains in vitro and contributes to its chemopreventative effects. 4. It significantly inhibits prostaglandin biosynthesizing enzyme (PG synthetase).

Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, flatulence, vomiting and nausea.
2. It is used in a cough, cold, asthma and pharyngoplasty.
3. It is used in cholera, elephantiasis, and inflammations.
4. It is also helpful in cardiac diseases.

Research Information:
Extract of Zingiber officinale rhizome is a potent inhibitor of platelet activation and aggregation. (Ref. Koo, K.L. and et.al., Gingerols and related analogs inhibit arachidonic acid-induced human platelet serotonin release and aggregation, Thromb Res. 2001 Sep 1;103 (5):387-397)

Possible Combinations:
Zingiber officinale + Terminalia arjuna + terminalia chebula + asparagus racemosus + Withania somnifera (for high blood pressure)

Lawsonia Inermis Extract

Lawsonia Inermis Extract
  • Lawsonia Inermis Extract
  • Lawsonia Inermis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are lawsone, esculetin, fraxetin, isoplumbagin, scopoletin, betulin, betulinic acid, hennadiol, lupeol, lacoumarin, quinone, and naphthoquinone.

Action :

Tannins: 1. It inhibits the growth of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 2. It exhibits significant healing response against excision and incision wounds. 3. It is absorbed into the stratum corneum (skin) immediately and protects skin from ultraviolet radiations. 4. It is a weak direct acting hemolytic agent.

Curing Diseases:
1. The flowers are intellect promoting and useful in cephalagia, burning sensation, insomnia, and fever.
2. Henna has active elements that help protect against many surface fungi and bacteria and has been used for its cooling and astringent properties.
3. In hot climates, henna is used as protection against sun, to soothe sunburn and to reduce body temperature.

Research Information:
Ethanolic extract of Lawsonia inermis shows significant wound healing property. It reduces inflammations, enhanced wound contraction and skin breaking strength. (Ref. Shivanandan Nayak, B and et.al., The evidence based wound healing activity of Lawsonia inermis Linn., Phytother Res. 2007 May 29; 17533628)

Possible Combinations :
Lawsonia inermis + emblica officinalis + bacopa monnieri (hair conditioning and nourishing)

Valeriana Wallichi Extract

Valeriana Wallichi Extract
  • Valeriana Wallichi Extract
  • Valeriana Wallichi Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are valeric acid, valerenic acid, valechlorine, valerine, limonene, choline, chatinine, valerianine, actinidine, tannins, resins and alkaloids.

Action :

Valeric acid:
1. It reduces reactive oxygen species production and enhanced the cell viability.
2. It causes activation of K+ ATP channel, thus act as hypotensive.
3. It enhances sleeping properties.
4. It causes an increase in short-term memeory.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used to cure epilepsy, convulsions and nervous disorders.2. It is useful in jaundice, ulcers, wounds and cardiac debility.
3. It is used in a dry cough, asthma, chronic and intermittent fever.
4. It s also used in ophthalmopathy, dysmenorrhoea and skin diseases.

Research Information:
Valeriana wallichii extract is useful in the treatment of stress related disorders in human. It not only significantly (p < 0.001) reduces stress and anxiety, but also significantly (p < 0.001) improved depression and enhanced the willingness to adjustment. (Ref. Bhattacharyya, Dipankar and et.al., Initial exploratory observational pharmacology of Valeriana wallichii on stress management: a clinical report, Nepal Med Coll J. 2007 Mar ;9 (1):36-39)

Possible Combinations :
Valeriana wallichii + humulus lupulus + passiflora incarnate +trifolium pretense + momordica charantia

Cinchona Officinalis

Cinchona Officinalis
  • Cinchona Officinalis
  • Cinchona Officinalis

Uses : Quinine Bark is bitter, astringent, acrid, thermogenic, febrifugre, oxytoxic and anodyne, digestive, antipyretic, cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory and tonic. Cinchona Officinalis is useful in malerial and intermittent fevers, lumbago, bacterial infections, helminthiasis, dyspepsia, chronic dysentery, skin diseases, cough, bronchitis and cardiac debility. The powdered peruvian bark (quinine bark) is often used in tooth-powders, owing to its astringency. Cinchona officinalis in decoction is a useful gargle and a good throat astringent.

Boswellia Serrata Extract

Boswellia Serrata Extract
  • Boswellia Serrata Extract
  • Boswellia Serrata Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are boswellic acids, essential oils, gum, tannins, beta-sitosterol, lignin, and terpenoids.

Action :

Boswellic acids:
1. It inhibits the leukotriene biosynthesis in neutrophilic granulocytes.
2. It inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and topoisomerases of leukoma and glioma cells and thus prevents leukemia.
3. It has the ability to inhibit 5-lipoxygenase and used as an anti-inflammatory remedy.
4. It decreases the polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration and migration, decreases primary antibody synthesis and causes almost total inhibition of the classical complement pathway.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in the treatment of fibromyalgia, diarrhea, and dysentery, stomach disorders, rheumatic disorders, and lymphadenopathy.
2. It is used for cleansing the scalp, treating dandruff, corns, and growths.
3. It helps in fighting against the urinary tract infections and works as the diuretic.

4. It is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Research Information:
Boswellia serrata extract or Boswellic acid shows an inhibitory effect on human leukocyte elastase. It blocks leukotriene biosynthesis and exerts potent anti-inflammatory effects. It causes inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and human leukocyte elastase simultaneously. (Ref. Safayhi, H and et.al., T, Inhibition of Boswellia serrata extract on human leukocyte elastase. J. Pharmacol Exp. Ther., 1997 Apr;281 (1): 460-463)

Possible Combinations :
Boswellia serrata +tylophora indicia (asthma

Pluchea Lanceolata

Pluchea Lanceolata

Uses : The plant is used for the inflammations and bronchitis, psoriasis, cough and piles. It is also used as antipyretic, analgesic, laxative and nervine tonic. The decoction of plant is used to prevent the swellings of joint in arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases. The roots are antipyretic, bitter, laxative and thermogenic and are used for allaying the pain caused by the sting of scorpions. Plant extract is used as a cooling agent in summer. The leaves are aperient and used as a laxative, analgesic and atypyretic.

Semecarpus Anacardium

Semecarpus Anacardium
  • Semecarpus Anacardium
  • Semecarpus Anacardium

Uses: The fruits are acrid, bitter, astringent, digestive, carminative, purgative, liver tonic, expectorant, stomachic, laxative, tonic and oleaginous. The fruit is useful in leucoderma, scaly skin, allergic, dermatitis, poisonous bites, leprosy, cough, asthma, and dyspepsia. Also act as insecticides, antiseptic, termite repellents and herbicide. It is extremely beneficial in the diseases like piles, colitis, diarrhea, dyspepsia, ascites, tumors and worms. The topical application of its oil on swollen joints and traumatic wounds effectively controls the pain.

Hedychium

Hedychium
  • Hedychium
  • Hedychium

Uses : Used in nausea, bronchial asthma, halitosis and vomiting. Also useful in diminished appetite, hiccups, local inflammation etc. It is useful in the treatment of liver complaints. It is also used in the treatment of indigestion and poor circulation due to thickening of the blood.

Illicium Verum

Illicium Verum
  • Illicium Verum
  • Illicium Verum

Uses: Fruits are used as condiments for flavoring curries, confectionery. It is also used in Perfumery. Fruit is chewed to sweeten the breath and to help digestion. It is stomachic and carminative. It is used as an adjunct to cough mixtures and as corrective of taste. Star anise oil is used in perfumery and soaps. The oil is stimulant, stomachic, carminative, mildly expectorant and diuretic.

Parmelia Perlata

Parmelia Perlata
  • Parmelia Perlata
  • Parmelia Perlata

Uses : Stone flower is used as food and medicine. It contains no fat, carbohydrates and protein of 1-5% are present. It is eaten as soup and in salads. It is kapha and pitta suppressant. It is a good pain reliever and also promotes early healing of wounds due to its bitter taste. It helps in treating the skin related problem due to its cold potency. It acts as expectorant, astringent. It helps in avoiding the calculi and it helps in maintaining the normal body temperature. It is also used as anti-fungal and anti-viral agent. It is helpful in relieving from pain when applied on head. It also helps in itching and skin related problems. It helps in reducing any kind of inflammation in the body. It shows antibacterial activity and is fairly effective against Protozoans. Its decoction is given for laryngitis. It helps against boldness, period aches, worms and lice

Phyllanthus Amarus Extract

Phyllanthus Amarus Extract
  • Phyllanthus Amarus Extract
  • Phyllanthus Amarus Extract


Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical constituents are phyllanthine, hypophyllanthine, alkaloids, quercetin, quercertrin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, amarin, geraniin, corilagin, rutin and 3-O-glucopyranoside.

Action :

Bitters: 1. It blocks DNA polymerase, an enzyme required by Hepatitis B virus for growth and replication. 2. It inhibits lipid peroxidation and scavenges hydroxyl and superoxide radicals in vitro. 3. It shows inhibiting properties on both COX-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). 4. It plays important role in the disruption of HbsAg mRNA transcription and post-transcription which is beneficial against viral carcinogenesis. 5. It shows the antagonistic effect on calcium channel and blocks voltage-dependent Ca++ currents. 6. It significantly reduces the plasma activities of alanine and aspartate transaminases and total bilirubin concentration.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is diuretic, hypotensive and hypoglycemic in nature.
2. It is very useful against chronic and acute Hepatitis B.
3. It is used to cure jaundice, gonorrhea and diabetes.
4. It is used in sores, swelling and itchiness.
5. It is also used in frequent menstruation.
6. It is useful in ophthalmia and chronic dysentery.
7. It promotes liver functions and helpful to cure liver related problems.

Research Information:
P Phyllanthus amarus is a potential diuretic, hypotensive and hypoglycaemic drug for humans. (Ref. To study the diuretic, hypotensive and hypoglycaemic effects of Phyllanthus amarus, Indian J Experimental Biology1995; 33(11): 861-864)

Possible Combinations :
P Phyllanthus amarus + phyllanthus niruri (very effective against hepatitis b)

Commiphora Mukul Extract

Commiphora Mukul Extract
  • Commiphora Mukul Extract
  • Commiphora Mukul Extract


Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical componenets are guggulsterones E and Z, guggulsterol-I, II, III, cholesterol, sesamin and camphorene.

Action :

Guggulsterones:
1. It significantly lowers total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
2. The combination of antioxidant and lipid-lowering properties of guggulsterones make it especially beneficial against atherogenesis.
3. Guggulsterones Z&E stimulate thyroid production, increase triiodothyronine (T3) levels and metabolic rate of the body thus controls obesity.
4. It stimulates the activity of white blood cells in the body, contributing to the build-up of the immune system.
5. It inhibits platelet aggregation and normalizes fibrinolytic activity.
6. These act as an immune stimulant by increasing leukocyte count and enhance phagocytosis.
7. It lowers serum markers of inflammations.
Curing Diseases:1. Guggulsterones are recommended for the treatment of acne, diabetes and obesity.2. Guggul can be used in the treatment for impotence.
3. It has a great effect in preventing heart attack, heart atherosclerosis or narrowing of the arteries.

Research Information:
C Commiphora mukul extract shows hypocholestrolemic effect. It lowers the serum cholesterol level in the body. (Ref. To investigate the hypocholestrolemic effects of an alcholic extract of Commiphora mukul
Possible Combinations :
Commiphora mukul + inula racemosa (angina treatment)

Picrorhiza Kurroa

Picrorhiza Kurroa
  • Picrorhiza Kurroa
  • Picrorhiza Kurroa

Uses: Its usefulness as a laxative, liver-stimulant, improving lactation, appetite stimulant, febrifuge and as beneficial in bronchial asthma. The plant and its formulations are widely used in therapy of epidemic jaundice. Clinical studies including double-blind trials have been carried out with the root powder of the plant in patients with viral hepatitis with significant improvement in symptoms like anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. There was a concurrent improvement in liver functions. Open trials in bronchial asthma have given encouraging prophylactic response with prolonged administration. It is bitter, carminative, digestant and has a cooling effect and is used as a cardiotonic, antipyretic and anthelmintic. It is also used in diabetes, jaundice, blood disorders, hepatomegaly, liver and spleen disorders, and skin disorders.

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds

Uses : It is used internally in habitual constipation, functional disorders of the colon resulting from the misuse of laxatives and irritable colon, as a demulcent preparation in gastritis and enteritis.Externally, the powdered seeds or the press-cake are used as an emollient, in poultices for boils, carbuncles and other skin afflictions. The oil pressed from the seed (linseed oil) has been used for a variety of industrial purposes and the oil-free meal could be fed to livestock. In addition to usage of seed for industrial purposes, whole flaxseed is used extensively in baked goods in Europe. They are even used to stuff pillows for Therapeutic purposes. Seed poultice is also useful in bronchitis and other deep-seated inflammation is recommended for gouty and rheumatic swellings. The mucilage is dropped into the eye in irritable condition of conjunctiva.

Vinca Rosea Extract

Vinca Rosea Extract
  • Vinca Rosea Extract
  • Vinca Rosea Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical componenets are ajmaline, catharanthaine, leurosidine, vincristine, vinblastine, vinorelbine, vindesine, vincamine & vinorelbine.

Action :

Alkaloids:
1. It has vasodilating, blood thinning, and memory-enhancing actions.
2. It acts as a cerebral stimulant and vasodilator.
3. It is used to treat arteriosclerosis.
4. It is very effective in curing dementia caused due to the insufficient blood supply to the brain.
5. It interferes with cells' ability to synthesize DNA and RNA.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used to treat Hodgkin’s and non- Hodgkin’s disease.
2. It is used in hypertension and diabetes.
3. It is used in cerebrovascular dilation.

Research Information:
Alcholic extract of Vinca rosea leaves possesses potent hypoglycemic and anti-hyperglycemic effect. It significantly lowers the blood sugar level in the body.
(Ref. Chattopadhyay, R.R. and et.al., The hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic effect of leaves of Vinca rosea linn., Indian J Physiology Pharmacology, 1991 Jul ;35:145-151)

Possible Combinations :
Vinca rosea +trifolium + iris versicolor+ thuja occidentalis + galium aparine + echinacea purpurea + curcuma longa + colchicum officinale (cancer treatment).

Jatropha Seeds

Jatropha Seeds
  • Jatropha Seeds
  • Jatropha Seeds

Uses: Jatropha is a small tree or shrub with smooth gray bark, which exudes whitish colored, watery latex when cut. It grows between three and five meters in height but can attain a height of up to eight or ten meters under favorable conditions. Oil has a very high saponification value and is being extensively used for making soap in some countries. The oil is used as an illuminant as it burns without emitting smoke. Oil cake of Jatropha is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium and can be used as organic manure. It is a drought resistant shrub with a smooth gray bark. It contains anti-cancerous properties. It is also used as an external application for skin diseases and rheumatism and for sores on domestic livestock. In addition, the tender twigs of the plant are used for cleaning teeth, while the juice of the leaf is used as an external application for piles. The roots are used as an antidote for snakebites. A decoction of roots and leaves is given for diarrhea. The root bark is used in external applications for sore.

Peganum Harmala

Peganum Harmala

Uses: Despite its history as a euphoric and purportedly herb, harmula is little used in contemporary western herbal medicine due to potential toxicity. The treat has to be taken to treat eye disorders and to increase the volume of breast milk production. Antitumor, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Aromatic, Dye, Economic, Medicinal, Psychotropic. Peganum harmala is an entheogen proposed as the sacred Zoroastrian (Vedic) plant Haoma. The plant is used traditionally as an emmenagogue and an abortifacient agent in the Middle East and North Africa. The fruits of Peganum Harmala are the source of a red dye and an oil. The esteem in which Peganum Harmala is held amongst peoples of the East is extraordinary. Most commonly it is used as an incense. Although there are repeated but vague reports of the employment of Peganum harmala as a traditional hallucinogen, its actual narcotic use in inducing visions has not yet been established beyond a doubt. It certainly has some mind-altering effects including sedation. It shows antibacterial activity and is fairly effective against Protozoans. Its decoction is given for laryngitis. It helps against boldness, period aches, worms, and lice.

Punica Granatum Extract

Punica Granatum Extract
  • Punica Granatum Extract
  • Punica Granatum Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constitutes are punicalagin, ellagic acid, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, ellagitannins, anthocyanins (delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin) and EA-glycosides.

Action :

Tannins / Ellagic acid: 1. It reduces the risk of skin carcinogenesis induced by environmental chemicals. 2. It is useful to modulate polyaromatic hydrocarbon carcinogenesis. 3. It inhibites the binding of benzo[a]pyrene metabolites to DNA. 4. It induces transcription of the quinone reductase (QR) gene and acts as an antioxidant. 5. It shows significant increases in total hepatic glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity, hepatic GST-Ya activity, and hepatic GST-Ya mRNA.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in dyspepsia, diarrhoea and dysentery.
2. It is helpful in inflammations of the stomach.
3. Also used in heart pain and other cardiac problems.

Research Information:
P unica granatum seed extract possess hypoglycaemic activity. It causes a significant reduction of blood glucose levels. (Ref. Das, A.K. and et.al., Studies on the hypoglycaemic activity of Punica granatum seeds, Phytotherapy Research 2001 Nov; 15 (7): 628-629)

Possible Combinations :
Punica granatum + zingiber officinalis + nigella sativa + ellatera cardamomum + camelia theifera (refreshing tea).

Thymus Vulgaris

Thymus Vulgaris
  • Thymus Vulgaris
  • Thymus Vulgaris

Uses : The flowering tops are anthelmintic, strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, tonic. The plant is used internally in the treatment of dry coughs, whooping cough, bronchitis, bronchial catarrh, asthma, laryngitis, indigestion, gastritis and diarrhoea and enuresis in children. It is used in the treatment of tonsillitis, gum diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and fungal infections. It is very rich in essential oils and these are the active ingredients responsible for most of the medicinal properties. In particular, thyme is valued for its antiseptic and antioxidant properties, it is an excellent tonic and is used in treating respiratory diseases and a variety of other ailments. The whole herb is used in the treatment of digestive disorders, sore throats, fevers etc. Leaves are highly aromatic and are frequently used fresh or dried as a seasoning in a variety of culinary applications including soups, stews and sauces. It is useful in cases of wind spasms and colic, and will assist in promoting perspiration at the commencement of a cold, and in fever and febrile complaints generally.

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk

Uses : It is diuretic, emollient and cooling. Used in inflammatory conditions of mucous membrane of gastro intestinal and genitourinary tracts. Very well known as a laxative. It restores proper bowel movements and used in treatment of chronic constipation, amoebic and bucillary dysentery. Psyllium husk and seeds are formal Pharmacopoeia. Crushed seeds made into a poultice are applied to rheumatic and glandular swellings. The seed mucilage is used in cosmetics and as a basic stabilizer in ice cream industry.

Uraria Picta

Uraria Picta

Uses: Uraria picta is one of the components of Dasamoola. Roots are in nature. They are mainly used for fracture healing properties. Its decoction is useful in a cough, chills, and fevers. Leaves are antiseptic in nature. They are mainly useful in gonorrhea.

Azadirachta Indica

Azadirachta Indica

Uses : It acts as vermifuge, insecticide, astringent, tonic and antiseptic. It possess anti diabetic, anti bacterial and anti viral properties and used successfully in cases of stomach, worms and ulcers. Root barks possess astringent, tonic and antiperiodic properties. It is also useful in malarial fever. The oil is used in making neem-based soaps, shampoos and toothpaste. Leaves are used to cure chicken pox. It is also used in the treatment of acne and has blood purifying property.

Cissus Quadrangularis Extract

Cissus Quadrangularis Extract
  • Cissus Quadrangularis Extract
  • Cissus Quadrangularis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components:Main chemical constituents are tetracyclic triterpenoids, onocer-7-ene-3alpha, 21 beta-diol and onocer-7-ene-3beta, 21 alpha-diol and two steriodal principles I and II, alpha-sitosterol, delta-amyrin

Action :

Ketosterones :
1. It acts as antagonists to the glucocorticoid receptor and promote good bone health.2. It increases intramuscular creatinine levels.
3. It blocks the muscle damaging effect of cortisol and leads to the formation of new muscles.
4. It shows significant inhibition in DPPH free radical formation, superoxide radical production and lipid peroxide production in erythrocytes.
5. It protects gastric mucosa against ulceration by its antisecretory and cytoprotective property.
6. It mobilizes fibroblast and chondroblasts to an injured tissue and enhances regeneration.
Curing Diseases :
1. It is mainly used in treatment of fractured bones, asthma and cardiac problems.2. It is anthelmintic, digestive and analgesic.
3. It is useful in eye and ear diseases and in irregular menstruation.
4. It is useful in colic, leprosy, ulcers, tumours and skin diseases.
5. It is helpful in back and spine problems.

Research Information :
Cissus quadrangularis extract is used as dietary supplement or pharmaceutical composition. It provides prevention and treatment of osteo-health related disorders and diseases. (Ref. Use of the plant Cissus quadrangularis or its extracts for osteo-health including prevention or mitigation of degenerative disease, fracture healing and anabolic increase in osteo tissues.

Pterocarpus Santalinus

Pterocarpus Santalinus


Uses: It is an astringent and a cooling agent and is used in several skincare preparations. It is used in the treatment of pimples, acne, wrinkles etc. It is also used internally in chronic bronchitis, gonorrhea and gleet, chronic cystitis with benzoic and boric acids. Much used as a perfume for different purposes. The wood is used for making fancy articles and is much carved. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antiseptic, wound healing agent and anti-acne treatment. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antiseptic, wound healing agent and anti-acne treatment. A paste of the wood is used as a cooling external application for inflammations and headache. A decoction of fruit is used as an astringent tonic in chronic dysentery.

Castor


Uses : Castor leaves are used externally by nursing mothers to increase the flow of milk. Castor Oil is a natural emollient and can be applied to the skin and hair as a softener. Juice from the leaves of the Castor plant is used against rheumatism, headache, dropsy (edema), abscesses, ringworms, and warts. Castor Oil is used for temporary constipation, but is not effective for chronic constipation. It has also been used for colic and acute diarrhea due to slow digestion. Castor Oil can support labor and delivery. Externally Castor Oil is used to treat ringworm and itch. Castor oil is commonly used for the preparation of hair-oils, hair fixers and aromatic perfumes. It is used as an ingredient in hair lotions and tonics in concentrations of 0.5-20 per cent. Leaves applied to the head to relieve headache and as a poultice for boils. Oil used externally for dermatitis and eye ailments.

Solanum Xanthocarpum

Solanum Xanthocarpum
  • Solanum Xanthocarpum
  • Solanum Xanthocarpum

Uses: Fruits eaten as an anthelmintic and for indigestion. Root is an expectorant, used in Ayurvedic medicine for a cough, asthma and chest pain. Also used for flatulence, sore throat, and toothache. It cures asthma, cough, bronchospasm, sore throat, constipation, an effective expectorant, and diuretic. Bhavamisra, an ancient physician, mentions it as promoting conception in females. Given with honey, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), datura (Datura metal), and black pepper it can be effective in cases of bronchial asthma. Stem, flowers, and fruits are bitter and carminative and are prescribed for relief in burning sensation in the feet. Leaves are applied locally to relieve pain.

Buckwheat Hulls

Buckwheat Hulls
  • Buckwheat Hulls
  • Buckwheat Hulls

Uses : Buckwheat is astringent, acrid, bitter, cardiotonic, hypotensive, galactogogue, prophylactic and vasodilator. It is very good source of ‘rutin’. Rutin is useful in treatment of circulatory problems. It dilates blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, treat fragile capillaries and reduce permeability of capillaries. It is useful in gout, varicose veins and haemorrhage into retina. Buckwheat tea is used to cure circulatory problems. It is used in the treatment of chilblain, retinitis, eczema and liver disorders. buckwheat pillow is very useful as compared to conventional fiberfill foam or feather fillings. As it provide relief from pains and very good support to head and neck. Buckwheat hull fillings are cool in summer and warm in winter because of its insulating properties. It is also environment friendly pillow. An infusion of the herb has been used in the treatment of erysipelas (an acute infectious skin disease). It is also used as food supplements

Centella Asiatica

Centella Asiatica
  • Centella Asiatica
  • Centella Asiatica

Uses : It is tonic, diuretic and alterative. It is used in treatment of leporosy and known to ameliorate the symptoms of the disease and improves general health of the patient. It is a brain tonic and stimulates hair growth. The whole plant possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifebrile, diuretic and galactagogic activity. External application in the form of poultices is prescribed for contusions, closed fractures, sprains and furunculosis.

Carica Papaya Extract

Carica Papaya Extract
  • Carica Papaya Extract
  • Carica Papaya Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are papain, chymopapain, pectin, cariporide, campaign, pseudocarpaine, dehydrocarpines, carotenoids, cryptoglavine, cis-violaxanthin and antheraxanthin.

Action :

Papain:
1. It regulates the expression of replicase polyproteins. 2. It is a strong digestive enzyme and useful in serious digestive disorders such as bloating and chronic indigestion.
3. It possesses potent spermicidal activity.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used in psoriasis, bleeding piles, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, and counter-irritant. 2. An infusion of the leaves is used for various urinary complaints, gonorrhea, colic, fever, beriberi, dressing for foul wounds etc.
3. It is used to remove skin lesions and improve damaged skin conditions.
4. It is also used in treatments of jellyfish and insect stings

Research Information:
Leaf extract of Carica papaya possesses significant hypoglycemic effect. It decreases the blood sugar level. (Ref. Fakeye, T.O. and et.al., a Hypoglycemic effect of Carica papaya leaves, Tropical J. Of Pharmaceutical Research, Mar. 2007;6 (1) 671-678)

Possible Combinations:
Carica papaya + mentha arvensis + moringa pterygosperma (relieves post-operative symptoms and abdominal distension)

Acacia Catechu Extract

Acacia Catechu Extract
  • Acacia Catechu Extract
  • Acacia Catechu Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are catechin, catechuic acid, pyrocatechin, phloroglucin, protocatechuic acid, quercetin, gum, and mineral.

Action :

Tannins / Catechin :
1. It restores antioxidant enzyme superoxide (sod) from the radiation inducing damage.
2. It helps to prevent free radical oxidative damage to cells.
3. It shows a reduction in membrane fluidity.
4. It restores and maintains the balance of amino acids in osteoarthritis.
5. It shows thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation.
6. It shows an inhibitory effect against tumor cells (particularly against breast cancer, colon, lung carcinoma, and melanoma).

Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in stomach problems like diarrhea, dysentery, colitis and gastric cancer.2. It is used as a mouthwash for mouth, gum and throat diseases like gingivitis, stomatitis.
3. It is used in high blood pressure.
4. It is used as astringent and helpful in pharyngitis, and haemorrhages.

Research Information:
E thyl acetate extract of Acacia catechu (cutch/katha) has significant antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycaemic and hepatoprotective properties. (Ref. Ray, D. And et. al., Antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycaemic and hepatoprotective activities of ethyl acetate extract of Acacia catechu Willd., Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 2006, 38 (6) 408-413)

Possible Combinations:
Acacia catechu + Commiphora Mukul + hamamelis (used as ga argle for pharyngitis and gingivitis).

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are glycyrrhizin, a mixture of potassium and calcium salts of glycyrrhizinic acid, glabranin A&B, glycyrrhizol, glabrolide, isoflavones, coumarins, triterpene sterols.

Action :

Glycyrrhizinic Acid:
1. It exerts hypocholesterolemic action by stimulating the conversion of cholesterol into bile acids
2. It exhibits antimutagenic activity against ribose-lysine.
3. It possesses potent free radical scavenging activity.
4. It promotes the decrease in lipid peroxidation in hepatic tissue homogenate and blood serum.
5. It stimulates the excretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex and prolongs the action of cortisone.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in a cough, bronchitis, ulcer, fever, hiccough, and hoarseness of voice.
2. It is used in skin diseases, eye diseases, pharyngitis, epilepsy, and anemia.
3. It is useful in hemorrhoids, hemorrhage and urticaria.
4. A decoction of the root is a good wash for falling and greying of hair.
5. It is also applied to cuts and wounds.

Research Information:
Glycyrrhiza glabra extract possess anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic effect. It inhibits PGE2, arachidonic acid release and suppresses dexamethasone-induced histamine release and mast cell degranulation. (Ref. Snow J., Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of Glycyrrhiza glabra. Protoc.J.Bot.Med., 1996, 1,3:9-14)

Possible Combinations: Glycyrrhiza glabra + Ocimum sanctum (relieve cold and cough)

Triphala Extract

Triphala Extract
  • Triphala Extract
  • Triphala Extract


Chemical Constituents and Components:
Main chemical constituents are gallic acid, chebulagic acid, chebulinic acid, corilagin, sitosterol, bellericanin, Vitamin C and quercetin.

Action :

Tannins: 1. It restores the noise-stress induced changes because of its antioxidant properties. 2. It has the ability to induce cytotoxicity in tumor cells. 3. It shows an increase in the radiation tolerance by 1.4 Gray of gamma radiation. 4. It strengthens the muscle tissues of the colon and increases the nutrient absorption in the body. 5. It prevents superoxide induced hemolysis of erythrocytes. 6. It stimulates the intestinal wall and promotes good colon health. 7. It reduces the high blood pressure and improves blood circulation. 8. It lowers the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which is harmful to the body.

Curing Diseases:
1. It supports and regularizes the digestive system.
2. It is helpful in constipation, indigestion and other digestive complaints.
3. It is recommended in premature aging.
4. It reduces high blood pressure and hypertension and improves blood circulation.
5. It is used in the treatment of conjunctivitis, progressive myopia, the early stages of glaucoma and cataracts.

Research Information:
Triphala has a significant medicinal value as a potential detoxifying and anti-cancer agent. It has the ability to induce cytotoxicity (cell death) in tumor cells but spared the normal cells. (Ref. ‘Potential of traditional Ayurvedic formulation, Triphala, as a novel anticancer drug’ Cancer Letters, 2006)

Possible Combinations: Triphala + oleoresin of Commiphora Mukul (shows inhibitory effect on hyaluronidase and collagenase)

Leptadenia Reticulata

Leptadenia Reticulata
  • Leptadenia Reticulata
  • Leptadenia Reticulata

Uses: The plant is a galactagogue, cooling, nutritive, stimulant, diuretic, and eye tonic. Useful to cure eye-diseases, seminal debility, general weakness, cough, dyspnoea, fever, asthma, constipation, sore throat, and gonorrhea. Extracts of roots and leaves of the plant act as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent. It promotes health and vigor, improves voice, alleviates the three dosas vata, pitta, and Kapha. It also cures eye diseases, hematemesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnoea, fever, and burning sensation

Hemidesmus Indicus Extract

Hemidesmus Indicus Extract
  • Hemidesmus Indicus Extract
  • Hemidesmus Indicus Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are sarsaponin, smilacin, p-methoxy salicylic aldehyde, beta-sitosterol, sarsasapogenin, smilagenin, sitosterol, stigmasterol fatty acids and tannins.

Action :

Saponins: 1. It regulates the release of IgG (immunoglobulin G) by lymphocytes and adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity.
2. It reduces excessive glucose levels and increases the number of insulin receptors in humans, by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells.
3. It restores the altered expression of liver pyruvate kinase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase enzymes in diabetic patients.
4. It lowers the amount of total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL cholesterol and triglycerides significantly.
5. It shows an inhibitory effect on DNA synthesis and causes cytotoxicity against tumor cells.
Curing Diseases:
1. It works as a blood purifier and in the treatment of rheumatism and leucorrhoea.
2. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, wounds, psoriasis and syphilis.
3. It is useful in inflammations, heptopathy and neuropathy.
4. It is used in a cough, asthma and fever.

Research Information:
Hemidesmus indicus root extract shows potent antienterobacteria activity. It inhibits the growth of enterobacteria and very effective against S. flexneri. (Ref. Das, Sarita, and Niranjali Devaraj, S., the Antienterobacterial activity of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. root extracts. Phytotherapy Research, 2006 20(5): 416-421)

Possible Combinations :
Hemidesmus indicus + berberis aristata (blood purifier)

Boerhavia Diffusa

Boerhavia Diffusa
  • Boerhavia Diffusa
  • Boerhavia Diffusa

Uses : According to Ayurveda Boerhavia is bitter, anaemia, cooling, heart diseases, astringent to bowels, useful in biliousness, blood impurities, leucorrhoea, asthma, alternatives etc. The leaves are useful in dyspepsia, tumours, abdominal pains, and spleen enlargement. According to Unani system of medicine, the leaves are appetizers, alexiteric, useful in opthalmia and in joint pains. Seeds are tonic expectorant, carminative, useful in lumbago, scabies. The seeds are considered as promising blood purifier. Roots are used to treat gonorrhea, all internal inflammation and edema. Roots stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder, as a diuretic, for all types of liver disorders (including jaundice and hepatitis), gallbladder pain and stones, urinary tract disorders, renal disorders, kidney stones, cystitis, and nephritis.

Plumbago Zeylanica

Plumbago Zeylanica
  • Plumbago Zeylanica
  • Plumbago Zeylanica

Uses: Plumbago is acrid and stimulates sweating. It also promotes appetite and helps in digestion. It is used for dyspepsia, piles, and skin diseases. Roots have been used as an abortifacient in some indigenous practices, internally or as an irritant to the uterus. The powdered root is occasionally taken as a snuff to relieve a headache. It also helps in adhesion of tissues in the body and works as antidiarrheal due to heavy properties.

Terminalia Belerica

Terminalia Belerica

Uses: It is astringent, tonic, expectorant, and laxative. It is used in coughs and sore throat. Its pulp is used in dropsy, piles, and diarrhea. It is also useful in leprosy, fever and hair care. It is also used in oxalic acid and preparation of ink. It is used in case of rheumatism. Seed oil is applied in skin diseases and premature graying of hair.

Saussurea Lappa

Saussurea Lappa
  • Saussurea Lappa
  • Saussurea Lappa

Uses: The roots are bitter, acrid, sweet, thermogenic, aromatic, deodorant, anodyne, carminative, digestive, stomachic, diaphoretic, stimulant, alternate, depurative, galactagogue, diuretic, disinfectant, antibacterial, antispasmodic, expectorant, febrifuge, skin stimulant and tonic. Roots are useful in chronic and foul ulcers, cough, asthma, bronchitis, flatulence, cholera, leprosy, leucoderma, jaundice, liver problems, skin diseases, ringworm, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, hiccough, hysteria, cardiac disorder, gout, and general debility. Aromatic roots are also used in obtaining essential oil, which is used in perfumeries, incenses, and in hair tonic. Oil from the root is very beneficial in the treatment of rheumatism. It is used in the treatment of swelling and fullness of the stomach.

Solanum Indicum

Solanum Indicum
  • Solanum Indicum
  • Solanum Indicum

Uses: Roots are diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant. The root is used against bronchitis, itch and for body aches, for asthma and to cure wounds while the seeds are used to treat a toothache. The berries are injurious to children but are often eaten by adults with impunity, especially when quite ripe as the poisonous principle is chiefly associated with all green parts. It is applied in medicine similarly to bittersweet but is more powerful and possesses greater narcotic properties. The leaves are placed in the cradles of infants to promote sleep. It is useful in cutaneous disorders. Their juice has been used for ringworm, gout, and earache and when mixed with vinegar is considered to be good for gargle and mouthwash. Half-ripe fruits are employed in the preparation of curries, chutneys, and preserves. A decoction of the root is prescribed as a tonic and also used in difficult parturition.

Berberis Aristata

Berberis Aristata
  • Berberis Aristata
  • Berberis Aristata

Uses : The plant is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, alternative, antipyretic, antiperiodic, anti-septic, anti-cancer, bitter, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, laxative, stomachic and sweat-inducing. It is mainly used in eye diseases, haemorrhoids, amenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, piles, sores, peptic ulcers, dysentery, heartburn, indigestion, hepatitis, intermittent fever, and chronic ophthalmia. An infusion of root is useful in treatment of malaria, skin diseases, diarrhea and jaundice. A decoction is used as mouthwash for treating swollen gums and toothache. It is also used to treat infections, eczema, parasites, psoriasis, and vaginitis. Roots are hypoglycemic, antiinflammatory and stimulate the cardiovascular system. Root bark is anticoagulant and hypotensive in nature

Spikenard Oil

Spikenard Oil

Uses : This is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of hysteria and other neurological disorders. It is used for pain relief and a smooth menstrual flow. It is also used in perfumery such as oriental bases, heavy floral, fougeres, woody bases, animal ambre types etc and in flavors as a modifier for calamus, valerian, hop, ginger, cardamom. Jatamansi is used for treating insomnia, mental instability and also as a memory enhancer. As an herbal CNS (Central Nervous System) drug, it is used for epilepsy, hysteria and convulsions. Due to its anti-arrhythmic activity the oil is said to promote hair growth and helps in maintaining its color as well. It is also believed to be useful for leprosy. It is used as a stimulant, antiseptic, insect repellent and for the treatment of stomachache, constipation and cholera. The rhizome is used as an aromatic adjunct in the preparation of medicinal oil. Mixed with sesame oil, it is rubbed on the head as a nervesedative. This herb is asedative and diuretic used in the management of spasmodic hysteria, heart palpitations, menopause, hystero-epilepsy, convulsive ailments, flatulence, stress, high blood pressure and nervous headache. The paste prepared in cold water is beneficial to reduce the burning sensation. It has rejuvenating qualities especially for the mature skin, and can help with allergies, skin inflammations and rashes.

Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis helps in inducing abortion, provide treatment for headache. Young leaves are sometimes used as a spinach substitute. Flowers can also be made into a kind of pickle or used as a purple dye for colouring foods such as preserved fruits and cooked vegetables. Root is edible but very fibrousy. Its also good for hair treatment. The leaves and flowers are beaten into a paste and poulticed onto cancerous swellings and mumps. The leaves are anodyne, aperient, emollient and laxative. A decoction is used as a lotion in the treatment of fevers.

Acacia Concina

Acacia Concina

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Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia Serrata
  • Boswellia Serrata
  • Boswellia Serrata

Uses : The bark is sweet, cooling and tonic. It is good in vitiated conditions of Pitta, cough, asthma. It is useful in fevers, urethrorrhea, diaphoresis, convulsions, chronic laryngitis, jaundice and arthritis. Gum resin is antiseptic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and diuretic in nature. It also helps in the treatment of bronchitis, diarrhea, jaundice, ringworm and other skin diseases.

Cinnamomum Camphora

Cinnamomum Camphora
  • Cinnamomum Camphora
  • Cinnamomum Camphora

Uses : Bark is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, analeptic, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, aromatic, , carminative, diaphoretic, , stimulant, narcotic and tonic. It is used as nervine depressant in case of hysteria, epilepsy, chorea and convulsions. It acts as stimulant for cardiac, circulation and respiration. It is useful in measles, typhoid, whooping cough, asthma, and hiccup. It is recommended in case of cough, cold, toothache and liver disorders. Camphor oil is antihelmintic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic and . It is used for treating joints and muscle pains, cold sores and skin diseases. Camphor oil is best used for sedating nervy types particularly when associated with depression. Also used an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.

Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Artocarpus Heterophyllus
  • Artocarpus Heterophyllus
  • Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Uses: The leaves are useful in fever, boils, wounds, skin diseases. The young fruits are acrid, astringent, carminative and tonic. The ripe fruits are sweet, cooling, laxative, tonic. The seeds are sweet, diuretic and constipating. The wood is nervine is useful on convulsions. The latex is useful in dyspepsia, ophthalmitis, and pharyngitis. The Chinese consider Jackfruit pulp and seeds tonic, cooling and nutritious, and to be "useful in overcoming the influence of alcohol on the system." The seed starch is given to relieve biliousness and the roasted seeds are regarded. The ash of Jackfruit leaves, burned with corn and coconut shells, is used alone or mixed with coconut oil to heal ulcers. The dried latex yields rotenone, convertible testosteron, a compound with marked androgenic action. Mixed with vinegar, the latex promotes healing of abscesses, snakebite, and glandular swellings. The root is a remedy for skin diseases and asthma. An extract of the root is taken in cases of fever and diarrhea. The bark is made into poultices. Heated leaves are placed on wounds. The wood has a property; its pith is said to produce abortion.

Holarrhena Antidysenterica

Holarrhena Antidysenterica
  • Holarrhena Antidysenterica
  • Holarrhena Antidysenterica

Uses: It is one of the best drugs for diarrhea. In chronic diarrhea & to check blood coming from the stool, it should be given with Isobgol, castor oil or Indrayani. According to Ayurveda, the bark is useful in the treatment of piles, skin diseases, and biliousness. The bark is used externally in case of skin troubles. The bark is mostly mixed with cowurine and applies it in affected parts. In the treatment of urinary troubles, the bark is given with cowmilk. The fresh juice of bark is considered good to check diarrhea. In bleeding piles Decoction of Kutaj bark with sunthi checks mucus & blood. Application of this herb is useful in Rh. Arthritis & Osteoarthritis. The bark is used in chest affections and as a remedy in diseases of the skin and spleen. It is a well-known herb for amoebic dysentery and other gastric disorders.

Terminalia Chebula Extract

Terminalia Chebula Extract
  • Terminalia Chebula Extract
  • Terminalia Chebula Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constitutes are chebulagic acid, chebulinic acid, corilagin, beta-sitosterol, gallic acid, ellagic acid, ethyl gallate, tannic acid, galloyl glucose & chebulaginic acid.

Action :

Tannins: 1. It is a potent suppressor of T cell activity. 2. It blocks the cytotoxicity, mediated by cytotoxic T lymphocyte. 3. It shows antibacterial activity against gram positive and negative bacteria. 4. It possesses antimicrobial activity and inhibits xanthine oxidase. 5. It shows strong scavenging activity against free radicals and inhibits reactive oxygen species production from leucocytes.

Curing Diseases :
1. It is useful in gastropathy, flatulence and other stomach problems.
2. It is useful in inflammations, wounds, ulcers and haemorrhoids.
3. It is used in cough, hiccough and pharyngodynia.
4. It is useful in jaundice, vesical and renal calculi, hepatopathy and splenopathy.
5. It is used in the treatment of jaundice, dysentery, urinary tract infections, and immunological disorders.

Research Information:
Terminalia chebula seed powder or extract possesses potent antidiabetic activity.
It causes a reduction in blood sugar and enhances secretion of insulin from the beta cells of Langerhans or through ethe xtra pancreatic mechanism. (Ref. Rao, Nalamolu Koteswara and et.al., Antidiabetic and renoprotective effects of the chloroform extract of Terminalia chebula Retz. seeds, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006 May 7;6 (1):17)

Possible Combinations:
Terminalia chebula+terminalia belerica + emblica officinalis (promote rejuvenation)

Nelumbo Nucifera Extract

Nelumbo Nucifera Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical constitutes are nelumbine, nuciferine, dehydronuciferine, ß-sitosterol, asparagine, nelumboside, lotusine, neferine, palmitic acid, nicotinic acid, glucose and amino acids.

Action :

Polysaccharides: 1. It significantly suppresses activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) proliferation. 2. It reduces blood sugar level and increases the glucose tolerance in the body. 3. It exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity. 4. It significantly lowers the normal body temperature and yeast provoked an elevation of body temperature. 5. It suppresses T-cell proliferation. Saponins: 1. It significantly reduces the level of blood triglycerides. 2. It reduces the high blood sugar level to normal without altering the insulin concentration. 3. It inhibits glucose absorption by suppressing the transfer of glucose from the stomach to the small intestine and by inhibiting the glucose transport system at the small intestinal brush border.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in vomiting, dysentery, cholera, diarrhea, ringworm affection and dyspepsia.
2. It is used in fever, intermittent fever, cough, burning sensation, dysuria and hyperdipsia.
3. It is helpful against hemorrhoids, haemoptysis, menorrhagia, inflammation, bleeding piles and leucorrhoea.
4. It is also useful in skin diseases, leprosy and pruritus.

Research Information:
Hydro alcoholic extract of Nelumbo nucifera seeds is a potent antioxidant. It exhibites strong free radical scavenging activity. (Ref. Rai, Sujay and et.al., Antioxidant activity of Nelumbo nucifera (sacred lotus) seeds, J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Oct 17;16239089)

Possible Combinations: Nelumbo nucifera + berberis aristata + santalum album (prevent pimples and acne)

Podina

Podina
  • Podina
  • Podina

Uses: The entire plant is antibacterial, antifebrile. It yields an essential oil and menthol which exert, through their rapid evaporation, slightly anesthetic, and anodyne local effect. It is effective in a headache, rhinitis, cough sore throat, colic, prurigo and vomiting. Menthol obtained from this is used in balms. It is also used as a flavoring agent in culinary preparations. It is well known as a cardiac tonic in pharmaceutical preparations. It is a good blood cleanser. Due to it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial property, it can be used in swollen gums, mouthwash or mouth ulcers and toothache.

Asparagus Racemosus

Asparagus Racemosus

Uses : The roots are bitter, sweet, emollient, cooling, nervine, tonic, constipating, opthalimic, anobyne, . They are useful in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, tumours, scalding of urine, throat infections, tuberclosis, cough bronchitis and general debility. Roots are used externally to treat stiffness in the joints. The rhizome is a soothing tonic that acts mainly on the circulatory, digestive and respiratory system.

Picrorhiza Kurroa Extract

Picrorhiza Kurroa Extract
  • Picrorhiza Kurroa Extract
  • Picrorhiza Kurroa Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constituents are glycosides picroside I, II and III, phlorhizin, kutkoside, kurrin, kuthinol, kutkiol, kutkisterol, kutkoside, androsin, apocynin, drosin and cucurbitacin.

Action :

Bitters / Kutkin: 1. It alters the structure of the outer membrane of the hepatocytes in such a way as to prevent penetration of the liver toxin into the interior of the cell. 2. It stimulates the action of nucleolar polymerase A, resulting in ribosomal protein synthesis and, thus stimulates the regenerative ability of the liver and the formation of new hepatocytes. 3. It exhibits anti-inflammatory action on a variety of inflammatory models. 4. It modulates liver enzyme level. 5. It decreases the level of lipid peroxidases and hydroperoxidases, free radical producing agents. 6. It shows curative activity against hepatotoxins like thioacetamide, galactosamine, and carbon tetrachloride.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in action.
2. It is useful in curing fever and stomach disorders.
3. It shows hepatoprotective properties and protects liver against toxins.
4. It shows antioxidant activity.
5. It is used to lowers the high cholesterol level.

Research Information:
Ethanol extract of the rhizome of Picrorhiza kurroa, at a dose of 20gm/kg body weight, accelerated the healing of stomach wall of indomethacin induced gastric ulcers patients. (Ray, Arun and et.al., Antioxidant activity of Rhizome of Picrorhiza kurroa on healing, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2002, 17(2) 44-51)

Possible Combinations :
Picrorhiza kurroa + curcuma longa + cassia fistula + psorela corylifolia + saussurea lappa + azardirachta indica + tinospora cordifolia + embelica officinalis + eclipta alba (used in dermatitis).

Hedychium Spicatum Extract

Hedychium Spicatum Extract
  • Hedychium Spicatum Extract
  • Hedychium Spicatum Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are camphene, pinene, myrcene, phellandrene, terpinene, p-cymene, Limonene, 1,8-cineole, linalool oxide, terpinolene, p-cymene, benzyl cinnamate and benzyl acetate.

Action :

Volatile oil:
1. It causes an inhibitory effect on both grams positive and gram-negative bacteria.
2. It inhibits the growth of fugal strains.

Mucilage:
1. It increases the glucose level and glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients.
2. It decreases the lipid peroxidation.
3. It stimulates macrophage functioning.
4. it causes a significant elevation in the GSH (glutathione) concentration in the liver, kidney, stomach, and intestine.
Curing Diseases:
1. It helps in the cure and treatment of dyspepsia, stomachic, diarrhea and liver disorders.
2. It acts as a potent antibacterial agent.
3. It helps in the curing of skin disease, fever, and ulcers.

Research Information:
Rhizome extract of Hedychium spicatum possesses potent antibacterial and antifungal activity. It significantly inhibits the growth of gram positive and gram negative bacteria and fungal strains. (Ref. Bisht, G.S. and et.al., Antimicrobial activity of Hedychium spicatum, Fitoterapia. 2006 Feb 23;16530343)

Possible Combinations:
Hedychium spicatum + adhatoda vasica + glycyrrhiza glabra + alpinia galanga (cua re cough and bronchitis)

Abrus Precatorius

Abrus Precatorius

Uses : Seeds are abortifacient, anodyne, antimicrobial, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, febrifuge, hemostat, laxative, purgative, refrigerant. Vermifuge paste of seeds is applied locally in sciatica, stiffness of shoulder joints and paralysis. Seeds are highly poisonous. Roots are used for gonorrhoea, jaundice and haemoglobinuric bile. Powdered seeds are said to disturb the uterine functions and prevent conception in women. The oil extracted from seeds is said to promote the growth of human hair.

Abrus Precatorius Extract

Abrus Precatorius Extract

Action :
Alkaloids: 1. It plays important role in nonspecific immunostimulant. 2. It possesses antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 3. It causes the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands and affects the central nervous system. 4. It acts directly as thermogenesis in the human body and helps in reducing weight. 5. It raises the blood pressure and indirectly acts on sympathetic nerves. 6. It dilates the bronchioles in the lung by stimulating beta-adrenergic receptors, thus helpful in asthma.

Curing Diseases:
1. The seeds are used for homicidal purposes and as an abortifacient.
2. It is used for curing skin diseases, wounds, alopecia, asthma and treatment of ulcers.
3. It is used externally in the treatment of nervous systems, diarrhea, and dysentery and possesses anthelmintic properties.
4. Roots are used for treating transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, syphilitic disorder.
5. It is also used against jaundice and hemoglobinuria bile.

Research Information:
C-methanol extract of Abrus precatorius seeds shows anti-diabetic effect. It is very helpful in lowering the level of blood sugar. (Ref. Manago, C.C., and Alumanah, E.O., Antidiabetic effect C-methanol extract of Abrus precatorius seed, J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt. (2005) 9 (1) 85-88)

Tribulus Terrestris Extract

Tribulus Terrestris Extract
  • Tribulus Terrestris Extract
  • Tribulus Terrestris Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are saponins (glucopyranosyl galactopyranose, ruscogenin, hecogenin, diosgenin), sterols, flavonoids, fatty acids, and tannins.

Action :

Saponins:
1. It increses the level of various steroidal harmones (includes testoeterone, DHEA and estrogen). 2. It stimulates the LH (lutenizing hormone) release from the pituitary gland.
3. It dilates the coronary artery and coronary circulation.
4. It causes significant decrease in peristaltic movement of muscles.
5. It shows potent antifungal activity.
6. It shows cytotoxic effect on tumour cells by inducing apotosis. Protodioscine:
1. It is converted into DHEA (De-Hydro-Epi-Androsterone), a steroidal body hormone.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is used to enhance muscle strength
2. It serves as a diuretic and a mood-enhancer.
3. It has been popularized as a natural remedy to enhance libido and fertility in both men and women.
4. It is used in building the immune system.
5. It shows anti-bacterial, anti-malarial and anti-fungal properties.

Research Information:
Saponins of Tribulus terrestris shows inhibitory and apotosis inducing eggect on liver cancer cell line BEL-7402. (Ref. Sun, Bin and et.al., Investigation on inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing effects of saponins from Tribulus terrestris on hepatoma cell line BEL-7402, Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2004 Jul ;29 (7):681-684)

Possible Combinations :
Tribulus terristris + bergenia ligulata + zea mays + coriander sativum + vetiver zizanioides (prevents kidney stones)

Pueraria Tuberosa

Pueraria Tuberosa
  • Pueraria Tuberosa
  • Pueraria Tuberosa

Uses: Tubers are used for the treatment of Dysuria, cough, rheumatism, erysipelas and malarial fever. The roots are to be used in Medicine as a demulcent and refrigerant in fevers as cataplasm for swellings of joints and as lactagogue. The roots are said to be used in medicine as a demulcent and refrigerant in fevers, as cataplasm for swelling of joints, and as lactagogue. It is emetic, galactagogue, and tonic.

Calendula Officinalis Extract

Calendula Officinalis Extract
  • Calendula Officinalis Extract
  • Calendula Officinalis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components :Main chemical constituents include saponins, triterpenoids esters, hyperoside, protein, carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, and resin.

Action :

Lutein
1. It possesses free radical scavenging and antioxidant activity.
2. It shows inhibitory effect on absorption and cleavage of beta-carotene.
3. It shows a protective role against age-related muscular degeneration.
4. It increases the level of macular carotenoid levels, which further provide protection against light-induced retinal damage and age-related muscular damage. Wadelactones:
1. It inhibits 5-lipoxygenase by an oxygen radical scavenger mechanism.
2. It enhances the non-specific immune responses.
3. It has potent trypsin inhibitory effect.
4. It significantly shows the reduction in blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin HbA.
Curing Diseases:1. Infusion of flower used as a lotion for skin cleansing and softening.2. It is used to treat boils, blisters, pustules, minor injuries, and eczema.
3. The decoction is used as a mouthwash for gum problems, gingivitis, mucous membrane and throat problems.
4. It is used for menstrual cramping, menopausal symptoms, and detoxifies body.

Research Information:
Butanolic extract of Calendula officinalis possesses significant free radical scavenging and antioxidant activity. It is used for the treatment of skin disorders, pain. (Ref. Protective properties of butanolic extract of the Calendula officinalis L. (marigold) against lipid peroxidation and action as a free radical scavenger. Redox Rep. 2002; 7(2): 95-102)

Possible Combinations: 
Calendula officinalis + hypericum calycinum+ yarrow (cure cystitis)

Cassia Tora

Cassia Tora
  • Cassia Tora
  • Cassia Tora

Uses: It is aperient, germicide, mucilaginous & laxative. It is used as a coffee substitute and has a maturant and anodyne action. Useful in treating skin diseases like ringworm, itch, and psoriasis. The alcoholic or vinegar maceration of pounded fresh leaves is used externally to treat eczema and dermatomycosis. Fruit Decoction is used in the treatment of fevers.

Salvadora Persica

Salvadora Persica

Uses: Root bark is tonic, stimulant, and emmenagogue and used to relieve splenalgia. The stem bark is good for gastropathy. Leaves are antiscorbutic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, expectorant and tonic. They are useful in asthma, bronchitis, cough, strangury, painful tumors, constipation, verminosis, and hemorrhoids. Shoots and leaves are bitter and used in all types of poisons, cough, and bronchitis. Fruits are sweet, acrid, bitter, thermogenic, emollient, stomachic, purgative and digestive. They are useful in constipation, flatulence and seminal weakness. Tender twigs are used as a toothbrush. The extract of the root is said to relieve the pain due to spleen troubles. Seed oil is applied to the skin in rheumatism.

Coleus Forskohlii

Coleus Forskohlii
  • Coleus Forskohlii
  • Coleus Forskohlii

Uses : The root is used for a myriad of medicinal purposes. According to the ancient Sanskrit texts, coleus has been used as a medical herb to treat heart and lung diseases, intestinal spasms, insomnia and convulsions. It also lowers blood pressure, antispasmodic, dilates the blood vessels. It is found to be effective in skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis. Coleus is primarily indicated for cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, congestive heart failure and angina. It is also used for asthma, intestinal colic, uterine cramps as well as painful urination. Coleus can aid in digestive and malabsorption disorders through its ability to stimulate secretion of saliva, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, amalyase and pancreatic enzymes and increase nutrient absorption in the small intestine. It accelerates the breakdown of existing fat stores and promotes healthy cardiovascular function, lowers elevated blood pressure. Useful in treatment for eczema and other allergic condition. The oil finds useful applications in flavor and fragrance preparations as well as in aromatherapy.

Piper Longum

Piper Longum

Uses: Piper longum or long pepper is good for aromatic, stimulant, carminative, constipation, gonorrhea, paralysis of the tongue, advised in diarrhea, cholera, scarlatina, chronic malaria, viral hepatitis. Piper longum is most commonly used to treat respiratory infections such as stomachache, bronchitis, diseases of the spleen, cough, tumors, and asthma. When applied topically, it soothes and relieves muscular pains and inflammation. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is said to be a good rejuvenator. Piper longum helps stimulate the appetite and it dispels gas from the intestines. An infusion of piper longum root is used after birth to induce the expulsion of the placenta.

Curcuma Longa 95%

Curcuma Longa 95%

Uses : Turmeric is used extensively in foods for both its flavor and color. Turmeric has a long tradition of use in the chinese and ayurvedic systems of medicine. the rhizome (root) of turmeric has long been used in traditional asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain. Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing. It is believed to strengthen the overall energy of the body, relieve gas, dispel worms, regulate menstruation, dissolve gallstones, and relieve arthritis. The active components of turmeric reduce the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms. It has also demonstrated in animals a protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action and ability to reduce inflammation and fight certain infections. curcumin 95%, a potent antioxidant is believed to be the most bioactive and soothing portion of the herb turmeric. Curcumin 95% posses the properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol-lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as curcuminoids. Curcumin 95% inhibits cancer at initiation, promotion and progression stages of tumor development. It is a strong anti-oxidant, which supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Pterocarpus Marsupium Extract

Pterocarpus Marsupium Extract
  • Pterocarpus Marsupium Extract
  • Pterocarpus Marsupium Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components : Main chemical components are liquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin, pterosupin, epicatechin, pterostilbene, kinotannic acid, beta-eudesmol, marsupol, carpusin, marsupinol, kinoin, and kino-red.

Action :

Pterostilbene: 1. It lowers the lipid and glucose level in the body. 2. It shows a significant reduction of glycosylated hemoglobin and an increase in total hemoglobin level. 3. It inhibits cell proliferation and induces the apoptotic effect in tumor cell lines. 4. It shows moderate inhibition of cyclooxygenase (cox)-1 and weakly active against cox-2, thus shows potent antioxidant activity. 5. It inhibits electrolyte leakage caused by herbicide-induced oxidative damage. Alkaloids: 1. It significantly lowers the high blood sugar level in the body. 2. It raises the blood pressure and indirectly on sympathetic nerves. Tannins: 1. It shows scavenging activity against mitochondrial lipid peroxidation. 2. It causes a significant decrease in cholesterol level. 3. It shows antimicrobial activity against bacteria and virus.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in diabetes and heart problems.
2. It is helpful in controlling skin diseases.
3. It is also beneficial in the treatment of fractures, bruises, leprosy, leucoderma, constipation, depurative, rectalgia, ophthalmopathy, hemorrhages and rheumatoid arthritis.

Research Information:
Pterocarpus marsupium shows strong antihyperlipdemic activity. It causes significant reduction of serum triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL and VLDL cholesterol levels without any effect on the level of HDL-cholesterol. (Ref. Jahromi, M.A. and Ray, A.B., Antihyperlipidemic effect of flavonoids from Pterocarpus marsupium, J Nat Prod. 1993 Jul; 56 (7): 989-994)

Possible Combinations :
Pterocarpus marsupium + Gymnema Sylvestre + Tinospora cordifolia (diabetes control)

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb

Uses: Used as a purgative and astringent tonic. Its stimulating effect combined with astringent properties renders it especially useful in atonic dyspepsia. The tuber is used in biliousness, sore eyes, and fever. It is also used as a blood purifier.

Gymnema Sylvestre

Gymnema Sylvestre

Uses : The plant is acrid, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, liver tonic,emetic and diuretic. It is useful in hepatosplenomegaly, dypepsia, constipation, jaundice, halminthiasis, cardiopathy and amenorrhoea. The fresh leaves when chewed have the remarkable property of paralysing the sense of taste for sweet and bitter substance for some time. It lowers blood sugar level and is good for the treatment both types of Diabetes. The herb is useful for stimulating the heart; it increases urine secretion.

Organic Soapnuts

Organic Soapnuts
  • Organic Soapnuts
  • Organic Soapnuts

Uses: Organic soapnuts are used in cleansing lotion, protein shampoo, protein shampoo with conditioner. Soap nut contains a high level of saponins. It is antibacterial, mild foaming agent and cleanser. Soapnut shell powder is used to cleanse hair, skin, and laundry. Helpful in removing stains from hands, may soothe eczema, psoriasis, itchy and sensitive skin. Organic soapnut is an excellent hair tonic. Soapnut extract comes from the fruit of the soapnut tree. The pulp of the fruit contains a high level of natural foaming agents. This soapnut extract can be used to wash skin and hair. Soap nut when added to a facial mix of milk powder and clay to provide delicate cleansing of the skin, it is added to salt scrubs to add cleansing action. The saponin from the organic soapnut shells is used as a textile auxiliary and in preparation of toothpaste. Useful for treating a number of diseases like common cold, pimples, epilepsy, constipation, nausea, etc.

Fumaria Officinalis

Fumaria Officinalis
  • Fumaria Officinalis
  • Fumaria Officinalis

Uses: Fumitory has been used as a treatment for arthritis, liver disorders, and gallstones and acts as a diuretic, slightly diaphoretic, a laxative, aperient, a tonic, a digestive and as an infusion used externally in the treatment of scabies and eczema. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of all visceral obstructions, particularly those of the liver, in scorbutic affections and in troublesome eruptive diseases of the skin. A decoction makes a curative lotion for milk-crust on the scalp of an infant. A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. A decoction makes a curative lotion for 'milk-crust' on the scalps of babies. It is also used in cold, fever, certain skin disorder. Used in cosmetics as the facial tonic because of its emollient properties. Also known for its blood purifying property.

Gymnema Sylvestre Extract

Gymnema Sylvestre Extract
  • Gymnema Sylvestre Extract
  • Gymnema Sylvestre Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components :Main chemical componenets are gymenic acids, gurmarin, gymnemagenin, amino acids, saponins, choline, betaine quercitol, lupeol, beta-amyrin and stigmasterol.

Action :

Gymnemic Acids
1. Gymnemic acid lowers blood glucose by raising insulin levels by interfering with Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
2. It lowers serum cholesterol level and triglycerides level.
3. It reduces absorption of glucose and oleic acid in the intestine and improves uptake of glucose into cells.
4. It prevents adrenaline from stimulating the liver to produce glucose and reduce blood sugar level.
5. It interferes with the ability of taste buds to taste sweet and bitter flavors.
Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in diabetes and hyperglycemia.
2. It useful in hyperdipsia, fever, cough, hiccough, bronchitis, and hoarseness of voice.
3. It is used in ulceration of urinary tract, retention of urine and gastric ulcers.
4. It is used in skin diseases, ophthalmic diseases, and pharyngitis.
5. It is used in epilepsy, anemia, menometrorrhagia, and intrinsic hemorrhage.
6. It is externally applied to cuts and wounds.

Research Information:
Gymnema Sylvestre leaf extract is helpful to control the blood sugar level in diabetic patients. It enhances endogenous insulin, by regeneration/ revitalization of the residual beta cells in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. (Ref. Shanmugasundaram, E.R. and et.al., Use of Gymnema Sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. PubMed, 1990 Oct; 30(3): 281-94)

Possible Combinations :
Gymnema Sylvestre + Eugenia jambolana + Trigonella foenum (control blood glucose)

Hyoscyamus Niger

Hyoscyamus Niger
  • Hyoscyamus Niger
  • Hyoscyamus Niger

Uses : It is widely used as a nutritious Bird feed. Gastric, or intestinal cramps, diarrhea, neuralgia, cough hysteria, mania, skin inflammation and boils. Niger seeds have anodyne, narcotic and mydriatic properties in nervous infections. The seed is used in the treatment of asthma, cough, epilepsy, myalgia, and toothache. The plant is used internally in the treatment of asthma, whooping cough and motion sickness.

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Uses : Cinnamon stimulates the urinary tract and can be used for problems of the kidneys, edema and urinary retention. He also recommends it for cough and congestion of the respiratory system. In Indian and Sri Lankan cooking Cinnamon is used as a common spice, not only for sweets, but also as an integral part of the spice mixture known as 'curry powder'. It is frequently mixed with honey and taken as tea, though the British found it more to their taste to add lemon to the brew. Cinnamon is also an essential ingredient of 'Chai', the Indian spice tea, which was long rumored to have properties.
In Ayurvedic medicine Cinnamon oil is used in external applications for rheumatism, aching joints and stiffness. It is also used for toothache and sore gums, much like clove oil. Cinnamon is a spice that brings blood to the surface of the skin, causing minor swelling and plumping. A preparation of three drops of cinnamon essential oil mixed with a couple tablespoons of petroleum jelly or olive oil can be applied to fine lines to plump out the skin, making the lines less visible. Cinnamon can help clean and nourish the scalp by acting as an exfoliant and bringing blood to the scalp, and along with it, oxygen to nourish the hair follicles.

Bambusa Vulgaris

Bambusa Vulgaris

Uses: The leaves are sweet, astringent, cooling, emmenagogue, ophthalmic, vulnerary, constipating and febrifuge. Bamboo leaves contain the highest protein levels, stems have less. The bamboo resin (Tabasheer, Banslochan) is the siliceous secretion found in the internodes of the stems of various species of Bamboo. It occurs in fragments of masses and is translucent or transparent and bluish white color. It is astringent, acrid, sweet, cooling, expectorant, constipating, cardiotonic, hemostatic, and diuretic. The sprouts are acrid, bitter, laxative and are useful in inflammations, ulcers, and wounds. The extract is used to treat various inflammatory conditions

Rosa Centifolia Extract

Rosa Centifolia Extract
  • Rosa Centifolia Extract
  • Rosa Centifolia Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are citronella, neroli, stearopten, farnesol, phenyl ethanol, fatty oil, tannins, and organic acids.

Action :

Citronella: 1. It acts as a potent mosquito repellent. 2. It significantly repels head lice and lowers the incidence of reinfestations. 3. It acts as good insect repellent in food packaging. Farnesol: 1. It inhibits vasoconstriction. 2. It shows potent antibacterial activity. 3. It inhibits the growth of leukemia cell line.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is useful in a cough, bronchitis, and asthma.
2. It is useful in inflammations, wounds, cuts, and ulcers.
3. It is highly useful in skin diseases, ophthalmia and haemorrhoids.
4. It provides cooling and sothing effect to the skin and very useful for dry, sensitive and chapped skin conditions.

Research Information:
Rosa centrifolia water extract possesses significant antibacterial activity. It shows anti-microbial activity against bacterial strains like M. lysoditicus, S.aureus, C. pseudodiptheroid, S. dysenters, S. typhi, E. coli and S. pyogenes. (Ref. Hassan Ali, Nafisa, An investigation of antimicrobial compounds for immunomodulating and anti-adhesion properties, Pakistan Research Repository; 2003)

Possible Combinations:
Rosa centrifolia + jojoba oil (excellent for skin care).

Camellia Sinensis Extract

Camellia Sinensis Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are caffeine, catechins, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), malic acid, oxalic acid, theophylline, theobromine, xanthine, inositol, kaempferol, and quercetin.

Action :

Polyphenols :
1. It acts as a strong anti-oxidant to scavenge free radicals and regulate certain metal chelat ion reactions.
2. It significantly reduces membrane fluidity in both hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions of the lipid bilayer.
3. It lowers inflammation in coronary artery diseases.
4. It prevents chronic ethanol toxicity, caused by a high-fat diet.
5. It prevents ultra-violet induced oxidative effect and suppression of the immune system.
6. It reduces platelet aggregation and lowers cholesterol.

Curing Diseases:
1. It possesses antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and detoxifying properties.
2. It is helpful in curing arthritis and asthma.
3. It is helpful in maintaining constant weight.
4. It enhances the liver functioning and immune system.
5. It is helpful in mental disorders, skin disorders and cardiovascular diseases.

Research Information:
Leaves of Camellia sinensis increase the body resistance against biological, physical and chemical stressors. It is known as a good adaptogen. (Ref. Esimone, Charles O. and et.al., Adaptogenic potentials of Camellia sinensis seeds, Garcinia kola and Kola nitida seeds, Academic journals, 07/07)

Possible Combinations:
Camellia sinensis seed + garcinia kola seed + kola nitida seed (used as adaptogen).

Terminalia Belerica Extract

Terminalia Belerica Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constitutes are tannins mainly include ß- sitosterol, gallic acid, ellagic acid, ethyl gallate, galloyl glucose, and chebulaginic acid.

Action :

Tannins:
1. It shows scavenging activity against mitochondrial lipid peroxidation.
2. It causes a significant decrease in cholesterol level.
3. It shows antimicrobial activity against bacteria and virus.
4. It shows significant inhibition of microsomal lipid peroxidation and reduction in triglyceride levels in liver.
5. It shows a reduction in total acidity and peptic activity and increases in mucin content.
Curing Diseases:1. It is useful in ca ough, bronchitis and pharyngitis.2. It is used in dyspepsia, flatulence, dipsia, and vomiting.
3. It is used in ophthalmopathy, strangury, splenomegaly, cephalgia, and general debility.
4. It is useful in skin diseases, leucoderma, and greyness of hair.

Research Information:
Terminalia belerica extract reduces the levels of lipids in hypercholesterolemic models. It causes a significant decrease in liver lipids and heart lipids. (Ref. Shaila, H.P. and et.al., Preventive actions of Terminalia belerica in experimentally induced atherosclerosis, Int J Cardiol. 1995 Apr ;49 (2):101-106)

Possible Combinations:
Terminalia belerica + Terminalia chebula + Emblica Officinalis + zingiber officinalis + embelia Ribes (general debility)

Morel

Morel

Uses : Morel is edible, having delicious flavor and taken as vegetable. It is antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and nutritive in nature.

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia
  • Garcinia Cambogia
  • Garcinia Cambogia

Uses: The dried rind of Cambodge is used as a condiment or flavoring curries in Kerala. In Sri Lanka, the fruits are picked under-ripe, the thick pericarp cut into sections. It is used along with salt in the curing of fish. It is rich in acids and possesses marked antiseptic properties. The dried rind is also used for polishing gold and silver and as a substitute for acetic and formic acids in the coagulation of latex. A decoction of the fruit rind is given in rheumatism and bowel complaints. It is also used as a rinse for some veterinary diseases. A yellow translucent resin from the tree is soluble in turpentine and gives a yellow varnish. It reduces blood fat levels and increase metabolism and thus used for weight loss. Garcinia also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C and has been used as a heart tonic.

Inula Racemosa

Inula Racemosa
  • Inula Racemosa
  • Inula Racemosa

Uses: The rhizome is sweet, bitter and acrid in taste with a neutral potency and acts as antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and mild diuretic. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers, anginapectoris, heart disease and ischemic heart disease. It is also used in a cough, hiccup, bronchial asthma, indigestion, flatulence, inanorexia and in fever. Externally, the paste of its roots is used effectively, in dressing the wounds and ulcers as the herb possesses antiseptic property. Also used to boost the appetite.

Sapindus Mukorossi

Sapindus Mukorossi
  • Sapindus Mukorossi
  • Sapindus Mukorossi

Uses: Soap nut is used in cleansing lotion, protein shampoo, protein shampoo with conditioner. Soap nut contains a high level of saponins. It is antibacterial, mild foaming agent and cleanser, Soapnut powder is used to cleanse hair, skin, and laundry. Helpful in removing stains from hands, may soothe eczema, psoriasis, itchy and sensitive skin. Soapnut is an excellent hair tonic. Soapnut extract comes from the fruit of the Soapnut tree. The pulp of the fruit contains a high level of natural foaming agents. This extract can be used to wash skin and hair. Soap nut when added to a facial mix of milk powder and clay to provide delicate cleansing of the skin, it is added to salt scrubs to add cleansing action. The saponin from the soapnuts is used as a textile auxiliary and in preparation of toothpaste. Useful for treating a number of diseases like common cold, pimples, epilepsy, constipation, nausea, etc.

Tinospora Cordifolia

Tinospora Cordifolia
  • Tinospora Cordifolia
  • Tinospora Cordifolia

Uses : It is antiperiodic, antipyretic, alterative, diuretic, anti-inflammatory. It is a constituent of several compound preparations. It is used in fever, urinary disorders, dyspepsia, general debility and urinary diseases. It is also used in treatment of rheumatism and jaundice. A decoction of the leaves is used for the treatment of gout. It clears out brain toxin that hinders mental activity.

Smilax China

Smilax China

Uses: The rhizomes are bitter, acrid, thermogenic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, digestive, laxative, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge, and tonic. It is used in dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, constipation, and helminthiasis. It is useful in skin diseases, leprosy, and psoriasis. It is used in fever, epilepsy, insanity, and neuralgia. It is used syphilis, strangury, seminal weakness and general debility. Detoxifies organs, cleanses blood, aids absorption and kills bacteria. It also stimulates digestion, increases urination, protects the liver and promotes perspiration.

Rose Petals

Rose Petals

Uses : The roots are astringent and vulnerary and useful in intestinal ulcers, rickets, haemorrhages and diarrhoea. The leaves are useful in treating wounds, ophthalmia, hepatopathy and haemorrhoids. The flowers are bitter, astringent, sweet, cooling emollient aromatic, cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, digestive, carminative, , depurative, febrifuge, intellect-promoting styptic, rejuvenating and tonic. It is useful in asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever, fluid retention, Indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections. Several rose products are used to make creams, lotions and other cosmetic uses. It is also used in potpourri as a pleasant cent. Mix with vegetable glycerine for moisturizing use. Mostly perfumery, also in toilet preparations, lozenges and toothpaste. Homes use in butter, syrup, jams and honey. Rose water is used in desserts, pastries and cakes. The flower buds are astringent and are used in cardiac troubles and as a tonic and aperient. Gulkand made from the petals possesses mild laxative properties and is useful in sore throat and enlarged tonsils.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Uses : It is useful for X-ray burns, dermatitis, cutaneous and disorders of skin. Drug from juice is tonic and is used in jaundice, ameneorrhoea, atonic and piles. Aloe Vera Gel has the remarkable ability to heal wounds, ulcer and burns. It provides benefit in reducing triglycerides, total cholesterol, blood fat, lipid levels & helps in reducing extra fat. It also helps in healing blisters & also provides relief from itching.
It is also used for sunburns, insect bites, scrapes, and scratches. Aloe Vera leaves gel stops the bleeding of minor cuts easily. It moisturizes the skin and adds to its elasticity. It compensates the lost collagen and repairs the damaged skin tissues. It fades away the white lines or the marks and gradually removes them. It fights against the skin allergies and heals all the wounds. It is an excellent choice to get rid of the wound & burn marks that are formed in around 5 years or so.

Terminalia Arjuna Extract

Terminalia Arjuna Extract
  • Terminalia Arjuna Extract
  • Terminalia Arjuna Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components Main chemical constitutes are tannins, triterpenoid saponins (arjunic acid, arjunolic acid, arjungenin and arjunic acid), flavonoids, gallic acid, ellagic acid and phytosterols.

Action :

Tannins / Arjunolic Acid: 1. It increases HDL cholesterol and decreases the LDL cholesterol. 2. It is significantly active against the human oral, ovarian and liver cancer cell lines. 3. It is a free radical scavenger and inhibitor for the hypochlorous acid production. 4. It significantly inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Curing Diseases : 1. It prevents heart attack, skin diseases and urinary infection.
2. It acts against cirrohsis of the liver and also acts as a diuretic.
3. It strengthens the heart muscles and maintains the heart functioning properly.
4. It is used as expectorant, tonic and diuretic.
5. It acts against oedema and also fights against skin aliments like acne.

Research Information :
Bark extract of Terminalia arjuna shows potent antianginal and cardioprotective activity. It stabilizes the symptoms of angina pectoris. It lowers the systolic blood pressure and body mass index to a significant level. (Ref. Dwivedi, S and Agarwal, M.P., Antianginal and cardioprotective effects of Terminalia arjuna, an indigenous drug, in coronary artery disease, J Assoc Physicians India. 1994 Apr; 42(4): 287-289)

Possible Combinations :
Terminalia arjuna + cichorium intybus + solanum nigrum + achellia millefolium + cassia occidentalis (hepatoprotective)

Dactylorhiza Hatagirea

Dactylorhiza Hatagirea
  • Dactylorhiza Hatagirea
  • Dactylorhiza Hatagirea

Uses: Tubers are used as a nervine tonic and. It is also used to treat cuts, wounds, cough, and anemia. Salep, obtained from the tubers, is used as a sizing material in the silk industry in Kashmir.

Spilanthes Acmella

Spilanthes Acmella

Uses: The most common and widespread use is to treat a toothache and throat and gum infections. Worldwide the flower heads are used either fresh or dried and powdered, but the use of roots and leaves has been recommended as well. The plant is further recommended as a cure for dysentery and rheumatism, and to enhance the immune system. It increases the flow of saliva and is useful in fever especially during summers. It is used against blood parasites, especially against malaria, both prophylactic and curative. The herb exhibits general immunomodulator properties when used internally, boosting production of leukocytes and antiviral, as well as promoting phagocytosis. The leaves may also be used to treat bacterial and fungal skin diseases. The internal use of this herb stimulates an increased rate of phagocytosis. It stimulates wound healing, protects the individual from colds and flu.

Aconitum Heterophyllum

Aconitum Heterophyllum

Uses: The dried root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiperiodic, astringent, cholagogue, febrifuge, and tonic. It is used in the treatment of liver disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, throat pain, anorexia, piles, and coughs. Seeds are stimulant, aromatic, emmenagogue, stomachic, carminative, anti-pyretic, hyperacidity, useful in a hiccup and bad breath. It is regarded as a valuable tonic and digestive. Also used in the treatment of rheumatism, intermittent fevers, and acute inflammatory infections.

Althaea Officinalis

Althaea Officinalis

Uses : Marshmallow is demulcent, laxative and stomachic. It protects and soothes the mucous membranes. It is highly useful in dry cough, bronchial asthma, bronchial catarrh and pleurisy. Roots are used to cure excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, gastritis, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Mouthwash prepared from roots is used in inflammations. Infusion of flowers is used to soothe inflamed skin. Roots ointment is used for treating boils and abscesses. Dried root is used as a toothbrush and is chewed by teething children

Ferula Foetida

Ferula Foetida

Uses : It has long been used as a food flavoring and medicinal herb. It is used in modern herbalism in the treatment of hysteria, some nervous conditions, bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough. It was at one time employed in the treatment of infantile pneumonia and flatulent colic. The gum resin is antispasmodic, carminative, expectorant, laxative. The volatile oil in the gum is eliminated through the lungs, making this an excellent treatment for asthma. The odor of asafoetida is imparted to the breath, secretions, flatus, and gastric eructations. Its properties are antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, emmenagogue and vermifuge. It also thins the blood and lowers blood pressure. Also used for flavoring of pickles and sauces.

Bombax Ceiba

Bombax Ceiba

Uses : The roots are sweet, cooling, stimulant, restorative, astringent, alternative, , demulcent, emetic and tonic. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, menorrhagia, styptic and for wounds. The gum is cooling, astringent, stimulant, , tonic and demulcent in nature. It is useful in dysentery, hemoptysis, pulmonary tuberculosis, influenza, burning sensation, menorrhagia and enteritis. Bark is mucilaginous, demulcent, emetic and tonic. Used for healing wounds and to stop bleeding. Flowers are astringent and good for skin troubles and haemorrhoids. Seeds are useful in treating gonorrhea and chronic cystitis. A paste made out of prickles is god for restoring skin color especially on the face. Young fruits are useful in calculus affections, chronic inflammations and ulceration of bladder and kidney.

Podina

Podina
  • Podina
  • Podina

Uses: The entire plant is antibacterial, antifebrile. It yields an essential oil and menthol which exert, through their rapid evaporation, slightly anesthetic, and anodyne local effect. It is effective in a headache, rhinitis, cough sore throat, colic, prurigo and vomiting. Menthol obtained from this is used in balms. It is also used as a flavoring agent in culinary preparations. It is well known as a cardiac tonic in pharmaceutical preparations. It is a good blood cleanser. Due to it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial property, it can be used in swollen gums, mouthwash or mouth ulcers and toothache.

Curcuma Longa

Curcuma Longa

Uses : Turmeric is used extensively in foods for both its flavor and color. Turmeric has a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine. The rhizome (root) of turmeric has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain. Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing. It is believed to strengthen the overall energy of the body, relieve gas, dispel worms, regulate menstruation, dissolve gallstones, and relieve arthritis. The active components of turmeric reduce the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms. It has also demonstrated in animals a protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action and ability to reduce inflammation and fight certain infections. Curcumin 95%, a potent antioxidant is believed to be the most bioactive and soothing portion of the herb turmeric. Curcumin 95% posses the properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol-lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as Curcuminoids. Curcumin 95% inhibits cancer at initiation, promotion and progression stages of tumor development. It is a strong anti-oxidant, which supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It is used as coloring matter in pharmacy, confectionery, cosmetic and food industries. It is also used as a key ingredient in some cosmetic products like cream, soaps and cleansers.

Psoralea Corylifolia

Psoralea Corylifolia

Uses: Psoralea Corylifolia is valued in Chinese herbal medicine as a tonic remedy and is used to improve general vitality. It is also of value in the treatment of skin disorders, including vitiligo. Some caution should be employed when applying the herb externally. The one-seeded fruits are highly regarded as a tonic to the genital organs. The seed is anthelmintic, antibacterial, astringent, cardiac, cytotoxic, deobstruent, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is used in the treatment of febrile diseases, impotence, lower back pains, frequent urination, incontinence, bed wetting etc. The seed and fruit contain psoralen. The root is used for treating dental caries. The plant yields a useful medicinal oleoresin, it treats kidney disorders, impotence, lumbago. It is also used externally to treat various skin ailments including leprosy, leucoderma and hair loss. The antibacterial action of the fruit inhibits the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Andrographis Paniculata Extract

Andrographis Paniculata Extract
  • Andrographis Paniculata Extract
  • Andrographis Paniculata Extract

Action :
Andrographolides: 1. It exhibits antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity against liver damage. 2. It accelerates intestinal digestion and absorption of carbohydrates by activating the brush border membrane-bound hydrolases of the small intestine. 3. It induces significant stimulation of the antibody production and delayed hypersensitivity responses. 4. It may inhibit HIV-induced cell cycle dysregulation, leading to a rise in CD4 (+) lymphocyte levels in HIV-1 infected individuals. 5. It shows cytotoxic activity against cancer cells.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is used to cure diarrhoea, dysentery and enteritis.
2. It is useful in fever, cough, sore throat, bronchitis and tonsillitis.
3. It is used in hypertension, menstrual and post-partum haematometra.

Research Information:
Extract of Andrographis paniculata possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It inhibit formation of oxygen derived free radicals such as superoxide, hydroxyl radicals, lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide. (Ref. Sheeta, K and et.al., Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of the plant Andrographis paniculata Nees, Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol., 28 (1):129-140)

Possible Combinations :
Andrographis paniculata + eleutherococcus senticosus (for cold treatment).

Azadirachta Indica Extract

Azadirachta Indica Extract
  • Azadirachta Indica Extract
  • Azadirachta Indica Extract

Action :
Bitters: 1. It significantly reduced the plaque index and bacterial count. 2. It reduced oxidative stress and lowers blood sugar level in body. 3. It interferes the life cycle of lice, inhibiting their ability to feed and preventing eggs from hatching. 4. It enhances lipid peroxidation in the liver and blood of tumor-bearing models and accompanied by significant decreases in the activities of GSH-dependent antioxidant. 5. It immobilizes and kills 100% human spermatozoa at high concentration. 6. It lowers the lipid levels especially cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in body.

Curing Diseases:
1. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-hyperglycemic and insecticidal in nature.
2. It is useful in hyperdipsia, intermittent and malarial fever.
3. It is used in healing chronic wounds, diabetic foot, and gangrene developing conditions
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4. It is used in case of leprosy, skin diseases, ulcers, burning sensation, fatigue, and eczema.
5. It is used in leucoderma, inflammations, amenorrhoea, lumbago, and hemorrhoids.
6. It is also useful in vomiting, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, and hepatopathy.

Research Information:
A study done on neem based shampoo shows that all lice treated with the neem shampoo did not show any vital signs from the initial examination after immersion at 5-30 min; after 3 hours, only a single louse showed minor signs of life, indicated by gut movements. Mortality rate is 94%. (Ref. Heukelbach J, Oliveira FA, Speare R., A new shampoo based on neem (Azadirachta indica) is highly effective against head lice in vitro, March 2006, NCBI)

Possible Combinations :
Azadirachta indica + curcuma longa + cassia fistula + saussurea lappa + picrorhiza kurroa + tinospora cordifolia + embelica ribes + eclipta alba + andrographis paniculata (hepatostimulant, antiseptic)

Curcuma Zedoaria

Curcuma Zedoaria
  • Curcuma Zedoaria
  • Curcuma Zedoaria

Uses: Roots are pungent tasting, warming and slightly aromatic. Improves blood circulation, anticontusion and improves menstrual flow. It helps in abdominal cramps, amenorrhea-abdominal pain, and rheumatic pain. It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains. The bitter tincture of zedoary root is used to prevent disease recurrence and to treat ulcers. Aromatic, stimulant, useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs. It is used in antiperiodic pills and zedoary bitter tincture. It is active in dyspepsia, colic, vomiting, cough and menstrual disorders. It is also used as a restorative.

Nerium Indicum

Nerium Indicum
  • Nerium Indicum
  • Nerium Indicum

Uses: Roots are bitter, acrid, astringent, anthelmintic, stomachic, febrifuge, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, cardiotonic and anticancer. Useful in cardiac asthma, renal and vesical calculi, chronic stomach, joint pains, leprosy, and ulcers. Leaves are powerful repellent. A decoction of the leaves has been applied externally in the treatment of scabies and to reduce swellings. The whole plant is said to have anticancer properties. The plant is used as a rat poison, a parasiticide, and an insecticide. A green dye is obtained from the flowers. It is used in skin related problems and also helps in healing of wounds and also helps in reducing inflammation. It also helps in maintaining the normal body temperature.

Oxalis Corniculata

Oxalis Corniculata

Uses: Oxalis Corniculata plant is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, lithontripic, stomachic and styptic. It is used in the treatment of influenza, fever, urinary tract infections, enteritis, diarrhea, traumatic injuries, sprains, and poisonous snake bites. An infusion can be used as a wash to rid children of hookworms. The plant is a good source of vitamin C and is used as an antiscorbutic in the treatment of scurvy. The leaves are used as an antidote to poisoning by the seeds of Datura spp., arsenic and mercury. The leaf juice is applied to insect bites, burns and skin eruptions. It has an antibacterial activity. Yellow, orange, and red to brown dyes are obtained from the flowers. The boiled whole plant yields a yellow dye. An infusion of leaves is used to remove opacities of the cornea and is dropped into the eyes for itching lids. A decoction of leaves is used as a gargle.

Cassia Fistula Extract

Cassia Fistula Extract
  • Cassia Fistula Extract
  • Cassia Fistula Extract

Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical components are anthraquinones, ferulic acid, rhein, rheinglucoside, sennosides A and B, phlobaphenes, emodin, chrysophanic acid, fistuacacidin, lupeol, beta-sitosterol and hexacosanol.

Action :

Anthraquinones:
1. It decreases the amount of enzymatic cytochrome C reduction at low concentrations of NADH.
2. It shows good antineoplastic activity.
3. It inhibits the catalytic activity of topoisomerase II.
4. It shows the clastogenic effect on bone marrow cell and used as weak genotoxic.
Ferulic acid:
1. It significantly lowers the serum levels of transaminases (SGOT and SGPT), bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase (ALP).
2. It significantly lowers the lipid level in blood and liver.
3. It significantly decreases the high activities of serum GOT, GPT, alkaline and acid phosphatase.
Curing Diseases: 1. It is used to cure erysipelas, malaria, rheumatism, syphilis, and ulcers.
2. It is used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Research Information:
Cassia fistula fruit pulp possesses antifungal property. Secondary metabolites present in the extract responsible for the inhibition of fungus and its growth. (Ref. Sharma K., Dak G., Namakkal L., Kanipotth V., X-ray diffraction evidence for the antifungal action of Cassia fistula Linn. fruit pulp extract, ESCMID, Abstract number: r1921)

Possible Combinations:
Cassia fistula + cassia Angustifolia (gall stone treatment)
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