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elaichi

Cardamom (Elaichi)

These aromatic seed pods are filled with soothing, relaxing and antispasmodic essential oils. A premium digestive aid and mucus reducer.   Common name Cardamom (E), Elaichi (H) Sanskrit Ela , Suks ma- Ela Latin Elettaria cardamomum–Fructus...
pippali

Pippali (Piper longum)

This small shrub grows all over the tropical forests of India. It is a fine rejuvenative to the respiratory system; its sweet post-digestive effect is very nourishing to the deeper reproductive tissues of the body. Common name Long pepper (E),...
brahmi

Brahmi (Bacopa monniera)

Brahman is the Hindu name given to the universal consciousness and Brahma is the divinity responsible for all ‘creative’ forces in the world. Brahmi literally means the ‘energy or shakti of Brahman (i.e. Sarasvati). With brahmi deriving...
chitraka

Chitraka (White leadwort)

Chitraka means the ‘spotted one’, perhaps referring to its namesake, the spotted leopard, who speedily catches its prey just as chitraka rapidly cures diseases. It is also known as agni meaning ‘fire’ or jvala meaning ‘flame’. It...
eclipta alba

Bhringaraja ( Eclipta alba)

Bhringaraja oil is a famous hair tonic for maintaining dark hair and reversing baldness. It is often translated as ‘king of the hair’, but literally means ‘bee ruler’. It is decocted in coconut oil and as this is a ‘cooling’ oil...
anthrapachaka

Anthrapachaka (Indian Ipecac)

This climber grows all over the Indian plains. Its ‘viney’ nature reflects its ability to spread, diffuse and ascend upwards through the lungs. Anthrapachaka literally means ‘digestion in the entrails’ relating to its ability to remove...
sida_cordifolia

Bala (Indian country mallow);Sida Cordifolia

Bala means ‘strength’. Its stem and roots are tough and this is literally what they impart—inner strength. It is a nourishing tonic, especially for nervous conditions. Common name Indian country mallow (E) Sanskrit Bala- Latin Sida cordifolia–Radix...
arjuna

Arjuna (Arjuna Myrobalan)

Arjuna means ‘white’ or ‘shining’, named after its bark which literally reflects light wherever this huge tree grows. Its name is also associated with ‘Arjuna’, one of the heroes of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata. The pale...
amalaki

Amalaki( Indian Gooseberry)

‘Amla’ literally means ‘sour’; another name for amalaki is dha-trı-; dhatrı- means ‘mother’ or ‘nurse’, indicating that amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. It is the major ingredient in Cyavanapra´sa-, the elixir...
rose_ayurveda

Medicinal Plant Gulab (Rose)

Rose petals treat the heart and nerves, and lift the spirits. They have an  affinity for the blood and, like all Rosaceae family, have a certain astringency that stops bleeding and reduces inflammation. S´ata-patrı – literally means...