• Amalaki (Indian gooseberry)

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    Indian Gooseberry or Embelica Officinelis has derived its name from Sanskrit name, ‘ Amalika’ meaning (sour juice of the fruit) i.e.Embelica and officinalis means – Of service to man. Its synonyms are Dhatri, Amruta, Vayastha. Commonly known as Amla in hindi, Amla is a greenish yellow colored fruit having six longitudinal lines and a hexagonal seed inside. This fruit is available between October to February . It is a rich source of vitamin C and many other nutritional and medicinal properties. It is useful in a simple anorexia, nausea like symptom to diabetes, urinary complaints and rasayan (increasing longevity) purposes. Only ripe fruit is used for medicinal purposes. Family : Amalaki belongs to Euphorbiaceae family. Rasa : Amla is predominantly sour in taste, the secondary rasas (anurasa) are madhur (sweet), kashay (astringent), katu (pungent) and tikta(bitter) ; but inspite of its sour taste its post-digestive effect (vipaka) is madhur and its potency (virya) is shita (cold). Amalaki is tridoshaghna by nature, its sour taste pacifies Vata, madhur rasa, madhur vipaka and shita virya helps to
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  • Ginger

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    Ginger or Zinziber officinale belonging to Zinziberaceae family commonly known as Adrak is a daily used spice for a small symptom like indigestion, dysmennorhoea to motion sickness. Its name ‘ vishwabheshaj ‘ or ‘ vishwaaushadha ‘ in sanskrit explains its
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  • Amlapitta (Acidity)

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    Modern era’s changing lifestyle along with changing food culture and also depending upon ones body constitution Amlapitta is one of the most common symptom (disease) seen in the society. ‘Hurry’, ‘Worry’, and ‘Curry’ are the three main reasons for the
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  • Ajirna (Indigestion)

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    The word  ‘Ajirna’ in its of itself signifies the state of incomplete process  of digestion on ingested food. The main reason for indigestion is agnimandya (weakened digestive fire). Incomplete metabolism due to weakened digestive fire leads to unprocessed state of
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