Insomnia: Take 3 gm of Brahmi powder with 100ml of cowʼs milk at bed time. It cures sleeplessness.
Memory Boster: Take 1 part of dry Brahmi, 1 part almonds as well as 1/4th part of black pepper. Grind all of them in water and prepare tablets of 3 gm each. Give 1 tablet twice daily with milk. It increases the memory power and intellect.
Acne: Mash few leaves of Brahmi along with lemon juice and turmeric powder. Make the paste and apply on face, once per week. It erases all of the scars and acne.
Anxiety: Grind 3 gm Brahmi along with few black pepper in water. Strain the solution and provide this to the patient 3-4 times a day. It cures long-term headache and also decreases anxiety.
Hair fall: Brahmi oil massaged on the scalp promotes hair growth and also good for the brain, the nervous system, and also the mind.
Scientific name : Oxalis corniculata Family : Oxalidaceae Vernacular name
Assamese : Chengeritenga
Bengali : Amrul
English : Indian Sorrel
Gujarati : Ambolee, Changeri, Teen Panaki, Rukhadi
Hindi : Tinpatiya, Changeri, Ambilosa
Kannada : Pullamouradi, Sivargee, Purachi Soppu
Malayalam : Pulliparel
Marati : Ambutee, Ambatee, Ambti, Bhui Sarpati
Punjabi : Khatkal, Khattibootee, Khatmittha
Tamil : Puliyarai
Telugu : Pulichinta
Urdu : Changeri, Teen Patiya
Diarrhoea: 15-25ml of leaves juice of changeri is administered twice daily bloody diarrhoea, prolapse of rectum etc. It can also be administered along with butter milk for better results.
Painful swelling: Luke warm leaves paste of changeri used as an external application in the painful swelling or any inflammation. This will provide a cooling effect to these areas and reduce the symptoms.
Fever: 10gms of changeri whole plant paste boiled in 100ml of water till it reduced to 25ml. The decoction is taken internally twice daily in case of fever.
Warts: Equal quantity of changeri leaves juice and onion juice is mixed and applied in the areas of wart and molluscum contagiosum. The daily use of this will show good results.
Headache: Fine leaves paste of changeri is applied externally over forehead is useful in headache.
Hyperemesis gravidarum: External application of chutney prepared from the changeri leaves, ground coconut, salt and lemon juice can give relief this condition.
Piles: Chitraka root powder is taken in dose of 2 gms with butter milk thrice a day.
Lymphadenitis: A paste of Chitraka roots and gingelly oil is used as an external application for pile mass, cervical lymphadinitis, and inguinal lymphadinitis.
Scabies: Chitraka mula tailam is helpful external remedy in skin infections like scabies, carbuncles, and ulcers.
Indigestion: 2gms of Chitramoola with 2 gms of dry ginger should be taken twice daily with butter milk in case of indigestion.
Obesity: Administration of 3gms of Chitraka root powder with honey and keeping on wholesome diet for 3 months is useful in reducing Obesity.
Diarrhoea: Intake of 2 gms of Chitraka powder and 2gms of pippali powder with Buttermilk beneficial in Diarrhoea.
Scientific name : Punica granatum Family : Lythraceae Vernacular name
Bengali : Ddima
English : Pomegranate
Gujrati : Dadama
Hindi : Anar
Kannada : Dalimba
Malayalam : Matalam
Marathi : Dadimba
Punjabi : Anar
Tamil : Madalai, Maadalai. Madalam
Telugu : Danimma
Urdu : Anar, Rumman
Intrinsic Hemorrhage: Two teaspoonful of dadima flowers mixed with goatʼs milk and sugar twice daily is beneficial.
Piles: Dry the peel of a sweet pomegranate and make a fine powder. Take five grams of this powder twice a day regularly with butter milk in order to get the relief from piles.
Acne: Water boiled with pomegranate fruit peels should be used to wash the face for Acne. Powdered pomegranate skin should be combined with rose water or lemon juice and applied like a face pack for calming pimples, boils, acne as well as for eliminating white heads and black heads.
Increase sperm count: Drink 1 glass of pomegranate juice daily to increase the sperm count and motility .
Diarrhea: 3 gms of fruit peel powder along with butter milk with one teaspoonful cumin seeds powder twice a day is beneficial in diarrhea especially Irritable bowel syndrome.
Intestinal worms: Eat 150 gms of pomegranate seeds on an empty stomach every morning.
Scientific name : Coriandrum sativum Family : Apiaceae Vernacular name
Assamese : Dhaniya
Bengali : Dhane, Dhania
English : Coriander fruit
Gujrati : Dhana
Hindi : Dhaniya
Kannada : Havija, Kothambari bija
Kashmiri : Dhaniwal, Dhanawal
Malayalam : Malli, Kothampatayari
Marathi : Dhane, Kothimbir
Oriya : Dhania
Punjabi : Dhania
Tamil : Kottamatli virai, Dhaniya
Telugu : Dhaniyalu
Urdu : Kishneez
Baldness: Regular application of fresh pulp of Coriander(Dhaniya) on bald areas regularly can cure the problem of baldness.
Indigestion: Equal quantity of Coriander seeds, Black pepper, Cumin powder and rock Salt (as per taste) powders are mixed well. This can consume along with rice helps in stimulating appetite and easy digestion.
Mouth ulcers: Paste of Coriander leaves apply on to mouth ulcer for 2 to 3 times a day, will get relief from mouth ulcers.
Menstrual cramps: 20gms of Coriander seeds boiled in 100ml of water and reduced to 1/4th and administered twice daily is beneficial in menstrual cramps.
Thirst: Mix 10gms of Coriander powder in hot water. Cool and have this drink to satisfy excessive thirst.
Fever: Mix 20gms of coriander seeds powder in 100ml of Hot water. Consume this water along with sugar twice daily. It is useful to pacify the fever.
Scientific name : Leucas cephalotes Family : Lamiaceae Vernacular name
Assamese : Dronaphool
Bengali : Bholghasiya
English : Spider wort
Gujrati : Kubo
Hindi : Guma
Kannada : Tumbe
Malayalam : Tumba
Marathi : Tumba
Oriya : Gaisha
Punjabi : Gomobati, Gumma, Mal-bheda
Tamil : Tumbai
Telugu : Tummi
Nasal congestion: The whole plant of dronapushpi is crushed and boiled in water. The steam is used for inhalation in nasal congestion, cough, cold, fever and headache etc.
Sinusitis: 3-5 drops of dronapushpi flowers juice is used as nasal drops in order to get the relief from sinusitis.
Eye fatigue: The flowers of dronapushpi are soaked in breast milk and then applied over closed eyes is beneficial in eye fatigue.
Headache: The oil prepared from dronapushpi flowers should be applied externally in headache, sinusitis etc.
Intestinal worms: In children, 5-10 ml juice extracted from the flowers of dronapushpi and the paste of dronapushpi leaves are given internally 1-2gms once a day for 10-15 days.
Scorpion bite: The constant rubbing of dronapushpi leaves paste over bitten skin region can provide relief from pain and burning wasp bite, scorpion bite other insect bites.
Scientific name : Euphorbia hirta Family : Euphorbiaceae Vernacular name
Wound: Paste of Dugdhika leaves and tulasi should be applied externally to cure swellings and ulcers.
Warts: The milky extract of dugdhika is applied regularly to cure warts.
Leucorrhoea: The paste of the leaves 5- 10 gms is given orally along with butter milk twice daily is useful in leucorrhoea.
Laxative: The leaves can be prepared as chutney and taken along with food. This acts as a Laxative and Coolant.
Dengue fever: 10gms of leaves paste of dugdhika boiled in 100 ml of water till it reduced to 25 ml. This Decoction is taken twice daily is very effective herb to increase platelets and cure dengue fever.
Lactation: Administration of 10gms of leaves paste of dugdhika early in the morning regularly promotes the milk production in lactating mothers.
Scientific name : Cynodon dactylon Family : Poaceae Vernacular name
Bengli : Durva
English : Creeping Cynodon, Conch Grass
Gujarati : Khadodhro, Lilidhro, Dhro
Hindi : Doob
Kannada : Garike Hullu
Malayalam : Koruka Pullu
Marati : Doorva, Hariyalee, Harlee
Punjabi : Dubada
Tamil : Aruvam Pullu
Telugu : Garika, Pacchgaddi
Urdu : Doob Ghas, Doob
Obesity: A fistful of whole plant of Durva washed thoroughly and is crushed and fresh juice is obtained. This is administered internally in the dose of 5-10 ml two to three times a day.
Headache: 10 gms of Durva grass powder boiled in 200ml of water till it reduced to ¼ th . Drinking this filtered decoction along with half a teaspoon of sugar or jaggery twice a day relieves headache, debility and lethargy.
Dandruff: 25 gram of durva grass paste in 100 ml sesame oil cooked till the moisture evaporated. This is filtered and stored. This oil is very much useful in itching skin lesions, dandruff, eczema etc
Acid peptic disorders: 10 ml of fresh Juice of Durva with one cup of milk is administered once or twice a day before food is beneficial in gastritis, hyperacidity, gastric ulcer and heart burn.
Nasal bleeding: Administration of 2-5 drops fresh juice of durva grass and ghee to each nostril is useful to stop nasal bleeding.
Piles: 10 gms of Durva grass paste is boiled in 100ml of water till it reduced to 50ml and consumed twice daily to cure piles.
As Blood Purifier: The decoction prepared from one fistful of durva grass, 3 betel leaves and 3gms of black pepper is an excellent blood purifier.
Scientific name : Cassia alata Family : Caesalpiniaceae Vernacular name