Ayurveda, Herbs

5 Empowering Herbs in Ayurveda Science

Herbs represent the most effective Ayurvedic approach to healing illness. In Herbology, there are numerous herbs which are a kind of miracle in itself. Today we will be making you aware of such 5 Empowering herb in Ayurveda science.

Ayurveda is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, forming the foundation of all others. Buddhism, Taoism, Tibetan and other cultural medicines have many similar parallels to Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, there is an Empowering chant to increase the working and efficacy of herbs. When the herbs are mixed and prepared, a mantra is often recited to empower the herb’s properties by enlivening all five elements; ether,  air, fire, water and earth.

Of all the mantras, the most powerful one is,

                                               Om Ing Hring Shring
                                       Kling Sanga Shamboah Namah

This mantra can be repeated once, seven, 31  or 108 times. The  number of 108 is mystical number in Vedic sciences. Chanting the mantra for 108 times helps in empowering herb.

Today, we will be discussing about 5 herbs, their uses and other features. These herbs are very common in Ayurveda and is promptly used.

5 Empowering Herbs in Ayurveda:

1. Rhubarb-

Rhubarb herb in Ayurveda
Rhubarb herb in Ayurveda

Hindi name– Revand-chini, Archu
Sanskrit name– Amla-vetasa, Aml parni
Latin name– Rheum emodi Wall

Parts used– Root as dried rhizomes
Habitat– Himalayas; 8,000-13,000 feet; Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, China, Turkey and many other countries.

Action– Purgative, alterative, hemostatic, antipyretic, antihelmintic, laxative and atonic indigestion

Uses-

Precaution– Pregnancy, chronic diarrhea, gout, rheumatism, epilepsy, gout.
It is stronger when used with epsom salt.

2. Prickly Chaff Flower-

 empowering herb
Prickly chaff empowering herb

Hindi name– Apamara
Sanskrit name– Apamarga
Latin name– Achyranthes aspera Linn

Parts used– Herb, leaves, seeds, root flower (whole plant is usable)
Habitat– It is found all over India under 4,000 feet

Action– Diuretic, expectorant, antibilious

Uses

  • Seeds are used as an expectorant, or mixed with rice water for bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Leaves are mixed with jaggery and used for fever, cough, insect bites and bee stings
  • Decoction for renal edema, stomach ache, skin eruptions etc.

Precautions– Do not use while pregnant

3. Arjuna Myrobalan-

Arjun tree in Ayurveda
Arjun tree in Ayurveda

Hindi name– Arjun
Sanskrit name– Arjuna
Latin name– Terminalia arjuna, Pentaptera glabra

Parts used– Bark
Action– Cardiac stimulant, rejuvenative, astringent, hemostatic, alterative

Uses

  • Treats ulcers, acne and other skin disorders
  • Best herb for heart disease; heals heart tissue scars after surgery, angina etc
  • Helpful in fractures and broken bones

4. Gigantic Swallowort

Aak plant in ayurveda
Aak plant in ayurveda

Hindi nameAka
Sanskrit name– Arka
Latin name– Caltropis gigantea

Parts used– Root, leaves and flowers
Action– As the herb is poisonous, special care should be taken while using it. Well, it is antispasmodic, purgative, expectorant, acrid and antiparasitical in nature

Uses

  • Promotes the healthy secretion of bile
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Dysentry
  • Leaves are used for paralysis, anesthesia and toxic asthma

5. Lemon grass-

lemon grass
lemon grass

Hindi name– Gandhatrana, Hari-chaha
Sanskrit name– Bhutrin
Latin name– Andropogon citratus

Parts used– Essential oil, herb
Action– Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, carminative

Uses

  • Bowel spasms
  • Excellent tea for Pitta and kidneys
  • Sprains, pains, rheumatism, lumbago
  • Oil is used in perfumes, hair oils etc

So these were the 5 Empowering herb; which are like the miracle in present world. Use this in your daily life and stay away from ailments and maladies. Share if you like the post. Go green and live well

She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine.

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