Til (Sesame) – Chemical Composition, Properties & Medicinal Usage

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INTRODUCTION

Sesame and sesame oil is commonly known. In winters, sesame laddus are prepared and eaten. Sesame is of three colours- white, red and black. In terms of medicinal value, oil extracted from black pepper sesame is much more beneficial.

APPEARANCE

Its plants are annual. Soft and hariy, 2- 4 ft tall with slightly pungent odour. The plant has knots all over it. The leaves on the upper part of the plant are simple, alternately arranged in sequence, and oblong. The tip of the leaf is striped and the margins are thorny. Leaves on the lower side of the plant are separated, and partially divided.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

A light yellowish liquid is extracted from sesame which is known as sesame seeds oil and is also known as sweet oil in local language. It has a very slight but pleasant odour. The oil contains proteins. Little amounts of colline, sucrose and lecithine etc elemens are also found in it. In addition , the seeds contain sesamia, sesamolin, lipez, nicotinic acid,ollic and linolic acids.

PROPERTIES

Sesame oil is, sour, sweet, bitter in taste. It promotes physical strength, is beneficial for hair and skin, increases production of milk in lactating mothers, cleanses and cures ulcers and wounds, is beneficial for teeth and effective in curing urinary disorders. It has binding properties; it alleviates vata and promotes digestive function and intelligence.

MEDICINAL USAGE

TEETH PROBLEM

  1. It is beneficial for teeth. Chew 20 gm sesame seeds regularly. It makes the teeth  stronger.
  2. Keep sesame seeds in mouth for 6-11 minutes and then spit out.It cures pyorrhea and also make the teeth strong.

EYE PROBLEMS

In winter season, collect the dew drops on the sesame flowers using a muslin cloth and store them in a bottle. Put these dew drops in eyes. It cures all types of eye disorders.

HAIR

  1. Rinse hair with decoction of its root and leaves. It helps hair turn black.
  2. Apply the oil of black sesame seeds on hair. It prevents premature graying of hair .Apply sesame oil on hair regularly. It keeps the hair black and the hair grows thick, long and dense.
  3. In case of baldness and dandruff in hair, take its flowers and gokhru in equal amount and grind them in honey and ghee and apply the paste on the head. It cures baldness.

COUGH

  1. Give 200 gm decoction of sesame with 2 teaspoonful sugar mixed in it. It is  beneficial in curing cough.
  2. Boil sesame and sugar candy in water and give this to the patient.

UTERUS DISORDERS

  1. To dissolve the coagulated blood in uterus, give 624mg of its powder, 4=7 times a day. Also, let the patient sit in warm water with water touching the waist.
  2. In case of difficulty in menstruation, give 200mg decoction of sesame to the patient.
  3. To sure obstruction in menstrual cycle, take 100mg sesame decoction and add 2gm peepal powder in it. Give this to the patient thrice a day.
  4. Dip a piece of cotton in sesame oil and place it in the front part of the vaginal opening. It cures leucorrhoea.
  5. Soak 10gm sesame and 10gm gokbru in water over night. Next day m0rning, take the extract and add a little amount.

Vasaka (Malabar Nut, Adhatoda Vasica) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

Adhatoda Vasica, Malabar Nut, Vasaka, Vasa

INTRODUCTION

In India, Malabar nut (Adhatoda Vasica, Vasaka) plants are found at heights of 1300 to 4000 ft. They grow wild in stony and rocky soil along with other bushes.

APPEARANCE

Its stem is very small and the plant stares growing and spreading just above the ground. Leaves are 3-9 inch long, hariry with edges curling towards each other, pointed at the ends. Flowers are white in cool and blossom in February- march in 4-6 inch long clusters.

PROPERTIES

Malabar nut creates vata. It is very beneficial for voice and cures heart, palpitations, kapha, pitta, blood disorders, thirst, bronchial asthma, cough, fever, vomiting, urinary diseases, dermatoses and tuberculosis. It is effective on respiratory system. It dilutes the phlegm and helps in its release from the body. It also helps the functioning of respiratory passages. It inflates the air passages which helps the asthmatic patient to breath air easily and relieves gasping. It also controls haemoptysis. It cures bronchitis, is beneficial for throat and cures bronchial asthma.

MEDICINAL USAGE & BENEFITS

HEADACHE:-

Dry flowers of Malabar nut in shade and then grind them into fine powder. Take 5gm of this powder, mix jiggery and prepare 2doses. As soon as the headache begins, give 1 dose to the patient. It gives immediate relief.

HEAD RELATED DISORDERS:-

  1. Grind its 10gm root in 100gm milk and then strain the milk. Add 20gm sugar candy in it along with powder of 1o black peppers. Give this to the patient. It cures eye disorders, pain in eyes, hiccoughs, and cough etc disorders.
  2. Prepare tea of its shade dried leaves and give this to the patient. It cures headache and any other related disorders. For taste, add a little amount of salt in this tea.

EYE DISORDERS:-

Heat 1-3 flowers and then tie them on the eyes. It cures inflammation of the retina of eyes.

COUGH:-

  1. Give 6.5 gm juice of is fresh leaves with honey to the patient. It is beneficial in old cough, bronchial asthma and tuberculosis.
  2. Give 5-10gm decoction of Malabar nut, muunakka and sugar candy, 2-3 times a day. It cures old cough.

SELF-TESTED USE BY OF SWAMI RAMDEV JI:-

Give 1 teaspoonful juice of its leaves with 1 teaspoonful ginger juice and 1 teaspoonful honey. It cures all types of cough.

TUBERCULOSIS: –

Give 30-40 gm decoction of its leaves with 2 gm powder of pippali mixed in it. It cures severe bronchitis, bronchial asthma and tuberculosis.

KIDNEY PAIN: –

Heat its leaves along with leaves of neem and apply them near the belly button area. Also give 6 gm juice of Malabar nut leaves with 6 gm of honey mixed in it. It gives relief from intense pain in kidneys.

DIARRHOEA:-

Give 20-30 gm juice of its leaves, 4-6 times a day. It is beneficial in bleeding diarrhea.

REGULARISATION OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE: –

Its leaves control menstrual cycle. Take 20 gm of its leaves and 7 gm each of seeds of carrot and radish. Cook them all in ½ kg water till water is reduced to ¼. Give this decoction to the patient to drink. Continue this treatment for a few days.

URINARY PROBLEMS:-

Take equal amounts of seeds of melon and leaves of Malabar nut. Grind them well and give this to the patient to drink. It causes effortless urination.

BURNING SENSATION DURING URINATION: –

Flowers of Malabar nut eradicate tuberculosis and burning sensation. It also reduces the heat of blood.Soak 8-11 flowers in a glass of water over night and next day morning crush the flowers, strain the solution and give this to the patient. It cures burning sensation during urination and also cures the redness.

SPERMATORRHOEA:-

Grind its dried flowers and sieve and give this to the patient along with sugar syrup and cucumber. It cures spermatorrhoea.

ASCITES: –

In cases of ascites and when the whole body turns white, give 15-25 gm juice if its leaves, 3-6 times a day. Increases the urination and then cures the disorder.

LEUCORRHOEA:-

Take juice of 15 gm of Malabar nut leaves with 2 teaspoonful honey, every morning and evening. It cures leucorrhoea.

JAUNDICE:-

Give 15 ml juice of its whole plant with equal amounts of honey and sugar candy mixed in it. Give this to the patient, it cures jaundice completely.

PILES:-

Take equal quantities of its leaves and white sandalwood. Grind them together to form, a fine powder. Give 4 gm of this powder to the patient, every morning and evening. It is very beneficial in case of bleeding piles and also controls bleeding from the boils. In case of swelling in piles, take steam of its decoction.

FEVER:-

Take equal quantities of leaves of Malabar nut and Indian gooseberry. Grind them solid and soak them in an earthen vessel in the evening. Next day morning, grind the solution and extract the juice. Mix 15 gm sugar candy in this juice and give this to the patient.

Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

 

INTRODUTION

Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) tiny plants grow naturally in the rainy season all over India. In many places they are also cultivated. Typically plants have a life of one year but with due care they can survive for 5-7 years. For medicinal purpose its seeds, and the oils extracted from the seeds are used. Plants bear flowers in winter and the flowers turn into fruits in summer.

APPEARANCE

The plants are 2- 7 ft. tall, straight and soft. The branches are relatively hard and have knots. The leaves are normal with a mid-vein and are 3-5 inch long and round. They are oily and have black spots on the upper and lower surfaces. The flowers are bluish which grow from a light purple joint of the leaf and the main stem.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

The seeds have a volatile oil, a resin, a stable oil and two crystalline chemicals known as psoralen. The peel of fruit contains psoralidin chemical. Its anti-dermatoses and anthelmintic properties are due to these two chemicals only.

PROPERTIES

It is sweet, bitter and pungent when cooked. It is a purgative, cool, tasty and dry in nature. It is beneficial for curing heart related problems and cough, bleeding diathesis, bronchial asthma, dermatoses, urinary disorders, fever and is anthelmintic. Fruits enhance pitta and are beneficial for hair and skin.

MEDICINAL USAGE & BENEFITS

TOOTH INFECTION:-

Grind its root to form a paste and add a little amount of roasted alum in it. Use the mixture to brush the teeth every morning and evening. It cures any infection in the teeth.

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA:-

Take ½ gm. seed powder with ginger juice, 4-7 times a day. It gives relief from cough. The phlegm loosens and is easily released.

DIARRHOEA:-

Cook and eat the leaves, every morning and evening regularly for a few weeks.

JAUNDICE:-

Take 20 ml juice of spreading hogweed, ½ gm psoralea seeds powder and mix them well. Give this mixture to the patient every morning and evening.

PILES:-

Take 3 gm harad, 3 gm ginger root and 1 gm psoralea seeds. Grind them all. Give ½ teaspoonful of this mixture with jiggery every morning and evening.

STERILITY, INFERTILITY:-

After the menstrual cycle is complete, grind the seeds in oil and apply in the vagina. It reduces the potential for conceiving.

DERMATOSES:

  1. Take 5 parts of psoralea seeds, 1 part arsenic sulphide. Grind them all in cow urine and apply the paste on the white patches. It cures white patches.
  2. Take equal quantities of psoralea seeds and ringworm plant, and grind them in vinegar. Apply this paste on white patches.
  3. Grind equal quantities of psoralea seeds, sulphur, and gudmar. Soak 13 gm of this powder in water overnight . Next day morning, strain the solution and give to the patient. Apply the sediment part on white patches. It cures leucoderma.
  4. Take 2 parts psoralea seeds oil, 2 parts turak oil and 1 part sandalwood mix them and apply. It cures skin problems and leucoderma.
  5. Take 1gm psoralea seeds powder and 100 ml decoction of Indian gooseberry or kbair. Give these together to the patient it cures vitiligo.
  6. Soak psoralea seeds in curd for 3 days and then let it dry. Extract its oil and store in a bottle mix nausadar in it and apply on patches.
  7. Take equal quantities of psoralea of psoralea seeds, kalaunji and poppy seeds and grind them with madar leaf extract apply this paste on white patches
  8. Take equal quantities of amounts of psoralea seeds, tamarind, borax and anjeer roots. Grind them with water and apply the paste on white patehes it cures vitiligo.
  9. Take equal quantities of psoralea seeds, ringworm plant, and geru. Grind them and kbaral with ginger juice. Apply it on white patches and let dry in the sun it cures leucoderma.
  10. Take equal quantities of psoralea seeds, geru and gandhak. Grind them and kharal with ginger juice. Prepare tablets of 15 gm each. Soak 2 tablet in 35 ml water at night. Next day, give this solution to the patient, followed by fresh water.
  11. Take equal quantities of psoralea seeds, celery seeds, ringworm plant seeds, and lotus stem. Grind them and mix with honey. Prepare small tablets. Give 2 tablet in the morning with decoction of anjeer root.
  12. Take 2 gm pure psoralea seeds, 3 gm sesame seeds, and 3 teaspoonful honeys. Give this to the patient every morning and evening. It cures vitiligo (white patches).
  13. Take 150 gm psoralea seeds, 30 gm geru and 60 gm ringworm plant seeds. Grind them all and sieve through a soft cloth. Store the powder in a cloth and dry over the fumes of extract of trailing eclipta alba. Store this powder and every morning and evening take little amount with cow urine and apply.
  14. Take 2 parts psoralea seeds, 1 part each of neela thotha and borax. Grind them and sieve through fine cloth. Mix it with trailing eclipta juice and keep it for a week. Mix lemon juice in it and apply. It cures white patches. This treatment is quite bitter for skin. In case of acne or boils, stop this treatment.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) plants are found all over India. It has two varieties shatavari (small flower) asparagus racehorses and mahashatavari asparagus sarmentosus, for is described here as it has more medicinal value.

APPEARANCE

It has thorny, bushy and climbing vine. Thorns are1/4 to ½ inch long or slighty curved. The leaves are in groups of 3-7, in the shape of sickle and bent downwards. The flower bunches are 2-3 inch long, single or in bunches with single or branched stem.

PROPERTIES

Regarding its properties, ayurveda practitioners and experts have different opinions, which are listed below:

  1. According to bhaea prakash it is heavy, cool and bitter and nutritive. It enhances intelligence, promotes digestion, pacifies vata and pitta disorders and cures reduced semen production.
  2. According to acharya sushrat asparagus is beneficial in dryness and promotes physical strength. It beneficial in dryness and promotes physical strength. It purifies semen, enhances intelligence, and promotes digestive fire.
  3. According to dhanvantari nighantu, shatavari can cure even a very weak person. It promotes physical strength in the patient and enables the patient to fight the diseases. In enhances the immune system. It suppresses vata pitta, produces semen, is cool, and sweet.

MEDICINAL USAGE & BENEFITS

SLEEPLESSNESS:-

Prepare its kheer and add ghee in it. Give this to the patient.

NIGHT BLINDNESS:-

Cook its leaves in ghee and give this to the patient. It cures night blindness.

HEADACHE:-

Extract juice from its fresh root and mix equal amount of sesame oil in it and boil the solution. Massage the head with this oil. It cures headache and migraine.

HOARSNESS OF VOICE:-

Give asparagus, bala and sugar mixed with honey to the patient it cures hoarseness of voice.

COUGH:-

Mix 1 mix peepal powder in asparagus decoction and give this to the patient thrice a day.

DRY COUGH:-

Boil 10gm asparagus, 10gm leaves of adusa and 10gm sugar in 150ml water give this to the patient thrice a day in cures dry cough.

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA, FAINTNESS:-

Take 1 part of its paste, 1 part gbee, and 4 parts milk.boil them together to form gbee. Give this to the patient as much as required it cures acidity, excessive bleeding vata and pitta disorders, bronchial asthma and unconsciousness.

IMPROVES LACTATION:-

Give its 20 gm powder with milk to the lactating mother. It increases the amount of milk production or grind it with cow milk and give this to the lactating woman. It makes the milk tasty, sweet and nutritive.

DIARRHEA WITH BLEEDING:-

Grind wet asparagus with milk. Strain the milk and give this to the patient 4-6 times a day.

POTENCY:-

Cook it and eat or cook its powder in milk and eat. It enhances the potency.

TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL VIGOUR:-

Split the wet asparagus and take out the straw inside.

URINARY DISORDERS: –

Prepare squash of asparagus and gokhru and give this to the patient. It cures all types of urinary disorders.

WEAKNESS:-

Give asparagus ghee to the patient. It cures the weakness of body.

SEMEN FORMATION: –

Give 6-12 gm asparagus ghee to the patient, regularly. It enhances semen production.

DYSURIA:-

  1. Mix honey and sugar in decoction of its root and give this to the patient. It cures dysuria.
  2. Take 30 gm whole plant of gokhru and equal amount of asparagus and boil them ½ liter water. Strain the solution and add 15 gm sugar candy and 3 teaspoonful honey in it. Give this to the patient in little amounts. It cures the burning sensation during urination and clears obstruction in urination. Or give milk decoction of gokhru and asparagus every morning and evening to the patient. It cures dysuria.

CALCULUS:-

Mix 30 gm of its juice in equivalent amount of cow milk and give this to the patient. It cures even old stones in body.

URINARY DISORDERS:-

Mix 30 gm of its juice in 90 ml milk and give this to the patient. It cures burning sensation completely.

Coriander (Dhania) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

Coriander, Dhania

INTRODUCTION

Every household in India uses dry Coriander (Dhania) fruit as spice. Everyone is aware of its importance in spices. So only the medicine properties and use are discussed here.

APPEARANCE

Coriander plant is an annual herb with branches and sub branches with a soft, distinctive odour. It is 1-3ft tall. The leaves are serrated. Leaves on the lower side are serrated and those on the upper side are like thin vertical rtrands.

PROPERTIES

It cures tridosas, swelling and oedema. It relieves pain, and also thirst. It is a natural purgative and improves digestion. It excites liver and is rakta pitta shamak. It is beneficial for heart and cures cough, urine infections.

MEDICINAL USAGE & BENEFITS:-

EYE PROBLEMS:-

  1. Grind 10gm coriander and boil it in one glass of water and then strain the solution through fine cloth. Put 1 drops each in both the eyes. It cures conjunctivitis disorder and also cures pain in the eyes. It reduces the itching in the eyes and also cures watery eyes.
  2. Put 1-2 drops of coriander juice in the eyes. It prevents the chicken pox boil in eyes.
  3. Boil 10gm coriander in 200ml water is reduced to 1\4th. Use this water to rinse the eyes. It cures whiteness of eyes, swelling and wound in the eyes due to chicken pox.
  4. Take and grind equal quantities of coriander and berley seeds. Prepare a poultice of the paste and apply on the eyes. It cures swelling of the eyes.

MULTINODULAR TUBERCULOSIS:-

Grind 15-20 gm coriander and mix with barley powder (sattu). Apply this regularly. It cures multinodular tuberculosis.

THROAT PAIN:-

Chew 6- 10 seeds of coriander every morning and evening. It cures throat pain.

HEADACHE:-

Soak equal quantities of coriander and Indian gooseberry overnight in water. Next day morning, grind and strain the solution. Give this with sugar mixed in it. It cures headache due to heat.

NASAL BLEEDING:-

Grind 30 gm coriander leaves and mix a little amount of camphor in it. Put 2-3 drops in the nose and also apply a few drops on the head. It controls nasal bleeding.

COUGH IN CHILDREN:-

Grind 20-30 gm coriander in the rice water and add sugar to it. Give this to the child every morning, afternoon, and evening. It cures cough and also is beneficial in asthma in children.

PILES: –

Boil 7-14 gm seeds with a glass of water and 5gm sugar candy. Give this to the patient. It stops the bleeding from boils.

JOINT PAIN:-

Give 5-10gm of coriander powder with 5gm sugar, every morning and evening. This helps cure joint pain due to heat.

STOMACH DISORDERS:-

  1. In case of stomach pain due to heat, give 1gm coriander powder with 3gm, 1-2times a day.
  2. In case of gas due to indigestion of food, give 5-10ml coriander oil. It brings immediate relief.

VOMITING:-

In case of vomiting during pregnancy, give 50gm decoction of coriander with 10gm sugar and 10gm rice water mixed in it. Give this solution repeatedly in small quantities to the pregnant woman.

Paan Patta (Betel Leaves) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

 

The plant is grown in warm and humid regions, especially in areas of Sanchi, Mahoba, Bihar, Orissa, Bengal, Lanka and Malawa’s Rampura-Manpura. Betel of Banaras is considered to be of the best quality.

APPEARANCE

The original climbing vine of betel is very pretty and soft. The stem is strong and thick at the knots. The leaves are big like those of peepal and are heart shaped with veins: they are smooth and thick with a one inch long stem. The flower bunch is spiked. The fruits are 2inch long, muscular and there are many small fruits in axial group hanging down.

PROPERTIES

Dhanvantari nighantu has described 13 properties of betel which are not available even in heaven. Betel is hot, sour, pungent bitter, sweet and alkaline; it cures vatic disorders, cough and pain. Its oil cures cough and throat, mouth and air passage related disorders.

MEDICNAL USAGE & BENEFITS

HEADACHE:-

Tie betel on ear lobes. It cures the headache due to gastric problems.

ANXIETY:-

Give betel juice with milk to cure anxiety in women.

NIGHT BLINDNESS:-

Put drops of betel juice in eyes. It is beneficial in curing night blindness.

HEART DISORDERS:-

  1. In case of weakness and pain of heart, its use is beneficial. To improve the functioning of heart, instead of digitalis, betel can be administered.
  2. Its squash gives strength to heart. It cures cough and weakened state of digestive fire.

INFLUENZA IN CHILDREN:-

In case of excessive cold, warm a betel leaf and smear it with castor oil and tie it on the chest of the child. It eradicates the impact of cold and also controls the anxiety and uneasiness of child.

CHRONIC RHINITIS: –

Grind its root along with liquorice root and give this to the patient with honey. It cures cold related disorders.

IMPROVING QUALITY OF VOICE:-

Singers should suck its root to make their voice clear and sweet. Its root is very beneficial to to release any cough deposited in the throat. It is also beneficial in curing voice hoarseness.

DIPHTHERIA:-

  1. In case of breathing problem in diphtheria, give the juice of betel to the patient. It cures the swelling of throat and the cough gets released out of the throat. Also give juice of its 3-6 leaves in lukewarm water for gargles.
  2. Give 2-3ml juice of its leaves with honey. It cures dry cough.
  3. Grind its branch and give this to the patient with honey. When given to children, it gives relief in cold.

DIGESTION:-

  1. When betel leaf is suck, it enhances the production of saliva which further enhances the digestive function. It is beneficial in curing the gas formation in stomach.
  2. People who eat betel are safe from disorders caused due to pollution and moisture in environment.

FEVER:-

Give 2.5gm warm extract of betel, 1-2times a day. It cures fever.

SWELLING OF JOINTS:-

Heat the betel leaves and tie them on the swollen area. It relieves the pain and also dissolves the swelling.

WOUND:-

Tie betel leaves on ulcers. It helps the wounds heal faster.

Harmful Effects of Betel Leaves

Eating betel is also an addiction. Regular intake causes addiction. When eaten for the first time, the impact on the mind is noticeable, like giddiness, anxiety etc, but when the person becomes habitual and eats betel regularly, these effects go off slowly. When betel is sucked, it causes excessive formation of saliva, which helps in food digestion, but intake of betel in excessive amounts is harmful.

It is strong, warm and excites pitta. Hence, it is not advised in excessive bleeding, traumatic injury to thorax and faintness like pattik disorders. Excess intake of betel reduces appetite. Liver grows weaker day by day.