Doob Grass, Durva Grass – Ayurvedic Properties & Medicinal Usage

doob grass, durva grass, ayurvedic properties, medicinal usage

INTRODUCTION

Doob Grass (Durva Grass) is a gift of nature for living beings. It is fresh and evergreen. Its gentle blissful sway is exhilarating. Animals feed on this grass and produce sweet milk Childrens drink the milk and grow healthy and strong. Early in the morning this grass is covered with dew and gives the felling as if green carpet has been laid on the ground. The grass is soft as silk and gives a very refreshing feeling. Walking bare feet on the grass has many benefits. It helps improve the eye-sight and also cures several disorders of the body. It grows heartily all through the year. It is known to have three different varieties- green, white, and blue.

PROPERTIES

Doob Grass (Durva Grass) is sweet, tasty, works as an astringent, cool and helps cure vomiting, snake venom, burning sensation, diarrhea,bleeding diathesis and cough.Durba is cold and can dissolve iron. It is light, bitter and cures acidity, thirst, pain, cough, blood disorders, dermatoses, and fever.

MEDICINAL USAGE

HEADACHE:-

Take equal quantities of doob grass and grams and grind them in water to form paste. Apply this paste on forehead. It cures headache.

EPILEPSY

Extract of its whole plant helps cure excessive flow in menstrual cycle or prolonged cycle, madness and epilepsy. Mix powder of white sandalwood and sugar in its juice and give this to the patient. It cures leucorrhoea.

EYE PROBLEMS:-

Tie its leaves on eyes. It gives relief from pain and also cures exeessive pus formation in eyes.

NASAL BLEEDING:-

  1. Mix juice of pomegranate flowers with doob grass juice or harad.Give this to the patient as nasya to the patient. It controls the bleeding from nose due to tridosa.
  2. Take nasya of doob grass juice, munakka and sugarcane juice, cow milk, onion juice, flowers of pomegranate.
  3. Put drops of juice of its whole plant in the nose to control nasal bleening.

MOUTH PROBLEM:-

Give decoction of doob grass for gargles. It cures boils in mouth.

VOMITING:-

  1. Give juice of doob grass to drink.
  2. Give doob grass  with water in which rice is rinsed. It cures vomits due to pitta.

ASCITES:-

Grind doob grass with black pepper and give this to the patient thrice a day. It causes excessive urination which helps cure ascites and swelling of the body.

DIARRHOEA:-

Give fresh juice of doob grass. It has binding properties and is beneficial in curing diarrhea.

DIARRHOEA DUE TO INDIGESTION:-

Boil doob grass with aniseed and ginger root and give the solution to the patient.

ABORTION:-

Leucorrhoea, abortion and other vaginal disorders can be controlled using doob grass. It strengthens the uterus and fetus.

URINARY PROBLEM:-

  1. Decoction of doob grass relieves pain and causes excessive urination. It cures swelling , gonorrhea and burning sensation during urination.
  2. Mix doob grass with sugar. Grind the solution and strain the solution, give this to the patient. It controls blood flow in the urine.
  3. Grind doob grass in milk and strain the solution and give this to the patient. It cures  burning sensation during urination.

PILES:-

Grind its whole plant, mix it with curd and give this to the patient. Apply the paste of its leaves on beeding piles.

BLEEDING DIATHESIS:-

Grind white doob grass in water. Strain the solution through fine cloth, add sugar candy and give this to the patient. It is beneficial in leucorrhoea.

ECZEMA, ITCHING, ETC:-

  1. Take 3 times juice of doob grass and prepare medicated oil. Apply this oil on the affected areas. It cures eczema, itching and wounds.
  2. Grind doob grass with turmeric and apply the paste. It cures eczema and itching of skin.

MALARIA FEVER:-

Mix atees powder on doob grass juice. Give this to the patient 2-3 times a day. It is beneficial in curing the recurring malaria fever.

SEXUAL POTENCY:-

White doob grass reduces sexual potency and desire.

DISEASES IN CHILDREN:-

Grind doob grass with long branches, which generally grown around wells. Strain the solution and add 1-2 gm, finely powdered nagkesar and green cardamom. Give this to the child whose palate has gone weak, put a few drops in the child nose and let the child inhale it. It brings back the palate its normal position.Its consumption gives energy to the body. The child stops vomiting milk and grows better.

Agastya (Sesbania grandiflora) – Ayurvedic Properties & Medicinal Usage

Agastya, Sesbania grandiflora, Ayurvedic-properties, Medicinal usage

INTRODUCTION

Sesbane plants are found almost everywhere. It grows well in areas which are abundant in water and have hot climate. During rainy season, the scattered seeds start germinating. As per Rajnighantu, sesbane has four varieties; white yellow, blue and red flowered. White flowered plants are most common of all the four. Parts of the plant like soft leaves, flowers and fruits are cooked and eaten.

APPEARANCE

Sesbane trees grow very fast but have a shorter life. Trees are 15 ft tall. Leaves are in bunches of 20-25 pairs arranged on a long thin spine. Each leaf is 1-1 ½ inch long, oval in shape. Flowers are white in colour and boat shaped. The fruits are 1 ft in length, slightly curved, and flat. Each fruit has 14-19 light colored seeds.

PROPERTIES

Sesbane tree parts are cool and bitter, they are beneficial in curing pitta kapha quartan fever, and dry cough. They also cure gastric disorders and cold. Flowers have a cooling effect, are mildly, and are mildly bitter, astringent, and pungent. They help cure rib disorders, fever, night- blindness, and many other diseases. Leaves are bitter but also mildly sweet, hard to digest, and slightly warm, they are beneficial in curing warm kapha, blood disorders, and cold. Fruits are bitter sweet and laxative. They enhance palate, intelligence, and memory. They cure disorders of the three humours, jaundice, depression, and stomach diseases.

MEDICINAL USAGE

Epilepsy:-

  1. Take equal quantities of sesbane leaf powder and black pepper. Grind them with cow urine. Let the patient inhale this mixture.
  2. In case patient is a child, take extract of 1 sesbane leaves and mix half the quantity of black pepper in it. Dip a cotton flock in this mixture and place near the child nostril. It brings immediate relief.

Migraine:-

Based on the side of the brain which is aching, drops 1-3 drops of sesbane leaf extract or flower extract on the opposite nostril. This brings immediate relief from headache as well as any pain I the nostrils.

Cold:-

In case of heaviness or headache due to cold, drop 1-4 drops of sesbane leaf extract in the nostrils. 10-156 gm of sesbane root extract with honey. 2-4 times a day, may be taken.

Eye problems:-

  1. 1 drops of sesbane flower extract in eyes. It clears the blurred vision.
  2. Cook its flowers as dish in the meals, morning and evening. It cures night blindness.
  3. Take 200 gm of sesbane leaves. Grind them and cook them in 1 kg medicated ghee. Give 4-9 gm of this ghee to the patient every morn-ing and evening. It is extremely beneficial in curing eye problems.
  4. Put a few drops of honey which exude out of the sesbane flowers. It helps cure blurred vision. When the flowers are plucked, 1-3 drops of honey exudes out of it.
  5. Roast the flowers in ghee and take it regularly. It helps cure blurredness of vision and other eye problems.

Delusion:-

Take sesbane leaf extract and mix equal quantities of ginger root, peeper and jiggery. Give 1-2 drops for inhalation.

Dryness and cough related problems:-

Prepare sesbane leaf decoction. Use it for gargles. It cures dry cough, scaling of tongue and helps release of cough. Also beneficial in curing husfy voice.

Abdominal/ Stomach pain:-

In 15 gm decoction of sesbane bark, add a little amount of rock salt and 18 roasted cloves. Give this mixture to the patient every morning and evening. Within 2 days it cures all types of abdominal illness and pain.

White leucorrhea:-

Take fresh bark and grind it to extract its juice. Take a piece of cotton and soak it in the bark juice and then place it in the vaginal area. It gives relief in white leucorrhea and also relieves in itching.

Arthritis:-

Take dhatura root and sesbane root in equal quantities and grind them. Prepare a and tie it on the aching area. It cures the pain and reduces the swelling. In case of lesser pain, apply paste of red sesbane root.

Gout:-

Take dried flowers and grind them to from a fine powder. Mix 99 gm powder in 1 litre of buffalo milk and ferment it to form curd. Next day prepare butter from the curd and use this butter for massage.

Baheda (Bibhitaki, Terminalia Belerica) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

INTRODUCTION

 

Baheda (Bibhitaki, Terminalia Belerica) is found all over India, especially in the lower hilly areas. The plant sheds its leaves in Feb.-mar and bears new, copper colored tender leaves. It bears fruits in may which ripen in the following January- February.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

The fruits contain tannin, B-sitosterol, galic acid, chebulasic acid, mannitol, glucose, galactose, fructose and ramnose. A yellow colored, shining, oil comes from the seeds kernel. The bark contains tannin.

PROPERTIES

It cures tridosas and is mainly used for curing cough related disorders. It is beneficial for the eyes, hair and cures jaundice, voice disorders, nasal problem, blood disorders, throat and breathing problem. It is anthelmintic.The seeds of the fruits help to cure eye problem. The bark is useful in anemia, liver disorders like jaundice and white ieucorrhoea. The seed is bitter and a toxicant. It cures thrist vomiting, vatta and also helps cures bronchitis. The fruits peel cures cough. It mainly affects the throat ans air passages. The seeds are analgesic and cure swelling and oedema also. Its excessive quantities may lead to vomiting. Herbs like baheda, Indian goosebeery, and black harad are beneficial in curing cough and vaginal problems. They purify milk and are digestive in nature.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

  • GUNA (Quality) – Laghu, Ruksha
  • RASA (Taste) – Kashay
  • PRABHAV(Impact) – Chedan
  • VIPAK (Metabolism) – Madhur
  • VIRYA (Potency) – Ushan

MEDICINAL USAGE & BENEFITS

Hair:-

Oil of the fruit kernel is extremely nutritive. It strengthens hair.

Eye Power:-

Mix equal quantities of baheda and sugar. Take this mixture every day. It cures pain in eyes.

Pain in Eyes:-

Prepare a paste of the bark with honey and apply on the eyes. It cures pain in the eyes.

Headache:-

Prepare 40-40 gm decoction of baheda and jawasa. Add 1b teaspoonful ghee in the decoction; give this to the patient thrice a day. It cures pitta and kapha fever. It also controls dizziness.

Heart Problems:-

Take equal quantities of powder of its fruit and Ashwagan.Take 4 gm of this mixture and mix with jiggery. Give this to the patient with warm water. It cures heart problems due to vata.

Mouth Dripping: –

Mix 2-1 ½ gm each of bahada and sugar. Give for a few days. It cures mouth dripping disorder.

Cough:-

  • Suck the peel of baheda.It controls cough.
  • Cook Malabar nut, black salt and bahada in goat milk and then give it the patient. It cures dry and wet cough.

Breathlessness and Asthma:-

Take equal quantities of baheba bark and grind to from a fine powder. Give 3 gm of this powder to the patient. It cures cough and asthma.

Loss of Appetite:-

Take 3-6 gm powder of fruits after meals. It enhances digestion power and cures loss of appetite. It also strengthens the stomach.

Dysuria:-

Take 2-3 gm seeds of fruits and mix it with honey. Give this to the patient every morning and evening. It cures dysurea and stones.

Chyluria:-

Grind baheda, rohidi, kutaj, kaith, chattiban, Sal and Kabila flowers to form powder. Take 2-4 gm of this powder with 1 teaspoonful honey and give it to the patient 2-3 times a day.

Impotency:-

Take 2 gm baheda powder and add 6 gm jiggery patient every morning and evening. It enhances sexual desire and eliminates impotency.

Diarrhea:-

  • Take 1-4 gm tree bark, 1-2 cloves and grind them in 1 teaspoonful honey. Give this to the patient 2-4 times a day. It controls loose motions.
  • Take 1-2 roasted baheda it cures chronic diarrhea problem.

Tumor:-

Roast peel of Baheda in castor oil and grind it in strong vinegar. Apply this paste on the tumour. Within 1-3 days, the tumour gets cured.

Inflammation of Liver:-

  • Apply paste of baheda kernel. It dissolves and spreads out the swelling.
  • Apply the baheda paste on the eyes.

Fever:-

Drink 30-40 gm decoctions of beleric every morning and evening. It cures kapha, pitta and fever.

Liver problems:-

Apply oil of fruits kernel. It is beneficial in liver problems. It is also an effective pain reliever. Massaging by this oil also cures itching and burning sensation of skin.