Constituents Of Body Revival :: Health Reactive
 

Aegie Matmelos (Bhel)

Extensive experimental and clinical studies prove that Aegle marmelos possesses antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, antiviral, radioprotective, anticancer, chemopreventive, antipyretic.

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Acorus Calmus

Calamus is also used as a calming medicine, to induce sweating, & to treat rheumatoid Arthritis & Stroke. Calamus is used for gastrointestinal (GI) problems including Ulcers, Inflammation.

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Withania Somnifera

It has High Anti-Cancer Properties. Withaferin a bioactive compound in WITHANIA SOMNIFERA, promotes the death of Tumor cells and may be effective against several types of Cancer.

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Blumea Densiflora

It is used to treat urolithiasis (urinary tract or kidney stones) and urinary tract infections, and thus reduces high blood pressure. It works as an expectorant, an anti-diarrheal and an anti-spasmotic.

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Rumex Vesicarius

Helps in Treating Chronic Diseases, Reduce Cold Sores and Fever Blisters, Detoxifies the Body, Treats Herpes Zoster, Treat Anaemia, Help in Weight Loss, Prevents Cancer.

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Rubia Cordifolia

Rubia cordifolia role in supporting heart health is evidenced by traditional and reported activities which show that it act as Potent Blood Purifier, Antioxidant, Diuretic, Calcium channel blocker.

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Cucumis Melo

Cucumis Melo acquire useful medicinal properties such as Anti Ulcer, Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Free Radical Scavenging, Antioxidant, Anthelmintic, Diuretic effect, Antiplatelet.

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Symplocos Racemosa

Lodhra serves for several health benefits, such as; Skin Benifits, Beneficial in gynaecological or female disorders (PCOD), Cures Eye Disorders, Cures Dental problems, Treat Ulcers.

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Honey

Honey contains various kinds of phytochemicals with high phenolic and flavonoid content which contribute to its high antioxidant activity. Agent that has strong antioxidant property.

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Aegie Marmelos (BAEL)

Latin Name : Aegle marmelos (Linn.), Correa. ex Roxb.
English Name : Bael Tree
Sanskrit Names : Bilva, Shivaphala
Hindi Name : Bel

Action on Human Body-Anti-Carcinogenic

Proved By: – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan

Regular consumption of Ashwagandha can result in various health benefits. A research study has termed Ashwagandha as an emerging and novel alternative in the field of oncology because of its cancer killing properties, in association with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It is also of interest because it is known to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy without interfering with the tumor cell-killing activity.

Action on Human Body-Parkinson’s Disease

Proved By: – India’s Central Food Technological Research Institute

We have provided evidence that WS –enrichment among flies has the ability to diminish the levels of endogenous oxidative markers. Further, WS could markedly mitigate ROT- induced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and neurotoxicity in the Drosophila system. Based on marked the attenuation of locomotor phenotype and enhanced survival of flies with WS-enrichment, and also our previous findings in the mice model, we propose that WS may be a useful therapeutic adjuvant under conditions of oxidative stress -mediated neurodegenerative conditions such as PD

Action on Human Body– stress, sexual disorders, anxiety and depression

Scientific research on the plant indicates that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidizing, anti-stress, sleep-inducing and drug withdrawal properties. Many formulations that are made from Ashwagandha improve the musculo-skeletal problems such as arthritis and rheumatism. It also acts as a tonic that boosts energy, and improves overall health and longevity.

Habitat

It is generally grown in fields characterized by slightly basic soils that have good drainage. Light red soils are suitable for this herb. The herb grows best in areas receiving about 500-750mm rainfall and at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1200 meters above sea level. The optimal temperature range is 20-32 degrees C. Due to the hardiness of the plant, Ashwagandha has historically been grown in areas that are not well irrigated and therefore not suitable for food crops.

Morphology Description (Habit)

Withania is a small or medium undershrub, 30-150cm height, erect, grayish, branching perennial, with strong disagreeable odour like horse’s urine. Withania somnifera is a small shrub of 1m to 2m height across. Almost the complete plant is covered and surrounded with very short, small, fine, branched hairs and silver-grey in colour. The stems of Withania are brownish dark colour and erect, sometimes leaves are absent or less on lower part of stem.

Principal Constituents

The main constituents of ashwagandha are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. Among the various alkaloids, withanine is the main constituent. The other alkaloids are somniferine, somnine, somniferinine, withananine, pseudo-withanine, tropine, pseudo-tropine, 3-a-gloyloxytropane, choline, cuscohygrine, isopelletierine, anaferine and anahydrine. Two acyl steryl glucoside viz. sitoindoside VII and sitoindoside VIII have been isolated from root. The leaves contain steroidal lactones, which are commonly called withanolides. The withanolides have C28 steroidal nucleus with C9 side chain, having six membered lactone

Indications

This short and stout plant has a variety of benefits, the most widely recognized benefit of ashwagandha is its ability to boost the immune system. In fact, several studies have reportedly shown it to greatly boost the immune system, increasing white blood cell production, helping to ward off illness and disease. It’s these benefits that make it a go-to choice in Indian herbal medicine for people in recovery who are looking to rebuild their internal system after illness

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body Antioxident, Hepatoprotective, Controlling EarlyTumor Events.
Reference
  • Antioxidant and hepatoprotective potential of Aegle marmelos against CCl4- induced oxidative stress and early tumor events. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2009, Apr;24(2):320-7. Khan TH, Sultana S.
  • Therapeutic potential of Aegle marmelos (L.) – An overview Asian Pac J Trop Dis. 2014 Feb; 4(1): 71– 77 Shahedur Rahman and Rashida Parvin

Action on Human Body

Analgesic, Antipyretic, Astringent, Diuretic, Laxative, Stomachic, Antihyperglycemic, Anti-Dyslipidemic.

Reference

  • Antihyperglycemic and antidyslipidemic agent from Aegle marmelos. Bioorg Med Chem Lett.2007 Mar 15;17(6):1808-11. Epub 2006 Dec Narender T, Shweta S, Tiwari P, Papi Reddy K, Khaliq T, Prathipati P, Puri A, Srivastava AK, Chander R, Agarwal SC, Raj K.

Action on Human Body

Antithyroid, Antioxidative, Antihyperglycemic

Reference

  • Evaluation of the antithyroid, antioxidative and antihyperglycemic activity of scopoletin from Aegle marmelos leaves in hyperthyroid rats. Phytother Res. 2006 Dec;20(12):1103-5. Panda S, Kar A.

Action on Human Body

Hypoglycaemic.

Reference
  • Hypoglycaemic effect of water extracts of Aegle marmelos fruits in streptozotocin diabetic rats. J Ethnopharmacol.2003 Aug;87(2-3):207- 10. Kamalakkannan N, Prince PS.

 

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Acorus Calmus

Latin Name : Acorus calamus Linn. (Araceae)
English Name : Sweet Flag, Calamus, Sweet Root
Sanskrit Names : Vacha, Sadgrantha, Ugragandha, Vayambur
Hindi Name : Bach

Habitat

It is found growing wild and is also cultivated throughout India, ascending to an altitude of 2,200m in the Himalayas.

Morphology Description (Habit)

Acorus calamus is a semi-aquatic, perennial, aromatic herb with creeping rhizomes. The rhizome is horizontal, jointed, somewhat vertically compressed and spongy within. It is pale to dark brown in colour; the leaves are grass-like or sword shaped, long and slesnder; flowers are small, yellow-green and in a spadix.

Principal Constituents

The important constituents of Indian calamus oil are asarone and its ß-isomer. The dried rhizomes constitute the drug Calamus of commerce. The rhizomes, roots and leaves yield a light brown to brownish yellow volatile oil known as Calamus oil.

Indications

In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the rhizomes are considered to possess anti-spasmodic, carminative and anthelmintic properties, and, are used for the treatment of a host of diseases such as epilepsy and other mental ailments, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, bronchial catarrh, intermittent fevers, glandular and abdominal tumours. They are also used to treat kidney and liver troubles, rheumatism and eczema.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Stress

Reference
  • Protective effect of Acorus calamus LINN on free radical scavengers and lipid peroxidation in discrete regions of the brain against noise stress exposed rat. Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Dec;28(12):2327-30. Manikandan S, Srikumar R, Jeya Parthasarathy N, Sheela Devi R..
  • Research on the anticarcinogenic activation of Acorus calcamus .. – – Anticarcinogenic, Activation Of AlphaAsarone On Human Cancer Cells.1986, August 6, 480- 483. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.
  • Bronchodilatory effect of Acorus calamus (Linn.) is mediated through multiple pathways. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 131, 471-477. 2010. Shaha, A.J., Gilani, A.H.
  • Inhibitory role of Acorus calamus in ferric chloride-induced epileptogenesis in the rat. Human Experimental Toxicology 2007, 27, 947-953.Pradhan, S.N., Ray, K., Hazra, R., Ghua, R.D.
  • Antidepressant-like effects of Acorus calamus in forced swimming and tail suspension test in mice. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 1, S17-S19. 2011. Pawar, V.S., Akhade, A., Baokar, S., Shivakumar, H.
  • Therapeutic efficacy of Acorus calamus on acetaminopheninduced nephrotoxicity and oxidative stress in male albino rats.Acta Pharmaceutica Sciencia 52, 89-100. 2013Palani, S., Kumar, R., Parameswaran, R.P., Kumar. B.S.
  • In the vitro anticancer activity of standard extracts used in Ayurveda. Pharmacognosy Magazine 5, 425-429. 2009 Gaidhani, S.N., Lavekar, G.S., Juvekar, A.S., Sen, S., Singh, A., Kumar, S.
  • An overview of traditional uses and pharmacological prole of Acorus calamus Linn. (Sweet ag) and other Acorus species.Phytomedicine. 2014 Feb 15;21(3):268-76 . Rajput SB, Tonge MB, Karuppayil SM.
  • Anticonvulsant, antiveratrinic and antiarrhythmic actions of Acorus calamus Linn.– an Indian indigenous drug. Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther.1960 Feb 1;124:201-11. Madan BR, Arora RB, Kapila.

 

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Withania Somnifera

Botanical Name : Withania Somnifera Dunal
Family : SOLANACEAE (Kantakari Kula)
Hindi name : Asgandha, Asgandh

Action on Human Body-Anti-Carcinogenic

Proved By: – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan

Regular consumption of Ashwagandha can result in various health benefits. A research study has termed Ashwagandha as an emerging and novel alternative in the field of oncology because of its cancer killing properties, in association with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It is also of interest because it is known to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy without interfering with the tumor cell-killing activity.

Action on Human Body-Parkinson’s Disease

Proved By: – India’s Central Food Technological Research Institute

We have provided evidence that WS –enrichment among flies has the ability to diminish the levels of endogenous oxidative markers. Further, WS could markedly mitigate ROT- induced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and neurotoxicity in the Drosophila system. Based on marked the attenuation of locomotor phenotype and enhanced survival of flies with WS-enrichment, and also our previous findings in the mice model, we propose that WS may be a useful therapeutic adjuvant under conditions of oxidative stress -mediated neurodegenerative conditions such as PD

Action on Human Body– stress, sexual disorders, anxiety and depression

Scientific research on the plant indicates that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidizing, anti-stress, sleep-inducing and drug withdrawal properties. Many formulations that are made from Ashwagandha improve the musculo-skeletal problems such as arthritis and rheumatism. It also acts as a tonic that boosts energy, and improves overall health and longevity.

Habitat

It is generally grown in fields characterized by slightly basic soils that have good drainage. Light red soils are suitable for this herb. The herb grows best in areas receiving about 500-750mm rainfall and at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1200 meters above sea level. The optimal temperature range is 20-32 degrees C. Due to the hardiness of the plant, Ashwagandha has historically been grown in areas that are not well irrigated and therefore not suitable for food crops..

Morphology Description (Habit)

Withania is a small or medium undershrub, 30-150cm height, erect, grayish, branching perennial, with strong disagreeable odour like horse’s urine. Withania somnifera is a small shrub of 1m to 2m height across. Almost the complete plant is covered and surrounded with very short, small, fine, branched hairs and silver-grey in colour. The stems of Withania are brownish dark colour and erect, sometimes leaves are absent or less on lower part of stem.

Principal Constituents

The main constituents of ashwagandha are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. Among the various alkaloids, withanine is the main constituent. The other alkaloids are somniferine, somnine, somniferinine, withananine, pseudo-withanine, tropine, pseudo-tropine, 3-a-gloyloxytropane, choline, cuscohygrine, isopelletierine, anaferine and anahydrine. Two acyl steryl glucoside viz. sitoindoside VII and sitoindoside VIII have been isolated from root. The leaves contain steroidal lactones, which are commonly called withanolides. The withanolides have C28 steroidal nucleus with C9 side chain, having six membered lactone

Indications

This short and stout plant has a variety of benefits, the most widely recognized benefit of ashwagandha is its ability to boost the immune system. In fact, several studies have reportedly shown it to greatly boost the immune system, increasing white blood cell production, helping to ward off illness and disease. It’s these benefits that make it a go-to choice in Indian herbal medicine for people in recovery who are looking to rebuild their internal system after illness

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Anti-Carcinogeni.

Reference
  • Water Extract of Ashwagandha Leaves Has Anticancer Activity: Identication of an Active Component and Its Mechanism of Action. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10): e77189.Renu Wadhwa, Rumani Singh, Ran Gao, Navjot Shah, Nashi Widodo, Tomoko Nakamoto, Yoshiyuki Ishida, Keiji Terao and Sunil C. Kaul
  • Withania somnifera Suppresses Tumor Growth of Intracranial Allograft of Glioma Cells. Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Aug;53(6):4143- 4158.Kataria H, Kumar S, Chaudhary H, Kaur G.
Immune modulation and apoptosis induction: Two sides of antitumoural activity of a standardised herbal formulation of Withania somnifera.Eur J Cancer. 2009 May;45(8):1494-509. Malik F, Kumar A, Bhushan S, Mondhe DM, Pal HC, Sharma R, Khajuria A, Singh S, Singh G, Saxena AK, Suri KA, Qazi GN, Singh J.

Action on Human Body

Parkinson’s Disease

Reference

  • Standardized extract of Withania somnifera(Ashwagandha) markedly osets rotenone-induced locomotor deficits, oxidative impairments and neurotoxicity in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Food Science and Technology-Mysore- 52(4) January 2013 . Mallayya , M.J. and Muralidhara, M.

Action on Human Body

Stress, sexual disorders, anxiety and depression.

Reference

  • Efficacy of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal. Linn.) in the management of psychogenic erectile dysfunction . Ayu. 2011 Jul-Sep; 32(3): 322–328. Prasad Mamidi, P. and Thakar A
  • A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Ecacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 34(3): 255–262. Chandrasekhar, K., Kapoor, J and Anishetty, S.

 

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Blumea Densiflora

Latin Name : Kakronda, Blumea
Sanskrit Names : Kukkuradru, Kukundara, Mridu chhada, Tamrachuda
Hindi Name : Jangli Muli, Kakronda
Other Names : Bhamurda, Burando, Kattumullangi, Narakkarandai, Advimulangi, Karupogaku, Kukurmuta, Kukursunga, Kolhar, Pilo Kapurio
Botanical Name : Blumea lacera
Family : Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

History

Kakronda is an annual herb with a strong odor, distributed throughout the plains of north-west India, up to an altitude of 2,000 m. The stems of this hairy or glandular herb are erect, simple or branched, very leafy and 1-2 ft in height. The leaves are obovate or oblanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, smaller toward the top, stalked, and toothed or (rarely) lobulated at the margins. The bright yellow flowering heads are about 8 mm across, borne on short axillary cymes, and collected in terminal, spike-like panicles. The involucre-bracts are narrow and hairy. The achenes are not ribbed, are somewhat 4-angled, and are smooth.

Medicinal Uses

Blumea is described by Ayurveda experts as hot, pungent and bitter; antipyretic; good for bronchitis, diseases of the blood, fevers, thirst and burning sensations. The root kept in the mouth is said to cure disease of the mouth. In the Konkan region of India, the plant is used to drive away fleas and other insects. In Homoeopathic system, it is given in enuresis, neuralgia, headache and cold borne cough.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Physiological Disorders Such As Rheumatism And Hypertension

Reference
  • Mechanism of Growth Inhibitory Effect of Blumea balsamifera Extracts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Biosci., Biotechnol. Biochem 72(5) 2008 Norikura T, Kojima-Yuasa A, Shimizu M, Huang X, Xu S, Kametani S, Rho SN, Kennedy DO, Matsui-Yuasa I.
  • Pharmacological Activities of Blumea lacera (Burm. f) DC: A Medicinal Plant of Bangladesh Pharmacological Activities of Blumea, Mohammed Ibrahim, Qamrul Ahsan, Zilly Homa, Md. Ruhul Kuddus, Ridwan Bin ,Rashid, and Mohammad Abdur Rashid.
  • Dihydroavonol BB-1, an extract of natural plant Blumea balsamifera, abrogates TRAIL resistance in leukemia cells Blood, 2006 107(2) 688 www.bloodjournal.org Hiroo Hasegawa et.al

 

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Rumex Vesicarius

Common Name : Bladder dock
Family : Polygonaceae

Physical Characteristics

Annual. It is in flower in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. We rate it 1 out of 5 for usefulness. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.

Habitats and Possible Locations

Cultivated Beds.

Edible Uses

Leaves

Leaves – raw or cooked. An acid flavour, they are used like sorrel as a flavouring in salads or as a spinach.

Medicinal Uses

Aperient; Astringent; Diuretic

The leaves are aperient, astringent, diuretic and cooling.

The seed is cooling. It is roasted and used in the treatment of dysentery.

The juice of the plant is cooling. It is useful in treating heat of the stomach, to allay the pain of toothache and, by its astringent properties, to check nausea.

Other Uses

Although no specific mention has been made for this species, dark green to brown and dark grey dyes can be obtained from the roots of many species in this genus, They do not need a mordant.

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils, preferring a moist moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position. Cultivated for its edible leaves in Indonesia and occasionally sold in local markets there.

Propagation

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Analgesic, Antipyretic, Astringent, Diuretic, Laxative, Stomachic

Reference
  • Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition James A. Duke June 27, 2002 by CRC Press, Reference – 896 Pages – 161,ISBN 9780849312847

Action on Human Body

Antioxidant

Reference

Antioxidant potential of Rumex vesicarius L. in vitro approach. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2014, Pages 538-544. Khan, T.H., Ganaie, M.A. Siddiquib, N.A. Alam, A. Ansari, N.M.

 

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Rubia Cordifolia

Botanical Name : Rubia Cordifolia
Family Name : Rubiaceae
Common Names : Indian Madder, Madderwort, Lukelangafu, Lukera Batuzi
Part Used : Roots, Stem
Habitat : Throughout india in hilly districts.
Product Offered : Roots, Stems

Uses

The roots are alterative, anodyne, antiphlogistic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, styptic, tonic and vulnerary. They are used to lower the blood pressure. The roots are used internally in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, internal and external haemorrhage, bronchitis, rheumatism, stones in the kidney, bladder and gall and dysentery.

The stems are used as they are considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. They are used in the treatment of blood disorders and spreading fever of kidneys and intestines. A valuable red dye is obtained from the root and stems. Roots are made into paste for application into ulcers, inflammations and skin troubles. A decoction of leaves and stem is used as a vermifuge.

Habitat

It is found in India, Burma, and Sri Lanka, often planted in the vicinity of Shiva temples. It grows wild all over the sub-Himalayan forests, central India and its west coast and in dry hilly places ascending to 4,000 ft. high.

Morphology Description (Habit)

It is a medium to large sized deciduous, glabrous and armed tree with axillary and 2.5 cm long spines. Leaves alternate, 3-5 foliate, leaflets are ovate to lanceolate, crenate, acuminate, membranous and petiololed. Flowers in short axillary panicles, large and scented. Calyx pubescent and four lobed. Petals 4, white and gland dotted. Stamens many. Ovary ovoid, cells 10-20, ovules many, fruit globose, grey or yellowish, rind woody. Seeds many, oblong, compressed, embedded in reddish yellow coloured sweet pulp.

Principal Constituents

Aegelin, formerly identified as sterol but clarified as a neutral alkaloid, rutacine, y – sitosterol, aegelemine and aegeline were identified from the leaves1. Marmin, marmesin, umbelliferine, skimmianine were identified from the bark and roots2. A major constituent of the fruit is the mucilage and marmelosin (0.5%) a coumarin, in addition to the minor constituents like reducing sugar, essential oils, ascorbic acid and various minerals.

Pharmacology

Alcoholic and aqueous extracts of the leaves have similar effect as digoxin in amplitude and contractions of the frog’s heart. Alcoholic extract of the roots and fruits showed hypoglycaemic activity in albino rats and fruit extract has antiviral activity against Ranikhet disease virus. Marmelosin has anthelmintic activity against ankylistomiasis3.

Indications

The roots are astringent, bitter and febrifuge. They are useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia, stomachalgia, cardiopalmus, seminal weakness, vomiting, intermittent fever and swellings. The leaves are useful as laxative, febrifuge and expectorant, also in ophthalmia, deafness, inflammations, catarrh, diabetes and asthmatic complaints. The fruits are useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, stomachalgia, and good for heart and brain.

Product Range

Diarex (DiarCare), Lukol, Revitalizing Hair Oil, Diarex PFS, Diarex Vet, Bael, Chyavanaprasha.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Hypoglycemic Effects, Memory Impairment

Reference Antihyperglycemic, antistress and nootropic activity of roots of Rubia cordifolia Linn.Indian J Exp Biol. 2006 Dec;44(12):987-92.Patil RA, Jagdale SC, Kasture SB.

 

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Cucumis Melo

Symbol : CUME
Group : Dicot
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Duration : Annual
Growth Habit : Vine Forb/Herb


*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

 

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Symplocos Racemosa

Latin Name : Symplocos racemosa Roxb. (Symplocaceae)
English Name : Lodh Tree
Sanskrit Names : Lodhra, Tilva, Shavara
Hindi Name : Lodh

History

This tree, in Sanskrit, was called Lodhra, Rodhra or Srimata meaning “propitious”, and “Tilaka” because it was used in making the Tilaka mark on the forehead. A decoction of the bark was used for gargling when the gums were spongy and bleeding (Susruta). Roxburgh remarks that the bark was popular among the dyes of red in Calcutta and seemed to be used as a mordant only. In Europe it was formerly looked upon as a cinchona bark and had been known at various times as “Ecorce de lautour”, “China nova”, “China calafornica”, “China Brasilarsis”, and “China paraquatan”. It was also known as “Lotus Bark”.

Habitat

It grows abundantly in the plains and lower hills throughout North and East India, ascending in the Himalayas up to an elevation of 1,400 m; southwards it extends up to Chota Nagpur.

Morphology Description (Habit)

S.racemosa is an evergreen tree or shrub. The leaves are dark green above, orbicular, elliptic oblong, coriaceous and glabrous above; the flowers are white, turning yellow, fragrant, in axillary, simple or compound racemes; the drupes are purplish black, subcylindric, smooth and 1-3 seeded.

Principal Constituents

Three alkaloids, viz. loturine, loturidine and colloturine.

Indications

The astringent bark is given for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery andliver complaints. It is recommended in the treatment of menorrhagia and other uterine disorder.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

Action on Human Body

Effect On Serum FSH and LH level in immature females, Detachment of oocyte, obesity in females, Effect on all female disorders.

Reference Phenolic glycosides from Symplocos racemosa: natural inhibitors of phosphodiesterase Phytochemistry. 2003 May;63(2):217- 20 Ahmad VU, Abbasi MA, Hussain H, Akhtar MN, Farooq U, Fatima N, Choudhary MI.

 

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Honey

 

Natural honey has been used by mankind since the past 2,500 years. The numerous health benefits of honey have made it an important aspect of traditional medicines such as Ayurveda. Inventors are also researching the benefits of honey in modern medicine.

Health Benefits of Honey

The 3 key health benefits of honey are related to the fact that:

Honey is nature’s energy booster

Honey is a great immunity system builder

Honey is a natural remedy for some ailments


Nature’s Energy Booster The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural fruit sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.


Immunity System Builder Amongst the many health benefits of honey, what is most impressive to me – it can be a powerful immune system booster. Honey’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.


Health Benefits of Honey Health benefits of honey are awesomely a lot! Energise the body, boost immunity, promote healing of cuts and burns, remedy for sore throats, colds, hangover, sleeplessness, stomach upsets.

Honey has a healthy Glycemic Index (GI), meaning that its sugars can be gradually absorbed into the bloodstream to result in better digestion. We should try to avoid eating excessive high-glycemic foods which would prompt an elevated insulin release in our body as a result of the pancreas being stimulated to metabolize the sudden surge of glucose into the blood.


Honey contains natural minerals and vitamins which help the metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid on the organs and tissues into the system, hence preventing obesity and promoting better health for us.
 

Properties Of Honey

Be pleasantly surprised by these amazing honey properties — antimicrobial, antioxidant, and hygroscopic which all make honey a popular food as well as a medicine.


Honey is Hygroscopic Honey has a hygroscopic nature, which means when exposed to air, it naturally absorbs moisture in from the air. In treating open wounds, honey is useful as it could help prevent scarring by keeping the skin moist, encourage the growth of new tissues.

Honey is Antibacterial Researchers began to document the healing properties of honey in the early part of the 20th century. This ceased with the development of antibiotics but recently the development of resistance to antibiotics has led to a resurgence of interest into the healing properties of honey. The effective antimicrobial agent in honey prohibits the growth of certain bacteria. It contains an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide which is believed to be the main reason for the antimicrobial activity of honey.


Honey is a Source of Antioxidants Honey contains natural antioxidant properties that can destroy biologically destructive chemical agents which have been linked to many diseases such as cancer. Not only could honey’s antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals in the body, they are also part of the nutrient supply for growth of new tissue.

Other Benefits of Honey

Honey is far better than what most people perceive… Not only does this delectable liquid stimulate your taste buds and whet your appetite, but more and more researchers are turning up new evidence of honey’s medical benefits in all directions. The benefits of honey don’t just stop at satisfying the palate; honey also offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties for our body and health, hot beauty and skin care tips for ladies, and amazing healing properties as a head-to-toe remedy, from eye conjunctivitis to athlete foot. Its powerful healing attributes have long been used thousands of years ago and known to promote healing for cuts, cure ailments and diseases, and correct health disorders for generations after generations.

Honey Vs Sugar

Both sweeteners contain glucose and fructose. However, for sugar, in the process of manufacturing, the organic acids, protein, nitrogen elements, enzymes and vitamins in the sugar cane are destroyed, whereas honey, a natural sweetener, subjects only to minimal heating. Also, honey has certain beneficial antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which are not present in table sugar. Here are three honey nutrition facts that will make you feel good about eating honey:


One One tablespoon of table sugar or sucrose contains 46 calories, while one tablespoon of natural sweetener honey has 64 calories. Though honey may have more calories, we actually need to use less of it since it is sweeter than table sugar. As a result, you may in fact consume even less amount of calories that you would with sugar. And in the long run even though honey is more expensive, it may be more economical than table sugar. I was taken aback when I first found out how much table sugar I was consuming when I take a can of coke — 10 teaspoons, and a 50g chocolate bar — 7 teaspoons!

Two Table sugar is sucrose, which is made up of two molecules bonded together. When we eat table sugar, our stomach has to use its own enzymes to separate the molecules apart before we can use the sugar’s energy. Honey is quite different. The bees have added a special enzyme to the nectar that divides the sucrose into glucose and fructose — two simple sugars for our bodies can absorb directly.

Hence, compared to table sugar, honey has a healthier Glycemic Index (GI) which measures the negative impact of a given food on the blood-glucose level. The lower the GI rating, the slower the absorption and infusion of sugars into the bloodstream and hence a more gradual and healthier digestion process.

Three Unlike honey, table sugar lacks minerals and vitamins (hence it’s been often called empty calories), they draw upon the body’s nutrients to be metabolized into the system. When these nutrients are all used up, metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid is impeded, contributing to higher cholesterol and promoting obesity due to higher fatty acid on the organs and tissues. That is why it is not uncommon for fat people to suffer from malnutrition and many other health related problems. So the message is, honey vs sugar, if you are watching your weight, honey will be a smarter choice than sugar. Besides the differences in nutrition, I feel sugar can never compete with honey in taste. Though both are sweet, honey has such a unique flavour that can be very useful and superior in many foods and beverages. The range of honey floral varieties is so vast that experiencing for yourself the uniqueness of each variety and being able to appropriate each variety to exploit every possibility to complement and improve taste of different types of foods becomes a skillful art.

*Note: Reference from different internet websites.

 

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