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Know your Ayurvedic herbs - V

Posted Oct 16 2011 5:15am
Gokshura: It is also known by other names such as Tribulus terrestris, Gokhru, Puncture vine, Small caltrops. According to Ayurvedic traditions, Gokshura is a wonderful healing herb with a broad range of properties, and is used for its demonstrated ability to increase Luteal Hormone in men and women, leading to increased testosterone. It has long been revered in Ayurvedic practice as an aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, tonic, used to treat seminal deficiency or debility, impotence, and infertility.

It is also used to treat many kidney, bladder, and urinary tract and uro-genital related conditions, where it acts as a diuretic and lithotriptic, and helps kidney or bladder stones, gleet, venereal diseases including gonorrhea, phosphaturia, chronic cystitis, dysuria, painful urination, edema, nephritis, hematuria, gout, diabetes, and incontinence of urine. Gokshura is often used with Punarnava in diuretic formulas. It is additionally a nervine and analgesic, used to treat rheumatism, lumbago, and sciatica, as well as hemorrhoids, cough, and dyspnea.

Guduchi: It is also known as Tinospora cordifolia, Giloy and Indian quinine. According to Ayurveda, Guduchi is a bitter tonic, diuretic, and antiperiodic. The entire plant is regarded as a valuable alterative and stimulant. It is useful in eye conditions, as a tissue builder, helps development of intelligence, and retains youth by helping to prevent premature ageing. It is also traditionally used for the management of dyspepsia, food allergies, convalescence, liver disorders, headache, and urinary disorders.

Guggulu: It is also known as Commiphora mukul, Indian Bedellium. According to Ayurveda, it is used in rheumatism, arthritis, gout, nervous disorders, debility, bronchitis, whooping cough, skin diseases, and ulcers. Guggul increases the white blood cells, is a powerful immune stimulant and antioxidant, and is used in cases involving laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus problems, genito-urinary conditions, menstrual disorders, digestive disorders, and toxins, where it acts as a broad spectrum antiseptic and general purifier and rejuvenator. It is also used to help hair growth, for oral care of the dentifrice. Some reports indicate its potential usefulness in obesity, where it is reputed to lead to weight reduction as a thyroid stimulant, causing fat loss. Recent research shows Guggul is one of the most powerful cholesterol-lowering agents known, also lowering the triglycerides.


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