Here is a brief description of some famous Ayurvedic herbs used to treat various disorders, diseases and ailments since a long time.
Asparagus Adscendens or Safed Musli is a plant herb it is famous for its aphrodisiac properties. It is also used in preparation of health tonics to cure general debility, to treat pre-natal and post-natal problems, it is natural alternate to Viagra and also used for bodybuilding and cure apathy of throat and mouth.
Asparagus Racemosus also known as Shatavari is perennial vegetable with immense properties. It is used to moisten dry tissues of reproductive organs, kidney, stomach and lungs, excellent for curing low milk, low libido, menopausal symptoms, PMS and infertility in females and is highly potent anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
Terminalia Chebula has rich contents of Tannic acid and Chebulinic acid and is famous as astringent herb. It is used in many preparations for curing stomach ulcers, pyorrhea, leucorrhoea and fungal infections, it has properties to increase bowel movements, enhance immunity system, improve tissue health, counter ageing and impart longevity.
Exadirecta Indica or Neem is used in innumerable preparations, its leaves, bark and fruits all have rich medicinal properties. Neem leaves poultices are used for curing boils, ulcers, eczema and ringworm, paste of bark in athlete's foot and lesions in mouth and female intimate parts, and Neem pastes in herpes and hepatitis B. Neem oil is used in treating enlarged prostrate gland and arterial sclerosis, its oil has Omega 6 and 9 and well known Omega 3 fatty acid.
Mucuna Pruriens or Kavach Beej has rich contents of L-Dopa and is widely used for curing erection failures in males and increasing their desire for lovemaking. It is used to cure diarrhea, cough, intestinal gas, rheumatic disorder, muscular pain, diabetes, menstrual pain and tuberculosis. It is also used to administer people suffering with Parkinson's disease and to gain muscle mass.
Ashwagandha or Withania Somnifera is used to treat uncountable problems. It is used as rejuvenating tonic, anti-inflammatory agent, diuretic, sedative, immunity booster, mental health enhancer, memory booster and to cure stress related disorder like arthritis, general debility, hypertension etc. It is powerful aphrodisiac, increases sperm counts, improves male endurance, treats leucorrhea, cures upper respiratory tract infections and improves circulation of blood.
Gymnema Sylvestre is very effective anti-diabetic herb which is used as alternate medicine for controlling diabetes and to cure obesity. It is also stomachic, stimulant, diuretic and laxative and very good in treating persistent cough, biliousness and sore eyes. This herb is used in various problems like asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia, intermittent fever etc.
Momordica Charantia or Karela has been used as vegetable in India since ancient times and has various medicinal properties. It has anti-viral, anti-malarial, anti-helmintic properties, its biggest use is in controlling diabetes and curing constipation and dyspepsia.
Emblica officinalis or amla is richest source of vitamin C, it is a natural cure for indigestion, acid formation, gastric troubles and flatulence, it is helpful in lowering cholesterol and sugar levels and is used in many skin treatments, hair growth, removing wrinkles, treating allergic asthma, chronic cough and improving liver function.
Bhringraj or Eclipta Alba is famous herb for hair growth, preventing premature graying, and preventing hair loss and scalp treatment. It is used in treating hyperacidity, anemia, night blindness, syphilis, prevention of miscarriage, abortion, uterine pain and piles. It is rejuvenating and restorative herb.
Bacopa Monnieri or Brahmi is given to infants for improving memory and brains power. It has wide medicinal uses like treating skin, hair and nails problems, treating asthma, arthritis, depression, mental fatigue, psoriases, possesses anti-cancer properties and relieves stress and anxiety.
Convolvulus Pluricaulis or Shankhpushpi is an excellent brain tonic and memory enhancer. It is used in various treatments too like sleeplessness, anxiety neurosis, Alzheimer's, dementia, lowering cholesterol, treatment of ulcers and hyperthyroidism.
Arjun Myrobalan or Arjuna has rich antioxidant properties and is used in treating cardio-vascular problems and maintaining its health. It promotes blood flow and modulates absorption of lipids.
Popular Ayurvedic Healing Herbs