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Usage, identification, chemical, morphology, important, action of Medicinal Plants

Ayurvedic Herbs for Various Diseases These following is a general list of the

Ayurvedic Herbs for Various Diseases

These following is a general list of the various herbs used in ayurveda. You must consult an experienced ayurvedic practitioner before taking them.
They are used in the form of Kalka (paste), Quaatha (decoction), Sneha (mediated ghee or oil), Lehya etc., according to the Dosha or Dooshya etc., and may be used for any purpose such as Nasyaa, Anuvaasana Vasti or Abhyanga or for internal administration as required.

1. Abortion
Chitramoolam, Ergot, Hindu, Karpaasamula Thwak, Krishna Jeerakam, Kumaari.

2. Abscess
Dhatura, See Antiphlogistics.

3. Alteratives
Aswagandha, Gokshura, Guduchi, Guggulu, Kushtam, Madhusnuhi, Nimba, Nirgundi, Pippali, Saalmali, Saariba, Vaasaa, Vidangam, Vidaari, See Tonics.

4. Aamavaata
See Rheumatism.

5. Anaemia
Kaasisa, Draaksha, Hingulam, Laakshaa, Paaada, (Mercury), Taalakam; Vaasaa.

6. Anresthetics
Datura, Karpuram. Lavanga, Vatsanaabhi, Vijaya.

7. Anasarca
Arka, Punarnavaa, See Dropsy.

8. Anorexia
Ela, Jeerakam, Sunthi, Thwak, See Carminatives.

9. Anodyne
Ahiphenam, Bhallaathaka, Dhatura, Kuraasaani Yamaani, Sunthi, Vatsanaabhi.

10. Antacid.
Apaamaarga Kshaaram, Churnodokam, Kadali Kshaaram, Sarjakshaaram, Yavakshaara.

11. Anthelmintics
Ajamoda, Bhallaathaka, Daadima, Haridra, Hingu, Kirmaani, Krishna Jeerakam, Kuraasaaniyamaani, Maricham, Nimba, Palaasabeeja, Pippalimoolam, Rasona, chaa, Vibheethaki, Vidangam.

12. Antimalarial
Arka, Bhoodhaatri, Bhringaraaja, Daaruharidraa, Katukarohini, Kiraata, Maricha, Nirgundi, Rasona, Vishamusti.

13. Antiparasitics
Ajamoda, Arka, Daadima, Dhatura, Gandbakam, Kirmaani, Maricham, Vachaa. See Vermicides.

14. Antiperiodics
Guduchi, Hingulam, Katukarohini, Kiraata, Kutaja, Maricham, Nimba, Nirgundi, Patola, Quinine, Raktachandanam.

15. Antiphlogistics
Chandanam, Dhatura, Daaruharidra, Kumaari, Pacchakarpuram, See Inflammation.

16. Antipyretics
Bhoodhaatri, Hingulam, Kiraata, Kuberaaksha, Manosila, Maricham, Nimba, Nirgundi, Quinine, Raktachandanam, Taalakam, Vasanaabhi.

17. Antiseptics
Ajamodaa, Aswattha, Chandanam, Daaruharidraa, Ghritam, Harithaki, Haridraa, Hingu, Kachorarn, Karpuram, Khadira, Krishna-jeerakam, Kumaari, Lankesam, Lavangam, Madhu, Madhuchishta, Manjishta, Nimba, Rasona, Saindhava Lavanam, Saalmali, Sarkaraa, Thuttham, Useeram, Vibheethaki.

18. Antispasmodics
Ajamoda, Aaphenam, Arka, Bhaarngi, Dhatura, Guggulu, Hingu, Jataamaamsi, Karpuram, Kaathuri. Kuraasaaniyamaani, Kushtam, Lavangam, Raasna, Rasona. Surakshaara, Taalisapatri, Thwak, Useeram, Vaasa, Vatsanaabhi, Vijaya.

19. Antisyphilitics
Adutinnapalai (Gaadidagadapaaku), Arka, Bhallaathaka. Devadaaru, Guggulu, Guduchi, Hingulam, Khadira, Madhusnuhi, Maricham, Paarada (Mercury), Saaribaa, Tuvaraka.

20. Aphrodisiacs
Aakaarakarabha, Aaphenam, Aswagandha, Aswattha, Bhallaathaka, Ghritam, Gokshura, Guduchi, Guggulu, Ikshuraka, Jaatiphala. Jataamamsi, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Madhu, Madhusnuhi, Markatabeejam, Maasha, Rasona. Saalmali, Saariba, Sarkara, Sataavari Vacha, Vamsalochana, Vidaari, Vishamusti, Yashtiwadu.

21. Appetiser
Adutinnapalai, (Gaadidagadapaaku) Maricham.

22. Appendicitis
Chitramoolam, Daadima, Dhaanyaka, Ela, Krishnajeerakam, Taalisapatri, See Carminatives.

23. Aromatics
Ajamodaa, Dhaanyakam, Ela, Haridra, Jaatiphala, Jaatipatri, Jataamaamsi, Jeerakam, Kachoram, Karpuram, Lankesam, Lavangam, Musta, Naagakesaram, Patrakam, Taalisapatri, Thwak, Vacha.

24. Ascites
Arka, Bhallaathaka, Dantibeejam, Ikshuraka, Navasaaram, Pippali, See Purgatives and liver tonics.

25. Asmari
Jambeera, Paashaanabhedi, Punarnava, See Diuretics.

26. Asthma
Ajamoda, Arka, Bhallaathaka, Dhatura, Hingu, Kantakaari, Kuraasaani Yamaani, Kushtam. Maricham, Patrasnuhi, Rasona, Sunthi, Surakshaaram, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, Yashtimadhu, See Expectorants.

27. Astringents
Aakaarakarabha, Aamalaki, Asokathwak, Aswattha, Daadima, Harjthaki, Jaatiphala, Kaasisa, Khadira, Khushtam, Laakshaa, Lodhra, Madhu, Raktachandanam, Saalmali, Tankanam, Thwak, Vacha, Vibheethaki.

28. Blood-Purifier
Arka, Aswagandha, Daaruharidra, Gandhakam, Guduchi, Haridra. Karpuram, Kaasisa, Khadira, Kiraata, Laaksha, Loha, Manjishta, Maricham, Nimba, Paarada, Patola, Raktachandanam, Saariba. Taalakam, Taalisapatri, Tuvaraka, Vaakuchi. Vamsalochana. Vaasa.

29. Boils
Chandanam, Churnakalkam, Curd, Eranda Thailam, Haridraa, Karpuram, Lodhra, Pacchakarpuram.

30. Brimhanam
Ghee. Maasha, Sarkara, See Aphrodisiacs.

31. Bronchitis
Ajamoda, Arka, Ringu, Kantakaari, Karpuram, Lankesam, Sunthi, Vaasa, See Expectorants.

32. Burns
Ghrjtam, Madhu, See Antiseptics.

33. Burning Sensation
Ghee, Karpuram, Musta, Parpatakam, Raktachandanam, Rose-water, Saariba, Useeram, Yashtimadbu.

34. Carbuncles
Chandanam, Curd, See Boils.

35. Carminatives
Ajamoda, Bha1faathaka, Chjtramoolam, Devadaaru, Ela, Hingu, Jaatjphala, Jeerakam, Kachoram, Karpura Kshaaradwayam, Krishnajeerakam, Lankesam, Lavangam Madhu, Maricham, Naagakesaram, Nimba, Panchakolam Panchalavanam, Pippali, Raasna, Saindhava Lavanam Sunthi, Taalisapatri, Thwak, Vacbaa, Vidangam.

36. Catarrh
Yashtimadhu, See Antiphlogistics.

37. Cathartic
Dantibeeja, Eranda Thailam, Kumaari, Magnesium sulphate, Rasakarpuram, Trivrit, See Purgatives.

38. Caustics
Bhallaathaka, Chitraka, Harithaki, Rasona, Thuttham.

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39. Cholera
Ajamoda, Ahiphenam, Arka, Kasthuri, Kushtam, Maricham, Musta, Sunthi, Surakshaaram, See Vomiting, Diarrhoea and Demulcents.

40. Colic
Ajamoda, Dhaanyakam, Hingu, Jaatiphala, Kuraasaani, Yamaani, Lavangam, Nirgundi, Sunthi, Vacha, Yavakshaara.

41. Cold
Dhaanyakam, Kasthuri, Lavangam, Maricham, Rasona, Taalisapatri, See Catarrh.

42. Cooling
Aaamalaki, Chandanam, Daadima, Draaksha, Elat Ghritam, Ikshurakat Jeerakam, Kachoram, Karpuram, Kushtam, Lankesam, Naagakesaramt Parpatakam, Saindhava Lavanam, Sunthi (Raw), Tankanamt Useeram, Vamsalochana, Vidaari, Yavakshaara.

43. Contusions
Kushtamt Madhuchishta, See Inflammation and Antiphlogistics.

44. Chathurthaka Jwara
Punarnavat – See Fever

45. Consumption
Aamalakit Ahiphenam, Brihatidwayam, Devadaaru, Draaksha, Guggulu, Guduchi, Kaharoba, Madhu, Mukta, Pippilli, Pravaalam, Rasona, Saariba, Swarnam, Taalisapatri, Trivrit, Thuvaraka, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, Vidaari, See Pleurisy and Expectorants.

46. Constipation
See Laxatives.

47. Cough
Ahiphenam, Bhallaathaka, Dhaanyakam, Hingu, Kantakaari, Kushtam, Maricham, Raasna, Sunthi, Taalisapatri, Vacha, Vamsalochana, Vaasat Yashtimadhu, See Expectorants.

48. Cracked Skin
Eranda thailam, Guggulu, Madhuchista.

49. Cystitis
Chandanam, Durva, Musta, Parpataka, Saariba, Useeram, See Diuretics.

50. Debility
Nimba, Vidaari, See Tonics.

51. Demulcents
Babbula niryaasam, Badami, Daadima, Draaksha, Ghritam, Gokshura, Gousban, Ikshuraka, Isafgaul seeds, Kachoram, Musta, Sabjaa seeds, Saalmali, Saariba, Sarkara, Vidaari, Yashtimadhu.

52. Deodorisers
Agaru, Chandanam, Guggulu, Kachoram, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Maddipal, Sarjarasa.

53. Diabetes
Abhraka, Ahiphenam, Aamalaki, Draaksha, Gold, Gomutra, Silaajit, Guduchi, Harithaki, Haridra, Madhu, Manjishta, Musta, Vidaatri, Thriphala.

54. Diaphoretics
Aaphenam, Arka, Devadaaru, Dhaanyakam, Karpuram, Musta, Saariba, Useeram.

55. Diarrhoea
Aaphenam, Chandanam, Daadima, Harithaki, Jaatiphala, Jeerakam, Kaasisa, Khadira, Saalmali, Saariba, Sunthi, Thwak, Vacha, Vibheethaki.

56. Digestives
Ajamoda, Aamalaki, Bhringaraaja, Chitramoolam, Dhaanyakam, Haridra, Harithaki, Hingu. Jaatiphala, Jeerakam, Kasthuri, Lankesam, Lavangam, Maricham, Naagakesaram, Pippali, Pippalimoolam, Saindhavalavanam, Sunthi, Vishamusti, Yavakshaara.

57. Diseases of the Gum and Tooth
Khadira, See Antiseptics and Astringents.

58. Diseases of the Nails
Hingulam.

59. Disinfectant
Nimba, See Antiseptics and Deodorisers.

60. Diuretics
Aardraka, Braahmi, Daaruharidra, Devadaaru, Draaksha, Durva, Ela, Gokshura, Ikshuraka, Jambeera, Kantakaari, Karpuram, Lankesam, Must, Navasaaram, Parpataka, Patrakam, Punarnava, Rasona, Saariba, Sataavari, Surakshaaram, Tankanam, Useeram, Vacha, Yavakshaara.

61. Dog-Bite
Dhatura, Punarnava.

62. Dropsy
Arka, Gokshura, Guggulu, Sunthi, Trivrit, See Diuretics and Liver diseases and Purgatives.

63. Dysentery
Ahiphenam, Arka, Daadima, Eranda thailam, Harithaki, Isafgaul seeds, Jaatiphala, Jeerakam, Kaasisa, Khadira, Kutaja, Laaksha, Lodhra, Menthium, Naagakesaram, Saalmali, Takram, Tankanam, Thwak, Vacha, Vamsalochana, Vibheethaki, See Demulcents and Digestives.

64. Dyspepsia
Ajamoda, Arka, Chitramulam, Guduchi, Hingu, Jaatiphala, Karpuram, Katukarohini, Krishnajeeraam, Maricham, Pancha lavanam, Nirgundi, Sarjakshaara, Sunthi, Vacha, Yavakshaara.

65. Dysuria
Gokshura, See Diuretics and Antispasmodics.

66. Ear Diseases
Hingu, Rasona, See Antiseptics.

67. Eczema
Adutinnapalai (Gadidagadapaaku), Bhunimba, Chandanam, Nimba, Maduchishta, Manjishta, Ghritam, Maricham, Saariba, Sarjarasa.

68. Elephantiasis
Dhatura, Haridraa, Maricham, Paarada (Mercury), Rasona, Taalaka, Taamra, See Antipyretics, Blood-purifiers, Diuretics and Purgatives.

69. Emetics
Arka, Madanaphala, Sarshapa, Saindhava lavanam, Thuttam.

70. Emmenagogues
Arka, Guggulu, Hingu, Krishnajeerakam, Kumaari, Rasona, See Abortifacients.

71. Emollients
Ghritam, Madhuchishta, Thila thailam.

72. Enlargement of the Liver
Arka, Bhoodhatri, Bhringaraaja, Guduchi, Indravaaruni, Katukarohini, Kiraatatikta, Nimba, Paarada (Mercury), Sankhadraavakam, Sunthi, See Carminatives, Digestives and Purgatives.

73. Enlargements of the Spleen
Arka, Saalmali, See Enlargement of the liver.

74. Epilepsy
Bhaarngi, Braahmi, Gomootram, Jataamaamsi, Kushtam, Saariba, Sataavari, Vachaa; See Indigestion and Vaata diseases.

75. Epistaxis
Daadima, See Demulcents and Diuretics and Purgatives.

76. Erysipelas
Daarharidra, See Fevers.

77. Expectorants
Arka, Dhaanyakam, Ela, Elaavaaluka (Musumusukai), Hingu, Kachoram, Kantakaari, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Lavangam, Maricham, Patrakam, Patrasnuhi (Elakalli), Raasna, Rasona, Taalisapatri, Thuttham, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, Yashtimadhu.

78. Eye diseases
Ahiphenam, Dhatura, Eranda thailam, Ghritam, Haridra, Harithaki, Lodhra, Madhu, Madhusnuhi, Pacchakarpuram, Punarnava, Sphatikam, Tankanam, Thuttham, Trivrit, See Antiseptics and Antiphlogistics.

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79. Fever
Aakaarakarabha, Bala, Bhoodhaatri, Bhringaraaja, Daadima, Daaruharidra, Dhaanyakam, Dhatura, Draaksha, Dronapushpi, Guduchi, Guggulu, Hingulam, Jeerakam, Kantakaari, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Katukarohini, Kiraatatikta, Laaksha, Manosila, Maricham, Musta, Nimba, Nirgundi, Paarada (Mercury), Parpataka, Patola, Punarnava, Raktachandanam, Sunthi, Taalaka, Tankanam, Trivrit, Useeram, Vacha, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, Yashtimadhu, Yavakshaara, See Antiphlogistics, Antipyretics, Diaphoretics, Diuretics and Purgatives.

80. Flatulence
Ajamoda, Ela, Maricham, Sunthi, Thwak, Vacha, See Dyspepsia and Indigestion.

81. Fragrants
Chathurjaathaka, Jeeraka Dhaanyakam, Karivepa (Kaala Saaka), Kachoram, Karpuram, Kushtam, Lavangam, Maddipal, See Aromatics.

82. Galactagogues
Ikshuraka, Kaarpasabeejam, Krishnajeerakam, Kumaari, Musta, Pippalimoolam, Rasona, Sataavari, Yava.

83. Germicides
Thwak, See Antiseptics, Disinfectants and Vermicides.

84. Glandular Diseases
Devadaaru, Guggulu, Kanchanaara, Thuttham, See Consumption and Fever.

85. Gleet
Chandanam, Guggulu, Silaajit, Swarnavangam, See Cystitis, Diuretics and Gonorrhoea.

86. Gonorrhoea
Arka, Bala, Chandanam, Dusaratige, Gokshura, Guduchi, Karpuram, Lankesam, Maricham, Nimba, Parpataka, Rumimastaki, Saariba, Useeram, Vamsalochana, See Gleet.

87. Haematinics
Kaasisa, Laksha, See Anaemia.

88. Haemorrhage
Asoka thwak, Aswattha, Chandanam, Daadima, Draaksha, Kaasisa, Khadira, Kutaja, Laaksha, Lodhra, Saalmali, Saataavari, Taalisapatri, Thripala, Trivrit, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, See Anaemia.

89. Hard Breathing
Bhaarngi, Kuraasaani, Yamaani, See Antispasmodics, Asthma and Expectorants.

90. Heart Disease
Arjuna thwak, Arka, Punarnava, Sunthi

91. Headache
Karpuram, Kuraasaani, Yamaani, Kushtam, Lavangam, Maricham, Sunthi, Vidamgam, See Indigestion and Purgatives.

92. Hepatic Derangements
Katukarohini, Kiratatikta, Kumaari, See Enlargement of the Liver and Fever.

93. Hernia
Eranda thailam, Raasna

94. Hiccough
Chandanam, Jeerakam, See Indigestion and Fever.

95. Hook-worm
Ajamoda, See Anthelmintics.

96. Hydrocele
Dhatura, Eranda thailam, Kuberaaksha, Raasna, See Antiphlogistics.

97. Hypnotics
Ahiphenam, Kuraasaani, Yamaani, Madyam, Vijaya. See Anodynes and Narcotics.

98. Hysteria
Ajamoda, Hingu, Jataamaamsi, Kushtam, Rasona, Sunthi, See Epilepsy, Uterine disorders, and Vata diseases.

99. Indigestion
Bhallaathaka, Chitramulam, Daadima, Dhaanyakam, Harithaki, Kuraasaani, Yamaani, Kushtam, Yavakshaara, See Carminatives, and Digestives.

100. Inflammation (Vranapaaka)
Ahiphenam, Bhallaathaka, Dhatura, Draaksha, Erandathailam, Ghritam, Ikshuraka, Karpuram, Kumaari, Kushtam, Navasaaram, Nimba, Patrakam, Punarnava, Rasona, Sunthi, Tankanam, Trivrit, Useeram, Vacha, Vibheethaki, Yashtimadhu, Trivrit, Useeram, Vacha, Vibheethaki, Yashtimadhu, See Anodynes, Antiphlogistics and Antiseptics.

101. Influenza
Kantakaari, Kasthuri, Maricham, See Cough, Fever and Pneumonia.

102. Injury
Navaasaaram, Sarkara, Triphala, Saalmali, See Antiphlogistics and Antiseptics.

103. Insanity
Dhatura, Kushtam, Sunthi, See Epilepsy, Uterine disorders and Vaata diseases.

104. Intestinal Antiseptics
Ajamoda, Hingu, Karpuram, Kurasaani Yamaani, Rasona, See Dyspepsia and Indigestion.

105. Intoxication
Punarnava, See Diuretics, Emetics and Purgatives.

106. Insomnia
Ahiphena, Aswagandha, Draaksha, Kuraasaani Yamaani, See Hypnotics and Indigestion.

107. Irritants
Bhallaathaka, Arka, Chitramoolam, Dantibeejam, Maricham, Rasona.

108. Itch
Eranda thailam, Gandhakam, Karpuram, Kiraatatikta, Saaribaa, See Antiseptics.

109. Jaundice
Aamalaki, Bhoodhaatri, Bhringaraaja, Guduchi, Kaasisa, Katukarohini, Musta, Nimba, Trivrit, See Liver diseases.

110. Kapha Diseases
Kantakaari, Karpuram, Kiraatatikta, Madhu, Pippali, Vaasa, See Expectorants and Tonics.

111. Laxatives
Aarogwadha, Dantibeejam, Draaksha, Eranda thailam, Gandhakam, Harithaki, Indravaaruni, Kantakaari, Katukarohini, Punarnava, Rasakarpura, Thila thailam, Trivrit, Vibheethaki, Yashtimadhu.

112. Liver Diseases
Guduchi, Ikshuraka, Katukarohini, Kiraatatikta, Ksharadwaya, Navasaaram, Nimba, Panchalavanam, Rasakarpura, Sankhadravakam, See Ascites and Dyspepsia.

113. Leprosy
Arka, Devadaaru, Gandhakam, Guduchi, Haridra, Jatiphala, Khadira, Kutaja, Lodhra, Madhusnuhi, Manjishta, Nimba, Punarnava, Saariba, Tuvaraka, Thuttham, Vidangam.

114. Lubricants
Eranda thailam, Madhuchishta, Thila thailam.

115. Lucorrhoea
Chandanam, Karpuram, Naagakesaram, See Gonorrhoea and antiseptics.

116. Lung Diseases
Ahiphenam, Taalisapatri, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, See Asthma, Consumption and Expectorants.

117. Menstrual Disorders
Asoka thwak, Hingu, Kaasisa, Krishnajeerakam, Moosaambaram, Saalmali, Useeram.

118. Mootrakrichram
Draaksha, Vadaari, Yavakshaara, See Diuretics.

119. Mydriatics
Dhatura.

120. Narcotics
Ahiphenam, Dhatura, Vijaya.

121. Nasal Catarrh
Arka, Chandana, Dhaanyakam, Krishnajeerakam, Maricham, Tila Tailam.

122. Nausea
Sunthi, Thwak, See Anorexia.

123. Nervous Disorders
Ahiphenam, Arka, Aswagandha, Aatmagupta, Bala, Braahmi, Draaksha, Guggulu, Hingu, Jataamaamsi, Jeerakam, Kasthuri, Kushtam, Manosila, Maasha, Paarada, Pravaala, Raasna, Sunthi, Swarnam, Taalaka, Vacha, Vishamushti.

124. Neuritis
Bala, Karpura, Maricham, See Nervous disorders.

125. Nutritives
Aswagandha, Daadima, Guduchi, Ghritam, Madhu, Sataavari, Thilathailam, Vidaari.

126. Obesity
Kushtam, Madhu, Gomutrasilaajit.

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127. Painful Joints
Dhatura, Nirgundi, See Aamavata, Indigestion and Vata diseases.

128. Parlaysis
See Vata diseases.

129. Piles
Bhallaathaka, Chitramoolam, Daadima, Dhatura, Guduchi, Naagakesaram, Pippali, Trivrit, See Indigestion and Liver diseases.

130. Pitta Diseases
Aamalaki, Aardraka, Bhringaraaja, Bhudhaatri, Chandanam, Daadima, Draaksha, Jambira, Jeerakam, Karpuram, Kiraatatikta, Maadiphala, Musta, Panchatikta, Parpatakam, Pippali, Sarkara, Trivrit, Useeram, Vaasaa.

131. Plague
Ghritam, See Fever.

132. Pleurisy
Rasona, See Pneumonia.

133. Pneumonia
Karpuram, Kasthuri, Rasona, See Expectorants.

134. Poisons
Aswagandha, Dhatura, Manjishta, Navasaaram, Patola, Punarnava.

135. Pradara
Asoka thwak, Chandanam, Kushmaanda Swarasam, Lodhra, Saalmali.

136. Preservatives
Ghritam, Madhu, Saindhavalavanam, Sarkara, Thailam.

137. Purgatives
Aaragwadha, Arka, Daadima, Dantibeejam, Eranda thailam, Indravaaruni, Kumaari, Revalchinni, Rose buds, Rasakarpura, Swarnamukhi, Trivrit, See Cathartics.

138. Rabies-Poison
Dhatura, Punarnava.

139. Refrigerants
Daadima, Draaksha, Jambira, Raktachandanam, Rose, Saariba, Sarkara, Sataavari, Useeram.

140. Remittent Fever
Dronapushpi, Kiraatatikta, Maricham, Nimba, See Fevers.

141. Retention of Urine
Bantipuvvu (Mari-gold flower), Musta, Navasaaram, Useeram, Yavakshaara, Suraksharam, See Diuretics.

142. Rheumatism
Ahiphenam, Arka, Ajamoda, Bala, Bhallaathaka, Devadaaru, Dhatura, Eranda Thailam, Guduchi, Guggulu, Jaatiphala, Kushtam, Madhusnuhi, Nirgundi, Panchakola, Punarnava, Raasna, Sunthi, See Aamavata, Fever and Vata diseases.

143. Ringworm
Gaadidagadapa, Hingulam, Jambira, Kaasamarda, Kiraatatikta, Maricham, Moorkonda (Kuppamani), Rasakarpura.

144. Rubefacients
Bhallaathaka, Chitramulam, Lavangam, Maricham, Rasona, Sunthi.

145. Scorpion-Bite
Arka ksheeram, Gaadidagadapa, Navasaaram, Palaandu, Punarnava, Thuttham.

146. Scrofula
Bhaarngi, Guggulu, Madhusnuhi, Tuvaraka, See Consumption.

147. Sedatives
Ahiphenam, Chandanam, Dhatura, Kuraasani Yamaani.

148. Sexual Debility
Gokshura, Kasturi, Markatibeeja, Vidaaril, See Aphrodisiacs.

149. Sialogogues
Aakaarakarabha, Yashtimadhu.

150. Sinus
Chitramulam, Rasona, Thuttham.

151. Skin Diseases
Arka, Gaadidagadapa, Haridra, Hingulam, Khadira, Kiraata, Madhuchishta, Manosila, Maricham, Nilini, Nimba, Paarada, (Mercury), Raktachandanam, Saariba, Taalaka, Tuvaraka.

152. Small-pox
Nimba, Patola, See Fever.

153. Smoothing
Gousban, Ghritam, Isafgaul, Kushtam, Madhu, Saalmali, Sarkara, Sataavari, Thila thailam, Vamsalochana, Vibheethaki, Yashtimadhu.

154. Sore Throat
Aakaarakarabha, Ela, Haridra, Harithaki, Khadira, Lankesam, Maricham, Raasna, Tankanam, Vibheethaki, Yashti-madhu, See Cough.

155. Sprains
Kushtam, Sunthi, See Antiphlogistics.

156. Sprue
Bilva, Daadima, Eranda Thailam, Orange, Takram, (Butter-Milk).

157. Stimulants
Bhallaathaka, Bhaarngi, Dhaanyakam, Guggulu, Jaatiphala, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Kiraatatikta, Kushtam, Lavangam, Maricham, Nimba, Pippali, Rasona, Sunthi, Thwak, Vacha, Vishamushti, See Tonics.

158. Thirst
Daadima, Dhaanyakam, Draaksha, Musta, Parpatakam, Raktachandanam, Useeram, Yashtimadhu, See Fevers.

159. Thridoshaharam
Aamalaki, Guduchi, Kantakaari, Kasthuri, Triphala.

160. Tissue-Builders
Aamalaki, Aswagandha, Gudoochi Satwam, Vamsalochana, See Tonics.

161. Tonics
Aakaarakarabha, Aamalaki, Arka, Asokathwak, Aswagandha, Aswattha, Bala, Bhallaathaka, Bhaarngi, Bhringaraja, Braahmi, Dhaanyakam, Draaksha, Gandhakam, Ghritam, Guduchi, Guggulu, Haridra, Harithaki, Hingulam, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Kaasisa, Katukarohini, Khadira, Kiraatatikta, Kushtam, Laaksha, Madhu, Madhusnuhi, Manjishta, Nimba, Paarada, Patola, Raktachandanam, Rasona, Saariba, Sarkara, Sataavari, Swarna, Taalaka, Tuvaraka, Vacha, Vamsalochana, Vaasa, Vibheethaki, Vidangam, Vidaari, Vishamusti, Yashtimadhu.

162. Tumour
Bhallaathaka, Chitraka, Trivrit.

163. Tympanites
Ajamoda, See Indigestion and Dyspepsia.

164. Udara
Trivrit, See Dropsy.

165. Ulcers
Chandanam, Chitramoolam, Devadaaru, Ghritam, Haridra, Karpuram, Kaasisa, Khadira, Kiraatatikta, Kushtam, Lodhra, Madhu, Madhuchista, Nimba, Saalmali, Thriphala, Thuttham, Yashtimadhu, See Antiseptics.

166. Urakshata
Kushmaanda, Laaksha, Punarnava, Saalmali, See Consumption and Cough.

167. Uterine Disorders
Asoka thwak, Hingu, Jeerakam, Krishna Jeerakam, Laaksha, Lodhra, Saalmali, See Abortifacients and Menstrual disorders.

168. Urinary Antiseptics
Daaruharidra, Durva, Gokshura, Lankesam, Tankanam, Useera, Vidaari.

169. Vata Diseases
Bala, Guggulu, Hingu, Kantakaari, Karpuram, Kasthuri, Kiraatatikta, Nirgundi, Paarada (Mercury), Pippali, Pippalimoolam, Rasna, Rasona, Vishamusti, Thriphala.

170. Vatakantaka
Punarnava, Yavakshaara, Eranda Taila.

Ayurvedic herbal remedies in Myasthenia gravis Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease

Ayurvedic herbal remedies in Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. Patient will be having varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. For the majority of individuals with myasthenia gravis, life expectancy is not lessened by the disorder.

The characteristic feature of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and improves after rest. Certain muscles such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing are often, but not always, involved in the disorder. The muscles that control breathing and neck and limb movements may also be affected.
Myasthenia gravis is caused by a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. It occurs when there is interruption in passing of neurochemical impulses between the nerve and muscle, at the neuromuscular junction (place where nerve cells connect with the muscles).

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease because the immune system – which normally protects the body from foreign organisms – mistakenly attacks the body itself.

Sypmtoms:
Although myasthenia gravis usually affetcs muscles that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, and swallowing are most frequently affected. The onset of the disorder may be sudden. Symptoms often are not immediately recognized as myasthenia gravis.

In most cases, the first noticeable symptom is weakness of the eye muscles. In others, difficulty in swallowing and slurred speech may be seen first. The degree of muscle weakness involved in myasthenia gravis varies from patient to patient, ranging from a single set of muscle involvement to a a group of different muscles involvement – sometimes including those that control breathing – are affected. Symptoms, which vary in type and severity, may include a drooping of one or both eyelids (ptosis), blurred or double vision (diplopia) due to weakness of the muscles that control eye movements, unstable or waddling gait, weakness in arms, hands, fingers, legs, and neck, a change in facial expression, difficulty in swallowing and shortness of breath, and impaired speech (dysarthria).

Myasthenia, in new born babies, may occur due to transfer of immune proteins (antibodies) from a mother affected with myasthenia gravis. Generally, cases of neonatal myasthenia gravis are temporary and the child’s symptoms usually disappear within 2-3 months after birth. Other children develop myasthenia gravis indistinguishable from adults. Myasthenia gravis in juveniles is common.

Myasthenia gravis is not directly inherited nor is it contagious. Rarely, children may show signs of congenital myasthenia. These are not autoimmune disorders, but are caused by defective genes.

Unfortunately, a delay in identifying is quite common. Because weakness is a common symptom of many other disorders, the diagnosis is often missed in people who experience mild weakness.

A special blood test can detect the presence of immune molecules or acetylcholine receptor antibodies. Most patients with myasthenia gravis have abnormally elevated levels of these antibodies. However, antibodies may not be detected in patients with only ocular forms of the disease.

Single fiber electromyography (EMG), helps in identifying lack of transmission of impulses from nerv to the muscle. Computed tomography (CT) may be used to identify an abnormal thymus gland or the presence of a thymoma, which is another cause for myasthenia gravis.

A special examination called pulmonary function testing – which measures breathing strength – helps to predict whether respiration may fail and lead to a myasthenic crisis.

Today, myasthenia gravis can be controlled. There are several therapies available to help reduce and improve muscle weakness. But they should be taken under strict medical supervision due to some major side effects of the drugs.

Thymectomy, the surgical removal of the thymus gland (which often is abnormal in myasthenia gravis patients), reduces symptoms in more than 70 percent of patients.

Ayurvedic herbal remedies: There is no specific research done on this topic, however, Ayurveda offers many immunomodulator agents like Amrutottaram kashayam tablet. It contains Tinospora cordifolia which is a powerful immuno modulator. Rheumatoid arthritis is another auto immune disorder, in which Amrutotaram kashayam tablet has been very effectively used.

In people having generalized muscle weakness along with myasthenia, Ashwagandhadi lehyam, can be given as an adjuvant to mainstream treatment, especially in children. It is sweet and is very easy to take. While Ashwagandha is again another powerful immunomodulator, it is also a good anti oxidant and it improves the strength of the muscles. For local application on head, Bala Ashwagandhadi taila can be used head, forehead and all parts of body half an hour before taking hot water bath, in the morning.

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