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Botanical Name: Abies webbiana Lindl.

Family: Pinaceae


Talisa patri used for the respiratory disorders.


Names in different Indian languages


Indian Silver Fir,

The West-Himalayan High-Level Fir,

The East-Himalayan Fir








Talisapatram, Talisa








Badar, Chilrow,








Taalisa, Taalisapatra, Taalisha, Patraadhya, Dhaatriparni, Dhaatripatra

Abies spectabilis (D. Don) Spach.

Pinus webbiana Wall.


Classification according to Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbhata









Varieties & adulterants – (CV – controversy, AD – adulterants)


 1. Taxus baccata   [CV]

2. Abies spectabilis

3. Rhododendron lepidotum.  [CV]

4. Rhododendron anthopogen   [CV]

5. Rhododendron compandulatum  [CV]



Abies alba

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Abies concolor

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Abies koreana

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Abies nebrodensis

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Abies pinsapo

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A tall evergreen tree, upto 60 m high, 3- 10 in girth.

Bark— silvery white or greyish brown, very thin. Winter buds strongly resinbus, globose. large.

Leaves— variable in size, densely set in 2-4 ranks on stout branchiets, dark green, lustrous, coriaceous, persisting upto 10 years. Male catkins 1.5- 2 cm long, ellipsoid Female cones 14-20 con x 4-6 cm, cylindrical, Purple when young and brown when old, with broad .fan-shaped scales and slightly exerted or concealed bracts.

Seeds.- 8 mm long, angular oblong-obovate, winged.

Distribution & Habitat

Found in Himalyas from Kashmir to Assam at 1500- 5000 m.


Chemical constituents:

 abiesin, n-triacontanol, beta-sitosterol and betuloside, alpha-pinene, l-limonene, deltacarene, dipentene, l-bornyl acetate , l-cardinene



Rasa Tikta, Madhura

Guna Laghu, Tiksna

Virya Usna

Vipãka Katu

Karma Kapha-vatahara, Hrdya, Dipana, pachana

Expectorant, bronchial sedative, decongestant, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, carminative


Dosha : kapha vataghna

Dhatu :rasa

Mala :mutrala

Organ : lung


svãsa, Kãsa, Mukharoga, Ksaya, Chardi, Aruci, Agnimãndya, Gulma, Raktapitta, Hikkã.

Cough, asthma, leprosy, fever, vomiting, colic

Part used:



Powder 2-4 g

Internal uses:

Respiratory System : Explore tent ,cures svsa & kasa

Digestive System: Increases appetite

Nervous System : Stimulates nerves mainly vagus

Important Yogas or Formations:

Talishdi vati. Tãlisãdi cürna, Tãlisãdi gutika



Therapeutic Uses:

(1) Aruci— Powder of Talisapatri is mixed with camphor and sugar candy and taken orally (A.H.Ci. 5).


(2) Kãsa— Powder of Talisa patri is given with the juice of vãsã leaves

(3) Raktapitta— Juice of Vãsã and powder of Talisa patri are given with honey (V.M.)

Descriptions on Ayurveda books / Nighandu:







Brahmi Ghrita – Uses , Side Effects and preparation

Brahmi Ghrita – Uses , Side Effects and preparation Brahmi Ghrita is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, mainly for treatment of improving intelligence, learning skills and speech. Brahmi Ghrita benefits:  It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of improving learning skills, intelligence, memory, speech. It is also used in the treatment of skin diseases, epilepsy and female infertility. Reportedly overcomes impotency. It is used for treating Depression, Fatigue, Myalgia – depression induced bodyache Stress disorder Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata, Pitta and Kapha Brahmi Ghritam dosage:  As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. For Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually administered with warm water. Pathya: Light pathya rules are to be followed. Avoid wine and non-vegetarian food. Keep the body clean. How to use Brahmi Ghrit as a brain tonic for healthy people? If you are healthy, still want to use Brahmi ghrita, then take half a teaspoon of this, just before your morning cup of coffee / tea / milk. You can take it for up to two months. Note that you have to have some hot drink or at least hot water, after taking this herbal brain tonic ghee. Brahmi Ghritam Side Effects:  There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution. In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion. Synonyms: brahmi ghrita, brahmi ghritam, brahmi ghrit, brahmi ghritham Brahmi Ghrit Ingredients:  Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri juice extract – 1.536 liters Ghrita – 768 ml 12 g of each of Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger Shweta and Krishna Trivrit – Operculina turpethum Danti – Baliospermum montanum Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea Nripadruma – Cassia fistula Saptala – Acacia sinuata Krumihara – Embelia ribes Brahmi Ghrutham reference: Ashtangahrudayam Uttarsthana 6/23-25 Another reference of Brahmi ghritam: Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 10/25 ब्राह्मीरस वचा कुष्ठशङ्खपुष्पीभिरेव च| पुराणं घृतमुन्मादालक्ष्म्यपस्मारपापनुत्||२५|| brāhmīrasa vacā kuṣṭhaśaṅkhapuṣpībhireva ca| purāṇaṃ ghṛtamunmādālakṣmyapasmārapāpanut||25|| Old cow ghee (1 part) is cooked with 4 parts of Brahmi Juice (Bacopa monnieri) and The paste of Vacha – Acorus calamus Linn.), Kushta – Saussurea lappa and Shankhapuspi – (1/4th part in total) This medicated ghee is indicated in – Unmada – insanity Alaksmi – inauspiciousness Apasmara – epilepsy and Papa – effects of devil deeds Scientific research on Brahmi Ghrita in patients of depression: In a clinical study conducted by Dept. of Panchakarma & Manasa Roga, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India, Brahmi ghrita showed moderate improvement in 50% patients and mild improvement in 35% patients. Its total effect was statistically highly significant (p<0.005) as compared to placebo. Food to avoid and have during Brahmi Ghrit – 1. It is better to drink hot water soon after taking Brahmi Ghritham. 2. It is best to avoid cold water / cold food stuff soon after taking this ghee. 3. While taking this ghee, better to avoid excess of garlic and onion and excess of non veg food. (to improve Satt/vik nature of mind) Food to take –  Vitamin E Rich food like almonds, sunflower seeds, Fortified cereals, Nuts, Vegetable oils, peanuts, Cooked spinach, Tomato, turnip greens, peanut butter, wheat germ, Avocado. Fish oil, soyabean are some of food that are good to take. Pregnancy, lactation and children: Seek medical advice for its usage during pregnancy

Ashokarishta- uses, dose, side effects and ingredients

Ashokarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is extensively used in Ayurvedic treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding and other gynecological complaints. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol, which acts as medium for herbal active principles. This is also called as Asokarishtam. Asokarishtam uses: It is used in Ayurveda treatments for many diseases like Pain menstruation, heavy periods, fever, bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, bleeding hemorrhoids, inflammation, indigestion and lack of taste. Effects on Tridoshas: Balances Pitta Dosha. Note:  1. It is usually prescribed by many Ayurvedic doctors for treating menstrual irregularities. If you have severe bleeding then Ashokarishtam may be helpful for you, but if you do have irregular prolonged cycle, then it is not a good idea to take this product. It is only helpful in short menstrual cycle and in heavy menstrual bleeding. 2. Though it is used primarily in female complaints, it is also useful in many other diseases as mentioned above. 3. Ashokarisht contains about 5 – 10 % of self generated natural alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble the active herbal components to the body. Other traditional uses of Ashokarishta – Asrigdhara – heavy menstrual bleeding Ruja – useful in dysmenorrhoea – painful periods Jwara – fever Raktapitta – bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding Arsha – bleeding hemorrhoids Mandagni – low digestion strength Aruchi – anorexia, lack of taste in food Ashokarisht side effects: If given for wrong complaints, as mentioned above, it may cause delayed periods and prolonged menstrual cycles. Dose: 5 – 10 ml, once or twice a day, after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. Those with irritation in the stomach can take this with equal quantity of water. Adjuvants: Pravala bhasma. How long to use? Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for 4-8 weeks in cases of fever, anorexia etc. In heavy periods, it can be used during the periods, till the periods lasts. If the periods are very heavy, then it can be taken from one week before periods sets in till it lasts. Safe for kids? It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age. Pregnancy and lactation – During pregnancy, it is best to avoid this / take this only under medical supervision. During lactation period, it can be taken in lower doses, based on doctor’s advice. Asokarishtam ingredients:  Ashoka – Saraca asoka – Bark – 4.8 kg water for decoction – 49.152 liters Kashayam – decoction – 12.288 liters Guda – jaggery – Saccharum officinarum – 9.6 kg Prakshepa – Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – flower – 768 g Musta – Cyperus rotundus – Rhizome – 48 g Shunti – Ginger – Rhizome – 48 g Ajaji – Nigella sativa – Fruit – 48 g Daruharidra – Berberis aristata – Stem – 48 g Utpala – Nymphaea stellata – flower – 48 g Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – fruit – 48 g Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica – fruit – 48 g Amalaki – Amla – Indian gooseberry – fruit – 48 g Amrasthi – mango seed – 48 g Jeeraka – cumin seed – 48 g Vasa – Adhatoda vasica – whole plant – 48 g Chandana – Santalum album (sandalwood) – 48 g Method of preparation The herbs mentioned are coarsely powdered and kashaya (water decoction) is prepared. The kashaya is strained and kept in the fermentation pot, vessel or barrel. Sugar, jaggery or honey, according to the formula, is dissolved, boiled, filtered and added. Drugs mentioned as Prakshepa  Dravyas are finely powdered and added. At the end, Dhataki puspa, if included in the formula, should be properly cleaned and added. The mouth of the pot, vessel or barrel is covered with an earthen lid and the edges sealed with clay-smeared cloth wound in seven consecutive layers. The container is kept either in a heap of paddy, so as to ensure that for the duration of fermentation, as far as possible, a constant temperature may impede or accelerate the fermentat

Avipathi churna

Avipathi Choornam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects Avipathi Choornam is a famous Ayurvedic herbal powder, used in treatment of Pitta imbalance disorders. This product is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principles.  Avipathi Choornam uses: It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of all types of Pitta imbalance disorders such as gastritis, migraine, excessive burning sensation all over the body, increased thirst and digestion, exhaustion due to sun exposure, sun burn, dizziness etc. It is also useful in treatment of liver disorders such as jaundice. Also good in spider and rat poison. Avipathy Choornam dose: 1 – 3 grams once or twice  a day, before or after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. As per textual reference, it is added with little quantity of honey, made into the form of bolus or small tablet and patient is asked to consume it. Or in hot water. Avipathi Churnam ingredients: 10 grams of each of Trikatu – pepper, long pepper and ginger Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum Patra – Cinnamomum tamala Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum Ambhoda – Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus Krimighna – Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn. Trivrit – Operculina turpethum Sugar – 100 grams Side effects: Since it contains sugar, it is not indicated for diabetic people. Overdosage may cause diarrhoea and stomach ache. Children, pregnant and lactating mother should seek doctor’s advice before taking this product. Reference: Sahasrayoga Choorna Prakarana, Astangahridayam.

Healing Mantras of Tremendous Power 'Prayer is the very breath of God'

Healing Mantras of Tremendous Power

’Prayer is the very breath of God’

’Prayer is the very breath of God’. Therefore it is possible to experience ones personal God through the mystic sound of Mantras. Since God is all-pervading, he also exists in the form of the vibration of all sounds. Sanskrit believes that the sound of the word never gets ruined and that it has an everlasting value. Words in Sanskrit open out from their seed (beej) form. The root or seed may create a word, yet the word will vibrate to its best, and gives it tremendous power. These mantras anyone can chant, whenever the need arises, which I know is, always. A mala (rosary) of 108 beeds is recommended to be chanted. The simplest and most powerful Mantra is Om.
It is easier to achieve ones objective when one has faith, and also when the prayer is uttered with sincerity.
One generally prays when one has realized that for achieving that, which one desires, one needs to rely upon a Higher Power.
The above attitude, weakens our ego and purifies us, as we acknowledge our shortcomings.
Below are the mantras that one can chant for health, prosperity, success and strength and peace.
1. Mantra for Health2. Healing Mantra for skin disorders3. Easy Mantras for Busy People 4. Mantra for Success5. Mantra for Improving Life6. Mantra for a Peaceful Life7. Mantra For Prosperity8. Mantra for achieving child, son, spouse, prosperity 9. Mantra for the fulfillment of desires & release from Bondage10. Mantra for destruction of Evil & removal of Miseries

1. Mantra for Health:
• Shortest Mantra for Health: ’Aham Aarogyam’ meaning I am healthy. • Other ’Mahamrityunjay’ Mantra For health:
“Om! Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtee VardhanamUrva ruka meva Bandhanaat Mrityor Muksheeya Ma amrutaat”
Om Tryambakam: The 3-eyed One i.e. Lord ShivaYajaamahe: We all worshipSugandhim: Full of FragrancePushti: StrengthVardhanam: One who increasesUrvaa: Ripe cucumberArukam: Ready to be pluckedEva: Just likeBandhanaat: From bondageMrityo: Of deathMuksheeya: Bestower of salvationMa: NeverAmrutaat: Towards Eternity
Om! We worship Lord Shiva (The 3-Eyed One) who is full of fragrance and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, bestow salvation and (lead me) towards Eternity (Make me immortal) just as the ripe cucumber is severed (from the creeper) of its bondage.

2. Healing Mantra for skin disorders:
Om Hroom Hraam Hreem Hroom Hra,Mahadusta Lootha Dusta Phodee Vrna Om Hraam Hreem,Sarva Naashaya, Naashaya Pulim Thakhangena Chinna,Bhinna Bhinna Hum Phat Swaahaa.
Meaning: The Mantra has mostly ’beej’ (seed) mantras…
They have powerful vibrations, not necessarily meanings… naashaaya means ’remove’ or ’destroy’.

3. Easy Mantras for Busy People:
Below are simple mantras that one can chant during meditation like one or two word phrases for health and strength and peace.
For health: ’Aham Aarogyam’ meaning I am healthy. ’Om Trayamabakam…’ mentioned above, also for health, but longer.
For strength: Best is the Gayatri Mantra, but one or two phrases would be: ’Aham Brahmaasmi’ meaning ’I am God’.
For peace: ’Om Shanti Shanti Shanti’

4. Mantra for Success:
Krishna Krishna MahaayoginBhaktaanaam BhayankaraGovinda ParmaanandaSarvey Mey Vash Maanay
O Krishan, O Krishna!Thou art the Yogi of Yogis.Thou bestoweth fearlessness on Thy devotees.O Govinda! Thou art the giver of Supreme Bliss.Bring everything to my favour.

5. Mantra for Improving Life:
The following mantra can help improve one’s life or to help secure what your heart desire’s. More than just a mantra, it requires a surrendering of oneself to the Lord.
This Mantra is from Chapter IX of the Bhagvad Geeta. It is the Verse 22:
Ananyaa shchinta yanto maamYe janaah paryupaasateyTeshaam nityaa bhiyuktaa naamYogakshemam Vahaamyaham
It means:To those men who worship Me alone,thinking of no other, of those ever-united,(To those men, ever-united in love, who surrender to Me, after having done their best)I secure what is not already possessed,and preserve what they already possess.

6. Mantra for a Peaceful Life:
Sarveshaam Svaastir BhavatuSarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu,Sarveshaam Poornam BhavatuSarveshaam Mangalam BhavatuOm Shanti, Shanti Shanteeh
May Health abound foreverMay Peace abound foreverMay complete abundance, abound foreverMay auspiciousness abound foreverOm Peace Peace Peace!

7. Mantra For Prosperity:
Aayur dehee Dhanam DeheeVidyaam dehee MaheshwariSamastamakhilam deheedehee mey Parameshwari
It means:Give me long lifeGive me wealth,Give me knowledge, O Maheshwari (Mother Goddess)O Parmeshwari, give me alsoeverything else that I desire
This is a mantra of Maheshwari. Maheshwari is the consort of Maheshwara, another name for Siva. It is said that Siva always grants the boons of those that pray to him or his consort.

8. Gauri Mantra for achieving child, son, spouse, prosperity:
Gauraageem Dhrut Pankaja Trinaya naam Shvetaambaraam Sinha gaam Chandrod Bhaashit Shekharaam Smit mukheem Dobhhyarhu vahteem gadaam Vidhi Chandraambuj yochi kaam tridasheiha Sampoojitaam dhrid va yom Gaureem Maana sapam kaje Bhagavateem Bhakteshta daam taam bhaje
It means:The Mantra describes the smiling countenance of Gauri Mata and requests the fulfillment of the desire.
The beej (seed) Mantra of Gauri Mata:Aum Hreem Shreem Glaum ga Gaureem Geem Svaahaa

9. Mantra for the fulfillment of desires & release from Bondage:
Aum represents the blueprint of Creation.Aum emerged from Brahman the Creator’s mouth before He created Creation.The Aum written in Sanskrit has a dot over the crescent.That dot is called the ’Bindu’ and it signifies the silence into which the Sound of Aum leads.
THE MANTRA:Om kaaram bindu samyuktam nityam dhyaayanti yoginahKaamadam mokshadam chaiva Omkaaraaya namo namaha
Which means:The sages constantly meditate upon the sound of Om and its ’Bindu’ (dot)We offer our obeisance to the Divine sound of Om repeatedly,Which has the power to fulfill our desires and release us from bondage.

10. Mantra for destruction of Evil & removal of Miseries: of Krishna & Rama

If your Ishta Devta is Krishna, then the following mantra is for you:
Krishnaaya Vaasudevaaya Haraye ParamaatmanePranatah Klesha naashaaya Govindaaya namo namaha
Which means:O Krishna! Son of Vaasudeva, You are the Supreme Lord, remover of miseries.You destroy all evil, O Govinda!I repeatedly bow to You!
SHREE RAMA IS CALLED ’MARYAADAA PURSHOTTAMMA’. HE IS CONSIDERED THE EPITOME OF DUTY.If your Ishta Devta is Rama, then the following mantra is for you:
I would chant the following Mantra if I wanted direction in the right path (for me) to follow.
Raamaaya Raamabhadraaya Raamachandraaya vedhaseRaghunaathaaya naathaaya Seetaaya pataye namah.
Which means:I bow to the Brilliant Rama, doer of good, Lord of the Raghus, the Beloved husband of Seeta.

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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