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Re: Herbal Remedies....
« on: December 16, 2016, 05:43:44 am »
How Arjun (Arjan) is Helpful for Heart
Characteristics
How it looks - It is a large evergreen tree with a spreading crown and drooping branches. The bark is smooth grey and buttressed. The flowers are white and the fruits ovoid with 5-1 hard angles curving upwards.

What we use - Bark

What it does - Astringent, cooling, aphrodisiac, demulcent, cardiotonic, styptic, antidysenteric, urinary astringent, expectorant and tonic.

Herbel Medicines
As a cardiac tonic - It is a highly esteemed cardiac toxic and a preparation called "Arjuna Ksheera Paka" is repeatedly used with encouraging results in the Ayurvedic medical field. Here is how you prepare it. Add 2 tsp of Arjun bark powder to a glass of milk diluted with 4 glasses of water. Boil this preparation down to a glass. Take this in two doses everyday to keep your heart fit and ward off problems of angina, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

In wounds - Make a decoction of the bark powder and wash wounds with it. This aids the healing process and speedens normalisation of skin.

In fractures - Take a tsp of the powder of the bark everyday to facilitate quick healing of bone tissue in fractures.

In diabetes - Taking a decoction of the bark everyday is very useful in diabetes as the tannins contained in the bark tone the endocrine system.

As a cosmetic - In spotty and discoloured skin, make a face pack of the bark powder and milk and use everyday to lighten spots and patches.





How Aniseed (Sounf) is Helpful in Digestive Disorders
It is used for chewing in spices and pickles, for processing certain medicines. Aniseed is wind and gas repellent, aids in digestion, is diuretic, improves eye-sight, refreshes mouth and removes bad small helps the bowels to expel faecal matters, relieves pain in joints. Boil about 6 grams of aniseed in water and let it cool and bottle it thereafter. It will provide instant relief in cases of infantile colic and wind. Fry aniseed in ghee, mix ,some sugar candy and bael powder or juice of fresh fruit, to have relief in loose motions.

Herbal Medicines
For burning in feet and hands and heaviness - Powder aniseed and mix equal quantity of sugar to it, normal dose being 10 gms in the morning and evening, after taking meals.

For eye sight - Take 5-6 gms of aniseeds to improve liver functioning and eye-sight.

For menses - Decoction of aniseeds, with addition of some unrefined sugar (gur), will regulate menses.

For digestion process - In a glassful of milk put a teaspoonful of aniseeds and let it be kept overnight under dew, keeping it covered with a sieve or fine muslin cloth. The contents should be taken in the morning and aniseeds be munched. It will prove as a vigourful and digestive tonic.

In order to get rid of many digestive disorders - Fry on iron plate (tawa) aniseeds until they are brown (but not to be burnt black) and mix identical quantity of unfried seeds-a teaspoonful or so should be munched after both priryciple meals.





What is the Use Ashoka (Asoka)
Characteristics
How it looks - It is a medium-sized evergreen tree with spreading and drooping branches. It has orangish flowers which are fragrant. The fruits are flat, black pods with 4-8 seeds in each pod. The bark is dark brown to grey or black with an irregular surface, the cut ends of which are yellowish red in colour, turning reddish on exposure.

What we use - Bark, Leaves, flowers, seeds

What it does -

Bark - astringent , sweet, refrigerant, anthelmintic styptic, demulcent, febrifuge

Flowers - uterine tonic

Leaves - depura tive

Treatment of Common Disorders using Herbal Medicines
In uterine disorders - It is a reputed uterine tonic especially useful in conditions of excessive or irregular bleeding, fibroids or white discharge. Boil 2 tsp of the bark powder in 2 glasses of water until the water is reduced to a quarter of the quantity. Take an ounce of this filtered decoction twice a day with some honey to tone the mucosa of the uterus.

In pimples - To clear erupted skin, make a paste of Ashoka, some lime juice and milk and apply everyday.

In piles - Take a decoction of the bark mentioned above twice a day for relief from bleeding and non-bleeding piles.

In abdominal pain - Make a juice of the leaves, mix with cumin seeds and drink to relieve colicky pain in the abdomen.

In burning sensation and inflammation - The decoction of the bark can be used both internally as well as externally as a wash to relieve inflammation of any kind and to soothe burning sensation.

In diabetes - Powder the dry flowers of Ashoka and take a tsp of it everyday to keep blood sugar levels under control.





How Ash Gaurd (Petha) is Used in Burning Urination
Characteristics
How it looks - It is a large climbing gourd with large leaves, yellow flowers and broad cylindrical fruits

What we use - Fruits, seeds

What it does - It is sweet, cooling, laxative, diuretic aphrodisiac and styptic

Herbel Meedicnes for the Treatment of Common Ailments
In bleeding - Whether internal or external, the intake of the juice of the ash pumpkin is highly helpful in arresting the bleeding and healing tissues.

In excessive cholesterol - It has been shmvn that regular intake of the juice of the ash pumpkin reduces cholesterol and dilates blood vessels.

In sleeplessness - The intake of the juice gives a feeling of satiation and induces sound sleep, so it can be used in disturbed or lack of sleep with impressive results.

In burning urination - In most urinary disorders regularly drinking the ash pumpkin juice increases the production of urine and even flushes out small urinary stones. In constipation-Pieces of the fruit fried in ghee and the juice itself are laxative in nature. In worms-About 20gms of the seeds are powdered and taken with honey on an empty stomach, followed by lots of the juice at night. The seeds being anthelmintic, this schedule usually frees the body from most intestinal worms.

In anaemia - The fruit and leaves are dried and powdered. A tsp of this powder is taken everyday with a glass of buttermilk.

As a brain tonic - The ash pumpkin is endowed with qualities such as nervine tonic and stimulant. A confectionery can be prepared with sugar candy, ghee, honey and the fruit pieces, which can be used in doses of a tsp everyday.





Ash - Uses and Benefits - How Does Ash Works?Taxonomic Class
Oleaceae

Common Trade Name
Multi-ingredient preparation: Phytodolar

Common Forms
Liquid extract: combination product containing common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) bark, aspen (Populus tremula) leaves and bark, and goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) aerial, alcohol 45.6%

Source
The crude drug is prepared from the leaves and bark of the F. excelsior tree.

Chemical components
Ash leaf extracts contain varying amounts of flavonoids (including rutin 0.1 % to 0.9%), iridoide monoterpenes, mannitol (16% to 28%), mucilages (10% to 20%), phenolic acids, phytosterols, tannins, and triterpenes, depending on the time of year the plants are harvested. Extracts of ash bark contain hydroxycoumarins, including aesculin, fraxin, and isofraxidin.

Actions
Limited studies have been conducted on the actions of ash alone. Available information pertains to the activity of ash as an anti-inflammatory. Ash has been shown to inhibit the enzyme myeloperoxidase, which is released by activated granulocytes and produces the destructive agent hypochloric acid . Ash also inhibits the enzyme dehydrogenate reeducate. Alone and in combination, ash significantly reduced rat paw edema to varying degrees and decreased arthritic paw volume. This anti-inflammatory activity was comparable to the tested doses of diclofenac .

Reported Uses
Historically, the dried powders of ash leaf extracts were used as a mild diuretic and tonic.

Studies have been conducted for the use of ash, alone and in combination with aspen and goldenrod, as an anti-inflammatory in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical studies with combination products have noted similar efficacy in arthritic conditions with NSAID's .

Dosage
Reported dosage for the combination product ranges from 20 to 40 gtt P.O. t.i.d. or q.i.d. mixed with water or a fluid of choice. A standard dosage has not been established.

Adverse Reactions
None reported.

Interactions
None reported.

Contraindications And Precautions
The combination product should be used with caution in patients who are hypersensitive to salicylates. Effects in pregnancy are unknown.

Special Considerations
Find out why the patient has been taking ash.

Although no chemical interactions have been reported in clinical studies, consideration must be given to the herbal product's pharmacologic properties and the potential for interference with the intended therapeutic effect of conventional drugs.

Caution the patient not to self-treat symptoms of arthritis before receiving appropriate medical evaluation because this may delay diagnosis of a serious medical condition.

Advise the patient to consult a health care provider before using herbal preparations because a treatment that has been clinically researched and proved effective may be available.

Keep ash extracts away from children and pets.

Points of Interest
Excelsior is listed in the FDA Poisonous Plant Database.

The German Commission E, which oversees drug use in Germany, considers ash an unapproved product.

Commentary
Although there is information about the use of ash in a fixed combination product for treating arthritic conditions, information about ash alone is limited. Additional safety and efficacy data are needed to assess the risks and benefits of ash.


 

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