Podophyllum hexandrum Royle – Himalayan mayapple (Bantrapushi)

An Overview, Benefits, Side Effects and Interactions Family Name: Berberidaceae Botanical Name: Podophyllum hexandrum Royle, Sinopodophyllum hexandrum English Name: Himalayan mayapple, Indian mayapple, Indian Podophyllum Hindi Name: Bankakri, Papra Sanskrit Name: Bantrapushi, Giriparpat Taste: Bitter, Pungent Nature: Hot Parts Used and Season of Collection: Roots, Rhizome, Rhizome resin (podophyllin) should be collected from the plant, 3 – 5 years age, in the flowering season in May. The resin is more in roots and rhizome than in aerialRead more about Podophyllum hexandrum Royle – Himalayan mayapple (Bantrapushi)[…]

Catharanthus roseus – Madagascar periwinkle (Sadapushpa)

An Overview, Benefits, Side Effects and Interactions Best used for Cancer including Leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma Family Name: Apocynaceae (Oleander family) Botanical Name: Lochnera rosea, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea English Name: Madagascar periwinkle, Rosy periwinkle, Bright eyes, Old maid Hindi Name: Sadabahar, Sadapushpa, Sadasuhagin Taste: Astringent, Bitter Nature: Hot Parts Used: Whole plant, Roots, Leaves Description Madagascar periwinkle is an evergreen shrub that grows 1 m tall. It is native and endemic to Madagascar, whereRead more about Catharanthus roseus – Madagascar periwinkle (Sadapushpa)[…]

Ayurveda Immunity Boosting

The mankind around the world suffers from the current Covid-19 outbreak. People of ALL AGES can be infected by the new coronavirus. Older people, people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and with weak immunity appear to be at more risk. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene. In addition to recommendationsRead more about Ayurveda Immunity Boosting[…]