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Indian herbs for healthy body - Healing properties

of Adalodakam, Arogya Pacha, Ashokam,

Irattimadhuram and more
Updated on August 29, 2012

Adalodakam, the South Indian ayurvedic remedy for

cough, bronchitis and asthma
Adalodakam (in Malayalam) (Adathoda beddomei) is a popular herb
used in Kerala. It is believed to have excellent therapeutic
properties. Leaves of adalodakam is used to treat chronic cough,
asthma and chest congestion. Early days in Kerala people used
adalodakam for treating chronic cough. Adalodakam would bring
out mucus, thereby relieving cough. Leaves of adalodakam is an
ingredient for ayurvedic food for nursing women. Being rich with
Vitamin C, adalodakam is a wonderful cure for bronchitis and cold.
Leaves of adalodakam are fried (in kadai, without oil, just fry and
make dry) and powdered. This powder can be eaten. This would
cure chronic cough and bronchitis. Only disadvantage is the bitter
taste. Adalodakam is otherwise Adhatoda vasica, and is commonly
used in Kerala. It is also known as Malabar nut. Adalodakam is
believed to be curing different respiratory disorders also.

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Adalodakam with numerous medical benefits

Adalodakam for external bleeding, blood toxin

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Adalodakam is also used for gum infections and bleeding. If you

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It is also effective for bleeding piles, peptic ulcers and other external
cancer; lotus and marigold for skin
bleeding problems. It is also considered as a remedy for
tuberculosis. Boil the leaves of adalodakam in water and drink this
water. This would cure cold, sore throat, cough and chest congestion. Juice of adalodakam leaves can be applied to bleeding sites as it
would clear infection. Leaves extract when applied to joints would relieve pain. Adalodakam is also found to be a blood-purifying herb that
helps get rid of acne. Adalodakam is an ingredient of different herbal medicines meant for leprosy, memory loss, skin problems, jaundice and
blood problems. Earlier it had also been used for quick childbirth (easy labor).

Arogya Pacha (in Malayalam), the magic fatiguerelieving herb of India

Arogya pacha is a herb with great medicinal properties. Tribal
people and nomads of Western Ghats used this herb for
refreshment. The herb is believed to remove tiredness and bring
health and refreshment. Fruit of arogya pacha brings energy and
refreshment. Arogya pacha has innumerable therapeutic benefits.
The plant when used would bring health, freshness, and energy. It
can also relieve anxiety and stress. When used regularly, it would
prolong aging. Arogya pacha is also a toxin removing herb. When
consumed it would free body from poisons, toxins and purify blood.
Fruits of the plant bring energy and relive stress and tiredness.
Arogya pacha is a rare hub with special medicinal properties. It is
proven to be a powerful restorative medicine. Arogya pacha is
abundantly found in agasthyavanam in Kerala.

A home remedy for stomach pain, diarrhoea and

indigestion for adults and children
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arogyapacha with flower

Ashokam (in Malayalam) (Saraca Indica), natures

gift for women
Ashokam the herb with medicinal values is used to treat excessive
menstruation in women. In ancient Kerala people widely used this
herb. It is still significant in ayurvedic treatment. Flowers of the plant

This Indian herb can cool your stomach and body

in summer
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is dried and used. It is found to be effective for diabetes and certain

types of dysentery. The bark of the plant is also useful. It is boiled in
water and the water is used. This is used for skin infections. For
scorpion bite and other insect bites, the bark of the tree can be
grinded and applied. This would bring relief. The bark of Ashokam is
also a beauty enhancer. It is believed to improve skin complexion.
Bark of Ashokam is also found to be effective for problems like
uterine fibroids and loose motion. Bark should be boiled with water
and this water should be consumed for curing diarrhea. Extract of
the flower of Ashokam is found to be effective for diarrhea,
especially haemorrhagic dysentery. Ashokam is a good cure for
stomach pain. Consume powdered Ashokam (seeds) in water.

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Ashokam, natural blood purifier, the best home


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Ashokam is an excellent blood purifier. Ayurvedic blood purifier
properties. Forget soft drinks and artificial squash drinks. Use
tonics contain Ashokam. Ashokam (tree bark) is used for treating
sarsaparilla drink
piles also. Drink made of Ashokam flowers and bark is useful for
clearing intestinal worms or stomach worms. Ashokam is an
The best home made squash drink to cool body. Herbal root
ingredient of Ayurvedic medicine Kashayam. Ashokam is a
drink with therapeutic values
wonderful cure for menstrual problems. It does not give any side
effects. For irregular menses, Ashokam is a good home remedy.
Ashokam is found to be helping general tiredness and body weakness also. Ashokam has the reputation of being a remedy for gynecological
issues like uterine bleeding. Ashokam herb help stops excess bleeding. It is a powerful herb that can make menstruation cycles normal and
regular. Ashokam is therefore a herb which is a blessing for women. Ashokam is a herbal solution for menstrual problems like stomach pain
and hip pain. Premenstrual troubles and tiredness can also be treated with Ashokam. Seeds of Ashokam is used in regularizing urinary
discharges also.

Ashokam for skin

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Ashokam is a beauty enhancer too. It can clear your pimples off.

Mix the powder of this herb with lime juice or orange juice and
Cumin seed, fennel seed, Nigella seed and Purple fleebane,
apply. Pimples will go away in few days. Ashokam is good for skin
effective remedies for gastric problem
infections also. Boil the bark of Ashokam in water and apply to the
affected area. It would cure the inflammation and infection. Flower
of Ashokam when consumed is a good medicine that would control blood sugar level. Flowers should be dried, powdered and consumed.

Karingali (in Malayalam) (Acacia catechu), medicinal

herbal drink
Karingali is a medicinal root used for making a drink. Karingali root
is boiled with water and the water is consumed. People of Kerala
drink karingali water instead of normal drinking water. Karingali
water is prepared early morning in big earthen pot. Entire household
drink Karingali water instead of plain water. If you visit a house in
Kerala you will get Karingali water to drink. Karingali is otherwise
Khadira (in Sanskrit). Karingali is found to be effective for skin
problems, dental problems and digestion problems. It is an
ingredient of ayurvedic toothpastes also. Khadira treats skin diseases and is helpful in losing weight. The habit of drinking Karingali water is
good for health. Karingali is found to be good for different skin diseases, diabetes, respiratory problems, overweight problems, blood toxins
and disorders, intestinal worms, cough and asthma and fever. It is the best herbal decoction to drink. Karingali or khadira is found to be good
for bleeding in gums. It can be externally applied to wounds and skin diseases.

Karingali for skin diseases, stomach problems,

ulcers and canker sores - Karingali water benefits

Why vayambu or vasambu is given to infants in

South India

People suffering from tonsillitis would be benefited by drinking

The medicinal properties of Vayambu. Vayambu is given to infants
Karingali water. Khadira or Karingali has the ability to clear mucous,
in South India. Vayambu paste is mixed with honey and given to
thereby curing sore throat. Karingali drink is also found to be
effective for diarrhea and stomach upset. Karingali helps body shed
excess weight. It is also effective in clearing certain types of skin
Vayambu for infant colic, gas problem and indigestion. Why
diseases. Yet another therapeutic benefit of Karingali is that it gives
infants are given paste of vayambu or vasambu
curing benefit in vaginal diseases and ulcers. Aurvedic medicines
for anal fistula also have Khadira as an ingredient. Acacia catechu
or Karingali is further proven to be effective for cancer, throat and nose swelling and stomach problems. Karingali has antibacterial properties
that it is used in mouth washes also. Mouth infections, gingivitis would be cured by drinking Karingali water. Being brought up in Kerala I have
the practice of drinking Karingali water daily. I am highly benefitted from this practice. In Kerala we used to apply it externally for insect bites,

injuries, wounds and skin problems. It is very effective. For gum diseases, mouth swelling, canker sores and sore throat Karingali is an
effective home remedy.

Raktachandanam (in Malayalam, lalchandan in

hindi) Raktachandanam for skin scars
I have a personal testimony about Raktachandanam. I was affected
by chicken pox one year back. My face was filled with the ugly scars
of chicken pox. I came to know from my grandparents in Kerala that
applying Rakthachandanam would erase my chicken pox scars. I
tried it and it was successful. Within one month the scars went off.
Raktachandanam has strong power to erase the scars on skin. It
would also whiten the skin. It would cool the skin and enhance
complexion. Raktachandanam is effective for the treatment of scars,
pimples, age wrinkles, swellings etc. It is a famous ayurvedic antiseptic. It can act on the skin and heal it. It is also proven to be
effective for curing acne problems. Paste of red sandalwood should
be applied on face. Fruit of Raktachandanam is boiled with water
and the water is consumed for curing stomach problems and
dysentery. Paste of the red sandalwood can be applied on forehead
to get relief headache. Lalachandan or Raktachandanam is highly
useful herb for skin problems. If applied as a paste it would mitigate
burning sensation in skin. It would also lessen the itching problem in
skin. The wood can be boiled and this water can be applied on
affected skin. Raktachandanam is also applied on wounds for
cooling effect and healing.

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The wonder herb for Jaundice - Keezhar nelli

This herb in South India can heal jaundice. Using this herb would
cure jaundice in few days. This is a wonderful natural remedy for
jaundice. Know more in the article below
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