Herbs and medicinal plants during Ganesh Chaturthi-Bhadrapad mahina-maas

Ganesh Chaturthi in 2016 is on Monday, September 05th. A large number of leaves and flowers of varied kinds are offered to the Lord Ganesha, during the 10 day  festival, which begins on the 17th September 2015. The importance of these leaves and flowers  however is rarely known to the people. The offerings have been mentioned in the our religious books. As the scientific knowledge on such ...Continue Reading...

Bael tree- Bel tree-Wood apple tree- Bilva leaves- Bel patti-Ayurved Aur Jyotish

Bilva or Aegle Marmelos is the embodiment of Lord Shiva himself and is one of the sacred tree symbols of Hinduism. One finds the reference of this tree throughout India. In Sanskrit this is known as Bilva leaves and in Hindi this is called Bel ki patti. From the Hindu pantheism point of view this tree is the symbolic representation of Shiva, Parvati, Surya and Lakshmi- the Goddess of Wealth. It ...Continue Reading...

Aapamarg or Chirchitta-Achyranthes Aspera- Ayurveda and Jyotish

Hindi Name :    Chirchita Sanskrit Name :    Aapamarg English Name :    Prickly chaff flower Latin Name :    Achyranthes aspera Pennel Aapamarg is an important herb in Ayurveda. It is also known as Chirchita, Latjeera and Prickly Chaff flower. The botanical name of the herb is Achyranthes aspera and it belongs to the family amaranthaceae. The tandul, leaves and roots of the herb are used for ...Continue Reading...

Punarava Plant-Boerhavia diffusa- ayurveda and jyotish

Medicinal properties of Punarnava  (Boerhavia diffusa) Boerhavia diffusa or Punarnava belongs to the family Nyctaginaceae . This is also known as spiderlings as this plant grows low and spreads like spider web. Boerhavia diffusa is identified by name Punarnava in India. Ayurvedic texts immensely praise the medicinal properties of this plant. The juice of this plant has varied taste. It tastes ...Continue Reading...