Ailmemts & Remedies

Alphabetical List Of Common Ailments Respond To Healing Power Of Herbs

ANEMIA: Ash Groud, Clery, Chicory, Dill, Fenugreek,Gokulakanta,,Hog weed,Onion, Wormwood

ARTHRITIS/RHEUMATISM : Alfalfa, Blood Wort, CastorSeeds, Celery,Chirayata,Colchium,Ephedra,Garlic,Gokulakanta,Indian Aloe,Indian Gooseberry, Indian Sarsaparilla,Indian Senna,Indian Squill,Ispaghula,Leadwort,Lemon Grass
Madhuca,Nutmeg,Pepper,Rosemary,Saffron,Sage,Turpeth,Vasaka, Winter Cherry

ASTHMA/BRONCHITIS: Aniseed,Arjuna, Asafoetida,Bay Berry, Bishop’s Weed, Black Nightshade, Calamus, Clery, Chebulic Myroblan, Chicory, Clove, Datura, Ephedra, Euphorbia, Garlic, Ginger, Hermal, Hog Weed, Holy Basil Hyssop,Indian Acalypha, Indian Gooseberry, Indian Squill, Kantakari, Linseed, Marjoram, Pergularia, Rhubarb, Rough Chaff, Saussurea, Turmeric, Vasaka.

BURNS, SCALDS AND BOILS: Betal Leaves, Butea, Chalmogra, Chebulic Myroblan, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, Dill, Indian Mellow, Madhuca, Margosa, Marigold, Parsley, Tamarind, Turmeric, Winter Cherry, Zizyphus

CATARACT: Aniseed,Fenugreek, Garlic, Indian Mallow, Indian Sorrel,Parsley,

CHOLERA: Clove, Fenugreek, Indian Barberry, Lemon Grass, Margosa, Onion, Poppy Seed, Rough Chaff

Bishop’s Weed, Bitter Chamomile, Blood Wort, Cassia, Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Dill, Ginger, Hog Weed, Indian Spikenard, Ispaghula, Marjoram, Saffron, Zizyphus

COMMON COLD: Bishop’s Weed, Cassia, Cinnamon, Cumin Seeds, Ginger, Holy Basil, Hyssop, Nutmeg, Onion, Pepper, Vasaka.

CONJUCTIVITIS/OPTHALMIA: Babul, Coriander, East Indian Rosebay, Hog Weed, Indian Barberry, Marigold, Parsley, Pergularia, Rough Chaff, Tenner’s Casia.

CONSTIPATION: Bael Fruit, Belleric Myroblan, Betel Leaves, Cassia, Chebulic Myroblan, Chicory, Cinnamon, Fennel, Hog Weed, Indian Alo, , Indian Senna, Ispaghula, Metamucil, Linseed, Liquorice, Purslane, Peepal, Picrorhiza, Rhubarb,
Snake Groud,

CORNS:Indian Squill, Marigold, Liquorice

COUGH/SORE THROAT :Bayberry, Belleric Myroblan, Betel Leaves, Butea, Cardomom, Clove, Euphorbia, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Henna, Hog Weed, Holy Basil, Indian Alo, Linseed, Liquorice, Madhuca, Pepper, Rough Chaff, Sage, Tenner’s Casia, Turmeric, Vasaka

DANDRUFF & HAIR FALLING: Alfalfa, Ash Gourd, Curry Leaves, Euphorbia, Fenugreek, Indian Hemp, Rosemary, Trailing Eclipta


DIABETES: Butea, Curry Leaves, Fenugreek, Indian Gooseberry, Madhuca, Tenner’s Casia

DIARRHOEA & DYSENTERY: Arjuna, Babul, Beal Fruit, Banyan, Belleric Myroblan, Bishop’s Weed, Black Nightshade, Butea, Chebulic Myroblan, Chicory, Cumin Seed


DROPSY: Alfalfa, Arjuna, Belleric Myroblan, Black Nightshade, Digitalis, Euphorbia, Gokulakanta, Kantakari, Marjoram, Rough Chaff

DYSURIA:Kantakari, Purslane, Sandalwood

EARACHE :Beal Fruit, Bishop’s Weed, Bitter Chamomile, Clove, Ginger, Holy Basil

ECZEMA:Babul, Butea, Linseed, Madhuca

FEVER/DENGUE FEVER:- Bloodwort, Cassia, Chirayata, Coriander, Datura, Ephedra, Funugreek, Hermal, Hog Weed, Holy Basil, Indian Bayberry, Indian Mallow, Indian Sorrel, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Pergularia, Saffron, Sandalwood, Snake Gourd,

GALL STONES: Celery, Kantakari

GLAUCOMA: Indian Gooseberry

GOUT: Castor Seeds, Celery, Gokulakanta, Holy Basil, Turpeth, Zizyphus

GLYCOSURIA: Asoka, Bay Berry, Butea, Calamus, Chirayata, , Ispaghula, Indian Barberry, Indian Sarsaparilla, Jaundice Berry, Leadwort, Nutmeg, Peepal, Pergularia, Poppy Seeds, Rhubarb, Rough Chaff, Sandalwood, Vasaka, Wood Apple

HEADACHES & MIGRAINE:Betel Leaves, Bishop’s Weed, Clove, Ginger, Henna, Indian Hemp

HEART DISORDERS: Alfalfa, Arjuna, Bloodwort, Digitalis, Garlic, Hog Weed, Indian Gooseberry, Kantakari, Lemon Balm, Onion, Peepal, Snake Gourd

HERPES :-Linseed

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:Alfalfa, Bloodwort, Garlic, Jaundice Berry, Parsley, Rauwolfia

HYSTERIA:-Asafoetida, Ash Gourd, Picrorhiza, Rauwolfia, Saffron, Turmeric

INDIGESTION/DYSPEPSIA/GAS/ACIDITY:-Aniseed, Belleric Myroblan, Bishop’s Weed, Bitter Chamomile, Bloodwort, Calamus, Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Cassia, Celery, Chebulic Myroblan, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, Devil’s Tree, Dill, Ephedra, Fennel, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hyssop, Indian Aloe, Indian Sarsaparilla, Indian Spikenard, Jaundice Berry, Lemon Grass, Marjoram, Margosa, Pepper, Picrorhiza, Rosemary, Saffron, Saussurea, Tamarind, Turmeric

INFLUENZA:Fenugreek, Holy Basil, Marjoram, Onion, Zizyphus

ISOMNIA:Aniseed, Clery, Cumin Seeds, Indian Hemp, Indian Sorrel, Nutmeg, Poppy Seeds, Rauwolfia, Valerian

INTESTINAL WORMS: Ash Gourd, Bamboo, Belleric Myroblan, Butea, Chirayta, East Indian Rosebay, Indian Acalypha, Indian Aloe, Indian Senna, Purslane, Snake Gourd, Turmeric, Wormwood

JAUNDICE: Chicory, Gokulakanta, Hog Weed, Indian Aloe, Indian Pennywort, Jaundice Berry, Parsley, Picrorhiza, Snake Gourd

KIDNEY STONE:Celery, Holy Basil

LEUCODERMA : Asafoetida, Asoka, Babul, Banyan, Butea, Henna

LIVER PROBLEM & CIRRHOSIS OF LIVER: Chicory, Dandelion, Garlic, Henna, Hog Weed, Indian Aloe, Jaundice Berry, Kantakari, Lemon Balm, Picrorhiza, Snake Gourd

LOW BLOOD PRESSURE: Indian Spikenard, Rauwolfia,

LOW BACK PAIN/LUMBAGO:Betel Leaves, Garlic, Indian Aloe, Lemon Grass, Rhubarb, Saffron

MEASLES: Cinnamon, Turmeric

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS: Asafoetida, Asoka, Bamboo, Blood Wort, Chicory, Dill, Ginger, Henna, Hermal, Indian Hemp, Indian Spikenard, Indian Squill, Jaundice Berry, Lemon Grass, Pergularia, Tenner’s Casia

MUSCULAR CRAMPS : Clove, Ginger, Kantakari, Liquorice, Pepper,

MYOPIA: Liquorice

NAUSEA: Cassia, Curry Leaves, Hog Weed

NEPHRITIS: Linseed, Parsley


PEPTIC ULCER: Ash Gourd, Beal Fruit


PIMPLE/ACNE: Arjuna, Cinnamon, Coriander, Funugreek, Sandalwood

PLEURISY: Clery, Hog Weed, Linseed

PRICKLY HEAT: Sandalwood

PSORIASIS: Black Nightshade

PYORRHEA : Holy Basil, Pepper,

RINGWORM/DHOBI’S ITCH : Butea, Cassia, Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Holy Basil, Hyssop, Indian Squill, Leadwort, Lemon Grass, Turmeric

SCIATICA: Bitter Chamomile, Indian Aloe, Nutmeg

SCURVY: Jaundice Berry, Wood Apple

SINUSITIS: Ephedra,Fenugreek

SPRAIN: Hyssop,Marjoram, Turmeric

SYPHILLIS: Gokulkanta, Indian Mallow, Indian Pennywort, Poppy Seeds

TONSILITIS:Babul, Kantakari, Madhuca

TOOTHACHE/TEETH DISORDERS: Asafoetida, Babul, Banyan, Bay Berry, Clove, Holi Basil, Indian Mellow, Marjoram, Onion, Pepper

TUBERCULOSIS:Ash Gourd, Celery, Chalmogra, Ginger, Indian Hemp, Linseed, Marigold, Onion, Winter Cherry

TYPHOID:Jaundice Berry

ULCER: Bamboo, Fenugreek, Hog Weed, Leadwort, Marigold, Parslane

VAGINITIS: Chebulic Myroblan

WHITLOW: Chebulic Myroblan, Ispaghula

WHOOPIN COUGH: Datura, Garlic

The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider

Sources:Herbs That Heal

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Fruits & Vegetables Herbs & Plants

Amla or Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry)

Botanical Name :Phyllanthus emblica
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Subtribe: Flueggeinae
Genus: Phyllanthus
Species: P. emblica
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Malpighiales
Synonyms:   Emblica officinalis
Common Names  :Amalaki, amla , Indian gooseberry, aamla, amali

Habitat : Phyllanthus emblica is native to  India, Nepal, Burma, China (South), Malesia to Australia (North), Thailand, Indochina, Laos (Khammouan).

Amla or Amloki is a tropical fruit which has tremendious medicinal importance.

Phyllanthus emblica tree is small to medium in size, reaching 8–18 m (26–59 ft) in height, with a crooked trunk and spreading branches. The branchlets are glabrous or finely pubescent, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long, usually deciduous; the leaves are simple, subsessile and closely set along branchlets, light green, resembling pinnate leaves. The flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows.

Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable

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Edible Uses:
The amla fruit is eaten raw or cooked into various dishes. In Andhra Pradesh, tender varieties are used to prepare dal (a lentil preparation), and amle ka murabbah, a sweet dish indigenous to the northern part of India made by soaking the berries in sugar syrup until they are candied. It is traditionally consumed after meals. In Kerala Well Bed is lined with “Emblica Timber” to get clean and sweet water for drinking & cooking.

Amla or Emblica Officinalis is a natural, efficacious, an antioxidant with the richest natural source of Vitamin C. The fruit contains the highest amount of Vitamin C in natural form and cytokine like substances identified as zeatin, z. riboside, z. nucleotide.Its fruit is acrid, cooling, refrigerant, diuretic and laxative. The dried fruit is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery.It is antibacterial and its astringent properties prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles. It is used in the treatment of leukorrhea and artherosclerosis.

Amalaki is referred to in ancient text as the best medicine to prevent aging. It is a very strong rejuvenative which is believed to be the richest natural source ofantioxydant vitamin C, with up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp or up to 900 mg/100g of pressed juice (of a heat-stable form which does not lose its value through processing.) Although only one inch in diameter, the Amalaki fruit has the same antiscorbutic value as two oranges. Amalaki is also effective for respiratory complaints. The fruit juice and its sediment, and residue, have antioxidant properties due to Vitamin C content. Amalaki is a carminative and stomachic. It is used in Ayurveda as a cardiotonic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic, antidiabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal tonic. It raises the total protein level and increases the body weight due to positive nitrogen balance. It has been found to have an anabolic effect.

Amla is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit tissue contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold compared to that of the apple. The fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals and amino acids than apples. Amla fruit ash contains chromium, 2.5 ; zinc, 4; and copper, 3 ppm. Presence of chromium is of therapeutic value in diabetes. Fruit also contains phyllemblin and curcuminoides. The fruit contained 482.14 units of superoxide dismutase/g fresh weight, and exhibited antisenescent activity. The seed oil contains 64.8% linolenic acid and closely resembles linseed oil. Not surprisingly, Amla’s reputation is supported by scientific studies confirming its immunity-boosting properties. Clinical studies were conducted to investigate the effect of Amalaki in amlapitta (gastritis syndrome). Amalaki churna was given in 20 cases in a dose of 3g., thrice a day for seven days. The drug was found effective in 85 per cent of cases. Cases of hyperchlorhydria with burning sensation in abdominal and cardiac regions and epigastric pain were benefited. (extracted from

A compilation of applications for emblica fruits(Amla) was carried out by several Ayurvedic writers during the last 25 years. The main indications are:

  • Digestive system disorders: dyspepsia, gastritis, hyperacidity, constipation, colic, colitis, hemorrhoids
  • Bleeding disorders: bleeding hemorrhoids, hematuria, menorrhagia, bleeding gums, ulcerative colitis
  • Metabolic disorders: anemia, diabetes, gout
  • Lung disorders: cough, asthma
  • Aging disorders: osteoporosis, premature graying of hear, weak vision
  • Neurasthenia: fatigue, mental disorders, vertigo, palpitations

According to the Ayurvedic system of classification, the fruit has these properties (4):

Rasa (taste): sour, astringent are dominant, but fruit has five tastes, including sweet, bitter, and pungent
Veerya (nature): cooling
Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): sweet
Guna (qualities): light, dry
Doshas (effect on humors): pacifies all three doshas: vata, kapha, pitta, especially effective for pitta

Because of its cooling nature, amla is a common ingredient in treatments for a burning sensation anywhere in the body and for many types of inflammation and fever; these are manifestations of pitta (fire) agitation.

* Being an effective heamostatic agent, the juice of amla fruit taken twice a day with 250 mg giloy satva (extract of tinosporia cordifolia), an effective remedy for bleeding piles and non-specific epistaxis.

Amla juice, if given along with 500 mg of turmeric powder cures burning sensation of urine and also helps to allay recurring urinary tract infections.

* In viral jaundice during winter, amla juice can be taken after dissolving it with a little honey. It corrects liver functions, besides improving appetite.

* Generally, the dried fruit is put in water for a night or so, and its water content is a popular hair wash. Their paste is applied for relief from various skin diseases.

* The dried powder of amla fruit, if stirred daily with fresh juice of amla for 21 days, is known as amlaki rasayan. This fortified preparation is used both as medicine and tonic in the various phases of the diseases and also during convalescence period. Ancient acharyas have even described it as an anti-aging formula.

.Amla is also used in various other forms as murabbas, pickles and chutneys. Flowers, root and bark of its tree are also medicinal, but nowadays the twig of amla is also used for tanning and dyeing. Its timber is useful for miscellaneous domestic purposes, as it stands well under water and is used in making wells in rural areas. Due to its unlimited benefits and multipurpose uses, it seems that it is the kalpa vriksha of yore

The popularity of emblica fruits, especially for use in making Chyawanprash and Triphala, has led to the cultivation of amla trees, despite widespread distribution of the wild trees. A problem has arisen whereby collectors take a short-cut in collecting the fruits; instead of climbing the trees and carefully hand picking each fruit, large branches containing numerous fruits are lopped off, which can eventually kill the trees. As a result, some areas have been virtually denuded of these valuable trees. Government and non-government agencies in India are undertaking efforts to educate collectors to avoid damaging their economic future by such practices and is encouraging development of plantations of amla trees that are devoted specifically to yielding raw materials for medicinal products. In addition to the fruit pulps, the fruit seeds, and the tree’s leaves, branches, and bark can all be collected for production of health care and tanning products.

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Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with    your own health care provider.


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