ABRUS PRECATORIUS


  ABRUS PRECATORIUS(GUNJA)

kula : shimbi kula

upakula : aparajita - papilionaceae.

family : leguminaceae.

latin name : abrus- delicate leaves ,precatorius = of prayers = seeds pf this plant are used for making rosaries.
english name : indian licorrice root.

SANAKRIT NAME : gunja,choodamani,raktaphalika,kakanantika,kakadani,kakachinchi,krushnarakitika.

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION : a creeper with many branches. leaves reemble tamirind leaves having 20-40 leaflets.flowers are pink ,bluish and appear in cluster.legumes are 1.5-3.5 c.m.long contaning red,white and black coloured seeds.red coloured seeds have black spot on their tips. root and leaves are sweet like that of G.glabra.

it is of varieties -white(seeds of which are used in medicine),red black (roots and leaves of all these 3 varieties are used in medicine).

HABITAT : this creeper grows in india,sri lanka and sayam.

PROPERTIES : seed - GUNA : laghu,ruksha,tikshna:

RASA : tikta,kashaya:

VIPAK : katu,

VEERYA : ushna.

ROOT : madhur and snigdha.


seeds alleviate kapha and vata,leaves and roots alleviate all the three doshas.
seeds ground in a paste are applied over skin disorders, dermatoses,chronic ulcers and alopecia.
paste of the leaves is applied over inflammations and wounds.oil boiled with the leaves is used for massage in vata disorders.nasya of powdered seeds is given in headache.

milk boiled with the leaves is given in hoarseness of voice , impotency,dysuriya and general debility.
powdered seeds in exess dose causes toxic sypmtoms like cardiac arrest ets.juice of tandulja + sugar is an anti dote to the symptoms.seeds are purified by boiling them in kanj or cows milk for 3 hrs.

DOSE : seed powder -0.5 to 1.5 ratti,root powder-0.25 to 0.5 gms

Dosha : kaphavata (seed),tridoshanashak (leaves and roots)

Dhatu : muscles (hoarseness of voice-milk boiled with the leaves),shukra (milk boiled with the leaves -aphrodisiac )

Mala : mutra (dysuria-milk boiled with the leaves ),keshya - enhances hair growth.

ayurveda home remedies for Hemorrhoids

It is a chronic inflammation of gut. first  comming symptoms are diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating, indigestion, heart burn, food allergies etc can cause inflammation of the gut. if not treated for an extended period of time, this can lead to hemorrhoids.

Two simple things i can suggest are

 1.By using garlic as a suppository to de-inflame the rectal tissues and provide an antiseptic environment to aid healing of the tissues. first of all you take a clove of garlic and peel off the skin. Cut the ends to a smooth edge. Coat the garlic clove with olive oil and insert it into the rectum as a suppository before going to bed. continue the same thing  for seven days.

when you notice relief with this process alone,immediately we have to treat the root cause to prevent recurrence.so one has to take care of stress i suggest meditation.Take Amlaki, it is a very potent Ayurvedic remedy for preventing infection and healing of ulcerated intestinal mucosa. Amlaki is a mild laxative which helps to relieve constipation. Neem is also a best remedy in case of chronic condition.

i recommend taking light food is better way to heal .I sincerely advice avoid spicy foods ,and excessive eating through out the day.

 Siddha medicine called Karunai lehyam and ‘Naga parpam’ are remedys for hemorrhoids. A pinch of ‘naga parpam’ mixed in a marble sized ‘karunai lehyam’ and taken in the mornings and nights before food is found to be very effective in treating piles.

one has to notice  karunai lehyam is made from yam, the shape of yam resembles hemorrhoids.

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