Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) – Health Benefits & Medicinal Usage

Arjuna, Terminalia ArjunaUp to 80ft tall Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) trees covered with tender green leaves and standing in rows on liver banks and at the edges of rivulets in dry hilly regions appear as if worriors like Arjuna with innumerable weapons are ready for battle to destroy enemies in the guise of diseases. This tree is found in forests, it flowers in summer and bears fruits in winter.


The trunk of this tree is massive with diameter of 10-20ft. The bark is white on the outside, smooth, and up to one third inch thick,it is blood red inside. The leaves are 3-6 inch long and 1-2 inch wide on small branches adjacent at places.


Arjunarishta is an Ayurvedic liquid medicine, popularly used as herbal heart tonic. Arjunarishta contains 6 – 12 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble active herbal components to the body.



Mix the powder of its root in sesame oil and use this to gargle. It cures mouth disorders.


Put 2-3 drops of its juice in ears. It cures ear pain.


Grind its bark and then mix it with honey and apply this on the face.


Take powder of Arjuna bark and give the juice of leaves of Adusa prepared using bhawanayen method. Mix 1-2 gm. honey, sugar candy and cow’s ghee in it and give this to the patient. It cures cough of tuberculosis where the cough of tuberculosis where the cough includes blood also.


  1. When the normal rate of heartbeat increases from 60-100, take one glass juice of tomato and add 1 teaspoonful of powder of Arjuna bark in it. Give this to the patient regularly. It normalizes the heart beat.
  2. Grind thick bark of Arjuna. Mix 1 teaspoonful of this powder in 1 cup of milk after removing the cream. Give this to the patient every morning and evening. It is beneficial in curing all types of heart disorders. It strengthens the heart and eradicates weakness.


  1. In case of heart weakness and in swelling of heart, cook 4-8 gm powder of its bark with jiggery and milk. Strain the milk and give this to the patient. It prevents water of blood lymph from getting into the blood vessels and thus prevents swelling which in turn cures the fatigueness and weakness of heart.
  2. In case of heart diseases, impact of cloth sieved powder of its bark is much more effective than an injection. Keep its powder on the tongue and suck it. It gives immediate relief. Its effect is similar to that of sorbitrate tablet. In case of fast heartbeat and high pulse rate, keep its powder on the tongue of the patient. It immediately provides strength to the pules. The effect of this medicine is permanent and does not cause any negative effect.


It happens due to controlling urine pressure and can be cured by giving 20ml decoction of its bark, every morning and evening to the patient.


Boil 1 teaspoonful powder of Arjuna bark in 1 cup milk till milk is reduced to half. Add a little amount of sugar candy in it and give this to the patient, thrice a day.


Soak its 2 gm bark in water over night. Next day morning crush it or boil it to prepare the decoction. Give this decoction to the patient. It is beneficial in curing bleeding disorders.


Give 30ml decoction of its root in fever.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera

  • Botanical Name:- Withania somnifera
  • Family name:- Solanaceae
  • Sanskrit Name:- Ashwagandha
  • Common Name:- Winter cherry, Indian Ginseng


All over India, especially in dry lands and Himalayan region, natural and cultivated plants of winter cherry are found even at heights of 5,500 ft. Compared to the natural plants, cultivated plants are medicinally superior. But for oil extraction, it is better to use natural forest plant.


It is beneficial in curing cough and acidity. It increases physical strength, is purgative and improves vitality. It is beneficial for the digestive function and in curing weakness.


  1. Multinodular Tuberculosis:- Take fresh new leaves of winter cherry with equal quantities of jiggery and prepare cherry shaped tablets. Give one tablet to patient in the morning with stale water.
  2. Angina:- In case of pain in the heart due to acidity, give 1gm winter cherry powder with water. It bring relief.
  3. Tuberculosis:- Give 1gm winter cherry powder with 10gm decoction of its own. It is beneficial in curing tuberculosis.
  4. Cough:- Take 5gm root of winter cherry and grind it solid. Mix 5gm sugar candy in it and then boil true in 200ml water till water is reduced to 1/6 of the of quantity. Give this to the patient in little portions repeatedly.
  5. Conceiving:- Take 10gm winter cherry powder, 1/2 litre water and 150 ml milk. Cook them all together at low heat till only milk is left behind. Add 4gm sugar candy and 4gm ghee to it. Three days after the completion of menstrual cycle, give this mixture to the woman for three days. The woman definitely conceives with this treatment.
  6. Abortion:- In case the foetus aborts naturally, give 5gm each of fresh juice of winter cherry and white kateri root from first to fifth month of pregnancy.
  7. Helminths:- Take equal quantities of winter cherry powder and guduchi powder. Mix them with 4-8gm honey and give to the patient regularly.
  8. Improving eyesight:- Take 1gm winter cherry powder, 1gm amla powder and ½ gm liquorice root powder. Mix them all and give tea spoon with water, every morning and evening. It helps in improving eyesight.
  9. Arthritis:- Take winter cherry whole plant, grind it and strain it. Give 20-25 gm of this to the patient. It cures arthritis pain. Also, take 20gm fresh leaves and boil in 150gm ml water till water is reduced to half. Strain the solution and give to the patient.
  10. Lumbago:- Give 2-4 gm powder with ghee or sugar. It cures lumbago and lack of sleep.
  11. Joints pain:- Mix 2gm winter cherry powder with 2gm ghee and 1/2gm sugar. Give this to the patient every morning and evening.
  12. Weakness, fatigue:- Treatment with winter cherry for a year makes the body healthy and disease free. Take 5gm each of winter cherry powder, sesame oil and ghee and 1gm honey. Mix them all and in winter season give this to the patient.
  13. Blood disorders:- Take equal quantities of chopchini and winter cherry powder and mix them. Take 2gm of this mixture with honey every morning and evening.
  14. Fever:- Take 4gm powder of winter cherry, 2gm powder of guduchi salt. Mix and take daily in the evening with warm water.
  15. All kinds of disorders:- Take mixture of 150 gm guduchi salt with 4gm ashwagandha powder. Give this mixture with honey. It helps cure all types of disorders.


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Health Benefits of Cow’s Ghee According to Ayurveda

Health Benefits of Cow's Ghee

Cow’s Ghee increases/enhance

  • Dhee (Intellect)
  • Smriti (Memory)
  • Agni (Digestion)
  • Medha (Discriminative ability)
  • Bala (Strength)
  • Ayu (Longevity)
  • Shukra (Virility)
  • Chakshusya (Good for vision)

More Benefits of Cow’s Ghee

  • It is good for young and old.
  • It is desirable for those who wish to have progeny.
  • It enhances complexion, beauty, and voice.
  • It pacifies VATA and PITTA and cures visha(toxicity)
  • It is good in unmada condition, shopha (oedema), jvara (fever).
  • It is most important among all snehan dravya in sita and vaya sthapana.
  • When ghee is processed with appropriate medicines, its curative power is enhanced and can be used in several diseases.

Benefits of Purana Ghrita (Old Ghee)

  • It is capable of curing mada (intoxication), apasmara (epilepsy), murchha, ENT disorders and gynaecological diseases.
  • It heals dusht vrana (chronic ulcers).