Analgesic, S- Vedana shamana

Analgesic: [S- Vedana shamana; H- Pidha harnewali] Uses: Reduces or eliminates pain (e.g., digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous system, nerve, muscle, tooth pain, nervous digestion, headaches). Herbs: Camphor, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, and echinacea   Anesthetics: For surgical anesthesia   Herbs: Ashok, calamus, guæmar, jaóamaò¤hí,kaóuká

Astringent: S- Sankeshaníya

Astringent: [S– Sankeshaníya or Stambhana karma; H– Bandhej-karnewali] PK- V+ cold   Uses: Dries secretions (i.e., bleeding), excessive wastes, heals tissues externally, diarrhea, sweat, seminal emissions, urine, (see hemostatic, vulner– ary), antidiarrhea herbs).   Herbs: Ámalakí, arjuna, a¤hok, cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, and yarrow

Antiseptic: S- £hodhaníya

Antiseptic: [S- £hodhaníya; H- £harir Saph KarneWali]   Uses: Removes infection or decay, which micro- organisms live (but does not destroy the organisms themselves)—see bitters.   Herbs: Aloe, Chitrak, gokähura, guæmar, sandal- wood, ¤hatávarí, ¤hilájit, turmeric

Anodyne: S- Sula-orasa-mana

Anodyne: [S- Sula-orasa-mana; H– Sakornwali]   Uses: Provides relief from ill-defined pains and general discomfort. Its effects works mostly on the sensory nerves.   Herbs: Ashok, barberry, cedar, ginger, kuçhóhá, licorice, vatsnab


Antidiarrhea: An alterative, Cold Herbs: Blackberry, comfrey, gentian, red raspberry, and yellow dock Hot Herbs: Black pepper, ginger, harítakí, and buttermilk/lassi

Digestives: S- Dipana-Pachana Karma

Digestives: [S- Dipana-Pachana Karma]   Uses: For assisting the stomach and intestines in normal digestion.   Herbs: Coriander, cumin, rock salt, turmeric

Emetic: S- Vamakaríya

Emetic: [S- Vamakaríya; H- Qai Lanewali] Uses: Including or causing vomiting by local ac- tion on the nerves of the stomach and mucus membrane. Three types of emetics: central: Acts through the vomiting center of the brain (e.g., chamomile) local: Locally irritates the nerves of the gastric mucus membrane (e.g., mustard, salt water) general: Acts through the blood on the vomiting center (these are partly local emetics) Herbs: Apámárga, arka, chakramarda, chitrak, licorice, pippalí, rock salt, vachá


Antidiabetic: Herbs: Ámalakí, blackberry, fenugreek, guæúchí, guæmar, mica bhasma, senna, shilájit

Stimulant: S- Agni-sthapaníya

Stimulant: [S– Agni-sthapaníya or Dipana; H – Uksanewali] VK– P+. Antibacterial, antiparasitical (also see carminative) Uses & Herbs: Increases agni, destroys áma, in- creases autoimmune system, drying (e.g., pepper, cloves, cinnamon, dry ginger, and ajwan). Numerous forms of stimulants exist: arterial: Cayenne cardiac: Camphor, cane sugar, ephedra, glucose   cerebro-spinal: Jaóámáò¤hí, ku¤hthá   circulatory: Adrenaline eyes: Barberry extract, yellow thistle juice a) Diffusible (e.g., antispasmodics), b) Permanent (i.e., tonics, astringents) local: Laxatives, emetics, purgatives, diuretics,diaphoretics, rubefacients, expectorants, sialagogues, epispastics nervine (i.e., exciting the nervous system): Musk,asafoetida, caffeine   respiratory :    … Continue reading

Anthelmintic, S-Krumighana

Anthelmintic :   [S–   Krumighana   karma   or                                                                 Krimighna; H- Kire marne wali] Uses: Destroys and dispels worms, (round, tape, broad, and thread worms), parasites, fungus, yeast (e.g., candida). See vermicide, vermifuge. Váyu— in feces, Pitta in blood, Kapha in mucus. Cold Herbs: Pau d’arco, goldenseal, wormseed, wormwood Hot Herbs: Ajwan, cayenne, peppers, and pump- kin seeds


Lithotriptic: Dissolves and prevents kidney, urinary and gall bladder stones (see diuretic;), nervine: nutritive, builds tissues   Herbs: Arjuna, ámalakí, arka, gokßhura, paähana bheda, punarnavá

Vermicide: H- Kiremarnewali

Vermicide: [H- Kiremarnewali] that which kills intestinal worms (see anthelmintic) Vermifuge: [Kiremarnewali] Expels intestinal worms (but may not kill the worms). See an- thelmintic   Vulneraries: Astringent, demulcent, emollient PK– V+   Uses: Heals tissue via external use; cool as a plaster or poultice for cuts, wounds, burns, hem- orrhage. Herbs: Aloe, comfrey, honey, licorice, marsh- mallow, turmeric, and slippery elm.

Refrigerant : S-Dahanaßhaka

Refrigerant :   [S–   Dahanaßhaka;  H–   Pias Bujhanewali]   Uses: Cools and reduces fevers; quenches thirst and suppresses unnatural body heat. Herbs: Aloe, chitrak, coriander, ginger, hibiscus, orange, lemon, licorice, musta, pippalí, sandal- wood, ¤hatávarí, cane sugar, vachá, viæa´ga

Sialagogue: S- Lalavardhaka

Sialagogue: [S– Lalavardhaka; H–Ral-barhanewali Wa Thuk Barhanewali] Uses: Increases or produces saliva, either by local mouth irritation; causing reflex activity of the glands; (e.g., mustard, tobacco), or by exciting the glands during their elimination. Herbs: Arka, black pepper, chitrak, chiráyatá, gin- ger, licorice, pippalí

Cholagogue: S- Mridubhedana

Cholagogue: [S- Mridubhedana; H- Halka Julab] Uses: For stimulating liver action, emptying the gall bladder, and promoting or increasing bile se- cretion or excretion; resulting in free purgation. Herbs: Arka, bh^i´garáj,  guæúchí, licorice, saf- flower, senna, and sesame