kaknaafaa, Kakatundi , Blood Flower

  Sanskrit: Kákná¤há kaknaafaa H i n d i: Kakatundi English: B l o o d Flower Latin: As- clepias Curassavica, Linn. Part Used: Lea v es, root, flowers Habitat: Bengal and throughout South India; West Indies, Jamaica Energetics: Astringent Tissues: Plasma, blood, muscle, reproductive Systems: Circulatory, respiratory, excretory, repro-…

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Pippalí, Pipal, Long Pepper, Dried Catkins

  Sanskrit: Paßhana Bheda paSana  Baed   Hindi: Pippalí, Pipal English: Long Pepper, Dried Catkins Latin: Piper longum Linn. Part Used: Fruit Habitat: Indigenous to North-Eastern and South- ern India; Sri Lanka, cultivated in Eastern Bengal Energetics: Pungent-hot-sweet VK- P+ Tissues: All but bone Systems: Digestive, reproductive, respiratory Action: Analgesic,…

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Isapghul, Ispaghula or Spogel Seeds, Plantago ispagula

  Sanskrit: ͤhabgol, Snigdhajírá [fabgaaela, isngDajaIra     Hindi: Isapghul English: Ispaghula or Spogel Seeds Latin: Plantago ispagula; P. ovata Forsk. Part Used: Seeds Habitat: Throughout India Energetics: Cold, astringent VPK= Systems: Digestive/Excretory Action: Demulcent, emollient, laxative, diuretic Uses: Excellent for constipation (with warm wa- ter) and diarrhea (with cold…

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Arjuna, Terminalia arjuna W. & A., Pentaptera

  Sanskrit: Arjuna Ajauána   Hindi: Arjun   Latin: Terminalia arjuna W.  & A., Pentaptera glabra; P. angustifolia   English :   Arjuna   Myrobalan   Part Used: Bark Energetics: Astrin- gent-cold-pungent VPK= V+ arrhyth- mia   Tissues: Reproductive, plasma, blood Systems: Digestive, circulatory, reproductive Action: Cardiac stimulant, rejuvenative, astringent, hemostatic,…

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Lemon grass, Gandhatrana, Harí-chaha

Sanskrit: Bhút^iò BaUta^ó    Hindi: Gandhatrana, Harí-chaha English: Lemon grass Latin: Andropogon citratus DC. (A. Shoenanthus) Part Used: Essential oil, herb Habitat: Grows wild in gardens in India, Sri Lanka and other tropics, in cultivated areas Energetics: Pungent, bitter-cold-pungent PK- (V+ excess)

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Maricha, Gulmirch, Black Pepper, Piper nigrum Linn.

  Sanskrit: Maricha (meaning: sun due to its large amounts of solar energy) mairca Hindi: Gulmirch English :  Black  Pepper Latin:  Piper nigrum Linn. Part Used: Dried unripe fruit Habitat: Peren- nial    climbing shrub  is  found throughout India Energetics: Pun- gent-hot-pungent VK- P+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, fat, marrow, nerve Systems:…

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Dáruharidrá, Dáruhaldí, Barberry, Berberis vul- garis Linn, Kingor.

  Sanskrit: Dáruharidrá, Dáruhaldí daüHir]a, daüHldI Hindi: Kingor English: Barberry Latin: Berberis vul- garis Linn. Part Used: Berries Habitat:         Found throughout the Himalayas, Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan Energetics: Bitter, astringent-hot-pungent PK- V+ Tissues: Blood, fat, plasma Systems: Circulatory, digestive Action: Diuretic, antibilious, refrigerant, sto- machic, bitter tonic, antiperiodic, alterative, anti- pyretic…

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