Cubeb

Cubeb

Cubeb {Piper chaba} Cubeb or chab or avya or gaja pippali Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Digestive Other Traditional Uses: Help treats haemorrhoid, worms, cough...
Costus

Costus

Costus {Saussurea costa or lappa} Costus is also known as kuth, kut, koot or kushta Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent, bitter Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Anti-asthmatic and reduces fevers...
Cumin (black)

Cumin (black)

Cumin (Black) {Nigella sativa} Black cumin is also called nigella, black caraway, small fennel and in Sanskrit upakuncika, karavi, and krishnajiraka   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta Taste – Pungent, bitter...
Celery

Celery

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens) Celery seed which is also know as Ajamoda seeds. It is important to distinguish celery seed from celery since celery juice can pacify pitta while celery seed can aggravate it.   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas –...
Cardamom

Cardamom

Cardamom {Elettaria cardamomum} Cardamom balances all three doshas Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for all three doshas Taste – Pungent, sweet Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Digestive, reduces bloating and gas Other Traditional...
Chitramool

Chitramool

Chitrakmool {Plumbago zeylanica} Chitramool or Ceylon Leadwort is good for Vata and Kapha Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Rasayana, carminative....