Agnimantha

Agnimantha

Agnimantha {Premna integrifolia} Agnimantha or Arani or Arni   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata and Kapha Taste – Bitter, pungent, sweet, astringent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Reduces inflammation and fever,...
Aragwada

Aragwada

Aragwada or Aragvadha {Cassia fistula} Aragwada or Indian laburnum or purging cassi or golden showering tree Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Pitta Taste – Sweet, astringent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action:...
Anise

Anise

Anise {Pimpinella anisum} Anise balances Kapha and Vata Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Kapha and Vata Taste – bitter, pungent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Carminative, appetite stimulant, lactogogue, menstrual...
Ashoka

Ashoka

  Ashoka {Saraca Indica} Ashoka balances Pitta Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta Taste – Astringent, bitter Energetics – Cooling Main Action: uterine tonic to help support a healthy female reproductive system Other Uses: brain...
Arjuna

Arjuna

Arjuna {Terminalia Arjuna}   Arjuna balances Pitta and Kapha.    Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha Taste – astringent Energetics – cooling Main Action: Most important cardiotonic of Ayurvedic medicine Other Uses:...
Asafoetida

Asafoetida

  Asafoetida {Ferula Assafoetida}   Asafoetida called Hing in Ayurveda balances Vata and Kapha.    Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha Taste –pungent Energetics – heating Main Action: Spasmolytic, eye tonic,...