The plant AHIPHENA or GASGASE as it is commonly known in Kannada is an annual plant from which the exudate are obtained from the raw fruit. This exudate is known as OPIUM or Aphim. This is classified as a narcotic drug as it has the capacity to produce hallucinations along with addictions. In Ayurveda, this plant is only employed after its mention in the later Nighantus especially the Madanapala Nighantu. But this has been used………CONTINUE READING


The Dravya are the substances that have the utility as a medicine or food or even used for the purpose of tying around the body parts. It can be from any origin like plant, animal or even the mineral origins. The substances of any origin do have certain characteristics which we say as Properties. These properties are the inherent characters that give the address or identification of the substance. Not only this these properties are infact………CONTINUE READING


The plant Agnimantha or Arani as it is commonly known in Kannada is a tree that is commonly used in many preparations of Ayurveda. It is known as Wind Killer in English. The interesting part here is that the woods of the plant were used for to generate fire by rubbing against each other in the past. This is procedure is also in practice even today in certain rituals of Hindus. Medicinally, it is the………CONTINUE READING


The plant Aguru or Agaru commonly known as Eagle wood or Agar wood is a very important plant that has great medicinal and commercial value. Especially, the volatile oil which is present in the heart wood and is of great commercial value. They are commonly seen in the cosmetic and perfumery industry. The heart wood is the usable part for medicinal purposes including in Ayurveda. This has made it to deplete considerably in its natural………CONTINUE READING


Plants are the indispensable part of our lives right from the dawn of our existence on earth. They play a vital role in the management of all our needs right from our birth and even after our death. Among the various needs, the food, clothing, and shelter form the basic needs. These needs are commonly derived from plants in many places even today. Everyone is aware of the fact that the plants give sufficient materials………CONTINUE READING