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Health Benefits of Coconut – Cocos nucifera

Health Benefits of Coconut – Cocos nucifera

The coconut tree is also termed as "Kalpa Vriksha", meaning each and every part of the tree is very much useful. Its flowers, root, tender coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil and coconut shell are key ingredient of various internal and external Siddha medicines.

Papaya – Carica papaya, Natural Remedy for Dengue fever

Papaya – Carica papaya, Natural Remedy for Dengue fever

Papaya is a power house of nutrients, which highly medicinal enriched with numerous health benefits. It contains digestive enzyme Papain which enhances digestion, relieves abdominal colic, and prevents the infection of colon.

Health Benefits of Lemon – Citrus limon

Health Benefits of Lemon – Citrus limon

As per Siddha, it is a very good Anti-Pitha drug, a coolant, and a good carminative. Siddha Literatures also classify this herb under Kayakalpa or Kayakarpam. Regular intake makes the body healthy and rejuvenated.

Amla – Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry

Siddha Medicines prepared with Nellikkai like Triphala chooranam, Nellikkai leghyam, Nellikkai thylam etc has excellent results in curing various Pitha ailments. 20 ml of fruit juice with honey early morning improves eyesight.

Saathikkai – Herbal Remedy for Abdominal ailments

A mixture of Saathikkai powder - (100 mg), Chukku powder (dried ginger) - (100 mg) and Seeraham or Cumin seeds - (300 mg) can be given before food daily for indigestion, flatulence and abdominal discomfort.

Azhinjil – A Traditional Herb to treat Rabies

Decoction prepared from roots of Azhinjil or Ankolam (25 ml - 30 ml) twice a day or fresh root juice in the dose of 5 ml to 10 ml thrice a day for twenty days can cure toxicities of rabib bite as per Traditional healers.

Vilvam – Herbal Remedy for Diabetes

Plant name : Vilvam or Koovalam “According to Hindu mythology this sacred tree symbolizes Lord Siva”. Botanical name : Aegle marmelos Family : Rutaceae Actions : Astringent, Anti-microbial, Anti-diabetic, Digestive. Siddha Medicinal Uses : Unripe fruit of this tree is very good for digestive problems. When the fruit is half ripe (green) the pulp is taken and dried in Sun. This is then powdered and preserved 3 to 10 grams can be taken twice or thrice

Iruveli – Herbal remedy for Respiratory disorders

Plant name : Karuver or Iruveli “This medicinal plant is good for all types of Kapha disorders”. Botanical name : Coleus vettiveroides Family : Laminaceae Actions : Coolant, Carminative, Diuretic, Anti-pyretic . Siddha Medicinal Uses : The leaf juice is mixed with honey to treat Diarrhoea and abdominal disturbances. The leaves can be crushed well and applied over vertex (ucchi) and rubbed gently to overcome headache and kapha problems. This natural remedy is also helpful in treating

Azhavanam – Herbal Cure for Skin diseases & Hair loss

Plant name : Azhavanam or Maruthondri “This medicinal plant is good for skin diseases & hair problems”. Botanical name : Lawsonia inermis Family : Lythraceae Actions : Astringent, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-fungal, Coolant. Siddha Medicinal Uses : For itching of scalp, insomnia & hairfall it is good to take 2 to 3 grams of flower after grinding it well. This medicine can be taken twice a day along with water. Traditionally the samoolam or whole plant is prepared

Analivegam – Herbal Remedy for all Venomous bites

Plant name : Analivegam or Sinnapalai “This medicinal plant is used against all venomous bites”. Botanical name : Alstonia venenata Family : Apocynaceae Actions : Antidote, Anti-syphilitic Siddha Medicinal Uses : The root of this medicinal plants are used against all venomous bites. The root is used in the management of skin diseases. The fruit of this medicinal plant is used in treatment of Psychiatric diseases and syphilis.