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Kostum – Herbal Remedy for Diabetes

Plant name : Kostum or Insulin Plant “A medicinal plant with Anti-diabetic property”. Botanical name : Costus igneus Family : Costaceae Actions : Anti-Diabetic Siddha Medicinal Uses : The leaves of this medicinal plant is used in the management of Diabetes. The dried powder of leaves of this plant is taken in the dose of 1/2 to 1 gram twice a day in diabetes. The fresh leaves of this plant is chewed two times daily for 1

Sirukurinjan – Herbal Remedy for Diabetes Mellitus

Plant name : Sirukurinjan “Also known as Sarkkaraikolli or Sweet Killer helps to treat Diabetes Mellitus”. Botanical name : Gymnema sylvestre Family : Asclepiadaceae Actions : Anti-Diabetic, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Laxative. Siddha Medicinal Uses : Dried leaf powder of this plant can be given in the dose of 2 to 4 gram daily 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 6 months to treat Diabetes Mellitus. It is said that long administration of this

Sandanam – Herbal Remedy for Fever

Plant name : Sandanam “A strong coolant, Sacred & Aromatic Medicinal Tree”. Botanical name : Santalum album Family : Santalaceae Actions : Coolant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Disinfectant. Siddha Medicinal Uses : Decoction prepared with powdered Sandanam is helpful can be given for Indigestion, Fever, Palpitation etc. The conditions like profuse bleeding like in the case of Bleeding Piles 2 to 5 grams of Sandanam ground and mixed well with 200 ml of butter milk and given 2

Lavangam – Herbal Remedy for Dental diseases

Plant name : Lavangam “Herbal Remedy for Dental diseases,Kapha diseases and Digestive problems”. Botanical name : Syzygium aromaticum Family : Myrtaceae Actions : Anti-spasmodic, Stomachic, Carminative, Aromatic. Siddha Medicinal Uses : The choornam of lavamgam is given in the dose of 1/2 to 1 gram with honey twice a day for cough fever and digestive problems. For halitosis, tooth ache and other dental problems, cotton wool soaked in clove oil can be applied externally over the

Amman pacharisi – Herbal Remedy for Warts

Plant name : Amman pacharisi “The milky extract of this plant is externally applied for treating warts & molluscum”. Botanical name : Euphorbia hirta Family : Euphorbiaceae Actions : Laxative, Astringent, Refrigerant. Siddha Medicinal Uses : Paste of the leaves is applied externally to cure swellings and ulcers. The milky extract of the plant is applied externally to cure warts. For Leucorrhoea, in woman the paste of the leaves is given along with butter milk.

Parpatakam – Herbal Remedy for Fever

Plant name : Parpatakam “A Siddha Medicinal herb to cure fever”. Botanical name : Oldenlandia corymbosa Family : Rubiaceae Actions : Febrifuge, Diaphoretic, Stomachic, Laxative Siddha Medicinal Uses : The decoction of samoolam can be administered in the conditions like fever, jaundice etc. Fresh Manjal along with samoolam of this plant can be ground well into karkam and prepared as oil for skin diseases like ezcema, scabies etc. As a Uterine tonic and Garpa sudhi action

Inbooral – A Herbal Styptic

Plant name : Inbooral “An excellent Siddha herb with Styptic action. Used in all bleeding conditions”. Botanical name : Oldenlandia umbellata Family : Rubiaceae Actions : Styptic, Expectorant, Chalagogue. Siddha Medicinal Uses : In the bleeding conditions like Menorrhagea, Siddha Medicine prepared from Inbooral in the form of Mathirai, Vadagam or Leghyam is administered as directed by the Siddha Phyisician. For toxic bites and ulcers the decoction prepared from its roots and leaves are used externally

Thamarai – A Herbal Remedy for Cardiac ailments

Plant name : Thamarai “The flower of this plant is effective in management of Thamaraga noi (Cardiac ailments)”. Botanical name : Nelumbo nucifera Family : Nymphaeceae Actions : Coolant, Nutrient, Expectorant, Cardiac tonic. Siddha Medicinal Uses : For burning sensation of body Lotus flower can be ground as a paste and applied over the externally. The rhizome paste along with milk can be given internally for increased body heat and burning micturation. For toxic snake bites the

Koyya – Herbal Remedy for Diarrhoea & Cholera

Plant name : Koyya “A Medicinally important and commonly available Tree all over the country”. Botanical name : Psidium guajava Family : Myrtaceae Actions : Astringent, Tonic, Laxative. Siddha Medicinal Uses : The decoction of the leaves can be given in Diarrhoea, Cholera etc. For toothache the leaves can be chewed and this paste can be kept in contact with the teeth for some time. The bark or roots (1 palam) can be prepared as decoction and given

Karivempu – Herbal Remedy for Diarrhoea

Botanical name : Murraya koenigii Family : Rutaceae Actions : Stomachic, Tonic, Anti-dysenteric, Carminative. Siddha Medicinal Uses : The decoction prepared from the leaves, bark and roots can be given for dysentry, diarrhoea, bascillary dysentry, loss of apetite etc. The leaves of this plant can be ground well and mixed with egg of a hen, should be taken raw or after cooking in the conditions like diarrhoea, dysentry etc.