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Fenugreek – Ayurvedic Herb and a Spice


Fenugreek is also called as Methi, Greek hay, Bird’s Foot, Boyotu, Chinagreye, Fenegriek, Hu Lu Pa, and Sicklefruit Fenugreek. Recorded evidence says that fenugreek was used in ancient Egypt, Greece and India. Traditionally it was used to treat breathing problems, tuberculosis, body pain, swollen glands, skin problems, ulcers and impotency. ... Read More »

Psyllium husk – for Weight Loss and Colon Cleansing

Psyllium Husk for Colon Cleanse and Weight Loss

Commonly called as psyllium they are actually Psyllium seed husks; the portions of the seeds of the plant, Plantago ovata. This plant is a native of India and has been used in Ayurveda for centuries. Ayurveda and Siddha medicine prescribes this for cleansing the colon, constipation and other bowel related ... Read More »

Turmeric – Uses of Turmeric in Ayurveda

Turmeric Powder - Ayurveda

Through out India and especially South India Turmeric is considered as divine. Most South Indian dishes will have some amount of turmeric in it, the main reason being turmeric is a super herb. A complete meal in South India will have top herbs as ingredients, herbs like ginger, turmeric, pepper ... Read More »

Ginger in Ayurveda – The Universal Home Medicine

Ginger health benefits

The word Ginger originated from the Tamil word ‘Ingi Ver’ (இஞ்சி வேர்)– meaning ‘The root of Ginger’. In most languages the pronunciation remains similar. Technically ginger is not a root, it is actually the underground stem of the plant. Ginger is used as a spice and a medicine in Ayurveda ... Read More »

Solanum Trilobatum – Thoodhuvalai

Solanum Trilobatum - Thoodhuvalai

Solanum Trilobatum is an important herb according to Siddha and Ayurveda medicine system. It is very famous and readily available in the southern region of India. It is thorny Creeper and is often grown along the fence of houses. In Tamil it is called as Thoodhuvalai (Tamil: தூதுவளை). In Siddha ... Read More »