Myrrh is used as folk medicine to treat infections, respiratory conditions, mouth ulcers, gingivitis, pharyngitis, respiratory catarrh, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menopausal symptoms, wounds and hemorrhoids. It has also been used to treat arthritis.
Salep mainly acts on nerves, marrow, blood and reproductive system. It is a restorative and invigorative tonic. It is considered nutritive, demulcent, aphrodisiac and nervine tonic in Unani.
Kaunch is used in treatment of variety of diseases including Kapha Vikar, Vata-Vikar, debility and nerves weakness. Mucuna is a good source for the production of L-dopa (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine). L-DOPA is a direct precursor to dopamine, and its supplementation can increase dopamine levels in the body.
Shakhotaka / Sihoda is medicinal tree and used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines to treat variety of ailments. It is used in filariasis, leprosy, toothache, diarrhea, dysentery, wounds, scabies, psoriasis, and dental care. The tender twigs of tree are used as tooth brush as they show selective bactericidal activity towards bacteria responsible for tooth cavities. Brushing with twigs also helps in pyorrhea.
Gambhari is also a medicinal tree and its roots, stem, stem bark, fruits, leaves, flowers all are used for medicinal purpose in India since ancient times. Its mention is found in all classical texts of Ayurveda.
This medicine has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, uric acid reducing and laxative properties and is useful in inflammatory condition of joints.
Punarnava is diuretic and decreases urinary albumin, urinary protein excretion and specific gravity. It is also a urinary antiseptic. The root decoction is recommended for the treatment of urolithiasis. This common medicinal herb is tonic for heart, liver and kidney. It increases plasma insulin levels and improves glucose tolerance, produces significant antioxidant activity.
Sunflower is an edible medicinal plant. The tender leaf petioles, seeds and flowers are edible and used in treatment of variety of ailments. Leaves are expectorant, diuretic and astringent. The intake of Sunflower leaf tea helps to reduce fever. The poultice of leaves is applied on sores, spider – snake bites, and swellings.
Bryonopsis laciniosa is a medicinal plant and also used in Homeopathy. The tincture prepared from the roots are used for treating painful menstruation, dysmenorrhea, pain in ovaries during menstrual period, inflammation of uterus, burning pain in the fundus of the uterus. The tincture is also prescribed for threatened abortion.
Majun Arad Khurma is a Unani medicine for Sexual Debility. This medicine is a tonic and contains dates, almonds, pine nuts, gum acacia, honey and other nutritive ingredients. Majoon Arad…