RECOMMENDED BY THE MINISTRY OF AYUSH FOR IMMUNITY BOOSTING PROPERTIES
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RECOMMENDED BY THE MINISTRY OF AYUSH FOR IMMUNITY BOOSTING PROPERTIES
Vajra’s Herbal blend offers many benefits
“Giloy is a universal herb that helps boost immunity”. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep your cells healthy and get rid of diseases. Giloy helps remove toxins, purifies blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections. “Giloy is used by experts in treating heart related conditions, and is also found useful in treating infertility”. Being anti-pyretic in nature, it also can help fight off chronic fevers and is suggested to dengue patients. Giloy can also build our immunity to fight off foreign particles.
A research paper published in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health on Antioxidant Effect of Tinospora cordifolia Extract in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Rats found that alterations of impaired blood glucose level and antioxidant status in diabetic condition was restored to normal by Tinospora cordifolia stem extract administration indicating the protective role of Tinospora cordifolia stem extract ( Giloy extract)
The phenomenal anti-inflammatory powers found in this immortal herb can help fight off any common respiratory issues such as frequent cough, cold, tonsilitis. Other than pesky cold and cough, it can also provide relief to asthmatic patients. While symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing make it difficult to treat asthma–giloy can help manage these symptoms better.
Reasearch articles published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology and Iraninan Journal of Pharmacology studied that T. cordifolia – Giloy which is known as a medhya rasayana (learning and memory enhancer) in Ayurveda, also described to be useful for treatment of bhrama (Vertigo) in various Ayurvedic texts found Significant response in children with moderate degree of behavior disorders and mental deficit, along with improvement in IQ levels. The root of T. cordifolia is known to be used traditionally for its anti-stress activity. In a 21-day randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study, the pure aqueous extract of the root was found to enhance verbal learning and logical memory. T. cordifolia has also been shown to enhance cognition (learning and memory) in normal rats and reverse cyclosporine-induced memory deficit.
A research paper published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health studied Effect of Tinospora cordifolia on physical and cardiovascular performance induced by physical stress in healthy human volunteers to find that it significantly reduced the mean heart rate over a period of 28 days
A research article published in NCIB demonstrated the anti-arthritic activity of Tinospora cordifolia extract (TCE) using the rat adjuvant-induced arthritis model of human RA and elaborated the immune mechanisms underlying this effect. TCE treatment suppressed arthritic inflammation and bone and cartilage damage. The anti-inflammatory effect of TCE was mediated via reduction of the pro-inflammatory cytokines such as: IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-17; the frequency of IL-17-producing T cells; and the production of chemokines such as RANTES. Furthermore, TCE treatment limited bone damage by shifting the balance of mediators of bone remodeling (e.g., receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand [RANKL] and MMP-9) in favor of anti-osteoclastic activity.
Its tuber powder was evaluated for its antihypertensive potential and was observed to significantly decreased systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure, increased fibrinolytic activity and total antioxidant status with a significant reduction in serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and atherogenic index at the end of 12 weeks. It was also tolerated well without any significant side effect. Reference
Rhizomes of this plant are effective to cure vitiated Vata, Kapha, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammations, cough, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia, stomach pain, obesity, diabetes, migraine, and intermittent fevers. Reference
Nigella Sativa also known as Black Jeera is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. Seeds and oil have a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines and food. In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for using on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine). Extensive studies on N. sativa have been carried out by various researchers and a wide spectrum of its pharmacological actions have been explored which includes antidiabetic, anticancer, immunomodulator, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, hepato-protective, renal protective, gastro-protective, antioxidant properties, etc. Reference
Its been well studied for its Anti-bacterial, Anti-nociceptive, hepato-protective, hypo-glycemic, anti-proliferative, anti-estrogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-stress and anti-metastatic activities and also in treatment of stress, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, inflammation, jaundice. Reference
Its found to be active against Gram positive as well as Gram negative bacteria and studies truly conclude its efficient antibacterial and anti fungal activity and significant potential to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacterial and fungal strains. Reference
Vajra is processed through several steps and made into a highly concentrated (in a ratio 5:1) composition
Scientific Name | Sanskrit name | Equivalent volume per 500mg capsule
Malayalam – Chittamrithu
Sanskrit – Amrita
Used to pacify vitiated Vata, pitha, boost immunity, burning sensation, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, cardiac debility, diabetes, skin disease, anemia, cough, jaundice, oligospermia, diarrhea, cancer, HIV and urinary system diseases and more.
Tinospora cordifolia has an importance in traditional ayurvedic medicine used for ages in the treatment of fever, jaundice, chronic diarrhea, cancer, dysentery, bone fracture, pain, asthuma, skin disease, poisonous insect, snake bite, eye disorders. Recent reports have shown the compounds and their biological roles in Tinospora cordifolia extract. Such properties may be exploited for production of new formulations, which may be better and promising over conventional one. [Research Paper – Read More]
Malayalam – Adaathiyan Kizhangu
Sanskrit – Payasvini
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, diseases of eye, ear, burning sensation, cough, fever, and diabetes. Tuber tubers are mainly used for eye diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and chemicals that boost the immune system.
Ipomoea digitata Linn. (Ksheervidari) is a well known medicinal plant used in Ayurveda for its health promoting effects in human beings. Its tuber powder was evaluated first time in a single blinded, placebo controlled study for its antihypertensive potential and its effect on lipid profile, fibrinolytic activity and total antioxidant status in individuals with stage 1 hypertension. Administration of 3 gm tuber powder significantly (p<0.001) decreased systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure, increased fibrinolytic activity and total antioxidant status with a significant reduction (p<0.05) in serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and atherogenic index at the end of 12 weeks. It was tolerated well without any significant side effect.
Malayalam – Paalmuthukkin Kizhangu
Sanskrit – Ksheeravidari
Plant pacifies emaciation, skin diseases, anorexia, colic, fever, burning sensation, vomiting, inflammation, menorrhagia and general debility. aphrodisiac, stimulant, used in male infertility,inflammations,clears voice, increases lactation, respiratory diseases, burning sensation,diuretic,tonic,and promotes complexion.
Pueraria tuberosa (Willd.) DC is a perennial herb commonly known as ‘vidarikanda’, distributed throughout south east Asia. The plant’s tuber is widely used in ethanomedicine as well as in traditional systems of medicine, particularly in ayurveda. It has been used in various ayurvedic formulations as restorative tonic, antiaging, spermatogenic and immune booster and has been recommended for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, hepatosplenomegaly, fertility disorders, menopausal syndrome, sexual debility and spermatorrhoea. Numerous bioactive phytochemicals, mostly isoflavonoids such as puerarin, genistein, daidzein, tuberosin and so on have been identified in the tuber. In vivo and in vitro studies have provided the support against traditional demands of the tuber as spermatogenic, immune booster, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic and brain tonic. [Research Paper 1] [Research Paper 2]
Malayalam – Chittaratha
Sanskrit – Kulanjana
Rhizomes of this plant are effective to cure vitiated Vata,Kapha,rheumatoid arthritis,inflammations,cough,asthma,bronchitis,dyspepsia, stomach pain, obesity, diabetes, migraine, and intermittent fevers.
During the current study, it has been found that the genus possess plenty of flavonoids, tannin and other polyphenolics which extends its biological efficacy towards antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancerous and other therapeutic potentials. It was found in most of the reports and reviews that were surveyed in the present investigation, the crude extract (aqueous or organic fractions) to be potential agent for various activities. However, thorough examination needs to be carried out to see the efficacy and activity of individual component and in combination to explore the synergistic effects, if any. [Research Link]
Malayalam – Patathali kizhangu
Sanskrit – Patathali
Ayurvedic industry uses the whole plant. Plant pacifies vitiated pitha, Kapha, cough, bronchitis, asthma, inflammation, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, diseases of eyes, and bleeding diarrhea
antipyretic and analgesic activities
The present study suggests that powder form of C. pareira has moderate antipyretic activity in rats may be due to inhibition of the synthesis and/or release of local PGE2 into the preoptic area of anterior hypothalamus. Further, powder form of test drugs has shown better central analgesic effect in rats and extract of test drugs have shown significant effect through peripheral mechanism in mice. The results of the present study corroborate with the classical uses and traditional claims made on Patha, i.e. C. pareira and C. peltata for the management of fever and painful conditions.
Malayalam – Muthanga
Sanskrit – bhadramusta
Used in treating diarrhea, blood diseases, skin inflammations, etc. It is also used in the treatment of leprosy. Root is the usable part. It has a cooling effect on the body. It also has Antioxidant, DNA Damage Protective, Cytotoxic and Antibacterial properties.
Results from the present study indicated that the essential oil from C. rotundus rhizomes possessed an excellent antioxidant activity, as evidenced by in vitro DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP assays. The essential oil exhibited the protective effect against DNA oxidative damage induced by Fe2+ and AAPH, respectively. Moreover the essential oil also showed cytotoxic effects on the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line and antibacterial activity against several foodborne pathogens. This study may provide biological evidence for the practical application of the C. rotundus rhizomes essential oil in food and pharmaceutical industries.
Malayalam – Karimjeerakam
Sanskrit – black cumin
used for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, and intestinal worms. It has also been used for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites.
Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world. It is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. Seeds and oil have a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines and food. The seeds of N. sativa have been widely used in the treatment of different diseases and ailments. In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for using on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine). It has been widely used as antihypertensive, liver tonics, diuretics, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, analgesics, anti-bacterial and in skin disorders. Extensive studies on N. sativa have been carried out by various researchers and a wide spectrum of its pharmacological actions have been explored which may include antidiabetic, anticancer, immunomodulator, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, hepato-protective, renal protective, gastro-protective, antioxidant properties, etc. Due to its miraculous power of healing, N. sativa has got the place among the top ranked evidence based herbal medicines. This is also revealed that most of the therapeutic properties of this plant are due to the presence of thymoquinone which is major bioactive component of the essential oil. [Read more – Research Article]
Malayalam – thazhuthama
Sanskrit – Punarnava
capable of rejuvenating the whole body, Diuretic in nature, Acts as a slight laxative, Improves the health of the heart, helps to cure Amavata and inflammations, cure certain eye disorders.
It has also been studies for its Anti-bacterial, Anti-nociceptive, hepato-protective, hypo-glycemic, anti-proliferative, anti-estrogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-stress and anti-metastatic activities and also in treatment of stress, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, inflammation, jaundice
Malayalam – Vella Avanak
Sanskrit – Erandam
Use : asthma,dyspepsia,asthma, paralysis, leucorrhoea, and debility
Ricinus communis Leaf extracts were found to be active against Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis: ATCC 6059 and Staphylococcus aureus: ATCC 6538) as well as Gram negative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa: ATCC 7221 and Klebsiella pneumoniae). Antifungal activity of leaf extracts were also carried out against selected fungal strains as Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus. Methanolic as well as aqueous leaf extracts of Ricinus communis were effective in inhibiting the fungal growth.
The Study concluded efficient antibacterial and antifungal activity of Ricinus communis leaf extracts have significant potential to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacterial and fungal strains.
Malayalam – Devadaram
Sanskrit – Devadaru
Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Antipyretic, Anti-leprotic, Anti-allergic, Anti-fungal, Anti-Parasitic, Expectorant
The extract of Cedrus deodara showed strong antileishmanial activities within a dose 25-200 μg/ml culture with non-significant haemolytic activities and significant immunomodulant activities against the host cells and parasites. [Clinical Research]
Malayalam – kacholam
Sanskrit – Kachurah
It is a reputed remedy for respiratory ailment like cough, bronchitis and asthma. It is useful as carminative and expectorant.
It has also been recently studies for better antibacterial activity than penicillin [Research evidence]
Malayalam – nilapanai kizhangu
Sanskrit – Shweta Musali
Cures general weakness,piles, jaundice, asthma, diarrhea, and gonorrhea, gynecological problems, and sexual weakness of males.
Shweta Musali (Chlorophytum borivilianum (CB)) is a traditionally used herb for its benefits in male sexual and general health. In the recent past, the herb has attained much commercial significance, both in domestic and international markets.
This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of the water soluble extract of CB root tubers on semen and testosterone in healthy adult males. The research was designed as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, trial upon the volunteers registered from the outpatient department (OPD) with age ranging from 20 to 40 years. Water extracts of CB and placebo was administered in the patients of groups A and B, for 12 weeks, in two divided doses of 500 mg. Assessment was done based upon Semen (Volume, Liquefaction Time, Sperm Count, Sperm motility) and Serum Testosterone levels parameters. Highly significant improvement was noted in the above parameters after administration of CB extract in comparison to Placebo. Hence it was concluded that the trial drug was effective in improving male sexual health. [Research Article]
1 Capsule per day in the morning before breakfast. Or two capsules per day if suffering from any viral or bacterial infection. If consuming two, One before Breakfast and one before Dinner.
Alternate Usage : Empty components of one capsule into 500ml water, Boil for 20 minutes and consume throughout the day.
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