Monday, April 9, 2012

Karimanjal (Black Turmeric) (Curcuma caesia)

Common Names : Hindi: काली हल्दी Kali Haldi, Malayalam :Karimanjal കരി മഞ്ഞള്‍
Botanical Name :  Curcuma caesia
How to Identify : The midvein of each kari manjal leaf presents a distinctive dark stripe. The kari manjal rhizome is white to blue in color, rather than golden orange.

 Curcuma caesia is used in Kali puja and many practitioners of ‘black magic’ also use it. The herb is said to have the “spiritual ability” to drive away evil forces as well as wide-ranging herbal properties. It is prescribed for treatment of piles, impotency, menstrual disorders and epilepsy. It is used both externally and internally. Externally, it is used in the treatment of wounds, white patches on the skin and leprosy sores. It is also capable of enhancing fertility levels. Some herbal doctors prescribe it for the treatment of piles and the enlargement of the spleen and certain types of tuberculosis. The rhizome as well as the leaves of the plant are used in medical formulations. There are some Home Remedies regarding this wonder herb :
  • If you are suffering from toothache, take a pinch of black turmeric powder and rub it gently against the teeth. You will get relief from the problem. Make sure that only a small quantity is used, as an excess of black turmeric powder may induce vomiting.
  • Take a fresh rhizome of black turmeric or kali haldi, wash it properly and crush it. Apply it to wounds and nagging sores for relief and quick healing.
  • Those suffering from leucoderma or white patches on the skin may apply the paste of Curcuma caesia rhizome on the skin. Readymade herbal preparations are also available in the market.
  • Curcuma caesia provides relief from stomach problems including indigestion. Take a small piece of the rhizome and chew it for relief from indigestion or stomach pain. It also helps in easy digestion and the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys.
  •  The fresh rhizome is applied externally for relief from rheumatic pains.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Read Unbelievable Effects of Cinnamon with Honey

Take one part honey to two parts of luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly.

It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

Or arthritis patients may daily, morning and night take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

Cinnamon Tree / Karuva / Pattai for Arthritis and Cholesterol

Botanical name :  Cinnamomum cassia
 Cinnamon is an evergreen tree which is small and bushy. Dried leaves of cinnamon, along with its dried inner bark are used all over the as a spice or condiment. The bark of a tree is thick, smooth and light or dark brownish in colour. The inner bark is obtained from carefully selected shoots. Cinnamon tree was known to ancient physicians even before 27 BC. The Chinese used the bark of this tree is a medicine. 

Read Unbelievable Effect of Cinnamon with honey  in next post

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ayapana / Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl Ayurveda medicine for for Bleeding Piles

Botanical Name : Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl
English : Ayapana tea
Malayalam : Ayapana, Chuvanna Kaiyonni 
Medical Use : Used for Bleeding Piles (hemorrhage), Wounds and Poison bites

Tuesday, April 13, 2010