Ayurveda – Agnimantha Herb

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Ayurveda – Agnimantha herb and its medical properties

Agnimantha herb is a very commonly found herb, this herb is considered as one among the Dashamoola this herb is considered as auspicious for worshiping and this herb is very helpful in balancing Pitta in our body and reducing Aama. Leaves, Bark, Root are commonly used parts of this herb.

Botanical names of Agnimantha-
There are 2 – 3 herbs used in the name of Agnimantha –
1) Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn.f. (Clerodendrum multiforum (Burn.f) O. Kurtz)
2)Premna mucronata / Premna corymbosa

Agnimantha herb belongs to the Family- VERBINACEAE (Nirgundi Kula)

Names for Agnimantha in different languages:

Hindi Name-Tekar, Arni, Agathu, Ganiyari
Tamil Name- Taludalai, Talanaju, Munnay
Telugu Name- Nelli, Gabbunulli
Marathi name- Eirani, Eran, Takali, Airana, Takalu, Chamari
Gujarati name- Arani, Aranel, Airanamula
Bengali name- Ganibhari, Ganiyari, Ganira
Kannada name – Arani, Taggiberu, Taggi
Malayalam name – Munja
Oriya name – Ganiary
French name – Arbe a la migraine

Useful in anemia
Useful in swelling, inflammation
Low digestion strength
Useful in altered digestion and metabolism
Useful in constipation
Improves digestion strength
Useful in anemia
Useful in hemorrhoids
Useful in bloating.
Useful in cough, cold and asthma
Its decoction is useful to improve strength and immunity after fever treatment.

Benefits and Properties:

The plant is well known for its excellent anti-inflammatory effects in cases of chronic inflammations.
The roots of the plant may also have cardio tonic, laxative, stomachic, expectorant, depurative, digestive, carminative, febrifuge and antibacterial effects.

Home remedies:
1) Amavatha: – Moola choorna with honey

20 In Sotha:-Arani kashaya is mixed with water (boiled and cooled) and used both internally and externally.

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