The healing properties of Moringa leaves, Indian shallots, Indian beech, Aloe vera, etc immediately kick into action in the management of all kinds of trauma including sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and burns. This traditional and time-tested formula for pain relief and healing is a must-have in your First-aid kit at home.
For external use: Take sufficient quantity and apply liberally. Repeat application till symptoms subside. Alternatively, pads soaked in the oil can also be applied to the affected area for best results.
For internal use: 5-10 ml depending upon the digestive capacity and constitution of the individual.
Karanja – Caper bush (Pongamia glabra)
The seeds of Pongam Oil Tree yield essential oil, which contains the chemical constituent karanjin. Karanjin gives the tree extracts its insecticidal and microbial properties.
Tuka – Jointed buttonweed (Spermacoce articularis)
Studies have shown that the crude extracts and fractions of the Spermacoce series have shown anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant activities with alkaloids and iridoids as the major components.
Kumari – Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends using the driedjuice of the leaves in dysmenorrhea, a gynecological condition that causes painful menstruation, and also for treating liver diseases. Anthraquinone glycosides, known as aloin, act as a tonic for the digestive system. At higher doses, the compound becomes a strong purgative (Indian Medicinal Plants—An Illustrated Dictionary, C.P.Khare. 45. 2007). Topically applied, the juice of Barbados Aloe has potent antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties, which are beneficial in treating skin wounds, allergies and insect bites. It relieves dryness and itching, which makes it a popular ingredient in skincare and haircare products.
Shigru – Drumstick (Moringa oleifera)
Drumstick is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. The leaves are rich, natural sources of vitamins and minerals. Historical texts reveal that ancient Indian kings and queens used Drumstick in their diet to maintain general health and alleviate inflamed joints.
The leaves are a rich source of vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. The leaves also contain sulphur and the amino acids methionine and cystine. A compound found in the flowers and roots of Drumstick, pterygospermin, has powerful antibiotic and fungicidal effects.
Because of its high calcium content, Drumstick strengthens bones. It is also an anti-inflammatory, which is beneficial in treating joint aches and pains related to arthritis and rheumatism.
Paribhadra – Indian Coral tree (Erythrina vareigata)
The plant especially leaves contain many tetracyclic alkaloids which have shown muscle relaxant activity. Leaves contain Ertybidine with potent anti-inflammatory activity. Anti-microbial activity is also prominent.
Palandu – Indian shallots (Allium cepa)
Onions are one of the richest sources of flavonoids and organosulphur compounds. They possess a high level of antioxidant activity attributable to flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin; pigments such as anthocyanins, and organonosulphur compounds. These sulphur compounds and flavonoids possess antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antimicrobial, antihyperlipidaemic, anticholesterolaemic propoerties among many others.
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosa
- Its principal constituents include saponins, alkaloids, proteins and tannins. The plant contains triterpene saponins called Shatavarin I-IV, which support the body’s own natural production of estrogen.
- The dried root contains a large amount of saccharine, mucilage and minerals, which heal gastritis, hyperacidity and stomach ulcers.
- The herb helps in digestion and alleviates ulcers and other inflammatory stomach ailments. It is a natural diuretic that reduces water retention.
Kerataila – Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
Octanoic acid, which has antifungal properties, is one of the major active constituents of Coconut. It also contains vitamins E and K and minerals such as iron. Polyphenols, such as gallic acid, gives the fruit its fragrance and taste. Because of its inherent antifungal and antibacterial properties, Coconut oil is an extremely popular ingredient in haircare and skincare products.