Cow Milk with Herbs
Milk with herbs: When we wish to use certain
herbs with pungent and hot properties in children,
or in person with less strength, those herbs are
processed with cow milk. This serves three purposes.
- The herbal remedy gets the extra nutritional quality of milk.
- The pungency and the strength of the herb is lowered. Thus
the herbal formula is made suitable for patient with less strength.
- Milk acts as a fat and water soluble media for the active
principles in the herb.
SANDALWOOD cools and calms the entire body and mind, with its influence spreading throughout the circulatory, digestive, respiratory and nervous systems. It relieves fever, thirst, burning sensation and stops sweating. A few drops of sandalwood oil applied to the third eye will relieve heat and thirst, and is good for fever or overexposure to the sun. Sandalwood helps the awakening of intelligence. Its prabhava is to help open the third eye, to increase devotion and promote meditation. It also aids in the transmutation of sexual energy. Sandalwood, a good addition to other formulas, reduces fever; it is good for almost any inflammatory conditions and for cleansing the blood. Externally, the oil or paste can be used for most infectious sores or ulcers. In short, sandalwood is a very good anti-Pitta medicine. A strong sandalwood oil can be made by steeping four ounces of sandalwood powder in one pint of cold water overnight, adding to one pint coconut oil and cooking over a low flame (not boiling), until all the water evaporates.
SAFFRON is a very potent revitalizer of the blood, circulation and female reproductive system, as well as of the metabolism generally. It is one of the best anti-Pitta herbs and spleen-liver regulators. It is considered to be the best stimulant and aphrodisiac, vajikarana, primarily for women. Though not actually a tonic itself, even in small amounts it catalyzes the tonic action of other herbs and promotes tissue growth in the reproductive organs and in the entire body. It can be added to milk or to other tonic herbs, like shatavari or angelica, to facilitate their function or used as a spice to promote assimilation of food into deeper tissues. Its quality is sattvic and gives energy to love, devotion and compassion, to Bhakti yoga. SAFFLOWER, sometimes misleadingly called saffron, can be used as a substitute for saffron and is much less expensive. It should be used in normal dosages.
Benefits of bel fruit
- Can cure diarrhoea, cholera, haemorrhoids
· Reduces gastric ulcer
· Antimicrobial property
· Can cure scurvy
· Can control cholesterol
· Can solve respiratory problems
· Can be used to treat heart diseases
· Can prevent constipation
· Can control diabetes
ASAFOETIDA is a powerful digestive agent, which removes food stagnation from the g.i. tract. It is effective in breaking up impacted fecal matter, accumulations from excessive eating of meat or junk food, and for destroying worms, particularly round worms and thread worms. Asafoetida cleanses the intestinal flora while strengthening Agni. It also dispels intestinal gas, relieves cramping and pain and subdues high Vata. It is similar in properties to garlic but stronger and more malodorous. You may have to put it in an air-tight jar or it will impart its sulphurous odor to the entire kitchen. Externally, asafoetida can be applied as a paste for abdominal pain, arthritic pain, painful joints. As a spice, particularly for lentils and beans, it makes food lighter and decreases gas. Like garlic, its quality is tamasic. It has a grounding but dulling effect upon the mind. It is used with such spices as ginger, cardamom and rock salt as a digestive agent. For dual action of stimulating Agni and moving Vata (samana vayu), there is probably nothing as effective. Like black pepper or cayenne, it should be found in every kitchen.