Murraya koenigii, premna serratifolia, garcina cambogia, phyllanthus emblica, Holarrhena antidysenterica, pongania glabra.
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Botanical Name: Murraya Koenigii
Family : Rutaceae
Common Name : Curry leaves, Curryleaf tree, Sweet nim, Curry Leaf
Tamil : Karuvepila , Karuveppillai
SansKrit : Kalashaka
Sri Lankan Name : Karapincha
Other names : Nim leaf
Murraya koenigii is an aromatic stomachic and carminative and is useful in anorexia acute and chronic dyspepsia flatulence and colic. It is often employed to correct the griping pains caused by purgatives. It is used as an antidote for snake bites especially the bites of Kraits.
The leaves are packed with minerals, vitamins A and B, and rich sources of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, alkloids. Researchers at King's College, London, claimed that the curry-leaf (Murraya Koenigii), which is traditionally used in both Ayurveda and Indian cuisine, could aid people with diabetes. The researchers found extracts from the curry-leaf appeared to restrict the action of a digestive enzyme called pancreatic alpha-amylase which is involved in the breakdown of dietary starch to glucose. Because diabetics do not produce enough insulin to cope with rapid rises in blood glucose levels, slowing the rate of starch breakdown, by blocking alpha-amylase, can lead to a more even trickle of glucose into the bloodstream from the intestine, they reported. The researchers are now looking at which compound in the curry-leaf tree has this effect. They say that, once it has been identified, it should be possible to evaluate if it could be better than existing anti-diabetic drugs. Professor Peter Houghton, head of the research team, said: "The curry-leaf is used to control diabetes in traditional Indian medicine; it is not an uncommon ingredient in some curries and it is quite possible that people who take this regularly as part of their diet could control diabetes. The research is being supported by a leading US drug company, Merck Research Laboratories
The fresh leaves of Murraya koenigii are generally used. Its sensoric quality is fresh and pleasant, remotely reminiscent of tangerines. The origin of this plant is in Southern India and Sri Lanka.
Aroma and Flavor
Fresh leaves may contain up to 2.6% essential oil. The following aroma components have been identified (in parentheses, the content in mg/kg fresh leaves): beta-caryophyllene (2.6 ppm), beta-gurjunene (1.9), beta-elemene (0.6), beta-phellandrene (0.5), beta-thujene (0.4), alpha-selinene (0.3), beta-bisabolene (0.3), furthermore limonene, beta-trans-ocimene and beta-cadinene (0.2 ppm).
The leaves, the bark and the roots of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. can be used as a tonic and a stomachic. The bark and the roots are used as a stimulant by the physicians. They are also used externally to cure eruptions and the bites of poisonous animals. The green leaves are stated to be eaten raw for curing dysentery, and the infusion of the washed leaves stops vomiting (Watt, 1891; Kirtikar and Basu, 1935; Dastur, 1962). A strong odiferous oil occurs in the leaves and the seeds of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. The chemical examination of this oil has been made by Nigam and Purobit (1961). Gautam and Purobit (1974) reported that this essential oil exhibited a strong antibacterial and antifungal activity. An alkaloid, murrayacinine, is also found in this plant (Chakrabarty et al., 1974).
Murraya koenigii is an aromatic stomachic and carminative and is useful in anorexia acute and chronic dyspepria flatulenee and colic. It is often employed to correct the griping pains caused by purgatives. It is used as an amtidote for snake bites aspecially the bites of Kraits.
Botanical Name : Premna serratifolia
Family : Verbenaceae
Common Name : Takli, aloalo
Tamil : Munnai Maram
SansKrit : Agnimantha
Sri Lankan Name : Heenmididimul
Other names :
Premna serratifolia because of the aromatic oil it contains acts as an aromatic stomachic and cholagogue and is useful in anorexia, atonic dyspepsia, and acute and chronic congestion of the liver. After absorption in to the blood it is excreted by the skin and bronchial mucous membrane and stimulating those acts as a diaphoretic and disinfectant expectorant. It is useful in febrile affections with congestion of the liver in septic and infective fevers and in acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, putrid bronchitis, gangrene of the lungs and phthisis. When taken for sometime it acts as a tonic and alterative and as such is useful in chronic peripheral neuritis and chronic paralytic affections. Premna Serratifolia has antiperiodic properties of some value and combined with other antiperiodics gives good results. It may be combined with advantage with quinine.
Anti bacterial activity - The isolation of novel sesquiterpene, 7alpha-hydroxy-6, 11-cyclofarnes-3 (15)-en-2-one, from the aerial parts of Premna oligotricha shows anti microbial property against gram-positive bacteria.
The isolation of novel sesquiterpene, 7alpha-hydroxy-6, 11-cyclofarnes-3 (15)-en-2-one, from the aerial parts of Premna oligotricha shows anti microbial property against gram-positive bacteria.
The use of this species for medicinal and magical purposes is widespread in the Pacific. In the Marshall Islands, kaar is used for baby medicine, for enchantment (love potions), and to improve people's luck and protect them from illness. It is often mixed with other plants to make medicinal potions. The leaves are used to cure "weakness of limbs," and the leaves and leaf sap are used to alleviate headache.
Botanical Name: Garcinia Cambogia
Family : Clusiaceae (mangosteens) guttiferae,
Common Name : Citrin, gambooge, Brindal Berry, Gorikapuli, HCA, Hydroxycitric acid, Malabar Tamarind, Velaiti imli.
Tamil : Korukkai
SansKrit : Madurala, Vrikshamla, Kankusta
Sri Lankan Name : Goraka
Other names : Malabar Tamarind
Garcinia cambogia is astringent and antiseptic and in useful as a lotion in chronic ulcers and as a gargle in weak and spongy gums. A teaspoonful of the tincture in 10 ounces of water makes a useful gargle. Internally it acts as a stomachic and is useful in anorexia and chronic dyspepsia.
Garcinia cambogia is a small, sweet, exotic fruit native to South India and Southeast Asia. Garcinia has garnered a lot of attention of late as a popular natural weight loss aid. The reason is that the rind of this pumpkin like fruit is rich in a substance called hydroxycitric acid / HCA, a principle extract of Garcinia cambogia. Garcinia is a source for a revolutionary natural diet ingredient which is currently a rage in America, Japan, Europe, and other western countries.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), is the active ingredient extracted from the rind of a little pumpkin-like fruit, Garcinia cambogia, from India and Southeast Asia. Dietary supplements and a wide variety of weight loss formulas, contain Garcinia extract to inhibit fat production and suppress appetite. A number of products include extracts (about 50% HCA) under the brand names Citrin (Sabinsa) and CitriMax (InterHealth) and a new one called Regulator is a 98% pure potassium HCA from a small Irish supplement company.
Who can take Garcinia? Because herbal medicines are relatively mild and gentle on the human body, Garcinia can be taken by practically everyone, regardless of age and gender. Garcinia can be taken for the following reasons: Helps reduce body's ability to store fat, Lowers body weight through appetite control, Lowers serum triglycerides, Creates a process in the body called thermogenesis, Helps with catarrhal conditions of the throat, urinary system, and uterus
How it works : Garcinia Cambogia fills the glycogen stores in the liver and other tissues, thereby reducing appetite while increasing energy levels. Garcinia Cambogia lowers the production of triglycerides and cholesterol and may also increase thermogenesis, the burning of calories. Unlike chemical stimulants commonly used in weight loss products, Garcinia Cambogia does not act on the central nervous system. This means that Garcinia Cambogia will not cause insomnia, nervousness, changes in blood pressure or heart rate and its effectiveness will not diminish with time.
In Ayurveda, it is said that the sour flavors, such as those from Garcinia, activate digestion. Garcinia has also been considered to make foods more filling and satisfying, and has been used routinely for many centuries with no known toxicity. This herb has been used historically in India to support the treatment of various health conditions.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), is the active ingredient extracted from the rind of a little pumpkin-like fruit, Garcinia cambogia, from India and Southeast Asia. Dietary supplements and a wide variety of weight loss formulas, contain Garcinia extract to inhibit fat production and suppress appetite. A number of products include extracts (about 50% HCA) under the brand names Citrin (Sabinsa) and CitriMax (InterHealth) and a new one called Regulator is a 98% pure potassium HCA from a small Irish supplement company. Promotes weight loss
Reduces blood lipids
Increases fat oxidation/mobilization
Promotes glycogen synthesis
Increases energy levels
HCA can inhibit an enzyme in cells, citrate lyase, which is needed for the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. In the cell, carbohydrates are broken down into citrate compounds, which are then converted (by citrate lyase) into another compound; acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl CoA) â€“ the metabolic building block for fat synthesis. By blocking the conversion of citrate into acetyl-CoA, HCA can suppress fat synthesis. Acetyl CoA is further converted into malonyl CoA, a compound which may block the actions of carnitine acyltransferase in shuttling fatty acids into the mitochondria to be burned. It is important to note, however, that the citrate lyase enzyme, is only significantly active under conditions of carbohydrate overconsumption. In others words, unless youâ€™re eating a lot of carbohydrate-type foods (bagels, pasta, potatoes), and overloading your carbohydrate storage capacity (muscle and liver glycogen stores) there is no significant conversion of carbohydrates into fatty acids anyway (and HCA may not work for you). If, however, youâ€™re chowing down on low-fat high-carb foods at every meal, then your glycogen stores will be over-flowing and your citrate lyase enzymes are going to be working over time converting those excess carbs to fat. OK, so now that youâ€™ve blocked the fat production, you have to do something with those excess carbs. They canâ€™t be stored as glycogen because those stores in liver and muscle are already full, so it is thought that the body disposes of them by increasing carbohydrate oxidation (burning them). As a result of these fully loaded glycogen stores, some researchers have suggested that a "side effect" of HCA supplementation may be a suppression of appetite â€“ which would reduce food intake and promote weight loss.
Animal studies have shown that hydroxycitrate decreases weight gain â€“ primarily by suppressing appetite and reducing food intake. At least one rat study has also shown a loss of body weight and reduced fat mass due to an 11% increase in daily energy expenditure. HCA appears to be effective in both lean and obese rats, where it can reduce food intake, body weight, body fat accumulation, fat cell size, and serum triglycerides. Studies of HCA supplementation in humans have been equivocal. In some studies, 1000-2400mg of HCA per day led to a doubling or tripling of weight loss compared to placebo groups. Just last year, however, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study showing no effect of Garcinia cambogia on weight loss in overweight men and women. In the study, a commercially available product and weight loss plan was used (Thermogenic Ultra Lean â€“ Herbal weight loss plan with Garcinia cambogia â€“ from Great American Nutrition, Salt Lake City, Utah). A total dose of 1500mg of HCA per day for 12 weeks did not augment weight loss compared to the placebo group. The JAMA study has been criticized by pro-HCA camps on a number of criteria including the restrictive nature of the diet (low energy â€“ 1210 kcal per day), the high fiber content (which decreases absorption of HCA) and the failure to assess HCA absorption (to see if it actually got into the cells where it becomes active). In defense of the study, however, is the authorsâ€™ assertion that they wanted to test the compound under conditions in which people might normally try to lose weight (like a low calorie diet) â€“ not exactly a bad idea. They also noted that the possibility for HCA to be effective in blocking fat synthesis may be more evident when people "fall-off" their diets or relapse and start consuming lots of high carbohydrate foods. The authors of the JAMA study concluded that their results do not support a role for Garcinia cambogia in facilitating weight loss beyond the effects observed with a low calorie high fiber diet. Evidence from animal studies and human trials of high carbohydrate diets, however, suggest otherwise â€“ and support the use of HCA for inhibiting fat synthesis and reducing body weight. Additionally, in those individuals consuming a normal diet, HCA may provide some measure of appetite suppression â€“ an effect which may be expected to curtail food cravings and help to support weight maintenance. For example, one small study indicated that subjects taking HCA were better able to adhere to a weight loss diet than subjects taking a placebo. An unpublished study from the makers of the â€œRegulatorâ€ brand of HCA showed an effect on suppressing appetite and reducing body weight (4-12 lbs. greater than placebo). The study looked at 50 subjects who consumed 1.5-6 grams of the HCA supplement daily for one month. Another study used a double blind, placebo controlled, randomized, crossover study design to investigate whether 3 days of HCA supplementation (3 grams/day) had any influence on metabolic parameters with or without moderately intense exercise (40-60% VO2max). The study examined 10 sedentary men across 4 lab visits (consuming a 30-35% fat diet) and found no significant differences for measures of fat/carbohydrate oxidation (respiratory quotient) or other aspects of metabolism.
HISTORICAL USES & PROPERTIES OF GARCINIA CAMBOGIA
Garcinia Cambogia is a relative new-comer to the ranks of Western herbalism, but has been used for thousands of years in the Orient as a food supplement. It is used as an appetite suppressant and to inhibit the absorption and synthesis of fat, cholesterol and triglycerides. In other words, it is a dietary aid
Garcinia is a fruit from one of a family of many handsome, tropical evergreen trees and shrubs called mangosteens that are native to India and southeastern Asia, Southern Africa, and Polynesia. The tree bears deep green, glossy, elliptical leaves and produces small, reddish or yellowish, pumpkin-shaped fruits with a very sour taste, primarily because of their high hydroxycitric acid content (the rinds may contain thirty percent). The tree, which may thrive in poor soils, has been known in Asia for many reasons: It produces a brownish-yellow gum resin (xanthone) that is used commercially as a pigment, and it has also had some value in the timber industry. The fruit has also been used in Indian cuisines to flavor curries, preserve fish, and as a condiment. It has also occupied a place in ancient Indian Ayurvedaas a purgative and as an aid that activates digestion. Perhaps, most importantly, Indian tradition claimed that Garcinia made food seem more filling. The last property created interest in the herb, and in 1965, researchers identified a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that had a chemical structure similar to that of citric acid (the primary acid in citrus fruits), which may be of great value in weight loss programs and energy boosting regimes. Although most of the research into the herb has been conducted in laboratories, with no conclusive clinical trials to prove the herb's efficacy, continuing tests may hopefully reveal positive evidence. Garcinia has been used to decrease body fat in Japan for years.
There are no serious adverse side effects associated with intake of Garcinia cambogia or hydroxycitric acid supplements aside form some minor gastrointestinal distress induced by high doses.
Toxicity tests have shown that Garcinia Cambogia extract is nontoxic and safe. Unknown decades of use by Asians has also yielded no known side effects. Research findings suggest that Garcinia Cambogia does not interfere with energy production, nutrient metabolism, prostaglandin synthesis, or any other essential biochemical process.
Botanical Name : Holarrhena antidysenterica
Family : Apocynaceae
Common Name : Bitter Oleander, Connessi Bark, Kurchi Bark,
Tamil : Veppalai
SansKrit : Kutaja
Sri Lankan Name : Kelindasahal
Other names : Dysentery Rose Bay, Tellicherry Bark
Holarrhena antidysenterica is a bitter tonic with astringent properties and like other bitters stimulates the appetite and improves the disgestion and is useful in anorexia and chronic dyspepsia but its initensely bitter taste renders its use in these cases objectionable. As an astringent it is valuable in acute and chronic diarrhoea and dysentery in the diarrhoea of enteric and other fevers, and in the diarrhoea of psilosis. As aremote astringent it is employed with good results in haemoptysis, melaena, haemeturia uterine haemorrhages, and bleeding from haemorrboids. It has febrifuge properties which render it useful in enteric and other continued fevers.
It is useful in diabetes melitus and under its use the excretion of sugar is reduced and the quantity of urine is diminished.
It is one of the best drug for Diarrhoea. In chronic diarrhoea & to check blood coming from stool,it should be given with Isobgol, caster oil or Indrayav.
According to Ayurveda, the bark is useful in treatment of piles, skin diseases and biliousness. The bark is used externally in case of skin troubles. The bark is mostly mixed with cow urine and applies it in affected parts. In treatment of urinary troubles, the bark is given with cow milk. The fresh juice of bark is considered good to check the diarrhoea. In Bleeding piles Decoction of Kutaj bark with sunthi checksmucus & blood. Application of this herb is useful in Rh. Arthritis & Oestioarthritis.
Description: shrub or small tree. It is a well known drug for amoebic dysentery and other gastric disorders. A clinical study records the presentation of forty cases with amochiasis and giardiasis. The efficacy of kutaja in intestinal amochiasis was 70%. Good response was also observed in Entamoeba histolytica cystpassers when treated with kutaja bark. The flowers improve appetite. The seeds are cooling, appetising and astringent to the bowels. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Scientific Publication of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association) Poonam G. Daswani, Tannaz J. Birdi, D. S. Antarkar1 and N. H. Antia. The Foundation For Medical Research, Mumbai. Holarrhena antidysenterica (L)_Apocyanaceae, well known for its antidiarrhoeal activity was studied for its effect on diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli. Different dilutions of the decoction of the plant were assayed for its effect on the adherence and toxin production of 2 groups of E.coli.... The decoction was more effective in inhibiting stable toxin production as compared with labile toxin production.
Botanical Name :Phyllanthus emblica
Family : Euphorbiacene
Common Name : Nelli
Tamil : Topu - nelli
SansKrit : Amalaka
Sri Lankan Name : Nelli
Other names : Nelli
Phyllanthus emblica is astringent because of the tannin it contains. An infusion of the dried fruit (about 5%) is used as a lotion in chronic ulcer, as a gargle in weak and spongy gums, and as a collyrium in acute conjunctivitis. Taken internally in small doses it acts as astringents and as such is used in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. As a remote astringent it is often employed in internal halmorrhages and bleeding from haemorrhoids. In large doses it acts as a cholagogue laxative and is useful in acute and chronic congestion of the liver habitual constipation and haemorrlioids. It is supposed to have febrifuge properties and is therefore largely employed in septic and infective fevers. It has long been used as an antiperiodic and in combination with other antiperiodics, may be given with advantage in chronic malarial fevers that are rebellious to treatment with quinine. It has antirhumatic properties of much value, and gives good results in both acute and chronic rheumatism. It is useful gonorrhoea after the acute symptoms subside, and may be administered with advantage with Tinospora Cordifolia and Santalum Album. Phylanthus emblica is largely employed in diabetes mellitus, and under its use the amount of sugar excreted is reduced and the urine diminished in quantity. It is vaunted as a tonic and alterative and proves useful in anaeonia, neurasthenia senile debility, menstrual irregularities and territory syphilis. Combined with Terminalia chebula and Terminalia Belorica it is used extensively in haemophilla, purpura haemorrhagica, boils and abscesses, eczema, psoriasis, pemphigus, impetigo and acne. It is supposed to promote the growth of the hair, perhaps by improving the general health.
The fruit is a popular constituent of many Ayurveda and oral formulations. It is reputed therapeutic effect is diuretic, and an anti-bacterial agent. The fruit contains are abundance of vitamin C. It is used in applications for infections of the eyes and scalp.
Amla or Emblica Officinalis is a natural, efficacious, an antioxidant with the richest natural source of Vitamin C. The fruit contains the highest amount of Vitamin C in natural form and cytokine like substances identified as zeatin, z. riboside, z. nucleotide.Its fruit is acrid, cooling, refrigerant, diuretic and laxative. The dried fruit is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery.It is antibacterial and its astringent properties prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles. It is used in the treatment of leukorrhea and artherosclerosis. Amalaki is referred to in ancient text as the best medicine to prevent aging. It is a very strong rejuvenative which is believed to be the richest natural source ofantioxydant vitamin C, with up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp or up to 900 mg/100g of pressed juice (of a heat-stable form which does not lose its value through processing.) Although only one inch in diameter, the Amalaki fruit has the same antiscorbutic value as two oranges. Amalaki is also effective for respiratory complaints. The fruit juice and its sediment, and residue, have antioxidant properties due to Vitamin C content. Amalaki is a carminative and stomachic. It is used in Ayurveda as a cardiotonic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic, antidiabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal tonic. It raises the total protein level and increases the body weight due to positive nitrogen balance. It has been found to have an anabolic effect. Amla is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit tissue contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold compared to that of the apple. The fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals amino acids than apples. Amla fruit ash contains chromium, 2.5 ; zinc, 4; and copper, 3 ppm. Presence of chromium is of therapeutic value in diabetes. Fruit also contains phyllemblin and curcuminoides. The fruit contained 482.14 units of superoxide dismutase/g fresh weight, and exhibited antisenescent activity. The seed oil contains 64.8% linolenic acid and closely resembles linseed oil. Not surprisingly, Amla's reputation is supported by scientific studies confirming its immunity-boosting properties. Clinical studies were conducted to investigate the effect of Amalaki in amlapitta (gastritis syndrome). Amalaki churna was given in 20 cases in a dose of 3g., thrice a day for seven days. The drug was found effective in 85 per cent of cases. Cases of hyperchlorhydria with burning sensation in abdominal and cardiac regions and epigastric pain were benefited.
Medicinal Uses: The emblic is of great importance in Asiatic medicine, not only as an antiscorbutic, but in the treatment of diverse ailments, especially those associated with the digestive organs. For such use, the fruit juice is prepared in the form of a sherbet or is fermented. In the latter state, it is prescribed in jaundice, dyspepsia and coughs. The dried chips of flesh are dispensed by apothecaries and often are mixed with grape juice and honey for dosage. The fruit is considered diuretic and laxative. Triphala, a decoction of emblic with Terminalia chebula Retz. and T. bellerica Roxb. is given for chronic dysentery, biliousness, hemorrhoids, enlarged liver, and other disorders. A powder prepared from the dried fruit is an effective expectorant as it stimulates the bronchial glands. The juice that exudes when the fruit is scored while still on the tree is valued as an eyewash and an application for inflamed eyes. An infusion made by steeping dried fruit overnight in water also serves as an eyewash, as does an infusion of the seeds. A liquor made from the fermented fruits is prescribed as a treatment for indigestion, anemia, jaundice, some cardiac problems, nasal congestion and retention of urine.
Botanical Name :Pongamia glabra
Family : Leguminosae
Common Name : Pongam, Indian beech
Tamil : Ponga, Ponka
SansKrit : Karaji
Sri Lankan Name : Magulkaranda
Other names : Indian beech
Pongamia glabra is astringe and antiseptic. When applied to inflamed parts it promotes absorption of inflammatary exudations and often arrests suppuration of boils. The bruised fresh bark and leaves heated with oil so sesame are applied with good results in acute and chronic rheumatism, rheumatoid and gonorrheal arthritis, acute and chronic osteitis, periostitis, lymphangitis, phlebitis, elephantiasis, boild and abscesses. Oil prepared by boiling the bruised seeds and curcuma longa in oil of sesame is used as a dressing for wounds, ulcers, sinuses and fistulae with excellent results. The oil obtained from the seeds is antiseptic, astringent and parasiticide and is useful in chronic eczema, psoriasis, scabies, sycosis, ringworm, erythrasma, pityriasis versicolor etc. Internally it acts as a stomachic and cholagogue and proves useful in atonic dyspepsia in dyspepsia associated with a sluggish liver and in acute and chronic congestion of the liver. It acts also as a febrifuge, expectorant and diuretic and is valuable in acute laryngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia, in septic and infective fevers and in acute and chronic cystitis and strangury. It is after used as an antilithic in urinary graval and calculi. Pongamia Glabra has antiperiodic properties of much value and in combination with other antiperiodics gives good results in chronic malaria fevers.
It is largely employed as a tonic and alterative in chronic eczema psoriasis impetigo, pemphigus and dermatitis.
Pongamia glabra Vent. (Fam. Leguminosae.)-Pongamia or kurung oil is expressed from the seeds of an East Indian tree. It is deep yellow to reddish-brown, fluid at 15.6Â° C. (60Â° F.), but below that it is solid with sp. gr. of 0.9352 (P. J., 72, p. 492). It is especially commended in pityriasis versicolor and other parasitic skin diseases. (P. J., February, 1883.)
Abscesses, Ant, litchis, Arthritis, Otorrhoea, Arthritis, rheumatoid, Boils, Bronchitis, Calculi, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diuretics, Dyspepsia, Eczema, Elephantiasis, Flatulence, Malaria, Phlebitis, Piles, Bleeding,, Pneumonia, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Ringwo
Karanja kernel contained crude protein (CP) 20.5, ether extract (EE) 33.2, crude fibre (CF) 3.8, nitrogen-free extract (NFE) 39.7, available carbohydrate (ACHO) 33.3, total ash 2.8, calcium 0.51 and phosphorus 0.38% DM. Expeller karanja cake contained CP 24.3, EE 14.2, CF 3.9, NFE 52.0, ACHO 26.2, total ash 5.6, Ca 0.76 and P 0.48%. Values for solvent extracted cake were 26.9, 1.7, 5.5, 60.2, 19.0, 5.7, 0.87 and 0.55%, respectively. Calculated metabolizable energy values were 20.2, 13.4 and 8.3 MJ/kg for the kernel, expeller and solvent extracted cakes, respectively. Concentration (g/16% nitrogen) of leucine was the highest (7.87) and methionine was the lowest (1.45) amongst amino acids. In karanja oil, oleic acid had the highest concentration (41.9%) followed by linoleic (18%) and palmitic acids (11.4%). The kernel, expeller and solvent extracted cakes contained 1.65, 31.6 and 3.41% tannins, respectively, and trypsin inhibitor values of 5.3, 8.7 and 8.2% of protein, respectively.
The pongam tree is cultivated for two purposes: (1) as an ornamental in gardens and along avenues and roadsides, for its fragrant Wisteria-like flowers, and (2) as a host plant for lac insects. It is appreciated as an ornamental throughout coastal India and all of Polynesia. Well-decomposed flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. In the Philippines the bark is used for making strings and ropes. The bark also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish. In wet areas of the tropics the leaves serve as green manure and as fodder. The black malodorous roots contain a potent fish-stupefying principle. In primitive areas of Malaysia and India root extracts are applied to abscesses; other plant parts, especially crushed seeds and leaves are regarded as having antiseptic properties. The seeds contain pongam oil, a bitter, red brown, thick, non-drying, nonedible oil, 27-36% by weight, which is used for tanning leather, soap, as a liniment to treat scabies, herpes, and rheumatism and as an illuminating oil (Burkill, 1966). Also used for lubrication and indigenous medicine. Pongam oil showed inhibitory effects on Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus mycoides, Bacillus pulilus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas mangiferae, Salmonella typhi, Sarcina lutea, Staphylococcus albus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Xanthomonas campestris, but did not inhibit Shigella sp. (Chaurasia and Jain, 1978). The oil has a high content of triglycerides, and its disagreeable taste and odor are due to bitter flavonoid constituents, pongamiin and karanjin. The wood is yellowish white, coarse, hard, and beautifully grained, but is not durable. Use of the wood is limited to cabinetmaking, cart wheels, posts, and fuel (Allen and Allen, 1981). Both the oil and residues are toxic. Still the presscake is described as a "useful poultry feed." Seeds are used to poison fish. Still it is recommended as a shade tree for pastures and windbreak for tea. The leaves are said to be a valuable lactagogue fodder, especially in arid regions. It is sometimes intercropped with pasture, the pasture grasses said to grow well in its shade (NAS, 1980a). Dried pongam leaves are used in stored grains to repel insects. Leaves often plowed green manure, thought to reduce nematode infestations. Its into ground as spreading roots make it valuable for checking erosion and stabilizing dunes. Twigs are used as a chewstick for cleaning the teeth. The ash of the wood is used in dyeing.
According to Hartwell (1967-1971), the fruits and sprouts are used in folk remedies for abdominal tumors in India, the seeds for keloid tumors in Sri Lanka, and a powder derived from the plant for tumors in Vietnam. In sanskritic India, seeds were used for skin ailments. Today the oil is used as a liniment for rheumatism. Leaves are active against Micrococcus; their juice is used for colds, coughs, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, gonorrhea, and leprosy. Roots are used for cleaning gums, teeth, and ulcers. Bark is used internally for bleeding piles. Juices from the plant, as well as the oil, are antiseptic. It is said to be an excellent remedy for itch, herpes, and pityriasis versicolor. Powdered seeds are valued as a febrifuge, tonic and in bronchitis and whooping cough. Flowers are used for diabetes. Bark has been used for beriberi. Juice of the root is used for cleansing foul ulcers and closing fistulous sores. Young shoots have been recommended for rheumatism. Ayurvedic medicine described the root and bark as alexipharmic, anthelmintic, and useful in abdominal enlargement, ascites, biliousness, diseases of the eye, skin, and vagina, itch, piles, splenomegaly, tumors, ulcers, and wounds; the sprouts, considered alexeteric, anthelmintic, apertif, and stomachic, for inflammation, piles and skin diseases; the leaves, anthelmintic, digestive, and laxative, for inflammations, piles and wounds; the flowers for biliousness and diabetes; the fruit and seed for keratitis, piles, urinary discharges, and diseases of the brain, eye, head, and skin, the oil for biliousness, eye ailments, itch, leucoderma, rheumatism, skin diseases, worms, and wounds. Yunani use the ash to strengthen the teeth, the seed, carminative and depurative, for chest complaints, chronic fevers, earache, hydrocele, and lumbago; the oil, styptic and vermifuge, for fever, hepatalgia, leprosy, lumbago, piles, scabies, and ulcers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why should I take Gluteala?
Gluteala is a natural Ayurvedic medicinal drink for to control cholesterol and it has no side effects. Gluteala is highly effective in reducing excess body fat, preventing unnatural fattening of specific areas of the body such as the waist, hips, thighs, shoulders and the hands, effectively controls harmful cholesterol and rids of the body of aches and pains, helping alleviate pain caused by arthritis.
What is the deference between Gluteala and other fat reducing (Slim) teas in the market?
Gluteala is not a tea. It's a sliming drink. Gluteala is made to an Ayurvedic formula and do not contain any tea or related substance. This is made purely from Ayurvedic herbal ingredients. Gluteala is a mixture of 5 herbal ingredients. According to Ayurveda, Herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other. Therefore it's very risky to take individual herbal ingredients as medicine. Most of the herbal teas are blend with one herbal ingredient with tea.
Gluteala is approved and recommended by the Aruyveda Formulary Board of Sri Lanka, which comes under the Department of Ayurveda, the responsible Government authority in Sri Lanka for all herbal and ayurvedha products in the country.
Are there any known or unknown side effects?
No! Nothing at all.
What is the dosage?
After meals two bags twice a day. Morning and night. If the cholesterol level is high it is advisable to take 3 to 4 pot bags at a time twice a day.
Any westerns medicine mixed for these products?
Strictly No! Gluteala is 100% natural and no artificial flavors.
Can a patient use other herbal or western medicine to control cholesterol with Gluteala?
How long this product has been in the market?
This has been used for ages and has proven very good results, this can be recommended as a very effective treatment for fat reduction and arthritis.
How to drink Gluteala?
Directions - Pour boiling water directly onto two bags. For a perfect brew keep bags in the cup for 3 or 4 minutes. Use a spoon to extract the essence. Stir well and enjoy your herbal drink
How dose this work?
It controls harmful fat in the blood circulation and cholesterol level significantly.
Can Gluteala be given for arthritis patients?
Yes! Gluteala is very effective in aches and pains caused by arthritis.
To get results how long do I have to take Gluteala?
Within 45 days 10 - 12kg weight reduction is sure.
Mediherbs is responsible for the manufacturing of Gluteala Ayurvedic Herbal Drink and they take full responsibly for their claims