Ayurveda utilizes the combination of various medicinal plants and their fruits, roots, seeds, bark, and other parts, to provide an all-natural cure for ailments. Ayurveda is based on the designing of formulae that focus on alleviating the root cause of any ailment, thereby making the products safe to use. Grocare® specializes in the formulation of such medicines to provide users relief through natural, herbal products. Semecarpus Anacardium and Pueraria Tuberosa are two such important herbal ingredients that are widely used in Ayurveda to treat various conditions and diseases.
Semecarpus Anacardium, commonly known as Marking Nut Tree or Oriental Cashew or Bhela (Hindi), is found in regions of the outer Himalayas and the Coromandel Coast, which includes regions of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, of India. It widely used as an important medicinal plant in Siddha, Ayurveda, and other folk medicines of India.
Key Characteristics of Semecarpus Anacardium
Semecarpus Anacardium possesses some key benefits through its application in the root systems of medicine and is known to possess a myriad of uses in pharmacology. The nut and fruit of Semecarpus Anacardium are known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, hypoglycaemic, and CNS stimulating properties, among others.
Semecarpus Anacardium Use Cases
One of the main uses of Semecarpus Anacardium today is in the treatment of arthritis. Various studies have shown that in cases of adjuvant-induced arthritis, Semecarpus Anacardium possesses antiarthritic effects. Another main use of Bhela is in the case of inflammation. According to studies, Semecarpus Anacardium extracts inhibit the spontaneous production of pro-inflammatory cytokines at mRNA and protein levels.
Semecarpus Anacardium Fruit Benefits
The ripe fruit of Semecarpus Anacardium functions as a digestive, stimulant, and as an aphrodisiac. Its juice is used in the treatment of several ailments such as fever, asthma, dysentery, haemorrhoids, and bronchitis, among others. Pure black juice of the Semecarpus Anacardium fruit can be applied externally to cure rheumatic pains, sprains, and aches. Mixing the juice with other natural ingredients, such as garlic or honey, is used to treat venereal complaints and gastric troubles.
Semecarpus Anacardium Seed and Bark Benefits
Along with the many benefits, the juice of the Semecarpus Anacardium seed is also effective in the treatment of conditions such as skin eruption, severely chapped feet, ringworm, and is also a possible anticancer agent. The anti-aging property of Semecarpus Anacardium is another reason for its widespread use as a medicinal plant. The Semecarpus Anacardium bark is known to be mildly astringent, which causes skin cells to contract.
Pueraria Tuberosa, commonly known as Indian Kudzu or Vidarikanda (Hindi), is primarily found in the Indian subcontinent and other southeast Asian countries. Pueraria Tuberosa is a small shrub that is perennial and grows to an average height of 3ft. It is widely used in Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Siddha, and folk medicine.
Key Characteristics of Pueraria Tuberosa
Other than Ayurveda, Chinese traditional practices also maintain the same high regard for Pueraria Tuberosa as a medicinal plant. As for its medicinal properties, Pueraria Tuberosa possesses anti-inflammatory, spermatogenic, aphrodisiac, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-convulsant, anti-stress, cardioprotective, diuretic, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, nephroprotective, and wound healing properties, to name a few.
Pueraria Tuberosa Use Cases
According to Ayurveda, Pueraria Tuberosa boasts of a high nutritional value and is primarily consumed in combination with cow milk. In this combination, Pueraria Tuberosa’s powdered tuber (thick underground part of the stem) acts as a galactagogue agent and is especially helpful when women are unable to produce milk after childbirth. It can also cure malnutrition when used with Piperaceae, wherein it acts as an anabolic agent.
Combination Benefits of Pueraria Tuberosa
Pueraria Tuberosa is generally used in combination with other medicinal plants, which results in therapeutic Ayurvedic compositions. These compositions are used to treat a variety of conditions and diseases such as epilepsy, joint disorders, common cold, cardiovascular diseases, hypoglycaemia, countering alcohol abuse effects, migraines, and neck stiffness, among others.
Pueraria Tuberosa Root and Tuber Benefits
Much of the medicinal properties of Pueraria Tuberosa are derived from its tuber, which is the thick underground part of the stem, and its root. The Pueraria Tuberosa root is used to treat fever and acts as a refrigerant, relieves inflammation and swellings when peeled and applied, as it is a demulcent. The tuber is crushed and rubbed on the patient’s body to treat rheumatism and fever.
Grocare® Products Containing Semecarpus Anacardium and Pueraria Tuberosa
The combination of Semecarpus Anacardium and Pueraria Tuberosa is used in Activiz® tablets, which restore healthy and proper functioning of the reproductive system and also provides synergy. Activiz® is made from potent Ayurvedic herbs, including Pueraria Tuberosa and Semecarpus Anacardium. It energizes consumers, helps them stay alert, reduces inflammation, removes toxins, and also helps in reducing the signs of aging.
Other than Activiz®, Semecarpus Anacardium is also used in the making of Restotab®, which is another Ayurvedic medicine that reduces venous congestion in the adjoining rectal area. This is specifically useful for those suffering from conditions such as haemorrhoids and piles. Restotab® heals vein ruptures, reduces bleeding and pain associated with piles, reduces inflammation, improves digestions, and helps consumers in maintaining a healthy gut.