It is an important medicinal plant, used as Laghupanchamoola of Dashmoola in Ayurveda. Roots are used as astringent, diuretic, antipyretic, nervine tonic, anthelmintic etc.
It is an undershrub, up to 120 cm in height. Leaves are unifoliolate. Leaflets are 4-13 x 3-8 cm in size, orbicular, ovate in shape, glabrous above and pubescent below. Flowers are in terminal raceme, violet to white in colour. Fruits are 1.2-2.5 cm long and 2.5 mm broad, subfalcate, upper suture slightly indented, lower deeply indented between the seeds.
Gangetin, gangetinin, desmodin and many other alkaloids are reported in root.
Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha, Reader, ALNRMAMC, Koppa
Accepted by all school of thoughts in Indian Philosophy, Pratyaksha Pramana is acknowledged universally as independent proof. The area of Pratyaksha Pramana is comprehensive and whole world believes in this only. The knowledge as outcome of conjunction of senses and objects is taken as Pratyaksha Pramana. It is doubtless and definite. It may be Laukika (ordinary) or Alaukika (extraordinary). Ordinary is further divided in to Savikalpaka (determinate) and Nirvikalpaka (indeterminate). Both determinate and indeterminate are said to be of two folds, being Arvachina (recent) and Anarvachina (memorial). Ordinary determinate is well recognized by everyone. Important of mana (mind) is given specific space in processing of association between five s...
The foundation of Ayurveda lies on philosophy. Greater portion of Ayurvedic teaching is based on Sankhya, Vaisheshika and Nyaya philosophy. Scientific apprehension of these philosophical aspects open the door for practical applications. Critical analysis of verses has got validations after years of practical executions. Indications are recommended based on capacity of rational thoughts or inference. Proofs (Pramana) have occupied an important space for discernment. Continuous observations with agreement and differences of experimental methods supported by proofs have strengthened Ayurveda. The basic of philosophy lies with similar approach where ideas and thoughts deduced from practical experiences are implied for the development of theories. Charak Samhita Vimanasthana 8/8 evidently refer...
Celastrus paniculatus Willd. (Jyotishmati)
It is large woody climber with lenticels on young shoots. Leaves are broadly ovate, obovate or oblong-ovate. The upper half to three-fourth margin is serrate while lower half to one-fourth is emarginated. Panicles are in drooping cymes. Male and female flowers are different. Capsules are 0.8-1.2 cm across. Seeds are yellowish-brown.
Seeds are used as nervine tonic, diaphoretic and emetic. The seed-oil is used for treating depression and hysteria. It is used for improving memory. Roots are used in swollen veins and in pneumotic affections. Leaves are antidysenteric.
Masrsilea minuta L. is perennial plant from Pteriopsida class and Marsileaceae family. It is common in water and marshy places. The plants is known as Sunishannaka or Swastika in Ayurveda. It is used as sedative, in insomnia and many of behavioural disorders.