Monday, July 4, 2016

Use of sahinjan (Moringa) in the treatment of various diseases (#ayurvedic approach)

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Next topic for discussion:  Use of sahinjan (Moringa) in the treatment of various diseases (#ayurvedic approach)
(Sahinjan is also known as Saragavo - Guj., Drum sticks - English or Moringa Oleifera in Latin)
Dr. Sreedevi N V: Sahinjan known as.shigru.in.ayurveda. Shigru leaves swarasa helpful.in healing wounds……As it is rich in fibres, effective in constipation.
Ayulink: This is interesting. Can you pl elaborate it? How to apply, how many times a day, how much in quantity? Thnx a lot with new information.
Dr. Sreedevi N V: Apply as per the requirement of disease.. as its leaf..only small qty wl b got at last after pounding leaves into pasteFor relieving oedema due to injury also.. ds swarasa is used….It is rich in iron ..so can b given in anaemic conditions too.
Vd. Pulkit D. Patel: shigru is shukral acc to ayurveda...
Dr. Sreedevi N V: Shigru bija na sir?
Ayulink: I heard, it is also good source of Vit B and B 12, is it true?
Vd. Pulkit D. Patel: in south india its use in sambhar.......
Dr. Abha. l. Ravi: Sigru leaves swarasa is helpful to reduce hypertension. As it is teekshna dose should be less. The bark juice of sigru is effective in the management of fibroid.  The patra is vishahara
Dr. Sreedevi N V: Muringa z vedanasthapana
Dr. Abha. l. Ravi: Kalka of sigrupathra added with saindhava is effective in the management of oedema
Dr. Supratim Bir: It is used in patrapinda sweda for vatavuadhySigru patra
Ayulink: @Dr. Abhaji, Pl let me have more info on how to use shigru juice on fibroid. Thnx
Dr. Abha. l. Ravi: Yes I have given sigru bark swarasa along with a pinch saindhava gave good result
Dr. Manju Mishra: Shigru is swedopaga  so  helpful in fever ..
USA Gary Yuen: Caraka mentions sweating and nasal secretions. The leaves are known for high calcium.
Dr. Manju Mishra: Not useful for pitta prakrit persons….Shobhanjan lepa ,,,shyamadi churna  r  yogas…It  may  increase BP
USA Gary Yuen: The leaves are said to be higher in several vitamins than other vegetables including B, but pretty sure no b12.
Dr. Manju Mishra: As  it is tishna  ushna virya
Dr. Jinal Thakkar: It is useful as a krimighna dravya
Ayulink: How to use it as krimighna? Powder or decoctions? Fruit or leaves?
Dr. Dhruti Kagrana:
In our classical Textbook
Charaka Samhita – 
Ch.Su.4
Krimighna – group of herbs that are used to treat worm infestation.(Akshiv)
Svedopaga – Ayurvedic plants that are used in Svedana.(Shobhanjana)
Shirovirechanopaga – group of herbs that are used in Nasya.(Shigru)
And also mentioned this as one of the herbs useful in pruritis, acne and urticaria.
(Ch.su.3)
In Ch.su.13 shigru is mentioned in Sthavara Sneha Yoni.
Shushruta and vagbhatta mentioned shigru in varunadi gana.
Dr. Jinal Thakkar: Decoction of bark skin
Vd. Pooja Hirpara: Shigru contains 4 times more calcium than milk
7 times more vitamin C than oranges
2 times more protein than yogurt
More iron than spinach
Vd. Pooja Hirpara: Also more vitamin A thn carrot
Dr Feroz Khan: Continue use of moringa contolls vata disease.
Dr. Jinal Thakkar: It also does medopachan.  With proper planning can also be used for obesity.. And other santarpanotha sampraptis…..And since it is also swedopaga it would definitely work great for medodushti…Also in Ch. Su. 1, it has been said to be used in dadru, vidhradhi, gala ganda, kushtha and alaji.
Dr. Anjana Prakash: Sigrupallava swarasa added with honey can b used in kaphapradhana netrarogas as aschyotan
Vd. Khyati Jariwala: Shigru is mainly vaat naashak...used in sandhivaat largely...
Dr. Neha P. Bhatt: shigru is swedajanan.. its vatashamak.. soup of shigru is very useful in vata vyadhi
Vd. Manish A Surati: Sigru mool tvak is useful in vrukk -asmari it is used by traditional vaidhyas of ahva-dang……There is also ref.in susrut samhita in asmari chikitsa
Dr. Sachinkumar Jinture: Shigru nasya of CHURN(POWDER) is used in URDHVAJATRUGAT vyadhi ....its a tikshana nasya
Dr. S. P. Deshpande: Moringa  contains  a active ingredient named moringaferrrin which is used as natural affrodisic coupled with certain natural herbs like safed musali Ashwagandha etc. It is safe and non addictive in nature if taken with cow milk.
USA Dr. Archana Vardhan: Its one of the ingredient of Varanadi Kashayam and is used for the treatment of heaches and some cases of migraines..
Dr. Nayan Thacker: moringo is used in carcinoma also..in leaf powder extract...
Dr. Sanjay Londhe: Leaves are an excellent source of vitamin and mineralsVitB1.B2,B6…..Moringa oleifera commonly called as शेवगा in maharastra…Drumsticks are high source of dietary fibre…Potassium , Magnesium, manganeseIts seeds contain,, Vit C,in more quantity. Vit B in moderate…Dietary mineral less in quantity…Seeds oil.....mature seeds yields 40% of edible oil called as Ben oil…..Which contains Vit A, Vit B1 B2.  B6 calcium and iron in good quantity…. Moringa is having very rich anti oxident  properties
Dr. Sachinkumar Jinture: Unuseful in PITTAJ vyadhi ..
Dr. Jinal Thakkar: Yes pittarakta prakopak
Vd. Dilip Kantariya: ""Erandmulam  vrushya vataharanam agray""
Erandmul is best in vatavyadhi and aphrodiasic also Ch. Sutrasthan
Vd. Manish A Surati: Suskarsh- sigrupatra avgahswed
Granthivisarp -sigrubark for let
Hikka-swas - sigrupatra kwath
Asmari - multvak kwatha
Kusth- sigru tail external
Plihavrudhhi - sigrupatra kwath +chitrak +shaidhav +pipar
Kanthmala(multiple cervical lymph node) -sigru beej nashya
Dermatitis fungal -sigru mool tvak lep
Sannipat jvar- sigru mool swaras +black piper nashya in unconscious patients
Dr. P. A. Deshpande: @ Dr Nayan Thacker  use of  moringo leaf powder extract is useful and can be taken orally upto 5 gms. a day. Use of Morangi leaves can be used in topical application and rectal feeding also. For this purpose following procedure be used.
Prepare juice of moringo leaves add small quantity of water make a paste and apply topically mixing with triphala powder. For lung cancer apply on chest for abdominal cancer apply on abdomen and in bone cancer ( carcinoma) apply at HOT SPOTS  After applying the paste cover it with cloth and keep it for 3-6 hrs. Except lung for other areas use ice pack wrapped in cotton for cold treatment. Matra basti of moringo leaf juice added with juice of wheat grass, tusi and guduchi leaves not more than 100ml is very much useful in prostate cervical uterine bladder ovarian and colo-rectal cancer.
Matra basti of juice of moringo leaves with medicinal gum is useful for improving sperm count and erectile dysfunction.
Above suggestion is only a part and not the whole treatment and to be used in combination with other procedures.
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Dr. Meghdoot Satvekar: Drumstick leaves, nutritional  value - Vitamins
 Folate40.00 mcg    
Folic acid0.00 mcg
Niacin2.220 mg11 %
Pantothenic acid0.125 mg1 %
Riboflavin0.660 mg39 %Thiamin0.257 mg17 %
Vitamin A7564.00 IU151 %    
Vitamin A, RAE378.00 mcg
Vitamin B120.00 mcg0 %
Vitamin B61.200 mg60 %
Vitamin C51.7 mg86 %
Vitamin D0.00 IU0 %
Ref site -http://www.nutritionvalue.org/
Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: Shigru or Saragavo useful as best detoxifying plant, visha-nashak, krumihar, ie forms
Dr. Devesh Kumar: good For netra roga….It contain minrals n fiber
Shri Minoo parabia: There are two species of Moringa.
M . oleifera and M.conconensis.
Later one is bitter and getting very rare. Needs conservation.
Through State Medicinal Plants Board, promotion of Moringa leaves as a food supplement is undertaken. Besides fruits leaves are also used as spinach to make vegetable or thepla (savoury roti, bread, tortilla! !), typical Gujarati roti.
As mentioned above, highly nutritious.
Tribes abrade bark and apply on joint pain. Needs extreme vigilance as it may cause blisters.
Pujya shri Bapalalji recommended following to the patient of Cholelithiasis.
Make a coarse powder of Moringa bark, punarnava and sarpankha roots in equal proportion. Daily make fresh decoction of 10g and give orally.
Bunty Gandhi: Shigru - Saragvo good for weak bones, osteoporosis, as a calcium suppliment.
Vd. Sachin Kadlag: जलेन शोभाञ्जनमूलकल्कः शीतो हितश्चाश्मरिशर्करासु । च.  चि . 26/ 67
क्वाथश्च शिग्रुमूलोत्थः कदुष्णोऽश्मरिपातनः । अ. हृ. चि. 11/31
Shobhanjan / shigru  root decoction is useful in mutra ashmari ( urinary calculi). Reference : charak samhita chikitsa sthana 26/67,   ashtanga hridaya chikitsa sthana 11/31
Shobhanjan root kalka /kwatha is useful.
Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: In Bhavprakash
There are 3 varieties of shigru
1.Shyam 2. Shweta 3.Rakta
Dr. Suyog Kulkarni: I use de humidifier machine to dry Moringa leaves. Powder them & fill capsules. Use these as natural calcium supplement .
My observation is , if taken on empty stomach , patient may get loose motions . So advice to take after breakfast. Dose-- 3 capsules of single zero size.
Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Shigru is Katu ( pungent) and Madhura(slightly sweetish) in taste. It is Ushna ( hot) in potency, Tikshna, Laghu( easy to digest), Deepana(improve digestion), Rochana, Ruksha(dry in nature), Kshara (having alkaline properties), vidahakruta( causes burning sensation), Sangrahi, Shukrala(improves semen quantity and sperm count), Hrudya – Good for heart,Chakshushya – good for eyes.
Pittarakta prakopaka- Increases Pitta and vitiates blood and Kaphavataghna – Decreases imbalanced Kapha and Vata.
Useful in vidradhi(abscess), Shvayathu, Krimi(Worm infestation), Apachi(carbuncles), Visha(anti toxic), Gulma and spleen related diseases.
Dr. Meghdoot Satvekar: Medicinal uses -
1- Drumsticks are recognized to have a great content of Vitamin C.   Fights cold and flu  
2- it contains  large quantities of iron, Vitamins as well as calcium useful for strong bones .
3 - It has anti-bacterial qualities useful in avoiding infections within the throat, chest.
4 - It is useful for intestine to boost the quality of gastric juice.& help in Digestion problem.
5 - It contains  vit A which helps to  improves Vision of Eye and Retina
Drumstick  leaves juice is useful in treating chronic eye diseases. Conjunctivitis, Pain in eyes, Eye allergy, Eyes inflammation, Redness in eyes
use of drumstick leaves for eye, used as eye wash and can also be put in eyes.
Prepare infusion of tender leaves of drumstick
Wash eyes with this infusion thrice a day.
Vd. sandeep Ahirkar: I have seen one use of drumsticks arka (extract) in raised intraocular pressure
Dr Jayesh Patel: Sigrumul kwath in Asmari- Bruhad nighantu ratnakar
Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: I m giving Drumstick soup to my father as he is suffering from liver abscess(antar vidardhi).. Shigru is indicated in Antarvidradhi
Ayulink: Thanks Vd. Pankaj for sharing yr practical experience. Recently I have noted that all learned members here make many comments, but they all are majority copy-paste from any media or books. There are very few practical experiences shared by members...Practically uses of herbs/ medicine with clear indication and personal involvement are less shared in the group. Your inputs will inspire others to share more REAL - EXPERIENCED knowledge.
Vd. sandeep Ahirkar:
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Patra pottali of shigru can be used in amavata conditions
I am using shigru in netra vikaras and Vata vikaras for internal use
Dr. J. T. Contractor: Drumstick is effective remedy for gout ( serum uric acid) Self experience
Dr. Samir Suneri: Juice of Leaf{ drumstick }is useful in HTN
If medicine are not working  we can use juice - 10ml b d
Germany Helga Fuchs: How can Drumsticks be good for inflammation of eyes or in pain of eyes with his qualitys in general? It is slightly sweet but pungent and hot. There are three different types as I read, please which one is for what. For pain in eyes- his virechan Property help if there are pain due inflammation? If pain is there due dryness, Hm please clear it out in witch disposition of eyes witch of the 3 different types is helpful. If we do akshitarpan with ghee, I can understand but only row decoct washing with his qualities maybe only if heaviness or mucus is there? Thank you very much for your information.
Shri Minoo parabia:
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 A scholastic article. One can refer to the website.
Vd. Hardik Bhatt: Moringa is also useful in hyperthyroidism
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