DIVINE POWER OF TEN SACRED HERBS

DIVINE POWER OF TEN SACRED HERBS

By Aiswarya

Dasapushpam is a group or a mixture of ten sacred flowers, herbs having many curative properties. The herbs are used effectively in home remedies because of their medical properties, and their ability to cure in a natural way. Women of Kerala wear these herbs on the month of karkidaka as it’s said to benefits their health.

1: KARUKA


Karuka or durva is widely used for Ganapathi pooja. For children with Problems in child hood in their horoscope, karuka is a sure shot cure for the Balarishta yoga in the horoscope.


2: MUKKUTTI

It is a very small flowering plant. It is used athapoo, during onam. The herb is known to pacify kapha & pitta. It is used to treat conditions like arthritis,  sprain, stiff neck etc.

3: NILAPPANA

It grows as forest herb. Since generations, it is in use as folk medicine in many parts of India due to its over- exploitation, it is becoming rare in occurrence.


4: OZHINJA

It is used in treating earaches and in relieving swellings. The juice is also used in curing minor wounds. The herb is also used in hair oil preparations to reduce dandruff and for darkening the hair.

5: MUYAL CHEVIYAN

It’s used in the treatment of infantile timpanists. The juice of root is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

6: POOVAMKURUNTHAL

Every part of the plant can be used medicinally. This herb has been used to treat a number of
disorders including malaria, fever, worms, cancer and various gastrointestinal disorders.

7: VISHNUKRANTHI


The whole plant is used to medicinal purpose, externally; the medicated oil of the herb is useful as a hair to promote the hair growth. It’s paste is also applied externally on skin diseases.

8: THIRUTHALI

Thiruthali are usually perennial plants; however, some species which grow in colder climates may be annual plants.

9: KAYYONNI

In Ayurvedic medicine, the leaf extract is considered a powerful liver tonic. Rejuvenate and especially good for the hair. It’s reported to improve hair growth and colour.

10: CHERULA

The root of cherula has camphor like aroma. Decoration of the flowers is said to cure stones in any part of the stomach and that of the root is diuretic and cure for kidney stones.  

Dasapushpas are very closely related to our culture. So protecting these herbs are our duty.

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