Ayurvedic Herbs

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Tavaksheera Herb

Tavaksheera Herb

A small plant with obolong pendulous tubers. Leaves – Large, 30 to 45 cm, lanceolate, with acute tip. Inflorescence – Spike, Flowers- Yellow in colour, Fruits- Capsule, ovoid shaped, ultimately opening by 3 valves. Seeds are small and many.

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Madhura

Vipak- Madhura

Virya- Sheeta

Guna-Laghu, Snigdha


Specific Parts :


Doshaghnata :

Vata-Pitta shamak.

Benefits :

Being snehana and laghu it is used as pathyakaraahara in koshthagatavata, atisara, pravahika and grahani. Being hridya and raktapittashamaka  inhridroga and raktapitta; also in kshaya and samanyadaurbalya.

Daily intake of Tavaksheeri powder (10gm)with glass of milk and sugar is advisiable to improve the physical strength and potency .

Tavaksheeri powder (2-3gm) with honey is used to treat cough and dyspnea.

Tavaksheeri root powder (-10gm) with milk is used in Hyperacidity and gastric reflux disoders.

To treat burning micturation,difficulty in micturation  and fever,tvakaksheeri powder (10gm)with milk is advisisable.

Aids Digestive System

Arrowroot powder has been used as an aid for digestion for over a century, documented as early as 1900. In recent years, research has shown arrowroot to be an effective natural cure for diarrhea. Research determined the effectiveness of the powder to decrease diarrhea as well as constipation in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and discovered it to be exceptionally successful. Not only does it greatly reduce occurrences of diarrhea, but it also reduces abdominal pain.

Metabolic Processes

High concentration of vitamin B within arrowroot makes it an important enzymatic and metabolic substance. The B-vitamin is very important in regulating processes throughout your body, from hormonal release to circadian rhythms, which means that you never want a deficiency in that department!11. Fights Foodborne Pathogens

One interesting feature of arrowroot is its capability to fight foodborne pathogens that cause illness. Research has demonstrated a reduction in pathogens in various foods, particularly liquid foods such as soup. Here, arrowroot tea hugely reduced the amount of salmonella virus in the soups that were tested.

Heart Health

Arrowroot consists of significant levels of potassium which mean it can be a definite line of defense against heart-related problems. Potassium is a vasodilator, meaning that it relaxes the tension in the blood vessels and arteries, thus lowering blood pressure and decreasing your risks of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. Potassium is also known as a cognitive enhancer, encouraging the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain.

Safe for Infants

Due to its starchy content as well as mild flavor, arrowroot is a safe ingredient to use in food for infants. You can use this starch in many several recipes for your infant or older children, without worrying about it causing tummy aches or other digestion issues.

Dosage :

10 to 20 gm.

For preparing a gruel which is used in atisaraetc; with milk in raktapitta and as balya.