Had it been modern laboratory analysis approach to find out benefits of flora and fauna by our ancient scientists, writing books on Ayurveda would have taken at least 10000 centuries or more :).
Instead, the seers developed senses accurate enough and let plants speak to them. And the plants disclosed their secrets, many of which are far more subtle than a chemical analysis could uncover. These secrets are shared among different but sensible united forms of one consciousness. Since they identify oneness with plants, plant speaks. This all, modern pharmacist will never be able to detect using limited chemical analysis. And so it will need 10000 centuries more to reach seer’s realization 🙂
Same sensible unity approach is needed while we use plants. Approaching plants in the same way today, not as objects for self-aggrandizement but as integral parts of our own unity, the true value of a plant will flourish for our unselfish use. And the phrase ‘Magical healing’ will again become reality.
This afternoon, while contemplating on rich red hibiscus flower, plant smiled and asked me to do some more sadhana. “Not fit for communication” was her certificate… 🙂
“….hibiscus drink lowers high blood pressure and increases the speed of blood circulation, strengthens the heart and kills microbes, making it useful in the treatment of fever and microbial infections and cholera epidemics. Being acidic in water with its properties as a moisturizing tonic, it helps in food digestion….”
Kitchen garden is not complete without hibiscus.
Medicinal Use Of Gudhal Or Hibiscus Rosa
Below is given medicinal properties along with the meaning.
- Abortifacient: Causing abortion.
- Antifertility: Tending to reduce or destroy fertility
- Antiestrogenic: Blocks the production or utilization of estrogens, or inhibits their effects. Estrogens are the family of hormones that promote the development and maintenance of female sex characteristics.
- Anti-implantation: Prevent implantation or attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining.
- Anti-ovulatory: Suppressing ovulation.
- Anti–inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Anticonvulsant: Prevent or reduce the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Antispasmodic: Used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
- Anthelmintic: Antiparasitic, expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body.
- Anti–hyperglycemic: Counteracting high levels of glucose in the blood.
- Contraceptive: Serving to prevent pregnancy.
- CNS depressing: Depression of the central nervous system that can result in decreased rate of breathing, decreased heart rate, and loss of consciousness.
- Diuretic: Promoting excretion of urine/agent that increases the amount of urine excreted.
- Depurative: Purifying agent.
- Emmenagogue: Stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
- Hypotensive: Lowers blood pressure