Padmakadi Gana – a group of Ayurvedic herbs is explained by Vagbhata in Ashtangahrudayam. It is nourishing, and Pitta balancing in nature.
Ashtangahrudayam Sutrasthana 15/12
Padmaka – Prunus cerasoides
Pundarika – Nymphea alba
Vruddhi – Habenaria intermedia
Tuga – Bambusa bambos
Sringi – Pistacia integerrima
Amrutha – Tinospora cordifolia
Jeevaneeya group of 10 herbs
- This group of herbs is used in the form of decoction (kashayam) and also as powder (called as Padmakadi Choornam).
- It acts as natural galactagogue. – Induces natural breast milk production in feeding mothers.
- Balances Vata and Pitta
- Helps to gain weight, nourishing in nature.
- It also acts as natural aphrodisiac.
Shloka- Sanskrit Verse
पद्मकपुण्ड्रौ वृद्धितुगर्द्द्य: शृङ्ग्यमृता दश जीवन संज्ञा: ।
स्तन्यकरा घ्नन्तीरणपित्तं प्रीणनजीवनबृंहणवृष्या: ॥
padmakapuṇḍrau vṛddhitugarddya: śṛṅgyamṛtā daśa jīvana saṃjñā: |
stanyakarā ghnantīraṇapittaṃ prīṇanajīvanabṛṃhaṇavṛṣyā: ||