Padmakadi Gana – Group of Ayurvedic Herbs

Padmakadi Gana – a group of Ayurvedic herbs is explained by Vagbhata in Ashtangahrudayam. It is nourishing, and Pitta balancing in nature. 

Reference

Ashtangahrudayam Sutrasthana 15/12

Herbs

Padmaka – Prunus cerasoides

Pundarika – Nymphea alba

Vruddhi – Habenaria intermedia

Tuga – Bambusa bambos

Sringi – Pistacia integerrima

Amrutha – Tinospora cordifolia

Jeevaneeya group of 10 herbs

Qualities

  • 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: ||

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