Botanical Name: Sphaeranthus indicus
- English: Surmuriya, Mudmudiya, East Indian Globe-thistle, Gorakhmundi, Gorakh Mundi, Mundi, Mundi, Sphaeranthus indicus Linn, Mundi, Baras Bondi, Zakhmi-e-Hayat, Gorakhmundi, Mundika, Mundtika, Mundi, Gule Mundi
- Also, known as:
- Sanskrit. : Mu¸·¢, ár¡va¸¢, Kadamba, PuÀpik¡, Alambusta
- Assam. : Kamadarus
- Bengoli : Surmuriya, Chhagal Nadi, Mudmudiya
- Gujarati. : Gorakhmundi
- Hindi. : Mundi
- Kannada. : Mundi
- Malyalam. : Mirnagnee, Atookamanni, Mirangnee
- Marathi. : Mundi, Baras Bondi
- Ori. : Buikadam
- Punjabi. : Gorakhmundi
- Tamil. : Kotook, Karandai, Kottakarthai
- Telugu : Bodasaramu, Bodataramu
- Urdu. : Mundi
Parts Used: Whole Plant
Gorakhmundi, also known as "Sphaeranthus indicus" or "Mundi plant," is a medicinal herb that is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is native to India and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions.
The plant is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant properties, and it has been traditionally used to treat fever, skin diseases, liver disorders, and gastrointestinal issues. It is also believed to have anti-cancer properties and has been studied for its potential to prevent and treat cancer.
The active compounds in Gorakhmundi include flavonoids, alkaloids, and essential oils. These compounds are believed to have a variety of health benefits, including reducing inflammation, protecting against oxidative damage, and promoting liver health.
Gorakhmundi can be taken in various forms, including as a tea, capsule, or tincture. It is generally considered safe when taken in appropriate doses, but it can interact with certain medications and should be used with caution in people with liver disease.
As with any herbal supplement, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using Gorakhmundi to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your individual needs.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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