Calamus gives relief to heavy stomach by relieving flatulence,
colic and increasing appetite. The burn roots mixed with some
bland oil such as refined coconut oil or a poultice of the
root may be applied over the abdomen in treatment.
Diarrhea and Dysentery:
The drug is a time-tested remedy and is an ingredient in
Ayurvedic medicine for chronic diarrhea.
Its highly beneficial for asthma. It removes catarrhal matter
and phlegm from the bronchial tubes. About 65 centigrams of
the herb is taken every 2-3 hours in this condition.
The powder of the roasted herb is an effective home remedy for
children suffering from whopping cough. A pinch of this powder
can be given with honey.
The herb is useful in treating mouth ulcers, coating on tongue
and rawness, that is, inflammation of the skin. A small piece
of the herb should be rubbed on the tongue to obtain relief.
The use of fennel is well known as a digestive aid. It may be
given in small quantities to help young children digest
carbohydra-tes. It is also useful in indigestion, biliousness,
flatulence, constipation and atonic dyspepsia. Chewing its
seeds after meals prevent foul breath, indigestion & vomiting.
Fennel is one of the safest herbs for colic, for helping the
baby to to release gas & relieve tummy.
Fennel seeds promote menstruation and regulate monthly
periods. An infusion of the seeds can be given in painful
menstruation and other menstrual irregulari-ties.
Its beneficial for treating stomach disorders like dyspepsia
and loss of appetite. The powder of the roots is given in
doses of 1 to 6 grms with milk in these condition.
The herb is very useful in syphilis, leucorrhoea and other
genito urinary disease. A decoction of its roots is to be
administered in 60-90 ml doses thrice a day. A syrup made from
its roots is an effective diuretic.
A paste of its roots is applied locally in treating swellings,
rheumatic joints and boils.
The herb contains a hair-growing hormone. A decoction of the
root, used as a hair wash promotes hair growth.
Cirrhosis of Liver:
Its a choice of drug for cirrhosis of the liver among adults
in ayurveda. Its root is given in powdered form. A teaspoon of
the powder, mixed with an equal amount of honey is
Its beneficial in jaundice also.
Very useful in dyspepsia. It strengthens the stomach and
promotes its action, while improving appetite and stimulating
the secretion of gastric juice.
Its beneficial in the treatment of ascites, a disease
characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal
cavity of the abdomen. About 50 grms of the herb is boiled in
200 ml of water till 3/4 of the water has evaporated.
This highly valued herb is used in many Ayurvedic preparations to treat asthma by helping in reducing allergen- induced bronchial obstructions. Kutki works on preventing asthmatic attacks by inhibiting the release of histamine in the lungs.
Nervous and Convulsive Disorders:
It can be used in the treatment of several nervous and
convulsive disorders such as hysteria, epileptic, fits and
certain disturbance caused by menopause. It acts as a
Its very useful for Intestinal worms. It can be given to
children with a purgative like jalap.
The herb aids menstruation and regulates the menstrual cycle.
It is specially useful in dysmenorrhoea - that is painful and