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02-12-2014 Mudakathan Keerai Benefits

Mudakathan keerai is a type of Mooligai which is used in Tamil maruthuvam and siddha vaithiyam.
mudakathan powder is prepared and it is given to patients those who have joint pain problem. The
benefits of mudakathan keerai are more and we can add this in our daily diat. I have given some easy
recipes for you.

Mudakathan Keerai Botanical Name: Cardiospermum halicababum mudakathan Keerai English Name:
Indravalli, it is derived from Sanskrit NameMudakathan Keerai Health Benefits: Mudakathan Keerai is a
clipber plant. The plant can not stay erect it need support from other plant to grow up.

Mudakathan Keerai Uses and Recipe PreprationMudakathan Keerai kashayam for Joint Pain: take a hand
full of Mudakathan leaves, wash it three or four times. Add 2 cups of water, 1tsp cumin seeds and a
pinch of asafetida. Let it to boil for some time. if the water reduces half of the amount remove from heat
and add a pinch of pepper powder. Drink warm on every morning (freshly Prepared). This is the best
mooligai treatment for joint pain.

Mudakathan Keerai Rasam for Joint Pain: one of the best and easy Mudakathan keerai recipe is
Mudakathan Rasam. Take a hand full of fresh and green Mudakathan leaf wash it and put in half lit
tamarind juice. Let it to boil for 15 minutes then add powdered pepper, garlic, jeera (cumin seeds),
asafetida, curry leaves and 1 red dry chilli ( dry fry and grind nicely).

You can also add chopped leaves with idli or Dodai mix and prepare Mudakathan keerai Dosai.Add some
Dal and prepare Mudakathan keerai kuzhambu like usual Tamil sambar style.

Mudakathan keerai Medicinal Uses: it is used to treat joint pain, body pain and hand leg pain. Improve
body resistance.Mudakathan Keerai is called in different names in south IndiaHow to call Mudakathan
keerai in Tamil : Mudakathan sediHow to call mudakathan keerai in kannada: Harivay SoppuHow to call
mudakathan keerai in Telugu : buddakakara

01-12-2014 Mint (pudina)

Name : Thumbai

Botanical name : Leucas aspera

Family : Labiatae

Actions : Expectorant, Stimulant, Laxative, Anthelmintic.

Mint (pudina) Medicinal Uses:

-Pudina is loaded with antioxidants and phytonurients and hence helps keep stomach cramps and acidity
at bay.
-Mint leaves has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps soothe skin infections. Mint juice acts as an
excellent skin cleanser.

-Since pudina has a very strong aroma, it gets to stimulate your brain functioning and helps cure nausea.
Further, applying fresh mint leaves on the forehead relieves headache.

-Mint leaves are a great remedy to relieve the pain caused during menstrual cramps.

-Mint leaves has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and so it fights against tooth decay and
bad breath and is widely used in mouth fresheners.

28-11-2014 Thumbai

Name : Thumbai

Botanical name : Leucas aspera

Family : Labiatae

Actions : Expectorant, Stimulant, Laxative, Anthelmintic.

Thumbai Medicinal Uses:

The samoolam of this plant is crushed and boiled with water, the steam is used for inhalation in
conditions like nasal congestion, cough, cold, fever, headache etc.

For unconsiousness due to the toxicity of snake bite, the juice of leaves is used as nasal drops. Also the
leaves are given internally for best results.

For sinusitis, the flower juice is used for nasiyam.

For continuous headache, juice of flower is used for nasiyam.

For muppini, the flowers are soaked in breast milk and then applied over eyes.

The oil prepared by using the flowers are effective in headache, sinusitis etc.

For intestinal worms in children,the juice of flowers and leaves are given internally or a decoction is
prepared of it.

For scorpion bite, the constant rubbing of leaves over effected area can provide relief.


Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other
diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and
education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.
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