Tagar Herb in Ayurveda and Its Health Benefits
What Is Tagar In Ayurveda?
- Chaksusya- beneficial for the eyes
- Sirsa dosaghna- alleviates the diseases of the head
- Mutrajanan- diuretic
- Hridaya-cardio tonic
- Balya- tonic
- Jwaragna- anti pyretic
- Bhutapasmara nasan-a remedy for epilepsy and hysteria and also averts the evil powers
Health Benefits of Tagar
Wound Healing: Tagara is a well-known and frequently used medicinal herb that has a proven history of efficacy; it can be used both internally and externally. Externally it is applied in wounds for proper healing
Joint Pain: It works well in arthritis, rheumatic disorders and gout. It can be used in the form of paste to treat swellings and pain in rheumatic joints. It relaxes over contracted muscles so is helpful for shoulder and neck tensions as well
Headache: It can also be used as an ointment for headache, chest and shoulder pain of yakshma patient, prepared from satpuspha (Anethum sowa), yasti (Glycyrrhiza gabra Linn), kushta (Saussura lappa Linn), tagar and chandana (Santalum album Linn)
Anitspasmodic: The herb is also known as to have antispasmodic action due to which it is used to treat mild tremors, epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, it can also be used to treat milder disorders, such as cases of gastro-intestinal spasms and minor peripheral muscular spasms
Sleeping Disorder: Tagar is most commonly used for treating sleeping disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It acts as a sedative and sleep-promoting agent that is often used as a milder alternative for stronger synthetic sedatives, such as benzodiazepines, in the treatment of nervous and anxiety-induced sleep disturbances. The Valerenic acid present in roots of Tagar inhibit enzyme system responsible for the central catabolism of GABA, increasing GABA concentration and decreasing CNS activities leading to have sedative effect on patients
Anti-Anxiety: Tagar is useful in treating anxiety and for almost any stress-related condition. In general, it has a calming effect on the mind and helps body to relax. It assists in discharging toxins and acts directly on the nerve channels
Nervine Tonic: Tagar has also became known as a nervine tonic as it calms the nervous system while also acting as a tonic.
It is proved wonderfully effective in treating conditions related to nervous disorders including nervous unrest and hysterical states
Digestive: Tagar has a bitter flavor and its bitters gunas havebeen used to enhance appetite and digestion. The carminative and bitter properties assist in stimulating the appetite and treat indigestion and few other digestive problems like constipation, diarrhea and digestive ulcers
Diuretic: Tagar has been categorized as mutrajanan(diuretic) in ancient text. As it is diuretic, hence, beneficial in dysuria
Other Benefits Of Tagar: Tagar treats kapha imbalances in our body and is used as a natural remedy for treating asthma, whooping cough and certain other respiratory infections.