The healing traditions associated with India have been used since the Hindus penned the ancient holy text called Rigveda, which was written between 3500 and 1800 BC. It is from the pages of the book that have become quite important in the world of therapeutic uses. It is believed that ancient Indians catalogued and experimented with thousands of medicinal herbs. There are many different herbs, plants, heavy metals, and gemstones that were used to treat a variety of medical needs. In this article, we will take a look at katuka and sandalwood.
In India, katuka has been known as an important bitter digestive treatment that can be used to boost the digestion system, as well as improve the appetite of someone who doesn’t feel like eating. Jaundice can be treated with katuka, as well as constipation and diarrhea. As more and more research is completed on the herb, it has been concluded that the plant has the power to protect the liver against toxins. India also creates a remedy for malaria called ayush-64 that contains katuka. When creating an herbal remedy, it is the root of katuka that is used.
In the West, katuka is used to stimulate the immune system when chronic and minor infections cause immunity to decrease. Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions, such as vitiligo and rheumatoid arthritis, have been known to use the herb as a reasonable treatment option. Stimulating bile is another result of using katuk, which produce positive results in treating disorders of the gall bladder. Taken on a daily basis, the typical dose of katuna involves 500 to 2000 mg. You should keep in mind that high doses of the herb can lead to diarrhea. For some, it is recommended to proceed with caution with katuna if you have a history of suffering from allergic reactions of the skin.
The volatile oil and inner heartwood of sandalwood has been traditionally used as a way to cool and relax numerous aspects of the body and mind. It is known to awaken intelligence, as well as open the “third eye,” which is connected to the increase of devotion and meditation. When working with aromatherapy, the oil of sandalwood can be combined with rose, neroli, or benzoin to create a calming sedative. Aromatherapists can then in turn use the oil during sessions of massage for depression. The wood makes decent decoctions that are used to treat fevers, inflammations, as well as circulatory problems.
The herb has also been used to act as an antiseptic and antibacterial when mixed as a wash or molded into a paste that can be applied to exterior sores. When the oil is used for massage, it can provide positive results in the urinary tract system, as well as in upset stomachs. To teat dry skin, sandalwood can be added to warm compresses, which also works well to combat itching and other skin irritations. When combining sandalwood with rosewater, cumbersome acne is dealt with. When taken this type of oil, it is important to know that it shouldn’t be used internally.