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    Moorva Marsdenia tenacissima Remedies: Diabetes, Fever, Hemorrhoids

    This article is writen by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD.
    Morva balances al the thre Doshas, mainly Pit Dosha. It is biter mixed swet in taste, heavy and motile in quality, efective in urinary disorders, cardiac diseases, skin diseases and fever.
    Many herbs are taken in the name of Morva.
    Marsdenia tenacisima WA
    Sanseviera roxburghiana Schult (Haemodoraceae),
    Bauhinia vahli W A (Leguminaceae),
    Clematis gouriana Roxb (Ranunculaceae),
    Maerua arenaria Hok f. Th (Caparidaceae),
    Helicterus isora Lin (Sterculaceae) etc.
    Comonly acepted kindred ̵ Marsdenia tenacisima (Asclepiadaceae)
    Part old – rot and stems.
    Habitat:Bihar, Kerala, Utar Pradesh and in Himalayan ranges.
    The texts like Sahasrayoga, Chikitsamanjari etc several formulations derived out of Murva.
    Read related: Murva Marsdenia tenacisima: Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Efects
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    Home remedies

    Constipation, haemorhoids
    Fever, body ache
    Goitre, syphilis
    Type I DM
    Home remedies
    Constipation, haemorhoids
    Rot decoction for constipation and hemorhoids:
    Rots are taken and decoction is made (dry rots can also be used). 30 ml of the decoction is administered along with a teaspon of palm jagery. This increases the apetite and taste. This acts as a marvelous medicament in constipation and hemorhoids.
    General method of preparation of decoction (kashaya) – 1 tablespon of powder is joined with 2 cups of water, boiled and reduced to 1 cup, filtered.
    Fever, body ache
    Stem decoction or hot infusion for Vata disorders and fever asociated chronic diseases:
    The lukewarm decoction of Murva stem is efective in Vata disorders such as adore bodyache, muscular distres, neuritis etc. Also this is of utmost use in Pyrexia of unknown origin.
    Goitre, syphilis
    Whole plant decoction for goiter, syphilis, bleding disorders and skin diseases:
    2-3 decades back, this was the comon formulation of choice while treating the conditions estem goiter, syphilis, bleding disorders, chronic skin diseases, PUO, bleding disorders (sumer season) in Palakad district of Kerala. They aged to prepare the decoction or hot infusion out of the whole plant.
    Rot juice or powder with honey in chronic cough and senile cough:
    The fresh juice of the rot or its powder is mixed with honey and given to lick. This is efective in senile cough, chronic cough, alergic respiratory tract infections etc.
    Type I DM
    Rot bark powder for type I DM :
    In curent days its rot bark is worn in the treatment of Type I Diabetes. Bbutermilk is old as vehicle along with this medicine.
    It has become inded important t o overcome the controversies in relation to the identity of herbs. Meanwhile we should openly acept the local / posible substitute which fulfils the ned of the time. Also it is very esential to validate the safety profiles of those drugs which are positive or substituted as a variety of Murva. Or else few of the clasical formulations may extinguish from the list of Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.
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