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Friday, 22 July 2011

Planetary herbs for Bhasman




Sun
Bhasma for Surya
Calotropis Gigantea Asclepias gigantea - Arka-bhasman
  • English: Gigantic Swallow-wort
  • Other Indic: Aka, Arka, Akado, Akanda, Akda, Akra, Alarka, Arbre-a-Soie, Arkamu, Badabadam, Byclospa, Ekke, Ekkemal, Erikka, Erikku, Erukku, Jilledu, Khok, Khark, Madar, Mandara, Mandaramu, Mudar, Surya pattra, Yercum
Moon Bhasma for Chandra
Artocarpus Integrifolia / Artocarpus heterophyllus - Panasa-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Jackfruit, Jackfruit tree.
  • HINDI : Cakki, Kathal, Kanthal
[listed in some places by an unregistered name = "Butia Frandosa"?, however "butia is a genus of cold-resistant So. American palm...]

Mars Bhasma for Mangala
Paspalum scrobiculatum - Khadira-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Scorbic (Aust.), Creeping paspalum, Indian paspalum, Kodo millet, Water couch, Koda millet.
  • HINDI : Kodo, Kodra.
  • ("couch" in "couch grass" is from the old English cwiche, it means to "quicken" - true to Kuja it grows fast and is highly invasive)

Mercury Bhasma for Budha Achyranthes Aspera - Apamarga-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Devil's horsewhip, Prickly chaff-flower.
  • HINDI : Latkana.
Jupiter Bhasma for Brihaspati
Ficus Religiosa - Pippala-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Sacred fig, Sacred fig tree, Bo tree, Bodhi tree,
  • Peepul tree (Nepal), Pipal tree (India), Pippala (India), Po tree (Thailand),
  • HINDI : Pipal, Pipali, Pipli.
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Venus
Bhasma for Shukra
Ficus Glomerata /Ficus racemosa - Audumbara-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Cluster tree, Country fig, Gular fig, Redwood fig, Cluster fig
  • HINDI : Doomar, Domoor, Gular, Udumbara, Umar, Umbar
shukra_Ficus_Glomerata_1.jpg
Saturn Bhasma for Shani Prosopis cineraria - Shami-bhasma [Zani-bhasman]
"The tree(prosopis cineraria) is known as jandinHindi and Punjabi,jandiin Haryanvi, khejri in Rajasthani, and sami Or samri in Gujarati. Referred to as the golden tree of Indian deserts, it plays a vital role in preserving the ecosystem of arid and semi-arid areas. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020928/windows/main2.htm
Ghaf (Arabic), Jand (Punjab), Jandi (Pakistan), Shum (India)
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Prosopis_cineraria.html
Shani_Prosopis_cineraria_1.jpg
Rahu
Bhasma for Rahu
Cynodon Dactylon - Durva-bhasman
  • ENGLISH : Bermuda grass, Scutch grass, Star grass.
  • NEPALESE : Dubo, Panjaa, Seto duvo, Situu.
  • [if you are not seeing the Devanagari script, Unicode fonts are needed]

Ketu

Bhasma for Ketu
Poa cynosuroides - Kusha-bhasman - Kutha-bhasman
  • English: Big cordgrass or Salt reed-grass, and in Australia, as Halfa grass
  • Intl: Sacrificial Grass , Kusha Grass
  • Sanskrit: kutapa, kutha, kuza, pavitraka, vahni
"It grows beside brackish (salty) water such as found at the mouths of rivers and is a kind of tussock grass; that is, it grows in clumps. When it is dry, kusa straw is called durva or dharbai. However, some say these are two different species: Kusha is Poa cynosuroides and Durva, Agrostis

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