Atis / Ativisha
Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Atis
Atis, or Ativisha is a perennial ayurvedic herb which is a greenish-blue wild flower. This herb is found in alpine and sub-alpine regions of Himalayas. Sushrutha and Charaka have mentioned the medicinal values of the root of this herb in their books. The roots of this plant are bitter and astringent which acts on kapha and pitta. Ativisha is an excellent medicine to treat the common diseases in children like fever, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Properties of Ativisha as mentioned in ‘Charaka Samhita’: Antidote for many poisons, Nontoxic and brittle, Gets absorbed and spreads rapidly inside the body, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Astringent
Ativish is the first choice in treating common paediatric problems. It improves appetite, digestion and assimilation and corrects the body metabolism. Ativisha has the best digestive, carminative and absorbent properties compared to all other herbs and hence used in treating numerous diseases.
- Improves digestion strength, relives diarrhoea, indigestion and vomiting.
- Widely used in treating chronic and recurrent fever.
- Used in worm infestation and infected wounds.
- It has the properties to detoxify the blood and metabolize the body.
- Used in treating bleeding disorders.
- When administered to new mothers, it cleanses and detoxifies breast milk.
- The main usage of Ativisha is in treating paediatric disorders.
- Used to encounter acute poisoning.
- The powder made from its root is used as anti-fertility agent.
- Used in treating loss of memory, piles, throat diseases and splenic fever.
- Reduces obesity and it also improves diabetic and rheumatic conditions.
Side effects of Ativisha:
- Excess usage may cause dryness in mouth, tremors and chillness.
- It may also cause nausea, vomiting, convulsions and dehydration.
- The usage of this medicine during pregnancy is restricted.