Sariva is a bitter tasting herb known for its blood purification and detoxification properties, traditionally used to help in treating a range of skin ailments.
A Pitta-balancing herb, Sariva can help get rid of accumulated toxins which cause skin disorders, thus helping you keep your skin clear, glowing and blemish-free.
SarivaÃÂ (Hemidesmus indicus)
This root is a depurative and tonic that is used to treat patients with chronic skin disease and other conditions such as cough, genitourinary disease, andÃÂ rheumatism (1).
Sariva is widely used in traditional medicine in the different parts of the Indian subcontinent due to the various biological activities attributed to its different parts, especially the roots. It has traditionally been used for treating snakebites, scorpion stings, diabetes, urinary diseases, dyspnoea, menorrhagia, oligospermia, anorexia, fever, abdominal colic and pain, dysentery, diarrhea, cough, rheumatism, headache, inflammation, pyrosis, skin diseases, leprosy, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer. In Ayurveda, the plant is used in the treatment of bone-loss, low body weight, fever, stress, topical wound, and psoriasis. Besides, Ayurvedic literature also depicts its use as anti-atherogenic, anti-spasmodic, memory enhancing, immune-potentiating and anti-inflammatory agents (2).
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Dosage and Directions
ÃÂ½ÃÂ teaspoon mixed with honey,ÃÂ twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30ÃÂ°C) away from direct sunlight.