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Mahameda

Scientific Name: Polygonatum cirrhifolium
Local Name/s: Mahameda

MahaMeda is one of the two deeply restorative Himalayan Solomon's Seals, the other being Meda.  Meda and MahaMeda are medicinally and visually very similar, with the more potent MahaMeda, having a curl at the end of its leaf.  Both are part of the legendary Astavarga formula, the ‘8 principal medicaments’ of Ayurveda that was created by the celestial physicians, the Ashwin Twins, to deeply restore the Sage Chyawan, thus becoming the basis of the original Chywanaprash. Truly a legend.

Manjishta

Scientific Name: Rubia cordifolia
Local Name/s: Manjishta

Manjishta is unsurpassed as one of the best liver/blood/skin/spleen alterative purifiers. The combination of being bitter, astringent, sweet, heavy, dry and hot is remarkable and foreshadows a broad-spectrum effective healer. Superb for complexion and skin, from psoriasis to white or brown spots, as well as the Kidney, Spleen and Liver, and neuroprotective via 5 mechanisms, it combines well with Kutki, Atis, and Turmeric.

Meda

Scientific Name: Polygonatum verticillatum
Local Name/s: Meda

Meda is one of the two deeply restorative Himalayan Solomon's Seals, the other being Mahameda. Medicinally and visually very similar, both are part of the legendary Astavarga formula, the ‘8 principal medicaments’ of Ayurveda created by celestial physicians, the Ashwin Twins, to deeply restore the Sage Chyawan, thus becoming the basis of the original Chywanaprash.  The Astavarg is not just restorative, but legendary at how quickly and thoroughly its restorative actions manifest.