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Salam Punja

Salam Punja
Scientific Name: Dactylorhiza hatagirea
Local Name/s: Salam Punja, Punja, Panchamulia

Salam Punja is the hand-shaped tubor of a rare and endangered high Himlayan orchid used for millenia as an earth element adaptogenic tonic that can restore deep vitality and core Ojas resevoirs.  One can direct its shakti down and out as sexual energy, in and up as spiritual energy or held systematically as core organ restoration.  Also it serves as a 'Salep,' a sexual stimulant; as a core yogin fuel;and as a potent nutritive anabolic restorative tonic, as the body even generates hormones and neurotransmitters from Punja.  

Shatavri

Scientific Name: Asparagus racemosus
Local Name/s: Shataver

Along with Ashwagandha and Salam Punja, Shatavri is a precious herb for increasing Ojas, the density of core vitality, the basis of immunity and the central support of reproductive function.  The sweet cooling roots of this wild asparagus are as delicious as the sprouts of its cultivated cousin, making it a bona fide ‘Superfood.’  Traditionally, this adaptogenic phyto-estrogenic gem is a most effective herb for supporting male and female reproductive health and increasing reproductive fluids (shukrakari). 

Simru

Scientific Name: Rhododendron campanulatum
Local Name/s: Simru

A small high Himalayan ‘firewood’ shrub that is grown around the world as an ornamental.  A bit like the Aconites, this herb is a mild poison, with grayanotoxin in this case, and thus tends to be very good treatment for poisons, toxins and infections.  The powdered leaves and stems with tobacco and snuffed to cure hemicranias, colds, asthma, lung infections, etc. Leaf juice treats rheumatism, sciatica and syphilis.