Here is a list of different categories of medicines that exist in the nature.
- There are 16 Moolani aushidhi's (medicines), (Moolani means their roots are used)
- There are 19 fruit aushidhi
- Maha Sneha are four (liquid)
- There are 5 types of salt
- 8 types of urine
- 8 types of milk
Maha snehas (oils) are
- Ghee (clarified butter), oil, fat and bone marrow.
- Usage: These snehas can be drunk, used for massage, in enema and in the nose.
These Snehas nourish the body and make the joints smooth. They make the body complete and clear the skin color.
----- 5 salts are
- Sandha namak (Rock salt)
- Kala namak (black salt)
- Bida namak
- Sambhar namak (that is made from lake water)
- Common sea salt
All these five salts are warm and spicy. They increase the digestive power. These are used for massage, treating constipation, indigestion, spleen enlargement treatment, stomach pain, and for other stomach problems.
----- There are 5 types of urine used for treatment.
Urine of sheep, goat, cow, buffalow, elephant, camel, horse and donkey.
All urines are warm, spicey, dry, salty and bitter in taste. Urine is used for rubbing, massage, and soaking the wound. These are effective for constipation, stomach problems, piles, epilepsy. They are also used to treat poisoning.
Types of milk
Eight milk are sheep, goat, cow, buffalow, elephant, camel, horse and women. Milk is cooling, sweet and oily. It is fulfilling. It increases body's muscle. Increases semen, improves intellect and strength.
It keeps mind happy and increases life span. It is good food for people doing hard work. It gives instand energy after hard physical work. It is good for throat problems and cough. It is beneficial for everyone. It quickens recovery of wounds. It quenches thirst. It is specially beneficial for thin and under weight people.
These are common qualities for milk. Each individual milk as unique qualities.
Cow's milk is sweet, coolant, soft, and dense. It increases body's charm. It is considered as a rasayana (medicine) and is best amongst all milk.
Buffalow's milk is heavy as compared to cow's milk. It has more ghee in it. It is good to treat insomnia. People with good digestion or who do hard labour should drink it.
Goat's milk is tart(sour), sweet, remedy for poison and light. It contains less fat. It is good to treat cough, cold and fever.
Women's milk is life giving, increases muscle mass. It is used for eye treatment.
Sheep's milk is bulging, cure cough, increases fire and Kapha in the body