The scientific name of Hribera – Coleus zeylanicus

Name of Hribera in different languages:

English: Hribera

Sanskrit: Hruberam, Ambu,  Ambas

Hindi: Hariveera, Valaka

Malayalam: Iruvely – ഇരുവേലി

Plant description:

It is an annual herb growing up to 1 m tall, commonly found in fertile soil, leaves are green and heart-shaped and hairy sized 4 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, stems are violet in color, and it is aromatic.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat indigestion, diariah, fever, rheumatic arthritis, cough, and cold. Its extract oil is used to repel mosquitoes.

Hribera Ayurveda medicinal uses

Hribera is a plant that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its various therapeutic properties. Here are some of the common Ayurvedic uses of Hribera:

  1. Digestive Health: Hribera is believed to have digestive properties and may be used to address digestive disorders like indigestion and flatulence.
  2. Respiratory Disorders: It is used in Ayurveda to address respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, and bronchitis. It is believed to have expectorant properties.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Hribera is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may be used in Ayurvedic remedies to reduce inflammation in the body.
  4. Rheumatism and Joint Disorders: It is used in traditional Ayurvedic formulations to alleviate joint pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis.
  5. Fever Management: Some Ayurvedic preparations use Hribera to help manage fever. It is believed to have antipyretic properties.
  6. Skin Conditions: Hribera may be used in Ayurvedic formulations to address skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin disorders.
  7. Menstrual Disorders: It is believed to have properties that may help regulate menstrual cycles and address menstrual discomfort.
  8. Urinary Disorders: Hribera is traditionally used to support urinary health and may be recommended for conditions like urinary tract infections.
  9. Cardiovascular Health: Some traditional Ayurvedic remedies use Hribera to support heart health. It may be believed to have properties that help regulate blood pressure.
  10. Antioxidant Activity: The plant contains compounds that may have antioxidant properties, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  11. Liver Health: Hribera is sometimes used in Ayurveda to support liver function. It may be believed to have hepatoprotective properties.
  12. Stress and Anxiety: Some traditional formulations may use Hribera to help manage stress and anxiety, although more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness in this regard.

It’s important to note that while Hribera has a long history of traditional use in Ayurvedic medicine, scientific research on its efficacy is ongoing, and not all of its traditional uses have been conclusively supported by modern scientific evidence. As with any herbal remedy, it’s advisable to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or an Ayurvedic expert before using Hribera or any other herbal treatment, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications.

How to prepare medicines:

Leaves boil in water and inhaling the vapor is better to reduce the cough and cold.

Forssk is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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