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Sugandi the Healing-magical-spiritual dream herb

The majority of traditional remedies and medicinal tonics are almost exclusively made from the plant’s roots; however there are several skin creams and digestive aids that utilize the whole plant. There are six major therapeutic uses that have been time tested and shown to be efficacious: Hemidesmus Indicus is effective as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, vulnerary, anti-miscarriage, to improve fertility and treat syphilis. For hundreds of years Ayurveda shaman have used Sugandi root to promote a calm and tranquil state of mind, to maintain mental clarity while falling asleep and to achieve lucidity while dreaming. The most noteworthy effects are the calming, clarifying and tranquil feelings produced by consuming the root tea. After dinking , the tea users describe an overall relaxing, calming sensation that envelopes them with feelings of euphoria and puts their mind at ease.

Author(s): Pankaj Fitwe, Vivekkumar Rathod, D.K.Sarnaik, R.B.Wakade