Nine Planets & Their Associated Herbs ! Ayurveda Remedies

SUN
Solar energy is increased by taking spicy and fiery herbs, like cayenne, black pepper, dry ginger, long pepper, cardamom, saffron, calamus, bayberry and cinnamon (specially the Ayurvedic formula Trikatu). Calamus is best for the sattvic side of solar energy in the mind. Aromatic oils and fragrances for the Sun are camphor, cinnamon, eucalyptus, saffron – most warm and stimulating oils.

MOON
Good herbs for the Moon are demulcent and tonic herbs like marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey root, Solomon’s seal, Shatavari, white musali, bala and rehmannia particularly taken in milk decoctions. Fragrance of white flowers like jasmine, gardenia, lotus and lily are good as is sandalwood oil. These can be applied to the heart or to the third eye.

MARS
Most of the spices that are good for the Sun, work well for Mars (like cinnamon, saffron, cayenne or black pepper) but combined with tonics like ginseng, astragalus, ashwagandha, guggul or myrrh, turmeric, garlic, onions and asafoetida can be very good (particularly the Ayurvedic formula Hingashatak). When Mars is strong, however, we need bitter herbs like aloe, gentian, golden seal and Echinacea.

MERCURY
Good herbs for Mercury are nerviness like gotu kola, bhringaraj (eclipta), skullcap, passionflower, betony, jatamansi, zizyphus, camomile, mint and sage. Basil, particularly holy basil (tulsi) is specific for Mercury (Vishnu). Good oils and aromas are mint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, cedar, thyme and sage, which clear and open the mind. Yet they should be balanced with mind-calming oils like sandalwood, plumeria (frangipani) and lotus.

JUPITER
Jupiter energy is increased by tonic herbs like ashwagandha, bala, licorice, ginseng and astragalus particularly as taken in milk decoctions, with ghee (clarifies butter) or a herb jellies. Good foods for increasing Jupiter energy are nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews and sesame seeds and oils like ghee, sesame and almond.

VENUS
Venus likes all flowers and sweet fragrances: rose, saffron, jasmine, lotus, lily and iris. Other good herbs are tonics like shatavari, white musali, amalaki, aloe gel, rehmannia dang gui and red raspberry.

SATURN
Good herbs for a weak Saturn are myrrh, frankincense, guggul, ashwagandha, shilajit, haritaki and comfrey root – herbs to strengthen the bones and promote healing. The Ayurvedic formula Triphala is specific for Saturn, as it cleanses all waste materials and also tones the deeper tissues.

Good aromas for Saturn are sandalwood, frankincense, cedar and juniper, much like the herbs.

RAHU
Rahu is very subtle force and cannot be dealt with on a simple outer level. Aromas for clearing the psychic air can be helpful like camphor, bayberry, sage, eucalyptus or wintergreen as can calming fragrances like sandalwood, lotus and frankincense. Calamus is the best herb for Rahu.

KETU
Ketu, like Rahu, is subtle. Herbs to increase perception like sage, calamus, bayberry, wild ginger and juniper may be useful. Penetrating aromatic oils like camphor, cedar, myrrh and frankincense can be good. Afflictions of a strong Ketu, however, required cooling nerviness like gotu kola, bhringaraj, skullcap and passion flower.

Herbs as astrological remedies

The role of plantsIndian society is indispensable. We cannot limit the study of Indian plants based on their remedial values alone but we should also consider it from a holistic view for us to realize their importance in the entire spectrum of the country. Plants are used as a herbal remedy for treating a weak planet in a person’s horoscope. The interest to study the medicinal and the remedial features of plants

which were practiced during the ancient civilization is coming back again not only in India and China but also in the Western World like USA and Africa. It is a wise decision when we try to identify our planetary positions in our natal chart and then work accordingly.

Herbs as Remedies

It is essential to know which planet is good or bad and their positions with the help of an astrologer. Also the astrologers may help us to identify the way in which the planets are going to affect our life.

When the planets are positioned well in our birth chart then they are termed as good planet whereas when it is placed in the wrong place they are the bad planets.
The good planets will help us to aspire in all the endeavours we do. But when a planet is in the wrong place it is sure to bring unfavorable problems in an individual’s life.

plants as astrological remedy

According to Vedic astrology all the nine planets govern different types of energy and minerals in a person’s body and there are certain specified herbs which are said to act as a remedy for these malefic planets thereby helping the affected to come out of stressful, uncomfortable and painful situations.From the study of Vedic astrology it is predicted that all the planets are divided into auspicious planets and inauspicious planets. Not all people can go in for gemstones remedy for it is heavy on the pockets and for such people the sages and saints of ancient Vedic astrology have assigned with roots of some herbs which could be used to please the planets and also to cure the diseases associated with the concerned planets.

Indian plants for astrology

According to Vedic astrology all the nine planets govern different types of energy and minerals in a person’s body and there are certain specified herbs which are said to act as a remedy for these malefic planets thereby helping the affected to come out of stressful, uncomfortable and painful situations.From the study of Vedic astrology it is predicted that all the planets are divided into auspicious planets and inauspicious planets. Not all people can go in for gemstones remedy for it is heavy on the pockets and for such people the sages and saints of ancient Vedic astrology have assigned with roots of some herbs which could be used to please the planets and also to cure the diseases associated with the concerned planets.

When we are using the recommended herb for a remedial measure we cannot use it just like that but instead will have to invite the herb first. The native has to go the plant and request him to come to his home to fulfill his desire. Once this is done the planted herb has to be worshipped by lighting diya in front of the herb. The most appropriate date for uprooting the herb is during the Ravi-Pushya Nakshatras.

Sun

The solar energy of Sun is increased by spicy and fiery herbs. Mostly plants with heart shaped leaves are highly beneficial for a weak Sun. Some of the spicy and fiery herbs include cayenne, black pepper, dry ginger, long pepper, cardamom, saffron, calamus, bayberry and cinnmon. Some of the other plants are Angelica, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Carrot, Cedar, Frankincense, and Juniper berry, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Motherwort, Ginger, Orange and Rosemary. All these plants help in better functioning and circulation of the heart. There are some plants like Calendula and St. John’s Wort which turn towards Sun for their growth which are proved to be benefic for the malefic Sun. The root of Baelmool or Bent can also be tied in a pink cloth and worn around the native’s neck, arm, and waist or kept in the pocket. This can be done at the time of sunrise on a Sunday which corresponds to Kritika, Uttarphalguni, and Uttarshada Nakshatras. Some of the oil which is favorable for the planet Sun is camphor, cinnamon, eucalyptus and saffron oil which are highly stimulating.

Moon

The plants which are favorable for a weak Moon are those mostly with little white or pale yellow flowers, juicy or moon-shaped leaves. Plants living by a water body like Peppermint and Watercress are also considered to be effective for a weak Moon. Night blooming flowers like Camphor, Chamomile, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lemon, Mugwort, and Myrrh which have the properties to affect the subconscious activities are also suggested by astrologers. The root of khirni can also be tied in a white cloth and worn around the native’s neck, arm, and waist or kept in the pocket arm. This can be done during the night on a Monday which corresponds to Rohini, Hasta, Sharawan nakshtra. Some of the demulcent ones like marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey root, Solomon’s seal, Shatavari, white musali, bala and rehmannia are highly influential for a weak Moon. The demulcent should be mainly taken along with milk decoctions. White flowers like jasmine, gardenia, lotus and lily can be added to sandalwood oil and applied on the heart.

Mars

The planet Mars symbolizes aggressive soul being the pioneer. Most of the herbs which are favorable for Sun are also considered to be good to an extent for Mars too. Some of the common herbs include cinnamon, saffron, cayenne and black pepper, but all these has to be taken only blended with tonics like ginseng, astragalus,ashwagandha, guggul or myrrh. Generally plants with thorns and prickles are associated with Mars. Some of the plants with prickles which can be used as astro-remedy are milk thistle and nettle. To enhance the weak Mars the other common herbs which are required include turmeric, garlic, onions,asafetida, Basil, Black pepper, Carrot, Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, Pennyroyal, Petty grain, Pine, Rue, Sassafras and some bitter herbs like gentian, golden seal and Echinacea. Plants which are grown under adverse conditions are also recommended for weak Mars.

Mercury

All the plants with hairy and fuzzy leaves are said to be good for those with weak Mercury. The plants doing good for the nervous system like skullcap, gotu kola, bhringaraj (eclipta), skullcap, passionflower, betony, jatamansi, zizyphus, camomile, mint, sage and lavender are also recommended for malefic Mercury. Basil is said to be highly favorable for Mercury because Lord Vishnu is the ruling God. Good oils with mild aroma and mind-calming properties are recommended and they include mint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, cedar, thyme, sandalwood, plumeria (frangipani), lotus and sage. The astrologers recommend people with weak Mercury to tie the root of vidhara or Bharangi in a green cloth and either to wear it in the neck, arm, and waist or could be even kept in the pocket. This can be done at the time of sunrise on Wednesday or any other day corresponding to Mercury like Ashlesha, Jyestha, and Rewati nakshtra. Some of the other herbs are Anise, Caraway, Clary Sage, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Narcissus, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Storax, Thyme and Wintergreen.

Jupiter

Jupiter the planet of expansion is represented by large edible plants like Burdock and Centaury. Herbs that promise a positive energy in mind are recommended for a weak Jupiter. Most of the tonic herbs like ashwagandha, bala, licorice, ginseng and astragalus are suggested to be taken along with milk decoctions or clarified butter or herb jellies. Nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews and sesame seeds are also good to enhance a malefic Jupiter. Ghee, sesame and almond oil can also be included in the herbal remedy for Jupiter. A person with a weak Jupiter can tie the root of turmeric or banana plant in a yellow cloth and either tie it around neck, arm, and waist or keep it in the pocket. The appropriate time to do this is on Thursdays at the time of sunset. This can be carried out even on the constellations of Jupiter like Punarvasu, Vishakha, Purvabhadrapad which falls on a Purnima.Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cedar, Clove, Hyssop, Melissa, Nutmeg, Saffron, Sage, Sandalwood are the other common herbs recommended for the planet Jupiter.

Venus

The planet Venus represents beauty. So any plant with beautiful flowers and fruits with bright colours, sweetness and fragrance is associated with Venus. Rose, Saffron, Jasmine, Lotus, Lily, Iris, Balsam de Peru, Bois de Rose, Cardamom, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrtle, Oak moss, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme, Marshmallow, Raspberry, Vervain and Violet are recommended for a malefic Venus. Herbs like Burdock, Vervain and Sage which control over-eating is also good for Venus. Some of the other recommended herbs in the form of tonic are shatavari, white musali, amalaki, aloe gel, rehmannia dang gui and red raspberry. A person with a weak Venus can tie the root of pomegranate or Sarponkha, or Arand plant in a white cloth and either tie it around the neck, arm, and waist or keep it in the pocket. The appropriate time to do this is on Fridays during noon. This can be carried out even on the constellations of Venus like Bharni, Poorvaphalguni and Poorvashada.

Saturn

Saturn is the planet of aging and those with knobby qualities and the perennials with annual rings and woody plants which have a long life like Mullein and Kava Kava are associated with Saturn. Some of the most common herbs which are used as a remedy for the weak Saturn includes myrrh, frankincense, guggul, ashwagandha, shilajit, haritaki, comfrey root, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, myrrh, oak moss, patchouli, spikenard and vetiver. Aroma oils like sandalwood, frankincense, cedar and juniper are also recommended for weak Saturn. Ayurvedic formula Triphala is specific for Saturn, as it cleanses all waste materials and also tonifies the deeper tissues. A person with a weak Saturn can tie the root of Bichoobuti in a black cloth and either tie it around the neck, arm, and waist or keep it in the pocket. The appropriate time to do this is on Saturdays during evening. This can be carried out even on the constellations of Saturn like Pushya Anuradha and Uttarbhadarpad.

Rahu

Some of the recommended herbs for a weak Rahu are camphor, bayberry, sage and eucalyptus. Also some soothing fragrances like sandalwood, lotus and frankincense is suggested by the astrologers. However the best herb for Rahu is Calamus.A person with a weak Rahu can tie the root of Shwet chandan mool in a rosary and either tie it around the neck, arm, and waist or keep it in the pocket. The appropriate time to do this is on Wednesdays or Saturdays during sunset. This can be carried out even on the constellations of Rahu like Aadra, Swati and Shatbhisha.

Ketu

Ketu is also subtle just like Rahu. The most common herbs recommended for a weak Ketu are sage, calamus, bayberry, wild ginger, gotu kola, bhringaraj, skullcap, passion flower and juniper. Plants with penetrating aromas like camphor, cedar, myrrh and frankincense do well for a malefic Ketu. A person with a weak Ketu can tie the root of Ashwagandha in a black or a yellow cloth and either tie it around the neck, arm, and waist or keep it in the pocket. The appropriate time to do this is on Thursdays during sunrise. This can be carried out even on the constellations of Ketu like Ashwani, Magha and Mool.

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  1. harpal singh says:

    Namaste and thanks for the article ,very informative; one suggestion–by mistake headings of rahu and ketu paragraph are interchanged -(- in the article Nine Planets & Their Associated Herbs ! Ayurveda Remedies ), please rectify
    regards

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    1. Amitkaushik says:

      Thanks For The Valuable Suggestion Harpal Ji Correction Done -Thanks For Being A Good Reader

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