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Relaxing Herbs

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Sugandi - Sariva

Hemidiscus Indicus

Sugandi,  Indian sarsaparilla, Sariva in Sanskrit,

"the Eternal Root".

An herb of youth, a tonic for the spirit  who of his mysterious powers and his  rich flavors of cinnamon, vanilla & almond  is at the heart  many  praise ...

  Traditional Ayurvedic medicine practitioners have used Sariva for hundreds of years;


  It has been used as a magical-spiritual healing & dreaming herb. It is known to treat stomach problems,  relieve the mind,  help to achieve states of trance and  deep meditation,  to clarify and prepare the mind for the dream world.

Sugandi root relaxes the body and the nervous system, while stimulating the mind with softness & depth.

Its infusion is delicious!

Warning: Sugandi is an immunosuppressant, which means that it reduces the "defenses" of the body. Do not use in case of fragile health, do not consume too long in a row

(4 consecutive days max, one week break) .

  Ayurvedic tradition holds that the roots of Sugandi  transport the user to deeper states of sleep and through the four dream doors, as Carlos Castaneda wrote in The Art of Dreaming.

   They are used to help the dreamer  to achieve lucidity during the dream.

  Ayurvedic healers also prescribed it  men with low libido and impotence.  

  Women use Sugandi roots to promote a healthy pregnancy and to reduce the possibility of miscarriage.

  In traditional Hindi folk wisdom, the healer or sages used the roots to cleanse the blood of toxins, soothe irritations and  rashes, reduce burning sensations caused by urinary tract infections, reduce fevers and cure moderate cases of acne.


  Because so many different tribal communities in India use Hemidesmus Indicus for its healing properties, there are many ways to prepare the plant.   


  Most preparations consist of grinding the root into a fine powder which is either mixed with other herbal remedies to make balms or infused.


  A popular recipe boils the root in water for an hour, and the resulting liquid should then be consumed within twenty-four hours.

  However, it is known that some of the active compounds are destroyed while the roots are boiling, so it may be wise to simmer the roots over low heat for several hours.

  The tribes in India crush the roots and then squeeze them to extract the vital juices which are then consumed immediately to minimize the breakdown of the active compounds and revitalize the body accordingly.


The natives living in the highlands of the Himalayas and elsewhere on the Indian subcontinent are known to grind the dried roots and leaves of Sugandi and mix them with seeds of Ocimum tenuiflorum (Basil), Aegle marmelos, Picrorhiza kurroa (Katuka), Carthamus tinctorius (safflower), then smokes the resulting mixture, a mixture that acts as a catalyst, launching the user into deep waking dream states.


"Sugandhi": The most fragrant (Hindi)

Common names: Ananta-mula, Anantmoola, Ananthamoola, Anantmula, Asclepias pseudosarsa, Country Sarasaparilla, Durivel, East Indian Sarsaparilla, Eternal root, False Sarsaparilla, Fragrant one, Gadisugandhi, Gopakanya, Hemidesmus pubescens, Hemidismus Kuri-Kara-Kuri, Karixapuri-Indica Magrabu, Muttavapulagamu, Naga-jihva, Naruninti, Nunnari, Nunnery root, Onontomulo, Periploca indica, Sariva, Smilax aspera, Sogade, Sugandhi-pala, Sugandi root, Upalasari, White Sariva.

This product  is not intended for






of origins:

Ayurveda & Oriental Traditions



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Quick Description

Sugandhi root is a dream herb, relaxing and  peaceful travel  towards the depths of the Self.

Discover  his powers and his  fabulous flavors :)

Main Effects

Relaxation, calm & serenity, clarity & lucidity, euphoria & well-being,  aphrodisiac & sensory, dreams & lucid dreams, travel & meditation, Sacred Feminine. Tasty grass.

Conso Mode '

  6g as an infusion (quick, tasty pleasure) or as a decoction (optimal)

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