Sharad Navratri: Mother Navdurga resides in these 9 medicines

The nine medicinal forms of Navdurga were first shown in the form of Markandeya medical system and this secret of the medical system has been called Durga Kavach in the sermon by Brahmaji.

Maa Durga provides welfare to her devotees in nine forms and takes away all their troubles. The living proof of this is the medicines available in the world, which are known as different forms of Maa Durga.

The nine medicinal forms of Navdurga were first shown in the form of Markandeya medical system and this secret of the medical system has been called Durga Kavach in the sermon by Brahmaji.

It is believed that these medicines act as a shield to cure and protect all living beings from diseases, hence it was called Durga Kavach.

By using these, a person can avoid untimely death and live for a hundred years. Let us know the nine medicines with divine properties which have been called Navadurga.

(1) First Shailputri (Harad):

The medicine used in many types of diseases is myrobalan Himavati, which is a form of Goddess Shailputri. It is the main medicine of Ayurveda. It is of seven types: Pathaya, Haritika, Amrita, Hemvati, Kayastha, Chetaki and Shreyasi. By using it all stomach problems remain away.

(2) Brahmacharini (Brahmi):

Brahmi increases lifespan and memory, removes blood disorders and makes the voice sweet. That is why it is also called Saraswati.

It provides strength to the mind and brain and is the main medicine for gas and urine related diseases. This is a medicine capable of eliminating blood disorders through urine.
Therefore, a person suffering from these diseases should worship Brahmacharini.

(3) Chandraghanta (Chandusur):

This is a plant which is similar to coriander. Vegetable is made from the leaves of this plant, which is beneficial.

This medicine is beneficial in removing obesity, hence it is also called Charmhanti. Chandrika is a medicine that increases strength and cures heart diseases.

(4) Kushmanda (Petha):

The fourth form of Navadurga is Kushmanda. Petha sweet is made from this medicine, it is also called Kumhra which is a tonic, enhancer of semen and helps in cleaning the stomach by curing blood disorders.

This is like nectar for a mentally weak person. It removes all the defects of the body and cures heart disease. Pumpkin removes blood, bile and gas. A person suffering from these diseases should use petha.

(5) Skandamata (linseed):
Goddess Skandamata is present in flaxseed in the form of medicine. It is a destroyer of Vata, Pitta and Kapha diseases. Due to the high amount of fiber in it, everyone should take it every morning and evening after frying it with black salt after meals. It also purifies the blood.

(6) Katyayani (Moiya):

Goddess Katyayani is known by many names in Ayurveda like Amba, Ambalika and Ambika, apart from this she is also called Moiya. This medicine cures cough, bile and throat diseases.

(7) Kalratri (wormwood):

This is known as Goddess Nagdaun medicine. It is beneficial in all types of diseases and cures mental and brain disorders. It is also a panacea for piles. It is called Dudhi in the local language of Jabalpur.

(8) Mahagauri (Tulsi):

There are seven types of Tulsi – White Tulsi, Black Tulsi, Maruta, Davana, Kudherak, Arjak and Shatpatra. It purifies the blood and eliminates heart diseases. It should be taken every morning except Ekadashi.

Navam Siddhidatri Cha Navdurga Prakirtita

(9) Siddhidatri (Asparagus):

The ninth form of Durga is Siddhidatri who is called Narayani Shatavari. It is useful for strength, intelligence and wisdom.

This is a panacea especially for pregnant women (mothers who have less milk supply after operation or after surgery) and should consume it.

In this way, according to Markandeya Purana in the language of Ayurveda, every goddess cures every disease of man in the form of nine medicines and makes the blood circulation proper and clean and makes man healthy.

Therefore man should worship and consume them.