Sunday, June 11, 2017

Balusinh Thakor of Morvad

Shri Balusinh Thakor of Morvad

Every year in June, GoG sends Ministers and Bureaucrats to the villages to promote school enrolment drive and to check the quality of education in primary schools. The programme at the school is predefined, includes prayer, yoga, enrolment of children in Anganwadi and in primary school, felicitation of the students stood first in Std 3-7, to honour the donors and the oldest person of the village, etc, followed by test checking of quality of education. The drive has delivered many positive results.

Morvad Primary School was the first school I have visited on 8th June 2017. It was a full moon day of Jayeshtha Hindu month, therefore some married women came to the school to worship the banyan tree located in the school compound. It is a tradition in India from Mahabharata (Satyavan-Savitri story) period (2800 BC) to worship Banyan tree (it has longest life) by the married women for the long and healthy life of their spouses. Look at the wisdom of our ancestors, they promoted plantation of trees through religion at the onset time of monsoon.

Shri Balusinh Takor was honoured as the oldest person of the village. He is around 85 years old and has no children. He and his wife have passed their whole life in the services to the society. He can cure skin diseases, gangrene, wet piles, constipation and diabetes. Many people have been cured with his treatment. He doesn't charge for the treatment. He tried to teach one boy, but when the boy said that he will charge ₹100 from the patient, he didn't transfer his knowledge. Many people present in the programme have confirmed the success of his treatments to the patients. He succeeded in curing gangrene of one NRI of US, who presented him a cell phone which he carry as a necklace. He advises people to come to him for 15 days before going for any operation of wet piles or gangrene. 

I was curious, therefore second day, I carried my home vaidhya Lakshmi with me. She recognises many herbs easily. As I was moving in other villages, she went to Morvad to meet Shri Balusinh. He showed her some herbs he is using in the treatment. One of the most important herbs he is using in the skin diseases, is the herb very dear to Lord Shiva. Which plant, do you know? It's Dhanturo (ummetta, unmatta, dhatura). It is a poisonous plant has been named as devil's weed, hell's bells, thorn apple. Its dangerous poison leads to death due to it's anticholinergic substances. Indian Ayurveda has found medicinal value in Dhatura and allowed its use as medicine. 

There are two types of Dhatura available in Gandhinagar: white and black. Black is more poisonous but more powerful as medicine. It is a medicine for all the skin diseases: scabies, cuts, vitiligo; worms, head lice, mumps, mania, hands-legs sores, fever, ear discharge, impotency, vaginal infection, coughing, swelling, bronchitis, snake bite, scorpions bites, etc. It is used as a pain killer. All panchangs: leaves, roots, skin, flowers, fruits are used as medicine with varied doses and in combination with other herbs. It is used through smoking too.

Cow milk with sakar (sugar), caster roots, cotton seeds are used to control the side and poisonous effects of Dhatura. 

Balusinh makes the paste of Dhatura leaves in boiled water made from Babul (vacholia nilotica) skin, adds Karanja (pongamia pinnata, dithouri, pongum) oil into it to cure the skin diseases. If the paste is applied thrice in a day for 15 days, it will surely cure some of the incurable skin problems. 

You may use dhatura as medicine, but with extra care and understanding well about it's side effect as it is one of the most poisonous plants. However, it has capacity to cure incurable diseases. 

“ॐ नम: शिवाय” 

11 June 2017


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