The Ongoing Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh is a Carnival of Faith and a Tsunami of Humanity.
While the faithful find relief from their Wordly Pains by Submitting to the Will of the Almighty ,Lord Shiva in particular in Ujjain, there are many who seek help from more physical Pain Killers.
Lord Shiva Symbolized in Brass with the Holy Ganges trapped in his Hairlocks. ( however that is another story)
The Mahakumbh while an explosion of Faith in the Divine is also a wonderful opportunity to avail of the benefits of Traditional Herbal Medicine.
These Large Palm sized seeds laid out on the streets on way to the River Banks did not merit more than a few pictures.
The presentation and Location on the street made me drift away from the Vendor of these Massive Smooth and Hardened seeds.
However I was amazed to find out that the seeds of the Badi Imli ( Hindi) , Lady Nut/Giant’s Rattle ( English) ,Entada pursaetha ( Scientific name) are a Natural Pain Killer which rival steroids and chemical painkillers in both potency and efficiency.
The Yellow Parchment in the picture below highlights the vast benefits of this Naturally Occurring Pain Killer, which I read only once I set about writing this Blog.
These Oversized Seeds Grow in Gigantic Beans like Peas in a Pod on Woody Climbers in Dense Forests.( reminds me of “Jack and the BeanStalk”) .
Known to Traditional Medical Practitioners for centuries and mentioned in Ancient Sanskrit scriptures this GIFT FROM THE GODS is a bounty for those suffering from Inflammation of the Joints.
Unlike Steroids like Cortisones these Gigantic Dark Brown seeds have no side effects.
I am kicking myself for not being more attentive to the Vendor of these SEEDY PAIN KILLERS.