GENESIS OF KASINI
I came across Kasini during my researches on
the Prophet's Medicines. In the sayings of the Prophet and in
Arabic Language the herb is named as Hinduba which means a plant
from India. Obviously it is an ancient herb used by the ancient
physicians of India. But in the course of time due to some reasons
it fell into oblivion in India, whereas the Arabs made use of
it for preparing medicines and the Prophet of Islam Muhammad
(Sal) described it as a holy herb. This is a humble attempt
to expose the various aspects of this holy wonder herb Kasini.
God has created many plants, creepers, grass and trees on the
earth. The uses of which are made known to man through wise
men, saints and the prophets. Thus we have saints like Agasthya
and Danwanthari and great many Rishis in India. In vedas a separate
veda, Ayurveda deals with the health of the people. Similarly
in Arabia, through Prophet Mohammed (Sal) God sent his for the
spiritual and physical guidance of entire mankind. No doubt
these teachings include the health matters as well. The Prophet's
teachings on medical matters have been compiled as Thibb-e-Nabuvi,
i.e the Prophet's Medicine. More than one hundred herbs have
been mantioned in the Prophet's Medicine. Kasini is one among
Dr. Akbar Kausar is the first physician in India who introduce
it as vegetable and medicine for various diseases. The unani
people know kasini as diuretic medicine which is useful in liver
and kidney disorders.
He cultivates kasini in his herbal farms at Vaniyambadi, Bangalore
and Tirunelveli. Marketing directly at the sales counters of
Malaimurasu daily news paper offices of Tamil Nadu, Dinachudar
Daily and Sanjevani Kanada Daily Offices, Hopcoms Government
vegetable shops in the state of Karnataka. Dr. Akbar Kausar's
Kasini is made available in Uzhavar Sandai, Tamil Nadu Government
vegetable market. Within a short span of five years period Dr.
Akbar Kausar's Kasini has become a household vegetable through
the efforts of Dr. Akbar Kausar by propagating it through the
various Tamil TV. Channels.
He manufactures Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini powder and Kasini
capsules from the Kasini keerai.
When the demand of Kasini keerai increased suddenly Dr. Akbar
Kausar's herbal farm was not able to supply the required demand
to the public. He met personally Hon'ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble
Health Minister, Hon'ble Agriculture Minister to encourage the
farmers to grow Kasini in the lands to meet the sufficient demand
of the people. It was implemented by the government.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu exempted Dr. Akbar
Kausar's Kasini and its by - products, Dr. Akbar kausar's Kasini
powder and Kasini capsule from Sale Tax. In the Tamil Nadu Assembly
Hon’ble agricultural Minister appealed to all the M.L.A's
to propagate Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini and encourage the farmers
to cultivate in large in their area.
man, animals, plants, trees, inanimate beings etc. He has also
caused ailments to the living beings. But then he has evolved
medicines for the diseases. People have had superstitions about
diseases. They began to think it is the results of their sins
or the consequence of witchcraft or poisoning done by enemies
etc. Even in serious cases of diseases, instead of going for
medicinal cure they go to those who practice witchcraft and
THE DAWN OF A PROPHET
Such was the condition prevailed over Arabia before the arrival
of Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him). He has been sent by
God to expel darkness from the hearts of the people regarding
belief in God. Besides that, God has taught him medicines to
relieve the ignorant from their superstitions. Through simple
herbal remedies, he showed the people, the diseases can be cured
DROPS FROM PARADISE
One such herb prescribed by the Phrophet (Sal) was Dr. Akbar
Kausar's Kasini, which according to him had the properties to
expell the effects of witchcraft and poison. He said that on
the Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini leaves every day the drops of
Paradise fall. Those who consume it every day will get good
sleep and will be kept away from the evil effects of diseases,
witchcraft and poisoning. (Source: Abu Nayeem)
Accordingly the Arab people used Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini as
a medicine for diabetes, kidney failure, liver failure, cancer,
jaundice, arthritis. Later on through out the world Dr. Akbar
Kausar's Kasini has been accepted as an effective and useful
In this stage lot of spurious Kasini-like leaves are being marketed
by some of the greedy vegetable vendors which cause great harm
and inconvenience to the public.
Dr. Akbar Kausar educated the people about the Dr. Akbar Kausar's
original Kasini keerai through the press and T.V. media.
He cultivates Kasini in his own herbal farms by using the traditional
procedure of cultivation. Harvesting, drying, powdering, packing
and preserving with great care so that its medicinal value is
He believes in scientific research and evaluation of the all
herbal medicines, in particulary Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini.
With the help of the world renowned nutrition scientist Dr.
Rajammal P. Devadoss, Chancellor, Avinashilingam University
of Coimbatore he made extensive research on Dr. Akbar Kausar's
Kasini leaves, Kasini powder and Kasini capsules.
People should be aware that kasini is of two types. One is Chicorium
Intybus. Another is Chicorium Endiva. Besides these varieties,
there are lot of other greens which seems to be of same shape
and size to look, but differs from taste and its medicinal qualities.
It is better to take Dr. Akbar Kausar's special kasini powder
and special kasini capsules which is prepared with great care,
when original kasini leaves are not available in your area.
NAMES OF DR. AKBAR KAUSAR'S KASINI
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini (Common), Chicory (English), Chicorium
intybus Linn (Botanical), Compositae (Family), Hinduba (Arabic).
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini in Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kanada,
Bengali and in all other Indian languages.
Dr.Akbar Kausar's Kasini is a perennial herb with a long tape
root and a stuffy erect branched, angled and furrowed stem similar
to a dandilion. The leaves on the branching stems are large
and spreading. This herb is juicy, milky, stem angled or grooved,
The lower leaves are pinnatified, lobes toothed, pointing downwards,
the upper leaves are small, alternate, heads ligulate, terminal
and solitary or axillary and clustered, sessile or on short
stalks, leaf like flowers are bright blue, papous short lique
very long spreading 5 toothed. Fruits angled, with crowned arch
and ring of pappus.
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini is of an instable humor that is transformed
according to the seasons of the year. In winter, it is cold
and humid; in summer it is hot and dry; in spring and autumn,
it is moderate. It is suitable to all in all seasons.
DR. AKBAR KAUSAR'S KASINI PLANT CULTIVATION
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini can be cultivated anywhere at any
time. It is not a seasonal plant. 15 days after seeding the
leaves can be harvested. It can be cultivated both in the fields
and kitchen garden. The Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini leaves are
available in the vegetable markets and are used in several food
preparations. The dried seeds and roots are available in the
country-crude-drug stores. These are used in preparation of
medicines. In Arabian countries the raw stem and roots are preparations.
The plant is known as Kasini in Persian, Urdu, Tamil and other
Indian languages. The Arabs call it “Hinduba”. The
common English term is wild "Chicory".
The leaves are green coloured and wide with rude surface. The
flowers are in violet colour. Seeds are grey coloured and roots
muddy coloured. It is bitter in taste.
PROPERTIES OF DR. AKBAR KAUSAR'S KASINI
Leaves, flower, roots, seeds and all parts of the Dr. Akbar
Kausar's Kasini plant are used for medicinal purpose by the
Unani Physician. The bitter Kasini is diuretic, laxative, anti
inflammatory, digestive, appetizer, blood purifier and thermogenic.
It is very useful in Dropsy, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Fever, Elergy,
Asthma, Kidney failure, Rheumatoid Arthritis,Diabetes, Allergic
condition of the Skin, Insomia, Gout, Pain and Swelling in small
joints, Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Arthralgia, Pharyngitis, Colic,
Filaria, Hydroceyle and Bilious complaints. It strengthens the
Lungs, Kidney, Liver, Gall Blader, Heart, Stomach, Pancreas
and Skin. It is specially useful for Diabetic patient.
The plant increases
digestion, blood formation and cures anaemia. It dissolves gall
stones. It is also useful in joint pain and all other associated
complaints of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The sedimentation of uric
acid in the blood is the main cause of the Arthritis. The allopathy
system has not yet found a drug to reduce the uric acid. If
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini plant is used as a medicine, the uric
acid will be cleared of from the blood.
Experiments done on white rats have shown that Dr. Akbar Kausar's
Kasini is useful in the problems of heart, inflammation and
in expelling excessive sugar from blood. The people who are
addicted to tea and coffee can use Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini
decoction as substitute to relieve the toxic effects of such
drinks. The Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini has the powder to expell
the toxic effects of alcohol smoking and drugs.
DR. AKBAR KAUSAR'S KASINI IN THE DAILY DIET
Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini leaves can be used as an ordinary
vegetable in several preparations like sambar, rasam, curry,
soup, bonda, vadai, idli, with meat, masala dosai, biriyani,
chutney and sharbath. Regular use of Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini
as food will help to relieve constipation and to control many
diseases connected with liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, prostate,
urinary bladder, uterus and other internal organs. It will help
to reduce the uric acid in the blood thus will bring relief
to all types of joints and nerve pains and inflammation connected
with arthritis, gout etc. It will also prevent the formation
of calculi in the gall bladder, urinary bladder and kidneys.
Regular use of Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini will help to expell
the stones already formed in these organs. In short, the Kasini
referred in the Prophet's Medicine is a blessing from God, a
panacea for all diseases.
DR. AKBAR KAUSAR'S KASINI IN INDIA
It was during the period of Mughal kings Dr. Akbar Kausar's
Kasini was introduced in India bot as a herb and vegetable.
The indigeneous systems of medicines like Ayurveda and Unani
have found out the medicinal properties and it began to be used
as an important ingredient in various medicinal preparations.
But with the emergence and dominance of European system of medicine
the importance of Kasini was forgotten.
THE PROPHET'S MEDICINE
The teaching of the Prophet regarding medicines have been compiled
and many books have been published under the caption the Thibb-e-Nabuvi,
the Prophet's medicine. In all these books Dr. Akbar Kausar's
Kasini has been specified for the treatment of kidney failure
and liver failure Dr.Akbar Kausar has found out that Kasini
has been very useful in treating and maintaining the kidney
failure without dialysis and kidney transplantation especially
the diabetic nephropathy. Ever since his new discovery of Kasini's
medicinal properties, the herb has achieved greater significance.
THE CHIEF MINISTER'S GESTURE
Dr. Akbar Kausar's plea to exempt Dr. Akbar Kausar's Kasini
from sales taxes was instantly granted by the Government of
Tamil Nadu. Accordingly it was notified in the budget for 1998-199
and the exemption was extended in the budgets for the subsequent