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 them.
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.
created 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 magic.
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:
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 herb.
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
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 not lost.
He believes in scientific research and evaluation of the
all herbal medicines, in particulary Dr. Akbar Kausar's
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.
COMMON NAMES OF DR. AKBAR
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 years also.