“The plants have enough spirit to transform our limited vision.”- Rosemary Gladstar
Isn’t it wonderful when we see how old things or methods or trends make a comeback? Similarly, the same thing happens in the world of health, food, and healthcare. The year has been extremely wonderful, where we witness that what is old is new again.
We have seen how people are starting to be okay again with carbs, switching to a Mediterranean diet, adapting ancient old methods for health, weight loss, beauty, and for much more stuff to be counted.
And among the one is Ayurveda herbs.
This ancient old system always entices people with its amazing benefits. With the growing popularity of Ayurveda, more people than ever are dabbing in herbs and Ayurveda remedies for their healthcare.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest wellness practices and a huge promoter of inner healing, beauty, massage, cooking, women's health, and of course herbs and medicinal plants. You can even learn extensively about these programs with Ayurveda Courses in India.
Ayurveda or discussing Ayurvedic herb is not seamlessly possible to brief down in a blog like this, but we tried best within our reach to offer you six amazing Ayurvedic herbs that protect your body.
One of the most favored herbs by Ayurveda practitioners, Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil loaded with enormous benefits. The herb is considered sacred in the Hindu religion, but its medicinal properties are par excellent. The rich fragrance opens respiratory passages, and its anti-inflammatory properties block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation, pain, redness, swelling, etc. Tulsi is a great remedy to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and relax your mind.
Holy Basil tea is the best way to consume the herb.
It can also be taken in capsule or liquid form.
Tulsi seeds are highly being used in beverages and desserts.
Originally grown in India, Ashwagandha is a shrub and highly recommended by Ayurveda practitioners. Ashwagandha stands for strength of a stallion, and its benefits are said to balance stress hormone, increase vitality and energy, help with adrenal fatigue, and cure fever. Ashwagandha is considered a wonder herb with anti-aging properties. Make powder of dried roots of Ashwagandha to protect the body from diabetes, anxiety, depression, improve quality of life, and boost fertility in both men and women.
A spoon of Ashwagandha powder in a glass of water, and consume as a morning tonic.
In a cup of milk mix ½ teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder and 1 teaspoon of honey.
After consulting your doctor use Ashwagandha as a supplement.
A popular bright-yellow colored spice that is highly used in Indian cuisine, Turmeric is a magic Ayurveda herb. The entire buzz around Turmeric or Haldi over the past few years is well deserved that provided the world with the famous Golden/Turmeric Latte (Turmeric Milk in India has been consumed since ages). Turmeric consists of anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used as an ointment for healing wounds and treating skin problems. It also has some anti-depressive properties. Learn many more usage of Turmeric during Ayurveda Yoga retreat in Nepal or India.
Add it in your food like Indian some South Asian countries do.
Turmeric Milk before bed relieves a lot of your health problems.
Chewing an inch of raw turmeric root helps a lot.
Add it in your porridge, ice pops, spicy lemonade, etc.
Turmeric face pack makes skin radiant, clear, and spotless.
Shatavari herb is traditionally grown in India and is commonly used to make Ayurveda medicines. If you have any issues with your reproductive organ- menstruation, fertility, menopause, etc. can make huge benefits out of this herb. It is a great herb and traditionally used to help to maintain and prevent female reproductive health issues. According to studies, it is found that the Shatavri herb could also help with PCOS.
It is best to visit an Ayurvedic doctor to have a prescribed dose of the herb.
It comes in a powdered form mixed with other herbs, and recommended to consume with water.
Brahmi is a small succulent herb that is widely known as a brain tonic. Brahmi is a therapeutic herb for the nervous system and used for enhancing memory, concentration, and helps with depression. Add Brahmi to your lifestyle to balance right & left hemispheres of the brain, and remove toxins & blockages. The herb enhances cellular wisdom, rejuvenates body-mind, supports hair growth, and also helps to balance the Pitta condition.
It can be taken in a powdered form or as a supplement after doctor’s consultation.
You can boil Brahmi with water or milk to consume or make Brahmi Ghee.
Highly used as a medicated oil for the hair to nourish brain cells via crown chakra.
Manjistha is a lesser-known name to people, but the herb proves to be a wonderful blood purification tool. It grows in the mountainous regions and has heart-shaped leaves and bright red root. Manjistha is great for people with Pitta Imbalance. The herb has cooling properties and is also anti-inflammatory that benefits you in the long run. Start its consumption to reduce body odor, treat oily skin, help with rashes/hives, reduces the sweating issue, clear acne, regulates liver and kidney functioning, etc. It also helps people with anger, irritability, and impatience issue.
Take it in a powdered form or add it to tonics to acquire benefits.
Bonus Herb: Triphala
Not exactly an herb, Triphala powder is a blend of three fruits: amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki and highly recommend to people with digestive issues and fever. The combinational powder helps with Pitta Dosha, cleanses tissues, rejuvenates liver, and strengthens the overall system. A spoon of Triphala powder with water before bed is beneficial. Get to know the remedy to make the powder Ayurveda Courses in Kerala, India.
Add these miraculous Ayurvedic herbs in your life and feel the change in health and lifestyle.
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