Getting started on your weekend gardening projects and wondering what else needs adding to your regular chives, thymes, and dills? How about you think outside the culinary tidbits and salad leafs this time and add something medicinal and therapeutic like Ayurvedic herbs to your green tray?
Here we bring to all an Ayurvedic herbs list curated from the ancient Indian medicine tradition which famously cures on a holistic level with ingredients handpicked from Mother Nature:
Ashwagandha will get you off your nerve-relief and anti-depressant pill popping and set you on the ideal Ayurveda lifestyle. The bud and flower of the Ashwagandha plant is the main ingredient for consuming in a paste, powder, or boiled extract decoction. The benefits come as lowered stress levels and reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, testosterone enhancement and mood boost, and counteraction on inflammations.
You need this herb to source your own homespun first-aid for inflammation and cuts and wounds. Like turmeric- another Ayurvedic botanical wonder, curcumin too has antibacterial properties.
One of the superfoods for weight loss and antioxidant source, this Ayurveda herb has a multitude of benefits. You can use its extracts for treating anemia, build immunity to seasonal flu and cold, and in conjunction with radiation treatment like chemo-therapy during cancer for counteracting its harmful side effects.
Often referred to as Indian Frankincense, Boswellia is effective for arthritis conditions, asthma, sore throat, menstrual cramps, and pimples. It can be mixed with other Ayurvedic herbs like amla or turmeric or used as aromatic infusion oil.
An Indian variant of Basil, this herb is good for relieving cold and flu as well as other respiratory troubles. Holy Basil is a favorite when blended in infusion teas and makes for a detoxifying and relaxing hot drink after a long day of work.
Ginger is an ingredient of Ayurveda for life which is amazingly flavorsome both as an infusion for tea or other drinks in raw form and in any zesty culinary recipe in the cooked form. Ginger exhibits anti-inflammation, blood cholesterol reduction, and anti-bacterial properties.
A powerful anti-infection herb, Neem is useful in treating any type of bacterial and viral onslaughts as well as fungal skin growth. When incorporated in copious amounts in one’s regular diet, it effectively lowers blood sugar.
Known in the Ayurvedic circuit mainly for its female hormones boosting property, Shatavari is a valuable tonic that also works well for men’s hormone related reproductive health. Mark this herb in your book of Ayurveda ingredients for its effectiveness in the reduction of vaginal dryness, menopausal hot flush control, and enhanced fertility in both sexes.
Haritaki is a digestive tract purifying ingredient which is also markedly a tonic for liver and kidneys. Secondarily, it is a tested hearth health booster and gives protection against the blood abnormalities.
Kumari or Aloe Vera needs no introduction. We all know it from face creams as a dermatologically applicable ingredient. What we often overlook is the fact that aloe can also nourish from the inside on consumption. Ayurveda tips direct to have the bitter tonic infused in warm water and to be had on an empty stomach and benefit really fast with improved digestion, faster weight loss, and fresh, youthful, glowing skin.