HERBS & AYURDEVA

The Indian herb ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the most highly regarded botanicals in the 5,000-year-old system of natural medicine known as Ayurveda. Considered a rasayan (life extender), ashwagandha root is used with excellent results for overall vitality.

Here are some Ayurvedic herbs and spices with science-backed health benefits.

  • Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a small woody plant native to India and North Africa. ...
  • Boswellia
  • Brahmi
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Licorice root
  • Gotu kola
  • Bitter melon
  • Triphala
  • Amla
  • Aloe Veera

The difference between Ayurvedic and herbal? Herbal medicine is science of medicine that uses plants and their extracts for curing ailments whereas ayurveda is a centuries old Hindu science of therapeutics that involves the use of medicinal plant extracts along with metal extractions, massages, etc.

Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine. It aims to preserve health and wellness by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance and preventing disease rather than treating it.

To do so, it employs a holistic approach that combines diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

Ayurvedic herbs and spices are also an important component of this approach. They’re thought to protect your body from disease and offer a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion and mental health.