When the leaves change colors, fall from their branches, and drift away across the landscape, we are witnessing Vata in nature – the energy of movement. When the summer flowers finish their lifespan, become dry and rough, and return to the earth as primary elements we can understand the Vata characteristic of aging, cycling, and satisfying the grasp of time over matter.
People with a pitta predominant nature suffer the most in the heat of Summer, but we can all benefit from learning how to pacify pitta.
Ajowan has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. This member of the Apiaceae family has an astounding number of health benefits, including treating chronic and recurrent cough and cold, asthma, cholera, parasitic infestations, kidney stones and more.
Guggulu is among the most famous Ayurvedic herbs, owing to its ability to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and even increase white blood cell production. But that’s not all.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an extraordinarily useful herb, particularly for those struggling to keep up with the hectic pace of modern life. … Ashwagandha’s many health benefits make it the perfect herbal tonic for those under stress and in need of greater energy. But that’s just the beginning of Ashwagandha’s many uses.
Ashoka is regarded as a universal panacea in Ayurvedic medicine, with good reason. This evergreen medicinal tree is not only used as an individual remedy, for a variety of ailments, but as part of synergistic blends and in pharmaceutical drug formulations as well. For the sake of brevity, I will only discuss the most documented health benefits associated with this legendary herb. …
Arjuna is one of those herbs that doesn’t just improve a few aspects of one’s health, it greatly benefits overall health and well-being. … Learn how arjuna herb can help improve your cardiovascular health and prevent many chronic illnesses.
This second article in The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine series examines the herb Amla (also known as Amalaki). Amla is one of the most famous Ayurvedic herbs of all time. It’s delicious to eat and benefits the body inside and out, from head to foot. Research has even shown that Amla can improve certain chronic ailments. …