Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal system. Ayurveda means the science and knowledge of life where – Ayur meaning life and Veda means science or knowledge. The ayurvedic practice is five thousand years old and works on three basic three principles or doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).
Ayurveda practice is based on three main books named – Charaka Samhita, the Sushruta Samhita, and the Astanga Hridaya that were written in Sanskrit over 2,000 years ago and are known as the Great Trilogy.
Benefits of Ayurvedic herbs
Balance your dosha’s and provide complete relief from an existing illness.
They are treating as a whole individual, so this type of treatment can give you a side advantage to cure other health problems with the main disease.
It is a natural line of treatment with no or fewer benefits.
It improves vitality and provides strength.
They boost your immunity and increase your natural power of healing.
Best Ayurvedic herbs
The following ayurvedic herbs are very famous and effective for many years. Here we will describe herbs with their benefits –
Ashwagandha is a traditional ayurvedic medicine used for multiple uses. It is found in India, Africa, and some parts of the Mediterranean continent. Ashwagandha’s name is taken from a Sanskrit word where Ashva means horse, and Gandha means smell. As per the traditional description, it can bring the strength and stamina of a horse while nourishing the female and male reproductive and nervous systems. It is also called ‘Winter Cherry’ or ‘Indian ginseng’. Generally, Ashwagandha roots are used for preparing ayurvedic remedies. The benefits of Ashwagandha are as follows –
Boosts immune system
Decreases stress and calm your body
Enhance your memory and cognition
Improve sleep patterns
Helps to manage weight
Helps to maintain normal testosterone levels in males
Improve heart health
Helps to manage weight
Promote thyroid health
Ashwagandha is versatile and can be consumed as a powder, a tablet, or a liquid extract form. You can also take it with or without food and at any time.
Brahmi is also called a Bacopa Monnieri is a traditional ayurvedic herb that has been used specifically to treat neurological disorders. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The leaves of this plant are considered very pure and effective. The benefits of Brahmi are as follows –
Works as a brain tonic
Enhance memory, concentration, and intelligence
Improve nervous system function
Reduces stress and depression
Calm your mind
Reduce the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) like hyperactivity, impulsiveness
It is used as a great antioxidant that helps to remove cancer-producing cells
Acts as a natural blood purifier give healthy skin and hair
Shatavari is a medicinal herb with excellent health benefits. Shatavari is also called as ‘queen of herbs’. It has antioxidant properties due to the presence of Saponins in it. It is very beneficial to boost your immunity and for the female reproductive system. Here are some benefits of Shatavari
Enhance immunity power
Improve female reproductive system activity
Effective in alleviating respiratory symptoms
Works excellent to relieve acidity symptoms
Helps to cure esophagus, stomach, and intestinal ulcers
Maintain blood sugar levels
controls anti-aging changes of skin
Licorice has been used since the old days not only in Indian but in Greek and Egyptian medicine preparations. Due to its sweet flavor, it is been used in various preparations such as herbal teas, candies, capsules, and liquid extracts. Benefits of Licorice are as follows –
Provides relief from acidity, stomach ulcers, and food poisoning
Treats cold and cough
Works as an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, and anti-aging
Excellent for hair fall and to prevent dandruff
Beneficial in prostate gland problems