Herbs commonly used in Ayurvedic Medicine Part 2
Thank you for reading part one of the most commonly used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. I am not at all surprised you are back to carry on learning about wonderful these true natural jewels are. Below are yet again some more super powerful herbs for you to discover and try.
Neem (Azadirachta Indica) is an extensive blood purifier, excellent for acne, psoriasis, eczema, teeth and gum diseases. Since neem can be applied externally and internally, it is commonly found in Ayurvedic Skin products.
Over five thousand years ago, Ayurveda prescribed it as a good immunity booster to guard against colds, fevers, infections and various skin disorders. It has been safely used ever since.
Shilajit (Mineral Pitch, Asphaltum) – Shilajit is one of the prime Ayurvedic compounds for rejuvenating the body. It is great to treat diabetes and debilitating urinary problems, as well as being an aphrodisiac and anti-ageing herb.
Shilajit is said to begin to manifest regenerative effects after approximately one month of use according to the Charaka Samhita. Impotence and infertility can also be treated with Shilajit. It is said that the libido levels of the general population will be returned to the level of teenagers when Shilajit is used.
The indigenous people of the Himalayan region have a folk saying that Shilajit makes the body strong as a rock. As an adaptogen (Rasayna), it can help people manage their immune system, urogenital system, nervous system, and sexual dissatisfaction.
The Boswellia herb has been found to have beneficial properties in the treatment of various painful and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint mobility and pain. Boswellia serrata extract was found to be effective in treating knee osteoarthritis in a recent clinical trial.
In addition to treating back pain, knee pain, joint pain, and arthritis, Boswellia has also been found useful for treating a number of other disorders. Several studies have been conducted on the herb’s potential as a treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Triphala (Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Haritaki) – Triphala has the properties of three famous nutrients: amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki. In addition to its mild action, this formula has a more balanced action than the three taken separately.
It works as a detoxifier and cleanser. With regular use, it promotes gentle, slow detoxification, first of the digestive tract, and then of the deep tissues. With continued use, it can also normalize all three humours. (Doshas) Triphala is easily one of the best supplements available today and pretty hard to beat; this is why in Indian you may hear them say “even if your mother leaves you, you’ll be fine if you have Triphala”
HOLY BASIL – TULSI
As its very name Holy Basil indicates its sacred nature, Tulsi (Holy Basil, Ocimum Sanctum) deserves special attention. It’s a sacred plant worshipped in many Indian households and a must for any Hindu household.
There are also many Ayurvedic cough syrups that use holy basil over other ingredients. Research has found that it is a good stress reliever and that it is good for respiratory problems, colds, fevers, and all types of cough.
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Please ensure you consult a qualified Ayurvedic, Naturopathic or Herbal Practitioner before using herbs and do not stop taking you medicine without doctors approval.