India is a country which is not only famous for its rich culture and history, but also the great “Ayurveda” concept which introduced this world with a list of Healing Therapies with the use of Nature and herbs. Ayurveda, being the oldest, is also the most developed herbal system in the world has got a long history of more than 5000 years. This ancient herbal healing system brings in use thousands of herbs and plants along with their exceptional medicinal properties in order to treat and heal the general human ailments. It’s been also said that since ancient times, humans and plants have had a divine connection as plants grabs the solar energy and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to release oxygen (Vital for Humans) and also form food source for them. It’s worth mentioning here that Carbon dioxide is harmful for the whole structure of earth and a plant plays a key role in maintaining its balance. So when it comes to Ayurveda, Herbs and plants holds all the properties and powers to sooth and treat down human body, mind and soul. Herbs can help and transform our lives in many ways, from Weight loss to getting a healthy and shiny skin; it takes care of almost everything with its Natural Healing properties. Here we are going to list down 10 of the most valuable Ayurvedic herbs which you can incorporate in your daily routines.
Ajwain – Ajwain can be termed as a strong herb which helps in digestions and detoxifying the body. It also helps in the weight loss process by boosting the overall metabolism of the body. Ajwain also helps in relieving from Joints pain and works magic in case of “Vata” issues. In order to use it for with weight loss whilst taking it with tea, just boil 1 tsp of ajwain seeds in 16 ounces of water.
Ashwagandha – Ashwagandha is one of the magical herbs which enhances Vitality and also works big time as an Anti -ageing agent. This herb also helps in relieving from the stress and is very helpful for the people who often get through issues like Fatigue or Overworking. A ½ Tbsp along with Milk is a recommended dosage. It must be noted that Herbs are generally more soluble with fat, and are capable of seeding deeper into cells and tissues when consumed with healthy fats like Milk, Butter and ghee.
Brahmi – Brahmi has been highly acclaimed herb and often been regarded as the best herb for the brain and nervous system. Moreover, its leaves also look like a Brain. Brahmi brings a balance to the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and also decalcifies the pineal gland. It is termed as “tridoshic”, but is quoted as best remedy to the people with high Pitta issues. Brahmi also detoxify body and also removes blockages from the nervous system. It also works magic in case of depression, boost intelligence and enhance memory and concentration. Brahmi also works wonders for the overall cellular intelligence in the body. It is also good for Hair growth. A normal dosage of Brahmi is recommended every morning. It can be boiled in the water like tea and can also be used as medicated oil for the hair issues, and the same will seep into the brain cells slowly and steadily.
Cardamom – Cardamom is a natural tranquilizer or we can say a “Soothing pill”, which brings calmness and clarity to the brain cells and boost the overall mood of the person. It counteracts against the acidic nature of coffee and caffeine and also stops the mucus forming nature of Milk. Cardamom also helps in removing the extra Kapha from stomach and lungs. You can take it along with coffee by putting the pods or the powder while making it and can also include it in milk the same way.
Cumin – Cumin is another magic herb which helps in boosting the digestive system and overall metabolism. It helps the body big time in digesting all the healthy nutrients. It is highly useful in terms of Moms of newborn babies, as it rinse out the reproductive organs and enhances milk secretion. You can also use cumin while cooking to help it in assisting the absorption of all the Micro nutrients.
Licorice – Licorice is a rejuvenating herb which is greatly used in not only the Asian countries, but European countries too. It revitalizes all systems of the body and act as an anti- acidic factor. It also calms down the mind and cherishes your mind body and soul. Just Add licorice root to hot tea instead of sugar or honey or you can use its powdered form with Milk.
Manjistha – Manjistha can be regarded as the best blood purifying herb in Ayurveda. It is also anti-inflammatory and helps in clearing acne while providing a bright skin. Manjistha cleanses the blood and liver, minimizing pitta disorders in the skin, and clearing acne. It also act as a cooling agent , detoxifies the blood, and cleanses and control the functioning of Liver and Kidneys. You can Take this herb in capsule form (2 capsules in the morning, and 2 capsules at night) if you are suffering from any PITTA issues or either consume it with warm milk.
Neem – Neem is one of the best and highly acclaimed herbal agents which act as a natural blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurveda. It’s the best remedy for Acne or any other skin allergy, wound healing, and sunburn issues to the skin. It’s also useful for treating joint and muscle pain. It can be used in raw form or can be used as medicated Oil.
Shatavari – Shatavari works the same way as Ashwagandha does for Men. It nurture and clean the blood and the female reproductive organs. While it is available in Ready to consume form, it can be taken with tea milk or water.
Turmeric- Turmeric is best known for its “All round” abilities in purifying the blood and different channels of the body. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and is the best treatment for Acne and all the skin related issues.