Ayurveda in very simple terms is the science of eight components. Practitioners of this ancient science reach a diagnosis by studying the five senses of the patient.
All of us use some or the other Ayurvedic herbs related to this science in our daily lives. It is an alternative medicine option that has come to the rescue of many, when all else has failed. A wave of awareness and going back to our roots and knowledge in the old books, has been noticed in the past few years that will hopefully, restore our age old treasures to their well deserved glory.
Also called as winter cherry, its literal meaning is ‘strength of a horse.’ This herb is most popularly known to promote energy and increasing stamina, without stimulation of the heart.
- Has aphrodisiac traits.
- Is used to treat infertility.
- Nourishes and rejuvenates tissues.
- Can be used from the leaves to the roots.
- Also aids in intellect, strength and sleep deprivation.
We all are aware of its antiseptic properties and have used it innumerable times over cuts and bruises. Commonly found in all Indian households, its properties are unmatched.
- Has anti bacterial traits that help a great deal in healing of wounds.
- Main components are curcuminoids and curcumin.
- Known to preserve brain function; increases antioxidant activity.
- Used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and prevents cancer.
- Platelet regression can be reduced.
- Regular consumption increases vit E plasma levels.
Tulsi is often grown as a houseplant in many Indian homes. We have been having Tulsi tea or Tulsi concoction in cold or cough since our childhood.
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It was an essential part of our lives all this while.
- Useful in all bronchital diseases.
- Asthma and kidney stones can be treated by it.
- It is excellent to increase memory and mental sharpness.
- Stress buster.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been called the plant of immortality in old Egyptian scriptures. It has exceptional properties for nourishing the skin. In recent years, it is being used extensively in cosmetics.
- Can be used to treat rashes and other inflammations of the skin.
- Is very high in Vitamins and minerals.
- Helps in curing digestive tract ailments.
- Is effective when consumed to help in weight loss.
- Is a home remedy for itching and bug bites.
- Can be used to treat frost bite.
- Used to treat Eczema, puffiness and acne problems.
The fruit has a unique flavor and unique traits. It’s visibly attractive too. Often called a super fruit, its use is very prevalent in all of South East Asia.
- It is a rich source of fiber and aids in bowel movements.
- Used to control weight and cholesterol.
- Regular consumption increases circulation and gives cancer protection.
- Very rich source of Vit C and helps in building resistance.
- Found very useful in treating prostrate cancer and diabetes.
Neem is a majestic and worshipped tree found both in rural and urban India. It has medicinal properties that help treat skin infections. The herb is also believed to be effective in treating small pox.
Very bitter in taste, it is used as a base for many Ayurvedic medicines
- Excellent blood purifier.
- Used for treatment of hair trouble.
- Also used in Unani and Homeopathic systems.
- Helpful in treating cancer and as an antioxidant.
- Used to treat diabetes.
Grapes have high nutritional value and are sometimes referred to as the healthiest of fruits. Resveratrol found in grapes has amazing medicinal benefits. It can be consumed orally or in the form of juice.
- Have very high therapeutic value to treat asthma.
- Have mineral nutrients like copper, iron, manganese to make your bones strong.
- Prevents clots in the blood stream.
- Grape juice has been advocated for treating migraines.
- Are effective in elimination of constipation.
- Used for treating kidney disorders and cholesterol levels.