Nature’s pharmacy: Unlocking the healing power of Ayurvedic herbs
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that emphasizes the use of natural remedies to promote health and well-being. Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Director and Principal Consultant of Ayush Ayurveda, Singapore, says that Ayurvedic herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments and support overall health.
Ayurvedic herbs are believed to work by balancing the three doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – to restore health and harmony to the body and mind. Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, talks about the most popular Ayurvedic herbal remedies, their benefits and uses, and how to incorporate herbs into our daily routine for optimal health.
Most popular Ayurvedic herbal remedies
Ayurvedic herbal remedies are derived from plants, roots, and other natural sources. Some of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs include ashwagandha, turmeric, triphala, neem, ginger, guggulu, brahmi, and shatavari.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says that these herbs have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to promote health and treat a variety of ailments.
8 Popular herbs and their uses in Ayurveda
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “In Ayurveda, each herb has its own unique properties and is believed to balance the body’s three doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – to restore health and harmony.”
Ayurvedic herbs are used in reducing stress and anxiety to promoting digestive health and supporting female reproductive health.
Ashwagandha – This herb is known for its adaptogenic properties, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. It is also used to boost energy, improve brain function, and support the immune system.
Turmeric – This bright yellow spice is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is used to support joint health, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity.
Triphala – This blend of three fruits – amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki – is used to promote digestive health, boost immunity, and support overall well-being.
Neem – This bitter herb is used to purify the blood, support skin health, and promote liver function. It is also used as a natural insect repellent.
Ginger – This spicy root is used to support digestion, reduce nausea, and boost immunity. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Guggulu – This resin is used to support joint health, promote weight loss, and reduce cholesterol levels.
Brahmi – This herb is used to support brain function, improve memory, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Shatavari – This root is used to support female reproductive health, promote lactation, and reduce menopausal symptoms.
How to include herbs in daily routine
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says: “There are many ways to incorporate Ayurvedic herbs into your daily routine. You can take herbal supplements, drink herbal teas, use herbal oils for massage, or add herbs to your meals.”
Herbal supplements and teas can be found at health food stores or online, while herbal oils can be purchased from Ayurvedic practitioners or specialty stores. Adding herbs to your meals can be as simple as sprinkling turmeric on your eggs or adding ginger to your stir-fry, says Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies offer a natural and effective way to support health and well-being.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “By incorporating Ayurvedic herbs into your daily routine, you can support your body’s natural healing processes and promote overall health and vitality.”
Whether you choose to take herbal supplements, drink herbal teas, or use herbal oils for massage, Ayurvedic herbs are a valuable tool for anyone looking to promote health and wellness naturally.