Ayurvedic Herbs

8 Ayurvedic Herbs to Integrate into our Daily Life

In the ancient science of Ayurveda herbs are viewed as the spiritual essence the Kundalini of plants. Humans and plants have had a very spiritual connection plants catch solar energy and convert it into nutrients that humans can digest. Plants do this by converting sunlight into chlorophyll, which can then be osmosed by the human body. Ayurvedic herbs have many benefits in its different forms,it varies from individual.

Every herb in Ayurvedic herbology has a number of benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurvedic herbs can be used internally or externally. From weight loss to beautiful skin to overall vitality, herbs can transform health in so many ways. Here are some of the Top 8 herbs in Ayurveda and easy ways to integrate them into your daily routine.

Ayurvedic Herbs

1. Ashwagandha

One of the best anti-ageing herbs, Ashwagandha enhances vitality. This herb is crucial for people suffering from too much stress. Take 1/2 teaspoon cooked in milk. Ayurvedic herbs are fat soluble and can go deeper into the tissues and cells when taken with the healthy fat (such as ghee, butter, or whole raw milk).

2. Neem

Neem is the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic herbology. Use neem on the skin in a medicated oil. Best for acne, wound healing, skin diseases, and skin damage, neem is useful for all Pitta disorders. It works wonders for eczema and psoriasis skin flare-ups. Also useful for joint and muscle pain.

3. Cumin

Cumin enhances the metabolism and digestive system. It helps the body with nutrient absorption. Cumin can be especially useful for moms after giving birth, as it cleanses the reproductive organs and improves milk secretion. Use cumin while cooking to help in the assimilation of micronutrients.

4. Licorice

Licorice is a rejuvenating herb that is commonly used in both the East and West. It restores all systems of the body and reduces acidity. It calms the mind and nurtures the spirit. Add liquorice root to hot tea as a sweetener, in the place of honey or sugar. Or, boil powdered liquorice root in a milk decoction.

5. Ajwain

Ajwain is a powerful digestive and nerve stimulant. It works as a weight loss herb by drawing out deep-seated toxins from the body.  It is an excellent herb to address Vata problems. Ajwain can be taken as a tea to assist with weight loss. Just boil 1 tsp of ajwain seeds in 16 ounces of water.

6. Shatavari

Shatavari is the Ayurvedic rejuvenation for women. It nourishes and cleanses the blood and the reproductive organs. Shatavari is easily available as a tea, in pill and powder form, or it can be taken in ghee or milk, which is the preferred form.

7. Brahmi

Brahmi is the tonic for the brain and nervous system. Its leaves even look like the brain. Brahmi balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain and decalcifies the pineal gland. It is Tridosha mainly beneficial for balancing high Pitta conditions. Brahmi eliminates toxins and blockages from the nervous system. It helps with depression, improves intelligence and improves concentration and memory. Brahmi improves the overall cellular wisdom in the body. Take Brahmi every morning to rejuvenate the body-mind. It can be used as a medicated oil for the hair.

8. Manjistha

Manjistha is the best blood purifying herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is anti-inflammatory and clears acne. It cleans the blood and liver, lowering pitta disorders in the skin, and clearing acne. It cools and detoxifies the blood, and cleanses and regulates liver and kidney functions. If you are suffering from Pitta skin disorders. Or, take it with warm milk before bed.