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    Some Important Ayurveda herbs

    INTRODUCTION

    Since ancient times, humans and plants have had a very spiritual connection - plants capture solar energy and convert it into nutrients that humans can digest.
    Each and every herb in Ayurvedic herbology has a multitude of benefits - for the mind, body, and spirit.
    Herbs can be used internally or externally (through the skin) - or even used as aromatherapy.
    From weight loss to beautiful skin to overall vitality, herbs can transform your health in so many ways.
    Here are the some herbs that you cannot miss to incorporate in your routine for a healthy lifestyle.

    1. Brahmi :

    Brahmi is the tonic for the brain and nervous system.
    Brahmi also balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and decalcifies the pineal gland.
    It is tridoshic, but is especially beneficial for balancing high Pitta conditions.
    Brahmi removes toxins and blockages from the nervous system.
    It helps with depression, enhances intelligence and improves memory and concentration.

    2. Ashwagandha


    Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma), bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease.
    Ashwagandha is also used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.
    Some people also use ashwagandha for improving thinking ability, decreasing pain and swelling (inflammation), and preventing the effects of aging. It is also used for fertility problems in men and women and also to increase sexual desire.
    Ashwagandha is applied to the skin for treating wounds, backache, and one-sided paralysis (hemiplegia).

    3.Cumin


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

    4.Malabar Nut


    Malabar Nut is an important herb in Ayurveda treatments of bronchial problems.
    It is mainly used to treat of the cough, bronchitis, asthma etc.
    It has the ability to increase the platelet counts in blood.
    It is also prescribed for local bleeding due to peptic ulcer, piles etc. It's local use may give relief from gum bleeding.
    Powdered leaves are used for the treatment of skin troubles.

    5.Shathavari:

    Shathavari is a great gift to women by nature.
    This plant's root helps to increase the breast milk , the juice made by crushing and squeezing of the bulb mixed with either ghee or milk can consumed as a drink .
    Helps to nourish and clean the blood and reproductive organs.
    Improves fertility.
    Nourishes the womb and ovum for healthy pregnancy.
    Prevents unpredictable miscarriage.
    Regulates the menstruation and timely ovulation.

    6. Turmeric


    Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
    It helps the body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage and boosting immunity.
    The compound curcumin present in turmeric has been known to interfere with cancer development in the body.
    Detoxifies the Liver.
    Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties have been instrumental in treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Hi Dr. Franklin

    The information provided by you is very beneficial and in I must appreciate that you shared these ayurvedic herbs, in addition to this I want to add some more ayurvedic herbs into this.

    Agnimantha
    In ayurvedic formulations, Agnimantha is used as an anti-inflammatory as well as to balance Vata and Kapha doshas. It is also used as a cold reliever.
    The hypoglycemic property of the extracts of this plant is helpful to control diabetes and hence is very useful for patients suffering from diabetes. Its anthelmintic property helps prevent worm infestation. It is highly useful in case of anaemia as it serves as a good medicine for iron deficiencies. The plant extracts are also effective in terms of hypertension and related complications.

    Bakuchi
    An Ayurvedic herb Bakuchi is a renowned traditional Indian medicine for curing skin diseases like leucoderma. The botanical name of Bakuchi is Psoralia corylifolia and it comes from Fabaceae family. Described in Charak Samhita, this sees is applied on the affected area both internally and externally. One of the ingredients of apamargadi gati that is mentioned in Harit Samhita is Bakuchi.
    While consumption, it tastes sweet and bitter at the same time whereas, after digestion, it smells pungent. It can also be used for constipation because of its coolness. It also helps check bleeding and used for kapha, vayu and also in strengthening of hair as well as purification of skin.

    Chirayata
    Chirayata is an annual herb which bears purple or blue flowers which are found in the temperate Himalayan region. The plant bears pink or white colored sharp pointed fruits and is used in folklore medicines for centuries. The drug Chiretta is procured by the dried aerial part of the plant. It is very pungent, hot, very light and dry and has a cold potency. The name Kiratatikta implies that the herb is utterly bitter in taste. Chirayata is used in Ayurvedic medicines to cure fever and is also used in Tibetian folk medicine. The tonic of Chirayata is used in treating general weakness. It can relieve kapha and pitta doshas.

    Devdaru
    Devdaru or Cedrus deodara is an Ayurvedic herb very useful in neurological disorders. The oil of deodar is very much useful in curbing headache and arthritis. This is also useful in fever, asthma, pruritus and infested wounds. Devdaru oil is very helpful in treating skin diseases, curbing imbalance and also curing vata dosha like constipation, bloating, paralysis etc. The name Devdaru derived from Sanskrit translates to ‘wood of gods’. It has been given different names in different languages. In English it is called Himalayan Cedar.

    Ghritkumari
    Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera) is a succulent plant species which grows as a wild plant in tropical climates. It is cultivated around the world for its cosmetic, agricultural and medicinal uses. It is also grown indoors as potted plants for decorative purposes. It is used in traditional medicine or sometimes even as a home remedy for multi-purpose skin treatment. Due to its moisturising and cooling properties, it is used in numerous commodities like tissues, make up kits, moisturisers, soaps, incense sticks, sunscreen, shaving creams and shampoos.
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