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  1. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

    Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

    Ashwagandha is a combination of the Sanskrit words “ashva” means horse and “gandha” means smell; saying roots has a strong horse-like odor. Ashwagandha is very important calming herb used for many health conditions and has no known side effects, when used under proper guidelines. The species name "somnifera" means sleep-inducing in Latin. It is found in drier regions of India, Nepal, Chaina and Yemen. Its shrub is 35 to 75 cm long and branches extend radially from a central stem. The leaves are dull green, elliptic, usually up to 10–12 cm (4 to 5 in) long and flowers are small, green and bell-shaped. The ripened fruit is orange-red in color.

    Ashwagandha is referred as "royal herb” in Ayurveda and it is effective in many health conditions, modern days “stress”, being number one. It is classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body manage stress. Ashwagandha also provides all sorts of other benefits for body and brain. For example, it can lower blood sugar leve

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  2. Turmeric (Curcumin, Curcuma longa)

    Turmeric (Curcumin, Curcuma longa)

    Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of alternative therapies including ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Unani and the animistic rituals of Austronesian peoples. It was first used as a dye, and then later for its supposed properties in folk medicine.

    Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant that reaches up to 1 m (3 ft) tall. Highly branched, yellow to orange, cylindrical, aromatic rhizomes are found with leaves arranged alternately in two rows. They are divided into leaf sheath, petiole, and leaf blade. From the leaf sheaths, a false stem is formed. The petiole is 50 to 115 cm (20–45 in) long. The simple leaf blades are usually 76 to 115 cm (30–45 in) long and rarely up to 230 cm (91 in). They have a width of 38 to 45 cm (15 to 18 in) and are oblong to elliptical, narrowing at the tip.The plant reaches barely three feet in height and produces both a flower and a rhizome, or stem that is found underground. Though it can now be foun

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  3. Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

    Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

    Brahmi is a small creeping perennial with numerous branches and small, oblong, relatively thick leaves which are arranged opposite to each other on the stem. Flowers are small and light purple or white with four to five petals. It grows naturally in wetland, shallow water, damp and muddy shores. Its ability to grow in water makes it a popular aquarium plant; it can also grow in slightly brackish conditions. What makes Brahmi a unique plant is that even though it is an aquatic plant, it can easily be cultivated in pots, in a garden under a shade or even under full sunlight when provided ample water.

    Brahmi is an ayurvedic medicinal herb which has been used for centuries. Certain neurological disorders have limited therapeutic options in Western medicine and hence practitioners and patients across the globe are increasingly looking into alternative approaches that are safe and effective. Brahmi is a well-known nootropic herb and its uses in neurological and psychiatric disorde

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The sole purpose of the articles and blogs on this website is to provide information about the tradition of Ayurveda and its known applications. The information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking ayurvedic preparations, certain herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.