To enjoy and live quality health you can sustain, the better approach is to err on the side of caution and keep all your core functions in balance.
They can take care of each other and internally make up for any imbalances in one or the other. This approach works because that’s exactly how the body works – no divides, no separation of body and mind, and no obsession with organ system microcosms.
Here are a set of herbs that help balance the body’s natural functional systems.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a small woody plant native to India and North Africa. Its root and berries are used to produce a very popular Ayurvedic remedy.
It’s considered an adaptogen, which means that it’s believed to help your body manage stress more effectively. Research has shown that it reduces levels of cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce in response to stress.
It may help reduce inflammation and boost your immune system, though more studies are needed.
Triphala is an Ayurvedic remedy consisting of the following three small medicinal fruits, amla, bibhitaki, haritaki.
Studies show that Triphala may reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, as well as prevent or limit the growth of certain types of cancer.
Brahmi (Bacopa monieri) is a staple herb in Ayurvedic medicine.
Brahmi appears to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that are as effective as common NSAIDs.
Brahmi may have adaptogenic properties, which means that it may help improve your body’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety. However, more research is needed before strong conclusions can be made
Cumin is a spice native to the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. It’s made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant, which are known for their distinctive earthy, nutty, and spicy flavor.
Research shows that cumin may boost the activity of digestive enzymes and facilitate the release of bile from the liver, speeding digestion and easing the digestion of fats.
Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its characteristic yellow color, is another popular Ayurvedic remedy.
Curcumin, its main active compound, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows that it may be equally or even more effective than some anti-inflammatory drugs — without all of their side effects.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), which is sometimes referred to as the “queen of spices,” has been part of Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times.
Research suggests that cardamom powder may help reduce blood pressure in people with elevated levels. There’s also evidence that inhaling cardamom essential oil may increase the uptake of oxygen into the lungs during exercise.
Arjuna being medicinally important, it is one of the most religious and sacred trees. Arjuna tree is a large sized deciduous evergreen tree having very long and strong roots. It belongs to the Combretaceae family and mainly found in the tropical regions of the world.
Arjuna is considered to be an amazing health tonic helps in strengthens the heart muscles and improves the functioning of heart. It is a great astringent, which helps in detoxifying the blood.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) also known as holy basil and every part of this plant is worshipped as Goddess. It is known to be enriched with many phytochemicals, which provides its many useful properties like antibacterial, antifungal, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, neuro-protective etc. It calms Vata and Kapha dosha while triggers Pitta. It is used in various diseases-
Kidney and bladder stones.
Respiratory disorders like asthma, cold and cough. Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties it plays a significant role in curing skin infections.