Ayurvedic Herbs

by Ayurveda Therapist on July 2, 2011

Ayurvedic herbs are selected from organic sources as close to the essence of the earth as possible. After the herbs are digested and absorbed, they become a part of the body. Thus, when the consciousness of the plant material is greater it leads to increased consciousness of the human cells.

The herbal ingredients found in Ayurvedic formulations are purified by certain processes before being used for medicinal purposes. Often, the system of purification is laborious sometimes even taking days to prepare a single treatment.

Herbs can be taken directly, as a tea or decoction (Kashaya), as a paste (Kalka), a fermented beverage, or in a pill form. The herbs are also used in medicated oils in which the beneficial properties of the herbs are absorbed through the skin and in medicated ghee in which the herb is taken internally with ghee.

The multitude of Ayurvedic herbs can be found throughout the world. Most of the well known herbs are listed here and can be found through an Ayurvedic clinic or Herbal Dispensary. Take care to search for recommendations and prescriptions from trusted Ayurvedic physicians or Ayurvedic therapists before consuming herbal medications.

Common Ayurvedic Herbs:
Triphala Herbs

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