Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera :
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a rasayana (rejuvenative) and it is renowned as an adaptogenic herb, which means it is used to help the body resist physiological and psychological stress by adapting to the needs of the body.
Supports a healthy immune system, Calms mental processes, Fosters healthy sleep pattern, Benefits a healthy reproductive system in both males and females, Supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity, Supports a healthy back and joints, Promotes thyroid health, Promotes healthy functioning of the adrenals.
Shatavari / Asparagus racemosus:
It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda to support the reproductive system, particularly for females, and as a support for the digestive system. Men of all ages can also benefit from shatavari’s cooling properties.
A healthy female reproductive system, Healthy levels of breast milk production, Supports already balanced female hormones, Supportive of male reproductive system as well, Soothing effect on the digestive tract, Healthy peristalsis of bowels, Moisturizing support of the respiratory tract, Promotes healthy energy levels and strength, Supports the immune system, Natural antioxidant properties.
Yashtimadhu / Licorice Root:
The Licorice root, also known as ‘Yashtimadhu’ or ‘mulethi’, and popularly referred to as the ‘sweet root’, has been used since ancient times in Ayurveda, the herb is 50 times sweeter than sugar. However, don’t be taken aback by this. Despite being called sweet root, it is an excellent blood sugar modulator.
Licorice root can help in treating various ailments a few of which include Hyperacidity, gastritis, ulcers, liver disease, bronchitis, Asthma, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, malaria, tuberculosis, sore throat, fever, high potassium levels, eczema, hairfall, premature greying of hair, blemishes and dark spots, muscle cramps, Osteoarthritis, fatigue syndrome, menopause issues and abdominal fat. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, an aphrodisiac and an antacid. It also improves strength and immunity, and excellent for skin, hair and eyesight.
Triphala : A Balancing Formula for Detoxification and Rejuvenation
Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala churna to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems. Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Tagara / Valeriana wallichii :
Tagara (Valeriana Wallichii) benefits include its use in neurological, psychological, and digestive disorders. In low dosage, it calms the mind, strengthens nerves and prevents convulsions. Therefore, it is used in the treatment of disturbed sleep (insomnia), epilepsy, and paralysis. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.
So, it is used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It acts as an appetizer, carminative and antispasmodic. So, it helps to treat abdominal pain, flatulence, gas, bloating, abdominal heaviness and loss of appetite. It also improves the strength of the heart muscles and reduces blood pressure. Therefore, it is also included in ayurvedic antihypertensive medicines.
This is not a medical advice, please consult your doctor before taking any of the mentioned herbs due to its medicinal properties. This is based on personal research and consumption of reasonable dosage. I haven’t had any side effects from any of these pure plant based herbs but if your already facing on going health issues its better to consult your doctor before trying these out.
I have had positive changes from these herbs, without any previous health issues, had perfect health even before trying these herbs but did have a positive up-boost in well-being after trying these above mentioned herbs.