Ayurvedic Herbs

Herbal Healing: Nature’s Pharmacy in Ayurveda
Disease is an obstacle in the way of being able to identify with our true Self. To overcome this obstacle, the sophisticated science of Ayurveda offers many solutions to roga (disease) through Dravyaguṇa karma, the practice of Ayurvedic Pharmacology.Dravya means substance, and every substance on earth can be used medicinally depending on the guṇa, the qualities or attributes of the...
Healing Through Nature with Plants
In Ayurveda, as well as in all traditional healing systems, the ancient healers and seers did not see humans and nature as separate entities. The foundations of healing were rooted in the idea that we are intimately connected to nature, and that nature, including the plant world, can facilitate our healing.Ayurveda describes almost 20,000 plants with medicinal potential and documented...
Pitta Balancing Herbs to Include in Your Summer Rotation
Add these cooling herbs into your diet this summer to keep Pitta at bay all season long. 
Ayurvedic Herbs to Boost Concentration
Enhance your focus and supercharge your workday with these Ayurvedic herbs for concentration.
Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Springtime
Keep your Kapha at bay this spring with these Ayurvedic herbs.
Ayurvedic Herbs for a Positive Mental State
Incorporate these Ayurvedic herbs in your rotation for a healthy and balanced state of being.
The Importance of Daily Elimination
An ancient Ayurvedic sutra from the Suśruta Saṁhitā states: “A person who is established in the Self, has balanced doshas, balanced agni, balanced tissues, proper elimination of wastes, properly functioning bodily processes and who is peaceful and content in the mind, senses and soul is defined as a healthy person.” (Su. Sū. 15)It is evident from this classical text written...
Ayurveda and the 6 Tastes of Life
Ayurveda gives us a lot of great information about healthy eating, and one of the most important is understanding the six tastes of life: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
What is Ashwagandha
Learn about how the powerful Ashwagandha herb can improve and help your Ayurvedic healing. Let the experts at Chopra explain the benefits for you today!
What Is Guggulu?
Discover the guggul herb and its many traditional uses in ayurveda with whole body benefits including joint, sinus, and skin relief.
What Is Shatavari?
The Shatavari plant has many health benefits and uses that help your mind and body. Originating from Ayurvedic medicine, Shatava
What Is Boswellia?
Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, belongs to a family of resinous trees renowned for their aromatic oil. Boswellia trees are native to North Africa and the Middle East, but the particular species Boswellia serrata grows in the dry, mountainous forests of western and central India. Boswellia trees have a thick, papery bark that yields a gum containing...
What Is Indian Gentian?
Indian Gentian (Andrographis paniculata) and has been renowned in India for thousands of years for its detoxifying and anti-infectious properties. The tropical shrub has delicate pink-purple flowers that produce small fruits containing six to 12 flattened seeds. It tastes intensely bitter, which is why it’s referred to as “the king of bitters.” The bitter taste is due to iridoid glycosides....
What Is Black Cohosh?
Black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa) is a native North American plant that has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans to treat women’s health issues, as well as other conditions.A member of the buttercup family, black cohosh is a perennial shrub with serrated leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers. Herbal preparations are made from the plant’s roots and...
How to Use the Ayurvedic Herb Guduchi
Guduchi, or amrit, is considered to be effective for helping with a number of conditions, from mild allergies to inflammation. Discover the guduchi's benefits today!
What Is Holy Basil?
Discover the benefits of holy basil, a versatile Ayurvedic herb. Learn of its many forms, whether you're taking it in pill form or as holy basil tea.
All About Ghee: Why It’s Good for You and How to Make It
Ghee comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “sprinkled,” which means that the milk fat is rendered from the butter to separate the milk solids and water. It’s essentially a form of clarified butter. In Ayurveda, it’s been lauded as an essential superfood with dozens of health benefits for thousands of years. Here’s why: It promotes a healthy digestive tract: Healing...
What Is Amalaki?
Learn more about the Amalaki fruit, commonly known as Indian gooseberry. Discover the benefits and uses in ayurveda of Amalaki powder.
Explore One of Ayurveda’s Most Popular Herbs: Triphala
The Ayurvedic formulary describes hundreds of plants that have the ability to keep us healthy as well as help us heal from disease. One of the most well-known and commonly used herbs is triphala, which means “three fruits.” As its name implies, triphala is a combination of the fruits of three plants, which are dried, ground into powder, and precisely...
Cooling Herbs to Balance Your Pitta Dosha
Discover the cooling herbal remedies that can help balance and detoxify Pittas. Beginning with what pitta dosha are and extending to which herbs can soothe inflammatory conditions
Light and Aromatic Herbs to Balance Your Kapha Dosha
In Ayurveda, health is much more than the absence of disease; it is the dynamic integration of the body, mind, spirit, and environment. Herbal medicine offers a gentle approach to enhance this integration and correct subtle imbalances. For Kaphas, herbal remedies can be especially helpful for promoting detoxification and renewal. Not a Kapha? Herbs to Balance Your Vata Herbs to...
Calming Herbs to Balance Your Vata Dosha
Herbs can help enhance the integration of the mind, body and spirit. Learn about these great herbs that will balance your Vatas.
A Holistic Psychiatrist’s Tips for Reducing Burnout and Enhancing Resiliency
How to heal and transform your career into something you can love and successfully manage without losing balance.
5 Foods and Herbs for Radiant Skin
Contrary to what the billion-dollar skin care industry would have you believe, the health of your skin actually starts on the inside. And while spa days and facials are a wonderful way to treat yourself, you don't need to be spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on your skincare routine.In fact, the health of your skin depends largely on what...
3 Herbal Smoothie Recipes to Nourish Your Nervous System
Using herbs to support your nervous system is a fantastic addition to managing mild stress and anxiety. Here are three herbal smoothie recipes for you to try.Are you interested in learning about a not-so-common way to enjoy a smoothie? Try adding herbs! I know what you're thinking—herbs in smoothies? Yes, that's right. And it's a fabulous way to add in...
The Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is one of the oldest medicinal drinks. From digestive health to helping inflamed airways, there are plenty of benefits. Learn more at Chopra!
Holiday Recipes with an Ayurvedic Twist
This holiday season, we may find ourselves torn between eating nutritious foods and sharing in holiday treats. Ayurveda can help us do both at once, while including one of Ayurveda’s Four Aims of Life: enjoyment. These are some simple variations on holiday recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and appetite, as well as your agni.By swapping out common ingredients...