Amalaki - is used to rebuild and maintain new tissues and increases red blood cell count. It is considered helpful in cleansing the mouth, strengthening teeth, nourishing the bones and is the highest natural source of vitamin C. It reduces pitta without aggravating vata or kapha.
Ashwaghandha - has been traditionally used for general debility, sexual debility and nerve exhaustion. It also is said to generate the hormonal system, promote healing of tissues, and support sound sleep. It is very balancing for high vata conditions.
Bala - is commonly used for heart disease, arthritic pain, and helpful in soothing inflamed nerve tissue. Bala pacifies high vata-pitta conditions.
Bibitaki - has been used as a strong laxative to cleanse the bowels. It is also used as a gargle for sore throats because of its heating and soothing properties. It is a powerful tonic for kapha.
Brahmi has been traditionally used for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility, premature aging, hair loss, obstinate skin conditions and venereal diseases. It pacifies high vata or pitta.
Bringaraj is considered helpful in premature graying of hair, balding , alopecia, loss of teeth, enlargement of liver or spleen, chronic hepatitis, anemia and skin diseases. It is a rejuvenative for pitta.
Guduchi is a considered a bitter tonic. It is regarded as a blood purifier and stimulant. It is considered helpful in eye disorders and promotes mental clarity. It balances high pitta conditions.
Haritaki - is used for coughs, asthma, abdominal distention, tumors and itching. It is a rejuvenative for vata.
Manjistha - is considered one of the best blood purifying herbs in Ayurveda. It is said to cool and detoxify the blood, dissolve obstructions in blood flow, and clear stagnant blood from the system. It clears high pitta from the system.
Neem is considered one of the best healing and disinfectant agents for skin diseases and anti-inflamatory for joint and muscle pain. It balances high pitta conditions.
Shardunikha - is commonly referred to as "Gurmar, the destroyer of sugar". It is traditionally used to control blood sugar levels in the body.
Shitawari - is traditionally used to support the female organs, prevent sexual debility, help menopausal conditions, stomach ulcers, and chronic fevers. It is a rejuvenative for pitta.
Arjuna is a famous cardiac tonic used in Ayurveda for a variety of heart conditions. Used to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Traditionally given to support circulation and oxygenation of all tissues. Often combined with ashwagandha, brahmi and guggul in heart formulas.
Ashoka is used in Ayurveda as a tonic for the uterus and is believed to help maintain proper function of the female reproductive system.
Bacopa assists in heightening mental acuity and supports the body's ability to relax. It is used in formulas for mental exertion.
Bitter Melon has been shown to regulate the body's ability to process sugars by suppressing the neutral response to the stimuli of sweet tastes. For control of blood sugar levels also see shardunika ( gymnema) and chandraprabha.
Boswellia has been used extensively in Ayurveda for joint support. Along with its cousin guggul, it offers broad health and immunomodulating benefits for arthritis sufferers.
Chyavanprash is a famous herbal jam made from amalaki fruit, one of the highest sources of vitamin C. It is fortified with over 20 herbs to rejuvenate and strengthen the immune system.
Gokshura is a rejuvenating herb used in Ayurveda to support proper function of the urinary tract and prostate.
Guduchi is a considered a bitter tonic and powerful immuno-modulator. It is regarded as a blood purifier and liver protector. It is considered helpful in eye disorders and promotes mental clarity. It balances high pitta conditions.
Guggul A gum resin, historically used for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions in the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol and arthritis. Often used as a carrier and combined with other herbs to treat specfic conditions ( see Kaishore Guggul, Yograj Guggul, Goksuradi Guggul and others).
Haritaki is used for coughs, asthma, abdominal distention, tumors and itching. It is a one of three herbs used in triphala, the primary Ayurvedic tonic for maintaing health. It is a rejuvenative for vata.
Kutki a bitter and pungent herb used by Ayurvedic practitioners to support proper function of the liver and spleen.
Holy Basil offers a wide rage of health benefits, principally supporting the respiratory system.
Manjista is considered one of the best blood purifying herbs in Ayurveda. It is said to cool and detoxify the blood, dissolve obstructions in blood flow, and clear stagnant blood from the system. It clears high pitta from the system.
Neem is considered one of the best healing and disinfectant agents for skin diseases and anti-inflamatory for joint and muscle pain.It balances high pitta conditions. Also available in oil form.
Shardunikha is commonly referred to as "Gurmar, the destroyer of sugar". It is traditionally used in formulas to control blood sugar levels in the body.
Shatavari is traditionally used to support the female organs, prevent sexual debility, help menopausal conditions, stomach ulcers, inflamation and chronic fevers. It is also a primary rejuvenative for pitta.
Chandraprabha A traditional formula used to maintain healthy cholosterol levels and blood sugar levels, while supporting proper weight control. Also for those prone to frequent urination.
Goksuradi Gugglu is known for its rejuvenating action on the kidneys and prostate, helping to promote their healthy functioning. It also detoxifies the urinary system reducing susceptibility to infections and stone formation.
Hingvastak is traditionally used in supporting digestion, reducing abdominal distension and flatulence and in controlling candida. It balances vata and kapha.
Kaishore Gugglu is used to reduce pitta inflammations in joints and muscles which cause bursitis, tendonitis and arthritis. it helps to detox and cool the musculo-skeletal system, to restore comfortable movement of joints and muscles.
Shilagit is a rejuvenative known to promote strength and immunity in the urinary tract and a primary rejuvnative for the prostate.
Sitopaladi contains rock candy, banslochan, pippali, cardamom and cinnamon. It is traditionally used for relief of colds, congestion and bronchial conditions. It is taken in powder form to help break up congestion and soothe inflammed membranes.
Triphala contains amalaki, bibitaki and haritaki.It is said to promote normal appetite, good digestion, increase red blood cells and hemoglobin and aid in the removal of undesirable fat. It is a balanced formulation, good for all doshas and can be taken over extended periods of time to restore and maintain health.
Trikatu contains black pepper, ginger and pippali. It is used as a digestive tonic and to clear the body of toxic material. It clears excess kapha from the system.
Yograj Guggulu is said to be useful for reducing joint pain, reducing cholesterol and excess fat from the system. It clears toxins and excess vata from joints and muscles.