Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera) looks like an overnight sensation but is really an ancient herb, used in Ayurveda. Sometimes named “winter cherry”, ashwagandha, a relative of tomatoes and potatoes, is the main tonic, especially for men, in the Ayurvedic herbalism, similar to ginseng in Chinese medicine. [Read more…] about Herb Profile: Ashwagandha & Ayurveda
Discover how Ayurveda can help pregnancy and lactation. Including how to support your body pre & post-conception [Read more…] about Ayurveda: Pregnancy and Lactation Introduction
Discover powerful Ayurvedic herbs that support the skin and natural solutions for a clear and beautiful complexion. Take a look at this introductory webinar with K.P. Khalsa all about Ayurvedic Solutions to Acne.
This blog post is based on a question that was sent to me regarding celiac disease. Here is the question:
Gotu kola is a mainstay of herbal medicine in Ayurveda, although this herb has been around the fringes of European herbalism for many years. In fact, it was used in France in the 1880’s. Widely considered a superior herb for the nervous system, gotu kola has a host of benefits.
In Ayurveda, herbs are the foremost medicines. They are taken for acute illness, to prevent disease and to maintain balanced health. Still, to be sure, their use depends on precise self assessment. And these distinctions, while perhaps unfamiliar to us here, allow Ayurvedic consumers to individualize their personal herb choices.
Ayurveda is the ancient holistic healing system of India, and one of the three longest practiced organized natural healing systems, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western natural healing. The sister science of yoga, this extensive set of practices is a complete medical system.