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Know about these powerful Ayurveda herbs with their health benefits

By Gitanjali Mangal -- November 14, 2020 3:00 pm -- Updated:November 13, 2020 5:08 pm

Ayurveda is the oldest Indian medicine system, which is very popular for treating various health issues. Many medications have side-effects, and withdrawal symptoms, in this situation Ayurveda has much to offer.
Patients generally respond very well to Ayurvedic treatments. Here are the 10 most common Ayurveda herbs and their benefits.

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Ashwagandha is also called winter cherry. It cures anxiety, increases vitality, healthy adrenal function, balances stress hormones, immune system, sexual potency, and increases energy.

It is also called Indian gooseberry.
Benefits of Amalaki- It contains vitamin C, antioxidants which balances all doshas, boosts immunity, improves brain function, helps colds/flu
It can be used as a powder, or dried. It can also be taken with chyawanprash paste, a spoon of the paste once a day, alone, or mixed with warm milk.

it is found in India, Pakistan, Myanmar, and other Asian countries. It is a greenish-yellow coloured plant . The bark of the Arjuna tree has been used in the Ayurveda system since the 7th century.
Major Benefits: Improves cardiovascular health, relieves angina, strengthens blood vessels.

Brahmi is derived from two different Ayurvedic herbs with similar benefits: Centella Asiatica and bacon Monnier
it can be used as a brain tonic, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain , intelligence, cognition, and memory, and improves sleep.
It is a plant that produces Indian frankincense. This plant is native to the Punjab region. It helps in treating various chronic inflammatory diseases.
It has various benefits such as: relieves any muscle pain and other symptoms of arthritis. It is also beneficial for asthma, high fever, sore throat, menstrual cramps, stomach pain, and even pimples.

Commonly known as green or true cardamom. It is a perennial plant in the ginger family, native to southern India.
Benefits of cardamom : it removes excess of Kapha, like mucus, phlegm, weight gain, lethargy, clammy hands, or sluggish metabolism.
Use: cook with whole pods or use them in your tea.

It is a flowering plant in the family Burseraceous which produces resins called Guggul. It is recommended for treating atherosclerosis.
Benefits: Pacifies all three doshas( kapha, pitta and vata)Promoting joint comfort, Helps to maintain bone porosity, detoxification, rejuvenation, and reduces excess secretions, supports weight loss, cholesterol.

Sacred Indian plants were found growing in temple gardens.
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, and it reduces several measures of stress, colds, and flu.
Use: it can be used as a tea, it is holy basil is a traditional Indian remedy for colds and flu, and is also used to relieve other respiratory infections, asthma, and seasonal allergies, and to counteract stress and anxiety.

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The leaf of this plant is heart-shaped and the root is of this plant is a bright red that grows in mountain regions.
Benefits: it purifies the blood, improves Pitta imbalance, which can look like inflammation, hyperacidity, feeling hot all the time, foul-smelling sweat, oily skin, rosacea, hives/rashes, anger, impatience, and irritability, anti-inflammatory, it also helps to clear acne, and regulates liver and kidney function.
Use: Take as a powder or add it to tonics.

Triphala herb is made up of three fruits: amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki. It also contains Vitamin C. It is one of the oldest herb used in Ayurvedic medicine.
It has various benefits such as- It can be used as a digestive remedy, helps balance our Pitta dosha, helps rejuvenate the liver.

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