June 8, 2011

The Great Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurvedic herbs are highly beneficial herbal medicines for improving human body health. Ayurvedic herbs can heal both ailing body and stressed mind. In addition, ayurvedic herbs can do wonders in the field of modern medicine. Some ayurvedic herbs can be grown in your own garden while some are seldom and expensive.
Below are some useful ayurvedic herbs :

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Aloe Vera
The flowers and roots of the Aloe Vera plant are used to treat X-ray burns, dermatitis, and disorders of the skin. Taken internally, it helps reduce cholesterol, blood fat, lipid levels, etc.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Bambusa Vulgaris
Commonly known as Bamboo, its various parts, like the leaves, exudate and resin, are used to treat different ailments. The leaves are high in proteins and are used for their cooling, astringent properties.
- Ayurvedic Herbs : Calendula Officinalis
The common single petaled marigold has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It's used to treat various ailments such as conjunctivitis, eczema, gastritis, warts and minor burns.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Tamarind
Tamarind roots, fruits, and seeds are widely used to cure intestinal diseases and diarrhea. Dried, powdered seeds are used to reduce severe dysentery and the ashes of the bark are used in curing digestive disorders. Tamarind pulp is used for adding flavor to sauces, curries and beverages.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Amalaki: 
More popularly known as the Indian Gooseberry, it is known to have one of the highest natural vitamin C concentrates, among all other edible plants. It's rich in antioxidants, that help protect cells against damage from free radicals.
- Ayurvedic Herbs : Black Juniper: 
The whole plant, including its leaves and fruit, are bitter and acrid in taste. It helps remove parasitic intestinal worms and also increases appetite. It is commonly used for treating diseases of the spleen and abdomen.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Triphala
It is known to have a balancing and rejuvenating effect on the human mind and body. It helps promote regular bowel movement, which is the best treatment for constipation.
- Ayurvedic Herbs : Hibiscus
The paste made from hibiscus leaves and flowers, are poulticed onto cancerous swellings and mumps, to relieve the pain caused by the swellings.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Ipomoea Carnea: 
Also known as the Morning Glory, this herb is known to have stimulating allelopathic effects on the mind and body. Traditional healers have used its milky juice for treating skin disorders like leucoderma. As the plant is toxic in nature, it's only used for external application.

- Ayurvedic Herbs : Ginger: 
Ginger is the most widely used herb in Ayurveda. Ginger helps improve the digestive system and encourages assimilation and transportation of important nutrients in the body.

Hopefully, you can take benefit from this ayurvedic herbs information for boosting your wellness.

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