Ayurveda has one of the oldest and the most developed herbal system in the world which has also been in continuous since 5000 years. Compiling medicinal and healing properties of thousands of herbs into an herbal healing system, Ayurveda provides insights on how to incorporate them in to our daily lives as well.
Here are top 7 Ayurvedic herbs that should be incorporated into daily routine.
Ajwain or carom seeds are a strong digestive and nerve stimulant. It can function as a weight loss herb by aiding the elimination of toxins that are lodged in the body. An excellent herb to address Vata disorders and to heal painful joints, ajwain can be taken as a tea to help with weight loss.
Hailed as one of the best anti-aging herbs, ashwagandha enhances vitality. It is also helpful for people suffering from stress, tension and also who are overworked. For benefits, take half a spoon cooked in milk.
The most recommended tonic for the brain and nervous system, brahmi balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It aids in the removal of toxins and blockages from the nervous system, helps manage depression, enhances intelligence and improves memory and concentration. Brahmi can be taken boiled in milk or water or as brahmi ghee.
A natural tranquilizer, cardamom helps neutralize the acidity of coffee and caffeine and the mucus-forming properties in milk. It also helps remove excess Kapha from the stomach and lungs. Drink milk boiled with cardamom before bed or add cardamom powder or pods to coffee when brewing it.
It enhances the digestive system and metabolism while also helping with nutrient absorption. Cumin is recommended for new moms after giving birth to cleanse the reproductive organs and to improve milk secretion. Add cumin in cooking to promote the assimilation of micronutrients.
Licorice is a rejuvenating herb which rejuvenates all body systems and reduces acidity. Use licorice as a sweetener by adding its root to hot tea instead of honey or sugar. Boiling powdered licorice root in a milk decoction is also advised.
One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers according to Ayurveda, neem is highly beneficial for acne, skin diseases, healing wounds and skin damage. It is also recommended for Pitta disorders, joint pain and muscle aches. Use neem as a medicated oil or leaf paste for benefits.