|Important Ayurvedic Herbs
Ayurveda has many important herbs, including special powerful
tonics, rejuvenatives and restoratives to the immune system, much like Chinese medicine.
ALOE (Aloe vera):
tonic to the liver and spleen, laxative, emmenagogue, alterative, detoxifying, excellent for Pitta.
AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis):
tonic, rejuvenative, laxative, builds the blood, good for all types.
ARJUNA (Terminalia arjuna): tonic and
restorative to the heart, alterative, hemostatic, promotes healing of
ASHWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera): A good tonic to the brain,
reproductive system and bones,
analgesic and sedative to the mind but without depressant effect,
excellent for Vata.
BALA (Sida cordifolia): tonic to the
lungs and reproductive system, gives strength, for Pitta and Vata.
BLACK MUSALI (Curculigo orchiodes):
tonic, stimulant, antirheumatic, good for Vata.
BIBHITAKI (Terminalia baelerica):
tonic, astringent, expectorant, good for Kapha and the lungs.