7 Popular Healing Herbs in Ayurveda
Ayurvedic herbs are mainly regarded as medicinal plants used for treating and curing ailments. The herbs are also wonderful for healing the mind and body, can help to relax during a yoga practice, and improve overall well-being and vitality.
Below are some Ayurvedic herbs that can help cleanse the body and enhance your vital energy.
Aloe vera is traditionally used to heal wounds, relieve itching and swelling, and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Cardamom is a natural tranquilizer, that brings clarity and joy to the heart and mind.
It neutralizes the acidity of coffee and caffeine and also neutralizes the mucus-forming properties in milk.
Cardamom removes excess Kapha from the stomach and lungs.
It helps the body with nutrient absorption.
Cumin is also a good source of iron.
where it is used in both beauty and medicinal applications.
Holy basil has antifungal, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic and antioxidant
It can help relieve respiratory disorders and can be used as a treatment for fever, asthma, lung disorders, heart diseases, and stress.
Licorice is a rejuvenating herb, commonly used in both Eastern and Western medicines.
It rejuvenates all systems of the body and reduces acidity.
It also calms the mind and nurtures the spirit.
Neem is one of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic herbology.
Best for skin diseases, wound healing, and sunburn.
Neem is also useful for joint and muscle pain.
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.