An Ayurvedic herb is a plant source that has importance for its flavour, fragrance or other qualities in one or the other way. Anything useful that is being derived from plant source is considered as herbal. It includes leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, roots, roots bark, resin or some other part of the plant. Herbs can be used in a variety of ways as Ayurvedic medicines.
Ayurvedic medicines health benefits
The Ayurvedic herbal medicines (preparations made using one or more herbs) stimulates the body’s defense mechanism and enhances the natural healing capacity. Ayurvedic herbal remedies detoxify the body system by removing the toxins from the body, helps prevent aging, fight against free radicals and balances the body. The greatest advantage of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines is that they don’t have any harmful side effects unlike other synthetic drugs if used properly under medical practitioner advice. Ayurvedic herbal medicines help to regain health quickly and acts effectively against various infections and diseases.
Ayurvedic herbal products
These days many Ayurvedic herbal products are available in the market with many brand names. Himalaya (one of those brands) has also introduced a wide range of Ayurvedic herbal products that offer good cure to many diseases. These Ayurvedic herbal products range from single herb preparation (for example, capsule Shilajeet, cap Ashvagandha etc) to a variety of combined herbal preparations (for example Tab Rheumalaya forte, Tab Reosteo etc), that contains more than two herbs.
Forms of Ayurvedic herbal supplements
Other than this wide range of herbal products, many of the Ayurvedic natural herbs are also gaining a lot of popularity and attention due to their wonderful effects on the human body. Ayurvedic natural herbs act very gently on the body and protect the body from various infections by providing great strength to the immune system.
Ayurvedic herbal tea and spices
Ayurvedic herbal tea is a herbal infusion made by leaves of plants other than real tea plant (camellia sinensis). Dried flowers, leaves, seeds, roots etc can also be used in the preparation of Ayurvedic herbal tea. Various Ayurvedic herbal teas are available in the market having different effects according to the herb they mainly contain. For example, Ayurvedic herbal tea for digestion, herbal tea to control blood pressure, herbal tea for anxiety, herbal tea for diabetes, herbal tea for rejuvenation etc.
Similarly, Ayurvedic spices do play an important role in treating minor health ailments as indigestion, common cold, cough etc in addition to give taste to the food.
Ayurveda and herbal medicines
Ayurvedic medicinal herbs, herbal medicines, spices, natural herbs are all mentioned in Ayurveda (the Indian text) and Unani science long time back. These Ayurvedic herbs can work wonder for mankind if judiciously used. The science of Ayurveda emphasises on maintaining the health of healthy individual and treating diseased with help of Ayurvedic herbs. In this way, Ayurvedic herbs balance the mind and spirit to achieve harmony inside.