Know your Herbs

Updated: Apr 13


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Ayurveda is an ancient knowledge of herbology, herbs and spices. We have listed down the goodness of each of these herbs from our formulations in an alphabetical order, for your quick reference.

  • Ashwagandha – Ashwagandha is also known as winter cherry or Indian Ginseng. Ashwagandha is a powerhouse of goodness because of benefits ranging from boosting immunity ,reducing anxiety, anti-inflammatory, reducing pains and aches, increasing muscle and mass strength, improving memory, and many more.


  • Amalaki (Amla) – Amla which is also known as Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C and packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants not only help the body flush out the toxin but also protect cells from damage.


  • Arjuna – Arjuna herb is renowned for its multiple benefits. The most known benefit is its effectiveness against heart diseases. The Arjuna bark contains the co-enzyme Q10 which is scientifically proven and prescribed to prevent heart attacks. The herb is known to raise the coronary artery flow thereby protecting the cardiac tissue from any ischemic damage. Compounds present in Arjuna bark are known to protect the DNA from any possible damage from toxins.


  • Belpatra – Belpatra or Bilva leaves are renowned for being offered to Lord Shiva. The leaf has many health benefits including supporting healthy sugar levels and assisting in curbing respiratory issues. Belpatra leaves are also packed with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help keep infections at bay. Lastly, belpatra is also helpful to people suffering from constipation.


  • Bivala – Bivala is also known as Bijasar or Vijaysar or Indian Kino is a big tree whose bark is used as a herbal remedy against diabetes. The bark of the tree contains an active ingredient Pterostilbene, which supports the body in improving pancreatic function and thereby helps in controlling diabetes and sugar levels naturally.


  • Bhringraj – Bhiringraj is a wonder herb whose benefits are not limited to just stimulating and revitalizing hair growth. This herb works well maintaining overall health. It protects the liver from harmful chemicals or toxins, and also helps in regenerating liver cells. It is also helpful in improving the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and also helps prevent gastric ulcers, heartburn, abdominal pain,etc.


  • Bhuiamla (Bhumi Amla) – Bhui Amla or Bhumi amla helps in managing liver disorders and reverses any damage caused to the liver due to its hepatoprotective, antioxidant and antiviral properties. It also helps to prevent ulcers by reducing gastric acid production as well as protecting the stomach lining against damage caused by excessive gastric acid.


  • Biranjasipha (Yarrow) – Biranjasipha is a herb known for its curative properties for gastrointestinal tract problems and dyspeptic complaints including mild spasms. The herb is filled with alkaloid achiline, a substance that stops bleeding both internally and externally. It acts as an anti-hemorrhoid by stopping external and internal bleeding.


  • Bhavana Dravya – Ayurvedic pharmaceutics depend upon various technical applications in different stages for enhancing the efficacy of the drugs. Bhavana is one such application, and is considered as the most important factor for improving the therapeutic efficacy of the medicine. The process by which the drug or drugs are soaked or lavigated in a liquid media by which the powdered drugs become a soft mass is called Bhavana. The Dravya means substance or entity. Hence Bhavana Dravya is the liquid substance used as a media to enhance the potency of the drug.


  • Gudmar – Gudmar is a herb best known for its many benefits for improving sugar levels. Gudmar has been mentioned in the ayurvedic text as a highly effective remedy in both type I and type II diabetes mellitus. It is also effective for managing cholesterol levels.


  • Guduchi – Guduchi is also known as Giloy. Guduchi is a powerhouse of goodness. Guduchi helps increase the effectiveness of protective white blood cells which fight infections. The herb also augments immune responses to infections by influencing various immune effector cells and ensures early recovery.


  • Giloy – Giloy is also known as a Rasayana (rejuvenator) herb for its immune boosting properties. Giloy nourishes tissues and also aids in opening microchannels, thereby curing metabolic disorders. Giloy also possesses active anti-viral properties and helps bring down fever.


  • Jhavuka (Tamarisk) – Jhavuka or Tamarisk is found in abundance in north India and is known for its laxative and antihemolytic properties. This herb stimulates liver function and helps treat liver disorders. It is also beneficial in the treatment of Constipation, Piles, Intestinal Parasite and Gastrointestinal issues.


  • Jambubeej – Jambubeej or Jamun seeds is native to India. Jamun seeds are loaded with substances called jamboline and jambosines that slow down the rate of sugar released in the blood and also increase the insulin levels, and hence help maintain healthy sugar levels in the body. The herb is also known for improving digestion and promoting healthy bowel movement.


  • Karela Karela is strongly endorsed as a wonder medicine for those suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thanks to the hypoglycemic properties available in the extracts of bitter gourd. Karela is also found to be rich in calcium, potassium, Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3 and B9.


  • Kumari Swaras – Kumari Swaras or Aloe Vera Extract is an effective medicine whose benefits are not limited to just healthy skin and smoother hair. Kumari or Aloe Vera has been clinically proven to have anti-diabetic properties and helps in glucose level management. Aloe Vera being a mild laxative helps improve bowel movement and gives relief to those suffering with constipation. It also has blood thinning properties that help in treating cholesterol and blood vessels clogged with clot and fat deposition.


  • Kalmegh – Kalmegh’s health benefits are unmatchable. Kalmegh is known its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulatory properties.Being loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, Kalmegh helps detox by flushing out the free radicals from the body.


  • Kutki (Kutuka) – Kutki is a hepatoprotective herd that has immense healing properties useful for the liver. It is useful in preventing liver infections and other disorders. This herb is cooling, cleansing and anti-bacterial by nature. Kutki is also known as a powerful herbal antibiotic, Pitta pacifier, anti-inflammatory agent, detoxifier, and an antimicrobial powerhouse.


  • Kasni ( Chicory) – Kasni is commonly known as Chicory, is known for its Hepatoprotective properties and helps improve liver functions and helps ease liver disorders. It also promotes healthy functions of the digestive system. It also promotes healthy urinary system functions. It is also a natural laxative and cures chronic constipation and other digestive disorders.


  • Moringa – Moringa is also known as the drumstick tree or shigru tree. The moringa leaves are packed with goodness of vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, proteins and much more which make it a wholesome herb or a superfood. Moringa has multiple benefits including those for improving immunity, removing harmful toxins or free radicals, lower blood sugar levels and reducing inflammation. Moringa is also beneficial for improving skin and hair health and texture.


  • Mamejawa – Mamejawa is a herbaceous bitter plant known for its benefits in supporting healthy functioning of the kidney, blood sugar levels & cholesterol levels. The herb is packed with antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic properties.


  • Oudumber (Root) – Oudumber or Udumbara or Audumbar or fig tree has been long used in the Ayurveda for treating various disorders like diabetes, liver disorders, diarrhea, inflammatory conditions, respiratory and urinary diseases.


  • Punarnava – Punarnava which literally translates into ‘something that renews or replenishes the body’. Quite like its name, Punarnava is a traditional ayurvedic plant used to rejuvenate the whole body. The plant as a whole is used in the treatment of liver disorders, stomach issues, rheumatoid arthritis, fever, edema, and eye problems. Imbued with strong aphrodisiac properties, it not only helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety, but also stimulates the production of reproductive hormones in both men and women.


  • Sharpunkha (Wild Indigo) – Sharpukha has been mentioned in Ayurvedic text and has been used as a formulation for curing viral hepatitis, protein malnutrition, liver damage, UTI infections, etc. Due to its powerful hepatoprotective properties, this herb is very useful for liver related issues. This herb is also known for its blood purifying properties and hence is helpful for curing acne and other skin ailments.


  • Sunthi (Dry Ginger) – Dry Ginger or Sunthi is often called a miracle spice because of its multiple health benefits. Because of its thermogenic properties, it helps in burning stored fats, processing glucose in the blood, lowering of total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Sunthi also helps relieve pain and discomfort in the stomach caused by indigestion. Sunthi’s anti-inflammatory properties also help reduce inflammation of swollen joints and fingers.


  • Shuddha Guggul – Guggul is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora mukul tree, which is native to India. Guggul has been noted to be mentioned in Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC – wherein it was recommended for treating atherosclerosis (hardening o the arteries). Purified Guggul or Shuddha Guggul contains substances that lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.


  • Turmeric (Haldi) – Turmeric has long been recognised in Ayurveda for its many medicinal benefits attributed to its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Turmeric helps boost immunity and maintain overall health of the body.


  • Trikatu Powder – Trikatu powder as the name suggests in a combination of three species – Long pepper, black pepper and dry ginger powder. All the three herbs are known for stimulating the digestive fire. This powder supports the body in improving digestion, promoting bile flow and liver detoxification.


  • Tulsi – The basil or Tulsi plant has many medicinal benefits to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, antipyretic, antioxidant, antiseptic and antioxidant properties.Tulsi has been used for centuries in Ayurveda for its incredible healing properties. Tulsi is known for assisting in respiratory issues, strengthening stomach, aiding in kidney issues among others.


  • Triphala – Triphala is a botanical formula that contains three different ayurvedic herbs (amla, black myrobalan and belleric myrobalan). Studies have shown that triplala may exert antioxidant effects, which can neutralise free radicals, that cause long term harm to cells. Triphala is believed to enhance strength and immunity and also prevent or delay many aging related diseases. Triphala’s laxative effect also helps cleanse the system.


  • Vat (Bark) – Vat is also known as the Banayan tree is native to India and has been widely mentioned in the Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. Vat or Banayan trees’ bark is very beneficial for managing glucose levels in the body as it helps prevent the damage of pancreatic cells due to the free radicals. Vat’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic components also make it very beneficial for relieving arthritis symptoms.

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