Category Archives: Ayurvedic Herbs

Top 6 Energizing Herbs to Help Kick your Caffeine Habit

Have you been wanting to give up your morning coffee, but just can’t seem to find a decent replacement for that essential jumpstart?  You may be comforted to hear that you are definitely not alone.  In fact, it is claimed that about 83% of adults in America are coffee drinkers.  It’s really no surprise with its tempting aroma, its unique taste and of course its ability to create physical energy and mental alertness almost instantly.  Unfortunately, many studies have shown the long list of negative effects that regular use of this substance will bring.  According to Ayurveda, coffee and caffeine alike are tri-doshically provoking, meaning that no matter your body type, caffeine will cause imbalance overtime (in some folks quicker than others).  Continue reading »

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Anantamul: Indian Sarsaparilla and its Multitude of Health Benefits

Anantamul, also referred to as Sariva or Indian Sarsaparilla, has a wide range of uses from rejuvenation and nourishing the tissues, to cleansing and detoxifying the body.  Its robust red color indicates the powerful effect it has on the blood, specifically to cool and purify this vital tissue.  Its variability in actions allow it to treat a plethora of disorders including all skin disorders (acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc), infertility, miscarriage, inflammation, excessive heat, toxins, low energy, low libido and so much more.  In fact, Anantamul’s versatility can also be seen in its ability to treat all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) simultaneously. Continue reading »

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Trikatu Churna: A Traditional Ayurvedic Formula for Weight Loss, Sluggish Digestion and Congestion (aka Kapha Imbalance)

Trikatu Churna is a well known Ayurvedic formula used both as a dietary spice as well as herbal medicine.  Translated, Trikatu is called the “three pungents” (meaning hot or spicy), and of course for very good reason.  Being extremely hot by nature, this formula is often used to stimulate the digestion (Agni) and metabolism, increase circulation, burn toxins, remove congestion, reduce inflammation and treat many respiratory disorders.  Therefore Trikatu is mostly used for Kapha imbalances, and equally avoided for most Pitta disorders.    Continue reading »

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Wholesale Price Discounts now Available!

Ayurvedic Apothecary WholesaleExciting news!  Svastha Ayurveda is now offering new and improved wholesale and bulk order options.  Whether you are a storefront, a holistic practitioner or just an avid lover of our products, you are eligible for our wholesale pricing.  Qualifying products include our organic spice blends, herbal tea, medicated ghee, massage oils,nasya oiltinctures and syrups. Continue reading »

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The Three Main Digestive Imbalances of Ayurveda and the Best Herbs for Treatment

herbsIn the world of Ayurveda, there is nothing more important to our health and wellbeing than our digestion.  The digestive fire, known as Agni, is so important that ALL toxins and disease stem from imbalance in this area.  There are many factors that may weaken our fire, such as a poor diet, stress, overeating, mental imbalances and improper lifestyle habits.  Therefore we must discover the cause (in order to remove it) while simultaneously administering treatment to balance our digestion.  Being of such an essential nature, it is no surprise that Ayurveda shines bright in this area, providing a wide variety of effective herbal treatment options for each of our unique needs.  Continue reading »

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Bhringaraj: An Ayurvedic Hair Tonic and its Many Other Health Benefits

bhringarajIf you have heard of Bhringaraj before, you probably have heard of its use as a hair tonic or its unique ability to restore the hair.  This incredible Ayurvedic herb quite possibly is the best option for preventing and treating premature greying and baldness, making it a main ingredient in any Ayurvedic Hair Oil.  However, Bhringaraj possesses many other health benefits, including being a powerful liver tonic, alleviating inflammation, healing skin issues, calming the mind, treating insomnia and strengthening the bones and teeth. Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies 101: Cilantro Juice for Detoxification, Chelation and Inflammation

cilantro juiceCilantro is one of my favorite herbs, as it is fresh, affordable, accessible and carries a wide range of health benefits.  This tasty herb can be used as food or in larger dosages to increase the potency of its health benefits.  Cilantro’s cooling, anti-inflammatory properties makes it essential in any Pitta imbalance, while also being an Ayurvedic staple for every-body during these hot summer months.  Cilantro is also well-known for its powerful detoxifying action, and more importantly, its unique ability to remove heavy metals from the tissues. Continue reading »

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