Category Archives: Ayurvedic Herbs

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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Kapikacchu: A Rejuvenative Tonic for the Mind, Muscles and Reproductive Organs

kapikachu plant imageKapikacchu (aka Atma Gupta) is a large bean-sized seed that is most well known for its use in rejuvenating the nervous system, muscles and reproductive tissue.  Overall this Ayurvedic herb is considered a rejuvenating tonic (rasayana) as it strengthens the muscles, promotes energy and increases the sexual potency (libido).  It is one of the best options in any sexual disorder including impotence, premature ejaculation and low libido.  It enhances fertility and the root was traditionally taken for those wishing to conceive a male prodigy.  More recently Kapikacchu has been praised for its ability to increase levels of levodopa (l-dopa), a powerful precursor to dopamine, making this a great option for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, depression or addiction issues.  Continue reading »

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7 Powerful Ayurvedic Herbs for Detoxification and their Unique Health Benefits

Manjistha Root for Detox Detoxifying herbs are a great compliment to any cleansing program to heighten the results, but they can also be beneficial to take in smaller dosages for daily health and  maintenance.  Whether taking them for either purpose, it is important to chose the ones that are specific for your individual needs, current imbalances and overall constitution (Prakrtti).  As you will see, not all detoxifying herbs are made the same.  In fact, each herb possesses special energetics and healing properties that makes it unique when compared to the others.  So if you are looking for a detoxifying herb that is more specific for cleansing the liver, killing unwanted parasites or increasing digestion and elimination; this article will help you to decide which herb(s) may be the best options for you and your needs. Continue reading »

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