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Ten Little Known Ayurvedic Herbal Gems

  • By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH
  • Sep 14, 2017

Ayurveda has been practiced for so long that there is a dazzling array of useful remedies. In fact, there are so many remedial possibilities that we often overlook some real gems. Just for a moment, let’s take the road less traveled and immerse ourselves in some jewels we usually find at the bottom of the treasure chest.

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The Ayurvedic Powerhouse for the Blood and Lymph—Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Jul 22, 2016

In the last vine we talked about anantamul and how it works at both the skin and blood tissue layer in a very balanced and refined manner. Sometimes, however, the body needs a little extra help when there are natural toxins, extra heat, or stagnation causing an imbalance in the blood.

To this end, nature has provided another plant with that extra boost—manjistha. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) has beautiful heart-shaped leaves, giving it the Latin suffix “cordifolia” and demonstrating its affinity to the heart and circulatory system. The leaves have a deep green color. The vine grows on the western side of the Himalayas and other mountainous regions.

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The Sweet Beauty of Healthy Skin’s Key Ingredient—Anantamul (Hemidismus indica)

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Jul 21, 2016

Anantamul, also commonly called Sariva, is one of those herbs that you just fall in love with the more you learn about it and experience it. It even has a smell that is soothingly sweet, granting it the nickname, sugandhi, or “the fragrant one.” It carries this sweetness and its cooling quality throughout the body, pacifying heat anywhere it travels to through the blood and waters (i.e. the lymph, plasma, urine) of the body, including the skin, reproductive organs, and urinary system.

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Rejuvenative Formula Focus: Triphala

  • By Premal Patel, MD
  • Mar 04, 2016

Triphala, one of the most widely used Ayurvedic formulations, is quite well known for its use in keeping bowel movements regular and healthy. In this article, we will look at the benefits of Triphala related to one of its other major functions: rejuvenation. 

In our hectic world, rejuvenation is publicly renowned as beneficial and crucial. But in the private lives of clients, it is often a luxury that is put on the back burner amongst the other essential tasks of the day. Even in the constant time crunch that everyone faces, it is necessary to find different and manageable ways to provide the body with the nourishment it needs to renew and refresh.

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Herbal Formulas for Joint Health

  • By Premal Patel, MD
  • Oct 22, 2014

Healthy joints are critical to our daily functioning and activity, both for smooth mobility and for integrity of structure. Ayurveda offers numerous herbal supplements to support healthy joints. The most traditional of these supplements are made with a base of guggulu, which has been used widely through the ages to promote joint strength and stability.

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Ethical Revolution

  • By David Crow
  • Sep 20, 2013
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Punarnava—The Renewer

  • By Alakananda Devi, M.B., B.S. (Lond.)
  • Sep 19, 2013
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Wonders of Pippali

  • By Alakananda Devi, M.B., B.S. (Lond.)
  • Sep 19, 2013
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