Herbal References

    • Herbal References
    • August 07, 2019
    Five Great Ayurvedic Herbs for the Mind and Memory

    As our population ages, declining mental faculties can take first place on the list of one’s health concerns. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of senile dementia affect some 25 percent of all people over 80. Research, though, is revealing Ayurvedic approaches in helping to support the natural strength of the mental faculties.

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    • September 14, 2017
    Ten Little Known Ayurvedic Herbal Gems

    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.

  • The Ayurvedic Powerhouse for the Blood and Lymph—Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
    • Herbal References
    • July 22, 2016
    The Ayurvedic Powerhouse for the Blood and Lymph—Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)

    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.

  • The Sweet Beauty of Healthy Skin’s Key Ingredient—Anantamul (Hemidismus indica)
    • Herbal References
    • July 21, 2016
    The Sweet Beauty of Healthy Skin’s Key Ingredient—Anantamul (Hemidismus indica)

    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.

  • Rejuvenative Formula Focus: Triphala
    • Herbal References
    • March 04, 2016
    Rejuvenative Formula Focus: Triphala

    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.

  • Herbal Formulas for Joint Health
    • Herbal References
    • October 22, 2014
    Herbal Formulas for Joint Health

    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.

    • Herbal References
    • September 20, 2013
    Ethical Revolution
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    • September 20, 2013
    Herbal Profile: Ashwagandha
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    • September 19, 2013
    Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus): A Boon to Women
  • Punarnava—The Renewer
    • Herbal References
    • September 19, 2013
    Punarnava—The Renewer

    An overview of punarnava and its medicinal benefits, by Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

    • Herbal References
    • September 10, 2013
    American Botanical Council Writes on Kava
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