Banyan Roots

  • Co-Creating Health with Bacopa
    • Banyan Roots
    • August 15, 2018
    Co-Creating Health with Bacopa

    The profound effects of bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) are legendary. This herb is documented in ancient Indian texts as far back as the 6th century for being widely used to promote intellect and balance dis-ease of the mind.

  • Co-Creating Health with the Ashwagandha Plant
    • Banyan Roots
    • April 11, 2018
    Co-Creating Health with the Ashwagandha Plant

    Ashwagandha is one of the most revered and prized herbs in the Ayurveda pharmacopoeia. It’s known as the premier Ayurvedic rasayana (or rejuvenative) tonic because of its superior ability to nourish the whole body and mind. Maximizing the body's ability to resist stress, it enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while promoting sound, restful sleep at night. Here lies ashwagandha’s magnificent advantage: it increases energy and vitality while helping to calm the mind.

  • Meet Our 2017 Catalog Cover Model– Mas Vidal
    • Banyan Roots
    • March 20, 2017
    Meet Our 2017 Catalog Cover Model– Mas Vidal

    Mas and I have known of one another for a while, mostly through similar circles and social media. But what a joy to meet him and connect with him for this interview. He’s such a beautiful soul who embodies the wisdom of the Yogic and Ayurvedic sciences.

  • Co-Creating Health with Brahmi/Gotu Kola
    • Banyan Roots
    • November 01, 2016
    Co-Creating Health with Brahmi/Gotu Kola

    Brahmi, also known as gotu kola, is one of the most powerful brain tonics in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. It has been used in Asia for thousands of years, both as a medicine and as a delicious leafy vegetable. This luscious green herb is a favorite in helping to improve mindfulness, revitalize consciousness, and maintain a sharp intellect.

  • Why Sustainability Matters to the Future of Ayurveda
    • Banyan Roots
    • September 14, 2016
    Why Sustainability Matters to the Future of Ayurveda

    With Ayurveda's growing exposure understandably comes an increase in demand for the traditional plant species used and naturally found across India. In hopes of reversing the future of endangered and irresponsibly harvested herbs, we support projects that work with local farms across India to establish cultivated sources for some of our favorite herbs.

  • Why Guggulu is So Precious
    • Banyan Roots
    • August 04, 2016
    Why Guggulu is So Precious

    Guggulu is an incredibly potent and widely used herbal resin, with a rich history of use in traditional Ayurvedic preparations. Guggulu has the unique ability to deliver herbs deep into the tissues while simultaneously scraping away accumulated toxins.

  • Co-Creating Health with Shatavari
    • Banyan Roots
    • May 31, 2016
    Co-Creating Health with Shatavari

    Ayurveda’s well-loved rejuvenating herb, Shatavari, is closely related to a plant you might find regularly on your dinner plate. Its Latin name is Asparagus racemosus… it’s actually a member of the asparagus family!

  • Celebrating 20 Years of Serving the Ayurvedic Community
    • Banyan Roots
    • April 22, 2016
    Celebrating 20 Years of Serving the Ayurvedic Community

    Banyan Botanicals was born from a love of Ayurveda. Our founders, Scott and Kevin, started the company in 1996 with the desire to support the practice of Ayurveda and the expansion of its wisdom in the West. The idea for the business was simple—provide the highest quality herbs and products available and deliver them along with excellent customer service. For twenty years we have focused on making these ideals a reality for customers. It is our great honor to serve the ever-growing community of those practicing Ayurveda and we look forward to continuing our efforts in the years to come.

  • Co-Creating Health with Amalaki
    • Banyan Roots
    • April 12, 2016
    Co-Creating Health with Amalaki

    Amalaki is a powerhouse herb. This small, sour fruit plays a major role in two of the most popular and widely used Ayurvedic formulas—triphala and chyavanprash. 

  • Banyan Roots: A Look Inside Stand-Up
    • Banyan Roots
    • June 11, 2015
    Banyan Roots: A Look Inside Stand-Up

    Stand-up…comedy? Stand-up…paddleboard?
    Nope!
    Just Stand-Up.

    That’s what we have lovingly named our daily morning meeting in our Ashland, Oregon Customer Service and Marketing Office.