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  • Mucuna Pruriens: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • 6 days ago
    Mucuna Pruriens: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Discover the many benefits of mucuna pruriens! This amazing plant has a profound affinity for the nervous system and is known to be a natural source of the amino acid levodopa, or L-dopa.

  • Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • September 10, 2018
    Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Thanks to its cooling, soothing, nourishing, and rejuvenating work throughout the entire physiology, the sattvic herb shatavari effectively balances both pitta and vata. While famous as a powerful female reproductive tonic, shatavari is equally beneficial to men, and its powers cross into other organs and tissue layers, helping to bring overall health and balance.

  • Ghee—Everything You Need to Know about Clarified Butter
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    • September 04, 2018
    Ghee—Everything You Need to Know about Clarified Butter

    Who doesn't love a heaping scoop of ghee melted over the top of their rice or kitchari? Yum! If you've ever been lucky enough to experience the rich, nourishing, and luxurious qualities of this golden nectar, you'll understand why ghee is a must-have in every Ayurvedic kitchen. But have you ever wondered why ghee is so highly revered in Ayurveda? We're going to demystify this deliciously healthy fat and cover everything from the history of ghee to its wide array of health benefits and uses.

  • Immune Strong™—A New Herbal Blend for Year-Round Health
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    • August 13, 2018
    Immune Strong™—A New Herbal Blend for Year-Round Health

    Whatever the season, sometimes our immune system can use a little boost. We are excited to announce our new immune formula to help support your overall health and immunity. Please welcome Immune Strong to our family of herbal tablets and liquid extracts. With a superstar blend of Ayurvedic herbs traditionally used to support the immune system, this formula is a successor to Immune Support—with a few changes and improvements. 

  • Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food
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    • August 08, 2018
    Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food

    Bacopa/Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) is a wonderful herb that has been a highly praised rejuvenative for the brain for thousands of years. Bacopa calms and soothes the nervous system, supports the intellect, and maintains alertness and tranquility while providing energy to the brain. It has long been a favorite of students as it enhances learning, concentration, and memory.

  • 6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair
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    • July 18, 2018
    6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair

    When it comes to promoting healthy skin and a clear complexion, neem (Azadirachta indica) is one of the most effective herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. This herb’s famously bitter taste has been known to dramatically cool and pacify pitta and kapha when taken internally.

  • Healthy Skin Tablets Undergo Clinical Trial
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    • June 08, 2018
    Healthy Skin Tablets Undergo Clinical Trial

    Dr. Sivamani and his team conducted a four-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with Banyan Botanicals’ Healthy Skin formulation last spring of 2017. The trial enrolled thirty participants.

  • Bitter Melon: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • June 06, 2018
    Bitter Melon: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Bitter melon, or karela, has a long history of use that spans thousands of years and is a common ingredient in cuisines and traditional medicines across the globe. Its recognition is spreading in the West too, and it is increasingly possible that you may have bumped into it on the menu of a trendy restaurant, at your local farmer’s market, or in a scientific research article.

  • Breathe Free Balm—A Warming Herbal Chest Rub
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    • May 17, 2018
    Breathe Free Balm—A Warming Herbal Chest Rub

    A soothing rub to nourish the lungs and sinuses is a staple in many household cabinets. Adults and children alike want to be able to do the most basic function—breathe—with the greatest ease. It is vital to our daily and nightly life.

  • Fennel: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • May 10, 2018
    Fennel: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    As an herb with a long, rich history of culinary use, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) doesn’t need much introduction. With a nutty, sweet flavor reminiscent of licorice or anise, and its strong, slightly sweet fragrance, fennel seeds have been a favorite ingredient in cuisine for centuries... But have you heard of the numerous healthful benefits that it provides?

  • 5 Ashwagandha Studies You Should Know About
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    • April 17, 2018
    5 Ashwagandha Studies You Should Know About

    Ashwagandha is one of the most well-known and widly used Ayurvedic herbs. And for good reason! It is great for so many functions in the body—from sleep, energy, and stress, to rejuvenation, muscle strength, and joint health.

  • What You Need to Know About Oil Pulling & Our Daily Swish Oil
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    • April 09, 2018
    What You Need to Know About Oil Pulling & Our Daily Swish Oil

    Oil pulling is not just a daily practice that only the Ayurvedic community loves. Many in the dental and medical community, along with the American society at large, are picking up on and talking about for its many benefits.Though it is a growing movement, it has been used for thousands of years and for good reason.

  • Moringa Oleifera—A Superfood for All Ages
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    • March 29, 2018
    Moringa Oleifera—A Superfood for All Ages

    Moringa, the powdered leaves of the Moringa oleifera plant, hits headlines over and over again for its superb nutritious content. Rightly so—it truly is a superfood. The leaves, in particular, are exceptionally nutritious.

  • Introducing FairWild Triphala
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    • March 20, 2018
    Introducing FairWild Triphala

    How often do we think about the wild plants that make up a formula such as triphala, and how those three special fruits—amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki—are obtained? How were they grown? Who harvested them? These are important questions to ask when buying any herbal product, but especially when buying products sourced from the wild, like our beloved triphala. We at Banyan are proud to launch our first FairWild certified formula, Triphala, using FairWild certified bibhitaki.

  • Licorice: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • March 12, 2018
    Licorice: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    While many people associate licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) with the chewy, black candy we knew as children, the licorice plant has a much broader therapeutic appeal and widespread historical fame. Sure, licorice has fifty times the natural sweetness of sugar, making it a powerful confectionary flavoring, but it’s not all about the sweet taste with this incredible herb.

  • Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™
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    • March 06, 2018
    Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™

    We’re proud to introduce our new product, Pollen Protect™, which is geared to provide respiratory support for common seasonal irritants. This superb formulation supports a healthy inflammatory response to seasonal changes and features turmeric, kalmegh, and amalaki to gently cleanse the blood and lymph.

  • Arjuna: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • February 05, 2018
    Arjuna: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Have you ever questioned the value of your heart? Probably not. The heart is known for being the powerhouse of the body, as vital as the brain. The heart muscle plays an integral role in our physical health; we wouldn’t survive without it. However, we value it for more than just its physical function. Our language and its metaphors—heartfelt, heavy-hearted, light-hearted, broken-hearted, having the heart of a lion, and so on—show that our culture associates the heart with psychological, emotional, and even spiritual importance.

  • The Science of Chyavanprash: the Ayurvedic Herbal Jam
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    • January 22, 2018
    The Science of Chyavanprash: the Ayurvedic Herbal Jam

    Chyavanprash is like the multivitamin of Ayurveda—many Ayurvedic and Indian families incorporate it into their daily routine to promote health and longevity. But what’s the big deal? Why has this ancient formulation withstood the test of time?

  • Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Pippali
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    • January 08, 2018
    Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Pippali

    For many of us, black pepper is so popular we’d be surprised to find it missing from any dining experience. But have you heard of black pepper’s close relative, pippali? Here in the west it doesn’t get as much recognition, but pippali, or Piper longum, is among the most celebrated herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia, and has been for centuries.

  • Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Kalmegh
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    • December 14, 2017
    Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Kalmegh

    While Ayurveda teaches us many fundamentally simple ways to build a healthy immune system, life happens to all of us (and so do holiday parties, travel plans, and the end of another year…fast approaching!). Basic self-care may have taken the wayside, and this is where our herbal allies can lend a helping hand.

  • 3 Ways to Spice Up Your Diet with Garam Masala
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    • December 11, 2017
    3 Ways to Spice Up Your Diet with Garam Masala

    Garam Masala is an aromatic and flavorful spice blend that is commonly used in many popular Indian dishes. Aside from tasting great, garam masala delivers a digestive kick to keep agni burning strong. One of the best things about this yummy spice blend is its versatility. Check out the three very different recipes below to get excited about the newest addition to your spice rack.

  • Herbal Support for Deep Sleep
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    • October 19, 2017
    Herbal Support for Deep Sleep

    Most of us know the feeling: You’ve had a long day and you haven’t been sleeping well. You’re dozing off at dinner and you think to yourself, “Yes! Finally, I’ll have no problem falling asleep tonight.” You go through your evening routine, get ready for bed, crawl under the covers, and then…stare at the ceiling.

  • Top 7 Ayurvedic Herbs for Rejuvenation
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    • October 13, 2017
    Top 7 Ayurvedic Herbs for Rejuvenation

    There is a special branch of treatment called rasayana, or rejuvenation, which promotes longevity. When we use the word longevity in the West, we generally mean extending life, growing old gracefully, and staying healthy.

  • Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Haritaki
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    • October 10, 2017
    Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies: Haritaki

    Let us introduce you to haritaki (Terminalia chebula), one of the best allies in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Already heard of it? We’re not surprised, as it is one of the “Three Musketeers” of triphala, the most popular formula in Ayurveda. 

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