Herbs are at the very heart of the Ayurvedic tradition. Long ago, Ayurveda recognized the power and potency of botanicals grown from the earth. Many of the herbs we carry have been used for centuries to promote mental clarity, radiant skin, lustrous hair, manageable weight, healthy function of the liver, and a robust immune system, among other benefits.
This is our Ayurvedic Herbs Department, where we’ve assembled educational materials about some of our favorite herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. These articles explore the benefits of adaptogens like brahmi (gotu kola) and ashwagandha, superfruits like amla, and Ayurvedic formulas like triphala.
What Are Ayurvedic Herbs?
An Ayurvedic herb is a plant-based substance that has a history of use in Ayurveda for promoting health and balancing one or more of the doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. Herbs come in many shapes and sizes. There are Ayurvedic herbs for energy, organic spices to support digestive health through Ayurvedic cooking, and many varieties of herbal oil for the ultra-soothing Ayurvedic practice of self-massage.
Banyan is committed not only to carrying Ayurvedic herbs, but those that are of the highest quality. This means that they are certified organic, sustainably sourced, cultivated without over-harvesting, and fairly traded.
Over the years, our inventory of Ayurvedic herbs has grown substantially, as has our knowledge about each of them. We encourage you to read through these guides and blogs to learn more about these herbal allies, and see if one or more of them resonate with you.