Many herbs are harvested without regard for long-term effects on the environment. Banyan is working to reverse this trend by supporting projects that use ecologically friendly methods of farming and harvesting.
The Living Ayurveda Internship (LAI) is an immersive 11-week course committed to inspiring the holistic stewardship of both our health and the environment through nature-based Ayurveda training and organic farming. Apply today!
In hopes of reversing the future of endangered and irresponsibly harvested plants, we support projects that work with local farms across India to establish cultivated sources for some of our favorite herbs.
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.
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.
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!
Ashwagandha is one of the most revered herbs in Ayurveda. Maximizing the body's ability to resist stress, it enables the body to sustain energy throughout the day while promoting sound, restful sleep at night.