Bulk Herbs and Spices
If you are wondering where to buy herbs, look no further. For over twenty years, Banyan Botanicals has been committed to providing the best organic herbs on the market. Today we offer almost seventy different bulk herbs and formulas all cultivated and produced with the highest standards of eco-stewardship, fair trade, and sustainability. All our herbs must pass the highest level of certification before given the organic stamp of approval. Herbs in their natural form is the most traditional way to take them; however, for convenience and lifestyle choices, many of these herbs can be found in tablets or in liquid extracts. We use the raw, dried herbs as a base for all our formulas and herbal oils, preserving the integrity of their properties and benefits.
Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Some of Their Benefits
In the language of Ayurveda, there are some herbs more often repeated than others. This may be for the wide range of benefits they offer, for their safety and effectiveness. The following are some of these popular Ayurvedic herbs:
Amalaki is one of the three fruits in the classic formula, triphala, which means “three fruits.” High in vitamin C, it is an especially good source of natural antioxidants. It is considered a rejuvenative for pitta, or for elevated heat in the body. It supports the digestive tract and the body's natural cleansing mechanism.
Ashwagandha is a mighty herb in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. As a nourishing and building herb, it lends its strength to support the body's stress response, the reproductive system, and more. It is also considered an adaptogen, making it a great herb for energy while simultaneously acting as a calming herb for sleep.
Bibhitaki is another fruit in the three fruits of triphala. It is particularly supportive of kapha dosha and known as an herb for lungs and respiratory health. Like the other two fruits, it is gently cleansing to the lower gastrointestinal tract and tonifying to the stomach. Bibhitaki is also good for supporting the eyes and throat.
Brahmi/Gotu Kola is classified as a nervine and an adaptogen, which means it holds a unique affinity for the nervous system and the brain. It is said to improve concentration, intelligence, and memory, and, as an adaptogen, it is relaxing to the central nervous system, helping the body cope with daily stressors.
Haritaki completes the three fruits of triphala. It is especially beneficial for vata dosha, as it improves digestion, assimilation, and healthy function of the colon, the seat of vata. As a rejuvenative, it also supports the health of the lungs, liver, and spleen.
“Three fruits,” triphala, is one of the most esteemed Ayurvedic compounds. Triphala offers gentle cleansing, purification, and rejuvenation to the digestive tract, and especially the lower intestines. Its combination of the three fruits make this formula suitable and beneficial for all three doshas.
Turmeric is another revered herb in the Ayurvedic cache of herbs. It supports a healthy inflammatory response, balanced digestion, clear skin, and overall health and well-being. Its warming quality also offers support and comfort to the joints.
Banyan Quality and Guarantee
We are equally committed to the quality of our products as we are to your satisfaction of them. If for any reason a product does not have the desired effect, within 90 days we will offer a full refund of the item total. We do recommend giving an herb at least 4–6 weeks of a trial period as there is a cumulative effect as the herb is assimilated through the body’s tissue layers. You may also want to experiment with the dosage with the help of a trained professional. If you are unsure where to start on your herbal journey, our Ayurvedic Profile quiz™ . acts as a wonderful resource. The simple questions will guide you to a greater understanding of your own unique constitution and also shed light on your current state of being, with product and lifestyle suggestions designed just for you.