Herb of the Month

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil the name often given to the herb tulsi will awaken the mind bringing mental clarity whilst also relaxing the nervous system, allowing time for the restoration of the adrenal glands which have become exhausted by trauma, depression or anxiety.

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Amla

Amla

Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) or Indian gooseberry, is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda’s pharmacopoeia. Amla is one of the major ingredients in two of the most famous Ayurvedic preparations; triphala and chywanaprash.

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Gotu kola

Gotu kola

Gotu kola has been used in Asia for thousands of years, both as a medicine and as a leafy vegetable. It is first mentioned in the historic ‘Sushruta Samhita’, one of the earliest Ayurvedic medical texts compiled around 300 C.E.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Full of sweet and stimulating essential oils, cinnamon is a long-time favourite for invigorating, warming and generally making life more delicious.

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Saffron

Saffron

Saffron The word saffron originates from the French word safran, which in turn comes from Arabic word asfar, meaning yellow, reflecting its distinctive colouring. It’s often known as ‘red gold’ because it is the world’s most expensive spice. Saffron has been...

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric, curcuma longa, also known as the ‘the Golden Goddess’ in India, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic traditions as a medicinal herb as well as an essential ingredient in every curry.

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Triphala

Triphala

Triphala is Ayurveda’s most widely used formula. It is a combination of three fruits: amla (phyllanthus emblica), haritaki (terminalia chebula) and bibhitaki (terminalia bellirica), thus the name triphala, which is derived from the words ‘tri’, meaning three, and ‘phal’, meaning fruit.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is known as a ‘rasayana’, meaning a rejuvenative. Rasayanas enhance both the quality and quantity of life, nourish the mind and enhance vigour, making them perfect for weak, debilitated or exhausted conditions.

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Shatavari

Shatavari

Shatavari, Asparagus racemosa, is a nourishing tonic for women during all stages of life. It helps to balance hormones & menstruation, enhance libido & fertility and reduce menopausal symptoms.

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Brahmi

Brahmi

The mind enhancing and nervous system soothing effects of this plant are legendary. Brahman is the Hindu name given to the universal consciousness and Brahma is the divinity responsible for all ‘creative’ forces in the world.

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Ayur~ meaning Life. ~Veda meaning Science or Knowledge.

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