Lavanga

Better known in English as cloves, the spicy Lavanga herb has a warming effect on the body. MedLine Plus states that cloves have been traditionally used as an expectorant, to treat common digestive troubles, and as a pain relieving ingredient….

Ajmoda

Commonly known as celery seed, Ajmoda is a delicious herb with a distinct, pungent taste. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, celery seed has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a diuretic, to treat colds and flu,…

Haritaki

Haritaki fruit strengthen immunity and has a laxative effect. It’s also used to nourish major organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys and to help heal eye disorders. The herb contains astringent properties as well as tannins which may…

Putiha

Known as garden mint in English, Putiha is a very beneficial Ayurvedic herb. It’s used to relieve the symptoms of digestive problems such as flatulence, nausea, vomiting, and appetite issues. NCCAM indicates that studies show mint does in fact help…

Haridra

This herb is commonly known as turmeric. It’s closely related to ginger and has historically been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help digestion, ease arthritis pain, and help heal wounds. While studies on turmeric are ongoing, the National Center for…

Sunthi

Sunthi, or dry ginger, is a strong flavored ingredient known for its ability to ease digestive disturbances such as nausea, flatulence, and indigestion as well as ease symptoms of the common cold. Studies show ginger has anti-spasmodic abilities and may…

Ushira

Ushira is a perennial grass whose essential oil is used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Some of these ailments include intestinal and stomach disorders, respiratory issues, inflammatory conditions, and skin problems. Ushira is a particularly fragrant herb and…

Guduchi

According to The Chopra Center, Ayurvedic history suggests that bitter tasting Guduchi promotes overall well-being and helps the body resist the effects of anxiety and stress. It’s used to help prevent colds and flu, support the immune system, relieve chronic…

Chandan

Also known as sandalwood, Chandan is a fragrant ingredient made from the sacred Sandal tree. It’s found in many aromatherapy blends but is also used in paste form to treat common skin disorders, and to cool, cleanse and hydrate the…

Yashtimadhu

This herb, also known as licorice, is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat respiratory disorders and gastric ulcers. A study of oral cancer patients who developed oral mucositis from radiation and chemotherapy showed Yashtimadhu helps prevent and treat mucositis.