Amla

Amla is a key herb in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine and is a powerful anti-oxidant. Amal is cooling in nature, and can target inflammation in the body and manifestations of Pitta (fire) agitation. Amla helps promote digestion and metabolic health across all all Doshas.

  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Helps promote metabolism and digestive health
  • Powerful anti-oxidant to combat free radicals

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20506691

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/amla.htm

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Arjuna

Arjuna extract has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to help promote a healthy heart. Research has shown Arjuna to be a strong anti-diabetic agent, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Helps restore normal cardiovascular function
  • Helps to stabilize blood sugar
  • Tridoshic balancing agent

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611635/

http://mywellness.in/herb-profile-arjuna-terminalia-arjuna-the-ayurvedic-heart-tonic/

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) is a powerful Ayurvedic healing herb known to help reduce insomnia, help reduce stress, and help promote a youthful state of physical and mental health.

  • Helps fortify the body
  • Helps restore vitality
  • Helps to restore physical and mental health

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

http://www.shareayurveda.com/ayurveda-blogs/the-benefits-of-ashwagandha/

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Bacopa

Considered the Brain Tonic of Ayurveda, Bacopa helps enhance memory, concentration and helps build cognitive function through action of triterpenoid saponins and bacosides. These agents enhance nerve impulse transmissions by repairing damaged neurons for restoration of synaptic activity.

  • Helps enhance memory and concentration
  • Helps restore synaptic activity in the brain
  • Triterpenoid Saponin and Bacoside rich

Resources:

http://examine.com/supplements/Bacopa+monnieri/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3153866/

http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/students/Brahmi

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Guduchi

Guduchi, “The One Who Protects The Body” is the most highly valued Ayurvedic herb. Guduchi promotes a healthy immune system by maintaining optimal level of macrophages (white blood cells). Ayurveda teaches that Guduchi builds the body’s immunity, improves functions of protective cells, is useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory conditions. Ideal for balancing vata and pitta, it detoxifies the liver, kidneys and blood.

  • Helps promote the immune system
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Helps detoxify the liver

Resources:

https://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/students/Guduchi

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2924974/

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Guggul

In Ayurveda, Guggul is used to support healthy weight and healthy metabolism. Guggul is a part of the flowering plant family most commonly found in Northern India. Guggul produces a sap called Gum Guggul which has been used for over 3,000 years for reducing obesity, treating rheumatoid arthritis and sciatica.

The active ingredient, guggulsterone, acts to reduce cholesterol levels according to the research in the American Science Journal by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

  • Helps promote healthy weight
  • Helps promote healthy metabolism
  • Helps reduce bad cholesterol

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18078436

http://www.ayurvedichealth.com/weight-loss/guggul-for-weight-loss#

http://www.healthcureguide.com/guggul_knowmore.aspx

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Gymnema

In Sanskrit, Gymnema means the “killer of sugar”. Gymnema helps reduce blood sugar levels, and is known to help address problems like hyperglycemia, obesity, high cholesterol level, anemia and digestion. Gymnema suppresses the taste of sweet foods and consequently suppresses appetite.

  • Helps support healthy insulin levels
  • Helps suppress appetite
  • Helps support healthy blood sugar levels

Resources:

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/830285/

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1018364712000481

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-herbs/gymnema-sylvestre.html

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Karela

Karela (Bitter Melon) balances Kapha and Pitta, and is known to normalize glucose in urine and blood. Karela helps to balance blood sugar levels naturally. It is also known to inhibit the enzyme guanylate cyclase, which may benefit people with psoriasis.

  • Helps promote healthy blood sugar levels
  • Helps promote the body’s immune system
  • Helps balance Kapha and Pitta doshas

Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4027280/

http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/4

http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2012-10/nutrient-profile-bitter-melon-momordica-charantia

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Mucuna

Mucuna is a traditional Ayurvedic herb known to help restore normal sexual and neurological function for both men and women. Mucuna helps promote muscle mass, healthy body weight and helps digestion without increasing Pitta (fire).

Mucuna is balancing to all three Doshas (TriDoshic) and helps build libido for both men and women.

  • Helps restore sexual and neurological function
  • Helps promote muscle mass development
  • Powerful anti-oxidant

Resources:

https://www.parkinson-vereniging.nl/files/3713/6118/3279/HUISDEN__PD_MP_2010_moderndaynaturopathicmedicine.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10930594

http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/mucuna-pruriens.html

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Neem

Neem has been used for thousands of years and is known as the “the village pharmacy” for its numerous benefits. Neem helps with reducing skin infections like eczema and is known to have detoxifying properties to help with dryness, irritation and flaking. Neem is remarkable natural exfoliate, and helps tighten skin pores as well as remove impurities.

  • Helps detoxify the skin
  • Acts as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent

Resources:

http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/t_es/t_es_agraw_neem.htm

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Yellow Shatavari

Shatavari is an Ayurvedic rejuvenating herb that cools the body and strengthens the tissues. It is known in Ayurveda to help maintain the healthy production of female hormones for fertility and vitality. In Sanskrit, Shatavri means, “the one having a 100 husbands” specifically because it contributes to the health of the female reproductive system.

  • Helps balance female hormones
  • Helps support female reproductive system
  • Helps promote breast milk production

Resources:

http://natural-fertility-info.com/shatavari-fertility.html

http://www.indianjmedsci.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5359;year=2003;volume=57;issue=9;spage=408;epage=14;aulast=Goyal

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Shilajit

Ayurveda regards Shilajit as the principal rejuvenating and age fighting herb with remarkable healing properties. Shilajit is a mineral deposit found at high altitudes in the Himalayan mountains – the birth place of Ayurveda. Shilajit helps promote the immune system, circulation, strengthens male reproductive systems, strengthens bones and release energy throughout the body.

  • Helps promotes cell regeneration
  • Helps promote male reproduction health
  • Helps increase energy & a healthy metabolism

Resources:

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijad/2012/674142/

http://www.naturalnews.com/042670_shilajit_health_benefits_Ayurvedic_medicine.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/

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Triphala

Triphala is an essential part of Ayurvedic medicine, and contains equal proportions of Amla, Haritaki and Vibhitaki. Triphala acts as an effective purgative and lubricating laxative that helps support the body’s natural strength while cleansing and detoxifying.

  • Helps detoxify your body
  • Helps regulate digestion and metabolism
  • Acts as a natural laxative

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23239004

https://www.planetherbs.com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.html

http://ibs.about.com/od/ibsfood/bb/triphala.htm

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Turmeric

Ayurvedic teachings speak on Turmeric’s wondrous health effects specially on the principal organs: skin, heart, liver and lungs. Turmeric is known to purify the body, mind and help the lungs expel Kapha. Turmeric therapeutic properties have effects on anemia, cancer, diabetes, digestion, indigestion, blood purification, common coughs, ulcers and much more.

  • Helps heal skin, liver, heart & lungs
  • Helps in blood purification
  • Helps restore proper digestion and metabolism

Resources:

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

http://www.bioponic.com/pdfs/TurmericAyurveda.pdf

http://www.turmeric.co.in/turmeric_ayurvedic_use.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/

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Veda Fit

Veda Fit utilizes the leading weight loss herbs consisting of Garcinia Cambogia, Guggul, Garlic and Triphala to kickstart your metabolism. Our Veda Life Veda Fit Extract blend is dual extracted for maximum potency.

Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22530711

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22388973

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23251942

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Veda Woman

Veda Woman is formulated to help manage the effects of menopause including mood swings, irritation and hot flashes. Our Veda Life Veda Woman Extract is dual extracted for maximum potency.

Resources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3487234/

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