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Invigorating Your Health with the Power of Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements
Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a 5000-year-old healing system with origins in India. The Ayurveda healing system emphasizes balancing the mind, body and spirit — which are the three basic types of energy known as doshas.
Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to be healthier or not, Terra Origin's Ayurvedic herbal supplements and roots can play a significant role in invigorating your health in the new year.
With its bold yellow-orange color, turmeric isn’t just useful when preparing colorful and tasty meals. For years, Indians have used turmeric, found in the Curcuma longa plant, as part of Ayurvedic medicine. Over the last few years, turmeric has become a popular herbal supplement largely because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help treat conditions like arthritis, nasal congestion and other digestive problems. Studies have also revealed that turmeric can boost energy levels in muscle cells.
Some people apply powdered turmeric to brighten and smooth their faces, while others use it in their tea. It can also be mixed with other spices and sprinkled over food.
Over the years turmeric has worked to balance the three doshas. If you want all the goodness of turmeric in one place, our Organic Turmeric Blend can help you alleviate pressure on your cardiovascular system, boost your immunity and ease digestion.
Another Ayurvedic herb to look out for is Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The plant, like turmeric, also finds its home in India. And like turmeric, it has many properties that can improve the quality of your health.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, meaning it can help you manage stress by coordinating the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) or stress response axis of your body. Its ability to reduce stress makes it great for people suffering from anxiety disorders and insomnia.
If you’re looking to calm your anxiety and lower your stress hormones, try our Inner Balance, which is made with extracts from herbs like Rhodiola, astragalus root and holy basil.
Indians have been cooking with fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seeds for a long time. And with good reason. Aside from its ability to pair with different meals, many ayurvedic supplements and health products contain fenugreek. It’s not uncommon for people to soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight to drink the next morning. Doing this aids bowel movement and heals your digestive system.
But wait, there’s more.Fenugreek seeds also contain health properties that make them useful for managing diabetes, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The seeds act as a stress-reliever when mixed with mint and basil leaves to make tea, and people have even found fenugreek seeds to be useful for fighting hair loss and reducing acne.
Ginger is an essential ayurvedic herb, possessing antioxidant, antibacterial and antipyretic properties. These properties make ginger useful for aiding digestion, healing your gut, combating toxins and fighting the feelings and effects of a cold.
You can eat ginger raw, use it in meals, or boil it to make tea. You could even make it into powder if you want. Ginger still maintains all its health properties and benefits in all of its different forms. Our Organic Turmeric Blend contains ginger to soothe the stomach and eliminate gas, bloating and nausea, while enhancing the breakdown of food molecules.
5. Gotu Kola
Another interesting and useful ingredient in ayurvedic health care products is Gotu kola. Dubbed as the “herb of longevity,” Gotu kola supplements can speed the healing of wounds and memories. This makes it useful for treating injuries like burns and even helps stroke patients recover their memory.
Gotu kola is also useful for managing conditions like anxiety, skin disorders, joint pain, depression and asthma. Our Healthy Brain supplement contains CDP Choline, Bacopa herb and Ginkgo leaf extract to help you see improved memory and motor function.
6. NeemFinally, the neem tree produces leaves, roots, and seeds that contain many health benefits, some of which are beauty-related. For example, you can find over 100 compounds in neem leaves that invigorate your health and body. Neem’s twigs also contain compounds that promote oral health, which is why more people are looking to buy oral products that list neem as one of its ingredients.
Neem also has antioxidant and anti-aging properties that keep your skin safe from direct Ultra-Violet (UV) rays and contains vitamins that reduce the effects of aging on the skin. Lastly, neem leaves can be used to build stronger bones, reduce fever and promote hair growth.
As the use of ayurvedic ingredients in health care products and supplements continues to grow, whether you’re looking for a stress-reliever, a supplement to improve your digestive system or a product to boost your immunity, there’s bound to be an ayurvedic root or herb for you at Terra Origin.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.