Bacopa Monnieri or water hyssop: an important plant in the tradition of Ayurvedic medicine

An aquatic plant native to India, Bacopa Monnieri or water hyssop is a botanical variety known since ancient times. It is used in herbal medicine for its interesting properties against persistent insomnia and anxiety, and is also effective on some mental processes, such as concentration and memory. But it is above all in the context of the millenary tradition of Ayurveda that this plant is used … Read more

Tulsi or sacred basil: the queen of herbs at the base of Ayurvedic medicine

Originally from India, tulsi is a plant also known as sacred basil. Let’s go and discover its properties and benefits. Tulsi, what is it Also known as “sacred basil”, it is a plant with countless beneficial properties. Like mint and basil, it belongs to the Labiateae family and its scientific name is Ocinum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum. It is an aromatic herb rich in active ingredients; it is no coincidence that … Read more

Ashwagandha, what it is and how it is used

Ashwagandha , also known as Indian ginseng, the botanical name is Whitania Somnifera. This plant is widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various pathology. Its active ingredients are also known in Ayurvedic Indian medicine and have been used since ancient times. Let’s get to know this plant and all its virtues better. Origin of the name: Ashwagandha This is the Sanskrit term … Read more

Ayurveda: principles and benefits of ancient Indian medicine

Do you know what Ayurveda is ? Let’s find out the principles and benefits and a little history of this ancient Indian practice still used today. Origin Ayurveda is an ancient and complex medicine born in India at the time of the Vedas, the ancient sacred books dating back, to better understand, thousands of years before the birth of Christ. These Vedas contain the … Read more

Andrographis paniculata, a plant that strengthens the immune system

Considered one of the milestones in Ayurveda, Andrographis paniculata is a herb that has been used in Asia for its important properties for millennia. Inside its leaves, in fact, we can find various phytochemical and antioxidant compounds useful for the body.In China it was traditionally used to treat typically winter infections and ailments.Almost completely, however, ignored in Western practice, this … Read more

Shatavari, a plant that is a friend of women’s health

For millennia, Ayurvedic medicine has been famous for using plants. Today we are going to learn more about Shatavari, a particular herb that is defined as a “friend of women” as it acts on many typically female problems. Primarily, reproductive and hormonal problems, as well as menopausal and menstrual disorders. Here’s what you need to know about this … Read more

Trikatu, the portentous Ayurvedic spice mix that promotes digestion

Trikatu is a very famous Ayurvedic herbal preparation consisting of multiple ingredients. It has a hot power and activates gastric and biliary secretion, therefore it is very useful in digestive processes.Let’s get to know it more closely. Trikatu: what it is and what it is made of Trikatu is a very famous Ayurvedic herbal preparation. In Indian families, it … Read more