A Y U R V E D A + H E R B S
Let’s dive into some Ayurvedic history about herbs and their use for medicinal purposes! Herbs, both in the east and the west, have been the primary medicinal agent in traditional and holistic therapies. Particularly in India, an extensive and intricate herbal science has been developed and is incorporated under the practices and philosophies of Ayurveda.
Many Ayurvedic herbs are common spices such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, and fenugreek.
Ayurveda means “The Science of Life” and it is a science of living that encompasses the whole of life, and which relates the life of the individual to that of the universe including all methods bringing us into greater harmony with it.
Ayurveda should be thought of as a resource to be drawn upon freely and to be adapted to the unique needs of the individual in their environment.
Source: The Yoga of Herbs, An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine by Dr. David Frawley