Dr. Ritika Shah is an Ayurveda Consultant. She has done her graduation & MD in Ayurveda. She has completely dedicated herself to this ancient science of healing. Her goal is to create awareness about Ayurveda & help people adopt its concepts for a healthy lifestyle. She has worked on various research projects based on Ayurveda formulations and has a keen interest in the rare formulations of ancient science. She has immense faith in Ayurveda but is also well updated with the latest development in medical science.
Yashtimadhu is commonly known as Liquorice. It treats wide range of diseases. It has a pleasant scent and good taste and is commonly used as flavouring agent. Most of the sweetness comes from a substance called glycyrrhizin which is generally 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar. The roots are found to be the most potent. Due to its sweet taste it is added to various ayurvedic formulations to mask the bitter taste
Medicinal plants are nature's gift to human beings to promote a disease-free healthy life. Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a potent herb in Ayurveda and is considered as Superfruit. The Amla tree, Phyllanthus Emblica belonging to family Euphorbiacea is native to India and Nepal.
Guduchi is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurveda. Guduchi is also known as ‘Amrita’ meaning Ambrosia which denotes immortality. Botanically, it is called as Tinospora Cordifolia and belongs to Menispermaceae family. It’s a woody climbing shrub usually grown on a Neem or Mango tree.
Shatavari is a nourishing tonic especially for women. In Ayurveda, it has been used to treat all major ailments of woman from menarche to menopause. Shatavari means ‘one with hundred roots’ or ‘which can cure hundred ailments’. Hence, it is known as Queen of Herbs.
Triphala has been used to treat wide range of health conditions for centuries in Ayurveda. Triphala is a mixture of three myrobalan or dried fruits (Tri- three and phala - fruit) of herbs viz Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki in equal proportion. It is rich in anti-oxidants and is considered the best combination to balance the Tridosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) in the body.
Adaptogens are regulators which support body’s ability to cope with stress. A herb which down regulates or up regulates cellular process to regulate metabolism and bring balance in the body is known as Adaptogen. Ashwagandha is one of the best adaptogen
Haridra, commonly known as Turmeric, is the King of Spices. It has been traditionally used as a spice in Indian cuisine and widely used as medicinal herb in Ayurveda.
Manjistha is an ideal herb for healthy skin, in Ayurveda. Manjistha i.e Rubia cordifolia (Rubia means red), this red colour alludes blood and this red herb has been used as a blood purifier (RaktaShodhak) in Ayurveda since thousands of years.
A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. Small changes in our routine can give extraordinary results. It helps to live a healthy and disease-free life. Ayurveda has always advised ways to prevent diseases.
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