Manjistha is considered to be one of the finest blood purifying herbs in Ayurveda. It is said to cool and detoxify the blood, dissolve obstructions in blood flow, and being the multi-purpose healer, it also clears stagnant blood from the system. Thus, clearing excess pitta from the system. Manjistha is used to remove toxins from the blood and maintain the body’s immune system. Its role as a wonderful support system to the body as it eliminates toxins that could be overwhelming to the immune system that may lead to an increase to blockages in the body.
The Himalaya Manjistha herb is especially useful when detoxification of the liver and other organs is undertaken because as it removes the toxins that are released into the organs, the herb helps reduce toxic reactions. This is known to be one of the most important actions from the herb. Keep in mind this herb is very useful for people who have eaten toxic foods for a long time and are suffering from toxic reactions internally, externally, mentally and physically. The outcome of using Manjistha results in but not limited to healthy, clear skin. As this herb is specifically known to purify the blood, the clarity of our skin is a natural reflection of the quality of our blood. Manjistha heals a variety of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis since the skin is a detoxifying organ.
One of the very ancient spices used in Ayurveda is raw garlic.
“A single bulb of garlic a day, keep diseases away”.
Being one of the most potent herbs that has an abundance of medicinal properties, garlic is an antibacterial, anti-fungal antiviral, hypotensive (lowers high blood pressure), and it is also helpful in lowering cholesterol and fat in the bloodstream. Garlic, a readily available herb, is generally regarded as a remedy for cold, flu and other infectious diseases without any side effects. Sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent are the six tastes according to Ayurveda. Garlic is a rare herb which has five tastes except for sour. Garlic is pungent yet heavy therefore it is used to pacify and calm the Vata and Kapha dosha.
Used in treatment of fractures and to strengthen bones, garlic is also known to assist in regeneration of bone mass. Having this said, garlic is greatly useful in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Raw garlic is widely used in the treatment of intestinal complaints, indigestion, stomach pain, bloating and constipation. Regular consumption of garlic may reduce the risk of esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. Garlic is useful in heart diseases as it reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Last but not least, garlic is good for the eyes, it improves quality of voice, useful in rejuvenation treatments, acts as a natural aphrodisiac, improves intelligence and can be used as a face scrub to prevent acne.
A healthy consciousness is a healthy soul. There are more herbs to be discovered and more knowledge to be spread about these majestic healing herbs! I hope the information is useful to you guys; I’ll be posting regularly about different herbs from Ayurvedic healings. Any questions or more information on ancient herbs and remedies please let me know 🙂