- AyurvedaTraditional MedicineHealthBalanceImmunity
How It Works:
Top Ayurvedic Supplements* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Ayurveda means "science of life." It is a form of traditional medicine in India that is based on a body of ancient spiritual teachings known as the Vedas. Ayurvedic medicine's goal is to achieve optimal health on the physical, psychological, as well as spiritual levels.HOW IT WORKS: Ayurvedic medicine uses a variety of treatments including herbs and combinations of herbal ingredients to treat a large variety of medical conditions. Lifestyle and behavior changes are also suggested, including diet, exercise, yoga, and meditation. The focus is on treatment of the whole person and balancing the mind, body, and spirit.EFFECTS/BENEFITS: Today, especially in the West, Ayurveda is used as a form of complementary/alternative medicine, with Ayurvedic herbs being taken as health supplements for various health conditions and to improve wellbeing in general.AYURVEDIC SUPPLEMENTS
- Supports homeostasis in the body
- Restore balance to the three doshas
- Promotes harmony between the mind, soul and senses
ASHWAGANDHA: Ashwagndha is an adaptogenic herb that is primarily used for stress, anxiety, depression, and adrenal function. It has been seen to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. READ MORE.
Dosage: 300-1000 mg per day, taken 1-2 times per day
Side Effects: Rated Possibly Safe. May cause drowsiness, nausea, diarrhea, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, or shallow breathing.
HOLY BASIL: Holy basil, also known as Tulsi, is an herb that is traditionally used as a tea for asthma, allergies, colds, flu, and other respiratory infections, as well as diabetes, headaches, and upset stomach. In animal research it has been seen to decrease inflammation.
Dosage: 300-2000 mg dried leaves; 2 g infused in water as tea
Side Effects: Rated Possibly Safe. May interact with blood thinning drugs and lower blood sugar.
BRAHMI (BACOPA MONNIERI): Brahmi is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for enhancing memory, as an analgesic, and for epilepsy. Human research has shown some cognitive effects including improving memory and learning. READ MORE.
Dosage: 50-500 mg per day, taken 1-3 times per day
Side Effects: Rated Possibly Safe. May cause nausea, dry mouth, thirst, fatigue, or stomach cramps.
TURMERIC:Turmeric is primarily used for arthritis, cardiovascular health, and cancer. Curcumin is the primary active compound in turmeric and has been seen to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal effects in human research. READ MORE.
Dosage: 400-1800 mg per day, split into 2-3 dosages
Side Effects: Rated Likely Safe. May cause stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, or dizziness.
TRIPHALA: A combination of three Ayurvedic herbs (haritaki, bahera, and amla), it is primarily used to enhance and support digestion. It acts as a natural laxative and colon cleanse.
Dosage: 500-600 mg before each meal
Side Effects: Rated Possibly Safe. May cause intestinal gas, loose stool, or diarrhea.
Top Ayurvedic Supplements