History of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Suppliments

Ayurvedic supplements are available in powder form, capsules, tablets , jams like Chavanprash, medicated ghee, oils, nasal drops and some other forms like herbal wines( aasvas and arishtas).

They are used for various reasons like boosting immunity, detoxification of various organs and systems, adjustments of metabolic processes , improvement of bodily functions, anti-allergic effect, pain relief, enhanced blood circulation, antioxidant effect, hormonal balance, fertility, strength and vitality boosting, etc

Lot of importance is given to correct AGNI the digestive and metabolic fire as it ultimately governs the balance of one’s health.

Ayurvedic medicines are made from natural things like herbs, shrubs, roots, bark, leaves, fruits, seeds, flowers, seed oil etc. Honey, milk, bee wax, etc are also used for healing. Things like minerals, mica, shells, pearls, corals, red clay, and fuller’s earth are also used as medicines. In some cases metals like iron are used in oxidized forms. Medicine preparation methods are used to make effective combinations. Ayurveda focuses on making its medicines highly absorbable and most body friendly.

Medicine preparation in Ayurveda starts with thorough knowledge of herbs, the proper methods of harvesting, storage of raw materials and choosing the correct methods of preparing the medicine.

Ayurvedic herbal oils-(thailam/taila)

Essence and goodness of herbs is absorbed in oils to make Ayurvedic herbal oils. Sesame oil, coconut oil, castor oil OR combinations of such oils are used as base oils. Herbs are made into juice, paste, decoctions and are mixed into the oils. This mixture along with some whole herbs is boiled on a low flame for hours and hours so that the water part is evaporated and the oil takes all properties of herbs. The oil is then filtered carefully and stored.

Sometimes this process of boiling the oils with herbs is repeated again and again to intensify the effect of oils further. These special oils are called “Avarti taila” e.g. Bala (25) Avarti, Kshirabala (101) Avarti, etc.

Ayurvedic oils stay stable much longer then the basic oils. They become more effective due to herbs in them. They get absorbed in the skin better. Their penetration and absorption power is more in comparison with basic oils.

Ayurvedic oils are used for internal and external usage. They are used externally for various treatments like massage, as nasal drops, enema (Basti), Pinda swedana (herbal ball massage), Shirodhara (oil drip on head) and Pizzichil (Pouring oil all over body), etc

Lot of care, effort and man power goes into making Ayurvedic oils. They give excellent results due to their special actions.