YAHpothecary

~ Ayurvedic Herbs ~

Our herbs are 100% certified organic + additive-free +  preservative-free +  binder-free + filler-free + herbicide-free + pesticide-free + non-GMO verified sourced + fair trade + gluten-free + grain-free


Organic Haritaki Whole Fruit Powder

$13 / half lb or $25/ lb

Rich in several minerals including selenium, potassium, manganese, iron and copper.

Tastes: bitter, pungent, salty, astringent, sour

It detoxifies and nourishes all body tissues 

 

 

 

  • Removes excess vata* from the system
  • Assists natural internal cleansing
  • Supports healthy elimination and maintains regularity
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues
  • Mild colon cleanser suitable for long term use
  • Improves digestion, promotes the absorption of nutrients
  • Aids to expel bodily waste materials easily
  • Certified 100% organic
  • GMO free

*Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind. Since Pitta (energy of transformation) and Kapha (energy of lubrication and structure) cannot move without it, Vata (energy of movement) is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body.

Details

  • Botanical name: Terminalia Chebula
  • Mild laxative with detoxifying, rejuvenative, adaptogenic and tonic effects
  • Parts used: Fruit

Qualities: light, dry, warm, astringent, bitter, sweet.

Systems: All tissues, digestive, excretory, respiratory

Ayurveda: Balances all doshas but more beneficial for Vata disorders

Detoxifier: supports body's natural cleansing process, it gently removes accumulated natural toxins in the gastrointestinal tract; maintains regular elimination, helps promote healthy body mass, and supports comfortable and complete digestion. Resets the taste/palate to remove sweet or salty after cravings

Purgative: Make tea with 1 teaspoon of Haritaki powder with 1-2 cups of water daily

Rejuvenator: it strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports the proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen.  elimination, helps promote healthy body mass, and supports comfortable and complete digestion.

Energizer:  Haritaki ingested increases energy, intelligence and awareness.

  • I tbsp increases the oxygen supply in the blood by 300%. Equivalent to doing 2 hours of pranayama (deep yogic breathing techniques).
  • If taken daily, for extended period of time 1+ years can dissolve kidney stones.

Dosage:

Daily:  Before bed take up to 1 tsp with 8-12 oz of water.  First drink a few mouthfuls of water to moisten the throat, place Haritaki at back of throat, drink remaining water.

Sore Throat: gargle with Haritaki decoction (1 tsp +  1 cup purified water)

Mouth/Gums: allow Haritaki to mix with the saliva and gently rub it on the gums heals cankers around the gum/tooth line as well as the entire digestive tract.

Digestion:  1/2 tsp after every meal (allow time to mix with saliva, then swallow).


 Organic Pure Neem Leaf Powder

$16/half lb or $30/lb

 

Promotes healthy hair & skin

Purifies the body

Supports internal detoxification

Certified 100% organic

GMO free

Kosher & Halal certified

Details

  • Botanical name: Azadirachta indica
  • Part used: Leaf
  • Qualities: Air, cooling, bitter, pungent.
  • Systems: Digestive, circulatory, respiratory and urinary.
  • Ayurveda: Decreases Pitta and Kapha, increases Vata when used in excess.

Dosage: 1/4-1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day before meals followed by room temperature water.


Organic Triphala Powder

$16 / half lb or $30 / lb

Triphala is a gentle, nourishing blend of three certified organic fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki.

Triphala can also be used to cleanse the eyes, mouth and nose by preparing a tea and using a neti pot.

 

 

 

  • Supports healthy digestion and absorption
  • Strengthens & tones the digestive system
  • Gentle formula for detoxification and rejuvenation
  • Excellent for internal cleansing
  • Non habit forming laxative
  • Certified 100% organic
  • GMO free

Details

  • Part used: Fruit, not seeds.
  • Qualities: All tastes but salty, Rejuvenating, building, and regulating.
  • Systems: Circulatory, digestive, excretory, respiratory, and nervous.
  • Ayurveda: Balancing Vatta Pitta and kapha. A panacea and rasayana

Dosage: Make tea with 1/2 teaspoon of Triphala powder in 1 cup of water. Drink tea before breakfast and before bedtime.


Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) Leaf Powder

$16 / half lb or $30 / lb

 

 

 

Supports healthy respiratory and immune system

Enhances calm & clarity

Abundant in antioxidants

Beneficial against occasional cough and allergens

Gluten free

Certified 100% organic

GMO free

Details

  • Botanical name: Ocimum sanctum
  • Parts used Leaves and seeds
  • Qualities: Sharp, bitter, astringent,  hot and pungent marked with strong aroma and adaptogen
  • Systems: respiratory immune, urinary and metabolic
  • Ayurveda: Balancing for Vata and Kapha, may aggravate vata and pitta if taken in access

Dosage: Take 1 tsp in water as a tea several times a day. A pinch of cardamom powder & sweetener of your choice could be added to enhance the flavour of the tea.

TULSI, the Holy Herb

Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) popularly called tulsi in India, is ubiquitous in vedic tradition. Perhaps its role as a healing herb was instrumental in its “sacred” implication. Tulsi is the most common and revered of all household plants in India. Lord Krishna says, “I give Myself to a devotee who offers me merely a tulsi leaf and a palmful of water”.
Tulsi (holy basil) has delicate purple and green leaves, flower tassels like miniature temple spires and an arresting sweet fragrance famous for attracting the minds of devotees. The whole plant and all its parts are useful. It is really simple to grow tulsi in pots. It grows only through seed propagation and requires a good amount of sunlight and water daily. The leaves are to be collected from the plant tips so as to allow it to grow into a thick lovely bush.
This plant has a long list of medicinal implications, here are a few:

~  the essential oil in tulsi has antimicrobial effects, specifically antiviral effects.

~  Various formulations of tulsi significantly shorten the course of illness in patients of viral Hepatitis.

~  Its extracts have marked mosquito repellent activity. Hence, it is believed that growing a tulsi plant in front of our homes, for the above said two reasons, markedly purifies the air, making it free from air-borne microbes and checks the entry of mosquitoes too.
~  Combating respiratory disorders and sore throat. As a home remedy, some tulsi leaves along with a few pieces of ginger and pepper and a little jaggery can be blended with water, strain the liquid and sip slowly.
 

~Recent research has shown that tulsi powder taken over a period of two weeks reduces the fasting blood sugar by around 17%.
~Tulsi has a positive effect over blood pressure and also acts as an effective detoxifier. A tonic may be prepared by mixing 1/4 tsp of dry tulsi leaves with a spoonful of coconut butter and little sweetener of your choice, taken twice a day, first thing in the morning and before going to bed at night. ~  One of the major constituents of the leaves, ursolic acid has been reported to possess antifertility activity attributed to its anti-estrogenic effect responsible for arrest of spermatogenesis in males and inhibitory effect on implantation of ovum in females. This may prove to be a promising antifertility agent devoid of side effects.

~ a mouthwash for relieving toothache

~ whole plant’s decoction for relieving headache.


Organic Turmeric Root Powder

$16 / half lb or $30 / l lb
  • Abundant in antioxidants
  • Culinary herb safe as food spice
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Blood purifier
  • Supports healthy joint function and liver function
  • Traditionally used for beautiful skin & nails
  • Certified 100% organic
  • GMO free

 Details:

  • Botanical name: Curcuma longa
  • Part used: Root.
  • Qualities: heating, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
  • Systems: Digestive, respiratory, and circulatory.
  • Ayurveda: Decreases Kapha, increases Pitta & Vata when used in excess.

Dosage: 1/2 teaspoon in 1 cup of coconut milk ( preferably raw or organic, whole). Add to enhance a soup or any other veggie dish.