Herb Stories

Ancient cultures have used herbs in different forms.  These herbs are delicious, enhance food and drinks and support wellness.  Most of these herbs are gorgeous to look at and their vibrant colored leaves and flowers and can beautify any garden- big or small.

Here are some of the herbs we use in our products.

Ashwagandha

Be Unstoppable

In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means “Smell of a Horse.” That doesn’t sound so appetizing. What it really means is that it increases your horsepower. Ashwagandha, a popular adaptogen, is commonly used in Ayurveda, Unani and traditional African cultures. It has been studied extensively for its properties to help you combat occasional stress and enhance vitality just like its beautiful red fruit.

Ginger

Fuel Your Life Force

According to Ayurveda, Ginger is “Maha-Aushadhi”  (loosely translated as great wellness herb) and restorer of “hot energy.”   It is this energy that Ayurveda believes supports good digestion.

Ayurveda aside, we humans love the taste of ginger. It is pickled, made into candies, added to tea, used to spice up vegetables and added to beer.  Its zing and the heat alone can fuel the life force in us.

Turmeric

Wellness From Within

Turmeric is a “golden spice” in color and virtue. Turmeric’s bright orange flesh is earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter.  In many cultures, Turmeric has been used in cooking for its color, aroma and beneficial properties for centuries.  In Ayurveda, Turmeric herb is used quite extensively  – it is used in face masks,  as a digestive aid, with milk and cooked with food to support wellness from within.

Holy Basil

Take a Moment

Holy Basil is called Tulsi in Sanskrit, which means “one which cannot be compared.”  Many Indian households and temples have a Tulsi plant.  Ayurveda recommends chewing basil leaves regularly to enjoy overall wellbeing. Some suggest it can make your skin more beautiful.

Holy Basil stems, its tiny flowers, and its leaves all have a beautiful smell that comes from the presence of essential oils.  This smell alone can help you relax and take a moment.