The Most Effective Herbs that Help Maintain Hypertension Naturally

Cardiopure Nearly 30% of all Americans suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension.  

Promote a healthy hypertension response naturally with Tattva’s Herbs CardioPure. A time-tested, all natural formula in the ayurvedic system, CardioPure has proven to be a natural therapeutic aid to promote, balance and maintain healthy blood pressure. It is a safe alternative to the many conventional drugs with harmful side effects being prescribed to millions of people.

Hypertension, (high blood pressure) is widespread, and commonly related to the stresses of modern day living. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tattva’s Herbs’ CardioPure, it is primarily comprised of pure standardized extracts of Arjuna and Rauwolfia Serpentina. These herbs work synergistically to control blood pressure naturally, and maintain all aspects of healthy cardiac function. This product also contains the reputable herbs Arjuna, Tribulus, Shankapushpi, Boehaarvia Diffusia, Ashwagandha, Rose Powder, Jatamansi, and Inula Racemous, which combine to create the most potent formula available for maintaining heart health.

According to Ayurveda the heart is the seat of life energy or “Prana”. The negative effect of stress, both physical and emotional, can put strain on the heart, and destroy balance in the most vital part of the body. Tattva’s Herbs is pleased to offer a natural therapeutic aid to promote that balance and maintain healthy blood pressure. CardioPure contains a unique blend of herbs that provide support and balance to cardiac function. The herbRauwolfiia Serpentina, in particular has powerful stress relief properties. Combined with time tested herbs Arjuna, Tribulus, Shankapushpi, Boehaarvia Diffusia, Rauwolfiia Serpentina, Ashwagandha, Rose Powder, Jatamansi, and Inula Racemous, this is a very potent and time tested formula. CardioPure can also be taken to maintain cardiac health.

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Neem – Five Essential Health Benefits YOU Need to Know About

NeemIn India the Neem Tree is known as the “Village Pharmacy” because of its many diverse uses. Neem comes in many forms and is beneficial in many ways. Tattva’s Herbs sells Neem in capsule form to take internally as well as in oil form and cream form for external use.

Neem is very diverse, however we have come up with a list of the top 5 benefits of Neem that everyone should know. Enjoy!

1) Antifungal and Antibacterial Properties – Neem is a very potent antifungal and bacterial, which helps kill “bugs” in your system internal and external. This is great for everything from infections to dandruff and everything in between.

2) Hair and Skin Health – Neem is excellent for the hair, skin and nails. The oil relieves dry skin and soothes itchiness, redness and irritation. It is helpful for acne, dandruff and used in many skin care products today.

3) Boosts Your Immune System - Neem has such a powerful boost to our immune system that consistent use helps fight against any foreign invasion making our body strong and disease free.

4) Vision Benefits – Neem has been used for centuries in Ayurveda to promote healthy vision by decreasing congestion and mucus in the eyeballs.

5) Natural Pesticide and Mosquito Repellent – Instead of putting harsh chemicals on your skin, Neem Oil is an excellent remedy for deterring misquitos and bugs. It also works in your garden as an excellent non-toxic pest control. Chemical Free!

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna-webMucuna pruriens, commonly known as velvet bean or cow itch, is a plant indigenous to India, and has been used in Ayurveda for many different conditions. The ayurvedic names are Kaunch, Atmagupta, or Kapikacchu. Scientists and doctors in the west are now beginning to take a serious look at the potential benefits of this potent herb in a number of medical and psychological conditions.

The herb contains L-DOPA which is a neurotransmitter, and a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. The L-DOPA content increases when used as an extract. L-DOPA, or levodopa converts into dopamine, an important brain chemical involved in mood, sexuality, and movement. As such, M. pruriens seeds have also been found to have antidepressant properties. It has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for diseases including management and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Recognized as an aphrodisiac in Ayurveda, mucuna pruriens has been shown to maintain and normalize testosterone levels, which may lead to deposition of protein in the muscles and help increase muscle mass and strength.

Here are what we believe to be the Top 7 Health benefits of this amazing product:

1) Provides L-Dopa – turns into dopamine which improves mood, sense of well-being, mental clarity, better sleep, brain function, etc.

2) Produces Testosterone* – increases libido in both men and women.

3) Increases Energy*

4) Improves mental capacity*

5) Promotes brain activity that combats such things such as Parkinson’s disease and depression*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not

intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Destroy Fat and Cholesterol with Guggul

Guggul is a time tested Ayurvedic Herb that has proved to maintain healthy cholesterol in the body.

Guggul-webGuggul or guggulu (commiphora mukul, also commiphora wightii) is derived from the gummy resinous exudate of a plant closely related to myrrh that is found in arid to semi-arid areas of Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC recommend it for treatment of atherosclerosis and digestive disorders.

The Sanskrit definition of the term “guggul” is “one that protects against diseases.” This attests to the wide respect and therapeutic Ayurvedic applications for this botanical, considered to be the most important herb for the removal of “ama,” or toxic substances which accumulate as a result of sluggish digestion and circulation associated with a slowing of metabolism.

Similar to another important Ayurvedic preparation called triphala, guggul is considered tridoshic, or balancing to all three doshas in the body. The three doshas, or bodily constitutions represent the foundation of traditional Ayurveda. These are: kapha or the anabolic humour, watery humour; pitta or the catabolic, fiery humour; and vata, the air or nervous system humour. When all three humours are in balance, the result is health and wellness. When one or more are in excess or deficient this represents imbalance or disease. Guggul stimulates pitta and thus enhances warmth, digestion, circulatory and reproductive processes. It also regulates vata (nerve force) and kapha (fluidic aspects).

As an “ama”-resolving herb, guggul has a wide range of applications beginning with rheumatic and arthritic pains, lowering high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and obesity. Guggul is warming and stimulates metabolism that is why it is one of the few botanicals that has been used to treat hypothyroid conditions. In addition, it is used to treat a sluggish liver, malaria, to stimulate libido, nervous diseases, bronchial congestion, cardiac and circulatory problems, weak digestion, gynecological problems, leucorrhea, sterility, impotence, and various skin diseases including acne and psoriasis. (One of the substances contained in Guggul which is known to lower cholesterol and triglycerides is also noted for its ability to decrease the redness and swelling that occurs in some types of acne) Guggul, as with other resins, is excreted through the skin, mucus membranes and the kidneys. This is what makes it particularly useful for the urinary tract and for a wide number of skin diseases.

Guggul has been used for over 3,000 years and is described in all of the classical Ayurvedic texts including the Sushruta Samhita (3rd to 4th centuries) where it is especially recommended for the treatment of rheumatic pains and obesity, as mentioned above. It is one of the most important rasayanas (herbal tonics) of Ayurveda where it is described as warm, dry, pungent-flavored, and aromatic with nutritive, lubricant, stimulant and digestion-enhancing properties. Current research substantiates its benefit for the treatment of elevated blood lipids and coronary and arterial plaque known as atherosclerosis. As a result, today in India standardized guggul extracts are being approved for lowering elevated serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Top 10 Benefits of Triphala

Triphala-scTriphala is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and the three fruits that comprise it are Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki.

Triphala has long been used for a wide array of ailments and has countless beneficial properties. Regular use can do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.

Here is a list of what we feel are the top 10 benefits of taking this incredible product.

1. Aids in Digestion

2. Potent Antioxidant

3. Detoxification and Purification

4. Colon Cleansing

5. Healthy Weight Loss

6. Maintains Vision and Eyesight

7. Combats Stress

8. Helps combat Flatulence

9. Boosts Immune System

10. Stimulates the Liver

These are just a few  of the most well-known ways in which Triphala benefits our health. We suggest everyone use Triphala as a preventive and experience the bountiful health benefits offered.

Six Ways Shilajit Can Benefit You Today

True Shilajit or Moomiyo is rare and difficult to find. Shilajit is known to promote vitality and core strength. It is known for its rejuvanative properties, and is known to promote healthy recovery time and muscle strength and so much more.

We encourage you to take a minute to read six ways how this incredible herb can benefit your daily lifestyle.

Shilajit bottle 1) Ever feel sore and wish your muscles and joints would recover faster? Shilajit maintains healthy recovery time in muscles, bones and nerves. Great for athletes and non – athletes of all shapes, sizes and walks of life. Shilajit is very helpful in recovering from injuries, rigorous workouts, or just daily soreness and pain.

2) Shilajit will make your other supplements and vitamins work better. It acts as a catalyst for other supplements and helps “drive them deeper” making them more effective. It does this through aiding in the absorption of nutrients in the body.

3) Shilajit is a natural antioxidant, which stops the generation of free radicals in the body and promotes youthfulness and longevity.

4) It strengthens the nervous system and brain functions – can impact positive mood, mental fatigue and sharpness.

5) Increasing virility and libido.

6) Aids in overall well – being. Shilajit is a mineral substance that is quite literally “the carbon footprint” of our earth’s ancient ecosystem. High in the majestic Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, shilajit can be found preserved in rocks and cliffs.

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The Bountiful Benefits of Boswellia

boswellia-2010Boswellia (Botanical name: Boswellia Serrata) is the premier Ayurvedic herb in helping the body maintain a healthy and positive inflammation response. It is extremely effective in delivering and maintaining a healthy blood supply to the joints, yet avoids the irritation associated with many conventional pain relievers. Boswellia is a sap that is reduced to a sticky resin substance that is known as a guggul (tree resins used in Ayurvedic preparations and healing). This resin, also called boswellia, is the medicinal part of the boswellia tree.

In traditional Ayurveda, Boswellia is believed to suppress the proliferating tissue found in the inflamed areas while supporting healthy connective tissue. The higher the grade of boswellia, the more fragrant and potent the resin is. Boswellia grades are determined by the season when the resin is harvested, and how well the resin has been sorted. The highest quality boswellia is said to be that which is harvested in October, when a section of tree bark is scraped away and the sap is collected.

Boswellia potency and grades also depend on the variety of boswellia used in the preparation of the extract. This article will focus on the high-grade boswellia serrata variety, which has been refined and used in both the East and the West for hundreds of years.

The active ingredient in boswellia tablets is boswellic acid. Boswellic acid makes up about 30 percent of the raw boswellia sap as it is taken raw from the tree. Once the sap is concentrated and purified, the concentration of boswellic acid increases dramatically. The most powerfully concentrated boswellia extracts contain 65 percent boswellia acids. include Maha Vishgarbha Oil, Muscle and Joint Therapy (Vata Oil), and Sesame and Mustard Oils.

The optimal process for concentrating Boswellia is called supercritical extraction. This organic method uses up to 200 pounds of fresh boswellia sap to create just 1 pound of super concentrated boswellia extract. Prior to processing, all of the sap is tested for heavy metals and other impurities that would render it unsuitable for refining. Carbon dioxide (just like the carbon dioxide used to carbonate sparkling water) is used in place of chemicals or alcohol to reduce the raw tree sap into the pure extract. The extract is then recombined with raw boswellia to create a product so pure that the heady fragrance is still present. This careful process results in a super-concentrated, yet pure extract. It is often recommended to take Neem along with Boswellia to help maintain healthy blood-toxin levels. In addition to adding herbs to one’s diet, one should be very careful to eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly to re-balance the body. Ayurveda also recommends the use of herbal massage oils to cool and soothe inflamed joints and muscles.

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Take Amla

borderless-amla-2010Amla (also known as Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry) is the most concentrated form of Vitamin C in the entire plant kingdom, containing up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp and 921 mg/100cc of pressed juice. This is approximately 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange. It is a very potent form of Vitamin C and yet is easily assimilated by the human body. The Vitamin C in the Amalaki fruit is bonded with tannins that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light. Amla promotes and maintains healthy digestion, which in turn regulates the absorption of food by increasing the fire (known as “Agni” in Ayurveda) in the stomach, without creating any excess stomach acids.

Here are 7 reasons that Amla should be incorporated into every’s regiment.

1) Amla is great for your skin and hair! Many recommend a daily drink of Amla juice and honey to keep your skin blemish free and looking healthy and glowing. It also strengthens the roots of your hair, assists with dandruff and even graying.

2) It is great for your eyes and eyesight! Amalaki helps with redness, itching, vision and so much more!

3) Amla is great for your immune system. It is a very concentrated natural form of Vitamin C, so taking it daily can help prevent colds and flu.

4) Amla is very helpful with constipation and digestion.

5) It is great for your heart, strengthens heart muscles and a potent natural antioxidant.

6) Amla helps to fight bad breath and strengthens teeth.

7) It can help promote a healthy appetite. Amla is shown to increase Agni (digestive fire), and also encourages hunger.

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The Background of Ayurvedic Medicine

Taken from “The Yoga of Herbs – An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine” written by: Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

SPIRITUAL BACKGROUND

In order to understand the Ayurvedic approach to herbs, one must understand the basic system of Ayurveda, which is a complete healing science, including the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of life.

The ancient seers of India envisioned two fundamental principles behind existence: Purusha, the Primal Spirit, the principle of sentience of consciousness; and the Prakruti, or Great Nature, the principle of creativity. The union of these two, Spirit and Matter, produces all things.

Yet these two are also one, the primordial Two-in-One, Consciousness and its creative, executive force, Shiva-Shakti. Within all things is essence, individuality, consciousness – the Purusha.  Within all things is also the power of manifestation, the capacity for creative enfoldment – Prakruti.

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From these two great forces in their initial coming together is born Cosmic Intelligence, Mahat, which contains the seeds of all manifestation. Inherent in the Mahat are all laws of nature.

The Cosmic Intelligence also exists in the human being as the intelligence in the individual. As such it is called Buddhi, the means of awakening, developing fully which one becomes enlightened, a Buddha. Buddhi is our capacity for perception, our ability to discern the real from the unreal. But this intelligence, in its evolution into material forms, may give rise to the ego, the sense of separate self, or Ahamkara. It is the principle of division as it is only our sense of a separate ego that divides us from the unity of life.

In turn, the ego gives rise to the conditioned mind or conditioned consciousness called Manas, which, as our sense of self-consciousness, creates a protective thought-field around itself in which we become bound.

Finally, this links us up with the collective unconscious called Chitta, the storehouse of thoughts of all limited mentalities. Through the Chitta we remain under the influence of latencies, compulsions and drives of the earlier stages of evolution, going all the way back to the animal realm and before.

Ayurveda aims at a life in harmony with Cosmic Intelligence, whereby our own intelligence is perfected, so that through it we can return to unity with nature; and through nature our true self and spirit, the Purusha. This is the spiritual background of Ayurveda, which is the same as that of Yoga, and the basis of Ayurvedic psychology.

This requires the awakening of intelligence wherein we go beyond the rule of the ego. The ego is the basis for all deviation from nature. Health is natural, Prakruti. Disease is artificial, Vikruti. Hence, most diseases, except those natural to the course of time, are from the psychological imbalance born of unnecessary self-consciousness.

Agni and Plants

An excerpt from The Yoga of Herbs – An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

Ayurveda views the health of the body as the functioning of a biological fire governing metabolism. It is called agni. Agni is not simply a symbol for the power of digestion. In the broader sense, it is the creative flame that works behind all life, building up the entire universe as a stage by stage unfoldment of itself, which, thereby, contains within itself the key to all transformations.

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Agni is present not only in human beings but in all nature. It has a special ab

ode in plants, which contain the agni of photosynthesis. When agni is strong, food is digested properly, toxins of various kinds, largely from undigested food particles, (called ama in Ayurveda), accumulate and breed disease.

Plants contain agni, through which they digest sunlight and produce life. Herbs can transmit their agni to us, their capacity to digest and transform, and this may augment our own power of digestion, or give us the capacity to digest substances we normally cannot. The agni of plants can feed our agni. Through this interconnection, we join ourselves with the cosmic agni, the creative force of life and healing.

The agni from plants is magnetically attracted by its opposite nature to the negative life-force of the ama, or various toxic accumulations in our body. The result is their neutralization and a restoration of harmony.

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Herbs can be used to supplement agni and thereby restore our autoimmune system. This restores the power of our aura, which is nothing more than the glow of our agni.

By their very nature the fight herbs and spices can feed agni, directly strengthening the basic energy of the body-mind, allowing for the right digestion, not only of food but also experience.