Medicinal Plants as Holistic Ayurveda Herbs


Due to the moderate effectiveness and the potential side effects of conventional treatment, both patients and health care professionals are seeking out alternative therapies, including those offered by the ancient healing system known as Ayurveda.

Ayurveda offers herbal treatments for the common issues in horses and dogs.  These plants, roots and berries have documented properties without side effects of commonly prescribed medications.  Ayurveda offers safe and effective treatments and alternatives.

The herbs Boswellia, turmeric, ashwagandha, guggul and shatavari have all been shown to decrease inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body, for example.  There are hundreds of different plants, herbs, berries, barks and roots that treat most, if not all, conditions in humans, horses, dogs and many other animals.


 Which herbs do I choose?

The selection of herbs will depend upon the cause of the pain and inflammation, e.g., arthritis, ulcers, stress, hormonal imbalances and actual diseases.

Traditional Ayurvedic texts, note that quality assured Ayurvedic compounds are strong and potent enough to combat disease.  The parts of the plant chosen for use are also important.  Depending on the plants utilized and the medical combinations involved, the leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, roots, or skin of the plant may be chosen.  The particular combinations chosen are based on extensive practical experience and knowledge of the Ayurveda doctor which is needed to achieve the maximal effect.  Most ayurvedic formulations are polyherbal, by combining plants to enhance their effectiveness.  This phenomenon is known as synergy, which is a vital part of Ayurveda medicine.

There are many types of Ayurvedic herbs and treatments including more than 600 herbal formulas and 250 single plant remedies.  Ayurveda categorizes therapies according to their health effects, such as pain relief, ulcers, stress, inflammation, hormonal disorders, vitality and many others.

Have you looked at the potential side effects of your current medications lately? Maybe it’s time for a change…


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