Use of Ashwagandha, Coleus forskohli, Ginger, Gotu kola and Turmeric in ayurveda....
The most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs are the following:
Ashwagandha root is used to strengthen weakness. It can help a person struggling with mental or physical exhaustion and is sometimes used to help overcome impotence or low sperm count. It is often compared to ginseng in its ability to naturally energize a person.
The root of coleus forskohli is used for several purposes. It is believed to improve circulation, restore heart health, treat congestive heart failure and aid in pulmonary circulation problems. It is often used in conjunction with other herbs.
Ginger root is used to aid in digestion, especially to treat nausea, upset stomach, and flatulence. It is often used in Ayurvedic teas aimed at stimulated healthy digestion and elimination; it is also included in many Ayurvedic cooking recipes.
Gotu kola is often eaten as a salad or eaten as a medicinal plant leaf. It is used to promote healthy skin, hair and nails; it is also reputed to heal lesions of the skin and eczema.
Tumeric has been long used by Ayurvedic practitioners to treat obesity, but it is now being used also as an anti-inflammatory to treat those who suffer with arthritis. Studies have shown tumeric helps break down dietary fats and helps protect against blood clots.