Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices
The main aims of Ayurveda are;
1) Swastasya Swastya Rakshanam (maintenance of healthy person’s health)
2) Aturasya Vikara Prashamanam (treating the diseases of diseased),
Both can be taken care with the help of miraculous “Ayurvedic Herbs”
According to Ayurveda one of the classification of Dravya
Ahara Dravyas are Rasa Pradhana (Taste predominant), generally we use for cooking and Oshada Dravyas are Veerya Pradhana (potency predominant), generally we use for medicinal preparations,
In Ayurvedic medicines, we come across, Herbal Medicine (Kasta Oushadas) and Metallic preparations (Rasa Oshadas)
According to Srimad Bhagavad Gita, text 9.16, Lord Krishna is saying , He who is the healing herb,
ahaṁ kratur ahaṁ yajñaḥ
svadhāham aham auṣadham
mantro ’ham aham evājyam
aham agnir ahaṁ hutam
But it is I who am the ritual, I the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, and the transcendental chant. I am the butter and the fire and the offering.
Meet the Instructor – Dr Srikanth Chakrala (Srivallabha Das) has been an Ayurvedic practitioner for over 16 years now. Nurturing a desire for serving the society through holistic health care right from his childhood, Dr Chakrala pursued his BAMS & MD (Ayur) from Dr NTR University of Health Sciences. His expertise is in the field of Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) which involves identification of herbal plants and formulation of disease-specific medicines.