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What it is: Ashwagandha is a shrub originally grown in India. It’s name literally translates to strength of a stallion, Rose says.
The benefits: Ashwagandha is said to increase vitality, balance stress hormones, help with adrenal fatigue, and increase energy. “It is an adaptogen, meaning it adapts to what your body needs,” Rose says.
How to use it: Rose suggests adding a powdered ashwagandha to your morning tonic or taking it as a supplement.
What it is: Brahmi is a word that has been used to describe two different Ayurvedic herbs with similar benefits: centella asiatica and bacopa monnieri.
The benefits: “Brahmi is the ultimate brain tonic,” Rose says. “In fact, the leaves even look like a brain.” The herb helps balance the left and right hemispheres of your brain so you operate with both your analytical (left hemisphere) and intuitive (right hemisphere) side. “By balancing both, this means it helps us operate with both shiva (masculine) and shakti (feminine) aspects of ourselves so we can become whole,” Rose says.
Add if you’re looking for something to help you tap more into your woo woo side, brahmi is a great choice. Rose tells us it also helps open up your pineal gland, the small endocrine gland in our brain that’s associated with intuition.
How to use it: Brahmi can be taken in powder or supplement form. “Most ayurvedic brain-boosting supplements will have brahmi,” Rose says.
What it is: Cardamom is a spice that originated in India.
The benefits: Cardamom can help remove excess Kapha, one of the Ayurvedic doshas (your Ayurvedic body type, based on your physical and emotional makeup), from the system. “Kapha is not bad,” Rose says. But she says having too much can cause problems like mucus, phlegm, weight gain, lethargy, clammy hands, or a sluggish metabolism.