Ayurveda - What is it? What does it do? Why is it in my tea?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic forms of medicine known to man and originated over 5000 years ago in India. The word 'Ayurveda' is a Sanskrit word that consists of two words. 'Ayur', which means lifespan and word ‘Veda’, means knowledge/understanding or science. Ayurveda, literally means the science of life and longevity, which is based on belief that health and wellness depend on a subtle balance between mind, body, and spirit. In western countries, Ayurveda is considered to be alternative medicine.

Ayurveda is a holistic approach that focuses on supporting good health to prevent illness and treat diseases. Ayurveda suggests the true meaning behind diagnosis and provides you with a bunch of therapies that emphasize on prevention, cleansing, and an all around safe, natural form of health care. 

The Concept:

Everything in the universe (living or not) is linked meaning Good health is when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disturbance of this “harmony” equates or leads to poor health and sickness. In Ayurveda theory, every person is made of a combination of the five elements found in the universe: Space, Air, Fire, Water & Earth. These elements- in the human body- form three life forces or energies, called doshas and Doshas control how your body works. The three doshas are:

  • Vata dosha (space and air)
  • Pitta dosha (fire and water)
  • Kapha dosha (water and earth)

Everyone has a unique mix of the three doshas. Like most other things one dosha is usually more dominant and each dosha controls a different body function. It is believed that once these doshas are unbalanced, sickness comes easily.

Why do we use Ayurveda in herbal teas?

The method of Ayurveda basically cleanses our systems from toxins and specific herbs & spices are used as ‘cleansers’. Ayurveda teas are used to help balance your doshas. Some teas can obviously favor a certain dosha, but for the most part the teas regulate and keep your body and mind in a state of peace/harmony. Simple recipes can help improve digestion, increase metabolism, eliminate toxins, increase energy, help brain function, improve memory, and most important these teas help you feel healthier! Don't forget to view our health teas today!

Paulina Wojtowicz
Paulina Wojtowicz


1 Response

Terri Rouault
Terri Rouault

January 22, 2016

Where in Edmonton Alberta can you find these teas and information about

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