Licorice Stem – The Sweetest Root

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Essential Facts about Licorice Stem Names Botanical: Glycyrrhiza glabra Sanskrit: Yastimadhu Hindi: Mulethi, Jethimadhu English: Licorice (The etymology of the word licorice stems from the greek word glukurrhiza, which means sweet root. The French adapted this term to ‘licoresse,’ from which we have derived licorice). Energetics Rasa (taste): Sweet Guna (qualities): Heavy, sticky Virya (action): … Read more Licorice Stem – The Sweetest Root

Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

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Essential Facts about Holy Basil Leaf Names Botanical: Ocimum Sanctum Sanskrit & Hindi: Tulsi is derived from a Sanskrit word, which means “matchless one” English: Indian Basil, Holy Basil Other: The Incomparable One, Mother Medicine of Nature, and Liquid Yoga Energetics Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter Guna (qualities): Light, dry, piercing Virya (action): Warming Vipaka (post-digestive … Read more Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

Shatavari Root – She Who Possesses 100 Husbands

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Essential Facts about Shatavari Root Names Botanical: Asparagus racemosus Sanskrit: Shatavari Hindi: Shatavari English:  Indian Asparagus, Hundred Roots , Asparagus roots Other: Due to the number of benefits it has for the reproductive system – particularly for females – it’s also known as “she who has 100 husbands” or “100 Spouses” as well as “Queen … Read more Shatavari Root – She Who Possesses 100 Husbands

Ashwagandha Root – Strength of 10 Horses

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Essential Facts about Ashwagandha Root Names Botanical: Withania Somnifera Dunal Sanskrit: Ashwagandha (ashva meaning ‘horse’ and gandha meaning ‘smell’ because of its “horse-like” aroma) Hindi: Asgandh, Asgandha Other names: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginsing, Strength of 10 Horses Energetics Rasa (taste): Tikta (Bitter); Katu (Pungent); Madhura (Sweet) Guna (qualities): Laghu (Light); Snigdha (Unctuous) Virya (action): Ushna … Read more Ashwagandha Root – Strength of 10 Horses