Herbal medicines are an integral part of Ayurveda.
Far from a folk remedy, these plants provide profound and deep healing. In fact, some doctors will tell you that all chemically-derived medications are simply trying to mimic what plants can already do.
Plants are the O.G. pharmaceuticals
Generally speaking, herbal medicines are made from all or some of a plant: the roots, flowers, seeds, twigs, branches, and/or leaves. With some plants, we use just one part (for example, chamomile flowers) and others we use the whole plant, kit and caboodle (for example, shankhapushpi uses the entire plant, from the roots to the flowers). After the plant is harvested, whichever part is being used gets dried out, typically by just hanging it upside down.
After the plant is dried, it either gets chopped up into smaller pieces (for some uses) or gets put into a very powerful grinder and made into a powder (for other uses).
Herbs can be made into capsules, churnas, tinctures, teas, and medicated oils and ghees. Depending on what area of the body we want to target, your skilled practitioner gets to choose which method of administration would be the best medicine for you.
This is not one-size-fits-all medicine
Powders are used in capsules and churnas, while whole plant parts are used in teas, tinctures and medicated ghees. All the herbs used in Thunderbolt Ayurveda’s medicines are organic or wild harvested from sustainable sources. We use only vegetarian capsules and grass-fed, organic ghee. Medicines are hand-made for you and shipped directly to your home.
There are absolutely no additives, preservatives or other unwanted stuff in your medicine.
When under the care of a qualified health professional, this means that herbs can frequently and effectively be used alongside Western medications with no harmful interactions.