Are you aware that some Ayurvedic medicines are more powerful than allopathic medications? They are still casually marketed and promoted as over-the-counter supplements and treatments.

98% of all herbal medicines mentioned in Ayurveda are combinations of herbs and not single herbs.

Ayurveda has a well-developed medical system of healing diseases with herbs. However, this is NOT by using a single herb as a medicine.

For example, using a super herb like Shatavari alone has very less effectiveness when compared to that of Shatavaryaadi ghrita (aadi means etc.) which is a combination of 35 plus herbs.

Ayurvedic herbs have their side-effects too!

It is just a myth that Ayurvedic herbs do not have any side-effects, though not as much pronounced/strong as other medical systems.

For example, prolonged use of Triphala is found to cause drying of mucous membrane of the intestine, leading to chronic constipation.

Use of Sarpagandha as a herb for lowering BP has found to cause depression, if not used as per a qualified doctor’s advice.

‘Sarva Dharmeshu Madhyamam’

Do not go to the extremes. Always take a middle ground. Do not overdo on Ayurveda herbs thinking it is good for you.

For example, some of the herbs are habit forming. If you are taking such a herb for say constipation for a long time, you will realize that you are unable to pass motion unless you take that herb.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Just because, something is good and works for someone, does not mean it is good for you. You are unique. Your prakruti, your strength, your digestion, your genetic makeup, your surroundings, your internal environment, your thoughts and emotions, your mind, is what makes you YOU! Hence your herbs/medicines/food/treatment should be unique too.

Do NOT self-medicate. Consult a good Ayurvedic doctor before relying on what is written on the internet.


Doctor Rekha is a 4th generation Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor (BAMS) living in between Dubai and India who has patients from around the globe who believes that the wisdom of Ayurveda can help everyone lead a happy, heathy and disease-free life.

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