THE HERBAL APOTHECARY
One of the main ways to bring balance to the body in Ayurveda involves the use of Dravyas - medicinal substances. According to the classical Ayurvedic text the Charaka Samhita, the best medicines are those that are abundantly available, rich in their pharmacological qualities, versatile in their pharmaceutical forms, and efficacious. At Intrepid Ayurveda, we hold dearly to these principles when choosing our herbs and formulating for our patients.
When recommending herbs and herbal products for our clients, we do our best to source domestically from companies with only the best quality control, favoring organically grown plant medicines. Because of our modern ecological challenges, we're also doing our best to minimize plastic packaging. If you wish to bring your own jar for your herbal formulas, you are more than welcome!
We source the majority of our herbs from these herbal suppliers:
Banyan Botanicals, Athreya Herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs, Monterey Bay Spice Company
Our Custom Herbal Formulas
Herbs are a standard part of an Ayurvedic treatment protocol. We create custom herbal formulas tailored to the individual needs of the patient according to the nature of the patient, the nature of the imbalance or disease, and the nature of the herbs themselves. Below is a non-exhaustive list of herbs we use in our herbal apothecary for our custom formulations.