THE HERBAL APOTHECARY

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Our Philosophy

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.

Our Approach

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.

Herb Name
Botanical Name/Ingredients
Amalaki
Emblica officinalis
Anantmul
Hemidesmus Indicus
Arjuna
Terminalia Arjuna
Ashoka
Saraca Indica
Ashwagandha
Withania Somnifera
Bala
Sida Cordifolia
Bhunimba
Andrographis Paniculata
Bibhitaki
Terminalia bellerica
Brahmi
Bacopa Monnieri
Cardamom
Elettaria cardamomum
Chitraka
Plumbago zeylanica
Cinnamon
Cinnamomum Zelanicum
Coriander
Coriandrum sativum
Cumin
Cuminum cicinum
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Ginger
Zingiber officinale
Gokshura
Tribulus terrestris
Guduchi
Tinosporia Cordifolia
Gurmar
Gymnema sylvestre
Haridra
Curcuma longa
Haritaki
Terminalia chebula
Kapikacchu
Mucuna Pruriens
Manjishta
Rubia Cordifolia
Moringa
Moringa oleifera
Musta
Cyperus Rotundus
Neem
Azadirachta Indica
Pippali
Piper Longum
Rasna
Alpinia galanga
Shankapushpi
clitoria terneata
Shatavari
asparagus racemosus
Tejapatra
Cinnamomum tamala
Vaasa
Adhatoda vasika
Vidanga
Embelia Ribes
Yashtimadhu
Glycerrhiza glabra