We’ve all heard of the Ayurveda, which is defined as “the science of life” and is more than 5,000 years old. It is practiced in India and is one of the oldest human medicine systems that has been proven time and time again.
Common herbs, spices and therapeutics used in Ayurveda include ashwagandha, frankincense, amla, bacopa, cumin, turmeric, ginger, licorice, gotu kola, cardamom and more. Common herbs and spices we may use on a daily basis, and some not so much. These are beneficial in so many ways. Digestive aids, anti-inflammatory agents, brain optimizing therapeutics and more.
Before the industrial revolution many medicinal herbs, spices and therapeutics were used in food as an everyday thing. Now, it’s quite uncommon. However, your great grandmother probably made medicinal jams all the time! Oh, the good ole days!
Whenever I find companies that are bringing this back, into the future, I get excited.
If I can “eat my medicine” I don’t have to take supplements, or nearly as many.
Recently, I discovered a company called Lotus Blooming Herbs that does just that.
They recreated an Ayurvedic multi-herbal jam that tastes absolutely AMAZING. It’s called chyawanprash, which is an ayurvedic multi-herbal jam that has one of the most unique flavors of any jam i’ve ever tasted in my life, and I do not say that lightly. It’s spectacular.
The ingredients include 28 medicinal therapeutics! Including:
|1||Amla fruit, Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica)||Certified Organic|
|2||Pippali, Long Pepper fruit (Piper longum)||Certified Organic|
|3||Chandan, Red Sandalwood (Santalum album)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|4||Vasaka, Malabar Tree leaf (Justicia adhatoda)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|5||Ashwagandha, Indian Winter Cherry root (Withania somnifera)||Certified Organic|
|6||Shatavari, Indian Asparagus root (Asparagus racemosus)||Certified Organic|
|7||Brahmi, Water Hyssop leaf (Bacopa monniera)||Certified Organic|
|8||Tulasi, Holy Basil leaf (Ocimum sanctum)||Certified Organic|
|9||Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale)||Certified Organic|
|10||Raisin fruit (Vitis vinifera)||Certified Organic|
|11||Licorice stem (Glycyrrhiza glabra)||Certified Organic|
|12||Bhmiamalaki, Phyllanthus whole (Phyllanthus niruri)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|13||Haridra, Zedoary rhizome (Curcuma zedoaria)||Certified Organic|
|14||Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum)||Certified Organic|
|15||Saffron stigma (Crocus sativus)||Highest Grade Kashmiri, Pesticide Free|
|16||Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum)||Certified Organic|
|17||Vidarikanda, Indian Kudzu root (Pueraria tuberosa)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|18||Arjuna bark (Terminalia arjuna)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|19||Haritaki, Chebulic Myrobalan fruit (Terminalia chebula)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|20||Kamal, Sacred Lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|21||Neem, Indian Lilac leaf (Azadirachta indica)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|22||Gokshur, Tribulus fruit (Tribulus terrestris)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|23||Bilva, Golden Apple fruit (Aegle marmelos)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|24||Guduchi, Indian Tinospora stem (Tinospora cordifolia)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|25||Musta, Nut Grass whole (Cyperus rotundus)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|26||Jivanti, Leptadenia leaf (Leptadenia reticulata)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|27||Punarnava, Hogweed root, (Boerhavia diffusa)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
|28||Nagkeshar, Mesua flower (Mesua ferrea)||Ethically Wild Crafted, Pesticide Free|
This stuff tastes amazing and I have a nice spoonful each morning now, and highly recommend it. You can visit Lotus Blooming Herbs by visiting here.
They also produce Shilajit, which is a resin that comes mainly from the Himalayan mountain region that is very rich in minerals including fulvic acid, which helps the body detoxify, nervous system regulate, and cells stay strong.
I have personally found that the health of my kidneys and adrenals have been better when utilizing shilajit. Your kidneys have to do with fight or flight, and fear. Your adrenal glands produce hormones and need to stay strong when faced with times of stress.
Shilajit is known as the “destroyer of weakness” in Ayurvedic medicine. Friends of mine that are very fit, and very much into keeping a strong physique utilize shilajit on a daily basis.
I’ve been pleasantly satisfied and grateful to find Lotus Blooming Herbs, the jam is absolutely amazing and delicious.
I should warn you that shilajit does not taste good, so I do recommend mixing it with raw honey to sweeten it up a bit. You can also mix it with a fat oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. I recommend mixing it with honey to sweeten as well as a fat in the form of an oil as well, to mask the taste.
Or, just mix it with the chyawanprash jam from them as well!
You won’t be disappointed with the jam, as it tastes amazing. The shilajit however, is a bit of an acquired taste, but the health effects are strongly felt.
You can visit Lotus Blooming Herbs to try them out by clicking here.