Bhumiamalaki

Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri) is good news for your liver, which faces potential damage almost on a daily basis. It boosts the levels of glutathione in the liver, an antioxidant that protects the liver from free radical damage and hastens DNA repair, and activates a supporting antioxidant called superoxide dismutase. The herb also helps maintain steadyContinue reading “Bhumiamalaki”

Belleric Myrobalan (Bibhitaki)

The mature, dried fruit of belleric myrobalan (Terminalia bellirica) controls contractions in the smooth muscles of the stomach, firms up stools, and protects the mucous layer of the stomach against corrosive acids by releasing more mucin, improving your digestive function on the whole. It also maintains blood glucose balance by helping store away glucose inContinue reading “Belleric Myrobalan (Bibhitaki)”

Andrographis (Bhunimba)

The “king of the bitters,” andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) contains diterpenoid lactones and flavonoids that assist your immune system in fighting invading microbes. The herb helps produce more white blood cells and antibodies. It also activates more macrophages which literally gobble up the invaders. At the same time, it checks the immune system from going overboardContinue reading “Andrographis (Bhunimba)”

Digestion: Balance vs. Imbalance

A good digestion is the source of good health, both of the body and of the mind. Without this process, you would not get nutrients that nourish and power your body. If you have ever used chocolates to lift your mood or experienced brain fog after a heavy meal, you know how closely linked yourContinue reading “Digestion: Balance vs. Imbalance”

How To Boost Your Immunity

Your immune system is your body’s department of defense. It prevents and deals with foreign invasion (read disease-causing microbes or pathogens) and quashes guerrilla forces (read free radicals) inside. For the first, it utilizes an army of specialized immune cells and for the second, it relies on a special unit of chemicals known as antioxidants.Continue reading “How To Boost Your Immunity”