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3 HERBS FOR HEALTHY AGING

3 HERBS FOR
HEALTHY AGING

Ayurvedic botanicals backed by science

Turmeric lattes, ginger kombucha, ashwagandha ghee—it seems like Ayurvedic herbs are in just about everything these days, including news headlines! Why the sudden surge in popularity? In recent years, modern researchers have begun discovering what Ayurveda has known for millennia: Ayurvedic botanicals have myriad benefits for mind and body.

In this email, we’ll explore three of the herbs most lauded by Ayurvedic practitioners and scientists in terms of stress-management, immunity, and antioxidants—all key components in healthy aging. We’ll also talk about some of the best ways to incorporate these botanicals into your daily diet and routine.

1. ASHWAGANDHA

Ashwagandha

Chronic stress is associated with accelerated aging. Ashwagandha is a gentle but powerful “adaptogen” that helps your body naturally adapt to stress. It also helps promote inner calm and stability, no matter your age or stage.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

In a recent Cleveland Clinic article, integrative physician Yufang Lin, MD, said that ashwagandha helps naturally moderate the stress response and is particularly beneficial during times of ongoing stress.1

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/

HOW TO TAKE IT

Ashwagandha can be taken as a standalone herb, whether in tablet form or powder, and it’s also a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulas. Try:

  • Taking ashwagandha tablets
  • Mixing ashwagandha powder into warm milk for a soothing latte or nightcap
  • Mix a teaspoon of ashwagandha ghee into warm milk or water
  • Enjoy ashwagandha as a key ingredient in various mind and memory tonics, including our Worry Free, Stress Free Emotions, and Amrit Kalash.

Word to the Wise: Skip the ashwagandha gummies, as they tend to be full of sugar and low in potency.

2. TURMERIC

Turmeric

A mainstay in Indian cooking, turmeric is Ayurveda’s “golden spice.” This twisty root is ground into vibrant yellow powder that’s used to flavor curries, but it has many health benefits, too.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

According to Ayurvedic expert Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, turmeric has antioxidant properties and is good for both joint health and brain health. It’s also well known for supporting a healthy inflammatory response and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

HOW TO TAKE IT

  • Sprinkle turmeric powder into soups, sauces, and stir-fries.
  • Enjoy a warm mug of Golden Milk! Turmeric lattes are excellent for respiratory health.
  • Try turmeric-infused chocolate for an occasional treat!
  • Try turmeric tablets, or enjoy it in our synergistic formulas like Calcium Support, Flexcel, or Amrit Kalash.

3. AMLA BERRY

Amla Berry

Amalaki is an important fruit—the cream of Ayurvedic herbal substances—is revered for its longevity-supporting and rejuvenative qualities. One of the most important ancient Ayurvedic texts, the Charaka Samhita, defines rasayanas as “that which promotes strength and immunity.”

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

In a recent Men’s Health article, registered dietician Sharon Puello said, “Amla is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. Because amla supplements are made using real fruits, they naturally contain co-nutrients like bioflavonoids that help with the absorption and utilization of vitamin C in your body.”2

2 https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a39208558/amla-powder-benefits/

HOW TO TAKE IT

  • Amla berry is a potent standalone supplement. Try it in tablet form!
  • Known for promoting youthful, healthy hair and skin, amla can be used externally in shampoos, conditioners, and creams.
  • Try amla in our synergistic supplements, such as Aci-Balance.
  • Amrit Kalash is the best way to get your daily dose of amla—it’s the first ingredient in our Nectar Paste, which is more than 1000x more potent than vitamin C.

One of the Most Well-Researched
Ayurvedic Supplements:
Amrit Kalash

If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy the benefits of all these Ayurvedic herbs, try Amrit Kalash. One of the most researched Ayurvedic supplements, it’s a two-part formula that contains dozens of powerful Ayurvedic botanicals—like ashwagandha, turmeric, and amla—for a daily boost of your immunity, digestion, and youthful vitality.

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Amrit By the Numbers

1000x

more effective than vitamins C or E

75

published scientific studies

53

synergistic herbs

250

meticulous steps to prepare it

22

lbs of raw ingredients to make a single jar

Maharishi Ayurveda VITALITY SYNERGISTIC DAILY DUO

VITALITY SYNERGISTIC DAILY DUO

The original, classic Amrit duo! Take the paste and tablets together daily for optimal mind-body benefits.

+ Amrit Kalash Nectar Paste

A sweet, herbal full-spectrum antioxidant paste that helps boost digestion, immunity, and brain health.

+ Amrit Kalash Ambrosia Tablets

A potent herbal formula that helps to balance the mind and emotions.
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Grounded in Ancient Ayurveda…

The Charaka Samhita, the oldest existing Ayurvedic text, says that Amrit Kalash:

  • Enhances longevity
  • Boosts memory
  • Sharpens the intellect
  • Lends a glow and aura to the skin
  • Improves the quality of the voice
  • Makes speech more effective
  • Increases the stamina of the senses
  • Keeps the body and the mind youthful
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…Backed by Modern Science

Research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine & other journals says that Amrit Kalash:

  • Is an effective full-spectrum antioxidant
  • Has 1000x more effective antioxidant power than vitamins C or E
  • Helps eliminate free radicals, the key cause of aging
  • Boosts immunity
  • Nourishes the brain

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Feel full of life! Boost energy and endurance naturally, increase stamina and muscle strength, unclog your body’s channels, rejuvenate cellular tissue and better adapt to and recover from stress.

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Your Questions Answered

Salted ghee is more palatable than plain ghee. Does it have the same benefits?

Even though salted ghee might be palatable, it’s not recommended in Vedic cuisine. Rather, it’s recommended to sauté with ghee when cooking, and then add salt to food afterwards.

I’ve noticed some herbs like licorice and brahmi give me a fast heartbeat. Why is this?

Every physiology has some sensitivities— it might be the sensitivity of the physiology interacting with the herb. If this occurs, discontinue the herb, and consult with your healthcare practitioner.

Is ashwagandha a stimulant?

Yes—ashwagandha is a stimulant—that is one action, but it also has the quality of being adaptogenic. According to the circumstances, it will adapt to handle any issues. If the mind is feeling dull, it can stimulate the mind, and if the mind is too active, it can settle the mind. Ashwagandha also helps the mind settle for sleep. It can adapt to the needs of the physiology and create balance