Types of Medicines
It’s essential that you recognize that humans are a part of nature and that their energies are monitored by external and internal environments; this includes transformation, movement, and structure. In Sanskrit, these doshas are divided into three categories, Vata (wind), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (Earth).
Everyone has a unique combination of the three doshas, and usually, one dosha will be stronger than the others; this is because each dosha controls a body function that is different from the other. Ayurveda believes that if you fall sick often, then it’s because your doshas are not balanced.
Ayurveda have been using flowering plants for herbal medicine to treat list of diseases. Flowers found in India used in Ayurveda are Kachnar flower, Rose, Mogra, Saffron, Marigold, Sunflower, Kantakari wild flowers, Woodfordia fruticosa, Solanum virginianum and Satyanashi flower.
Churna is a mixture of powdered herbs and or minerals used in Ayurvedic medicine. Classic Ayurvedic formula, used for thousands of years that is made from the powders of three fruits Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica).
Pitta is oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are dry, mild, cooling, grounding, stabilizing, and dense—serve to balance excess pitta.
Tulsi, pudina, curry leaves and aloevera plants are known for their medicinal uses but also big trees that holds special significance in Ayurveda of India.