Different Forms of Ayurvedic Medicine
Bhasma are very fine Ayurvedic medicinal powders that are used in Ayurveda to treat many chronic diseases. They are prepared by the process of calcination in which metals, minerals and natural stones are heated at a very high temperature that converts them into their oxides. Bhasma are generally expensive Ayurvedic medicine because it requires long time and extensive labor for its manufacturing.
Guggul in sanskrit means 'one that protects against diseases'. It is one of the oldest Ayurvedic herbs that are made from the gum resin of the Commiphora mukul tree. Guggul balances all the three doshas in the body i.e. kapha, pitta and vata. It also lowers the bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol. It is useful in arthritis, acne, skin diseases and obesity. It is an anti-oxidant and has anti-wrinkle and anti-anging properties. It also protects heart, liver and kidneys.
Kwath, also known as kashayam, is one of the best ways to enjoy maximum benefits of herbs. It is a water-soluble extract made through boiling water with various herbs. The water-soluble components of medicinal herbs get easily absorbed from intestines and hence provide a very fast action.