Herbal medicine is so fascinating because, at its core, it is food. The first evidence of herbs being used as food and medicine dates back over 5,000 years to the Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, and Indian cultures who used herbs to promote health and wellbeing.
Herbal medicine or herbalism is also known as phytomedicine and is the study of botany and/or the alternative practices using unrefined plants as medicine.
Modern medicine makes use of many plant-derived compounds in the production of pharmaceutical drugs which are highly refined and purified and often synthesized.
The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of Asia and Africa use herbal medicine as their primary health care, and approximately 25% of the modern drugs used in the United States are derived from plants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture and proper labeling of herbal products, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates the marketing.
In the United States, there is no legally recognized licensure for herbalists, but in 1989 the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) was founded as a non-profit, educational organization to create standards for registering herbalists and their use of medicinal plants.
Jeff Perlman is a Registered AHG Herbalist, and at Three Seasons Ayurveda, we only use organic and sustainable medicinal herbs to support the efficient function of the body. We produce and supply medicinal teas, tinctures, capsules, oils, creams, syrups, jams, and essential oil preparations.
Medicinal Herbs & Spices
All herbs used are 100% organic, handcrafted, and all prescriptions are made to order.
Herbal Teas and Churnas (powders) and Spices: $3.50 - 4.50 oz. (depending on herbs)
Handmade Capsules: common 40 cents each, rare herbs 35-50 cents each (depending on herbs)
Herbal extracts include tinctures, syrups, glycerides and elixirs. They are differentiated by the solvent used for extraction (alcohol or glycerides) and the method used to produce the finished products. Glycerin was first used by herbalists around 1846 because of its effectiveness in extracting constituents from plants with alochol. It is made from vegetable fats and is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste.
All Herbal Extracts "Elixirs" are Non-Alcoholic - 1oz. bottle- $13 / 2oz bottle- $23
Gotu Kola, Ashwagandha, Eleuthro, Echinacea, Turmeric and Cardamom
Grounding and balancing, apaptogenic, stimulating, antibotic and arthritic.
Corriander, Fennel, Anise, Cardamom, Peppermint and Ajamoda
Digestive stimulant, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, dipana, and aromatic.
Brahmi, Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Elder Flower, Lemon Balm and Ginger
The mind tonic, improves focus and concentration, relives stress, adaptogenic and nutritive.
Valerian, Passion Flower, Chamomile, Motherwort, and Nutmeg
Relaxing nervine sedative, reduces anxiety, stress, tension, restlessness, exhaustion and overall calming.
Focus & Memory-
Bacopa, Ginko, Lemon Balm, Holy Basil and Peppermint
Nervine stimulant, improves focus, memory, retention and cognition, harmonizing, and energizing,
Echinacea, Red Clover, Astragalus, Elder Flower, and Tulsi
Immunity stimulant, inhibits toxins and infections, adrenal tonic, adaptogenic and harmonizer.
Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Motherwort, Red Clover and Cinnamon
Adrenal tonic, adaptogenic, arthritic, immunomodulator, benefits mensuration-menopause, and nutritive.
Cold & Flu Buster-
Coltsfoot, Astragalus, Mullen, Echinacea and Licorice
Cough suppressant, demulcent, decongestant, expectorant, cold, flu and respiratory tonic, rejuvenative.
Senna, Artichoke, Yellow Dock, Aloe and Fennel
Digestives stimulant, laxative, stimulates bile flow, and blood purifier.
Feverfew, Willow Bark and Cardamom
Natural aspirin relieves all headaches, relieves tension, calming and rejuvenative.
Personalized Medicated Oils- 4oz. $25 / 8oz. $45
Special formulations made on request using only organic products.
Abhyanga Massage Oils- 4oz. $15 / 8oz. $27
Available in: Tri-Doshic, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Blends.
Mahanarayan Oil- 4oz. $15 / 8oz. $27
Mahanarayan oil is known for its natural pain-relieving qualities.
Brahmi Oil- 4oz. $15 / 8oz. $27
Beneficial for clearing and calming the mind.
Neem Oil- 4oz. $15 / 8oz. $27
The most cooling of Ayurvedic oils and balances Pitta.
Medicated Hair Oil- 4oz. $16 / 8oz. $29
Nourishing oil for the hair and scalp made with Bhringaraj, Manjistha, Brahmi, Amalaki, and Rose.
Nasya “Nasal” Oil- 1oz. $14
Soothes and protects the nasal passages, relieves sinus congestion, and brings mental clarity.
Oil Pulling / Swishing- 4oz. $17 / 8oz. $29
Balances hormones, improve oral health, detoxifies the body, and improves digestion.
Medicated Hair Oil- 4oz. $14
Lubricates and conditions the scalp promotes growth and strengthens hair follicles.
Seasonal Lip Balm- $6
A balance of coconut, shea & mango butter, neroli, sandalwood & geranium essential oils.
Rose Moisturizing Cream- 2oz. $20 / 4oz. $35
Soothing, super hydrating, and protective.
All-Purpose 3 Butter Balm- 2oz. $19 / 4oz. $33
Shea, mango, and jojoba butter nourish and balance the skin.
Wintergreen Pain Salve- 2oz. $19 / 4oz. $33
A warming pain reliever for skin, muscles, and joints.