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: $3.75 - 4.50 oz. (depending on herbs)
Handmade Capsules: common 40 cents each, rare herbs 35-45 cents each (depending on herbs)
Herbal Extracts "Elixirs"
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 alcohol. It is made from vegetable fats and is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste.
All Herbal Extracts - Non-Alcoholic - 1oz. bottle- $13 / 2oz bottle- $23
Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Eleuthero, Schizandra Berries, Tulsi, Licorice, and Ginger
Adaptogens adapt to the body's specific needs; physical and mentally, and bring immunity and balance.
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, relieves 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.