Although Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of food and daily routines for health, herbal supplements may be helpful in some situations. Ayurveda has an extensive materia medica, or body of knowledge regarding the healing properties of many herbs and other substances. Ayurveda counsels the use of herbs and spices in cooking to achieve specific results regarding digestion and other aspects of health. Through the ages, Ayurveda also compiled a vast store of knowledge about the use of herbal remedies. Herbs are viewed as having particular effects on the doshas, organs, tissues, channels of the body, and health conditions.
In connection with Ayurveda consultations, Susan may recommend either customized herbal formulas designed specifically for your needs, as has been the traditional Ayurvedic way, or standardized Ayurvedic formulas. (For those who prefer not to take herbs, Susan can tailor the recommendations accordingly.) Herbs may be taken internally or, in certain circumstances, applied topically. Herbs also can be incorporated into oils, to be applied on the skin or, in some circumstances, as a "nasya" in the nose.
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