by max – Feb 8, 2017
Ayurveda is a rich and complex system of holistic medicine that dates back thousands of years. The central focus is wellness and prevention of illness through creating balance within the mind and body.
Originating from the Sanskrit words, “ayur” meaning “life” and “veda” meaning “science” or “knowledge,” Ayurveda provides the knowledge to lead a healthful life. Ayurvedic wisdom teaches that the mind and body are inextricably connected, and wellness is attained by fostering balance in both through a combination of healing herbs, wholesome foods, yoga, exercise, and meditation. As testament to its powerful effectiveness, Ayurveda is one of the only ancient systems of medicine that is still widely practiced today.
Our Sherpa Power teas have been formulated with close consultation and guidance of a very well-respected Ayurvedic specialist from Nepal, Dr. Rishi Koirala, who has been practicing Ayurveda his entire life and has inherited his family practice that dates back several generations. Our products focus on one of the pivotal yoga sutras, “Heyam Dukham Anagatam,” which translates to “Avert the danger that has not yet risen.” We strive to encourage the balance within that can prevent future ailments.
Two of the main Ayurvedic herbs we use in our products are ashwagandha and amla, a blend that has been used prominently in Ayurvedic medicine for well over 3,000 years. Ashwagandha is known to promote vitality and rejuvenation. The name translates to “smell of a horse” and refers to the strength and vigor this herb imparts. Among its many benefits are supporting the immune system, reducing anxiety, improving memory, lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar levels, increasing stamina, and providing anti-inflammatory effects. Ashwagandha is excellent to take after physical exertion to replenish and restore.
Amla (also known as amalaki or Indian gooseberry) means “the sustainer” in Sanskrit. This powerful herb is a natural antioxidant that contains high levels of vitamin C, strengthens the immune system, supports digestion, is healing to all the body’s tissues, boosts energy, and enhances fertility. While both ashwagandha and amla are powerhouses in their own rights, blended together, they are mutually symbiotic, meaning they actually enhance each other’s benefits.
We raise our glass of Sherpa Power tea to your health! May the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda help bring you balance and well-being.