There are different kinds of herbs available. But they are classified according to their use.

Types Of Ayurvedic Herbs

Kinds of Herbs
Ayurveda is the ancient science of life, which aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, free of diseases. The Ayurvedic rishis in the ancient times have discovered the medicinal use of many herbs, which are effective in curing a number of diseases that are otherwise difficult to get rid of. The herbs have been in use since the ancient times, when people were not familiar with allopath and other forms of treatment and resorted to the herbs and Ayurvedic medicines that were available. The Ayurvedic herbs can be classified into five types: according to origin, according to habitat, according to various actions, according to action on doshas and according to their use. In this article, we have discusses about the different kinds of Ayurvedic herbs.

Different Kinds Of Herbs In Ayurveda

Classifications As Per Origin
Dravyas are constituted by panchamahabhootas (five elements). A dravya is said to be of a particular mahabhoota if it forms a major constituent of the dravya. There are five types of dravyas:
Classification As Per Habitat, Family, Morphology and Life Span Of Herbs (Dravya)
Classification As Per The Action On Doshas
Classification As Per The Use Of Herbs