From aromatherapy treatments to herbal supplements, natural remedies are quickly moving to the forefront of healthy living. Ancient cultures discovered the benefits of using a variety of naturally sourced ingredients to treat sickness and disease. Mother Nature certainly does know what she’s doing when it comes to health and wellness, and we’re taking her lead at Travaasa by using all-natural ingredients as often as possible.

From the kitchen to the spa, here are just a few natural healers found at Travaasa: 

Sandalwood – Sandalwood essential oil has been used in cultural and spiritual ceremonies for centuries for its anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory properties.

Honey – Honey is considered by some natural healers as one of nature’s best all-around remedies and is most often used as a cough suppressant.

Wild Rose – Wild rose can be found in the form of flowers, petals, roots, root bark and essential oil – all used in various forms of natural healing. When ingested, wild rose serves as a remedy for digestive problems and offers relief from depression, grief or insomnia when inhaled.

Ginger – A native perennial herb to China and India, ginger root has been used for centuries for its therapeutic properties. Ginger aids in digestion, alleviates high blood pressure, treats nausea and morning sickness and lowers LDL cholesterol.

Peppermint – Aromatherapeutic, topical and internal applications of peppermint provide both a stimulant and relaxant all at once. Peppermint is stimulating to circulation, but relaxing to the nervous system, making it an ideal remedy for digestive problems.

Rosemary – Rosemary is a good source of Vitamin B6, iron and calcium, and can help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost immune and circulatory systems, and promote hair growth.

Juniper – Did you know that juniper berries are the main ingredient in gin? Besides their warming, stimulating effect, juniper berries are also recommended for joint pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and nerve, muscle and tendon disorders. 

Cypress – The ancient Greeks thought the smell of cypress oil cleared the mind and senses and comforted the soul. They may have been onto something. Today, cypress oil is used to relieve muscle cramps and spasms, circulatory problems, urinary tract infections, menopause and fluid retention. Inhaling steam infused cypress oil can also help clear sinuses and relieve lung congestion, coughing and laryngitis. 

Lavender – Perhaps one of the most well-known scents used to promote relaxation, lavender can also be used to fight dandruff, reduce bloating, calm irritated skin, and induce sleep.