Personal Care Spotlight: Introducing Banyan Botanicals New! Throat Soother and Bronchial Support

December 20, 2015
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Personal Care Spotlight: Introducing Banyan Botanicals New! Throat Soother and Bronchial Support



There are the rare few who can go through winter without any struggles with their respiratory system, besides the occasional sinus blockage and lung and bronchi discomfort. Luckily, for the rest of us who do experience these from time to time, nature has blessed us with many herbs and solutions for support so that we can breathe easier without disturbances.

We all know that easy breathing without disturbances in the bronchi helps support smoother day-to-day functioning and restful sleep. Ayurveda recognizes the importance of this, and the classical texts of Ayurveda teach us that we need both calm vata (minimizing the cold and mobile qualities that causes constriction, upward movement of breath, and muscle contractions) and balanced kapha (for healthy amounts of mucus in the lungs and sinuses) for smooth lung movement and function. Continue Reading



Is your throat uncomfortable from extra kapha or pitta? Do you sing or engage in frequent public speaking that puts extra pressure on your vocal cords? Would you like something to help bring comfort so that nothing stands in the way of your voice?

In Ayurveda, we look at the vocal cords, the organs of speech, as one of five important organs of action (karmendriyas). The vocal cords are given high importance because speech is an instrument by which the mind is able perform action. To that end, let us learn how to care for this part of the body so that you can speak your truth with clarity. Continue Reading



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Our Story

Banyan was founded in 1996 by Scott Cote and Kevin Casey in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Scott began studying Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad in 1986 as a student at the Ayurvedic Institute. His passion for Ayurveda and serving Dr. Lad landed him the responsibility of setting up and running the Institute’s herbal pharmacy. There he worked side by side with Dr. Lad for 10 years mixing formulas for clients while absorbing the wisdom of his teacher.

Kevin began his studies with Dr. Lad in 1993 and joined Scott in the herbal pharmacy the following year.

As Ayurveda gained in popularity, Scott and Kevin increasingly received requests for higher quality Ayurvedic herbs and products. At the time there were limited options and they could see that for Ayurveda to really take hold in the United States this supply issue would need to be addressed.

In 1996, the Banyan Trading Company was started out of a room in Kevin’s house with the mission of providing the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products to Ayurvedic practitioners.


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