Lavender & Aloe Herbally Dyed Bedding

Lavender & Aloe Organic Cotton Bedding

These sheets are dyed with a range of herbs used in traditional Indian medicine system known as Ayurveda.

The herbs have been selected for their general beneficial properties that are good for skin, body and soul.

Herbs include:

Aloe vera: The Ayurvedic Miracle Plant -  has been one of the most important plants used in folk medicine. The Egyptians referred to aloe as the "plant of immortality" and included it among the funerary gifts buried with the pharaohs. The healing benefits of aloe were recognized in the ancient Indian, Chinese, Greek, and Roman civilizations. It is traditionally used to heal wounds, relieve itching and swelling, and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Lavender -   is great for the skin. Some of its skin benefits include that of being antiseptic and anti-fungal which helps to reduce scarring and speeds healing.The essential oil is also an anti-inflammatory and circulatory stimulant.  It also acts on the mind as well as a relaxant.

Sandalwood – one of the most important herbs in ayurvedic medicine. When it comes to sleep, it is popularly known to relieve prickly heat. It helps to stop excessive sweating and relieves inflamed skin.

Nettle – despite its prickly exterior, nettle is a superb herb for skin conditions, particularly hot, irritated skin. It is a wonderful tonic herb and a rich source of minerals and vitamins. At Archeus we love it and use it in this bedding, a range of our skin care products and in our tea blends.

Ashwagandha -  is commonly known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”. It is one of the most important  Ayurvedic herbs (the traditional system of medicine in India) used for millennia as a Rasayana for its wide ranging health benefits. Rasayana is described as an herbal or metallic preparation that promotes a youthful state of physical and mental health and expands happiness. These types of remedies are given to small children as tonics, and are also taken by the middle-aged and elderly to increase longevity.

Shatavari - helps to build ojas, the precious fluid in the body that governs vitality, virility, immunity and sleep. It is also especially useful in nourishing and calming the nerves, nourishing the brain and helping to support the brain and the body in regaining balance from vata disorders like spasms, pain, and insomnia.

Tulsi -  has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties. It is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, an ancient Ayurvedic text. Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen, balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress. Marked by its strong aroma and astringent taste, it is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of "elixir of life" and believed to promote longevity.

Cultivation of tulsi plants has both spiritual and practical significance that connects the grower to the creative powers of nature, and organic cultivation offers solutions for food security, rural poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and climate change. The use of tulsi in daily rituals is a testament to Ayurvedic wisdom and provides an example of ancient knowledge offering solutions to modern problems.