Everyone knows that Ayurveda is a medicine that has been used for centuries in India, but there is more than this being used as a medicine. It was a cult that draws its origins from Vedic culture in India. This 5000-year-old art of natural healing was curbed by the foreign invaders who came into the country for their own selfish motives. However, it is gaining momentum now in the country as well as in foreign lands too.
This ancient art of healing has helped progress other forms of ancient medicine such as Tibetan medicine and traditional Chinese Medicine. This is one of the oldest forms of medicine that prevailed and was also used by the Greeks.
Ayurveda Medical Benefits
Ayurveda is categorised into three different types of life forces (Doshas) namely Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, Kapha dosha. So what are these dosha’s and what do they have to do with the human body?
Well, it is believed that every human has any one of the above dosha’s or life energy. Moreover, an Ayurvedic doctor will first identify which dosha you belong to and then decide upon the treatment you should go through. Here are some health benefits that this ancient healing art provides:
1. Stress Buster
Yoga and Ayurveda are inter-linked with each other in Vedic Knowledge. Thus, it is important to understand both roles of Ayurveda and Yoga together. Vedic knowledge was designed to show the inner workings of the universe in relation to our consciousness. There are many Ayurvedic methods to release stress namely:
- Dinacharya: This refers to waking up early before the sun rises; a practice is said to give you peace of mind.
- Meditation: This will help you stay relaxed and reduces stress hormones.
- Drink Green Tea: This has stress properties such as L-theanine that keeps you calm and reduces anxiety.
2. Aids in Weight Loss:
Ayurveda helps you reduce weight without affecting your physical and emotional stability. An Ayurvedic doctor will prescribe a healthy diet plan that will aid in weight loss. The diet plan will benefit you in many ways such as:
- Detoxify your body
- Removal of excessive fat from tissues
- Skin purification and toning
- Removes body odoyr
- Regulates blood circulation
- Reduces cholesterol
3. Balances Hormones
Ayurveda helps balance hormones which result in a healthy menstrual cycle and pregnancy-related issues. Ayurvedic treatment for regulating menstrual cycle involves detoxification of your body, getting enough rest, regular exercise and Abhyanga (Starting the day with full body massage).
In order to get a suitable medication for an irregular menstrual cycle, it is recommended that you consult an Ayurvedic doctor.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is usually caused due to poor diet and lack of sleep. Ayurveda consists of herbal treatments that are used for controlling excessive inflammation. Some of these herbs include turmeric, ashwagandha, boswellia and ginger that are combined with each other to reduce inflammation.
Boswellia is usually recommended for people suffering from acute back pain, arthritis and bowel disease. On the same lines, turmeric is used as a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. Ashwagandha is recommended for the purpose of rejuvenation. Rejuvenation helps keep your mind strong and healthy thinking will keep you away from developing health issues.
5. Removes Bad Toxins From Body
Ayurveda cleanses your mind, body and soul. A vital Ayurvedic treatment called ‘Panchakarma’ is used to get rid of toxins that interfere with the normal functioning of your body. Also, a full body massage will rejuvenate your body and keep you functioning normally.
In order to get the right Ayurvedic treatment, you will have to consult an Ayurvedic doctor, and he/she will put you on a natural diet that is specific for the condition or illness you are dealing with.
6. Reduces Risk of Diseases
Having a healthy diet, sunbathing, and having a breathing exercise will help you avoid the risk of developing any disease. Prevention is the first and most important step in Ayurveda. There are two goals in Ayurveda i.e. to look at the disease from where it arose and secondly finding a natural way of curing the disease. Ayurvedic treatment will reduce your risk of diseases by concentrating on preventive measures rather than curing the disease.
While modern medicine has diagnostics to detect a disease in its later stage, Ayurvedic medicine detects a disease even before you could get it and provides preventive measures to curb it.
7. Benefits Overall Health
Ayurveda as an ancient medicine focuses on the individual rather than the disease itself. In Ayurvedic treatments, all that matters is the root of the disease and using preventive measures to curb it from affecting your body. Moreover, it helps the body both internally and externally.
The different medicinal herbs used in this ancient art are turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and Tulsi (Holy Basil). These herbs have inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can prevent you from diseases or illnesses.
8. Healthy Skin
If you are looking for healthy and radiant skin, then here is how you can make use of Ayurveda and get it done naturally. All you need to do is to consume a lot of leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach and cucumber that is easy to digest and aids in glowing skin.
Leafy greens have purifying properties that can make your skin look young and bright. It is also recommended that you consume a lot of nuts and seeds because they contain Omega-3 healthy fatty acids that can make your skin look vibrant and also reduces inflammation.
9. Cures Insomnia
Drinking caffeine before bedtime, staring at your phone’s light or a spicy dinner can disrupt your sleep cycle and aggravate your nervous system.
Ayurveda can help you have restful sleep. All you need to do is to simply rub some jasmine or coconut oil on your scalp and feet and then consume a warm glass of almond milk. This simple hack will cure you of insomnia.
10. Reduces Bloating
Bloating is usually the aftermath of eating too much and disturbances in bowel movements. It is usually caused due to excessive production of gas that can cause severe pain, feeling stuffed and discomfort.
Ayurveda can manage bloating and aid in good digestion. Ayurvedic herbs, spices and roots such as cardamom, ginger and cumin can cure indigestion in the body. All you need to do is to simply chew cumin along with some ginger and this will aid in digestion
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