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The Gifts of Ayurveda Medicine and Herbs
Unlocking the Secrets of Ayurveda
Luis Concepcion, PhD
Copyright © 2020 Wanda Diaz and Luis Concepcion, PhD
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About Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a complimentary health system and NOT recognized in the West. Ayurveda practitioners are NOT allowed to prevent, treat or cure any disease. Please contact your physician if you have any health issues.
Herbal Supplements Statements. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products or herbs profiled here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
Ayurveda has been the term of a system of naturah2 medical care, which emerged in India about 5000 years ago. Ayurveda is perhaps the philosophy of a happy, balanced, long life. The word itself derives from Sanskrit and apparently means life knowledge. Fundamental in the Ayurvedic philosophy is the capacity of a person to take responsibility for his or her own life, thereby taking care of health and cure.
Ayurveda is based on herbal and nutritional therapy and is a practice designed to strengthen soul consciousness that can be achieved through yoga and meditation. Thus, treating a condition is more than just physical and medical diagnosis; it is also personality recognition and self-destructive thoughts and behaviors that have contributed to the development of disease within the physical body. Ayurveda works by balancing body energies, emotions, and feelings to prevent imbalances that kill the body. Ayurveda teaches how to change one's lifestyle to keep it safe and in order.
The energies are a core part of the Ayurvedic concepts, also called Doshas. Every human being consists of a mixture of three Doshas, but because each person is different, it differs in how the energies are available to the body and how people feel them. The Doshas are divided into three groups: Vata, Kappha, and Pitta. All three of them are found in every human, but configurations are unique from person to person. Thus, the treatment of a specific disease can vary depending on the Doshas constitution. Therefore, depending on the Doshas, two people with the same disease may be treated in very different ways.
Ayurveda is also based on the five-element principles; water, earth, fire, ether, and air. We all have those elements in us, just as in nature, and we will respond when they are around us. The three Doshas also represent those elements; Pitta is fire and water, Vata is ether and air, Kapha is earth and water.
Central to the Ayurvedic philosophy is that each person is special and must, therefore, be handled individually. When the Doshas conflict, Ayurveda would recommend a therapy that aims to harmonize the energies by reducing excessive Dosha. This will be achieved by guidance on the lifestyle and dietary improvement, and maybe even herbal therapy care. Ayurveda thus gives a clear example of why different people are behaving differently in so many ways. One can avoid diseases and disorders by maintaining a balance in the energies. Ayurveda provides recommendations for a balanced lifestyle that will promote equilibrium and harmony in the strengths that can be achieved by diet, exercise, meditation, massage, and herbal therapy, to name a few. However, Ayurveda is a theory that should be studied in detail, and it is also advisable to consult an expert before starting an Ayurvedic lifestyle to get the proper guidance.
How to lead a safe life; we are still searching for something for that. I find a medicine system known as Ayurvedic or Ayurvedic medicine that originated in India many thousand years ago and has long been the primary health care system in that region. Up until the late 20th century, this type of professional medicine was not recognized and practiced in the USA. In this book, I will give you a full overview of this holistic approach to a way of life that is much safer for you and everyone you love.
What exactly is Ayurveda? The term Ayurveda translates into "life science" and incorporates two Sanskrit terms. One being ayur, which means life, and Veda that involves science. This medicine system combines and integrates mind, body, and spirit, which means it's "holistic." Ayurveda says harmony is essential to good health and contentment. With this program, unique health problems are also discussed and resolved. Ayurveda aims to cleanse the body of all substances that cause disease. This will help preserve the equilibrium and harmony that is thought crucial for optimum safety.
There is a difference between food and medicine in the western world, but the distinction between the two is not as evident in Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda relies heavily on medicinal plants, herbs, fats, spices, and other natural substances. There are currently around 5,000 items included in the therapies for recovery, addressing pain issues, and fostering vitality.
THE CONSTITUTIONS AND THE AYURVEDA.
Ayurveda focuses much of the research on what it describes as the structure of the body. At a higher level, the term constitution applies to the overall health of an individual as distinctive to the fundamental ways of self-healing of their own body. This involves the propensity for unbalance of a person and their physical, intellectual, and emotional resilience to revert naturally to balance.
One's constitution is called their Prakriti, which is also the word for the total, emotional, and social characteristics that make up the person and establish their specific state of health. Digestion, breath, and the movement of a person, as well as their behavior patterns and ability to change, are all part of the Prakriti, and most practitioners can testify that one's Prakriti, or constitution, rarely changes during one's life. (This informs me of herbal constitutional ideologies although they vary greatly.) To make it simpler, there are three critical qualities in Ayurvedic medicine that shape one's own constitution. These are all that is called doshas, and their names in Sanskrit are Vata, pitta, and Kapha.
Here are a few key aspects about the doshas that can provide a little more about what they are and how crucial they are in deciding a person's health and how to recover to health:
each specific dosha of Vata, Kapha and pitta is basically made up of one or two of the five fundamental elements that are space, air, fire, water and earth, and these energies are linked to the balance and instability of an Indian.
That means each person has his or her own unique combination of these doshas.
Dosha's can be rebalanced by energy therapy, physical exercise, medicinal use, and food use, as well as through the emotions that manifest in the body/mind/soul as energies.
Such dosing imbalances cause a wide range of health problems – psychological/emotional, physical, or spiritual.
WHAT KEEPS AYURVEDA EXCEPTIONAL?
Ayurveda values every single individual's "uniqueness." The first thing an Ayurvedic Practitioner must do is decide the mind and body disposition or Prakriti, as this will determine the direction that the treatment will take. Ayurveda claims that even though they have the same constitution, no two citizens are the same. Both victims might have the same illness, but the medication will be administered differently, or a completely different medication may be needed.
Ayurveda takes into account all human stages. In Ayurveda, that means we consider an individual's mind, body, and spirit. A disease may also be in memory, and the skin and Ayurveda acknowledge this as they decide an individual's constitution. Many times a condition can culminate throughout the mind because the heart is such a strong entity that the disease ultimately presents itself in the body and is called illness. The lack of "ease" is a disease. Ease is a safe place to be, so everyone needs to be happy.
Ayurveda provides natural ways to cure illnesses and promote wellness. Since Ayurveda concerns an individual's mind, body, and spirit, it emphasizes on a conventional manner of being. In this world, all things have varying degrees of the five elements that are space, air, fire, water, and earth. Yet our humans are made up of all these five elements, which are why nature resounds with our bodies so well. That's also why new drugs lose their potency over and over again, it's because they don't have those five components and that without they can't really be health-creating, in many cases they only assist with the effects and sometimes even ask them, but it's not a cure.
Ayurveda puts focus on prevention. Ayurveda believes we have the tools to prevent illness, and many of them are within us. Our bodies are beautiful machines that function as a pharmacy, and we have the ability to remain in a state of health just by being mindful of what we eat, our climate, what we see, hear, taste and touch. Both of these things are contributing to our wellbeing, but they may also increase our wellbeing. Being in a state of health is healthy for humans, illness is not typical, and it is certainly not pleasant, and it can be entirely prevented.
Ayurveda empowers us to take care of their own wellbeing. Who is most important to our health? Our health is, first of all, relevant to our self, and then to our loved ones and to the individuals who depend on us. Often we find that our doctor looks at our wellbeing as a business, and it's a business; it's a doctor business. I don't think their business is personal, and it's money-making activity. Who would you like to be liable for your health, yours, or a company? Doctors have their position, and that's when you get sick, and what they're learning is "sickness" and also how to cope. You have a keen interest in putting your safety in your own hands, and you have no benefit from being sick. The best approach is to take as much care as possible of yourself to prevent sickness. This duty is ours, and no one can look out for your safety just the way you want.
Ayurveda is active on the bill. Nature's gift has no price tag on it. How much worth a lifetime? They consider it worth $50,000 a year in modern medicine, and I wonder how they got to that amount because many medical services cost more than that in a month. I believe life is Invaluable, and so is Ayurveda. By proper diet, exercise, positive thoughts, and paying much attention to what we're seeing, feel, taste, sense, smell, and sound, we would be in excellent health if we treat our self-right. Ayurveda has no injections, and drugs are all-natural, derived from nature, and administered carefully. Food and herbs are safe, price-effective, and also have a significant health impact.
Ayurveda performs. Ayurveda has remedies for problems that have been listed by western medicine as "untreatable" or "incurable." Ayurveda takes the view that nothing is untreatable or uncurable, maybe we don't know how to handle it or how to cure it yet, but it's going to be a treatment or a diagnose. Hence, it's our responsibility to support the brain and body until it's found. Ayurveda can cure hepatitis C, and that's not easily achieved in Western medicine, not just by transplantation of the liver. Nowadays, modern medicine accepts Ayurveda because of some of the remarkable outcomes that Ayurvedic therapies have produced.
Ayurveda stressed the importance of keeping health positive. Ayurveda not only maintains it but also produces it; it focuses on avoiding the imbalances, which lead to disease. For disease prevention as well as care, an individualized and multidimensional approach is taken.
As old as Ayurveda is, some people assume that it is the "new kid on the block" as we can see more and more therapeutic approaches to treatment; in fact, it is the medicine's "granddaddy."
Ayurveda's principal emphasis is to help avoid illness, disease, and overall body health to enhance and prolong the lifetime of the body. This is to be achieved by a hard-disciplined lifestyle many people are unable or unable to do in today's busy world.
First, you have to control yourself to buy only those nutritious foods that are good for the intestinal tract, which is considered by the Ayurveda methods to be the most crucial aspect of healing the body. Ayurveda claims that your digestive system can function well with good food to regulate your body's nutrition and keep you healthy for a much more extended period of time.
When you're taking the time and sticking to a healthy diet, you need to start clearing your mind and learning to relax and accept life for what it is and learning how to deal with stress in life. Pressure could be a significant factor in how your body responds and can cause complications that would not naturally exist in your body if there were no stress. This is probably the hardest thing to do, and a lot of people really can't do that. Meditation is the number one tool used to help clear the mind and alleviate stress. Still, if you are unable to understand how to cope with and deal with stress regularly, you will not be able to take full advantage of practicing the Ayurveda method.
How we live every day affects our daily lives in some aspect or another, and it may not be realistic for anyone to be able to stick to the rigorous living of a full Ayurvedic lifestyle. Even with a minimal commitment, you may reap anyone benefits for a safer, happier, and more extended existence.
ADVANTAGES OF TREATMENTS WITH AYURVEDA.
Ayurveda is among the most highly valueh2 after all alternative treatments offer worldwide in the field of health tourism. Ayurvedic healers aim to achieve optimal wellness for patients with different care modes. This style of therapy, having arisen in India hundreds of years ago, migrated to faraway places and formed his group of loyalists. Today, India is thronging medical tourists from across the globe to appreciate the advantages of Ayurveda that are much too numerous to be mentioned in a jiffy!
It is a well-known fact that through its holistic therapies and method, Ayurveda can cure a significant number of diseases. Its physical advantages are various, and with continuous studies and work continually rising. Ayurvedic procedures are non-invasive, so there are no side effects of Ayurvedic medicines. Factors such as these have contributed to this alternate mode of diagnosis's tremendous popularity among crowds of domestic and foreign patients. Ayurveda 's psychological gains cannot be reversed, too. It's this method of treatment that first suggested that each disorder was a result of a specific mental illness. It's the spiritual advantages of Ayurveda, however, that made it so popular among Western patients. Yoga and asanas form an essential part of ayurvedic benefits. The spiritual dimension of this treatment style emphasizes that every person has a storehouse of untapped possibilities that need to be recognized and elevated.
Most significantly, Ayurveda is a method of treatment that is more based on prevention than cure. The main goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to improve the natural defense mechanism of the body for combating all diseases. Ayurvedic treatment, apart from having zero side effects, is also very cost-effective as compared with other traditional treatment types such as allopathic. After visiting a physician, related Ayurvedic therapy could be taken with conventional care. Above all, Ayurveda heals in such a way that the chances of that illness occurring again are negligible. Patients with chronic diseases such as respiratory disorders, arthritis, and obesity have put great trust in Ayurveda and have also benefited enormously! With the advent of health tourism, Ayurveda has achieved even more fame and recognition among foreign patients. They now choose to throng India by taking advantage of the immense benefits offered by such alternative treatment modes.
Two general types of ayurvedic treatment follow. Either it is purgative, it works to cleanse the ama system, remove toxins, or it balances, and it works to bring order to the doshas into one's body. Based on the history and severity of a chronic condition, different treatment approaches will be needed to restore equilibrium in the end. If ama is a buildup in the body, the ayurvedic medication will begin by cleaning this ama's body, and then continue to equalize the doshas. Identifying which form of treatment you choose must help you determine which ayurvedic therapies would be of assistance to you. However, in most cases, the soothing acts of herbal remedies are adequate, and for every type of condition, there is a wide range of these herbal ayurvedic products. With some knowledge of your structure and disorder, you will make good progress in the fight against most illnesses. Even though you may ask, 'how can I understand regarding my imbalance? 'No one knows you deeper than yourself, in the end. That is an attractive detail to take into consideration. Listening to the body, soul, and mind is the essential element in treating any illness and curing any ailment. If someone is patient and accessible to know what these three have to say, he'll tell them what they need to know. Ultimately, a good doctor is one who has understood how to listen to their patients' bodies well, and also knows how to offer them what they need. While not everyone can gain the knowledge and skills of herbs required to create effective remedies for others, everybody can instinctively know what their bodies are telling them and understand what they need intuitively. Selecting the perfect Ayurveda products above all else would rely on one being reactive to the body's subtle signals and following its lead.
While there are hundreds of ayurvedic items branded with foreign names and maybe frustratingly long names, don't let this confuse or push you away. You will shed more light on the somewhat disconcerting world of ayurvedic goods with a little research into specific forms of ayurvedic medication and your unique constitution. Most important of all, though, is that you are sensitive to the indications your body gives you when you listen it will inform you of the secrets of illness and health. Health is the body's normal state, as well as the state it must, therefore, return to, unless hindered otherwise. Just like the top of a river in the forest settles like a smooth glass plane when the wind ceases as well as the leaves stop falling, so the body and soul can find equilibrium when the agitation waves dissipate. Patience and relaxed thoughtfulness are the most significant resources to help you find the right ayurvedic medications.
Make the most of Ayurveda in your daily lives.
No one wants to get sick, as that would mean being missing for work and not being allowed to perform the activities you love. l Sadly, very few folks understand anything about Ayurveda or much about it and how the Ayurvedic diet keeps individuals healthy.
If you are thinking forward to using Ayurveda in your daily life, try adopting a prescribed Ayurvedic diet for healthy eating according to your psycho-physiological form of the body. An Ayurvedic practitioner will help you develop an Ayurvedic diet. Consuming more than your body requires can produce toxins, including deposits of fat before the next meal. Eating foods beyond your diet list can also build imbalances and toxins in your body.
Get a balanced diet and also have regular meals. Unmanaged eating habits lead to weight gain, which is something you will avoid. Learn to make food combinations the right way too. Eating incompatible foodstuffs at the same meal slows down the body 's digestive cycle, making you grow fatter.
Together with other Ayurveda diet advice, the most significant health tip every day is to follow your Ayurveda diet. Some of the most simple Ayurveda health tips that apply to all are:
- Always start with a glass of warm water every day.
- Avoid consuming raw vegetables and raw foods and avoid cooking too, of course.
- Use ginger or cumin to help digestion in recipes.
- Do not drink cold or iced water before, during, or immediately after the meal.
- Massage the oil 1 to 2 times a week using sesame oil.
- Make a daily routine and religiously follow it.
- Incorporate meditation and yoga activities into your routine, if you don't already do so.
Another modification suggested by Ayurveda is to change the seasonally dependent Ayurveda diet. This involves fine-tuning of the diet that is already based on the psycho-physiological structure of the body. Each body constitution has its own seasonal herbs, foods, and oils that will enhance the metabolism of the body and ensure proper digestion. Once you've got your diet plan altogether, you can use it to preserve good health for life.
The Ayurvedic physical advantages are as follows. Ayurvedic non-invasive medical drugs are of great benefit to patients suffering from illnesses such as diabetes, cardiac problems, and cancer. It is achieved by diagnosing the physical symptoms such as the heart, tongue, mouth, hair, type of sweating habits, etc. The panchakarma detoxification processes and other stuff make the body even more open to other therapies and fasten the recovery cycle. The numerous yogasanas usually prescribed in Ayurveda aid prevent the possibility and accumulation of diseases.
Ayurveda is, in all probability, the first discipline to understand the role of mental or psychological factors behind the onset of a disease. When the stress hormone is stressed to the mind, adrenal glands release cortisone. This, in turn, affects a lot of things and results in all of our decision-making activities being influenced in every field of life. Ayurvedic instructions are an advantageous and secure way of relieving tension. Besides this, the inhalation of specific herbal preparations, panchakarma (Nasya) was fond of having a profound and long-lasting relaxing impact on the mind.
Owing to the importance of holding mind and body in ideal shapes (both literally and figuratively) to follow the direction of self-realization, various advanced Ayurvedic therapies were invented. It is believed that each person possesses an endless amount of creative skill and talent that should be tapped ideally, of course. To achieve this, Ayurveda stressed the individual must experience their union with the universe. The methods of herbal treatment in Ayurveda were all established to go against this cause and to support it. With each individual's proper spiritual outlook, we'll enjoy a beautiful world in which to live. Try it, and understanding the difference yourself.
Cuts back on the heat.
Ayurvedic treatments are an age-old technique used by the brain and body to alleviate tension. This is achieved through adequate changes in diet, yoga, herbal treatments, mindfulness, and lifestyle. Such compassionate therapeutic approaches not only cultivate the balance between your mind and the body but also restore the balance between your physical and mental.
The Body Cleanses.
Ayurvedic medicine encourages internal purification to enhance physical well-being. "Panchakarma" is the process of removing toxins that interfere with useful body function. Enemas, oils, and massage therapy help the body function efficiently by transferring toxins to the intestines from the tissues to extract them from the body.
Ayurveda can work miracles without investing too much on costly cosmetics to keep the skin smooth and radiant. The most straightforward way to get radiant skin is to eat the right food recommended by a trained doctor because it helps to improve digestion with its purifying strength and high water content. Trying to exercise helps your muscles toned, and allows the body to sweat away toxins. Some of the active components of ayurvedic medicinal products are responsible for preserving healthy skin and a youthful body.
Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.
Proper Ayurvedic diets, medicine, and relaxation strategies can reduce inflammation and are also said to be very effective in reducing arterial wall plaque accumulation, lowering the risk for heart disease or stroke. Ayurvedic methods help lower cholesterol naturally by lowering blood pressure.
Ayurvedic treatment is based on the assumption that inflammation results from poor food habits, poor nutrition, lack of rest, and no physical activity. Both of these contribute to imbalances in doshas in the metabolism or Ayurvedic terms. To neutralize this, Ayurveda utilizes various approaches to strengthen the condition, such as yoga and exercises that stimulate the metabolism and natural herbs.
Ayurveda is best known as a method of living. But this doesn't stop you from adapting the fundamental values to everyday life to benefit from them.
Do you know, for example, that preventing dairy products and sweets allows you to heal quicker when you have a cold? Or is it NOT the right thing to eat salads when you're nervous -or anxious-? You should know, however, that it is not recommended when you are irritable -or upset- spicy foods.
It all depends on your dosha status. The three primary constitutional forms, according to Ayurveda, are Doshas, or senses of humor: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (collectively called the tridosha). The energy from the Vata is composed of air and ether. Pitta energy is produced with water and gas. Earth and water are formed of the Kapha resources.
Every one of us has an Ayurvedic constitution, one of which predominates over the other doshas. Some individuals are bi-dose, meaning two of their doshas are equally dependable. Ayurvedic body types are typical as follows: Vata people are usually small built, anxious, inventive, artistic, sensitive, and creative. Pitta people are generally people who are medium-framed, reasonable, sharp-minded, successful, and goal-oriented. In general, Kapha people are more heavily portrayed and appear to be relaxed, loving, cautious, and sympathetic.
Ailments occur when the natural equilibrium in your doshas is deranged. So restoring their natural balance is the path to safety. But how do you realize which of the doshas is being deranged?
How to recognize which of the doshas needs balance.
Ayurvedic specialist practitioners test your radial pulse with their fingers (Nadi diagnosis) and can distinguish from your pulse alone up to 95 percent of all identified illnesses. They check your tongue, ears, hair, nails, and lips as well. They look closely at your clinical symptoms and other variables that include your overall lifestyle, attitude, and diet, so they can make suggestions that suit you. It is a very detailed and holistic diagnostic process.
And if you learn Ayurveda and start to comprehend it, you know that there are many things your own body can teach you. Since, "the body is not lying." If you encounter a few ailments such as fatigue, dizziness, constipation, restless mind, backache, insomnia, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, varicose veins, dry skin, menstrual disorders, dry skin, or even wrinkles, the Vata dosha is likely to be deranged. Negative emotions such as terror, anxiety, shyness, lack of confidence, discomfort, or nervousness contribute to the derangement of the Vata dosha.
But if you encounter such symptoms such as irritability, rage, bitter mouth taste, peptic ulcer, hypertension, the headache of migraine, liver disease, or hemorrhoids, your Pitta dosha is likely to be deranged. Negative emotions such as frustration, hatred, hostility, resentment, impatience, agitation, or irritability add to the derangement of the Pitta dosha.
On the other hand, if you feel very sluggish or have ailments such as sore throat, bronchitis, emphysema, or sinus congestion, your Kapha dosha may have been deranged. Lethargy and negative emotions such as stubbornness, protectiveness, greed, or jealousy are all contributing to the Kapha dosha derange.
A fast check in Tibet.
In some easy ways, your body can tell you too—just lookout. For starters, Tibetans use a simple regular test to find out when they tend a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha derangement. First thing in the morning, they collect their urine in a large, transparent container. Then, they test the presence of the urine to determine if they have excess bile (Pitta), air (Vata), or phlegm (Kapha) in their bodies at that time.
How do they say? Just. Easy. If the urine appears watery, almost translucent, then their bodies (Vata) have an abundance of air. If the urine has a bright yellow or brownish color, then at that moment, fire (Pitta) predominates in their bodies. When the urine appears very pale and foaming, phlegm (Kapha) prevails in their bodies.
How do you handle a derangement to Vata, Pitta, or Kapha?
Ayurveda provides many ways to cure your natural equilibrium and strength and rebuild it. One of them is a targeted diet which "pacifies" your unique deranged dosha. These are the general principles: Vata to be pacified. Realize Vata is dry and cold. So, have hot drinks like chamomile tea or ginger tea. Focus your diet on broths, cheese (warm, not cold) -as long as you are not intolerant to lactose, carrots, onions, and spinach -cooked, not raw, garlic and spices. Avoid cold foods such as salads (because fresh salads improve your body's air) and ice cream. In general, terms, limit frozen foods, raw foods, and dry foods. Instead, eat dry, fatty, moist cooking. Do have daily meal times as well. Regularity is also essential.
Pitta to pacify. Remember, Pitta is sweet. So pair it with cold light foods like fresh tea, salads, yogurt, and herbs that cool down. Stop alcohol and meals. Eviting sour, salty, fried, and spicy foods too. Bored diet? Not necessarily, since people in Pitta can enjoy oatmeal or breakfast pancakes, lunch salads and rice dishes, and dinner pasta.
To equilibrate Kapha. Find Kapha to be durable, cold, and humid. Thus balance it with fresh, light food, spices, vegetables, and salad. Avoid short, savory foods. Often prevent dairy foods (because they are heavy and in your body they contain mucus), fried foods, and frozen foods. To Kapha, wheat isn't healthy. But instead of cold milk, you can enjoy muesli (without grain) for breakfast, and drink apple juice. You may also enjoy salads (but with very little oil-based dressing) for lunch and basmati rice dishes (other types of rice are heavy), or millet, or clove and cinnamon-baked apples for dinner.
What about the modes of life, everyday activities, and leisure?
Vata people usually need to bring regularity into their lives. Routine to pacify Vata is excellent. Yoga, meditation, or gentle exercises-not painful- are perfect for Vata. On the other hand, pitta people tend to be very disciplined and are often too accomplishment-oriented, so enjoyable things and activities that do not require competition (like a relaxing stroll or water and winter sports) are helpful to calm excess of Pitta. Kapha people tend to hate exercise, but once they are inspired, they may derive benefit from it. They can also take advantage of holiday experiences that sparkle new interests. Reviewing and improving their routine is also of benefit to people in Kapha.
Any other Ayurvedic therapy?
As stated earlier, expert Ayurvedic practitioners resort to several ways to heal and restore your natural balance and strength. A targeted diet is just one of those for your dosha. They use pre-detoxification methods such as massage with dosha-specific oils (or snehana karma), sweat therapy (or swedana karma), meditation, internal detoxification (or panchakarma), natural herbal remedies, sound therapy (or mantra karma) and even rejuvenation (or Rasayana) therapies.
Ayurveda isn't all about the diagnosis. It also shows you how to touch your consciousness, how to stabilize it, and how to apply the equilibrium to the body. Ayurveda is a holistic natural approach to the mind, body, and soul.
AMLA GOOSEBERRY OF INDIAN DESCENT.
Amla is known for many health benefits, being one of the essential foods in Ayurvedic medicine. Amla berry is the king of antioxidants in wholefood, containing more antioxidants than every other wholefood. Amla has the highest vitamin C content in plant life at 720 mg per 100 g.
Although it tastes very bitter and sour, Amla is commonly used as fresh fruit and in herbal medicine for culinary purposes in India. As modern science has been looking into this superfood's fantastic health benefits, Amla is gaining prominence and renown in the Western World.
Amla is a renowned superfood that guards the liver, acidity balances, improves fertility, and enhances overall health. The fruit can also combat ulcers, as it can inhibit gastric acid development while encouraging mucus secretion.
Amla has multiple applications for therapy. This has antioxidants, antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-cancer properties. Science has shown that by activating the active killer cells, eating Amla enhances immunity. Amla is effective in reducing stress and toning the nervous system; its anti-aging property helps preserve function in the kidneys. As a cardiovascular tonic, Amla reduces cholesterol by stimulating decomposition and inhibiting inadequate cholesterol production, and daily Amla intake also reduces arterial plaque making it a robust cardiovascular ally.
Amla 's beneficial strength lies in both the high levels of polyphenolic compounds it produces and ascorbic acid. Amla is probably the most abundant source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) that exists in its most active bioform. Efficient antioxidants are polyphenols such as emblicanine and amla-containing ascorbic acid. Oxidative stress is a chronic phenomenon in our bodies. This cycle is increased both with age and due to external factors such as noise, physical exertion, etc. This oxidative stress cycle is responsible for the creation of free radicals. Such free radicals are the antioxidants within the amla mop.
The presence of emblicanins in Amla (hence the scientific name Emblica Officinalis) is what makes Amla a special and perhaps the most potent antioxidant. Emblicanin has the properties of pro oxidation. When any antioxidant such as vitamin E or vitamin A, beta carotene, etc. mops up the free radicals, these healthy antioxidant molecules are turned into free radicals themselves, which can, in fact, cause longer-term oxidative damage. In the case of Amla, the antioxidant Emblicanin A checks and destroys the free radicals aggressively. If a free radical is neutralized, it is then converted into Emblicanin B, which is again an antioxidant. Amla is thus capable of moping up the full volume of free radicals. Amla is considered to be much more durable than antioxidants such as green tea, resveratrol, vitamin C, the extract of grape seeds and extract of pine. A high intake of Amla provides defense against erythrocyte disintegration (red blood cells). This could have immense significance as red blood cell disintegration can lead to myriad diseases, from heart failure to renal failure.
Amla may not be pleasant in taste but is still a little bag full of antioxidants that help a lot for your body. This has the highest vitamin C content of all fruits and vegetables. It is also an outstanding detoxifying agent and supports boost immunity. Early morning is the best time to consume amla, particularly during the winters whenever the temperature drops. It eliminates unnecessary toxins from the body and is a potential source of nutrients vitamin C and calcium, in addition to cleaning the colon. Amla is also considered to be protective against dandruff, and other issues with skincare.
Vitamin C: Amla has eight times as much vitamin C as peach, twice as much antioxidant as acai berry and about 17 times more than pomegranate. Similar to store-bought supplements, vitamin C in amla is absorbed more quickly by the body. What you can do is mix 2 teaspoons of amla powder with two teaspoons of honey and have it for instant relief three to four times a day when you have a cold or cough, or drink it once daily for regular safety.
Builds immunity: Antioxidants and vitamin C in amla also help improve immunity and avoid viral and bacterial illnesses, including cold and cough. While amla juice can be a tad unpalatable, it is incredibly beneficial. It can also be eaten as a treat, made with a mixture of amla, jaggery, and rock salt. Two-three dumplings can be fed directly after meals.
Aids digestion: Amla helps to pass the bowels healthily by keeping the gastrointestinal tract clean. This effectively avoids rising digestive problems like constipation. We can also regulate acidity and indigestion with amla. Some relief can be provided by a half teaspoon of amla powder with a glass of warm water.
Perfect for hair and skin: Amla works as a hair tonic. This combats premature graying, prevents dandruff, strengthens hair follicles and improves the circulation of blood to the scalp, thereby increasing hair growth. Amla is the most energetic fruit, which is anti-aging. Each morning drinking amla juice with honey will give you flawless, clean, and glowing skin.
Diabetes: Amla helps the body respond to insulin as a great source of chromium, which helps to regulate insulin sensitivity. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels and can be consumed as part of your diet. However, daily diabetes medicine is no substitute for this.
Just in case you first learn about pomegranates: Pomegranates are the orange-sized fruits with a healthy ruby-red outer skin and sweet arils-a red gelatinous flesh that contains lots of seeds. The pomegranate seeds are nutritious and completely good, despite the many beliefs. Besides, every part of the grenade has health benefits-even the skin is used in dietary supplements as it is an excellent source of polyphenols, including condensed tannins, catechins, and prodelphinidins.
Pomegranates were identified in the early Bronze Age, and a dry grenade was found in the tomb of Thoth, one of the Ancient Egyptian deities, which makes us tink that grenades were more common in the ancient times than they are now.
Pomegranate belongs to a superfood group, which means they are rich in nutrients that can protect every part of your wellbeing. They are packed with fiber, protein, omega-6 fatty acids, calcium, copper, selenium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and vitamins C, K, B6, and E. Pomegranate are a significant source of riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, folate, and choline as well. Flavonoids present in both the fruit of Pomegranate and its outer skin lead to improved health of the entire body. Pomegranates are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, as well as having a relatively small glycemic index, meaning they don't cause a substantial increase in blood sugar.
BEST POMEGRANATE SAFETY BENEFITS
The research never stays quiet and continues to discover new superfoods day after day. Fortunately, many researchers around the world have been paying attention to pomegranates, and also shocked by what they have already seen. It turns out that pomegranates will encourage not only better health but also a longer life. Particularly pomegranate juice has been shown to control blood sugar, improve heart health, and counter the inflammation of the whole body. Look at the top health benefits researchers have found for granaries:
Foster the safety of the heart and arteries.
A significant number of research and tests were carried out to investigate the pomegranates' heart-healthy benefits. Regular drinking of a pomegranate juice helps to reduce plaque, lower high blood pressure, and avoid inflammation and oxidation. The study was conducted with 10 patients who had consumed 1 and 3 years of pomegranate juice.
In another report, 13 men aged 39-68 who had high blood pressure drank 5 ounces of grenade juice, and their overall high blood pressure decreased by 7 percent after 6 hours. Besides, the experiment has shown that the intake of pomegranate juice enhances artery function.
Combatting chronic inflammation
It has been shown that Pomegranates decrease inflammatory activity in colon cancer and breast cancer cells-all thanks to the punicalagin present in the fruit. Pomegranate juice can also help prevent and treat chronic inflammation, which contributes mostly to severe diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Strengthening sexual health.
Pomegranates have been acknowledged as a natural aphrodisiac for many years, and have also been connected with growth and fertility. Of course, scientists couldn't forget this fact, and they have already undertaken a host of studies showing that Pomegranate's production encourages sexual health.
Aritha, or soapnut, is the other name of natural reetha powderh2 This reetha powder is made from the fruit of the dried aritha. It is a natural shampoo, cleanser, and soap that has been used to cleanse the body for centuries.
Besides, it is also used in both cleansers and shampoos for the treatment of freckles, psoriasis, eczema, and lice reduction and as an essential ingredient. This is useful for those with sensitive skin. So, for those people who don't prefer to use any chemicals in their hair, it is known to be an excellent option.
Reetha is known to be something that is strongly linked to solving several hair problems. It's also a natural medicinal Ayurvedic herb that can make your hair shiny and reliable.
- Cleaning jewelry.
- Reetha powder can be combined with water to make a mixture that brings back to life dull jewelry. It helps remove built-up gently, and dirt that can make your jewelry look old and unattractive.
- Wash your hair.
With its amazing antibacterial properties, reetha can be turned into a face wash to cleanse the skin naturally. It is known that Reetha is very gentle on the surface, so it's perfect for those with incredibly sensitive skin. It can also be used by people with skin problems such as eczema because the facial wash is free of ingredients that can irritate the skin.
External Reetha Advantages.
Used for the cure of goiter, leprosy, and many other skin conditions.
Reetha or powder solution is used in Migraines and Delirium.
Chloasma reetha leaves and bark is used to treat rheumatism, gout or paralytic disorders
Used with Amla and Shikakai herbs for hair treatments.
Withania somnifera, widely known as Ashwagandha (winter cherry), is an important medicinal plant that has been used for more than 3,000 years in Ayurvedic and Indigenous medicine. Some herbalists refer to the Indian ginseng as Ashwagandha. The plant extract has several bioactive compounds and therefore performs antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulating activities. The plant bioactive compounds and its extract are used in the treatment and prevention of many diseases, including arthritis, impotence, amnesia, anxiety, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders, among others. This chapter discusses Ashwagandha's various health benefits in both humans and animals.
ASHWAGANDHA'S TOP SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS
It helps manage weight gain and diminish eating comfort.
This powerful herb often helps to control body weight when stress is an issue. Psychological stress is often linked to weight gain and obesity since increased levels of stress hormones can lead to increased weight gain over long periods. Chronic stress can also lead to changes in eating behavior- the comfort of eating and reaching for biscuit tin in the face of pressure is all too easy. Ashwagandha can be used in adults under chronic stress for bodyweight management, helping them to minimize the effects of stress on bad food cravings, and to maintain more physical activity.
It improves both sexual performance and libido.
Ashwagandha is traditionally used both for men and women to improve sexual performance and libido. We produce a lot more adrenaline when we are stressed and put pressure on our adrenal glands and organs. Ashwagandha regulates the quantity of adrenaline released and strengthens the organs, improves stamina, increases sperm count and motility in men, and improves libido among women. One study showed that women who had taken a daily dose of Ashwagandha over a month saw significant improvements in achieving orgasm and sexual arousal as a result of a substantial reduction in sexual distress. In addition to decreasing the effects of stress, it was suggested that the role of Ashwagandha in increasing testosterone was also crucial as this is a factor in the syndrome of androgen deficiency, which is also associated with female sexual dysfunction.
Supports brain function and memory.
Also of growing importance impact on brain function, including memory. Naturally, Ashwagandha has been used to boost memory in Ayurveda, which is evaluated to encourage antioxidant exercise, which guards nerve cells toward destructive free radicals. Healthy men who regularly took Ashwagandha showed substantial improvements in their reaction time and task performance in one study compared to men who got a placebo. Another 8-week research in 50 adults found that taking 300 mg of ashwagandha root extract twice daily greatly improved overall memory, the efficiency of the operations, and attention.
Making immunity greater.
Most adaptogenic herbs affect our immune system positively, and Ashwagandha is no exception. Traditionally, it is used to support a weakened immune system, and it has now been demonstrated to inspire anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting immune cells that help avoid disease. More work is required, but early studies are promising, such as one showing a significant change in the activation of immune cells after taking Ashwagandha. In that context, Ashwagandha can be used during treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy to help the immune system.
In addition to natural therapy, ayurvedic medicines are also being used for treating lung cancer. Behada is a popular ayurvedic herb used to treat disease. It is a big deciduous tree found all over the country with a height of about 30 meters. The botanical name is Terminalia Bellerica and is also referred to in English as Belleric Myrobalan. Behada fruit has a chemical composition that includes B-sitosterol, mannitol, glucose, fructose, gallic acid, rhamnose acid, and chebulasic.
BAHEDA USES AND BENEFITS.
- Beleric is a laxative and a rejuvenator. This is perfect for hair, neck, and skin.
- Beleric seed oil or fruit paste is applied to painful and swollen sections.
- Seed oil results very well in skin diseases and premature hair graying.
- The bits of fruit is boiled and chewed for speech heaviness, cough, cold, and asthma.
- The Beleric fruit is powdered and used to clothe wounds to stop the bleeding.
Beleric fruits and kernels are used to create medicated hair oil to relieve pain and burning sensation, promote hair growth, and give a black hair color.
In the case of conjunctivitis, the fruit paste is added to the eyelids.
The herb is used in a variety of eye conditions, including myopia, ,acute infection, pterygium, immature cataract, chronic and corneal opacity.
Beleric helps with piles, appetite loss, hunger, flatulence, and worms.
The ripened fruit has an astringent and anti-diarrheal effect.
Kernel decoction is used when there are extreme hunger and vomiting.
Beleric plant relieves cough, soothes blocked phlegm, controls sputum bleeding, and relieves bronchospasms.
Stops aging, enhances mental capacity, increases immunity, offers longevity, and improves body resistance to disease.
It helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
Bhringraj has several various purposes, but it is best known as an all-round tonic hair. It has numerous valuable impacts on the hair, making it among the most significant natural oils in use. Bhringraj oil is produced with Bhringraj powder and essential oil, such as coconut or sesame oil, for smooth penetration into the skin and follicles, mixing to facilitate hair and scalp health. Even the beneficial benefits of growth stem from Bhringraj, the critical ingredient.
Bhringraj oil is mainly used to regrowth the hair. The selection of carrier oils that are used is light and quickly digested by the scalp, rather than sitting mostly on scalp and blockage follicles. Though used in both men and women to cure balding, it is indeed a pretty efficient hair thinning remedy. Especially if you have only a bit of hair remaining, Bhringraj oil can induce follicles in their stagnant states to grow new beards just as minoxidil does. This makes it perfect for individuals whose hairlines are going bald, have weakened or receded, or even for people that lose hair caused by stress or health conditions.
BHRINGRAJ USES AND BENEFITS.
But it isn't just helping hair regrow. Bhringraj hair oil, too, can help hair grow more energetic and healthier back than before. It enhances the hair upward and from the root, and even reinforces the scalp 's skin. Thus, once your hair has regrown due to the Bhringraj hair oil, it will be powerful enough to remain safe for longer.
Not only that, but hair oil from Bhringraj also helps to return hair to its original color. Especially if you go gray prematurely, it can help prevent any more hairs from going gray and possibly restore some color to those that are already gray. It doesn't always do so, and the findings differ from person to person. However, the graying cycle can still be halted. If you start utilizing Bhringraj hair oil, you may stop going grey your hair until later.
Additionally, Bhringraj oil can make your hair texture much quicker and better, soften the hair, make the hair thicker and denser in more areas, and mainly make your hair brighter and healthier.
Bhringraj oil is generally added to the hair and rubbed into the scalp to obtain an exceptional, even oil saturation. It can then be left in the hair for about an hour before being washed out with a shampoo, or for more profound, more intense effects, you can leave it overnight. Anyway, only a couple of Bhringraj hair oil washes are suitable for your hair, and after only two or three treatments, you will start seeing results. It's recommended that you use this twice a week or so, but you can apply it every day to get better results.
Brahmi is an internationally esteemed herb used for a variety of medicinal and healing applications. This is taken into consideration in the Ayurvedic medicine system, and many medicines use Brahmi as a part.
Brahmi is also commonly used in memory assist and medicine, improving memory. Likewise, Brahmi is used to treat Alzheimer's, anxiety, ADHD, and allergic conditions. Alternatively, for managing pain, Brahmi was also considered a perfect tonic.
Yet Brahmi's most sought-after and cited application is possible for hair development.
In Ayurveda, it is also believed that it also makes the mind sharper when you use Brahmi oil for hair. Hair is strengthened from the roots with the use of Brahmi for hair, whereas the strands are thickened as well. And, as a cumulative effect, it boosts hair growth.
- Within a few weeks of use, the amount of split ends dramatically decreases.
- It coats the hair and helps to reduce hair loss.
- Using Brahmi not only for hair growth but also to resolve dandruff.
- This reduces skin dryness and enables one to get over the itchy scalp.
Brahmi is used in a host of principal and supplementary hair treatments for its vast applications in improving hair consistency, strength, rejuvenating hair follicles, and giving a renewed shine to the hair. This is not only used as oil but also as a conditioner and shampoo.
Experts frequently recommend Brahmi to grow children, as the magic herb facilitates better learning and concentration. In Ayurveda, Brahmi is believed to be a herb that enhances the intellect! Brahmi is known as a Medhya in Ayurveda for its extensive applications in improving the cognitive capacity and developing the rational thinking process.
Murraya koenigii, popularly known in Indian dialects as curry leaf or Kari Patta, belongs to the family Rutaceae representing over 150 genera and 1600 species. For its sweet odor and medicinal value, Murraya Koenigii is a valuable herb.
The plant has tonic and stomach properties to it. Bark and roots are used both as a stimulant and independently to cure poisonous animal bites and eruptions. Green leaves are eaten raw for dysentery cure, diarrhea cure, and vomiting control.
After drying, the leaves maintain their flavor and are thus sold in both fresh and dried ways.
The leaves are a better source of vitamin A and provide an abundant calcium supply.
Its contents of minerals and vitamins are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, nicotinic acid, and vitamin C. Fresh leaves under pressure on vapor distillation yield a volatile liquid.
In addition to oil, the leaves contain a residual glucoside known as koenigin.
The curry leaf is rich in medicinal properties. It activates digestive enzymes and promotes the breakdown of food. Have a glass of buttermilk combined with a small thing (asafoetida) with a few curries leaves tossed for proper digestion after meals.
- An excellent, nausea, and indigestion remedy. Extract curry leaf juice, squeeze lime, and then add a pinch of sugar.
- Chew a couple of leaves every day to lose weight.
- Eating curry leaves is filled with folic acid and iron and helps combat anemia.
- Curry leaves do have anti-inflammatory properties and thus helps to improve digestion.
- Curry leaves are also used to improve your eyesight so make sure you don't throw away
Curry leaf fresh juice, with lime juice and sugar, is an effective medicine for treating nausea, morning sickness, and vomiting due to indigestion and excessive fat use. In the case of stomach upsets, the curry leaves, crushed to a precise state also mixed together with buttermilk, can also be taken on an empty stomach.
The curry leaves are also suitable for color and hair growth. You can buy the commonly available curry leaf powder on the market if you're not fond of its raw flavor. This will prevent hair from graying prematurely.
In every household, ginger is used either as a cooking ingredient or as a flavoring agent in tea. The use of ginger is limited to cooking and applies to alternative treatment approaches such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Aromatherapy, Herbal therapy, etc. Given that ginger has a variety of uses, it's good to think about what this herb can do for our wellbeing.
Being by nature a creeper, it grows naturally all over tropical areas where there is plenty of rainfall and has a first hot, dry season that is suitable for cultivation. It has a massive, spicy fragrance due to the presence of around 3 percent organic natural products in ginger. The ginger's rhizoid is not only consumed but also sold as food powders, tinctures, flavorings, and tonics.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
Ginger for the treatment of stomach problems-Ginger is an excellent cure for the treatment of stomach problems, as two of its ginger ale and ginger beer extracts have sedative properties and destroy pain. Ginger's anti-spasmodic or carminative property can also relieve you from gas and bloating. 'Jamaica Ginger' is a beneficial medical form of ginger in treating colic ailments and dyspepsia. Ginger ingestion also benefits gallstone sufferers, as it induces bile production from the gall bladder. Also, many treat even conditions such as diarrhea with the help of ginger.
Ginger is perfect for your throat-Ginger helps to secrete the mucus, which eliminates symptoms of itch or cough in your mouth. Even this mucus prevents gaps or ulcers within your stomach lining.
Ginger is anticancer-whether ovarian cancer or colon cancer; powdered ginger is extremely useful in reducing the growth of colorectal cancer cells and also in killing ovarian cancer cells.
Ginger's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties-The anti-fungal nature of ginger tends to minimize the pain and inflammation caused by toothache. Besides this, ginger can also prevent and treat the common cold and flu; this is because of its anti-toxic and anti-viral properties.
Terminalia chebula is used frequently for treating several chronic diseases and joint ailments. It's not, however, approved by the FDA as a drug or medical treatment.
To be sure, we don't say that Terminalia should be used as a cure for a specific illness. Instead, we'll discuss the health benefits of Terminalia recognized in India, Tibet, and throughout Asia. Terminalia offers a wide range of support, so we believe it is a valuable health supplement. The purpose is to have some insight into the various body systems Terminalia deals with.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HARAD
Healthy brain function: Terminalia is widely used as a mind rejuvenator and meditation aid to boost the clarity of mind. This is most often used to help cognitive disability recovery and to enhance memory and learning.
Healing Properties: Terminalia is known for its rejuvenating and healing abilities. Therapeutic uses involve reinforcement and nourishment of joint tissues. It is also used to help the colon, lungs, liver, and spleen function properly.
Dental / Teeth Issues: Terminalia is used as a mouthwash to treat oral and dental health problems.
Energy and knowledge: Money, intellect, and experience are assumed to be growing.
Skin Health: Treatments on eczema, acne, and minor wounds are used outside.
Stress: Terminalia is a herb with adaptability. Adaptogens help the body combat the impact of stress and allow the body to work usually during times of trauma. Terminalia helps to keep the nerves in check when you are under pressure.
Eye Health: Terminalia is used as an eye rinse to treat eye inflammations.
HENNA, LAWSONIA INERMIS.
Henna is a shrub or small tree which is commonly cultivated both for medical uses and for decorative purposes. The dried powdered leaves produce henna hair dye, and the color from this shrub is used for leather and textiles too. It is not added to the food as compared to the annatto. Lawsone is the substance that makes the red color.
You only use 100 grams of powder to 300 ml of boiling water to use it as a hair dye and blend this into a paste. Let this cool then implement the pulpy combination to your hair and leave it until 2 hours for 30 minutes, depending on the color intensity you demand. Whether you have gray or white eyes, however, be warned that they will turn bright orange.
The flowers are typically white and have a scent that is used in perfumes, as well as being steeped in vinegar and then applied to the foreheads in a poultice to alleviate headaches.
THE BENEFITS OF HENNA
In traditional medicine, the roots are used to treat gonorrhea and increase the fertility of a woman, while being made into a decoction, they are used as a diuretic and for bronchitis. Externally a tisane of the leaves and flowers is used for rheumatism, skin disorders, and taken orally for epilepsy, tetanus, and stomach issues. The leaves are used to cure leprosy, jaundice, and scurvy, and a decoction of the leaf is used to regulate the menstruation of a woman and to bring on a period. A decoction of the leaves is provided after childbirth, also to relieve abdominal pain. In certain countries, obese people are given a tisane of the leaves to assist with weight loss.
As some plants are spiny, the shrub (which can grow anywhere between 2 and 6 meters tall) is used as a live fence to avoid soil erosion. The wood can be made into small particles like tent pegs and is used as cooking fuel. Animals graze for the leaves, thus putting the plant to many purposes.
An advanced medical study has been undertaken on plant extracts, antimicrobial and antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasite, antiviral, and antiseptic. Since certain micro-organisms have become immune to synthetic antibiotics, they should be used for their natural antibiotic properties. It also has opportunities for the textile industry, as they are looking for antimicrobial fabrics.
Hibiscus tea advantages have been well-known in conventional medicine for centuries, and current scientific research supports the age-old wisdom of this fragrant, tart herbal tea’s incredible health benefits. The health advantages of hibiscus flower tea are attracting people around the world to try this aromatic, delicious, healthy tea, from reducing blood pressure to its remarkable antioxidant functionality to offering support for people with diabetes.
THE BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS
Hibiscus Tea Lower High blood sugar.
We all aware that high blood pressure is becoming much more pervasive in our complicated world. We must maintain blood pressure at adequate levels, as high BP brings with it an enhanced risk of heart attack and many other health issues.
Fortunately, changes in diet have proven very useful in helping reduced hypertension.
Why not introduce some hibiscus tea to the diet for a yummy, natural, and risk-free manner of managing your blood pressure? Researches have shown that taking as little as 2 to 3 cups of hibiscus flower tea a day can reduce the risk of having high BP or prevent you from more severe hypertension if the blood pressure levels are already an issue.
Hibiscus Flower Tea is Antioxidant Brimming.
Hibiscus tea is an herbal tisane produced from the hibiscus flower's vibrantly colored, dried calyces. (A 'calyx' refers to all the 'sepals' of a flower, which are the leaf-like part of the flower that surrounds the blossoming bud.) Calyces are renowned for their high antioxidant content.
Drinking regularly hibiscus tisane is a quick and easy, tasty way of adding more antioxidants to your diet, and you’ll get all the other benefits of hibiscus tea, too!
Hibiscus Tea Helps Diabetics.
This herbal tea is, however, a beneficial solution for people with diabetes, who appear to be at high blood pressure risk. Research indicates that drinking as little as two cups of hibiscus tea every day will help people with diabetes with mild to severe hypertension, raising their BP rates.
By enhancing their cholesterol levels, hibiscus tea can bring even more medical benefits for people with diabetes. According to the current study, hibiscus flower tea can improve 'good' (HDL) cholesterol and decrease 'bad' (LDL) and overall cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides in diabetic patients.
If you've been thinking about adding a new tea to your tea stash, hibiscus tea will not go wrong. Wonderfully tasty and refreshing eaten hot or cold, naturally free of caffeine, and overflowing with health benefits, hibiscus tea is a treat to your taste buds, and it also nourishes your wellbeing-a potent combination!
Indigo herb that has the botanical name of Indigofera Tinctoria has been an essential component of Indian Ayurvedic sciences since the old period as the natural coloring agent with incredible hair care benefits attached under its name. Indigo Powder creates some all-natural hair dye that brings amazing benefits to its credit and opts for this Organic Indigo Powder to innately instill a blue tint to the hair for it to color the tresses ultimately.
THE BENEFITS OF INDIGO
Indigo Powder provides 100% Chemical free hair dye containing no PPD, no pesticides and no added heavy metals, synthetic fertilizers, or any additives for the product and colors the hair in an entirely natural fashion does not cause hair follicles to harm, unlike chemical hair dyes. It is 100 percent Natural hair dye, which is made and obtained from the leaves of the Indigo important plants by their scientific name, Indigofera Tinctoria, which is 100 percent herbal.
Organic Indigo Powder does not contain added chemicals and therefore helps to place the color on the outer surface of the hair and does not penetrate the hair shafts. This provides a protective of the hair, which effectively contributes to hair safety.
A single Indigo Powder packet will give you a wide range of colors of hair color. Indigo leaves are known for offering a natural blue tint and indigo hair dye that can stain your hair with a natural blue shade from the leaves of Indigo plants. Experiment with a variety of tints as you blend this indigo powder with henna in a variety of proportions that will undoubtedly produce beautiful shades such as medium brown, light brown, or dark brown, including deeper brown, black cherry or mahogany shades depending on the proportions you use.
Indigo Powder is 100% Ammonia-free and is also free from the pungent ammonia smell. In other cases, a higher amount of ammonia present in some chemical hair dyes can lead to severe respiratory issues causing harm to the lungs in the long run.
Organic Indigo Powder is 100% Organic, made from herbal extracts and scientifically checked as a fully healthy product that does not cause allergies and does not have any side effects.
Nardostachys Jatamansi is a flowering plant relating to the Valerian family, growing in India, Nepal, and China, especially in the Himalayan regions. The plant bears pink flowers, but its underground stems (rhizomes) used in Ayurveda are the medically crucial components of this plant. The resin extracted from this plant is often used to produce essential oil for Spikenard. The oil is colored amber, which gives off a sweet, strong, woody fragrance. Generally, this herb is eaten as 'jatamansi powder' along with honey, ghee, or tea.
THE BENEFITS OF JATAMANSI
Jatamansi is widely used to reduce inflammation for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Chronic inflammation can destroy your internal organs and lead to a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and so on. Therefore, failure to neutralize the free radicals produced by external factors such as pollution, toxins, alcohol, and tobacco can also affect your health. It is the best herbal remedy for relieving stress and inflammation jatamansi, and even experts and studies have proven it as an outstanding anti-inflammatory agent.
Jatamansi is widely used as a natural antibiotic and mostly used in treating headaches and depression. Jatamansi oil is a component called "Bhutadahaghni" that relaxes the mind and body effectively. It soothes the skin and cools down the heat generated by the body during stress. Jatmansi is also available as a tablet called Jatamansi Ghanvati, which is advised by doctors to take twice a day (half-1 tablet dose) in psychiatric disorder care.
Useful For elevated blood pressure.
The existence of herbal components such as Medhya, Asranashini, Dahanut, Balapradaand so forth makes Jatamansi a super herb to relieve high blood pressure. By dilating the arteries, Jatamansi naturally reduces high blood pressure. And because Jatamansi is rich in antioxidants, it lowers oxidative stress and lowers your overall stress levels.
If you look in the kitchen of most people you can find the delightful scent, citrus fruit is called the lemon. The lemons are a perfect substitute for baking and cooking, but they have many other applications. While most often not consumed alone, its entire substance can be used as a freshener and health aid in many aspects of life, such as culinary, household cleaning.
The lemon is a member of the citrus family, most often known by its bright yellow color and sweet and sour flavor. These fruits are full of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are essential for generating collagen, healing wounds, improving immune function, and battling diseases like cancer and degenerative diseases. Besides, lemons are among the many foods that contain antioxidants that combat free radicals in the body.
THE BENEFITS OF LEMON
- Aid Digestion-bloating, heartburn, nausea, constipation.
- Infections battle-sore throat, tonsillitis, coughs, colds, urinary tract.
- Weight loss.
- Reduce the pressure of the blood.
- The immune system strengthens.
- Diminishing Signs of Acne and Cancer.
- Exfoliate Cells of Dead Skin.
- Rid the Blackheads.
- Fade the black marks, and the discolors the scars.
- Reduce Lines and Wrinkles from Fines.
Lemongrass is a type of Asian-born grass utilized as a culinary herb to produce herbal tea that is free of caffeine. Lemongrass is commonly used in Vietnamese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine, and is also frequently used in herbal teas and other blends as an ingredient.
While unrelated to lemons, lemongrass has a recognizable lemon scent since it contains in its essential oil a variety of chemical constituents, including citrus, citronellol, and geraniol. Several other herbs, also unrelated, have similar lemon aroma because they share different concentrations of the same chemicals, including lemon balm, lemon verbena, and lemon myrtle. Fascinatingly, many of these "lemony" compounds are responsible for individual plants' medicinal properties.
THE BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS
Treatment and prevention of cancer-There is some clear evidence that lemongrass may be used for cancer prevention or treatment. Citral has been found to activate the cancer cell death program in laboratory experiments. Different anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic chemicals have been extracted and established from lemongrass. Tests on rats show some evidence of cancer-preventing properties, but there is a lack of controlled human studies that confirm any effects in humans.
Analgesic (pain-relieving) properties-Due to the presence of the chemical myrcene, there is some proof that lemongrass has anxiolytic effects. A various mechanism from aspirin-like painkillers is thought to act on this chemical. Such benefits are available through drinking lemongrass tea in animal studies.
Antiviral properties-Lab studies have shown that lemongrass essential oil has antiviral properties against both plant and human viruses, including Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1), the virus that causes cold sores.
Antifungal properties-In Vitro studies have found lemongrass to have antifungal activity, particularly against the Candida yeasts that often cause human infections.
Manjistha is a blood cleansing herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It cools down and cleanses the blood, eliminates toxic blood, and decomposes blood flow obstructions. Manjistha also assists in preventing the gums from receding. It is even thought to possess astringent and antioxidant properties. Research studies have shown that it controls blood pressure, the constriction of blood vessels, and helps protect against blood clots. Manjistha can be used for treating uric acid and arthritis, too. It can treat urinary infections, diarrhea, dysentery, and chronic fevers, in combination with other drugs. Manjistha can be used for treating menstrual irregularities. This herb can be used to add luster to your skin, both internally and externally, and make it glow. It also helps eliminate pimples, freckles, other discolorations, and facilitates the healing of damaged skin tissues or infections.
THE BENEFITS OF MANJISTHA
- Promotes wound healing.
- We cause cuts and bruises on our bodies, causing damage to skin tissues. Manjistha encourages the healing of damaged or contaminated skin tissues.
- Calcium deficiency threatens.
- Calcium is needed to have healthy teeth and bones. A manjistha decoction helps in the treatment of rickets and calcium deficiencies.
- Relives skin issues.
- Manjistha is a purifier of blood, and can thus provide relief from various skin diseases. It soothes eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and herpes itching.
- It helps relieve menstrual discomfort.
- Some women in their menstrual cycle feel intense pain. Manjistha is helpful during menstrual pain and post-natal conditions affecting the uterus.
- Removes stones from the gall bladder.
Manjistha cleans the pancreas, spleen, liver, and kidneys and controls them. All of these organs play a part in digestion and body cleansing. Manjistha indirectly promotes proper digestion and a clean bodily system by regulating these organs.
Fenugreek has been used in herbal medicine to treat various conditions, including arthritis, sore throats, and poultices used to relieve sores and abscesses. Recent investigations into this spice's medicinal properties indicate that it is essential to enhance normal physiological processes, particularly concerning athletic performance.
It contains many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds like apigenin, genistein, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, and selenium superoxide-dismutase, as with most spices. It also comprises compounds such as trigonelline that have proven to prevent neurodegenerative diseases from degenerating nerve cells.
THE BENEFITS OF METHI
- Fenugreek, which has similar antidiabetic potency to cinnamon, is one of the most important spices for regulating glucose metabolism and, hence, preventing and treating type II diabetes.
- It helps reduce the risk and treatment of diabetes in many ways due to its many properties.
- Acting similarly to glibenclamide, a popular antidiabetic medication, Fenugreek reduces cellular insulin resistance and regulates the homeostasis of blood glucose. Blood glucose levels in people with type II diabetes are as small as 46 percent.
- It also raises levels of many essential antioxidants and reduces the harmful oxidation of the diabetes-related lipids.
Fenugreek seeds are very rich in dietary fiber, which modulates post-prandial blood glucose levels by slowing sugar absorption in the intestines. The mucilaginous fiber also reduces the fat and cholesterol absorption from the intestines and provides additional protection against heart disease and obesity.
Fenugreek has a significant modulating effect on blood lipid levels, which can significantly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. It has shown a remarkable capacity in people with diabetes, who frequently experience lipid imbalances, to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while increasing HDL levels. Another feature of Fenugreek is the elimination of platelet aggregation, which significantly decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with excessive blood clotting.
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
Moringa leaves have some tangible advantages which also need to be touched on. Protein is a crucial nutrient that is stored in this tree's leaves. Moringa leaves have twice as much calcium as milk. In Moringa leaves, even iron is present in large quantities. Besides, this plant contains three times as much iron as in spinach.
Along with these different nutrients, the leaves can be ingested to improve the metabolism, thus helping to lose weight. This is conceivable because, without sugar, Moringa provides energy. The leaves can beautify the skin, and women seeking healthy skin usually take them as a supplement.
THE BENEFITS OF MORINGA
One of the best benefits of Moringa is its super immune-boosting powers, which help your body cells stay agile and fight germs. Maintaining a reliable immune system is essential to help our bodies stay away from deadly diseases and illnesses.
Scientists have conducted work on Moringa as a cancer treatment or for cancer prevention. Moringa leaves have been presented to have advantageous effects, and work is underway in the battle against both breast and colon cancer cells.
Moringa oleifera leaves are nearly 25 percent protein, which for a plant is exceptionally high. Moringa's high protein content makes it especially suitable for vegans and vegetarians who may struggle to get a proper supply of protein.
Moringa powder is a rich calcium source (24.7 percent NRV) that contributes to digestive enzyme normal function.
It includes 24 percent fiber that can promote a balanced digestive system and regularity of the intestines. The thread can also be helpful in weight loss, as it allows you to feel fuller for longer and promotes a balanced metabolism.
Getting good eyes and natural vision can sometimes be taken for granted but requires the right nutrition to maintain normal function. Moringa is a vitamin A source (18.9 percent NRV per serving) that contributes to normal vision.
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO
Several years of natural, scientific research have shown that the root of licorice indeed contains an extensive array of healing and medicinal properties. Modern advancements in the areas of science and medication not only validated much of this proof but also opened doors to much higher possibilities for curative and healing. Since licorice is used for so many uses, its products, which come from both the peeled and unpeeled dry root, are designed to be administered in different forms to match a specific condition. The root can be used as a powder to make ingestible items like teas and to make tablets and capsules. Liquid extracts are often used to treat skin diseases like gels, lotions, soaps, and salves.
THE BENEFITS OF MULETHI LICORICE
Enhances immunity: Liquorice root extracts have been reported to enhance the development of lymphocytes and macrophages. Licorice root extracts were also helpful in reducing allergic reactions associated with immunity and in some autoimmune diseases.
Liver protection: The liver is impaired by the release of chemicals called cytokines such as factor-alpha necrosis tumor. Such chemicals destroy the liver cells and the DNA too. The root extracts from multi aid with providing antioxidants to mitigate these damages. Liquorice extracts have also apparently been effective in regulating the toxicity caused by diclofenac.
Constipation: The root is fantastic as a stool softener or mild laxative, particularly for children as it does not cause bowel seizure as other cathartic herbs are known to do. The soft, good taste and sweet action make licorice root a suitable laxative herb for children and sensitive folks whose fragile intestines could not handle the cathartic’s swift and dramatic purge.
Anti-inflammatory: Liquorice has significant anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, particularly in asthma and other atopic conditions. Its anti-inflammatory activity is responsible for its use in treating chronic inflammation and pain, including rheumatic diseases and arthritic, chronic skin disorders, and general autoimmune diseases. This can also be used as an eye bath for conjunctivitis and other inflammatory eye surface conditions.
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE
Neem tree holds a secure place in the medicine and wellness world. Each part of the plant at Neem can be used against different infectious diseases.
Neem may be taken orally and applied to the skin's affected region to treat various skin problems such as acne, pimples, skin rashes, and skin allergies. It is also used to lessen the symptoms of infection with psoriasis, eczema, and ringworms.
Taking a Neem tablet every day after meals can be helpful for diabetic patients as it can help lower blood sugar levels.
THE BENEFITS OF NEEM
- Ulcers Control.
- Extract from the neem bark could help treat ulcers in the stomach. Researchers donated a dosage of 30 milligrams of powdered extract twice a day for ten days to patients with intestinal ulcers. The patients reported a 77 percent reduction in stomach acid after treatment with the neem extract, helping to heal and prevent ulcers in the digestive tract.
- Prevent tooth decay.
Some of the medicinal compounds present in neem powder — antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and others — can also treat dental problems and preserve healthy teeth and gums. Neem powder can be used to cleanse the teeth as regular toothpaste. Research reported that even chewing on neem tree sticks can help lower the dental plaque and control mouth bacteria.
Neem seeds are toxic in large doses, and that neem oil in infants has been reported to have caused poisoning. Make sure your neem powder supplement comes from a reputable manufacturer, and use it as directed. Check it for an allergic reaction by rubbing a small amount on the inside of your elbow if you use neem powder as a skin salve or to brush your teeth Limited clinical trials support neem powder's health benefits or determine a precise dosage and technique of use. Consult your doctor before using any neem drug to treat an infection or other medical problem.
Neem is used internally in traditional medicine as powder capsules and tablets, or as an oil to help cure malaria, worms, and ulcers. this herb has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities that can enable the body to fight off disease-causing pathogens and infection.
CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR
CASSIA - NEUTRAL HENNA
Cassia auriculata is a highly branched, an evergreen medicinal shrub with appealing bright yellow-colored flowers belongs to the Fabaceae family. In Tamil, it is called Aavaaram poo. There is a Tamil proverb about this plant, "aavaarai pooththirukka saavaarai kandathundo" the closest meaning of this aavaaram flower provides longevity to life. It can be seen in dry places, on the coast, and the side of the roads of India and Srilanka. Traditionally it has been used to cure diabetes.
THE BENEFITS OF CASSIA AURICULATA
- Regulate menstrual cycle
- Eliminates unpleasant odor on the body
- Boosting women's skin
- Reduces body heat and foot burning
- Reduces peel dryness
- Rejuvenate your body
Apply this flower paste to your face and leave it with water for 10 to 15 minutes after washing your face.
Flower powder is mixed with sikkakkaai used for hair washing, which results in healthy and lustrous hair.
The past leaves and flowers are used for bathing as scrab or soap.
Flowers and buds are used to prepare tea for diabetic patients instead of regular tea. It will drastically reduce blood sugar levels. Take one teaspoon full of this flower powder and add a glass of water to it and boil it to make half, filter it with some milk and sugar, and then add it as a tea.
The root is used to prepare fever decoctions, diabetes, constipation, cure, gout, and gonorrhea problems.
We can make a floral dish of green gram dhal and red gram dal with green chilies, ionion, cumin seeds, and coconut.
CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE
Orange, Citrus sinensis, is an evergreen tree grown for its edible fruit in the family Rutaceae. The orange tree is branched with a rounded crown and has elliptical or oval leaves arranged alternately on the branches. The leaves have tightly winged petioles, a characteristic that separates it from the bitter orange, which has winged petioles wide. The tree produces single or clustered white flowers on a raceme. The fruit is a spherical berry coated in indented glands with a green-yellow to orange skin, and a segmented pulpy flesh and many seeds. Orange trees can grow to 6–15 m (16–49 ft) tall and can live for periods exceeding 100 years. Many plantations have a lifetime of about 30 years. Orange may also be called sweet orange or navel orange and is thought to have evolved from a wild ancestor on the Vietnam-China frontier.
THE BENEFITS OF ORANGE PEEL
- Organic orange oils help moisturize the skin and make the skin look healthy for longer.
- Antioxidants found in Oranges battle free radicals that can slow down wrinkle growth, and avoid premature aging.
- Oranges have a high content of citric acid, which helps to exfoliate your skin and helps to dry out acne, improving your skin's overall appearance.
- Orange peel has a higher vitamin C content, so grind orange peel and use it as a body scrub for a pleasant looking glow in your everyday beauty regimen.
- Vitamin C helps the body shape collagen and elastin that keeps the skin looking healthier and smoother.
- Oranges can also prevent skin from shrinkage and can increase firmness.
CHAPTER TWENTY SIX
Roses have been used for thousands of years for cultural and medicinal purposes.
There are over 130 species and thousands of cultivars within the rose genus. All roses are edible and can be used in tea, but some are sweet, and some are bitter.
Rose tea is an aromatic, herbal beverage made from rose flowers' fragrant petals and buds.
It is believed to provide various health benefits, but science does not support all of these.
THE BENEFITS OF ROSE PETAL
Cancer of the breast.
Findings from new work are giving optimism to people living with triple-negative breast cancer.
In one study, a rosehip extract was found to delay the growth and migration of cells from this, especially aggressive type of breast cancer considerably.
This form of cancer appears to affect different groups, mainly young women and African-American or Hispanic heritage, and usually does not respond well to traditional treatments for cancer.
It has also been shown that the rosehip extract improves the capacity of a widely used chemotherapy drug to suppress cell proliferation and migration – which means that it may be particularly useful for patients with triple-negative breast cancer in an overall treatment regime.
The antioxidant content of rosehips is believed to be responsible for the anti-proliferative effects in this form of cancer.
Gout is the most prevalent inflammatory arthritic disease in the world, caused by elevated blood uric acid levels.
This results in uric acid crystals lodged around the joints resulting in significant inflammation and tissue damage leading to extreme pain experiences.
A high dietary intake of purines, or difficulty in excreting uric acid, can contribute to gout.
Rosehip extract has historically been used to control excess uric acid since it has a natural diuretic effect that helps the kidneys clear excess uric acid through the urine.
Additionally, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of rosehips in areas with inflammation are essential in alleviating tissue damage, and this has been seen in several studies.
Research evidence suggests that rosehip extract supplementation significantly decreases pain and improves physical function in those with either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
This may also reduce the use of prescription pain killers.
CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN
Senna is a large flowering plant genus within the Fabaceae family. In the tropics, this diverse genus is resident, with a few species reaching temperate areas. Such leaves are, in reality, herbal medicines. For the pharmaceutical industry, this is used for the manufacture of laxatives.
The refined senna leaves are to be found in several ways. They could be found in powdered or dried conditions as they are used not only for cosmetics but also for producing senna tea used for so many health reasons, including weight loss.
Another explanation is that senna laxative is a universal remedy for many people trying to understand how constipation can be relieved for which senna leaves tea is an effective solution! On this subject, many people enjoy using senna tea as a form of laxative to result in weight loss rather than being used merely to help relieve constipation. It is becoming popular because herbal medicine causes minimal side effects than prescription medication.
THE BENEFITS OF SENNA
Senna leaf is one of Herbal One’s main Bio Body Cleanse ingredients. And that name gives you a taste of one of the benefits you can get from drinking senna tea.
It can be used to treat constipation – The green tea's laxative effect helps to stimulate bowel movements and get the digestive system back to healthy, optimum efficiency.
This is known as the "Cleansing Herb." In addition to its laxative properties, traditional Chinese medicine has used senna leaf to help relieve abdominal pain by reducing heat in the large intestine. It absorbs food that has been stored there and in the stomach for a prolonged period. It is also known as detox tea, based on its ability to replace toxins in the digestive system and enhance the absorption and metabolism of nutrients.
It relieves indigestion-Senna tea is associated with reducing indigestion symptoms, including heartburn, nausea, and bloating.
It facilitates weight loss – Not only does senna tea create a healthier atmosphere for nutrient absorption and healthy metabolism by relieving constipation, enhancing digestive system functions, and getting rid of toxins, but it also helps the body lose weight long term. And the more drinkable water you drink, the less food you consume.
CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT
Shikakai is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used since ancient times in traditional Indian hair treatment. The leaves, fruit pods, and bark from the concinna tree of acacia are dried and ground in a powder. The powder is later turned into a paste and used as a super nourishing hair cleanser. This is made of naturally occurring detergents, botanical fruit acids, and nutrients.
The natural foaming agents in shikakai will gently lather and slightly cleanse – this will prolong the life of your hair color in henna. The fruit acids naturally detoxify the follicles and scalp; resets natural hair pH and dandruff deter. High amounts of glucose and vitamins nourish the scalp. Shikakai is super gentle and safe for skin or scalp sensitivities. Both essential hair and scalp oils are kept in the low-lather setting. This reduces the need for conditioners while smoothing split-ends and frays. The gentle, nourishing condition avoids scalp inflammation and dandruff and cures it.
THE BENEFITS OF SENNA
Effective in Scabies Care
Shikakai can be used to treat skin disorders such as scabies. You can do an antiseptic body wash using shikakai and turmeric to reap full benefits. Soak in hot water the raw turmeric and then grind it to make a paste. Burn shikakai seeds, grind them to form powder before they turn black. Mix the turmeric paste with the milk and the shikakai powder. Strain as well as use as a body wash.
To treat mild cuttings and boils on the scalp
Burn shikakai seeds, and grind. Mix with a teaspoon of neem powder, and use cold water to make a paste. Apply to help them heal over summer boils.
CHAPTER TWENTY NINE
It was shown that Holy Basil, in Hindi known as Tulsi or Tulasi, provides a variety of health benefits. The herb is widely used to treat a large variety of health problems, including fever, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. Tulsi is known for its ability to relieve stress symptoms, anxiety. It's also a perfect treatment for acne and other skin disorders. What's more, the herb is thought to be an excellent weight-loss drug. Now, an Ayurveda expert suggests that your diet may include Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) as a great way to improve your physical and mental health.
THE BENEFITS OF TULSI
Stress management-constant stress in an individual's life can lead to chronic illnesses, and minimizing this crippling emotion will help avoid or mitigate some of the most common health issues. Cortisol is a hormone that rises as a result of stress and can contribute to weight gain, thyroid disorders, cancer, and other autoimmune conditions, and can cause brain neurons to break down.
Supports good well-being-Holy basil not only helps reduce stress and its harmful effects but is also antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and offers pain relief. After surgery, the herb was used to speed up healing and reduce the need for medicine that relieves pain.
Arthritis and fibromyalgia — both of these disorders of health cause severe pain and discomfort, and physicians can only provide some relief by prescription or over-the-counter medicine. Typically, osteoarthritis is caused by joint damage or overuse, but the precise cause of fibromyalgia is not understood. Given its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, Holy basil added to the diet regularly provides pain relief.
Cancer-Oncologists know there is a link between a robust immune system and cancer patients' ability to survive the disease. Because the herb contains the antioxidants Vitamins A & C as well as essential oils that are phytonutrient-potent, it can build strength to safeguard against cancer development. Holy basil also contains ursolic acid, a potent antioxidant that has proven to inhibit metastasis and cancer cell growth.
Chemotherapy and radiation-one or both of these are standard treatment options for people with cancer diagnoses. Cancer cells are targeted and killed, but the consequences of healthy cells can also be devastating. Holy basil contains flavonoids that help eliminate harmful toxins from the body, and can also protect against damage and inflammation to healthy tissues.
Cold and flu- because the herb is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial, it is an essential seasonal remedy. Drinking or adding Holy Basil Tea as a daily substitute will help people avoid contracting those prevalent bugs.