The millennial generation is the generation of health conscious individuals. Even the elderly today are health oriented and aware. With more and more emphasis being laid on natural remedies and cures, Ayurvedic herbs have emerged as an effective way forward to not only quickly heal but also act as a preventive measure to stay in good shape.
Ayurveda is known to be a fast-acting alternative therapy option, which is effective without many glaring side effects if taken as prescribed.
Here are 7 Ayurvedic herbs for good health known world over for their therapeutic value:
This commonly found herb has multiple benefits. Besides being great for hair and skin, it can also help you to sleep better and fight anxiety caused by insomnia. Ashwagandha is a major relief especially for those who work late nights, face sleeplessness, and have unhealthy & irregular sleep patterns.
The herb is available in the form of capsules that can be taken with water. It is best to take capsules or any other form of dosage as advised by your doctor or health expert. Discontinuation of usage should also be done after consultation.
It is recommended that one should avoid taking Ashwagandha during pregnancy or if one has thyroid problems.
Today’s hectic lifestyle often leads to lifestyle disorders such as stress, hypertension, depression, high blood pressure, and Polycystic Ovary Disorder. Brahmi is great to fight all of these problems and more. It is also useful to control high blood pressure. One tablet/capsule (500 mg) can be taken twice daily or as advised by your doctor or physician. It is known to have good benefits for mind and memory. However, it is not advisable to take this herb during pregnancy.
Tulsi is a great herb that is most commonly available and offers a multitude of benefits. It helps reduce headaches, causes mild perspiration to alleviate fever, and also helps with stomach gas and flatulence. It can work wonders when taken for throat infection or common cold. Tulsi can also be helpful for chain smokers as it reduces the craving to have a smoke.
Shatavari is excellent for women reproductive health and is essentially effective for women nearing menopause. It adds to one’s zest and energy levels. You can take one spoon of Shatavari with a glass of warm milk or as directed by your physician/doctor. To further enhance the taste you may add honey.
This herb has several beauty benefits. It is known to help make hair smooth and silky. It also induces hair growth, making it an essential beauty ingredient. For usage, you may crush Methi seeds to get a powder-like consistency. Then, add water to make a paste and apply to the hair for best results. A teaspoon of Methi seeds can also be taken with water to extract benefits in digestion issues and stomach gas.
Guduchi is often called the elixir of Ayurveda. This herb too has multiple benefits such as prevention of flu; improvement in skin conditions, arthritis, and is great for overall physical and psychological well-being. You may use 1 gram per day for few months at a stretch. However, it is best to take the advice of a certified Ayurveda practitioner before doing so.
This is the last herb on the list and its multiple uses range from it helping with weight loss to it being useful in diabetes and mouth ulcers. It also helps support your normal digestive function and may come in useful during constipation too.
The above discussed 7 herbs work miraculously and are a must have in every household. But that certainly doesn’t mean that these herbs are actually magic. One must be cautious regarding their dosage and always consult an expert Ayurveda doctor or physician before their consumption. Along with this, for good health and longevity, one must practice few healthy habits such as –
- Eating only when hungry.
- Not giving in to food cravings.
- Eating at appropriate times every day and maintaining a routine of sleeping early and getting up early.
- Letting the previous meal get digested properly before eating again.
- Drinking ample water throughout the day; but only between meals and not before and after.
- Avoiding junk, fried, and packaged food of all kinds.
Author Bio –
Kritika Manchanda is a highly experienced Health & Fitness Nutrition blogger. Her wide variety of blogs range from Weight loss diet plans to food recipes to fitness workouts and more. Smart style of writing and attention to details are the key ingredient of her blogs. She loves to write blogs on lifestyle, fashion, and travel too. She is also the author of a fiction novel – ‘December Breeze’ and a columnist for a leading pet magazine.
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