The core principle ofAyurvedais to prevent illnesses before they occur by incorporating herbs in our daily lives. These herbs are infused with medicinal properties in abundance. Some of them can be found in our kitchens, gardens, and backyards while others are hidden in dense jungles and pristine mountains and are accessible only by the sages who inhabit these regions. Apart from improving one’s physical health, it is suggested that these herbs also improve one’s mental health and help prevent stress and anxiety.
Benefits of usingashwagandha:
This herb is available in powders, liquid extracts, and capsules and the recommended dosage is 450mgs. However, it is safer to consult anAyurvedapractitioner regarding the dosage.
These three fruits are used in combination and primarily benefit the digestive system as it helps prevent constipation and improves bowel movement. Apart from that, it is also used as a detoxifying agent and helps get rid of impurities from the entire body.
This combination of herbs is available as pills and in liquid form. However, the liquid form is mostly used for external applications and not suitable for consumption. The pills can be taken with a glass of warm water before bed, but it is advised to seek professional advice from a physician.
Benefits of usingguggulu:
Guggulusupplements are found in the form of tablets, powders, and ointments and can be consumed, applied on the skin, or gargled. There is no prescribed dose, but the minimum is about 450 mg and it is always safe to consult a doctor, preferably anAyurvedaphysician, before consuming it.
Gotu Kolais available as powders and in liquid form. A maximum of 6 grams of powder can be used while 10 to 30 ml of the liquid extract is an ideal dose, However, it is safer to consult a doctor regarding the same.
Medicinal benefits of aloe vera:
The best way to use aloe vera is by extracting it directly from the plant, cleaning it before using the pulp. It can be consumed or applied on the body based on the treatment. Wash the leaf and the pulp after extraction thoroughly before usage.
Tulsileaves can be eaten fresh from the plant or can be infused in teas and after powdering it. Eating atulsileaf every day will not only prevent diseases but also improve the immunity and digestive system.
These are some of the most prominent herbs inAyurveda. Incorporating these herbs into our lives is not a difficult task because some of them can be eaten in the natural form while the other with a hot beverage. Our ancestors had discovered the medicinal properties of countless herbs while western medicine was at a nascent stage. Going back to our traditions and ancient systems to medicine do not only immunize our bodies against various diseases but also give a sense of comfort.
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