The massive field of Ayurvedic science is gaining more popularity and importance all across the country via National Ayurveda Day celebrated on 25 th October of every year. This year too we are celebrating National Ayurveda Day- the herbal medicine. Its origin in the ancient cultures and involves the use of plants and herbs to treat diseases and enhance general health and well-being. The nature and its resources have shown positive effects and are generally considered safe. The biggest advantage is that the herbs are loaded with active ingredients that are in sync with nature.
Various type of plants, leaves, flowers, root and seeds hold immense importance because of medicinal values. All the medicinal herbs have been formulated through experiments to arrive at accurate conclusions about the effectiveness of its usage. The main reason of the growing utilization of these old school methods are that it helps cure health problems without any side effects and hold incredible therapeutic values. Mentioned below are a few of the beneficial medicinal herbs:
- Isabgol (Psyllium husk): Isabgol is a white colored husk that has both soluble and insoluble fiber content. It is derived from the seeds of a plant called Plantagoovata and commonly used as Indian home remedy for constipation and sluggish bowel movements. Isabgol is able to easily pass through the digestive system and promotes proper cleansing of the stomach. Also, it has excellent water solubility, which absorbs water that further helps in managing constipation; diarrhea and also aids in weight management. Isabgol enhances the contraction of the stomach and help in the movement of food through the intestines by improving bowel mobility. When mixed with curd, it works as an effective remedy in relieving the symptoms of upset stomach. The curd gives the stomach the right amount of probiotics to heal the infection along with goodness of fiber present in Isabgol husk.
- Triphala: Triphala is the herbal concoction of three medicinal plants- bibhitaki, amalaki and haritaki, which are native to India. It has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times with multi-purpose treatment for symptoms like stomach ailments and dental cavities. Triphala is very high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which aids in detoxification of the body and supports the immune system positively.Triphala is naturally rich in Vitamin C, phenols, ellagic acid, lignans, and anthocyanin- all of these are potent therapeutic agents. It is a powerful natural laxative that can ease the symptoms of constipation, and can also protect against certain types of cancers.
- Licorice root: Licorice root also known as mulethi helps soothe irritation such as sore throat, upset stomach and congestion. It works as an effective natural remedy for the treatment of stomach ulcers, heartburn, indigestion and cough. Overall, the root of the licorice plant is known to benefit the immune system and nervous system.
- Brahmi: Brahmi is considered the ultimate brain tonic in Ayurveda. It can balance right and left hemispheres of the brain and help stimulating the pineal gland. It can eradicate symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus and concentration. It can also reduce symptoms associated with ADHD. It can be taken by boiling in water, milk or tea.
This National Ayurveda Day- Lets pledge not to forgo and forget our traditional Ayurvedic roots because this ancient discipline of Science & Lifestyle is full of magical herbs and wonderful remedies. Wishing our readers a very Happy & Healthy National Ayurveda Day.