Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of “Art of Living”says, “Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”
May be the words of this great teacher, hold a lot of value in the situation that we are in today. So, today, taken this scenario into consideration, it is important to keep a balance in physical health to maintain a good life. And here comes the role of Ayurveda. The word Ayurveda is derived from the word Ayur (life) and veda (knowledge). Ayurveda, or Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient health care practice in India almost 5000 years ago and documented in the historical texts of Vedas, has evolved over the time and is still widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent. It has also slowly gained popularity, in the Western world.
Ayurvedic treatment, employs a holistic approach that combine diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, thereby protecting your body from diseases, including improving mental health and boosting the body immune system.
Here are a few science-backed medicinal properties of ayurvedic herbs and spices with benefits. Read on to find out:
Ashwgandha manages you body effectively
Ashwagandha is considered as an adaptogen. With Ashwagandha in your body, your sleep improves, your anxiety disorders remain in control, and your body manages stress quite effectively, thereby enhancing muscle growth and memory.
Triphala is an Ayurvedic medicine
Triphala, an Ayurvedic remedy, which consists of Ayurvedic spices like amla, bibhitaki, and hartaki, helps in reducing joint inflammation, improving digestion and promoting oral health.
Brahmi is an Ayurvedic herb
Brahmi, an Ayurvedic herb is believed to reduce inflammation in body, improve brain function,reduce symptoms of ADHD and allows the body to have the ability to deal with stress.
Cumin is an Ayurvedic Spice
Cumin, an Ayurvedic spice, which is commonly used to add flavours in food, has the benefits of decreasing the IBS improving the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also has the capacity to prevent you against food borne infections
Turmeric, an Ayurvedic spice
Turmeric is one of the main food compounds and also is an Ayurveda spice,which gives curry its yellow colour, helps in reducing inflammation and improves heart and brain health.
Cardamom, the queen of Ayurvedic spices
Cardamom, the queen of Ayurvedic spices reduces blood pressure, improves breathing and helps in healing the stomach ulcers, therby boosting the immune system of your body
However, at the wake of Covid19, when the entire mankind across the globe, is suffering; enhancing the body’s immunity system plays an important role in maintaining the optimum health. Therefore, the Ministry of Ayush, recommends certain self-care guidelines for health prevention and boosting immunity with special reference with to respiratory health.
So take a look at Ayush Ministry protocol and make it a part of your life:
- Drink warm water throughout the day.
- Practice yogasana, pranayama and meditation daily for at least 30 minutes.
- Use haldi, jeera, lahsun and dhanniya while cooking.
- Take 10gm chavanprash in the morning.
- Drink herbal tea once or twice daily.
- Have golden milk with half-teaspoon haldi.