What is Ayurveda and Its Importance?

Ayurveda is perhaps the oldest system of health care in the world and originates from the Indian subcontinent.

Ayurveda is based on scientific principles of diagnosis and treatment.

It differs from conventional medicine in the basic principles of investigation and assigning causes to processes rather than specific areas of physiology.

What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda has been around for 5000 years.

Our Vedas have been repeated references to the efficacy of Ayurveda as a science of  a healthy life.

The western world is now realizing the value of Ayurveda in treating

Chronic diseases like Arthritis, Paralysis, Stroke, Neurological disorders etc.

Even (WHO) has given high rating for Ayurveda system.

It differs from conventional medicine in the basic principles of investigation and assigning causes to processes rather than specific areas of physiology.

The increasing awareness of herbal medicines in Western markets such as USA, UK, Canada and Japan and the technological advancements in biotech industry were two major reasons which compelled us to offer a platform like this.

The key to the success of AyurvedicCure Inc is the quality of the ingredients they use, the way in which formulae are based on ancient Ayurvedic traditions, a careful manufacturing process and an ongoing research program for testing and evaluating new and old products.

Here are some Important Herbs and their Uses:

Herbs and spices

Ashwagandha ( Withania Somnifera), ( Winter Cherry):

Traditionally, Ashwagandha has been used in many ways–as a sedative, a diuretic, a rejuvenating tonic, an anti-inflammatory agent, and as an “adaptogen” (endurance enhancer).

Many Western herbalists refer to this herb as “Ayurvedic ginseng” because of its reputation for increasing energy, strength, and stamina, and for its ability to relieve stress.

It is especially beneficial in stress related disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, general debility, etc.

It has also shown impressive results when used as stimulants for the immune system.

Amla (Emblica officinalis), (Indian Gooseberry):

Amla contains the highest amount of Vitamin C (Asorbic acid), Phyllembin, Phyllemblic acid, Gallic acid, Ellagic acid in natural form and Cytokin like substance identified as Zeatin, Zriboside, Z nucleotide, Tannins 30%.

It is one of the strongest rejuvenates in Indian pharmacopoeia.

It contains 30 times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges.

Its antibacterial, carminative, hypoglycemic, stomachic, Hypertensive and astringent action prevents infection, helps in healing of ulcers, treatment of jaundice, dyspepsia and cough and controls hyper acidity.

Alma is a good Cardio Tonic and its mild stimulant action on heart helps to control blood pressure.

The use of Indian Gooseberry enhances the anti diabetic action of Karela.

Phyllanthus Emblica is a very good hair tonic.

Mortar and pestle

Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera):

Aside from increasing intellectual and cognitive function, Brahmi induces a sense of calm and peace in its users.

It is unique in its ability to invigorate mental processes whilst reducing the effects of stress and nervous anxiety.

This makes Brahmi extremely applicable in highly stressful work or study environments where clarity of thought is as important as being able to work under pressure.

Many people have the intelligence to perform to strict standards, but lack the composure and self-confidence to reach them.

Additionally, Brahmi helps soothe the restlessness and distraction that nervousness causes.

Brahmi is ideal for students and workers faced with this problem.

Shallaki ( Boswellia Serrata):

Today its major use is as an anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, myositis, fibrosis, and osteoarthritis.

Experimental and clinical usage of boswella indicates it has none of the side effects on blood pressure, heart rate of the gastric irritation and ulcers associated with many and anti arthritic drugs.

It is now an approved herbal medicine in India for use against osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, low back pain, myositis and fibrosis.

In the United States, physicians are giving boswella high marks for effectiveness.

Fruits on a tree

Karela (Bitter Gourd), (Bitter Melon), (Momordica charantia):

Bitter Melon, also known as Karela, Momordica Charantia or Bitter Gourd is a herb that helps regulate blood sugar levels and keeps body functions operating normally.

It contains Gurmarin, a poly peptide considered to be similar to bovine insulin, which has been shown in experimental studies to achieve a positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli.

Karela’s principle constituents are lectins, charantin and momordicine.

The fruits have long been used in India as a folk remedy for diabetes mellitus.

Lectins from the bitter gourd have shown significant antilipolytic and lipogenic activities.

Mint leaves

Shilajit (Asphaltum) :

This is Shilajit, one of  Ayurveda most potent and unique rejuvenates.

The ancient medical literature attributes many health benefits to Shilajit known as “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.”

It has been said that there is hardly any curable disease which cannot be assisted with the aid of Shilajit.

Shilajit has been used historically for general physical strengthening, anti-aging, blood sugar stabilization, libido, injury healing, urinary tract rejuvenation, enhanced brain functioning potency, bone healing, kidney rejuvenation, immune system Strengthening, arthritis, hypertension, obesity and many other application for numerous conditions.

Garlic ( Lasuna), ( Allium sativum):

The platelet and hypolipidemic activities of Lasuna ensures smooth coronary function.

Garlic is regarded as one of the most effective remedies to lower blood pressure.

The pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasm of the small arteries.

It also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm, besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive track.

It has an antiseptic effect and is an excellent remedy for infectious diseases and inflammations of the stomach and intestine.

Human population studies show that eating garlic regularly reduces the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.

This is partly due to garlic’s ability to reduce the formation of carcinogenic compounds.

Fruit

Triphala:

Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of the fruits of three myrobalans, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica.

When consumed for a long period, it helps reduce excess weight.

It promotes good colon health and acts as a laxative without causing cramps or irritation.

It gently stimulates the intestinal walls and restores tone to the colon, thus helping in the elimination process, providing a colon cleansing effect.

When consumed for a long period, it helps reduce excess weight. It promotes good colon health and acts as a laxative without causing cramps or irritation.

It gently stimulates the intestinal walls and restores tone to the colon, thus helping in the elimination process, providing a colon cleansing effect.

Guggulu: ( Bedellium), ( COMMIPHORA MUKUL):

Studies show that a 14-27% of LDL cholesterol and 22-30% of triglycerides levels were reduced when guggul was given to men and women with high cholesterol for 12 weeks with no change in diet or exercise.

Research with laboratory animals suggests guggul may help enhance thyroid function.

Since the thyroid gland produces hormones that are needed to regulate metabolism, it can help in weight loss.

Studies show guggul may change thyroid hormone metabolism, increase levels of circulating T3, or triiodothyroxine, a thyroxine metabolite known to raise overall metabolism, which in turn increases fat burning.

Since guggul supports atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which may impede blood flow to and from the penis, guggul may be the treatment for impotence many men are looking for.

Tulsi ( Holy Basil), ( Tulasi):

Tulsi has antioxidant properties, and helps boost the body’s ability to fight off damaging free radicals, which have been linked to disease and aging.

It is an adaptogen that helps the body fight the effects of ongoing stress and also balances the mind, nerves and emotions.

Tulsi maintains the health of the throat chest and lungs. In fact, it helps protect the entire respiratory tract.

It is an anti-inflammatory.

A herb that promotes optimum respiratory support.

Tulasi has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant properties and is useful in respiratory tract infections.

It helps during respiratory stress.

Neem (AZADIRACHTA INDICA):

Neem effectively kills the bacteria that cause Acne and studies prove that Neem will reduce inflammation, even the inflammation produced by Acne.

In the case of eczema clinical studies demonstrate that even the application of weaker Neem leaf extracts effectively cured acute conditions of eczema, what to speak of the fresh cold pressed oil with its high concentration of active ingredients.

Modern clinical studies have identified a number of compounds in the Neem tree that effectively regulate immune system functions.

Whether drinking a simple cup of tea out of the leaves or taking extracts of the Neem leaf, Neem significantly and consistently reduced insulin requirements for nonkeytonic, insulin fast, and insulin sensitive forms of Diabetes.

The pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joints in arthritis can be greatly reduced by different compounds in Neem

Arjuna (TERMINALIA ARJUNA):

Arjun improves cardiac muscle function and pumping actions of the heart.

Scientific studies have shown Arjun to be very effective when used regularly over a period for the treatment of angina, coronary artery disease, heart failure, edema, and possibly hypercholesterolemia.

Studies have also shown Arjun to have positive effects in the treatment of gonorrhea.

Externally, this herb has been used to treat acne, blemishes, wounds, dysentery, and diarrhea.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

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Namaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

4 thoughts on “What is Ayurveda and Its Importance?”

  1. Hello Namaste – this is an interesting article.  I am in favor of natural substances over commercial medicines.  I prefer to go the natural route whenever possible.  It is amazing what nature has provided for our healing.  I am particularly interested in Ashwagandha for its anti-inflammatory properties.  I will be bookmarking this site for future reference.

    Many thanks!

    Reply
    • Hello Nathaniel, 

      Thank you for taking the time to read my article. 

      Appreciate the positive comments. 

      Most medicines come from nature, it seems the big pharmaceutical companies mess around with them for profit. 

      Namaste Shane. 

      Reply
  2. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here for us. No doubt reading through your articles has been helpful to me and some of my friends. I have heard about Ayurveda but i never knew it has so much importance and could do so much for the human body. After going through this review i’m definitely getting these for me and my family members. Thanks for sharing this 

    Reply
    • Hello Philebur, 

      Appreciate you reading my post. 

      Hope it helps you and your family in the future.

      Namaste Shane.

      Reply

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