What Are the Benefits of Ayurvedic Herbs?

The herbs used in the production of Ayurvedic medicine are very nutritive, with great healing properties.  The herbal treatments of Ayurveda work wonderfully together and are widely encouraged as an efficient and inexpensive alternative to drugs.

Ayurvedic medicines prepared from herbs have no known side effects, with each aromatic and flavourful herb having its own unique medicinal properties. Ayurvedic therapies are perfect for promoting balance between the mind and spirit.  They effectively defend against various diseases and infections; also promote rapid recovery and encourage good health and longevity.

The aim of Ayurveda is achieving perfect balance between both internal and external features, rather than focusing on the curing of diseases.  The herbal therapies promote internal harmony between various body parts, in addition to encouraging harmony with nature and the environment.  Ayurvedic therapies aim to rejuvenate the entire system rather than focusing on any specific organ.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Herbs

  • Ayurveda is a holistic approach to good health, where herbal treatments aid in proper absorption and good digestion.  Ayurvedic herbs are a refreshing source of energy for the mind and the soul, rather than just being a substitute for essential minerals, vitamins and proteins.  They also promote a good appetite.
  • Ayurvedic herbs are not disease specific.  It’s a broad spectrum of preventative medicine, assisting in the prevention of illness and disease and the rejuvenation of the body’s immune system.
  • The entire body receives an energy boost, together with enlightenment of the mind, the soul, and cognitive organs.
  • Ayurvedic herbs are helpful in treating metabolic and certain chronic conditions.
  • Different Ayurvedic herbs will be used for different body types, depending on factors such as gender, age, strength of bodily tissues, the Doshic tendencies, digestive fire and the level of toxins in the body.
  • Ayurveda works with allopathic treatments, sometimes curing challenging conditions such as AIDS, cancer, and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Ayurvedic herbal therapies are self-contained and nutritive, therefore rending them non-toxic and harmless.
  • One of the main benefits of Ayurvedic therapies is that they don’t cause any side effects.  Ayurveda deals with ethical, social, intellectual and the spiritual sides of life.
  • Ayurvedic therapies can be safely used in conjunction with conventional therapies or as an alternative therapy, because they non-toxic and non-invasive.

There are many different ways in which Ayurvedic medicine can be used, and dependent upon their forms they can be used for –

Internal Applications

  • The internal consumption of medicines comes in the form of herbs, flower essences, herbs and essential oil dilutions.
  • Water, milk, ghee or oil are often used when the curative disease involves organs such as the lungs, heart, kidneys and liver.

External Applications

External applications are used for any skin related problems.

  • These externally applied therapies are usually in the form of liniments, essential oil blends, lotions, ointments, massage oils, body wraps or pastes.
  • External treatments are used for the treatment of joint and muscular problems, dizziness, cuts and wounds, and other skin diseases.

Rita Sagrani

Rita is the founder of the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre. To find out more about her, head to the About Us page.

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