In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”

I am not a qualified ayurveda practioner but I have used Ayurvedic medications for my health issues with splendid results.

Just elucidating here five herbs, oils, surgeries and procedures from Ayurveda with their benefits:

  • Five beneficial herbs:
  • Gudmar or Madhunashini (Gymnema sylvestre) helps lower blood sugar levels
  • Dugdhika (Euphorbia prostrata) extract has been found effective for treatment of bleeding piles.
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) has been used for a variety of purposes, including improving memory, reducing anxiety, and treating epilepsy
  • Ghrutkumari (Aloe vera) is very useful for skin disorders, digestion issues & dental health.
  • Triphala consists of 3 ayurvedic herbs, Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki. It helps improve digestion & helps relieve constipation.

Additionally healthy spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, pepper, turmeric, basil which are part of our daily food are also very salubrious.

  • Five health improvement Oils:
  • Jatyadi Oil is excellent in healing wounds and injuries
  • Neem Oil usage can help in healing acne, eczema, psoriasis and warts.
  • Sesame Oil massage is very beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain
  • Kasisadi Oil is extremely useful in treating external piles.
  • Bhringraj Oil treats dandruff, dry scalp, hairfall and promotes new hair growth.
  • Basic Surgical Procedures:
  • Kshara Sutra therapy is a minimal invasive and time-tested Ayurvedic technique in the management of Anorectal disorders.
  • Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for altering and reconstructing nose.
  • Lithtomy for removal of kidney/gall bladder stones.
  • Cataract Surgery for eyes affected by cataract.
  • Dental Extraction for removal of decayed or damaged tooth.

Ayurvedic Pachkarma is a set of processes to remove toxins from the body:

  • Vamana: Therapeutic vomiting for removing unhealthy material in upper part of digestive system.
  • Virechan: Removal of toxins through bowels.
  • Basti: Its an enema procedure to cleanse terminal part of digestive canal.
  • Nasya: For elimination of toxins through the nose.
  • Rakta Moksha: For detoxification of the blood.

Sushrut Saṃhita, Charak Samhita and Sharangdhar Samhita form the bedrock of ayurvedic literature

If we follow yoga (mainly Asanas & Pranayam) coupled with ayurvedic therapies then we can live a much healthier & happier life.

Also less need to use toxic allopathic medications with its devastating side-effects. Friends our ancestors have left us with wealth of information and knowledge to lead a healthy life. Let us promote its usage & practice.

Just a word of caution here to avoid, unprescribed, uncontrolled usage of any medicine which is not OK. Consult your ayurvedic doctor before using the therapies/medicines.

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