Ancient Ayurvedic Remedies in Today‘s Life
You must have heard of Ayurveda! If you love yoga or even teach yoga, you might already know the basics of it. Ayurveda is also known as the science of life and provides lots of tangible wisdom to make our lives easier. Ayurveda teaches us about our very own unique body constitution and what it takes to create healthy and balancing meals. Ayurveda is not only about diet and food, it also teaches about life-style choices, timing, life-hacks and plant medicine.
Of course, we can take all the medicine in the world and still be sick if we don’t choose to be healthy and eat healthy. Wrong meal choices, too many conservatives, processed foods and substances like drugs, cigarettes and alcohol create agni (toxins).
A few very important tips in Ayurveda are to eat cooked vegetables, grains and seasonal fruits. Eating too many salads (raw food) especially in winter cause an increase in vata (air). Hence, you may feel very restless, bloated and emotional.
Even though in the West, we get taught to eat lots of salad as it’s healthy, it hasn’t actually been researched yet it its complete form and effect on the mind as well.
Of course, you should take it lots of vitamins, but it’s about how, when, during which season and time of the day. Yoghurt for example should never be eaten at night as it’s hard to digest and may cause discomfort and a disturbed sleep.
Here we have listed a few amazing ayurvedic plan-based medicines that most people in India use for many generations to maintain overall-health both physically and mentally.
Chwanprash is a black ayurvedic paste that contains all vitamins, irons, minerals and even a little gold. This nourishing energy booster is the perfect tool to maintain your energy levels, push your vitamin storages and feel awake. Chawanprash is especially beneficial during menstruation, fertility treatments, fatigue, pregnancy and after child-birth. It calms the mind and provides the body with nourishing (often missing) essences.
Shilajit is made of Himalayan minerals and counts more than 250 essential minerals in its natural and unprocessed form. Shilajit is especially helpful for people who have diabetes and very high stress levels. It helps to maintain a balanced glucose level and distributes energy levels equally throughout the day.
3. Rose Water
Rose Water is a very rare and expensive liquid that is ideally pure and hand-squeezed from organic roses. Rose water can be used to cleanse your eyes and prevent loss of sight. It’s also used for facial treatments and reduces large pores.
Sandalwood is hard to find, however you will know it’s real when it slights burns on your skin when touched. Sandalwood is another very healing and grounding ayurvedic wood that reduces rashes, skin problems, acne and urban influences. You can either place the wood itself onto your skin or make a powder and add a little rose water. It works wonders and can be used as a mask or peeling.
Why is it important to use ayurvedic remedies and products in today’s world? Today, life is usually very stressful, hectic and commercial. People forget to take care of themselves in a proper and holistic way. It’s not enough to eat a packed salad or order take outs after a long day at work. We need much more than that. Our body needs to be taken care of and fed wisely. A massage every now and then is just as important as humidifiers and non-chemical lotions during colder season.
Learning about Ayurveda, different products and how to easily use plan-based medicines at home can increase your vitality, health and level of happiness.
Ashwagandha is the most important herb of Ayurveda – the ancient system of medicine in India – and has been used for millennia for its many health benefits. As an adaptogen, it helps bring balance to our body and it’s been shown to relieve stress and promote a feeling of calm.