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3 Ayurvedic Herbs Everyone Should Know About

Today, the world is gripped by the fear of pandemics, viruses, bacterias, and whatnot. The only way to keep ourselves safe is by protecting our bodies from these diseases, and that too in the most natural way. “Prevention is better than cure”, that’s what we all have been learning since childhood. We can only preserve our health and wellness if we have a strong immune system. Luckily, we have Ayurveda, one of the oldest wellness practices which help us maintain a good immune system naturally.

 Ayurvedic herbs are the key components of Ayurveda and have numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. They not only treat the illness but also prevent and protect our bodies from these illnesses.  This is the reason that people are dabbling in Ayurvedic herbs like never before.

 The 3 most popular Ayurvedic herbs and their uses are mentioned as follows:

  1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is being used since ancient times. As its name suggests, Ashwagandha is a highly effective herb that helps you gain horse-like strength and stamina. It is a shrub and extracts or powder of its roots and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. This herb is a natural adaptogen meaning it helps our body manage stress and anxiety in a natural way. Antioxidants in Ashwagandha help reduce inflammation and fight free radicals. Taking Ashwagandha on a regular basis ensures the healthy functioning of the immune system and can significantly improve brain function, memory, and athletic performance. It enables our body to remain active and energetic throughout the day while promoting sound and restful sleep at night. This dual capacity of Ashwagandha to energize and calm at the same time make it the most-liked herb in the Ayurveda. Some other benefits of Ashwagandha are:

 

  • Boosts strengths and cardiovascular activities
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Ensures healthy functioning of the reproductive system in both males and females
  • Improves muscle mass
  • Promotes thyroid health

 

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  1. Triphala

     Triphala is a herbal Ayurvedic formulation composed of three medicinal fruits namely amla (Emblica Officinalis), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and haritaki (Terminalia chebula). It is commonly used for digestive issues and to support healthy bowel movements as it strengthens the digestive tract by increasing the number of good bacteria in the intestinal tract. Triphala is an excellent antioxidant that helps in removing toxic waste from the body thereby strengthening the immune system. Because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Triphala has been used to cure a wide variety of ailments by Ayurvedic practitioners for thousands of years. Consuming Triphala powder on a regular basis can improve metabolism and help you lose excess weight keeping high-risk diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, etc at bay. Some other important benefits of Tiphala include:

  • It is a natural laxative that helps relieve constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain
  • Consuming Triphala as well as applying a Triphala paste in your hair can make your hair strong and luscious
  • Triphala is also used to cure various dermatological conditions such as acne and eczema
  • It is believed to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis and may also prevent the growth of certain types of cancer
  • Triphala may protect against dental cavities and diseases
  • Regular consumption of Triphala helps to maintain good eye health and vision

Triphala can be consumed either in the form of a tablet, a capsule, or powder as suggested by a healthcare practitioner.

 

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a popular herb in the Indian households but not everyone is aware about its health benefits. It is the most effective herb in Ayurveda as it contains bioactive compounds with medicinal properties. It is used as a spice as well as a herb to make Ayurvedic medicines for many ailments.  Turmeric contains compounds having medicinal properties known as curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active compound in turmeric, is a very strong anti-oxidant and helps reduce inflammation. Turmeric is an excellent detoxifier, a liver-function regulator, and is used in Ayurveda for its anti-microbial, anti-arthritic, antioxidant, and anti-diabetes properties.  Since the curcumin content is not that high in turmeric it’s difficult to reach the required dose just by adding turmeric spice in your food. Therefore, one needs to take  a supplement that contains remarkable amounts of curcumin.

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Some other remarkable health benefits of Turmeric in are as follows:

  • Turmeric purifies the blood, enhances complexion of the skin and is used to maintain healthy skin
  • Its anti-inflammatory properties work well towards treating acne-prone skin
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Supports healthy joints and also reduces muscle damage and soreness
  • Reduces gum diseases and bacteria levels in mouth if used as a mouthwash

There is no doubt that these natural herbs help boost your overall well-being if consumed along with a healthy diet. But it is advisable to consult an Ayurvedic expert before incorporating any herbal supplement in your daily routine.

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