Ayurveda Herbs for Curing Motion Sickness

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Curing Motion Sickness

By Sunil

Motion sickness is also known as ‘travel sickness’. Some people are uncomfortable and feel nauseated while traveling on road, sea, or air. This happens when there is a conflict between the inner ear, eyes, and the body.

For instance, when a person travels in a vehicle with no windows, especially in the cabin of a ship, he or she will not be able to see the ship moving but can sense motion.

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Not only adults, even children are prone to motion sickness.
The eyes tell the brain that it is motionless; however, the inner ear and the body tell the brain that the vehicle is moving. This causes confusion in the brain and the person experiences pale face, dizziness, cold sweats, dehydration, headache, fatigue, nausea, and often vomiting.

Motion sickness is not a serious health problem and it does not require any serious treatment. However, it can irritate the person at the time of traveling. Not only adults, even children are prone to motion sickness. Some children gradually outgrow motion sickness, while others continue to suffer throughout their lives. Motion sickness can also occur on merry go round, amusement park rides, reading while traveling, flavor of certain food, leather, perfumes, pollution, or cigarette.

People love to travel but unfortunately, traveling is not for those who suffer from motion sickness. There are Ayurvedic herbs and remedies to help you out of this problem.

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Keep some of ginger with you when you travel.
Ginger: It is used as an Ayurvedic medicine to reduce the gastrointestinal effects. The report shows that ginger is very effective for nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness. You can consume it in the form of powder, juice, tea, and spice for preparing food.

Keep a good quantity of ginger with you when you travel. Ginger can also cure nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy. However, large dose of ginger may affect pregnancy>.

Cardamom: It is used for flavoring food like sweet dishes, curries, tea, coffee, and milk. It also has medicinal value for some of the Ayurvedic treatments. Cardamom helps to improve digestive system. Apart from that, it is also proved to get rid of nausea, vomiting, and >motion sickness. You can have cardamom either by using it in the food preparation or by adding in tea or coffee. If you take this before you start the journey, you may be able to prevent motion sickness.

There are drugs that can reduce motion sickness. This is taken one hour before traveling. This will reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting. However, it is harmful for health if taken continuously. Ayurvedic herbs and remedies can cure the problem of motion sickness without any side effects.

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Cure Insomnia with Ayurvedic Herbs

Insomnia can be cured with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Sunil.

Many people suffer from sleep disturbances or insomnia. However, for some people it is a daily problem; even sleeping pills fail to have their effect. Lack of sleep can cause a lot of problem like improper digestion, acidity, heart burn, nausea, gastric problem, stress, anxiety, and depression.

A sound sleep is very essential for everyone to be healthy. People who suffer from insomnia feel less energetic throughout the day. They will feel weak and tired faster than people who have had good sleep. Many people pop-in sleeping pills to get good sleep. However, it has negative effects on the health of the person taking such pills.

There are several Ayurvedic herbs that can give almost the same effect of the sleeping pills. These natural herbs are a better remedy. Try these natural herbs to get rid of sleep disturbances.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is one of the main ingredients included in many Ayurvedic medicines and treatment. Ashwagandha is a good herb that can increase the stamina and strength in the body throughout the day. This herb also helps in calming your mind and giving you sound sleep at night.

Valerian: Ayurveda recommends this herb to cure insomnia. It is one of the most effective herbs that is approved for treating sleep disorders.

Hops: The extracts from this herb is used as an Ayurvedic medicine to give good sleep. This herb is proved to reduce the sleep disturbances.

Lavender: Lavender is used to reduce anxiety and sleep disturbances. It acts as a good tonic for nervous system. Before bedtime, take a bath by adding a few drops of oil in the water. This will help to reduce sleep disturbances.

Calamus root: This herb is very effective in giving you good sleep. The powder made out of this root is taken daily by adding a teaspoon in a glass of warm water and/or milk.

Chamomile: Chamomile is a flowering plant that belongs to daisy family. Chamomile treats insomnia.

Passion flower: The extract from this flower promotes sleep.

Shatavari: This herb also helps to give a better sleep at night.

These Ayurvedic remedies will take care of the sleeplessness problem. However, some of the herbs might not be suitable for all. It is advised to consult a doctor, before you choose Ayurvedic herbs to treat insomnia. If you are having sleep disturbances due to stress and depression, regular exercise and yoga will help to calm your mind and let you have good sleep.

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Curing Hysteria

By Shankar.

Hysteria is a mental disorder. The symptoms are losing control of one’s emotions and actions. A person with such mental condition reacts violently due to fear, anger, hatred, frustration, anxiety, tension, and depression. Hysteria is observed as common mental and nervous disorder suffered by many people.

The exact cause hysteria is not yet certain – hysteria can occur in adults as well as children. Issues like loss of dear ones, loss of job, loss of property, etc. can lead a person to behave strangely and violently.

The person who behaves hysterically may have rapid heartbeat, respiratory problems, redness in the eye, veins bulging on the area of the neck, and shivering body. In extreme cases, some people may feel numbness on the limbs and lose the ability to think and speak properly.

Diet plays a major role in such mental disorders. Alcohol and smoking can cause a person to behave hysterically. A person suffering from hysteria should avoid alcohol, smoking, intake of coffee, tea, chocolates, dry fruits, and spicy and hot foods. Include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits especially that are rich in water are good in treating hysteric condition.

 

Drink plenty of water daily. Do regular exercises, yoga and meditation that help in balancing the mind and the body. Simple breathing exercise is also an excellent remedy for reducing stress and anxiety. There are some Ayurvedic plants to help you in fighting against hysteria.

Brahmi: This herb is used for repairing the damage caused on the brain and nervous system. It is one of the most important nervine herb used in ayurvedic medicine. It has a wide reputation in improving mental functions. It is capable for soothing and calming the mind. Brahmi helps in treating stress, anxiety, and depression. It also helps in giving good sleep.

Ashwagandha: This herb is a good mood enhancer. It has anti-depressant property that helps in balancing the mind. It reduces stress, anxiety, and tension. It helps in improving the blood circulation in the body.

Holy basil: Add its leaves in boiling water and inhale it for reducing stress, anxiety, depression and hysteria. It also enhances the clarity of thought and improves memory.

Shankhapushpi: Intake of three grams of Shankhapushpi, Brahmi and Vacha powders in equal quantities can cure hysteria. It takes care of all nervous disorders. It is also a good brain tonic.

Jatamansi: This herb is very effective in treating hysteria and other neurological disorders. It treats emotional problems like stress, anxiety, and depression. It enhances memory. It also takes care of headache caused due to stress and anxiety

Asafetida: It has proved to cure hysteria. Take half to one gram of Asafetida orally or you can mix two gram of Asafetida in 150 ml of water and drink this to get rid of mental imbalances like hysteria.

If you are suffering from hysteria for prolonged period, you should consult an ayurvedic practitioner to rule out the exact cause and the medication required to treat it. Also confirm with the practitioner whether any of the above Ayurvedic plants can cause you allergies. Proper diet, regular exercise, yoga, meditation, and positive thinking and attitude are also recommended by Ayurveda to treat hysteria.

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Ulcers

Ayurvedic Herbs and Remedies for Ulcer

By Shankar.

Ulcer is a wound that occurs in stomach, duodenum or esophagus; this is jointly known as ‘peptic ulcer’. The ulcer in the stomach is known as ‘gastric ulcer’. When it occurs in the duodenum, it is known as ‘duodenal ulcer’. Continuous heart burn, upper abdominal pain, and hyperacidity are the early signs of ulcer. It can be very painful, especially after eating food.

Peptic ulcer can be acute and chronic based on the severity of the health condition. Acute ulcers occur suddenly in the digestive system. This type of ulcer happens when a person eats spicy food and acidic food in excess, skipping meals, untimely eating habits, and overeating. It can be cured in short duration, however, you should be cautious to prevent it in future.

Chronic ulcer is a condition that lasts for long. The symptoms of ulcer are upper abdominal pain, burning sensation and pain in the stomach after eating every time, indigestion, belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Improper diet, overstress, sleeplessness, excess intake of spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can be the some of the major causes for ulcer. Intake of certain foods like bananas, milk, almond, lime, amla, calcium enriched foods, fresh fruits and vegetables can reduce the symptoms of ulcer. There are some useful Ayurvedic herbs that help to cure ulcer.

Amla: It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat several ailments including digestive problems. It has rich source of Vitamin C that can absorb all the excess acid from the stomach. Its laxative properties clear the stomach.

Shatavari: This Ayurvedic herb is very effective in treating hyperacidity. The powder of its root is very effective in treating chronic peptic ulcers.

Bay leaves: It is useful in treating gastric ulcers. Bay leaves have astringent, carminative, digestive, and diuretic properties.

Bael fruit: It is very useful in treating problems related to the digestive system. It is very effective in curing heartburn, hyperacidity and gastric ulcer.

Licorice: It gives relief from irritation caused due to excess acid in the inner lining of the stomach. It is a very effective medicine in treating stomach ulcers. Soak its dried root overnight and consume it in the morning.

Prevention is a better cure. Sudden change in the lifestyle can also cause the early symptoms of hyperacidity. It is better to take precaution whenever you experience the signs like heartburn and acidity in the stomach. If ignored, it can lead to the stage where you will have to go through strong and tough medications. You can consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to take care of your digestive problems with Ayurvedic natural medicines.

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Eyes

Use Ayurvedic Herbs to Protect your Valuable Eyes

By Shankar.

Eyes are one of the most beautiful parts of your body. Having the sight of nature is a wonderful treat to your eyes. Many people give less importance to their eyes, the reasons being best known to them. If your eyes are not given proper care, you will come up with severe eye problems like presbyopia, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, epiphora, eye floaters, glaucoma, myopia, cataracts, eye sty, retinal diseases, corneal diseases, corneal ulcer, and blindness.

You are aware that prevention is better than cure; so, protection of your valuable eyes is equally necessary like protection of any other body parts. Do not allow your eyes to overwork. Read the following list of Ayurveda solutions to take care of your eyes:

Amla: Amla is widely used in Ayurveda. The juice of amla is a good tonic for the eyes. It can prevent eye related problems to an extent. Amla can give relief in conjunctivitis and glaucoma.

Indian Sorrel: This herb is used for preventing cataract. The juice of sorrel can be put in the eyes to get relief from strain. Sorrel can treat several other eye problems.

Babul: This Ayurvedic herb helps to treat conjunctivitis. It also takes care of the watery, itchy, and reddishness of the eyes.

Aniseed: This plant has several medicinal values. Aniseed is used for treating cataract.

Coriander: This herb is useful for giving relief to itchy and sore eyes. It is used to treat conjunctivitis.

Parsley: The juice of parsley is good for taking care of your eyes. Parsley takes care of eye problems like conjunctivitis, cataracts, corneal ulcers, ophthalmic, and many other eye irritations.

Apart from using these Ayurvedic remedies, you should also take care of your diet. Deficiency of vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E can increase the eye problems.

Vitamin A: Foods rich in Vitamin A are papayas, mangoes, oranges, carrots, pumpkins, green leafy vegetables, eggs, and fish. Include these foods in your diet. Vitamin A is good for having powerful eyes.

Vitamin C: Foods rich in Vitamin C are amla, lemon, orange, guava, capsicum, and tomato. These foods must be included in your daily diet to prevent cataracts.

Vitamin E: Nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, mangoes, papayas, olives, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, and fish are rich in Vitamin E. The deficiency of Vitamin E can cause damage to the retina.

So, start taking proper care of your eyes. It is rightly said ‘better late than never’.

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Turmeric – a Magical Ayurvedic Herb

Turmeric – One of the Magical Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Most people are familiar with turmeric as a spice that is widely used in Indian cooking. However, in addition to being a popular spice, turmeric has been in use as an Ayurvedic medicine too since time immemorial. Its new medicinal uses are still being discovered. Ayurveda recommends the use of turmeric to treat various ailments.

Eyes: Regular use of turmeric is good for eyes. Conjunctivitis and other eye irritations can be treated with the help of this herb. Prepare turmeric decoction and soak a clean cloth in it; then cover the eyes with the cloth. You can also prepare good eye drops using turmeric. Boil 30 ml of water by adding one tablespoon of crushed raw turmeric and then sieve it. After cooling it, use two to three drops of this liquid in each eye daily thrice.

Respiratory problems: Turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory for mucous membranes. Regular intake of turmeric helps to cure sinusitis and brings back the sense of smell. Inhaling turmeric smoke is very useful in curing congested nasals, coughs, and asthma. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drink it. It helps in treating common fever, cold, cough, and asthma.

Skin problems: Turmeric is beneficial in treating skin problems like pimples, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder along with one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. This mixture can be applied on the infected areas, cuts, wounds, acne, and burns.

Digestive problems: Turmeric improves digestion and reduces gas in the stomach. Ayurveda recommends the use of turmeric for curing chronic digestive problems. Drink half teaspoon of turmeric water thrice daily to cure diarrhea.

Arthritis: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis. Turmeric can be applied on the inflamed area to get relief from pain.

Menstruation problems: Include turmeric in your diet for regular menses. Turmeric is an antispasmodic that relaxes the muscles and gives relief from menstrual cramps.

Anemia: Mix one teaspoon of turmeric water and honey and drink it daily. It will take care of anemia.

This Ayurvedic herb not only cures the above mentioned ailments, but also cures life threatening diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, certain cancers and liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.

Start including turmeric in your daily diet and lead a healthy life. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if you are not certain about your ailments, and follow proper medications strictly.

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Mint Cures Several Ailments

Mint – Ayurvedic Herb to Cure Several Ailments

By Shankar.

Mint, commonly known as ‘Pudina’ in India, is wildly popular in both cuisine and Ayurvedic medicines. Most Indians are familiar with mint sauce or ‘chutney’ as they locally call it, and some are crazy about it. Now that the culinary introduction is over, let us take a look at the medicinal value of this herb as outlined by Ayurveda. Mint leaves and extracts can be used to treat many health conditions.

Indigestion: Eating mint leaves is a good remedy for treating indigestion problems. It treats all the problems related to the digestive system. Mint is carminative and helps in reducing flatulence. Abdominal pain can be cured by drinking a decoction of mint leaves.

Respiratory problems: Mint and tea decoction with a teaspoon of lime juice and honey can be taken to cure common cold, fever, cough, and sore throat. Mint is antiseptic and anti-bacterial that cleans and purifies the blood.

Skin problems: Mint helps in treating pimples, acne, itching, rashes, inflammation, and burns. A fine paste of mint leaves can be applied as a face pack on the face to get rid of pimples and acne. It also acts as a good moisturizer.

Menstrual cramps: Mint has anti-spasmodic properties. Drinking a decoction of mint leaves can give relief from stomach pain and cramps during menstruation.

Headaches: Mint is a good remedy for headaches. Crushed leaves or paste of mint can be applied on the forehead to get relief from headaches. Mint is also used in some herbal balms to treat headache.

Toothache: Drinking the decoction of mint leaves not only give relief from toothache but it is also a good remedy for swollen gums, and ulcers in the mouth.

Arthritis: Heat the crushed or paste of mint leaves and apply the warm mixture on the affected joints and muscles. It gives great relief from rheumatism.

Allergies: Drink the decoction of mint leaves to get relief from allergic rhinitis, fever, cold, cough and sore throat that occur due to allergy.

Anemia: Mint is a good remedy to treat the iron deficiency disease called anemia.

Ayurvedic herbs and remedies have no side effects. Using limited quantity of mint leaves is very beneficial. However, excess use or use of mint oil may not be safe for all. Children, pregnant woman, and lactating mothers should avoid the excess use of it. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to make sure that you are using mint in the correct manner.

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