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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Migraine Headache and Ayurvedic Remedies

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Migraine Headache

By Sunil.

A Migraine headache is a type of headache with throbbing pain on the forehead or head. The pain appears either on one side or the whole part of the head. These headaches can be very painful, irritating, and also make a person hypersensitive towards lights, sounds and vision. Though it is not certain about the exact cause of migraine, the following are known to cause migraine attacks:

  1. Contraction in the blood vessels
  2. Chemical imbalance in the brain
  3. Stress and anxiety
  4. Hypertension
  5. Depression
  6. Taking food late
  7. Skipping meals
  8. Excessive intake of nuts, chocolates, and caffeine
  9. Sleep disturbance
  10. Exposure to sun
  11. Birth control pills
  12. Hormone imbalance
  13. Menstruation
  14. Smoking
  15. Intake of Alcohol

It is very difficult for a person even to bend when there is a migraine attack. Migraine headache is so painful that a person will not be able to move or bend. Even a slight physical movement can increase the level of pain and discomfort. A person suffering from migraine headaches feels nausea and vomiting. Many people pop-up pain killers to get rid of this kind of headache. However, too much of pain killers are very harmful for health in the long run.

There are some Ayurvedic herbs and remedies to help you out to fight migraine attacks.

Ashwagandha: Ayurveda considers this herb as an effective brain tonic; it helps in reducing migraine headaches. This herb nourishes the brain and makes a person feel free from stress and tension, which are the major causes for migraine headaches. It gives a soothing effect and relaxes the mind of a person.

Brahmi: Ayurveda recommends using Brahmi for headache problems. Brahmi is considered as nervine tonic, which is very effective for the nervous system. Brahmi helps to calm the mind and get rid of stress and hypertension. Tea made from equal quantities of Ashwagandha and Brahmi can be taken two or three times a day to get relief from migraine headaches.

Ginger: Ginger tea helps to cure migraine headaches. Regular intake of ginger tea can reduce the frequency of such headaches.

Sandalwood: Make a paste of sandalwood and apply on the forehead. Then wash it off after it dries. Its cooling effect can give relief from migraine headaches.

If Ayurvedic herbs are used regularly, then a person will not be required to take pain killers everyday to get rid of migraine attacks. Switch to Ayurvedic herbs and remedies to take care of migraine headaches and have a longer healthy life.

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Control Your Diabetes

Help Control Your Diabetes with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Diabetes is a health disorder and you need to control your diabetes. The number of diabetic patients is rapidly increasing in this world. Diabetes is a disease that needs to be treated in proper manner. Our daily intake of sugar is normally broken down into sugar, which is the glucose in our body. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to get into the cells. When the beta cells are not able to make insulin, the glucose cannot enter the cells; instead, the glucose circulates in blood. This disorder is called diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin completely. Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin; however, the cells become resistant to it. In both the types of diabetes, the glucose is unable to enter into the cells and as a result, the glucose floats in the blood. Depending on the severity of the diabetes, a person has to take medications to control diabetes or cure it.

If very high level of blood sugar is not treated, it can lead to certain other complications such as blindness, heart attacks, strokes, nerve damage, and problem in the limbs. These can be life threatening if not treated on time.

Taking conventional medicines and capsules to control diabetes for longer period also can lead to other health problems due to the medicine’s side effects.

The cause of diabetes can be due to many reasons. Diet that includes more sugar, fats, rice, and potato, and lack of exercise is one of the devils behind diabetes. You can reduce the level of your blood sugar with the help of the following Ayurvedic herbs that effectively keep the diabetes under check and control.

  1. Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  2. Jamun (Syzigium cumini)
  3. Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae)
  4. Sagar gota (Ceasalpinia crista)
  5. Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga)
  6. Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium)
  7. Bilva Leaves (Leaves of Aegle marmelos)
  8. Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  9. Karela (Momordica charanatia)
  10. Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  11. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  12. Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  13. Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)
  14. Shilajit
  15. Triphala

The use of the above Ayurvedic herbs will help you to reduce the blood sugar level. However, there are certain other important points you should note. Diabetes can and often does cause other related problems in your body. These or other problems may be affected by some of the various Ayurveda herbs. So in order to control your diabetes you are required to consult an Ayurvedic doctor to confirm about the Ayurvedic remedies you are required to use.

Also exercise regularly and have proper diet along with the Ayurvedic remedies to control diabetes. If your weight is such that you are overweight then make sure that you don’t make the problem worse by gaining more weight. You should take extra care of your limbs and completely avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Ayurveda can help control your diabetes if you let it and get proper supervision.

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Ayurveda Facial Treatment

Facial Treatment at Home with Ayurvedic Remedies

By Shankar.

If your beautiful face is covered with dark pimples, acne, dark spots, and wrinkles, then your face will look dull and will affect your total appearance. Many people who face these problems often visit beauty parlors and spend huge amount of money to have their beautiful skin back. Therefore, not only money, you also end up spending lot of unnecessary time for it.

Instead, how about trying Ayurveda next time? Not many believe in Ayurveda. However, it can bring a wonderful change to your skin and your life. According to Ayurveda, there are three types of doshas called the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. If your body type is vata, then your skin will be rough, dry, cold, and thin with fine pores; if your body type is pitta, then your skin will be fair and delicate with freckles, acne, and moles.

This type of skin is prone to burns. In case of kapha, your skin will be smooth, moist, oily, and thick with large pores. Based on the skin type you are having, Ayurvedic remedies can help you solve all your skin problems.

 

Before we get into treatment, follow the basic tips recommended by Ayurveda.

  • Drink 2-3 liters of water daily.
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
  • Include a lot of fibrous food in your diet to allow the digestive system to work properly.
  • Have nutritious food.
  • Consume milk and yogurt daily.
  • Avoid eating oily and fried foods.
  • Do regular exercises.
  • Do yoga and meditation.

 

Also, try out the following Ayurvedic home remedies:

Haritaki: This is an herbaceous plant. This herb is used for treating skin diseases. Haritaki helps to eliminate toxins and constipation. This herb promotes the absorption of nutrients and improves digestion. Beautiful skin depends on the proper function of the body. Haritaki is recommended for acne by Ayurveda. This herb is an anti-inflammatory.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is used from ancient times. This herb is widely used for several purposes. Aloe Vera gel, which is taken freshly from the plant, is applied on the face. This herb helps to get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also moisturizes and gives soothing effect for the skin.

Lemon and Almond: Lemon has citric and alpha hydroxyl acid that help to lighten the dark spots on the skin. When skin is excessively exposed to sun and air pollution, dark spots appear on the skin, which is known as ‘hyper-pigmentation’. According to Ayurvedic herbal remedy, a mixture of a few almonds with lemon juice and fresh cream of milk can be applied on the face and on the areas where black spots appear. This will lighten the dark spots and gives a glowing skin.

Though herbal remedies do not have any side effects, it would be better to consult an ayurveda practitioner before you try. Some people can be allergic to some herbs. It is better to find out whether you are allergic to any herbs before you start the treatment.

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