The Benefits of Ayurvedic Herbs for Stress and Anxiety
Ayurvedic herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments, including stress and anxiety. Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Director and Principal Consultant of Ayush Ayurveda, Singapore, says, “Ayurvedic herbs are known to reduce stress and anxiety by calming the mind and body and improving overall well-being. By incorporating Ayurvedic herbs into your daily routine, you can experience greater wellness and improved mental health.” Research has found that these herbs can work in a variety of ways to help manage mental health issues.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “They can help to regulate sleep, reduce inflammation, balance hormones, and improve cognitive function.” Ayurvedic herbs can provide relief from physical symptoms such as headaches and nausea, as well as mental symptoms such as poor concentration and mood swings. By using natural ingredients to provide relief, Ayurvedic herbs can provide a safe and effective solution for those who suffer from stress and anxiety.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, adds, “In addition, many of these herbs are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from the damaging effects of stress. Therefore, incorporating Ayurvedic herbs into your daily routine can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall wellbeing.”
Ayurvedic herbs are natural, non-addictive, and have fewer side effects than many pharmaceutical medications.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Some of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs for stress and anxiety include ashwagandha, brahmi, turmeric, tulsi, and bhringaraj. Ayurvedic herbs also help balance the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—bringing the body and mind back into balance and easing stress and anxiety.”
Popular Ayuvedic herbs and how to take them
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Studies have shown that these herbs can even reduce cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress. Additionally, Ayurvedic herbs can be taken in the form of capsules, powders, or even brewed into tea.” Are you looking for a natural way to improve your mental health? Look no further than the power of herbs and spices!
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Ashwagandha is known to regulate neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine. This can help reduce symptoms of anxiety while improving mood. It’s also commonly found in tea masala blends. Brahmi has long been touted as an effective herb for boosting brain function by reducing stress levels, enhancing memory retention abilities, and treating epilepsy among other benefits.”
Turmeric, otherwise known as Curcuma longa, is an ancient Indian spice renowned for its powerful therapeutic properties.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, Its active ingredient curcumin has been proven to positively influence mental health and relaxation – making it a favorite of both the elderly and medical experts alike. A simple concoction made from turmeric powder mixed with either warm or lukewarm water (or milk) can soothe sore throats while simultaneously treating any underlying anxiety issues associated with your illness in one fell swoop!”
Bhringaraj, an herb employed in Ayurvedic medicine, is used to redress the three energies within one’s body – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, When these are imbalanced it can lead to physical as well as mental issues; however, Bhringaraj helps foster overall well-being by restoring equilibrium between them. The supplement or oil extracted from this plant may be taken orally or applied externally which assists in calming stress levels”
Holy basil, more commonly known as Tulsi, is renowned for its ability to ease stress and anxiety.
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Tulsi restores equilibrium amongst hormones and neurotransmitters in the body. It has eucalyptol, caryophyllene, and rosmarinic acid – which give a calming effect. It can also assist with mental clarity and cognitive function.” A popular way of consuming this herb is through an infusion; allowing you to relax both your mind and body simultaneously!
Safety considerations while consuming the herbs
Dr.V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Not only are these herbs natural and safe, but they can also be used in conjunction with traditional treatments.” Each of these herbs has its own unique properties, so it is important to do research and consult with an Ayurvedic doctor to determine which herbs will work best for you.