Posted by on January 16, 2019

Ayurveda: Understanding its Significance in Life

In today’s fast-paced world, it has become extremely difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are entirely dependent on technology which has ceased any physical activity in life. On top of that, the stress of surviving in the competitive world has given rise to several diseases – both physically and mentally. And that is when Ayurveda comes to the rescue.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It is a branch of medicine that was originated in India and being practiced for over 5,000 years. It believes in the overall well being of a person, which includes mind, body and soul. Ayurveda’s significance in life is promoting a healthy lifestyle and healing several ailments.

Here are some of the benefits of Ayurveda and how it can help in healing the common ailments:

1) Improving Digestion with Ayurveda: Eating healthy and maintaining a good lifestyle is Ayurveda’s significance in life.

Here are some of the eating tips that ayurvedic healers recommend to improve your digestion:

  • Eating Healthy: Eating healthy food and the proper intake of all the essential nutrients is important for good digestion. It is healthy to eat three meals a day.
  • Timing your Food Intake: It is advisable to eat around the same time everyday. Keeping a track of your sleep, wake cycle and setting a regular routine will benefit your digestion.
  • Avoid Food Incompatibility: It is advisable to avoid incompatible food combinations. It can overtax the digestion and lead to the increased ama build-up.

 

For more information you can read our blog – Ayurveda for Digestion: 5 Ayurvedic Eating Habits for Good Digestion

2) Ayurvedic Tips to Treat Dry Cough: Dry cough (Shushka-Kasa) is a very common ailment nowadays, especially in big cities. According to Ayurveda, when the allergens or pollutants present in the environment enter your throat pipe, lungs or airways, it triggers your body to cough them out. This continued action causes inflammation of the respiratory tract and throat. It makes dry cough last for a very long time, and it sometimes even becomes chronic.

Some of the common tips to cure dry cough are:

  • Having warm milk with turmeric and honey before bedtime.
  • Consume turmeric powder mixed with honey.
  • Drink tulsi, ginger and honey tea.
  • Avoid eating junk, dry or spicy food.

Consume clean and warm water.

3) Ayurveda for Bronchial Asthma: Asthma is difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath. It may be originating from the respiratory system or from other systems of the body but the impact is on the respiratory system. Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of airway which results in wheezing, breathlessness, tightness of chest and cough particularly at night or early morning.

For the treatment of bronchial asthma swedana, vamana, and virechana are advisable. The practice of Pranayama, laxatives, light diet in the night and use of warm water will also help in the treatment of asthma.


4) Ayurveda for Obesity: Obesity is the accumulation of excess body fat which may lead to several other diseases such as diabetes, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, ischemic stroke, osteoarthritis and others. In Ayurveda, obesity is described as the excessive accumulation of Meda (fat/adipose tissue) and Mamsa (flesh/muscle tissue) leading to flabbiness of hips, abdomen and breast.

For the prevention of obesity, exercising and eating healthy food is advisable. One should avoid sedentary habits, excessive sleep and consumption of alcohol.
Implementing the aforementioned tips in everyday life can make a person’s life easier. Ayurveda along with curing the ailments also makes sure that the root of the problem is eliminated from the body.

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