Hello, In this blog I am going to tell you about our ancient knowledge of Ayurveda and some of the medicinal plants and its benefits. So without wasting any time let’s start. :-
Before starting this I wanna ask how many of you have have tried the juice of Bitter Gourd please tell me via reply.
An Introduction to Ayurveda. :-
Ayurveda (Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge) is a science based on ancient Indian philosophy. So, It can appropriately be called as ‘the Knowledge of life‘. Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine which originated in India over 5000 years ago. The Sushruta Samhita and Charka Samhita are considered as the encyclopaedias of medicine and are regarded as the foundational works of Ayurveda. The goal of Ayurveda is is to promote both individual and social well-being at all levels of experience. By the way I tell you one fact that the modern definition of health that has been trumpeted by the World Health Organization ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely absence of disease or in infirmity.’ has been taken from Ayurvedic text. In southern states of India like kerala and Tamil Nadu it is popular worldwide for its booming Ayurvedic treatment centres.
So, Now lets see some of the medicinal plants and their benefits:
Amla – Amla is also know as Indian gooseberry. It is a deciduous tree found throughout India. The pale yellow fruit is known for its varied medicinal properties. It is regarded as a digestive, carminative, laxative, anti-pyretic and tonic. It is prescribed in colic problems, jaundice etc. Also, drinking Amla juice in the morning is very good for the health.
Aloe Vera – It is a popular medicinal plant. It contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health, eight of which are called ‘essential’ because the body cannot fabricate them. Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids. Aloe Vera has also Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. In India, Aloe Vera is believed to help in sustaining youth, due to its positive effects on the skin.
Neem – It is famous for its blood purifying properties. Many herbalists recommend chewing the leaves, taking capsules of dried leaf, or drinking the bitter tea. It helps the gastrointestinal system, supports the liver and strengthens the immune system. It is extremely effective in eliminating bacterial and fungal infections or parasites. Its antiviral activity can treat warts and cold sores and also it gives very much relief in chickenpox if applied on our body.
Arjuna Tree – It holds a reputed position in both Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. According to Ayurveda, it is useful in curing fractures, ulcers, heart diseases, biliousness, urinary discharges, asthma, tumours, leucoderma, anaemia, excessive perspiration, and so on.
Brahmi – It is a herb that spreads on ground with fleshy stems and leaves. It is found in moist or wet places in all parts of India. Brahmi is useful for treating brain diseases and to improve memory power. It is prescribed in mental disorders, constipation, and coughing.