In Ayurveda a lot of herbs are used for healing purposes. For centuries, Ayurvedic herbs have been widely-known to help in providing relief for inflammation and various aches. During the ancient times, Ayurvedic practitioners mixed various types of herbs (each with its own chemical formation) in creating medicines for use in treating many types of fatal diseases.
Some of the medications are proven to be very effective elixirs. When taken in accordance with the recommended dosage, they are effective in warding off various ailments with very little or no side effects at all. There are herbs that are used as general tonics intended to nourish, rebuild, and clean on a cellular level, while other herbs are used to deal with a specific organ or system of the body.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Herbs
Food Absorption and Digestion
Ayurvedic herbs provide a great deal of help in the proper digestion and absorption of food. Sometimes, they also serve as an appetizer.
Preventive Medicine – Herbs are also used to prevent ailments, and to strengthen and boost the body’s natural immune system.
Treatment for Infectious Diseases
Ayurvedic practitioners usually prescribe individual or a combination of herbs to remedy ailments such as influenza, viral infections, and other ailments caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Nourishment and Support for the Body
A patient undergoing medication and treatment for most types of chronic diseases can get much needed support and nourishment for the body through supplementation with herbs.
Treatment for Various Types of Deadly Diseases
Based on medical studies and research, herbs in Ayurveda have the potential to cure various fatal diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and different types of autoimmune disorders. Research also found that herbal remedies are an effective allopathic medicine alternative.
How to Use Ayurvedic Herbs
- Among the most widely-used types of internal herbal medication are flower essences, fresh herbs, essential oil dilutions, and in capsule form.
- Depending on the mode of ingestion, the effects of herbal treatments may vary. For example, some herbs are most effective when taken internally, especially if their medicinal qualities are meant to affect the vital internal body organs such as the liver, heart, and lungs, among others.
- Ayurvedic Herbs used for the treatment of internal organs are taken in using various media that may include honey, oil, water, milk, and ghee. Each medium has a unique effect on the patient’s body.
- External application is used when the herbal medication is intended to address symptoms near or at the outer surface of the body like the skin.
- Ayurvedic herbs that are taken externally typically come in the form of liniments, essential oil blends, massage oils, lotions, body wraps, or pastes.
- External application of the herbs is also done for conditions and ailments like muscular problems, joint problems, dizziness, wounds, and cuts that can be treated effectively by topical application on the affected area.