Sunday, January 27, 2013
Ayurvedic Medicine For Depression
What is depression ?
What is depression in Ayurveda ?
There are a variety of techniques used in Ayurveda to effectively raise a person's mental state. Ayurveda methods for treating depression are completely free of side effects. Recurrence of depression to previous levels is also rare in Ayurvedic depression cure.
The main requirement of Ayurvedic treatment for depression includes meditation, avoiding non-vegetarian food, eat lots of fruits and drink lots of water, go to bed, take the meals and go to the bathroom at specific times of the day, go to bed early before 22:00, wake up to the sunrise, walking long distances in the morning light, and put your body in a balanced and active state.
According to Ayurveda an imbalance of the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) of tridosha and general ignorance about oneself contribute to depression. There is less communication between neurons in the brain, which leaves the person slowly.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Depression
1.Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): This is one of the most effective forms of medicine when it comes to treating depression. Brahmi has the power to calm and relax the mind and eliminate certain stressors. Although Brahmi is available in different forms, Brahmi oil is considered to be one of the best ways. Use it for an invigorating head massage prevents and cures depression.
2.Guggul (Commiphora wightii): The herb guggul is a pioneer in the cause against depression because of its ability to enhance the body's nervous coordination.
3.Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum): Cardamom has a very mild flavor and can calm frayed nerves that are almost always there when a person is depressed. You can use specialized oils or crushed cardamom and salt to make some tea.
4.Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha has some of the miraculous properties to help deal with depression effectively. This herb is known to rid the mind of negative thoughts, thereby improving the mind and cure depression.
*Apart from these four herbs, turmeric and Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) are also known to be effective cures for depression.
Ayurvedic Recipe for Depression
1.Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), 5 parts
2.Brahmi (gotu kola), 3 parts
3.Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), 5 parts
4.Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), 3 parts
5 powder mixture used as ingredients
Recipe: Combine all these powders and then take about one quarter of the mixture, mix ½ cup in drinking water three times a day.