Stress is a part of everybody’s life. Stress in low level is helpful as it motivate us and help us to do our job properly in a productive way. But excessive stress and all time stress is harmful and becomes a disorder named anxiety disorder. It has its negative impact on our body, mind and soul.
Excessive stress leads to ANXIETY.
Anxiety leads to DEPRESSION.
This can cause various serious health issues like Diabetes, Heart disorders, Hypertension, Obesity, early ageing or sometimes suicidal tendencies.
Causes Of Anxiety:
Symptoms Of Anxiety:
Ayurvedic View :
Ayurveda, unlike modern medical system, takes comprehensive approach in management of Anxiety.
Aggravated Prana Vatta weakens central nervous system and trigger psychological imbalance.
Causes of Psychological problems according to Ayurveda :
From the Ayurvedic Point of view, most depression is a Kapha imbalance that is the culmination of Vata and then Pitta going out of balance. Initially the brain's electrochemistry has an erratic overreaction ( Vata imbalance ), which triggers a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism ( Pitta imbalance ). Kapha responds by trying to glue everything down, bringing about heaviness, darkness, and stagnation that the mind-body interprets as the negative message of hopelessness and depression. In other words, because of specific etiological factors, vata from colon, pitta from the intestine, or kapha from the stomach enters the general circulation and lodges in the nervous system, interferes with normal functioning of the mind and nervous system, causes depression.
Sometimes depression is a pitta disorder. Allergies and the breakdown in metabolic processes they lead to can also disturb brain chemistry. This can cause dramatic mood swings, with depression as one of the consequences. Vata imbalance also can cause depression.
Ayurvedic Herbs used in treatment of Anxiety and Depression are :
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):- Ashwagandha has been a part of traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine since time immemorial. Ashwagandha not only has inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, but can also calm you down and alleviate anxiety. During these corona times, ashwagandha has been used to boost immunity all over the world. While there are many ways to release stress, ashwagandha is a great way to calm your nerves. That’s because it suppresses the production of the hormone cortisol in our bodies. In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, it was found that participants who consumed ashwagandha recorded a huge improvement in their anxiety or stress levels. Another study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science also found that ashwagandha extract was beneficial in reducing stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha has antioxidant properties that can reduce stress levels by up to 80%. Moreover, it also reduces stress-related hormones by 26%. So, if you are looking for some natural remedies that actually work, then go for ashwagandha.
Brahmi ():- Brahmi is native to Australia and India and has a long traditional use in Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Brahmi is a small perennial creeping herb that has an age-old reputation of curing stress. Brahmi acts as an adaptogen, which simply means that it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations. When consumed, it is believed to increase the serotonin levels in the brain that help the mind keep calm and give relief from anxiety and nervousness. Brahmi has been shown to improve cognitive function and mental capacity including enhancement of learning.
Jatamansi (Spikenard):- Jatamansi is a perennial herb that helps manage insomnia and other sleeping disorders. It is also known for its anti-depressant, anti-stress and anti-fatigue properties. The roots of jatamansi are used for the medicinal purposes in Ayurveda which are known to give a therapeutic effect to mood swings and stress disorders. Jatamansi can erase negative thoughts by channelizing the energies of the mind in the right direction.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum):- Holy basil and its main component, eugenol, has been shown to offer protection against elevated cortisol, as well as improved glucose control. These abilities positively affect the brain, thyroid, the gastrointestinal system, and other organs; as well as support glycemic control, recovery, and wound healing; and the immune system. Holy basil might also protect the liver, help with nicotine withdrawal, and elevate the mood, especially providing relief from mild depression.
Haidi (Turmeric):- Turmeric having curcumin can stimulate serotonin and dopamine production in the brain. The two hormones are linked with emotional well-being in humans. The bioactive compound curcumin found in turmeric helps treat anxiety by boosting serotonin and dopamine levels naturally. Research suggests that turmeric may be more effective than some antidepressants for treating anxiety and depression. There is a correlation between inflammation and stress-related disorders like anxiety and depression. Acute stress present in panic disorders can cause high levels of inflammation in anxiety. Also, chronic inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis can influence people’s quality of life leading to anxiety and depression. Curcumin helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by reducing inflammation.
Tagar (Valeriana wallichii):- Tagar Herb is an Antispasmodic and Anti inflammatory in nature. It is an effective remedy for Insomnia. It cures Sleep Disorders. It enhances well being and happiness. It improves cellular functioning and relaxes the nerves. Tagar calms the mind and gives relief from Stress, Depression, and Anxiety. Tagar is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine system for sleeping disorders. It is a natural treatment for Anorexia associated with mental illness. Tagar Herb increases the urge of eating and supports a healthy body. It regulates the Bowel and eases digestion. The roots of the plant contain Valerian acid and Valepotriates, which has sedative and tranquilizer effects due to which it is especially noted for people particularly suffering from stress, anxiety, over strain and nervous disorders. It is a wonderful natural sedative that has been shown to encourage sleep, improve sleep quality, to sooth your mind and reduce blood pressure. It gives you relief from stress and the person becomes more relaxed and happy.
Our Line Of Treatment :
First line of treatment begins from assurance and confidence building through series of counselling and solving personal problem.This is done by talking to the patient and also helping the kin of patient to make necessary adjustment.
Ayurvedic Classical Products in Anxiety & Depression are :
If you are suffering from any anxiety related disorders, contact expert doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic soon and make your life a cheerful one.
Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More