What are the major benefits of Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a combination of the two words 'Ayu' and 'Veda' which literally means the knowledge of life. Ayurveda is one of the Upavedas which flourish to promote health and well-being among the people. Due to the rising number of health issues and the problems with modern medicines, many have now taken the path of Ayurvedic treatment for the following benefits.

Promotes the health of the body

  • While the modern branches of medicine and health care are mostly concerned about treating the disease of the body, Ayurveda promotes a healthy lifestyle which will not cause diseases to the body.

  • Ayurveda promotes the concepts of Yoga, balanced diet, exercise, massage, etc that can help in boosting the immunity of the body and also the general metabolism to fight the external environment threats.

  • It helps in giving peace to mind and tackle with the stress issues of the body.

No Side-effects

  • While allopathic and homeopathic medicines bring with huge risks of side-effects, Ayurvedic medicines are natural ingredients which do not bring side-effects if taken properly according to the advice of the doctor.

  • An overdose of these medicines can be harmful as well.

  • Ayurvedic medicines are also specific in one body part yet helps in creating a better physical strength overall.

Simple practices

  • There are some home remedies and day to day practices in Ayurveda which are followed at home to cure simple illness or ailments. E.g turmeric milk for the person suffering from cold and cough or applying turmeric over wounds.

  • Ayurveda also has simplicity and authenticity attached to some of its practices which are easy for people to follow.

  • Ayurvedic practices also help in the beautification of skin without harming it with hazardous chemical products.

Long-term and long lasting effects

  • One of the major reasons that we observe a shift of the people towards Ayurveda today is mainly due to the fact that Ayurvedic treatment and practice offers a long-term cure for diseases like Blood Pressure, Asthma, Diabetes and even chronic diseases like Tuberculosis and Cancer.

  • The treatment takes a little longer time but it eliminates the disease from roots and it ensures that the disease does not come back.

Detoxification of the body

  • Ayurveda and its treatment remove the toxins that enter the body through various channels like digestive or respiratory. This detoxification process aims to eliminate it from the different organs of the body and remove it by the process of excretion.

  • Ayurveda as a science of health gives immense importance to the concept of Shaucha i.e. cleanliness which implies both internal and external cleanliness.

Updated on: 12-May-2022


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