Are you under stress? Does your workplace give you stress? Is your child under constant stress and anxiety for his studies? Has the daily routine become a stressful event for you?
Stress! It is a common word in today’s life. People are always running after their hectic schedules trying to make odds meet. The school life, the workplace, the society, and the peer group: all this regular, routine stuff is a source and originator of stress to us. Starting from trifle minor issues to huge personal and professional matters, life tries to add stress and anxiety to our lives constantly. In other words, we can say we create stress for ourselves in whatever we do.
The fast running lifestyle today has hovered over the easy, relaxed state of mind and created havoc in our brains. We are constantly anxious over something or the other. The fear of not accomplishing our desired tasks, or failing in some activity makes us stress over petty issues and therefore get into stress.
Another important reason for being under constant stress is the unhealthy lifestyle followed by majority of people today. The late sleeping hours, the unhealthy junk food, lack of physical workouts and exercise leads to unhealthy body and mind. The body gets devoid of happy hormones and anti-oxidants that fight anxiety.
WHAT IS STRESS?
Stress is the reaction a person gives to any stressor outside his body. The stress initiating agent may be environmental, emotional, or social factor. In simple words, it is the body’s reaction to any unpleasant event around it which strongly affects. The body may react through a physical or an emotional reaction.
WHAT IS ANXIETY?
Anxiety is defined as a condition where the person’s inner turmoil makes him/her react in a nervous way on the outer front. The person shows nervous reactions like pacing back and forth, repeating same actions again and again, and many more.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS THAT APPEAR IF YOU ARE UNDER STRESS?
There are a variety of symptoms that appear if a person is suffering from stress and anxiety. These symptoms could be related to behaviour, emotional, or physical part of our being.
Some of these symptoms are:
- Irritable behaviour
- Being short tempered
- Being anxious over petty issues
- Loneliness and isolation
- Nervous behaviour like being too hasty or pacing around or biting nails
- Neglecting and ignoring things constantly
- Appetite increases or decreases sharply
- Sleep increases or decreases sharply
- Remains isolated and indifferent
- General pain in body
- May have diarrhea or constipation
- Complains of nausea, morning sickness, or dizziness
- Heartbeat increases or decreases
- Frequent colds
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP AVOID STRESS AND ANXIETY?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
The Ayurvedic herbs help remove stress and anxiety from our daily lives in a natural and herbal way. They are completely safe and help in attaining an easy, stress free life.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP REMOVE STRESS AND ANXIETY
BACOPA MONNEIRI (BRAHMI)
The Brahmi herb is famous for its magnificent properties. A few of its astonishing effects have been proved on conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is used by physicians for stress, post-natal depression, anxiety, ADD and epilepsy. It is a major product of many a memory tonics. Stress, anxiety, menstrual disturbances, hair loss and fatigue are a few conditions where the herb has shown positive effects. These anti-oxidants remove the toxins from the body nourishes the blood cells. Another wonderful action of the herb is on the nervous system wherein it works to increase the coordination between the nervous system components thereby increasing the brain functioning. It is therefore used as a brain tonic. For its action on controlling the anxiety of the nervous system the Ayurvedic herb is used as a tranquilizer. The actions of the Brahmi herb over the brain area make it a wonderful tonic to help enhance the mental capabilities of the individual. It affects both the short and the long-term memory. It promotes a relaxed state of mind and nerves, spreading calmness. It takes care of the emotional disturbances; tension caused headaches, feeling of anxiety and depression. The herbal product is highly recommended for people suffering from ADD as it helps them analyze clearly. Brahmi is an essential ingredient of Stress support capsules, Brahmi capsules, and Medhya churna.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The herb Ashwagandha is believed to possess naturally rejuvenating properties to the body. All such medical issues related to fatigue, stress and weakness are beautifully relieved using this herb. Ashwagandha capsules are a pure Ayurvedic formulation that contains the concentrated properties of the raw herb in a small capsule to enrich the body. This capsule has worked well in cases of impotency, stress, constipation, rheumatism and many more chronic ailments. This multi-effect herbal capsule all helps reduce stress induced neurological disorders. As we all know stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weaknesses are all outcomes of unhealthy lifestyle and may result into various chronic heart and neurological diseases. To prevent such diseased state regular intake of Ayurvedic Ashwagandha capsules is a perfect solution. It is a good antioxidant. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties. Ashwagandha ayurvedic herb helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from the above, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and long lasting erections. It is a wonderful herb used in STRESS SUPPORT CAPSULES, ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES, AND MEDHYA CHURNA.
ACORUS CALAMUS (VACHA)
In Sanskrit ‘vacha’ literally means ‘speaking’; that relates to its wonderful anti-stammering properties. Ayurvedic physicians believe that this herb alleviates Vada and kapha (kinetic and potential energies) but aggravates the pitta (thermal energy). The Indian Ayurvedic system uses it as a nerve tonic. The magical root of this herb has a reliever action over many mental disorders. Commonly known as ‘sweet flag’ it can relieve speech disorders, enhance speaking abilities and coordination, also working on the memory of the person. The regular intake has proved to increase and improve memory. Apart from these, other areas of its function are the digestive disorders and urinary dysfunctions. It has a mild sedative action and can be used for hysteria and epilepsy too. Vacha is used to prepare Medhya churna.
CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS (SHANKHPUSHPI)
A common Indian drug used by parents to help increase their child’s memory, retention power and concentration. This herb has the potential to increase the retention power as well as increase the remembering capacity of the brain. It works miraculously to relieve stress and anxiety. Physicians use it to relieve nervous disorders, mental disorders, problem of insomnia and fatigue-both mental and physical. It is used to prepare MEDHYA CHURNA.
INDIAN PENNYWORT (GOTU KOLA)
Gotu kola herb is well known for increasing memory and concentration. The herb is a nutrient rich herb that usually grows in marshes. It covers lack of concentration and prevents nervous exhaustion. The herb feeds the nervous system. It is rich in vitamin A, B, E and K. We at planet Ayurveda prepare GOTU KOLA CAPSULES using this herb.
TERMINALIA ARJUNA (ARJUNA)
The herbs of Arjuna have been used since ancient times for its magnificent properties. It has special remedial action on the heart as it tones the cardiac muscle and thereby protects it. It does so by strengthening the cardiac muscles. People from the ancient times have been using this ayurvedic herb in its raw form for health benefits. Heart troubles like ischemia, myocardial infarction can be protected by using Arjuna. It helps to meet the energy requirements of the heart. In mature adults intake of Arjuna can supplement the naturally lowered Co-Q 10 levels. Arjuna takes care of blood pressure levels by strengthening and toning heart muscles thereby increasing the stamina and immunity of the heart. Our product Detox tea has Arjuna in it.
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICA (DALCHINI)
It is a common Indian herb used in every Indian kitchen. Its regular usage reduces breathlessness and strengthens the heart muscles, vascular system and acts as a natural anti-oxidant. Cinnamon controls vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Cinnamon paste can be applied to relieve blackheads, pimples and acne. It is also useful for relieving other ailments like asthma, paralysis, uterus disorders, gonorrhea and excessive menstruation. The leaves and inner bark is used in the preparation of sweets, cakes and curries. It is a common spice used in Indian cooking. It is also used in the manufacture of incense, perfumes and dentifrices. Cinnamon leaves are used in decoction and powder forms. They act as stimulants and relieve flatulence, increase the discharge of urine. It also prevents nervous tension, improves memory and complexion. Dalchini is used in our product the DETOX TEA.