Showing posts with label depression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label depression. Show all posts

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What is depression? Mental depression is a defined term which incorporates various conditions of temporary mood swings, feelings of dejection persistent over a period of time to severe melancholia with serious repercussions. For the most part, people tend to take for granted the depression, firing as part of the natural disposition of a person, but in reality, it is a clinical condition that needs to be diagnosed possible causes and then treated accordingly. 

It is often best to treat mental depression, symptoms through neuronal processes, mood elevators, tranquilizers and stress relievers or sedatives such as the case may be. Regular physical activity and exercise have also been effective in the fight against chronic cases of the disease.

Studies have found that Ayurveda is a gentle, natural and effective way to deal with depression without the side effects that drugs can produce stronger.   

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 Guggulu 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.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ayurveda doctors should have a basic knowledge of general anatomy and the internal functions, such as Ayurveda believes in a holistic approach, focusing on the entire body, even when treatment is prescribed for a specific part. Ayurveda believes that disease can be anywhere because of a fundamental alteration in the overall function of the body. Treatment is directed both.

Causes: Ayurveda says the disease is the result of an imbalance in the body doshas vata (air), pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth). Ayurveda acharyas diagnose the cause of the disease to talk with the patient and determine the role of the environment, diet, family history, character and genetics, sometimes when we cannot diagnose the symptoms, astrological charts are also drawn. The treatment is also prescribed in an energy level, and not only on the gross (physical body) as the body of the energy is equally important but invisible. Ayurveda cures are designed to improve the energy fields of a person and their physical and mental faculties.

Cure for anxiety and depression: Ayurveda is also useful in treating cases of anxiety and depression or mansikrog. In some cases, the disease may have a genetic factor, but Ayurveda can help. Unlike common antidepressants, Ayurveda medicines that suppress nerves rather strengthen. Use of outpatient therapy and medical herbs and minerals to balance the doshas in the physical and mental health is the main aim of Ayurveda. 

After the changes in lifestyle and diet, as a person approaches the natural prakriti (the best balance of the doshas is born), the disease slowly disappears. Much depends on the patient - if you are willing to incorporate lifestyle changes and eat what the Ayurveda acharyas recommended. Medications must be prepared following the traditional guidelines of scripture, so follow the treatment prescribed by qualified Ayurveda acharyas. Simple exposure to the sun is important as well as yoga and meditation - once you start, you can find a difference to your health in just ten days.


Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda ) is one of the world's oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems