Stress is something with which we deal in our everyday life. More than the psychological distress, stress can also cause some grave health issues that can impact your work-life balance. Stress is one of the main threats experienced among the urban populations, especially the youth. A variety of symptoms, namely headaches, racing heart, drastic weight loss, insomnia, increased or loss of appetite, acid reflux, etc., are caused due to stress. Let’s find out about the helpful remedies from Ayurveda that are proven to help beat stress.
According to Ayurveda, we need to balance three energies, aka ‘Doshas,’ namely, Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. These depend on our daily lifestyle and habits. Ayurveda makes use of four magical herbs in the treatment of stress issues. You should consult your doctor before starting the use of these herbs.
What Brahmi does is that it helps the body’s ability to fight stress and makes it adaptable to face stress in the future. Brahmi leaves are also used in herbal tea to cool the nerves.
Also known as the king of Ayurvedic herbs, it has found to be beneficial for lowering stress levels in the body. It directly aids in lowering the levels of cortisol in the body. It is the hormone that is generated in the body due to stress. Daily consumption of 1-2 tsp daily of this herb not only reduces stress but also helps in sound sleep.
This is usually made into an oil and applied on the scalp to directly relax the brain’s tensed nerves. It contains compounds that energize and revitalizes the brain.
Jatamansi is found in powder form and has anti-stress abilities. The herb has roots that help in soothing the mind. This powder is easily available in the market. You can also mix this powder with honey for some better results.
Along with the above herbs that are available in the market, Ayurveda also recommends practicing the below treatments for a long-term benefit from stress:
It is a kind of massage that concentrates on the balance of energies and also benefiting skin health at the same time. The technique involves applying warm oil along with herbs, thus improving the blood flow in the entire body.
Swedna involves intense detox of the body along with an herbal steam bath that helps in clearing the built-up toxins due to poor dietary habits. The steam helps in eliminating these toxins from the sweat glands out of the body.
Similar to Abhyanga, this technique also involves applying warm oil with herbs but mostly on the forehead. Shirodhara technique not only results in deflating stress but is also said to have tremendous benefits on people who suffer from insomnia or sleeping disorders.
The first rule is to take out time for yourself to beat stress. It is essential to concentrate on what causes you to stress and gain a deeper understanding of this source. Once that is understood, you get to choose your reaction to such stress trigger or fight it with Ayurveda to guide you.
Natural ayurvedic treatments help to deal with stress. The aforementioned herbal remedies are really useful for stress relief.