Friday, October 18, 2013

Ayurveda - Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth!

Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India, that preceded and evolved independently of Western medicine, and that seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy. Incorporated from Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, yoga and yogic breathing.

 I belong to a family of Ayurveda doctors. My mother, now aged 87 years makes her own herbal medicine whenever she feels unwell.I can say with pride that it is her homemade products that she forces down my throat whenever I feel unwell. I can proudly say that I fall sick very rarely, never suffer from headaches, knee problems, stomach disorders, my eyesight is still good and I can walk long distances without getting breathless. I am going to complete 60 yers in March, 2014.

 I used to suffer menstrual cramps every month and that too very badly.I used to dread those days when I used to be confined to my bed with unbearable stomach aches and bouts of vomitting.My mother prescribed ASHOKARISHTA, a remedy for mentrual problems and taken only by ladies and girls. A few bottles of this medicine cured me.

As a child, I used to fall sick very often. Only the ayurvedic kashayam DASHAMOOLARISHTA cured me.
I have even been forced to eat tender curried neem leaves for health.

When my son had jaundice, my mother suggested herbal leaves called "Keezharnalli" to be ground into a paste along with the roots and given to the patient.It proved beneficial.

I remember once after a minor operation when I was convalescing, my mother made a kashayam of goosberries and jaggery and give it to me everyday.

I used to give my son a spoonful of Chavanaprash, both Dabur and Kottaikal when he was a tiny tot and refused to eat anything when going to school.A spoonful of the ayurvedic wonder and a glass of milk was all he had.I had also taken chavanprash for many years before going to bed.

The ayurvedic oil and tablets "Mahadanvendaram" I applied on my body during the 7th month of pregnancy and the tablets taken with JEERA water after bathing prepared by my MIL everyday proved very beneficial.

 Even now my son  enjoys a good hair massage with Dabur lal tel every week at the massage center.Recently my husband bought some pain relieving aurvedic oil from kerala and it proved useful after he applied it on the aching leg.

It is with pride that I can say that once while travelling from Delhi to Kerala, my co-passengers were to Spanish ladies.I noticed them eating Chavanprash and then drinking milk before bedtime. They explained to me the benefits. I told them them I came from a family of Ayurvedic doctors and knew about the benefits.I should have kept quiet becaue they wanted to know more about Ayurveda, the temples of Kerala, the rituals etc.I explained whatever I knew.

I really think Naturopahy treatment is the best form of treatment. Aurvedic massage centers are a boon in todays world full of stress and tension.Children from their formative years should be made to know about Ayurveda and its miracle on human body and mind. The advantage of Ayurveda medicines are that they have no side effects and even children love them. My son loves to take DASHAMULARISHTAM saying that it tastes like wine.

In conclusion, I can say that this school of medicine is good for mind, body and the soul.

This post is written for the "Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth" contest on Indiblogger sponsored by Dabur Lal Tail


Destination Infinity said...

I think natural treatment methods are always the best (and safest). Today's pills and other medicines can cure, but will make us addicted to them. Medicine has become sheer business, and medical companies will do anything to increase their profits.

The root cause of most of our illness is improper diet and lack of proper exercise. Fast foods and other tasty foods are highly unhealthy. Why don't you write more about Ayurveda, Naturopathy, etc. in your blog? I am sure many people will benefit.

Destination Infinity

anuprabha v said...

Thank you Destination Infinity!!!