Following Ayurved- Need of the Hour
Increasing focus on health issues in the media and internet revolution has helped in creating a climate of health awareness. People today are becoming increasingly conscious
about their health and health of loved ones. The focus now is shifting to promoting and leading a healthy lifestyle, in this pursuit many have begun to avoid synthetics, be it in food or clothing and adopting natural ingredients, which boost immunity, improve bodily functions and maintain overall good health. Here following Ayurved will be of great boon.
Ayurved is the oldest system of medicine which dates back to about 5000 years B.C, ‘Ayurved’ is a Sanskrit word which is a combination of ‘Ayur’ meaning Age and ‘Ved’ meaning Knowledge, which means Knowledge of life or Science of living.
Ayurved the "Science of Life" promotes positive health, natural beauty and long life. Ayurved is based on universal principles and is a living, growing body of knowledge -- as useful today as it was in centuries past. Ayurved emphasizes use of daily health care practices, namely diet, exercise and rejuvenation therapy.
Acharya Charak ‘Father of Medicine’ is the author of Charaka Samhita, which is considered as an encyclopedia of Ayurved. Acharya Charak describes more than 600 drugs of animal, plant, metal and mineral origin, along with formulas for medicines and instructions for making them.
Acharya Sushrut known as the ‘Father of Surgery’ & author of Sushrut Samhita, a Sanskrit text on surgery. The fact that Rishi Sushrut performed surgeries nearly two centuries before Hippocrates is hard for most to realize and appreciate. For successful surgery Acharya Sushrut induced anesthesia using intoxicants such as wine and henbane (Cannabis indica). Sushruta Samhita describes over 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures and classifies human surgery in 8 categories.
Ayurved is the only system of medicine that has developed the art of converting metals (even heavy metals) like mercury, gold, silver, iron, copper, tin, lead, zinc etc and minerals (coral, seashells etc) into medicinal use by Shodhan (Purification). Ras Shastra describes the process by which various metals and minerals are purified and termed as Bhasma (Sanskrit word for Ash) to be used alone or in combination with herbs (herbo-mineral) to treat various illnesses.
It was in 1747, that an Italian chemist, Vincenzo Antonio Menghini, found that there was a small quantity of iron in blood and its deficiency causes Anemia, whereas in Ayurved Mandoor Bhasm (made from old iron rust in raw (Fe2O3) form) and Loha Bhasm (made from purified iron (Fe)), both iron preparations are being used for thousands of years for treating Pandurog (Anemia). Bhasm’s are Ancient Ayurvedic Nanomedicine.
Few important herbs used in Ayurved are as follows:
Ashwagandha also known as winter cherry or Indian Ginseng is used as a Rasayan / Rejuvenator, which impart a youthful state of physical and mental health, given to children as a tonic and taken by middle aged and elderly to increase strength, sexual power and longevity.
The Latin name of Ashwagandha is “Withania sominefera”, sominefera means "Sleep-bearing" in Latin, indicating its relaxing and anti-stress properties. Ashwagandha is available as Ashwagandha Capsule and is used in BRAHMI PLUS (Memory Booster capsules), HERBOTRANQ (Antistress, Sleeping pills), KAMTONE Capsule (For Male Sexual Health), KAMTONE F Capsule (For Female Sexual Health), BRESTONE Capsule (Breast Enlargement Capsule)
According to Indian mythology "Lord Brahma" is the deity of intellect and therefore the herb that promotes intelligence is known as BRAHMI. In fact there are two types of Brahmi, one Brahmi-Mandukparni (Centella Asiatica) and the other Brahmi-Jalnim (Bacopa Monnieri), both complimenting each other’s action. Modern scientific research validates their usefulness as memory booster, in age related memory loss (Senile dementia), ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and also in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Both these herbs are used in BRAHMI PLUS Capsules.
Gokhru also known as Gokshura, Chota Gokhru, Puncture vine, Devil’s weed, Small Caltrops and its Latin name is Tribulus terrestris. In Ayurved Gokhru has been used in treating diseases of the genito-urinary system, urinary disorders, and kidney diseases, as a diuretic, aphrodisiac and in treating low sperm count. Gokhru is especially useful in kidney infection, renal colic, kidney stone, urinary retention and