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Top 7 Health Benefits of Ayurveda - The Oldest and Traditional form of Medicine

Ayurveda, meaning "science of life" is a system of natural healing that originated in the Vedic culture of India and has been around for more than 5000 years. So, what are its benefits?


Lowers stress and anxiety

Ayurveda doesn't simply imply herbal concoctions. Yoga and meditation also come into this category. Yoga is a well-known activity to reduce stress, improve mood and the overall wellbeing of a person. While western medicines are more focused on the treatment, ayurvedic entities, like yoga and meditation are more of a preventive care.


Minimizes Inflammation

Many factors contribute to inflammation; less sleep, improper digestion and poor diet. Therefore, Ayurvedic medicine uses many natural herbal treatments that will improve the metabolism and simultaneously lower inflammation.



"Panchakarma" is the name given for detoxification of the body. Day to day, we feed and expose our body to many chemicals and toxins that have the capacity to hinder the optimum function of the body. Thus, an oil massage or a blend of aromatherapy are some methods used to help eliminate the toxins and soothe the body by restoring the balance of the chakras. If you are planning on a relaxing holiday anywhere in the world, check for hotels that might offer these therapies. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is quite a popular choice as a Maldives wellness hotel should you feel like taking a vacation in the beautiful Maldivian islands.


Alleviates Bloating

Bloating is something every individual experience very frequently and can cause a lot of discomforts. Therefore, it helps to know that there are some simple measures one can adapt to help with these symptoms. Ayurveda isn't something that always necessitates a visit to a specialist. One could learn a few tricks and practice at home too. Certain spices like ginger, cardamom and fennel are known to relieve cramps and promote digestion thereby, reducing bloating.


Healthy Skin

Of course, when you are using very natural products, the side effects are much less than using synthetic products. Nature is always meant to nurture. Eating healthy and maintaining a good eating habit will indefinitely reflect in your skin. The skin is like a mirror and reflects how great or bad your internal health is. Leading a balanced, stress-free, healthy lifestyle is bound to help your skin be healthy.


Prevents and improves certain diseases

Some of the diseases like Diabetes and high blood pressure depend on a lot of lifestyle changes. For example, high blood pressure patients are advised on a low salt diet and diabetic patients are advised to reduce high sugar content. In both cases, exercise and other lifestyle modification is key and must be used in par with medicines. Some ayurvedic treatment uses herbal roots that are known to remove toxins from the heart thus improving the cardiac health.


Overall Balance

As mentioned before, ayurvedic treatment doesn't merely focus on the problem areas only. Instead, it focuses on the bigger picture; it takes the body along with its physical and mental attributes and aims to bring about an overall change. The mind-body connection concept is widely used in the area and there are no compromises made. Therefore, Ayurveda is a mode of recalibrating your entire body and systems to promote balance and wellbeing.