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Ayurvedic Medicines For General Health and Physical Weakness

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General Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Importance of maintaining good health

Good health provides

  • Happiness
  • Well being
  • Prosperity and wealth
  • Economic progress
  • More productive

Common causes of physical weakness

  • Anaemia
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • The flu
  • Vitamin deficiency

What all to practice for maintaining good general health?

  • Healthy and balanced diet
  • Good hygiene habits
  • Good water intake
  • Proper sleep
  • Physical activities
  • Weight management
  • Spiritual health
  • Stress management

How can Ayurveda help in maintaining Good Health? 

Ayurveda defines health as that which brings the body, mind, and soul in harmony. That includes a healthy diet, daily regimen, home remedies, medicines, and treatment procedures.

1. Ayurvedic dietary advice

  • One can take Navara rice, green gram, rock salt, barley, milk, pure water, ghee and honey on all days.
  • Fruits like pomegranates, gooseberries are also suitable for maintaining general health.
  • Avoid daily intake of long pepper, highly alkaline foods and highly salty foods.
  • Take food at the proper time.
  • Take food according to the need of the body.
  • Have food in a clean and calm place, concentrating on what you are taking
  • Try to include all the six tastes( Shad rasa) in your daily food
  • Try to have hot, fresh food

2. Daily regimen to practice

  • Waking up at Brahma Muhoortha (two hours before sunrise)
  • Proper personal hygiene
  • Use collyrium for eyes.
  • Two drops of sesame oil or two drops of Anutailam can be used as nasal drops daily. It can prevent diseases of the eye, nose, ear and mouth.
  • Gargling using lukewarm water helps to improve oral hygiene.
  • Oil bath.
  • The application of oil over the head improves hair strength, prevent premature greying of hair and improves sleep. Neelibhringadi coconut oil, Kanjunnyadi Kera Tailam, Sitaram hair tone, Narasimham hair oil are some of the choices depending on your condition.
  • Application of oil over foot improves vision and cures cracking.
  • The application of oil over the body keeps the skin healthy. Dhanwantharam Tailam, Koottamchukkadi Tailam, Ksheerabala Tailam, Karpooradi Tailam and Chinchadi Tailam are preferred.
  • Use lukewarm water for the body and cold water for the head bath.
  • Proper exercise according to our body strength
  • Keeping mind calm and happy.
  • Proper sleep

3. Home remedies to improve general health

  • Intake of green leafy vegetables, onion, garlic, beetroot etc., in the diet helps to improve circulation.
  • Intake of pomegranate, gooseberries etc., are beneficial.
  • Daily massage with proper oil is good.
  • Add Turmeric, Cumin, Tulsi, Ginger etc., to your diet.
  • Daily practise of meditation.

4. Herbal Medicines

A lot of herbal medicines are explained in Ayurveda to improve health. 

Some examples are

a) Draksharishtam

Draksharishtam is a mild alcohol-based preparation. The primary ingredient is Draksha (Vitis vinifera).

Draksha is a known appetizer, laxative, aphrodisiac, and hepatoprotective drug.

Benefits of Draksharishtam

  • Corrects anaemia
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Cardioprotective
  • Regulates digestion
  • It helps to relieve constipation
  • Cures indigestion, gas formation in the stomach
  • It helps to reduce belly bloating 
  • Improves strength and vitality

b) Dhathryarishtam

Dhathryarishtam is a mild alcohol-based preparation. The primary ingredient is Dhathri (Emblica Officinalis).

Amalaki exhibits potent anti-oxidant, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and hepatoprotective activities.

Benefits of Dhathryarishtam

  • Improves appetite
  • Regulates digestion
  • Cardioprotective
  • Improves strength
  • Immunity booster

c) Aswagandharishtam

Aswagandharishtam is a mild alcohol-based preparation. The central ingredient is Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

The pharmacological activities of Aswagandha include antimicrobial, anticancer, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, stress-relieving activities.

Benefits of Aswagandharishtam

  • Improves vigour and vitality
  • It helps to relieve stress
  • Promotes sleep
  • Aphrodisiac

d) Balarishtam

Balarishtam is a mild alcohol-based preparation. The primary ingredient is Bala (Sida cordifolia)

 Sida cordifolia is a known tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac.

Benefits of Balarishtam

  • Regulates digestion
  • Improves general health

e) Chyavanaprasham

  • Best Rasayanam (rejuvenating drug)
  • Improves general health
  • Cardioprotective
  • Improves circulation

f) Indukantham Ghrutham (medicated ghee)


  • Immunity booster
  • Improves general health

g) Amla capsule

h) Ashwagandha capsules

i) Dasamoolarishtam

5. Treatments Include

  • Oil massage- helps to improve blood circulation
  • Siro Dhara (pouring of proper oil/decoction overhead)- relieves stress and offer good sleep.
  • Proper Swedana procedure (steam bath)- helps to improve blood circulation 
  • Panchakarma procedures (detoxification methods)-They include medicated enema (Basti), medicated purgation (Virechana), medicine induced vomiting (Vamana) and bloodletting (Raktha Moksha).

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