Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health

Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Menstruation, menopause, obesity, irregular periods, acne, anaemia are some of the problems that are commonly faced by women.

Here are some natural remedies and ayurvedic herbs that can help prevent and control these problems. We break down which are the herbs you need to improve your health and not let it pin you down.

Painful menstruation
During menstruation or periods you may experience loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Women are recommended to consume mixtures that are available in stores like Sundari kalp forte which aids female reproductive organs and cleans the blood. Ashokarishta is another ayurvedic tonic for heavy bleeding and inflammation.

Painful menstruation

– Avoid oily food as it can lead to constipation and indigestion.
– Avoid spicy and sour food too.
– Women should have garlic, white pumpkin, papaya and bitter gourd but refrain from eating yellow pumpkin, potato and brinjal.
– Women should exercise daily and stay active. But during menstruation take complete rest.

Pre menstrual pain
The previously mentioned ayurvedic syrups can also reduce premenstrual pain and other problems like backache, swelling, and depression. But you can also have herbs like Chitrak mool and Nirgundi or vitex negundo to soothe the pre menstrual pain.

Pre menstrual pain

– Have plenty of liquids in your diet – water, soups or fresh juices.
– But avoid alcohol and smoking.
– Opt for balanced diet but avoid processed food and fast food.
– Take a cold shower
– Maintain healthy bowel movement

Piles
When you have difficulty while passing stool, bleeding and itching around the rectal area you need to have certain herbs like Haritaki or terminalia chebula and Jimikand or Indian Yam. You can also try Abhayarista, an ayurvedic medicine for piles.

Piles
To prevent and reduce piles, it is recommended to flush out the intestine, drink water and exercise. Avoid constipation with a rich fibre diet.

Greying hair
According to ayurveda, anger, warm showers, colds and sinus problems are some of the reasons for greying hair. You can also try Mahabhringaraj oil, an ayurvedic medicine for greying hair.

Greying hair

– De-stress from your worries and anxieties
– Get sufficient sleep
– Take cold showers too
– Cure your cold and sinus

Menopause
Sundari kalp forte is an ayurvedic medicine for menopause and helps you make a healthy transition to menopause. It nourishes the blood and your reproductive organs. It is beneficial to the overall health of the abdomen area.

Menopause
At this point of your life, it is important to have calcium rich food to avoid osteoporosis, exercise daily and have a balanced diet. You can also practice yoga exercises like pranayama and sarbangasana.

Obesity
Guggulu or Commiphora mukul and Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa are two herbs that can help you reduce weight. But it is also important to exercise and follow the right diet to prevent obesity or reduce obesity.

Acne
Acne tends to scar the facial skin, but you can fight acne with cinnamom, sandalwood, turmeric, neem and giloy or Tinospora cordifolia.

Cramps
Arth plus, is an ayurvedic medicine for anti-inflammation and cramps. Besides cramps it can prevent joint pain, backache, sprains and arthritis. Rumarhto Gold is another ayurveda treatment for cramps and body pain.

Cramps
Avoid foods that aggravate cramps like pulses. Anger, stress, lack of sleep and lack of water can stimulate cramps. Do not over exercise and go for regular massages. Avoid pungent food too.

Anaemia

Anaemia is a common problem for women; sadly it is a silent health problem. Prevent anaemia with amla, aloe vera and Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa.

 

Anaemia
Have a diet rich in iron; consume vegetables like spinach, nuts, beetroot, red meat, apples, amla and plum. Soak in the sun too as it increases the production of red blood cells.

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