Saturday, 14 March 2015
AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR INSOMNIA
Insomnia has become one of the commonest lifestyle- related problems in the world today. Sleep is extremely necessary to bring the body back to a normal state of functioning. Without sleep, the body will be unable to work efficiently and thus progress will be hampered.
Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) (SAUNF)
Aniseed helps in relaxing the nervous system. Its pleasant taste helps the body to rest. Hence its tea is prescribed to people having insomnia problems.
Celery (Apium graveolens) (AJWAIN)
Just like aniseed, celery also makes the body relax and the nerves to soothe down.
Indian Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) (TINPATIYA)
The juice of the leaves of the Indian sorrel has good effects in inducing sleep.
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) (JAYPHAL)
Nutmeg is used especially in treating sleep problems in children. It is usually taken in mixture with other substances like amalaki and honey.
Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) (SARPAGANDHA)
Rauwolfia has natural sedative properties. At the same time it is non-stimulating. So it can be used by children and adults alike to treat their problems of sleeplessness. It is much more effective if its powdered root is taken along with some other scentedsubstance like cardamom or vanilla.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (TAGARA)
Valerian is almost a narcotic in its effects on the human body, but it contains none of the addictive dangers. Consumption of the valerian root can reduce excitements, irritations and pains and induce good sleep.