Ayurvedic herbal water is an age-old ancient practice that was utilized for centuries by ayurvedic doctors to cure ailing bodies all over the world. Ayurveda also stands for the traditional wisdom of India, and it is concerned with using natural means to heal. Ayurvedic uses the concept of “Titus Indicus” or “Old age Indicus.” Ayurvedic herbs, spices and plants are believed to possess many healthful properties which can provide unique therapeutic and health benefits to the human body.
Ayurvedic herbs, spices and plants are considered as “Rakta dosha” or “Churn dosha” in ayurvedic medicine. These terms mean “Rakta” or “Stomach” and “Dosha” or” Liver.” Ayurvedic doctors believe that our entire body system, starting from our digestive tract, head, feet, legs, eyes, teeth, bowels, lungs and liver, is interconnected with each other. Our body needs a balanced combination of all the healthy nutrients to stay healthy. In ayurvedic medicine, a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important for us to maintain a good state of health and optimize our natural healing power.
Tolerance to cold, fever, excess weight and drugs vary from individual to individual. Ayurvedic herbs, spices and vitamins are very effective in improving the general well-being and providing immunity from the harmful effects of the various viruses, bacteria and other diseases. The dosha system is also known as “Majja Doshas” or “life-line” system. Each of the five doshas or chakras are important in protecting our body against diseases and improving health.
Tophal is the first dosha in the body system and one of the five doshas or chakras. Tophal dosha is responsible for the proper digestion of food and in turn, proper nutrition. Foods, flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, mushrooms and other medicinal plants contain tophal. Intake of excessive spices, herbs and spices can affect total and lead to poor digestion.
Triphala or the third dosha is also known as the vata dosha and is situated in the area between trachea and pharynx. It is situated in the centre of the chest and contains lesser amounts of blood vessels and capillaries. Intake of adequate amounts of herbal medicines, oils, spices and herb extracts has great therapeutic effects in reducing fever, inflammation, pain, nausea and vomiting.
Several herbal medicines, such as Triphala-Guggulu, Medohar Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Chandraprabha-Vati, Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivadi-Churna, Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) and Kutaj-Parpati can have great therapeutic effects on the above symptoms. Herbal medicines which can be used in this condition include: Triphala, Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Daruharidra, Kutaj-Parpati and Chandraprabha-Vati.
Cleansing the colon can help in detoxifying the entire body system including the heart and brain. This procedure is called ‘Mansa‘. A special procedure called ‘Sudh’ is also quite useful in cleaning the digestive tract. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that healthy digestion is the key to overall health and good health too. They, therefore, advise their patients to practice a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle which includes a well-balanced diet rich in fibre, fluids and dietary proteins and avoid processed and junk foods.