Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a type of mental illness which can stop a person from leading a normal life. Anxiety is usually a normal emotion of getting nervous about something that normally people don’t get nervous or scared of. It is often an emotion of serious nervousness and fear which are constant and this can be disabling. For example the fear that sets in before a stage performance or taking an exam. We don’t exactly know the cause of anxiety however it is a type of mental disorder which is result of combination of things like changes in your brain and stress in your environment sometimes in the genes too. Other reasons for this anxiety could be an unknown or known fear. It is also caused by a hyper-active body’s fear-processing system.

Sometimes they are also known as panic attacks, where you think you can’t breathe or there is less air around, anxiety also is caused by phobias. It is also often termed as extreme apprehension or worry to a stressful situation. In today’s world Anxiety, stress and worry are a normal a part of the life and simply having some anxiety attacks or panic attacks don’t mean you need medications or psychiatrists. However, you could consult a physician if these attacks persist, but they could subside if you take care of your mental health and the tress that you take. You could also control these attacks by conditioning your brain and emotions in such a way that you don’t get anxious for things that scare you.

Symptoms of Anxiety


Usually, who suffеr from pеrsistеnt anxiеty еxpеriеncе a rangе of symptoms that includе:

  • unnеcеssary worrying about hеalth, monеy, family, work, or school pеrformancе—еvеn whеn thеrе arе no signs of troublе
  • irrational еxpеctations and worsе outcomе in many situations
  • inability to rеlax
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • tirеdnеss
  • hеadachеs
  • musclе tеnsion
  • difficulty swallowing
  • trеmbling or twitching
  • frеquеnt urination

CAUSES OF ANXIETY

  1. Early life events which set in fear in the person.
  2. Traumatic experiences.
  3. Genetic structure of brain

Anxiety is usually result of the brain perceiving threats overly in order to survive.

TYPES OF ANXIETY:

  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: People who have had traumatic experience in the past are more vulnerable to anxiety disorders. Their anxiety gets triggered on any events which may be identical to the ones that resulted in the traumatic event. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the anxiety caused by re-experiencing of ordeal like childhood trauma, military combat, natural and unnatural disasters.
  2. Obsessive- compulsive Disorder: people suffering with this kind of anxiety are stuck in a repetitive unconscious thoughts and behaviour. If left untreated these could result in disabling a person’s capacity to work at any place. An example of OCD will be obsessively cleaning a house etc.
  3. Panic Disorder: this anxiety is identified to be accompanied with breathlessness, chest pain, and heart palpitations accompanied with fear. People suffering with this anxiety will have severe phobia of certain things.

HOME REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY:

  1. Yoga: Practising yoga helps the body to calm down and not be tensed all the time.
  2. Meditation: Sitting quietly and focusing your attention on the centre of the forehead helps you relax, subside your fears and help you to control your thoughts and mind which generally lead to anxiety.
  3. Almond Milk: Soak 10 almonds over night and peel them in the morning. Put the almonds in mixer and add 1 cup milk to it. Consuming this helps the body to balance.
  4. Orange Juice: this remedy has been believed to have calmed down your fears. By drinking a serving of orange juice with a pinch of nutmeg powder you can calm your mind.
  5. Relaxing Bath: putting ginger and baking soda in your bath can help you relieve anxiety.
  6. Healthy lifestyle: by avoiding drugs and smoking you can avoid anxiety attacks.try na dget 7-8 hours of sleep and do something for fun.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS ANXIETY:

According to ayurveda, anxiety is caused is by vata dosh in the nervous system, therefore ayurvedic approach towards anxiety is to balance vata dosha. Ayurdeva approaches anxiety and fear by using calming methods and balancing dietary requirements.

  1. Abhyangam: It involvеs thе full body massagе with mеdicatеd hеrbal oils. Abhyangam thеrapy incrеasеs blood circulation to rеmovе mеtabolic wastеs and toxins from thе body. It stimulatеs vital prеssurе points, which lеads to nеrvous stimulation and rеduction in Strеss and Anxiеty. Thе massagе goеs on for 45-50 minutеs in sеvеn diffеrеnt positions. Abhyangam balancеs thе Doshas and trеats Mеntal, Еmotional, and Physical disordеrs.
  2. Padabhyangam: This Ayurvеdic massagе includеs thе stimulation of nеrvе еndings and vital prеssurе points prеsеnt in thе foot to balancе thе Doshas. This also promotеs mеntal calmnеss and rеliеvеs Strеss and Anxiеty.
  3. Nasyam: Nasyam is a part of Panchakarma thеrapy and involvеs thе administration of mеdicatеd oils or drugs through nostrils. This trеatmеnt stimulatеs thе vital cеntrеs of thе brain to ovеrcomе problеms such as Strеss, Anxiеty, and Insomnia.
    Nasyam starts with a facial massagе or stеam application to thе facе, forеhеad, еars, and nеck. Aftеrwards, a thеrapist instills hеrbal oils, juicеs, or powdеrs through nasal routе, which thеn sprеad through vеnous (blood circulation) and nеrvous systеm into thе arеas prеsеnt around thе nostrils. Finally, thе patiеnt is givеn lukеwarm watеr to garglе and mеdicatеd smokе for inhalation.
  4. Pizhichil: Pizhichil trеatmеnt involvеs thе squееzing of warm mеdicatеd oils to hеlp thе systеm rеtunе itsеlf thеrеby inducing both physical and mеntal rеlaxation. Pizhichil starts with a gеntlе and synchronisеd massagе on all parts of thе body еxcluding thе hеad. A cloth dippеd in lukеwarm hеrbal oil is squееzеd on thе body of thе patiеnt followеd by oil rubbing ovеr thе body. Thе dipping of cloth in mеdicatеd hеrbal oil is rеpеatеd pеriodically, and thе еntirе procеdurе takеs about 1 hour.

The following herbs help relieve the symptoms of anxiety:

Ashwangandha, Vacha, Jyotishmati, Shankhpushpa, Tagara, Jatamansi, Brahmi and Harikat.

 

 

 

 

Doob Grass, Durva Grass – Ayurvedic Properties & Medicinal Usage

doob grass, durva grass, ayurvedic properties, medicinal usage

INTRODUCTION

Doob Grass (Durva Grass) is a gift of nature for living beings. It is fresh and evergreen. Its gentle blissful sway is exhilarating. Animals feed on this grass and produce sweet milk Childrens drink the milk and grow healthy and strong. Early in the morning this grass is covered with dew and gives the felling as if green carpet has been laid on the ground. The grass is soft as silk and gives a very refreshing feeling. Walking bare feet on the grass has many benefits. It helps improve the eye-sight and also cures several disorders of the body. It grows heartily all through the year. It is known to have three different varieties- green, white, and blue.

PROPERTIES

Doob Grass (Durva Grass) is sweet, tasty, works as an astringent, cool and helps cure vomiting, snake venom, burning sensation, diarrhea,bleeding diathesis and cough.Durba is cold and can dissolve iron. It is light, bitter and cures acidity, thirst, pain, cough, blood disorders, dermatoses, and fever.

MEDICINAL USAGE

HEADACHE:-

Take equal quantities of doob grass and grams and grind them in water to form paste. Apply this paste on forehead. It cures headache.

EPILEPSY

Extract of its whole plant helps cure excessive flow in menstrual cycle or prolonged cycle, madness and epilepsy. Mix powder of white sandalwood and sugar in its juice and give this to the patient. It cures leucorrhoea.

EYE PROBLEMS:-

Tie its leaves on eyes. It gives relief from pain and also cures exeessive pus formation in eyes.

NASAL BLEEDING:-

  1. Mix juice of pomegranate flowers with doob grass juice or harad.Give this to the patient as nasya to the patient. It controls the bleeding from nose due to tridosa.
  2. Take nasya of doob grass juice, munakka and sugarcane juice, cow milk, onion juice, flowers of pomegranate.
  3. Put drops of juice of its whole plant in the nose to control nasal bleening.

MOUTH PROBLEM:-

Give decoction of doob grass for gargles. It cures boils in mouth.

VOMITING:-

  1. Give juice of doob grass to drink.
  2. Give doob grass  with water in which rice is rinsed. It cures vomits due to pitta.

ASCITES:-

Grind doob grass with black pepper and give this to the patient thrice a day. It causes excessive urination which helps cure ascites and swelling of the body.

DIARRHOEA:-

Give fresh juice of doob grass. It has binding properties and is beneficial in curing diarrhea.

DIARRHOEA DUE TO INDIGESTION:-

Boil doob grass with aniseed and ginger root and give the solution to the patient.

ABORTION:-

Leucorrhoea, abortion and other vaginal disorders can be controlled using doob grass. It strengthens the uterus and fetus.

URINARY PROBLEM:-

  1. Decoction of doob grass relieves pain and causes excessive urination. It cures swelling , gonorrhea and burning sensation during urination.
  2. Mix doob grass with sugar. Grind the solution and strain the solution, give this to the patient. It controls blood flow in the urine.
  3. Grind doob grass in milk and strain the solution and give this to the patient. It cures  burning sensation during urination.

PILES:-

Grind its whole plant, mix it with curd and give this to the patient. Apply the paste of its leaves on beeding piles.

BLEEDING DIATHESIS:-

Grind white doob grass in water. Strain the solution through fine cloth, add sugar candy and give this to the patient. It is beneficial in leucorrhoea.

ECZEMA, ITCHING, ETC:-

  1. Take 3 times juice of doob grass and prepare medicated oil. Apply this oil on the affected areas. It cures eczema, itching and wounds.
  2. Grind doob grass with turmeric and apply the paste. It cures eczema and itching of skin.

MALARIA FEVER:-

Mix atees powder on doob grass juice. Give this to the patient 2-3 times a day. It is beneficial in curing the recurring malaria fever.

SEXUAL POTENCY:-

White doob grass reduces sexual potency and desire.

DISEASES IN CHILDREN:-

Grind doob grass with long branches, which generally grown around wells. Strain the solution and add 1-2 gm, finely powdered nagkesar and green cardamom. Give this to the child whose palate has gone weak, put a few drops in the child nose and let the child inhale it. It brings back the palate its normal position.Its consumption gives energy to the body. The child stops vomiting milk and grows better.

Peela Dhatura – Ayurvedic Properties & Medicinal Usage

 

INTRODUCTION

It is an American herb but is found all over Indian now. When any part of this herb is plucked, it exudes golden colored, yellowish milk. This is why it is named as swarnkshiri (plant with golden liquid).Fruit is quadrangular. It is thorny and cup shaped which contains two small, dark colored mustard like seeds, which when put on burning coal, start roasting with cracking sound. The whole plant has thorns like those in yellow- berried night shade plant.

PROPERTIES

It cures Kapha and Pitta. Its milk, juice of leaves and seed oil is used to cleanse and heal ulcers and wound and is anthelmintic. Paste of root cures swelling and oedema and is anti-toxin. Seeds relieve pain. Its root and seed oil is purgative. Root juice is blood purifier and milk cures swelling and oedema.Root and its milk also cures high fever. Decoction of the whole plant is anthelmintic and anti-dermatoses. Yellow milk cleanses urine, is anti- dermatoses, cleanses and heals ulcers and wound, cures swelling and oedema and is anti-pyretic.

MEDICINAL USAGE

OPHTHALMIC DISEASE:-

  1. Mix 1 drops of its milk with 2 drops of ghee and applies this mixture as eyeliner in eyes. It cures dryness of eyes, glaucoma and blindness.
  2. Take 1 gm of its extract and mix it in 40 gm rose water. Put 1 drops of this solution twice a day. It cures swelling of eyes, redness of eyes, haziness of vision, and other ophthalmic disorders.
  3. Put 1 drops of the juice of its leaves in both the eyes. It is also beneficial in curing eye disorders.

BRONCHITIS AND BRONCHIAL ASTHMA:-

Give ½ to to 1 gm powder of its root with warm water or milk, every morning and evening. It helps release the phlegm. Or give 3-4 drops of its yellow milk with sugar.

IMPACT OF COUGH:-

  1. Take 400 ml juice of its whole plant and boil it. When it thickens, add 50 gm jiggery and 15 gm resin in it. Mix them all and prepare tablets of 200 mg each.Give1 tablet with warm water, thrice a day. It gives considerable relief in asthma.
  2. Prepare decoction of its leaves. Add equal amount of benzoic acid in it and prepare gram- sized tablet. Give 1 tablet, thrice days to the patient. It gives relief to the patient.

EOSINOPHILIA:-

Give 1 gm of it twice a day with milk.

ABDOMINAL

Mix 2-4 ml its yellow milk with 9 gm ghee and give this to the patient. It cures stomach pain.

PURGATION:-

Its oil is purgative and laxative. But it does not have a similar effect on everyone. In some, it may cause2-3 stools while in others it may cause 14 -15, but even if the patient vomits at the start of the treatment, it does not cause weakness.

URINARY DISORDERS:-

In case of burning sensation in urinary tract, soak its 15 gm whole plant 150 ml water and prepare its cold or hot infusion. Give this to the patient. It causes excessive urination and cures the burning sensation in urinary tract.

JAUNDICE:-

Mix 7-9 drops of its oil in 9 gm tinospora juice and give this to the patient every morning and evening. It cures jaundice.

PAIN, COLIC:-

Give25 drops of its oil with 1 gm ginger root. It cures the pain.

ASCITES:-

  1. Give 4-9 gm of its whole plant, 2-4 times a day. It causes excessive urination and helps release the obstructed water.
  2. Mix 2- 3 gm salt in 4-7 drops of its oil and give this to the patient.

SYPHILIS:-

Mix 4 gm juice of its whole plant in milk and give this to the patient, thrice a day. Also, apply its milk on the boils.

GONORRHOEA:-

Take 1-4 ml of its yellow milk and give this to the patient with butter and kidamari or give 4 ml juice of its leaves with 9 gm ghee, 1-2 times a day. It cures gonorrhea.

IMPOTENCY:-

Take 1 gm of its bark and heat it with milk of banyan tree.Prepare gram- sized tablets. Give one tablet every morning and evening with betel leaf, for 13 days. It cures impotency.

RINGWORM:-

Apply the juice of its leaves or its oil on the affected area.

ULCERS:-

Apply its milk on the ulcers. It heals even the severe and incurable ulcers.