The natural medicine Ayurveda in treating diseases such as congestion, flu, fever, sore throat, gastritis, ulcers, liver disease, also for symptoms dealing with stress, anxiety, insomnia and nerves, among many other conditions that can be addressed naturally and preventively.
Ayurveda medicine treatments.
Below you will find treatments to relieve coughs, sore throats, inflammation of the tonsils, gastritis, gastric ulcers, and liver disease, among others.
Stress and anxiety:
Prolonged stressful situations strain the nervous system and parts of the body that may be weak or prone to stress. You can strengthen the nervous system by taking an infusion of skullcap and verbena.
In addition, it is advisable to consume oatmeal, especially if you feel weak. It is also important to consume vitamins C and B. Another important herb to combat weakness is ginseng. It is a stimulant and thus helps the body to improve its ability to adapt to different situations and improves defenses. You can take it as a decoction, tincture, powder or capsules.
A good night’s sleep heals both body and mind. Then take a warm herbal bath before bed using lavender, linden blossom, chamomile or rosehip to relieve muscle tension and relax your mind.
Also drink an infusion or tincture of chamomile before going to bed. You can take linden flower, lemon balm or hops as infusions. You can also put rose petals or lavender pillows under the pillow. If insomnia persists, try tincture of passionflower, valerian, or hops. Drink half a teaspoon dissolved in a little water an hour before going to sleep and if you wake up, repeat the dose.
Infused oils are different from essential oils and can be used for massages and also as a base when preparing creams and ointments. The best oils for infusions are vegetables such as sunflower, soy or olive.
- John’s wort flowers.
- Vegetable oil of choice (olive, sunflower or soybean).
The way to prepare them is easy but slow. Prepare a clean, dry jar with a tight lid and fill it completely with your chosen herb.
- Pour the oil into the jar until the herbs are completely covered.
- Cover it and put the jar near a window where the sun shines. Leave it there for about two weeks, shaking and turning the jar every day. After that time, carefully strain the oil using a cloth spread over a container. The oil must be free of all vegetable residues.
- Store the oil in dark bottles, away from sunlight. They can be kept for up to a year. St. John’s wort flowers are yellow, but the oils will take on an intense red when the oils of the plant are diluted with the vegetable oil. This oil is excellent for giving a gentle massage where nervous tension has built up or in painful areas.
Steam inhalations can be used to relieve flu and colds, colds and sinusitis. They relax the airways and are beneficial for the mucous membranes.
- 2 drops of thyme essential oil
- 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 liter of water
- Prepare the chosen herbal infusion and add a liter of freshly boiled water.
- Then pour into a comfortable container. Sit down and put a large towel or cloth that covers your head and bowl so that the steam doesn’t escape. Continue the treatment for about ten minutes and then sit in a warm room for half an hour to allow the airways to adjust to the outside temperature.
The thyme is an excellent decongestant to unclog the nose or sinus problems. Eucalyptus oil helps relax congested airways and breathing; it also has antiseptic properties.
If you have a cold and fever for several days, in addition to having a headache and muscle aches, it is a sign that you have developed the flu. A suitable herb to treat these symptoms is the eupatorium, which quickly relieves pain and helps contain fever.
It also clears the mucous congestion of the respiratory tract. You can use an infusion of this herb either fresh or dried. Drink one cup per hour or as often as possible. You can combine the eupatorium with elderflower, yarrow or ginger. Add lemon and honey for flavor and vitamin C.
When you have a fever, it is important to drink plenty of fluids to help the body clear the infection. Try an infusion of chamomile or linden flower, which are soothing herbs and increase sweating.
They guarantee a restful sleep, which will speed up recovery. You can also try an infusion that is prepared by mixing a teaspoon of grated ginger and cinnamon sticks in a cup of boiling water, with a little lemon and honey to taste. This infusion stimulates perspiration; It also has vitamin C which helps to cure infections.
Syrups can transform an infusion, decoction or tincture into a balsamic mixture for children and adults. They are useful in treating coughs and sore throats.
- 200 ml of thyme infusion.
- 200g unrefined sugar or honey.
- Prepare the infusion in the normal way, but let it steep for 15 minutes instead of 10. Strain the infusion as usual. Heat a saucepan and add sugar or honey, stirring constantly to dissolve all the sugar, taking care that it does not boil.
- Let the syrup cool, then put it in bottles and cover.
This remedy takes advantage of the antiseptic and expectorant properties of thyme to relieve coughs and sore throats, and is especially suitable for children.
A sore throat may be the first sign of an infection. If you also have a cold, use the suggested cold herbs that relieve a sore throat. You can also prepare a gargle with an infusion of red sage, thyme.
Repeat the gargle two or three times a day. All of these herbs have antiseptic properties that fight infection.
Inflammation of the tonsils is a sign of an increase in the body’s defenses to rid itself of toxins and infections from the body. Herbal treatment seeks to relieve pain, redness, and inflammation typical of tonsillitis.
You should also drink an herbal tea that helps to eliminate the infection, a mixture of echinacea, calendula, gardener love and chamomile. Echinacea helps boost the immune system, calendula and gardener love affirm lymphatic tissue due to its cleansing function, and chamomile calms and helps lower fever.
Gastritis and gastric ulcer.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining as a result of an infection or reaction to food.
To soothe and heal the intestinal mucous membranes, use a decoction mixing two parts of meadowsweet with one of hydrastis. If stress and tension aggravate gastritis, add valerian to the decoction. Drink this infusion after meals, until the condition improves.
In the case of gastric ulcer, the treatment is similar to that of gastritis. Take a decoction of meadowsweet root and hydrastis.
Pollution, high-fat fast foods, drug and alcohol abuse all put stress on the liver. In addition to food and lifestyle care, you can prepare a useful tonic with dandelion, queen of the meadows and hydrastis.
Dandelion roots and leaves tone and detoxify the liver and kidneys; The meadowsweet is good for the stomach and the hydrastis (should not be consumed by pregnant women) helps to tone and stimulate the digestive system.
Thistle is another herb that is helpful in cleansing the liver. Drink two liters of water a day to keep the digestive system clean and avoid fried foods and fat.