Managing Stress and Anxiety naturally
through Indian Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurvedic techniques are one of the most ancient stress busters known to exist. Ayurveda’s approach to stress management lies in the attainment of peace (Shanthi). It doesn’t see the body and the mind as two different entities but as reflections of each other. This is because the sources of physical health problems stem from the mind and the repercussions of mental ailments are reflected in the physical body.

"According to Ayurveda, the key to effective stress management lies in trying to avoid stress and strengthening the body’s adaptive power to deal with stress. The best way to avoid stress is by having a thorough understanding of your stress triggers and doshas. The second option is increasing the coping capability of the body through lifestyle modifying natural remedies such as Vetiver, Tulsi and Rosemary"

According to a study published in the Lancet Psychiatry in 2017, one in seven Indians suffered from mental disorders of varying severity with depression and anxiety being the commonest. These include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, idiopathic developmental intellectual disability, conduct disorders, and autism.  With increasing requirement of social distancing and WFH more population is likely face mental pressures. Ayurveda comes in handy to prevent anxiety disorders and offer simple solutions that you can integrate in your daily life improving and uplifting your mood.

Vetiver may be called ‘Root of Relaxation’. It’s mind calming qualities are known since ancient times in India, China and in western world. Vetiver oil is called “the oil of tranquility.” Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine considers it a cooling oil that relaxes and calms the mind. It is traditionally used for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hysteria, trauma, and panic attacks. For these reasons, it is sometimes used as a meditation aid. It’s therapeutic values and scientifically validates as well.

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Tulsi helps in maintaining normal levels of cortisol hormone in the body that is known as the stress hormone. It lowers the levels of cortisol, leaving you stress-free. In fact, it is known to subside various symptoms of depression, which may include anxiety which has been proved by many scientific validations and clinical trials. In addition, holy basil has the capacity to increase physical and emotional endurance thus increasing the resilience to all stressors. One of the most strongly supported actions of this herb is that of an adaptogen, with current research supporting its traditional use in managing acute and chronic stress and fatigue.

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A good source of iron, calcium and vitamins A, C, and B-6. Rosemary is associated with feelings of contentment. It’s been shown to have positive effects on performance and mood. For centuries, Rosemary is being used as remedy for mental health. It is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus. The aroma of rosemary has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances.

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Vetiver Drops

  • Frequency: Dail
  • Quantity: 1 drops in a glass of hot water in the evening / night before food.
Add 5-10 ml of vetiver to a bucket of hot water and take bath in the evening, once or twice in a week. It works as a fantastic tranquilizer.
Tulsi and Rosemary drops may be taken couple of times in a day green tea / black tea / hotwater in addition to daily intake with drinking water.

Tulsi Drops

  • Frequency: Alternate days or Alternate weeks
  • Quantity: 1 ml to 2 ml (with one litre / 2 litres of water)
  • Dosage: 1 ml in 1 litre of water (replace normal drinking water) (Alternate between Rosemary and Tulsi; Just add a ml of drops in 1 litre water bottle and use it in office or home)

Rosemary Drops

  • Frequency: Alternate days or Alternate weeks
  • Quantity: 1 ml to 2 ml (with one litre / 2 litres of water)
  • Dosage: 1 ml in 1 litre of water (replace normal drinking water)
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