Ashwagandha is the one of the revered and respected herbs of ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the most prominent rasayana. Ashwagandha promotes youth and mental health and expands happiness. It promotes health and wellness in all ages and all ailments.
Ashwagandha is also beneficial for those who are over worked and have a lack of sleep.(in my opinion, this particular line resonates with all of us working professionals who are under a lot of stress of achieving more and ultimately end up being over worked with less sleep.) It is also aphrodisiac, adaptogen, nervine tonic, sedative and an astringent. It is generally indicated for use in :- general debility including sexual disabilities, excessive exhaustion, old age, malnutrition, muscle loss, stress, infertility and many more ailments.
Charaka samhita says(vol. 111. Page 8.) “A person undergoing rejuvenation therapy (Ashwagandha) attains longevity, memory, intellect, freedom from disease, youth, excellence of lustier complexion and voice, excellent potentiality of the body and sense organs and brilliance”.
Ashwagandha when integrated into diet combined with healthy lifestyle proves to bring health and wellness to the body and mind. The integration of this herb into daily life can also facilitate a clearer mind in order to make better healthful decisions , so that one may have a youthful and disease free life.
“Disease can be described as anything causing a lack of ease therefore stress can be considered as huge diseases affecting our society”.
With a life that is in a constant state of a movement and is always in need of being faster and more productive it is no wonder people are turning to anything that can help them combat the stress. While lifestyle is a huge reason for the stress there are many herbs that can help combat these stressors of daily life. Ashwagandha has amazing effects on keeping the body healthy and healing its from diseases as well as its stress fighting attributes.
Ashwagandha has been described as having the smell of a horse and giving the vitality and sexual energy of horse. It has been shows to improve sexual desire and proven to promote men’s reproductive health and even increase sperm count in men with infertility. As per a study men with oligospermia or low sperm count were given Ashwagandha for ninety days showed 167% increase in the sperm count, a 53% increase in volume and 57% increase in the motility of the sperm compared to placebo.
Ashwagandha is one of the most respected herbs that pacifies all three doshas i.e. it works well with all types of people. Its vast uses and ability to work with many different body system and tissues as well as fight against many different ailments makes it the most respected. This herbs vast wealth of healing properties ranges from building up tissues that has been depleted as result of illness to fight against abnormal tissue that attacks the body the way cancer does, from being antibacterial to antifungal to calming mind clearing stress. A truly magical healer when it is combined with diet and lifestyle bring freedom from disease, as well as bring youth back to the body, promote longevity, memory function and expand happiness.
With so many benefits, Ashwangandha is something to be integrated into all of our daily lives and diets in order to promote youth and expand happiness in not only ourselves but the world as well, creating a world free from disease would ultimately cause a happier more peaceful world because not only would health no longer be an issue or source of worry as healthier people, individuals would feel more happy and alive, spreading that good feeling everywhere they go. Lifetree Ashwagandha is a good source of Ashwagandha help you combat stress.
Caution:- Person having serve congestion should not take ashwagandha, as ashwagandha aggravates congestion.
Liver:- An essential organ for the body. It has multiple life supporting functions like:-
1) Production of bile that helps with digestion
2) It makes proteins for the body.
3) Stores iron.
4) Converts nutrients into energy.
5) Creates substances that help your blood clot.
6) It helps you to resist infections by making immune factors favorable and removing bacteria and toxins from your blood.
So when it supports so many important functions in body. Its health should be given a whole lot of importance but mostly liver disorders go unnoticed till they are in very lateral stages. We, Indians don’t give liver health a damn as for us liver disorders are for the alcoholic people and as we are vegetarians and satvik people we don’t even touch alcohol so liver disorder is also a big no for us. Arre hume kaise ho sakta hai hum to daru ko chutte bhi nahin. Secondly its symptoms are not very clear and often misunderstood. It produces symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, tiredness, weakness, nausea, confusion, pain in the area of liver. we often dismiss these symptoms for tiredness like thak gaye honge, aalsi hai.
These days having fat on liver is like ‘sabko hi hota thoda fat toh’.liver pe you cann’t help. It became a new normal but when ‘pta hi nhi chala’.
NAFLD:-Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming very common in India(there are more than 1cr cases per year) and mind you these are the detected cases and a lot goes undiagnosed or undetected because symptoms are not even considered and secondly ‘hume kaise hoga’ syndrome.
Fatty liver problem is increasing in India because of our changing eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. For the improved liver health follow the tips mentioned below:-
1) Avoid processed/packaged food: - if you cannot completely avoid at least reduced the amount of processed/refined food in your diet. Processed/packaged food contains significant amounts of preservatives and salts and fat those are detrimental to liver health.
2) Drink:- Water is the best drink to have for health. Drink lots of water to maintain health as well as better liver health. Alcohol is detrimental for liver health and is a strict no. Whereas carbonated and sweetened drinks, sodas& colas also have negative effects on liver health so it is best to avoid.
3) Vitamin D deficiency: - Vitamin D is directly associated with severity and incidence of NAFLD . Vitamin d deficiency can have inflammatory effects on liver. So, supplementation of Vitamin D is important for liver health. Sun is the best source of vitamin D. You can also supplement your diet with Lifetree D3+K2 to enhance your vitamin D levels.
4) Exercise regularly: - An overweight or obese person is more prone to developing chronic disease that includes liver-related ailments. Excessive weight puts pressure on the organs and forces them to work harder. Exercising regularly helps you to maintain healthy weight and reduce stress on organs.
5) Lifetree milk thistle + herbs:- Lifetree milk thistle + herbs is a unique combination of milk thistle, turmeric, methi, saunth, yashti and kali mirch. Lifetree milk thistle has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on liver. It improves digestion & enhances metabolism. It supports liver function & health. It flushes out toxins and restores damage to cells.
Stressful to Stress-free
Race- I think this is the best synonym for life we are living these days.
All of us are in hurry to achieve milestones in our lives and that too at earliest than rest of the crowd, to prove our mettle, be ahead of others. Man has become a juggler-juggling office, home, kids all at same time.
Last two years due to pandemic and WFH situations. Indian professionals are under higher stress levels compared to world as highlighted by a study.
Pandemic has put people around the world in an emotional turmoil, with a sense that their lives and careers are out of their control.
In India, people are not acquainted with remote working or working from home which caused big disruptions in their life. Women had to face various other WFH related challenges with a disproportionately higher burden of house hold chores, challenges of working from small houses, kids being at home and the boundaries of work and life blurring.
We never get time to slow down and think for ourselves or rest peacefully. All this leads to stress. Stress has become a common cause for a lot of problems we face with ourselves like-
Changes in mood, decreased sex drive, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, digestive problems, dizziness, feeling anxious, frequent sickness, weight loss or gain, headaches, hair loss, low energy, racing heartbeat, trembling.
All these are manifestations of not but what actually stress is?
Stress is natural feeling of not being able to cope with specific demands and events.
Stress can be a motivation, and it can even be essential to survival. The body’s fight or flight mechanism tells a person when and how to respond to danger. However, when the body becomes triggered too easily, or there are too many stressors at one time (as in today’s life), it can undermine a person’s mental and physical health and become harmful.
Things that can help you manage stress :