10 Health Benefits of Ayurveda

10 Health Benefits of Ayurveda


Ayurveda, “the life knowledge,” is an ancient science that has been practiced in the Vedic culture of India in the last five thousand years. This science focuses on your health and wellness by ensuring you have achieved a balance between your spirit, mind, and body through guided meditation, change in diet, herbal medicine, massage, and yoga. This fantastic health and longevity system of Ayurvedic medicine is associated with the following 10 health benefits.

  1. Medicinal Benefits

Ayurveda involves the consumption of nutrient-dense spices that have various health benefits. For instance, ginger helps in improving digestion while turmeric protects your heart and reduces inflammation. These spices help the body to fight infections.

  1. Healthy Skin

Ayurveda is one of the most effective and affordable methods of keeping your skin soft and radiant. Consumption of nuts, seeds, and vegetables like lettuce and cucumber supply the body with Omega-3’s, healthy fats, and enough water, which help in maintaining healthy skin. The exercises tone the muscles and joints.

  1. Good for Digestion

Another benefit of Ayurveda is that it strengthens your digestive system as you start to eat for your dosha. Furthermore, consumption of certain foods at the right times helps in activating your digestive system. Digestion is optimized thereby enabling you to maintain a healthy weight.

  1. Bodyweight Management

Although Ayurveda is not mainly concerned with weight loss, you’ll melt away excess weight through a natural and healthy diet. According to New Delhi’s NutriHealth System, changing diet helps in weight management. Furthermore, the exercises help in burning excess body fat.

  1. Stress Reduction

As a “Sister Science” to yoga, Ayurveda is a powerful treatment for anxiety and stress according to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Massachusetts. Meditation, on the other hand, helps in relaxing the mind which is good in stress management. Massages will relax your muscles, which is associated with even more benefits.

  1. Promotes Emotional Health

Ayurveda is an effective way of achieving the health of the mind through meditation. Through meditation, you’re able to maintain the necessary balance for reducing stress and improving self-image.

  1. Improves Mouth Hygiene

Ayurveda involves the practice of scrapping the tongue. This procedure significantly improves the cleanliness of your mouth. Chances of bad breath is reduced through the removal of harmful bacteria.

  1. Detoxification

Ayurveda recommends taking of limes, lemons and other citrus fruits, which are associated with health benefits such as stimulation of digestion and removal of toxins from the digestive system. Furthermore, oils, massage therapy, and foods can also be used in the removal of toxins in the body. Panchakarma practice is also an effective way of removing wastes that disrupt the natural function of organs.

  1. It Recommends Healthy Eating Habits

Among the various recommendations for Ayurveda is the consumption of fresh, seasonal, and local food. Furthermore, this ancient science champions the taking of high-quality foods when possible.

  1. Hormonal Balance

Hormonal imbalance is a common problem in pregnant women or during menstrual cycles. Ayurveda can help balance your hormones through various therapeutic practices. A combination of practices, such as dieting, yoga, exercise all contribute towards balancing out body system. Therefore, with Ayurveda’s take on each part of our body, emotionally, spiritually and physically, hormonal balance is easily achieved.



I am Dr. Marion Johnson, a Nurse Supervisor, Educator, and A clinician with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) and a Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN) both from Walden University. I have worked as a nurse in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. Presently, I am doing something I love most, which is being an online instructor. In this position, I believe I can learn, educate, create and implement positive input into the nursing field. Besides work, I am also an avid reader of nursing journals and articles that is why I have a passion for reading, learning and sharing on the trending topics in the nursing arena.

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