We are all aware of the importance of the heart and its proper functioning. Given the importance of the organ, it is no wonder that heart disease is a vital subject all around the world. About 28% of all deaths in India are related to heart complications. Heart failure continues to be one of the most common causes of death, affecting about 26 million people around the world.
Today, we would like to discuss the Ayurvedic approach to keeping a healthy heart, exploring a holistic yet integrated approach.
Ayurveda practices shed light on numerous tools that could be used to maintain a healthy heart, including a wide range of exercise and dietary practices. Vedic scriptures consider the heart to be an essential and central source of energy in the human body.
Many channels and systems in the body pass through the heart, either affecting it or getting influenced by it.
It is also considered to be the primary location of Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Ojas.
It is crucial to keep in mind that Ayurvedic tradition regards the body, mind, and spirit as a complete and whole unit. At a practical level, undertaking activities which reduce stress, support mental, physical and emotional wellness and promote a healthy flow of the body’s energies, are excellent practices that can keep heart attack troubles at bay.
It is an important part of your process may be to listen to your intuition and to follow your heart when deciding on the approach that is right for you to have regular check-ups and follow the advice of a physician while incorporating good common sense practices into our daily lives.
Arjuna powder is a common substance known in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia as a heart-strengthening and circulatory system strengthening agent. It is most commonly consumed three times a day with raw honey in warm water.
Ginger is also excellent for regulating blood supply in the body. It helps clear the body of toxins, which could even include substances that cause artery blockages. Fresh ginger can be added to meals or consumed with tea.
Fresh pomegranate juice has shown great promise in the treatment of artery blockage as it helps to clear out the atherosclerotic plaques.
Turmeric is a beautiful agent used to treat heart blockages. It purifies the blood, promotes healthy digestion and relieves the digestive system of toxins. It is an established anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering agent. It can be consumed in food, either in raw, in a fresh or dried state. The most potent form of turmeric is the extract of its active phytochemicals, Curcumin. Amarantha Ayurveda’s Qmin Plus contains curcumin extract, standardised up to 95%, in combination with piperine.
Being a critical and vital crossroad in the body, the heart is deeply supported by a diverse range of therapeutic practices. Ayurveda teaches us that healthy organs and tissues are the natural results of optimal health, a healthy diet, a moderate lifestyle, a balanced nervous system, as well as mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Our bodies flourish with proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, and adequate sleep; they do even better when we commit to managing stress, cultivating healthy relationships, embracing joy and meaning, and living in alignment with our own authentic nature.
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