5 Fascinating Insights from Ayurvedic Experts

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)

What is Gut Health?

The gut, an extensive tube running from mouth to back passage, takes center stage. It involves the operation and bacterial balance of the gastrointestinal system components in our discussion.

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Importance of Gut Health

The gut safeguards our immune health by acting as a barrier against viruses, fungi, and harmful bacteria. When compromised, it can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and increased susceptibility to illness.

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1. Gut Health and Mental Health

Gut health profoundly impacts mental well-being. Gut bacteria communicate via the Vagus nerve, affecting emotions and hormone release, forming the gut-brain axis.

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2. Vata Dosha

Vata, known as the air or wind dosha, plays a pivotal role in bodily movement. It also maintains sensory and mental equilibrium and fosters cognitive abilities.

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3. Pitta Dosha

Pitta, controlled by fire and water elements, governs metabolism, body temperature, and digestion. It is intricately linked to the digestive and endocrine systems.

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Identifying Imbalance

Recognizing Vata and Pitta imbalances involves identifying symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, and diarrhea. These symptoms serve as indicators of potential issues in the body.

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4. Herbs for Vata Imbalance

Herbs such as the yellow-flowered variety and jeera help alleviate Vata imbalance. They combat bacteria causing acidity and reduce bowel inflammation effectively.

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More Herbs for Vata Imbalance

We introduce cardamom and ajwain. These herbs aid in reducing bloating, indigestion, and abdominal discomfort.

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5. Herbs for Pitta Imbalance

We discuss the benefits of asafoetida. This herb boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, aiding digestion and blood pressure regulation.

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More Herbs for Pitta Imbalance

We suggest applying Hing paste on the abdomen or navel for relief from gas and bloating. Incorporating these herbs into your routine can significantly enhance gut health.

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