Written By Aquib Nawab, BBA
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by feelings of fear and worry. It can be debilitating and affect daily life.
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Ayurvedic Approach to Treat Anxiety
Ayurveda believes that anxiety is caused by an imbalance in the mind and body. It offers natural remedies and lifestyle changes to restore balance.
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used in Ayurveda to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It helps balance cortisol levels and supports the nervous system.
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Also known as Bacopa, this Ayurvedic herb has been used for centuries to improve cognitive function and reduce anxiety by modulating neurotransmitters in the brain.
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Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is known for its ability to reduce anxiety & promote relaxation by regulating neurotransmitter levels and alleviating feelings of stress.
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By modulating neurotransmitter levels and fostering a sense of calm and relaxation, Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
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This Ayurvedic therapy involves the continuous pouring of warm oil onto the forehead, inducing a deep sense of relaxation.
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This Ayurvedic massage technique uses warm oil to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety by stimulating energy flow, promoting circulation, and calming the nervous system.
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Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote relaxation and reduce stress hormones, promoting overall well-being.
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Pranayama used in yoga can help balance the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation, making it a valuable tool for managing stress and anxiety.
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Meditation involves focusing on the present moment and cultivating a sense of calm, making it an effective way to reduce anxiety and promote overall well-being.
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10. Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
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