How to boost immunity and fight against Covid-19 with Ayurveda?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a world challenge as the cases are increasing every day. The disease has overwhelmed healthcare system across the world. This scenario calls for fresh approaches for public health and disease management. Traditional Indian medicine has a lot to offer in the management of COVID-19 and prophylaxis and protection of vulnerable organs involved in viral entry. The approach of Ayurveda on strengthening host defense through boosting the immunity may be useful as effective, safer, accessible and affordable prophylaxis of COVID-19.


COVID-19 (corona virus disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously known as the 2019 novel corona virus (2019-nCoV), a strain of corona virus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Enhancing the body’s natural defense system (immunity) plays an important role in maintaining optimum health. We all know that prevention is better than cure. It will be good to take preventive measures which boost the immunity in these times through Ayurveda. Ayurveda interventions become even more relevant by the fact that there is an elaborate description of causation and management of epidemics (Janapadodhwamsa). Corona virus encroaches the immune system. Boosting the immune system will cause repulsion of virus. It primarily affects respiratory system.

Ayurveda offers the solution to improve the strength of respiratory system. Most of the damage in COVID- 19 disease is caused by the derangement of immune system. Millions of cells affected by virus tend to burst, ultimately causing extensive damage to the lung tissue,acute liver injury,acute cardiac  injury,several organ failure, This leads to shortness of breath, dry cough, and other complications and may lead to mortality in some cases.

Clinical presentation

COVID-19 typically presents with systemic and/or respiratory manifestations. The disease progression is gradual, and requires about 9-10 days to progress from symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Few Common symptoms are fever (85-90%), cough (65-70%), fatigue (35-40%), sputum production (30-35%), shortness of breath (15-20%) and some less common symptoms are myalgia / arthralgia (10-15%), headaches (10-36%) , sore throat (10-15%), chills (10-12%) and pleuritic pain.

Fever associated with covid-19 is known to be Kaphapradhan (Kapha dominant).Vitiated Kapha along with Ama (toxins) blocks various Naadi’s (channels) in the body which then vitiate Vata and Pitta too.This results in the spread of agni (fire) throughout the body, pushing heat towards the skin and raise body temperature. Respiratory illness accompanied by dehydration, shortness of breath and blockage is because of more vitiated vata and the obstruction of kapha blocks the pranvahasrotas (respiratory passage) which leads to swaskricchta and vitiated kapha accumulates in the lungs which leads to other associated symptoms. Ayurvedic treatment aims at reduction of kaphadoshas and removal of Ama from the body to promote healing and alleviate symptoms.

Risk factors for severe illness or poor outcome


Old age, People in a long-term care facility ,Male gender, Children


Cardiovascular disease, sch as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Chronic respiratory diseases eg COPD, Cancer, Immunosuppression etc

Ayurveda’s approach against Covid-19

Ayurveda brings back the energies (doshas) to balance. The therapy includes yoga practice, proper diet regimen, and detoxification procedures. Ayurveda does not see viruses and bacteria as a primary cause of disease. In this case every person would be equally susceptible to the illnesses with which they are exposed. A strong immune system is prerequisite for protection against diseases. Through strengthening the digestive system and clearing the body of toxins optimum immunity may be achieved. Ayurveda offers many remedies which may help in creating environment within the human body against corona viruses.

Promoting Ojas (Vyadhikshamatva)

In present era Immunology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in Medicine and Biology. Its significance has grown more because of the growing requirement of immune strength and resistance against different diseases.Vyadhikshamatwa means the factor which limits the pathogenesis and opposes the strength of disease. Ayurveda describes the bio-factor ojas which is the quintessence of all the seven dhātus of the body and is responsible for the immune strength of an individual classically known as Ojabala and Vyādhikshamatva which refers to natural and acquired immunity. Immunity is a biological term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease or other unwanted biological invasion.

In view of the immune status of an individual being an important factor for conservation of health and prevention of disease. Ayurveda deliberates extensively on positive health measures such as life-style management, healthy dietetics and rejuvenation therapy with the help of a range of micro-medicinal nutrients called Rasāyana. A rasāyana remedy promotes nutritional status of an individual through qualitative changes in bodily cells and tissue leading in turn to improved bodily function, promotion of health and prevention of disease as well as longevity. These rasāyanas are considered the therapeutic means of obtaining the best quality of dhātus through micro-nutrition dynamics.

All such situations promote nutritional status of an individual with improved quality of cells and tissues in the body, longevity, immunity and superior health both physical and mental. In this entire process ojas is the basic matrix and all rasāyanas are supposed to be oja-vardhaka remedies.

Rasāyana remedies of Ayurveda especially for their immuno-enhancing, neuro-nutrient, anti-aging and anti-stress effect showing encouraging results now a days. Ayurvedic immunology is not merely limited to antigen antibody phenomenon in infective diseases and immune-degeneration rather it is involved in maintenance of positive health in general including homoeostasis, resistance against disease, longevity and stress tolerance with an inherent bond with the nutritional status of an individual.

Lifestyle tips for boosting Immunity

This is a period to go within so follow the dinacharya (daily routine). Wake up early in the morning, brush your teeth, scrape your tongue, rinse your mouth and drink hot or warm water, then do Pranayama ,it may strengthen the immune system including the Pranavaha srotas (respiratory system). Rasavaha srotas (lymphatic system) will be cleansed, and in that way it can boost the energy. This will maintain the balance of ojas (immunity, strength), tejas (digestion both subtle and gross), and prāna (vital life force). With pranayama we can clean pranavaha srotas and it will give boosting of energy so that it can keep away the virus from the human body.

Have ginger, cinnamon and cardamom tea, regular chai made with tulsi (holy basil, one or two leaves), or even mint, cinnamon and cardamom tea. These herbal teas boost energy. A warm bath each day is very necessary to warm the body, open the pores, and regulate your body’s internal thermostat. Don’t forget to do your daily ayurvedic massage (abhyanga) before your bath. Daily massage is very important for opening the channels, stimulating the digestion, removing toxins from the body, and pacifying the doshas. It is especially soothing to Vata dosha, which is seated in the skin.

All of these factors make massage a vital therapy in strengthening immunity and preventing respiratory problems.Adequate sleep is especially important, as it counteracts the lively, moving Vata. It is also essential for anyone in any season who wants to enhance immunity and resist disease. Exercise is another important aspect of the ayurvedic routine, because it helps enhance agni and burns away toxins. It’s important to choose the right exercise for your body type and for the season, though. Daily walks and yoga postures are good for balancing all the doshas. Exercise helps to boost agni and immunity when toxins are flooding in the body.

 As long as we keep our Agni (digestive fire) strong, then illness will not happen. So, Ayurveda has a great way of prevention. This is how we may prevent being affected by corona virus in unexposed asymptomatic group. Keep the agni strong and, to do that, follow the Dinacharya. It is the first important thing that Ayurveda recommends.

Diet for boosting natural Immunity

The important thing is to eat light, warm foods, cooked with the immune-enhancing spices like Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom etc. Eat all six tastes, but prefer eating substances having balance of sweet, sour, and salty tastes, as these pacify Vata. Vata-pacifying foods include nourishing grains such as rice and couscous; sweet, juicy fruits such as cooked squashes, zucchini, and asparagus; and light, easily-digestible proteins such as panir (a freshly-made cheese), lassi (a yogurt drink that aids digestion) and vegetable proteins such as mung dal.

Herbs for Immunity

As per Ayurveda herbs which provide immunity can be taken as in daily diet:

Ashwagandha, Mulethi, Amla, Neem, Tulsi, Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Dryfruits,  ect. There are phytochemicals in ashwagandha, giloy and tulsi have the potential to fight against any virus. Explore including in your diet, Ayurvedic rejuvenative herbs taken as teas or tonics such as: ashwaghanda, turmeric, triphalaamla (Indian Gooseberry), tulsi (holy basil), Amrit Kalash (an Ayurvedic formulation of rejuvenating herbs plus honey and ghee).

General Herbal and Nutrient support for Infections and Immunity

Guduchi the best for immunity, fevers and infections

Chiraita boosts immunity quickly. Contains antiviral properties

Yashtimadhu possess antiviral properties and supports respiratory health

Medicinal Mushrooms possess antiviral and immune boosting properties

Ashwagandha boosts immunity, anti-stress herb, Vitamin C: strengthens immunity

Tulsi is a potent antioxidant and wonderful for respiratory health

Amla has highest natural source of Vitamin C and helps balance pitta dosha

Amrit Kalash is an ayurvedic remedy for building immunity and ojas.

Remedies for mild Coronavirus Symptoms 

Lemon Tea kills the sore throat removes the infection from the passageway

Ginger Tea eases your headaches caused by the respiratory infections

Lemon Honey Tea soothes your airway passage and softens your rough coughs

Mint Tea stops the runny nose and helps in easy breathing.

To curb the infection of the corona virus, detoxification is important. This virus attack is contagious and if one don’t want to be a victim of Wuhan pneumonia, it is best to remove toxins from your body.

Detoxify to prevent Infection

Dissolve 1-2 tsf of honey in 1 cup of herbal tea (Herbs like madhuyashti, basil, peppermint, vasa), Prepare salads using detoxifying foods such as beetroot, radishes, cabbage, and broccoli. Boil and mix them gently for cooked meal. In the Indian herbs (Tulsi, Haldi, Giloy, Black pepper, Ginger, Clove, Cardamom, lemon, and Ashwagandha) which are widely used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines in the form of Kadha to control various respiratory disorders such as cough, cold and flu.In a study, has identified an array of phytochemicals present in these herbs which have significant docking scores and potential to inhibit different stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as other

Corona virus target proteins. Molecular docking also indicated that, the phytochemicals present in these herbs possess significant anti-inflammatory property. The study provides scientific justification in terms of binding of active ingredients present in different plants used in Kadha preparation with viral proteins and target proteins for prevention and treatment of the COVID-19. This preparation can boost individual’s immunity and inhibit the viral severity by interfering at different stages of virus multiplication in the infected person.

Ayurvedic management of Coronavirus 

  • Life starts with breath and ends with Breathlessness. Life can be maintained by proper functioning of Pranavaha srotas which is in connection (moolsthana) with Hrudya (Heart) and Dashadhaminis. This can be managed on the lines of pratishaya, kasa, shwas & jwara. If symptoms of gastrointestinal track like loss of appetite, indigestion etc is found along with it than it should also be treated along with it. 
  • Oja (Immunity) of the patient should be increase with the help of Rasayanas are the drugs which help in delaying aging process, increases longevity, and Intelligence and provide disease resistant power to the individual. Best Rasayana to prevent corona virus can be Giloy, Tulsi, Agastya rasayan, Pippali rasayana.
  • Ayurveda medicines described here have safety and potential efficacy, broad-spectrum applicability, ease of availability, long-term experiential knowledge on clinical use, ease of administration, and as far as possible, and affordability.
  • Some common preparations available in Ayurveda may be tried which may help in prevention such as Tribhuvankirti ras, Sanjeevani vati, Laxmi Vilas ras, Mahalakshmi Vilas ras, Chitrak Haritaki, Eladivati, Talisadi churna, Sitopaladi churna, Kantakari ghrita, Vasa ghrita, Shwaskaschintamani ras , hinguleshvar rasa, samshamani vati, sudarshan Ghana vati, shadanga paniya, dashmula kwatha, amritarishta, godanti bhasma, tankan bhasma, etc. which are well known and have classical references to be used in different stages of jwara or flu like conditions.
  • The key criteria for choosing rasa aushadhi is the urgency of initiation of therapeutic actions. Rasaaushadi are shown to have better bioavailability and absorption through sublingual and oral route accounting to the nano size of their particles.
  • Single herbs which can be used effectively in these types of cases can be Kantakari, Pushkarmool, Harikti, Pippali, Tulsi, Sati, Brihati, Amalaki, Elaichi.
  • Dhoopan karma an Ayurvedic treatment can be used to prevent the viral attack.Dhupana Karma is the use of medicated fumes (by burning of dried plant & animal parts). We can consider it as a yagya or Havan at the place where we are living.It includes fumigation for creating aseptic environment for the healthy beings so that no infectious disease can develop, especially wards fumigation and mass areas. Acharya Kashyap has explained Arishta dhoop which destroys all diseases. We may use Cow dung (Gobar) for burning the fire and add cow ghee along with nimbpatra, neem fruit, neem bark, Guggal, Sarso (mustard), Devdaru, Jatamansi to make smoke. Circulate this smoke to prevent the virus entry.


Today it is Corona virus, tomorrow another one. It is not possible to stop the outbreaks of any undetermined viral attacks. It is best to build the firewall, strengthen the system and crush all the malicious viruses. Ayurveda may have enough potential and possibilities to be employed both for prevention and treatment of COVID-19. This will provide an important opportunity for learning and generating credible evidence. Implementation of proposed action is likely to provide evidence-based insights strengthening the scope of Ayurveda beyond preventive health care and care for non-communicable diseases. Prevention is better than cure. So boost the immunity to prevent the virus entry inside the body and win the fight against them.

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How to get rid of Constipation with Ayurveda?

Nobody can deny the relationship between gut health and overall health. Due to hectic and sedentary lifestyles, many of us face digestive issues. One such issue is Constipation that we all have faced every now and then.

As you must be aware, Constipation is the inability to pass bowel movements regularly.

According to a recent study, nearly 23% of all Indians have faced this problem of constipation. The main reason being the drastic changes in lifestyle with indulgence in junk food and low physical activity. Also, many people complain about constipation more during winters.

People generally use over-the-counter laxatives and chemical drugs that can lead to metabolism disturbances in the body not to forget the negative effects they have on the digestive system with numerous side effects. 

Constant episodes of constipation can result in chronic constipation that can deteriorate the overall performance of the digestive system which indirectly effects the entire health of an individual.

 There can be many reasons for Constipation. Let’s read in detail about them and how you can address this problem.

Some common causes of constipation are-

 A few of the common reasons for constipation are:

  1. Drinking less water can cause the stool to become tighter thereby leading to constipation.
  2. Stress can be a major key factor that many people ignore.
  3. Constipation can occur due to slow contractions that delay the passage of stools. This may be due to stress or a change in your daily routine.
  4. Consuming a diet that is low in fiber content.
  5. Leading a sedentary lifestyle and not getting enough activity can disturb body metabolism and leads to constipation.
  6. Ignoring the need to pass stools can also cause constipation.
  7. Abrupt changes in your daily routine like having to travel or not getting enough rest can cause constipation.
  8. Excessive use of medications like pain killers and antacids can sometimes cause constipation. This can occur during pregnancy because of hormonal changes in the female body.
  9. Certain underlying medical conditions such as  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Diverticulosis, or any other problem in the colon can also contribute to constipation.

What does Ayurveda say about Constipation? 

 According to Ayurveda, any irregularities in the body is caused due to imbalance in the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas in the body. Constipation is the result of Vata Imbalance in the body as Apana Vayu is a type of Vata that regulates downward movement. An Imbalance in the Apana Vayu can affect the colon movement and impact the working of its muscles.

In the Ayurvedic treatment of constipation, it is recommended to use herbal formulations. Since these herbs offer no side effects and are natural, this makes the ayurvedic treatment for constipation much more effective in the long run.

This issue can happen to people of all ages and needs a more natural and holistic approach to solve it. 

Tips to address the issue of Constipation

  1. Dietary Changes

The most important aspect that needs attention is the diet that you intake. Constipation cannot be improved if you are not changing your diet. As Constipation is caused due to imbalance in Vata, so you need to take a Vata pacifying diet. Consume foods that are warm and freshly cooked. Avoid cold and stale food.

 Here are Ayurveda recommended Diet suggestions for you:

  • Consume foods rich in dietary fiber such as grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Fruits such as apples, bananas, guavas, figs, oranges, carrots, etc. should be consumed.
  • Food that has the prakriti of warmth and is freshly cooked should be consumed.
  • The use of a few spices like garlic, ginger turmeric, cumin, and asafetida, and carom seeds is recommended. 
  • It is suggested to use ghee or organic oils while cooking.
  • Avoid the intake of junk foods, fried food, processed food, spicy food, and non-vegetarian food must be avoided.
  • Sip on warm water throughout the day. Make sure to consume enough water throughout the day. Start your day with a glass of warm water and lemon instead of taking bed tea or coffee.
  • You can consume warm soups or dal soups. 
  • Avoid smoking, drinking, and taking too much caffeine in the form of tea and coffee.
  • Avoid overeating and eat at regular intervals of time.
  1. Simple DIY remedy

You can consume roasted fennel seeds with warm water work as a laxative. Also, Castor oil acts as a natural laxative. You can take a spoon full of oil before bedtime.

  1. Move your Body

You cannot ignore the importance of the physical activity. Having a sedentary lifestyle can really hurt your digestive system. Having an increased activity level can help you immensely. Even going on a walk can help you a lot.  You can also practice yoga as many yogasanas can provide relief in indigestion and constipation.

  1. Ayurveda Therapy

There is also an Ayurveda Therapy called  Abhyanga or massage to treat imbalances in the body. Panchkarma therapy can be used that can provide you relief in constipation.

   5.  Don’t forget to get your

Sound Sleep is very important to treat any disease since sleep rejuvenates the body and heals it. Try to maintain your sleep hours and get stress free sleep.


It is one of the most common herbal formulations used to treat constipation in the most natural way possible. It is an ancient formula made up of fruits Amalaki, Bhibhitaki, and Haritaki. It works as a natural laxative and helps improve bowel movement thereby giving relief in constipation.

  1. Disomap

This is one of the best formulas for chronic constipation. Dizomap is a highly effective and natural laxative without any side effects. It corrects the imbalance of Samana Vata, Pachak Pitta, and Kledak Kapha doshas. The best aspect is that this is not habit-forming and made from natural herbs.

Here are a few of the Frequently asked questions that are asked:

Q. Which Ayurvedic medicine is best for constipation?

A. For consti[pation, you can use Triphala and Dizomap. Both are ayurvedic formulations that can help in chronic constipation.

Q. What is the treatment of constipation in Ayurveda?

A. In Ayurveda, we focus on balancing the doshas in your body mainly the Vata dosha. Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of herbal formulations that can provide relief.

Q. What can I eat to relieve constipation immediately?

A. For immediate results, people go for over the counter laxatives, but I will recommend you to go for Ayurvedic formulations that are natural and have no side effects. These are also not habit-forming.

Ayurvedic remedy for Stress and Anxiety- Simple steps for peace of mind!

Stress and Anxiety has slowly made its way into our daily life even if we don’t want it. Things start to go sideways when this stress is constant and slowly it takes a toll on your body and mind. Also called chronic stress, it can be a part of your life due to various issues such as work, relationships, other life happenings.

Few very common symptoms of stress and anxiety are feeling agitated, getting panic attacks, tiredness, restlessness, problems getting asleep, irritability etc.

Stress has done no good for the human body as it affects you physically as well mentally. At micro level, it affects the body’s chemical system by causing imbalances and changing the basic normal.Almost all the systems of your body are adversely affected such as digestion,metabolism,cardiovascular, nervous,reproductive, immune system etc.

One can’t manage stress solely by popping pills. There is a holistic approach to reduce stress which involves all the aspects of your life such as the environment,diet, lifestyle, sleep, physical exercise etc.

What Ayurveda has to say about Stress and Anxiety?

Ayurveda as a science is centuries old and is based on the principle of balancing the doshas. From Ayurveda’s perspective, stress and anxiety are caused by an imbalance in Vata Dosha. 

An excess of vata affects the Mano vaha srota, the channel of the mind,which implies that you have a windy mind. 

Here we are focusing on balancing the Vata dosha to bring in more peace and calm in the mind.

Few Important everyday things that you can do to relieve stress and anxiety

These are some common tips and tricks that help you in your daily life.

Focus on your breath

Focus on the life force in the body that can help you instantly. Practicing breathing techniques such as Pranayam or Sama Vritti can do wonders and release you from an anxious state of mind. 

This is a very easy process and involves the following steps.Sit in a relaxed position and begin to inhale upto the count of 5. Now start exhaling on the count of 5. Just note that your time of inhale matches your time of exhale.

Continue this process for several minutes and you will start feeling more relaxed and calm. Whenever you feel stressed out, you can start using this process. This can be done even in the office or at your home, making it easy and simple to breathe away stress and anxiety. 

Practice Shirodhara

In Ayurveda,the term shirodhara comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow). This therapy involves pouring warm oil over the forehead which gives a soothing effect to the nervous system. 

This also promotes healthy blood circulation and when specific herbs are added, it provides relief in cases of chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, migraines etc. 

This process enables the mind and body to relax at a deeper level. Various studies show that Shirodhara leads to a state of calmness which is very similar to the relaxation response observed in meditation. 


Ayurveda also aims at diet modifications and reducing inflammation by correcting your diet. Ayurveda recommends eating according to your prakriti as every single body is different and has different prakriti.Each individual should follow a diet plan designed for his/her body and lifestyle habits.

We recommend you to consult an Ayurveda expert for individual analysis.

If you follow an ayurvedic diet, it will work well for your digestion, metabolism and other body processes.This way you can benefit with regard to your physical and mental health.

Common Herbs in Ayurveda that helps reduce stress and anxiety

Some of the common herbs that can help in this condition are:

Ashwagandha, is an excellent natural adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stressful and emotional situations.It also helps boost energy, stamina and endurance power. It also promotes sound sleep. One of the most powerful ingredients that supports brain function, lower cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Brahmi  is also widely used and well-known for reducing stress and anxiety. It also works in reducing levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It further enhances your concentration, revitalizing the brain cells leaving a soothing effect on the nervous system and promotes great memory.

Bhringraj is a powerful ingredient in Ayurveda that can be taken as tea and also used in oils for massage. It promotes blood circulation and promotes the blood flow towards the brain for relaxation and detoxification.It also has a relaxing effect on the brain and helps calm the mind thereby reducing stress.

Jatamasi is a powerful anti-stress and anti-fatigue herb that is also used in the treatment of insomnia. The roots of Jatamasi are known for their therapeutic effects and work on reducing stress and calming the mind.

Vacha  is an ayurvedic herb that is used in many mental disorders.It is also a memory enhancer and is a potent antioxidant which fights against free radicals. It protects the brain cells from inflammation and degeneration. It helps support brain functioning and memory.

Gotu Kola works well for stress and anxiety by acting as a sedative. It works well for calming the mind and is a memory enhancer. It is a powerful Medhya rasayana that nurtures dhi, dhriti, and smriti and their coordination.

Pearls are associated with calmness of mind and mental clarity. 

Mandukparni  is an aromatic perennial herb which helps to improve mental alertness and is a memory enhancer. It also supports immunity.

ayurvedic medicine for stress and anxiety


Worry Free by Maharishi Ayurveda is an ayurvedic formulation for occasional stress and anxiety.This time-tested natural formula aids in calming the mind and emotions; supports mental clarity, balances mood and promotes a healthy brain and nervous system. It works on the principles of Ayurveda. Made from Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Mulethi, Giloy, Kulangan, Giloy satva, Shankhpushpi, Brahmi and Mukta Pishti,it supports the mind and body to fight stress.Take 1-2 tablets twice daily with water after meals. It is the best ayurvedic medicine for stress and anxiety.

To Sum Up

Stress, Anxiety and Depression can be really taxing on your mental and physical health and affect your daily life in a major way. Ayurveda has many therapies, herbs and ingredients that can offer you a holistic approach to heal it. You can try these herbs and formulations as these offer no harmful side effects and are non-addictive.  

Ayurvedic medicine for Insomnia- Get rid of Insomnia naturally!

Insomnia has become a very common word nowadays with so many people suffering from it. Insomnia is a condition where a person is unable to fall asleep naturally. The quality of sleep is also affected and the person is not able to get quality deep sleep.

Some of the common causes of Insomnia are poor sleeping habits, stress, anxiety, depression, physical illness, mental illness, side effects of medications, neurological issues etc.

We all can associate with at least one of the reasons mentioned above and have faced sleepless nights. With so many factors affecting our physical and mental state, hectic work schedules, complex relationships etc, our sleep cycles get greatly affected and in no time it becomes a habit. We often keep our sleep on the back burner and focus on the day to day hassles that comes our way.

Constant stress and other lifestyle conditions can also contribute to insomnia. This condition is on a rise mainly in adults of 21-60 years and when ignored can result in a chronic condition.

Top lifestyle tips to treat insomnia naturally and get a good night’s sleep

Try to maintain a sleep schedule

Sleeping daily at the same time and getting up the next day at the same time daily will programme your body to sleep better. You can select a time when you’re likely to feel tired and sleepy. Slowly this will help you to get sleep at the same time daily.

Create a cozy and comfortable environment for sleep

Your bedroom should be a quiet and peaceful place for sleep. Create a  suitable temperature, lighting and conditions of your choice that can enable you to fall asleep faster. For example, if your mattress is not supportive enough for your spine, then it should be changed. Removing television, laptops etc can also help you create a peaceful atmosphere at night time. Limiting your screen time before 2-3 hours of going to sleep will also help immensely.

Include mild exercise regularly

Involving some kind of moderate exercise in your daily regime will be of great help. Exercises such as walking, running, swimming stretching etc are effective in eliminating stress from the body as well improves circulation. Avoid doing heavy workouts very close to bedtime as these will keep you awake for hours.

Cut down on your caffeine intake

Caffeine is a stimulant and will make you alert. So, limit its intake if you are suffering from insomnia. 

Stay away from heavy meals at night

Too much heavy, fried and processed foods or alcohol, especially late at night, can interrupt your sleep patterns. Try to maintain a gap of 2-3 hours between dinner and sleep time, which will help in falling asleep faster.

Stop smoking and drinking alcohol

 Smoking and drinking can both be detrimental to sleep. Nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant and can make you alert. This way it is very hard to get sleep on time. Similarly, alcohol can make you drowsy but interrupts with deep sleep. 

Try relaxation techniques such as meditation

Gentle music, a warm bath and meditation can relax your mind. This way you can prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep.

Maintain everyday Journal

You can start writing your feelings in an everyday Journal. This will help sort out your feelings and prioritize your things in advance. Going to sleep relaxed will ensure quality sleep. 

Use herbal teas and get an essential oil massage

Simple things like getting a head massage can be very relaxing. Also, there are some teas that can be relaxing before bedtime.

Warm milk

In Ayurveda, it is said that taking warm milk can get you deep sleep. Just a glass of warm milk before bedtime can do wonders for you. If you want you can add turmeric or other herbs to it to enhance its goodness.

What is Blissful Sleep and how can it help?

Blissful Sleep is an ayurvedic medicine for insomnia that helps in deep sleep. The composition makes it highly effective for sleep disorders. Based on the principles of Ayurveda, it balances the Vata dosha of the body and aids in the relaxation of the mind. Just 2 tablets of Blissful Sleep before sleep ensures uninterrupted deep sleep.

This is a scientifically researched formulation that is non-addictive and made from natural herbs and ingredients. It contains 11 potent Herbs Gulab, Jatamansi, Asgandha, Giloy satva, Sonth, Mirch Kali, Pippali, Mulethi, and more.

Blissful Sleep has no side effects and can be taken safely in long term. It is the best herbal medicine for insomnia.


Q. What is the best herbal medicine for insomnia?

A. One of the best herbal medicines for insomnia is Blissful Sleep. It is natural and has no side effects. It naturally promotes deep and uninterrupted sleep.

Q. Can Ayurveda help in the treatment of Insomnia?

A. Yes, Ayurveda offers natural healing therapies and formulations that can treat insomnia naturally. 

Q. What is the dosage of Blissful Sleep?

A.Take 2 tablets before sleep daily. 

Ayurveda for Depression-related Sleep Disorders

Depression is the most prevalent condition nowadays. According to recent studies, some of the causative factors are long-term unemployment, unhealthy relationships, hectic lifestyles and work-related stress. 

According to Ayurveda, there are three types of depression. These are categorized according to the imbalance in doshas in the body. 

  • Vata-Type Depression
  • Vata type depression is predominantly due to the imbalance in the Vata dosha and is concerned with suppressed life force. It is mainly seen in people who have experienced a history of emotional abuse, anxiety, fear etc. It is mostly seen that people with Vata type depression have erratic lifestyles involving random and untimely eating and sleeping habits. These people have suppressed emotions that need to be worked upon.

  • Pitta Type Depression
  • Pitta type of Depression also called “mixed depression” or an “agitated depression” is associated with feelings of anger, agitation and impulsiveness. The underlying cause of this type of depression can be abuse both physical as well as mental. Alcohol abuse, sugar consumption and overworking can be some of the reasons for pitta depression. This can be expressed more violently by a person and he/she could be prone to aggression and suicide.

    This condition may be more common in a person who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or has some tendencies along the bipolar spectrum.

  • Kapha Type Depression
  • Kapha Type Depression can be seen in people who have a slow metabolism, are obese and have eating disorders. Accompanies by exhaustion and feeling of worthlessness. Being the most common and longest lasting one, it can be controlled by involving more movement and reducing toxins in the body.  

    There are some common ayurvedic herbs and ingredients that can be used to pacify all three doshas and the depressions associated with them. One common factor with depression is sleep issues associated with it. There are some potent herbs and formulations in Ayurveda that can help in depression-related sleep issues and can promote deep sleep. This can immensely help with calming the brain and creating a peaceful mindset, which can help in the treatment of depression.

    Effective Ayurvedic herbs for Depression-related sleep disorders

    Some of the effective herbs for depression and related sleep disorders are:

    Brahmi is a powerful adaptogen, which simply means that it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations thereby reducing stress. It also promotes healthy brain functioning and improves memory. It is believed to increase the serotonin levels in the brain thereby reducing stress and giving relief in depression. With its property of calming the mind, Brahmi when taken on a regular basis can help in depression-related sleep issues. 

    Ashwagandha is a potent and ancient ingredient in Ayurveda that relieves stress and anxiety due to the presence of active compounds like steroidal lactones, saponins, alkaloids and anolides. These compounds have antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. These properties help in reducing stress caused by emotional and physical factors present in your environment. In addition to this, it also balances out the constant mood swings and increases memory, mental alertness, focus and concentration. Being an adaptogen, ashwagandha also helps you adapt to outside stress.

     Blissful Sleep is an ayurvedic formulation that addresses sleep issues that can arise out of depression. The herbs and ingredients that are used are based on the age-old science of Ayurveda that works synergistically to calm you down and reduce stress. 

    This formula is made from powerful ayurvedic ingredients and herbs such as Cabbage rose (flower petal), ashwagandha root, Indian Tinospora, long pepper, liquorice root, pepper fruit, ginger, Indian valerian, pearl, gum acacia, opadry, organic sunflower lecithin, organic palm oil, organic guar gum, rice extract etc.

    Blissful Sleep can help people with depression to fall asleep faster and get quality uninterrupted sleep. Improving the quality of sleep in people with depression can highly improve their symptoms. It enables them to get deep sleep and can make them feel refreshed the other day. Studies have shown that getting quality sleep for 7-9 hours can reduce your symptoms of depression considerably.

    To Sum Up

    Depression is one of the most common issues presently and often times remains untreated. Ayurveda can certainly help people with depression as well as depression-related sleep symptoms. This way of healing is natural and can be taken very well by most people. It should be noted that treating depression is a multi-pronged strategy involving counselling, lifestyle changes etc. One of the key areas being the sleep issues associated with it. Ayurvedic herbs and formulations can really help with these sleep issues in the most natural way possible. Hope this helps!

    Ayurveda for Sleeplessness- Best Tips, Tricks and Ayurvedic medicine for Sleep

    In today’s fast paced stressful lifestyle, many people complain about sleep issues, sleeplessness, insomnia, sleep apnea and other related issues. Not to forget too much use of smartphones throughout the day has also caused many to lose sleep. No wonder so many people are searching for the best ayurvedic medicine for sleeplessness or any effective measure that can help them get deep uninterrupted sleep.

    Ayurveda can offer some of the best therapies and treatment for insomnia with the help of natural herbs and ingredients without any side effects.

    As we all know, Ayurveda addresses the issues on the principle of balancing the doshas of the body i.e Vata, Pitta and Kapha.So, according to Ayurveda, an imbalance in Vata Dosha can cause your mind to be alert and makes it impossible for you to relax. This affects the sleep and gives you sleepless nights. 

    How to cure Sleep problems naturally?

    Here are some easy tips and tricks that you can focus on to get sound sleep at night:

    • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks

    Alcohol can lead you to feel drowsy but it hampers deep and sound sleep. Also, caffeinated drinks act as stimulants and can make your mind alert. This will eventually lead to sleeplessness and you might stay awake for longer periods of time. So, it is recommended to cut down on sugary, caffeine and alcoholic beverages.

    • Try to modify your eating timings and diet

    Many people are in the habit of taking late dinners and sleeping immediately after having dinner. This should be avoided as it will hamper your digestion as well as sleep pattern. Also, it should be kept in mind that eating heavy and highly processed deep fried food at night can also interrupt sleep and can cause sleep disorders.

    • Maintain a sleep schedule

    Your body gets accustomed to sleeping and getting up at the same time when you “program” it by sleeping at the same time daily. So, it is recommended to not change your sleep timings and hours.Try to stick to your schedule as much as possible.This habit will help you in long run for your overall health and sound sleep.

    • Avoid smartphones, televisions, video games and computers 

    It is recommended that you avoid all types of screen time at least 2-3 hours before going to sleep.The blue rays that come out of these screens delay the time for you to fall asleep. Watching series,movies and other online channels late at night as well as scrolling through your social media platforms late at night are some of the major factors that contribute to sleeplessness.

    • Avoid Bright lights before sleep 

    Your sleep cycle is interrupted directly by light. So, it is recommended that you dim the lights or create a darker space at sleep time that can enable you to fall asleep faster.

    • Light exercise during the day

    Lifestyle changes and light exercise during the day such as walking and yoga will help you relax and reduce stress, which can affect the quality of your sleep also.

    • Try natural sleep aiding herbs and ingredients

    Few herbs and ingredients that can help you relax and calm your nerves are ashwagandha, Valerian roots etc.These are used extensively in alternative healing systems such as Ayurveda and offers no serious side-effects.Use of some of the essential oils and herbal sleep aid teas can also be really helpful.

    • Focus on reducing stress levels

    As we all know that stress can be detrimental to overall health, not to forget its impact on sleep. If you are stressed out, you can face disrupted sleep for many days at a stretch. Here, it is suggested to focus on the cause of your stress to mitigate it. Also, practicing yoga and meditation can help you in the long run by reducing your stress. Some ayurvedic ingredients such as Ashwagandha etc are really helpful in reducing stress.Practice of Pranayama, Suryanamaskara, Tadasana, Matsyasana, Mandkasana, Bhujangasana, Padmasana,Paschimottanasana and shavasana along with deep relaxation technique such as Yoga Nidra can help you immensely.You can also practice Transcendental Meditation.

    Top Ayurvedic Herbs that can help in Sleep issues:

    Ayurvedic medicine for sleeplessness

    Lets find ot some herbs and natural ingredients that can make a real difference

    Indian tinospora helps in providing nourishment to the mind and helps enhance immunity, which tends to diminish with prolonged sleep deprivation.

    Indian valerian has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for many years as it decreases the time it takes to fall asleep, while improving deep and restful sleep.

    Ashwagandha is a popular and potent Ayurvedic adaptogen that helps your body adapt to stress naturally while calming the mind, supporting deeper sleep, and imparting vitality.

    Cabbage Rose has a cooling effect on the nervous system and digestion and aids in supporting uninterrupted sleep.

    Jatamansi  It acts as a brain tonic and helps to improve memory and brain functioning by preventing cell damage due to its high antioxidant property. It also calms down the brain and manages anxiety as well as insomnia.

    Shankhpushpi is a perennial herb that has many health benefits in Ayurveda. It also helps in calming the mind,reducing stress and is called a brain tonic. 

    Brahmi also known as Bacopa is a great Ayurvedic herb that can aid in a good night’s sleep. It helps you calm you down during periods of emotional turbulence and improves memory and brain functioning.

    BlissFul Sleep

    It is a combination of 11 powerful ayurvedic herbs and ingredients that promotes deep-sleep.It helps reduce stress and calm the mind. Also, it improves mind-body coordination.  It works on the principle of Ayurveda by balancing the Vata dosha in the body.The best part about this formulation is that it is non-addictive and has no harmful side-effects.  


    Q.Which is the best ayurvedic medicine for Sleep?

    A.There are many formulations that you can buy online, but Blissful Sleep is one of the best ayurvedic medicines for sleep and insomnia. It is made from powerful ayurvedic herbs and ingredients that are time tested to relax and calm the mind. This helps you fall asleep faster and helps reduce stress. 

    Q.How to treat sleep disorders naturally?

    A.I have discussed a few easy tips that can help you deal with sleep disorders above. You can make use of them in your daily life.

    Q. How can I sleep Better in Ayurveda?

    A.Ayurveda offers very potent Ayurvedic herbs and treatments for sleep disorders. There are few therapies that are proven for sleep issues. Abhyanga (Oil Massage),Samvahana,Medhya Rasayana etc can be useful. There are some herbs and ingredients that can also help you in balancing the Vata dosha in the body and helps you relax. Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients such as Ashwagandha, Indian Valerian, Jatamansi etc are effective and natural. You can also use Blissful Sleep which is the best ayurvedic remedy for sleep problems or insomnia.