5 unexpected benefits of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine is at the heart of all our spiritually inspired, scientifically based skincare products. Yet Ayurveda is so much more than providing proven results for your skin. Overall health and wellbeing are enriched through Ayurvedic medicine and associated treatments, with the body, mind, and energy all realigned to work in harmony. With this mind, embracing Ayurvedic treatments, products, and practices unlocks a number of advantages.

Here we reveal five unexpected benefits of Ayurveda so you can find balance and look after yourself from the inside out.

1. A calmer body and mind

As the sister science of yoga, it’s no surprise that Ayurveda has a powerful effect on the body and mind. We know the effect stress has on our skin but stress has a profound impact in every area of life. This makes the day to day management of stress and anxiety important when maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

It’s not just everyday worries that Ayurveda can help to manage. Mental health problems are increasingly common. According to Mind, 1 in 6 people in England experience common mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Ayurveda provides a natural solution to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, with treatment actively lowering stress hormone cortisol and bringing balance to hormone levels.

2. Supported heart health

Ayurveda has been proven to support heart health with the relaxation techniques used in Ayurvedic medicine lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and even reversing arterial wall thickening.

Ayurvedic treatments also deliver a natural way to lower cholesterol. Damaging arterial plaque can be reduced thanks to the cleansing effects of Ayurveda too. All these benefits reduce the risk of various heart health concerns, including heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.

3. A faster route to recovery

Whilst prevention is better than cure, those recovering from injuries and illnesses will find further benefits to practising Ayurvedic medicine. A number of Ayurvedic treatments target and reduce inflammation. Ayurvedic massage and yoga can decrease swelling, relieve pain, and boost blood flow.

The healing power of an Ayurvedic diet should also not be underestimated when recovering from illnesses and injuries. Here Balanced Living explains more about how you can eat your way to a faster recovery with an Ayurvedic diet:

“It’s important to keep track of whether you’re getting all the essential nutrients especially zinc, Vitamin K, and potassium. When your body goes into recovery, it uses up more of these than normal. Vitamin K aids in blood clotting which is vital to help repair wounds. Zinc and potassium are both important for muscle repair. This is why you should eat a lot of food like goji berries, wild blueberries, dark chocolate, pecans, artichoke, elderberries, kidney beans, cranberries, blackberries, and cilantro.”

4. Better balance at every life stage

There are some stages in life where your body needs more support. During pregnancy, monthly menstruation, and menopause, your hormone levels need a little help to stay balanced, and Ayurveda has been providing the solution for thousands of years.

According to this study, fertility problems caused by conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome can also be cured successfully with Ayurvedic treatments.

5. Improved weight loss and management

The natural and healthy lifestyle changes made with Ayurveda promote improved weight management. Unlike other diets, however, Ayurvedic nutrition isn’t about restriction and counting calories. Diets are simply adjusted to bring more balance and practicality to what you eat. As well as providing better nutrition, Ayurvedic diets are much easier to follow and stick to.

Introduce Ayurveda to every part of your life by embracing Ayurvedic medicine in your skincare routine. Explore our range of Ayurvedic medicine influenced skincare products right here.