Even in today’s modern world, women tend to prioritise the well-being of their partners and children over their own – often neglecting their health. While this selflessness is truly noble, it’s ever so important to also make sure that your mind, body and soul are fit! So to make taking care of yourself easier, we’ll talk to you about the top 4 Ayurvedic herbs for women.
The Top 4 Ayurvedic Herbs For Women
Wheatgrass is loaded with a range of essential elements that keep you fit – physically, mentally as well as emotionally. Here are some of its benefits:
- Studies have shown that much more women suffer from iron deficiency than men. To avoid developing anaemia, you should consume wheatgrass.
- This herb also offers you a strong boost in immunity.
- It provides you with amino acids, proteins, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. This is quite a range of components that benefit various organs of your body – including your skin and brain.
- It can also boost your haemoglobin levels.
Note: If you are pregnant or lactating consult your doctor before taking it.
This is a popular herb in Ayurveda since it’s so versatile, and effective. And now, modern doctors are also beginning to recommend this herb. Here are the benefits of giloy:
- It reduces blood sugar levels, and is therefore quite helpful for women with diabetes (type 2). However, we recommend consulting with your doctor rather than self-administering it – since it must suit your body.
- Packed with antioxidants, this herb helps diminish the signs of aging.
- It also helps with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and arthritis.
- Giloy also guards against infections and urinary tract disorders.
- It helps with much more: Fevers, water-borne diseases, low platelet count, weak liver, impaired vision, and stress.
More about this wonder herb: Medicinal uses of Giloy: An eternal herb for all your health problems
Shatavari, which is an asparagus root. In the system of Ayurveda, this herb is known to support and fortify the female reproductive system:
- It provides help with infertility and miscarriages, menopause transitions, low libido, vaginal dryness, leucorrhea, hormonal imbalances and balancing the cervical area’s ph level.
- It is also quite effective in boosting your immune system, increasing your energy levels, rejuvenating your body and providing much-needed nourishment.
Note: Shatavari is a strong diuretic, so if you are already consuming diuretics, you mustn’t eat Shatavari. Also avoid it if you have estrogen-sensitive tumours.
Last on our list of Ayurvedic herbs for women is Lodhra whose scientific name is Symplocos Racemosa Roxb. Considered a power-packed herb in Ayurveda, Lodhra can help you with bleeding and skin related disorders:
- This herb is a coagulant, and is hence promoted in Ayurveda as an effective way to stop bleeding. So you can use it for a range of issues from wounds and gums to excess menstrual bleeding and
- If you suffer from blood disorders, you can consult with your doctor about using Lodhra to support or compliment on-going treatments.
- Being anti-inflammatory and astringent in nature, Lodhra is quite helpful in fighting acne, inflammation and redness on the skin.
- Lodhra’s anti-inflammatory properties also help with inflammation of the uterus.
- This herb has more benefits – it keeps the uterus strong during pregnancy, protects against miscarriage, treats ulcers, diarrhoea, and dry eyes.
While they are often free from side effects, we strongly advise you to consult with an Ayurvedic expert to ensure that you can select herbs that best suit your unique body.
Go ahead and share this with your female friends. Spread the Ayurvedic goodness!