Stress is natural; it is present in everyone’s life. If we are knowledgeable about stress and how to combat it, then we are one step ahead of stress. Ayurvedic System of Medicine has mentioned several naturally occurring medicinal plants under the category ‘Medhya Rasayana’ which promote intellect, combat stress and has a specific influence on higher brain functions. It is not for a quick fix, it takes time for bringing balance to your mental health. Ayurvedic stress relief works best with meditation and focus-oriented stress relievers like yoga. Herbs for stress relief –
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is very useful stress adaptogenic herb. It helps the body to address a stress-related condition rather than masking it with sedatives. It is an herb that rejuvenates the nervous system, eases insomnia and stress. For more details click here
Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) is an important plant in the group ‘Medhya Rasayana’. It is claimed as a restorative, nervine and mental tonic. It improves grasping power and correct aberrations of emotions, mood, and personality of an individual. For more details click here
Vacha (Acorus calamus) have got prominent action on Central Nervous System. It strengthens the brain, improves the memory, grasping power, intellect and speech and correct aberrations of emotions, mood, and personality of an individual.
Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) – It is one of the best brain tonics. It strengthens the brain, brightens the memory and intellect. It is indicated in the treatment of loss of memory and associated mental disorders. For more details click here
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) – It is a highly aromatic plant which has a biphasic action on Central nervous system indicating nerve stimulation and nerve sedation (sedation to spinal cord specifically).
Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) – It is indicated in the treatment of mental retardation, speech disorders, insanity, epilepsy etc.
Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus) – It is a powerful nervine and brain tonic that stimulates the intellect and sharpens the memory. For more details click here