Health & Vitality
The World Health Organization defines ‘Health’ as a complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Ayurveda has a similar take on overall health and well-being. Sage Sushrut defines Health as
Sama Dosha Sama Agnishcha Sama Dhatu Mala Kriyaaha |
Prasanna Atma Indriya Manaha Swastha Iti Abhidheeyate ||
This verse from the Ayurvedic classical text, Sushrut Samhita, indicates that a person, whose three bodily humors or doshas (vata), pitta and kapha are in balance; whose appetite and digestion are in balance; whose body tissues are functioning normally; whose malas (waste products) are eliminated properly and whose spirit, senses and mind remain full of bliss is considered healthy. This means that health is a positive and balanced state of the body, mind, and spirit.
A balanced diet, and regular exercise are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda recommends supporting your healthy lifestyle by incorporating herbs for overall health into everyday meals. While there are several herbs and spices that can add flavor to your food while providing some nutritional benefit, there must be few, if any, that can compete with Moringa when it comes to nutritional support.
Principal Ingredient - Moringa leaf
The drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of South Asia.
Ayurveda has mentioned the use of moringa leaf in vitiated conditions of vata and pitta.
Moringa leaves are famed as a superfood as they are packed with antioxidants and contain many important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, B-vitamins, zinc, and iron. They also contain some amounts of vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, and manganese.
The health benefits of Moringa are not new to Ayurveda. Ayurveda identifies Moringa to be one of the best herbs for overall health. It classifies Moringa to be a paushtik rasayana, where ‘paushtik’ means nutritious and ‘rasayana’ is an herb or substance that can strengthen the body by nourishing the Rasa dhatu. Rasa refers to the essence of a substance while dhatu refers to tissue. From a physical aspect of the body, Rasa dhatu refers to all the fluids including the plasma, lymph, and interstitial fluids. A paushtik rasayana can be a single herb or a combination of herbs for overall health that provide whole body nourishment.
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