Understanding Ayurveda for Beauty and Health

Ayurveda, also known as the science of life, is nothing but a means of clinical treatment and has been widely practiced since ancient medical times. As known to everyone, classifying term into two parts, we get, ‘ayur’ which means life and ‘veda’ meaning knowledge. Apart from being the oldest medical system, ayurveda is a pure medical doctrine and aims to cure several types of diseases thereby protecting and maintaining your health so as to help you in leading a long and healthy life. Moreover, ayurveda involves the whole way of life rather than just the curing of diseases.

The base for the origin of ayurveda stems from the very basic fact that their treatment methodology varies from person to person. Ayurveda believes that each individual is a combination of body, mind and soul and is unique in its constitution and composition. Therefore, each individual deserves a separate treating methodology even if they are diagnosed with similar symptoms.

The medical techniques in ayurveda help an individual to maintain a proper balance between his body and the nature. It allows the individual’s body to abide by the laws of nature in order to lead a life that is much more healthy and energetic. The absolute source, or the Parmatma, designates the origin of total intelligence and wisdom and each individual is liable to follow Prakriti (laws of nature).

According to ayurveda, three universal fundamental energies, also known as ‘Tridosha’, are responsible for regulation of the natural process both on the microscopic as well as macroscopic levels. These energies will then in turn produce such an effect on the galaxies and star systems so as to create sufficient impact on the human physiology.

Benefits of Ayurveda
• Relaxes mind, body and soul.
• Deals with the whole way of life rather than disease treatment only.
• Aids in achievement of – dharm, arth, Kama, moksha.
• Lack any sort of side effects.
• Aids in improvement of overall health status.
• Helps in eradicating tension from human minds.
• Provides thorough knowledge about your inner self.
• Allows provision for providing knowledge of dietary habits – both good and bad.

Basic principles and constituents
Humanity and universe are considered under a common origin by ayurveda. According to it, nature constitutes of 3 main gunas (or qualities) namely Sattva, Tamas and Rajas which are found in almost all forms of nature as inner qualities. Moreover, ayurveda also takes into consideration the fact that the whole universe is composed of five major elements known as Panchamahabhutas, which normally include air, water, space, earth and fire.

Besides above mentioned fundamental, another fact undertaken by ayurveda during body treatment relates to the constitution of human body. It states that every human body is composed of seven dhatus or tissues namely muscle, adipose, plasma, bone, bone marrow, reproductive and blood tissues. These tissues release Ojas, or energy, which is responsible for aiding in proper metabolism and digestion.

Ayurveda for beauty
Ayurveda deploys more than 6000 varieties of plant oils and herbs for treatment of almost every possible disease that has ever affected human species till date. Besides these herbal remedies for curing ailments, ayurveda also offers certain really special products for beauty too.

Sixteen ayurvedic herbs, called Kumkumadi, synergistically act in order to cleanse and repair aged skin besides imparting overall radiance and luster to it. This Kumkumadi is a combination of numerous herbal ingredients like Manjishta-Rubia cordifolia, turmeric, saffron, vetiver, Banyan tree extracts, lotus, Daru haridra-cocinum fenestratum, sandalwood, Jasadbhasma, black cherry, Indian madder, Usiri, blue lotus, licorice and milk.

Specifications and benefits of some these herbal ingredients:
• Saffron: saffron, used as a spice, is derived from saffron crocus (a flower) and is known to beautify your skin in a natural manner besides imparting a golden glow to it too.

• Lotus, vetiver and sandalwood: these help in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

• Extracts of Banyan tree and Indian madder: these ingredients aid in lightening brown spots caused by sun, acne scarring and ageing etc.

• Turmeric: this helps in reducing skin inflammation significantly besides preventing several other skin ailments too. Its antibiotic characteristic proves good for acne and helps in reducing stretch marks too.

• Jasadbhasma: this helps in protecting the skin from damage caused due to harmful UV rays from the sun by acting as a natural sunscreen for it.

• Licorice: it possesses microbial and antiseptic properties which help in protecting skin from bacteria or any other such impurities.

• Sandalwood: it creates a cooling sensation for the skin.

• Ushir: works for enhancing complexion of the skin.

How to use these herbal products for Ayurvedic beauty:

  • A paste made up of rose water, sandalwood powder and glycerin when applied regularly on the skin around face and neck helps in making the skin clearer and younger besides eliminating wrinkles from it too.
  • Mix equal quantities of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder in water and use this paste for application on your pimples. Wash off this paste from your face after 30 minutes. This procedure can aid in significantly reducing the appearance of blemishes and acne besides proving really beneficial for oily skin too.

Ayurveda has numerous benefits in Hindu mythology and possesses information on treatment of several unique and serious ailments in a natural and precise manner. Implementing this technique in daily curing methodologies helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle besides preventing occurrence of any further diseases too.

Ayurveda incorporates several interesting facts related to body statistics and believes that every human soul has an intimate connection with nature and hence, by incorporating natural remedies in treatment of any sort of body malfunctioning may prove to be really satisfying for both the body and soul. These natural remedies include either natural ingredients like lotus and rose water or spices like saffron and turmeric etc which when combined in a particular manner may very well aid in beautifying your skin in numerous ways. Theories behind the concept of ayurveda involve allowing your body to retain its present strength and energy besides aiding in renovation of damaged parts and repairing other ailments etc.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.

Speak Your Mind