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What Are The Leading Cause of Depression?-How Ayurveda Can Help

Depression: Don`t let it dominate you.

Depression is a disorder that can affect your mood, as it can lead you to the feeling of loss, anger or sadness that can interfere with your daily life and it’s a worrying thing, so it’s better to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Depression leads you to lose your productivity that lowers your work`s output. Relationships, which are very important to us, can also be affected by depression and some conditions of health can also be affected, resulting in loss of time and lower productivity.

Depression can cause a feeling of sadness or loss of interest in activities, which you enjoyed previously.

It can lead to disturbance in a personal relationship and some other health conditions which can be chronic

Herbal Remedies to Treat Depression

It leads you to other conditions (diseases) as well:

1.Arthritis:

Inflammation of the joints is known as arthritis. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. Types of Arthritis are more than 100, but all differ from one another, they all break out with different causes and their treatments also differ. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These conditions of arthritis are painful hence can create hindrance in hinder in your daily routine.

Cancer:

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the whole globe. Nobody is spared of this deadly menace, whether old, young or kid, anybody can be prey to it. The function of the body is maintained for living by the cells of our body. The life cycle of cells unique as it depends on the type of cell that how long will it live and after how much time it will take to die, after older one new cells are produced by the body, the process is called apoptosis and this cycle goes on till our whole life in a healthy body.

Diabetes

It is a metabolic disease. Patients get his blood sugar level high, due to insulin hormone, which is responsible to transfer the sugar from your blood into the cells for energy or for storage purposes to use them later in the body. Diabetes hinders the process of making insulin in sufficient form, as per body requirement or in some cases the insulin produced by the pancreas our body cannot use it as it has to be. As most of the cells in the body use glucose with amino acids (the blocks used to build proteins) along with fats, hence its main source of energy for cells in the body, but its main source of energy for our brain, chemical messengers and nerve cells are the helping hands to process the information, without them your brain is not able to work properly.

The glucose which is used for energy is once used, and the remaining is stored in the liver in little bundles which are known as glycogen and some time they stored in the muscles, your body stores glucose for later use for energy.

As if we don’t eat for some time means for few hours, then pancreas stops making insulin, in that case, cells in pancreas known as alpha makes gly cagon a hormone, this is the signaling hormone it gives order to liver that it’s the time to break glycogen into glucose so that it gives energy to cells in body. This helps you to replenish your supply until you eat again till next time. The liver has the ability to make glucose on its own as it can make glucose out of waste products when combined together like amino acids, waste products, and fats.

Untreated high blood sugar due to diabetes can be very harmful as it affects the organs of our body directly as it can harm kidneys, nerves, eyes and even other organs of the body also.

4.Obesity:

When your BMI(Body mass index) is more than thirty (30), this term BMI is used for that means you are obese if your BMI is 25 to 29.9 it means that you are overweight but not obese. The factors which influence the relationship between BMI and body fat depend upon factors such as bone or muscle mass, age, sex or ethnicity.

BMI is the main indicator of excess weight and fat in your body. Obesity can lead you to various other diseases also like hypertension and blocked arteries. So to avoid obesity, your lifestyle changes are must for that you should include a healthy diet free from junk food and dairy products and other unhealthy diet and include exercises and yoga in your daily routine.

How to Overcome Depression

These above-mentioned conditions which can be the result of depression.

Causes:

1. Hereditary:

Your chances of developing depression can be higher if your ancestors (genetically) also suffered from this problem. So if you are having a family history of depression you should be very cautious about this (depression).

2. Brain:

The structure of your brain can also be one of the reasons for your depression disorder. The Frontal lobe of your brain has a problem of activeness it could also be the result of depression in you.

3.Medical conditions:

Certain conditions like chronic illness, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insomnia, chronic pain, your habit of being sad at simple things of unnecessary means(without any reason).

4.Childhood:

Trauma in early childhood, events which affect you very early in your life as to lose some near and dear or some other unnatural event which makes you sad and which hurt you mentally in your childhood, they are responsible for the way body reacts to fear and stressful situations.

5.Dope:

People on drugs and dope or on alcohol depended are more prone to get in the net of depression.

Symptoms of depression:

Behavior:

No longer finding pleasure in favorite activities, drinking excessively, engaging in high-risk activities, reduction in sexual desire, sleeping disorder(insomnia).

Mood swings:

Aggressiveness, irritability, restlessness, anger are the signs which show the swings in the mood of the person.

Emotional:

Feeling of emptiness, sadness and hopelessness are the signs of emotions of a person suffering from depression shows.

Ayurveda can help in treating depression:

Depression according to Ayurveda comes in 3 types and treatment of each type is different.

Vata comes from the colon, Pitta comes from the intestine, Kappha from the stomach all these when enters into general circulation and gets enter into the nervous system they interfere functioning of the nervous system.

According to Ayurveda Treatment of Depression should be done with diagnosing the main dosha and treating it through, lifestyle changes and other procedures of Ayurveda like medication, Yoga and Panchkarma therapy.

How useful is Giloy in Treating Various Diseases?

Overview

Giloy, (Tinospora cordifolia) the Ayurvedic root of immortality, is the queen of all herbs because of its qualities in healing so many diseases. It is thought to be the nectar of god Indra, that’s the reason why it is called ‘Amrita’ (pious liquid or nectar). It has a history that tells the story of this magical plant’s birth, it is believed during Samundra Manthan, when a pot full of Amrita, came out of the sea, the demons snatched it and ran away.

So while running a few drops of Amrita fell on earth which took the form of a climbing herb called Giloy. It is used in numerous drug formulations. It is a tonic that heals various diseases, basically it is anti-allergic,  anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-malarial. It has proven to be an anti-oxidant in modern science.

What are Health Benefits of Giloy?

  • It has lots of health benefits and helps in preventing and healing numerous diseases.
  • It is able to restore your holistic wellbeing.
  • It has immuno-modulatory effects that make the tension and anxiety wither away.
  • It is quite helpful in Dengue, as it increases the number of platelets in the blood.
  • Besides all these, it also has many secret benefits too.

health benefits of Giloy(Tinospora cordifolia)

Let’s discuss its benefits in detail;

Boosts Immunity

  • That’s the foremost and most significant job of Giloy, to encourage the immune system to produce more healthy antigens that are always ready to combat with any foreign invaders that harm the body after entering in it.
  • It thus gives it more power to strongly snap the heels of these harmful rivals and not let any infection settle down in the body and create disease.
  • It also protects the body’s health by throwing out the toxins and free radicals that linger on the walls of liver & kidneys, the 2 major organs that filter nutrients from wastage. It also combats with urinary tract infections.

Boosts Immunity

Aids Digestion

  • Giloy works as a tonic to solve digestive disorders and enhance digestion and takes care of irregular bowel movements.

How to Take

  • Get ½ gram of Giloy powder and some powder of Amla, and have it regularly. It keeps all the disturbances in the digestive system at bay.
  • Taking Giloy juice with buttermilk will also have positive effects in this case.
  • This remedy is also beneficial for the patients of piles or it can be mixed with jaggery to heal constipation.

Treat gastro-intestinal disorders

  • Giloy’s regular use has a bacteriostatic effect on all types of gastro-intestinal disorders. It helps in passing the gas out of your gut area, and thus avoid bloating.

Urinary tract infections

  • Giloy extract is often used to heal all kind of urinary infection,especially it is too beneficial for people consuming alcohol on a regular basis.

How Giloy is Beneficial in Alcoholism

  • Alcohol damages the liver and Giloy extract vitalizes the liver tissues, thus safe guarding the liver along with heart and kidneys.

Boosts Memory

  • The Giloy intake also enhances the spontaneity reaction and enhances memory.

Heart Disorders

  • Giloy along with another herb, piper nigum can improve cardio health.
  • It helps in lifting the blockage in the arteries as well as in the heart, thus improve the cardiac function.
  • It is also able to take care of cardiac conditions like angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, ischemic heart diseases and in some arrhythmias.

Giloy treats cancer:

  • It activates the production of stem cells in massive numbers and thus enhances the production of white blood cells and bone marrow cells, enhancing the phagocytic activities.
  • Giloy extract has also proved to reduce the chemo-toxicity, which is created by free radical forming chemicals.
  • It can be taken orally with other herbal extracts to save from Cyclophosphamide.

How useful is Giloy in Treating Various Diseases

Stress Management

  • In fact, Giloy can be used as an adaptogenic herb as well. Thus it helps in lowering tension from your mind and erases anxiety and change your mood to be happy and full of enthusiasm.
  • When combined with some other herbs like Amla etc.
  • it withers away the toxins from your mind, enhances the memory power, keeps you cool and works as a superb health tonic that always keeps you cheerful.

Viral Infections:

  • The viral menace is caused by mosquitoes that multiply in massive numbers during the monsoon and every year millions are infected by it.
  • By the onset of winter it deteriorates the whole situation.
  • Giloy comes as an Ayurvedic angel that can protect your body from this horrible devil.
  • It reduces the ill effects of this devil that are inevitable on your body, it acts as an Ayurvedic root of immortality, has amazing healing strength.
  • It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and anti-pyretic properties.
  • It is also safe for kids who attain the age of at least 5 years.

Helps in controlling Diabetes:

  • Giloy extraction helps the diabetic patients and acts as an agent of hypoglycaemic, especially in type 2 diabetes.
  • It enhances the production of insulin and improves the ability to burn glucose that is lying in excess.
  • It also works wonderfully to reduce the high level of sugar present in the blood.
  • It also lowers the high blood pressure, thus cure of diabetes becomes inevitable, especially the type 2.

Helpful in Arthritis:

  • Giloy being an anti-inflammatory help in curing arthritis and its many symptoms.
  • Its extract and decoction can be used to heal the management of rheumatoid arthritis, excess rate deposition and gouty arthritis.
  • If your joints pain, take some of its powder and mix it in the milk and boil it.
  • Take it off the flames and let it cool, but drink it when it is still warm.
  • Ginger powder can be mixed with Giloy powder to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Other Benefits of Giloy

  • Giloy powder can also be used to clean respiratory canals, treat chronic fever, asthma and it also enhances your vision.
  • It is considered a super food in the Ayurvedic world as it prevents and treats so many diseases effectively.