As many of you know, I am really into natural and alternative ways to stay healthy, heal the body and prevent illness. As I research various topics along these lines, I keep running into mentions on Ayurveda. What is Ayurveda you may ask? It is a form of alternative medicine that is native to India and has been practiced for centuries. Loosely translated, it means “the complete knowledge for a long life.” Most treatments and remedies are plant based using herbs and oils.
A month or so ago, I wrote a post about the oil pulling method which is based on Ayurvedic medicine and involves using oil to draw out toxins and increase oral health (I am still using this method). I’ve also had a few people mention various powders such as Neem to me in use for skin care to treat acne. About 6 months or so ago, while in a local Indo-Pak Grocery store, I noticed some Neem and Brahmi powder for sale. Seeing that the price was only $0.99, I purchased some. There were lots of other powders, but those two stuck out because I had heard of them while doing research on natural hair care. I had no idea what to do with them and I still don’t so I stuck them in the freezer to keep them fresh until I had time to do some further research.
Now, I think I am ready to dive into Ayurveda. I am always intrigued by simple natural means to health that are relatively inexpensive. From what I can tell, some of the most popular uses for Ayurveda outside of India is for hair and skin care. That is right up my alley. Although my skin has cleared up a lot with my new regimen, it is still not quite where I want it to be. I plan to do some more research into Ayurveda, hit the Indo-Pak Grocery and pull my Neem and Brahmi out of the freezer. Of course that means there will be more posts and probably videos to come on this subject.
Does anyone else use Ayurvedic methods? What has been your experience with them?