5 most common myths about Ayurveda BUSTED by an expert
For centuries Ayurveda has been hailed as one of the most renowned and effective means of medicine in India.
Today, although medicine has undergone an evolution and we have our fingers in several pies ranging from fad diets to lifestyle programs, holistic healing and fitness programs, Ayurveda has found its place in our rapidly changing lifestyles time and time again. Ayurveda, a healing practice that focuses on both the mind and the body, has not only permeated our modern lifestyles, but has existed in our homes for generations.
However, there is one downside to modern Ayurveda – a lack of awareness and knowledge. A lack of in-depth understanding and fragmented knowledge of how modern Ayurveda resulted in the creation and follow-up of several myths surrounding ancient goodness. For an efficient and effective integration of Ayurveda into our daily life for physical and mental well-being, we must have a precise and factual knowledge of modern Ayurveda. That said, here are five broken myths.
Ayurvedic treatments take longer to work and are less effective
This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions surrounding Ayurveda. Any treatment, whether it follows allopathic medicine or the Ayurvedic route, can heal instantly. There is no instant result for any illness, whether mild or severe. For each cure, there are certain prevention methods to be followed to ensure optimal results because they will allow the drug to work faster and more effectively. In terms of clinical treatment, yes Ayurveda takes a bit longer, but unlike other treatments Ayurveda is perhaps the safest path to take as it does not affect your health in the long run. term by affecting the organs or tissues of your body.
Ayurveda is not a real science
This one is also often heard but certainly a myth. Ayurveda is a science and it is based on science – a science that is 5,000 years old. In fact, Ayurveda also gave way to several sciences that emerged later. For example, take intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is based on the age-old Ayurvedic concept of taking care of your gut health and a gentle way to detoxify your body. Today, a large number of ailments are due to a lifestyle and bad habits for which Ayurveda has the answer. Without a doubt, Ayurveda is one of the key branches of science.
Ayurveda requires a strictly vegetarian diet
This myth may have been circulating for a long time and it is at best a misunderstanding. Although Ayurveda encourages a vegetarian diet due to immense health benefits, this is not a rule. Vegetarian meals are often easier on our digestive system, provide all the nutrients despite misconceptions that there is not enough protein for vegetarians and are healthier in the long run, but meat consumption is not. is not prohibited in Ayurveda. It is simply based on each individual’s choice and their preferred diet.
Ayurvedic drugs have no side effects
Everything does not work the same for everyone. There is no concept of ‘one size fits all’ in Ayurvedic medicine and it can work differently for each person just like clinical treatment would. Although Ayurvedic medicines cause less damage than other medicines because they involve organic herbs, there can still be some side effects that people experience. It’s all about balance. Anything that is consumed too much can lead to danger. It is necessary to consult professionals and acquire the right knowledge before starting any medication.
Ayurvedic medicines are only for the elderly
Yet another common mistake is that Ayurveda is generally only intended for the elderly. However, Ayurveda is for everyone, regardless of the age group they belong to and their ailments. And, even if it doesn’t completely cure an illness, Ayurvedic treatment can help with prevention.
Having been a part of traditional Indian medicine for centuries, Ayurveda has now not only found its importance among millennia, but has reached far beyond the borders of the world. With its holistic nature, modern Ayurveda, if learned deeply and accurately, can work wonders for several ailments and contribute to overall good health.
About the Author: Mr. Nikhil Maheshwari, Director of Operations Maheshwari Pharmaceuticals India Ltd.
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