These 5 ayurvedic ingredients are the easiest way to power up your wellness routine
Maximum benefit and minimal effort with Green Leaf’s ayurvedic supplements
Being forced to chew Brahmi leaves while prepping for board exams, a spoonful of triphala powder in our milk to ease our backed-up motions. Growing up, we often laughed off mama’s home hacks and ayurvedic concoctions. And for that, we’d like to issue an apology.
The magic of Ayurveda lies in potent herbs blended together to boost our wellness from the inside out. The past year has seen us go back to our roots and focus on our health in a holistic manner. We replaced western superfoods in our pantry with homegrown classics. Triphala churans, tagara roots, gotu kola concoctions and more that can ease our aches and pains to cure everything from bloating and IBS symptoms to toothaches and disturbed sleep.
But we don’t have to struggle as our ancestors did with the naap tol while brewing our own herbal potions at home. We’re a restless generation in need of instant gratification.
Luckily, brands like Green Leaf, a Sheth Brothers’ enterprise, are doing the heavy lifting and creating high-quality herbal nutraceutical supplements harnessing the power of the MVPs of Ayurveda.
Green Leaf has done the research, their products are GMP, ISO and Non-GMO certified and free of any additional fillers. 100% vegetarian and gluten-free. Their plant-based line champions single-ingredient supplements.
Dr Resham Mantri told us that supplements are a good addition to your wellness routine if you’re looking for a boost because they give a concentrated dose that we need to see the best and full effects.
So, to power up your body with minimal effort, you can incorporate these 5 ingredients into your day with the help of Green Leaf.
If the Ayurveda world had a band of Avengers, then Ashwagandha would be Thor bringing a lightning punch to stressors in our bodies. It’s considered an adaptogen that research has shown can reduce the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in our body. There’s also some evidence that links ashwagandha to lower levels of anxiety and improving quality of sleep.
Ashwagandha can work as an anti-inflammatory which helps boost our immunity and energy levels too. If that wasn’t enough, this ancient medicinal herb can provide some relief for people struggling with joint disorders.
Tagara, also known as Indian Valerian, has mild sedative properties which can calm the anxiety that builds up during the day and refuses to let us sleep peacefully at night.
A lack of restful sleep can seriously impact our physical and mental health, and not just make us groggy and sluggish all day. Sleep disruption has short-term and serious long-term health implications, including an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke.
If you look closely at the brahmi leaf, it kind of looks like the shape of the brain. Known as the brain tonic, brahmi can boost brain health and function, reduce stress and anxiety as well by protecting the brain cells and improving blood circulation.
Studies show brahmi promotes free radical scavenger mechanisms and protects cells against oxidative stress. Will adding brahmi to your daily routine make you the next Shakuntala Devi? Probably not, but links have been found of it being able to improve learning abilities and memory retention.
You may be wondering why Green Leaf’s triphala supplement is called Vision Hair Care. Isn’t triphala supposed to be for gastrointestinal problems? Well, yes, and it is our gut that controls a lot of what’s going on with the rest of our body. This includes hair loss and eye health.
Triphala is a blend of three powerful ingredients – amla, haritaki and bibhitaki. They’re a tag team that regulate the digestive system, along with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Triphala has been used in ancient Ayurvedic practices to improve eye health by enhancing Alochaka Pitta which is believed to govern our eyesight.
In a gut health survey, healthcare firm Abbott found that nearly 22% of the Indian population suffers from constipation. More than half of them terming it a severe long-term issue.
Not emptying the waste from our body can cause toxicity and inflammation, which can be a root cause of many other diseases, according to nutritionist Anupama Menon. Things can come to a head because of a poor inactive lifestyle, improper diet, a lack of sleep and chronic stress, all of which weaken the gut and digestive system.
Start the day on the right and light foot with senna supplements. Senna leaves have long been used in Ayurveda as a herbal remedy with mild laxative properties to treat chronic constipation.