Add these 4 Ayurvedic herbs to your diet to reverse unhealthy living

Ayurvedic herbs do not just add taste to your food, but also promote healthy living. Try adding these herbs!
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Dr Mukesh Sharda Updated: 30 Oct 2023, 11:10 am IST
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Don’t we all love herbs? They add the right flavour and texture to your favourite foods and at the same time, offer unbelievable health benefits. If you, like many others, have been leading an unhealthy lifestyle, these Ayurvedic herbs will solve your issue. Yes, here’s a list of what you should stock up on and why!

1. Turmeric

This herb has a plethora of benefits, from treating liver problems to digestive issues to even skin problems and itching. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Further, it exhibits antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which fasten the healing process of burns, cuts, and infections. It also aids in the proper functioning of the digestive system and detoxifies the liver.

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There’s a lot more that haldi has to offer for healthy immunity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Amla

Also known as Amalaki, as per Ayurveda, it prevents accumulation of toxins in the body. It acts as a tonic to enhance your memory and awareness, and provides you with clarity of the mind. It also purifies your blood and increases hemoglobin content in the body. Due to its richness in vitamin C, it nourishes the skin and makes it glow. Additionally, it also keeps the hair healthy, prevents premature graying and keeps dandruff at bay.

3. Tulsi

This plant is considered sacred and offers a multitude of advantages. It is a wholesome package of disease-fighting antioxidants. It provides relief from cough, sore throat, and cold. At the same time, tulsi tea is greatly effective to fight against fever and headache. By positively impacting cholesterol levels, tulsi also acts as a guard against cardiac diseases protecting the heart.

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This herb can benefit you in multiple ways. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tulsi is an ideal remedy for bad breath, as it acts as an oral disinfectant. Moreover, it manages mouth ulcers, dental cavities, gums, and teeth. This herb is also known to shield the respiratory system and control sinusitis, bronchitis, and asthma.

4. Giloy

It has excellent nutritional properties and is also termed guduchi. It normalizes physiological functions by reducing stress, depression, and anxiety. By acting as a wonderful stress buster, it calms the body. It also helps to manage diabetes in an effective manner by stimulating the production of insulin, thereby regulating blood sugar levels. Since it removes the toxic substances from the body and is capable enough to fight bacteria, it works well in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

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