How to Treat Stress in Ayurveda?

What is stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding against predators and danger and is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it will keep you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergencies, stress gives you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid a car accident. Keep yourself protected by recognizing the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. Most people will refer to this as the fight-or-flight mechanism.

When an individual faces any stress then they have a partly physical response. The body produces chemicals such as cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine that triggers the following physical reactions in the body:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heightened muscle preparedness
  • Sweating
  • Alertness
  • Faster heart rate

What are the causes of Stress?

According to the surveys, stress triggering factors are different in every individual. 40% of the people experiencing office stress and one-quarter say work is the biggest source of stress in their lives.

The main causes of work stress include:

  1. Most stressful and workload in the job
  2. Being unhappy in the job
  3. Working for long hours
  4. Having bad management in the working place
  5. Say no in the decision-making process
  6. Working in dangerous conditions in the factories, industries
  7. More responsible work in the office
  8. Having to give a speech in front of a crowd and colleagues
  9. Facing any harassment at work, especially if your company isn’t supportive
  10. Stress-related to our daily lifestyle includes:
  11. Death of loved one
  12. Loss of job
  13. Divorce or getting married
  14. Increase in financial obligations
  15. Shifting to a new home
  16. Any chronic illness or injury
  17. Other emotional problems like anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, grief, guilt, etc
  18. Taking care of a sick family member or an elder member
  19. Traumatic events like a natural disaster, rape, theft, or violence against you or your loved one

What are the symptoms of Stress?

The most common warning signs and symptoms of stress overload.

Cognitive symptoms like:

  • Memory problem
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Negative thoughts
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying about everything
  • Emotional symptoms:
  • Depression and agitation
  • General unhappiness
  • Mood swings, irritability, or anger
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Loneliness
  • Other mental or emotional health problems

Physical symptoms:

  • Body pain
  • Sleeping Disturbances
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds or flu
  • Behavioral symptoms:
  • Eating more or less or irregular eating habits
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using too much alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits like nail-biting, pacing

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Stress?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best Ayurvedic kit for curing stress naturally known as “Stress Go Kit”. This kit contains natural and herbal ingredients that have been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat stress. It comprises of Nerve up tablet, Brodley Syrup, Brahmi Capsules, Brain Relaxant Churna, and Stress care tablet. These formulations are free from preservatives, fillers, chemicals, additives and free from side effects.

Detail of products:

1. Nerve up Tablet:

Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet that balances the Vata dosha as well as Kapha dosha. Being a nerve stimulant provides strength to the nerves and improves the work of the central nervous system. It comprises of various effective ingredients like shudha shilajit, shudha kuchala, abhrak bhasma, shankh bhasma, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, etc. These ingredients boost up brain activity by increasing the strength of nerves.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

2. Brahmi Capsule:

Brahmi capsule is one of the main herbs that has been used in Ayurveda by our acharayas since ancient times that support sleep, improves the concentration and alertness. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Brahmi herb. It improves blood circulation.  This herb is a great natural tranquilizer for, stress, insomnia, anxiety that further helps in sleeping better.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

3. Brodley Syrup

Brodley Syrup contains –Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Shankh pushpi (Convolvulus pluricalis), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Yashti madhu (Glycyrihiza glabra), etc. It shows antidepressant properties and reduces the stress level. It also treats mental fatigue, aggressive behavior, learning disorder, mental retardation, etc. Being a brain relaxant, it also treats sleep-related issues and keeps the brain calm to work properly.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

4. Brain Relaxant Churna

Brain Relaxant Churna is specially formulated to keep the brain relax with the use of herb named Atmagupta (Mucuna pruriens). This herb provides strength to the nerves and increases cell functioning. It shows wonderful results in signs and symptoms associated with stress like unable to concentrate, negative thoughts, general unhappiness, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.

5. Stress care tablet:

Stress care tablet is a great combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha (Rauwolfia serpentina), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi). It helps to relieve stress conditions and keep the body as well as mind relax.  As per Ayurveda, it keeps the tridoshas i.e., vata, pitta, and kapha in a balanced state and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance. It works effectively in anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, sleep, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tab twice daily with plain water.

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