6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Better Health

While medication can help solve a lot of illnesses and minor health issues, did you know that Ayurveda can help you just as well? Find common Ayurvedic remedies right in your kitchen to solve these health issues.

By URLife Team
29 Oct 2023

The saying ‘old is gold’ stands true for Ayurveda. Ayurveda has deep roots in the Indian history of indigenous medicines for over 6000 years. Even in this era of scientific and technological development, it’s no wonder that many individuals are turning to holistic and time-tested approaches for their well-being. 


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Modern medicine lays emphasis on treating the symptoms, whereas Ayurveda’s holistic approach focuses on addressing the root causes of health issues. As per Ayurveda, our well-being is closely connected to our individual constitution or “dosha” and disturbance or imbalance in any of the three doshas can cause an ailment. Ayurvedic practice works on balancing these three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with the help of panchakarma (5 actions), yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicines). It offers umpteen remedies that can aid in balancing your doshas. The ideology of Ayurvedic treatment is to prevent diseases rather than treating it. Ayurveda aims to spread wellness by taking care of our mind, body and spirit. 

Ayurvedic treatment relies on one of its most important components- herbs and spices. They help in improving overall health by harnessing the natural healing properties found in nature.  Keep reading to know the importance of different Ayurvedic herbs.



Considered as an Ayurvedic superfood, amla can be used as food and as medicine. Because of its nourishing properties amla is known as dhatri or mother in Ayurveda. Also, amla is Vayasthapan, which means it helps to keep young and refreshed. Its Tri-dosha-har property aids in balancing all three doshas. Method of consumption varies from person to person based on their doshas. If you are dry or suffer from gas problems, make sure not to consume it raw or even as a powder. According to Ayurveda, for Vatas (gassy or dry humans), the ideal way to consume it is salted, candied or gingered. For Pittas, individuals dealing with heartburn or a hot stomach, try to avoid salted amla as it will further heat your body; have it as a jam or candy.

The above information is derived from the social media account of Dr. Nidhi Pandya, Ayurvedic Doctor and Coach.


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Black Raisins 

Black raisins are labelled as Draksha Uttima. Draksha means black raisins or dried black grapes and Uttima means best in the fruit category. As per Ayurveda, it’s one of the best foods to have on an everyday basis. Being alkaline in nature, they work as coolants. For individuals suffering from hyperacidity, heartburn or chest burn, or someone prone to mouth ulcers, black raisins could be a game changer for your health. 

Soak 10-12 black raisins overnight and eat them on an empty stomach in the morning. Black raisins are also beneficial for people dealing with fatigue or with low energy as they are a great source of nourishment and aid in tissue replenishment. This is because black raisins come under the category of Shramhar, (shram means being lethargic and har means it takes it away from you). So, Shramhar helps to ease your burnout. 

The above information is derived from the social media account of Dr. Vaishali Shukla, MD Ayurveda


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Lavang (Cloves)

To everyone’s surprise, lavang is not heaty in nature. It works like a coolant and thus helps with hyperacidity. If you are dealing with acidity, keep one clove in your mouth and suck on its juice. It is alsois beneficial for gut health and aids in improving your appetite. Being a great respiratory tonic, as per Ayurveda, lavang works for respiratory ailments like cough and asthma. 

Lavang is also beneficial for maintaining your oral hygiene. It improves the gum's health and helps in getting rid of bad breath. Lavang helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas, making it particularly beneficial for individuals with imbalances related to these doshas.

The above information is derived from the social media account of Dr. Vaishali Shukla, MD Ayurveda



Cumin boosts the activity of digestive enzymes and facilitates the production and release of bile from the liver. It stimulates the digestive fire (Agni), helping to digest food efficiently and reduce indigestion, bloating, and gas. Hence, it is a source to speed digestion and ease the digestion of fats. It also helps in reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as bloating and abdominal pain. Cumin helps in lowering blood sugar levels and has antimicrobial properties that may reduce the risk of certain food-borne infections. Cumin helps balance the Vata and Kapha doshas in the body. It can also pacify excess Pitta dosha, and aid in dosha management.



Also known as “Yashtimadhu”, Licorice is beneficial, especially for women. Licorice is used to regulate hormonal imbalances and alleviate symptoms of PMS and menopause. It is sweet in taste and cooling in nature, making it an excellent choice for balancing excess Pitta dosha. It also works as an expectorant, aiding in respiratory conditions and relieving cough and congestion. This herb also supports adrenal health, reducing stress and fatigue. However, its prolonged use is not appreciated as it can affect blood pressure and potassium levels in our body.



Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is considered an adaptogen, which helps to manage stress and anxiety effectively. Ashwagandha helps in enhancing muscle growth, memory and male fertility. It is known for its ability to enhance vitality and immunity, making it a valuable tonic. Also, it supports the nervous system, promoting calmness and mental clarity, while also aiding in better sleep. 

Known to boost strength and stamina, this herb is nothing less than an immunity booster. Ashwagandha's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities contribute to its role in managing various conditions, from arthritis to anxiety. It's considered a Rasayana, promoting longevity and vitality, and is utilised in Ayurvedic formulations for its diverse attributes.


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Ayurveda offers unlimited remedies for better health, focusing on the holistic well-being of an individual. The above Ayurvedic remedies, each with its unique set of benefits, can be valuable additions to your wellness routine. However, it's essential to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor before incorporating these remedies into your daily regimen, as their effectiveness may vary based on individual needs and constitution.

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