Baheda, known as Vibhitaki in Sanskrit, is a very popular herb. It is one of the ingredients of famous classical combination Triphala.
Classically, this herb has been described in Ayurveda as:
विभीतकं स्वादुपाकं कषायं कफपित्तनुत्। उष्णवीर्यं हिमस्पर्शं भेदनं कासनाशनम्।।
रुक्षं नेत्रहितं केश्यं कृमिवैस्वर्यनाशनम्। (भा.प्र.)
Baheda is bitter to taste and pacifies pitta and kapha dosha
It is dry and ushna (warm in potency)
Helps in clearing bowel
Triphala which has Baheda as an ingredient is an effective purgative. Apart from Triphala, many effective purgation-inducing combinations contain Baheda along with other herbs like isabgol, sanay, harad, amvala etc.
Effective in cough and hoarseness of voice
It can be administered in small repetitive doses with plain or lukewarm water. In case of congestion, baheda along with saindha namak can be given. Baheda decoction can be prepared and can be used for gargling.
Benefits to Eyes and Hair
- For eyes: Externally as an eye wash, decoction of Triphala is used. An application of baheda paste can be applied around the eyes to draw the benefits.
- For hair: Externally, it can be used as a hair pack or hairwash along with ritha, amvala, shikakai, nagarmotha, jatamansi It imparts color and conditions the hair.
A regular intake of triphala churna along with unequal quantity of ghee and honey is beneficial both to the eyes and hair.
It is advisable in intestinal worms and can be locally applied to an infective wound.
So make this wonderful herb a part of your simple home remedies and avail the benefits naturally.
Constipation has become quite a common problem these days and there are various common but wrong practices to fight constipation due to which the desired results aren’t achieved and we fall in the vicious cycle of constipation.
Wrong Practices to Fight Constipation
Here are a few common practices which we do and need a correction.
- Consuming warm water with honey and lemon for clear bowels is not very healthy. If you wish to continue this, then replace warm water with plain water.
- Drinking glasses of water immediately after getting up from bed should be discontinued. Intake of a glass of plain water is sufficient.
- If you’re in a habit of taking hot water, then replace it with lukewarm water.
- Consuming plain salads for rich fiber content must be garnished with salt and lemon.
- Consume warm milk instead of hot milk or cold milk. Avoid addition of coffee or any other such strong flavors to the milk.
- Regular intake of Isabgol only, will not give satisfactory results. Therefore, it is ideal to mix it with other herbs for better results.
- Avoiding Ghee. People who are fond of food high on spices must include ghee in their diet.
- Excessive walking to keep the gut healthy must to be reduced to the stamina which permits it.
- Staying awake late at night disturbs the body clock. Therefore, “early to bed and early to rise” principle should be adopted.
These simple changes in your practices ensure results. So, if you follow any of these wrong practices then correct them and stay healthy.
A fresh start to the morning keeps us fit, light and energetic all day. But with random, unwholesome and unhealthy eating practices, one may end up with CONSTIPATION. Since, a clear morning bowel ensures a healthy gut, it is essential to get relieved of constipation. The effective combinations to regulate bowels are given here.
Herbal Combinations to Deal with Constipation
- Triphala powder: This classical combination has been used since ages to deal with constipation effectively. Moreover, it has additional benefits to the system other than just being a laxative.
- Sanaya powder: This powder can be mixed with a larger quantity of mishri powder and a moderate quantity of mulathi powder to overcome constipation.
- Isabgol powder: The psyllium husk can be taken with warm milk at night time for constipation.
- Harad (Choti) powder: This powder can be taken with lukewarm water to clear bowels.
Lifestyle Tips to Deal with Constipation
Along with the herbal medicines, ensure a healthy diet and lifestyle.
- Consume fibrous diet for better digestion.
- Avoid maida They are tough to digest.
- Ensure an optimum intake of water to keep your system hydrated.
- Avoid excessive intake of tea and zero intake of ghee.
- Eat meals at decent hour of the day. Avoid late night munching.
- Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Prefer walking a few steps after every meal to help it digest.
- Practice pranayama as it regulates the bowel cycle.
- Prefer getting up early in the morning.
Bring about these simple changes and observe the results. You will feel fresh and light every day. For more suggestions or personalized consultation, you can mail me at email@example.com