Tired of not being able to sleep at night? Ayurvedic remedies may get you closer to a good night’s rest.
In Ayurveda, Insomnia is often associated with an imbalance of Vata. This imbalance can also cause irritability and anxiety. Application of oil on the head and feet help in insomnia! Panchkarma treatments such as Shirodhara can also aid in insomnia. Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic stress therapy that involves gently pouring warm oil or herbal medicated milk over the forehead for a certain period of time.
Home remedies for insomnia are specific to each Dosha type. For the Vata type patient, warm sesame oil can be applied on the head and feet; for pitta type patients, coconut oil is used and for kapha type, warm mustard oil can be applied. Do not use warm coconut in case of pitta treatment. Ayurvedic specialists also suggest relaxing therapies such as meditation and yoga to cure insomnia.
In addition to massage and relaxation therapies, Ayurvedic herbs such as Ashwagandha Brahmi, Rauwolfia and Jata mansi can help in insomnia. Take them after consulting your Ayurvedic Consultant. Click here to schedule a consultation at Divya Ayurveda today!