Ayurveda is an Indian holistic medicine still little known in the West. It heals the whole individual, body and mind, by restoring the lost balance. The treatment is individualized and uses different techniques such as massage, dietetics, meditation and herbalism.
Some widely used plants have been the subject of promising clinical studies in India and the West. This is the case with guggulu, which would have the property of reducing blood cholesterol and triglycerides. But also Coccinia indica, Gymnema sylvestre, Momordica charantia, Pterocarpus marsupium and Phyllanthus amarus, which are frequently found in Ayurvedic preparations to fight diabetes. Finally, a mixture dedicated to cardiovascular problems, called Abana, could be effective against hypertension.
There is still a lack of larger studies to conclude on the benefits of Ayurveda, but it deserves our attention!
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