The essence of good living in this modern world lies within the practice of healthy living. For ages, Ayurveda has been a mascot of healthy living. With its herbs and its mixes, people in ancient times used to cure almost every disease. The power is still the same, but the knowledge sadly is limited to a few people. That’s why whenever we think of wellness, we think of ways that would help us spread the word of health to as many as we can. As a result, here we are with another blog that is power-packed with herbs that can help you transform your life like anything.
Navratri is a festival that celebrates the good over the evil; it marks the victory of Nav Durga, nine goddesses. But, very few people know that nine herbs represent the nine goddesses of Navratri. Interesting, right? Let’s get to know each one of these herbs one by one.
The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Shailputri, the goddess of patience and devotion. The herb representing the essence of the first goddess is Harad. It is also called Myrobalan or Himawari. A primary medicine in the world of Ayurveda, Harad can help in weight loss, constipation issues, cough, and cold and weak immunity.
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Brahmacharini, the goddess of love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge. The second herb that represents Brahmacharini is Brahmi. This herb helps in maintaining good blood circulation, stamina and sharpens the memory of an individual.
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to the pooja of Chandraghanta. The herb representing her essence is Chamsura, another name of goddess Chandraghanta; the leaves of this herb cure obesity, a burning issue of current times. It is also suitable for the heart and also helps in purifying blood.
The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Kushmanda, the goddess of energy and warmth. Kushmanda is also the name of the herb; it is the large white pumpkin. People of North India especially eat this in the form of petha. This herb has multi-purpose benefits, it is good for the stomach, it is suitable for increasing stamina. It also does wonders when you want to keep your mind healthy.
The fifth day of Navratri is when we worship Skandmaata; Alsi represents herbs for her. The goddess of Motherhood and children brings to our homes which has multi-dimensional benefits for body and mind. It can remove bad cholesterol from the body, encourage good cholesterol, lower down blood pressure, is loaded with nutrients, and many more. Known popularly as flax seeds, it is commonly used in households for various things.
The sixth day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Amb. Her representative herb is Machika. A herb that is good for Kapha-Pitta.
The seventh day of Navratri, a day when we worship, Kalaratri – the goddess of power, energy, the strength of prevention. The herb of this day is Nagadaun Herb which helps one to purify the blood. It is advised to be taken while menstruating so that the body can purify the blood effectively.
The eighth day of Navratri, also known as Ashtami, is the day of Maa Mahagauri. Her representative herb is commonly found in every household – Tulsi. It is said that just planting Tulsi herb in your home is enough to do away with many troubles.
The ninth day is the day of Mata Siddhidatri; her herb Shatavari represents all ayurvedic herbs of the world. Shatavari herb is suitable for almost everything. In today’s time, Shatavari should be taken every day because it cures depression, which is a very prevalent problem.
With this, we come to the end of the blog; we hope that this year’s Navratri brings lots of wellness and prosperity to every home. For more exciting information on Ayurveda, stay tuned to our blogs.