Improving bone density through Ayurveda


Commander's of Penmai
Apr 26, 2012
The World
Decrese in bone density cause osteoporosis, such as breathing difficulty, anxiety, nervousness, constipation, forgetfulness, physical and emotional instability, degenerative arthritis, low back pain, loss of height, insomnia, bladder and kidney weakness, frequent urination and dental problems.
According to Ayurveda, bone density can be improved through wholesome nutrition, herbs, healthy activities, and with some good home therapies, without depending on drugs or hormones. In fact, osteoporosis is considered to occur due to the same causes as impairment of vata dosha, which contribute to menopausal disorders in women.

Some of the nourishing herbs recommended by Ayurveda for this condition, and to maintain good hormonal balance in the body are, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Dashamula, Triphala, Safron, Gotu kola, Brahmi, and Amalaki.

Some other measures to be adopted to improve bone density are:

Eat calcium-rich foods such as organic dairy foods, green leafy vegetables and bean, foods high in Vitamin D such as organic dairy foods, and trace minerals manganese (mostly found in oatmeal, pineapples, nuts and cereals) and boron (found in nuts, soya beans, fruits, and honey).

As far as possible, stick to whole foods, rather than supplements and avoid all refined foods, refined sugar, iodised salt, excessive caffeine intake, antibiotics, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Some foods that are particularly recommended for improving bone health are: dairy foods, cereals (particularly oatmeal), whole grains, leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels, cabbage, sprouts, beans and urad dhal, black gram, chickpeas, mung, soya, fruits such as pine apples, apples, oranges, and nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, seaweeds, and honey.

Chewing a handful of sesame seeds daily in the morning provides natural calcium.

Practise yoga, meditation, exercise regularly and use vata pacifying essential oils on regular basis.

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