Ayurvedic treatment for Depression in Men

Depression in Men

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Depression in Men


Following the basic Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations will ensure a healthy and happy life.3 Additionally, Ayurveda suggests the following procedures to help manage your depression:3

  • Drugs that promote intellect (Medhya drugs)- such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois)
  • Bio-purifactory procedures to enlighten the mind- such as Snehana-svedana, Vasti, Nasya and Shirodhara
  • Counselling (Satvajaya)
  • Meditation, Worshipping and Chanting (Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa)

Ayurveda also recommends some diet (ahar) and lifestyle regime (vihar) for managing depression effectively. This includes:3

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume easily digestible foods such as light, non-oily, low-fat and high-fiber foods
  • Regularly consume fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Fish rich in omega fatty acids are considered good for the heart.

Avoid excess salt, alcohol and astringent foods as they may cause indigestion

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Be around favorable surroundings to lead a peaceful life
  • Regular walking may be beneficial -  10 minute walk may be just as good as a 45-minute workout.
  • Avoid stress, excessive exercise, unprotected and excessive sex, and suppression of urges (vegavidharan)
  • Meditation may help in management of depression and its symptoms
  • Practice Yogasanas Some asanas that are helpful are as follows:3

Dhanurasana Shavasana Nadishodhan pranayama

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