Hyperactivity in a person can be defined as a state of over activity. In such cases the person is more active as compared to other people of his age group, gender, and work profile. Hyperactivity can be related to overactive muscles of the body or a single muscle or the body may show hyper active state.People with such type of behaviors may show varied signs like that of impulsiveness, irritation, talking too much, wandering about or fidgeting with things. They generally show a common behavior of doing something or the other to a limit of irritation. As such there is no proper definition of hyperactivity as different people may perceive different behaviors in different ways. What may seem like a hyperactive reaction to one may be just fine for somebody else. A careful eye and an observation for a longer period may help one understand the exact state of a person.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HYPERACTIVITY?
HYPERACTIVITY IS A STATE OF MIND AND BODY THAT IS AGGRAVATED BY ANY CHANGES IN OUR NERVOUS AND MUSCULAR SYSTEM. THE USUAL CAUSES SEEN FOR HYPERACTIVITY ARE:
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP THE CASES OF HYPERACTIVITY?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
In cases of hyperactivity, the body energies are imbalanced that make the person’s brain and body system lack coordination and the person becomes hyperactive.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IMPROVE CASES OF HYPERACTIVITY
BACOPA MONNEIRI (BRAHMI)
The Brahmi herb is famous for its magnificent properties. It has shown results in cases of a variety of medical conditions that include asthma, arthritis, bronchitis, skin conditions, joint aches, irritable bowel syndrome, boils, ulcers, etc. A few of its astonishing effects have been proved on conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is used by physicians for stress, post-natal depression, anxiety, ADD and epilepsy. It is a major product of many a memory tonics. Stress, anxiety, menstrual disturbances, hair loss and fatigue are a few conditions where the herb has shown positive effects. It is rich in anti-oxidants that help improve metabolism and bring the brain back in balance. The anti-oxidants remove the toxins from the body nourishes the blood cells. Another wonderful action of the herb is on the nervous system wherein it works to increase the coordination between the nervous system components thereby increasing the brain functioning. It is therefore used as a brain tonic. For its action on controlling the anxiety of the nervous system the Ayurvedic herb is used as a tranquilizer. The actions of the Brahmi herb over the brain area make it a wonderful tonic to help enhance the mental capabilities of the individual. It affects both the short and the long-term memory. It promotes a relaxed state of mind and nerves, spreading calmness. It takes care of the emotional disturbances; tension caused headaches, feeling of anxiety and depression. The herbal product is highly recommended for people suffering from ADD as it helps them analyze clearly. Brahmi is an important part of MEDHYA CHURNA and STRESS CAPSULES.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The herb Ashwagandha is believed to possess naturally rejuvenating properties to the body. All such medical issues related to fatigue, stress and weakness are beautifully relieved using this herb. Ashwagandha capsules are a pure Ayurvedic formulation that contains the concentrated properties of the raw herb in a small capsule to enrich the body. This multi-effect herbal capsule all helps reduce stress induced neurological disorders. As we all know stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weaknesses are all outcomes of unhealthy lifestyle and may result into various chronic heart and neurological diseases. To prevent such diseased state regular intake of Ayurvedic Ashwagandha capsules is a perfect solution. It is a good antioxidant. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties. Ashwagandha Ayurvedic herb helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from the above, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and long lasting erections. This wonderful herb is used to prepare ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES, STRESS SUPPORT CAPSULES, and MEDHYA CHURNA.
ACORUS CALAMUS (VACHA)
In Sanskrit ‘vacha’ literally means ‘speaking’; that relates to its wonderful anti-stammering properties. Ayurvedic physicians believe that this herb alleviates vada and kapha (kinetic and potential energies) but aggravates the pitta (thermal energy). The Indian Ayurvedic system uses it as a nerve tonic. The magical root of this herb has a reliever action over many mental disorders. Commonly known as ‘sweet flag’ it can relieve speech disorders, enhance speaking abilities and coordination, also working on the memory of the person. The regular intake has proved to increase and improve memory. Apart from these, other areas of its function are the digestive disorders and urinary dysfunctions. It has a mild sedative action and can be used for hysteria and epilepsy too. It is used in MEDHYA CHURNA.
CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS (SHANKHPUSHPI)
A common Indian drug used by parents to help increase their child’s memory, retention power and concentration. This herb has the potential to increase the retention power as well as increase the remembering capacity of the brain. It works miraculously to relieve stress and anxiety. Physicians use it to relieve nervous disorders, mental disorders, problem of insomnia and fatigue-both mental and physical. This herb is used to form MEDHYA CHURNA.