In the previous article of this series, we had read about the materials and methods for two Ayurvedic decoctions (kwatha) and supporting medicines against the diseases and disorders of Vata Dosha and High Blood Pressure. The present article is a continuation. Important information extracted from the research findings at Brahmavarchas Shodh Sansthan is given here on kwathas that are found to be effective remedies against some other diseases/disorders that are also quite common complaints these days. The English and Botanical names of the herbs referred here may be found in .
3. Kwatha for Relief from Insomnia
Insomnia or lack of sleep is a psychosomatic disorder, which not only reduces patient’s efficiency, but also invites different kinds of other mental and physical health related problems. In most cases, an over-ambitious and self-possessive attitude and/or stressful irregular routine, unbalanced diet and artificial, luxurious life-style are attributed to its occurrence. Patients often start consuming tranquilizers (sleeping tablets) that induce some kind of intoxication and drowsiness rather than regulating the natural cycle of sleep or inducing peaceful ‘natural like’ sleep even for a few hours. The patient gets used to them and starts consuming more of these, as the initial quantity becomes ineffective after sometime. Thus, instead of healing, these ‘medicines’ eventually increase the patient’s sufferings.
Sometimes, one does not get sleep because of acute pain in some part of the body, fever, indigestion, asthma, cardiac problems, tension or worries due to some adversities, etc. But, sleeplessness of this sort is temporary. Cure of the sickness or improvement in the situation revives the original sleep. But the lack of sleep in case of hypertension and consequent restlessness or due to psychological complications is often unbearable. One takes shelter of sedative medicines in such cases as well. The doctors also often have no other choice but to advise such drugs in general. The following kwatha offers an excellent alternative. If taken with prescribed diet restriction under Ayurvedic treatment, it not only uproots insomnia, but also allays and controls the problems of blood pressure, restlessness etc.