Remember the mythological story from Ramayana where Laxmana is healed with herbs from the Medicine Mountain?
But why are we talking about this?
Indian history and mythology reference the use of medicinal plants for thousands of years now. Pharmacognosy, the study of plants for their medicinal value is considered the oldest branch of pharmacy. Ayurveda, one of the most effective forms of ancient medicine, is based entirely on plants and their healing powers.
Our culture is rich with plant-based supplements. Remember how our grandmothers were quick to whip up a kadha when we caught a cold? The plant kingdom contributed immensely to our health. Why, then, did we make the transformational shift to synthetic supplements? Research suggests two reasons:
In this world of 10-minute food & grocery delivery, who wants to wait weeks for plant supplements to make a natural impact? Synthetic supplements may act quickly, but they can have side effects on the body that harm us in the long run. Its effect wears off just as quickly, as soon as we stop their consumption.
On the other hand, the positive effects of plant remedies cannot be seen unless they’re consumed in the right dosage at the right time and for the entire duration. Their effect is slow but sustainable. We’ve co-existed with plants for thousands of years so remedies derived from them are more easily absorbed and adopted by our bodies. However, plant remedies are sustainable and take a while to show visible results, so it’s important to be patient and stay the course.
What do we do when we have a headache? Pop a pill, right? It’s that simple!
While that pill gives us instant relief, it doesn’t cater to the root cause of it - stress caused by our lifestyle, like staring at a screen for straight 10 hours!
Plant supplements like adaptogens, when consumed regularly, train the body to handle the effects of stress and keep health issues like headaches, fatigue and sleep issues away. They make us more aware of our actions and choices and the effect they have on our mind & body.
Why do we need plant supplements?
No side effects
Since they’re all-natural, plant supplements don’t cause any side effects, making them less harmful to the body. Synthetic drugs and supplements may act quickly, but their side effects affect our bodies in the long run. Plant supplements work in an integrated way and have little to no adverse effects on the body.
Easy to digest
Do you know someone with lactose intolerance? Since they’re unable to digest animal milk (cow or buffalo) as it’s heavy, they opt for plant-based milk (almond, cashew or soya) which is easily digested.
Made from the different parts of medicinal plants like roots, shrubs, flowers and leaves, plant supplements are not heavy and don’t put our digestive system in distress.
Plants do much more than heal us. They maintain and augment health-physically, mentally and spiritually and help us be our most awesome selves.
At Ausum, we extract active ingredients from medicinal plants and clinically validate their effect on the human body. A precise dosage of these plant-based supplements is added to everyday beverages and snacks so stress care can effortlessly fit into our existing lifestyles. We serve beverages that cater to stress-induced lifestyle issues like slow metabolism, low immunity, fatigue, anxiety and sleep issues. All with healthy, tasty products that are already a part of your lifestyle.
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