Therapeutic Role of Herbal Drugs in the Management of Mental Disorders: An Ayurveda Review
The development of civilization of mankind witnessed evolution of medical science and in this regards glory of Ayurveda science can’t be ignored. Ayurveda encompasses all aspects to restore mental, physical and spiritual health. The general principles of ayurveda not only help to cures disease but also prevent their prevalence. Ayurveda described various therapeutic modalities for the management of physical health problems as well as mental illness. The incidences of mental illness causing huge health burden to the society since prevalence of such diseases increasing due to the inconsistent and irregular lifestyle. Epilepsy, obsessive disorders, neurosis, anxiety, mental retardataion, depression and bipolar disorder are some examples of mental illness. Ayurveda proposed many therapeutic modalities for the management of such diseases including use of medicine. The use of natural drugs offers several health benefits in mental problems therefore present article explored pathological suppressing and therapeutic role of medicine in mental disorders.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Mental Disorders, Medicine, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhapushpi.
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