Common Health Problems And Their Natural Ayurvedic Remedies

By Kapiva Editorial

Health issues come in various forms. Chronic diseases related to lifestyle choices are common in today’s fast-paced world. Diabetes, hypertension, cancer, etc. are some of the leading ailments affecting humans across race, gender and age. Other common health conditions include common cold, fever, issues related to immunity, respiratory issues, etc. Modern medicine is grappling with increasing cases and bloated costs. Natural and alternative medicine have now started to find some acceptance in addressing the root cause of these lifestyle chronic problems.

What Constitutes Common Health Problems?

Chronic conditions that build over time constitute a major portion of health issues that require long-term medical attention. Our lifestyle choices which include poor dietary intake, and a sedentary lifestyle, combined with deteriorating air and water quality are the primary reasons for these chronic ailments. Diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiac conditions that once were rare and found amongst the “elite” few are now slowly creeping into middle and low-income households. Poor diet, toxins in the environment, stress and other factors are eroding our immunity leading to persistent colds, fever and other minor yet niggling ailments.

Ayurvedic Approach To Common Problems

While modern medicine views the body from a structural perspective, ayurveda bases its understanding of the human body on tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha). Ayurveda believes that an imbalance in these doshas is the root cause of disease. Ayurvedic advocates a lifestyle that adheres to the natural rhythms and seasonal cycles to customise your diet, activities and daily routines. Ayurveda believes that different doshas are dominant during specific times of day and also change as per seasons. Understanding these cycles is critical to avoid everyday common health problems and also reduce the incidence of chronic ailments. Ayurveda emphasises eating regional and seasonal produce to avoid vitiation of the doshas. Following the dinacharya (daily routine), eating as per the dosha cycles, incorporating yoga in your daily life and reducing stress through meditation are the best ayurvedic remedies.

Different Kinds Of Common Problems And Their Natural Remedies

Traditional Indian knowledge suggests several health home remedies to tackle common health problems. Here are a few that might help manage some common health issues.

1. Regulation of Blood Sugar for Diabetics

Have a ½ teaspoon of ground bay leaf, ½ teaspoon of turmeric & 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel twice a day before lunch & dinner.

2. Chronic Fever

Have one teaspoon of basil, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder and 1 teaspoon of honey in 1 cup of hot water.

3. Fever

Add a mixture of cumin seeds, coriander and fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water, and consume.

4. Acidity

One of the best home remedies for acidity is having 1-2 teaspoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. You can also eat a ripe banana or eat 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds with warm water. Chewing on some black cumin seeds, a clove or green cardamon are also good home remedies for acidity.

5. Vaginal Infections (leucorrhea, white discharge)

Mix a teaspoon of cumin seeds, a teaspoon of clarified butter, and a teaspoon of chopped liquorice root into I pint of boiling water. Let this steep for at least 10 minutes – strain and use as a douche.

6. Burning Eyes

Apply castor oil to the soles of both feet. Or, put 3 drops of pure rose water into the affected eye. Apply Aloe Vera gel on the eyes.

7. Haemorrhoids

Down a cup of Aloe Vera juice thrice a day. Or, take two parts, honey, with one part castor oil.

8. Bleeding

a. External

Apply ice cubes or sandalwood paste.

b. Internal

Drink a glass of warm milk with a ½ teaspoon of saffron & turmeric powder.

c. Gums


Next time you have common health problems or illnesses, don’t rush to pop a pill. Instead, remember that food is medicine. Natural therapies like Ayurveda help in preventing everyday health problems and also prevent the buildup of toxins that could lead to chronic lifestyle diseases. The best ayurvedic remedies focus on organic natural food, an active lifestyle, managing stress and restful sleep.


Q1. Do natural remedies to common problems come under safe care?

Most natural remedies are derived from food sources and are safe if they come from reliable sources. But, you need to be careful and consult with your medical practitioner about what is safe and what is not safe for you. Do not self-medicate and do not believe that ‘natural’ is always safe.

Q2. Is it safe to administer natural remedies to common problems?

Choose natural remedies that have been suggested by an experienced ayurvedic practitioner. Generally, natural remedies that are derived from food sources are safe to consume. It is always recommended to consult your medical practitioner to know which ones will work for you based on your past and present medical condition.

Q3. Who should avoid natural remedies for common problems?

People on medications for blood sugar, hypertension, cancer, mental disorders or allergies should consult their medical practitioners before taking any natural remedies. Pregnant and lactating women should possibly avoid these. Seek medical advice immediately if the symptoms worsen or do not improve. Avoid self-medication and always consult an ayurvedic practitioner.

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Kapiva Editorial

We are a team of food scientists and Ayurveda experts at Kapiva. Our mission is to raise awareness and educate people on ancient principles and herbs found in traditional texts. We work together to develop the most comprehensive content on Ayurveda which is grounded in peer-reviewed, scientific research.