Mental stress is the most recurring phenomena in the professional as well as social space and stress is responsible for many psychic and physiological disorders in the modern time. Almost all life style diseases in the present era have direct consequences of stress factors and stress being the intrinsic factor of present day life style deserves to be treated only through a holistic approach of incorporating numerous changes in our life style and living hood. There is no conclusive and permanent medicinal treatment in the allopathic tradition of modern medical science and stress can effectively be treated through adjustments in our life style and living hood along with development of some good food as well as nutritional habits that can subsequently change our psychic reality relating to stress. This necessity of holistic approach in the treatment of stress makes the Ayurvedic treatment of stress management more effectual than other therapeutic procedures. Ayurvedic treatment of stress management undertakes mainly the responsibility of preventing stress enhancing factors from life and by doing this it also focuses on the use of herbs as well as herbal preparations that are well known for their stress reducing properties.
Ayurvedic treatment of stress management can be administered to stress ridden people for providing them healing effects in number of ways. Regular intake of natural anti-oxidants through various natural herbs, fruits and organic drinks like amla, lemon and oranges and green or organic leaf tea is greatly beneficial for reducing stress. Brahmi is an herb and Ayurvedic medicine of the same constituent is known to have great cooling and anti-depression properties for balancing the two hemispheres of the brain and thereby rendering our temperament cool and this herb is also well known to enhance our memory. Ashwagandha is a great herb for the overall functions of our brain and instrumental in keeping the balance of various chemicals in our brain, the imbalance of which can create stress factors. Chandan is known to have great cooling and calming properties for the mind by satiating one of the three major proprietary roots of diseases in the Ayurvedic science, pitta dosha. Panchakarma as one of the major treatment procedures in the Ayurvedic science has got great healing capabilities for stress, psychic disorders and other diseases.