AHP working with AYUSH on support for Ayurvedic stress management superstars

Roy Upton, founder of the AHP and an accredited Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, said his organization has been cooperating with AYUSH, which is an Indian governmental organization that covers Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

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While the other three are well known outside of India, Unani and Siddha are not. Unani is a traditional medicine system that is Persian and Arabic in origin, while Siddha is a system that arose in the Dravidian region of South India. That area has a separate cultural history from the rest of the subcontinent, in which influences from farther north and west in Asia were mostly absent.

“Their primary goal it is to promote natural healing modalities within the culture of India,” ​Upton told NutraIngredients-USA at the recent Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA.

Upton said a monograph his group did on the longtime Ayurvedic mainstay preparation of Triphala caught the organization’s eye.

Triphala, a well-recognized polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine consisting of fruits of the plant species Emblica officinalis(AmalakiTerminalia bellerica(Bibhitaki​), and Terminalia chebula(Haritaki​), is a cornerstone of the gastrointestinal and rejuvenative treatments within the traditional medicine system

The formula has been applied to many endpoints, including stress management. According to the authors of a recent review on triphala published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine​, ​stress is defined as “[A] state of disharmony chronic caused by perceived threat that is counteracted by an adaptive response to reestablish homeostasis and is associated with many diseases.”