Doctors are the backbone of our medical system. They are the real heroes who dedicatedly work day and night to save lives and improve life expectancy. Their contribution, struggles, and sacrifices came to the forefront even more during the COVID pandemic.
The importance of doctors in society and their contribution to better health is phenomenal. To appreciate their efforts, National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in India on July 1st. This day allows us to acknowledge and express gratitude for doctors’ significant roles and responsibilities.
On this special occasion, we feel proud to stay protected by our talented medical professionals during trying times and medical emergencies.
History of National Doctor’s Day in India
National Doctors’ Day was first observed in India on 1st July 1991 to honor the exemplary contribution of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy to the medical community. This day coincidently happens to be his birth and death anniversary.
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was a reputable physician, a social worker, an educationist, and a freedom fighter. He devoted his life to the service of humans and inspired many. He was bestowed with the highest Indian civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 1961. He was also the physician of Mahatma Gandhi.
Vijaya, the Ayurvedic Doctor, the Conqueror
For ages, Vijaya has been an important tool in Doctor’s arsenal for its numerous therapeutic benefits. It has been called the conqueror for its power to conquer many ailments.
Vijaya’s Ayurvedic History
Sacred Hindu text Atharva Veda specifically mentions the five most sacred plants, and Vijaya is one of them. According to Atharva Veda-Samhita, Book 11, Hymn 6, Verse 15
पञ्च राज्यानि वीरुधां सोमश्रेष्ठानि ब्रूमः।
दर्भो भङ्गो यवः सह ते नो मुञ्चन्त्व् अंहसः॥
“To the five kingdoms of the plants which Soma rules as Lord we speak.
Darbha, hemp, barley, mighty power: may these deliver us from woe.”
In the above-mentioned quote, ‘भङ्ग’(bhang) refers to Vijaya, which was admired by Lord Shiva.
There is mention of the historical use of Vijaya in other famous texts like Sushruta Samhita, Rig Veda, and the Mahabharata. According to the Vedic literature, Vijaya is mentioned as a “joy giver.” The plant is referred to as ‘Vijaya’ or ‘siddhi’ and has a long history of use in Ayurveda.
Vijaya is also advocated in ancient texts of Ayurveda like the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Shargandhara Samhita for its healing properties. Vijaya proved to be a miracle herb in ancient prescriptions for minor illnesses like indigestion to insomnia.
Vijaya is mentioned in Ayurvedic medicine texts dated around the 15th century. Vijaya found its medical acceptance in the western world during the 21st century owing to its therapeutic potential. It was found to be providing relief to patients with Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Cancer.
How is Vijaya used in Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine uses Vijaya in combination with other herbal ingredients to treat various diseases.
Hempstreet has taken a step forward in India with intensive research to reinvent classical ayurvedic formulations to produce credible and effective treatments.
A lot of research work is still underway exploring the hidden potential of Vijaya. Some key benefits are listed below:
- Reduces inflammation and pain – Research suggests Vijaya has strong pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory characteristics; therefore, it is immensely effective for alleviating different kinds of pain and the associated symptoms. Trailokya Vijaya Vati is a classic Ayurveda formula compounded to treat chronic pains and arthritis pains.
- Helps treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders – Vijaya’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective remedy to prevent and treat GI disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
- Aids with anxiety disorders – Vijaya induces sleep and reduces anxiety symptoms. It helps treat various anxiety disorders, like post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. Trailokya Vijaya Vati is an effective medicine to improve sleep patterns.
- Help control seizures – Vijaya is used to help treat epilepsy and other seizure syndromes by reducing the symptoms and seizure frequency.
- Assist in cancer treatment– Vijaya has anti-cancer properties; it helps treat tumors, prevent cell growth, and alleviate the effects of chemotherapy.
- Improves sex life – Vijaya can increase libido and help treat sexual dysfunctions. Kameshwar Modaka is a very potent herbal formulation to improve performance, stamina, and endurance.
On this Doctor’s Day, let’s honor Vijaya, which has helped improve life quality, boosted overall health, and provided relief against numerous conditions and diseases. Contact Hempstreet, who has redefined industry standards of using Vijaya for medicinal purposes, backed by research and technological innovation, and find out how you can leverage Vijaya.