Several chemical and synthetic remedies have been developed in modern medicine to reduce blood pressure and to induce sleep. These drugs give only temporary relief and their continued use renders them less effective. In fact, there are serious side toxic effects because of the prolonged use of such conventional drugs. The net result of this criminal negligence of the patients of high blood pressure and sleeplessness has left thousands of mentally ailing and unproductive men and women over the world. In Ayurveda, high blood pressure and sleeplessness are considered to be psycho-somatic ailments and not physical alone. The concept of mind, its activities and morbidity are well developed. Therefore, along with therapies for correcting the body, the ayurvedic physician always prescribes therapies for correcting the mind of such patients.
Vaidya Bhagwan Dash, D.A.M.S., H.P.A., M.A. & Ph.D. is a scholar and writer of international repute .He is the former Dy. Adviser (Ayurveda) in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He has written many books on herbal treatment of various disorders which are very popular.