The question should read, "When is Ayurveda not useful?" since that seems like a more challenging question to answer. Point being that not only the usage, but also benefits of the Ayurvedic field are so vast but unfortunately, less heard of than allopathic medicine. Let's jump right into it: The system of Ayurvedic medicine originated in ancient times, amidst the Indian subcontinent. It follows the course of Doshas or bodily humors like Vatta, Kapha and Pitta. The 3 are said to be present in all bodies determining one's physical make-up. This science believes that imbalance in these Doshas could lead to specific kinds of diseases, infections and issues in the body. The talk of immunity surrounds all discussions today. While many take high priced medical supplements, Ayurveda has long since devised natural methods to strengthen the body's natural defense system. In many instances, the increase in stress can make one’s body susceptible to psychosomatic effects. The Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha, indirectly increases overall health by reducing the primary stress hormone also known as cortisol, thereby improving immunity. Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen. The withanolides, or naturally occurring steroids in the herb play a crucial role in exhibiting antimicrobial, antitumor and immuno-modulating functions. Giloy, Neem and Amla are other great Ayurvedic herbs that build immunity. Read about them all through the Misters Ayurvedic ingredient guide by clicking on the Ayurveda section of the website.