Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ayurvedic tips to cure dengue fever

With no specific treatment for dengue available at the moment, taking steps to prevent and control the disease is everyone’s responsibility. This includes being aware of the disease, taking effective vector control measures, getting timely diagnosis and treatment, etc. If left untreated, dengue can damage the lungs, liver or heart in severe cases. Blood pressure can also drop to dangerous levels, which may lead to shock or even death.
Dengue causes flu-like illness. Mild dengue can cause a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases, people may experience intense stomach pain, repeated vomiting, bleeding from the nose or gums, which can be life-threatening. Usually, people suffering from dengue are treated with pain relievers. Patients are also made to take plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration from vomiting and high fever. Besides this, there are many natural home remedies that can provide relief from the symptoms of dengue.

Here are five Ayurvedic treatments for dengue:

Holy basil leaves
The leaves of holy basil (Tulsi in Hindi) are known to produce a soothing effect on the nervous system. Just boil basil leaves, strain and drink it, or you can simply chew them to strengthen your stomach and boost your immune system.
Neem leaves
Neem leaves are used widely for treating a wide range of ailments, including dengue. It is suggested that neem leaves may help increase both blood platelet and while blood cell platelet count - the two most dangerous side effects of the virus. Just brew and drink neem leaves the water to improve your immune system and help you recover faster.
Papaya leaves
Papaya leave juice has for a long time been used for treating dengue fever in some areas of India and South East Asia. A groundbreaking research done by scientists at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus (UNMC) suggested that this traditional herbal remedy could indeed be turned into a pill to treat dengue patients.
Fenugreek leaves
They can reduce fever and act as a sedative to ease pain and promote more restful sleep for patients. Just soak the leaves in water and then drink it. You can also get methi powder and mix it with water and have it.
Orange juice
The juice of this citrus fruit doesn’t just tantalise your taste buds with a refreshing treat, it is a good remedy for treating dengue symptoms and eliminating the virus. The rich mixture of antioxidants and minerals in orange juice can increase antibodies of the immune system, promote urination and remove toxins from the body.
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Monday, May 07, 2018

World Asthma Day 2018

May 1st  is World Asthma Day and the theme for this year is 'Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease.' May 1st is commemorated as World Asthma Day in order to raise awareness about this chronic respiratory disease that is prevalent in children nowadays.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), asthma is not just a public health problem in developed countries. In developing countries; however, the incidence of the disease varies greatly. According to its report, India has estimated 15-20 million asthmatics.

Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that is caused due to inflammation in the airways. The airways are said to become narrower and are filled with mucus, further blocking the airflow. This in turn results in short gasping breaths, coughing, and wheezing and chest tightness. If an asthma attack isn't controlled in time, it could leave a person breathless. Asthma could be triggered due to allergic reactions from irritants, dust, smoke, fumes and chemical allergens like pollen and grass.

Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Asthma
Here are herbal remedies for asthma that could reduce the symptoms of the condition.
-- Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon and one fourth teaspoon trikatu into a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and add a teaspoon of honey before drinking. Take this twice a day to reap maximum benefits.
-- Drink a tea prepared using half teaspoon licorice or mulethi and half teaspoon of ginger for preventing asthma.
-- Take a half teaspoon of bay leaf and one fourth teaspoon of pippali mixed with one teaspoon of honey taken two or three times a day may also help prevent asthma
-- Boil a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in a glass of milk and add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Take it twice a day, this Ayurvedic remedy may help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Ayurveda for Liver Disorders

Liver is a very important organ in Ayurveda. Liver is the seat of digestion and metabolisation. According to Ayurveda, liver is comprised of the fire and water elements, belonging to the pitta dosha. This means that eating foods that are too fiery or hot may disturb the balance, leading to a dysfunctional liver. This means that the liver will not be able to perform its basic functions of purifying the blood of toxins and metabolising fat. This imbalance in the liver may result in liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatitis, etc.

More and more young people taking to alcohol abuse and adopting largely sedentary lifestyles. This leads to increasing numbers of fatty liver cases. In India, over 10 lakh people are diagnosed with liver diseases annually. The ancient Indian practice of Ayurvedic medicine has certain remedies and diet tips to protect the liver against fat deposition.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Pulsea A Way To Connect to your Heart

'Nadi vidnyan' or Pulse diagnosis is the ancient Ayurvedic Art and Science of detecting the existing status of a person’s body, mind, soul and spirit.

Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis allows the Ayurvedic Doctor to connect to the heart of the patient.  It  is a diagnostic tool that has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic Medicine as a means to determine how the internal systems of the body are functioning. By measuring the qualities of the pulse, whether it is fast, slow, strong, weak, etc., this diagnostic can reveal whether there is an imbalance in the body, which organs and systems are being affected, and what might be done to bring the affected dosha back into harmony.

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fat fighter herb tea

Here’s an ayurvedic fat fighter tea — best made in the morning and sipped warm throughout the day. It includes a combination of ingredients that not only help break down fat, but also helps improve digestion and unblock channels in the body by removing toxins.
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds
5 cups boiling water
Boil water in a pot. Add seeds to the water and continue to boil for five minutes with the lid on.
Strain out seeds and pour the tea into a thermos.
Take small sips throughout the day. If you experience any discomfort, reduce seeds to 1/4 teaspoon each for two weeks. Then increase back to 1/2 a teaspoon.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Holy Basil - A Superfood Worthy of Worship

In this age of cancer awareness, obesity-linked diseases, and greater levels of stress than ever before, it's nice to know you can do something to help mitigate the dangers of modern living. No, not move to a remote hermitage — although that's tempting. It turns out, though, that holy basil may just be the newest tool in your self-care kit. If you're looking for less stress (and less of everything that comes with it), this Ayurvedic herb is for you.

According to the National Centre For Biotechnology Information, Holy basil (Tulsi) provides a huge range of stress-busting benefits. According to ancient lore and budding research, it:
-- Reduces psychological stress
-- Nourishes the mind in a manner similar to yoga
-- Offers antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties
-- Fights metabolic syndrome, which is the precursor to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and, according to some, cancer
-- Detoxifies your body
-- Promotes weight loss
-- Enhances your overall well-being

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Film on First Indian American Ayurvedic Doctor in the U.S.

A feature-length documentary about Indian American Dr. Vasant Lad, the first person to bring Ayurveda from India to the U.S., has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber.
Under the companies’ deal, Zeitgeist will market and release the film theatrically and Kino Lorber will handle home entertainment, adds the report.
According to Zeitgeist Films, “The Doctor From India” will premiere at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Directed by Jeremy Frindel, the film, titled, “The Doctor From India,” is the fascinating story of Lad’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness from India to the West in the late ‘70s.
In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees, including Indian American author and Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru, became a holistic health pioneer, helping to bring Ayurveda, which was almost unknown when he first arrived in the West, to become one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world today.
A native of India, Lad was a professor of clinical medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in Ayurvedic science from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
In 1984, Lad founded The Ayurvedic Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1986, the institute has been based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lad serves as the director of the institute.
Lad has written 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the U.S., his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
(By- India-West Staff Reporter Jan 12, 2018 )