Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ayurveda For You receives top rank in Ayurveda Web sites.

Top 5 Alternative Health Sites of the Week Issue # 27

Hello everyone. Welcome to another issue of our top 5 alternative health sites of the week. We are going to countdown top 5 Ayurveda sites based on Alexa ranking.

Site # 1: Ayurveda for You
The winner of our countdown this week is Ayurveda for You. This site was established in the year 2000, and the main aim of this site was to promote Ayurveda all around the world. This site helps a large number of clients with its knowledge base, online consultation, eBooks, and online courses on basic Ayurveda, herbology, and Ayurvedic nutrition.
Blogs we like from Ayurveda for You
Ayurveda Introduction
Ayurvedic Nidan (The Diagnosis according to Ayurveda)
Ayurveda medicinal herbs

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ayurvedic Herbal Cure for ADHD

Ayurveda works by using herbs to regulate the energies responsible for the features of our body. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, ailments like ADHD are prompted by an imbalance in Vata power, the energy that controls movement and electrical impulses in the body. We all require healthful quantities of vata for our bodies to operate properly. The Ayurvedic herbs made use of to deal with ADHD are herbs that calm down the vata.

While clinical trials have yet to determine the efficacy of these herbs, they seem to be a promising organic remedy for ADHD.

Brahmi

Brahmi is one of the most essential herbs of Ayurvedic medication. Its therapeutic properties appear from the bacosides and saponins on its leaves. Researchers mentioned that they improve the psychological functions and finding out ability. Brain scans on humans also revealed that brahmi enhances the results of the neurotransmitters GABA, serotonin, and acetylocholine. This can clarify why brahmi is encouraged to treat depression and nervousness. Brahmi is also utilised as a normal antioxidant to shield brain cells and nutrients from free radical harm. Classic Ayurvedic texts advocate taking five-10 mg of powdered brahmi daily, but double-blind modern-day-day reports on humans present that 300-450 mg of brahmi with 55% bacosides is most useful.

Ashwagandha

Ayurvedic medication utilizes Ashwagandha roots, not the fruits. Ashwagandha is recognized for its adaptogenic properties, meaning it has several, non-specific actions that counteract the results of stress and market over-all very well-being. The roots also incorporate compounds called withanolides, which are the most important active elements of ashwagandha. Scientific studies present that the molecular structure of withanolides is very similar to that of Asian ginseng, an additional potent pure remedy for ADHD. Dose 150 mgm. twice a day

Mandukaparni

The roots and leaves of the mandukaparni plant are crucial Ayurvedic herbs used as a brain tonic. This powerful herb is regarded for its power to comprehension (dhi), improve memory (dhriti) and recollection (smriti). Ayurvedic practitioners feel these a few abilities ought to be totally produced to reach the mind’s fullest possible. Aside from that, mandukaparni is known to supercharge the creation of collagen, improve the body’s psychoneuroimmunological response, and nourish the mind-system connection.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

There are No Toxins in ayurvedic drugs, say experts

With the campaign against the ayurvedic drugs gaining strength in the West because of the presence of toxic metals, it is time to scientifically prove before the world that the toxicity of the heavy metals is eliminated in the process of preparing ayurvedic medicines, said the experts.
"Scientific studies and clinical have clearly proved that the toxicity of the heavy metals will not be there once it is processed, and in ayurveda mercury is an ingredient, and not a contaminator," said Dr P M Warrier, chief superintendent, Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal, delivering the keynote address at a workshop on 'Standardization of kashayam' organized by Itoozhi Illam Ayurveda Charitable Trust in association with CARe Keralam, a public limited firm established with the support of AYUSH department of government of India here on Friday.
As per a study conducted by IIT, Kharagpur, the heavy metals in ayurvedic bhasmas are in the form of nano particles and there is no toxicity in it and it gets excreted from the body, he said.

Read interesting Articles and research papers about Heavy Metal Toxicity in Ayurvedic Medicines here -
http://ayurveda-foryou.com/heavy_metals/heavy_metals.html 

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbs and traditional Ayurvedic formulations

The heavy metal contamination of ayurvedic medicines is a much talked - about subject these days. The controversy began with the publication of Saper et al in Journal of American Medical Association Volume 292: pages 2868-2873 in 2004. They collected some herbo-mineral preparations from Boston area and analyzed the heavy metal content.  These products were prepared with inorganic substances like arsenic, mercury etc and therefore, their presence was not at all surprising.  However, Saper et al misconstrued  the data and asserted that all ayurvedic medicines are toxic. This paper was followed by many others reporting that Ayurvedic medicines are loaded with heavy metals. These reports were given global publicity through Western print media, TV channels, radio stations and the internet.
The publicity campaign was so successful that now even Ayurvedic physicians believe that ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals!

Almost all these studies were based on information obtained from ayurvedic medicines prepared from calcined metals and inorganic substances like mercury, arsenic sulphide, antimony and so on. No information is available on the content of heavy metals in traditional ayurvedic medicines prepared exclusively from herbs. Twelve years have elapsed and not even one CSIR institute or the Bureau of Indian Standards had the thoughtfulness to carry out a dispassionate enquiry into the so-called presence of lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury in traditional ayurvedic formulations prepared exclusively using herbs. A small band of researchers in CARe Keralam Ltd,  an Ayurveda consortium in Chalakudi, Kerala, India has finally published a research paper in Aryavaidyan (Volume 28, No.2, published by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal) demonstrating that 126 ayurvedic formulations produced by 32 companies and 34 common ayurvedic herbs collected from all geographical regions of India contained these heavy metals in quantities well below the limits set by Government of India.

Interestingly, this pro-Ayurveda study was conducted by these non-Ayurveda persons.

Read complete Article and research paper here -
http://ayurveda-foryou.com/heavy_metals/heavymetals-in-ayurvedicmedicines.html 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bottle Gourd for Weight Reduction

This humble vegetable is often ignored and not given its due in our culinary diary. It is also known as calabash or opo squash. It is an amazing vegetable with high water content. It can be taken as a cooked vegetable or as juice.
Popularly known as Lauki in India, it is easily digestible and has amazing medicinal properties too. It cools the body and acts as a hydrating agent. Taken first thing in the morning, a glass of bottle gourd juice aids in weight loss, keeping us satiated, thus reducing hunger pangs. It has high-fibre content and it is this that helps in keeping us full.

It helps in the smooth functioning of the digestive system. This helps in regulating the metabolism of the body. Due to a high rate of metabolism, food gets digested quickly and there is no accumulation of fat in the body. Thus, it aids in weight loss indirectly. Bottle gourd juice should not be filtered, as it will result in the loss of fibre and valuable nutrients. Before extracting the juice, a small piece of the vegetable should be tasted, as some vegetables tend to have a bitter taste. Also, never mix bottle gourd juice with the juice of any other vegetable.

Read more about Bottle Gourd here.

Herbal Medicine to Heal your Thyroid

There are many herbal thyroid boosters that can help regulate the thyroid gland. There are also some herbs that may not directly balance the thyroid but may help alleviate symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

The following herbs are regarded as good natural support for the thyroid.

1. Bladderwrack: also known as the seaweed fucus, is a form of kelp that has been used medicinally for centuries. The main use of the herb has been for the stimulation of the thyroid gland as a treatment for obesity and cellulite. The high iodine content of the herb stimulates thyroid function which boosts metabolism.

2. Guggul: This Ayurvedic herb has been studied for decades for its pro-thyroid properties. It enhances enzymatic activity in the thyroid and helps the gland to use iodine. In addition, it helps convert thyroid hormone T4 to its more bio-active partner T3.

3. Ashwagandha: Chronic stress puts strain on the all-important HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) system, which results in suppressed thyroid function. Ashwagandha takes strain off the pituitary and hypothalamus, thereby stimulating thyroid activity.

Read more about Ayurvedic Management of Thyroid Disorders.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

MORE THAN HALF ALLOPATHIC DOCS PRESCRIBE AYURVEDIC MEDICINES!

If you are dependent on Ayurvedic medicines prescribed by your allopath, then you better think again before taking your next dose. Your doctor is as ignorant about Ayurvedic medicines as you are.

A study by the pharmacology department of KEM hospital has revealed that most of the allopaths who prefer prescribing Ayurvedic medicines for ailments like liver disorder, arthritis, cough and cold, kidney stones and piles, have very little knowledge about Ayurvedic medicines.

According to the study, 99% of the resident doctors did not even learn the basics of Ayurveda but 67% of them prescribe Ayurvedic medicines to their patients.

The study states that the commonly prescribed proprietary Ayurvedic medicines were Liv 52 (39%), Shatavari (13%), Cystone (12%) and common ailments for which these medicines prescribed were liver disorders (34%), arthritis (18%), cough and cold (13%), kidney stones (11%), and piles (10%).

However, while allopaths prescribe Ayurvedic medicines, they don’t show any inclination towards learning about the medicines. “At least 90% of these doctors basically rely on the reputation and credibility of the manufacturer, instead of knowing the content of the medicines. This is what needs to be changed.

Here is online course about Basic Principles of Ayurveda.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Buttermilk — a Versatile Drink

There’s is a simile about Buttermilk: What Nectar is for the gods , buttermilk is for human beings.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Buttermilk, or “takra" or "chaas” is used as a medicine to maintain health as well as treat disease. Buttermilk improves digestion, treats digestive disorders and other gastro-intestinal disorders. It treats inflammation, , spleen and liver disorders and is also beneficial in anemia. It can be taken instead of an antacid as it fights acidity in the stomach. It also helps with acid reflex after meals as it cools the stomach and soothes any irritation.

After eating a spicy meal such as curry, buttermilk soothes the stomach lining. It also washes down oil, butter and ghee.So, grab the buttermilk before you grab your antacid.

Generally, in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the use of Buttermilk ( takra) is emphasized. The patient has to be kept on the diet of buttermilk, which is the treatment and nutrition in IBS. Buttermilk is digestive, astringent, and light to digest and helps in improving the consistency of the stool

In a study it has been found that fat molecules in buttermilk contain unique bioactive proteins that lower cholesterol and have antiviral, antibacterial and anticarcinogenic properties. This same study found that drinking buttermilk every day can significantly reduce blood pressure.

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There is a discussion of basic concepts of Ayurvedic Nutrition and their applications in maintaining health as well as treating diseases.