Saturday, December 27, 2003

The kitchen clinic

Cold weather and pollution are a deadly combination for young asthmatics. Since Ayurveda classifies asthma as an acutely kaphic disorder brought on by excessive mucous and phlegm, the best prescription is honey.

Packed with subtle alcohols and ethereal oils, honey drains mucous from the respiratory passages and eliminates it from the lungs.

In fact, the ancient vaids actually believed that when an asthmatic child so much as inhales the air above a pot of honey, his breathing becomes easier. Hot garlic milk with a dash of turmeric, and ajwain tea are also traditional remedies for asthma. Avoid mucous forming foods like rice, wheat, yogurt, bananas, nuts and all dairy products, especially ice-cream and cheese.
[from News Mid-day]

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Master’s course in herbs

With the West putting a credibility crimp on herbal medicines, the interest in herbs and herbal medicines in the country has been on the up for the past few years. From personal care products to medicines for critical diseases, herbs are being used today as never before.

Recognising the trend and taking note of a growing interest in herbs, the Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) has joined hands with Jadavpur University (JU) to offer a one-year post-graduate diploma course in herbalogy, billed as the first in this part of the country. A memorandum of understanding has been inked between the 184-year-old society and the university.

Monday, December 22, 2003

India’s first Child Specialist’ chyawanprash, Sivananda Bal Chyawanprabha has been launched. This special formulation has been designed to address the needs of growing children, keeping in mind the increasing pressures of today's lifestyles. Bal Chyawanprabha has a sweeter and child friendly taste that makes it more palatable than the other standard formulations of Chyawanprash

Bal Chyawanprabha not only provides immunity and addresses the physical needs of the body, but also helps in the child’s mental development. Herbs like Brahmibooti & Shankpushpi that are not present in the standard formulations, help in improving the concentration and mental development of children in their growing years. Apart from this, the formulations contain child specific herbs in optimal quantity, each of which address specific nutritional needs of children in their growing years.

Sivananda Chyawanprash range:
Sivananda has also launched two other variants to cater to the adults and older people in the family. While Amrit Chyawanprabha addresses the needs of older people, Sivananda Chyawanprash is the original formulation as per Ayurved Saar Sangrah, and is best suited for the adults in the family.


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

An Indian medicine for hepatitis B
Are Your Personal and Skin Care Products Safe?

ABC announced a study that was recently conducted on 72 name brand products. Of these 72 products, 52 contained at least one kind of phthalate. What is even more perplexing is that only 1 of the products tested lists it as an ingredient on the label - another cosmetic conspiracy! Did you know that studies conducted on animals show that phthalates can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system?
According to Ayurveda, you should put on your skin only products that are completely natural and chemically free. 100x washed ghruta Cream is made from an organic ghee that is used for gourmet cooking. This ghruta is washed 100 times in a copper bowl while reciting mantras. This process completely transforms the ghruta into cooling, nourishing, silky cream.
100x washed ghruta Cream is very well absorbed by the skin and leaves the skin feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and glowing.
It is an excellent Astringent, Moisturiser, Anti-wrinkle & Cleansing cream. Can be used as a daily moisturizer on the face (or whole body) or for facial massage. Also, has calming effect on reddish or burned skin, and on eczema and rosacea.
Try it for yourself ! Available on website Ayurveda For You

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Heart and health

EXERCISE and change in dietary habits can keep heart diseases at bay. This was stressed by well known cardiologist Dr Jagdish Hiremath who was participating in a discussion arranged by the Creative foundation at the Lokmanya Sabagriha at Kesariwada on November 30. With heart surgeries being expensive for the common man, the only solution was to lead a healthy life, stressed cardiologist Dr Manoj Naik. Ayurveda practitioner Dr Anthony Joseph talked about treatment of heart diseases through ayurveda.