Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's your Dosha?
North Shore News(September 27, 2009)
In Ayurvedic philosophy, everything in the universe is made up of five elements: earth, air, fire, water and ether. In living things, those five elements combine in pairs to form three dynamic forces called doshas. The three active doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. During different times and circumstances in life, different doshas will be more predominant. The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain your dosha balance.

Vata is formed by ether (space) and air. Vata is movement, the body in motion. It is the energy of respiration, heartbeat, nerve impulse and muscle contraction. Vata circulates the blood and lymph, draws and expels air from the lungs, moves food through the digestive system, and eliminates waste. Vata also governs such feelings and emotions as nervousness, fear, anxiety, pain, tremors and spasms.

Pitta is formed by fire and water. Pitta regulates the body, controlling its metabolism. It is the body in transformation. Pitta governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, body temperature, skin colouration, the luster of the eyes, intelligence and understanding.

Kapha is formed by earth and water. It builds the body and forms its structure: skeleton, muscles, organs, ligaments, tendons and skin are the work of Kapha. And Kapha lubricates the body, ensuring the smooth function of joints. With strength, stability, and solidity, Kapha is the body in repose.
Know more about your Dosha at http://ayurveda-foryou.com/clinical_ayurveda/consti5.html

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Do Garlic supplements reduce the risk of the common cold?

The team, from the University of Western Australia, published its findings online in the July issue of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international nonprofit that analyzes health care information.
That study, in which 146 participants were randomly assigned to take a daily garlic supplement or a placebo, found that those taking the supplement got fewer colds over the three-month study period than those taking the dummy supplement. They also got over their colds faster.
Among ayurvedic preparations 'Lashunadi-Vati' can be useful as garlic suppliment.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

sure cure for heart ailments: US experts

By Bhaskar Roy
Times News Network
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Indraprasth - Medical experts in the US have turned to
Ayurved after findings that India's alternative system
of healing can make a dent in the heart attack rates.

Baffled by the fact that enormous resources and latest
medical technology have failed to lower the incidence of
cardio-vascular diseases, they have come here to explore
possibilities of productive research in herbal medicine.

"We are bringing the technology to promote the medicine
system of an ancient civilisation," says Robert
Schneider, one of the 15 American experts currently
participating in a workshop along with the Ayurved
practitioners here.

What brought the focus on the Indian healing system was a
paper in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart
Association, which claimed that with meditation one could
open up the clogged heart arteries.

Another medical journal reported that it was possible to
control blood pressure as much with yoga as medicine.
Schneider claims that heart-induced death risks can be
reduced by 50 per cent by resorting to the Vedic mode of

But the fact is that Ayurved experts do not have the
license to practise in the US . Since the Federal Drug
Administration (FDA) does not recognise Ayurved as a
discipline, herbal medicine cannot be sold in the US
market. It is sold under the `nutritional supplement'

Still, Mishra points out, there is demand for Ayurved for
problems like cancer, arthritis, lever and heart
. He admits it is tough to comply with the
stringent regulations of FDA. Perhaps it is here that
Ayurved experts in the US can play a role.

The fact that two million people in America practise
meditation seems to have set the stage for greater
acceptability of Ayurved there.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Penis Enlargement Methods[digghealth.com]
For men looking for penis enlargement methods, herbal remedies are also a great option. These herbal remedies have been widely used in Ayurveda since ancient times, but they have become exceedingly popular only in the recent times. Dong quai, blessed thistle, ginseng, ginkgo, kava kava, maca, black cohosh, golden seal are just some of the herbs that are used to bring about an enlargement of the penis.
These herbs help in extending the length and the girth of the penis by increasing the amount of testosterone, the male sexual hormone.
The popularity of Ayurvedic herbs for penis enlargement is increasing by leaps and bounds with each passing day. Shilajit, an Ayurvedic preparation, is extremely popular in countries such as the US and in the European countries. Several other herbal products such as Vrishya Vati etc. are available which help for both penis enlargement as well as a cure for impotence.
There are many exercises for penis enlargement as already mentioned above. Squeezing and jelquing are the two most popular ones.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Discover more about Ayurveda
September 11, 2009
Learn more about the history of Vedic culture this weekend at the Geeta Bhavan Hindu Temple in Whalley Range, Manchester.
A series of educational talks will take place starting with the first session titled: Ayurveda: Hidden Health on 12 September at the temple based on Withington Road.
The lecture will be held by Dr Divya Prinja, a Manchester university graduate who is currently working at University Hospital in Birmingham.
Dr Prinja went to Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas to discover and learn about Ayurveda, a Vedic science of health and healing.
Dr Prinja will share her knowledge and experience of Ayurveda.
The event will start at 7.30pm and will include prayers and dinner.
For more information contact the temple on 0161 861 9083 or 0161 344 5515.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Full List of 165 Ayurvedic & Unani Government recognized colleges in इंडिया
This list gives all Ayurveda and Unani Colleges in India that are approved by Government of India. The list also gives details whether it is a Government or Private Ayurvedic College.
Hope Ayurveda students will find this list extremely useful.