Monday, December 24, 2012

Ayurvedic treatment for Age-related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration also called as Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is an age
associated chronic eye disease and is a very common cause of reduced vision among
older individuals over the age of 55 years. The condition is characterized by degeneration
of light-sensing cells of the central region of the retina - the rnacula which malfunction
and eventually die, resulting in a gradual decline and loss of central vision, while
peripheral vision is retained.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Macular Degeneration
Ayurveda advocates certain practices in order to get rid of macular degeneration. Some of them are:
-- Ayurveda has recommended certain medicines to be very beneficial in case of macular degeneration. These are Amalaki, Triphala, Tulasi, Spirulina, Punarnava and Shatavari. 
These herbs are rich source of vitamins and acts as anti-oxidants.
-- Ayurveda suggests the consumption of yellow vegetables such as carrot that is rich in carotene.
-- Triphala, an ayurvedic medication is extremely beneficial for eyes.
-- Rub your eyes for 30 minutes gently in regular interval of time in order to relax them.
-- Avoid sitting near TV and computer for a longer period of time.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Use of Heavy Matals in Ayurveda
The community of Ayurvedic practitioners have reacted strongly to a report published by US health researchers a few days ago claiming documented evidence of lead poisoning risks among pregnant women who took Ayurvedic medicine. While they admitted that the Ayurvedic medicines did contain lead compounds - widely criticised by the US health researchers - the Vaidyas said that these compounds were present in miniscule quantities and served medicinal values rather than causing detriments.

“An integral part of Ayurveda is the ‘Rasa Shastra’ or the practice of intentionally adding metals, minerals or gems to the medicine,” said Dr K Murali, senior physician and superintendent of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala. “However, it is not added in the raw form but is clinically and scientifically processed. In particular conditions, it is absolutely necessary to add lead compounds that are used as medicines in prescribed and miniscule doses.”

The promoters of Ayurveda also alleged that it was the half-baked knowledge of Ayurshastra, or the science of Ayurveda, that led to the misconception in the West. Said Dr Manoj Nesari, Joint Adviser (Ayurveda), Department of AYUSH, Government of India, “It is no secret that Ayurvedic medicine is about 20 per cent of mineral and gemstone origin. The eight formulations that have been alleged as potentially hazardous by the American Medical Association were studied and found safe by us. Ayurvedic medicines are based on a combination of hundreds of diverse molecules. Even turmeric has hundreds of basic formulations that work in hundred different ways. Going by the scope of modern chemistry, even turmeric would be toxic,” he added.

Read more about this topic here -

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ayurveda provides answers to old age problems: 
Ageing is associated with risk of cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, bone and joint problems, besides muscular dysfunction. Through ayurveda treatment, there will be improvement in health and it will rejuvenate the whole body.

The focus of Ayurveda in context of old age is that to rejuvenate and protect the seven dhatus that comprise human body.

There are several rejuvenation therapies employed by Ayurveda that benefit the old people. These therapies strengthen their immunity system and let them feel more energetic.
Famous Ayurvedacharya Sarangadhara defines that the therapy which prevents from aging and disease is Rasayana. Read more about Rasayana chikitsa here -

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Karnataka in India to start Ayurvedic therapies in mainstream hospitals

Karnataka in India to start Ayurvedic therapies in mainstream hospitals

Ayurveda Panchakarma, the latest health trend
First, it was yoga. Then, it was gyms. 'Spinning' as a form of exercise then took over as the new rage. Soon, power yoga, artistic yoga and martial arts infiltrated the fad circles.
And now, it's the time of the Ayurveda Panchakarma to bask in the limelight. Well-known faces of the city's social circuit seem to be quite taken up by the five detoxification processes (Panchakarma).Panchakarma gives positive health ,both physical ,mental and positive thinking. -- From Times of India

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our 20 th eBOOK 'Ayurveda For Tinnitus' will be published on 1 St July 2012.

The incidence of 'Tinnitus' [ringing in ear] is increasing with the changing and modernizing
of the life style of the people. Tinnitus is no longer considered confined to the elderly, many
people in their 30s and 40s are developing tinnitus symptoms and some children are being
affected too. Stress and anxiety is on the rise because of the expectations and aspirations
of the people that are soaring high in today's competitive world. This is paving way for many
health hazards which includes tinnitus as well.

Often the practitioners of the modern medicine use words "you just have to learn to live with it"
Far from being helpful, this phrase increases the isolation and frustration of the tinnitus patients.
They are alone, and they are without hope. Often, patients say that they are going mad at the
continuous noise.

Ayurvedic name for Tinnitus is "Karnanada". According to Ayurveda, tinnitus in not a disease
but a symptom of prana vayu disturbance. Prana vayu is a subdosha of vata which resides
in the head and governs all higher cerebral functions.
Interested readers should visit the link given below to avail benefit of this special offer.
 It is for Limited time only. (up to 1 st July 2012)
Visit here -

Dr.Shashikant Patwardhan
[Ayurveda For You]

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Five Essential Ayurvedic Herbs for Managing Type II Diabetes

5 potent Ayurvedic herbs that have been found to be highly effective as adjuvant therapies in Type II Diabetes.

1] Gurmar or Madhuvinashini (Gymnema sylvestre)- ‘Gurmar’ in Hindi (National Language of India) or ‘Madhuvinashini’ in Sanskrit literally means ‘one that vanquishes sugar’. It is so called because it temporarily abolishes sweet taste by anesthetizing our taste buds. Its leaves and almost all parts are used for medicinal purposes. Gurmar not only helps in regulating blood sugar levels in type II diabetes; it also helps in regeneration and repair of the beta cells in our pancreas (gland which secretes insulin).
2] Bitter Gourd/bitter melon (Momordica charantia)- Bitter gourd or ‘karela’ as it is called in Hindi is an extremely bitter tasting fruit which lives up to its name. However, despite of its bitter disposition, it is still one of the tastiest vegetables in Indian cuisine. Bitter gourd helps in reducing the blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. It has powerful antioxidants which make it an ideal supplement and essential dietary component for diabetic as well as pre-diabetic individuals.
3] Jamun (Syzygium cumini/ Eugenia jambolana)- Jamun (Hindi) is an evergreen green tree native to India, that ripens at the beginning of rainy season. Jamun fruits are sweet, slightly sour and extremely astringent in taste. They are very popular in India for their deep purple-black color and unique taste. The fruits, seeds, bark and even leaves of jamun tree are used for their anti-diabetic and antioxidant qualities.6 Jamun helps in regulating the blood sugar levels and is also found to boost the secretion of insulin.
4] Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum)-The seeds and leaves of Fenugreek, commonly known as ‘Methi’ in Hindi and ‘Methika’ in Sanskrit are an integral part of Indian cooking. Fenugreek also has powerful anti-diabetic properties. It helps in keeping blood sugar levels in check and improves insulin resistance in Type II diabetes. A popular way of taking fenugreek seeds is to soak 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in water at night and eat them early next morning on empty stomach.
5] Turmeric (Curcuma longa)-Turmeric or ‘Haridra’ (Sanskrit) or ‘Haldi’ as it is commonly known in India, is the most preeminent Indian spice, an integral part of Indian cuisine and an auspicious component of Hindu Religious ceremonies. Turmeric has been extensively used in Ayurveda for the treatment of Prameha.Whole turmeric is more effective than using its individual active constituents like curcumin.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

‎"Ayurveda For You" is first to publish Ayurvedic books in e-book format.

So far we have published 18 eBOOKS on various topics in Ayurveda and our 19 th eBOOK 'Ayurveda and yoga Management of Heart Diseases' will be published on 15 Th March 2012.

This Ebook "AYURVEDA AND YOGA MANAGEMENT OF HEART DISEASES" is a complete and comprehensive manual on the subject.

There is a special pre-publication offer going on from 1 to 15 - March and if you are interested in purchasing this ebook at discounted price contact us at -

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ashwagandha, Shatavari and Turmeric Are Great Herbal Ayurvedic Remedies

One of the efficient health tonics for males to attain physical strength, masculinity, virility and potency is Ashwagandha. This herbal tonic is being used in the Indian sub-continent as an effective herbal medicine since more than twenty five hundred years. While it is a good health tonic and it can be used daily as a healthy diet supplement, it is also used as a preventive and curative medicine against a number of diseases and sickness.

The good thing about this herbal medicine is that is increases the efficiency and strength of our immunity system and since it is herbal and natural medicine perfectly suitable for our health and digestive system, it causes no side effects. This herbal medicine is also effective as an adaptogenic agent and it helps in preventing, reducing and curing restlessness, weakness, headache, stress, depression and hypertension. In addition, this herbal ayurvedic medicine can also be used as a natural pain reliever.

Shatavari is popular too. Especially for women. A female body is quite different from male body and it requires extra care and specific health promoting medicines. One of such medicines that are specifically meant to help women gain internal strength and better immune system is shatavari. This herbal medicine is very helpful for women as it not only help them in improving their immune system, it also acts as an adaptogenic agent and helps them to cope with the changing environment and the hormonal changes that occur in the female body.

Since this herbal drug can efficiently help women to improve their immune system, it is considered as an effective protective and preventive medicine that helps women to fight against a number of diseases and illnesses. It also helps females to avoid stress, anxiety, depression, hypertension, restlessness, body pains, weakness, mood swings, strains and other symptoms of hormonal changes.

Ayurvedic herbal medicine Turmeric is widely considered as a great healing agent in the Indian sub-continent. This herbal medicine is not only used as an external healing agent for injuries, wounds and cuts, it is also used as an internal healing agent to sooth and cure internal injuries. This ayurvedic medicine is perfectly suitable for human body and digestive system and in fact it is used as a food additive spice in Asian countries. It is being used as an effective ayurvedic medicine since ages. According to recent medical research studies, the active agent of turmeric is curcumin which helps in fighting against a variety of cancers and it is a strong anti carcinogen agent.

One can use Turmeric to successfully fight against and cure prostate cancer and it is also used to prevent breast cancer from spreading and infecting the lever. Since this ayurvedic medicine is healthy to use as a food ingredient, it can be taken regularly to attain proper health benefits.