Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ayurvedic tips to prevent Bird Flu

 Bird flu has come as a twofold blow for countries that are already fighting their biggest battle against Covid-19.

Again the sign and symptoms of Bird flu are related to the respiratory system only along with fever. Since there is not much clarity about its complications and other issues, which patients can face, there is no one way to deal with this situation.

As a general rule of Ayurveda strength of diseases can be reduced by only good immunity. So, the best way to protect yourself from any kind of disease is to boost your immunity and follow a healthy lifestyle which can go beyond opting good eating habits. Following (Dinacharya) Daily routine, waking up early morning and sleeping on time is also part of a healthy lifestyle. 

A healthy lifestyle also includes a healthy meal on time, sound sleep, daily exercise & meditation, offering food for our mind as well as the soul.

-- Keep your immune system in shape you can add a few herbs like Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric in your daily diet to avoid bird flu kind of infections. These herbs give strength to the body for fighting back and also protect our body from getting infected.

-- Practice Nasya to keep your respiratory system in shape -  Every morning putting two to four drops of Anu tail in each nostril will give strength to the respiratory system. This also helps in flushing out pollutants or foreign bodies from the nasal cavity and prevents them from crossing the nasal pathway. 

-- Remove toxins with oil pulling therapy, gargling and steam inhalation: One of the other important therapy is oil pulling therapy, it can be done by holding lukewarm oil in the mouth for a few seconds followed by gargling with lukewarm water with a pinch of salt and turmeric along with steam inhalation. Oil pulling therapy, gargling and steam inhalation helps in removing toxins and boost the immunity of the person.

-- Start your morning with one spoon of Chyawanprash: One more important add on in daily life is Chyawanprash. Every morning during breakfast taking one spoon of Chyawanprash helps in boosting immunity and strengthens the respiratory system. 

-- Drink Golden Milk before sleeping- taking golden milk (Milk with sugar and pinch of turmeric) is one of the best remedies to get rid of symptoms like fever, cold and running nose etc.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Ayurvedic herbs that help to reduce signs of ageing

 While there is not much we can do about the process of ageing, there certainly are things we can do to ensure age doesn't show on our skin. Here's how!

With time, everybody ages. Our bodies become tired, bones start creaking and all of this shows on the face in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, etc. While we cannot avoid these changes completely, there are ways in which we can slow down the process. Some Ayurvedic herbs are very useful and are known to slow down the process of ageing. Here are the ones you should include in your diet. 

Basil 

This superfood is known to help fight against wrinkles since it retains moisture in the skin and reduces the roughness. Including basil in your diet or applying it on the skin gives a smooth texture to the skin's surface. 


Ashwagandha 

This herb is known to be excellent for the skin and hair. Consuming it regularly will drastically change the skin's appearance, giving it a glow like no other while also reducing the fine lines and wrinkles on it.

Amla 

This fruit is high in VItamin C and a rich source of antioxidants. Consuming it regularly will do a better job than your Vitamin C serums, make the skin firmer and brighten it substantially. 

Guduchi 

It is the herb that helps the skin in reviving its tissue, fighting off inflammation, acne and leaving the skin with a soothing effect. Consuming this herb also boosts immunity levels in the body. 

Haldi 

Turmeric is also known to boost the glow in the skin and make one look younger almost instantly! Curcumin found in this herb has anti-ageing properties that help in fighting off free radicals and protects the skin from harmful UV rays! 


More Ayurveda skincare tips here - 

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Ayurvedic remedy to treat cold and flu - an easy recipe you can try

 Cold and flu are one of the most common conditions that come up during the winter season. Fight infections and boost your immunity in a natural and healthy way with this ayurvedic recipe.

Ayurvedic remedies for health issues makes use of various herbs and spices. A Kwath(Kadha) is a method of decoction.

Here is an easy-to-make recipe and is also inexpensive as most of its ingredients are can be found very easily in an Indian household.

Ingredients:

1 Laung [clove]

Cinnamon (1/2 tsp)

Crushed Kalimirch [black pepper] (1 tsp)

Finely chopped Adrak [ginger] (1 tsp)

Honey (1 tsp)

5 Tulsi leaves [Indian basil]

Giloy [guduchi] (1/2 tsp)

Method of Preparation:

-- Dry roast the tulsi leaves, black pepper. clove and ginger on low flame for at least 30 seconds.

-- Pour a cup of water in a pan and put in the dry roasted ingredients in it. Keep on high flame.

-- Add honey and cinnamon to it.

-- Grind the giloy and add to the boiling ingredients.

-- Let it boil for a few minutes and then strain the mixture in a bowl.

-- Pour the kadha in glasse and drink.

Tip: You can also add a pinch of Turmeric (haldi) into it.


This kadha has the ability to help the body get rid of cold and flu, as well as boost immunity. Tulsi has anti-bacterial properties and helps against harmful bacteria. Issues like cough and cols, congestion and sore throat can be helped with ginger. Warm water can help in soothing the throat. Black pepper and clove can help clear throat and loosen mucus by acting as an expectorant. Last but not the least, honey can add flavours and be useful because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Natural Tinnitus Cure

 It is important to understand that though Tinnitus feels like the disease, it is merely a symptom.

Tinnitus is a symptom that something is dysfunctional in the auditory system. This system includes the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and the parts of the brain that process sound. Note that this problem may also cause other symptoms such as vertigo.

Tinnitus is often regarded as the first sign of hearing loss in elder people. It can also be a result of the side effects of past medications. Usually, prolonged exposure to loud sound causes tinnitus. This includes people working on construction sites, in traffic, in the army etc.

Tinnitus is not a serious health problem as a standalone. However, tinnitus over a period of time can cause other psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, loss of focus and even some memory problems.

According to Ayurveda, the underlying cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage.

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Monday, November 09, 2020

AYURVEDA DAY-2020

 

#AyurvedaDay2020: Prime Minister Shri

Narendra Modi
to dedicate two future-ready #Ayurveda institutions at #Jamnagar and #Jaipur to the nation.
The highlight of the observation of the 5th Ayurveda Day on 13th November, 2020 will be the dedication to the nation of two future-ready #Ayurveda institutions which are expected to play global leadership roles in the growth and development of #Ayurveda in the 21st Century, by the Prime Minister. These institutions are: Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar and National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur.
The Ayurveda Day is being observed every year from 2016, on the day of #DhanwantriJayanti. This year it falls on 13th November 2020. #AyurvedaDay is more an occasion of re-dedication to the profession and the society, than one of festivities or celebrations. Potential role of Ayurveda in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic will be the focus of this year's 'Ayurveda Day' observation.


Monday, October 26, 2020

ASHWAGANDHA holds an efficient anti-Covid-19 property

 Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), commonly known as Indian winter cherry, is used in Ayurveda as a Rasayana—any preparation that improves general health by stimulating the body’s immunity. The literal meaning of Ashwagandha is “smell of horse”: The fresh roots of the herb emit the smell of a horse; also, there is a common belief that consuming extracts of the herb may help humans develop strength and vitality similar to that of a horse. The herb contains a range of constituents like withanolides and sitoindosides that protect the cells from oxidative damage and disease.

Ashwagandha has been appreciated in many cultures. There is a legend in Greek mythology in which Apollo finds this herb and gifts it to his son Asclepius—the god of medicine. There are also accounts suggesting that Alexander the Great and his army used to drink wine containing Ashwagandha to boost their energy.

The research by the IIT-D and AIST found that “natural compounds from Ashwagandha and propolis [bee glue used by bees to assemble the hive] have the potential to be effective anti-Covid-19 drug candidates”.

As part of the research, the team targeted the main protease (Mpro) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Mpro is a key enzyme of the Covid-19 virus, which plays a major role in mediating viral replication. They observed that Withanone, a natural compound derived from Ashwagandha have the potential to inhibit the activity of Mpro, thereby blocking replication of the virus. The study has been published in the Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

While publishing the findings, the researchers mentioned that the drug development for Covid-19 may take a while, and in the current scenario, easily available and affordable natural resources like Ashwagandha “may offer some preventive or even therapeutic value”.

Read more about the King of Ayurvedic Herbs - Ashwagandha

Monday, October 19, 2020

Electric shocks to the tongue can quiet Tinnitus (chronic ringing in ears)

 Tinnitus—a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears that affect about 15% of people—is difficult to understand and even harder to treat. Now, scientists have shown shocking the tongue—combined with a carefully designed sound program—can reduce symptoms of the disorder, not just while patients are being treated, but up to 1 year later.

Hubert Lim, a biomedical engineer at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, hit on the role of the tongue in tinnitus by accident. A few years ago, he experimented with using a technique called deep brain stimulation to restore his patients’ hearing. When he inserted a pencil-sized rod covered in electrodes directly into the brains of five patients, some of those electrodes landed slightly outside the target zone—a common problem with deep brain stimulation, Lim says. Later, when he started up the device to map out its effects on the brain, a patient who had been bothered by ringing ears for many years, said, “Oh, my tinnitus! I can’t hear my tinnitus,” Lim recalls.

With certain kinds of tinnitus, people hear real sounds. For instance, there might be repeated muscular contractions in the ear, Lim says. But for many people, it’s the brain that’s to blame, perceiving sounds that aren’t there. One potential explanation for the effect is that hearing loss causes the brain to overcompensate for the frequencies it can no longer hear.

Further testing in guinea pigs revealed the best body parts to stimulate to shut off tinnitus, Lim says. He and colleagues tested the ears, neck, limbs, and “you know … other places,” he says, eventually concluding the tongue was the best target.

Then Lim turned to humans. In the team’s experiment, 326 people with tinnitus sat for up to 1 hour at a time with a small plastic paddle on their tongue. Tiny electrodes in the paddle delivered an electrical current designed to broadly excite the brain, getting activity going through a number of interconnected regions. The electrical stimulation feels a little like pop rocks candy fizzing in your mouth, Lim says.

Subjects also wore headphones that delivered a more targeted hit to the brain’s auditory system. Each person heard a rapidly changing series of pure tones at different frequencies, against a background noise that sounds “kind of like electronic music,” Lim says. The goal of the two together was to distract the brain by heightening its sensitivity, forcing it to suppress the activity that causes tinnitus. “The brain can only pay attention to so many things,” Lim says.

Over the 12 weeks of treatment, the patients’ tinnitus symptoms improved dramatically. More than 80% of those who complied with the prescribed regimen saw an improvement. And they saw an average drop of about 14 points on a tinnitus severity score of one to 100, the researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. When the team followed up after 12 months, 80% of the participants still had lower tinnitus scores, with average drops of 12.7 and 14.5 points.

The results are “quite impressive,” Cederroth says. The reduction in symptoms is larger than other studies have found for bimodal stimulation, he says, and it’s the first evidence of such long-term effects. A 2018 paper that stimulated the skin on the neck and cheek over a shorter time improved patients’ tinnitus, but there was a smaller dip in severity scores, he notes, of only about seven points. And cognitive behavioural therapy, a kind of talk therapy that is currently the only clinically validated tinnitus therapy, improves severity scores by about 10 points on average.

Still, University of Oxford neuroscientist Victoria Bajo notes there was no control group in the trial. Without that, she says, it’s impossible to know how much patients would have improved on their own or with a placebo. The work is good, she says, “but this is the beginning."

[ Source: www.sciencemag.org/news]

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