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



#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”.

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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."

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Monday, October 12, 2020

What is Pink Moon milk?

 Tossing and turning throughout the night can be the most agonizing experience. Sleepless nights can leave you feeling drained.

There’s no denying the fact that there are several over the counter pills and supplements that claim to fix lack of sleep and disturbed sleep patterns, but in the long run, these sedatives can take a toll on your overall health and mental wellbeing.

If you too have been struggling to get that soul-relieving sleep, then falling back to the basics may be the best resort. Pink Moon milk is that perfect Ayurvedic blend that you can include in your diet to get that perfect good night sleep. A fad among health enthusiasts, Pink Moon milk is basically Ashwagandha milk, this age-old sleep elixir is believed to be the best sleep inducer. 

Ashwagandha is packed with healing properties that help in relieving stress, anxiety, inflammation and helps in boosting brain health. Adding this miraculous herb to your milk or herbal tea can improve your overall health and boost up your immunity.

How to prepare Pink Moon milk?

- To make this sleep elixir, take a pan over medium flame and add in 1 cup milk, allow the milk to heat at low flame.

- Then add in ½ teaspoon Ashwagandha powder, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, a pinch of nutmeg, 2 crushed almonds, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey. Whisk it well.

- Lastly, add in a dash of turmeric and 1 tablespoon dried crushed rose petals. Allow the blend to boil and drink it warm.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Traditional Ayurvedic Foods That Can Boost Immunity

 Building strong immunity is not something that requires rocket science but a little discipline in life. With a good diet, regular exercise and proper sleep, one can have a healthy and strong immune system to defeat an infection that enters the human body. 

The struggle begins with what comes under a good diet because all the nutritious foods can’t be consumed at the same time. For instance, according to Ayurveda, the best time to eat fruit is in the morning. So having fruits like bananas, peaches or pears (fruits which can be consumed empty stomach) at some other time of the day would not be that beneficial for the body as compared to having them in the morning. 

Here are few easily available Ayurvedic Foods that could make your immunity healthier and stronger: 

1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

It is considered as a storehouse of Vitamin C. Amla has a very important and frequent role in various formulations and treatments in Ayurveda. This is not only a source of Vitamin C but Calcium, Potassium, Iron and Vitamin B-Complex. The antioxidants present in it help in fighting free radicals; Vitamin C keeps the hair colour black and it acts as a shield against all the infections. 

2.Dates ( Khajoor )

Khajoor carries some beneficial nutrients and immunity-boosting properties. It is a rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins A & B. Due to the abundance of iron in it; people with anaemia are often recommended having dates. They are easy to add to your diet as dessert.

3. Moong Beans (Moong Dal)

Ayurveda suggests moong daal for such conditions like lethargy, tiredness, or irregular bowel movements, because of its rich fibre content along with other essential vitamins, proteins and minerals. The best way to get its maximum health benefit is by having moong dal khichdi. 

4. Ghee 

In Ayurveda, ghee is used for both medicinal and cooking purposes. Rather than just healing or shielding from one particular disease, ghee helps in balancing your complete body function. It has optimum levels of OMEGA 3 & OMEGA 6 fatty-acids which help in making the brain, heart, nervous system and eyes healthier, and boosts immune function naturally from within.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is suggested because of its immunity-boosting power and immense healing properties. It also protects us from heart diseases and improves blood circulation in the body. 

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Simple Ayurvedic Home remedies to control Hyperacidity

 Here are some simple and easy Ayurvedic home remedies to keep hyperacidity away.

1.Cold milk: Milk has a high amount of calcium, which helps to prevent acid build-up by absorbing the excess acid produced. Also with if the milk is cold it sure does provides instant relief from the burning sensation that one feels during reflux. Avoid adding sugar.

2. Tulsi: One of the safest ayurvedic products, Tulsi helps in stimulating the stomach to produce more mucous. It contains antiulcer properties and reduces the effects of gastric acids. One of the easiest ways to beat the discomfort felt during acidity is by chewing 4-6 Tulsi leaves to find instant relief.

3. Fennel seeds: The reason one can find fennel as the base ingredient of many mouth refreshing products is that this small little gem helps your stomach to cool down. Chew fennel after every meal as it has many gastrointestinal benefits. Once every few days you can also have fennel tea as it keeps your digestive tract healthy helps in indigestion and bloating.

4. Buttermilk: One of the best drink to be enjoyed in the hot scorching weather is a glass of chilled buttermilk. Considered to be a sattvic food as per Ayurveda, buttermilk or chaas is known for its nutrients and soothing effect on the stomach. It contains lactic acid that normalizes the acidity in the stomach. If you don’t like drinking it just like that, try adding a dash of black pepper, a pinch of salt, a pinch of asafoetida and few freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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