Monday, July 29, 2019

Piles treatment in Ayurveda

It aims to reduce the overall constipation factor that causes immense pain and agony in an individual. Most of the times, piles treatment under the ayurvedic influence can cause changes in diet and changes in lifestyle as well.

Ayurvedic medication can help in reducing the effect of constipation on the body. Few of the best naturally occurring ayurvedic medicines are ghee, buttermilk, and all green leafy vegetables when consumed in your diet can help fighting piles.

Ayurvedic treatment for piles has proven to be the best remedy in treating the root cause of piles. By curing the symptoms and the aftermaths of piles, few of the best ayurvedic treatment for piles include Haritaki and Jimikand (Suran). These are the two herbs through which all symptoms and indications of piles are eliminated from the body. Along with this, it helps in the overall improvement of the digestive systems and moderately alters the diet to function appropriately to the medication.

Other supplements that could be included in your diet are sesame seeds, mango seeds, jambul, dried figs, papaya, and amalaka figs. They can either be consumed raw or cooked with the various vegetables that are fit to be consumed during the condition of piles.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Green Tea

Green tea comes from the same shrub as black tea, but the leaves are processed differently, allowing them to retain their green color.

The health-promoting compounds in green tea are called polyphenols, of which epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most potent.
EGCG has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve some of the flare-ups associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Green tea also seems to reduce inflammation-driven conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even certain cancers.

To brew green tea, steep a tea bag or loose tea leaves in a tea infuser for five minutes.

While green tea is safe to consume for most people, it contains caffeine, which may negatively impact sleep in some people. Plus, drinking large amounts of this beverage may inhibit iron absorption.

In addition, compounds in green tea can interact with certain medications, including acetaminophen, codeine, verapamil, nadolol, tamoxifen, and bortezomib, so check with your healthcare provider — especially if you drink a lot of it.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Treating psoriasis through Ayurveda

PSORIASIS is a chronic and recurrent autoimmune and inflammatory disease.

The modern treatment options not only provide temporary relief but also have serious side effects. Thus, the chronic and recurring nature of the disease hampers one’s quality of life to a great extent.
However, Ayurvedic medicine can successfully manage and reverse psoriasis through healthy living in terms of proper nutrition, herbo-mineral preparations, lifestyle changes and yoga.

All skin diseases fall into the category of Kustha roga.

In classical Ayurvedic texts, Panchatikta ghruta has been indicated for treating a number of skin disorders. It has been widely used for psoriasis, eczema and ulcers.
Panchatikta ghruta shows great results in cases of inflammation within the body. It is traditionally indicated because of its distinctive quality in removing toxic build-up and purifying the circulatory system.

Some important recommendations for improving psoriasis:

- Improve your gut health: Many autoimmune conditions occur because of improper gut health. Ayurveda clearly advocates that no disease can occur without a deranged Agni (digestive fire). Agni is responsible for digestion at the level of the GIT (gut health) and metabolism at the levels of tissues. Therefore one should ensure one has a good amount of probiotics in one's diet.

- Manage your stress: Elevated stress levels directly influence cortisol, the stress hormone. Therefore, try to take better care of your body. Some other tips to manage stress include daily walks, acupressure, exercise, yoga, meditation, sufficient sleep etc.

- Follow a healthy and nutritious diet: Eliminate tea, coffee, sugar and refined carbohydrates and grains. Include green leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbage, spinach, Romaine, beet leaves etc.

- Avoid eating anything preserved or reheating food as this disrupts the digestive fire and leads to the accumulation of metabolic toxins in the gut. Also, try to include flax seeds in your diet. Vitamins D3 and K2 also help.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Try this Ayurvedic drink to lose weight naturally

Ginger, Garlic and Lemon Tea -

Ginger, garlic and lemon make a powerful combination that can help you eliminate unwanted fat from all parts of the body. This Ayurvedic medicine is not only amazing for losing weight but also effective for treating a wide range of ailments, ranging from cold and flu to fatty liver and high cholesterol. It is claimed that by consuming the combination of these three powerful fat-burning ingredients, you can lose a significant amount of weight in very little time.

Research has shown that ginger contains compounds called gingerols and shogaols that promote certain biological activities in your body, including improving digestion and stabilizing your blood sugar levels, which boost weight loss and your health.

Studies show drinking lemon water may increase your metabolism, which may lead to weight loss. Lemon juice contains high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C, which isn't just good for immunity but also for your weight and health.

There’s mounting evidence that garlic aids weight loss when incorporated into a balanced diet by helping fat-burning. 

Preparation and Consumption of Ginger, garlic and lemon tea -

Take about 4 cloves of garlic and a small piece of ginger. Just make a fine paste of these ingredients.
Now, take 2 glasses of water in a tea pot and bring it to a boil.
Add ginger and garlic paste to your boiling water.
Let it boil for a few minutes, say about 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, place the lid on the pot and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Strain the tea into a mug, and then add two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
You can add a dash of honey for taste (optional).

Your Ayurvedic fat cutter drink is now ready to be consumed. For best results, try to drink this concoction water thrice a day.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Ayurvedic treatment for sinusitis

Sinusitis treatment involves a detoxification through Panchakarma, oral medicines, diet and modification of life style.

Ayurvedic therapies like Nasyam, Lepanam, Thalam, Vamanam and Shirodhara are  beneficial. Ayurveda suggests Jal Neti Kriya. It is a technique to cleanse the nasal path and to remove mucus and blockages. Regular practice of this Kriya keeps the nasal passages clean and reduces the chances of sinusitis.

Recommended Diet:
A Vata Kapha calming diet is recommended to pacify Prana Vata and Shleshaka Kapha. Patients should avoid hot chillies, cold drinks and ice creams.
Light, warm and nurturing foods like khichadi are recommended.
Good digestion is necessary to remove the toxins (Ama) and to avoid constipation include lots of organic fresh vegetables and fruits in the diet.
Avoid tomatoes, bell peppers, egg plants and bananas as these foods can clog the sinuses.
Have regular meals and avoid skipping or having late meals to reduce your digestive imbalance.

Tips for Prevention from sinusitis

Avoid Cold drinks.
Do not stay long time in Air condition room and avoid direct cool air to face and head.
No frequent cool water head bath, only to take warm water bath.
Dry the hair immediately after bath.
Avoid severe sun rays and chill climate.
Do not eat full stomach and avoid fried and oily foods.
Avoid chocolate, ice creams, milk sweets.
Morning walk in fresh air.
Avoid cigarette and alcohol drinks.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ayurvedic Herbs Useful in High Blood Pressure

Here are the Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs useful in treatment of High Blood Pressure.

This is a well-known herb for reducing stress. It decreases the levels of the stress hormone and enhances the power of concentration. Brahmi leaves can be used to make a tea that helps you calm down and relieve stress.

Bhringraj tea helps in detoxifying the body and energizing the brain by an increased supply of oxygen. You can also use bhringraj oil to massage your scalp, which will have calming effects on your mind and body.

Ashwagandha promotes restorative sleep and balances energies in the body to reduce insomnia and boost energy and stamina. Take a daily dose of 1-2 tsp of the dried ashwagandha root powder to reduce stress and anxiety.

Amla has been proven to be very effective in lowering blood pressure. Amla juice, if taken on an empty stomach with one glass of water can save you from various kinds of ailments in a long run. It is considered one of the best fruits in preventing heart failure and advanced stage problems like hypertension. Being a rich source of Vitamin C, it helps in widening the blood vessel and reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Arjun is one of the most famous herbs useful for the heart and circulatory system. It acts like a beta-blocker and is a powerful antioxidant, liver protectant and contains cardio-protective, hypolipidemic, anti-angina and anti-atheroma properties.

Gokshura is a natural herb used for treating many diseases including hypertension. It has shown to be diuretic and an ACE inhibitor.

The herb is beneficial in treating high blood pressure. Take the powder of the herb (2-4 gm) thrice a day.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Sattvic diet

Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods in ayurvedic and yogic literature that contain the quality (guna) sattva In this system of dietary classification, foods that decrease the energy of the body are considered Tamasic, while those increase the energy of the body are considered Rajasic.

A sattvic diet is meant to include foods and eating habits that are "pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, conscious, true, honest. A sattvic diet can also exemplify the religious principle Ahimsa, the doctrine of non-violence, or not causing harm to other living things, which is one reason why yogis often follow a vegetarian diet.

A sattvic diet is a regimen that places emphasis on seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins. Some sattvic diet suggestions, such as its relative emphasis on dairy products, are controversial.

A sattvic diet is sometimes referred to as yogic diet or yoga diet in modern literature. In ancient and medieval era Yoga literature, the concept discussed is Mitahara, which literally means "moderation in eating".

According to 'Charak ,"An appropriate and suitable diet in a disease is equivalent to hundred drugs.
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Ayurvedic herbs that will keep your body cool

This extremely cooling ingredient is a mild sedative that calms the body and mind.Jatamansi is excellent to reduce heat in the head. Mix a tsp of the powder in a glass of hot or boiling water, keep it covered for four to six hours, then strain and drink before bed.

Amla in any form in extremely cooling, however as fresh amla is not available in summer, you could go for the powder form or eat it as a murabba (a sweet fruit preserve). Amla cools body from the inside—it is an excellent antioxidant, and works to reduce heat all the way from the upper respiratory area to the lower GI tract. Mix a tsp of the powder in your juice during summer or boil mint leaves to make tea and add a tsp of the powder.

Also called bilva, this is one of the most effective summer coolers. It reduces heat in the liver and intestines, soothes acidity and disturbed digestion. Scoop out the fruit, puree with water and drink with a bit of rock salt for best results.

While topical sandalwood calms a heat rash, it can also be consumed. It is extremely cooling for the lymph, blood and circulatory systems. It can be especially handy during a sunstroke. You can consume two to four tsps of Chandanasav (an Ayurvedic preparation) twice a day if you’re prone to a heat stroke, have a burning sensation or low hydration.”

Also known as Ushira in Sanskrit and vetiver in English, khus sherbet used to be an essential summer drink.You can reap the benefits of its roots to keep your body cool by infusing the ingredient in water. “Add a bundle of the roots to your water bottle or toss them into a clay matka to stay cool during summer.”

Rose benefits the skin equally whether it is eaten or applied. To make a rose milkshake, blend a handful of organic fresh or dry rose petals with a glass of milk and drink up. Use a spoonful of honey to sweeten the shake.

 Liquorice or mulethi is an ideal ingredient to sooth the upper respiratory tract. It is good for when you feel like you may come down with the flu or for irritations in the throat. Just chew on a stick to reap its benefits.

The effect of this herb is extremely cooling. You can take a tsp of this with water or milk anytime of the day.

The roots is good for the heart, liver and the circulatory system. You can boil half a tsp each of anantmool powder, amalaki and shatavari, and add fresh mint leaves to make a cooling summer drink.

You can beat The Summer Heat, avoid dehydration and maintain vitality, by following this Ayurveda recommended Summer Lifestyle.
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