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.

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

Shankhapushpi
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

Jatamansi
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.

Amalaki
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.

Bael
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.

Sandalwood
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.”

Khus
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.”

Gulab
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.

Mulethi
 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.

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

Anantmool
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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Monday, May 06, 2019

Ayurvedic Tea that will Help Relieve Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disorders.
Ayurvedic alsi or Flaxseeds Tea is very useful home remedy that will help in getting relief from constipation.
Flaxseed, also known as alsi in Hindi, are excellent for digestion and makes for an excellent laxative. Flax seeds are full of fiber, particularly insoluble fiber. This type of fiber adds bulk to the stool that enables better passage of stool from colon. It also stretches the intestinal walls and promotes better contractions to push the stool further down. In addition to this, flaxseed also contain a soluble fiber called mucilage, which bind with water to create a gel that helps keep the movement soft and painless.
How to Make Ayurvedic Flaxseed's Tea --
According to 'The Complete Book Of Ayurvedic Home Remedies' by Dr. Vasant Lad, " boil 1 tablespoon of flaxseed in a cup of water for at least 2 to 3 minutes. Then at night drink the whole cupful, including the tea and the seeds."

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Ayurveda and Yoga for Migraine Headaches

Migraine is a very common form of headache, seen in nearly 15 % of the population. Women are more likely to suffer from migraine, than men.

Simple Yoga treatments have been found to serve both as an alternative and as a supplement for dealing with Migraine and Headaches. Yoga is known to offer both cure and immunity from headaches.

Yoga practice has been associated with improvements in migraine, including in one study in which 3 weekly sessions of yoga for 12 weeks led to greater reductions in headache severity, frequency, and impact when combined with medication, compared with mediation alone.

In another study, patients who practiced yoga daily after completion of an Ayurvedic treatment program experienced greater reductions in headache intensity and quality of life compared with those who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for symptom relief.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Ayurvedic Home remedies for Malaria

Below are a few Ayurvedic Home remedies that can help treat malaria and speed up the healing process.

Ginger: Ginger has been used to treat a wide range of health problems, ranging from cold and flu to nausea and vomiting. Ginger contains many compounds that can help boost your immune system and prevent it from falling prey to disease-causing bacteria. Gingerol, the active ingredient in ginger, is known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which make the herb an excellent remedy for people suffering from malaria. To use ginger for malaria, you can simply sip on some warm ginger water.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been used as a natural remedy to treat malaria for many years. The spice contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, all of which help in dealing with symptoms of malaria. Cinnamaldehyde, the potent compound in cinnamon, is claimed to help fight various types of infection. You can prepare cinnamon tea by adding cinnamon powder to hot water, also add a dash of honey to sweeten the taste. Drink it once or twice a day to help you recover faster.

Holy Basil: Known as Tulsi in Hindi, holy basil contains compounds that can reduce the symptoms and severity of malaria. It is said that holy basil has antimalarial and antibacterial effects when ingested regularly. The leaves of holy widely are extensively in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various diseases. Drink herbal tea made with fresh holy basil leaves to get maximum benefits.


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