Monday, December 05, 2016

Now, ayurveda treatment gets insurance cover

In a major push to the Indian traditional systems of treatment, the Central government has agreed to extend insurance coverage to ayurvedic therapy as well.
The ayush ministry has also issued guidelines for claiming insurance for the ayurvedic therapies.
According to the ministry, the guidelines have been framed after consulting the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) as well as 23 insurance companies and ayurveda experts and industry representatives.
Only a few government companies were providing insurance coverage for select ayurvedic treatments,
It was for the first time that so many private insurance companies have come forward to provide insurance coverage to about 20 ayurvedic treatment procedures.
In the ministry's guidelines, the standard costs that can be claimed for various therapeutic procedures and the duration of treatments have been broadly listed.
The guidelines clarify that the insurance coverage will be provided to treatments carried out in ayurvedic hospitals registered with a government authority.
The hospitals must have at least 15 beds, and five registered ayurvedic doctors as well as adequate number of qualified paramedical staff. The hospitals must also be maintaining the daily medical records.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mobile App to help diabetic patients with ayurvedic medicines

Soon, people with diabetes will be able to find out what ayurvedic medicines to take to check their rising blood glucose levels. As part of its 'Mission Madhumeha' launched last month, the government is set to launch a mobile app which will suggest ayurvedic medicines for diabetic patients.

The app will be meant for use by both practitioners of ayurveda as well patients. It will help in identifying the type of diabetes a patient is suffering from as well as recommend which ayurvedic medicines can be administered to a patient, says Manoj Nesari, Adviser to AYUSH Ministry. The app is based on a set of guidelines issued by AYUSH ministry last month called "Protocol for Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda".The protocol also includes a list of fruits and vegetables a diabetic patient should or should not eat. It also recommends an active lifestyle, physical exercise, yoga in order to avoid falling prey to diabetes.

There is also an assessment tool which has been developed to help a diabetic person know if it is time to visit a doctor for a checkup. A national protocol for treating diabetes through ayurveda was unveiled last month on National Ayurveda Day observed on October 28.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

Ashtavarga herbs in Chyavanprash

Pharmaceutical industry analysts have estimated that about 15,500 tonnes of Chyavanprash was sold across the country last year. Children and adults consume the product which is promoted as a remedy against cold, cough and respiratory infections among other health disorders.

The primary ingredient of Chyavanprash is amla, or gooseberry. The original texts of Ayurveda list thirty-eight herbs as ingredients of Chyavanprash, but most commercial formulations now use substitute herbs, including extracts of the eight plants named in traditional medicine as kakoli, kshirkakoli, jeevak, rishbhak, meda, mahameda, riddhi and vriddhi.These are collectively called ashtavarga and are believed to increase the anti-oxidant activity of amla.

"A 10th century commentary on the ayurveda text Charak Samhita specifically mentions alternatives if the ashtavarga are not available," said J.L.N. Sastry, head of ayurveda research at Dabur India, a company that manufactures traditional remedies, including Chyavanprash.

Scientists at the IIIM have already acquired three of the eight plants - jeevak, mahameda and rishbhak - and are trying to use plant tissue culture technology to grow them in the laboratory's greenhouse. Plant biologists from the IIIM are also collaborating with scientists in other academic institutions and local communities in the Himalayan region, and in parts of northern and northeastern India to look for the other five species.

Though Chyavanprash has been used for centuries, some scientists say that its therapeutic benefits still need to be rigorously assessed. A review of clinical studies involving Chyavanprash published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in August this year had found that while several studies have shown improvements in health status and immunity, most such studies have involved small samples of patients and short periods of observations.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Diabetes camps Now Offer Ayurveda, allopathy mix treatment

Patients at government hospitals can now choose between ayurveda or allopathy or a combination of both to treat certain ailments. From October 24 to November 14, 2016

Maharashtra state is set to hold massive screening camps in all the 36 districts for diabetes and use ayurveda. Ayurveda has recently become popular in government hospitals for treating kidney stones, arthritis, cardio-vascular ailments and urinary problems. For diseases that require non-surgical intervention and can be handled easily, medical officers have started referring patients to BAMS doctors.

WHAT ELSE IS MAKING NEWS Currently, 261 institutes in Maharashtra, including district, rural and sub-district hospitals, have an Ayurvedic doctor.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016


“The traditional knowledge from ayurveda is certainly valuable for discovering new drugs for diabetes,” Bhushan Patwardhan, professor of health sciences at Pune University said, adding: “But it should be based on scientific evidence for safety, quality and efficacy”, which is absent in the case of BGR-34.
In contrast, he said, discovery of artemisinin from traditional Chinese medicine — which has become a drug of choice for treatment of malaria and got its inventor a Nobel Prize — required over three decades of rigorous scientific work.
“India needs to follow the robust path of discoveries like reserpine (derived from the sarpagandha Indian snakeroot), used to treat high blood pressure and not succumb to cheap publicity or short-term economic gains that will eventually erode the credibility of India’s traditional knowledge heritage,” Patwardhan said.
“At the same time, government regulations, oversight and surveillance is required to ensure that gullible patients are not exploited by misleading commercial advertisements promoting various products by making unrealistic claims,” he added.
According to Patwardhan, BGR-34 is not the first ayurvedic diabetic drug to be commercialised without scientific validation. He says no published scientific papers are available regarding Ayush-82 — another anti-diabetic drug — developed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences under the Ayush Ministry and commercialised recently. (IANS)
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Herbs That Increase Platelet count in Dengue

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.

Suffering from low platelet count is one among the prominent health problems a dengue patient suffers from. When the platelet count is below 150,000 per microlitre, it is estimated to be under the normal average number needed. There are no medical therapies that can help to increase platelet count, but only a few proven home remedies like herbs that can help increase the platelet count in the body.

Here are certain effective herbs that can help increase platelet count in Dengue patients.

1. Papaya Leaves - Consuming raw papaya leaves help to increase platelet count in dengue patients. You should crush some papaya leaves and make a glass of juice from it. Drink 3-4 spoons in every 6 hours.
2. Wheat grass -is known for increasing platelet count in the human body. In order to increase platelets, you need to drink 1/2 a glass of wheat grass juice with lemon juice in it.
3. Spinach Packed with a high amount of Vitamin K, spinach is remarkably useful to treat low platelets in a person. Consuming spinach aids to inhibit blood clotting in the body and also enhances the platelets count. You need to boil some spinach leaves in water and allow it to cool for some time. Then, add ½ a glass of tomato juice and drink this twice a day.  
4. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) - Consuming 2-3 amlas every day in the morning on an empty stomach can help to improve the count of platelets in the body. Apart from boosting the amount of platelets in the body, amla also helps to boost your immune system.  
5. Guduchi also known as Giloy- is known for increasing the amount of platelets in the body. You should make a glass of juice of Giloy and drink 2-3 spoons of it in every hour.  
6. Tulsi - Apart from boosting blood platelet count in a person, this sacred herb also helps in diminishing the stress level and in boosting the immunity of a person. You should chew some fresh leaves of tulsi after an equal interval of time.  
7. Aloe Vera- It can help to boost the production of platelets in the body. It not only aids to filter the human blood, but it also helps to prevent any blood-related infections. Drinking aloe vera juice is an excellent remedy to increase platelet count in the body.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

'Papaya extract tablet boosts immunity, can't cure dengue'

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on Thursday said that it will distribute pills made of papaya extract near public gardens and various urban and public health centres. The civic body will distribute the pills made of herbal concoction for free.

However, Ayurvedic doctors claim that these pills only help boost immunity and are not a sure shot cure for dengue. While the tablets are available over the counter, they are very expensive.

There are a number of cures for fever in ayurveda. "Consumption of bitter substances such as the extract of giloy or tinospora cordifoila, generally help cure fever. Giloy is useful in strengthening the immune system and builds up the body's defense against infections.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Ayurveda to undergo clinical trials before hitting market

Ayurvedic and other alternative medicines openly sold without any regulations in India would soon need to undergo a strict procedure of research and clinical trials before hitting the market.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), under its Draft National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research involving Human Participants, 2016, has proposed that in a bid to ensure patient safety and efficacy, there should be proper research and clinical trials on these drugs.

“Though Traditional Systems of medicine (termed Complementary and Alternate Systems in the West) are known for their long history of safe and effective use, validation of safety and efficacy using scientific and evidence-based methodologies is needed for the purpose of universal acceptability, gaining confidence of practitioners and satisfaction of end users in the products,” said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, ICMR and Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR), Union Health Ministry. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ayurveda For You receives top rank in Ayurveda Web sites.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Ayurvedic Herbal Cure for ADHD

Ayurveda works by using herbs to regulate the energies responsible for the features of our body. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, ailments like ADHD are prompted by an imbalance in Vata power, the energy that controls movement and electrical impulses in the body. We all require healthful quantities of vata for our bodies to operate properly. The Ayurvedic herbs made use of to deal with ADHD are herbs that calm down the vata.

While clinical trials have yet to determine the efficacy of these herbs, they seem to be a promising organic remedy for ADHD.


Brahmi is one of the most essential herbs of Ayurvedic medication. Its therapeutic properties appear from the bacosides and saponins on its leaves. Researchers mentioned that they improve the psychological functions and finding out ability. Brain scans on humans also revealed that brahmi enhances the results of the neurotransmitters GABA, serotonin, and acetylocholine. This can clarify why brahmi is encouraged to treat depression and nervousness. Brahmi is also utilised as a normal antioxidant to shield brain cells and nutrients from free radical harm. Classic Ayurvedic texts advocate taking five-10 mg of powdered brahmi daily, but double-blind modern-day-day reports on humans present that 300-450 mg of brahmi with 55% bacosides is most useful.


Ayurvedic medication utilizes Ashwagandha roots, not the fruits. Ashwagandha is recognized for its adaptogenic properties, meaning it has several, non-specific actions that counteract the results of stress and market over-all very well-being. The roots also incorporate compounds called withanolides, which are the most important active elements of ashwagandha. Scientific studies present that the molecular structure of withanolides is very similar to that of Asian ginseng, an additional potent pure remedy for ADHD. Dose 150 mgm. twice a day


The roots and leaves of the mandukaparni plant are crucial Ayurvedic herbs used as a brain tonic. This powerful herb is regarded for its power to comprehension (dhi), improve memory (dhriti) and recollection (smriti). Ayurvedic practitioners feel these a few abilities ought to be totally produced to reach the mind’s fullest possible. Aside from that, mandukaparni is known to supercharge the creation of collagen, improve the body’s psychoneuroimmunological response, and nourish the mind-system connection.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

There are No Toxins in ayurvedic drugs, say experts

With the campaign against the ayurvedic drugs gaining strength in the West because of the presence of toxic metals, it is time to scientifically prove before the world that the toxicity of the heavy metals is eliminated in the process of preparing ayurvedic medicines, said the experts.
"Scientific studies and clinical have clearly proved that the toxicity of the heavy metals will not be there once it is processed, and in ayurveda mercury is an ingredient, and not a contaminator," said Dr P M Warrier, chief superintendent, Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal, delivering the keynote address at a workshop on 'Standardization of kashayam' organized by Itoozhi Illam Ayurveda Charitable Trust in association with CARe Keralam, a public limited firm established with the support of AYUSH department of government of India here on Friday.
As per a study conducted by IIT, Kharagpur, the heavy metals in ayurvedic bhasmas are in the form of nano particles and there is no toxicity in it and it gets excreted from the body, he said.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbs and traditional Ayurvedic formulations

The heavy metal contamination of ayurvedic medicines is a much talked - about subject these days. The controversy began with the publication of Saper et al in Journal of American Medical Association Volume 292: pages 2868-2873 in 2004. They collected some herbo-mineral preparations from Boston area and analyzed the heavy metal content.  These products were prepared with inorganic substances like arsenic, mercury etc and therefore, their presence was not at all surprising.  However, Saper et al misconstrued  the data and asserted that all ayurvedic medicines are toxic. This paper was followed by many others reporting that Ayurvedic medicines are loaded with heavy metals. These reports were given global publicity through Western print media, TV channels, radio stations and the internet.
The publicity campaign was so successful that now even Ayurvedic physicians believe that ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals!

Almost all these studies were based on information obtained from ayurvedic medicines prepared from calcined metals and inorganic substances like mercury, arsenic sulphide, antimony and so on. No information is available on the content of heavy metals in traditional ayurvedic medicines prepared exclusively from herbs. Twelve years have elapsed and not even one CSIR institute or the Bureau of Indian Standards had the thoughtfulness to carry out a dispassionate enquiry into the so-called presence of lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury in traditional ayurvedic formulations prepared exclusively using herbs. A small band of researchers in CARe Keralam Ltd,  an Ayurveda consortium in Chalakudi, Kerala, India has finally published a research paper in Aryavaidyan (Volume 28, No.2, published by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal) demonstrating that 126 ayurvedic formulations produced by 32 companies and 34 common ayurvedic herbs collected from all geographical regions of India contained these heavy metals in quantities well below the limits set by Government of India.

Interestingly, this pro-Ayurveda study was conducted by these non-Ayurveda persons.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bottle Gourd for Weight Reduction

This humble vegetable is often ignored and not given its due in our culinary diary. It is also known as calabash or opo squash. It is an amazing vegetable with high water content. It can be taken as a cooked vegetable or as juice.
Popularly known as Lauki in India, it is easily digestible and has amazing medicinal properties too. It cools the body and acts as a hydrating agent. Taken first thing in the morning, a glass of bottle gourd juice aids in weight loss, keeping us satiated, thus reducing hunger pangs. It has high-fibre content and it is this that helps in keeping us full.

It helps in the smooth functioning of the digestive system. This helps in regulating the metabolism of the body. Due to a high rate of metabolism, food gets digested quickly and there is no accumulation of fat in the body. Thus, it aids in weight loss indirectly. Bottle gourd juice should not be filtered, as it will result in the loss of fibre and valuable nutrients. Before extracting the juice, a small piece of the vegetable should be tasted, as some vegetables tend to have a bitter taste. Also, never mix bottle gourd juice with the juice of any other vegetable.

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Herbal Medicine to Heal your Thyroid

There are many herbal thyroid boosters that can help regulate the thyroid gland. There are also some herbs that may not directly balance the thyroid but may help alleviate symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

The following herbs are regarded as good natural support for the thyroid.

1. Bladderwrack: also known as the seaweed fucus, is a form of kelp that has been used medicinally for centuries. The main use of the herb has been for the stimulation of the thyroid gland as a treatment for obesity and cellulite. The high iodine content of the herb stimulates thyroid function which boosts metabolism.

2. Guggul: This Ayurvedic herb has been studied for decades for its pro-thyroid properties. It enhances enzymatic activity in the thyroid and helps the gland to use iodine. In addition, it helps convert thyroid hormone T4 to its more bio-active partner T3.

3. Ashwagandha: Chronic stress puts strain on the all-important HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) system, which results in suppressed thyroid function. Ashwagandha takes strain off the pituitary and hypothalamus, thereby stimulating thyroid activity.

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Thursday, April 07, 2016


If you are dependent on Ayurvedic medicines prescribed by your allopath, then you better think again before taking your next dose. Your doctor is as ignorant about Ayurvedic medicines as you are.

A study by the pharmacology department of KEM hospital has revealed that most of the allopaths who prefer prescribing Ayurvedic medicines for ailments like liver disorder, arthritis, cough and cold, kidney stones and piles, have very little knowledge about Ayurvedic medicines.

According to the study, 99% of the resident doctors did not even learn the basics of Ayurveda but 67% of them prescribe Ayurvedic medicines to their patients.

The study states that the commonly prescribed proprietary Ayurvedic medicines were Liv 52 (39%), Shatavari (13%), Cystone (12%) and common ailments for which these medicines prescribed were liver disorders (34%), arthritis (18%), cough and cold (13%), kidney stones (11%), and piles (10%).

However, while allopaths prescribe Ayurvedic medicines, they don’t show any inclination towards learning about the medicines. “At least 90% of these doctors basically rely on the reputation and credibility of the manufacturer, instead of knowing the content of the medicines. This is what needs to be changed.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Buttermilk — a Versatile Drink

There’s is a simile about Buttermilk: What Nectar is for the gods , buttermilk is for human beings.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Buttermilk, or “takra" or "chaas” is used as a medicine to maintain health as well as treat disease. Buttermilk improves digestion, treats digestive disorders and other gastro-intestinal disorders. It treats inflammation, , spleen and liver disorders and is also beneficial in anemia. It can be taken instead of an antacid as it fights acidity in the stomach. It also helps with acid reflex after meals as it cools the stomach and soothes any irritation.

After eating a spicy meal such as curry, buttermilk soothes the stomach lining. It also washes down oil, butter and ghee.So, grab the buttermilk before you grab your antacid.

Generally, in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the use of Buttermilk ( takra) is emphasized. The patient has to be kept on the diet of buttermilk, which is the treatment and nutrition in IBS. Buttermilk is digestive, astringent, and light to digest and helps in improving the consistency of the stool

In a study it has been found that fat molecules in buttermilk contain unique bioactive proteins that lower cholesterol and have antiviral, antibacterial and anticarcinogenic properties. This same study found that drinking buttermilk every day can significantly reduce blood pressure.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Ayurvedic Herb- Gokshura - an Excellent Aphrodisiac

Gokshura is widely used in Ayurveda to boost libido as it is an aphrodisiac. A study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine says that Gokshura (gokhru) can improve fertility. It also says that it can improve sperm count and motility. One of the important properties that make gokhru an aphrodisiac is the fact that it boosts testosterone levels and hence improves libido.

The whole plant is full of biologically active compounds, and every part of it has different health benefits.
Its fruit is rich in alkaloids, resins, saponins and certain aromatic oils.
The stem contains phytosterols, alkaloids such as harman, tannins and carbohydrates.
The roots and leaves contain flavonoids, alkaloids, resins and proteins.
All these active compounds are responsible for its different health benefits.

Apart from being used as an aphrodisiac, gokhru can also be used to improve kidney and liver function and treat urinary diseases. It is known to control blood pressure levels as it has cholesterol-lowering properties.
Method of using Gokshura
Various Gokhru supplements are easily available in Ayurvedic medicine shop.

Caution: gokhru should be consumed under medical supervision as its continuous use is known to increase the risk of prostate disorders. One should also avoid using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant May Be The World’s Most Important Herb

Sayer Ji from Greenmedinfo explains just why turmeric is so miraculous:

Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.  Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body.

While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen, chemotherapy agents. Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric’s 6,000 year track record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine.

There are over 600 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its primary polyphenol known as Curcumin. These can be viewed on a turmeric research  page

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

ZIKA virus

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.


About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika).
The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.
Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week but it can be found longer in some people.


-- There is no vaccine to prevent or specific medicine to treat Zika infections.
-- Treat the symptoms:
-- Get plenty of rest.
-- Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
-- Take medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to relieve fever and pain.
-- Do not take aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Aloe vera – An agricultural option

Of late, because of skyrocketing prices of allopathic medicines with its known side effects, medicinal plants and ayurvedic medicines are becoming popular.

According to research the world trade on these medicines is worth about $80 million now and this is likely to increase by 35-40 percent within five years. USA dominates the market (65%) while India and China have a share of 10 percent each which could be enhanced by its commercial cultivation. With increasing interest in ‘natural’ products across the world and the resultant upsurge in the demand for medicinal plants, this trade is expected to grow up to $5 trillion by the year 2050.

Aloe Vera is among the few medicinal plants by virtue of their extensive medicinal, nutraceutical and other uses, enjoys a major chunk of the market across the globe. The major markets for Aloe Vera and its extracts are Australia, US and the entire Europe.

Aloe Vera is a plant of great potential and value in the field of therapeutic pharmaceuticals and cosmetic industries, and in Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicines, it is particularly useful for treatment of burns, bleeding wounds, as eye drops for sore eyes. The gel contained in Aloe Vera leaves reportedly comprises 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.

It contains 200 different types of polysaccharides, and various kinds of glycol- protein which are used for human health. Aloine A, and Aloine B, are principles of the ayurvedic medicine.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a popular medicinal plant. It belongs to liliaceae family. It is a perennial plant, growing to the height of 0.5m – 0.8m. Its leaves are long and thick, juicy with a wheel like phylotaxy. The two sides of the leaves have thorny structure with a thorny tip. The inner substance of the leaves is jelly like, with bad odour and bitter in taste. The length of the leaves ranges from 25-30 cm, while the breadth ranges from 3-5 cm.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Kasani- 'sugar ka ped'

Over the past 18 months, authorities have sold 20,000 Kasni herb plants that traditional medicine experts say are effective in treating kidney , liver diseases and high blood sugar

Forest officer Madan Singh Bisht discovered the herb in the state’s Dehradun district around two years ago. He says he knew about its medicinal properties and wanted to pass on the benefits to the people.
Bisht says the benefits of Kasni build up on chewing the leaves when the juice mixes with the saliva.

Kasni, with the scientific name Cichorium intybus and English name- endive / chicory, is found in nature in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
But the plant is reportedly on the verge of extinction because of weeds and excessive use of pesticides.
The medicinal properties of Kasni are well-known in ayurveda and one of the varieties is used in preparing the liver-care Liv 52 tablets by Himalaya Herbals.

According to Ayurveda it is kapha and pitta suppressant. It is relaxant and induces sleep. It acts as pain reliever and anti inflammatory agent. It works as appetizer, liver stimulant and increases digestive powers. It acts as blood purifier and provides strength to heart. It is a diuretic. Its roots reduce menstrual disturbances. It has good effect in lowering down the burning sensations in the body. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure. It decreases the raised body temperature in fevers.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) improves sexual function and satisfaction in women

According to results of a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial.

Data from 50 women indicated that eight weeks of supplementation with the Ayurvedic herb at a daily dose of 600 was associated with significant improvements in sexual interest, arousal, lubrication and in achieving orgasm, compared to placebo. Ashwagandha supplementation caused a marked reduction in sexually related distress in women during the study, wrote the researchers in the journal - BioMed Research International

Ashwagandha has been gaining traction in the mainstream US market with consumers embracing its wide-ranging body of health benefits, which include supporting stress, cognitive function, sleep, metabolic wellness, adrenal function, sports performance, and more.

Ashwagandha has a history of use in ayurvedic medicine that dates back as much as 4,000 years.Ashwagandha root has traditionally recommended for use as an enhancer of sexual function in both men and women. While there are other published studies demonstrating the effectiveness of ashwagandha in improving sexual function in men, this is the first study using a standardized, branded ashwagandha extract and demonstrating significant positive effects on sexual function in women.

From the scientific literature, we know that the Ashwagandha root is a calming agent, and promotes balance in the body to increase or decrease key hormone levels to bring them to appropriate levels. These effects are perhaps responsible for the significant effects we see in this study. Female sexual dysfunction and satisfaction is a complex phenomenon with both psychological and physiological dimensions. standardized ashwagandha extract is one of the very few ingredients shown to be clinically effective for this application. Supplementation was also associated with significantly greater improvements in FSFI score for “arousal”, “lubrication”, “orgasm”, and “satisfaction”, said the researchers. The explanation for why [ashwagandha root extract] treatment was useful in reducing [female sexual dysfunction] may lie in two pathways: (1) ashwagandha’s role in reducing stress, which in turn is associated with [female sexual dysfunction], and (2) ashwagandha’s role in increasing Testosterone which is a factor in androgen deficiency syndrome which is associated with [female sexual dysfunction].

Monday, February 08, 2016

Ayurveda globally relevant due to its holistic approach: PM Modi

"Today, Ayurveda is globally relevant because of its holistic and comprehensive approach to health.

The ayurvedic 'Dincharya' (daily routine) helps to bring about peace and harmony in one's life. Ayurvedic daily routines are meant to enhance the health of a human being, both mental and physical," Modi said at the ongoing Global Ayurveda Festival here.

He said non-communicable as well as lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cancers had become the greatest health challenges to the world community.

Modi said the escalating cost of treatment and side effects of allopathic medicines had prompted medical experts to think of widening their horizons to traditional systems of medicine.

He said India has had a long tradition of saints and hermits who evolved the indigenous systems of health care like Ayurveda, Yoga and siddha.

However, Modi said, the real potential of ayurveda remained untapped due to inadequate scientific scrutiny and concerns regarding standards and quality.
If this problem is resolved, India could be a leader in making affordable, holistic healthcare available to the world, the prime minister said.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Grass Valley College Is First In US To Offer Doctorate In Ayurvedic Medicine

A California college is now offering doctorate degrees in alternative medicine in a first-of-its-kind program.

California College of Ayurveda President Marc Halpern is a pioneer in alternative medicine, and he’s thrilled that after months of applications, there’s now a major step forward for the profession.

“This is the first time a doctor of ayurvedic program has been offered and one that’s accredited and recognized in the state of California,” he said.

Halpern says ayurvedic medicine is nothing new or new age, and it’s a traditional form of medicine in India where doctors are fully licensed.

“There are ayurvedic hospitals in India, and we’ve been creating the infrastructure for that to happen here,” he said.

Now, their students can soon be doctors of ayurvedic medicine as well with a newly developed state-approved program that’s also been accredited by the National Council of Ayurvedic Education.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


A whole new era in Ayurvedic Education has begun! The most advanced Ayurvedic Education in the U.S.

NEVADA CITY, Calif. – The California College of Ayurveda is proud to announce a newly developed, state-approved Ayurvedic Doctor Program, accredited by the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. This is the first time that such a program has been offered in the United States.

The Ayurvedic Doctor curriculum provides students with highly advanced course work and hands-on training, integrating classical Ayurvedic medicine as it has been taught and practiced in India for thousands of years combined with a basic knowledge of Western medicine.

“California College of Ayurveda spearheaded Ayurvedic practitioner training in this country 21 years ago, and now we are at the forefront of bringing Ayurvedic Doctors to America through our new Ayurvedic Doctor program,” said Dr. Marc Halpern, founder of the college. “This, along with our other programs, helps Ayurveda build the necessary infrastructure in the United States for universal recognition. We are honored to help promote the advancement of this profession, increasing the availability and benefits of Ayurveda in this country, and to be of service to humanity in this way.”

Established in 1995, the California College of Ayurveda is the oldest state-approved college offering Ayurvedic medicine training. Ayurvedic medicine is both preventative and curative. As a preventative form of medicine...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Ayurveda Helps shedding excessive weight!

There are Ayurvedic medicines which help in weight loss and are good for health. Consume these medicines under the recommendation of your doctor. Vrikshamla (garcinia cambogia), guggul (commiphora mukul resin), Ginger, Kothala Himbutu (salacia reticulata) a woody climber used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes and obesity, triphala (a combination of three herbal fruit like amla, bibhitaki and haritaki) and Kalonji (nigella sativa).

If you decided to shed the excessive weight to enter new life; you must start it from your home by consuming these things which will help in weight loss. Papaya and pineapple are the fruits which help in shedding the extra kilos. Include spice like cumin, mustard seed, ginger, black pepper and cayenne pepper in your food. Sip hot water after every meal (after half an hour) or throughout the day.

What is the best way to lose weight and maintain it ?
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

An effective remedy for treating urinary tract infections — Banyan tree bark

In Ayurveda, the bark of the Banyan tree is used for treating female genital tract infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases,’ says Dr H S Palep, Visiting Scientist at Haffkine’s Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Mumbai and Chairman, Dr.Palep’s Medical Research Foundation and also a practicing gynecologist trained in Ayurveda.

The bark of the tree can actually be effective in treating urinary tract infections like trichomonias, vaginitis and also pelvic inflammatory infections. Trichomonias is a common sexually transmitted infection and causes symptoms like vaginal itching, pain during intercourse and urination and abdominal pain. ‘Banyan tree bark is administered to patients in the form of capsules or even loose extracts. Other than this, bark decoctions can also be used as a vaginal douche, but that isn’t as effective as taking it in the capsule form,’ says Dr Palep.

In fact, a form of Ayurvedic treatment known as Panchavakal, uses barks of five trees from the Ficus family including fig tree, peepal, albizia lebbeck, plaksha and banyan tree for treating these disorders. Other than that, it is also used for healing wounds in the form of an ointment. Panchavalkal is also used for treating a wide range of skin disorders and other ailments.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Eat slow to prevent obesity, Eat slow to loose weight.

"chew every bite 32 times" This traditional advice given by Ayurveda is perfectly scientific.It is proven by double blind trial,Published in an indexed journal.
When I counted 32 bites with a timer, it required 30 seconds.
The traditional 32 bites chewing advice was perfectly scinetific
and aimed to prevent obesity.

 It’s a proven fact that for most people diets don’t work. But now you can shed unwanted pounds. So what is the best way to lose weight and maintain it ?

Read in our best seller ebook- Losing Weight with Ayurveda and Yoga.  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

An egg a day may keep diabetes away

The study, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 37 percent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes than men who only ate one egg a week.

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland assessed dietary habits of 2,332 men aged between 42 and 60 years during a follow-up of 19 years, 432 men were diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes.

The study found that egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes as well as with lower blood glucose levels.Consumption of more than four eggs did not bring any significant additional benefits.

In addition to cholesterol, eggs contain many beneficial nutrients that can have an effect on, for example, glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation, and thus lower the risk of Type-2 diabetes.

What are the precautions you should take to keep yourself away from Diabetes?
Ayurveda has provided right answer to this. 
In fact this is the theme of our Best seller e-book- "Ayurvedic Cure of Diabetes"

Ayurveda meets technology

 A software, exclusively meant for Ayurvedic doctors, is being developed so that they do not deviate from the classical Ayurveda methods while treating patients and also keeps them updated about the best medical practices. The software, ‘Integrated Clinical Decision Support System’ is being developed by National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH), Hyderabad, based on exhaustive research and will be out in a year’s time.

The easy-to-use software will require the physician to just enter the symptoms of the patient. Based on probable science, a list of diseases will be shown as results that are most likely to be the cause of the patient’s illness. For each of the diseases, the software will guide the doctor in investigation, diagnosis and even treatment of the patient in the most traditional manner. “This is a first-of-its-kind digital tool that will make sure that Ayurveda doctors do not go wrong and also follow the prescribed treatments as per the ancient system.

As per famous Legendary sage of Ayurveda Charakacharya,The (physician) who first examines the patient and then start the treatment becomes successful.In Ayurveda, 50% medicine is correct diagnosis itself. It is not difficult to treat any disease, once correctly diagnosed.

An Excellent ebook - Ayurvedic Art of Diagnosis provides well organized knowledge about this hole process of Clinical Diagnosis.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Unable to understand why the baby is crying? This app can help you

An app that can differentiate between a variety of crying sounds made by babies has been developed by Taiwanese researchers.

The Infant Cries Translator was developed at the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin and can differentiate between four separate crying sounds by recording the sounds of babies and comparing them against a vast database.

Over a two year period researchers collected around 200,000 crying sounds from approximately 100 new-born babies, and uploaded them to an online database. Analysis of the frequency of individual screams among these helped researchers, led by Chang Chuan-yu and Dr Chen Si-da, distinguish subtle differences in acoustics.

The resulting app shows analysis of a baby's cries on the user's phone within 15 seconds. Researchers say the app has an accuracy of 92 percent for infants under two weeks old, helping inform parents when their child is hungry, sleepy, in pain, or has a wet diaper. The analysis becomes less accurate the older the baby is.[msn-news]

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