Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ayurveda On The Rise

Ayurvedic medicine tradition is more than 5,000-years-old, and herbal medicines remain an essential component of its practice. Today, the populations of certain countries still depend on herbal medicines as a panacea to their healthcare needs. With increasing awareness of ill after-effects of allopathic medicines, there is a huge global demand for natural/herbal medicines.

Ayurveda is highly effective in common and complicated ailments, and assures long-term relief with no side effects. Ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha, brahmi, guggulu and many others, are well-known globally for their medicinal properties. As Ayurveda is recognized to be the foremost life science and describes ways to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders, the world is being attracted towards its potential. Many universities in India and abroad have started diploma courses in Ayurveda and allied subjects. This indicates the growing popularity as well as the acceptance of Ayurveda by the international societies too. The medical community is beginning to lay emphasis on ‘preventive care’ rather than post manifestation of diseases. The management of diseases with modern medicine is getting increasingly difficult owing to the ‘drug resistant’ strains of bacteria. This is a huge area of concern for scientists working in the healthcare arena.

One of the major strengths of Ayurveda is the basket of immuno-modulator herbs with established activity, duly accepted by modern scientists. Similarly, the other category of herbs called ‘Rasayana’ in Ayurveda, possess rejuvenating properties and are targeted towards different organs to tone up the system and ensure function smoothly.

Ayurvedic drugs have literally stood the test of time. It has been the main stay health care system in India before the advent of modern drugs in early 19th century. Generations have benefited, got cured and passed on the remedies to the next generation with confidence and pride. There cannot be a bigger and better example than the good old Chyawanprash

Monday, February 06, 2017

Simple Ayurvedic Remedy To Reduce Cholesterol

Here is a amazingly simple ayurvedic remedy that can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your body; have a look!

Ingredients Required : Onion Juice - 3 tablespoons Edible Coconut Oil - 1 tablespoon

Method Of Preparation : Add the suggested amounts of ingredients in a cup.  Stir well to form a mixture.

Consume this mixture, every morning, after a light breakfast, for 3 months.

This home remedy to treat high cholesterol can work wonders when taken regularly, using the right amount of ingredients. In addition to taking this remedy, one must also exercise well and stay away from foods rich in unhealthy fats, in order to reduce the cholesterol in the body.
Onion is rich in allium, which is an enzyme that can dissolve the cholesterol accumulation in your body, gradually reducing its levels.
Coconut oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that are also extremely efficient in dislodging the cholesterol accumulation in your blood vessels.  

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Ayurvedic Herbs ideal for Cosmetic Care

Ayurveda has found a prominent place in modern cosmetic care. Treatments that were lost in the midst of time have been revived and viewed in the light of modern scientific techniques. Today the holistic system of Ayurveda has become popular worldwide. Herbal and natural extracts have been formulated into different products for skin, hair and body care, using the latest scientific techniques.

An important advantage is the lack of harmful side-effects. Synthetic preparations and chemical ingredients, on the other hand, can cause allergic and irritation. They can also cause a build-up of toxins in the system, over a period of time.

Herbs have been used in Ayurvedic treatments to cleanse the skin of toxins and wastes. The safety factor makes herbs ideal for cosmetic care. Herbs have powerful healing properties and many benefits for skin and hair care. They have definite protective, preventive and corrective actions.  Herbs help improve the normal functions of the skin and scalp, including that of cell renewal. Thus, they have the power to revitalize and rejuvenate.

Another important benefit of using herbs is that they help to restore the normal balance- that has been disturbed due to air pollutants, chlorinated water, alkaline soaps, and make-up. Synthetic and chemical ingredients in cosmetic preparations disrupt the normal balance. When the normal pH balance is disturbed, it results in skin and hair problems. So, our regular skin and hair care routine should be such that helps to restore the acid-alkaline balance.
Most natural ingredients have properties that help in beauty care, while some are powerful cleansers, others are excellent moisturisers. Some improve blood circulation, and others tighten the skin. By and large, organic ingredients have preserving, preventive and rejuvenating powers and are readily accepted and assimilated by the body.

For example, ingredients like sandalwood, basil (tulsi), mint (pudina), neem (margosa) can be used to treat eruptive conditions of the skin, like acne.

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