Monday, December 03, 2018

Ayurvedic medicines For treating Parkinson's disease

Ayurvedic medicines could be more effective than allopathic drugs in treating Parkinson’s disease, according to eminent neuroscientist Dr V.S. Ramachandran.
Dr Ramachandran was selected by Time magazine as one among the 100 most influential persons in the world in 2011.

The Ayurvedic drug Atmagupta or Kapikacchu (macuna pruriensis), a variety of bean rich in L-dopa, was shown in clinical trials to be more effective than allopathic drug-placebo and synthetic L- dopa used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

The excessive presence of an abnormal protein called alpha-synuclein present in the brain regions which are involved in controlling posture, coordination of walking and speech results in the destruction of the cells and the introduction of L-dopa. Dopa that crosses the blood-brain barrier when consumed orally was hailed as a miracle in neurology. However, some patients become wheelchair-bound and the quality of life deteriorates.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Patients are switching to herbal medicines for diabetes

The number of people with diabetes in India is increasing due to lifestyle changes and is second only to China, confirms data. According to the WHO, the chronic ailment affects approximately 42 crore people worldwide with China topping the list with 11.43 crore people suffering from diabetes followed by India at 7.29 crore in 2017. Due to proven better results, a recent survey confirmed that most of the patients in India are now moving towards more economical and safer herbal medicine to tackle diabetes, particularly Type-2 Diabetes in which the body does not produce enough insulin or respond properly to it.

In India, herbs like daruharidra, giloy, gudmar, bitter gourds have been commonly used as an anti-diabetic and antihyperglycemic agent as these not only target the reason for the disease but also improve the immunity.

By doing diet, herbs, exercise and stress management, we will be able to take care of a single problem Diabetes.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ayurveda-for-diabetes campaign by Centre

New Delhi: Stepping up efforts to fight the spread of diabetes that afflicts 7.29 crore Indians, the Union government is ready with a mega educational campaign ahead of the World Diabetes Day observed on November 14 every year.

Officials said the awareness drive of the Ayush ministry will revolve around the theme ‘The Family and Diabetes’ with a special focus on promoting ayurvedic medicines to fight the disease.

The ministry is planning to work in mission mode to promote traditional medicines to counter diabetes, realising that by 2030 nearly 9 per cent of India’s population is likely to be affected from this chronic, metabolic disease that takes a toll on vital organs and damages tissues.

According to the WHO, diabetes affects approximately 42 crore people worldwide with China topping the list. In 2017, China had 11.43 crore people suffering from diabetes followed by India with 7.29 crore.

Minister of state of Ayush Shripad Naik has said that the government is promoting research in alternative traditional medicines and their integration with modern medicine.

The Ayush ministry has also launched ‘Madhumeha Mission’ — integrating Ayurveda with modern medicine — at health centres across the country.

The WHO has listed 21,000 medicinal plants across the world and out of these 2,500 species are found in India. Nearly 150 species are currently being used commercially for producing medicines.

The Central government has also roped in IIT-Bombay and AIIMS for conducting research to counter allegations that ayurvedic medicines are not effective.

In India, herbs like daruharidra, giloy, gudmar and bitter gourds have been commonly used as anti-diabetic and anti-hyperglycemic agents as these not only target the reason of the disease but also improve a patient’s immunity.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ayurvedic Herb Vijaysar - To Manage Blood Sugar Levels

Herb Vijaysar is Scientifically termed as Pterocarpus Marsupium. vijaysar is well known as Malabar kino and Indian kino and is indigenous to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
According to Ayurveda medicinal herb, Vijaysar increases digestive Agni and increases insulin production in the body.
It improves insulin sensitivity, peripheral utilisation of glucose, GLUT4, Hepato glycogen levels, which ultimately reduce blood sugar levels.

How to use vijaysar for diabetes?

1. Vijaysar wood tumblers are available; all you need to do is to add some water in the tumbler overnight. The tumbler will turn the water into reddish brown colour and have a neutral taste. Drink it the morning on an empty stomach. Tumblers made of vijaysar wood are said to last up to 40-45 days.
2. You could simply soak a piece of vijaysar wood in water overnight and drink the water first thing in the morning to regulate diabetes.
3. You could also have vjiaysar in the form of tablets and powder.

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Water, the Miraculous Cure for Dengue!

Home Remedy for Dengue:
Drinking plain water or unsweetened fruit juices
or even homemade soups can help prevent Dengue Fever?
Dehydration is a common problem in dengue. Ensure that you have
plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. This detoxifies the system and alleviates the
headaches and muscle cramps.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Get rid of Kidney stones with these Ayurvedic remedies

1. Lemon juice with olive oil
The concoction of lemon juice and edible oil might sound a little weird but it is a very effective Ayurvedic remedy for kidney stones. People who wish to remove the stones from their kidneys naturally should drink this liquid daily till the stones are removed. Lemon juice helps in breaking the stones while olive oil acts as a lubricant for them to pass through the system without less difficulty.
2. Coconut water
Coconut is full of nutrients and is great for health. Coconut water which is present inside a raw- green coconut is extremely good for health and should be consumed if one is suffering from kidney stones. It helps dissolve the stones and eventually flushes them out through urine.
3. Okra/ lady finger
Okra is a green vegetable which full of nutrients. It has a high magnesium content. It also has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which keep kidneys in the pink of health. It also helps in the removal of kidney stones effectively. Including lady finger in your diet can be immensely helpful since it is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for kidney stones.
4. Drink water infused with basil juice
It helps us to stay hydrated and it is extremely significant to maintain the water levels in the body for a healthy and disease-free life. It helps the kidneys dissolve minerals and nutrients, and foster the process of digestion and absorption. Generally, a healthy human being is advised to drink 7-8 glasses of water a day. Water is best for detoxification and helps to flush out unnecessary toxins from our body which might cause further harm to the kidneys as well as to other organs. People suffering from kidney stones should drink lots of water to flush out these stones through urine. For best effects, drink water infused with basil juice since basil is said to maintain fluid, mineral and uric acid balance in the body.
5. Horse gram
Horse gram contains plenty of calcium, iron, protein and phosphorus. It is one of the most valued foods in Ayurveda. It is said to be a miracle pulse and has innumerable health benefits. It is highly recommended for kidney stones and even for gallbladder stones. It breaks the stones and allows you to eliminate them through urine.

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Ayurvedic tips for weight loss: Simple and Natural ways to reduce belly fat

Are you fed up with trying every fad diet that has been introduced to the market in an attempt to lose those extra kilos? Fad diets are often unhealthy, although many of these eating plans produce short-term weight loss in a rapid manner. Truth is, they can jeopardize your health in the long run. Perhaps, this kind of yo-yo dieting will not give you a lasting result. If you’re really serious about slimming down, you should opt for a more holistic approach that can help you achieve long-term weight loss and improve overall health. Ayurveda, an ancient medical system originated in India, can effectively help you shed excess fat from the entire body naturally.

Ayurveda medicines not only provide you with sustainable weight loss, it will also help you in dealing with a number of health issues, including obesity. The good thing about Ayurveda is that its principles are simple, easy to follow, very attainable, and amazingly effective. Simply put, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to a healthier, fitter, and longer life. Today, the ancient Indian system of holistic medicine has gained scientific backing for most techniques. Here are five Ayurvedic tips to help you avoid deposit of excess fat around the belly and reduce weight efficiently.

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-- A diet can only take you up a certain extent of weight loss, the defective metabolism must be corrected, which is done by Ayurvedic medicines.
-- Stress is a major factor that drives unhealthy eating habits. How Yoga helps in reducing stress.
-- How can we control hunger and thirst by yogasanas?

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Diet Tips For Rainy season

Finally Monsoons have arrived. Reckless eating during the rains can cause a health problems. The monsoon season reduces the immunity of a human body. It can trigger certain health problems such as allergies, infections, indigestion, hyperacidity, skin disorders and hair fall. Increased humidity during the monsoons can reduce the digestive capacity, and the lack of oxygen in the air can cause breathlessness and general weakness.

What we need during the monsoon months are improved resistance and a robust digestive system. Here are some Ayurvedic diet tips to kindle our digestive fire and boost the immune system.

Ginger and Rock Salt

Ginger is highly valued in Ayurveda for its digestive properties and myriad health benefits. To rouse the sluggish digestive system in the monsoons, Dr. Bhagwati recommends chewing a piece of ginger with some rock salt and a squirt of lemon juice. This activates the digestive process, relieving problems like flatulence, bloating and indigestion.

Drink Rasam With Food

Most of us know rasam as an accompaniment with South Indian meals. The spicy soup-like preparation is made by boiling lentils in a base of tamarind, spices and asafoetida. The real purpose of sipping rasam with food is to improve digestion as you eat. The liquid signals the stomach to produce more digestive acids, preventing flatulence, indigestion, constipation, acidity and bloating.

Go Easy on Salt

Reduce your salt intake this monsoon. Salt causes water retention, which can eventually to high blood pressure. Extreme salty foods like pickles, chutneys, sauces can also cause sluggishness, unnecessary hunger, bloating and hyperacidity.

Eat Astringent, Pungent and Bitter Foods

According to Ayurveda, foods that are astringent, pungent or bitter are ideal for monsoons. Foods that fit into the astringent category are apples, pears, legumes, beans, quinoa, tofu and pomegranate. Pungent foods include ginger, pepper, cloves, horseradish, mustard greens, cardamom and turmeric. Foods with bitter properties are aloe vera, leafy greens, basil, neem and bitter gourd.

Drink Boiled and Purified Water

Waterborne illnesses like jaundice, cholera and typhoid are common during the monsoons. To prevent any such episodes, always insist on drinking boiled and purified water.

Meat Eaters, Go Light

If you are a meat eater, steer clear of oily preparations. Rich meat-based dishes are difficult to digest during the monsoons, which can worsen your health problems. Ideally, stick to a vegetarian diet during the rains. But if you must eat meat, have light preparations like stews and soups.

Drink Herbal Teas

There’s nothing more comforting than a cup of hot tea in the rains. Use spices such as ginger, pepper, mint and basil to supersize the nutritional value of your daily cuppa. These spices boost the immune system, helping your body ward off any infection that could come your way.

Eat Seasonal

Fruits like apples and pears have astringent quality and are recommended for the monsoons. So have as many as you may please. But keep a safe distance from mangoes and eat them in moderation. The king of fruits can aggravate kapha and vata problems, leading to acne.

Avoid Raw Food

Even if you are a weight loss diet, refrain from eating raw vegetables as it can lead to gastric problems. Lightly steaming or boiling them will kill the pathogens, making them safe for consumption during the rains.

Have Easily-Digestible Fats

Certain fats like ghee, sunflower oil, olive oil and corn oil are great during the monsoons since they are easy on the digestive system. Opt for them instead of heavy cooking oils that can upset your stomach.

 So eat responsibly and make the best use of the rainy season. Stay healthy!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ayurvedic tips to cure dengue fever

With no specific treatment for dengue available at the moment, taking steps to prevent and control the disease is everyone’s responsibility. This includes being aware of the disease, taking effective vector control measures, getting timely diagnosis and treatment, etc. If left untreated, dengue can damage the lungs, liver or heart in severe cases. Blood pressure can also drop to dangerous levels, which may lead to shock or even death.
Dengue causes flu-like illness. Mild dengue can cause a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases, people may experience intense stomach pain, repeated vomiting, bleeding from the nose or gums, which can be life-threatening. Usually, people suffering from dengue are treated with pain relievers. Patients are also made to take plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration from vomiting and high fever. Besides this, there are many natural home remedies that can provide relief from the symptoms of dengue.

Here are five Ayurvedic treatments for dengue:

Holy basil leaves
The leaves of holy basil (Tulsi in Hindi) are known to produce a soothing effect on the nervous system. Just boil basil leaves, strain and drink it, or you can simply chew them to strengthen your stomach and boost your immune system.
Neem leaves
Neem leaves are used widely for treating a wide range of ailments, including dengue. It is suggested that neem leaves may help increase both blood platelet and while blood cell platelet count - the two most dangerous side effects of the virus. Just brew and drink neem leaves the water to improve your immune system and help you recover faster.
Papaya leaves
Papaya leave juice has for a long time been used for treating dengue fever in some areas of India and South East Asia. A groundbreaking research done by scientists at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus (UNMC) suggested that this traditional herbal remedy could indeed be turned into a pill to treat dengue patients.
Fenugreek leaves
They can reduce fever and act as a sedative to ease pain and promote more restful sleep for patients. Just soak the leaves in water and then drink it. You can also get methi powder and mix it with water and have it.
Orange juice
The juice of this citrus fruit doesn’t just tantalise your taste buds with a refreshing treat, it is a good remedy for treating dengue symptoms and eliminating the virus. The rich mixture of antioxidants and minerals in orange juice can increase antibodies of the immune system, promote urination and remove toxins from the body.
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Monday, May 07, 2018

World Asthma Day 2018

May 1st  is World Asthma Day and the theme for this year is 'Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease.' May 1st is commemorated as World Asthma Day in order to raise awareness about this chronic respiratory disease that is prevalent in children nowadays.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), asthma is not just a public health problem in developed countries. In developing countries; however, the incidence of the disease varies greatly. According to its report, India has estimated 15-20 million asthmatics.

Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that is caused due to inflammation in the airways. The airways are said to become narrower and are filled with mucus, further blocking the airflow. This in turn results in short gasping breaths, coughing, and wheezing and chest tightness. If an asthma attack isn't controlled in time, it could leave a person breathless. Asthma could be triggered due to allergic reactions from irritants, dust, smoke, fumes and chemical allergens like pollen and grass.

Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Asthma
Here are herbal remedies for asthma that could reduce the symptoms of the condition.
-- Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon and one fourth teaspoon trikatu into a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and add a teaspoon of honey before drinking. Take this twice a day to reap maximum benefits.
-- Drink a tea prepared using half teaspoon licorice or mulethi and half teaspoon of ginger for preventing asthma.
-- Take a half teaspoon of bay leaf and one fourth teaspoon of pippali mixed with one teaspoon of honey taken two or three times a day may also help prevent asthma
-- Boil a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in a glass of milk and add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Take it twice a day, this Ayurvedic remedy may help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Ayurveda for Liver Disorders

Liver is a very important organ in Ayurveda. Liver is the seat of digestion and metabolisation. According to Ayurveda, liver is comprised of the fire and water elements, belonging to the pitta dosha. This means that eating foods that are too fiery or hot may disturb the balance, leading to a dysfunctional liver. This means that the liver will not be able to perform its basic functions of purifying the blood of toxins and metabolising fat. This imbalance in the liver may result in liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatitis, etc.

More and more young people taking to alcohol abuse and adopting largely sedentary lifestyles. This leads to increasing numbers of fatty liver cases. In India, over 10 lakh people are diagnosed with liver diseases annually. The ancient Indian practice of Ayurvedic medicine has certain remedies and diet tips to protect the liver against fat deposition.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Pulsea A Way To Connect to your Heart

'Nadi vidnyan' or Pulse diagnosis is the ancient Ayurvedic Art and Science of detecting the existing status of a person’s body, mind, soul and spirit.

Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis allows the Ayurvedic Doctor to connect to the heart of the patient.  It  is a diagnostic tool that has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic Medicine as a means to determine how the internal systems of the body are functioning. By measuring the qualities of the pulse, whether it is fast, slow, strong, weak, etc., this diagnostic can reveal whether there is an imbalance in the body, which organs and systems are being affected, and what might be done to bring the affected dosha back into harmony.

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fat fighter herb tea

Here’s an ayurvedic fat fighter tea — best made in the morning and sipped warm throughout the day. It includes a combination of ingredients that not only help break down fat, but also helps improve digestion and unblock channels in the body by removing toxins.
Ingredients
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds
5 cups boiling water
Instructions
Boil water in a pot. Add seeds to the water and continue to boil for five minutes with the lid on.
Strain out seeds and pour the tea into a thermos.
Take small sips throughout the day. If you experience any discomfort, reduce seeds to 1/4 teaspoon each for two weeks. Then increase back to 1/2 a teaspoon.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Holy Basil - A Superfood Worthy of Worship

In this age of cancer awareness, obesity-linked diseases, and greater levels of stress than ever before, it's nice to know you can do something to help mitigate the dangers of modern living. No, not move to a remote hermitage — although that's tempting. It turns out, though, that holy basil may just be the newest tool in your self-care kit. If you're looking for less stress (and less of everything that comes with it), this Ayurvedic herb is for you.

According to the National Centre For Biotechnology Information, Holy basil (Tulsi) provides a huge range of stress-busting benefits. According to ancient lore and budding research, it:
-- Reduces psychological stress
-- Nourishes the mind in a manner similar to yoga
-- Offers antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties
-- Fights metabolic syndrome, which is the precursor to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and, according to some, cancer
-- Detoxifies your body
-- Promotes weight loss
-- Enhances your overall well-being

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Film on First Indian American Ayurvedic Doctor in the U.S.

A feature-length documentary about Indian American Dr. Vasant Lad, the first person to bring Ayurveda from India to the U.S., has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber.
Under the companies’ deal, Zeitgeist will market and release the film theatrically and Kino Lorber will handle home entertainment, adds the report.
According to Zeitgeist Films, “The Doctor From India” will premiere at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Directed by Jeremy Frindel, the film, titled, “The Doctor From India,” is the fascinating story of Lad’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness from India to the West in the late ‘70s.
In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees, including Indian American author and Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru, became a holistic health pioneer, helping to bring Ayurveda, which was almost unknown when he first arrived in the West, to become one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world today.
A native of India, Lad was a professor of clinical medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in Ayurvedic science from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
In 1984, Lad founded The Ayurvedic Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1986, the institute has been based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lad serves as the director of the institute.
Lad has written 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the U.S., his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
(By- India-West Staff Reporter Jan 12, 2018 )

Friday, January 05, 2018

Losing Weight

There's really only one way to lose weight and keep it off, and that's to adopt a healthy lifestyle. That includes eating nutritious meals and exercising daily.
But there are plenty of marketers out there would vehemently disagree – because magic pills make money.
you will learn:
  -- Why Diets Don't work and what does?
 --  Sample Diet Plan helpful to lose weight -- based on the principles of Ayurveda.
 --  A diet can only take you up a certain extent of weight loss, the defective metabolism must be corrected, which is done by Ayurvedic medicines.
  -- Stress is a major factor that drives unhealthy eating habits . How Yoga helps in reducing stress.
  -- How can we control hunger and thirst by Yogasanas?