Category Archives: Diet

  • Ayurvedic Dietary rules – 1

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    Yes! you read it right. Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda has elaborated these foolproof dietary rules to maintain healthy life. No, it doesnot mention ‘x’ calories of carbohydrates, ‘y’calories of proteins, vitamins, etc, neither does it stress on eating every 2-3 hrs or having certain litres of water daily. These rules are exclusively based on basic Ayurvedic principles, considering the state of tridoshas, Prakriti, Agni (digestive fire) and psychological health (pleasant state of mind) which in turn will gift us a healthy body and a healthy mind. This is known as “Ahar vidhi Vidhaan”   Ahar Vidhi Vidhaan :  Ahar vidhi vidhan includes ten dietary rules, they are as follows : Ushna Ahar (freshly prepared hot food ) Snigdha Ahar (moist and proper oil content food) Matrapurvak Ahar (proper quantity) Jirna Ahar (Having meals only after previous food is properly digested) Virya aviruddha (opposite or contraindicated foods) Ishta deshe (proper place) Na Atidrut (Not very fast) Na ativilambit (not very slow) Tan-mana-bhunjit (pleasing) Aatman-abhisamikshya bhunjit ( proper analyzing the food). We shall elaborate each point seperately
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  • Carrots – The Winter Fruit cum Veggie

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    Carrots or Daucus carota – A favourite among salads, used in variety of culinary recipes and popularly known for its opthalmic benefits – Although there are many health benefits, which we are not well aware about. We always hear people suggesting each other, “Oh! she has spectacles, poor thing, give her carrots and green vegetables, it really helps you know.” Its sweet taste and crunchy texture makes it favourite among all age groups. Let us explore the health benefits of carrots. Carrots come in varied species red, orange, purple, yellow, white…They grow all over the world in cool regions and more better to consume them in cold climates. ‘Grunjan’ or garjar – Sanskrit name for carrot – belongs to umbelliferae family. The roots, seeds and seed oil are usually used for medicinal purposes. गाजरं मधुरं तीक्ष्णं तिक्तोष्णं दिपनं लघु | संग्राहि रक्तपित्तार्शोग्रहणीकफवातजित् || भा.प्र रुच्यं च दिपनं ह्रद्यं दुर्गंधम् गुल्मनाशनम् |बीजं चोष्णम् मतं चास्य वृष्यं वै गर्भपातकृत् || रा.नि. _ The above verses explain properties and uses of carrots as under : Carrots are Madhur (sweet) and tikta (slightly bitter) in taste. It is Ushna (hot) in potency. Laghu (easy to digest). Deepan (kindles digestive
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  • Dry Cough

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    Coughing is generally a reflex action to clear of the irritant body or mucus from the throat, but the repetitive bouts of cough should be considered as a clinical condition. The cough can be a result of lower or upper respiratory tract infection, flu or cold (viral or bacterial). Generally cough is classified and treated depending upon the symptom – cough with mucus expectoration and without expectoration i.e. Dry cough. Persistent dry cough can really be very irritating and troublesome. According to Ayurveda classification dry cough falls in vataj kaas category – meaning cough or kaas with dominance of Vata dosha. Patient coughs for a longtime but with very little or no mucus expectoration. Dryness of throat and mouth. Headache,chest and backache can arise on persistent coughing. Continuous dry cough bouts can also cause fatigue and weakness. itchy and sore throat. Dry cough or Vataj cough is aggravated by cold and dry air, cold, stale, processed and fried foods, excess travelling, and over exertion. Vata aggravating foods and activities like packaged food, fermented food, uncooked
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  • Real Herbal Beauty Therapies

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    We at ‘Seven Ayurveda Care’, take the opportunity to serve u all with our new range of exclusive AYURVEDA based Skin and Hair care therapies. How does things work at Seven Ayurveda? Is it a salon service with an Ayurveda name ? Just like any other so called Ayurvedic creams and lotions available in the market? These maybe the immediate questions popping up in your head. Am I right? No worries, I’ll clear all your queries – With reference to an old blog written few months back, “रिअल हर्बल”(I’ll rewrite to post it in English as well, for all my wonderful readers), We are pleased and honoured to be true to our word, and offer you this range of real herbal cosmetic therapies. This is NO salon service, all the services are therapy and treatment based practices, based purely on Ayurvedic fundamentals and are already explained thousands of years ago in our Ayurvedic texts. When you step into Seven Ayurveda Care, You are firstly consulted by an Ayurvedic Physician (Absolutely FREE)** to find out the root
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  • A Refreshing Sip….

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde

    The refreshing aromatic steaming cup of Tea,  is what one wishes for, after fresh showers of rain. The drop in temperature weakens digestion, and is an open invitation for viral infection, cough and cold. The warm sips of this herbal tea will surely turn a blessing for all of you. The combination of these three wonderful herbs will not only refresh your senses, but keep all the monsoon health issues at bay. Ginger boosts the digestion, cures cough and cold, relives sore throat and congestion. Tulsi is an essential herb which treats infections and is a very good antioxidant. Lemongrass works in the similar way, the refreshing aroma just adds the zest to the drink. Rock sugar adds taste to the drink and also relives cough and soothes the irritation of throat. Preparation :  Boil  a glass of water  in a vessel, Add 2-3 pieces of crushed Ginger, 2 twigs of Lemon grass and 4-5 leaves of Tulsi. Let it simmer for next 4-5 mins. Now add rock sugar as per your taste. Strain the Tea. Your
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