Category Archives: Dinacharya

  • ।। च्यवनप्राश ।।

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    च्यवनप्राश हे एक रसायन औषध आहे. च्यवनप्राशचा उल्लेख सर्वप्रथम चरकाचार्यांनी आपल्या चरक संहितेत केलेला आढळतो. ।। लाभोपायो हि शस्तानां रसादीनां रसायनं ।। –  म्हणजे प्रशस्त गुणांनी युक्त रसरक्तादि धातु प्राप्त करण्यासाठी जे जे उपाय केले  जातात त्यांना   रसायन असे म्हणतात. च्यवनप्राश मधील मूख्य घटक म्हणजे आवळा. आवळा हा अत्यंत गुणकारी, त्रिदोष शामक फल अहे. त्यातील इतर घटक द्रव्य जशी मानुका, गोक्षुर, हिरडा, जीवक, ऋषभक,गोघृत, मध, विदारी, हि सर्व औषधे शरिरातील दोष दूर करून, शरीर धातुंचे बल, उर्जा, वृद्धी, आणि चैतन्य निर्माण करुन शरिराचे वर्धन करतात. शरिराचे बल, अग्नि आणि आरोग्य हे हेमंत आणि शिशीर ऋतुमध्ये (हिवाळ्यात) अतिशय उत्तम असते, तसेच च्यवनप्राश हा अल्पशः उष्ण असतो, शिवाय ऊत्तम प्रतीचा आवळा पण ह्या काळात उपलब्ध असल्याने, च्यवनप्राश हिवाळ्यात सेवन करण्याचा नेम आहे. च्यवनप्राश सेवन केल्याचे फायदे : क्षीण, क्षत, वृद्ध आणि बालक यांच्या शरिर अवयवांची वाढ करणारे रसायन आहे. खोकला आणि दमा ह्यासाठी ऊत्तम रसायन आहे. हॄदयासाठी बल्य मूत्राशय आणि शुक्राशयातील दोष दूर करते. च्यवनप्राश निरंतर सेवन केल्यास बुद्धि, स्मृति, कांति, अग्नि, आयष्य वाढते. सौंदर्य टिकून राहते आणि वार्धक्य उशीरा येते. च्यवनप्राश सेवन काल आणि विधि :  च्यवनप्राश चे प्रमा्ण हे आपली प्रकृति, वय, आणि वैद्यांच्या सल्ल्यानुसार ठरवावी.  सामान्यतः निरोगी तरुण व्यक्तिने सकाळी अनोशापोटी, रसायन कालात १ मोठा चमचा च्यवनप्राश अवलेह चाटून खावे. उष्ण ऋतु अथवा उष्ण प्रकृतिच्या लोकांमध्ये च्यवनप्राशची मात्रा कमी असावी. अधिक फायद्या करीता त्यासोबत १ लहान चमचा तूप सेवन करावे. च्यवनप्राश सेवनानंतर, पुढे काही काळ छान भूक लागल्याखेरीज काहिही खाऊ नये. च्यवनप्राश सोबत किंवा लगेच किमान १ तास नंतर कधिहि दूध प्राशन करु नये. च्यवनप्राशमध्ये मुख्य घटक आवळा आहे, जो मुळात आंबट रसाचा आहे, त्यासोबत   दुध घेतल्यास ते विरुद्ध आहार ठरतो, असे हे विरुद्ध नित्य सेवन केल्यास फायद्यापेक्षा अपायच  अधिक होतील.

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  • Chyawanprash – The Anti ageing Potion .

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    Chyawanprash – The Ayurvedic health tonic, immunity booster is known to almost everyone, for its extraordinary benefits. The famous Chyawanprash Avleha was first mentioned in Ayurvedic Grantha, “Charak Samhita”. Acharya Charak classifies ‘Chyawanprash Avaleha’ under Rasayan category – meaning the medicines or herbs which helps to rejuvenate the body cells, thus enhancing and maintaining the youthfulness, vigor, vitality and energy of the body. It also delays the ageing process and restores the health. Chyawanprash avleha – Chyawan -This delicious recipe was formulated by the sage Chyawan. Prash – The word prash specifies the consistency of it. It has thick jam like consistency which has to be licked and chewed a little; so the name ‘Chyawanprash‘. Chyawanprash is enriched with more than 35 rejuvenating and healing herbs, ghee, honey, sugar, spices, etc. which not only makes it tastier but also a beneficial and healthy formulation. The prime content being Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) other herbs like gokshur, haritaki, vidari, jivak, rishabhak, panchamool, etc detoxifies and rejuvenates the body. They develop healthy bodily tissues (dhatus), builds immunity and boosts energy. Effects
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  • How much water should I drink everyday ?

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    Whatsapp message floods with various health tips everyday. May it be weight loss, cancer remedies, flax seed benefits, water therapy, etc. I have similar whatsapp verified doctors visiting my clinic many a times. Some of them try to explain about every 2 hourly meals, and how they manage it; whereas some of them insist on having plenty of water everyday. “Doctor I make it a point to finish these 3 bottles of water at work, I have kept them on my work desk, at times I also set an alarm” said a patient day before. “This aids detoxification, relieves constipation,etc”. Believe me friends, it takes too much efforts to create awareness among these people. Let us first understand that – Hunger and thirst are natural urges, which should be attended only on body’s demand, and not forced. Everything you put into your mouth has to undergo the process of digestion. Now give it a thought – when you eat every 2 hrly or drink ltrs of water unnecessarily, aren’t you exerting your digestive system? Forget
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  • Ayurvedic Dietary rules – 6, Incompatible foods

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    “Aviruddha ashniyat” – This is our next dietary rule. The term” Viruddha”, literally means opposite or incompatible. Certain food combinations, its preparation or consuming process are termed as viruddha in Ayurveda. These incompatible combinations when relished frequently, has antagonist effects on the body constituents like dosha, dhatu,etc . This results in imbalance of dosha and causes various ailments. Ayurveda strongly recommends to avoid such viruddha Ahar. We often happen to relish these foods knowingly or unknowingly. Depending upon the dosha status and immunity of an individual and also quantity and frequency of consuming viruddha ahar, these food combinations reflects its ill effects on the body.  Ayurveda classifies Viruddha ahar on varied factors like – Antagonist properties of food items Opposite combinations Flaws in method of cooking Antagonist effect with respect to time, place and quantity Swabhav Viruddha – opposite due to self abilities. ** Please note – Here opposite indicates antagonist effect on bodily dosha and dhatus. Let us see some common examples of viruddha ahar – 1) Antagonist properties of food  / opposite combinations – Fishes
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  • Gudhi Padwa – Ayurveda

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    Gudhi Padwa – This is the first day of the Chaitra month. It marks the beginning of the New year ,as per the Lunisolar Hindu calendar. It is known by different names like Ugadi, Padvo, Thapna, Cheti chand in different states. Gudhi Padwa signifies arrival of the Spring (Vasant Rutu) and reaping of Rabi crops. Gudhi Padwa is celebrated at large throughout the country. It is considered auspicious for new beginning, may it be business, good work, or special shopping, as it is among one of the auspicious three and half muhurats. As mentioned in one of the earlier blogs (Makar Sankrant), our festivals and the delicacies are relative to our health. The rituals and food /medicinal items are an indication of things to be included in our regimen in that particular rutu. In Maharashtra Gudhipadwa is celebrated in a special way – The houses are decorated with flower garlands, rangoli. A gudhi is hoisted at every house. Gudhi – A decorative long cloth along with neem leaves, flower garland, sugar garland is tied to a
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