Category Archives: Hair

  • Hair fall – Ayurvedic remedies.

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    Worried about your hair fall, dandruff, graying of hair, dry and dull hair? People around you, may it be friends, relatives are far more eager to offer their suggestions and remedies. Various advertisements adds to the confusion when it comes to the selection of hair oil and other products. Ayurveda emphasizes on the fact – Hair treatment varies with the varied conditions causing hair fall, which includes diet, environmental exposure, use of chemicals, associated health conditions, etc. Ayurveda states that Hair is a mala of Asthi dhatu (Bone tissue), which also means that lack of nourishment / weakening of asthi dhatu results in hairfall.         —- Intake of milk, ghee, and asthi dhatu nourishing foods help to control hairfall. Medicinal supplements like Amla, brahmi, etc helps in speedy recovery. Dandruff is another reason which causes scaling of the scalp skin due to excessive dryness.    —-Proper medication and regular massage with hair oil helps cure dandruff. Use of various chemical shampoos, colouring agents, gels, etc. leaves hair dry, dull and lifeless.    —-Selecting
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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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  • Makar Sankrant – The Ayurveda perspective

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    India is a land of festivals. We Indians celebrate all these festivals with lots of fun and enthusiasm. Ayurveda explains 6 rutus (seasons) where every 2 rutus clubbed together,  explains three seasons in a year as per modern calender. All these festivals are associated with various rituals and tasty delicacies with slight variations as per the state and customs carried there. It wont seem an exaggeration if I say, we almost have one festival every month. eg- We have Ganpati festival associated with Modak in varsha rutu (monsoon), then we have Dasshera followed by kojagri pournima, Sharad rutu (october heat) where in we relish flavoured milk cooled down by moonlight. Diwali – where we enjoy various sweet and salty recepies fried, baked, roasted all yummy and healthy comes in Hemant rutu (beginning of winter). And With the start of the new year comes Makar Sankranti, shishir rutu (peak of winter). Now one may wonder, why so many festivals alongwith so many other celebrations in a year? Din’t our forefathers have any work to do? Others may
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  • Ayurvedic Dietary Rules -3

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    In the last blog we started with the Aharvidhi vidhaan, where we discussed about the first dietary rule Ushnam ashniyat, now we shall know more about the second rule – 2. Snigdham Ashniyat –  Now we all know ashniyat means to eat, we shall know what exactly snigdha means. A generalized translation of the word ‘snigdha’, may mean oily, (I can notice most of yours eyebrow raised by the word ‘Oily’, and the immediate pop ups into the mind – weight gain, cholestrol, acidity, and lot more). As mentioned, that would be a mere translation. The word ‘snigdha’ in Ayurveda has various shades – it explains moistness of the food, food texture and quality which will please the body and mind, definitely it also specifies use of oil or ghee in desired proportion which shall provide the necessary lubrication to the body internally and externally, and not the food – deep fried in oil or ghee. Benefits of Snigdha Bhojan (food) – Food with proportionate use of oil, ghee or water, provides proper texture and taste to
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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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