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  • Curd – The lesser known facts

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde


    With the onset of summer, and the raised temperature, it is but normal that many of us bring about small changes in diet and routine. The warm clothes are replaced by light coloured cotton clothings, some start intake of cold drinks or cold water over warm sips of water, tea, coffee and/or soups, fresh fruits, juices and etc,etc… One more inclusion or advise which is very common, ‘Have a bowl of curd or curd rice- to keep cool’. How true and appropriate is this? Now lets see what Ayurveda says about curd – “।। अम्लपाकरसं ग्राहि गुरुष्णं दधि वातजित्।। मेदःशुक्रबलश्र्लेष्मपित्तरक्ताग्निशोफक्रृत् । रोचिष्णु शस्तमरुचौ शीतके विषमज्वरे।। पीनसे मूत्रकृच्छ्रे च रूक्षं तु ग्रहणीगदे। नैवाद्यान्निशि नैवोष्णं वसन्तोष्णशरत्सु न।। नामुद्गसूपं नाक्षौद्रं तन्नाघृतसितोपलम्। न चानामलकं नापि नित्यं नो मन्दमन्यथा।। ज्वरासृक् पित्त वीसर्पकुष्ठपाण्डुभ्रमप्रदम्। “वा.सू.५ Curd is sour in taste and vipaak (rasa dominant after digestion), heavy to digest, contrary to everyone’s belief it is hot in potency, pacifies vata, but increases kapha and pitta dosha. Intake of curd builds up excess of meda dhatu (fats), increases rakta dhatu, shukra dhatu (sperm count), strength, kindles digestive fire and develops or stimulates swelling if any. Curd is also beneficial in conditions like anorexia, as it stimulates taste buds. In conditions like running nose
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  • Introduction to Garbhasanskar

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde


    Transformation of a woman into a mother begins right from the time she conceives and so does the planning for the upbringing and development of the child. Both the mother and the baby gets attached to each other by an inextricable innate bond, such that every minute act, thoughts, joys, sorrows, emotions, eating habits influences baby’s physical, mental and emotional growth. Further on as time passes by the baby also recognizes and responds to mother’s voice and feelings. The mother can comfort the baby by expressing her love and care through her emotions. It is since ages that Ayurveda appreciates the importance of ‘Suprajanan’ ( The science related with – grooming the process of childbirth well in advance – right from preparation for conception, achieving spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional state of equilibrium of both mother and the foetus till the childbirth and thereafter in a definitely superior fashion). ‘Garbha’ is the foetus and ‘Sanskaar’ is the ritual performed for welcoming the arrival of the most awaited family member – The BABY. It is the
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  • What is Ayurveda?

    Posted on by Dr. Shweta Labde


    Ayurveda is an eternal, immortal ancient indian medical science. It has its origin from the Vedas, which are believed to have their existence right from the beginning of this universe. It is a branch of “Atharvaveda“. The word Ayurveda is composed of Ayu(Life) + Veda(Knowledge) meaning knowledge of life i.e. every single existing knowledgeable thing about Human life is described in this science. This Ayu according to Ayurveda is the combination of Satva, Atma, Indriya & Sharir. “Samadosha samagnischa samadhatu malakriya. prasannatmendriyamana swasthya iti abhidiyate” (ref: Sushrut) The above verse means, the normalcy of Dosha, Dhatu, Mala & Agni in our body is termed to be Swasthya. According to ayurveda swasthya(health) does not only mean physical fitness but  mental fitness as well. The aim of ayurveda is to maintain healthy mind in a healthy body and to prevent and cure an individual from a disease. The science has also described Pathya(Do’s) and Apathya(Dont’s) for maintenance of swasthya. Ayurveda believes that no two individuals are same as no two fingerprints, their body constitution depends solely upon their parental beeja(genes), its permutation
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