Lotus – It’s Cultural And Medicinal Significance

Lotus signifies the cultural heritage – having spiritual , ornamental and medicinal value . It is the national flower of India . In Ayurveda it’s medicinal properties are described in detail. [Read more…]

Mango Tree – The Connotation Of Spring Season

Spring season – these words weave a picture of blooming mother nature,  mosaic of colors, joyousness and festive spirits. The cooing of cuckoo, humming of bees and the flowering of Mango tree are the augury of  spring season. The relation of spring season and mango tree in Indian culture is portrayed beautifully in the folklore, literature and art forms . The Mango tree has the mythological, religious, historical, culinary and medicinal importance. [Read more…]

Shodash Samskaar ( Sixteen Sacraments ) and their Significance

Ayurveda advocates disciplined life to remain healthy. The life of  a person can be happy   (sukhayu), unhappy (dukhayu), wholesome (hitayu) or unwholesome  (ahitayu) depending on the awareness  and  endeavour  for  what is good and what is bad for self. For personal and social upliftment  certain actions are performed during specific transitional phases of life. These are called Samskaar  ( Sacraments) and are sixteen in number, thus termed Shodash Samskaar or Sixteen Sacraments. [Read more…]

Ayurvedic remedy for Obesity

Obesity  or  Sthaulya is the most common nutritional disorder in the present era. It has reached epidemic proportions globally with more than 1 billion adults overweight – atleast 300 million of them clinically obese – is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic diseases and disability. [Read more…]

Pre Pregnancy Care Through Ayurveda

‘Pregnancy should be by Choice, not by Chance’ – this statement holds true for having a healthy progeny and safe pregnancy. As the ultimate constitution of an individual is determined by the chromosomes of sperm and ovum destined to unite and form zygote from which organism develops, the health status of both the partners is very important for conception. [Read more…]

Ayurveda and Milk during Pregnancy

As a complete food – easily given, readily digested and absorbed,  milk has long been considered nearly ideal source of nutrients for pregnant woman. In all the Ayurvedic  texts, fluids especially milk is indicated during first three months of pregnancy. In ‘Shatpath Brahmana’ milk has been considered as the main food of human beings. [Read more…]