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…]

Five Effective Ayurvedic herbs for Menopausal Care

Menopause or Rajonivritti as it is called in Sanskrit, is one of the most significant milestones in a woman’s life. If youth is the Spring season of our life, Menopause is like the Autumn! Cessation of menstrual cycles and end of reproductive phase of life are not the only highlights of menopause. It also has equally strong before and after math which influence women’s health for their lifetime. [Read more…]

Manage Your Hypertension Through Ayurveda

Ayurveda visualizes hypertension as a dysfunction of all the doshas; vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurveda refers to hypertension as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and its main cause is the nullification of vata and pitta doshas. The Ayurveda treatment of hypertension mainly balances in the balancing of these two doshas. The Ayurvedic treatment of hypertension consists of the use of herbal preparations, diet, yoga, meditation and other practices. [Read more…]

Cancer: An Ayurvedic Perspective

The aim of modern medicine in treating cancer is in “killing the cancer cells.” The three forte of treatment are radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. These give rise to innumerable associated risks and side effects. [Read more…]

The Rejuvenator of Life: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)

The one which renews the body or brings back the life – Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa. As the name suggests, the Plant of Boerhaavia diffusa enjoys an important place in Indian herbal medicine since ancient times as a reliever of all three ‘doshas’ (maladies). [Read more…]

Pulse for Beauty and Health: Black Gram-Urad Dal

Vigna mungo, black gram or black lentil (commonly referred to as urad dal in India) originated in India and is a highly prized pulse in India. Its cultivation is highly valued due to its numerous benefits.
It is largely used in Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda) for a number of health benefits. Modern pharmacological research has also shown that it has properties of boosting the immune system. [Read more…]

Medicinal Uses of Luffa-Ridge Gourd

A natural jaundice remedy, the fruits of Luffa acutangula (Ridge Gourd) (belonging to family cucurbitaceae) are grown, harvested before maturity and is very popular in Asia. Ridge gourd as whole, seeds and dried crusts are all used for medicinal purposes. [Read more…]

Drumsticks: The Powerhouse of Minerals

“The miracle tree” Moringa oleifera is the tree from which the drumsticks (popularly called ‘sahjan’) is obtained have been used for culinary purposes, immense nutritional benefits and use in traditional medicine. The nutritional value of Sahjan is well established now and it has become a promising food for developing countries where malnutrition is prevalent. [Read more…]

Medicinal Properties of Elephant Foot Yam

Elephant Foot Yam is a popular tuber crop of humid tropics. Elephant foot yam is a tuberous, stout, indigenous herb grown widely in India. In India, it is grown mostly in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, U.P., Punjab, Bihar, Assam and Orissa. The improved varieties of Elephant Foot Yam possess excellent cooking qualities. [Read more…]

Five Ayurvedic Food Principles for Type II Diabetes

Diet and lifestyle sit at the helm of successful management of Type 2Diabetes (T2D) or Prameha as it is called in Ayurveda. On one hand, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are one of the major causes of T2D. On the other hand, their healthy and wholesome counterparts are the most powerful nemesis of this metabolic disorder. It is not surprising that Ayurveda regards healthy diet and lifestyle as the cornerstones of health and wellbeing. Here are five most essential Ayurvedic diet changes that can help you in the management of T2D- [Read more…]