Category Archives: Ayurvedic Remedies

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WONDERFUL GHEE

Ghee or clarified butter is made from the milk of a buffalo or a cow. It is prepared by simmering the butter in a pan on a low flame. While skimming, all the impurities are removed which are floating on the surface. The milk fats are settled at the bottom of the pan; the remaining liquid is then strained and poured into a jar. The consistency, aroma and taste of the ghee depend on the quality of the butter used in the making and the duration of boiling. Ghee has a better shelf life as compared to butter and is considered more ideal than butter for sautéing spices.

Is Ghee healthy?

For the past 3-4 decades, ghee has been given defective stature due to its high saturated fat content. Excessive intake of ghee can cause diarrhea and indigestion. It is also recommended to avoid ghee during the early months of pregnancy and when one is suffering from common cold. Ghee may also be responsible for heart problems and weight gain (due to the presence of saturated fats).

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WAYS TO IMPROVE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

The pious act of eating is not to fulfill our stomachs but also our souls. In the terms of Ayurveda, the process of consuming food is essential and potent for the growth of our health and mind. Therefore, Ayurveda has laid down some simple and effective steps to improve one’s digestion. The need of properly digesting your food is a common knowledge. Without digesting our food properly, we cannot function to our maximum efforts and in return experience the feelings of being bloated, being weak, nauseous and abdominal pain.

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ACNE

We all have different skin types, but the only thing common in all the skin types is ACNE. This causes pimples with Redding effect in certain parts of our face. Many women and girls suffering from constant acne spend a bucket full of money on various beauty and skin care products. Some of these may produce a desired effect but that is also for a short period of time. The rest of the products are either ineffective or further damage the area. One needs to follow just some basic hygiene and eat right to get a smooth and glowing skin.

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TURMERIC

TURMERIC- The Queen Of Spices

Turmeric or as it is popularly known as “Queen of spices” or “Golden spice of life”, is a magical spice due to its many qualities. It is most commonly used a herb by people across the globe. But it is also famous for its antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, and antiviral properties. Apart from being rich in vitamin C, E and K; turmeric also contains protein, calcium and copper, iron, zinc and magnesium. Bathed in these many minerals, turmeric is the most trusted and reliable source of medicine which helps in curing number of health problems.

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ANXIETY ATTACKS- Sudden periods of intense fear

When the feeling of overwhelming fear takes over your general sense and you feel as if you are losing control over your mind and body; you may be having an anxiety attack. These attacks make you feel awful and powerless since they make you give up on your own mind. One may have these attacks at regular intervals or may feel them once in a while. The main cause of such panic attacks is high stress in personal life. The most effective way to either avoid them or tackle them is through meditation and yoga.

Though one should visit a professional consultant to diagnose their exact condition, following it with some simple steps will only benefit them and help them get rid of such disorders naturally.

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Ayurveda-Sanskrit word meaning science of life

With its historical roots based in the luminous land of India, Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world. It mingles the thoughts and knowledge of philosophy and medicine to create a natural course to treat illness of any nature. Numerous Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in the general wellness methods along with medicinal use. The knowledge in Ayurveda texts is said to be first given by gods to sages and then passed onto the human physicians to treat the common people. It is an exclusive and unique branch of medicine with a thorough natural system which depends on the diagnosis of a body.

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ALOE VERA

The factor common between Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and British herbal medicine is a small plant with prickly and bitter leaves called Aloe Vera. Seen as an important ingredient for home remedies, the design of prickly leaves saves the plant from animals and insects. The leaves house a gooey and translucent gel, which is extremely bitter, made of about 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, Vitamin A, B, C and E along with a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the human body. This gel is used in health products today. The aloe gel is primarily used as a skin remedy for issues such as burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores and it can also be taken orally for skin conditions including osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, constipation and fever.
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Camphor – Medicinal essential Oil

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Camphor (or Kapur as popularly known) has a significant role in Hinduism. Burning of Camphor is considered auspicious, mainly because of its medicinal and antiseptic, disinfectant and germicidal properties. Burning camphor is known to drive away insects, kills germs, cleanses environment and creates healthy atmosphere. Camphor is also used as a disinfectant and can be added to purify water. Lot of Ayurvedic medicines has camphor as their ingredient for its medicinal property and positive effect on body and mind. Camphora is the Homeopathic medicine made from Camphor and is used in treatment of number of diseases.  Continue reading

Headache due to Flatulence

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In previous two posts, ‘Headache due to Sinus’ and ‘Insomnia can cause Headache’ we have learnt that more often than not, headache is not the problem, but a symptom of some other problem. Continuing in that series, another major cause of headache can be flatulence or gas (as commonly referred to as).

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Headache

In our last post ‘Home Remedies for Headache’ we discussed about various measures you can take to cure headache by applying simple home remedies. But for chronic and more severe headaches, sometime only home remedies are not sufficient to treat them and patient might have to administer Ayurvedic medication for complete relief.
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