Monsoon and Ayurveda: Key to Remain Healthy in Rainy Season

How beautiful is the rain ! After the dust and the heat , … How beautiful is the rain ! (H.W.Longfellow ) Everybody has experienced the sheer joy of rain… A walk in the woods, dance in the rain, waiting for the storm to pass, listening to the mesmerizing rhythm of falling rain… though the rain drops are never synchronised, yet their music is a song in itself. And yes, everyone has at least once ran onto the street while raindrops are falling from the sky and danced with mouth open… Letting the raindrops shower upon our face and reaching … Continue reading Monsoon and Ayurveda: Key to Remain Healthy in Rainy Season

Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Golden Spice (Part 2)

As discussed in the first part of Turmeric blog, turmeric and its main ingredient Curcumin are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and thus are helpful in a prevention and cure of a range of disorders. Dosage: Average Indian diet provides 2,000-2,500mg of turmeric (60-100mg of curcumin) per day. The required dosage of curcumin for effects against various disorders ranges from 150mg to 8gm curcumin per day. Whereas WHO accepted range of Curcumin in daily foods is 0-3mg/kg. Turmeric consumption: There are several ways to consume turmeric to avail its benefits for a healthy living. 1.In a traditional way, turmeric can be used as … Continue reading Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Golden Spice (Part 2)

Ayurvedic Dhoopan: Air purification process

[Author: Dr. Prasad Gokhale, an international Ayurveda Physician and Panchakarma expert. Medical Translator for Russian,Japanese, German and Spanish. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/prasad.gokhale.988373%5D Today’s environment is more polluted as compared to earlier. The numbers of microbes in the air range from 10 to 10,000 per cubic meter. Air around us can get contaminated by such pathogens, which in turn results in many infectious diseases. Hence there is need of sterilisation techniques which are closer to nature, safe, effective and have less side effects. The term dhoopan means the action or process of disinfection or purification with the fumes (fumigation). It is used for disinfection of … Continue reading Ayurvedic Dhoopan: Air purification process

Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Ayurveda (Part 1)

Turmeric is a popular spice traditionally used in Indian cuisine. The spice is produced from the root rhizome of Curcuma longa. India has been a largest producer of turmeric from ancient times. Turmeric has been used for over 2,500 years for treatment of various diseases. The use of turmeric dates back to old and ancient vedic culture in India where it is used as a spice and also has a religious significance. Turmeric is described as one of the powerful natural healers in Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda. As per Ayurveda, turmeric balances three basic elements of the body- vata, pitta, … Continue reading Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Ayurveda (Part 1)

Ayurved introduction: what is Ayurved and who are Ayurvedic doctors?

[Author: Dr. Prasad Gokhale, an international Ayurveda Physician and Panchakarma expert. Medical Translator for Russian,Japanese, German and Spanish. https://www.facebook.com/prasad.gokhale.988373%5D One of my European friend called me recently and told that he is now living very good quality of an Ayurvedic life. This was very satisfying to hear, and took me back to the memory lane. I remembered this European friend 2 years ago- 30 years, severe complications of Anxiety disorder following road traffic accident in past. When we started discussing his health and treatment options, he didn’t understand english language. That was the first time I realised the need of … Continue reading Ayurved introduction: what is Ayurved and who are Ayurvedic doctors?

Inclusive Education during humanitarian crises: Opportunity for Reforms

The Global Burden of Disease study estimated around 95 million (5.1%) children with disabilities between 0-14 years globally, and 80% of these children are living in low-income and middle-income countries. Majority children with disabilities are deprived of their right to quality, inclusive education due to absence of financial and other incentives to attend school, lack of social protection and support services for children with disabilities and their families. The profound effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the public health as well as socio-economic and cultural systems around the world are well-established by now. The crises such as  pandemics, warfare and natural … Continue reading Inclusive Education during humanitarian crises: Opportunity for Reforms