Basic Principles Of Ayurveda: Guest Post

[Author of this post is Dr. Preeti Dixit-Shukla. She is Ayurvedic Physician and has a Masters in Ayurvedic medicine- Kayachikitsa, and based out of New Mumbai.) Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine which evolved 5000 years back in India. Ayurveda literally means ‘The science of life’. It is an eternal science which has gained significant popularity around the world in recent years. It not only focuses on curing and prevention of illness but also on promotion of health in a healthy individuals. For effective utilization of Ayurveda, better understanding of its basic principles is necessary. These basic … Continue reading Basic Principles Of Ayurveda: Guest Post

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

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?