Anthill Soil (Valmika Mruttika): Ayurvedic Medicinal Uses

Anthill soil is used in Ayurveda and naturopathy therapies. It is commonly used for external application in the form of paste, to treat acne, stiffness of thigh, to relieve pain associated with insect bite, itching etc. Anthill soil is called Valmeeka MruttikaValmika = anthill Mruttika = mud or soil. Thigh and calf pain, stiffness Acharya … Read more

Panchamrutham (Panchamrit): Spiritual Significance, Medicinal Uses

Panchamrit is a sacred Ayurvedic combination of cow milk, ghee, curd, honey and sugar. It is used both for spiritual purposes and Ayurvedic medicinal use. Ingredients Cow ghee Curd (yogurt) Cow milk Honey Candy sugar or sugar The above five ingredients are taken in equal proportions and mixed thoroughly to prepare Panchamritham. For the sake … Read more

Vikriti Pariksha – Examination Of Disease

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SVikriti means an abnormality. It is an abnormal change taking place in basic physical and mental constitution of the body i.e Prakriti. Vikriti also means disease. It is a term which explains pathological manifestations in the body and mind.Read – Prakriti – Ayurveda Body Types, Importance … Read more

Preparation for Panchakarma: Oil Therapies And Sudation Therapies

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SIt is always indicated to conduct oil therapies and sudation before doing Panchakarma therapies. They are also the mandatory procedures and preparatory steps for successful accomplishment of Panchakarma therapies.Read – Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment: Introduction, Benefits, Dosha Relation Panchakarma Therapies Panchakarma therapies are purification therapies in Ayurveda. … Read more

Upaya: Examination Of Means Of Action

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SUpaya is ‘means of action or curative measures’. It also means procedure. Upaya is the 10th and final factor to be examined according to Charaka’s ten factors to be examined i.e. dashavidha parikshya bhava.Read – 10 Factors Of Examination: Dashavidha Parikshya Bhavas Definition, Meaning of Upaya … Read more

Pravritti: Examination Of Initiation Of Action

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPravritti means an approach or initiation taken towards doing an action. Pravritti Pariksha comprises examination of this initiation of action. It is the 9th factor to be examined as per Master Charaka’s ten factors to be examined i.e. dasha vidha parikshya bhavas.Read – 10 Factors Of Examination: … Read more

Ushapana: Drinking Water Early in the Morning

Ayurveda explains Ushapana as part of the healthy daily regimen. Here, water is advised for drinking early in the morning. The qualities, benefits and contra indications of this procedure are well laid out. Introduction In the daily regimen, the first activity is ‘Brahmi Muhurte Uttishte’ or waking up early in the morning before sunrise. 1 … Read more

Examination of Desha: Habitat / Human Body

Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SDesha means habitat. Desha in terms of treatment is the ‘human body’. Therefore examination of desha (Desha Pariksha) includes examination of habitat and various aspects of human body. Both would yield useful information related to treatment of diseases and diseased. Meaning of Desha Desha means place or … Read more

Anubandha: Examination of Association Of Patient With Longevity

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAnubandha means association. Anubandha is the 6th factor to be examined according to Charaka’s ten factors to be examined i.e. dashavidha parikshya bhavas. This shall be understood in relation to the other 5 factors explained before this. For better understanding of anubandha we need to understand the factors … Read more

Karyaphala: Examination Of Attainment Of Health

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SKaryaphala means outcome or results of action. In the treatment process bringing about the balance of doshas and establishing health is the action. Obtaining health by the patient is the desired positive outcome of a comprehensive treatment approach.Karya = actionPhala = fruits / outcome / result Kaaryaphala … Read more

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