Adi Mudra – Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits, Dosha Effect

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Adi mudra is hand gesture. It is called the first gesture because it is the first position the hands of the fetus are capable of making inside the womb of the mother. It is used in the spiritual yoga practice to calm and quiet the … Read more

Can Ayurvedic Herbs Be Added To Masala Powder?

The question is, we use many varieties of masala powders on a daily basis, in cooking. Does adding Ayurvedic herbs to masala powder enhance the health benefits of the dishes? Importance of spices in Cooking As per Ayurveda, our food should be a healthy mixture of all six tastes – sweet, salt, sour, pungent, bitter … Read more

Signs Of Person Having Enriched Blood (Rakta Sara Purusha Lakshanas)

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Rakta Sara Purusha Lakshanas means ‘signs of person who has richness and best essence of blood tissue’. These people are healthy only when they have balanced blood tissue and its best essence in the body. This should be supported with the balance of all the … Read more

Signs Of Good Skin Health (Twak Sara Purusha Lakshanas)

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.STwak Sara Purusha Lakshanas mean ‘signs of person who has richness of skin health’. Skin is a representation of richness of rasa tissue. Rasa Dhatu is the first tissue to be formed from the nutritional juices, after food digestion. Subsequently other tissues are formed from Rasa … Read more

Hilamochika – Benefits, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaHilamochika is a potential medicinal plant and also used as a supplementary food source. Young shoots are cooked as vegetable. It is a good source of protein and β-carotene. It is cold in nature and acts as mild laxative. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, wounds, pimples, diabetes, kidney … Read more

Purslane (Lona) – Uses, Qualities, Remedy, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaPurslane is widely used as folklore medicine. Its leaves are rich source in omega-3 fatty acids. WHO has given it the term ‘Global Panacea’ and listed under most used medicinal plant. In ancient times it was considered as anti-magic herb and used to protect against evil spirits. It was kept on the … Read more

Sunishanaka (Chaupathiya) – Uses, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaSunishannaka (Marsilea minuta) in Ayurveda is considered as one of the wholesome diet included under vegetables. In ancient classical text books, Sunishannaka is mentioned as one among the combination of herbs used for the treatment of piles, vataraktha (gout), urusthamaba (thigh stiffness), cough of vata origin etc. The whole plant acts as … Read more

Gajakarna – Uses, Benefits, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaGajakarna is a plant with large leaves resembling elephant ears. Known as Leea in English, it is used both for culinary and medicinal purposes. It is used to treat wounds, pain, worm infestation, anemia, swelling, snake byte, typhoid, fracture, cancer etc. It is also called Hastikarna. Read – Pumpkin – Benefits, Remedies, … Read more

White jute Uses, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaWhite jute is a natural source of jute fiber. The plant is used as vegetable and also possesses medicinal values. It is used as a remedy for indigestion, fever, ascites, tumors, cystitis, dysuria and gonorrhea etc. It is called Kala Shaaka in Ayurveda. Its seed is known to be purgative in nature. … Read more

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