Ametropia Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SWhen the image of the object does not form on the retina the vision is blurred or deformed. This type of visual disorder is called ametropia. It is a common condition. Due to irregularity of the corneal curve vision is deformed, both at long and short … Read more

Amblyopia Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAmblyopia is a condition of reduced vision in one eye. It develops when there is a breakdown in how the brain and the eye work together. As a consequence the brain fails to recognize the sight from one eye. Over a period of time the brain … Read more

Importance of Pushya Nakshatra in Ayurveda and Medical Astrology

By Dr Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM Pushya Nakshatra is an important lunar constellation. In Ayurveda, starting from pregnancy care to treating poisonous conditions, Pusya lunar constellation is given due importance. The day of Pushya Nakshatra holds special significance. Please note that this article is about the lunar constellation and not the Pushya … Read more

Antioxidants In Ayurveda Treatment, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAntioxidants are the substances capable of preventing or slowing down the damage occurring to body cells, mainly those caused by free radicals. Free radicals are those unstable molecules that are produced by our body as a reaction to the environment and other pressures. Since they counteract and … Read more

Dhamani Sharira Meaning, Function, Functions, Distribution

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SIn Ayurveda the terms sira, dhamani and srotas are used interchangeably. Some experts believe that they are synonyms of each other and serve similar purposes and that they are named differently according to the context of usage of these terms or based on where these structures … Read more

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In Ayurveda, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the stress induced disorders. The name of the disease is self explanatory. This disease of the mind occurs in those people who have experienced or witnessed any traumatic event such as –Natural disasterA life-threatening accidentWarCombatAn act of terrorismRapeThreat … Read more

Dhoopana (Fumigation) Blends, Benefits, Procedure, Mode of Action

Dr JV Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM Dhoopana is an Ayurvedic therapy used for preventive and treatment purposes. Various herbal blends are advised based on the disease and patient condition. Main purpose To reach the deep seated organs such as organs of head and neck, Where there is a clear areal path and access is … Read more

Scum of ghee (Ghritamanda) Qualities, Uses, Remedies

By Dr JV Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM The supernatant thin, watery part of the ghee is called the scum of ghee. It is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat bleeding, pain, hiccup, dry cough, Panchakarma complications, migraine etc. How to prepare? घृतमण्डो घृतोपरिस्त्यानभागः|  ghṛtamaṇḍo ghṛtoparistyānabhāgaḥ| Chakrapani commentary on Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 18/155 घृतमण्डो घृतस्योपर्यच्छो भागः|ghṛtamaṇḍo ghṛtasyoparyaccho bhāgaḥ|Dalhana commentary on Sushruta … Read more

Panchavgavya: Benefits, Dose, Side Effects

By Dr JV HebbarPanchagavya’s uses range from Its uses range from plant fertilizer to medicine for schizophrenia. Pancha means five and gavya means products obtained from cows. Panchagavya is a combination of five ingredients – cow milk, curd, ghee, cow urine and cow dung (water). Apart from its health benefits, it is extensively used as manure … Read more

Post Nasal Drip Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPostnasal drip is a condition wherein you feel as if mucus is dripping back of your nose and throat. This excessive mucus is caused by the glands in these areas. The mucus is constantly produced by the nose, throat and sinuses. There is an urge to … Read more

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