Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea) Uses, Medicinal Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaKakoli is an Ayurvedic rhizomatous herb, best known for its aphrodisiac and nourishing activity (balya). It is used in preventing age related problems and best remedy in body debility, impotency, arthritis, burning sensation, inflammation, urinary problems, fever, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases pertaining to Vata and pitta doshas. Root tuber of kakoli … Read more

Wine Qualities, Benefits, Remedies, Side Effects

Wine is prepared from grapes and is hailed for its heart health promoting qualities. Ayurveda recommends it for oral intake, as douche for cleansing and also for mouth gargling. In Ayurveda, it is called mardvika. Mrudvika means grapes. The wine prepared from it is called Mardvika. French paradox, Resveratrol French eat a lot of saturated … Read more

Night Blindness Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SNight Blindness is a type of vision impairment. It is also called by the name ‘nyctalopia’. In this condition people experience poor vision at night or in dim light. Night blindness is a symptom of some other underlying conditions and comprises many causes. Night blindness actually … Read more

Agoraphobia Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAgoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes people to avoid places and situations that cause them to feel scared, embarrassed or panicked. The fear may be about an actual situation or anticipated situation. The fear may be about being in open or closed spaces, being … Read more

Day Blindness Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Understanding

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Day blindness is a condition wherein the patient is unable to see clearly in daylight. This condition is exactly opposite of Nyctalopia – night blindness wherein the patient is unable to see clearly at night or dim light. Hemeralopia is a Greek word which … Read more

Panic Disorder Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPanic is a type of severe fear. They come in the form of attacks. Panic attacks can be defined as – ‘an abrupt surge of intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes’ (DSM-5) In short, panic attacks are when you feel suddenly … Read more

Crohn’s Disease Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SCrohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In different people different parts and regions of the digestive system are inflamed and involved in disease process. It is associated with pain abdomen, diarrhea, blood in stools, loss of appetite, malnutrition, loss of weight and fatigue. … Read more

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

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