Non Herbal Medicament in Eastern Medicine

Non Herbal Medicament in Eastern Medicine Ayurveda uses herbs in many forms: fresh juices (svarasa), crushed pulp or paste of the plant (kalka), decoction (kvatha), hot infusion (phant), cold infusion (hima), milk decoction, powder (churna), pills (guti), tablets (vati), medicated … Continue reading →

The Nightshade Family

The Nightshade Family The nightshade family of vegetables includes tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, chili peppers, white potatoes, and tobacco. They are called so because they grow at night, absorbing “deadly night energies”. Ayurveda says they should be avoided or minimized … Continue reading →

Ayurveda on Jet Lag

Ayurveda on Jet Lag Traveling disrupts our biological clock and internal rhythms. Movement, air – conditioned environments, and increased altitude increase Vata (the space and air dosha).  Dehydration, sluggish digestion, insomnia, hotheadedness, anxiety, spaciness, jet lag, exhaustion, irritability, disorientation, and … Continue reading →

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance See also Acne-Part two Acne vulgaris or cystic acne is large pimples, which show a Pitta or Kapha imbalance. It is aggravated by overconsumption of sweets, fats, oils, red meat, seafood, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco, … Continue reading →

Raktamokshana – Therapeutic Withdrawal of Blood

Raktamokshana – Therapeutic Withdrawal of Blood The father of Ayurvedic internal medicine Charaka, describes the five actions (karmas) of Panchakarma as Vamana (emesis), Nasya (administrating medicine through the nasal passages), Virechana (purging) and two types of Basti (cleansing and nourishing … Continue reading →

Rasayana – Ayurvedic Rejuvenation

Rasayana – Ayurvedic Rejuvenation The word for rejuvenation in Ayurveda is Rasayana. After your body is prepared by Panchakarma or another type of detoxification, for example: Kitchari diet you can take Rasayana – collection of herbs that nourish and rejuvenate. … Continue reading →

Kitchari – Your Body’s Reset Button

Kitchari – Your Body’s Reset Button Kitchari (Kicheri, Kichadi, Khichari), a soupy porridge made from rice and mung beans, is used to purify digestion and cleanse systemic toxins. Ayurvedic physicians often prescribe a kitchari diet before, during, and after panchakarma, … Continue reading →

Oil Massage (Abhyanga)

Oil Massage (Abhyanga) Abhyanga is one of the several purification techniques known as pancha karma. Applying oil to your skin lubricates, protects, detoxifies, and rejuvenates your skin and nervous system, while soothing your endocrine system. The best time to do … Continue reading →