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How To Maintain A Balanced Diet?

Hello everyone, I am Ashwini Mulye. I practice CBD Belapur. I am running Dhanwantari Ayurvedic & Panchkarma Center since last 15 years. I specialize in panchkarma as well as diet consultation and somatology and hair treatments. So in our last video we saw that how different pakrutri effects the different individuals and how the diet should be. So actually according to seasons also the dietic patten changes in ayurvedas. It is called as Rutuchariya. There are six main season like Vasant, Grishmu, Varsha, sharhad, haimant and shishia. In our 12 months each season lasts for 2 months. Though we personally experience only rainy seasons, summer and winter, we can very microscopically bifurcate them into six seasons. So in the, according to Ayurvedas ‘Yawan dah loky tawan tah purshiv’, whatever is there in the nature, same things happen in our body. As in rain season it rains a lot, there is dull wet clammy climate outside same thing the body also, little bit acidic medium increases, a lot of diseases regarding water and acidity and all these all asthma where there is all this fluidity. These all increases, so what panchkarma you can do in rainy season so that you get rid of all this naturally occurring diseases. So basically in rain seasons, there is natural increase of vartodoshia in the atmosphere also in our body. So to combact against vartodoshia basti is the best treatment. Basti is Innima like treatment we administer medicine through rectal root. There are different medicated oils, karrah, honey, ghee, medicated milk and this ghee which is given to various disorders according to the patient’s disease and what is the condition the disease and how long we are to take the basti. Along with basti you can do oil body massage certain types of putali suwairdas like partpotalli and pindu sawairdas, then various types of bastis are there, like oliation treatments are there, which all you can do in rainy seasons as vatudosha is kept very well under control by any type of saneho or oliation treatment. you can use oil ghee that all your vedas will decide according to your prakruti and you disorder/ this is a type of putali I am showing it to you also called as known as shishtik shaali pindal made up of navra rice like these various types of herb are used in this and this is dipped in ayurvedic dicockition oil or any other liquid medium and the body in massaged through this. This is different according to different disorders. Such type of treatment are best taken in rainy season. Along with this there ae various types of enemas like I have told you oil enema, karrah enema these all should be taken in the rainy season. So if you want keep your body fit take down the basti treatment, body massages. We put oliation treatments on the heart which is called rudhen basti, aand entire up of triple column it’s there, it’s called sushimna basti, then for degenerative changes in the joints and the vertebras we do mania katni basti and janu basti so all these treaents are best done in rainy seasons. You have any disorder regarding this you can and meet at our Dhanwantari Ayurvedic & Panchkarma Center, CBD Belapur or contact throught text onsultation, audio or video consultation through Lybrate. Thank you.

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Hello, everyone. I am Dr Ashwini Mulye. I  practise in CBD in Preheladpur. I am running an Ayurve...

Hello, everyone. I am Dr Ashwini Mulye. I  practise in CBD in Preheladpur. I am running an Ayurvedic Panchakarma centre since 15 years.

In the last video, we saw that how Basti helps in detoxification and the removal of waste from the body. Today I will speak about menopause, degenerative changes in the body and how Basti helps in it.

Post menopausal age lot of women come to me with the back ache, lumbar pain, weight gain, leg pain and hot flushes with a lot of debility, weakness etc. As they cross menopausal there are a lot of degenerative changes in the body due to lack of estrogen hormone. And there is 90% female we see nowadays in the age of 33-35 years we find the degenerative changes, the vit-D deficiency and osteoporotic changes.

What can be the reason for this problem?

The reasons are;

  • Lack of nutritious food
  • Lack of proper exercise
  • Lack of exposure to sunlight
  • Improper sitting posture
  • Improper way of eating
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Improper sleep
  • Eating lot of junk food with preservatives

There are a lot of reasons. All these produce degenerative changes early. Earlier the degenerative changes were found at the age of approximately 60 years but now such changes occur at the age of 33-35 years. So, for such cases, we have options in Ayurveda.

We give Ksheera Vasthi. It is a type of enema in which the medical decoction is made of five bitter and Madhur vipaaki dravyas. This can be selected according to the patient. Now, this can be mixed with the milk. The decoction is again reduced to half, it is processed in milk and additional ghee is added according to disorder. This is administered rectal ruffle around 14-21 or more days, according to what disorder patient is having. This helps in increasing the bone density and reducing the effects of degeneration in the body. You have to give them in large numbers.

Benefits-    It is observed that after giving such type of Vasthi if there is any reduction in pain or pain related to the degeneration of the back pain, neck pain, joint pain or the lumbar area. As well as it helps in increasing the volume of the hair, reducing your hairfall, increases the strength of the teeth, increases your bone strength many other things like Vit-D deficiency, a lot of sweat, weakness etc . All these problems will be fine if you take this Ksheera Vasthi atleast once a year or depending on the degre of your osteoporosis, twice or thrice a year. It depends on what condition you are going through.

This type of Vasthi is given after the dinner. It is continuously provided to clean bowel habits and rest of the conditions are normal. So, if you are going through such type of disorder, I would suggest to contact us and get an idea about the treatments.

If you have any query, you can contact me through Lybrate for text, audio and video consultation.

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Hello everyone, I am Dr Ashwani Mulye. I am specialised in Panchkarma, Diet consultation, cosmeto...

Hello everyone, I am Dr Ashwani Mulye. I am specialised in Panchkarma, Diet consultation, cosmetology and hair treatment as well. Today, I will brief you regarding diet and Prakruthi.

So, according to Ayurveda, there are three basic constituents in our body vatta dosha, Pitta dosha and cough dosha. These three things, they hold the body, they are responsible for the regular activities of our body and also responsible for the various diseases we catch. So, according to the combination of these three Vatta, Pitta and cough, we get different types of natures which is called as Prakruthi.

We ayurvedic vedya decides the medicines according to the Prakruthi of each and every individual. So, our natural diet should be according to our Prakruthi and our profession should also be according to our Prakruthi.

For example, if somebody has picked the Prakruthi and that person is working in a furnace or a metallurgical industry, so that is not good for him. So depending on nature, the person's attitude, behaviour as well as his looks, we can decide along with naadi pariksha and pulse that what Prakruthi each person belongs to. And then we can give them the diet according to the season, according to his profession, according to his lifestyle and make changes.

Nowadays, a lot of people are taking the wrong diet and undergo various diseases. So, it is better to take a diet consultation, take out your Prakruthi parikshan. Decide what prakruthi you are and then follow the diet so that you can manage most of the diseases only through your dietic habits and your exercise.

If you have any query, you can contact me through Lybrate where you can have text consultation, video consultation and also book an appointment. Or you can directly meet me in my clinic.

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Hello, friends. Now we'll speak regarding skin enlightenment and acne problem which is very commo...

Hello, friends. Now we'll speak regarding skin enlightenment and acne problem which is very common nowadays.

Not only related to PCOS thyroid like hormonal imbalance problem also related to irregular diet habits and wrong diet habits. A lot of junk food is taken. Even these patients are not following diet restrictions as well as regular sleep timings and a lot of use of mobile and electronic gadgets which leads to improper sleep and increase in this body heat and acne related problems. In our clinic we give medicines, diet consultation as well as we give some Ayurvedic facial treatments for acne but then melasma darkening of skin and loose skin wrinkling skin for all age groups right from the age 30 into the age of 65.

The facial treatment, the cleaning scrubbing and application of lepers are totally ayurvedic and made in our own clinic. Some of the formulations are there which are fresh and ready level like fruit facial is there, Pancham with facial is there which is made from cows milk, cows butter, ghee, sugar and honey. So with this not only the acme not stop coming from the roots and the deep pores and pigmentation are also reduced. Along with that if you take some punch occur and detoxification treatments like Virecharna and Bharma produce the further growth of acne and this the face gets enlightened totally. For this treatment, you have to follow proper diet restriction and diet regimen for around one month, which you have to meet me and consult me, we can plan for the treatment.

Apart from this, there are some good diet health tips in that. You have to take fresh fruits, vegetables, take plane milk in the night, early morning take cotton, dip it in the cold milk and clears the face for two minutes. Apply tomato paste twice a week. Apply a nutmeg pest in one drop of almond oil and slight butter homemade butter to the melasma patches. Do it for 15 days, use it for the eyes as eye pack, dark circles will also get removed.

So this is all treatments what we do in our clinic. For further details you can contact me by lybrate, by text message or audio call.

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How is Hair treatment carried out with Ayurveda?<br/><br/>Hello, Im Dr. Ashwini Vivek Mulye speak...

How is Hair treatment carried out with Ayurveda?

Hello, Im Dr. Ashwini Vivek Mulye speaking from Sivri Belapur. I have done specialization in Ayurveda cant panchakarma. Since 14 years and practicing here and today I will tell you something regarding hair treatment in Ayurveda. Basically, we treat all the problems regarding hair dandruff hair fall and hair whitening also. Apart from some medicines I give diet consultations and use some of the products which have been manufactured by me. We give you a hair treatment package of 9 sittings which includes seven sittings of Nassya.

Nassya which is a treatment in which we do head massage and also the upper part face massage so that the blood circulation to the hair roots improves. Along with that, we introduce some medicines through the nose which improves the hair texture as well as the density of hair. Then we give five sittings of Shirodhara which is a treatment in which medicated oils or decoctions are continuously poured on the head scalp region and along with that in three sittings we give hair pack application along with amla powder which we have made in our own clinic this will give you good results, hair fall will stop around sixty to seventy percent within the treatment and the rest of the part is done by medicines.

Along with that if you follow some good dietary habits like taking amla carrot tomato and beet root juice daily eating a lot of flak seeds walnuts almonds milk eggs this will give you a good texture to the hair as well as increase the density. Along with this, we have some panchakarma treatments for those who are having thyroid related problems or PCOS in which the hair fall is not under control even with this treatment we give some internal medications along with that Tiktaalik sheer bust for 21 sittings.

For further details, you can contact me via lybrate, by text message or audio consultation.

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Dr.Ashwini V. Mulye is a specialist ayurvedic doctor who has more than 16 years of experience. She is currently working at the Dhanwantari Ayurvedic &Panchkarma Centre and is based in Belapur, NaviMumba. Over the past decade, she has worked various kinds of complicated cases and healed them through Ayurveda. After completing her education from BAMS from ShriGangadharShastriGuneAyurvedMahavidyalaya, Ahmednagar in 1997, she immediately started practice. Currently, she is also the member of National Integrated medical Association. She charges Rs. 200 for a visit and some of the treatments that you can get with her include Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Massage, Kerala Massage, Gastritis Treatment and Herbal Steam Bath etc. She is available from Monday to Saturday. Considering the hectic lives most people lead today, finding a balance of the mind and the body is difficult. This leads to a lot of issues like stress, anxiety, etc. that further cause a range of medical problems. Ayurveda is a line of medicine that helps the body to connect with the mind and helps in gradual recovery. Doing so not only helps in physical but also emotional recovery. Particularly, skin and hair related problems. You can also get a text consultancy from her at Rs. 250 and phone consultancy for Rs. 350 online. There is also the option of video consultancy for Rs. 500. Her health packages include weight loss and management techniques through the use of Ayurveda along with acne treatment, allergy treatment, asthma management, Ayurveda massages, etc. Your customised treatment would be provided to you post a check-up. She speaks English and Hindi.


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Osteoarthritis - How Ayurveda Can Help?

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Osteoarthritis - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Osteoarthritis is a common disorder that affects the joints in the body. It is characterized by wear and tear of the cartilage present in the bones which lead to pain and mobility issues. The disorder mostly affects the joints in the hips, spine, knees and the hands. This disorder can’t be cured; the symptoms, however, can be managed.


The symptoms of osteoarthritis are progressive in nature and tend to worsen with time. You will experience pain in the affected joint, leading to limited mobility. Joint stiffness occurs when you wake up in the morning or when you have been inactive for a long period. You will also experience a grating-like sensation when the respective joint is being used.


This condition occurs when the protective cartilage around the bones tend to deteriorate. The function of the cartilage is to allow the joints to move without friction. In this disorder, the surface of the affected cartilage turns rough, ultimately resulting in complete damage. This leads to loss of the protective cushion of the bone, making the bone rub on other bones. There are certain factors that make you prone to osteoarthritis, some of them are:

  1. Aging increases the risks of this disorder.

  2. Women are more prone to this disorder as compared to men.

  3. Obesity puts added stress on the joints.

  4. It might be hereditary as well.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that balances the different energies in the body to keep you healthy. Ayurveda believes in the fact that a disorder in the body occurs when there is an imbalance in the respective doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The idea is to get the doshas in order in order to get relief from the symptoms of this disorder. Osteoarthritis, or for that matter any disorder occurs due to the imbalance of the ‘Vata dosha’. The Ayurvedic treatments for this condition is Pachkarma therapy.

Panchakarma is the elimination of doshas from the body. It is one of the peculiarities of Ayurveda. Since according to Ayurveda, disease is the result of imbalance of doshas, when the increase of dosha is in a large quantity the best way to get cured faster is expelling the doshas out. These procedures (Karmas) are five (Pancha) and hence they are described as Panchakarma i.e. five procedures. These are to be performed not only by the patient for getting them cured but even by healthy persons for maintaining the health. 

  1. Vamana: This is the elimination of doshas by the process of emesis. This is particularly useful for diseases arising from kapha and also from pitta. Diseases like chr. bronchitis, asthma, skin diseases, allergies, herpes, diabetes, sinusitis, osteoarthritis, hyperacidity are best dealt with this procedure. The best season for doing this procedure is ‘ Spring’ or even ‘Autumn’.
  2. Virechana: In this procedure, loose motions are produced to eliminate the doshas. This is very useful in diseases caused by pitta dosha e.g. Hyperacidity, herpes, gulma (Type of tumor) jaundice, osteoarthritis, anemia, skin diseases etc. The best season for this procedure is ‘autumn’.
  3. Basti: The procedure is important for the Vata dosha mainly, but can be used for Kapha and pitta and for all sorts of diseases also. In this procedure enema with herbal decoction, oil, honey and salt is given. Since it has a direct action over the large intestine, which is the main site of Vata dosha, it acts instantaneously. The procedure is especially useful for all kinds of diseases caused by Vata Dosha e.g. back ache, arthritis, osteoarthritis, dystrophies, multiple scherosis, muscle waisting etc. The best season for this procedure is the rainy season.
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8 Symptoms Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Remedies!

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8 Symptoms Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Remedies!

109382Your stomach is lined with a mucosal membrane known as the mucosa and due to a variety of factors, it may become inflamed. This inflammation may cause a lot of problems and complications which are grouped under gastritis.
Symptoms of gastritis

  1. Upper abdominal pain,
  2. Hiccups
  3. Diarrhea,
  4. Nausea
  5. Heartburn
  6. Constipation
  7. Reduction of appetite
  8. Blood in the stool amongst the others

Gastritis can be quite debilitating and limiting for the people affected by it.

The Ayurveda approach
Ayurveda is a holistic form of medicine which takes into account many factors rather than just the physical disposition and symptoms that strives to cure the patients of the illness in a well-rounded manner. To this effect, Ayurveda helps you treat this problem with multiple angles of attack such as herbal medications and special cleansing therapies among many others. Let’s take a look at some of the methods usually employed in various combinations among the patients.

  1. Changes in dietConsuming any diet which has a lot of spicy and rich foods over prolonged periods may result in gastritis and other problems. If you already have gastritis, then certain other types of food also need to be excluded such as tea, coffee, sour foods, chilies and buffalo milk among others. These food groups are excluded as they may increase the acidity of the stomach which may cause an escalation of the problems. Some of the foods that may help with gastritis are grapes, pumpkins, bitter gourd, pomegranate, melons and cucumber, etc.
  2. Natural remedies: Some natural remedies that can be very effective in dealing with the symptoms of gastritis are mentioned below
    • Ajwain and rock salt have been an age old remedy in treating multiple gastrointestinal disorders and can be effective in this case as well.
    • Lemon juice is also very effective in treating symptoms or gastritis and also reducing inflammation.
    • Take amla, ginger, and licorice either in a raw form or as a dried option or mixed with other things such as milk or honey. These help in regulating and reducing the acidity within the stomach.
  3. Ayurvedic medications: There are many specialized Ayurvedic medications which can be used to treat gastritis such as:
    • Amalaki choorna
    • Avipattikara choorna
    • Sootashekhara rasa
    • Sukumara Ghrita
    • Dhatri Lauha

However, you should consult a specialist Ayurveda doctor as they can prescribe the correct medications for you after studying your specific symptoms.

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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Allergic Rhinitis?

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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Allergic Rhinitis?

What is allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is defined as allergic symptoms in the nasal passage. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal (occurring during specific seasons) or perennial (occurring year round). The allergens that most commonly cause seasonal allergic rhinitis include pollens from trees, grasses and weeds, as well as spores from fungi and moulds. The allergens that most commonly cause perennial allergic rhinitis are house dust mites, cockroaches, animal dander and fungi or moulds. Perennial allergic rhinitis tends to be more difficult to treat.

How does allergic rhinitis occur ?

This condition occurs when allergens (allergy- causing substances) come into contact with the nose, and usually also the ears, sinuses, and the throat. When allergens come in contact with the lining of the nose and sinuses, they trigger the cells to release the chemical histamine, which causes the allergy symptoms described below.

What are the symptoms ?

  • Nasal congestion 
  • Sneezing 
  • Watery " runny nose" 
  • Itchy eyes,nose,or throat 
  • Puffy eyes or 'allergic shiners'
  • Post nasal drip 
  • Tears 

These symptoms may occur during a certain season or year long. They can occur at any age. 

Risk factors for allergic rhinitis

Allergies can affect anyone, but you’re more likely to develop allergic rhinitis if your family has a history of allergies. Some external factors can trigger or worsen this condition, including:

  • cigarette smoke
  • chemicals
  • cold temperatures
  • humidity
  • wind
  • air pollution
  • hairspray
  • perfumes
  • colognes
  • wood smoke
  • fumes

Ayurvedic concept of rhinitis:

As per Ayurveda, Allergic rhinitis is compared with Vata- Kaphaja pratishaya. The concept of Ama, Asatmya and virudh aahara also predict the allergic conditions.

Ama is the product of impaired digestion and metabolism. It affects Rasa and Rakta Dhatu leading to manifestation of Pratishyaya. Wrong food combinations (Virudh aahar) having antagonist properties like fish with milk, fruit juice with milk, clarified butter with honey, ice cream after night meals, etc. leads to allergy.

Ayurveda believes in balancing the three doshas present in the human body, thus treating the disease on the whole. Treatment involves clearing the sinuses and expelling phlegm, alleviating the relevant dosha and detoxification. To permanently resolve this disorder, dietary and lifestyle adjustments may be necessary in addition to the strengthening of the immune system. Panchakarma is an effective means of treating Allergic Rhinitis.

Ayurvedic treatment for allergic rhinitis:

  1. If the symptoms are severe and in chronic conditions, Vamana Panchakarma treatment, followed by Virechana is administered. This helps to relieve Ama and balance Tridosha.
  2. In some cases, where the patient has normal digestion strength, Nasya treatment (nasal drops therapy) is administered with herbal oils such as Anu taila or Shadbindu Taila. 
  3. After the above Panchakarma treatments, Ayurvedic medicines are administered to improve respiratory immunity and strength of upper respiratory tract.

Useful Ayurvedic medicines in treating allergic rhinitis:

  1. Nimbarajanyadi tablet – Contains neem and turmeric as main ingredients.
  2. Chavikasavam – Fermented Ayurvedic liquid, also used in urinary tract disorders.
  3. Mahalaxmi Vilas Ras – Also useful in the treatment of skin diseases, diabetes, Sinus, non healing wounds, etc.

Other medicines: Narada lakshmi vilas rasa, Anand bhairava rasa, tribhuvan kirti rasa, shringarabharaka rasa, Mayur shringa bhasma, Abhraka bhasma, Lavangadi pills, Sitopaladi choorna, Marichayadi yoga, vyoshadi pills, Khadiradi pills are suggested.

Diet management:

  1. Take – Light food, lukewarm water, Kapha nashaka foods like little spicy food, saindhav salt, legumes, soups etc.
  2. Avoid – heavy food, fermented food, congestive food, too hot or too cold food, soar food, non vegetarian food, sweets, banana, curd, yogurt, ice creams, deserts, cakes, yellow grams, etc.
  3. Avoid Alcohol and cold beverages.

4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Proper Bowel Movement!

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4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Proper Bowel Movement!

Think you may be constipated? For somewhere in the range of, a bowel development each other day is totally ordinary (however, Ayurveda would at present prescribe a few methodologies to expand consistency). For others, only one day without a bowel development is a certain indication of clogging. Likewise with most things in Ayurveda, the setting of every person (and his or her experience of the circumstance) is significantly more critical than any one-size-fits-all meaning of what is healthy or typical.

The Ayurvedic Perspective
As indicated by Ayurveda, blockage happens when vata's cool and dry qualities irritate the colon, repressing its appropriate working. The remedy is to include warmth, oil, and hydration to the framework with a specific end goal to counter the overabundance vata. The accompanying procedures particularly counter vata's cool and dry qualities and can be exceptionally useful in supporting the arrival of ordinary bowel movements.

  1. Drink Lots of Warm or Hot Water and Herbal TeaDrink no less than 80 ounce of water or natural tea every day. Warm and hot liquids are best since they adjust vata's frosty quality. It's additionally imperative to drink the larger part of these liquids far from dinner, no less than 20 minutes prior, or 1 hour in the wake of eating.
  2. Expand the Quantity of Organic Oils in Your Diet: Top notch oils grease up the tissues so that a fitting measure of oil or fat can stay in the stool. While most oils are for the most part steady, the best oils for vata are sesame oil, ghee and olive oil.
  3. Eat Plenty of Fruit: Natural product is hydrating, sinewy and for the most part assuaging to vata. Particularly strong decisions incorporate ready bananas, peeled apples, drenched raisins, doused prunes, and peaches. Be certain to eat the organic product no less than one hour before or after different sustenance and bite them altogether to get the most extreme advantage.
  4. Drink Some Fruit Juice: Pineapple squeeze and prune juice are especially viable at moving abundance vata in the colon. It is likewise fine to warm or weaken natural product juices with water.
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Can Yoga Help Treat Osteoporosis?

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Can Yoga Help Treat Osteoporosis?

Along with curing anger and stress, yoga is also beneficial in treating osteoporosis, either by itself or in combination with different medicines. Osteoporosis is an illness described by weak and diminishing bones that can result in cracks and fractures in the bones. Some of the postures that can be helpful in treating osteoporosis are as follows:

  1. Utthita trikonasana: Uttihita trikonasana is an expanded triangle posture which is helpful in curing many diseases. Along with diminishing the side effects of osteoporosis, it additionally avoids soreness, increases strength and gets rid of spinal pain. Begin this posture by standing straight with your legs separated by four feet. Then, extend the arms to the ground with the palm facing downwards. Slide the left leg across the right side of your body. You need to slide it behind the left leg. Now extend your right leg towards the left side of your body. This will leave you in a sitting position. Where your right leg is placed on top of your left leg, make sure both your knees are on top of each other. Now straighten your body to an upright position.
  2. Ardha chandrasana: This asana is also called as the half-moon posture. This posture comes under hatha yoga and is beneficial for various medical issues, for example, osteoporosis, menstrual issues, exhaustion, sciatica and stomach-related cramps. You can practice this pose to get rid of osteoporosis and appreciate a sound body.
  3. Padangusthasana: This stance delicately stretches and strengthens persistently tight hamstrings.
  4. Adho mukha svanasana: It is one of yoga's most commonly practiced postures. Adho mukha svanasana offers a definitive wholesome, reviving stretch.
  5. Utthita hasta padangustasana: In this pose, keeping up the balance while standing on one foot strengthens your endurance capabilities.
  6. Utthita parsvakonasana: Discover the flexibility in your sides of the body from your heel to your fingertips with an extended side angle pose.
  7. Utthita trikonasana: It is a broadened triangle posture and is important as a standing posture in many styles of yoga.
  8. Ardha chandrasana: Make proper balance with your leg and the lower part of your leg as you look for strength and flexibility into this adjusting posture.
  9. Parivrtta parsvakonasana: This revolved side angle pose, a variation of utthita parsvakonasana requires a considerable measure of adaptability to bend flexibly and balance on the back heel.
  10. Uttanasana: Uttanasana will awaken your hamstrings and will help you to calm your brain.
  11. Urdhva dhanurasana: Urdhva dhanurasana can help in strengthening your arms, legs, abdomen and spine all at once.
  12. Virabhadrasana: Named after a wild warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, this adaptation of a warrior pose increases the stamina.

Yoga is one of the most secure measures and medicines for osteoporosis. It is something that anyone of any age can do at any place. The advantages are numerous and dangers are few if done properly.

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Constipation!

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Constipation!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium.
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How Ayurveda Can Help Treat Bad Breath?

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How Ayurveda Can Help Treat Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis medically, is a much bigger problem than just being a cause for social embarrassment. It could be a symptom of an underlying disorder in your body which when corrected, will result in bad breath being resolved as well. However, in most cases, halitosis or bad breath occurs due to gum and teeth problems or due to life style habits such as a bad diet. Ayurveda has cure for both the problems and offers specialized treatment as well as home remedies.

Some general tips to fight bad breath
Bad breath may occur due to a combination of bad diet or digestive problems as well as oral hygiene issues. Some of the common things to follow, which will reduce your bad breath, especially concerning oral hygiene, are mentioned below 
1. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal as it helps clean food particles which may contribute to bad breath
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dryness of the mouth can often cause bad breath
3. Brush your teeth, preferably at least twice daily and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine products
5. Use natural breath fresheners such as mint leaves and parsley
6. Don’t use breath mints, mouth fresheners or mouthwashes which have alcohol in them as they may further dry up your mouth, causing bad breath
7. Try and include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as these will keep you hydrated and supply you with the necessary nutrients to keep your digestive system functional and thus reduce bad breath.

Ayurveda for bad breath
Some of the home remedies as well as specialized Ayurvedic medications that can effectively combat bad breath are mentioned below. However, if you have a persistent problem, it is best to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with tailor made combinations specifically suited to your problem.

  1. Fenugreek or ‘methi’ and tea leaves: Methi is known to have many medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Boil methi leaves into a cup of tea and drink it once a day to see quick and lasting results.
  2. Cardamom seeds: This is a quick and effective remedy for bad breath, especially for social occasions. Chew on a few cardamom seeds after a smelly meal and it can definitely take care of your bad breath temporarily.
  3. Honey ginger and lemon combo: If your body has more ‘Kapha’ based symptoms, then this is a very good remedy. Mix equal amounts of honey with ginger juice and lemon juice and use that concoction to slowly gargle your mouth and then rinse.
  4. Some specialized medications: Certain special medications may be prescribed by your Ayurveda practitioner such as:
    • Kushtha, Nagarmotha, Cardamom, and licorice mixtures
    • Dashan Sanskar Churna which is a specially formulated charcoal powder meant for brushing
    • Special mixtures made from ingredients such as Manjishtha, Clove, Khadir, Cardamom, Betel nut, Black Pepper, Mayaphal, Kulinjan, Cumin seeds, Vidang, Bakul, and Camphor among others; either in the form of edible medication or in the form of mouthwashes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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10 Reasons Why You Must Eat Tomatoes (Tamatar)!

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10 Reasons Why You Must Eat Tomatoes (Tamatar)!

Whether you consider tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, it has a lot of benefits that can make a person healthier and fit. It is usually regarded as a salad that you may or may not want to eat as compared to other vegetables. Because of their helpful phytochemicals, for example, lycopene, tomatoes additionally help in preventing endless cancers and convey other medical advantages as well.

Following are the benefits of a tomato:

  1. CancerAs a magnificent source of vitamin C and different cell reinforcements, tomatoes can battle the development of abnormal cells that cause cancer.
  2. Prostate cancerLycopene has been connected with prostate tumour prevention. Epidemiologists recommend the consumption of tomato items, as it helps lower the possibility of prostate cancer.
  3. Colorectal cancerHigh fibre content of beta-carotene in fruits and vegetables has been proven to bring down the risk of colorectal cancer to a great extent.
  4. Blood strain: Keeping up low sodium consumption keeps circulatory strain solid. Tomatoes are rich in potassium that helps in the same.
  5. Heart’s well-being: The fibre, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in tomatoes all bolster the heart’s well-being. An expansion in potassium, as well as a reduction in sodium, is the most essential dietary change that an individual can make to lessen their danger of cardiovascular diseases. Tomatoes additionally contain folic corrosive, which keeps the homocysteine levels under control. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  6. DiabetesTomatoes help bring down the blood sugar level in people with type1 diabetes. Whereas, people with type 2 diabetes may have enhanced glucose, lipids and insulin levels. One measure of cherry tomatoes gives around 2 grams of fibre and helps them keep their levels neutralized.
  7. ConstipationEating foods that are high in water substance and fibre like tomatoes can help with hydration and advance normal solid discharges. Fibre adds mass to stool and is important for bowel movement.
  8. Eye health: Tomatoes are a rich sources of lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene, which are intense cancer prevention agents. They have been helpful in protecting the eyes against harm related to the advancement of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  9. Skin: Collagen, a fundamental part of the skin, hair, nails and connective tissue, is dependent on vitamin C. An inadequacy of vitamin C leads to certain skin problems. As vitamin C is a capable cancer prevention agent, a low intake can affect the skin and cause harm from UV rays, infections and smoke. This usually results in wrinkles, hanging skin, blemishes and other antagonistic skin diseases.
  10. PregnancyA good amount of folic acid needs to be present before and during pregnancy to ensure the infants' good health inside the mother’s womb. This can be found in tomatoes.
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How Panchkarma Therapies Can Help Manage Neurological Disorder?

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How Panchkarma Therapies Can Help Manage Neurological Disorder?

Neurological disorders may creep in due to many reasons. It may be due to degenerative diseases, accidents, other health conditions, birth defects or genetics. The most common form of disorder occurs due to non-functional brain cells in some parts, and loss of myelin sheath in neurons, which protects the nerve signals in their complete transfer from origin to destination. These losses are irreparable, but further degeneration can be avoided with Ayurveda. Panchakarma, the branch of Ayurveda, which deals with detoxification of the body and mind, specially helps. Over a period of time, it can bring back the lost sensation in nerves. Yoga, pranayama and Ayurvedic treatments lead to recovery and relief to a huge extent.

Important facts about Panchakarma
There are 3 important steps in Panchakarma, which are followed one after another to get the result. The main objective of Panchakarma is to detoxify the body. Virechanam, vamanam, sneha vasti, nasyam and kashaya vasti are the 5 folds in Panchakarma.

  • Poorvakarma or preparing the body, followed by Abhyangam or massage, followed by Elakizhi or herbal paste massage, and finally podikizhi, or steam bathing makes the body ready for receiving further treatments.
  • Njavara Kizhi is the special treatment done in Panchakarma where the body is given a rice bolus massage to improve the joint and neuro functions.

What is Njavara Kizhi?
Njavara is a variety of rice, which is specially used for Ayurvedic treatment and massages. In this treatment the rice is made into a pudding by boiling it with milk. This pudding is then made into boluses. The boluses are filled in muslin cloth, and then using these muslin bolus dabs, the whole body of the patient is massaged. This full-body massage has excellent effects on neurological and joint functions. The deep tissues within the body are rejuvenated. The treatment is carried on for 45 minutes to 60 minutes by therapists or experts. Another form of the treatment requires the rice to be made into a paste, and then the paste is applied all over the body. But this is more preferred for beautification.

Other effective therapies
Siro Vasti, Kati Vasti, Ela Kizhi and Nasyam are all different forms of Panchakarma treatment, which detoxify the body and mind and rejuvenate the body and nerve functions. But these treatments cannot be conducted on the body on your own. You need a masseur who must be a specialist in Ayurveda to do this for you. Hence contacting Ayurvedic clinics, doctors or experts would be the best to start the treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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4 Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Vitiligo!

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4 Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Vitiligo!

Vitiligo is a medical condition, which causes the loss of skin color due to loss of pigmentation. This usually occurs in blotches and looks very unsightly. Vitiligo is very unpredictable and can affect any part of your body. In some cases it also affects the inside of the mouth, eyes, and hair. Vitiligo is more noticeable on people with darker skin tone.

Symptoms of Vitiligo:

  1. Premature graying or whitening of the hair in your eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp, and beard. This usually occurs before the age of 35.
  2. Skin discoloration can also occur from other parts of the body such as hands, feet, abdomen, neck and other areas.
  3. Change or loss of the color of the retina (inner layer on the eyeball).
  4. Discolored patches on and around the navel, rectum and genitals.

What causes vitiligo?

A medical disorder where your immune system destroys and attacks the melanin forming pigments in your skin. This is known as an autoimmune disorder and by far is the most common cause behind vitiligo. An event such as sudden or prolonged stress, sunburn, or being exposed to industrial chemicals. A history of family members or relatives having vitiligo in the past.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo:

  1. Mustard and Turmeric Oil: A paste made with mustard and turmeric oil can be applied on the affected area. This is also good for the skin and reduces vitiligo. Do this at least 2 times a day to reduce the patches considerably.
  2. Duckweed: This is a type of water plant and is very rich in a mineral called lignin. It is considered a natural treatment for skin disorders and vitiligo. It will also help to restore your natural skin color.
  3. Sun screen: If you already have vitiligo, exposure in the sun can make it worse, so applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above (or an appropriate level of sunscreen protection) can protect your skin from further damage.
  4. Papaya: This fruit is great for restoring and reviving melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation). Drinking papaya juice or rubbing papaya on the affected area can reduce vitiligo to some extent.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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