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5 Reasons Why Ayurvedic Medicines Or Herbal Medicines Acts Slowly..?

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What do you want a fast acting formula with multiple side effects? Or a formula with multiple benefits, which works slowly but gives a long lasting satisfaction? So the choice is in your hand. Herbal formulations work slowly that true but for that you have to know the mechanism behind it. Ayurveda believes in the date somata as arogayata (means a balance in body’s fundamental units is the secret of healthiness). But to nourish any particular date or body component your body needs some time and that is where many Ayurvedic medicines acts slowly. But Once the action starts you will feel better. Ayurvedic theories are some how different from modern medicine. So it will be the wrong thing compare both with same parameters. Both are good in their requirements and patients choices. But in spite of this I like to share some more issues that are directly related with drugs efficacy, particularly in herbal drugs.

     All around the globe people  think that all Herbal drugs work very slow…

How to Eat : The Laws Of Eating

Ayurveda, the science of life, is very closely related to our lifestyle.  It is somehow a complete life’s guide, more than a healing science. In Vedas, our ancient Acharyas mentioned about many health issues & many health practices,  The rules of eating is one them.   In   the  Ayurveda, food is also considered as a medicine as it supports our body. In ancient classics   some basic guidelines mentioned regarding the food, food habits, eating styles, quality of food, etc. So let’s discover those theories to rectify our modern complicated unhealthy eating habits. What is Food ? You may laugh after  reading  this Sub Title, but if I ask you what is food? Then what will be your answer? Ayurveda says about food in the terms of “AHAR” and according to    Ayurveda AHAR should have the bellow five qualities. Which is nutritious and helps in the growth.Which gives power and stamina.Which keeps the body fit and disease free.Which increases longevity,  power, and memory.Which increases the b…

Pharyngitis (Sore Throat / Strep throat) ; Causes, Symptoms, Investigations, Risks, Herbal Treatments and Self Management

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Sore throat is a very common problem world wide and we used to suffer from it almost every seasonal change. In Ayurveda the inter seasonal period mentioned as ‘Ritu Sandhi’ and that is most commonest time of sore throat. But in modern ages the availability of freezing foods like ice cream or cold drinks are our most common food item’s list in almost all seasons and such habit often causes sore throat. As being health conscious we used to rush to nearest or our family physicians and they often prescribes antibiotics, anti allergic drugs, some anti microbial mouth gargles. But such condition can be easily treated at home. Here we will discuss about such few preparations. Symptoms Difficulty in deglutition (Dysphagia) Difficulty in breathing Pain around the throat Difficulty in talking Dryness of throat Felling of obstruction of some thing around the neck Causes Habit of frequent ice cream or cold drinks intake. Common cold Exposure to Dust Exposure to extreme cold Exposure to alternate wea…

Dates; Medicinal Uses, Interesting Fats

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Scientific Name:Phoenix dactylifera Interesting Facts:The proportion of Calcium and Phosphorus are almost same as remain in Human body. Full of minerals and essentials vitamins. Basically it is fruit of Deserts but Dates can be found in all over India though the fruits quality are better in deserts, Dates for the middle east are considered best for the taste and benefits, Origin is somehow not known but believed to be in Iraq. Used as staple food in Middle east and Indus valley. Evidences said that even 6000 BC there was some history of Dates cultivation. Fossil study shows some evidence of Dates presence even 50 million years ago. Egypt, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are the tree top producer of dates. In Pakistani a syrup of dates used in lather industry for coating bags to prevent leakage. Medicinal Properties & Uses:Regular consumption of dates keeps us fit and fine. Regular consumption of dates keeps the cancer away. Regular consumption of dates is very much beneficial for our nervous system. …

Panchakarma: Basics, Types, Sub Types & Importance

Ayurveda is a science of life, which having some ultimate formulas for body purifications. To know those formulas, we have to know Panchakarma therapy. From the name we can make out some meaning of it, Pancha (five) + Karma (methods or work) means a series of five methods for body purification. In the topic “Basics Concept of Ayurvedic Philosophy”, we have discussed Tridosha, the components responsible for the maintenance of the human body. Tridosha, are considered as the main factors responsible for the manifestation of the disease along with the attachment of other factors. It is quite difficult to maintain a balance in the Tridosha triangle. There are many factors like seasonal change, behavioral change, food habit, change of residence that hampers the triangle, and we fall in disease. So for us, a prime challenge is to maintain that triangle intact. For better understanding just imagine the dosha as some toxic thing in the case of the abnormal state or like free radicals that hampers…