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GILOY/GUDUCHI (INDIAN TINOSPORA)

Continuing the discussion on Rasayana (techniques which can help to lengthen lifespan, enhance health and improve the quality of life), here we will describe another wonderful herb/plant which is one of the main rasayanas mentioned in Ayurveda – it is called Guduchi in Sanskrit, which means “the one

ALOE VERA (GHRITKUMARI)

Continuing the discussion on Rasayana, in this article I will share with you some interesting information regarding another wonderful plant called Ghritkumari in Sanskrit, known as Aloe Vera in English, which is used as a Rasayana in Ayurveda. Ghritkumari is a combination of 2 Sanskrit words, namely: “Ghrit”,

AMALA

Continuing our discussion on the topic of “Rasayana”, here I would like to share with you some useful information about a wonderful fruit called Amala or Amalki, known as Indian gooseberry in English, with its botanical name being Emblica officinalis. Amala is a Sanskrit word, which is a

RASAYANA IN AYURVEDA

Continuing the discussion on the topic of rejuvenation, we will focus on one of the most significant aspects/sections of the wonderful science of Ayurveda, called Rasayana. Rasayana broadly means promotion of optimum health and longevity by enlivening and purifying the basic tissue called Rasa dhatu (plasma). Ayurveda says

AJWAIN

Ayurveda says that whatever is created by Mother Nature has some medicinal properties which are beneficial and valuable for everyone’s health, provided we learn when, how, how much a particular item (herb, spice, fruit, vegetables, grain, etc.) is to be used, and who it is suitable for (based

ASHOKA (INDIAN FIR/JONESIA ASOKA)

Ayurveda recommends many unique herbs/plants for women. Ashoka is one of them. Ashoka is a Sanskrit word, which is a combination of “A” and “Shoka”. “Shoka” means “grief” and when a prefix “A” is added, it means “without any grief”. Ayurveda says, in the truest sense, this herb/tree

SHATAVARI (INDIAN ASPARAGUS)

Ayurveda recommends intake of various herbs, spices, roots, fruits, etc. during the winter season in order to enhance our energy levels and boost the immune system. In previous blogs, we had mentioned some specific herbs/roots which are mainly beneficial for men, e.g. Ashwagandha. In this article we will

AYURVEDIC SELF MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

Since Ayurveda is a complete science and a way of life, it includes very detailed guidelines,which, whenapplied, can benefit us in all aspects of life, either directly or indirectly. Massage is an integral part of Ayurveda. Specific massage techniques are mentioned for adults, infants, the elderly, for women

BEGIN YOUR DAY WITH A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

According to Ayurveda, sleep is the second important sub pillar which helps to sustain our body structure and maintain good health. Ayurveda says, people who can sleep well at night are really blessed. Sleep is very important for many reasons, e.g. during sleep the body gets the time

DRINK YOUR SOLIDS, EAT YOUR LIQUIDS

Ayurveda says that there are 3 main pillars which sustain our body structure and maintain our health –  Vata (combination of Air and Space elements); Pitta (combination of Fire, Air and Water elements); and Kapha (combination of Water and Earth elements). Similarly, there are 3 sub-pillars, namely Food,