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Drinking Copper water - An Ayurveda perspective

Ayurveda recommends a simple, practical and effective method of drinking water in its  most holistic way – drinking water from a copper cup. Copper Water Copper is known to be far more poisonous to bacteria than others, e.g. stainless steel or aluminum.  Storing water only for about three hours in a copper jug can kill harmful bacteria. Drinking a glass of room temperature water washes the gastrointestinal tract, flushes the kidneys,  and stimulates peristalsis (Peristalsis is a series of wave-like muscle contractions that moves food to  different processing stations in the digestive tract). Copper is a good tonic for the liver, spleen, and lymphatic system and helps in curing anemia.  The health benefits of copper include proper growth, utilization of iron, enzymatic reactions,  connective tissues, hair, eyes, aging and energy production. Copper melts away the excess fat. Copper water helps in maintaining digestive health, reduces fat  and alle

Karna Purana - Ayurvedic Warm Ear Oil Treatment

Karna Purana - Ayurvedic Warm Ear Oil Treatment The ayurvedic procedure of instilling medicated oils in the ears is called Karna Purana. It is beneficial in ear diseases including hearing loss, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease (characterized by mainly vertigo), swimmer’s ear and other diseases related to the ears. Indications of Karna Purana Karnapoorna is best for vata imbalances including Earache Earwax blockage Wax removal or excess wax Ear congestion Tinnitus Meniere’s disease Hearing loss Swimmer’s ear Headache Migraine Neck pain Jaw pain Pain disorders Acoustic nerve weakness Vertigo General body aches Depression Body balance disorder ·         Anxiety or worry ·         Jet-lag and ears popping/crackling in airplanes ·         Insomnia Other benefits are: ·         Improves hearing ·         Loosens ear wax (who doesn’t want that?!) ·         Strengthens the bones in the ear ·         Prevents neck stiffness Here’s what to do: 1.     

UDVARTAN ( powder massage)

UDVARTAN ( powder massage) The word Udvartana is largely used for the most famous body treatment in Ayurveda to lose weight. Udvartan is a body toning program, with application of a combination of prescribed herbal powder and oil on the entire body .It is used in the treatment to reduce fat and strengthen the body, at the same time taking care that the body does not become too rough and dry in the whole process. How does the Treatment of Udvartana work? In the treatment of Udvartana, we use herbal powders (in form of oils or dry powders) that are dry and rough in nature and hot in potency. The oil taken for Udvartana is sesame-based, which is hot in potency and is infused with herbs which create lightness, dryness, roughness, remove the blockages and stiffness, and also have a ‘cutting or liquefying action’ on the fat tissue. This oil also takes care that the skin does not become dry superficially and remains soft and supple after the treatment. This herbal paste (powders an


AYURVEDIC MEDICINE TO TREAT CANCER More than 200 herbs and plants are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Some early laboratory and animal research suggests that compounds taken from traditional Ayurvedic medicines may be able to slow the growth of cancer in animals. Although this early research looks promising, there is no evidence that Ayurvedic herbal medicines can prevent, treat or cure cancer in humans. We won't really know whether Ayurvedic medicine is helpful in treating canc er until large randomised clinical trials have been carried out. Researchers have looked at some compounds used in Ayurvedic medicine. These include those listed below. Withaferin A In America in 2011 researchers took a compound called Withaferin A (WA) from the Ayurvedic medicinal plant Withania somnifera. They found that in the laboratory Withaferin A stopped the growth of some types of breast cancer cells. It also stopped the growth of breast cancer in mice. Several other studies support these


Ayurveda places a great emphasis on the sensations and pleasures of eating nutritious food and a balanced diet. We place a lot of interest in getting a right amount of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins in our daily diet,but as per Ayurvedic perspective, a balanced diet isn’t just about getting these in right proportion but is also about another extremely important quality: taste. Ayurveda recognizes six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Including all six tastes in every meal not only ensures that all major food groups and nutrients are represented, but it also provides us with the feeling of satisfaction in eating. THE SEQUENCE OF EATING FOOD According to Ayurveda, it is advisable to eat foods with madhura rasa( sweetTaste ) in the beginning of the meal, as these foods are heavy and dense in nature and take more time to digest. When we are hungry our digestive fire is powerful and it takes less time to digest these h

Tulsi,Turmeric and Ginger Herbal Tea

Tulsi,Turmeric and Ginger Herbal Tea This is a very delicious drink to try when you are having a common cold. The spices and herbs in this tea makes a delicious and very effective tea against the common cold. Ingredients *           water *         Tulsi leaves ( handful or 2 tea bags of tulasi leaf tea) *         Freshly grated Ginger 2 to 3 tea spoonfuls ( 1 to 2 tsp dry ginger powder) *           Turmeric powder – Half to One tea spoon *         Honey to taste Directions *           Boil 4 cups of water in a sauce pan on high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat. *           Add the tulsi, grated ginger and turmeric. *         Stir and cover with lid *           Let these herbs steep for 6-8 minutes. *         Strain into a mug. *         Add the honey to taste when the tea is bit cooled down .Never add homey to hot liquid  *         Sip whilst it warm