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Ayurvedic Treatment of the head (Migraine and Headache)

The most common ailments affecting the human crown are migraine and headache. Migraine is known in Ayurveda as Anantavarta while headache is termed Shirahshula. Chronic headache can be a potent symptom of many other diseases. There are many forms of…
Tridosha Concept the three doshas are Vayu, Pitta and Kapha

Tridosha refers to the three doshas governing our physiological and physico-chemical activities. The three doshas are Vayu, Pitta and Kapha. They can be roughly translated as air, bile and phlegm. These doshas spread through the entire physique. When the doshas…
The Srotas the circulation channels of the human body

Photo Credit Manasul Original The Srotas (Circulation Channels) The human body possess two main circulation channels (Srotas) although Ayurveda recognises 11 other such channels. Through one the digested forms of the consumed items are circulated from the gastro-intestinal tract to…
The Malas (The Purgation Means) Sweat, Urine and Stool

In Ayurveda, there are three important purgation means. These are sweat, urine and stool. It is through these means that the toxic and waste materials produced within the body are brought out of the physical system. It is of utmost…
Shodhana purification of certain Ayurvedic toxic medications

Importance of Purification (Shodhana) Ayurveda stresses on the need for purification of certain Ayurvedic toxic medications prior to preparing them. This purification process is termed ‘Shodhana‘ in Ayurvedic terminology. Purification is necessary to tender chemical and physical purity to the…
Sapta Dhatus “The Tissue Elements”

The Sapta Dhatus (The Tissue Elements) A body tissue is known in Ayurveda as the Dhatu. The meaning of the term Sapta is seven. A tissue, in simple terms, is a bonding cord. It ties together the body parts and…
Pleurisy an inflammation of the pleura

Pleurisy refers to that condition when the covering membrane over the lungs gets inflamed. The membrane is known as pleura. The nomenclature of this dysfunction is derived from the membrane which is affected during this ailment. Pleurisy Classification Generally, pleurisy…
Hiccups Dietary Regimen, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The typical natures of hiccups are acute spasmodic sounds in the throat. They are produced by the sudden spasms of the diaphragm and the glottis. Ayurvedic Interpretation Hiccups are known as Bikka roga in Ayurvedic terminology. Varied symptoms are involved…
Haemoptysis or Hemoptysis A Lung Cancer Or Tuberculosis

Haemoptysis is common among patients suffering from lung cancer and/or tuberculosis (TB). Haemoptysis refers to that typical syndrome when a person spits blood while coughing. Sometimes, mucus accompanies the blood. Ayurvedic Interpretation Haemoptysis is included in the group of ailments…