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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…
Pancha Mahabhutas the five sense organs

In simple words, the Pancha Mahabhutas refer to the five sense organs. These are the means through which we perceive the external world. They are the eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue. According to Ayurvedic principles, the Pancha Mahabhutas also…
Ayurveda FAQs (Frequently asked questions)

What Exactly Is Ayurveda? The term ‘Ayurveda’ is made up of the two Sanskrit words ‘Ayush’ and ‘Veda’. Ayush connotes life while Veda means science or knowledge. Therefore, ‘Ayurveda’ refers to the ‘Science of Life’. Tracing Ayurveda Roots Its principles…
Basic Ayurveda principles

Ayurveda Keystone The individual’s constitution is the keystone of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda principles state that the human body is made up of three elementary ingredients, viz., the Doshas, Dhatus; and the Malas. For our bodies to be healthy, the trio…