Ayurveda Information

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 headaches; and migraine is one of its predominant types. Another… Read more »

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 function normally, the body gets sustenance. And, the moment there… Read more »

The Srotas the circulation channels of the human body

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 cells and the tissues. This nourishes the body. This highway also carries the… Read more »

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 importance that the functioning processes of the organs possessing the… Read more »

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 drug. In the process, the Ayurvedic drug becomes therapeutically more… Read more »