HEALTH BENEFITS OF HOLY BASIL – TULSI

Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties. It is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity. Tulsi has its own religious importance. The Tulsi Manas mandir at Varanasi is one such famous temple, where Tulsi is worshipped.

Apart from its religious significance, it is of great medicinal significance, and is a prime herb in Ayurveda treatment. The plant extract can be used to prevent and cure many illness and common ailments like common cold, headache, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poison and malaria. Essential oil extracted from Karpoor Tulsi is mostly used for medicinal purpose though of late it is used in the manufacture of herbal toiletry.

The Tulsi plant is known to purify or de-pollute the atmosphere and works as a repellent to mosquitoes, flies and other harmful insects.

Attributes of Tulsi

Rasa (taste): Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent), Kashaya (Astringent).

Guna (Properties): Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry) and Laghu (Light) 

Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot) 

Karma (action): Pacifies Kapha and Vata dosha, Ruchikara (Promotes taste), Dipani (Appetizer), Hridya (Cardiac tonic) 

Varieties: Though there are many varieties of Tulsi only the two varieties are commonly found. Two types are Krishna Tulsi (Black variety) and Rama Tulsi (White variety).

Health Benefits :

Tulsi has been mentioned in the classical text books of Ayurveda which proves that Tulsi has used in many formulations and is the drug of choice in many disorders since thousands of years. Here are few health benefits of Tulsi. 

1) Common Cold & Cough: Chewing Tulsi leaves cures Cough and flu. It helps to mobilize mucous in bronchitis and asthma attack. Almost all the Ayurvedic cough syrups contain Tulsi as an important ingredient, as it helps in lessening bronchitis. A decoction of leaves with honey and ginger is an effective remedy against bronchitis, asthma, influenza and cold.

2) Pediatric Health Problems: In problems like cough, cold, diarrhea and vomiting, Tulsi juice is very effective. Basil leaves taken with honey keeps chicken pox at bay.

3) Excellent Mouth Freshener: Tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant and destroy 99% of germs and bacteria found in the mouth. Tulsi is also used as mouth wash to relieve tooth ache. These leaves are quite effective for several mouth infections like ulcers. 

4) Sore Throat: Water boiled with Basil leaves can be taken as a drink in sore throat.

5) Diabetes: Tulsi reduces blood glucose level and so is an effective herb for diabetes.

6) Stress Reliever: Tulsi act as a stress reliever by balancing various body processes. The anti-oxidants present in Tulsi helps in balancing different processes of the body. Drinking Tulsi extract daily smoothes the nervous system and helps to relieve stress.

7) Immune Booster: It boosts the immune system thus it promotes longevity.

8) Memory Enhancer: Tulsi leaves are beneficial for nervous system and help in enhancing memory.

9) Insect Bites: Tulsi is very beneficial against insect bites or stings. Drinking juice of Tulsi leaves after every few hours in case of bite is very beneficial. You can also apply Tulsi paste to the affected part.

10) Anti-Cancer Effect: Tulsi has anti-carcinogenic property and helps to treat certain forms of cancer including breast cancer. Tulsi restricts the blood vessel that feeds tumors. It also helps to inhibit the growth of oral cancer that it caused due to tobacco. But Tulsi should not be used as the sole treatment of cancer however.

11) Helps To Quit Smoking: Tulsi can also help you immensely if you are trying to quit smoking. It is more helpful than nicotine gum and candies which claim to keep you distracted from your need of smoking. Keep some fresh Tulsi in your pocket and munch whenever you feel the urge to smoke. The Tulsi juice will cool your throat just as the mint drop do and chewing will distract you.

This article is written by Dr. Aniket Kamble who is a B.A.M.S (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science)                                

Ayurvedic Approach To Allergy Management

Allergy is the condition present in certain individuals that can be described as the chemical ‘idiosyncrasy’ i.e. an abnormal physical reaction by an individual to a food or drugs. It is the typical hypersensitivity reaction to the foreign body. Allergy is caused by that antigen which is sometimes unfamiliar to the body, it manifest in the form of swelling, itching, hives and bodily discomfort are brought about by a particular article of food, the most common being fish, egg, mushrooms and milk. If for example after a meal all the partakers fall ill something was probably wrong with the food; but if only one person becomes ill then that individual is probably allergic.

Causes:

Although pollen, dust, dander, stress and other allergens are the trigger for the allergies in susceptible people they are not the underlying causes. Many people are exposed to these substance everyday without developing allergic reactions. Rather it is the inner conditions of the body that determines whether an allergic response results from exposure to allergens.

In ayurveda the traditional Indian system of health and well-being, the causation factor is the digestive fire ‘Agni’. The state of agni determines our body’s ability to digest what it experiences.  Agni protects our immunity by generating sufficient life forces (prana), life-vitality (tejas) and life strength (ojas) to protect and nourish the body. If digestive fire is low, metabolic toxins known as ‘Ama’ are formed. Ama results from the poor digestion, poor elimination and poor assimilation. This may lead to allergic reactions.

Symptoms:

Symptoms will vary depending on the tissue that has accumulated the metabolic waste (ama). If the ama is involved in the digestive tract, diarrhea can result. If it is in the skin, rashes or hives may occur and if respiratory tract is involved sneezing, inflammation and mucous drainage will occur.

Since the source of allergies lies with our diet and digestion, adopting a proper diet and improving digestion are “job done” in the fight against the allergies. Next, it is valuable to use internal cleansing regimens to reduce the clogging and accumulate impurities.

Treatment:

1) The foremost and essential principle is the ‘Nidana parivarjan’ i.e cessation of the cause. Total avoidance to food or drug which causes allergic reaction or intolerance.

2) Diet:

a)   Eliminate diary & Cold food: one should restrict cold and diary items like cheese, ice- creams, cold-drinks and bakery stuffs.

b)   Eat warm & cooked food: Majority of the meals should be warm. In Ayurveda eating warm and cooked food gives the digestive fire a chance to rest. When the digestion is low, it can’t access the nutrition stored in the raw food and the poorly digested food creates toxins. So one should have warm and cooked food. Avoid eating the leftovers.

3) Do Ayurvedic Cleanse:

One should go under purification procedure i.e Panchakarma atleast once in a year to remove the excess of toxins (ama) from the body. A cleanse is the great way to get rid of the toxins that are already in the body and reset the digestion. Vaman and Virechan are the recommended ones.

4) Nasya:

Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of putting herbal oil in the nose. This practice lubricates dry nasal passage, delivers the benefits of herbs directly to the nose and keeps allergens from directly irritating the nasal lining. Daily two drops of medicated oil instillation in each nose is recommended.

5) Herbs and spices:

The Ayurvedic herbs known to support and rejuvenate the system like guduchi, sunthi, trikatu, haridra, tulsi, vasa, yasti-madhu can be adopted. One can use spices in cooking like black-pepper, turmeric, coriander seeds, ginger to enhance and support the digestive fire ’Agni’.

“Defend allergies before they defend you”

This article is written by Vaidya. Aniket Kamble B.A.M.S (Rajiv Gandhi university of health science, Bangalore)

Health and Wellness Tourism

Chakrapani Ayurveda Center listed in Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’

Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center has been providing genuine services in the field of Ayurveda from the past 17 years. “Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center” was chosen as finalist of the international contest ‘Stars of Health, Wellness and Tourism’ for the center’s immense services benefiting people around the world.

Listed in the Lonely Planet as a reliable Ayurveda Center, the center offers Ayurveda Consultations, Treatments and Ayurveda Training in its 8000 square feet area in the heart of Jaipur. The center has its own manufacturing unit and is promoting Ayurveda through its 92 successfully running websites. The center has ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 quality certification along with Organic Certification from Onecert, India Organic and USDA and GMP approved from Rajasthan Government.

Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ is an annual publication covering description of the most popular top medical travel destinations, modern trends in healthcare, new healthcare goods and equipment.  Online version with the large readership of over 10000 is dedicated to bringing those involved or interested in the industry the most cutting edge information. The Almanac also is presented to a majority of national and international healthcare associations, healthcare authorities and ministries.

Presentation article on “Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center” is placed in the Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ on the 148th page. Please click on the following link to read the article http://www.youblisher.com/p/927653-Socrates-Almanac-Health-and-Wellness-Tourism/

We thank all our customers, distributors and colleagues for their constant support and we look forward to continued support in future as well.

Farewell of Italian group 2014

Group from Italy under the leadership of Mrs. Sadhbhawana Bharadwaj enjoyed their stay and learning at Chakrapani Ayurveda Center. On successful completion of the course, they were awarded course completion certificate. The certification ceremony and valedictory function was held on 29 the August at 11 am and was graced by Dr. Mita Kotecha who is a professor of Dravya Guna Dept., NIA, Jaipur. On the occasion, Prof. Arya Bhushan Bharadwaj gave inspirational speech and showered his blessings. Certificate and gifts were given to all students by Dr. Mita Kotecha and Mrs. Sadhbhawana Bharadwaj.

Every student shared their experience at Chakrapani and special moments during training with us. They were happy to be in Chakrapani Center as they gained maximum knowledge of Ayurveda during their stay with us. As a part of the training, they visited Herbal Garden and National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. Their visit to NIA lead them to a better understanding of the fact that this vast science of Ayurveda is practiced as a separate system of medicine in India. They mentioned that will use the knowledge gained here for themselves as well as for their near and dear ones. They look forward to come back once again for advanced training in various topics of Ayurveda.

We wished them good luck for a prosperous & healthy future.

Italian Group Visits Chakrapani Ayurveda Again

Chakrapani Ayurveda team is pleased to welcome group from Italy again under the leadership of Mrs Sadhbhawana and Prof. Arya Bhushan Bharadwaj ji.

The group is coming every year from last 4 years for learning different Ayurveda therapies. This year the group will stay for 9 days and will learn therapies like Marma Abhyangam, Pain management therapies, beauty care, Ayurveda relaxation therapies and rejuvenation therapies under the guidance of our team of Doctors and theory classes by Prof. Arya Bhushan ji.

Group arrived at center on 21st August at 9:30 am and was welcomed by Team of Doctors & other staff members of Chakrapani Ayurveda center. Welcome was done in a traditional way with Aarti, Tilak and Mala followed by a short welcome function organized by the team. Dr.Mita, Professor, National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur, was the guest of honour. Function was inaugurated by lightening lamp and Pooja to Lord Dhanwantri by our chief guest followed by blessing from Prof. Arya Bhushan ji.

We assure the group to provide best Ayurveda teaching and treatments during their stay. Hope they enjoy their trip & gather vast Ayurveda knowledge as always.

We wish them pleasant stay and good luck for their future.

Thanks

Chakrapani Ayurveda team.

New Product Launch – Surbhi Ayurvedic deo

Chakrapani Ayurveda Center has developed an innovative and valuable product Ayurvedic Antiperspirant and Deodorant powder with herbal extracts as the base. It can be a great remedy if you are suffering from excessive sweating or body odor. This exquisite and delicately scented perfume powder is a perfect natural and best alternative choice to your irritation causing alcohol based products.

With a perfect blend of nature gifted Sandal Powder, Camphor, Ushira and many other floral extracts, the powder is so unique and the fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps you in good spirit. This can even be used on babies to keep them happy, fresh and safe from germs.

Being powder form it’s easy to apply. A pinch of this powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. This deodorant brings fragrance, relaxation, a sense of comfort, vitalized mood and charisma in your daily life. It is free from artificial or alcohol ingredients hence does not produce allergy.

Ingredients: Chandan, Ushir, Musk and many other floral extracts.

Indications: Excess sweating, Body odor

Benefits: It gives good fragrance, reduces excess sweating and inhibits bacterial growth thereby preventing bad body odor.

How to Use: A pinch of Surbhi Ayurvedic Deo powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. The fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps your body relaxed and mood vitalized. This can be used any number of times during the day.

This product is 100% Natural, free from artificial ingredients and alcohol.

Ingredients: Chandan, Ushir, Musk and many other floral extracts.

Indications: Excess sweating, Body odor

Benefits: It gives good fragrance, reduces excess sweating and inhibits bacterial growth thereby preventing bad body odor.

How to Use: A pinch of Surbhi Ayurvedic Deo powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. The fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps your body relaxed and mood vitalized. This can be used any number of times during the day.

This product is 100% Natural, free from artificial ingredients and alcohol.

For more details please contact us

BEAT THE HEAT

Summer is the season of Vata and Pitta. Heat abounds and we must help our bodies cope with the warmer weather. The sun takes away the strength of the people and the cooling qualities of the earth. It is the debilitating period.

Here are some things you can do to adjust to the scorching days of summer.

Summer Routine

1. This is the time of year to conserve your energy. Leisurely activities are best.

2. Keeping the body cool is recommended, as overheating can cause a Pitta imbalance, So take bath with normal water and anoint the body with sandal paste.

3. Rest and relaxation are advised. This is a great time for the typical “summer vacation”.

4. One can take a nap during the day since nights are shorter in summers. But nap is generally prohibited in other seasons, except in certain health conditions.

5.  Sleep for 7 – 8 hours at night.

6. Surround yourself with calming soft colors and fragrances.

7. Take extra care of your feet, as in warm weather shoes tend to leave feet cracked and dry. You can apply sesame oil to the feet daily. Oil application to the feet not only relives cracks, numbness or pain in feet but also improves eye sight.

8. Wear natural fibres such as cotton to allow your skin to breath. Prefer to wear light color dresses like yellow, light blue or green or pink. These colors help to calm Pitta.

9. One can wear pearl pendant or ring. Pearl helps to pacify Pitta.

10. Exposure to too much sun or too much exertion should be avoided.

11. Protect yourself from sun. Do not go out during the hottest time of the day.

12. Do not overdo anything – avoid over work, over strain or excess exercise.

13. Use suitable creams and oils on the body to prevent damage to the skin due to excess heat. One can use Aloe Vera gel for the face and apply coconut oil or ghee or ksheerabala oil for the body.

14. Place a piece of cucumber / potato or cotton dipped in rose water on the eyes. As eyes is the seat of Pitta, this helps to relax and rejuvenate the eyes.

Summer Diet

1. Eat cool, soft foods like fresh fruit juices or coconut water or sugarcane juice.

2. During summer, as the day time is longer, stomach should not be empty, therefore, three or four helping of semi solids / fluids / fruits.

3. Reduce excess hot and acidic foods like tamarind, sour yoghurt / curd, sour buttermilk, chilies, and vinegar.

4. Reduce excess alcohol as this dehydrates the body.

5. Keep hydrated with plenty of water. It is advisable to drink water from a mud pot.

6. Include buttermilk, fresh fruits and juices, salads, melon, squash, cucumber, peppermint, coriander, cardamom, fennel, anise.

7. Take timely meals.

The Three Gunas : Sattva, Rajas & Tamas

The three subtle basic components (tri gunas) of Sattva, Raja and Tamas are the very fabric of creation. Unknown to modern sciences, they permeate through all living and non-living, tangible and intangible things. The vibrations emitted by anything are dependent on its predominant subtle basic component. This also influences the behavior of all things.

Sattva stands for purity and knowledge and sattvic individual lives in service of society with no expectation of recognition or reward of any ulterior motive. Rajas stands for action and passion and Rajasic individuals live more for personal gain and achievement. Tamas stands for ignorance and inertia. Tamasic individual has no problem about stepping on other’s toes to get ahead or harming the society.

The gunas cannot be explained altogether distinctly from one another. Rajas, Sattva, and Tamas are mixed up with one another. They are attached to one another, serve one another, they feed on one another. Everything in the world is made of these three gunas. The creation of the gunas is eternal. As long as there is goodness so long, darkness exists. And, as long as goodness and darkness exist, so long the passion exists. They perform their journey together,                                                                           in union and moving about collectively.

Sattva can be correlated to potential energy of the system, Rajas – to the kinetic one, while Tamas is the lack of energy. This metaphor complies with physiological descriptions and it is intuitively subject to hierarchization according to up to down axis. For instance, the seed with its potency of making the new plant grow is Sattvic in its nature, the plant in its full bloom is Rajasic while the rotten fruit that has fallen from it is of Tamas nature.

Eat the right Diet

Regular and timely meals should be taken. Over eating and fasting should be avoided. Ayurveda diet emphasizes on eating a healthy diet which helps to maintain balance in doshas. It is not mathematical. It is about eating in moderation, the right diet which is conducive to health. One should refrain from frozen food. Freshly prepared warm meals are advisable. Refined sugar, sweets, chocolates, stimulants, caffeine, coffee, tea, cold drinks and foods, carbonated beverages, preserved food, fried or overcooked food, strong spices, excessively spicy food should be reduced. They interfere not only with the normal functioning of the body organs but also disturb our mental faculties, derange our emotions and thoughts. Also, foods like red meat, aged cheeses, over spiced, oily, salty, pungent and sour foods should be reduced. Hence, avoiding processed, precooked, fast foods and frozen foods is one of the best ways to reduce the Rajasic and Tamasic energies in your diet.

Ghee, cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh warming spices, curd, yoghurt, milk, nuts and dry fruits soaked in water overnight, and cereals are good for maintaining a Sattvaguna, the positive energy of mind which fosters positive attitude and all positive emotions. It also balances of the negative energies in our mind. Sattvaguna is absolutely necessary for keeping our mind free from harmful negative emotions like anger. Hence, including foods that contain ‘Sattvaguna’ is the best way to control negative emotions.

Simple Lifestyle suggestions

Avoid going very late to bed at night or staying awake at night, over work, abuse, social isolation, self destructive behavior, negative thinking, alcohol, smoking and tobacco. Sleeping for 8 hours at night, Going to bed early and waking up early should be practiced. Practice pranayama or focused breathing exercise, yoga and meditation. Go for walking and be physically active all through the day. Listen to soft music at night. Organize your work and keep up with your tasks. It will ease off burdens and enhance Sattva Guna.

Healthy New Year

Year after year we make resolutions to exercise regularly, eat well and give up smoking and other bad habits. Following such basic rules can cut heart disease risk by 80 percent, diabetes risk by 90 percent and cancer risk by 50 percent, according to the Harvard Nurses Health Study. Getting healthy need not be overwhelming. Here are simple, straightforward ways to get on track toward optimum health in this New Year.

Wake up at sunrise
Regular exercise
Eat 3 meals a day
Drink sufficient water
Reduce intake of refined, processed, junk food and try to take more of foods which are freshly prepared
Sleep early and avoid staying awake late nights
Suppress the suppressible
Attend to the natural non suppressible urges

Many conditions, which were fatal hundreds of years back, are not at all major disorders now, some no longer exist. But changing cultural practices, improved civilization, lazy life styles, irregular dietary habits and thought processes etc. have given rise to newer & complex diseases, many microorganisms have become resistant to various antibiotics. Life style disorders like heart diseases, obesity, arthritis, spondylosis, sciatica, psoriasis etc. are on increase in an alarming rate. This changed scenario demands a determined effort to find out solutions to various health problems. Principles of Ayurveda stand relevant, appropriate and best even in this present day scenario.

Dharaniya Vegas (Suppressible Urges)
Charaka has explained nine main emotional streams namely, Lobha (Greed), Shoka (Feeling of sadness due to loss of material & temporary things), Bhaya (Fear), Kama (Excessive Desire), Krodha (Anger), Moha (Excessive Attachment), Mada (Pride), Matsarya (Envy), Irsha (Possessive nature), Dvesha (Hatred).
He who is desirous of happiness and maintaining a healthy relationship should gain control over these nine suppressible urges. The control over them makes the character of a human. The nine suppressible are inter-related. For instance, if a person desires in excess for obtaining something and it leads to anger when it is not fulfilled. Anger leads to hatred, hatred to envy and so on.
Adharaniya vegas (Non suppressible urges)
Ayurveda identifies 13 non-suppressible natural urges for a healthy living. These natural urges are the responses of the body to some external stimulus that aid in maintaining the homeostasis of the humors of the body (Tridoshas). In today’s cultured & civilized world sneezing, coughing, yawning, passing flatulence, crying etc., are considered as uncultured and non civilized manners. But these urges when constantly and repeatedly suppressed lead to serious disorders.

The 13 non suppressible urges are flatulence, faeces, urination, sneezing, extreme thirst, hunger, sleep, cough, breathing caused by over exertion, yawning, crying, vomiting and seminal discharge.

Ayurvedic texts attribute the cause of various disorders to the suppression of these natural urges. This is due to the fact that suppression of natural urges causes vitiation of the humors of the body mainly vata and further cause accumulation of toxins (ama) in the body. ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ hence, it is advisable not to suppress these natural urges.

Coconut water an ideal natural drink

Botanically it is known as Cocos nucifera and belongs to Arecaceae family. Coconut water is one of the delicious and refreshing health drinks known to everyone. Coconut water is endosperm obtained by opening a tender and immature coconut. The water is clear, sterile and very sweet. It contains sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones.


Coconut plants are well grown in costal environments. Different species of coconut palms are grown all over the world especially in India, Brazilian Coast, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean. They are collected at the age of 5-7 months. A single nut may contain about 200 to 1000 ml of water depending on size and its variety. In some countries it is available canned, or bottled. The natural taste and flavor of coconut water show variations on different parameters like soil, water, atmosphere etc.

Ayurveda Energetics

Rasa (Taste) – Madhura (Sweet)

Guna (Properties) – Laghu (Light)

Virya (Potency) – Shita (Cold)

Vipaka (Taste at the end of Digestion) – Madhura (Sweet)

Dosha Karma (Action on doshas) – Mitigates Vata dosha and Pitta dosha

Karma (Actions) – Brmhana (Stoutening), Balya (Strength promoting), Mutrala (Diuretic), Hridaya (Good for heart),

Shukrala (Spermatogenic).

Indications – Thirst, Burning sensation, Gastritis.

Nutritional Values :

Sr. No.    Contents    Percentage
1    Calories    45.6
2    Carbohydrate    3 %
3    Fat    1 %
4    Protein    3%
5    Sodium    11 %
6    Potassium    17 %
7    Dietary Fiber    11 %
8    Vitamin C    10 %
9    Vitamin B6    4 %
10    Thiamin    5 %
11    Niacin    1 %
12    Calcium    6 %
13    Iron    4 %
14    Magnesium    15 %
15    Zinc    2 %
16    Phosphorous    5 %
17    Copper     5 %

Health benefits of coconut water

  • Ayurvedic perspective tender coconut specially helps in lowering Pitta Dosha and Pitta related diseases like Pittaj Jwara, Raktapitta etc.
  • Coconut water is help in heart problem, act as appetizer, it also helps to increase sperm count in male infertility and very much useful in kidney stone. 
  • Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism.
  • Coconut water is a best drink for dehydration especially in summer season to mitigate thirst.
  • Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
  • Despite very light consistency, its water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of the fruits like oranges. (Compare the mineral composition of oranges).
  • Water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that the human body requires them from external sources to replenish.
  • Fresh coconut water has a small amount of vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid); Vitamin C is a water-soluble ant-oxidant.
  • Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help replenish electrolyte deficiency in the body due to diarrhea (loose stools) etc and reduce the need for intravenous therapy.
  • The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids.
  • This well-balanced fluid composition with much-needed calories would be an ideal drink than any other brand of soft drink beverages in dehydration conditions and also in summer season.

   So, go ahead and indulge in this nutritious fluid and enjoy its abundant health benefits.

This article is written by Dr. Mahesh Varlekar Ph.D.(Ayu.). Please email at info@chakrapaniayurveda.com for any queries.