Best Ayurveda beauty tips on skin, eyes and hair.

Revitalize yourself with Best Ayurveda beauty tips on skin, eyes and hair. Simple and useful tips which can be used daily at home.

• To remove puffiness from the eyelids, massage a drop of very fresh castor oil on to them.

• To cool your eyes, make eye pads using thick slices of cucumber. Another option is to use cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Lie down and place them on your closed eyes and relax for a while.

• Putting a drop of rose water into each eye just before you sleep can also refresh you eyes.

• To delay age spots on your hand, use a piece of lemon and rub all over your hand, before washing. This will delay onset of age-spots.

• To add extra shine and glow to your hair add 2 tablespoons of lemon. Use it as a last rinse and towel dry your hair

Yashtimadhu (The wonder drug)

Yashtimadhu (The wonder drug)

Sweet in taste commonly known as Mulethi. It has soothing effect on throat and used in cough, asthma and hoarseness of voice. Yashtimadhu also helps in relieving hyperacidity, soothing peptic ulcers, liver diseases and abdominal aches. Packed with healing properties.

*Herbal anti-oxidants
*Analgesic & anti- inflammatory properties
*Used in anaemia and bleeding disorders
*Has skin lightening effect

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MASALA CHAI

MASALA CHAI

What can be more refreshing than a cup of tea after a long, tiring day at work? With a pinch of Cinnamon and dried Ginger, the Masala Chai helps a great deal in keeping those headaches at bay.

Ingredients:
1 Cup milk
2 Cups water
4 tsp Tea leaves
1 Piece cinnamon
1 Chunk dried ginger
3 Cardamoms, crushed
3 Cloves
2 Black peppers
Sugar to taste
Preparation time: 5-7 minutes

How to make Masala Chai:
Boil two cups of water.
Add all ingredients except sugar and milk.
Boil for about 30 seconds.
Allow it to stand for a minute.
In a pot, heat the milk.
Filter the tea into cups.
Now add milk and sugar.
Masala tea is ready to serve.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha’s visit to USA (7 to 21 November-2016)

Ayurvedic Consultation with Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha : November-2016

Omaha Healing Arts Center- November 7th -12th

Sandy and Michelle

1216 Howard St. Omaha, NE 68102

(402)345-5078

 

Harmony Healing Arts- November 13th – 15th

Amber Weydert

118 S.Dodge St. Algona, IA 50511

(515)368-3134

Salomeia Stan- November- 16th – 18th

Salomeia Stan, Licensed Massage Therapist, Panchakarma Technician and AWC

1217 NE Burnside Rd. STE 502 Gresham, OR 97030

(503)516-7066

(503)665-8285

Garry & Sun- November 19th – 21st

Sunita and Neomi

1030 Matley Ln. Unit A Reno, NV 89502

(775)826-6004

A Beginner’s Guide to Ayurveda

A Beginner’s Guide to Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda “the science of life” is the world’s oldest system of healthcare that has its origin in India. The unique healing process of Ayurvedic science has enabled it to gain popularity gradually among people in the recent years. Growing modernization, changing lifestyles and increase in variety of diseases has driven people towards finding a natural way of healing. To maintain optimum physical and mental health throughout the life, one has to keep following healthy diet and lifestyle regimens every day. These daily regimen, seasonal regimen etc. are scientifically explained in Ayurveda texts many centuries ago; so that one can preserve his /her health. Ayurveda, whose principles are based on the universal law of nature, provides a health promotive, disease preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care with main emphasis on disease prevention. Alike a warrior needs shield to protect himself in a war, Ayurveda approach provides shield/protection from diseases.

About the book

If you are curious to begin learning about Ayurveda or enhance your knowledge about Ayurveda then this book is so enriching as it clearly explains the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda. This book is of immense value to students, health care professionals, practitioners and general public. This book presents a detailed description of philosophy of Ayurveda, basic principles, diagnostic methods, treatment approach, panchakarma detoxification procedure, daily and seasonal regimens, dietetics, herbology, pharmacology, Ayurvedic approach to mind, practical tips to improve your health, simple home remedies with kitchen herbs & spices, finding your own constitution and much more. It is every informative and gives lots of ideas of practical stuff to incorporate into your daily life. This is a wonderful and enlightening little book which is explained in simple language that will change your view of medicine, wellness and the western way of thinking about health. It really open up our minds to a world with a different perspective on the human body and healing!

About the Authors

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha (former Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar and “Padmsree” awardee from the President of India) and Vaidya Mita Kotecha (Professor & HOD of Dravyaguna at National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur) are the authors of this book. Both the authors posses immense academic, research, clinical and administrative experience. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha is frequently invited for consultation, lectures and interactions in different countries like Germany, USA, France, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Canada and Netherlands. He is the member of Governing body of CCRAS & Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapith, Expert Member of Advisory Committee, Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of Rajasthan.

Vaidya Mita Kotecha is the Subject Expert for Central Council of Indian Medicine and Subject Expert & Examiner in different Universities. With several published research papers in her name, she is also the author of 2 books. She is the Member of “VISION 2015” committee of NIA; Member of committee for preparing good IEC material on Ayurveda for AYUSH; Member of committee to prepare “Standard Treatment Guidelines” as advised by AYUSH. She has guided 5 Ph.D. (Ayurveda) and 24 M.D. (Ayurveda) scholars for their research work and thesis.

Enjoy your health with reading this book and apply Ayurveda principles in daily life!

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Ashwagandha and Parkinson’s

Ashawagandha (Withania somnifera) is very revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana (tonic). Rasayana is described as an herbal or metallic preparation that promotes a youthful state of physical and mental health and expands happiness. It is used for various kinds of disease processes and specially as a nervine tonic. Considering these facts many scientific studies were carried out. It has a Cognition Promoting Effect and was useful in children with memory deficit and in old age people loss of memory. It was also found useful in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzeimer’s diseases. It has GABA mimetic effect and was shown to promote formation of dendrites.

The brains of patients suffering from other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease shows the atrophy of neuritis and synaptic loss which has been observed as a significant part of the etiology. Many studies shows that Ashwagandha slows, stops, reverses or removes neuritic atrophy and synaptic loss. Therefore Ashwagandha can be used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases at any stage of the disease, even before a person has been diagnosed and is still in the state of mild forgetfulness, etc.

According to one of the research done by National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) have shown that extract from the roots of Ashwagandha can provide cure for Alzheimer’s disease. NBRC scientists found it can reverse memory loss and may prove to be an effective cure for the disease in humans. Also a recent study using a standardized model of human Parkinson’s disease, Ashwagandha extract reversed all the parameters of Parkinson’s-type neurodegeneration significantly and in a dose-dependent manner.

Ashwagandha is commonly available as a churna, a fine sieved powder that can be mixed with water, ghee (clarified butter) or honey. It enhances the function of the brain and nervous system. Ashwagandha improves the body’s defense against disease by improving the cell-mediated immunity. It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.

Digestive Problems in Rainy Season

Everyone likes to enjoy the rainy season especially children. Who wants to deny the combination of  Tea and Pakoras (an Indian snack) during rain? But some of us have to avoid it due to gastric problems. Bloating of abdomen, flatulens, indigestion etc. are the common most problems in this season.

We can avoid such problems in this season with slight modification in our diet and lifestyle and use of some herbs and spices. Following are suggestions for Rainy Season:

 

•  Take 1 glass lukewarm water after getting up in the morning.
•  Keep your dinner as light as possible and take it until 8.00 PM.
•  Chew 1 tea spoon fennel seeds after meals, it will help in digestion.
•  Use spices like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ajwaine, asafoetida, cinnamon, rock salt etc. In cooking. These spices enhance digestion.
•  Keep your footwear in the shade, outside of the home and keep separate foot wears for inside use. It will keep harmful germs out side of your home.
•  Wash your hand and feet every time when you enter in home and before eat anything. It will kill germs and you will not be getting any stomach infections.
•  Asafoetida and ajwaine water will help in bloating of abdomen.
•  Ayurvedic medicines like Lavana Bhaskar powder, Hingwastaka powder, Hingu Vachadi powder, Trikatu powder, Vyoshadi tablet etc. will be good for digestive problems.

NOTE: Consult your Ayurvedic physician before using any Ayurveda medicine.

Diet and Lifestyle in Rainy Season

Diet:
• Diet should be light, with little fat (i.e. ghee, butter or oil) and which is easy to digest. Take freshly prepared food.
• Avoid excess intake of Pungent, Bitter and Astringent taste food items.
• 10-12 glasses of water intake daily, preferably lukewarm.
• Old grains (i.e. wheat, rice, pulses etc.) should be used in this season.
• Spices like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ajwaine, asafoetida, cinnamon, rock salt etc. should be used more.
• Triphala or Haritaki powder along with rock salt (4:1 ratio) can be followed through out the season.
Lifestyle:
• Morning walk and Pranayam is beneficial.
• Only mild kind of physical exercise should be done. Weak person should avoid exercise.
• Should not sleep during day time.
• Should wear dry & light cloths, prefer cotton fabric.
• Avoid much exposure to sun and rain both.
• Can use perfumes.
• Massage, steam bath and Panchakarma should be taken.

Patra Pind Sweda

Ayurveda is known for its unique methods of treatments, healthy lifestyle and positive diet regimens. Injuries and pain are the most common ailment in day to day life. Some people prefer to take pain killer pills to get relief from the pain. Pain killers may cause harm to the body, whereas Ayurveda offers the harmless methods for pain relief. Swedana or fomentation is one of the methods for pain management.

There are a number of fomentation methods mentioned in Ayurveda. Patra Pind Sweda is one among such methods. Patra = medicated leaves, Pind = bolus and Sweda = fomentation.

Freshly collected Vata alleviating leaves are collected and chopped to make a bolus out of it, using a piece of cloth. Of course, there is a specific method and procedure to prepare it. This bolus is used for fomentation in specific manner for affected part or whole body. Patra Pind Sweda improves the blood circulation to the affected part, dilates the blood vessels, pacify the Vata and thus relive the pain and stiffness. This method is really helpful in Back pain, Arthritis, Cervical pain, Sciatica, Muscular pain, Sprains etc.

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Tips for Computer Users to Prevent Eye Problems

Computers became an integral part of our life. A proverb says “Ati Sarvatra Varjayet” which means excess is contraindicated. People who are working on computers throughout a day are suffering with problems related to eyes as well as body. Following are some tips to prevent such problems:

• Drink 1-1.5 litres of water daily.
• Keep your bowel clear.
• Use Triphala water for eye wash in the morning.
• Do some exercise of neck and shoulders. This will improve blood circulation to the muscles situated above the neck.
• While working on computers, take 5 minutes break after every 45 to 60 minutes and walk around.
• After every 30 minutes, look beyond the distance of 20 feet, for a moment. This will be good for your eye muscles.
• Blink your eyes frequently to prevent dryness of eyes.
• When you feel your eyes are tired, take a break of 5 minutes and do palming to eyes. First rub your palms against each other until palms become warm and then place these warm palms over the closed eyes and feel the warmth in the eyes. Repeat it 3-5 time. This will give relax to eye muscles. Palming can be done whenever required.
• Avoid excess use of AC. AC may aggravate the dry eye condition.
• Follow healthy diet plan. Avoid excess use of tea, coffee, carbonated beverages etc.