☘️Vitiligo, leucoderma or shwet kushtha is a condition where particular part of skin started getting white due to impaired production of melanin pigment ,there is no pain or discharge, it size, shape and location may vary. ☘️It’s Ayurvedic treatment should be started as early as possible. ☘️In ayurveda first step of treatment is nidan parivarjan that is removing or staying away from the cause of problem, for that some diet and habits changes are suggested.
❌Avoid incompatible foods like eating hot and cold things together, milk with salt etc. ❌ Avoid excessive liquid intake.
❌Avoid new grains, maida and cornflour.
❌Avoid excess of sour, salt, sweet and pungent taste.
❌Avoid urad daal. Other dal like moog, Mansoor, toor etc can be eaten.
❌Sambhar masala, chana masala, pavbhaji masala and amchur.
🌺Amongst all type of dry fruits Almonds are always mentioned as nature’s best gift as they are nutritive, restorative, tonifier and a great nerve tonic.
🌺Almonds are considered a superfood as it has anti-oxidants and it slows the ageing process.
🌺Almond is called Vatada in Ayurveda.
🌺Almond is sweet in taste, it is heavy to digest, hot and unctuous in nature. It is excellent in balancing Vata dosha, it increases pitta.
🤔Why it is recommended to soak them overnight and to be consumed after peeling off their upper layer.
👉Skin of almonds contain high dose of tannins and phytates which prevent absorption of zinc, calcium and iron that are found in it so, it is important to remove upper skin of almond. 👉Soaking also makes them softer and easier to digest thus preventing bloating that might be caused by unsoaked almonds.
👉Also Almond contains heat which could heat up liver and blood so, soaking is recommended to cool down their inherent heat and prevent skin reaction and indigestion which might happen if not soaked.
🤔HOW pitta person can have almond??
👉As almond increases pitta🔥 so pitta body type person or person with pitta imbalances should always soak almond overnight and peel the skin off in the morning. Then you can blend them with dates and raisins , which reduces Pitta aggravation in the blood or simply eat soaked almonds with some raisins . They can eat up to 10 almonds in the morning and evening.
🌺Almonds are rich in nutrients
✅Almonds contain more protein than any other nut, so it is a good protein source for vegetarians and those wishing to build muscle mass. ✅It is rich in calcium. ✅Almonds are rich in natural oils and fatty acids, from 36 to 60% by weight. Despite their oily nature, they are generally good for those with high cholesterol. ✅Almonds are good source of fat soluble vitamin E. ✅Almonds also contain minerals like magnesium that supports smooth muscle function, including the heart.
Health Benefits of Badam(Almond)
✅Almonds nourishes metabolic fire .
✅Eating almonds reduces hunger and lowers overall calorie intake.
✅Almond is good for athletes and for those who do heavy exercise.
Those who ate almonds report less damage and fatigue after workout.
It increases stamina Almond has good minerals and acts as a reliever in muscle cramps.
✅Almonds lower the uric acid level, it is beneficial in urogenital diseases.
✅Almond has also a good source of zinc and protein, so it helps to recover from tendonitis or tendon injuries.
✅In spinal cord injuries, almonds and other nuts are very useful for recovery.
✅Almonds are good for patients suffering from diabetics.
✅It helps you get rid of period cramps.
✅Their mild stimulating qualities keep warm when the thermometer starts to dip in winters. ✅Almond is good for hair, Eating soaked almonds on regular basis improves health of hair by strengthening existing hair and stimulating growth of new hair.
✅Good for bone health as it nourishes bone.
✅The vitamins and minerals present in almond strengthen the bones and teeth as well.
✅Almonds rich nutritional profile makes it a blood tonic for anemia condition .
Almond is good for brain
✅Almonds have been used to preserve intelligence for thousands of years.
✅It is good for brain health as it contains L carnitine which boost cell production of brain. ✅Soaked almonds improves memory providing brain with excellent source of vitamin E and B6, help brain cell to absorb protein. ✅By adding almonds to your diet, you will feel calmer and more at ease, and improve your ability to think a little clearer. ✅Almond has protein (including tyrosine for neurotransmitter production), and quality of mood-booster.
✅It helps in repairing the brain cells. ✅It makes you feel energetic.
Good for heart
✅Regular consumption of almonds helps to maintain good cholesterol levels. ✅Magnesium present in almonds helps to lower blood pressure.
✅Regularly having almonds help to reduce the risk of heart diseases. .
✅Almonds are high in Vitamin E, which protects your cell membranes from damage.
Great for skin health
✅Almonds help to improve the complexion of the skin.
✅Almond oil is the best massage oil for Vata people, or those with a Vata imbalance. ✅Almond oil is a moisturizer for the face and whole body also as it penetrates the skin easily and nourishes the deeper layers. ✅Almond oil provides moisture to dry skin, helping to reduce the signs of aging and gives youthful glow to skin at the same time it prevents skin from UV radiation, act as natural sunscreen guard.
✅In pregnancy to reduce the stretch mark if applied regularly during pregnancy.
✅Almond oil is also useful in reducing the scar of abrasion or small burns.
HOW Almond helps in preventing cancer? 🤔
✅The best way to cure cancer is to prevent it in first place , cancer cases are increasing day by day so it is best to do things that helps to prevent cancer.
✅Eating handful of almonds everyday to prevent cancer along with healthy diet, exercise, sunshine, proper daily routine and detoxification with panchkarma helps in preventing from cancer.
✅Research also shown that regular consumption almond prevent risk of breast cancer 2-3 times.
✅In studies it is observed that people who eat nuts in early life may have better chance of fighting off breast cancer in later life. L ✅Also almond, walnut and pistachio helps in protecting against prcolorectal endometrial and pancreatic cancer.
✅These nuts are antioxidant, anti inflammatory and scavenge free radicals that trap and neutralize highly reactive molecules before they can damage the cells dna and start cancer process
✅Almonds also decrease cancer cell growth.
🤔What is the best time to eat almonds?
👉Soaked Almonds can eaten on an empty stomach or along with breakfast .
🤔HOW many almonds one can have in a day? 👉Almond’s hearty fuel will sustain you through a long workday. Right quantity of almonds can differ from person to person depending on their digestive capacity
✅Those who have optimum digestive capacity, who exercise daily, drink enough water and are habituated to have almonds since long can have 20 almonds daily. However, many people with weak digestion or those who are not used to eating almonds may not be able to digest 20 or more almonds if they start the consumption suddenly so it is best to start eating 2 soaked almonds a day for a couple of days and then gradually increase consumption.
🤔HOW to have almond?
👉Soaked almonds can be eaten by the themselves or it can be mixed with other foods such as milk, grains and in many dishes . 👉You can sprinkle chopped almonds on desserts like puddings and muffin, add them in breads, salads or blend them with the salad dressing.
👉It can also be roasted to enhances the flavor and helps their digestibility.
✅Along with other nut and seeds you can add almond to your breakfast cereal.
✅Its powder can be boiled with milk to make an almond milk shake.
✅Mixed with walnuts, sunflower seeds, dates and raisins, can be eaten as delicious and nutritious snack or you can take with you to work.
✅Spread organic almond butter on your bread or in chapati roll for breakfast.
✅ Can make almond milk.
✅Don’t buy almond with their skin removed already as it is important to soak them overnight then remove it’s skin yourself as skin prevent oxidation, breakdown of fat and other nutrients that contain with in almonds
🌺Chiron ji or charoli is known as priyal in Ayurveda.
🌺Almost all the parts of the tree are used in some or the other forms. Fruits are eaten raw; they taste a bit like sweet grapes.
🌺The fruit of the chironji tree bears a single edible seed, which is known as Chironji 🌺Charoli’s seed tastes like almond so it can be used in place of Almonds as well.
🌺It is used to garnish many sweet dishes. 🌺Charoli is easily available at grocery shop.
🌺Along with its nutty taste it has many health benefits.
👉It is sweet in taste 👉It is heavy to digest and unctuous in nature.
👉It balances Vata, pitta and increase kapha.
👉Chironji is a valuable source of protein and fat with a relatively lower calories count
Health benefits of chironji
✅It uses in different conditions is mentioned in Ayurvedic text, it is used in many Ayurvedic medicines also.
✅Chironji helps in improving weight, so for children and elderly people it is great source of nourishment.
✅It increases strength and immunity of body, those with weakness and fatigue should include it in their diet. Sportsmen can use chironji nuts for improving their performance.
✅It is useful in vata health issues like gas, weight loss, pain, less sleep and dry skin.
✅Pitta problem like ulcer,excessive sweating, feeling excessive heat and in bleeding disorders chironji is useful.
✅Charoli increases muscle strength, if someone feels muscular pain due to long standing can include charoli in diet.
✅Its oil is useful in hairfall and early greying of hair. ✅Dandruff, a major problem of the hair, is caused by the dryness of the scalp. The dried skin of the scalp comes out in the form of flakes, which then causes itching and redness of the skin. Chironji oil may provide oiliness essential for the scalp, which, when applied to the scalp, may provide moisture and nutrients to the scalp and the hair. Also Chironji oil may balance the Pita and Vata dosh and treats dandruff, itching, and redness of the scalp.
✅It improves skin complexion, reduces swelling on face Conditions like acne, pimples or uneven skin tone are basically caused by the lack of moisture in the facial skin. Chironji seeds or seed paste may have high a quantity of oils and fats, which function as a good moisturising agent. The oil or its seed paste can be applied locally to treat acne, pimples, and blemishes on the face.
✅The chironji oil may be used to reduce the itching and redness in various skin diseases.
✅It is good for heart.
✅It relieves constipation but its excessive use can cause constipation. ✅As it is cold in nature it relives burning sensation in body , in eyes, neuropathy, gastritis, fever and excessive thirst
✅It is useful in giddiness and headache.
✅Charoli is useful in painful urination, burning in urine and pus in urin.
✅Charoli helps in weight loss, Chironji seeds are power-packed with proteins, vitamins and oils. Also, they are low in calories. Due to this property of chironji seeds, they may be included in the diet chart of people with obesity. The digestion of the seed takes time, thus, it may keep one fuller for a longer time and aids in weight loss.
✅Chironji acts as brain tonic and provides a positive energy to the mind. ✅It have anti diarrhoeal, anti-anaemia and wounds healing properties.
🤔HOW to use chironji?
👉It can be eaten directly or after roasting or frying in oil to enhance its flavor.
👉 Chironji seeds can be used in sweets like kheer oe halva , traditional sauces and as flavoring ingredients in various Indian recipes.
👉5-10 seeds raw or roasted can be taken with breakfast.
🌺Is there any side effects of charoli?
👉There is no side effects of charoli but avoid it in indigestion.
🌞Sun is worshipped in our country as it gives us energy to sustain our lives ,it help in growing our food,to clean water and with solar power now we are generating electricity as well .
🌞Sunlight contribute to our good emotional and physical well-being and health.
🌞Sunlight has amazing health benefits more than just its role in producing Vitamin D through skin.
🤔What is there in sun rays?
🌞Sunlight consists of three major components
visible light, it is nearly half of the total radiation received at the surface of Earth.
ultraviolet light, it constitutes only a very small proportion of the total radiation, this component is extremely important as it produces vitamin D.
infrared radiation ,it is heat-producing component which is close to half of total solar radiation received at the surface of Earth .
🌞The invisible portion of the sun’s radiation is called ultraviolet radiation or UV light. UV light is available year-round in our country . There are three main varieties of ultraviolet light: UVA, UVB and UVC.
✅UVA does not stimulate Vitamin D production, but it does stimulate the production of nitric oxide, which is vital for human health.
✅UVB stimulates the epidermis of skin to produce Vitamin D.
✅UVC radiation is the highest energy portion of the UV radiation spectrum but it does not reach from sun to earth as it is filtered by ozone layer of earth atmosphere.
🤔Why we must get vitamin D from sun ?
👉Vitamin D has many roles in the body and is essential for optimal health like it helps in strong bones,teeth, improves immunity and is important for our mental health. Deficiency of vitamin D can cause osteoporosis, cancer, depression, muscle weakness and body ache.
👉All tissues in the body have Vitamin D receptors, and the brain and central nervous system must have Vitamin D to function properly
👉Sun exposure is the direct, natural way to obtain significant amounts of Vitamin D, also there are very few foods which contain significant amounts of Vitamin D.
👉Exposure to the sun provides 90% of the Vitamin D for humans.
👉Vitamin D produced in the skin from sunlight exposure does not lead to Vitamin D toxicity and is considered safe, as the body limits its own production but this is not true for Vitamin D supplementation which you can overdose on if you take too much orally.
👉Factors that can affect ability to make vitamin D from sunlight include the time of day, skin color, how far you live from the equator, how much skin you expose to sunlight and whether you’re wearing sunscreen.
What is best time for exposure to sunlight??
👉Vitamin D from sunlight can be synthesized in the skin mostly around midday, from 10 am to 2 pm.At this time, the UVB rays are intense and it is also said that the body is more efficient in making vitamin D at this time.
👉Time of sun sun exposure depends on other factors also like if you live in hilly region then morning time between 8am-9 am good and in winter season or in cold place afternoon time is better.
👉A good rule of thumb is that the shadow of an object should be shorter than its height, this is the best type of sunlight for you to produce Vitamin D, again it Iss around 10 am to 2 pm.
👉As much as 20,000 IU of Vitamin D can be produced with whole body exposure at midday.
👉 The more skin that is exposed the greater the amount of Vitamin D is produced, lying down exposes more skin than standing up.
For how long one should stay in sun?
👉The time required to make sufficient Vitamin D varies according to a number of environmental, physical and personal factors. Usually 15-30 minutes are enough, leave the sun at the first sign of pinkness in skin.People with dark skin need more time than fair skin people.
✅Tanning acclimates the skin to reduce the risk of overexposure, but the inability to tan is a risk factor for skin cancer.
✅It’s important to note that the sun’s UVB rays cannot penetrate through windows. So people who work next to sunny windows are still prone to vitamin D deficiency.
🤔So there is no use of sun light exposure before or after midday?
👉The sun has numerous other benefits at all times of the day and at all seasons and you should take advantage of it whenever it is available.
👉Just because Vitamin D cannot be synthesized by the skin during during early morning or late afternoon, one should not try to staying away from sunlight during these periods.
✅ Skin makes more than just Vitamin D from sun exposure: it makes nitric oxide, dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and BDNF (a neuron growth factor and preventer of nerve death), and photoproducts that may reduce the risk of Neurological issues, heart disease and cancer, as well as many other diseases.
🤔HOW sunlight helps in better sleep?
✅Spending time in morning sunlight improves sleep. ✅Our body creates a hormone called melatonin which helps in sleep. ✅Sun light regulates your circadian rhythm by telling your body when to increase and decrease your melatonin levels. So, the more daylight exposure you can get, the better your body will produce melatonin when it’s time to go to sleep, as we can see in children when they how well they sleep after playing outside all day in the sunshine.
✅Lack of daylight disrupts some hormonal processes in our bodies causing our circadian rhythms to shift which might cause delay in sleep, which result in an increased risk of depression.
✅The earliest morning sun is responsible for resetting the circadian rhythm. ✅Try to be outside for a half hour when the sun rises each morning.
✅Waking up early and exposing yourself to morning light is one way to sync body with nature’s rhythm , helps in better sleep at night and more alert, energetic mornings. When those rhythms are disturbed you might have trouble getting out of bed in the morning and then have trouble falling asleep at night.
✅ So people who are exposed to sunlight in the morning sleep better at night and feel less stressed and depressed than people who don’t get access to morning sunlight. morning light relieves anxiety by reducing the activity of the brain’s fear center.
🌞In Ayurveda day start with brahma mahurat that is 45 minutes before sunrise as waking up after sun rise which is known as the kapha time of day, we would have a dense heavy feeling of lethargy and depression would last the rest of the day.🌅 👉The kapha time of day is from 6 am to 10 am, so we should always wake up no later than 6 am if at all possible in order to feel the most energetic during the day.
🤔How does sunlight help in treatment of depression? ✅Sun light boosts your body’s production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that improves your mood and helps you stay calm and focused. ✅When we wake up to sunshine the light enters the eye and stimulates serotonin production.
👉Anti depressants work by keeping serotonin in circulation since lack of serotonin may cause depression. Sun exposure can increase the amount of serotonin in the circulation by 800% in one day, without the toxic side effects of the anti depressants.
✅This is why people develop more mood disorder like depression, irritability, aggression, weight gain, fatigue and inability to concentrate in winter than in summer, when there is plenty of bright light .
🌞Sunlight immediately increase our mood and at the same time helping your entire body to heal from the inside out.❤️
✅Sitting in dark rooms with with less sunlight create insufficient levels of Vitamin D, endorphins, and serotonin, leading to long-term depression, mood disorders.
👉Now a days people watch tv for hours in dark room, eating junk, moving less, causing obesity and increase rate of depression.
🤔How sunlight helps in mental wellbeing? 😇
✅The brain produces endorphins in response to sun exposure. Endorphins elevate the mood while producing a sense of well being, helps you stay calm and focused.
✅Sunlight increases Dopamine which is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for making us feel bliss, euphoria and gives us enhanced motivation and satisfaction .
✅Our brains produce a protein called BDNF which promotes growth of neurons and prevents nerve cell death. BDNF has an effect on behavior, mood (depression), brain adaptation.
✅Happy hormones that is serotonin, endorphins and dopamine, which produce feelings like pleasure, happiness and even love are all produced from exposure to sunlight.
🌞How sunlight helps in lowering blood pressure?
✅Nitric oxide (NO) is produced by the skin after exposure to the UVA Nitric oxide reduces blood pressure since it is a potent vasodilator, which means it opens up the blood vessels and increase blood flow in the blood vessels , when released into the arteries by UVA stimulation, which lowers blood pressure.
✅Nitric oxide gets produced even if we get sunlight filtered through window glass. (unlike Vitamin D which needs direct sunshine on the skin to be made).
🌞Seasonal cold and flu outbreaks are related to lower solar UVB doses, due to lowest time of sun exposure .
🌞Sunlight boosts immunity by improving the effectiveness of T-cells which are huge part of the immune system sunlight directly activates these key immune cells by increasing their movement to the site of infection .
✅Sun’s ultra violet rays work against multiple sclerosis ,which is a autoimmune disease of the brain and spinal cord where immune system attacks and destroys the myelin sheath of the body’s own nervous system result in communication problems between brain and the rest of the body.But UV light inhibits spinal cord inflammation and demyelination of nerves.
✅It was also found that exposure to UV radiation help prevent the body from attacking itself by increasing the T and B cells which modulate and suppress the immune system.
🌞Sunlight is extremely helpful in skin diseases 👉The UVB light found in sunlight suppresses inflammation in the skin and thus useful in treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. That is why many skin conditions clear up in the summer months with more exposure to the sun.
🙄 Sunlight is great for health but too much sunlight can be dangerous as it may cause sunburn, eye damage, skin aging and other skin changes, heat stroke and skin cancer.
Hope you find this article useful, do share your inputs in comment section. 😊
🌹In Ayurveda measures for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth begin even before conception.
🌹If you are planning to conceive than you must need to do some basic cleansing of mind, body and emotions for at least one year before conceiving a child .
🌹In preconception care includes cleansing therapies, lifestyle and dietary modifications are suggested to ensure optimum quality of ova and sperm as well as a balanced state of body processes and emotions.
🌹Ayurveda offers a complete approach to fertility that embraces both the male and the female roles as equally important.
🌹But do you lack of knowledge of preconception preparations in today’s time more and more women suffered through difficult pregnancies and their babies developed all types of health problems.
🤔Why preconception cleansing is important?
🌹In Ayurveda the preconception period just as much important as the pregnancy period itself.
🌹The preconception time offers a golden opportunity to provide the best nourishment and care to you and your future child.
🌹When a woman is pregnant she is sharing her blood with her baby. So all the physical and emotional toxins she has accumulated over her lifetime get transferred to the baby
🌹And during the early childhood years the child gets rid of the toxins by getting the early childhood diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox, where rashes created on skin as these toxins coming out through sweat pores .
🌹These diseases create rashes on the skin as these nasty toxins come out through the sweat pores of the skin which is the largest organ of excretion so getting these diseases in childhood is actually helps to get rid of these toxins they received from their mother and help to develop a normal functioning immune system .
👉So it is very important for mother to undergo deep Ayurvedic cleansing under the direction of an Ayurvedic practitioner.
👉To remove these toxins in Ayurveda some of the routines are daily, some weekly, some seasonal, and some done especially in the spring and autumn , the two best seasons to cleanse. This way the babies don’t start out their lives with such a high toxic load.
🌱Now, toxins can be physical like processed foods, air pollution using skin care products with chemicals etc and also mental toxins like anger,jealousy, greed, ego etc which also transferred to baby . So it is important that the mother do some work mentally, emotionally and spiritually since she actually has more influence on the developing baby’s personality than the husband does.
🤔What if someone is trying nontraditional methods like IVF for conception, can they also follow these rules??
👉In those cases also Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle can be followed, step for emotional and mental wellbeing should be followed.
👉Even in the case of adoption, most of these steps still apply since the cleansing and building also serve the spiritual and emotional preparation that is common to all routes.
So what are the things one should follow if they are planning to have children?
🌱Ayurveda gives importance for preparation of both partners before conception
🌱So here are few things which you and your partner should follow at atleast one year before conception –
1. Follow fix Daily routine wake up early, sleep early and eat on fix time. 2. Regular Oil massagewith mahanarayana oil or sesame oil before bath.
3.Have nourishing food atleast for one year. 4. Avoid extremely cold or hot food and drinks. 5. Wear light colours clothes and use light colour bedsheet. 6. Include milk, ghee, white butter, fennel, black pepper, raisin, moong daal, urad dal and water chestnut in diet. 7. Avoid curd on daily basis.
11.Male diet should take items like Rice and Ghee as it promotes the quality of sperm. Herbs like Ashwagandha and Kaunch may be taken to improve virility. 10. Do laddoo gopal seva, chant gopal sahtranaam(optional) . 11. Take shatavari powder +ashwagandha or ashok powder mixing with milk.
12.Women should avoid negativity like don’t get involved in arguments, walk away from negative situations and don’t watch scary movies, avoid gossiping . The emotions of anger and fear can get transmitted to the baby.
13.Medicines like Kalyanaka Ghrita and Phala Ghrita may be consumed by couple as per Physician’s advice. 14. Do chandranamaskar yoga.
🤔Who can opt for Ayurvedic preconception care?
👉Ayurvedic pre-conception care may be adopted by all couples planning for pregnancy.
😇Physical as well as mental health of couple is essential pre requisite for a healthy baby.
🌱 Normalcy of psychology or happiness of the mind of the couple is one of the most important factors for conception .
🌱It is important that the couple remain stress free and also there should be a good relationship between the couple.
😇For emotional well being I would highly recommend to learn rajyog meditation.🙏
🌹By conceiving a baby with a year’s worth of physical, mental and emotional cleansing and balancing, with clear, rested blissful mind, free of negativity helps in healthy, happy and blissful pregnancy and to ensure a happy, healthy well-balanced child.
Learning about Guduchi is highly recommended as it is definitely one of the most important herbs for promoting a long healthy life.
🤔What is Giloy? 🌷🌷🌱☘️
👉It is a climbing shrub or creeper which is extensively used in Ayurveda, giloy which grows over neem tree is considered as best. 🌺 👉It is one of those herb which you should grow in your house or should always keep in house in dry powder or tablet form as it is useful in many conditions and it is one of the most safe herb . 🌿☘️ 👉It can be taken not only during illness but in healthy condition, also to improve immunity and it is absolutely safe to be used for children.☘️🌺
🤔How to identify it?? 🌻🌻
👉It’s leaves are heart shaped, bark of stem is thin and when when you cut its bark horizontally you will see wheel like arrangement. ☘️
🤔Why it is called Amrita? 👉There are many synonyms of giloy one is Amrita which means one which gives long life. 🌷 👉Guduchi means which protects entire body. 👉Amritvalli – as it never dies and it easily grow. 🌹
👉Chinnodbhava is also one of the name of guduchi which means “able to grow when cut.” Guduchi is so full of life energy that it has the ability to grow without soil or water in much the same way as the great rishis could live without food or water and instead subsisted on the pranic energy found in nature.
👉Also known as Jivanti which means it can restore life back to lifeless bodies.
🤔What are the properties of giloy? 👉It is bitter, astringent in taste. Light to digest, unctuous and hot in nature. It balances all three doshas. Effect all 7 dhatu of body ☘️☘️
🌹It is considered a great rasayana, which means that it can rejuvenate the body. Guduchi has the capability of rejuvenating all 7 bodily tissues, organs and organ systems as well as the mind.
🤔In what conditions giloy is useful?? Giloy or Guduchi is used in following conditions
✅Dyslipidemia ✅It improves appetite and digestion. ✅Diarrhoea. ✅ Worm infestation , ✅High uric acid. ✅Relieve cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis and difficulty in breathing. ✅Relieve burning sensation ✅Skin problem ✅Arthritis ✅Diabetes ✅Piles ✅Good for eyes ✅Pain in chest ✅It also help in weight reduction. ✅It prevent early aging signs. ✅ It is good for brain.
✅Guduchi contains high amounts of berberine, which has been researched extensively since it can prevent cancer from metastasizing. And it can attack and weaken cancer cells.
✅Guduchi is unique in that it is the only herb which can go into the very deep tissues, such as the bone marrow, brain and nerve tissue and clean it out.
✅Guduchi is the absolute best herb for autoimmune diseases since it has the capability of cleaning both the liver and the bone marrow, two very important parts of the immune system which when compromised can cause autoimmune tendencies.
With above uses it is clear why guduchi is most favorite and used herb in Ayurveda.
🤔What part of giloy are useful?? 👉Stem and leaves
👉It’s thin arieal roots was used by acharya Sushruta to suturing wound after surgery as they are very thin and also helps in fast wound healing. 🤩
🤔HOW TO USE GILOY TO BOOST IMMUNITY ??
Tablets 2-2 after food twice daily. 🌷
Powder 1 teaspoon with honey after food twice daily.🌷
Decoction , boil 1 tablespoon full coarse giloy stem(1 finger long and thick) in 1 glass of water till it remains 1/4, strain and drink before food, honey can be added.🌷It can be taken 2-3 months continuously .
👉Decoction is best way to take it.
🤔With what co substance it can be taken in different health issues??
With ghee in vata🌪️disorders like pain, vatic heart disease, cramps etc☘️
With sugar – in pitta🔥 disorders like burning sensation, bleeding disorders, acidity, dizziness and skin problems . ☘️
With dry ginger in rheumatoid arthritis,🌊 heaviness, stiffness in body.
With jaggery in constipation ☘️
With castor oil in gout.☘️ 6.In fever giloy kadha + pippali + honey it is best and safest medicine in fever compared to allopathic medicine.
🌻Co substance and giloy powder can be mixed and stored for 1 month .☘️
👉For anti aging its 5ml juice should be consume regularly .
👉 In low platelet count soak crushed fresh giloy stem in 1/2 glass of water overnight, next morning strain this and drink empty stomach. 👉 It can be taken continuously for long time. 👉 Always consult Ayurvedic doctor to know what is best way for you to take giloy.
👉Whenever someone has had to take repeated doses of antibiotics or has been on a medication for a long time, such as birth control pills, statin drugs, and acid reflux medicines, Guduchi comes to the rescue to clear these fat-soluble chemicals out of the fatty tissues of the body, such as the brain, the bone marrow, liver, kidneys and fat cells.
Note – children who used to get fever more often it is the best herb to use.
🌱Kala chana or desi chana is known as Chanaka in Ayurveda .
🌱It is small and dark in color.
🌱This legume can be used in various forms like it can be cooked whole , it could be pounded into flour or besan , split into daal , dry roast and powderd to make sattu.
🌱Kala chana is high in protein, rich in fibre, low in fat, good source of potassium and sodium, rich in easy to absorb minerals and vitamins – especially iron, calcium and folate.
🌱Studies reveal that the amounts of dietary fiber found in black chana is far more superior and effective than compared to other legumes.
🤔What are the properties of Kala chana?
👉It is cold in nature, reduces pitta and removes heat from the blood.
👉It is dry in nature, removes excessive water or kapha from body . 👉It is alkalizing in nature .
👉It is light to digest.
🤔How kala chana is beneficial for health?
🌻It helps in lowering cholesterol, reduces the levels of LDL cholesterol and total triglycerides.
🌻It regulate blood sugar, it carries a very low glycemic index and is a great source of protein for vegetarians who have sugar intolerance, or are diabetic.
👉The complex carbohydrate in black chana digest slowly and the soluble fibre regulates the absorption of sugars into the blood.
👉The low glycemic index of chickpeas is 28, it prevents sudden spike in blood sugars, keeps you satiated for longer hours thus avoiding hunger pangs.
🌻It helps in weight loss as fire quality and the high fiber moves the toxins accumulated deep in the tissues which aids in proper weight management
❤️Good for cardiac health.
🌻It cleans the colon, provide healthy intestinal flora and bowel movements.
😎It enhance hair, skin and nail health.
🤒Helps with fever caused due toxins build-up in body.
🥵It is good for those suffering from high body temperature and blood-related problems.
🌹Useful in anemia,as it improves levels of hemoglobin.
🦴It strengthens bones.
🌹It reduces hot flushes in menopausal women.
🌷It is useful in cough, vomiting due to intake of heavy food and diarrhea due to excessive heat.
🤔Why it is important to cook it properly?
👉As we see kala chana is high in nutrient and protein content, and carries the ability to reduce pitta and kapha, it can, on the other hand, increase vata due to its light and dry nature so cooking it properly with spices is very important .
🤔Is chana dal has same benefits like whole chana?
🌻Channa dal has the same properties as kala chana. 🌻Chana dal is the split version of the Kala chana which make it easy to digest. 🌻On regular basis, it is best to consume channa dal, the split channa, instead of whole channa. 🌻Whole kala channa is best to avoid, as it it’s heavy and it’s skin is not good for daily frequent use. 🌻Must soak chana dal before cooking. 🌻Use cinnamon, cumin, kokam(kokam helps with breaking down the protein molecules of the chana dal or kala chana ) while cooking it.
🌻Add ghee tadka to your cooked dal at the very end.
We can eat the channa dal up to 3 times per weeks on alternate days.
🤔Among Kala chana and kabuli chana which is better ?
👉Although kabuli chana or chick pea is nutritive but it is clogging in nature on the other hand kala Chana is good substitute for it,as it is not clogging but actually supports digestion while it carries all the nutritional benefits of the chickpea.
🤔What about chana sattu?
🌹Chana is rich in high quality protein, in India chana sattu is used as affordable primary source of daily protein by all those undertaking strenuous work in north eastern Indian states like Bihar, UP, and Punjab
🤔Why chana sattu is better than whole chana?
👉Due to light quality, astringent taste and vistambhi prabhava kala chana can aggravate vata .
👉To remove these undesirable effects, kala chana is processed to make sattu.
👉Sattu is prepared by dry roasting chana in clean sand and then powdered . 👉This sattu powder lighter, more digestible and further helps in countering vata by removing the vistambhi effect. 👉To make this more light to digest, remove the skin of the chana as skin is very drying and even clogging .
👉Sattu pani is a great re-mineralising drink in the scorching heat, as the potassium and magnesium it contains help maintain electrolyte
🌷It is a perennial grass of Indian origin, root of this grass is used for medicinal and cosmetic purpose.
🌷In India not long ago during summer season it was common practice to hang vetiver grass mats on windows to cool off stifling summer heat.
❄️Freshly woven mats not only infuse a delightful cooling aroma to the entire house, but the scented molecules actually carry cooling properties.
🌹Khus grass or its oil is used extensively in perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy, food and flavouring industries.
🌷It is cool,light to digest , unctuous, bitter,sweet and highly aromatic in nature.
🤔So how khus is beneficial for health? 👉It pacifies vata and pitta dosha. 👉Khus is used both internally and externally. 👉It is beneficial in skin issues , digestive issues and neuropathic conditions.
🤔How it is beneficial in summer season?
🌞In summer, the increased agni in the environment increases the heat in the blood,that is why we experience more heat in the body and brain. Vetiver aromatically cools off the blood and with regular use can even cool the muscle and fat tissues.
🌞It pacifies fever due to excessive heat of climate .
🌞Ushir rehydrate body in summer.
🌞It pacify bad smell of the sweat and also excessive sweating .
🌞It removes fatigue due to excessive hot climate.
🌞It helps in preventing nose bleeding which is very common in summer season.
🌞It gives pleasant smell and cooling effect to water, add some vetiver roots in water stored in mud pot and use this water to drink whole day .
🌹It removes toxins from skin and pacifies all doshas. 🌹It nurture skin layers and can penetrates in deep layer to remove toxins.
👉Due to its cooling nature it is is useful in ulcers , acidity, burning sensation in urine and burning eyes.
👉It Strengthens the digestive fire and calms both vomiting and diarrhea. 👉Essential oil of khus, cools the mind and improves concentration. It also calms the nervous system.
🤔How to use ushir or khas?
☀️You can add properly washed roots in drinking water storage container and replace it after every two days .
☀️Its sharbat is great cooling drink for summer, in place of aerated drink try this sharbat.
Khus sharbat recipe
🌱Soak properly washed 60 grams khus roots in 1liter of water overnight, filter this add 2kg of unprocessed sugar then boil this to one sugar syurp strand, let it cool and store in glass bottle, now just add 1or 2 tablespoon of this syrup according to your taste in a glass water and enjoy cool, aromatic drink.
🌱Khus sharbat available in market contain preservatives and artificial green colour so better to make it at home and you can store this homemade syurp upto 20 days in refrigerator .
🌱To cool skin put some of it’s roots or essential oil in bathing water.
🌷Surprisingly ushir has many beneficial properties that are similar to those carried by Sandalwood which is very costly compared to ushir.
🌷So this Summer, choose Vetiver for external and internal use and make this season more comfortable .😊
🥒Cucumber or kheera is known as trapusha in sanskrit ,due its cooling property it is also known as susheetala.
🥒 It is mostly used in salad.
🥒Cucumber is used in Ayurvedic medicines also , in ayurveda it’s fruit and seed are used.
🥒Ayurvedic properties of cucumber
🌷 It is madhur ( sweet) in taste .
🌷It is laghu( light to digest), ruksha ( dry) in nature.
🌷 It has madhur vipaka.
🌷It is cold in potency.
🌷It balance pitta dosha.
🥒Health benefits of cucumber
It is used both internally and externally, here are few uses of cucumber –
✅ Due to rich water content it helps in relieving excessive thirst in summer. It’s seed can be consumed to quench thirst.It helps in maintaining electrolyte balance which may be disturbed due to excessive sweating in summers .
✅It is diuretic, cleanses urinary bladder.
✅Useful in burning urination ,urine retention,UTI and to lower blood pressure.
✅In summer urine output is decreased and sometimes blood pressure also increase due to extreme heat , eating cucumber daily proves helpful.
✅Madhur-Summer is best time to have naturally sweet taste vegetables and fruits as pitta increase during this time.
✅laghu-as it is light to digest it is good for those who want to lose weight.
✅Cold-due to its cooling property it regulates pitta dosha in body and helps in balancing high pitta dosha symptoms like burning sensation in body,palm,foot or in eyes, gastritis etc
✅ Kheera is also helpful for those who have sleep problem.
✅Calculai- it helps in evacuate small urinary calculi. ✅It prevents gallbladder stone formation, it is helpful in maintaining normal function of gallbladder and liver.
✅It is good for skin and it can be taken in skin diseases .
✅It detoxify body and blood.
✅It helps in natural movement of intestine thus relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
✅ Nervin tonic.
✅ Headache and migraine can be triggered by heat , they can also prevented by regular consumption of cucumber juice.
✅Relieve fatigue .
✅It is useful in bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding, heavy menstrual cycle etc .
✅It is good to relieve vomiting .
✅In Gout or person with high uric acid in blood should drink it’s juice.
✅Useful in water retention, swelling , ascites etc.
✅External application-its paste or slice can be applied on face and eye to relieve burning sensation. It soothes and moisturise skin , useful in sunburn.
✅It can be eaten raw as a salad or can be cooked as vegetable.
❌Avoid it with curd (raita)
✅Wash it properly before use, no need to peeling it.
✅Eat it half an before food but not along with food
🌷Do not eat according to trends but eat according to season, location, age, condition and body requirements. 🌷
🌸People aiming at healthy life should always consume healthy food and follow good lifestyle.🌹
🌸But many of us find it challenging to break bad habits and form good ones.🙄
🌸It takes time, effort and will power to form positive habits that benefit our over all well-being.
🌸It is important to leave habits that do not suit us in order to be healthy, recover from diseases and to prevent recurrence of diseases.👍
🌸Certain habits can be extremely harmful to health like consuming food that doesn’t suit our body and can lead to many problems, even habit of smoking, alcohol, sleeping late etc can be extremely harmful.
🌸When a person wants to shift from one habit to another immediately then this sudden shift can leads to so many difficulties.
🌸Sudden withdrawal from certain diet, practice or habit will lead to the vitiation of dosha.
🌸As per ayurveda an intelligent person should gradually wean himself away from unwholesome/unhealthy practices (to which he is addicted) and adopt wholesome ones in the proper sequence.
🌸In Ayurvedic texts method of gradual leaving unwholesome diet and lifestyle adaptation of wholesome diet and lifestyle without causing any harm to the body is suggested , which is known as Padamshika Krama .
👉Padamshika Krama is a unique concept in Ayurveda, which is to be observed during the change from unwholesome to wholesome to maintain equilibrium of body .
👉Padamshika Krama is sequential regimen to adopt good habits and discard bad habits.🌹
👉This technique of gradual and smoothly adopting and leaving can be used for both diet and lifestyle.🌷
👉It can be correlated to the concepts such as tapering dose and withdrawal symptoms.🌷
👉The concept of Padamshika Krama looks like a mathematical formula with which one can easily adopt good and leave bad habits.🌷
👉This concept is very simple and realistic with valid approach.🌷
👉The same concept is applied in the treatment of de-addiction
So what is Padamshika krama?🤔
🌱Pada is considered as one by fourth part,amsha is considered as division or part.🌷
👉It is suggested in charak samhits that on day one give up a quarter of the unwholesome practice and subsequently adopt a quarter of wholesome. On the second day, half of the unwholesome practice should be given up and half of the wholesome one should be adopted; this is to be continued for the third day also. On the fourth day, three-fourth of the unwholesome practice should be given up and three-fourth of the wholesome one should be adopted. This process should be continued on the fifth and sixth day also. The process of giving up of the unwholesome practice and adoption of the wholesome practice is completed on the seventh day.
👉In this way by slowly , gradually and without much external help giving up unwholesome practices and by increasing the wholesome practices in a proper sequence do not cause any problems .
👉Whether it is adding new habits like yoga asana and meditation practice, becoming mindful, adapting a healthy lifestyle, or breaking bad ones like quitting smoking or streaming late night shows, this approach is the only sustainable way to good health and a long life span.
👉This change is happening in a natural way, and is not forced .
🌹When the amount and duration of unwholesome practice is more Padamshika Krama of 15, 46 or 63 days can be followed.
👉Acidity might seem like a simple digestive issue which can easily be controlled by widely advertised antacids .
👉But when this problem persists continously for long time and one has to take antacids on daily basis then it should be taken seriously
👉If it is ignored for long it can be reason of other health issues like ulcer, premature greying of hair, hair fall, eye problem, skin problems, anxiety,infertility heart arrhythmia and many other health issues.
👉Incompatible food like milk with salty food, curd at night etc. 👉Taking polluted and packaged food.
👉Excessive intake of salty, sour, acidic, hot and dry food.
👉Excessive use of Tomato sauce, vinegar, pickles, garlic, onion and chocolate. 👉Less or excessive use of water. 👉Alcohol, smoking, tobacco. 👉Regular use of soda, antacids, painkillers. 👉Eating without digestion of previous meal. 👉Sleeping immediately after food. 👉Staying up late night. 👉Wearing tight fitting clothes. 👉Anxiety and stress. 👉Anger, jealousy and dissatisfaction in every situation .
🙄Above diet and lifestyle increases pitta dosha,which deplete digestive agni like hot water extinguish fire quickly.
🥵Burning is chest, throat or stomach after eating food. 😵Indigestion, gas and fatigue. 🤢Sour or acid belching. 🤢Mouth tastes bitter or sour. 🤮Nausea, vomiting. 🤯Headaches and dizziness. 🥺Mouth ulcer. 🔥Burning sensation. 😳Backache and numbness.
🌷Diet and lifestyle
✅Avoid points mentioned under causes. ✅Eat slowly and eat on fix time daily. ✅Include bitter taste things in diet like karela, methidana, alovera, neem and food cooked in iron vessel. ✅ Barley, wheat, moong dal, old rice,Mishri and sabudana. ✅Drumstick, banana flower, coriander, Ash gourd, bottle gourd, cucumber, parwal and neem. ✅Clove, tulsi, alovera, amla, cardamom, chandan, khas, giloy and harad. ✅Banana, apple, pomegranate, melons, coconut, grapes and lemon. ✅Raisins, dates. ✅Milk, buttermilk, white butter and ghee. ✅Honey, gulkand, amla murrabba or amla candy. ✅Maintain weight. ✅Regular exercise.
❌Things to Avoid 👇
❎Urad dal, kulathi, til, Curd Vinegar, mustard, black pepper, chilly, tomatoes and sour fruits. ❎Fast food, spicy and oily food ❎Raw vegetables as salad and uncooked sprouts. ❎Cheese and butter.
❎Avoid working in intense heat or sun.
🌷Few Ayurvedic tips.
🌱Drink only boiled and then cooled down water. 🍀 Take pinch of Shunthi mix with water and lemon juice after food. 🌱 Take amla powder after food. 🌱Take Shunthi with amla powder after food. 🌳Chew Giner and salt before food. 🌱Have Ajwain roasted in ghee after food. 🌳Chew Fennel seed after eating food. 🌱Take Giloy powder with ghee. 🌿Drink Jeera water whole day. 🌻Triphala kwath with honey.
🌻Soak 2 cloves overnight drink this water empty stomach . 🌿Soak coriander and fennel powder overnight drink water empty stomach. 🌿 Have Mulethi kada before food.
👉Take ayurvedic treatment as ayurvedic oral medication and therapies like vaman cure the problem from root.
🤔Why to avoid antacid on regular basis ? 👉It disturb ph of stomach acid with regular use which will effect digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. 👉Causes indigestion, loose motion, constipation, gas, heart problem, high blood pressure,depression, anxiety and chances of infections also increases.
👉Acidity should be treated from root cause at earliest to prevent its long term complications.
Nasya is a procedure where oil,herb powder or herb extract is administered in nostrils. It is a part of Ayurvedic daily routine.
Nose is considered as gateway of head so when any medicated oil is put through nostrils it reaches all parts of head and cure diseases. Nasya preserve health of healthy individual and cure illness of sick person.
Benefits of nasya
🌼 It lubricate nasal passage,open and cleanse respiratory channels thus provides easy breathing and good oxygenation of airway , prevent cold,cough, rhinitis,flu and asthma. 🌼Cure dryness of nose. 🌼It treat diseases of shoulder above body like neck ,eyes,ears and head and give strength to them.
🌷Give strength to sense organs. 🌷Cure stiffness of neck,head and jaw. 🌷 Protect and cure oral cavity diseases. 🌷Useful in headache and migraine. 🌷Good for voice and it’s disorders like hoarseness and stammering. 🌷Cure neuro muscular problems and facial paralysis. 🌷Good for hairs, prevent hair fall and premature greying of hairs,👩 makes hair long,black and lustrous. 🌷😎Good for facial skin, make it bright and gives natural glow. 🌷Prevent early aging. 🌷Give strength to bones,joints and ligaments of head. 💪 🌷Stress buster. 🌷Gives good sleep.
When to do nasya?
As a part of your daily routine🌞 nasya can be done in morning,after defecation in morning, brush your teeth then do nasya.
How to do it?
👉Gently Massage your face with sesame oil(generally) or mahanarayan oil( headache , migraine, sinusitis) or kumkumadi oil ( for good skin) then give fomentation by putting hot water dipped towel on face then lying down straight on bed and put 2 drops of oil ( you can use either sesame oil,ghee,shadbindu oil or Anu tailam according to your need or as suggested by ayurvedic doctor) in each nostril, you can take help of someone then remain in this position for few minutes. Little oil can comes to throat with sputum which should be spit out .
👉Another method is just dip your clean little finger in nasya oil and apply it by rotating finger in both nostrils.
👉Nasya in the morning is more kapha pacifying – that is it can help relieve congestion and stuffiness, clearing up pathways. 👉When applied in the middle of the day, it will help pacify pitta dosha – imbalances associated with pitta dosha would be inflammation, itchiness, bleeding, etc. Dryness can also result from excess pitta aggravation, so when applied during pitta time, the dryness will also be addressed. 👉When nasya is applied in the evening, it will pacify and balance vata dosha, also helping calm the mind
When to avoid it?
❌During menstrual cycle ❌During pregnancy and in postpartum stage. ❌ in diarrhoea and indigestion. ❌Immediately after food or water intake ❌ Immediately after Bath or just before bath. ❌After alcohol consumption ❌In excessive hunger or thirst ❌ In fever,cold and cough. ❌ On cloudy day. ❌Not before 7 years of age and do not use after 80 years of age.