Brinjal – In which condition it is beneficial and when to avoid it??

👑Brinjal is Known as King of vegetables , some like it and some absolutely hate it.

🍆It is suggested to include in diet in some health conditions and in some it is advised to avoid.

🌿Ayurvedic Properties of 🍆

👉It is sweet in taste.
👉Hot in potency.
👉Teekshna(piercing).
👉Light to digest.
👉Balance vata and kapha, increase pitta.

🌿There are many varieties of 🍆 with different shapes and sizes.
🍀Small size eggplants are better in comparison to big variety.
🍀White variety is low in quality.

🌿Health benefits of 🍆
It is low in calories, contains good amount of fiber, minerals and vitamins ( K, C, E).

✅ It improves digestive fire and appetite.
Improve interest and taste in food.

✅Hridhya- Good for heart.

✅ Cure and prevent Worm infestation.

✅ Good to use in Diabetes.

✅ Helps in Weight loss.

✅Improves quality of voice.

✅Increases sperm quality and quantity.
✅Include it in diet in fever, cough, asthma, high cholesterol, fatty liver and piles.
✅It should be used by women in case of less flow or late periods.

✅Rheumatoid arthritis – eat eggplant cooked with castor oil.

When to avoid it?? 🧐

🌻Avoid in skin diseases like itching, eczema, dermatitis etc.

🌻 Avoid it in Kidney stones and gall bladder stone.
🌻Avoid it with milk and curd.
🌻Avoid its too much consumption.

How to use it??? 🤔🤔
👉Bake, roast or grill it.
👉 Sabji or bharta can be made.
👉To balance vata cook it with ghee and Asafoetida

⁉️Why it should not be consumed in excess??? 🤔
It comes under rajasic food category its excessive consumption can cause circulatory and nervous system disorders like anxiety, stress, over excitement and disturbed sleep. It can be eaten once in a week.

Feeling fatigue?? Ayurveda Can Help You!!

🌷We all feel fatigue some or the other time due to various reasons but if feeling of tiredness becomes normal state of living then it is important to fix it.
🌷 In today’s busy world it is very common problem to feel fatigue physically or mentally.😰

🌺Symptoms of fatigue

🌼laziness * lack of energy * weakness * heaviness in stomach all the time* not feeling fresh after waking up even after good hours of sleep*dizziness *palpitations * headache * bodyach * short breath * sleeplessness * mood swings * low appetite * low concentration * slow response or action.

🌺Cause and there solution.

👉By closely watching🧐 your daily activity you can find your reason of fatigue as only by removing cause you can feel calm energy and able to enjoy.

👉 Overuse of mind, body and emotion😨- if you are working or even excercise more than your capacity and sleeping less then it will cause physical or mental fatigue.

👉Misuse of mind, body and emotion😳- if you are doing something against your nature or abilities then it will also leave you with feeling of stressed like if you are honest and you are pressurized to give bribe then it will cause mental stress or fatigue .

👉Lack of use of mind, body and emotion- if you are not working according to your capacity and sleeping 🥴more then also you feel fatigue.

👉Solution of above causes of fatigue is to stop such behaviours and balanced use of mind, body and emotion.😇

👉 Improper and irregular diet- it causes all three type of fatigue as due to improper diet like fast food, cold drinks, caffeine, ice-cream, packed and processed food produce ama( toxins) in body. Nutritional deficiencies and irregular timing of food also causes tiredness.😵

👉 Diseases- many disorders like high or low blood sugar high or low thyroid function , sleep disorders etc.

🌷All the three doshas aggravated due to fatigue but kapha is mainly disturbed in physical fatigue,vata in mental fatigue and pitta in emotional fatigue. According to aggravated dosha pacifying diet and lifestyle 🌄should be followed consult ayurvedic doctor for that .

🌷Stop smoking and alcohol. 🚭

🌷Take ayurvedic massage or abhyang .

🌷 Herbs like Ashwagandha,Brahmi,🌱🌳 shatavari,Amla , saffron, Shilajit etc are helpful Ayurvedic formulations like Chyawanprash, dashmoolarishtam,drakshasav,drakshavleh,ashwagandharistam etc are also beneficial but should be taken only after doctor prescription.👩‍⚕️

🌷Includes Spices like ginger, black pepper, turmeric, cinnamon etc in diet to improve digestion.

🌷consume fresh fruit🍇🍉🍊🍍🥭🍌, vegetables,ghee and easy to digest food.

🌷Have your food on fix time.👍

🌷 follow fix daily routine.👍

🌷Avoid mental work right before sleeping.❌

🌷 Sleep early and on fix time(10-11pm)😴

🌷Do yoga , pranayam and meditation according to aggravated dosha. 🧘‍♀️

Why it is important to know heating or cooling effect of food??

🌷In Ayurveda food classification is based on many things ,one of the classification is based on effect of food after eating which can be heating or cooling,it is called veerya in Ayurveda.
🌷It can’t be decided by temperature for example icecream is cold in temperature but it induce heat in body. Veerya ( potency ) is innate characteristic of food which is not dependent on temperature.

🍁Importance of veerya🌿

👉To understand food impacts on body.
👉Different body type is affected different ways by hot and cold.

👉While preparing meal also it is important to maintain balance between hot and cold like you can balance heating property of bitter gourd by cooking it in ghee .
👉To prevent seasonal diseases like with the start of winter it is good to include hot potency food in diet likewise with onset of summer cooling food should be preferred.
👉Have hot or cold food according to body type ( prakriti) like Pitta body type should avoid hot potency food while vata and kapha should include them in diet.

Properties of hot potency🌞🌻

👉Sour, salt and pungent taste are heat producing,they improve digestion, improve appetite,improve blood circulation, produce feeling of lightness and they are easy to digest.
👉Excessive consumption of this type of food cause gastritis, ulcer, rashes, burning sensation, loose motion etc

🌼Properties of cold potency food

👉 They provide nourishment,improve physical strength,produce fluid in body,cause heaviness in body, hard to digest,in excess causes cough, cold,fever, numbness etc.

Hot potency food👇

🔥Tomato,ginger, onion, garlic,eggplant, mustard, cumin, pepper, broccoli, spinach(cooked),tomato, beans, carrot, radish, karela,turnip, chillies, cinnamon and pepper.
🔥Green grapes, cherries, orange, papaya, pineapple, plumes,peaches, tamarind and lemon.

🔥Buckwheat,corn, Millet,rajma,tuar daal and urad dal.

🔥Almond with skin, cashew, peanut, pistachio and walnut.

🔥Butter, cheese,curd and buttermilk.

🔥Meat

Cold potency food 👇

🌼Cauliflower, pumpkin, bottle gourd, winter melon, mushroom, coriander,potato,raw spinach, amla, cucumber,green peas, coriander leaves and cardamom

☃️ Oats, barley, rice, wheat,mung,soya beans and chickpeas.

❄️Melons, Coconut, banana, watermelon, strawberry,kiwi, apricot,apple, plum, litchi, pomegranate,dates, black grapes, raisins,figs,pears,dates soaked and peeled almond

❄️Sweet fruits🍉🍇🥭🥥

❄️ Milk,makkhan and ghee.

👨‍🦱🦸‍♂️For healthy person balance of both hot and cold potency is needed, simply eat what available in season and listen to your body as your body itself indicates it’s requirements like in summer it wants to indulge in cooling 🍉🥭🍇🥥food but then you should act wisely by consuming cool potency natural food like watermelon rather then processed factory made products.
🌳🌾 Eating Ayurvedic way is key to health which only deepen your connection with nature.

8 factors on which nutritional value of food depends.

Whenever we are not well and visit a doctor, he generally suggests a blood check-up and if someone is diagnosed with some deficiency related to protein, vitamin, minerals etc our entire focus shifts on having that food which are rich in those particular nutrients, we feel that by having these food in large quantity we will be able to replenish nutritional deficiency in body but have you ever thought that in the same family of yours other adult person who is having same food as you but not suffering from deficiency of the same nutrients.

The reason can be our own metabolism which is not able to extract the vital nutrients from your daily food . Unlike modern understanding of nutritional aspect of food, Ayurveda follows a slightly different approach in which having food is not enough, one has to know the below mentioned factors in order to understand the nutritional aspect of the food.

1. Prakriti (Nature)- Every food has some basic nature which may be heavy, light, cold, hot, etc and generally we link this nature of theirs with their nutritional value but below mentioned factors can completely change their nature.

2. Karan ( Processing) – This factor can entirely change the property of food, like simply adding some water into curd followed by churning and making buttermilk entirely changes property of curd. As curd is known for causing obstruction of channels, water retention in the body where as buttermilk is known for removing blockage and water retention from the body.

3. Samyoga(Combination) – This can be explained by a simple example of Honey and Ghee, both are excellent for body but in Ayurveda it is clearly mentioned that when taken together in equal proportion it proves toxic for the body. This shows the combination of two good foods can prove harmful for the body, so knowledge regarding the combination of food is essential.

4. Rashi (Quantity) – One should eat until the feeling of satiety arrives, which can be easily understood if one eats with full attention towards the food.

5 & 6. Desh & Kaal (Place & time) – both these factors can be understood by taking into the fact that nature gives everything as per location and season. One should eat what is available in a particular season in that particular place rather than having something which is exotic.

7. Upoyog Samantha ( dietetic rules ) – One should follow this simple rule which says eat when hungry and drink when thirsty. One should understand that no matter how good food you are eating, but if you are eating it without feeling hunger then it won’t serve any purpose.

8. Upayukta (person consuming food) – The same food can have an entirely different effect on two different individuals. For, eg, if someone is habitual of spicy food he won’t be facing any problems with that whereas for someone it might cause high discomfort. So we can clearly understand that it’s not only food which matters but these 8 factors are very much important in deciding the nutritional aspect of the food

5 steps to improve oral health using Ayurveda.

It is amazing that thousands of years ago Ayurvedic acharya knew the importance of oral health and include it as part of daily routine (dincharya). They suggested some very easy practices which help in maintaining oral health, preventing problems related to teeth and gum, improves the sense of taste, increase digestive strength and aids in improving the immunity of the body.


By seeing your oral cavity, an Ayurvedic practitioner can tell many things about your health by observing dosha imbalance. In Ayurveda, 65 different types of oral diseases are explained. 

Many patients complain even after brushing two times a day they suffer from dental problems and after spending a lot of time and money on their treatment still they are not sure about dental health in the future, so by following Ayurvedic guidelines you can save your precious smile. 

1. Use tooth powder or twig for brushing your teeth in the morning and after each meal or at least after dinner, instead of toothpaste. Ayurvedic tooth powder like dashan kanti, dashan sanskar or other powders from ayurvedic pharmacies are good to use for brushing as they cleanse oral cavity, give fresh natural aroma to mouth, remove stickiness, plaque and prevent tartar formation. Twigs of Neem, Khadir, tejovah, malti, asan, arjun, vat, yashtimadhu etc. are used from ancient times in India as a toothbrush but now they are replaced with well-advertised toothpaste, you can easily say which is better, effective and safe. Using twigs as a toothbrush gives double advantage like they maintain oral health as well as their rasa which gets absorbed sublingually help in maintaining overall health. Use a twig 9 inches long and thickness of one’s little finger. 

2. Tongue scraping – it should be done regularly after toothbrush. In Ayurveda tongue scraper made up of metals like gold, silver, copper and brass are suggested to use, stainless steel scraper is also good, twigs of the above-mentioned herbs can also be used to scrape tongue after brushing with them. Tongue scraping cleanses the tongue, removes bad breath, increases the sense of taste and stimulates digestive organs. 


3. Oil pulling – its ayurvedic term is kaval; in this oil is swishing around in the mouth for 10-15 minutes. You can use medicated oil like arimedadi thailam or til oil, coconut oil according to your requirement or as advised by an Ayurvedic doctor. Oil pulling is becoming popular in the western world due to its benefits:

*Regular oil pulling makes teeth, gums, and jaw strong. 

* Prevent plaque formation.

* Remove bad breath. 

* Prevent diseases of throat, mouth, eye, ears, head and neck. 

* Good for those who feel fatigued all the time. 

* Prevent dryness of lips and throat

 * Improves voice 

Other than oil, medicated kashayam, ghee, pastes also used for kaval in various oral problems.

4. Diet – *Avoid excessive sweets, products made from refined flour like bakery, bread, etc.

* Do not take excessive tea, coffee and cold drinks. 

* Avoid regular consumption of non-vegetarian food, fried items and things that are hard to chew.

* Avoid extremely cold or hot food. 

* Quit smoking 

* Eat warm, fresh and easily digestible food. 

5. Oral ayurvedic medication – Ayurveda has many herbs that have antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic action so if you are suffering from any dental problems along with dentistry procedures you can also take ayurvedic herbs. 

In today’s time where due to bad eating habits, oral problems are on the rise. It is very important to include ayurvedic practices in daily routine which are not only safe and effective but economical also. Brushing teeth with paste is clearly not enough, try ayurvedic practices for 1 week and then decide yourself.

Why you should never hold urge to pass urine ??

👉Urge to pass urine is a natural reflex which occurs when body wants to expel unwanted liquid out of body.👍

👉Urine 💧form on regular basis due to metabolism it is a waste product of body .

👉Through urination this waste product is thrown out of the body.🌺

👉Body gives signal to urinate, now it is our work to obey these demand of body as soon as they appears. ✅👍

👉Most the people do not know how important it is to attend this natural urge, they suppress them due to work or any other reason. 🙄

👉 When body wants to expel out something it is sure body do not require it or it must be harmful for body,🌻so we should never become obstacle in this cleansing and detoxification🤷‍♀️ process of body.

👉Urine contains unwanted and harmful materials which body wants to get rid of. 👌

👉Holding urine damage organs of urinary system like kidney and urinary bladder.

👉It causes diseases of urinary, reproductive and even systematic disorders like diabetes . 😱

👉Apan vayu🌀 is responsible to expel urine by holding urine habitually it gets imbalanced and move upwards, causes many health issues including menstrual problems and digestive issues. 😱

🤔What happened by habitually holding urge to urine?

This habit of holding urine causes –
😓Scanty and frequent urination.
😨Painful urination.
😫Pain in naval, below naval, groin and anal region.
😲Swelling
🙄Uro genital disorders.
🧔Benign n prostate hypertrophy
Impotence
👩Menstrual disorders in women.
🤯Headache.

🤔What should we do?
✅Attend urge to urine as soon as it appears leaving all the work,by doing so we protect ourselves from many diseases. 😊

👉If you are already suffering from problems due to holding urine😥 then without delay you should visit ayurvedic doctor🌿 for proper treatment and therapies. 🙏

Ghee is healthy.

🌷Ghee is one of the most pure , sacred😇,spiritual(as it is only fuel use in Havan and Pujas)and healthy thing ever known to human beings but now a days many myths are getting propagated.

🌷Benefits of Ghee are only there if it is prepared by proper method which is first make curd from malai then Makkhan is obtained by churning dahi then by heating makkhan ,ghee is obtained .

🌷Never prepare ghee directly from Malai as this type of ghee increase cholesterol and cause all other problems.

🌷Ghee can be consumed by lactose intolerant person.

🌷 It can be regularly used by women , children ,old and young that means all by and all times.

🌷 In Ayurveda it is used internally as well as externally ( on skin ,as nasal drop)

🌹It is best among all types of fats( oils, animal fats etc).

🌷Ghee Benefits

✅Improve immunity, memory,Learning capacity, recalling capacity and intelligence(must for children). It is best brain tonic.
🌻
✅Useful for those who take alcohol regularly.

✅It relieves Dry skin,dry voice, overall dryness.

✅Improve digestive capacity.

✅Good for eye sight.

✅ It improves complexion, make skin glowing and soft .

✅Ghee is good for voice.

✅ Its consumption is advised after fever but during fever it should be avoided.
✅It mobilize stubborn fat so with proper exercise and diet it helps in weight loss also.

✅It makes body strong, nourishes all body tissues and increases life expectancy.

✅ Ghee is must for ladies specially during three major changes in her life first is during onset of mensus,second during and after pregnancy and third in menopause phase.
✅ Ghee also helps her in treatment of infertility.

🌷Few ways to use Ghee

👉Apply Ghee + Turmeric + Neem for quick wound healing

👉Ghee + milk best anti aging

👉Triphala ghrit to improve eye sight.

👉Oral dryness – amla powder + raisin mixed with ghee and kept in mouth for few minutes

👉Anaemia- ghee+ triphla + sugar

👉Migraine – ghee + saffron as nasal drops.

👉 Dust allergy- apply thin layer of ghee on inner wall of nostrils.

👉It’s consumption is essential during pregnancy and lactation.

👉Apply before ear lobe puncturing.
👉Apply on cracked lips,heel and cracked nipples in new mother

How to consume Ghee?😋

✅1/2 teaspoon during morning or as part of breakfast is great way to start day or on chapati rice in any way which suits your taste buds .Usually after ghee it is good to have warm drink.

When to avoid ghee?🤔

👉In jaundice, hepatitis ,fatty liver,
Cough and cold may worsen by it
👉If pregnant mother has cold she should avoid ghee.
👉Excess of ghee can cause indigestion and diarrhea

🌺Note

🌻In case of heaviness or indigestion after ghee warm water or a cup of fat-less buttermilk can be consumed.

🌻If your child do not like to drink milk and you have to make lots of efforts, then you should give him ghee in food it gives all the benefits of milk.

Must follow rules regarding curd consumption to prevent many diseases .

☘️Contrary to general belief curd is hot🔥 in potency thus ayurveda suggest to use it in winter and rainy season and avoid it in hot season.

☘️Curd is sour in taste and heavy to digest but it takes less time to digest than milk so those who cannot digest milk, curd is better option.
☘️ Curd is good source of protein,B complex, calcium,folic acid, potassium and phosphorus.
☘️ It pacify vata Dosha but increase kapha and pitta.
☘️Although curd is very beneficial for health but ayurveda suggest some rules regarding its uses which must be followed to get its benefits and to avoid its harmful effects .

🌻Benefits of curd

👉Intake of curd build fat, increase strength💪, increase digestive fire🔥 useful in general weakness.It had Probiotic action,
👉It is good in diarrhoea .
👉It stimulates bladder , help in easy urination
👉Curd with sugar gives instant energy .
👉 It stimulate taste bud hence work as appetizer
👉In condition like running nose🤧 it should be taken wisely with spices.
👉It is Good for bones.
👉It can be applied on scalp to cure dandruff.
👉It can be applied on face mixing with besan to clean skin and open pores.

🌻Rules regarding its uses

👉Never heat it or have it with hot food( like hot paratha).
👉Never use it in Night.🌌
👉It should be strictly avoid in vasant (March to may) , sharad(October) and grishma (may to start of rain) in short in hot climate. During hot seasons buttermilk should be use .
👉It is best to use it in winter and rainy season.
👉It should not consume daily .
👉Never have curd which is not well set.
👉Never take it alone always take it along with honey/ sugar/ amla powder /moong or rock salt.

☘️If above rules neglected frequently then it leads to fever ,skin disease , bleeding disorders, hypertension etc.
☘️Use only homemade curd.

How to make curd at home?❓

😊Curd can be easily made at home by adding little curd to warm milk and leave to set for 5-6 hours in hot climate it take less time whereas in cold it takes more time.Use glass or clay utensil to set curd. Never store it in copper vessel.

🌾🌻Vasant ritucharya(spring seasonal regime)

Do’s and don’ts for spring season

🌼 Sun slowly become strong,days are getting longer, heat increase in day,mornings and night are still bit cold, new leaves, flowers are blooming on trees and birds sings in joy of beautiful nature and welcoming king of all seasons
‘ VASANT’.😍

🌼 Like every thing around us in nature is changing with the advent of spring our body also undergo changes to balance that some diet and lifestyle changes are suggested by Ayurvedic acharyas.👍😊
🌼 In spring kapha dosha which accumulated in winters start melting due to increase in heat which can causes diseases if not removed or balanced.😳
🌼 Low digestive strength, low appetite, lethargy, fatigue, respiratory allergies, body ache, heaviness, sore throat etc are some of the disorders of this season. 🙄

🌺 Vasant ritu comprises of 2 months chaitra and vishakha. 🌷

💁‍♀️Lifestyle to follow
👉Wake up early as it prevents kapha aggravation. 🌸
👉 Use bitter neem twig to clean teeth and do oil pulling to remove kapha. 🌺
👉 Do til oil massage. 🌻
👉Exercise is a must in this season. 🏋️‍♂️
👉Take bath with warm water, do not use cold or extremely hot water.🙂
-👉Do udvartana ( dry massage) with barley floor, besan, turmeric, karpur, chandan, lodhra, neem etc, it helps in removing extra fat of body.🙃
👉Apply oil in nostrils (nasya) and anjan in eyes.🤩
👉 Avoid sleeping in day time.
👉keep body covered, prevent direct contact with air. 🌼
👉Spend time in nature, visit gardens enjoy colours of nature as it is good for mental health. 🌸🌼💐🌹

💁‍♀️Diet to follow

✅ Do not eat same food which is consumed in winters like do not use sweet taste (laddoos, jaggery etc), citrus fruits and fats.
✅Include old or roasted grains. ✅Have Wheat, Jau, rice and moong daal, avoid urad daal.
✅ Include bitter(karela, methi, neem) , astringent(amla, harad) and pungent( chilly) taste, avoid sweet, sour and salty food.
✅Avoid cold and heavy food.

✅Drink boiled water, herbs like shunthi, jeera, nagarmotha etc can be added in water.

✅Use milk and milk products like ghee, curd, makhan in less amount.
✅Drink honey with lukewarm water.

✅Have ayurvedic asav, arishth and decoctions according to your requirement, consult ayurvedic doctor for that.

🤔Which detox therapy to follow??

👉To clean body channels vaman(therapeutic vomiting) is suggested in this season.
👉Other than vaman nasya, abhyangam can also be done under Ayurvedic doctor guidance.

If you think seasonal problems are bound to happen or you are prone to them then by following above guidelines you will see huge improvement in your health.

Ragi best food for children.

😊Ragi is one of the ancient cereal which is packed with nutrition,it is used in south India mostly.
😊Ragi doesn’t need polish or any processing before use thus it is used in its purest , natural form with all its nutrients intact.

💐Properties of ragi

👉Ragi is sweet in taste.
👉It is hot in potency.
👉Dry and light to digest.
👉 It balance kapha.
👉 Increase vata and pitta if consumed in excess.
👉It is alkaline in nature

💐Health benefits

☘️Ragi is a great protein source, compared to wheat or rice it contain more protein which makes it a better option for vegetarians for daily consumption.🌹

☘️Good for digestion ragi helps in proper digestion, improve bowel movement and prevent constipation. 🌻

☘️Ragi contains many minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron etc . 🌸

☘️With regular use of ragi there is no need of taking iron or calcium supplements.🌹

☘️ Gluten free -those who are allergic to gluten, ragi is good option🏵️

☘️Good for bone🦴- as it is rich in calcium, it improves bone density, prevent risk of fracture, helps in faster recovery from fracture and prevents osteoporosis.

☘️Good for heart💖 ragi lower cholesterol levels, maintain blood pressure and prevent heart diseases with regular use. 👌

☘️ Good for weight lose ragi is low in fat, high in dietary fibre which gives feeling of fullness and prevent excess consumption of food.👍

☘️ Useful in anemia as it improves hemoglobin levels. 😀

☘️Anti-aging ragi is rich in antioxidants thus helps in delaying aging effects. 😍

☘️Good for skin ragi has vitamin E,prevents wrinkles,fine line , protect skin and maintain its moisture😎

☘️Antimicrobial activity. Prevent infections. 🤗

☘️Good for diabetes ragi control blood sugar level,it is low in glycemic index and helps in quick wound healing.🤩

☘️Best food for babies 👶 as it is easy to digest and helps in growth of baby. Infact ragi can be consumed from 0 to 90 years of age , suitable for all age group.🙏

☘️Natural relaxant ragi promotes mental peace😇, helps in fighting anxiety, depression, migraine and insomnia.

🤔 How to use ragi?

✅ It is best to use ragi’s whole grain, soak them overnight then sprouted them then dry them in sun then make powder of this grain. Sprouted ragi developed vitamin C which helps in better absorption of iron from it.

✅ Ragi flour can be mixed in wheat flour to make chapati which makes it easy to use ragi on daily basis.

✅ Dosa, porridge, pudding,cake etc can be made with ragi.

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