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Fig and Nutritional Facts

Ayurvedic and nutritional fact about fig (Anjeer) Synonyms-Figs are called Anjeer or Gular, Udumber. Anjeer has such wonderful medicinal benefits with such a high nutritional value. Ayurvedic fact about figs Udumbero himo rukshyoguru pittakaphasrijit Madhurstuvero varnyo vranshodhanropan The ayurvedic properties Taste- sweet and astringent Qualities-heavy, hard to digest, and dryness  After digestion taste transformation(Vipak)  - pungent  Potency(Veerya) -Coolant Role of figs in our diet Vranashodhana -Cleanse and disinfection wounds, promote healing of the wound. Varnya- Promote healthy skin. Pittakaphasrjitam -Figs are very good for pitta and Kapha dosha balancing, good for a bleeding disorder Medicinal use of figs  Being astringent herbs it has a blocking effect, so figs work well in diarrhea, heavy periods, excess white discharge( leucorrhoea) Figs are very good to treat bleeding disorder such as nasal bleeding, menorrhagia, rectal bleeding Figs are good to balance pitta dosha,

Ayurvedic and Nutritional facts about dates

Ayurvedic and Nutritional facts about dates Ayurvedic Properties of dates Kharjuram madhuram vrishya snigdham shonitapittajam Kshatkshayapaham hridayam sheetalam tarpanam guru Dates are called kharjura in sanskrit and hindi  Dates are sweet in taste. Dates qualities are heavy( hard to digest ) and unctuous (oily). Its post metabolic taste (Vipak) is sweet. Its potency is cold. The best season to eat is fall and winter season In Fall Season, Pitta Dosha is aggravated in our body so dates are very good for pacifying Pitta Dosha. In winter, the cold wind starts to blow and the digestive fire is too strong so our body needs sweet, unctuous, nourishing food. It helps to improve strength and immunity. According to Ayurveda, The role of dates in our diet Vata and Pitta Shamak (Vata and Pitta Dosha pacifier) Dates are very good for all Vata imbalance disorders like arthritis, constipation, flatulence, insomnia, and nerve disorder. It is very good for balancing Pitta Dosha. It helps to treat ex

All about pitta constitution

All about pitta constitution (Pitta body type or pitta dosha predominate ) The following guidelines are to help For pitta body type people For those who have pitta dosha imbalance In pitta season means in summer months when the weather is hot. Environment heat aggravates pitta dosha so it's important to cool your system. If people don't follow the summer seasonal regime, pitta dosha starts to accumulate and it becomes aggravated in the fall season. Sign of pitta imbalance –  Extreme sensitivity to heat Inflammation  Eye problem such as conjunctivitis, bloodshot eyes Burning sensation, acidity, heartburn, peptic ulcer, GERD Dehydration and excessive hunger, dizziness Loose bowel movement is also common such as diarrhoea Frequent bacterial infection Premature graying or balding Frequent skin rashes and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, boils Bleeding tendency such as nosebleed, heavy periods Yellow discoloration of the eyes, skin, nails Headaches and migraine Anger, a

Prakriti or constitutions in Ayurveda

Prakriti (mind and body type or dosha, according to Ayurveda) Ayurveda describes a unique concept of Prakriti (constitutions) and Vikruti.   At the time of birth, every person has a unique combination of three Doshas(Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in body and mind, it is called Prakriti (constitution). Like if any person has Vata Dosha dominance since birth that is called Vata Prakriti or Vata body type.  A person's constitution does not usually change throughout a lifetime. As conditions changes in life, like diet, lifestyle, stress, etc. many factors can cause imbalance to your Prakriti its called Vikruti. so we can say Vikruti means current states of Doshas or diseased state of an individual. Ayurveda believed that some factor influencing the Prakriti Time of conception season Health Condition of the uterus Condition of sperm and ovum Dietary habit and lifestyle of the mother during pregnancy Types of Prakriti - Sharirik (physical constitution):- Ayurveda described seven typed of body

Introduction of Ayurveda and yoga

Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditional systems of medicine that originated in India. The word Ayurveda made up of two words Ayus(life) and Veda( knowledge or science ). Ayurveda's exact meaning of knowledge of life. There are two aims of Ayurveda To maintain the health of a healthy person To the treatment of disease Ayurveda tells three tripods of life  Mind Body Soul Good health depends upon a balance between mind, body, and soul. According to Ayurveda the entire world including our body is made up of five elements called panch Maha-Bhutas. Earth(prithvi) Wind(vayu) Water(Jal) Fire(Agni) Aakash(space) These elements combined and made of three energies or dosha Vata Pitta Kapha.  These three energies have a specific impact on our body Vata dosha Vata dosha is composed of space and air. Vata dosha mainly resides in the colon as well as in the brain ears bone and joint. Vata dosha governs all movement in the body like breathing, the activity of the nervous system,  Vata dosha  is

Early morning sneeze(allergy)

Morning sneeziness in Ayurveda Some people  who allergic to pollen or morning mist or dust,  get continuous sneezing early in the morning.  Since morning is the time when pollen count often their highest point.  this is called allergic rhinitis  Allergic rhinitis   - - It is the response that your immune system is giving to certain allergens. when you come to the contact of allergen,  the body makes antibodies to fight the allergen, and the antibodies bind to mast cells. Allergen crosslink them and release powerful chemical like histamine.histamin is the cause of sneezing, running nose   As per Ayurveda morning sneeziness According to Ayurveda Sneezing is a natural urge we should not suppress it. Ayurveda considers morning sneezing is a Kapha dominant, Vata associated symptoms. As morning time is Kapha's dominating time (7 am to 10 am) so Kapha Dosha is aggravated. Sneezing is the symptoms of a Vata imbalance. Treatment in Ayurveda Line of treatment should be Pacifying Kapha – Vata

Summer seasonal routine

Seasonal routine(Ritucharya) according to Ayurveda Ayurveda prescribed some Dietary and lifestyle practice for every season because every season affects our body's doshas(three pillars of human body Vata, pitta, Kapha)  some way. By following the mentioned seasonal routine, we can avoid unnecessary health issues and lifestyles disorder. According to Ayurveda a year is divided into two periods Ayana (solstice) (depending on the direction of movement of the sun). Each solstice is formed of three Ritus (seasons) Uttarayana (northern solstice) or Adan kal Late winter (Shishir) Spring (Vasant) Summer (Grishma) Dakshinayana (southern solstice) or Visarg Kal Early winter (Hemant) Monsoon (Varsha) Autumn (Sharad) So, three are a total of six seasons in one year. Summer is the last season of Adan Kal(northern solstice). The relation between  summer season and dosha  In Ayurveda summer is considered a pitta season. In summertime Intense sunlight increased pi

High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia.

High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that's found in cells of our body  Cholesterol is essential for many body functions like making cell membranes and making Vitamin D and hormones. Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of excess cholesterol levels in the blood that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease  Types of cholesterol High-density Lipoprotein or HDL It is useful for the body because it takes cholesterol away  from the cells and then back to the liver. The liver breaks it down or passes it to out of the body as waste material. Often called the good cholesterol Low-density Lipoprotein or LDL It is the “bad” cholesterol. LDL takes cholesterol from the liver to the cells. Cells use cholesterol but too much cholesterol in the blood can clog the arteries. LDL is the bad or “lousy” cholesterol. It can lead to a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Very low-density lipop


Hypothyroidism  The thyroid gland is one of the important glands of the endocrine system.  The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck.  It releases thyroid hormones (thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3))  These hormones help to regulate metabolism, growth, and development of the human body.  It helps to regulate many body functions like brain and nerve function and development, and function of the skin, hair, eyes, heart, and intestines  Without enough thyroid hormones, many of your body’s functions slow down.  Hypothyroid is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of the thyroid hormone.  Cause of Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism can be caused due to multiple reasons most common causes are  Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks your thyroid. Iodine deficiency Radiation or surgery on the thyroid gland, Stress Thyroiditis A side effect of medication