Articles: ayurveda

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  1. Management of Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda

    by Dr V V Lakshmi Prasuna

    This article focuses on the Ayurvedic approach to handling hypothyroidism.  According to the author, there is growing demand for treatment of this condition through the Ayurvedic...

  2. Panchakarma - Ayurvedic Science of Rejuvenation and Detoxification

    by Dr Deepika Rodrigo

    Pancha (five) Karma (action) is an Ayurvedic therapy that aims to cleanse the body of toxins and reduce or eliminate the build up of excess doshas in the body. It is based on the b...

  3. Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Massage

    by Dr Kanu Patel and Pauline Barron

    Ayurveda offers a variety of healing therapies that nurture, balance and heal the mind and body. Ayurveda's most powerful method of rejuvenation and purification for the mind and b...

  4. Practical Ayurveda - Sattvic Qualities for a Healthy Mind and Body

    by Dr Partap Chauhan

    Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicine and 'science of life' is becoming more widely known outside of India and recognized as a truly holistic means of health care.

  5. Prevention Of Ageing With Ayurveda

    by Dr V V Lakshmi Prasuna

    This is a very detailed account of the Ayurvedic approach to ageing, including recommendations about nutrition, life-style and attitudes, and specific Ayurvedic remedies.

  6. Prunella vulgaris: Self-heal - Eastern and Western Perspectives

    by Anne McIntyre

    Self-heal is a pretty member of the Lamiaceae family which grows all over Britain and Europe in pastures, woods and clearings and is loved by bees

  7. Rasayana: The Ayurvedic Path to Rejuvenation

    by Anne McIntyre

    This column focuses on the ancient science of rejuvenation known as Rasayana, one of the eight branches of Ayurveda. There are many Rasayana herbs and foods, but for them to achie...

  8. Skin Disorders and Ayurveda

    by Sebastian Pole

    In Ayurveda, all skin diseases involve aggravation of the three constitutional types - vata, pitta and kapha - on both the physical and mental level, and disturbance of the tissu...

  9. Spring Cleaning the Ayurvedic Way

    by Sebastian Pole

    This column looks into the Ayurvedic approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, in relation to one’s constitutional make-up, the doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and the seasons.

  10. The Ayurvedic Cellulite Busting Therapy - Udvartana

    by Vishal Kohli

    The word Udvartana is largely used for the most famous body treatment in Ayurveda to lose weight. However if we refer to the classics of Ayurveda we have different types of Udvartan...

  11. The Herbal Garden: Ocimum Sanctum Tulsi (Sacred Holy Basil)

    by Anne McIntyre

    This column focuses on the Tulsi (holy basil), one of the most sacred plants in India. The Tulsi’s qualities are well described in Vedic texts, and include all round healing proper...

  12. The Need of Our Time

    by Dr Donn Brennan

    In his first PH Expert Column, Dr Donn Brennan focuses on the benefits of Ayurveda. He tells us that it is undergoing a revival as it is able to bring about better health without r...

  13. The Principles of Ayurveda

    by Liliana Stringer

    We consist of the Universe and vice versa. The philosophical system that is the basis of the Vedanta is not so difficult to understand because it rings a bell within everyone's sou...

  14. The Scientific Basis of Ayurveda

    by Sebastian Pole

    In this column on Ayurvedic approaches, the author says that Ayurveda and traditional medicine are sometimes criticized for being too general; their holistic concepts appearing ali...

  15. The Therapeutic Value of Sesame Oil

    by Anne McIntyre

    The properties of sesame oil has been recognized for thousands of years and is particularly popular in India, used in oil massage and also as an important aspect of Ayurveda. The s...

  16. The Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    by Anne McIntyre

    This article looks specifically at the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which manifests in a variety of unpleasant symptoms and can be caused/aggravated by stress, fo...

  17. Treating Behavioural Problems in Children

    by Anne McIntyre

    Treating behavioural problems in children often means having to cope with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both are noted by res...

  18. Treating Sleep Problems with Herbs

    by Anne McIntyre

    In this article, the author focuses on herbal remedies for insomnia, which has its origin in many different problems of both mind and body and predisposes us to further health pr...

  19. Turmeric - An Amazing Healer

    by Anne McIntyre

    Often regarded simply as a spice for flavouring and colouring curry, Anne McIntyre highlights the vast number of therapeutic properties attributed to turmeric. Usually obtained in ...

  20. Turmeric - From Tradition To Research

    by Dr Baljot Bharaj

    Turmeric has always been integral part of Indian kitchen with varied uses - as a condiment to medicine. In this article, the journey of Turmeric from ancient times to present has be...

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