Articles: ayurveda

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  1. Allergies and Ayurveda

    by Sebastian Pole

    This article focuses on the Ayurvedic approach to allergies which, the author says, is the regulation of the body's ability to accept or reject the ingested substances that cause o...

  2. Amalaki: The Amazine Indian Gooseberry Emblica officinalis/Phyllanthus emblica

    by Anne McIntyre

    Anne McIntyre looks closer at the healing properties of Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry. It is an Ayurvedic herb and is known as one of the best rejuvenative tonics in Ayurvedic medic...

  3. An Ayurvedic Approach to the Treatment of Eczema

    by Anne McIntyre

    This column focuses on Ayurvedic and dietary treatment for skin problems, such as eczema, a condition which the author broadly categorizes into three types (doshas) – Vata, Pitta a...

  4. Andrographis: The Ayurvedic Remedy for Boosting Immunity

    by Anne McIntyre

    Andrographis paniculata is highly valued in Ayurvedic, TCM, Siddha and Unani medicine for enhancing immunity and combating acute infections, and is beginning to gain popularity here...

  5. Are There Herbs for Low Self Esteem?

    by Anne McIntyre

    In this Expert Column, McIntyre recognizes that while low self esteem is not a disease, it can be incredibly crippling. She asks the rhetorical question as to whether herbs can hel...

  6. Ashwagandha: Winter Cherry - Withania Somnifera

    by Anne McIntyre

    Ashwaganda, sometimes called Indian Ginseng, is a herb native to India, North Africa and the Middle East, and is one of the most important herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Indi...

  7. Ayurveda

    by Dr Ann Roden

    Ayurveda means the art or science of life/living, or a way of life. The word comes from the Sanskrit, Ayu meaning life or living, Veda meaning knowledge or science of.

  8. Ayurveda - In Harmony with Osteopathy

    by Elisabeth Bird

    Ayurveda is an ancient system and many of the systems of alternative therapy may have found their roots here. Osteopathy can be likened to Ayurveda in its approach. Although mechan...

  9. Ayurveda for Autumn

    by Dr Deepa Apté

    Autumn is the period of the year when Vata is predominant not only in the atmosphere and environment but also in our bodies. The weather is generally light, dry, cold, windy, rough...

  10. Ayurveda for Health in the Workplace

    by Carl Lyons

    Ayurveda can be utilized for its proactive and conscious management of health and performance in our professional lives, improving energy levels and concentration. Carl Lyons looks...

  11. Ayurveda in Action in South India

    by Prasanna Probyn

    On first appearance Arogya, looks more like a Taj-style holiday resort than an Ayurvedic hospital. It is a serene scattering of Kerala-style red tiled buildings amidst lush foliage,...

  12. Ayurveda in the NHS

    by Dr Donn Brennan and Dr Ravi Mooss

    The 27th of October was the first annual ‘Ayurveda Day’ espoused by the Indian Government. It was celebrated by a motion in the UK Parliament calling on the Government to establish...

  13. Ayurveda in the Wise Earth Tradition

    by Jim Whitham

    This article focuses on the original grassroots form of Ayurveda, as developed by Swamini Mayathitananda of  the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda in North Carolina, US. Better known a...

  14. Ayurveda: Internalize Cooking and Spiritualize Eating

    by Dr Sanjay Parva

    Dr Sanjay Parva discusses the role of cooking and eating according to the Vedas and Ayurvedic practice. He believes cooking should be part of ones spiritual and daily life.

  15. Ayurvedic and Herbal Perspectives for Managing the Menopause

    by Jo Webber

    The menopause is part of the natural cycle of life and is a time of change experienced by all women to the next phase of life, unlike say period problems or pregnancy. Every woman’s...

  16. Ayurvedic Approach to a Healthy Heart

    by Vishal Kohli (BAMS) and Mr Sanil Pillai

    Ayurveda is a science of healing based on ancient Indian philosophy and belief that the heart is the seat of life energy and has a direct bearing on our health and happiness. It lo...

  17. Ayurvedic Herbs as Healers - Punarnava and Ashwagandha

    by Dr Sonica Krishan

    This article begins with a brief account of the Ayurvedic philosophy of herbs as healers. The first aim is to restore health and secondly to do away with afflictions.

  18. Ayurvedic Medicine: Personal Rejuvenation

    by Sebastian Pole

    Ayurveda, translated as 'science of longevity', is a medical-lifestyle system, which informs us which substances, qualities and actions enhance our lives and which do not. It draws...

  19. Ayurvedic Perspective on Diet and Digestion

    by Dr Donn Brennan

    This article focuses on the importance of diet and digestion in Ayurvedic medicine. In terms of digestion, Ayurveda takes into consideration the person, their food and their digest...

  20. Ayurvedic Way of Cooking: Herbs and Food Supplements

    by Dr Deepa Apté

    Ayurveda is the ancient holistic medical system from India which has been practised for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda means ‘science of life’ (‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meani...

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