BRIMHANA

Nutrition is the basic need of the body for the purpose of sustainability and development. This is usually provided by food that we take which undergoes digestion and then assimilate into our body tissues. But at times these food substances fail to provide the much needed nutrition due to various causes like improper digestion, improper metabolism, etc. Hence these are fulfilled by the help of supplements or else known as nutritional supplements. The action performed………CONTINUE READING

APAMARGA

The plant APAMARGA is a plant that has found a very profuse use in Ayurveda. The ash that results from completely burning the plant is a good source of Potash which is also useful as a Kshara (Alkali) in the treatments or formulations in Ayurveda. The plant finds its place as one of the important Shirovirechaneeya (Nasal errhine or snuff) substance. The leaves are taken as food in place of Spinach at Tanzania while the………CONTINUE READING

AMALAKI

The plant AMALAKI is a tree which has a diversified use not only in Ayurveda but as a nutraceutical also. The fruits of the tree is used in varied formulations and food preparations that it is considered as the step mother of humanity. Hence it is called by the name “DHATRI” in the Ayurvedic texts. The most famous formulation of Ayurveda that has the fruits of Amalaki as the major ingredient is the CHYAVANAPRASHA. Moreover,………CONTINUE READING

AHIPHENA

The plant AHIPHENA or GASGASE as it is commonly known in Kannada is an annual plant from which the exudate are obtained from the raw fruit. This exudate is known as OPIUM or Aphim. This is classified as a narcotic drug as it has the capacity to produce hallucinations along with addictions. In Ayurveda, this plant is only employed after its mention in the later Nighantus especially the Madanapala Nighantu. But this has been used………CONTINUE READING

INTRODUCTION TO DRAVYAGUNA – AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGY

The Dravya are the substances that have the utility as a medicine or food or even used for the purpose of tying around the body parts. It can be from any origin like plant, animal or even the mineral origins. The substances of any origin do have certain characteristics which we say as Properties. These properties are the inherent characters that give the address or identification of the substance. Not only this these properties are infact………CONTINUE READING

AGNIMANTHA

The plant Agnimantha or Arani as it is commonly known in Kannada is a tree that is commonly used in many preparations of Ayurveda. It is known as Wind Killer in English. The interesting part here is that the woods of the plant were used for to generate fire by rubbing against each other in the past. This is procedure is also in practice even today in certain rituals of Hindus. Medicinally, it is the………CONTINUE READING

AGURU

The plant Aguru or Agaru commonly known as Eagle wood or Agar wood is a very important plant that has great medicinal and commercial value. Especially, the volatile oil which is present in the heart wood and is of great commercial value. They are commonly seen in the cosmetic and perfumery industry. The heart wood is the usable part for medicinal purposes including in Ayurveda. This has made it to deplete considerably in its natural………CONTINUE READING

ASTHAPANOPAGA

Asthapana Basti or an enema which involves the use of decoction as a major ingredient. It is the most important treatment modality in Ayurveda. It is one among the Panchakarma (5 Bio-purification) methods but still is said to be producing the major effects of any treatment in Ayurveda. The procedure is said to produce predominantly a purificatory action but is also has the ability to provide nourishment. It depends on what the composition of the………CONTINUE READING

ANULOMANA

Among the different pharmacological actions, Virechana is among the most prominent one. This activity is again classified into 4 types namely Anulomana, Sramsana, Bhedana and Rechana by Sharangadhara. The classification is mainly done on the basis of the intensity with which it acts. Among the four Anulomana is the mildest one. It is considered as mild laxatives.  The present video is a summary of how a substance performs the action of “ANULOMANA” as per Ayurveda……….CONTINUE READING

ARSHAGHNA

Arsha a medical condition that is equated to the condition known as piles and haemorrhoids mentioned in Allopathic medicine. It is one of the most disturbing conditions with intense pain and suffering. To counter this problem, Ayurveda has a very methodical approach. This approach is a very successful one and is currently one of the most preferred one also. There are many approaches in Ayurveda where the category of medicaments known as ARSHOGHNA is being………CONTINUE READING