SHAD PADARTHA OR SIX BASIC CONCEPTS

Icon made by Flat Icons from www.flaticon.com Every science is developed from the basic concepts which is true in Ayurveda too. Among many concepts, the very basic concept from which the system of Ayurveda is greatly influenced and developed is the concept of Shadpadartha. This is taken from the vedic related philosophies popularly known as Shaddarshana as they are 6 in number. They are rearranged such that it fulfils the objectives of the science. These………CONTINUE READING

KNOWLEDGE OF FOOD USE AND HEALTH

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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

PRINCIPLES OF FOOD INTAKE in AYURVEDA

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LIFE OR AYU IN AYURVEDA

Icons made by Eucalyp from www.flaticon.com Life is a set of various events that help in evolution of every human being. Even though we don’t have control over many happenings, there is ample of opportunities that one can come across. It is this life system that we need to understand and live with full enthusiasm. The more we live in it lively, we become more active and enjoy it completely. Everyone’s life is a different………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