Unlock Clear Skin: Ayurvedic Secrets for Treating Acne Pimples

The face is the most important part of our body. It is not because of only cosmetics purpose but also because it reflects your inner health and confidence. Thus patients suffering from acne or other skin problems related face could experience in loss of confidence and other psychological disturbances. Acne is one of them which affects most or every other person somewhere in their life.

Acne commonly known as pimples is very common during adolescence.  But due to some unhealthy lifestyles acne is seen in middle-aged or adults too as a sign of skin disorder. The common treatment in allopathic is some antibiotics and local ointment etc. While treating acne with Ayurveda has a holistic approach. In this blog, we will see Ayurvedic medication, panchakarma treatment & some diet recommendations for acne treatment with Ayurveda.

Introduction & general review:

Acne is commonly seen occurring during puberty as a sign of hormonal changes in the body. Then it gradually subsides without much effort. But sometimes it does not subside that easily, it has to take the help of some medication.

In some people, acne does not easily with a period. This is due to some skin problems which are mostly not related to adolescent acne. In mid-age, this is mostly due to some skin issues along with some hormonal changes and some psychological disturbance.

Ayurvedic view for acne:

Face is a reflection of inner health many diseases are diagnosed by just observing it. As per Ayurveda face is the seat of Rasa Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu, Mansa Dhatu & Shukra Dhatu also. And acne is caused by vitiation of doshas in this dhatu. The most common doshas responsible for acne are kapha and vaata doshas. These accumulate in the above-mentioned dhatu to create acne.

Causes of acne:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Gut disturbance
  • Poor digestion
  • Prolonged acidity
  • Improper sleep
  • Junk food
  • Lack of proper skincare

Diagnosis for acne in ayurveda:

  • Yuvan-pedika
  • Mukha Dushika
  • Kshudra Kustha
  • Rakta Dushti

Above mentioned are some of the diagnoses for acne or pimples in Ayurveda. These all come under the umbrella term named Kushtha a skin disorder.

Ayurvedic  treatment for acne & pimples:

Ayurveda has a holistic approach to treating every disease same as it is with acne. While treating acne with Ayurveda it is most important to focus on all aspects of treatment which are Ayurvedic medication, the use of panchakarma procedure at the right time as well as correcting lifestyle.

So the treatment for treating acne with Ayurveda consists of Ayurvedic medicine, local application or lepa (face mask), panchakarma procedures, and an Ayurvedic healthy diet. So let’s look deep into it.

Ayurvedic medicine for acne or pimples:

  1. Laghu Manjishthadi Kadha approximately 10 ml with an equal amount of water after the meal
  2. Syrup Saafi (Hamdard Co.) 10 ml twice a day
  3. Sarivadi Vati 250 mg twice a day
  4. Triphala churna ( dose according to your gut health) at night with warm water

External application for acne:

  1. Home-made lepa: turmeric powder+ Neen leaves powder+ Rose petals powder + Multani mitti Half a spoon of each ingredient mixed with rose water once a day.
  2. Rajni lepa
  3. Raktachandanadi Lepa

Above mentioned are some lepa or face that can be used while treating acne & pimples.

Panchakarma treatment for acne and pimple:

Vamana helps to clear the toxins from the upper gastric tract i.e. stomach, liver, etc. It helps to promote for creation of Rasa dhatu and removes excessive kapha from the digestive tract. The kapha doshas accumulated in this area are one reason for creating acne-prone skin.

Virechana the purgation treatment in Ayurveda removes the toxins from the lower gastric tract i.e. intestine, rectum, spleen, etc. It helps to expel pitta dosha from the body which is responsible for pimples too. It also helps to purify the Rakta dhatu (purifies blood). The impure or vitiated blood causes acne.

Raktamokshana is a bloodletting and purifying treatment of panchakarma. For this, a leech a worm-type creature is used to suck the impure blood from the skin. The leech or jalauka helps to expel the impure blood from the system and allows it to replace it with pure blood.

Ayurvedic Diet recommendation for acne patients:

To promote clear acne-free skin one should consume fresh vegetables and fruits regularly. One should have a proper wholesome meal with all the natural organic food. The meal should be consumed as per once Prakriti, Agni, and age. It should also contain a good amount of ghee to balance the three doshas.

For more details please read our series on simple Ayurvedic diets parts 1 to 4.

The link is given below:

  1. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-1/
  2. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-2/
  3. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-3/
  4. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-4/

Things to avoid while suffering from acne & pimples are fermented and deep-fried food, extremely sour food, stale and dry food, etc.

 

Conclusion:

Treating acne or pimples with Ayurveda has very good results due to its holistic approach. The ayurvedic remedies along with panchakarma and a good ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modification as per the ayurvedic regimen will help you in restoring skin health naturally from inside.

At Ayurvidhi clinic we have successfully cured acne & pimples with pure ayurvedic and panchakarma treatment.

Address: Dr. Bathe’s Ayurvidhi Clinic – Ayurveda & Panchakarma clinic. Office no. 309, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047

 

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Say goodbye to Hair-fall with Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Treatment

Hair fall is a common health problem for everyone in today’s era. Are you also one of them? And looking for an effective natural way to pause, restore & regrow your hair? Ayurveda has a traditional age-old and effective solution to your hair fall problem. In this blog, we will see the causes, ayurvedic and panchakarma treatments for hair fall.

Concept of hair fall or hair loss:

As per studies on average a healthy person shreds near about 100 hair strands (more or less). This also gets replaced by a new follicle in a certain period. But if the falling or losing the hair is more and regeneration or recovery is less then it is a matter of worry.  Hair fall occurs due to some nutritional deficiency or any other health problem.

Ayurvedic concept for hair loss:

Ayurveda has described its theory for every disease same with hair loss. Ayurveda theory revolves around Vaata, Pitta & Kapha. Due vitiation of the doshas mostly pitta it causes dilation of the hair follicle which causes the easy plucking of hair from its root. Whereas kapha and vaata mix up together and close the follicle which restricts the growth of hair.

Ayurvedic causes for hair loss:

  • Late night awakening
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Digestive problems: such as acidity, I.B.S., etc.
  • Consuming of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Pitta imbalance factors: Spicy food, Junk food
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Previous history of fever, typhoid, or other chronic diseases

Other causes for hair loss:

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Low heamoglobin
  • Hormonal Imbalance

Types of hair loss:

  • Alopecia totalis
  • Traction Alopecia
  • Alopecia arearta
  • Post-partum hair loss

Ayurvedic Diagnosis for Hair-fall:

Following are some commonly done diagnosis for hair fall in Ayurvedic text

  • Khalitya
  • Rakta Krumi
  • Asthi-Kshaya
  • Pandu

Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss or hair fall:

Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss consists of a unique holistic approach towards correcting lifestyle, diet monitoring, and changes. It also emphasizes some herbal remedies to stop hair loss and panchakarma treatment for boosting hair growth and eliminating toxins from the body.

 

Ayurvedic remedies for hair loss:

Following are some medications can be used while treating hair fall.

  1. Half a spoon of Chyavanprasha in the morning on an empty stomach
  2. Half a spoon of Aamla powder with honey in the morning empty stomach
  3. Brahmi Churna 250 mg with honey or warm water to reduce hair falls due to stress, tension & anxiety.
  4. Asthi-poshak vati 250 mg twice a day can help to promote your hair growth.
  5. Narasimha-Rasayana half spoon in the morning on an empty stomach

 

Oil recommended for restoration of hair and promote hair growth:

  1. Vaata Jatadi Tailam
  2. Mahabrungaraaj Tailam
  3. Sukuntalaam Oil by Ayurvidhi Clinic
  4. Japa-kusumadi Tailam

Above mentioned are the few ayurvedic medicated hair oil to promote hair growth.  These all are rich all essential ayurvedic herbs that will help with hair problems. All the above tailam when used along with the proper ayurvedic treatment and diet shows a good improvement.

Our Sukuntalam Hair Oil by Ayurvidhi Clinic is specially made with Aamla, Cow milk, Brahmi, Jatamansi, etc., and processed by Kshirpaaka Vidhi as per ayurvedic text.

 

Panchakarma Treatment for Hair Loss:

Panchakarma is a detoxification therapy in Ayurvedic treatment. It is useful in expelling out the toxins accumulated in the system by using various therapeutic procedures. In hair loss, these techniques are very useful to restore hair fall and promote hair growth.

Vamana helps to remove the toxins from the upper digestive tract which helps for better absorption of minerals and medicine for hair growth.

Basti is one of the best treatments for hair loss. The introduction of basti is into the rectum a site for vaata dosha. This helps to pacify the vaata dosha and promote bone health which ultimately helps in restoring the balance of hair structure and health.

Nasya is a nutritive treatment that directly acts on the hair root and matrix.  The medicine is generally in the form of drops introduced through the nostrils.

Rakta-mokshana is bloodletting procedures.  The impure blood in the scalp region is the reason for to development of various scalp-related diseases like dandruff, boils, etc. which ultimately results in hair fall. Expelling out the impure blood can help stop hair fall.

Shirodhara continues dropping oil on the forehead. It helps to calm the mind and reduces stress and also helps to restore hormonal imbalance which is one cause of hair fall. It also helps to nourish the scalp and hair.

Ayurvedic diet for healthy hair growth:

To promote hair growth one should have a complete wholesome food to get optimum nutrition for hair growth. It should consist of all types of green vegetables, fruits, pulses, and nuts. Ghee should be included in the meal. As ghee is an abundant source of Vitamin B, D, E & K it helps the minor elements of the body which promotes hair growth.

Coconut, sesame seeds, dates; walnuts are some superfood that boosts hair growth, and try to add them to your diet accordingly.

Things to avoid while suffering from hair loss are fermented and deep-fried food, extremely sour food, stale and dry food, etc.

Yoga and pranayama to avoid hair fall:

One should avoid stress to prevent hair loss. For that regular moderate exercise along with some pranayama like Anulom-vilom, Bhrahmari, Sitali &Sitkari are advised to do regular basis.

Yoga such as Chandra-namaskar, Parvatasana, Adhomukha- Shwanasana, and Vrukshasana, are advised for good hair growth.

 

Conclusion:

Treating hair fall or hair loss with Ayurveda has very good results due to its holistic approach. The ayurvedic remedies along with panchakarma and a good ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modification as per the ayurvedic regimen will help you in restoring hair loss & health.

At Ayurvidhi clinic we have successfully stopped hair loss of various patients and helped them to restore their hair health with pure ayurvedic & panchakarma treatment.

Address: Dr. Bathe’s Ayurvidhi Clinic – Ayurveda & Panchakarma clinic. Office no. 309, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047

 

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Balancing acidity with ayurvedic secrets & panchakarma techniques

Acidity is a common ailment in today’s world faced by numerous people. Occasionally having a single or once an episode of acid reflux is normal. But recurrent episodes of such acidic episodes are a thing to worry about.  Many people are taking antacids for longer duration to get instant relief. But in the longer run it can cause various other side effects. While treating acidity with modern medication focuses only on symptoms whereas Ayurveda has a unique holistic approach to it. In this blog, we will deep dwell on the Ayurvedic approach to acidity.

 Understanding the Ayurvedic aspect of acidity:

In Ayurveda, acidity is called Amla-pitta. The word amla-pitta is formed from two words amla means sour and pitta which is one of the doshas. Amla-pitta is the vitiated state of pitta doshas. The normal guna and properties of pitta get changed and cause various symptoms.

Symptoms of Acidity or Aamla-pitta:

  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Chest burning sensation
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea
  • Sometimes vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

 Complications if Aamla-pitta remains untreated:

If Aamla-pitta (acidity) remains untreated for a longer duration can cause several health issues such as:

  • Severe gastric issues
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint pain
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Mouth Ulcers

Causes of acidity (Aamla-pitta) as per Ayurveda:

  • Unhealthy food habits
  • No proper meal time or irregular eating patterns
  • Skipping meal time or eating post-meal timing
  • Overconsumption of over-fermented and fried
  • Excessive consumption of beverages
  • Accumulation of toxins in the stomach or system
  • Stress or emotional factors
  •  Exposure to heat due to environmental, professional, or any other causes

Ayurvedic way of treating acidity (Aamla-pitta):

The ayurvedic treatment of acidity consist of 3 important things such as dietary changes, ayurvedic medication and panchakarma therapy. 

Dietary changes:
  1. Keeping proper meal time: Eating at proper meal time is the best remedy your ayurvedic doctor will suggest to avoid the acidity problem. Acidity occurs due to maleficent or ill Agni, eating on time keeps it in check.
  2. Avoiding junk: Avoiding junk food and packet foods can help to reduce acidity issues. All fermented food and carbonated food are causative factors of acidity avoiding them is a great step in avoiding it.
  3. Calories tracking: Over-fried food and heavily oil foods have to be avoided to treat acidity. Eating a good amount of ghee in foods helps to boost metabolism and cure acidity.
  4. Fruit diet: Eating fruits for breakfast helps to reduce the burning sensation and nausea ultimately treating acidity. Fruits like musk melon, watermelon, pomegranate, Chiku, custard apple, and amla are great choices for avoiding acidity issues. All of them are gut-balancing and keep pitta doshas in check.
  5. Avoiding triggering foods: Avoiding spicy foods, heavy gravy food, tomato ketchup, excessive coffee or tea, and alcohol is recommended.

While treating acidity with ayurvedic medication it is equally important to follow diet regulations along with the medical treatment.

Ayurvedic Medication for Acidity (Aamla-pitta):

Every person has having different composition of doshas and different causative factors for causing diseases. The same thing is applicable while treating simple but yet tricky acidity. So our readers are requested to consult a doctor before adopting any medication on their own.

  1. Eating Aamla powder with honey on an empty
  2. Coriander infused water
  3. Yashtimadhu with honey
  4. Avipattikar churna with warm water before bed at night
  5. Gulkand and Morawala is well recommended to ease the burning sensation and pacify the vitiated pitta doshas

Panchakarma treatment for Acidity (Aamla-pitta):

Vamana & Virechana are highly recommended while treating acidity or amla pitta. Acidity originates due to improper digestion and toxins accumulated in the digestive tract. To expel such toxins from the body Vamana and Virechana procedures seem to be more helpful as well as beneficial.

 

Consulting with an Ayurvedic doctor:

For personalized guidance and treatment, it is important to consult an Ayurvedic doctor. They can assess your unique constitution of doshas and find out the causative factors for acidity. At Ayurvidhi Clinic we provide one-to-one consultation with a proper case study and history of your symptoms to find the root cause of the disease. So we could provide you with a personalized tailored care ayurvedic treatment for your acidity problem.

 

Conclusion:

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to maintaining acidity by addressing imbalances in the body by finding the root cause. This helps to make an accurate diagnosis. Adopting proper dietary changes, incorporating ayurvedic herbal remedies along with making lifestyle adjustments & panchakarma therapy if required will not only help you to overcome acidity but also help to prevent the recurrence.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Clinic, we have successfully treated many patients suffering from acidity and other gastric issues. We at Ayurvidhi Clinic provide the best Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment for acidity and other problems related to it.

Address: Dr. Kaustubh Bathe, Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic Panchakarma clinic, Office no. 309, 3rd floor, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047 or visit us at www.ayurvidhiclinic.com or call or WhatsApp at 9511953471.

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Revitalize Your Vision with Ayurvedic Eye Treatments

In past decades the number of eye patients has increased, it might be due to over use of computers, mobile, late-night work schedules poor diet habits, and so on. Ayurveda has a detailed description of various diseases related to the eyes. The detailed description of ophthalmology is well explained in Sushruta Samhita and other texts of Ayurveda.

चक्षुः तेजोमऽयं तस्य विशेषात् श्लेष्मणो भयं।

As per Ayurveda text eye is referred to as a dyanendriya means the one who is responsible for receiving information i.e. sensory organ. The eye is the body of the specific organ where it receives or perceives colors. It is predominantly having a majority of Agni mahabhuta. As we know fire and water are specifically having opposite characteristics. The same thing is applicable while dealing with the disease of the eyes, it is mostly affected by the water-dominant Kapha doshas.

Causes of Eye diseases according to ayurvedic text:

The causative factors for eye disease are as follows;

उष्णभितत्पस्य जलप्रवेशाद् दूरेक्षणात स्वप्नविपर्ययाच।

प्रसक्त संरोदन कोपशेक क्लेशाभिघातादतिमैथुनाच्च॥

शुक्तारनालाम्लकुल्थमाषविषे बणा व्देग विनिग्रहाच्च।

स्वेदादथो धूमनिषेवाणच्च छर्देविघाताव्दमनाति योगात्।

बाष्पग्रहात् सुक्षनिरीक्षणाच्च नेत्रे विकारान् जनयन्ति दोषाः॥

सु. ऊ. २६/२७

In the above shloka, the various causative factors are described, and for the understanding, factors are divided into the following categories.

Dietary factors:  Vidahi food (food causing a burning sensation like bhel, panipuri, etc.), high spicy food, alcoholic beverages

Vihaar:  Late night sleeping, long working without taking rest, excessive crying, holding tear urges, excessive fear, excessive anger, working in a dusty atmosphere, looking at tiny objects for too long, sitting or working at high-intensity light, working on a laptop or mobile without adjusting the screen light.

Incoming factors:  Injury, infection, and sudden exposure to high intensity of light.

As a complication:  Diseases like diabetes, and thyroid can cause various eye diseases as a result of complications.

Commonly seen eye Diseases now a days:

  • Strain on eyes while reading
  • Dryness of eyes
  • Redness of eyes
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Headache while reading
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Corneal Disease

Some easy tips to maintain eye health:

Besides going for heavy treatments suggesting you some useful tips to maintain your eyes health.

  • Rose water: If you are suffering from burning eyes or redness due to exposure to heavy strain or heat, then rose water can be beneficial for you. Just add some good-quality rose water drops to your eyes. Or dip a cotton pad into rose water and place it on your eye after closing them for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Fresh milk: Un-boiled milk is another quick and effective medicine for dryness & redness of the eyes. Just dip a cotton pad into fresh un-boiled milk and place it on your closed eyes for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Using Sunglasses:  While roaming in withe and or sun or riding a bike always use good-quality sunglasses. This not only helps you protect yourself from UV rays but also covers your eye from heavy wind waves, which is one reason to vitiate a Vaata dosha.
  • Applying Kaajal or Anjan: Applying a good quality of Kaajal made up of ghee is the best remedy to improve eyesight.

*(Applying Kaajal, using rose water and fresh milk dip are not to perform while having contagious eye disease or any chronic eye disease. Before any use please consult your doctor.)*

Exercise for eyes:

  • Movement of eyes in circular motion clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • Movement of eyes from left to right and vice versa.
  • Up and down movement
  • Rubbing your palms on each other until they get warm, and then place them immediately on your eyes to feel the warmth. Repeat at least two to three times.
  • Do Trataka meditation

For better results do the above-mentioned exercise at least five times for good eye health.

Trataka Meditation:

Light up a candle or a diya. (If possible try to light up a ghee diya.) Place it at such a place that it should be in a straight line with your eyes & keep it away from you at a distance of one and a half meters. Sit in a comfortable sitting position on the ground. Start staring at Diya without blinking the eyelids. Continue this process until water comes from your eyes. Then gently rub your palms until they get warm and place on your eyes. This is an ideal way of practicing trataka meditation. Try to carry out this process in a dark room and avoid heavy and powerful light exposure after doing trataka.

Some Ayurvedic and panchakarma remedies:

Common treatment

  • Take Triphala churna (250mg) with an uneven quantity of ghee and honey twice a day.
  • Have a spoonful of Chyavanprasha in the morning empty stomach.

Panchakarma Therapies:

Paadabhyanga: Paad means limbs or legs whereas abhyanga is the application of oil. The procedure of application of oil to the legs especially to the sole or feet is called paadabhyanga. As per Ayurvedic text feet originate two types of naadi which are responsible for the health of both eyes. Doing daily paadabhyanga helps to improve vision and conserve health.

Netra Tarpan: It is a process of pouring melted medicated ghee over eyes held in a vessel made up of black gram flour dough. The word tarpan is referring to calmness. It also means to give strength. The netra tarpan process provides strength to eyes at different levels of the eye structure such as Pakshma Mandal, Shukla Mandal, Krushna Mandal, Tara Mandal, etc.

Raktamokshana: Raktamokshana is a process of letting out blood through various bloodletting procedures. Most of the eye disorders or diseases are due to Rakta and Pitta imbalance. To flush out this vitiated dosha from the body Raktamokshana procedures tend to be more effective. This procedure helps to rebuild and reform microcells in the eye region.

Nasya: Nasya is a procedure of introduction of medicated oil or ghee through the nostrils. This process helps to strengthen the eyes by alleviating the Vata dosha responsible for various eye disorders.

Other panchakarma procedures such as Vamana, Virechana, and Basti also have their benefits in maintaining eye health and eliminating toxins from the body. These three panchakarma procedures are done according to necessity and condition according to the disease.

Pathya & Apathya in eye diseases:

Vegetable like drumsticks, Aamla, jeevanti shaak, and parwal are beneficial while treating diseases of the eyes.

Things to avoid heavy fried, fermented, sour foods, excessive salty food, heavily spicy, alcohol consumption, and smoking are hazardous for those who are suffering from eye diseases.

As long as you follow these basic rules and diet it will help you to restore and prevents from various eye diseases. If it is not possible to you all the things mentioned try to implement as much as things possible to you on daily basis.

The above-mentioned medication and panchakarma procedures are for the sake of information. Please consult your doctor before performing it.

For eye-related diseases and their treatment, you can consult us at www.ayurvidhiclinic.com or WhatsApp or call at 9511953471.

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 4

In the last three blogs, we have seen the various components of diet and food to consume daily healthily as per Ayurveda. In this blog, we will explore some other options for morning breakfast and evening snacks. And also see some foods to avoid to prevent illness.

Options for breakfast or small hunger in the evening:

One can have Upma, Shira, Poha (if don’t have acidity), Rajira Laddu, Dry fruit or laddu of dry fruits, Daliya & Rice puff simply toasted with ghee and salt chillies are preferred.

Avoid having Idli, Dosa; or yesterday’s leftover food for breakfast as it can cause my gut issues like acidity bloating, etc.

Fruits: 

The fruits generally advised by ayurveda doctors are Anjeer (figs), Mosambi (Sweet lime), Pomegranate, amla, Khajoor (dates), Watermelon, Musk melon are advised to eat.

Fruits like mango, banana, chiku, custard apple, and guava are advised to avoid people tending to have cough and congestion.

Also, a seasonal natural and local fruits from your habitats are advised to be consumed according to the season and Prakriti.

Milk and its product:

Good quality cow milk or buffalo milk is advised to be consumed after properly heating it. One can have curd occasionally, and buttermilk with a pinch of rock and black salt. A well-prepared ghee at home is advised to eat regularly to boost the metabolism.

Things to avoid:

All types of bakery products like biscuits, bread & their by-products like pizza, burger, etc. All types of farsaan or namkeen, along with packed food like chips and fries etc. Avoid carbonated drinks soda or soft drinks. Also, leftover food, processed cheese, and mayonnaise are advised to avoid various health issues.

Conclusion:

All the above-mentioned ayurvedic diets can be consumed by every person without any disruption in their health routine. But the diet can differ from person to person as per their health condition and dosha situation.

For any health-related queries or to consult you can visit our website at www.ayurvidhiclinic.com or simply contact us for appointments on Mob. 9511953471. Kindly follow us on Instagram at @ayurvidhi_clinic and on Facebook at Ayurvidhi Clinic.

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 3

In the last two blogs we have seen about roti, daal, sabji & rice. Moving on to other components of Indian platters in this blog we will discuss lentils, food timing, and Pathya, or the right way of consuming water.

Beans or lentils:

All lentils like Rajma, Chana, Chole, Matki, and Watana are advised to be eaten in lesser quantities or avoided if have bloating or gas issues. If you have been advised  to consume then  first roast it on the pan medium flame for a few minutes, then add asafoetida (hing), curry leaves, garlic, ginger, and coconut paste and pressure cook it and give simple tadka without having much masala.

Sprouts are advised to avoid totally as they are responsible for creating the imbalance in all three doshas. (Details will be seen in another blog or post on Instagram @ayurvidhi_clinic).

Timing for meal:

Ayurveda suggests eating your meal whenever you feel hungry it’s the right time to eat. But still for the sake of understanding as per the Ayurveda biological clock lunch should be done between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM & dinner should be between 5 PM to 7 PM is the best time for your meal.

Instruction while eating food: Chew foods properly, have small bites, avoid discussion or talking, and use a mobile or TV while eating food.

These are some small changes that can improve your gut health and digestion.

Water:

Always try to consume water after boiling and cooling it. Consume water only whenever you feel thirsty, and try always to drink water while sitting by taking sip by sip.

Avoid drinking water immediately before and after meals. One can have a little amount of water while having a meal for good digestion of food.

Avoid drinking water directly from the fridge, to avoid gastric issues. One can have lukewarm water in the cold season. In the summer season one can cool water stored in earthen-wear pot.

In the next blog will see other components in diet. To be continued…

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 2

In the last blog, we have seen about what choice you have to make while having roti, daal & rice. In this blog, we will discuss what veggies to eat, as per the normal diet plan according to Ayurveda. Having the right sabzi is equally important in Indian meal as much as other ingredients.

Vegetables

The Vegetables which are in the form of fruits are mostly acceptable to eat regularly.  Vegetables like bottle gourd (lauki), pointed gourd or (parwal), ladyfinger, Ridge gourd (turai), Sponge gourd or Lauffa, Green pumpkin (tinda), white brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, Red-pumpkin (kaddu); French beans are some vegetable widely accepted by the ayurvedic physician.

All vegetables are advised to make simple sabzi without a heavy load of masala and puree. The recipe is simple sauté the vegetables by adding ghee or cold-pressed oil, mustard, and cumin, add some ginger garlic paste, and washed chopped vegetables to it; then at last add some coriander seed powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder & some salt to taste & cook on low flame until it’s cooked well.

Vegetables like beans, drumsticks, broad beans, cluster beans, banana flowers, and bitter gourd are also appreciated in moderate proportion.

Leafy vegetables:

Amaranthus (both green and red) and chaulai, are preferred in the Ayurvedic diet. Palak, Methi & Dil (Shepu) are advised in proportion.

They are advised to make it simple. Just add freshly chopped any of the above veggies in a simple tadka of ghee/ oil, with mustard, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, and salt in it.

Especially people having any symptoms of acidity like burning in the stomach, acid refluxes, or other digestive issues are advised to avoid the above vegetables or consult your ayurvedic physician.

All the above-mentioned vegetables and greens are advised to eat on a regular basis. One can have them in various combinations and shuffle them to avoid the boredom of the same diet.

In the next blog, we will see other components of the diet. To be continued…

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A simple ayurvedic diet plan for every person to be healthy: Part 1

Ayurveda is a science of life. It has its own theory of treating diseases with basic herbal recommendations and diet, based on thousands of years of research. Ayurveda has a strong belief that diseases can be formed by eating an unhealthy diet or food and treated excellently with healthy wholesome food. As an ayurvedic practitioner, it’s my duty to aware patient about good healthy food them and rule out unhealthy food habits. In this blog series, we going to have a look at some basic rules that one can follow in their daily routine to keep their health on track.

Whenever we say one should focus on their diet people get curious about what to eat? What to not? What changes to make? Does it need any fancy veggies for it? And so on the list goes. In this blog, we are going to find out what a simple Ayurvedic diet will be generally prescribed by an Ayurvedic physician.

Chapati or Indian bread:

So let’s start with it. The first thing most important in every Indian house is chapatti or roti. A normal wheat roti or chapatti is preferred in a regular day-to-day diet.  But eating a fulka can help you get digesting it much easier.  If you are on the radar of diabetes then go for Jawar or Bajara roti (Bhakari in Marathi). These two grains are high in fiber and low in glycemic index. As per Ayurveda, they all are regular dietary foods to have; because they are good for your bone health, good for overall health, etc.

Rice:

On number two we have rice. There is too much debate on whether to eat or not to eat rice. But as per Ayurveda, rice is one of the important food items in the diet. But it has some ground rules while cooking and consuming. First thing first rice means local white rice it might be your coloum, jeera colum, basmati, HMT, kaali mooch, etc. whatever you like. It has to be unpolished rice, the second basic rule. It should be eaten at lunchtime and avoid eating at dinner. These basic rules can help you to get the rice benefits.

Daal & Pulses:

Number three Daal or Pulses or lentils. One can have Mong daal, Tur or Arhar daal in day to day lunch or dinner. The daal should be simply well-cocked and served with a good amount of ghee with it. The consistency of daal is to be liquid not to be thick. Avoid heavy tadka to daal to keep its nutrition. One can have a little tadka of ghee, mustard, cumin, or jeera; curry leaves, chopped garlic for taste. Avoid garam masala and other spices to avoid the acidity issues.

In the next blog, we will see another component of diet. To be continued…

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पंचकर्म उपचार कसे कार्य करतात ??? : सहज सोपे सरळरित्या

मराठी व्याकरण आठवतयनं??? त्यात जसे आपण समास शिकलोय तसाच पंचकर्म हा सामासिक शब्द तयार झालाय.  पंचकर्म म्हणजे पाच कर्मांचा समूह. ते कोणते तर अनुक्रमे वमन, विरेचन, बस्ती, नस्य आणि रक्तमोक्षण. ह्यांचे फायदे नुकसान, कोणी कारावे कोणी करु नये हे वेगळ्या ब्लॉग मध्ये सविस्तर बघू. आजच्या विषयला धरुन पुढे जाऊ.

कुठला ही पदार्थ  किंवा पाककृती करतांना त्याला जसे पूर्व तयारी, कृती आणि नंतरची आवरावर असते तसेच पंचकर्म ह्या विधीला सुद्धा पूर्वकर्म, प्रधानकर्म आणि उत्तरकर्म किंवा पश्चात कर्म असतात.

पंचकर्माचा समावेश उपयोग आयुर्वेदात शोधण चिकित्सा म्हणून मुख्यत्वे वर्णन केलं आहे.  शोधण म्हणजे नेमके काय तर शरीरातील दूषित पदार्थ म्हणजे दोष बाहेर काढणे. पण ह्याची गरज काय? हेच दोष शरीरात राहून व्याधी घटक म्हणून कार्य करतात आणि व्याधी निर्मिती घडून आणतात. त्यामुळे ह्यांना म्हणजेच दोषांना शोधण क्रिया (पंचकर्माद्वारे ) बाहेर काढणे गरजेचे आहे.

पूर्वकर्म:

कुठलेही मोठे कार्य करतांना त्याची आपण  पूर्व तयारी करतो,  तसेच पंचकर्म करतांना पूर्वकर्म करणे तेवढीच  गरजेचे असते.

पूर्वकर्ममध्ये   दोन गोष्टी महत्वाच्या त्यात समाविष्ट आहेत 1. स्नेहन आणि 2. स्वेदन .

स्नेहन : स्नेह म्हणजे स्निग्ध पदार्थ. शरीरात स्निग्ध पदार्थ प्रविष्ट करणे म्हणजे स्नेहन . हे करायला दोन मार्गाद्वारे शरीरात प्रविष्ट केले जाते. १ . बाह्य मार्ग   २.अभ्यांतर मार्ग

बाह्य स्नेहन : शरीरावर बाहेरुन तेल आदि स्निग्ध पदार्थ लावून ते जिरेल अशा पद्धतीने हळुवारपणे संपूर्ण शरीरावर चोळणे म्हणजे बाह्य स्नेहन.

अभ्यांतर स्नेहन :  पचेल एवढ्या मात्रेत स्नेह पिणे व तो वर्धमान मात्रेत प्रती दिवस वाढवणे  या प्रक्रियेला अभ्यांतर स्नेहन म्हणतात.  साध्या सोप्या भाषेत तूप पिणे.

स्वेदन : शरीराला उष्ण उपचारांनी स्वेद म्हणजे घाम आणण्या क्रियेला स्वेदन असे म्हणतात. ही क्रिया औषधी काढ्याला तापवून त्याच्या वाफेणी केली जाते.

वरील दोन्ही कर्म रोज ३, ५ किंवा ७ दिवस वैद्य तुमची प्रकृती, वय, अवस्था , अग्नि, दोष, बल यांचा विचार करुन ठरवतात.

पण स्नेहन आणि स्वेदन  कशासाठी ?

 वरील दोन्ही उपक्रम हे शरीरातील घट्ट चिकटलेले व लीन झालेले दोषांना द्रवीत करुन  सुट्टे करायला मदत करते.  त्यामुळे दोष हे कोष्ठात आणावायस मदत करतात. जेणे करुन ते जवळच्या बाह्या मार्गाने शरीरा बाहेर काढले जातील अगदी सहज रित्या.

दोनही प्रकारचे स्नेहन आणि स्वेदन हे पूर्वकर्म प्रामुख्याने वमन, विरेचन, रक्तमोक्षण पूर्वी आवश्यक रित्या केले जाते. तर बस्ती आणि नस्य कर्म करण्या पूर्वी बाह्या स्नेहन आणि स्वेदन आवश्यक असते.    

प्रधान कर्म किंवा मुख्य कर्म :

हा प्रधान कर्म  विधी एका दिवसाचा असतो. या मध्ये कोष्ठात आणलेले दोष जवळच्या मार्गाने बाहेर काढले जातात.  जसे,

वमन – आमाशयात आलेले दोष ऊर्ध्व मार्गाने तोंड वाटे  उलटीद्वारे

विरेचन –  पक्वाशयात  आलेले दोष अधोमार्गाने शौचा वाटे  जुळबाद्वारे

बस्ती – पक्वाशयात  असलेले दोष बस्ती औषधांद्वारे शौचा वाटे  शरीरात प्रविष्ट करुन अधोमार्गाने बाहेर काढले जातात

रक्तमोक्षण – रक्तामधील दोष सिराद्वारे जलौका किंवा syringe च्या सहाय्याने

नस्य – शिर व त्याच्या संलग्न अवयव मधील दोष नाका वाटे  बाहेर काढले जातात

 

पश्चातकर्म किंवा उत्तरकर्म :

मुख्य कर्म व्यवस्थितरीत्या पार पाडल्यावर केली गेलेली आहार योजना हे पश्चात कर्मात येते. प्रधान करमानंतर येणारा थकवा आणि पुनः शरीर बल वाढवण्यासाठी आहार हा महत्वाचा भाग असतो. तो सहज पणे पाचवा या साथी प्रथम कोष्ण जलपान, कढण, पातळ पेज, खिचडी आणि मग भाकरी भाजी अशी उपाययोजना केली जाते . या प्रक्रियेला साधारण ३ ते ५ दिवसांचा कालावधी लागतो.

पश्चातकर्म किंवा उत्तरकर्म यांची आवश्यकता :

पंचकर्म नंतर शरीर बल हे अल्प असते व अग्नि किंचित मंद झालेला असतो त्यामुळे त्यावर लगेच पचायला जड असे पदार्थ सेवन केल्यास बलहानी होऊन उपद्रव स्वरूप नवीन व्याधी उत्पत्ति होऊ शकते. ते टाळण्यासाठी हा उपक्रम. आणि ह्या विधीने पंचकर्म केलयवर आहार सेवनाने अल्प जे दोष शरीरात राहतात त्यांचे  देखील पाचण होण्यास मदत होते.

अशा प्रकारे संपूर्ण विधिने केलेले पंचकर्म शरीरातील दोष बाहेर काढून तुमचे स्वास्थ्य टिकवण्यास मदत करते.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Panchakarma Treatment: A 3 Step guide to Detoxify Your Body

You all know panchakarma therapies. Let’s revise it again Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya & Raktamokshana are the five karma therapies known as Panchakarma. Its merits, demerits, indications & contraindications will be discussed in another blog. In this blog will see how they are planned in three simple steps to give you maximum benefits.

Before jumping the world of panchakarma therapies one should how it is been scheduled. This will help to understand the nature of procedure and its benefits.

For an e.g. while preparing a meal or any dish we do pre-cooking, cooking & post-cooking cleaning, the same thing happens with panchakarma therapies, it’s a three-step program designed for every one of the panchakarmas. They are termed as Purva-karma, Pradhana-karma & Paschat-karma.


  • 1) Purva-karma: (Pre-Panchakarma measures or procedures):

Before doing the main procedure one has to under go the pre operative measures.  It’s a simple two types of procedure executed before panchakarma as a preoperative measure. It has two 1) Snehana, and 2) Swedana; both this procedure is carried out for 3 to 7 days as per one Prakriti, Agni, Bala, health condition, age, etc.

A) Snehana: It is oleation therapy done by using oiling agents like ghee & oil. Based on application or introduction it’s been categorized into internal application (Abhyantar Snehana) & external application (Baahya Snehana).

  • Baahya Snehana: It is a procedure of applying oil externally to the body with gentle pressure in such a manner to get absorbed in the body. It is a type of body massage with herbal ayurvedically prepared oils.
  • Abhyantar Snehana: The introduction of oil or ghee in such an amount, that it gets digested easily with increasing dose of it every day up to getting specific results is known as abhyantar snehana. In simple terms, it is the drinking of ghee.

B) Swedana: Making the body sweet by using various types of hot fomentation is known as swedana. It is done by steaming the body with steam of ayurvedic decoction.

What is the necessity of Snehana & Swedana??

Both the procedures (Both types of Snehana & Swedana) are very helpful in loosening up the toxins from the system. This helps them to bring the toxins into the elementary canal or system from where they can be drained out of the body from the nearest exit easily.

Both types of Snehana & Swedana are prescribed before Vamana, Virechana & Raktamokshana. While before Basti & Nasya required only external Snehana & Swedana are done.

2) Pradhana karma:

This is a day therapy program to expel the toxins from the body through the nearest exits they need. These are;

  • Vamana– toxins from the stomach are expelled through the mouth with the help of emesis.
  • Virechana– toxins from below the stomach are expelled out through the anal opening with purgative medicine
  • Basti– toxins present in the colon are expelled by introducing the enema through the anal opening & then it carries all toxins out with it.
  • Nasya– toxins present at the head and organs attached to it are expelled out from the nostrils.
  •  Raktamokshana– toxins present in the blood are expelled with the help of jalauka (leech) or syringes from the skin & veins.

 

3) Paschat karma or Uttar Karma (Post-operative measures):

After completing any of the main karma from panchakarma postoperative measures are a must. These are simple diet rules designed according to the condition of the body to recover faster without any discomfort.  The diet regulation starts from having just boiled rice water, and then shifts to gruel, after that khichadi then after that to regular roti sabji. This also continues up to 3 to 5 days.

What is the necessity of the Paschat karma??

The paschat karma is adopted to regulate the homeostasis of the body after doing panchakarma. During the first two panchakarma procedures, Agni has to go through various changes that lead to weakening Agni or Agni-Mandya. This diet management helps to restore its ability to normal in a very short time.  This also prevents from getting unnecessary complications after the panchakarma.

Doing the panchakarma in the right way helps to flush out toxins from the body, helps to balance doshas & dhaatus equilibrium, boosts immunity, and builds better health.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic we provide the best panchakarma in an authentic ayurvedic way.

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