Ayurveda Immunity Clinics

Ayur Shield is a collaborative effort of all entities in Ayurveda to enhance immunity and improve overall health. Improved immunity is the greatest weapon to fight contagious diseases. The Ayur Shield service is facilitated through thousands of Ayurveda Immunity Clinics across Kerala. Read More

ആയുര്‍വേദ ഇമ്മ്യൂണിറ്റി ക്ലിനിക്സ്

ആയുര്‍ ഷീൽഡ് ആയുർവേദരംഗത്തെ എല്ലാ മേഖലകളുടേയും ഒരു സംയോജിത പരിശ്രമമാണ്. രോഗപ്രതിരോധശേഷി വർദ്ധിപ്പിക്കുകയും ആരോഗ്യം മെച്ചപ്പെടുത്തുകയുമാണ് ഇതിന്റെ ലക്ഷ്യം. മികച്ച രോഗപ്രതിരോധശേഷിയാണ് സാംക്രമികരോഗങ്ങൾക്ക് എതിരെയുള്ള ഏറ്റവും ശക്തമായ ആയുധം. കേരളത്തിലുടനീളമുള്ള ആയുർവേദ ഇമ്മ്യൂണിറ്റി ക്ലിനിക്കുകളിലൂടെ ആയുര്‍ ഷീൽഡ് സേവനം ലഭ്യമാണ്. Read More

Good Food and Ayurveda

Types of Honey And Their Benefits

Ayurveda talks volumes about honey. It is found added to countless medicines and recipes. Honey also is used in many simple recipes as well. But there are certain ways of taking it. More than that it is important to know what type of honey is that you are having. (Malayalam)

09 Aug 2020 by Dr. Sreedevi N. V.

Good Food and Ayurveda

The Nine Wholesome Grains

Ayurveda has this style of grouping and numbering items that may be used for a common process or those that may have similar properties. One such grouping is the navadhaanyam. More popular in Vedic and tantric ritulas, navadhaanya is not without its medicinal values. It is a collection of cereals and pulses that are arguably the most wholesome and nourishing. Because of this reason it is found used as a natural health supplement as well. So, what all constitute the navadhaanya? What are its properties? Find this out and much more from this article. (Malayalam)

08 Aug 2020 by Dr. Manju P. S.

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Ojas- An introduction

There are concepts and paradigms in Ayurveda which eludes the modern understanding of our body and how it works. But the way our body works are infact concurring to their existence. Once such concept is that of 'Ojas'. We are yet to arrive at a modern actuation to this but in Ayurveda, Ojas is given a supreme status. This article is a small introduction to this mystic concept and how important it is in or healthy living.

06 Aug 2020 by Dr. Sarika Menon

Lifestyle

How much prevention is enough?

How Much prevention is enough prevention? Can we, by any chance overdoing what is good for us? Well, just like all good things, if we are not doing it right, prevention can also do harm. So it is most important to know what is good and it is even more important to know how much of it is good. Let us find out the Ayurveda ways of prevention and how to do it right.

06 Aug 2020 by Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Aamavaata: Ayurveda Shows The Way

What is amavata?? It's a common term which we hear from our previous generation very often. Does it have any association with turtles?{turtle is ‘ama’ in malayalam}. In this article the author explains in detail about the cause, features, modern correlations, symptoms and ayurvedic treatment principles about this disease and also why ayurvedic treatment is better.

05 Aug 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Sciatica: Ayurvedic Management

This article highlights sciatica, causes, risk factors, prevention, signs and symptoms and treatment aspect in ayurveda.

05 Aug 2020 by Harsha Joy

Good Food and Ayurveda

Rock Salt is Rocking

Can you imagine food without salt. We need salt in almost everything we eat. Is the common salt the best for a healthy diet?? Does it have any other better counterpart? Read to find out more about the same. This article explains why ayurveda promotes rock salt more than the common salt and its great therapeutic values. (Malayalam)

01 Aug 2020 by Dr. Sreedevi N. V.

Daily Tips

The Nails Convey Your Health Status

Ayurveda has this majestic concept that every miniscule part of our body is a representation of ourselves, conversely, anything going wrong in any part of the body is reflected in every single cell as well. So an adept physician can look at any of these parts and arrive at a fair diagnosis. Even though made of dead cells, nails happen to be a very expressive medium for our body to communicate with us. This article gives a comprehensive walk-through of various physical appearances that may actually be an expression of a disease. (Malayalam)

01 Aug 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

Kids, Teens and Ayurveda

Healthy Parenting: Not a Dauting Task

When you are planting a sapling, you are not planting a sapling. You are planting a tree. Such is the vision that we should maintain in parenting as well. A child is not limited to a family. It is the future of a civilization. There are several aspects that we need to keep in mind for us to become Healthy Parents and not just parents. This article is a beautiful narration on some key factors to be kept in mind to nurture our children the right way. It also reveals to us that right parenting is not a daunting task, it is a beautiful journey. (Malayalam)

31 Jul 2020 by Dr. Nabeel Haris

Lifestyle

Lest Our Eyes Go Into A Lockdown: Measures to Prevent Eye Problems Due To Bright Screens

During this time of pandemic, we all are locked down in our houses. Online classes and work from home are our new normal. but not only us, our eyes are also locked down in front of these screens. Many of us have already started to develop eye strain or pain. As these days of uncertainty continues let's not ignore the health of our eyes. This article clearly explains everything you need to do about the eye strain caused by the use of digital screens (Malayalam)

30 Jul 2020 by Dr. Muhammed Nissam

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Shirodhaara: The Healing Cascade

There are certain therapies that are administered locally on the head but the benefits are reflected throughout the body. One such procedure is the renowned shirodhaara. Even though there is a very high chance that many of us may have come across a picture of it or even have experienced it ourselves, we may still not be knowing what shirodhaara is and how exactly it works. So let us try and figure it out..(Malayalam)

30 Jul 2020 by Dr. Ramya A.

Lifestyle

The Ten Wholesome Leaves: How this Kerala Tradition Can Protect you during Karkkitaka Month

Nature indeed is a formidable force. To this date we are not able to escape from its influence just as we are thoroughly dependent on nature for our very own survival. The slightest of alteration in the nature is reflected in our lives. Taking cue from this inter-relation, Ayurveda has observed the impact of each season on our lives and has detailed advises on how to make changes in each season to stay healthy or mitigate the ill effect of that season upon us. Karkkitaka in Kerala falls under that part where the summer has ended and the rains have begun. the early times of rainy season is by nature the time when we are most weak. So there are numerous means to strengthen us and optimize our immunity. 'Patthila' or the ten leaves is a traditional practice exclusive to Kerala for addressing the hardships of Karkkitaka. This article is a compilation of that traditional wisdom. (Malayalam)

29 Jul 2020 by Dr. Lini K. John

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Fighting Fatty Liver

Liver disorders are very much common all around the world. fatty liver is a very common disease of liver. In this article the author deeply explains everything about the fatty liver. its causes, signs, stages treatment and prevention. This is a must read for everyone in this era of fast foods. (Malayalam)

28 Jul 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

Daily Tips

Simple techniques to overcome Bad Breath

He had a great point to make in that conversation. But the moment he was about to say it. Something hit his mind. "I may be having foul breath, better keep shut." Foul breath not only brings down your confidence but may also bring down your overall health and immunity. Moreover, this may just be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. This article leaves no stone upturned in identifying the commonest causes of foul breath and narrating effective and simples ways to manage them. (Malayalam)

28 Jul 2020 by Dr. Bindhya. C. Varghese

Lifestyle

Bathing and Dining: The Right Order

Yes, hunger is more important than a bath. Take a shower at the wrong time and it may even hamper your hunger. So it was not just a custom but a health practice to bath before food or at least not to bath soon after food. This was so important a practice that it has become a proverb. This article is a brief explanation of this practice. (Malayalam)

26 Jul 2020 by Dr. Johnson P. John

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Corn of Soles: Ayurveda Management

This article deals with the corn disease, its causes, preventive measures and treatment methods in an ayurvedic view. By following the instructions mentioned we can effectively prevent the corn disease. (Malayalam)

23 Jul 2020 by Dr. Lishitha Sujith

Good Food and Ayurveda

Milk-Tea and Namkeen Snacks

If the very people who introduced Tea to humanity saw how we had corrupted this celestial drink with milk, they would unleash God's wrath itself upon us. Taking tea by adding milk is one of the worst ways of having it, says numerous studies. Moreover, it has become normal for us to take salty and spicy snacks along with milk tea. This articles explores on this derangement. It justifies why we should stop this at the earliest. Most importantly it gives a lot of alternative and yummy solutions. (Malayalam)

23 Jul 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Simple Ayurveda Procedures

Nethranethi: A Simple Procedure for Eye-Health

Nethranethi is much beyond a simple eye wash. This can not only freshen you up but can also protect your precious eyes from a wide range of potential problems. What more, it even can help in management of some eye conditions as well! Read on to find out..(Malayalam)

22 Jul 2020 by Dr. Anjana Madhu

Kids, Teens and Ayurveda

Worm Infestations in Children

Worm infestation is one of the very common presenting complaints of children that visit OPD. Its impact on the child’s health ranges from mild symptoms like peri anal itching to much severe growth delay. Even in conditions like behavioural changes and scholastic backwardness, treatments aimed at deworming are found to be effective. To know more about this topic, read this article by Dr Lekshmi. (Malayalam)

22 Jul 2020 by Dr. Lekshmi M. K.

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Crippling Cramps

Muscle cramp is one of the very common painful conditions that affects us. It may be a one off incident or something which happens regularly. A wide variety of physiological and pathological conditions may lead to this and its management also varies accordingly. To know more keep reading Dr Yadu Gopan’s article regarding muscle cramps.

17 Jul 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Immunity and Karkkitaka

Amidst the global covid pandemic, people are going frenzy searching for ways to improve their immunity. Unfortunately, they fall prey to many false claims and misleading advertisements. Ayurveda has gained attraction from various corners due to its unique and effective approach to this burning issue. Dr Anu Tony Augustine describes how Ayurveda approaches the concept of immunity and explains the effect of Panchakarma treatments. (Malayalam)

17 Jul 2020 by Dr. Anu Tony Augustine

Lifestyle

Exercise: The Ground Rules

Exercise!? What is there to know about it? Well, we may think we know all about exercise, but there are certain things..very basic things that we always have to keep in mind before doing an exercise or advising someone else to do it. This article is all about the basics..the very foundation of Workout. (Malayalam)

16 Jul 2020 by Dr. Hemi T. H.


Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Eye Abscess

Eye is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. Special care should always be given to the eyes and its diseases. One of the most common eye problems is the eye abscess. Ayurveda has its own speciality of eye diseases and hence it has very detailed and elaborate treatment principles for eye diseases. In this article the author explains meticulously about the causes, prevention and treatment of eye abscess in ayurvedic way.

15 Jul 2020 by Dr. Bindhya. C. Varghese

Good Food and Ayurveda

Asafoetida: Properties and Therapeutic uses

Indian kitchens were always considered as the storehouse of medicines rather than merely a place for cooking. One of the simple yet significant drugs that we find in our kitchen is Asafoetida, popularly known as ‘devil's dung’ due to its smell. This devil's dung has many other great attributes rather than its smell. This article explains the habitat, collection, properties and therapeutic uses of asafoetida. (Malayalam)

14 Jul 2020 by Dr. Arya Sethuparvathy

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Urinary Incontinence: Ayurvedic Management

Urinary incontinence is a common and troublesome (paticularly in women & elderly) and there is a considerable reduction in the quality of life patients with this condition.Many patients hesitate to seek medical advice due to embarrassment. Accurate assessment and diagnosis of the cause is vital for treatment success.Here we can go through the important causes, types and remedial measures of this condition via Ayurveda and yoga practice. (Malayalam)

14 Jul 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Beautiful Lips through Ayurveda

"The curves of your lips rewrite history" -Oscar Wilde No one loves their lips to remain dehydrated and cracked. But we often experience these problems. Here are a few tips to take care of your lips. Just listen to your lips.

13 Jul 2020 by Dr. Tintu Elizabeth Tom

Kids, Teens and Ayurveda

Demystifying "Karappan" and Managing it with Ayurveda

Children are easily prone to various skin disorders. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorder seen in infants and children, usually has its onset during 1st six months of life. In Ayurveda we can correlate this with a condition called visarpa or charmadala. Is this disease curable through Ayurvedic management? What are the causes of this condition? How this appeared in infants and children? Which diet and lifestyle is to be followed by children as well as mother? Let's know about the Ayurvedic aspect of this condition through this article. (Malayalam)

13 Jul 2020 by Dr. Sreenath S.

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Sinusitis and The Monsoon Season

Sinusitis is a very common problem affecting many people all around the world. The rainy season makes it even worse. Let's look into the ayurvedic view of this disease and what are all the measures we should adopt to prevent this disease during the rainy season through this informative article. (Malayalam)

08 Jul 2020 by Dr. Syam Chandran C

Lifestyle

Ayurveda on Dreams

Dreams have always fascinated us. Even the scary ones. Sometimes it is in a dream that we get an inspiration. Sometimes, a dream may offer us a solution. A dream may even reflect a health condition. Centuries before Sigmund Freud started interpreting dreams, Ayurveda had already delved deep into the hidden meaning of dreams and detailed it in connection with our nature and health conditions. This article is a gateway to the vast realm of dreams and how it is classified and interpreted in Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

07 Jul 2020 by Dr. Thushara Joy

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Sprain: From Pain to Gain

Sprain..it's not that simple as it seems. The following article meticulously deals with sprain and related problems, its Ayurvedic view and measures to be adopted for its prevention and cure.

07 Jul 2020 by Dr. Pooja Rajendran

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Menopause and Ayurveda

“PAUSE” Yes, she just had her menopause. Yes, She still yearns to live life to the fullest. Menopause is often regarded as puberty’s evil elder sister. A woman deals with menopause just as we all deal with puberty or maybe even in a more complicated way. She requires more attention to herself during this period. This article deals with ayurvedic view of menopause and the measures that should be adopted to live a healthy post menopause life. (Malayalam)

06 Jul 2020 by Dr. Manju. P. T.

Mythbusters

Why is There a "Ref" and a Strange Name Next to it in Ayurveda Medicine Labels?

If you have bought an Ayurveda Medicine and looked at its label, you may have noticed this "Ref" or "Ref. Text" and then a strange sounding name on it, mostly under the name of the medicine itself. Have you wondered what that is? Do you want to know its importance? Here is a narrative on explaining this (Malayalam)

06 Jul 2020 by Dr. Arun Mohan

Healthcare during COVID-19 Lockdown

Kerala Government Ayurveda Projects for COVID 19 Prevention

The Projects introduced by the Indian Systems of Medicine and AYUSH departments in Kerala is gaining widespread popularity as people under quarantine who have undergone Ayurveda preventive measures are not turning positive despite prolonged exposure to infected individuals. This article is a brief introduction to various projects to Prevent and Manage Covid 19, by the Government of Kerala.

04 Jul 2020 by Dr. Bishnu S. Prasad

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Mouth Ulcer Vanishing Act From Ayurveda

There are some conditions that are quite a nuisance. Mouth Ulcers are one among them. It keeps tempting you to poke it with your tongue. The more you poke it, further delayed the healing process is. The you forget about it and one fine day it vanishes. Well, there are some types of ulcers that keep on recurring or is awfully delayed in healing. What exactly are these mouth ulcers? What are its types? How can you prevent it and how can you manage it? This article explains it all! (Malayalam)

04 Jul 2020 by Dr. Vineetha Manoj

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Cataract: Prevention and Cure with Ayurveda

Have you ever wondered what is the ayurvedic view on cataract? Is it the same ‘timira’ that we have heard so often? This article deals with the ayurvedic perspective of cataract, its causes and preventive as well as curative aspects. (Malayalam)

03 Jul 2020 by Dr. P. T. P. Adithya Babu

Women's Health & Ayurveda

The Right Care After Child Birth

We all are heard about the importance of Ayurveda in post natal care and management.Adequate care and precautions along with prescribed regimen ensures that mother regains her physical charm and maintains a beautiful figure and retains health akin.But most often people are unaware of faults and problems faced by doing unprofessional prasava raksha, especially getting advices from local herbal shops. Here we can go through cetain facts about the purpose of prasava raksha, problems that we faced as a result of improper post natal care and things that to be noticed to avoid these consequence. (Malayalam)

03 Jul 2020 by Dr. Salini P.

Research

Tracing the Roots of Chloroquine

Chloroquine gained the limelight as it was propagated as the drug of choice against the impending COVID 19 infection by the USA. This article details the history of the drug, how it evolved and how it influenced colonization and the fate of many empires. Read the article by Dr Jyotsna Nair to know more.

02 Jul 2020 by Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Vaidya: Much beyond 'Doctor'

The term ‘Vaidya’ is definitely one of the most misunderstood usage in today's world. In fact it can be attributed to some famous vaidya who made a mockery of the usage. Does the usage simply mean a Doctor or does it mean much more? On this day of Doctors Day being celebrated all over, Dr Sreedarshan writes more about who is eligible to be termed as Vaidya.

01 Jul 2020 by Dr. Sreedarshan K. S.

Mythbusters

FAKE VAIDYA: 06 Tests to Identify One

A person undergoes rigorous training and endures an ordeal to qualify as a Vaidya- An Ayurveda Doctor. Such is the importance of human lives. But quackery is a disease that is not only tormenting this glorious medical system, but also is a potential threat to every one of us. As a beneficiary of Ayurveda, you too can play a pivotal role in eradicating this plague that has afflicted Ayurveda. This article helps you in testing your physician to see if that person is genuine or not

01 Jul 2020 by Dr. Nimin Sreedhar

Women's Health & Ayurveda

PCOD: Fighting Back with the Right Diet

Polycystic ovarian disease(PCOD) is a common health issue experienced by one out of 10 women of child bearing age.It may leads to serious health challenges such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Some research has shown that diet can help to reduce the impact of PCOD. How does diet affect PCOD? Some people take complete diet for the cure.Is it necessary? What to eat if you have PCOD? What are the other lifestyle changes to be adopted to avoid the impact of this disease? Learn more about a PCOD diet through this article. (Malayalam)

01 Jul 2020 by Dr. Surya Lekshmi P. B.

Mythbusters

Weighing On Weighing Right

Lifestyle diseases are undoubtedly the biggest threat of the modern era. Obesity is the first among all the milestones in the long pathophysiology of all lifestyle diseases. Obviously, people are concerned about this health issue. Besides the health threat posed by obesity, it is a massive concern due to the cosmetic background of the condition. There is so much confusion regarding the treatment of obesity. Dr Sarika Vipin writes more about the need for individualised approach of an obese individual. (Malayalam)

29 Jun 2020 by Dr. Sharika Vipin

Daily Tips

Better Ways to Clean the Ear

We all use earbuds very often. Many times we use anything that comes handy to clean the ear wax. But is this a healthy habit to do? If not so, then what can we do to clean our ears? All these are explained very well in this article. (Malayalam)

28 Jun 2020 by Dr. Arun. G. Dev

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Dandruff: Solve it forever with Ayurveda

Hair has always been considered as a measurement of beauty in males and females. But there are several problems that affect our hair in the present era. Ranging from split hairs to dandruff and hair loss, hair problems are manifold. This article explains the dandruff and its remedies in detail. (Malayalam)

27 Jun 2020 by Dr. Tintu Elizabeth Tom

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Vomiting During Pregnancy

If a viable female vomits, the Indian Film Industry confirms the diagnosis as Pregnancy. Now, depending on the marital status of the character, the movie plot can either turn into a festive song or a tragic scene. But this article is exclusively about what exactly are the causes, what all are the things to be taken care of and how well vomiting during pregnancy, be it simple vomiting or hyperemesis gravidarum, can be managed in Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

26 Jun 2020 by Dr. Sithara Satheesan

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Peptic ulcer: Easy Management

Peptic ulcer is a very common presentation in OPD affliciting more than 1 million people every year in our country. Clinical features of peptic ulcer vary according to its site. Dr Tony Thomas details clinical features of peptic ulcer and its remedies from an Ayurvedic perspective. The article also clarifies regarding the common notion of ulcer evolving into cancer.

25 Jun 2020 by Dr. Tony Thomas MD (Ay)

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

The Gods Within Us

"Brahma recollected Ayurveda and passed this knowledge to Daksha Prajaapati. Daksha then gave it to the Ashvini Kumaras. Indra learned Ayurveda from them. Eventually it was from Indra that the Sages learned it and started practicing for the welfare of Humanity." This is the evolution story as mentioned in the Classical Textbooks of Ayurveda. This article is a thought exercise to decode this mythology and bring out a hidden meaning in this evolution story..

24 Jun 2020 by Dr. Veena. P. Reghunathan

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Managing Migraine- The Ayurveda Way

Migraine is one of the commonest causes of headache. It inflicts more than 10 million people in India every year. The disease is so much linked with lifestyle, food habits and mental stress of the individual. Ayurveda is found to be very effective in managing migraine. Dr Praveen writes more about migraine and its Ayurveda management.

23 Jun 2020 by Dr. K. Praveen

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Hypothyroidism: From Ayurveda's View Point

Here is a common scenario: "Go to a nearby laboratory..get the blood tested..compare the reference values..find out that the thyroid levels are low..start medication..continue the same lifestyle." How can this be the way to manage a lifestyle disease? The way of Ayurveda starts at the very cause of the condition. To understand how Ayurveda works in Hypothyroidism, first we need to see hypothyroidism through the eyes of Ayurveda. This is exactly what this Article does. And, as a bonus, it even covers some basic early management of hypothyroidism as well. (Malayalam)

23 Jun 2020 by Dr. P. Shabeel Ibrahim

Ayurveda & Yoga

Yama & Niyama: The Precursors of Yoga

The contemporary and globally recognized Yoga Sastra or the science of Yoga is misunderstood and only Asanas or Body positions are being marketed in its commercial version. It is a science lot more than just physical exercises. The Ashtanga Yoga includes Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Prathyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. The Yama and Niyama are the Do's and Don'ts that we need to apply in our day to day life which has prime importance in the present pandemic situation. Let us have a brief overview of the Science that is Yoga..(Malayalam)

21 Jun 2020 by Krishnadas K. K.

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Dark Circles: Simple Remedies from Ayurveda

Eyes accentuates Beauty. But it has a reverse effect too. All beauty of a face is lost if . When there are dark circles around the eyes, they look dark, tired, sunken and lifeless. Along with that dark circles may also mean that there is a greater attention that you need to give to your overall health. This article explores the causes behind dark circles and the simple Ayurveda solutions for it..(Malayalam)

19 Jun 2020 by Dr. Anjana Madhu

Ayurveda Recipes

Panikoorkka Chutney

Indian Mint is known as panikoorkka in Malayalam. From the very name, it is evident that this herb is quite beneficial for fever. But most often, panikoorkka is considered as a therapeutic herb. But this simple recipe explores the culinary side of panikoorkka. Do check it out and make one..

19 Jun 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Ayurveda Formulations

AYUSH-64: Will this be Ayurveda's Trump Card Against COVID 19?

To date, the world is still looking for a viable solution for the COVID 19 crisis. Scientists the world over are desperately trying to find a cure. It was when Hydroxychloroquine- an anti-malarial drug, was suggested as a remedy for COVID 19, that the Government of India sought the possibility of the Ayurveda alternative to this drug, the AYUSH-64, for being a good choice. Introduced in the early 1980s, AYUSH-64 is yet to get sufficient backing of research data. However, the Government of India has given a go signal for initiating clinical trials and application of this Ayurveda anti-malarial medicine towards the management of COVID 19. So, what exactly is AYUSH-64? What all are its ingredients? So far, what are the studies telling about it? ..Read on..to find out..

18 Jun 2020 by Dr. Parvathy S. Nair.

Kids, Teens and Ayurveda

Bed-wetting

It is after potty training and stopping the use of diapers that the problem of bed-wetting slowly comes to the parents' attention. The first few months are spent in hope that it would stop on its own one day. Most often it does. For many some slight adjustments of their water intake, toileting and sleep timing does the trick..but if it persists, then it soon turns into a nightmare, both for the parents and the child as well. Ayurveda has a very systematic yet simple approach to bed-wetting. Read about it in this article..

18 Jun 2020 by Prof. Dinesh K. S. & Dr. Jeetha Dev P. J.

Lifestyle

Proverbs Pro-Health

What is the purpose of life? To pass on the knowledge acquired to the next generation. Some are coded into our genes, some are written down or uploaded into the 'cloud'. Some become proverbs- the old sayings that codify wisdom of the bygone generations. Some proverbs are so deep that many universities have dedicated departments for the study of Proverbs. In this article, the author does a brief intro to some of the most common proverbs that breathe the very foundational principles of Ayurveda. Let us try and search for more and interpret them so that the knowledge hidden in them can actually aid in our wellbeing and better understanding of us and our surroundings..(Malayalam)

17 Jun 2020 by Dr. Anup Muraleeedharan

Mythbusters

Think Before You Chop

It is a our nature to undervalue people or things that appear to be doing nothing. We also tend to value expendable items less. It is observed that we are increasingly showing the same attitude to our own body. Are there any useless organs in our body? Is it wise to simple chop off a part of your body for the simplest of health problems? Is there an alternative solution to manage such conditions?

16 Jun 2020 by Dr. Gikku Alias Benny

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Dengue Fever and Ayurveda

The monsoon has arrived. So is the season of diseases too. Dengue fever is one among the deadly diseases that have been troubling us for so long. It is better that we should be prepared and have adopted precautions against this. In this article the author clearly describes the dengue fever, it’s causative agents, it’s type, it’s clinical features, diagnostic methods and it’s ayurvedic view and management. The preventive measures that can be done against dengue fever is meticulously explained. By following these simple steps we can definitely prevent dengue fever.

16 Jun 2020 by Dr. Daya C.

Lifestyle

Smartphone and Night Sleep

It’s high time that we should start thinking whether it is the phone getting smarter or people getting smarter. Smartphones have now evolved into a human body organ rather than just being an electronic device. It’s now become one of the most precious possessions of all. The smartphones have a great negative impact on our health. Whether we are aware of this or are we pretending that we don’t. In this article the author has explained these effects on our eyes and sleep. Under the current scenario of lockdown, where we are available 24*7 online, this issue must be looked into seriously.

16 Jun 2020 by Dr. Divya. K. S.

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Healing the Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the common yet most inflicting pain. Pain may vary slightly in their exact location. Heel pain is in fact a presenting symptom of a variety of pathologies affecting various tissues of the region. Fascia, bone, tendon, bursa may all be affected and cause pain of various degrees. What is the scope of Ayurveda treatments and internal medications in curing this ailment. Read on..to know more

15 Jun 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Bad Blood to Good Blood

Today, 20th June, is World Blood Donation Day! What does Ayurveda have to tell us about blood? What are the health conditions that may arise when the normal aspects of blood is deranged? How can they be managed? What exactly is 'bad blood' or 'raktha-dooshyam' that everyone is talking about? This articles answers all these questions and many more..Read on to Find Out..(Malayalam)

14 Jun 2020 by Dr. Sreedarshan K. S.

Good Food and Ayurveda

What to add when Boiling Water

Drink only boiled water. But is it enough to just boil the water? Are there any drugs with which water can be boiled? Does boiling with certain drugs increase our immunity? Is it wise to drink water boiled with the same drug in all seasons? Do the drugs prescribed for boiling the water have any side effects? What are the possible adulterants used in the market? Can we control our diseases by drinking water boiled with drugs which are used in these diseases? Well all the answers are provided beautifully in this article. By practicing the measures listed below we can lead a healthy life. (Malayalam)

13 Jun 2020 by Dr. Soumia Ajith

Good Food and Ayurveda

Food for Health

How often do we scrutinize the food we eat? What is our prime concern when we select a food to eat? Very often we choose ones that please our senses and discard its effect on the whole body and eventually pay the price. Ayurveda sets a flexible yet strict set of rules for selecting what we eat. In the midst of rising concerns over lifestyle diseases, Ayurveda's thoughts on this topic are gaining global popularity..When the world is looking for good food solutions in Ayurveda, shouldn't we too?

11 Jun 2020 by Dr. Daya C.

Lifestyle

Potbelly

During this lockdown due to lack of exercise or work, many of us are gaining weight and thus we have to deal with pot belly. In this era, where everyone tries to be fit and healthy, many people may find it difficult to reduce this excess fat or may have failed miserably in doing so. This article is for all of them.

11 Jun 2020 by Dr. Susha O. V.

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Simple Tips for Healthy Periods

Most of us tend to go on with our lives and manage our health only when it is not keeping well. Periods or menstruation is not an illness. It is a normal bodily process. Like all other phenomena in our body, this too may go out of balance. But did you know that many things that we do on regular days have a big say on how our periods can be? Well, here is an article which has plenty of take home messages to not just manage your health during periods but also prepare well on regular days to have periods totally devoid of health issues as it normally should be. (Malayalam)

10 Jun 2020 by Dr. Jeena Aravind U.

Kids, Teens and Ayurveda

Teenage: Problems and Solutions

They say childhood is the most beautiful phase of our life. So the problems of childhood also need special attention. In this article the author has beautifully and boldly addressed this issue. This work deals mainly on the physiological changes in adolescence period, influence of alcohol and other drugs during childhood and all the psychological behaviour and changes happening in this period. It also deals with the much talked and discussed mobile usage among the children and the solutions for all these. This article is a must read for children and as well as their parents. (Malayalam)

10 Jun 2020 by Dr. Thushara Suresh Kumar

Good Food and Ayurveda

Aerated Drinks: Health Hazards and Ayurveda Alternatives

Colas and aerated drinks occupy an inevitable space in each of our refrigerators. Weekend parties are incomplete without the fizz of an aerated drink. But, what if you come to know that 1,84,000 of deaths every year around the globe is attributed to aerated drinks. That is the bitter reality of the sweet bubbly drinks. To know more about the topic, read Dr Jithin Paul’s article on it.

09 Jun 2020 by Dr. Jithin Namala

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Brain Tumour and Ayurveda Management

June 8 is observed as World Brain Tumour Day. This article throws light on the brain tumours, its types, diagnosis and fatality. The author elucidates its ayurvedic view. How well can ayurveda manage this deadly disease and how can we prevent it.

08 Jun 2020 by Dr. Rajagopal K.

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Lining the Eyes with the Goodness of Ayurveda

If something is hurled even at your general direction, the first instinct is to cover your eyes. Not your nose, mouth or ears..your body's priority is the eyes! But how much care are we giving our eyes? Collyriums or the practice of applying kaajal or soot over the eyelid ridges are not just beauty practices. They double up as a protective and health improving practice as well. So here is an article detailing on the Ayurveda practice of anjana. This will not only enhance your eyes' beauty but will also help your eyes so for a long time to come.

08 Jun 2020 by Dr. Muhammed Nissam

Mythbusters

Ayurveda and Pandemics: Overcoming the Limitations of the Past

"Oh! Everyone is talking about Ayurveda and its efficacy in pandemics now! Well, if Ayurveda was around for so long, then why has it not stopped all the pandemics in the past? Is pandemic even mentioned in Ayurveda? Is Ayurveda capable in this modern world to manage pandemics?" Well, here is an article that will answer not just these doubts but will also give a good perspective on how well Ayurveda can manage a pandemic today.

06 Jun 2020 by Dr. Nair Ashwati Unnikrishnan

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

The Branches of Ayurveda

"Ashtaanga". You might have seen this term in Ayurveda articles or clinics or pamphlets. If you go to a Ayurveda Hospital, you may have observed that the departments are having strange names and that too in Sanskrit. Well here is a decryption. This article details on the concept of the eight clinical branches in Ayurveda, why are they named so and how does each one of them work.

06 Jun 2020 by Dr. Sarika Menon

Lifestyle

Infertility and Impatience

Infertility is not a new condition. Irrespective of the gender, couples have been tormented with infertility, a stressful condition since dawn of history. Today, it is a prevalent problem affecting about 10-12% of couple worldwide. But have you ever thought about the reason behind the rapid escalation of infertility cases lately? Is age a factor that influences fertility? While the medical discourse of infertility is dominant, its mental-emotional, socio-cultural aspects are still a part of this condition. This article is a revelation on the modern day challenges to fertility and how a confident and patient mind supported by Ayurveda can plant new seeds of joy in our fertile lives..(Malayalam)

04 Jun 2020 by Dr. Vaheeda Rehman A

Lifestyle

Welcome the Monsoons without the Fever Scare

Normally, monsoon breaks like clockwork in Kerala. Most often, it coincides with the very day when schools reopen after the summer holidays. The sudden rise in fevers and illnesses also come up during this time, again, like a clockwork. We all want the rains, but certainly not the sickness that may come along with it. Did you know that preparing yourself for an upcoming season can safeguard you from seasonal illnesses? This is exactly what seasonal regimen or 'rithucharya' in Ayurveda is all about. Want to know how to prepare for the rains after a scorching summer? Read this article..(Malayalam)

04 Jun 2020 by Dr. Muhammed Safeer

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Medicines Matter. The Time of Taking them Matters More!

Taking medicines is important. But even more crucial is the right time of taking them. Your doctor may have given very precise instructions on when to take them. But out of ignorance, forgetfulness or even nonchalance, many of us overlook them. This article throws light on what are the specific times for taking Ayurveda medicines and why are they so important.

03 Jun 2020 by Aiswarya T. S.

Ayurveda Recipes

Ragi Idli

Ragi is full of surprises. It is not just a rich source of iron but also has Vitamin B12 in it which helps iron absorption as well! There are things that make it even more surprising and wholesome..Also, Ragi Iddali is a great way to take these surprises all the way into the body..Go on and make some! (Malayalam)

02 Jun 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Mythbusters

Castor Oil: Not a Mere Purgative

Yes, castor oil..its taste is disgusting and the smell is nauseating. People often cringe when it is prescribed. On the flip side, many people take it without any consideration believing that it is a safe purgative. This article will prove you all wrong. Castor oil is much more powerful that we think and we ought to have it when prescribed and should also stop using it without the advise of an Ayurveda Physician. (Malayalam)

02 Jun 2020 by Dr. Arya Sethuparvathy

Good Food and Ayurveda

Milk and Bone Health

June 1st is celebrated as World Milk Day. This year it is the 20th Anniversary and in the light of pandemic, COVID 19, Government of India had announced this year's milk day with the theme "Fight COVID-19! Maintain a Healthy Perfect Lifestyle, Improve the Immune System by Drinking Milk." Milk which is a super food has multiple benefits. Let's have an Ayurvedic view of these benefits especially in bone health appeasement of milk.

01 Jun 2020 by Dr. P. Shabeel Ibrahim

Lifestyle

Smoking Makes You Sick..Very Sick

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths worldwide. Yet, more than half of the adult population of India fall prey to its use in either of its forms. Though various steps have been taken by Governments, all seem to be in vain as tobacco use seems to be growing unhindered each passing day. Dr Daya writes about this deadly issue on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.

31 May 2020 by Dr. Daya C.

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Ayurveda Answer to Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infections abbreviated as UTI, is a common infection affecting the Urinary System of your body. Women are more prone to UTI and can become severe at times. Ayurveda expounds this condition in a broader aspect. It is well explained in the context of 'Mutravahasroto rogas'. Let's have an understanding of the disease and how we can get relief from it as advised by Ayurveda..

30 May 2020 by Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Minding Mothers' Minds

Motherhood is amazing, magical, tough, hard, incredible and is in between everything. There is eternal influence and power in Motherhood. Every Soothika or new mom's undergo certain stress called as 'Baby Blues' or 'Post Partum Blues' which is a physiological condition and is normal in all new mom's. When it slips from you, it will lead to Post Partum Depression and Psychosis and that needs medical attention. So hold on to the good, breathe through the bad and Welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life….

30 May 2020 by Dr. Indu Kishore

News and Updates

Town Hall Sessions in Ayurveda

Confederation of Indian Industry is setting up a Town Hall exclusively for Ayurveda! But What Exactly is a Town Hall Session? Who are the Ambassadors of Ayurveda that are going to speak? What makes the CII Town Hall Sessions unique? Read on, to find out..

28 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Mythbusters

'Corona Tablet' and Ancient Book: Is it Ayurveda?

Everyone is going gaga over this image of pages from a moth-eaten book. It is still making rounds in social media. Now, people are even adding footnotes to it claiming that Ayurveda had knowledge of 'corona' and this formulation is the cure for it. But have you checked the facts? Have you taken opinion from an expert of Ayurveda? Well, here it is for you..(Malayalam)

26 May 2020 by Dr. Veena. P. Reghunathan

Simple Ayurveda Procedures

Smoke Therapies in Ayurveda

Did you know that smoking and fumigation are used as treatment procedures to detoxify you body as well as your environment. Fumigation and smoking are either done as simple steps for basic cleansing or disease management or even as an elaborate procedure used as preparation or as a post therapy while administering Panchakarma. Please have a good read of this article. There is much more to medicated smoke inhalation and fumigation than what meets the eye. (Malayalam)

26 May 2020 by Dr. Sarika Menon

Good Food and Ayurveda

Pulses, Gas Trouble and Solutions

2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by The Food and Agricultural Organisation Department of the United Nations. Pulses or Legumes are the dried variety of beans and peas. It is rich in proteins, fibre and vitamins and is much affordable than other protein sources, and hence called as Poor Man's Meat. A breif detailing of variety of these Pulses is seen in the Ayurvedic text trios "Brihatrayees". Generally, a wrong notion seen in our day to day practice is that these pulses causes Gas troubles. On the contrary, it's Judicious usage will give you healthier days ahead. (Malayalam)

25 May 2020 by Dr. Manju P. S.

Mythbusters

Ghee: A Misunderstood Magic

Many of us have come to hate ghee. They are now unable to bear its taste or fragrance. The have come to believe that ghee is fattening, kills the appetite and causes cholesterol. Seriously?! Have we really checked whether the popular media is not influencing us to dislike ghee? Well, here is an attempt to mend your relationship with ghee. We are almost sure that after reading this, everyone will be friends with ghee, for their own good!

24 May 2020 by Dr. Nimisha K. C.

Lifestyle

Is Your Refrigerator Destroying Your Health?

Refrigerators are an essential part of kitchen accessories. It has revolutionized the way we eat, our cooking habits, our choice of food and thereby our health. Rise of lifestyle disease as a major concern in the health of our society roughly coincides with the introduction of refrigerators at our homes. Does this have any significant relationship? Dr. Tony Thomas writes about this and more..

23 May 2020 by Dr. Tony Thomas MD (Ay)

Healthcare in COVID-19 lockdown

Kids and Masks: The Most Essential Things to Remember

COVID 19 has changed our lives dramatically. Washing hands, wearing masks, using sanitizers are all part of our daily routine today to combat this global pandemic. Parents are often finding it challenging to convince kids to wear masks. This article sheds light on the creative the need for children to wear masks and some creative tips for parents to make this healthy practice part of their childrens’ lives. (Malayalam)

22 May 2020 by Dr. Soumya K. R.

Lifestyle

Our Health Our Responsibility

Current health sector gives prime focus on disease and its management, which is unfortunately mostly based on medications. Overall impact of non communicable diseases while approaching the scenario through this point of view is quite evident. COVID-19 and its impact has brought more thoughts on how to approach the concept of social health. Isn't it high time that this is to be revised to a better alternative? Ayurveda suggests a perfect alternative to a disease oriented health system. Here is an article that may help you choose the better path that is Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

21 May 2020 by Dr. K. Krishnan Nambootiri

Ayurveda Recipes

Gooseberry Juice for Good Health

It is one thing to talk endlessly about the benefits of gooseberry and totally another on finding the best ways of using it. As many nutrients are lost while processing or cooking, we may not be able to enjoy the full goodness of gooseberries.This simple recipe will not only give you a refreshing drink but will also bestow the health benefits of gooseberries, almost in full..Go ahead and try it out! (Malayalam)

21 May 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Mythbusters

Cow Urine: Rumor or Remedy?

"Now hold on right there! What did I just read? URINE? Oh, isn't it disgusting?" Yes, you are right about what you read. But you may want to rethink on what you think of it. Freshly collected and processed cow urine is considered as a miraculous healing medicine in Ayurveda. But for many of us, urine is a waste material and hazardous to use. This has sparked controversies and flaming debates. But let us not jump into conclusions. Instead, let us break this controversy forever. This article is a thorough evaluation of Cow Urine, converging on points from Mythology, Ayurveda and Modern research. This article may very well, reform your perspective on cow urine.

21 May 2020 by Dr. Divya S.Unni

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Ramzan Fast: Ladies, Keep these in Mind

Ramzan is meant for physical, mental and spiritual cleansing. But if not practiced in the proper way, it is bound to bring misery to one’s health. Women are particularly prone for such health issues. Dr Jayasree points out the points women should consider while fasting to maintain their health and well being.

20 May 2020 by Dr. Jayasree Danesh

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Premature Greying: Practical Solutions

Your appearance is your confidence and self-esteem. Do you see few whites while combing your hair and are you below 30? This is nothing but Canities or Premature Greying of Hair. In Ayurveda its called as 'Paalithyam'. This happens due to variable factors and the solution is finding out the real reason and treatment done accordingly. It cannot be healed with mere oil application alone. Let's explore the possibilities to constitute a good impression. (Malayalam)

19 May 2020 by Dr. Sreedevi N. V.

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Indigestion: Make it a Forgotten Story

"You are what you digest and not what you eat". What you eat has to be digested and well assimilated into your body to be a healthy individual. Indigestion, though a simple disorder that you must have experienced a few times in your lifetime, has to be taken care with keen observations, if persistent may lead to other diseases like Hyperacidity, Stomatitis etc. Digestion is a complex process and here are some Ayurvedic advises for proper digestion for healthy well being. (Malayalam)

19 May 2020 by Dr. Jyolsna P.

Good Food and Ayurveda

"Thaalikkal"- Health Benefits of Kerala Style Tempering

Tempering or seasoning has been a unique tradition of our food culture since ages. Variations in the process are immense. Undoubtedly, this process modifies the dish in its taste, smell and overall appeal. In fact it is a skill by itself. Dr Susha analyses this age old tradition so that the reader gains an in depth perspective regarding the practice as well as realize the hidden health benefits behind tempering

18 May 2020 by Dr. Susha O. V.

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

What are Adjuvants and Why are they Essential

It is a common practice of Vaidyas to ask patients to add certain stuffs to the prescribed Ayurveda medicine. This could be ginger powder, honey, salt, buttermilk, sesame oil..the list goes on. These adjuvants are classically termed 'prakshepa' or 'anupana'. But, what is the purpose of such add ons? Does it influence the potency of the medication in any way? Is there any added benefit in taking medicine along with anupana? This article explains these adjuvants in detail. So, from next time on, you will know why you have to take that jaggery powder with that Ayurveda decoction..(Malayalam)

18 May 2020 by Dr. Soumya K. R.

Lifestyle

Hypertension and Sarpagandha

Kerala is a global hub of lifestyle disorders and Hypertension is one among our leading health challenge. A vast majority of the geriatric population are under regular medication for this silent killer. Hypertension is very often a symptom that requires a total correction in lifestyle and just popping a tablet will not complete its management. How does an Ayurvedic physician view this condition? Dr Sreedharsan writes about this and more

17 May 2020 by Dr. Sreedarshan K. S.

Lifestyle

Getting Hold of Hypertension

Hypertension, termed silent killer, is one of the leading causes of human morbidity and mortality. Is hypertension a preventable disease? Who are at risk of developing this disease? Once it is diagnosed, is it essential to take anti hypertensive drugs lifelong? Is there effective treatment for hypertension in Ayurveda? In the context of ‘World Hypertension Day’ on May 17th, Dr Yadu Gopan clarifies common doubts regarding this deadly disease.

17 May 2020 by Dr. Yadu Gopan

Daily Tips

Prickly Heat Quickly Healed

Miliaria Rubra or Heat Rash (Prickly Heat) is common in Summer, a condition generally developed by clogging of sweat glands, called as Pittaja Masoorika in Ayurveda. All age groups are borne to heat rash especially children. Are you still Itching? Is it irritating you so much? Well Ayurveda has a few simple homely tips to free your hands.

16 May 2020 by Dr. Soumia Ajith

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Smelly Sweat? Not Anymore!

Glowing skin, silky hair are all integral part of a common man’s beauty concept. What about body odour? Is it not a vital part in personal identity and attractiveness? The fact is that body odour catches our attention only when it becomes offensive. It is infact one of the most degrading factors of one's self confidence. Dr Tintu writes about this issue and its simple remedies.

16 May 2020 by Dr. Tintu Elizabeth Tom

Beauty Care and Ayurveda

Beauty Care for Hands and Feet, Chemical-Free

When talking about beauty care, hands and feet are often found neglected. Whenever we do take care of them, very intense and sharp chemicals are often used. Did you know that palms and feet are some of the most sensitive areas of our bodies? Ayurveda, in the context of eye-care, mentions to do "sadaa paada pooja"- worship of your feet at all times. Here are some simple natural and safe methods to keep your hands and feet healthy and beautiful.

15 May 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

Ayurveda Recipes

Pumpkin Steam Cake

Pumpkin is a treasure trove of nutrients. It is a tricky job to introduce pumpkin into a dish without losing many of its nutritive value. Here is a simple and delicious recipe snack recipe which gift-wraps all the goodness of pumpkin within a plantain leaf.

15 May 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. N. Narayanan Namboothiri

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. N. Narayanan Namboothiri. Chief Physician, Sreedhareeyam

15 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

Ramadan Fasting and Ayurveda Medicines: Best Practices

There are strict regimens on time, diet and lifestyle while taking Ayurveda medicines. So, during the holy month of Ramadan, those who are under regular Ayurveda medication are in a dilemma- "Should I take Ayurveda medicines or treatments while fasting? What is the best way for me to take it? Will this Ayurveda medicine trouble me if I take it while fasting?" This article is the answer to all such queries. (Malayalam)

14 May 2020 by Dr. Sajitha Sharafudeen

Cancer Care and Ayurveda

Chemotherapy: Does Ayurveda have a Better Answer?

Chemotherapy is like carpet bombing. It does not specifically target on malignant cells or spare healthy tissues in its vicinity. Moreover, chemotherapy shuts down our immune system and its modulation. The innate power of our body to heal by itself is forced to retire. The approach of Ayurveda in this scenario is polar opposite to that of Chemotherapy. It works more like stealth attackers, diligently sniping down morbid elements while still keeping the body in full command. This methodology is increasingly proving to be a better way. The complications are much lesser, the chances for relapse is minimal and the recovery is astounding. Perhaps, it is time we give more attention to the solution that Ayurveda has to offer in this regard. This article is all about the solutions from Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

14 May 2020 by Dr. Rajagopal K.

Ano-Rectal Diseases and Ayurveda

Hiding Piles is only Aiding Piles

Piles is one of the most common afflictions affecting our health. Studies show as much as 40% of the general population have experienced symptoms of piles in their lifetime. Yet, even today, tons of misconceptions surround this disease due to various reasons. Here are some of the most common queries regarding this disease, all answered by a senior expert physician.

14 May 2020 by Dr. K. P. Vinod Babu

Good Food and Ayurveda

Things that become 'GOLD' with Ageing

"When is the expiry?" The first thing we look for, while buying food or medicine, is the expiry date. It is always said that food and medicines should be made fresh and consumed fresh. But there are some consumables whose potency increases with the elapse of time. 'Old is Gold', right? This article gives a sneak peak on some of those items that do not have a shelf life as per Ayurveda and becomes increasingly potent and priceless with ageing. (Malayalam)

13 May 2020 by Dr. Muhsina Muhammed

Good Food and Ayurveda

The Act of Eating

Food makes us. But did you know that food can break us too? Ayurveda gives so much attention to food that it is considered as one of the weight bearing pillars of life itself. In the textbook Kaasyapa Samhitaa, there is a saying 'there is no medicine equivalent to food and it is possible to remain disease free and healthy with just food alone'. How we eat is as important as what we eat. In this article, Dr. Shilpa Thengil elicits in detail, the art of 'Mindful Eating'.

12 May 2020 by Dr. Shilpa Thengil, BAMS

Lifestyle

Sex and Summer

We are one with the world. There is no denying it. There is no escaping it. No matter how advanced we become or how isolated we become, we simply cannot insulate ourselves from nature.This is precisely why Ayurveda has crafted the three support pillars of life..Food, Sleep and Sex..in perfect synchronization with the rhythm of nature. This article is an excerpt from that ideology. Ayurveda lays down a strict restriction for sex in summer. Why is it so? What happens when we over-indulge in sex during summers? What all should we do to minimize the impact? Is this still relevant when we can "cheat nature with air-conditioners and stuffs? Read on to find out..(Malayalam)

12 May 2020 by Dr. Tony Thomas MD (Ay)

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Types of Ayurveda Medicines and How They are Made

Of all the medical systems prevalent today, Ayurvedic medicine arguably has the widest array of modes of formulations for introducing medicine into a patient's body. How does each formulation differ from each other? What is the need for so many different types of formulations? How does an Ayurvedic practitioner use all these preparations judiciously? Dr Parvathy describes more about it.

12 May 2020 by Dr. Parvathy S. Nair.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. S. Prasannan

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. S. Prasannan, Rtd. CMO, Indian System of Medicines

12 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. S. Abdul Rasheed

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. S. Abdul Rasheed Rtd. Director of Vigilance, Indian System of Medicines

12 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Alarmingly, the rate of GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus- Diabetes during pregnancy) is over 26% in India, which is the highest in the world. Researches point towards alteration of traditional culture and lifestyle owing to rapid economic growth which has led to urbanization and sedentary lifestyle. Quite frankly, it is such a shame that we are looking at such high numbers when our own medical system, Ayurveda can not only prevent the incidence of GDM but manage it efficiently as well. Dr. Shamna Mole C. E. explains how Ayurveda is handling this condition and helping thousands of mothers with their own and their own's health and happiness.

11 May 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Mythbusters

'Ayurveda works in "Slow-Motion'. Really!?

In Ayurveda, you are an integral part of healing. You are not a 'subject'. You have to actively contribute to your wellness or cure. Very often, people seek the help of Ayurveda when everything else have failed and by that time, the condition may have become extremely complex to manage. Yet, the results that Ayurveda delivers even at those stages are astounding. So imagine how fast it can work when you make Ayurveda your primary healthcare system. Ayurveda has very clear projections on how quick and effectively a disease can get cured. Do you want to know about it? Dr. Sreedarshan K. S. lays it out in this article..

11 May 2020 by Dr. Sreedarshan K. S.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Rajesh B. BAMS, MBA

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Rajesh B. BAMS, MBA. Chief Physician, Aanaril Ayurveda Centre

10 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Jayaraj M.

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Jayaraj M. MD (Ay) Senior Medical Officer, ISM, Govt. of Kerala- Pattanakad

09 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Are we Forgetting the Fundamentals of Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is not an easy science to learn. This is especially so when the people who take up Ayurveda as an academic path come from the background of modern sciences. This article by Dr. Sharika Vipin is instilling confidence in the confused minds and is reminding those who are already in the track of Ayurveda, that they are in the right path.

08 May 2020 by Dr. Sharika Vipin

Good Food and Ayurveda

Buttermilk: The Better Drink

It is human nature to undervalue things that come by easily to us. Has this happened to Buttermilk as well? Until a few decades back, palm-leaf sheds giving free buttermilk to travelers was a common sight along the roads in summer time. They were not merely quenching thirst with a couple of gulps of buttermilk.It was literally an elixir to them. After reading this observations on buttermilk by Dr. Vineetha Manoj, at least some of us will rush back and make buttermilk a part of our lives.(Malayalam)

08 May 2020 by Dr. Vineetha Manoj

Simple Ayurveda Procedures

First Aid for sore throat, mild cough and cold

There is a force within you that is constantly trying to keep you healthy. It is incessantly involved in 'mending walls and cleaning floors' or 'settling a dispute or fighting a threat' within the body. Most often, a mild flu, a sore throat and simple cough are part of this force's working. In that case all you have to do is just give your innate force a chance to make things right by itself. Do not pamper it nor ignore it. Just observe it and support it. Ayurveda has a wonderful method in place to detect the slightest deviation from health and manage it as early as possible. A lot of complicated illnesses start from negligible conditions. So managing it as early as possible is key. Surprisingly, the remedies in the early stages are quite simple as well! Here are some simple and short suggestions on this angle by Dr. Shamla Cheriyath.

08 May 2020 by Dr. Shamla Cheriyath

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. K. S. Vishnu Nampoothiry

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. K. S. Vishnu Nampoothiry MD (Ay). Senior Medical Officer, ISM- Govt. of Kerala

08 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

Are You Fasting The Right Way?

The holy month of Ramadan is here, the month of complete surrender to God by abstaining from food and drinks during daylight. What is expected to attain by fasting is complete cleansing of body and mind. Unfortunately, Ramadan is not being followed in a healthy way off late, at least by some of us. Could this be due to the lack of awareness on how it should be done? If so, perhaps it is the time for us to revisit the original concepts of fasting. Dr Thanseeha Narghese is giving you this revisit through her article..

07 May 2020 by Dr. Thanseeha Narghese V. A.

Lifestyle

Beware of your Cooking Vessels!

Are you aware that the Vessels in which you cook your food also plays a prominent role in keeping you healthier? Yes of course, Ayurveda has kept an eye on the utensils suitable for cooking and serving different kinds of dishes as always. Utensils made of clay, different metals, alloys, leaves of plants etc. serve different purposes. The uses and therapeutic value of different kind of utensils is elicited briefly here by Dr. Sreelakshmi V. S.

07 May 2020 by Dr. Sreelekshmi V. S. BAMS,M.S.(Ay), Diploma (Sanskrit)

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. P. K. Sudarsanan

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. P. K. Sudarsanan MD (Ay). Director-Research, Vaidyarathnam Ayurveda Foundation

07 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Ayurveda Recipes

Sweet Sesame Dumplings

"Kozhukatta" is a very popular South Indian dumpling. We all might have had several versions of it already. Just when we thought we have tried them all, here comes Dr. Shamna Mole C.E. with another extremely simple yet very healthy version of kozhukatta. The key ingredient is sesame seeds. Along with the recipe she has also detailed some benefits of sesame as well. Do check it out and try it out as well..

06 May 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. K. G. Viswanathan

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. K. G. Viswanathan MD (Ay) Rtd. Principal, Vaidyarathnam Ayurveda College, Ollur

06 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

Asthma: DOs and DON'Ts

Asthma, a respiratory tract disease is very common in children. Breathing difficulty is the main symptom which may lead to life threatening attacks. Ayurveda expounds the disease in the context of 'Svaasa roga'. Ayurveda treatment gives exemplary results, liberate you from the use of an inhaler and complete cure is possible with certain regulations in our habitual day to day life. The regulations that we have to look upon is elicited in brief here by Dr. Aadith V. (Malayalam)

05 May 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

Lifestyle

Do not fear 'Pathyam'! It is the Right Path

"Ayurveda medicines? I do not want to take them because I will have to follow pathyam naa?" "An Ayurveda physician once asked me to reduce salt and spice in my food. But I love my food to be spicy!" "Doctor, I hope I can continue with my late night work while having these Ayurveda medicines for my headache." Ayurveda physicians are bombarded by these types of questions everyday. People believe that Ayurveda medicines come with strict dietary and lifestyle restrictions. Are these restrictions actually for the medicines? Why is it so important to follow these restrictions? Dr. Veena P. Reghunathan explains..

05 May 2020 by Dr. Veena. P. Reghunathan

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. C. M. Sreekrishnan

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. C. M. Sreekrishnan MD (Ay) Dhanvanthari Ayurveda Bhavan, Nelluvai

05 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

DHYAANA: Hold your Thoughts on Meditation

Dhyaana is the 7th step in Ashtaanga Yoga, just before samaadhi!. This itself calls for a lot of attention and focused learning of dhyaana. Even though dhyaana is translated as 'meditation' in English, a lot of deep meanings and methods of dhyaana is lost in translation. In this article, Dr. Rahul R. presents the various stages the mind goes through before entering absolute dhyaana and emphasizes the need of a disciplined approach to the concept of dhyaana. (Malayalam)

04 May 2020 by Dr. Rahul R.

Daily Tips

Brush your Teeth, the Ayurveda Way

The desperate attempts by toothpaste companies to add salt and charcoal and herbs and what not into their products make us wonder.."Why did we ditch the good old methods of cleaning our teeth and gums?" Have we gone too far with artificial toothpastes? Is there an all-Ayurveda way to brush our teeth? Yes, not one but many. Dr. Aadith V, in this article lists the most convenient of them. Read on and try and make this a habit..(Malayalam)

04 May 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

COVID 19 and the Ayurveda Sector in Kerala

A brief review on how the Ayurveda sector in Kerala is faring during the COVID 19 crisis, as observed by Dr. Ranchand K.

04 May 2020 by Dr. Ranchand K.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Muraleedharan Pillai

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Muraleedharan Pillai MD (Ay) Rtd. Principal- Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Medical College, Ollur

04 May 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

Rasaayana: The Boss of Immunity Boosters

Recently, The Ministry of AYUSH published a 12 point immunity boosting guideline in which "Rasaayana" as a therapeutic method and "Chyavanapraasha" as a formulation have very high relevance. Chyavanapraasha is already a household name in India. But, did you know that Chyavanapraasha is a Rasaayana? So what exactly is this "Rasaayana"? Why is it important to know about it? For starters, "Rasaayana" is unique branch of Ayurveda which has methods to expand lifespan, regain youthfulness and strengthen your immunity, memory and intelligence. In short, Rasayana therapy can give you 'Superpowers'! Thrilled?! So, lets dive into this article on Rasaayana by Dr. Soumya K. R.

01 May 2020 by Dr. Soumya K. R.

Ayurveda Recipes

Kaadha: A 1000 year old secret for strong immunity

Would you believe that there is a treasure hidden in your home. Something that will help you boost your immunity in this time of need. Where is it you ask? Just look closer. You will find it in your kitchen. Here is how a few simple spices from your kitchen can be used to make 'kaadha' and how it can strengthen the immune system. Dr. Parvathy S. Nair details on the benefits of kaadha and the method of preparing it, in this article.

01 May 2020 by Dr. Parvathy S. Nair.

Lifestyle

The Sun and The Nobel Prize

The sun has been revered for centuries, but did you know that the therapeutic effects of sunlight were used to treat even potent diseases like tuberculosis and smallpox? If it is so beneficial then why is sunlight also linked to skin cancer? Does Ayurveda use sunlight in its therapies? Read on to find out how sunlight can both heal and burn; how we can tap the therapeutic effects of sunlight and and how it is used in Ayurveda. Dr. Jyotsna Nair writes..

30 Apr 2020 by Dr. Jyotsna Nair

Ayurveda Recipes

Golden Milk: A Shortcut to Strong Immunity

Golden Milk or Haldi Doodh is the trending traditional health drink suitable for all ages. The recipe of Turmeric with Milk is a healthy habit and is best in preventing one from multiple diseases and for those who are suffering, it is a elixir which gives them a remarkable relief. The preparation as per Ayurveda is quite simple as well. In this article, Dr. Nair Ashwati Unnikrishnan is sharing with you the benefits of Golden Milk and know-how of making it.

30 Apr 2020 by Dr. Nair Ashwati Unnikrishnan

Simple Ayurveda Procedures

Steam Inhalation: Are You Doing it Right?

Steam Inhalation, or svedana karma as called in Ayurveda, is a fomentation process. It is one of the best natural methods for cleansing and clearing the upper respiratory tract. We all might have done it at least once in our lifetime, perhaps when our nose was obstructed or was having a flu. Though pretty simple and easy, Ayurveda enlists a set of Do's and Don'ts for it. This is because, if done in the wrong way, it can actually worsen the condition or even harm you than doing any good. Do you want to find out more about it? Do you want to know how it should be done or whether it should be done or not in the first place? Dr. Vineetha Manoj is here to help you on this..

30 Apr 2020 by Dr. Vineetha Manoj

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the Time of Corona: 13

Green Gram, also known as Moong dal, is one of the most wholesome and health promoting pulses there is. Ayurveda considers it as the King of pulses. It is the most important pulse crop in India. It can impart its health benefits starting from skin all the way to the liver. Come, let us all pay our gratitude to Green Gram and make this delicious recipe out of it.

29 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Simple Ayurveda Procedures

NASYA- A Castle by Ayurveda to Defend Against Infections

Nasya (nasal instillation of Ayurveda medicines) is one of the five major treatment procedures in Ayurveda (panchakarma). As a daily practice, a type of nasya, called pratimarsha nasya, can act as a procedure that defend us against infections. This procedure is extremely effective yet quite simple and easy to do. Dr. Sharika Vipin, in her article, talks about this Pratimarsha nasya and explains its relevance and method of practice. (Also translated in Malayalam)

29 Apr 2020 by Dr. Sharika Vipin

Good Food and Ayurveda

Is Idli Really a Superfood?

Did you know that March 30 of every year is celebrated as WORLD IDLI DAY? IDLI, a very popular and mouth watering dish, is usually taken as breakfast. Sambar and/ or Chutney often accompany it. Idli is a delicious and a healthy Indian delicacy. The goodness and richness of the diet is also recognized by the World Health Organisation. Recently "Space Idlies" were developed by Indian Defense Food Research Laboratory as part of upcoming Gaganyan space project. Dr. Susha O. V. give a thorough look at Idli from the stand point of Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

29 Apr 2020 by Dr. Susha O. V.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. E. T. Neelakandan Mooss

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Ashtavaidyan Dr. E. T. Neelakandan Mooss, Director- Vaidyaratnam Oushadhashala

29 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Daily Tips

Yoga and Pranayama for Active Immunity

Yoga the divine healing system has been recognized as one of the mainstream systems of healthcare by the Ministry of AYUSH. Our PM Shri Narendra Modi himself is an ambassador of Yoga to the world. Yoga has a very high potential in improving our immunity, physical and mental wellbeing. But, it needs to be imbibed into our day to day lifestyle. This article by Dr. Sarika Menon will help you find ways to improve your immunity through very simple practices.

28 Apr 2020 by Dr. Sarika Menon

Healthcare during COVID-19 Lockdown

Is Non-Veg a Taboo during Pandemic?

Although Ayurveda is often linked to vegetarianism, the reality is entirely different. Many ayurvedic classical textbooks include descriptions of using meat as food and in several ayurvedic preparations. However use of these ingredients for treatment is based on several variables and is often customized to the individual’s body constitution and several other factors. So in the wake of this epidemic, what does ayurveda suggest? Should the diet be vegetarian only or is meat still on the menu? Dr. Shabeel Ibrahim explains..

28 Apr 2020 by Dr. P. Shabeel Ibrahim

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Suresh Kumar

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Suresh Kumar MD (Ay) Triveni Nursing Home, Vanchiyoor, Thiruvananthapuram

28 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Lifestyle

Lockdown Alcoholism

The availability of Liquor has gone to Zero in this lockdown period of Covid 19. Its is been observed that majority of Alcoholics are presented with withdrawal symptoms which can become life taking with its worst sign of suicidal tendency. The solution for the problem is not prescribing alcohol for the patient by a registered medical practitioner but a proper de-addiction treatment where Ayurveda has expounded possibilities. Dr. Shinas B. S. gives an overview on how one can start walking towards an addiction free life and how Ayurveda can come to aid for them.

27 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shinas B. S.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Gopakumar M.

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. M. Gopakumar MD (Ay) PhD. Associate Prof and RMO- Govt. Ayurveda Medical College- Thiruvananthapuram

27 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Daily Tips

Oil-Pulling: A Simple Therapy that Work Wonders

Oil-Pulling was one of the 12 procedures in the guideline published by the AYUSH Ministry to maintain your health and improve immunity. What exactly is oil-pulling? How is it done? What benefits do you get out of it? Dr. Sreedevi N. V. gives you a clear picture in this article.

26 Apr 2020 by Dr. Sreedevi N. V.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Muhammad Alias Bapu

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Muhammad Alias Bapu BAM, PhD, PGDPC. Marmah Ayurveda Hospital, Kondotty

26 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

News and Updates

Malaria: A Contemporary Ayurvedic View

Today April 25 is Observed as World Malaria Day globally. WHO has announced WORLD MALARIA DAY 2020 with the banner "Zero Malaria Starts with me". Malaria, a deadly vector borne disease, is the oldest known killer disease. The disease is spread by the Vector Female Anopheles Mosquitoes. The world has been fighting effectively against the life taking disease, African mainland having the highest death rates have been brought down successfully in the last few years. The term Malaria as such is not seen in Ayurvedic Literatures, but the disease has been well elaborated in the Vishamajwara context. Let us have thought of Malaria in Ayurveda..(Malayalam)

25 Apr 2020 by Dr. Sreedarshan K. S.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Nayana Sivaraj

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Nayana Sivaraj MD (Ay). Ayurveda Phuysician- Sitaram Ayurveda Speciality Hospital

25 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

News and Updates

A song by Vaidyas to Strengthen your Morale

Music is truly a miraculous healer. It has the potential to augment our emotion. Music can smile with us, cry with us and even motivate us. So, when a song is penned by a vaidya, sung by another vaidya and is depicting a theme to boost our confidence against this spreading pandemic, it becomes a powerful message and also doubles up as a healing touch by itself. Go ahead and listen to this ode to health by Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

24 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Daily Tips

Environmental Health and Ayurveda

Man can never be separated from his environment. They complement each other. All principles of Ayurveda are crafted on the foundation of this understanding. Even the subtlest influences of the environment on us are catalogued elaborately. Ayurveda teaches us to identify such changes and make adaptations to preserve our health and manage illnesses occurring during natural changes in the environment. Unfortunately we have increasingly become obstinate to think that we are in control of our environment and not the other way round. Will that be without consequences? Dr. Shamna Mole C. E. explores the role of Ayurveda in Environmental Health.

24 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. T. Sreekumar

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. T. Sreekjumar MD(Ay) PhD. Harisree Hospital Thrissur

24 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Rahul R. Nair

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Rahul R. Nair. Associate Professor- Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedam

23 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Ayur Masks- The Game Changer

What an innovation! When the world is looking up to Ayurveda for the effective management of communicable diseases, an Ayurveda doctor from Kerala steps in with a simple solution- Medicated Masks. These Ayur Masks not only prevent pathogens entering your body, but also condition and disinfect the air. The medicines used also have properties to improve immunity and strengthen the respiratory tract. Here are the highlights of an interview conducted by Dr. Adith V. with the innovator of Ayur Mask, Dr. Anand S.

22 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Alathiyoor Narayanan Nambi

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Prof. Dr. Alathiyoor Narayanan Nambi. MD (Ay) MRAP (Italy). Director- Research and Education, SNA Ayurveda Nursing Home, Thrissur

21 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

COVID19

Prevention of Pandemics through Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the oldest healthcare system that is still thriving today. During its course of evolution, Ayurveda has witnessed innumerable epidemics and even pandemics. But the socio-cultural limitations, non-standardized approach and tedious communication systems of those times may not have helped the optimal implementation of Ayurvedic management of Epidemics. But the world today seems matured enough for Ayurveda. Dr. Valsaladevi's article gives you a glimpse of how epidemics are documented and managed in Ayurveda. (Malayalam)

20 Apr 2020 by Dr. Valsaladevi K

COVID19

Prevention of Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases through Ayurveda (English)

Ayurveda is one of the oldest healthcare system that is still thriving today. During its course of evolution, Ayurveda has witnessed innumerable epidemics and even pandemics. But the socio-cultural limitations, non-standardized approach and tedious communication systems of those times may not have helped the optimal implementation of Ayurvedic management of Epidemics. But the world today seems matured enough for Ayurveda. Dr. Valsaladevi's article gives you a glimpse of how epidemics are documented and managed in Ayurveda.

20 Apr 2020 by Dr. Valsaladevi K

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. M. Prasad

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. M. Prasad, Principal and Medical Superintendent, Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedam

20 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. D. Ramanathan

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. D. Ramanathan, DAM, FRAVP. Managing DIrector- Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy, Thrissur

20 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. R. Bhagavathy Ammal

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. R. Bhagavaty Ammal D.A.M. Hospital Superintendent, Sitaram Ayurveda Speciality Hospital, Thrissur

20 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Murali MD

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Murali MD, Superintendent of Govt. Ayurveda College Hospital, Thrippunithura.

19 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. P. K. Lathika

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. PK Lalitha - Medical Director, Sarathy Ayurveda Hospital, Aluva.

19 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Vinod Kumar MD

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Vinod Kumar MD - Retd. Professor & HOD, Govt.Ayurveda College Trivandrum.

19 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. S. Sunil Kumar

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. S. Sunil Kumar -Sanjeevani Ayurveda Hospital & research Centre Thiruvananthapuram

19 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. G. Syamakrishnan MD

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. G. Syamakrishnan MD - Cheif Medical Officer, Govt. ayurveda Hospital, Kollam..

19 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Is Social Distancing Really Helping?

We have experience on practicing Social Distancing in a small scale at locations of epidemics. But thanks to the absence of a global pandemic of this magnitude in recent times, we had forgotten how it has to be implemented on a global level. Owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, 'Social Distancing' is now a buzzword. But the right measures and scientific background of social distancing is still not clearly understood. This article by Dr. Ashwathi attempts on unraveling the nuances of 'Social Distancing'.

18 Apr 2020 by Dr. Nair Ashwati Unnikrishnan

Mythbusters

Some simple facts about Immuno-Potentiation

Immunity is not a wonder drug discovered by the modern medicine. Nor is it any manifestation of the power of herbs. It grew along with life itself, ever since life began to exist on earth. Ayurveda has its own viewpoint of this ability of ours to defend us from a disease or to fight against it. Dr. Dinesh K. S. has been a crusader of Authentic Ayurveda. His philosophy of keeping Ayurveda free from inappropriate interpretations is reflected in this article too, in which he explains immunity the way it should be explained. (Malayalam)

16 Apr 2020 by Dr. K. S. Dinesh

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. C. S. Krishnakumar

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel, with Dr. C. S. Krishnakumar- General Secretary, Ayurveda Hospital Management Association

13 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Vijayan Nangelil

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel, with Dr. Vijayan Nangelil- Managing DIrector, Nangelil Group

13 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. C. Retnakaran

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel, with Dr. C. Retnakaran- Former Pro Vice Chancellor- Kerala University of Health Sciences

13 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Padmashree Dr. Hareendran Nair

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel, with Padmashree Dr. Hareendran Nair- Managing Director- Pankajakasthuri Group

13 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Devidas Vellodi

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel, with Dr. Devidas Vellodi- Consultant Physician- AVN Arogya Ayurvedic Center

13 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

News and Updates

On-Call Ayurveda

We have compiled the numbers of Ayurveda physicians and institutes offering telephonic support and counselling in Kerala. Ayurveda sector is taking all measure to ensure the continued support to our beneficiaries. If you have any queries related to Ayurveda during this lockdown period, these contact can be of help to you.This is a state-wide list.

12 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. Prof. Vasudevan Nambuthiri MD

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. Prof. Vasudevan Nambuthiri MD - Former Director, Ayurveda Medical Education Kerala

12 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

Daily Tips

Ayurvedam Anudinam

Ayurveda advocates daily regimen for everyone. But like every other advise of Ayurveda, daily regimen is also person-centric. This means the health maintaining activities that we do on a daily basis should also be customized based on your prakrti- the body type. In this article, Dr. Shamla gives you a sneak peak into the three primary prakrti and the modifications they have to make based on it. (Malayalam)

11 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamla Cheriyath

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Ayurveda Fumigation to prevent communicable diseases

When there is a fast spreading communicable disease around, every preventive measure counts. As Ayurveda has witnessed several epidemics during the thousands of years of its evolution, we find plenty of references on management of communicable diseases. One of the most effective methods that can be administered quickly and conveniently is fumigation (dhoopanam in Sanskrit). Dr. Aadith Nair gives an introduction to Ayurveda fumigation in this article. (Malayalam)

11 Apr 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

Daily Tips

Why Drink Warm water in a Hot Season?

There is nothing more refreshing than an ice-chilled water on a sunny day! Or is it? Well, It may feel good but chilled water may do you more harm than what it makes you feel. In this article, Dr. Vineetha explores the advantages of warm water and points out why Ayurveda recommends warm water to drink. (Malayalam)

11 Apr 2020 by Dr. Vineetha Manoj

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Paanakam- A blessing for wellness

Ayurveda has been serving mankind for so long that the boundaries of medicine and lifestyles are indistinguishable. We can see a lot of Ayurvedic principles imbibed into our daily living, customs, dining and even religion. Hear is a example of how Ayurveda has taken shape of a 'prasaad' from temple. Dr. Aadith has also shared a recipe of paanakam with us. (Malayalam)

11 Apr 2020 by Dr. Aadith V.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Special Care for the Specially Abled

Dr. Rahul R. is a Medical Officer at Kozhikode where he is actively involved with the 'Spandanam Project' that caters to the health needs of our specially abled children. He is incorporating Ayurveda to manage the health needs of children with autism, ADHD etc. There are things that we may simply not understand or overlook. This article sheds light on the need of diligent care for them. (Malayalam)

11 Apr 2020 by Dr. Rahul R.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona: 01- Exercise

When forced to be indoors, we tend to get lazy. Our routine physical activities too come to a halt. In this juncture, Dr. Shamna Mole gives us a valuable insight into the relevance of daily exercise and some benefits of it to usher us into a healthier life, even during the lock-down period. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Healthcare in COVID-19 lockdown

"Simple tips to fight viral infections"- P. K. Warrier

Padma Bhushan Shri P. K. Warrier has been the Managing Trustee of Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakal for more than six decades. For even more a time period, he has been an acclaimed physician of Ayurveda. His insights on cure and wellness are always found to have deep connections with the core wisdom of Ayurveda. The beauty of his advises is that while remaining authentic, they are of convenient practical utility as well. Here is a snippet on what Shri P. K. Warrier is suggesting to all of us to modulate our immunity and keep our defenses strong against pathogens.

10 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk









Jeevan TV: Ayurvedathiloode Prathirodham

Ayurveda & Immunity: Dr. K. Anilkumar

A video interview by Jeevan TV channel with Dr. K. Anil Kumar, Executive Director of Kerala Ayurveda Limited.

10 Apr 2020 by AyC News Desk

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 02- Malli kaappi

Here is a herbal concoction to boost immunity. While at it, this simple recipe also helps in proper digestion and avoid bloating of stomach. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 03- jeeraka kanji

In Ayurveda, food and medicine go hand in hand. There is no point in doing one well and the other wrong. In this third article of the series, Dr. Shamna Mole introduces an easy to prepare kanji with cumin as a key ingredient. This too will enhance immunity. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 04- kariveppila dosa

Dosa is very versatile. You can make hundreds of varieties of dosas. Let us make a healthy one this time. This 'kariveppila dosa' has multitude of benefits. Read on to find out! (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 05- Pachamaanga Juice

It is summer! And what is the best thing about summer in India? Mangoes! Yes, it is lockdown period and there are no many fruits that are coming to the market. But what you will find are plenty of mango trees all around, that are literally finding it hard to bear the weight of all those mangoes it has borne. So let us pluck some unripe mangoes and make a nice juice out of it. Here is how to do it. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 06- Beetroot Juice

These are no easy times. There is a lot of anxiety and stress. Staying idle during this lockdown only escalates this stress and our blood pressure may shoot up. One good way to come out of this stress is to stay engaged in some activities. Why not try and make a juice. And, while you are at it, try this cool beetroot juice recipe. It is a fun activity. But more than that, it is a stress-buster in its action as well! (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 07- Malar-inchi

When it comes to digestive herbs, ginger is king. Here is a simple recipe with ginger that not only tastes yum but is pretty beneficial for almost all problems with digestion. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 08- Chakka Pakkavada

Truckloads of jackfruit hauled towards the airport was a common sight in Kerala during summers. This lockdown surely has hit this export but they are still available in plenty in our locale. Here is one wholesome way of putting jacfruit to some good use. (Malayalam)

10 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 12- Jackfruit Seed Shake

Ain't Jackfruit awesome? You can enjoy it in many ways. It can be had as a dish when unripe. When ripe, the flesh sweet and juicy. But the seeds, what to do with them? It is common in Kerala to dry it and then use it in dishes. It is very nutritious. Interestingly, it tastes a lot like almonds. Now, have you ever thought of making a milkshake out of this? This recipe has already gotton so popular during the lockdown period. But here is a verified point-of-view from an expert Ayurveda physician. (Malayalam)

04 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 11- tazhutaama cutlet

Ayurveda says that 'there is nothing in this world that is not a medicine'. Fortunately or unfortunately it is not the case with food. But there are some herbs that make good food as well. One such herb is Horse purslene (tazhutaama in Malayalam). The make great dishes that tastes like spinach. Quite often it is used to make stir-fried curries in Kerala. Now, here is a different take on this leafy herb. A cutlet. A cutlet that benefits our renal system. (Malayalam)

03 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 10- Aadalotaka Muttathoran

Some herbs are mostly used for culinary purposes, some are remedial. Then, there are some that are good as both. The leaves of Malabar nut tree (ATaloTakaM in Malayalam) is crossing over from being primarily a remedial herb and is foraying into the culinary area. In this recipe, Dr. Shamna Mole presents a good and tasty way of using this remedial herb in a dish. (Malayalam)

02 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ayurveda Tips

Health in the time of Corona 09- Karinellikka

The literature on the health benefits of Indian gooseberry are unending. Being a wonder fruit by itself, we have figured out pleanty of means to further potentiate it with more nutrients and immunity enhancing combinations. In this recipe, Indian gooseberry is prepared in an iron vessel. This process is believed to impart iron into the preparation and thus it has some very good benefits in managing anemia. Let's find out how 'Karinellikka' is prepared. (Malayalam)

01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Shamna Mole C. E.

Lifestyle

Sexual Problems are not Taboo

SEX is not considered as a taboo anymore (at least when compared to the olden days) in our society. But even then people fear or find it difficult and embarrassing to open up about the sexual dysfunction problems. It is considered as embarrassing rather than just being another medical condition. This article throws light on the most common sexual dysfunctions and emphasises the importance of proper sexual education. (Malayalam)

01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Parasuram Koodery

Diseases and Ayurveda Management

Say Goodbye to Tooth Decay

32 Diamonds! But if you are not taking care of them, it won't take long for them to go black like coal. The stink would just be bonus. Luckily, teeth-care is simple and effective. You just need to know what exactly are you doing and how well you are doing it. This article is all about the measures you need to adopt to keep tooth decay at bay and give the shine back to your diamonds. (Malayalam)

01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Sharika Vipin

Women's Health & Ayurveda

Ayurveda on Breast Milk

Ayurveda gives much importance to the health of a newborn baby and its mother. Breast milk, its uses, importance and ways to increase it and healthy breastfeeding techniques have been explained very well in our science. This article deals with ways to increase the breast milk in a healthy way.

01 Apr 2020 by Dr.Ayshath.M

Good Food and Ayurveda

Revisiting Our Food Habits

Sleep, Food and Sexual etiquette..These are the sub-pillars of our well being. Among these, Food has a very unique role to play. Ayurveda goes to the extent with food by stating that we as well as the diseases we get are from the food we eat. But how careful are we about this sub-pillar of utmost importance? Are we just gobbling up and hoping that our body will handle the rest? It is time that we review our way of eating and this article is urging you to have a review of what we are eating and how we are eating it. (Malayalam)

01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Mubashir K.



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