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Dr. Veena. P. Reghunathan

M. D. (Ay). Assistant professor: Department of Samhitha and Siddhantha- Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College, Palakkad veenapreghunath@gmail.com

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


'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


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

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