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Dr. Soumya K. R.

Assistant Professor, Dept.of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, Karnataka, drsoumya25@gmail.com

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.

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.


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.


Is Honey Good For Diabetes?

Is it a norm that those who are having diabetes should abstain from all kinds of sweet things? It is a widely popular belief that despite being sweet, honey can actually reduce diabetes. Is this true or a myth? This article is an exploration of facts, not just from Ayurveda but also from our modern understanding of honey to determine whether diebetics should or should not take honey. (Malayalam)

01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Soumya K. R.

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