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)
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.
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.
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'.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)