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Category: Metabolism

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03 April

In Ayurveda, impairment of digestive fire (jathar-agni) and tissue metabolic function (dhatu-agni) are the root cause of all diseases, including those which caused by infections. Unfortunately, the classical texts are vague about the definition of agni and we are yet to decipher what it means in biochemical terms. Nonetheless, the concept of Agni may be […]

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03 April

IngredientsDry ginger: 100 gDry pepper: 100 gDry pippali (long pepper): 100 gSugar candy and/or Honey: As required Preparation Separately powder dried ginger, pepper and pippali. Mix thoroughly and then sieve through a muslin cloth to get a fine powder. This can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. While administering, mix […]

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15 February

Practitioners of Ayurveda medicine prescribe remedies on the basis of their attributes /quality. This includes,slow/sharp, oily/dry, cold/hot, slimy/rough, dense/liquid, soft/hard, static/mobile, subtle/gross, thick/clear, and heavy/light. The other aspects of classification of herbs are according to six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. Taste is a therapeutic agent in Ayurveda. The diseases can be […]

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29 November

Ayurveda is the science of dynamic equilibrium. In fact, the entire science of Ayurveda revolves around different equilibriums within the body and without. Health is in balancing this equilibrium. Can anyone provide a simpler explanation of health? This is the beauty of Ayurveda. The unified theory of Western science is yet to find a comprehensive explanation, […]

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20 November

Author – Dr. Rashmi Ramachandran, IAIM Healthcare Deepavali or Diwali is a festival of lights filled with joy, fun, sweets and savouries. Binging on a whole lot of tasty and oily, spicy foods can upset the tummy during this festive time. By virtue of the season, Pitta is predominant both in the environment and body. […]

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