It’s summer and the heat is on. The rising mercury levels indicate arrival of summer. The seasonal fruit of summer is watermelon. Juicy pulp of this fruit cools body, quenches thirst and satiates taste buds. The main constituent (92%) of this fruit is water. But the remaining small portion of nutrients plays a big role in nourishing our body. Here are few health benefits of watermelon.
Use these ingredients which are easily available on kitchen shelves to solve acne and pimple problems.
Honey: Honey is very popular for its antimicrobial properties. It is also store house of plenty of nutrients which can nourish skin. According to texts of ayurveda honey has “lekhana” properties. Lekhana means scraping. Honey has properties of scraping impurities, oily contents and fat. Hence this can be best used in treating acne and pimples at home. Apply honey on face and massage with upward strokes. Wash it off within 10 minutes. Read More …
Acharya charaka explains the causes of erectile dysfunction or klaibya in chikitsa sthana. Imbalance and Vitiation of shukradhatu causes erectile dysfunction or Klaibya. When we go through texts of ayurveda , we can conclude that Shukra dhatu is a collective word which represents both testosterone and semen. Based on vitiation of shukra dhatu , the condition erectile dysfunction is explained as follows. Read More …
Breast milk is a treasure house of nutrients and immunity building components. These nutrients keep babies healthy.
Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Exposure to antibiotics (either by the child or a breastfeeding mother), yeast on nipple, yeast infection in birth canal of mother etc can cause thrush. If baby is on antibiotics, it kills the friendly flora, or bacteria, found naturally in the human body, allowing the yeast to thrive. If thrush is due to antibiotic treatment of baby, then mother’s milk will help to fight this condition.
Dr.Shirish Bhate remembers usage of breast milk drops in conjunctivitis in childhood. Coconut oil and human breast milk contain one component in common i.e lauric acid. Lauric acid is medium chain fatty acid. When these substances are consumed, Lauric acid gets transformed into monolaurin. The compound Monolaurin helps to fight numerous infections. Thus coconut oil and breast milk act as antibiotics.
Ayurveda acharyas explain about a number of things which act as natural aphrodisiacs. Here are few.
Oil and Ghee are widely used in Indian cuisine. Milk is commonly used to prepare sweets and puddings. Texts of ayurveda enumerate benefits of cooking with these ingredients.
The herb Manduka Parni (Centella Asiatica) or gotu kola also known as Indian pennywort is a small herb which grows in tropical swampy areas. This herb is known as gotu kola in Hindi.It is an annual herb with slender, green soft stalk. The roots consist of rhizomes and root hairs. The plants are connected to each other . The leaves are round, smooth and reddish green in colour.. The flowers are small and pinkish red in colour. They occur in bunches. The plant matures in three months.