Milestones in the Development of Ayurveda

This post i m putting here for just the knowledge of readers.

Ayurveda is already time proven most ancient Science. Still its Rules, Treatments and all  are very effective and result oriented. No doubt its a very very effective n holistic Health Science which not only treat the diseases but also tells us how to live healthy life.

This are some milestone in the developments of Ayurveda. Have a look.
Source:Department of Ayurveda, Government of India

  • Divine origin of Ayurveda from Lord Brahma –
  • Mention of various references on Health, Diseases and Medicinal Plants in Rig-veda and Atharv-veda -5000BC
  • Origin of Attreya and Dhanwantari School of Ayurveda -1000BC
  • Documentation of Charaka Samhita -600BC
  • Documentation of Sushruta Samhita-500BC
  • Advent of Muslim Rulers and start of the Decline of Ayurveda -1100 to 1800
  • Resurrection of Ayurvedic system of Medicine under the rule of  Peshwas -1800
  • Classes in Ayurvedic medicine opened in Government Sanskrit College, Calcutta -1827
  • Discontinuation of classes in Government Sanskrit College by British -1833
  • Dr. Komar Commission (one-man commission) to make investigation in indigenous system of medicine -1917
  • Indian National Congress Convention at Nagpur recommended acceptance of Ayurvedic  system of medicine as India’s National Health Care System -1920
  • Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College in Delhi -1921
  • Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya established Ayurveda college in B. H.U., Varanasi -1927
  • Enforcement of Drugs and Cosmetics Act for Ayurvedic/Siddha/Unani medicines -1940
  • Bhora Committee or Health Survey and Development Committee recognised past services of indigenous medicines but failed to recommend for its further development. -1973
  • Chopra Committee recommended systems of old and modern systems of medicines to evolve a common system of medicine. -1946
  • Pharmaceutical Enquiry Committee headed by Dr. Bhatia, for intensive research in indigenous drugs of Ayurveda. 1953
  • Recommendation of Dave Committee for uniform standards of Ayurveda education -1955
  • Establishment of Institute of Post-Graduate Training and Research in Gujarat Ayurvedic University, Jamnagar, Gujarat -1956
  • Udupa Committee set up. It recommended that there is a need for integrated system of medicine and a training course in Siddha and Ayurveda -1958
  • Establishment of Post Graduate Institute of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh -1964
  • Amendment of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 for Indian systems of medicines/drugs -1995
  • Establishment of Central Board of Siddha and Ayurvedic Education -1964-65
  • Setting up of an apex Research Body for Indian medicine & Homoeopathy, ‘Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (CCRIMH)’ -1969
  • Establishment of Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian medicine, Ghaziabad, U.P. -1970
  • Constitution of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) under IMCC Act -1970
  • Establishment of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan -1972-73
  • Publication of Part-I of Ayurvedic formulary containing 444 preparations -1976
  • Establishment of Central Council of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) -1978
  • Passing of Amended Drugs and Cosmetics Act regulating import/export of Indian Systems of Medicine 1982
  • Setting up of Indian Medicine Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd. in Mohan, Almora Distt., Uttaranchal. -1983
  • Silver Jubilee function of Jawaharlal Nehru Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Garden and Harbarium, Pune. Inaugurated by Shri R. Venkataraman, Vice-president of India . -1986
  • Second World Conference on Yoga & Ayurveda held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh -1986
  • Foundation stone of Jawaharlal Nehru Anusandhan Bhawan, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi by Hon’ble Vice President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma -1988
  • Establishment of National Academy of Ayurveda (Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth) -1989
  • Creation of separate Department of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy in Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India 1995
  • Introduction of Extra mural Research Programme for accredited organizations with central assistance -1996
  • Implementation of Central Scheme in 33 organizations for development of agro-techniques of important medicinal plants 1997
  • Maiden participation of Ayurveda alongwith other systems in India International Trade Fair -1998
  • Implementation of Central Scheme in 32 laboratories for developing pharmacopoeial standards of Medicinal Plants/ ISM Formualations -1998
  • Establishment of specialty clinic of Ayurveda in Central Govt. Hospital (Safdarjung Hospital) New Delhi -1998
  • Implementation of IEC( Information, Education & Communication) Scheme for NGOs for propagation and popularization of Ayurveda & other systems -1999
  • Participation in Mystique India ( Exhibition cum fair on Indian Traditions) -1997-99
  • Introduction of Vanaspati Van Scheme for large scale cultivation of Medicinal Plants -1999
  • Inauguration of Ayurveda conference at Newyork, USA by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee -2000
  • Gazette Notification for constitution of Medicinal Plant Board under the Deptt. of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy-2000
  • Publication of 2nd volume of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia-2000
  • Introduction 7 of Ayurvedic Medicines in RCH Programme -2000
  • Constitution of Advisory group for research in Ayurveda -2000
  • Policy Decision on mainstreaming of Ayurveda in RCH programme as per National Population Policy -2000
  • Implementation of Central Scheme of assistance for strengthening of State Drug Testing Laborites and Pharmacies 2000-01
  • Publication of 3rd volume of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia 2001
  • Publication of English edition of 2nd volume of Ayurvedic Formulary of India-2001
  • Maiden participation of ISM tableau on Republic Day 2001
  • Exhibition and presentation of Ayurveda during World Health Assembly, Geneva-2001
  • Presentation on evidence based support by Deptt. of ISM&H before House of Lords, U.K. against Sir Walton Committee’s Report on status and nomenclature of Ayurveda among Complementary and Alternative systems of Medicine -2001
  • Participation of Dept. in “Made in India” exhibition organized by CII in South Africa -2001


Ama – Body toxins

Ama is the bodies toxins.It is improperly digested food that is trapped in the bodies, cells, organs and channels.
There is also the more subtle mental ama that is undigested thoughts and emotions.
The two are closely connected. To figure out if you have ama. stick out your tongue in the mirror especially in the morning.
If you see a white coat this is ama. To get a better sense use a metal tongue scraper or the edge of a spoon.

Tongue scraping not only cleanses the tongue but also massages the tongue which will reflex to all other areas of the body.

This can stimulate circulation, relaxation and healing throughout your entire system.
The slime that you pull off is ama.Your digestive system is poor f u fine this coating.
Other signs are the feeling of constipation or congestion, foggy feeling in the morning, lethargy, bad breath, need to cough, depression, excessive gas, mental or physical exhaustion, bad body oder, and catching colds easily.

one should do Panchkarma procedure to eliminate body toxins.

Some good herbal combination according to your body constitutes is very essential for good health.

To prevent the build up of ama (toxins), follow a balanced diet, lifestyle and exercise that is compatible with your Ayurvedic constitution.

How you eat is also more important than what you eat.

Meditation and creating a peaceful environment are useful for working with mental ama. Breathing and sweating are also very useful for detoxifying ama. There are also some Ayurveda-herbal formulas but these should be made custom for you by us here at our Clinic.

Fasting for 1/2 or full day, followed by a 1/2 or full day of basmati rice porridge once a month can be a useful means for getting rid of toxins.

Traditionally the most effective means for really clearing the whole body of toxins is called “panchakarma.” Its a very safe but effective prodedures of Ayurveda.It is a three part program tailored by us that can last from a week to several months. It involves, diet, yoga, meditation, therapeutic sweating- massage, Vaman and Virechan or medicated oil enemas and a variety of other therapies according to Diseases and Body constitutes.

Shirodhara —>> A Unique – Effective Panchkarma Procedure

Today’s fast developing world made man mechanical and workaholic. And tha is responsible fragmentation of human personality at several levels.

And so here at our clinic I find so many patients suffering from mental illness. As in such cases Ayurveda has much to offer to treat this highest ranking disorder nowadays.

Here I just discuss a one important aspect of treatment – Shirodhara.

The foremost sign of Mental – Psychiatric disorders are feeling of sadness and loss of interests, loss of concentration, Physical and Mental lethargy, Sleep disturbances, mental retardation, Gastric disturbances, and suicidal intentions.

Shirodhara  is a procedure wherein medicated oil, decoction, milk, buttermilk is poured continuously without interruption for a specific period of time.

It is best used in diseases of head and mental illness such as –

  • Psychosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosis
  • Insomnia
  • Fainting
  • Mental retardation
  • Alcoholism
  • Headache
  • Immature falling of hair
  • All nervous system disorders
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Pittaj Rog

It is an external therapy and hence there are no chances of any side effects,

Continuous pouring of oil, on head for a specific period of time does practical results in all mental n Psychic disorders.

Continuous pouring medicated oil/milk/buttermilk in a relaxed and comfortable position has a effects which can be near compared to the cradling of a mother to her child. This acts as sedative and soothing effects to the brain and induces mental calmness.

The hyperactive cells are provided lubrication-nutrition and facilitate better working.  It also provides activation of cells by its medication –herb effects without irritation and harmful effects. And application of medicines also relieves skin disorder, makes hair strong n lively.

Here recommendation of time, Choice of Herbs and Medication is depends on diseases and on body constitutes of Patients.

But along with proper internal medication, Yoga and counseling, This Panchkarma Shirodhara externally makes very beneficial effects in mental n Psychic disorders.


Know your Skin by Ayurveda

So may things are told on Skin…Tips…formula…advertises n so on…!

But here i mentioned the Ayurveda view on skin types…!

—>>> Know the type of your Skin <<<—-

The first step in the holistic Ayurveda approach to skin care is finding out your Ayurveda skin type.

Vata skin is in generally dry, thin,delicate and cool to the touch, easily gets dehydrated, and is very vulnerable to the influence of dry windy weather. Vata skin may age faster, and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance.

Pitta skin type tends to be fair, sensitive, soft, warm, and of medium thickness. less tolerance to hot food, less tolerance to fieriness in temperament. Pitta skin types tend to be more prone to freckles and moles than the other skin types. When out of balance, Pitta skin can flare up in rashes, rosacea, acne, or sunspots.

Kapha skin tends to have all the qualities of water and earth — it can be oily, thick, pale, soft, cool and more tolerant of the sun. Kapha skin tends to age slower and form less wrinkles than the other two types. Kapha skin types may struggle with dull complexion, enlarged pores, excessive oil, blackheads, pimples, moist types of eczema and water retention.

“Combination” skin can be Vata-Pitta, skin that is both dry and sensitive, Kapha-Pitta-skin is oily and sensitive , and Vata-Kapha- skin that is generally dry with some oily zones.

The ayurvedic approach to caring  for combination skin takes into account environmental and seasonal factors. For example, a person with Vata-Pitta skin would follow the recommendations for Pitta skin in summer and Vata skin in winter. The Kapha-Pitta type would follow Pitta recommendations in summer and Kapha recommendations in winter. The Vata-Kapha type would be best served by generally following Vata guidelines, with extra cleansing of the oily zones.

An ayurveda physician doctor first diagnose the Prakrutti of your body and skin. Then the medication and therapy decision taken.

Its not possible that all products that are available in markets are suitable for your skin. Market vendor n companies are just taking advantages of your possessiveness of the looking beautiful.

you can refer this blog post for skin care —>>>



First sign of Winter feels on the Skin

” Fog in the sky early in the morning…

droplets of fog makes good scenery on leaves….

If one get early, feels lil cold atmosphere…

But if get up at sun rise, feel good atmosphere…

Hunger strike properly n more in these days….

In Evening, it seems like 7:30PM but when we see watch its juz 6.15Pm….

….what all this?????????

Its the sign of changing SEASON….!

yeah….when winter comes we eel above all sign first…!

And along with all these, one more sign we feel on —>> SKIN.

yeah….we feel dry skin during the day, chopped lips….

itching…Dandruff…red n dry chicks…..cold n sinusitis….Headache…uffff…”

Well nature made our body such a way that changes of season comes directly first on skin (internal of external).

Generally we do lots of for our priceless skin. Like we apply sunscreen lotion, moisturizer, so many make parlors…facials…Face-packs….blah blah blah…!

so many advertises – recipes – formula for glowing good looking ageless skin…!yeah. Billions dolor market is only on skin products world wide.

Its juz because we are over and over enthusiastic, or i will say the word ‘POSSESSIVE’   for our skin. And generally we just take care of our skin of Face only. Because we all see the beauty from face….!

And this possessiveness for beauty is created by advertiser of so n so companies…!Constant advertises of the beauty products makes us giggling….n ultimately we buy the XYZ products for young fair ageless looking skin…! huh…!

Well one should keep the awareness of all body parts. Skin is the major organ of our body. And so many function done by skin itself….touch … sense…sex… maintain body temperature…feelings… sweating … Covering body parts …. n so on…!

So Care must be there. Care is essential for healthy skin.

But Skin will not be HEALTHY by juz application of various ointments or cream or oils…!

Ayurveda says,

When the inner side of your body is pure….What you look outside is reflection of inside. So if inner side is pure ,obviously outer side will be shining….!

Ayurveda not only recommends medication for skin but a GOOD LIFE STYLE to maintain good Health of Skin. If we r following some simple steps in our routine schedule, surely we will have good skin.

  • Foremost, a good diet:  A healthy diet leads to a healthy skin!

So many tips on Food is told by Ayurveda. Its the only science which says , eat food as a medication so that you will never need medication indeed. Healthy Food is very essential for health skin. In short i will tell that Consume rainbow of food. All colored fruits – vegetables n everything is needful for body.

  • Sleep :  You must sleep for eight or ten hours each night, because skin revives itself when you sleep.

With tension, worries, anxiety and depression, the skin become less active leaving your skin drier, fragile, prone to wrinkle, lines near the eyes and mouth and losing the youthful color and glow.

so for good skin one should do proper rest. And Rest during night is the ideal one. Sleep during day time is not so useful. One should avoid late night parties, as consumption of food n alcohol in late nights cause sever disturbances in body schedule.

  • Clean Bowels:  Elimination of toxins helps maintain healthy skin.

But one should not take purgative or laxative medication to clean the bowel. You should eat properly for good digestion, your habit and Lifestyle should be in proper manners. Consult us at our clinic for all kind of digestion problems.

  • Emotions:  Distress shows on the skin in an outburst of rashes or blemishes. So keep that anger in check! For this go for some good happy things that you like. Spend good time with your friends, Family and loved ones. Do what you like in life, ie swimming, photography, freak out or anything that makes you happy from routine boar schedule.
  • Exercise and Yoga :  Deep breathing exercises are a beauty treatment in themselves especially when you are filling your lungs with pure fresh air. Oxygen is vital to your skin and blood cel1s carrying both oxygen and nourishment are circulated to every part of your body including your skin. Do all types of Yogasana and exercise to make your healthy n skin toned.
  • Ayurveda and Panchkarma Therapy for Skin

Ayurveda said so many medication for different types of skin.

To know your skin type this post will be worth to read on my blog—>>>


When your skin type / diseases of skin  is decided, then Ayurveda doctor recommend you the Medication and Various Panchkarma Therapy.

Panchkarma therapy is detoxification therapy in which excessive toxins and and bad elements are removed from body.

In medication and Pachkarma procedure, selection of herb and procedure is matter of experts. And people who is expert and qualified can done it properly and give you the best results.

All this tips are for knowledge of you. Always seek Ayurveda doctor’s advise and know your Prakruti first. Have a happy n glowing skin….! 🙂

Curd and its Benefits – An Ayurveda View

Curd / Yogurt is a very common and routine food that we eat in our day-to-day life…But there is so many facts that common people dont know about it.
Ayurveda described the benifits and sideeffects of Curd in detail.
Ayurveda’s Scholar Aacharya shri Vagbhatta ji mentioned the qualities of Curd like this—>>

” अम्लपाकरसं ग्राहि  गुरु उष्णम दधि वातजित  I
मेदः शुक्र बल श्लेष्म पित्त रक्त अग्नि शोफ़्कृत I
रोचिष्णु शस्तमरुचौ शितके विषं ज्वरे II
पिनसे मूत्रकुर्छे च , रूक्षं तु ग्रहणी गदे I
नैवद्यानषि नैवोष्नाम वसन्तोष्णशरत्सु न II
नामुदग्सुपं नाक्षोद्रं तन्नाघृतसितोपलं I
न चानंलकं नापि नित्यं नो मन्द मन्यथा II
ज्वर असृक् पित विसर्प् कुष्टः पाण्डु भ्रम प्रदम् I”

Lets see qualities of Curd / Yogurt—>
  • It absorbs water from intestines (hence called as Grahi in Ayurveda). By the virtue of this property it is widely used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
  • It causes heaviness when used in excess and may cause constipation.
  • It mitigates vata dosha, increases kapha and pitta. Curd should not be used in diseases where blood is vitiated by doshas.
  • Regular consumption of this in pure form increases body fat and may cause obesity.
  • Curd helps to increase quality and quantity of semen.
  • It strengthens the body.
  • Consumption of curd accelerates digestion (agni), stimulates taste buds and acts as an appetizer.
  • It is found beneficial in diseases of duodenum.
  • It reduces irritability of bladder and helps in emptying bladder easily.

Dos and donts for using curd:—>>>

  • Curd should not be eaten at nights.
  • It should not be boiled or heated.
  • Always it has to be mixed with honey / sugar /Amla churna or a churna directed by your doctor before consuming.
  • Its properties get enhanced when mixed with cooked green gram or ghee or gooseberries (amla , Embelica Officinalis).
  • Curd should be used only when it is well formed or completely coagulated.
  • Consumption of incompletely coagulated curd may flare up herpes outbreaks, psoriasis, bleeding inhemorrhoids, ibs etc. and may cause giddiness.

Home remedies using curd—>>>

  • Dandruff is a known cause of hair loss. Applying sour curd as a pack to scalp and hair , once in a week prevents formation of dandruff.
  • Mix moong dal (green gram) powder with curd and massage it to scalp and brush it on hair. Wash it off after 1 hour. This helps to prevent hair loss and dandruff. It also helps to increase hair growth.
  • Dry orange peel in summer and powder it. Mix this powder with little curds massage it on face and neck. This acts as an excellent cleanser and cleanses clogged pores thus preventing acne and pimples.
  • Curds when mixed with sugar acts as an excellent body coolant and instant energizer. It also quenches thirst.
  • A mixture of besan (gram flour) is an excellent pack to rejuvenate facial skin and body skin.
  • Lactose in milk is converted by Yogurt’s bacteria into lactic acid which helps digest lactose or dairy products.
  • The lactic acid of yoghurt is a perfect medium to maximize calcium absorption.
  • As a curative in intestinal disorder
  • Since curd is more easily digested than milk,(depends on individual’s digestive fire)  it is given during stomach and intestinal disorders. The lactic acid bacteria present in the curd acts as a scavenger and creates a healthy environment in the intestine.
  • Your bowel’s best friend
  • Curd flushes out the toxic matter, which overloads the bowels.
  • If one does not consume curd, the individual may suffer not only from intestinal disorders, but also many bowel disorders especially diarrhoea and gastroenteritis because curd cures all the above disorders.
  • Good for treating ulcers (use only after advise of Ayurveda Doctor)

Calcium is very essential for the healing of ulcers. Since the absorption of calcium is double with the curd consumption as compared to the milk, is gives much relief from the pain and discomfort due to ulcers. Therefore, curd has anti-ulcer property and it is an excellent remedy when even there is a stomach irritation. In an hour only 32 per cent of the raw milk is digested as against 91 per cent of the curd. The lactic acid content in the curd helps in the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus. Moreover, some individuals may show intolerance to milk called “lactose intolerance”, but they show tolerance to curd.

  • For mental health

Curd cures migraine and the biotin, a vitamin present in the curd is very important for mental health.

  • As a cosmetic

When applied to the face, it cures acne. Curd is also applied as a face pack to prevent wrinkles. Down the ages, women have used the curd to soften their skin. The recent breakthrough in skin care is the discovery of AHA’S – Alpha Hydroxy Acids by an American dermatologist. AHA’S are fruit acids derived from milk and the fruits. One of the AHA’S is the lactic acid found in the curd. Hence curd can make a very good base ingredient for face packs to keep the wrinkles at bay.

  • Curd is a good hair conditioner.
It provides good nourishment to hair and add a healthier look to the hair. Research indicates that the lactic acid bacteria present in the curd manufactures some anti-grey hair vitamins and also produces the vitamins which helps to stimulate the hair growth.
All this benifits are told for information, curd may not be suitable to sensitive persons that I found in my routine clinic practice. So consume it aas a food, but If  you are taking it as a medication, consult the Ayurveda Doctor first.
Have a happy time ahead.