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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.

Black Beauty Fruit – Jambul / Jamun

Jambul

  • English Name – Jambul Tree
  • Sanskrit – Mahafala, Shurbhi patra, Mahajambu
  • Latin name – Eugenia Jambolana

Generally Fruit is available in the starting of Monsoon. Fruit Jambul is real Black beauty..! It contain very good medicinal qualities also.

The fruit has a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent  flavour and tends to colour the tongue purple.

The fruit aggravates Vata dosha and Good to subside Pitta and Kapha Dosha.

Its reach source of Iron, a high source of V vitamin A and C. Its  high source of Protein, Fibers and Calcium also. One can take it to increase Hemoglobin level. Fruit pulp acts on Liver, purifies Blood also. If consumed in excessive amount, the fruit can cause Constipation sometime. But in small quantities is good for your digestive system and digestive fire. Fruit pulp manage your Acidity and gives coolant effects. Wine and Vinegar  is also made from fruit.

Powder of Bark is used in diarrhea. Gargles of Decoction of bark are effective in mouth ulcers. The decoction is used to wash wounds externally. The bark and leaves are used to control Blood pressure.

Seed of Jambul is widely used to control blood sugar level.  Powder of seeds has good effects on Urinary systems.  Seeds are mainly used in Ayurveda medications.

Leaves of Jambu tree is used in Gynecological problems like Menorrhagia,  Leucorrhea,  Urinary tract infection also. Its powder is used in women who are  anemic.

One can enjoy the fruit in Monsoon season…but to achieve Medicinal use, one have to consult Ayurveda Doctor. And after advice and proper consultation one has to take the Medication.

Uses of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is used for sunburns, eczema, burns, insect bites, wounds, and for treating fungal infections.

Its anti fungal properties means that it is good for treating acne, athlete’s foot,and mouth sores.  It also aids in the stimulation of cell regeneration. The juice that is gotten from the whole leaf is helpful for healing a number of digestive disorders.

Aloe vera is most well known for its soothing effects on sunburn.  Aloe vera gel is antibacterial and helps to heal the burns. Its stimulates the immune system also.  Pure aloe vera gel can be obtained from health food stores, and there are various products that you can use in the event of a sunburn, such as creams, liquids, ointments, and lotions that all contain aloe vera.  Aloe vera has a moisturising effect.

If you have gotten burnt, bathe as soon as possible and apply the aloe vera product you have chosen to the selected area.  This will help to relieve the pain and inflammation.

On the skin, aloe vera has a number of benefits.  These include:

• helping dry, cracked skin
• for frostbite, burns, insect bites, blisters, and allergic reactions
• contains high numbers of healing agents
• helps create smooth, glowing skin
• aloe vera oil is very helpful for dry skin
• has excellent moisturising properties as it gives oxygen to the cells, in turn increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue
• helps to remove dead skin cells
• transports healthy substances through the skin
• helps to prevent ageing of the skin
• improves the appearance of skin lesions
• lightens dark spots on the face and reduces the intensity of skin pigmentation

Generally speaking, aloe vera is safe to use but there may be some side effects.  Long term usage of aloe vera can result in a fluid imbalance in the body, a potassium deficiency, hematuria, and albuminuria.  These are rare side effects, however.  Aloe vera should not be taken or used in the following circumstances:

• by children
• by pregnant women or those attempting to become pregnant
• if you are feeling abdominal pain
• if you are menstruating
• if you are breastfeeding
• if you have inflamed intestinal disease or appendicitis
• if you are taking licorice, diuretics, or corticosteroids
• if you have to take medication that contains cardiac glycosides
• if you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
• if you are taking anti-arrhythmic medication
• if you are having surgery such as a laparotomy

Always follow you doctor’s advise.Seek Ayurveda Doctor’s advise before taking any Herb or Ayurveda medication. Self medication always creates big problems for your body.This information are just for information.

Tips to Quit Tobacco n Smoking

Because nicotine is so addictive, it is very hard to stop smoking. But you can. The single most important factor for people who successfully quit smoking was the belief and confidence that they could do it. There is no magical quick fix. Do it when you really decide you want to do it.

Do you know whats the disadvantages of smoking and chewing tobacco???  

 

  • Smoking and tobacco use affect reproduction and fertility. Research shows that men who smoke have lower sperm counts, and the sperm they do have is often misshapen and has a harder time moving—making conceiving more difficult.
  • Experts also believe smoking affects sperm DNA which may lead to developmental and physical health problems in a child.
  • For women who are pregnant and still smoking, you are damaging the health and future health of your unborn child. Babies born to mothers who smoke are about 30 percent more likely to be born prematurely, and those who do make it full term are more likely to have a low birth weight. Babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are also at a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome and many more side effects are there of tobacco….

Your body reacts aggressively when you suddenly stop smoking. This is because your body gets used to the addictive substances found in tobacco such as nicotine and tar. For this reason, Ayurveda advocates fortifying your body to fight the strong urge of smoking.

Tobacco cravings can wear you down when you’re trying to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Delaying, avoiding triggers, yoga and nicotine replacement are among the ways to resist cravings.

For most tobacco users, tobacco cravings or urges to smoke can be powerful. But you’re not at the mercy of these tobacco cravings. When an urge to use tobacco strikes, remember that although it may be intense, it will be short-lived, and it probably will pass within a few minutes whether or not you smoke a cigarette or take a dip of chewing tobacco. Each time you resist a tobacco craving, you’re one step closer to stopping smoking or other tobacco use for good. But it can be difficult.

Ayurveda Approach —>>>

Ayurveda does not rely on one or two techniques.
– It combines as many as possible and addresses the life of the entire person — body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda views the roots of addictions as mental inertia, which is caused by excess mental activity.
– An addiction grows because we attempt to calm these excesses through artificial, external means (drugs, food, tobacco etc.) rather than through natural or holistic measures. If one is anxious, angry, worried, impatient, lethargic or uncaring, Ayurveda sees this as an excess of one of the three basic Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).

Some Dietary Tips –

  • Do your very best to stay away from alcohol, sugar and coffee the first week or longer, as these tend to stimulate the desire for a cigarette. Avoid fatty foods, as your metabolism will slow down a bit without the nicotine, and you may gain weight even if you eat the same amount as before quitting. So discipline about diet is extra important now. No one ever said acquiring new habits would be easy!
  • Take vegetarian low fat diet to increase the Sattvic quality of mind
  • Reduce having acidic foods. Meat, dairy products, tea, coffee, pasta, breads etc. are acidic food. Increase your intake of alkaline food. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, sprouts etc. are alkaline foods. Raisins, beets, lima beans, dandelion, etc. are particularly good for giving up smoking.
  • Take lots of vitamin C. Smokers should take about one-and-a-half times the amount of vitamin C as compared to nonsmokers. Citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruits and their juice are good source of vitamin C.
  • Sweet foods in small quantities reduce the urge for smoking. Take honey in whatever food you can have- juice, tea (preferably herbal tea), sweet dishes, etc.
  • Whenever the urge to smoke overpowers you, have something salty or lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue. This kills your urge for smoking.
  • Take some radish. Grate it and extract its juice. Now add some honey to this and have this juice twice a day. It will increase your body’s resistance against smoking.
  • Chew liquorice (mulethi). It is a good substitute of cigarette when you feel like smoking. Its slight sweet taste also helps killing your urge. It will also relieves you off your smoker’s cough. Alternatively, you can also chew on sugarcane stubs.
  • massage with aromatic oils also relax you and curb the urge for smoking.
  • Fragrance really go a long way to create an atmosphere where the thought of smoking can’t enter. Take the herbal extracts- cedar, lavender, lemon, orange, and tea tree – mix them with water. Use the mixture as an air spray.

Some tips to  to help you resist the urge to smoke or use tobacco, no matter where you are:-

  1. Delay. If you feel like you’re going to give in to your tobacco craving, tell yourself that you must first wait 10 more minutes and then do something to distract yourself for that period of time. This simple trick may be enough to derail your tobacco craving. Repeat as often as needed.
  2. Don’t have ‘just one.’ You might be tempted to have just one cigarette to satisfy a tobacco craving. But don’t fool yourself into believing that you can stop at just one. More often than not, having just one leads to another, then another — and you may wind up using tobacco again.
  3. Avoid triggers. Urges for tobacco are likely to be strongest in the situations where you smoked or chewed tobacco most often, such as at parties or bars, in the car or while watching television. Identify your trigger situations and have a plan in place so that you can avoid them entirely or get through them without using tobacco. Don’t set yourself up for a smoking relapse. If you usually smoked while you talked on the phone, for instance, keep a pen and paper nearby to occupy yourself with doodling rather than smoking.
  4. Get physical. Physical activity can help distract you from tobacco cravings and reduce the intensity of cravings. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity can make a tobacco craving go away. Get out for a walk or jog. If you’re stuck at home or the office, try squats, deep knee bends, push-ups, running in place, or walking up and down a set of stairs a few times. If physical activity doesn’t interest you, try prayer, needlework, woodwork or journaling. Or do chores for distraction, such as vacuuming or filing paperwork.
  5. Practice relaxation techniques. In the past, smoking may have been your way to deal with stress. Trying to resist a tobacco craving can itself be stressful. Take the edge off stress by practicing relaxation techniques. These include deep-breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, yoga, visualization, hypnosis and massage.
  6. Call reinforcements. Touch base with a family member, friend or support group member for moral support as you struggle to resist a tobacco craving. Chat on the phone, go for a walk together or simply share a few laughs — or get together to commiserate about your cravings.
  7. Remember the benefits of quitting. Write down or say out loud the reasons you want to stop smoking and resist tobacco cravings. These might include feeling better, getting healthier, sparing your loved ones from secondhand smoke or saving money. And if you’re a closet smoker, you may save hours of time since you no longer have to spend time trying to conceal your habit.
  8. Go online. Join an online stop-smoking program. Or read a quitter’s blog and post encouraging thoughts for someone else who might be struggling with tobacco cravings. Learn from how others have handled their tobacco cravings.
  9. Try nicotine replacements. Try a nicotine replacement product instead of a cigarette. Some types of nicotine replacement therapy, including patches, gums and lozenges, are available over-the-counter. Nicotine nasal spray and the nicotine inhaler are available by prescription, as are the stop-smoking medications bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix).

Remember, trying something to beat the urge is always better than doing nothing. And each time you resist a tobacco craving, you’re one step closer to being totally tobacco-free.
These tips are such that can be done without much effort- the only thing is your willpower that will lead you to take the first step, then the second and so on. Wish you all the luck in your healthy mission of quitting smoking!

 

Ayurveda aspect of Herb- Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Variyali

In India, Fennel seeds is known as Saunf / Badi saunf / Variyali.

It is widely used as a mouth freshener.People used to take it after meal.

Its highly aromatic and flavorful herb.

Well, Fennel seeds have great importance in Ayurveda also.Lets see it—>

अग्निमद्यहरी रुद्य बद्ध विट् कृमि शक्रह्युत I
रूक्ष उष्ण पाचनी कास वमि श्लेष्म अनिल हरेत II

Very important factor of Fennel seed is its increase your appetite.It very useful to digest your food.It have carminative property also,it digest the food very well and avoid constipation also.

Its widely used for new born babies as a gripe water.So many patent medication n Ayurveda formulation contain fennel seed juice or oil.It helps babies to digest d food nicely.It is useful to eradicate worms also.

Consumption of Fennel seeds avoid flatulence, Gases, Gastric discomfort etc.

It is coolant for stomach, Fennel seed juice widely used as home made remedy to beat heat in summer.

The juice is good in hyper acidity, heart burn etc. Its acts as blood purifier also.

In summer, due to extra heat Pitta dosha aggravates in body, resulting boils on skin, Pimples, Rashes, Acidity, indigestion, vomiting, feverish feelings, thirsts, sunstroke, burning micturation etc.

To avoid such things, one can chew 2 – 3 grm churna or seeds everyday or one can consume juice along with sugar everyday.

Ayurveda recommends it in cough also.

Ancient Romans regarded fennel as the herb of sight. Root extracts were often used in tonics to clear cloudy eyes. Extracts of fennel seed have been shown in animal studies to have a potential use in the treatment of Glaucoma.

Fennel seeds is best home made remedy to increase Brest milk also.

If taken in more quantity it can aggravates Vata and Pitta dosha.And can be harmful for semen n its quality.So dont use it in major quantity.Use it after knowing ur body constitutes and dats also after advise of Ayurveda Doctor.Because, every person is unique and there is unique combination of herbs for every individuals.

But one can take in small quantities and can enjoy its aromatic flavor everyday.One who is addicted to tobacco and such bad habits, dey can chew fennel seeds to avoid tobacco.