Ayurveda- The healer
Hair fall, thinning of hair and balding are several common hair problems. Most of us suffer from these disorders due to our changed lifestyle habits and diet. Ayurveda can be helpful in the treatment of these conditions as it examines the source of the problem. The cause and some natural home remedies for hair fall and balding are:
Causes of Hair Fall
Excessive Pitta Dosha in the body is the prime cause of hair problems. Pita increases by over consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea, meat, and smoking. It is also increased by eating excess fried and oily, sour, spicy and acidic food.
Intake of medication, low blood circulation, general weakness after disease, anemia, anxiety, stress and mental tension are also the main causes of hair fall.
Chronic ailments like typhoid fever, dandruff, and hormonal imbalance are also some of the causes for hair fall.
Some Home Remedies for Hair Fall
Useful Links for further references/resources:
Is olive oil good for applying on hair? https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080710111032AA23yqT
How Bad can hairfall get https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/hair-loss
Ayurveda is the art of “you”, the owner’s manual of your own self-healing and over time it becomes something that you remember and know to be true at a deep level. At its essence, Ayurveda is an ancient healing medicine of feeling that teaches you about who you are, encompassing much more than a symptomatic approach to health.
Ayurveda teaches you the way your unique mind and body communicate so that real change can begin to happen.
Disease will not last in a body-mind that is flowing in harmony with the rhythms of the cosmos, which sustain the material world with energy. ~ Maya Tiwari
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Ayurveda: The Science of Life
Ayurveda is an energy medicine working with nature’s five elements: space/ether, air, fire, water and earth. Each has its own specific energetic properties. As humans, we are made up of a unique combination of these elements, which characterize our own individual unique blueprint. In Ayurveda, self-healing begins when we are able to recognize that the elements around us in nature are also inside of us.
Ancient living system of medicine
Ayurveda has existed for thousands of years, yet each new generation continually refines its ancient wisdom, allowing it to be a “living” science.
Einstein’s theory of relativity emerged long after Ayurveda stating that energy and matter are expressions of the same universal energy or substance.
Ayurveda recognizes a similar field of intelligence, named “Pure Consciousness.” Ayurveda’s belief in the connection between mind, body and spirit recognizes that restoring balance is about looking at all levels of the human experience.
Useful Links for further reference/resources
Philosophy of ayurveda http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/ayurvedic-medicine/what-philosophy-ayurvedic-medicine
Origination of Ayurveda https://www.tourmyindia.com/blog/kerala-birth-place-age-old-science-ayurveda/
Frankincense has been highly valued as a sacred incense and herbal medicine, since Ancient times. It is an aromatic resin from trees of the Boswellia species that has been burned as an incense. This is done to purify the atmosphere since time immemorial in temples, churches, and for sacred rituals. The Frankincense gum traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine is known as Dhoopam. It is said that its smoke wards off bad spirits and sickness, and carry prayers to the Divine. A secondary benefit to burning the resin is that it acts as a natural insect repellent. It is also used around the newborn babies and the new mothers to keep them safe from the airborne viruses and bacteria.
Frankincense Oil is used in Ayurvedic medicines. It is used for the treatment of arthritis. Apart from this, it also promote circulation and prevent the degeneration of cartilage in the joints. By combining it with other herbs like turmeric or ginger, it is used as an anti inflammatory for muscles and joints. Modern research shows that Frankincense Oil has anti-cancer and hepatoprotective properties which in turn helps in the treatment of rheumatism, colitis, asthma, and cancer. It has a purifying effect on the mind and nervous system, and helps to burn impurities from the subtle nerve channels. It can be used in herbal formulas that have an affinity to the mind and nervous system like gotu kola and calamus root as an aid to meditation.
It is known to be highly antiseptic and antiviral as well as supportive to the immune system. For treating respiratory complaints, the essential oil is best infused into the atmosphere with an essential oil nebulizer or diluted into a base oil or blend that can be massaged on the chest. Frankincense oil has a gorgeous woody, earthy, spicy scent that blends perfectly with citrus oils like lemon or orange in your diffuser to make your home smell warm, cozy, and welcoming. It wondrously helps one breathe better. The oil can be used to regenerate skin cells thus helping with the healing of wounds, and to decrease dryness, scar tissue, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It works as an anti ageing tool. Further benefits of frankincense oil include sedative, emmenagogue, and tonic properties. It also aids digestion, cleanse the mouth, prevent gum disease and oral infections, freshen the breath, and prevent cavities. Pressing the gum into cavities can help to slow tooth decay and relieve dental pain.
Useful Links for further reference / resources
history of Ayurvedic medicines http://search.proquest.com/openview/5e51ac2211d7355f4007ebccc5e74f7f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=40246
Benefits of frankincense oil https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-frankincense-essential-oil.html
Asthma is a chronic respiratory ailment that causes wheezing, coughing, chest congestion, shortness of breath and often tremendous anxiety about being unable to breathe. Many people consider this disease a childhood illness, and there’s certainly no shortage of kids with this disease. But it can develop at any age, and the fact is, most people with this disease are adults. Here are some home remedies for asthma.
Natural treatment for asthma
Caffeine: Coffee, tea, caffeinated cola drinks, cocoa and chocolate have more than caffeine. They contains two other major natural anti-asthmatic compounds, theobromine and theoplylline, which along with caffeine, belong to a family of chemicals called xanthines. These chemicals help stop bronchospasms and open constricted bronchial passage. Though caffeine can cause insomnia and the jitters, but in their natural state, the anti-asthmatic compounds actually cause fewer side effects.
Anise and Fennel: Tea made from fennel and anise for asthma and other respiratory disorders. Both contain helpful chemicals, creosol and alpha-pinene, that help loosed bronchial secretions. Fennel seeds can contain as much as 8,800 (ppm) parts per million of alpha-pinene and anise have only 360 (ppm).
Licorice: Licorice tea calms the throat and is often advised for sore throat, cough and asthma. Licorice and its extracts are harmless for normal use in moderation, maximum three cups a day.
Tomato and citrus fruits: Tomato and citrus fruits contain vitamin C that helps prevents attacks, bronchospasm, wheezing respiratory infections, nasal congestion, watery eyes and other allergies. Vitamin C inhibits the release of histamine. The citrus fruits also contain flavonoids, the substance that also blocks the release of histamine, in turn curbing allergy symptom and allergy-related problems.
More natural asthma remedies
Ginger: It’s a good remedy for various diseases including asthma. Mixing equal quantity of ginger, pomegranate juice and honey and taken one tablespoon for three times a day is helpful. Also a teaspoon of ground ginger in one and a half cup water at bedtime is a good remedy.
Figs: Dried figs soaked in a cup of water overnight. Drink this water and eat soaked figs in the morning, empty stomach. This treatment can be continued for a couple of months provide relief from asthma.
Garlic: Boiling 10 to 15 garlic cloves and boil them in one and a half cup of milk. Drinking it once a day is helpful.
Honey: Inhaling the smell of honey give relief from asthma to some people. Also drinking slowly a teaspoon of honey in a glass of hot water for three times a day is also helpful. Eating a paste of one teaspoon of honey and half teaspoon of cinnamon power helps eliminate phlegm and provides better sleep. It is one of the best asthma remedies.
Onions: Having anti-inflammatory properties, onion can help reduce tightening of airways in asthma. Onions have sulfur that helps reduce swelling in the lungs. Eating raw or cooked onions helps clear the air passage.
Useful links for further reference/resources:
What causes asthama http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-triggers-causes.aspx
Exercises that reduce asthama http://www.artofliving.org/in-en/yoga/health-and-wellness/Overpowering-asthma-with-yoga
I am Himanshu Vaidya, an experienced Ayurveda and Unani medicine expert. I have studied for 20 years about Ayurvedic medicines and I would like to share my knowledge with the world. I am a frequent hiker and have been to lots of places where there are different medicines of ayurveda in practice.