Herbal Nutraceuticals

Words: Dr Vasantha Lakshmi MUTNURI   Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, emphasises on the importance of food, its benefits in the maintenance of health, and also its usage as medicine, or therapeutics. Ayurveda has also described many dietary supplements in various contexts, e.g., dinacharya [daily regimen] and ritucharya [seasonal regimen]. The modern nutraceutical

Personalised Medicine

Words: Dr S CHAKRABORTY & Dr R CHAKRABORTY The kaleidoscopic rainbow synthesis is much more than its seven explicit colours; it epitomises a host of wave lengths of diverse coloured light waves stratified into seven distinctive hues. The plotting of the human genome has, in like manner, allowed us to understand numerous possibilities and deviations

Vata Unplugged

Words: Drs Prasanna BHALERAO, Amolsingh CHAUHAN & Yogendra M KASAT Ayurveda considers srotas as body channels essential for our normal physiology. In pathological conditions, the obstruction of the srotas plays an important role. Nidana [causative factors] leads to vitiation of doshas that get accumulated in the srotas, followed by dosha dushti. This results in the

Jazz-Up Your Immunity

Words: Drs Mayurkumar M PARATE & Vikas JAIN  Optimal health, according to Ayurveda, depends upon proper balance — of the state of body, mind, sense organs and soul. Ayurveda connects our physical and mental status with natural harmony; it also believes that if a person follows good spiritual and moral conduct, they can attain a

Rasa Shastra

Words: Dr SWETHA S Ayurveda is a unique life science. It focuses on harmonious balance between our mind, body and spirit. Its principles are deep-rooted — in the vast expanse of ancient Indian philosophy. Ayurveda has been practiced for thousands of years. Ayurveda principles continue to hold relevance in modern times; its popularity is growing


Words: Drs Anil Kumar SAH & Bijendra SHAH   The term, agnikarma [thermal microcautery], is made up of two words agni, for ‘fire’ and karma’ for ‘procedure. This is defined, in Ayurveda, as the procedure by which agni is used for the treatment of various diseases. Agnikarma is an ancient Ayurveda treatment procedure for pain

All About Panchakarma

Words: Dr Nidhi M RATHOD The goal of Ayurveda is to maintain health as well as prevent and treat disease. Ayurveda describes a myriad of therapeutic formulations, lifestyle, diagnostic and detoxification measures, etc., for the management and treatment of various health disorders. Panchakarma is one of the detoxification measures used widely in Ayurveda for the

Migraine: Causes & Treatment

Words: Drs Shyam Kumar SAH, Deeraj B C & Ashwini M J The Migraine Research Foundation considers migraine the third most prevalent illness and the sixth most disabling health illness in the world. Migraine sufferers have a higher chance of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, other pain conditions and fatigue. It is also a leading cause

Urinary Tract Infections

Words: Dr Ambika P NAYAK Urinary tract infections [UTI] are common and prevalent in all age groups, across the country. They are also common worldwide. UTI is one of the most common conditions that we encounter in clinical practice too. For some patients, it is also a recurrent issue. The presenting symptoms of UTI are

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