Jwara is a Sanskrit word for fever and according to Ayurveda it is considered the "king of all illnesses". This is because Jwara affects not just the body but also the mind and senses. Ayurveda understands jwara as not only an increase in body temperature but is also a feeling of malaise, unease, and discomfort, and involves the deha (body), indriya (senses), and mana (mind).
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the incidence of high blood pressure in the US in 2021 contributed towards 691,095 deaths. And one third of US adults have high blood pressure at approximately 119.9 million. High blood pressure is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg.
Chronic sinus congestion affects 31 million people in the United States, making it a highly prevalent condition. Acute sinusitis, occurring for less than 4 weeks, is even more common, affecting 50 million adults every year.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder associated with a dysfunctional gut. The main symptoms include chronic abdominal pain with diarrhea that can alternate with constipation. In 2023, Cedars-Sinai conducted a nationwide survey of 89,000 people and found that an estimated 6.1% of the US population have symptoms associated with IBS.
Aging is the main reason we lose the ability to concentrate, learn, and remember new things. Ayurveda defines aging as the vata time of life which begins somewhere between 60 and 70 years of age depending on the person. This is the time of life when vata dosha naturally becomes dominant.