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Jwara an Ayurvedic Understanding of Fever

Jwara an Ayurvedic Understanding of Fever

by Kottakkal Support March 01, 2024

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).

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Managing Common Headaches with Ayurveda

Managing Common Headaches with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support February 02, 2024

Headaches are one of the most common causes of pain and can be a disorder in itself or a symptom of another disorder. Among the different types of headaches, tension headaches and migraines are the most common. The symptoms include pain that has a throbbing, squeezing, or burning sensation felt anywhere on the head or neck.

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Managing Iron Deficiency with Ayurveda

Managing Iron Deficiency with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support December 21, 2023

When a person has iron deficiency, it means their blood has low or poor quality hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the main protein in red blood cells, and it transports oxygen to all cells in the body. When iron is deficient there is less oxygen circulating in the blood and therefore less oxygen reaching the cells. This condition causes symptoms of depletion like fatigue and weakness. 

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Caring For Your Eyes With Ayurveda

Caring For Your Eyes With Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support December 06, 2023

Our eyes are vital to our life, yet we often neglect to take care of them. Ayurveda educates on the importance of eye health and how practicing daily self-care helps maintain healthy eyes. The classical Ayurvedic texts mention in great detail the importance of eye health. There are many chapters on anatomy, physiology, reversing common disorders, and preventive practices to maintain healthy eyes.

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Pitta Dosha Symptoms of Imbalance

Pitta Dosha Symptoms of Imbalance

by Julie Wardwell June 15, 2023

Pitta dosha governs our bodies digestion and metabolism which transforms food into nourishment for a healthy mind and body. There are two universal elements fire and water that form the pitta dosha and it’s the cooking energy of fire and water that transforms food into nutrients. The principal function of pitta dosha is to maintain the normal physiology of the body by supplying nutrients and energy for all bodily functions.

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Sharad Ritucharya – Selfcare For Fall Season

Sharad Ritucharya – Selfcare For Fall Season

by Vaidya Vishwanath September 21, 2022

Ayurveda suggests a simple fundamental principle for maintaining strong health. It is called dinacharya (daily routine) and ritucharya (seasonal routine). When you follow a well-designed daily and seasonal self-care routine suited toward your prakriti (personal constitution) which compensates for the seasonal ups and downs of the doshas, you can maintain good health, strength, and immunity.

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Supporting Healthy Pitta Dosha

Supporting Healthy Pitta Dosha

by Vaidya Vishwanath August 24, 2022

Pitta dosha is constantly affected by what we do. When we do not follow a balanced diet and lifestyle, relieve stress, or adjust to seasonal changes, over time pitta will become imbalanced. And depending on your daily habits, pitta can either become weak (loss of digestive fire) or it can become too strong (too much digestive fire). This is the root cause of many pitta related symptoms like stomach acidity, swollen inflamed joints, skin rashes, difficulty sleeping, and feeling irritable or angry.

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What is Pitta Dosha?

What is Pitta Dosha?

by Vaidya Vishwanath July 27, 2022

In Sanskrit, the word pitta translates as 'fire energy,' which makes sense when you consider that pitta dosha governs digestion, metabolism, and transformation. Pitta dosha maintains body temperature, digestion of food and assimilates nutrients, kindles digestive fire, and produces digestive enzymes and hormones. Here are some of the physiological actions controlled and monitored by pitta dosha!

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