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Supporting Hemorrhoids with Ayurveda

Supporting Hemorrhoids with Ayurveda

by Julie Wardwell March 08, 2023

Ayurveda recognizes a similar condition called arsha. According to Ayurveda, the root cause is improper eating and lifestyle habits. The tri-dosha energies of vata, pitta, kapha become aggravated which causes the vitiation of both vata and pitta dosha. The vitiated pitta dosha accumulates ama within the digestive system and vata dosha then obstructs the digestive channel.

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Balancing High Blood Sugar with Ayurveda

Balancing High Blood Sugar with Ayurveda

by Vaidya Vishwanath March 01, 2023

High blood sugar is a very common symptom for many people and is also known as high glucose. When glucose is too high it’s because the body lacks enough insulin. Glucose is a by-product from all the foods we eat and is regulated by insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the proper balance of glucose, and its purpose is regulate glucose from becoming too high or too low.

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Ayurvedic Oils for Bone and Joint Health

Ayurvedic Oils for Bone and Joint Health

by Julie Wardwell February 16, 2023

Ayurveda utilizes oils for their nourishing qualities that are moistening, protecting and penetrating. Whether oil is used externally or internally the goal is to nourish and moisten the skin or tissues. Most commonly sesame oil is the oil of choice, however coconut, castor and ghee are also very important because each has its own unique qualities and purpose.

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Healthy Skin and Ayurvedic Soaps

Healthy Skin and Ayurvedic Soaps

by Julie Wardwell February 09, 2023

Ayurveda sees the skin as a major indicator for determining health. Assessing a person’s complexion, undertone color, texture, and compactness is one of the ways an Ayurvedic practitioner determines health. Many people with skin disorders utilize Ayurveda for its skin healing herbs, like khadira, neem, turmeric, guduchi, kutaja, and patola to help the skin heal.

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Benefits of Dhanwantaram Kwatham

Benefits of Dhanwantaram Kwatham

by Vaidya Vishwanath February 01, 2023

Dhanwantaram Kwatham supports all types of vata-vyadhi (vata disorders) and is especially supportive for dhatu-kshaya-janya vata rogas (vata disorders causing depletion). Dhanwantaram Kwatham supports general fatigue and depletion, postpartum rejuvenation, rheumatic disorders, degenerative disorders, and physical trauma.

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Benefits of Dasamula Arishtam

Benefits of Dasamula Arishtam

by Vaidya Vishwanath January 25, 2023

Dasamula helps our bodies and minds feel strong and vital. It supports all types of weakness related to vata and kapha conditions and supports the respiratory system by helping to reduce mucus from the chest, and ease breathing, cough and cold. Dasamula greatly supports women during postpartum as it rejuvenates strength and helps reduce pain and inflammation.

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Heart Health and Ayurveda

Heart Health and Ayurveda

by Vaidya Vishwanath January 18, 2023

Ayurveda uses the word hrudaya which has the same meaning as the English word for the heart. The word hrudaya indicates the function of this vital organ, hru means to collect blood forcibly and ‘da’ means to donate. The body’s first two dhatus (body tissues) are rasa (plasma) and rakta (blood) which are circulated throughout the body. Thus, the word hrudaya means the dual action of forcibly collecting and circulating the blood throughout the body.

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Prostate and Bladder Health with Ayurveda

Prostate and Bladder Health with Ayurveda

by Vaidya Vishwanath January 11, 2023

The Ayurvedic name for the prostrate is Asashteela which translates as “a small stone used to sharpen swords”. When the gland is affected by excess vata, it causes a condition known in Ayurveda as vathaashteela. As we age, the vata dosha naturally increases in the body and becomes increasingly dominate starting at around age 50.

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Kidney Health and Ayurveda

Kidney Health and Ayurveda

by Vaidya Vishwanath December 29, 2022

Vrikka is the word that Ayurveda uses for the kidneys which are formed by rakta (blood) and medha dhatu (fat tissue) combined. Vrikka is said to be the source or root for medovaha srotas (fat tissue channel). Apana vayu (downward moving vata) is responsible for regulating kidney function and helping to eliminate urine and stool in the downward direction.

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