Ayurvedic Medicine

Chawanprash – The Ayurvedic Superfood

Chawanprash is the oldest nutritional supplement or polyherbal formulation that is still in use today. The formulation remains largely unchanged since its creation over 2,000 years ago. With such ancient origins, the superfood also goes by various spellings, written as chyawanprash, chyavanaprasha, chyavanaprash, and so on. There are also minor variations in the ingredients used, but the prim...


Ayurveda’s take on the increasing nature of sleep disorders

One of the three pillars of Ayurveda, sleep is considered a sacred act that is essential for optimal health and well-being. According to the Charaka Samhita, sleep is so important that every other aspect of life depends on it. Quality sleep is associated with the Kapha dosha, which is characterized by slowness, stagnation and rest. On the other hand, sleep disorders are associated with aggrav...


Ayurvedic tips to gain healthy weight

With rising numbers of obese and overweight adults across the world, obesity is regarded as a public health risk, which is rightfully in the spotlight. Unfortunately, with all of the attention on obesity, most of us overlook the risks of excess weight loss and being underweight. According to data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, close to half of India’s children are underweig...


Ayurvedic Secrets for Weight Loss

Obesity has grown into a global public health crisis, with approximately 2.8 million deaths linked to obesity or excess weight. Once a phenomenon of the developed world, obesity now affects an estimated 135 million Indians and the numbers are rapidly rising. But how do we deal with it? Talk of weight loss and the first things to come to mind are restrictive diets and intensive gym workouts. M...


A Guide to Perfect Health: the Ayurvedic Doshic Clock

The interconnection between Pindanda (the body) and Brahmanda (nature/the universe) is a central concept in Ayurveda. Each Ayurvedic teaching is based on this interconnection, emphasizing that every change on the outside influences and is reflected in the inside. The five physical elements of fire, earth, air, ether and water not only comprise the universe, but also the human body. It is no sur...


Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Migraine

It’s hard to think of any health condition that is more pervasive than migraines. After all, most of us fit into two categories – we either suffer from migraines ourselves, or we know someone who is directly affected by migraines. Unlike your typical headache, a migraine can cause a whole range of uncomfortable symptoms, making it extremely debilitating and taking you out of action for days a...