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Most Effective Ayurvedic Herbs To Balance Female Hormones
If you are a woman like me in this day and age, you must be well aware of the everyday health problems we face. It may be PCOD, PCOS, PMS, Thyroid, Hot flashes, Difficulty in conceiving to heavy, painful or irregular menstruation, the root of all these problems is a hormonal...
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    Karpooradi Thailam / Oil, also known as Karpuradi Thailam obtains its name from Kapoor (Camphor) which is its main ingredient. It is an Ayurvedic massage oil by Kerala Ayurveda, used for the treatment of muscle pain and cramps, arthritic joint pain. Its main use is pain relief for...
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If we told you there was an Ayurvedic plant so strong that it could possibly cut an axe, would you believe us? Probably not. But the natural Ayurvedic world is full of surprises. The plant in question here is called Nagkesar or Vajrakat (Vajra means an irresistible force or a mythical...
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 "Shankhpushpam kannezhuthumbol shak unthale ninne orma varum..." If you know this song, you're probably familiar with the works of the famous Malayali poet Vayalar Ramavarma. Loosely translated, the lyrics pay tribute to a luminescent blue flower with a gorgeous yellow centre - Shankhpushpi. In the song, this beautiful, fragrance-less flower reminds king Dushyanta of the beautiful eyes of Shakunthala....
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Whether you call it Kumaryasavam, Kumari Asav, or Kumaryasava, you cannot ignore the multi-purpose benefits of this poly-herbal liquid decoction. Kumaryasava belongs to the asavas and aristas methods of Ayurvedic preparation where the herbs in the coarse powder or decoction (asava) forms are soaked in a solution of sugar or jaggery for fermentation. First mentioned in ancient Vedic texts...
Imagine getting access to a plant that grows in the wild, requires no maintenance, and offers a multitude of benefits. Don't believe us? Take a look at the Punarnava plant. Loosely translated, Punarnava means "new (punar) birth (nava)" and this plant stands up to its name due to its diverse health and nutritional benefits. The Punarnava plant (Hindi name) -...
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 Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam) is a common Ayurvedic medicine used for effectively managing different types of fevers as well as disorders affecting the joints, respiratory tract, and the digestive system. It is also useful in recovering from weakness induced by fever and works as an immunity booster. Made from a combination of herbs such as Giloy, Trikatu, and Dashmul, Amrutharishtamfalls in...
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Khadirarishta / Khadirarishtam is an Ayurvedic liquid formulation with an astringent taste, which mainly has a detoxifying action. It is used frequently in the treatment of skin diseases of all kinds. It is a dark brown liquid or decoction with 5 - 10 % self-generated alcohol (which is a common feature of...
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Sukumaram Kashayam (Sanskrit name) - also known as Sukumar Kashaya (Hindi name) - is an Ayurvedic medicine available in the decoction liquid form or in the concentrated tablet form. This all-powerful decoction has been mentioned in one of the ancient root texts of Ayurveda known as Ashtanga Hridayam. The Ashtanga Hridayam guides...
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Abhayarishtam (Sanskrit name) or Abhayarishta (Hindi name) is one of the most common Ayurvedic medicines formulated by our ancient Rishis and has been mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts - Bhashajya Ratnavali and Ashtanga Hridayam. Arishtams are aqueous remedies formulated in Ayurvedic medicine. Popularly considered to be a "miracle potion," Abhayarishta is...
Did you know that there are some 3,000 different types of parasites and that around 50% of Americans struggle with parasitic issues on a daily basis? And if Ayurvedic texts and research are to be believed, parasite growth is encouraged by a weak digestive fire or low Agni. If only there...
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Ancient medical practitioners were onto something when they discovered the benefits of Gokshura (Sanskrit name), Gokhru (Hindi name) or Tribulus Terrestris (Botanical name). This herb -  also ingested as a dietary supplement - is hardly a bitter pill to swallow (pun not intended). Why? Because it comes with infinite health benefits...