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Ayurvedic Treatment for Allergies



    Allergies are a doshic response to a specific allergen, such as pollen, dust, chemicals on a rug, ragweed, or any strong chemical scent, according to Ayurvedic samprapti (pathogenesis). 


    3 Types Of Allergic Responses 


    • Vata Allergies 

    • Stomach bloating, gastric pain, and even intestinal colic are symptoms of Vata-type allergies.
    • Wheezing, sneezing, headaches, ringing in the ears, and sleeplessness are all symptoms of a vata allergy. 
    • Some people, for example, develop wheezing when they are exposed to dust or pollen. The wheezing is caused by the vata dosha constricting the bronchial tree. 
    • Insomnia and other vata-related symptoms may also be present. 

    • Pitta Allergies  

    • Pitta dosha is already present beneath the skin in a pitta allergy. 
    • When a person comes into touch with an allergen, such as chemicals, ragweed, or some synthetic materials, the pitta enters through the capillaries and causes a rash, itching, hives, urticaria, allergic dermatitis, or eczema, which are all pitta-type allergic responses. 

    • Kapha Allergy 

    • During the spring season, when plants and trees release pollen into the air, kapha allergies are common. 
    • When pollens, such as juniper or any other pollen, are breathed, they irritate the delicate mucous membrane in the nasal-respiratory tube, causing hay fever, colds, congestion, cough, sinus infection, and even asthma in certain individuals. 


    To effectively treat allergies, we must first determine if they are vata, pitta, or kapha in nature. Then we'll be able to decide on a specific treatment plan. 


    • Your prakruti (constitution) forecasts your allergy proneness in the majority of instances, maybe 80% of the time. 
    • That is, there is typically a link between an individual's constitution and the kind of allergic response they have. 
    • When the vikruti, or present state of the system, reveals a pitta imbalance, a person with pitta prakruti is more likely to develop a pitta allergic response. 
    • However, a kapha individual may have a vata imbalance owing to food, environmental circumstances, emotional issues, or other variables, and so on. 



    VATA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    BASTI  

    • A dashamoola tea basti is one of the most effective treatments for vata-type allergies (enema). 
    • To prepare a tea, steep 1 tablespoon of the herbal compound dashamoola in 1 pint of water for 5 minutes. Cool the liquid, filter it, and use it as an enema.
    • This dashamoola tea basti may help with vata symptoms including wheezing, sneezing, dryness of the throat, dryness of the colon leading to distension, constipation, and abdominal pain. 


    HERBAL REMEDIES 


    • Use the following herbal formula: ashwagandha 1 component balancing 1 vidari, 
    • To alleviate vata allergies, mix these herbs in equal proportions and take 14 teaspoon of the powder 3 times a day, washed down with warm water.
    • To calm a severe wheezing condition, prepare one cup of ginger or licorice tea by boiling 1 teaspoon of the herb in 1 cup of water for approximately 3 minutes. 
    • After that, add 5 to 10 drops of mahanarayan oil, stir well, and drink one sip every 10 to 15 minutes. (If you don't have mahanarayan oil, use 12 teaspoon normal ghee instead.) 



    PITTA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    HERBAL REMEDIES 


    • This herbal mixture is effective for pitta pacification: 8 components of shatavari dudha kama 1 part shanka bhasma, 12 parts guduchi 14th part 12 teaspoon of this combination, mixed with a little warm water, should be taken 2 or 3 times a day after meals. 
    • Apply neem oil or tikta ghrita (bitter ghee) to the skin if you have hives, rash, urticaria, dermatitis, or eczema. 


    PURIFICATION OF THE BLOOD 


    Individuals with high pitta, who are prone to acquiring pitta-type issues such as sunburn during the summer season, should perform rakta moksha, or bloodletting, before the summer season begins, according to Ayurveda. 


    • Despite the fact that this technique is not well-regarded in the West, it is nevertheless extensively used in India since it has proved to be an effective preventative and therapeutic strategy. 
    • To put it to good use right now, consider donating 12 pints (100 cc) of blood to a blood bank. This will aid in the relief of pitta-related diseases including allergic dermatitis and allergic eczema. 

    A blood-cleansing herbal combination may be used to have a similar effect. 


    • Mix equal parts of the herbs manjistha and neem, for example. neem 1 part manjistha 1 component After meals, take 12 teaspoon of this combination with warm water three times a day. It will purify the blood and aid in the recovery of pitta-type allergies. 
    • Burdock, a popular Western plant, is an effective blood purifier; prepare a tea with 12 teaspoon burdock per cup of boiling water and drink it 2 or 3 times each day. 



    KAPHA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    HERBAL REMEDIES


    • Respiratory pulmonary congestion, cough, cold, asthma, or hay fever are common symptoms of kapha allergies. 
    • Use the herbal formula below to get relief from these symptoms: 4 components of sitopaladi 4 sections of yashti madhu abrak bhasma 18th part Take a quarter teaspoon of this combination with honey three times a day. 


    PURGATION THERAPY.

     

    • Excess kapha builds up in the stomach and lungs, causing kapha-type allergies. 
    • Purgation treatment is one method to alleviate congestion (virechana). 
    • Take 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil (available in most natural food shops) 2 or 3 times a day for 2 or 3 days. 
    • This is going to be really effective. You may also utilize triphala.


    VOMITING THERAPY


    • Vamana, or vomiting treatment, is an Ayurvedic therapy that is especially effective for eliminating excess kapha from the stomach and respiratory system. 
    • However, I've observed that there is a significant cultural prejudice against vomiting in the West, and many individuals seem to be especially uncomfortable with this process. 
    • It is not only physically repulsive, but it may also be emotionally difficult, since some emotional puri cation may follow from the physical puri cation. 
    • So, if you're prone to strong emotions or have difficulty coping with them, you may want to avoid using vamana. 
    • If you wish to give it a try—and I want to stress that it is extremely effective for removing excess kapha—drink a stomach full of licorice tea and salt water, then vomit it, emptying the stomach. Begin by consuming several cups of licorice tea, followed by a pint of water with approximately 1 teaspoon of salt. 
    • Drink till your stomach hurts, then touch the back of your tongue and vomit. 


    WARNING
    : Do not use vaman treatment if you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, hiatal hernia, or a history of cardiac issues. 



    ALLERGY HEALING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF ALLERGIES 



    TRIPHALA


    Take 12 to 1 teaspoon of triphala at night for all three kinds of allergies. 

    • Triphala is a laxative as well as a purgative. 
    • Amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki are the three herbs that make up this formula. 
    • Haritaki is good for the vata dosha, amalaki is good for the pitta dosha, and bibhitaki is good for the kapha dosha. 


    CHANGES IN DIET. 


    • Follow a vata-soothing diet for vata allergies, a pitta-pacifying diet for pitta allergies, and a kapha-reducing diet for kapha allergies. 


    WATCH YOUR FOOD COMBINATIONS. 


    • Individuals with allergies should avoid dietary pairings that are incompatible, such as milk and yogurt, meat and dairy, chicken and dairy, melon and grains, or fruits and grains. 
    • Banana milkshakes and milk-based "fruit smoothies" should be avoided. Please refer to a more comprehensive list of food incompatibilities. 


    GET AWAY FROM THE CAUSE. 


    • Most allergies should be avoided by avoiding the direct cause: the allergen. 
    • Cats, dogs, hair, pollen, mold, and other animals that cause allergies should be avoided at all costs.
    • Also, avoid synthetic fibers like polyester and rayon, which may trigger pitta-type skin sensitivities. Cotton clothing is recommended. 
    • Because of the huge amount of pesticides sprayed on cotton, you may want to stick to organic cotton goods, even if they are more costly. 


    ALLERGENS MUST BE BLOCKED. 


    • The respiratory route is often exposed to dust and other allergens. 
    • Ghee lubrication of the nasal mucous membrane is one method to reduce the effect of allergens that you can't avoid. 
    • This prevents the allergen from coming into close touch with the mucosal membrane. 


    NEEM OIL SHOULD BE USED. 


    • Applying neem oil to the exposed area of the body is another method to minimize or prevent the effects of environmental allergies. 
    • Because of the oil's presence on the skin, as well as neem's disinfecting qualities, contact with the allergen is reduced. 


    NOTE: Use neem herbalized oil, which is made from neem leaves boiled in a sesame or other oil basis. Neem extract in its purest form will be too potent. If even this herbalized neem oil is too powerful for you and causes itching or burning, dilute it with half and half coconut oil. 


    MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF 


    • The majority of allergies are caused by stress. 
    • Stress creates an imbalance in the mind and body. 
    • Empty Bowl meditation is a kind of meditation that helps to restore equilibrium and, as a result, may assist with stress-related allergies.  


    YOGA POSTURES 


    • The Sun Salutation is the most beneficial yoga asana for kapha and vata allergies. 
    • Do the Moon Salutation if you have pitta allergies. 


    EXERCISES IN BREATHING 


    • For respiratory allergies including hay fever, wheezing, and sneezing, alternate nostril breathing is effective. 
    • Bhastrika (Breath of Fire) is beneficial for kapha-type allergies. 
    • In addition, ujjayi pranayama boosts immunity and is beneficial for allergies of all kinds.


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    Ayurvedic Self Massage



    Abhyanga (warm oil self-massage) is an important part of Ayurveda, since it nourishes the body, calms the mind, and soothes the spirit. 


    This simple massage, done every morning before showering, can help to balance your doshas and remove any toxins that have built up overnight. 


    BENEFITS 

    Massage relieves stress and improves circulation while cultivating self-acceptance. 

    Sesame oil lubricates, heals, and softens the skin and deep tissues.

    TIME

    5–10 minutes each day, preferably in the morning. 


    ITEMS

    3–5 tsp cured sesame oil (curing is a specific heating procedure that increases the oil's strength); a towel


    INSTRUCTIONS


    1. Warm a little amount of oil in your hands by gently rubbing your palms together. Begin by rubbing the oil into your neck, shoulders, and chest region using your palms and fingertips in short, circular motions. 
    2. Focus on your arms, hands, and fingers, as well as your belly, lower back, and buttocks. Maintain a steady rhythm with your strokes. Take additional oil if necessary. 
    3. Continue massaging the front and back of your thighs, lower legs, and tips of your feet down your torso. You shouldn't oil your feet's soles since you may slide in the shower. 
    4. Allow your skin to absorb the oil by sitting on a towel in a chair for approximately 5 minutes. Inhale deeply and slowly through your nose, then exhale slowly and deeply through your mouth. Shower as usual, but just use a little amount of shower gel to avoid washing away all of the oil. 



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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Importance Of Forgiveness



    Forgiving yourself and others may be a very therapeutic activity. 

    Harboring on to anger or holding grudges, according to Ayurveda, may lead to a buildup of toxic ama in our bodies. 


    This letter-writing process gives you the opportunity to recognize and then let go of your pain and anger, releasing any bad energy that has been stored in your body. 


    BENEFITS 

    Reduces the weight of a grudge; relieves sorrow and tension; gives a feeling of comfort; fosters optimism. 


    TIME 

    Approximately 20 minutes, or as long as you need. It may be done as many times as necessary. 


    CAUTION 

    As emotions are released, you may feel worse at first. These emotions should pass, but if they don't, you should seek professional help. 


    PREPARATION 


    Breathe gently and deeply to focus your thoughts. Inhale for 5 counts with your nose, then exhale for 5 counts through your mouth. Rep 3 times more. 


    1. Consider who you'd want to write to and why. Make a list of any emotions, thoughts, or phrases that come to mind. 
    2. Use your notes as a starting point for drafting your message. Instead of using harsh words or making accusations, try to describe how the event has impacted you. 
    3. Ask the recipient for forgiveness at the end of your letter. Now read your letter from beginning to end, paying attention to how you feel. 
    4. Finish the ceremony by ripping up or burning your letter in a safe manner. 
    5. Visualize your bad feelings dissipating as the words fade away.


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    Ayurvedic Self Care For Fatigue And Improving Energy Levels



    Many of us are tired and lacking in energy as a result of the pressures and expectations of contemporary, fast-paced living. 

    Low energy is typically the consequence of an overabundance in one of the doshas, according to Ayurveda. 

    Mental weariness is caused by vata, emotional fatigue by pitta, and bodily fatigue by kapha imbalance. 

    You may find that the following typical symptoms linked with each dosha disruption seem more severe if you have more of a specific dosha's characteristics in your own constitution. 


    Vata Balancing


    • Vata excess may make you mentally exhausted, disoriented, and unable to concentrate. 
    • Eat a vata-balancing diet rich in fats and grains, as well as warm, soupy meals, to combat this. 
    • To avoid vata fatigue, do yoga in the evening  to quiet and cleanse your mind, and limit your screen time. 


    Kapha Balancing 


    • Physically, you may have an overabundance of kapha, leaving you tired and unable to move much. You may quickly get out of breath if you do. 
    • To combat kapha's sluggishness, get up early in the morning when vata, the energy of activity, is at its most potent. 
    • Eat lighter, less oily meals like beans, lentils, and leafy green vegetables to combat kapha's heaviness. 
    • A morning massage with warming cedar oil  may also help balance the chilly, thick characteristics of kapha. 


    Pitta Balancing


    • Your symptoms may manifest in your emotions, such as becoming easily annoyed, if you have too much pitta. 
    • When you're feeling this way, stay away from pungent and sour meals; their pitta characteristics can only exacerbate your symptoms. 
    • To help you control, evaluate, and manage your emotions, try journaling  and massaging yourself with a cooling oil. 
    • To help moderate pitta's sour characteristics, drink warm water flavored with sweet fennel and cardamom seeds throughout the day.


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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Importance Of Self Love



    Ayurveda emphasizes the significance of connecting with your real self and learning to accept yourself completely. Only then will you be able to properly nourish yourself in order to attain holistic health. 


    When we are continually inundated with images and ideals of perfection, which may lead to self-criticism and poor self-worth, the ancient Ayurvedic teaching of self-love is particularly important today. 


    These emotions are often connected to health issues like anxiety and depression, so addressing them is critical for your long-term well-being. 


    Try these easy ways to boost your self-esteem: 


    Get up early. 

    1. When the characteristics of lightness, mobility, and emotional sensitivity of the vata dosha are most prominent, wisdom and inner knowledge are more easily accessible before dawn. 
    2. You may approach yourself with more compassion when you connect with these components of vata's energy. 

    Take care of yourself. 

    1. Taking time each day for silence can help you connect more vividly to your real self. You may also try meditating to strengthen this bond. 
    2. Unplug Excess vata dosha, which may cause anxiety, can be caused by sensory overload. 
    3. During the day, and a few hours before bed, turn off your gadgets if feasible. 
    4. You will be less judgmental of yourself and able to give yourself more compassion if you are less nervous. 

    Spend time in the great outdoors. 

    1. When we can harmonize with nature and the components found in all three doshas, we are at our healthiest. 
    2. This helps you find a deeper sense of self-acceptance by increasing ojas (immunity), decreasing self-criticism, and restoring vital life energy (prana).


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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Tongue Scraping



    Tongue scraping is an Ayurvedic technique for removing poisons from the tongue and therefore avoiding sickness and disease. Toxins are removed by scraping the tongue. 

    It also allows you to completely appreciate your meals throughout the day. 


    • Most individuals have some dirt on their tongue when they wake up, but a thick coating is a symptom of ama in the system. 
    • Ama is a sticky waste product that results from inadequate digestion. 
    • When agni is weak or overwhelmed by the incorrect meals, it builds up in the digestive system. 
    • If ama isn't adequately cleansed, it builds up and circulates throughout the body, ultimately settling in areas and creating obstructions in the srotamsi (energy channels) and unbalancing the doshas. 
    • This may result in a disease known as Amavisha in Sanskrit, which is a persistent accumulation of poisons. 
    • After eating, Amavisha may produce a heaviness and fogginess in the head, stiffness in the joints, and a drowsy, dull sensation. 


    Ayurvedic Technique To Detox The Tongue



    Tongue scraping not only eliminates toxins, but it also removes any hidden bacteria, such as streptococcus, so they don't reintroduce themselves into the system and create illnesses. 

    Scraping the taste buds also helps to reactivate them by removing the layer that dulls their sensitivity. 


    1. Before brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, you should scrape your tongue. 
    2. Use a scraper made of stainless steel or copper, which may be found at any reputable pharmacy or health shop. 
    3. Stick out your tongue and allow it to become heavy and relaxed, then quietly count to five while scraping the surface of the tongue backward and forth. 
    4. Repeat with the scraper after rinsing it. 
    5. When you're done, wash your scraper with water and let it dry naturally before rinsing your mouth. 
    6. Brush your teeth as usual, then sip a small glass of warm water to help your digestive system relax. 


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    Ayurveda for Treating Addictions

     




    Why do individuals become addicted?

    People who are addicted, in most cases (with the exception of terrible scenarios such as kids born hooked due to their mother's addiction), begin by just seeking more pleasure and satisfaction in their lives. Their lives are complicated and miserable; their relationships may be difficult and unfulfilling; they may be dissatisfied and pressured at work; and they just don't know what to do. 

    As a result, individuals turn to drugs or alcohol to avoid the reality of their situation. Whether the addictive drug is cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol, or something else, it quickly becomes a chemical reliance rather than a psychological escape. 

    The person's brain therefore fails to function correctly unless a particular level of the addictive chemical is present in the blood.

    Treatment is determined on the severity and duration of the addiction. A person with a weaker addiction, such as a recent smoking habit, may be able to easily cease. When a chronic alcoholic suddenly quits drinking, however, alcohol withdrawal syndrome develops, which is difficult to manage.

     

    Detox and Cleanse

    It is critical to undergo panchakarma, an effective Ayurvedic cleaning and detox treatment, to effectively tackle the problem of addiction. Panchakarma therapies are available in an Ayurvedic clinic, as well as a through a home panchakarma regimen.


    REDUCTION OF THE DOSE

    Reduce the dosage of the addictive chemical as part of this cleaning treatment. According to Ayurveda, it is not a good idea to entirely quit taking the addictive chemical all at once unless powerful treatments to cope with withdrawal are available, otherwise a stressful withdrawal syndrome would most likely ensue.

    • We must strengthen the an effected organs in the case of nicotine toxicity (which affects the lungs and cardiovascular system) and alcohol toxicity (which affects the liver).


    Use the following recipe to treat alcohol toxicity:


    3 parts of chitrak 3 parts of kutki 3 times a day, take 12 teaspoon of these herbs with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice.

    A bitter wine derived from aloe vera juice is recommended by Ayurveda. (It's known as kumari asava.)

    A person who is addicted to alcohol can consume modest amounts of this mild, dry wine instead of strong liquor or other alcoholic drinks.

    • 4 teaspoons diluted in an equal quantity of water is a good starting point. Then, while utilizing the aforementioned herbal formula to strengthen the injured liver, gradually lower the amount of herbal wine in the dosage.



    Use the following recipe to treat tobacco toxicity:


    Remove one-third to one-half of the tobacco from each cigarette (light at the end), then fill the paper with a mixture of rose petals, brahmi, and jatamamsi for a nicotine addict (equal proportions). 

    Smoke until the tobacco begins to burn. Put out the cigarette as soon as the tobacco begins to burn.


    NASAL MEDICINE

    Nicotine toxicity is reduced by doing nasya with brahmi ghee.


    EXERCISE

    When a person has a strong urge to drink or smoke, he or she should usually go for a stroll in the fresh air.



    WHEN TO GO SEE THE DOCTOR


    If a person has a severe alcohol addiction and gets headaches, tremors, sleepiness, depression, or other alcohol withdrawal symptoms after they quit drinking, they should consult a doctor soon. 

    Also, go for a swim, or do some other type of exercise to destress and vent excessive anxiety.



    STIMULATION OF THE APPETITE


    Some individuals drink because they don't have enough food to eat. They never feel hungry unless they have a drink.

    Instead of drinking alcohol, individuals can drink ginger tea to enhance their appetite. 


    Alternatively, try this tea recipe to activate Agni, the digestive fire:


    • 1 quart water Agni Tea 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 12 handful ginger root, chopped 2 tblsp Sucanat (or other sugar substitute) a teaspoon of rock salt (between 18 and 12 teaspoons) 
    • In a saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil for 20 minutes.
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool for a few minutes before adding the juice of half a lime. Lime juice should not be cooked.


    ASANAS IN YOGA. 

    • Some yoga movements would be beneficial as well. 
    • Sun Salutations and alternate nostril breathing should be added. 
    • Meditation in the So-Hum style will also be beneficial.




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    Ayurvedic Healing Pastes for Your Skin


     

    Ayurveda Pastes to Heal Your Skin:


    Here are three pastes you may manufacture and use on your skin at home. They have the potential to be effective in the treatment of acne.


    1.       Make a paste out of 1 teaspoon chickpea flour (available at Indian grocery stores and natural food stores) and enough water to cleanse your face with it.

    2.       After rinsing, use one of the following methods: Make a paste using almond powder and a little water and apply it to your face. Allow it to dry and stay on your skin for up to 30 minutes before rinsing it off. (You may manufacture your own almond powder in a coffee or nut grinder.)

    3.       A paste made from sandalwood and turmeric powders with goat's milk is skin-healing. To prepare a paste, combine 14 teaspoon turmeric and 12 teaspoon sandalwood powder, then add sufficient goat's milk. Make a mask out of this mixture and apply it to your face.

     

    Note that your skin will seem yellow for up to 5 days, however this combination is quite effective in treating acne.



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    Ayurvedic Home Remedy for Acne

     



    Spots and pimples are frequently associated with pitta dosha and rakta (blood) issues in Ayurveda. Taming fiery pitta and clearing the blood of toxins are the keys to controlling these often-distressing illnesses.


    • Excess pitta can cause spots, discomfort, and redness when it circulates in the circulation and accumulates in the outer layer of the skin.
    • Acne patients are frequently prescribed oral and topical antibiotics, as well as steroid skin treatments, in conventional treatment.
    • Antibiotics can alter the delicate balance of your natural gut flora when used for lengthy periods of time, while steroids impair the skin's structure.

    Ayurvedic therapies, which focus on decreasing pitta dosha and cleansing the blood, can be particularly successful for milder forms of acne and infrequent outbreaks.


    1. Cleanse Blood: Toxins must be removed from the bloodstream through proper digestion. Asparagus, cucumber, and leafy greens are all relaxing, pitta-reducing meals.
    2. Warm water flavored with a generous squeeze of lime juice, which is abundant in antioxidants, can also help clean the blood. Control your dairy consumption.
    3. Dairy can be consumed in moderation, but it should not be combined with foods that are incompatible.
    4. When eating dairy with fruit or fish, pitta is increased. Hard cheese is tamasic, which means it causes heaviness and sleepiness. This can lead to incorrect digestion, which can lead to further breakouts.
    5. Relax and unwind. Stress can also cause or aggravate spots and acne due to an overabundance of pitta dosha.

    Paste for healing


    This therapy will reduce inflammation and is prepared with soothing sandalwood, turmeric, and rosewater.

    1. Mix half a teaspoon of gram(chickpea) flour with half a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a sprinkle of turmeric powder.
    2. Stir in a few drops of rosewater to make a smooth paste.
    3. Apply to the skin's afflicted regions and leave for 10 minutes.
    4. Rinse your skin gently and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove any residue with a cotton pad soaked in rosewater.



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    Ayurvedic Recipe for Balancing Cholesterol

     



    High cholesterol is produced by increased kapha dosha and a disruption of the meda dhatu, or fat tissue, according to Ayurveda. Keeping cholesterol in control requires balancing kapha and maintaining a healthy meda dhatu.

    Cholesterol, a lipid produced by the liver, is required for optimal body function, but too much can block arteries. Excess kapha dosha and an excessively fatty diet are common causes of high cholesterol.

    Following Ayurvedic diet guidelines and exercising regularly to counterbalance kapha's static and dense features with vata's mobility can keep kapha dosha in control.

     

    Bitter greens can help you cut through kapha's heavy, sticky, and greasy properties in your diet. Season sautéed greens with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime juice; the sharpness and acidity will help to minimise kapha. This is a wonderful and kapha-reducing side dish for any dinner.

     

    Ingredients—serves 1

    • 2 large handfuls of a mixture

    of shredded greens, such as kale,

    mustard greens, spinach, chard,

    and fenugreek leaves

    • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

    • 1 small red chile, finely sliced

    • 11⁄2 tsp in total of equal parts

    fenugreek, fennel, cumin, coriander,

    and mustard seeds

    • 1

    ⁄2 tsp turmeric powder

    • 1 tsp organic ghee

    • Pinch of rock salt

    • Squeeze of lime juice

     

    Instructions

    Fry the garlic for a few seconds in the ghee, then add the chile and spices before adding the greens. Mix well and cook for a few minutes. Toss the greens with the salt and lime juice on a serving platter.


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    What Is Triphala? What Are The Benefits Of Triphala? And How To Prepare And Use Triphala?

     


    Amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki are three of the most essential Ayurvedic medicines that make up Triphala ("the three fruits").


    1. Amalaki is good for pitta,
    2. bibhitaki is good for kapha,
    3. haritaki is good for vata.

    All three doshas and all seven dhatus are rejuvenated and strengthened by this combination, which also balances ojas, tejas, and prana and is a moderate laxative.


    1. Triphala should be taken in the evening, at least 1 hour after dinner.
    2. To 1 cup boiling water, add 12 to 1 teaspoon triphala powder.
    3. Steep for 10 minutes, or until the water has cooled to a drinkable temperature. Before drinking, drain off the herbs or leave them at the bottom of your cup.

    It's possible that you won't enjoy the taste of triphala at first—it may be extremely unpleasant. However, if you use it on a regular basis, your health will undoubtedly improve, and the taste will ultimately become less terrible.

     

    Triphala can also be consumed in the following ways:


    1. Sprinkle 12 to 1 teaspoon dry triphala powder on your tongue and drink warm water.

    2. Triphala works as a moderate diuretic in some persons and may cause sleep disturbances if taken at night. If you're one of these folks, drink the tea first thing in the morning and it'll start working in about an hour.

    3. If you don't like the flavor of triphala, combine it with honey and consume it that way.


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    How long should I take an Ayurvedic Remedy?

     



    The usual guideline is that you should employ medicines until your symptoms go away. 


    • Depending on the severity of the sickness or condition, how long you've had it, how driven you are to get better, and other circumstances, this might take anything from a few days to a few months.
    • Please investigate the underlying reasons of your ailment in addition to taking your medicines. It's possible that you'll need to reassess your food, daily routine, and exercise regimen, among other things.
    • Taking herbal medicines alone, without making lifestyle changes, is unlikely to be sufficient to overcome the behavior patterns that led to your sickness in the first place.
    • As a result, utilize your common sense. It's ridiculous to expect something that's been there for years to go away in a week or a month if the disease is chronic.

    If, on the other hand, your illness is significant and you've been following your treatment plan and making the necessary lifestyle modifications, but the symptoms linger, you should seek medical advice.


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    What is Nauli in Ayurveda?



    Nauli is a basic massage technique that targets the colon, intestines, liver, and spleen, among other internal organs. 

    • It also helps to keep the colon clean and maintains abdominal stability. 
    • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. 
    • Bend forward and place each hand on its corresponding knee, as illustrated in the diagram. 
    • Inhale deeply for a long time, then slowly exhale. 
    • Hold your breath out after you've completely exhaled. 
    • Form a ropelike structure at the abdominal wall by contracting your abdominal muscles. 
    • The abdominal muscles may then be moved from right to left and left to right by alternating the pressure on your right and left hands. 
    • Rep this process seven times.


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    What is Nasya in Ayurveda?



    Nasya is the inhalation of herbal oils, ghee, or ne powders through the nose. 

    • If you were to have nasya at an Ayurvedic clinic as part of a panchakarma therapy, you'd lie face up on a table with your head leaned back and your nostrils "facing the sky." 
    • A tiny quantity of a suitable powder, or 3 to 5 drops of a therapeutic oil or ghee, can be inserted into your nostrils. 
    • Simply dip your little finger (clean and with the nail carefully trimmed) into ghee or whatever herbalized oil is advised and gently massage the inside of your nose with your little finger while doing nasya at home. 
    • Then, with a little sniff, pull the oil upward.


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    What is Basti? Or Ayurvedic Enema?



    Ayurvedic enema therapy (basti) inserts medicines like sesame oil or herbal decoctions like dashamoola into the rectum in a liquid media. Many vata problems, such as constipation, abdominal distension, sleeplessness, backache, neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, anxiety, and many psychological illnesses, are relieved by medicated enemas. 


    There are at least eighty vata-related diseases, and basti is considered to provide a comprehensive therapy for 80% of them. Basti can also be used to treat persistent fever, sexual problems, kidney stones, hyperacidity, and a variety of other ailments. 


    NOTE: Anyone suffering from diarrhea, rectum hemorrhage, indigestion, cough, dyspnea, ascites, profuse edema, or aggressive hemorrhoids should avoid medicated enemas. 

    Medicated enemas should not be used by anyone with diabetes or anemia, the elderly, or children under the age of seven. If you have an acute fever, diarrhea, cold, paralysis, heart trouble, severe gastrointestinal discomfort, or emaciation, you should avoid using oil enemas. 

    • The optimum times to eat basti are early in the morning or late in the evening. Wait at least three hours after eating to ensure that your stomach is empty. 
    • Ensure that the environment is clean, warm, and welcoming: It's preferable to find a spot near the toilet where you can lie down. 
    • An enema bag or syringe, a measuring cup, a hot plate or burner (not in the bathroom! ), the oil and/or herbal item, and towels are all required. 
    • To do basti, first inject 5 ounces of warm (not hot) sesame oil into the rectum and hold it there for 10 minutes. 
    • After that, without expelling the oil, add a mixture of oil and herbal tea and keep it for at least 30 minutes. 
    • Another 5 ounces of sesame oil should be combined with 16 ounces (1 pint) of herbal tea brewed in boiling water, then filtered and chilled to around body temperature. 
    • Dashamoola, which is particularly effective for regulating vata, is the most commonly recommended herbal mix in this book. 
    • To get the fluid into the rectum, start with the enema bag, which should be suspended about 3 feet above your head. 
    • Allow all of the air to escape the tube before closing the hose clip. 
    • Then lie on your left side on the floor, with your left (bottom) leg extended and your right (top) leg exceed at the knee. (Rather of laying on a bare floor, prepare a rug or a couple of towels to sleep on.) 
    • Using oil or ghee, lubricate the syringe's tip. 
    • Make sure the anal region is lubricated and clean. Insert the syringe tip into the rectum slowly and carefully, then remove the clip and let all of the fluid to enter. 
    • Remove the tip when the enema bag is empty. 
    • Hold the oil for 10 minutes again, and then the oil/herbal mixture for another 30 minutes if possible. Assume a hands-and-knees position and lift the buttocks while holding the fluid within; this relaxes the colon. 
    • Lightly massage the colon region with a counterclockwise motion on a regular basis (as seen when you look down toward your navel). Massage up to the rib cage on the left side, then over to the right and down. (This is the reverse of how food passes through the colon, and it helps to force the enema fluid up into the upper sections.) 
    • Sit on the toilet and allow the fluid and fecal matter to pass once the specified time has passed (or if you just can't hold it any longer). 
    • Because there is likely to be some residual oil seepage after basti, you may want to wear a sanitary pad in your underwear for a few hours. 

    It's worth noting that for some of the disorders covered, only an oil enema, a dashamoola enema, or even a warm water enema is indicated. Follow the instructions for that particular condition. The fluid does not come back out for certain people. That just implies the colon was exceedingly dry and the fluids had been absorbed completely. This is completely normal and causes no concern.



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