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Kizhi- Ayurveda treatment for pain relief

Kizhi (Potali massage) is an Ayurveda treatment with much importance. ‘Kizhi’ the term is taken from Malayalam language and it has the south Indian domination. It is a south Indian domination. It is a massage therapy and a part of Ayurveda mainly aims to enhance and protect the health and wellness of the whole body and purifies and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

This is a technique by which whole body or specific parts are made to sweat by using warm poultries containing herbs, herbal powders, rice, sand etc. mainly provides heat for aggravated vata and vata kapha conditions.

Aches and pains associated with the joints and muscular Skelton are caused by aggravation of vata. The heat generated in kizhi help to pacify the aggravated vata thus reliving the associated pain immediately more over the enhanced blood supply due to hot fomentation helps to recover from muscular pain. Enhanced circulation reduces the oxidative stress thereby relieving the psycho-physical symptoms of stress.

Different type of Kizhi’s (potli), benefits and indication.

1. Navara Kizhi:-

Navara kizhi is rejuvenation therapy that is very useful for arthritis, therapy that is very useful for arthritis, muscular wasting, general weakness paralysis, pain related to joints and sore muscular.

This is fomentation technique makes use of variety of rice that has medicinal properties known as Navara or Njavara rice. Kizhi are made of Njavara rice which is cooked in cow’s milk along with certain herbs medicated oil is first smeared on the head and body of the patient and the body is massaged with rice bags (kizhi) .It removes stiffness , promotes sound sleep and makes entire body strong and well developed. It also boosts the immune system and slows down the ageing process. It improves the lustre and texture of skin indicated in muscular dystrophy, cervical myelopathy, MND.

2. Mutta Kizhi:- 

Mutta kizhi is a form of treatment where eggs and herbal powders are made into potali and then applied to the body along with hot medicated oil. Mutta kizhi is very effective in facial paralysis and hemiplegia.

3. Jambeera pinda sweda (Naranga Kizhi):- 

Naranga kizhi is done with kizhi containing cut and fried pieces of lemon , garlic , rock salt, turmeric powder ,along with medicated oils. Naranga kizhi is indicated in osteoarthritis, muscular cramps , frozen shoulder, stiffness of joints , PA Shoulder.

4. Ela Kizhi:-

Elakizhi is a treatment that use different types of medicinal leaves and medicated oils to heal pain, related conditions and strengthen and rejuvenate joints, muscles and soft tissues. Elakizhi is indicated in Arthritis, osteoarthritis   sciatica, cervical spondylosis, musculoskeletal pains, myalgia etc.

5. Podi Kizhi:-

Podikizhi is the Ayurvedic technique of fomentation in which cotton bags filled with variety of herbal powders are used. Podikizhi is the common type of Ayurvedic massage technique , that helps in alleviating pain and reduces swelling occurred due to arthritis , muscular spasm, sciatica , lumbago ,Arthritis spondylosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, muscular stiffness, swelling on joints due to osteoarthritis , paralysis and other neurological disease, ankylosing spondylosis, gouty arthritis.

6. Mamsa Kizhi:-

Mamsa Kizhi is specialize therapy  which is performed for the disease related to bone, muscles and nerves .Mamsa means meat  generally uses goat meat, Pinda means bolus sweda means fomentation. The sweda using a bolus which is prepared by using meat along with medicated rice and others herbs is called as Mamsa Kizhi. It is a type of nourishing therapy. The Mamsa which is used for this purpose is processed with different medicine according to the condition of the patient and disease Mamsa Kizhi is indicated in muscular dystrophy, paralysis, premature aging arthritis etc.

Whatever the type of kizhi that is recommended, this wonderful relieving treatment leaves the patient glowing with a feeling of wellbeing that comes when the body, mind and soul are in perfect harmony.

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Ayurvedic Gulkand-Recipe and Health Benefits

 

Gulkand also known as Rose-Petal Jam is one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparation. At the same time, its health benefits are beyond doubt. The word ‘Gulkand’ is derived from ‘Gulwhich means ‘flower’ in Persian, and ‘Qand’ which means ‘sweet’ in Arabic.

 

Gulkand is very easy to prepare, and is delicious as it is to accompany to your meals, or even use it in sweets or milkshakes. The most commonly known benefit of Gulkand is that it has a cooling effect on our body. In addition it has a plethora of other wonderful benefits for your health and happiness.

 

  1. Mitigates pitta dosha: Gulkand mitigates excess pitta in the body which can cause heat in the body, and so keeps the body cool. It removes problems like lethargy, rashes, aches and pains.
  2. Improves memory and eyesight: It also helps enhancing the memory power. It acts as a powerful antioxidant which also helps in improving eyesight over time.
  3. Helps digestion: Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of gulkand daily to reduce stomach heat and acidity. It helps in improving your appetite, and also enhances digestion to keep you at ease and free of any irritation in the stomach lining.
  4. Excellent skin tonic: Gulkand is great for the skin. It has anti-oxidant properties and helps to remove toxin from the body and purifies blood and so preventing skin problems like blackheads, acne, pimples and rashes.
  5. Protection during the summer: Have two teaspoons of gulkand before going outdoors in the summer sun as it helps in preventing sunstroke by cooling the body. It even prevents nosebleed that occurs due to excess heat in the body.

 

Anyone can benefit from the wonders of gulkand however a person with diabetes should consult their doctor before taking it.

 

Preparation:

 

Things You Need: Glass jar of wide mouth, Rose petals of the Damascus Rose, granulated sugar, cardamom seeds (optional), mukta pishti (pearl powder, optional)

 

Method:

 

  1. Ensure that the rose petals are clean and free from insects. Wash thoroughly to remove dust, pollen and nectar. Drain and keep in shade for 20 minutes.
  2. Arrange a layer of rose petals, top it with granulated sugar. Keep stacking them alternatively till the jar is full. Use wide mouth jar and set tight using cotton cloth.
  3. Close the lid tightly and keep it in the sun for up to 7 hours per day for about 4 weeks.
  4. Make sure that you mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon every alternate day.
  5. At the end of 4 weeks your gulkand will be ready and will have a jam-like consistency.

 

Beetroot Juice benefits patients with High blood Pressure

 

A cup of Beetroot Juice is the best Ayurvedic remedy to beat High Blood Pressure. Beetroot is found to be rich in Nitrates, which gives a soothing effect on the blood vessels that directly helps in lowering the Blood Pressure.

 

Researches explain that dietary intake of nitrate content vegetables such as Beetroot, Lettuce, Cabbage or Fennel could easily show improvement in cardiovascular health.

 

According to the researchers, two Beetroots or one large bowl of Lettuce leaves contain the same amount of nitrate. People who consumed this were found to have seen decrease by 10 points in their blood pressure level.

 

It was surprising to see how very little amount of nitrate was used to see such a large effects.

 

Tips to select your best beetroot: Do not select beetroots that look dry or have cracks on them. Look for the smooth beetroots with round shape. Smaller beetroots usually give a better taste than the larger ones. Avoid beets that are larger than 3 inches in their diameter. Rounder beetroots offer sweeter taste.

 

Beetroot and Celery juice for lowering your blood pressure:Use 1 Beetroot, 1 Apple, 4 Celery stalks and 1 inch Ginger to blend and make this powerful fresh juice to fight your high blood pressure.

 

Importance of Sleep according to Ayurveda

 

According to Sushruta, Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya are the three pillars of body among which Nidra is one of the integral part of human being.

A proper Nidra / sleep keep a person rejuvenated and keep the body and mind in healthy state, in this extravagant and hectic life of humans.

Nidra nasha/insomnia is considered as one of the major health hazards the world is facing in the current era. A huge amount of happiness in life could be attained by a sound sleep.

The disease (insomnia) has become quite common, 85% of urban population are not getting adequate sleep.

According to Sushruta Samhita, Happiness, unhappiness, strength, weakness, nourishment, emaciation, vitality, sterility, knowledge, ignorance, life and death all these happen due to proper and improper sleep.

A proper sleep at proper time for a proper period is required for the well being of a human being as it helps to increase the strength, vigour and complexion of the body. All vital organs in our body need adequate rest to function properly, and a person to stay healthy vice-versa excessive sleep harms the body & takes away both happiness and longevity.

Day sleeping is not advised in ayurveda, it is one of the main causes for diabetes but it is advised in certain conditions like when a person is exhausted by work, sexual act, excessive alcohol and if the season is very hot (summer).

So from today make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

In next article, we will see the types of Nidra/Sleep and treatments for Nidra nasha / insomnia.

Why you should not miss Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness Camp!

 

Wellness matter. We say that because everything we do every day finally related to our well-being. This is the daily cycle of our life. Therefore, it is very important to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.

One of the biggest reasons why Ayurveda is different from other medicines is because it teaches you to be your own healer. It empowers you by helping you find the right balance and harmony within your mind, body and soul.

Those who are new to the world of Ayurveda or wish to deepen the understanding of how your body works, we suggest you to attend Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness Camp on 10-11 October, 2015. You ask why? Well, here is why we think everyone should attend this event.

  1. It is a process of healing.

Modern medicine aims to find the major cause of your health troubles and suppress the symptoms with medications. On the contrary, Ayurveda doesn’t not solely focus on the diagnosis. It is a process of healing and extracting the issues from its roots. This approach helps you attain ultimate well-being.

  1. It digs in your inner self

Practitioners will ask you a plenty of questions at your wellness consultation – about your past and present health, your daily activities, your spiritual practices, your work and social life and your emotional and mental health. It is highly recommended that you answer all the questions elaborately and honestly as this session helps the doctor suggest tailor-made Ayurvedic treatments according to your individual needs.

  1. When nothing else works

So you have recurring symptoms like gas, bloating, belching, heartburn, grogginess after eating, fatigue, skin rashes and irritations, difficulty sleeping, frequent colds or acne. However, you have failed to find any diagnosis or cure to those problems. You tried everything under the sun – diet, supplements, exercise, other therapies, etc., but nothing seems to work. So, all you need is a wellness consultation.

Our team of expert doctors will give a comprehensive wellness consultation. Chief physician will be available on prior appointment. You will be given lifestyle and diet suggestions to improve your well-being. Every small step you take will move you forward on your healing path.

Our purpose in life is to feel good and live in harmony with the world around us. A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance. So, look nowhere else! Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness camp provides just that. Take some time off your itinerary for yourself this weekend.

Visit www.ayurvedicvillage.com for more details or give us a call on 7506650605.

Saffron – The ‘Golden Spice’ of Ayurveda!

Derived from the Arabic word, Zafran, Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. However, in the world of Ayurveda, it is called as ‘Varnya Gana’ which can be translated as the one that enhances fairness and adds glow to the skin. Not just in Ayurveda, Saffron is quite popular in Chinese and Unani medicinal preparations. It has the ability to pacify all three doshas.

The health benefits of Saffron cannot be overstated more. It is an all-rounder spice that helps with many health troubles.

  • These red sticks act as ‘Rasayana’ and helps your body attain complete rejuvenation by improving your immunity and energy levels.
  • Saffron has bronchodilator effects which improve the respiratory functions of the lungs. It also helps in boosting pulmonary oxygenation therefore it works best for conditions like cough, cold, asthma, etc.
  • If you have soreness and inflammation in your mouth or tongue, you can simple massage your gums with saffron.
  • In heart patients, it aids to lower the blood cholesterol and triglycerides by keeping the blood presume under control. It can also be called as a cardio tonic.
  • Ailments like indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea and acidity can be cured with Saffron. Also, it improves your digestion and increases your appetite.
  • If you are facing trouble in between the sheets, Saffron works great as an aphrodisiac and cure impotence.
  • For those who are suffering from insomnia, mix a pinch of saffron with warm milk and drink it at night for a sound sleep.
  • For women, Saffron is a wonder herb. It not only helps managing PMS and irregular menstruation, but it has also been prescribed to facilitate difficult labour.
  • Saffron is considered as a blood purifier and anti–inflammatory in nature.
  • Popularly known for treating skin troubles, many Ayurvedic medicines contain Saffron for getting rid of acne, dry skin, dark circles, spots, etc. It beautifies you by giving you a natural glow. Also, when a pregnant woman drinks milk mixed with Saffron in her 3rd trimester, it imparts fair complexion on the baby.
  • Along with physical woes, Saffron deals greatly with neurodegenerative disorders. It promotes learning, memory retention, and recalling capacity. It is useful in the treatment and management of age related mental impairment. Saffron has been known as an effective and safe treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Are you drinking enough water?

There is no denying that sometimes a single glass of water can be more nerve-soothing than a cup of coffee. Inspite of this, many of us don’t manage to drink enough water every day. Be it our hectic schedules or scarcity of the resource, drinking limited amount of water can be harmful to our bodies. However, many of us don’t even realize that they are depriving themselves of water. Asking ourselves that ‘Am I drinking enough water?’ will never fetch the right answer.

Therefore, you need to ask yourself the following questions to know if your daily intake of water sufficient?

  1. Is your skin dry?

Since skin being the largest organ in the body, the effects of drinking less amount of water can be first seen on it. If your skin isn’t hydrated properly, it will turn dry. A lack of water means a lack of sweat, which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day.

  1. Are your eyes dry?

Now it is obvious that more organs than mouth, throat or skin will be affected. Without water, your tear ducts dry up and you will have bloodshot eyes. This could cause more trouble if you wear contacts or wear glasses on a daily basis.

  1. Do you have joint pain?

Not many of us know that our cartilage and spinal discs are made of 80% water. It helps to keep the bones grinding from each other. By keeping our body hydrated, your joints are ready to experience any sudden movements.

  1. Do you stay sick longer?

Water flushes out harmful toxins from the body. But if you go into a dehydration mode, the body starts sucking up the stored water from other organs or blood. And that will open up Pandora’s box.

  1. Are you experiencing digestive problems?

Water lubricates the digestive system. Without enough water, the amount and strength of mucus inside your stomach increases, giving way to stomach acid harm you. This leads to heartburn, indigestion and constipation.

  1. Are you aging prematurely?

The amount of water our bodies retain naturally decreases as we age. Hence, the older we get, the more amount of water we should drink. While premature aging is more evident on the outside, the damage it does to our insides will ultimately be felt over time.

So, pour yourself a glass of water now!

Do you have white patches on your skin?


Are you freaking out due to the recent occurrences of white patches on your body? Vitiligo is a medical condition that causes white patches to appear on your skin. It is a non-contagious skin disorder that loses pigmentation on your skin. More than physical, it can harm the patient emotionally. Since, the white patches start to appear mostly on body parts like hand, neck and chest, the person suffers mentally.

What are the causes for white patches?

  • Triggered from genetics
  • Imbalance in the immune system
  • Improper melanin secretion
  • Diseases like Psoriasis, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Initially starting from neck, hands or chest, the white patches could expand in size. However, they could be more prominently seen on the wrists and face. Reports suggest that 80% of patients also suffer from mental depression.

If you wish to treat the white patches at its onset in a more natural way, there are many Ayurvedic herbs that can help you.

  1. Pippali

This herb pacifies the imbalances in Vata and aggravates Pitta. It is popular for treating skin diseases  and white patches as well as other health issues like diabetes, indigestion, tuberculosis, lung disorders, cough and cold.

  1. Dantimool

Works best for cleansing the digestive system, Dantimool is beneficial for people suffering from hemorrhoids. Since it cleans up all the toxins from the body, the result is glowing and clear skin. Thus, helping you to treat white patches.

  1. Amalaki

This Ayurvedic herb is known best for purifying blood circulation and maintain sugar levels in the body. It also cleans up the digestive system. The anti-oxidant properties in Amlaki enables it to enhance the luster of hair and nurture the skin. It can also be used externally to treat any skin troubles.

  1. Shunti

Shunti is not only good for the digestive system, but it also proves to be beneficial for treating heart diseases, increase immunity from cold and lower cholesterol. It is one of the best herbs to treat the white patches disorders in patients. However, if you want more prominent results, you can take it along with Tulsi.

Mobile apps that can help you stay healthy

It is no more a secret that digital addiction is considered as an obstacle in staying healthy. Rigorous texting, long hours on computers and binge-watching television shows are few of the reasons why you neglect taking care of your own health. But we want you to turn your digital addiction for your help. Don’t just limit using your smartphones for social media or chatting, you can now download a number of apps that can help you be healthier. Well, technology has definitely made lives easier.

So here is a list of apps that you should download on your phones now.

  1. Fooducate

 

You need to be fully aware of what you are eating and how does it affect your body. Fooducate is the perfect way to keep a tab on that. Most of the people don’t have much information about nutritional aspects of foods. Thus, it becomes difficult for them to keep a track of their daily calorie intake. You can get everything on Fooducate. It also helps you set your weight goals, according to which it tells you how much should you eat and exercise in a day to achieve it.

  1. Fitstar Personal Trainer

 

Due to our hectic work schedules, it becomes impossible for many of us to go to a gym regularly. However, Fitstar Personal trainer will help you get fit at any time any place you like. After gathering your health information, it creates a personalized workout routine for you. If you find difficult to decipher the written instructions, there are videos of each exercise to help you. Try the 7 minute workout routine.

  1. Waterlogged

 

Staying hydrated is one of the important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Drinking water improves your kidney functions and also fights constipation. But most of us forget to drink enough water in a day. Waterlogged solves this problem by keeping a track of every ounce you drink and setting a water amount goal for every day.

  1. Mindshift

 

Don’t forget about your mental health when trying to renew yourself. You need a stable mind, body and soul for complete rejuvenation. Adults too suffer from nervous disorders like anxiety. Mindshift is an intuitive app that can tell what the current problem is by analyzing your feelings and give you a detailed information on how to calm yourself down. This is a quick and easy way to be proactive and prevent yourself from shutting down due to an excessive amount of anxiety.

Corporate life and stress management

 

Managing any number of responsibilities, constantly travelling and juggling other facets of life are the key reasons causing stress in the corporate world. Men and women working in a corporate organization are suffering from health related matters as well such as, hypertension, heart conditions, high blood pressure, etc.

The types of people that are likely to fall into this category might be, CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, politicians, bankers, investors, brokers, realtors and YOU! Yes, you might not even realize that your job is taking a toll on your health. Therefore comes the big question, “How can one manage his corporate life and stress?” Like every other health trouble, stress too should be treated as a grave concern.

So, we bring you a few tips to help you be a pro at your work while not being hindered by stress.

  • A healthy lifestyle is the first step towards achieving any healthy goal. Also, exercise more often. Walking is the best way to relax your mind and improve circulation in the body.
  • If you wish to take it a notch higher perform a tough physical workout once a week. It will help to reduce stress and improve physical as well as mental health.
  • Be your jovial best. Try to have more fun at work. Smile more often and induce a sense of humour with your staff. It will create sustainable relationships that will go a long way.
  • Don’t fret about things you have no control over. Instead, change your attitude towards it.
  • Practice Abhyanga as this ancient practice of self massage with medicated oils have the ability to calm the nervous system and rejuvenates you.
  • Try a good cleansing practice to get rid of toxins in your body. A detox diet along with ayurvedic cleansing therapies like Sneha Vasti or Shirodhara works best for stress.
  • Another ayurvedic therapy that fights stress is Nasyam as it soothes the nasal passages by relieving the accumulated stress and enhances mental clarity.
  • Before going to bed, massage your feet every night. This practice grounds the energy, soothes the nervous system, reduces stress, quiets the mind, and promotes sound sleep.
  • Take a leave from your work every year for at least two weeks. Take a vacation to a place that will induce peace in your life, recharge your batteries and restore your mental health.

One such place for stress management is Ayurvedic Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, experience the sheer bliss of Ayurveda and rejuvenate your body like never before at Ayurvedic Village. For more details, visit – www.ayurvedicvillage.com