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Ayurveda And All - August 2014 issue
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Hepatitis-Think Again: A Recap for Health Gain
Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju, Dr. B. Swapna
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2014, WHO and partners are campaigning the theme ‘Hepatitis-Think Again’, insisting policy-makers, health workers and the public to get updated about the insidious Viral Hepatitis. This article focuses on Hepatitis, its prenention and Ayurvedic approach to treatment.
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Conceptual Review on Lakshanas of Jara
Dr. Nagaraj S A, Mallika K J, Vaidya S M
Jara is an irreversible, natural phenomenon that can only be stabilized or delayed and can’t be cured. Ageing is the phenomenon characterized by decay and degeneration. This state might further worsen the condition and aged people. Although it is inevitable, Ayurvedic science being one of its kind have proposed various concepts, to understand this pathology and advised various measures for its management.
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Music Therapy
Music and its Emotional Flow
T V Sairam
In Indian traditions, different ragas have been associated with different categories of emotional states. These were based on the accumulated experience of the human society. Raga has also been used as a melodic stimulus, capable of inducing well-defined emotional state, not only in the singer or performer, but also in listeners.
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Skin Care
Skin Care in Ayurveda
Vaidya. Lakshmi Anoop
Skin is a protective wrap for the body, which mediates between human body and the environment. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. Effective management for the health of skin or its beauty with Ayurveda measure cannot be accomplished without the knowledge of Ayurvedic perspective of skin.
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Lifestyle And Ayurveda
Lifestyle Modification Through Ayurveda
Dr.Vikas Sharma, Dr.Timsi Srivastava
It has been observed in the healthy as well as diseased people who implement these ayurvedic principles in daily life that there is a marked increase in general well-being of the person. There is an improvement in physical and mental health of the person. The lifestyle disorders are put to check. The diseases like hypertension, diabetes, stress are all controlled with these simple daily regimens.
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Ayurvedic Cooking
Diverse Preparations of Shali (Rice)
Dr. Priya.K, Dr. Gazala Hussain
Rice is a staple food especially in southern part of India, particularly Kerala. In order to make it consumable for different agni and vayo avasthas our acharyas have made it into different preparations. This paper focuses on the diverse forms of Shali preparations.
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Ayurveda and Women
Fibroids-The Most Common Benign Tumor in Women
Dr. Preeti Dass
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women. Read about the risk factors associated with fibroids and its management and also the Ayurvedic Perspective.
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Herbs
Enjoying Bitter Taste for Health
Dr. Paromita Ghosh
Bitter Gourd or Karela as called in Hindi is an extremely healthy food, packed with nutrients and numerous medicinal herbs.
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Honey Nature’s
Nature’s Gift-Honey
Kishore Seetaram, Apte Manik m, Hussain Gazala
Ayurveda describes different types of substances among them some act on the body by their potency and some by their taste and some act by their both potency and taste. Madhu (Honey) is one such product that can be considered both as an Ahara and Oushadha. It has many varieties depending on its source and characters. The knowledge regarding honey is dated since Vedic period. Its an indispensable part of Ayurveda Pharmaceutics and treatment.
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