5 Factors That Make Ayurvedic Medicines Unique

Most of the ayurvedic medicines contain 3 or more ingredients. Rarely we find medicine sprepared out of single herb or two. In fact, many of them contain 10 – 20 medicinal herbs. Around 10-15% of the formulations possess more than 40 herbs.  [Continue reading]

Bleeding Disorders – Ayurveda Treatment, Diet, Home Remedies

blood clotting process

Blood tissue is considered as one among 7 Dhatu (body tissues) as per Ayurveda.  Blood is related with Pitta Dosha. Hence, bleeding disorders are usually influenced by Pitta imbalance. … [Continue reading]

Nutmeg Vs Jatamansi – Qualities, Usage, Side Effects

This is in reply to a query by Gaurav - I’d like to know the differences between Nutmeg and Jatamansi. Which one is one stronger than the other? thank you. Is nutmeg slow acting? i.e. it takes a few hours after ingestion to start having the (sleep … [Continue reading]

Opium, Poppy Seeds Benefits, Research, Dose, Side Effects

Capsule of Poppy with latex exuding

Opium poppy - Papaver somniferum has two useful parts - Opium - the fruit latex exudate - which is used as narcotic and poppy seeds is commonly used in preparing many food items.  … [Continue reading]

Be Self Aware To Catch Your Disease Symptoms Early

cold running nose

Being self aware helps to catch diseases at a very early stage. If we can identify such symptoms, we can easily resort to simple home remedies or easy lifestyle changes to stop the disease at its budding stage. Simone Van hove- van der Gaag from … [Continue reading]

Why Ayurvedic Doctors Do Not Suggest Many Home Remedies

Ayurvedic home remedy

Usual prescription of most of Ayurvedic doctors include a combination of few Ayurvedic medicines, diet - lifestyle advice and if only the doctor finds need, one or two home remedies. Clearly, Ayurvedic home remedies are considered secondary to … [Continue reading]

Onion Uses, Research, Side Effects

Onion benefits

Onion is anti aging, rejuvenating, aphrodisiac and improves intelligence. It improves skin complexion, useful in skin disorders. Its juice extract is useful in hair fall.  … [Continue reading]

Long pepper Root – Pippali mool Uses, Side Effects, Research

Pippali mool uses

Apart from its fruit, long pepper root also has immense medicinal value. It is hot, useful in asthma, indigestion, bloating, anorexia etc.  … [Continue reading]

Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanioides Uses, Research, Side Effects

Cus Cus grass

Vetiver is a coolant, but yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation, fatigue syndrome, skin disorders etc.  Potable water prepared with this also has many health benefits.  … [Continue reading]

Musta- Cyperus rotundus Uses, Research, Side Effects


Musta - Cyperus rotundus improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, excessive thirst. Commonly known as nut grass, it is also used in treating diarrhea, dyspepsia, herpes and more. … [Continue reading]