Relationship of Water Element With Doshas And Lifespan

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay)
Water is the most important ingredient present in our body. It is constituted in each and every cell of our body. It is as good as air (oxygen) for sustaining life process. We can’t imagine living without water for a day or more, in fact even for a few minutes when we are suffering from thirst or thirst causing or provoking conditions like in summer, excessive physical exhaustion, stress, dehydrating diseases like diarrhoea etc. Water forms most of our body constitution just like in the nature and comprises of more than 70% of body’s composition.  [Continue reading]

Sahadevi: Vernonia cinerea Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Effects

Little ironweed, Purple fleabane

Sahadevi - Vernonia cinerea is a herb mentioned in the ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for the treatment of fever, localized swelling, wounds, renal calculi, skin diseases and elephantiasis. It is called Purple feabane in English.  … [Continue reading]

Sea Wormwood: Artemisia maritima: Uses, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects


Chauhara- Artemisia maritima is a herb mentioned in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for the treatment of pain, swelling, pin worms, alopecia, indigestion, fever and difficulty in micturition.  … [Continue reading]

Artemisia vulgaris: Mugwort Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Effects


Artemisia vulgaris - mugwort is a potential anti cancer herb of Ayurveda, used for the treatment of skin diseases, constipation, diseases of the liver, diseases of the neuro muscular condition (vataja roga) and respiratory diseases. It is called … [Continue reading]

Tagara Valeriana wallichii: Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Effects

Valerian root

Tagara- Valeriana wallichii is a plant described in Ayurveda for the treatment of wounds, arthritis, cough, asthma, general debility, skin diseases, fever and cases of animal bite.  … [Continue reading]

Haridru: Adina cordifolia: Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Effects


Haridru- Adina cordifolia or Haldina cordifolia is an Ayurvedic medicinal plant, used for the treatment of skin diseases, wounds, vomiting, intestinal worms, indigestion and the diseases of the liver.  … [Continue reading]

Clammy Skin (Wet Skin) Causes, Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies

exercise sweating

Article by Dr. MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu)., PhD (Ayu) Clammy skin or moist skin is seen more commonly in women. As per Ayurveda, it can happen due to two Doshas - 1. Pitta Dosha - Pitta person will be sweating excessively, leading to moist and clammy … [Continue reading]

Intertrigo: Skin Fold Rashes: Causes, Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies

skin fold rash

Appearance of rashes in skin folds is very common. It may be seasonal in some people. Usually Pitta body type persons suffer more with these rashes as they sweat more. So also obese people.  … [Continue reading]

Watery Eyes: Causes, Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies

Lacrimal glands

Watery eyes is called excess lacrimation or Epiphora. It is the abnormal overflow of tears, found in one or both eyes. It can occur continuously or intermittently. Even though it is not a life threatening illness it may cause severe discomfort in … [Continue reading]

Nadihingu Gardenia gummifera: Benefits, Remedies, Research, Side Effects

Gardenia gummifera

Nadi hingu- Gardenia gummifera is a herb mentioned in the ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for the treatment of fever, indigestion, wounds, skin diseases and pain in abdomen due to intestinal worm or constipation.  … [Continue reading]