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Shirovasti: Indications, Benefits, Procedure, Limitations

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) ‘Roof is the most important part of our home’. It protects us from extremes of weather. We cannot expect to live in a house with 4 walls on a strong foundation, without a roof. … [Continue reading]

Shirodhara: Procedure, Benefits, Mode Of Action, Limitations


Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) A festival and religious ceremony of immense grandeur occurs at a small historical place named Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka State, South India, once in 12 years. This is in reverence (veneration) … [Continue reading]

Shiro Pichu: Benefits, Procedure, Mode Of Action

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Extracts from my clinical practice – In the year 1996, when I had started my clinical practice as an Ayurveda doctor. Spirits were very high and enthusiasm had no limits. That was an energetic phase, which all … [Continue reading]

Ayurvedic Head Massage: Benefits, Procedure

Ayurvedic head massage

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Among many ancient Indian traditional household practices, giving a massage to the body and head with oil, every day before bath is popular. The practice has not faded out with time. Even today we can see this … [Continue reading]

Moordha Taila, Murdhni Taila: Ayurvedic Oil Treatment On Head

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Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Moordha taila / Murdhni taila is a procedure of conducting treatments on the head using herbal oils such that the oil remains in contact with the scalp for a fixed duration of time. This contact period of oil on … [Continue reading]

Irimeda, Arimeda, Acacia farnesiana: Uses, Dose, Side Effects

Acacia Farnesiana flowers

Irimeda- Acacia farnesina Wild. is an Ayurvedic herb used for relieving pain and inflammation of the tissues, bronchitis and in controlling the bleeding from wounds. … [Continue reading]

How My Husband Reversed His Diabetes

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By Ms Usha shinde. My husband suffered a heart attack (Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction) in 2008 at Muscat- Oman. He is known hypertensive . He does not have family history of diabetes .  At the time of admission at Muscat,hospital records … [Continue reading]

Tinisha – Ogeinia dalbergioides Uses, Dose, Research

TInisha uses

Tinisha - Ougeinia dalbergioides  is an ayurvedic herb used in the treatment of Vitiligo, diabetes, anemia, non healing wounds and ulcers. The wood from this tree was used previously to make the wheels of chariot.  … [Continue reading]

Swarasa – Fresh Juice Extracts of Herbs

Swrasa - juice smoothie

Article by Dr.B.K.Prashanth M.D (Ayu), Ph.D The word Swarasa denotes fresh extract of the herb, in liquid form. It can be from any part of the plant like fruit, leaf, flower, roots etc. Acharya Charaka has also said that any juice extracted from … [Continue reading]

Leprosy Awareness: Early Detection Is Important

Prevention of disability caused by Leprosy. In India every four minutes a new case is diagnosed with leprosy and almost 9 out of every 100 people diagnosed is a child ! India also recorded the highest number of children newly detected with leprosy … [Continue reading]