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Ivy gourd: Benefits, Ayurveda Usage, Remedies, Research, Side Effects


Ivy gourd, botanically Coccinia indica is known in Ayurveda as Bimbi. This well known vegetable plant is described for the treatment of intestinal worms, skin diseases, for inducing emesis and purgation in panchakarma therapy. … [Continue reading]

Sponge Gourd: Benefits, Usage, Research, Remedies, Side Effects


Sponge gourd, botanically, Luffa aegyptiaca is known as Dhamargava in Ayurveda. It is used in the treatment of skin disorders, poisoning, inflammatory conditions and high Kapha and Pitta Dosha.  … [Continue reading]

Black Cardamom: Uses, Dose, Side Effects, Research, Remedies

Amomum subulatum

Black cardamom is also known as greater cardamom and Brihad ela in Sanskrit. Botanically, Amomum subulatum is a herb mentioned in Ayurveda for the treatment of pain, to eradicate bad odor, increase the appetite, treat skin diseases, nausea.  … [Continue reading]

Luffa echinata: Uses, Dose, Research, Side Effects

luffa echinata uses

Devadali- Luffa echinata is an ayurvedic herb used in the treatment of jaundice, rhinitis, skin diseases, cough, for inducing purgation, diseases of the liver and during difficulty in labor to dilate the uterus.  … [Continue reading]

Introduction To Rasashastra: Using Metals And Minerals To Heal

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By Dr.B.K.Prashanth M.D (Ayu), Ph.D Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurveda which explains about the use of Parada (mercury), various metallic and  mineral origin compounds, animal products combined with herbs. The combination of metallic and herbal … [Continue reading]

Diet And Ayurvedic medicines For Itching

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Ayurveda explains itching as a symptom of many diseases. Here are a few effective diet rules and Ayurvedic medicines for itching. The choice of medicine is dependent on the underlying cause of itching.  … [Continue reading]

Pruritus (Kandu) : Ayurvedic Treatment Principles

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Principles of managing Primary Kandu: Nidana Parivarjana: Keeping away the diet and lifestyle practices which cause vitiation of doshas (avoiding the vata vitiating, pitta vitiating and kapha vitiating foods and … [Continue reading]

Itching And Pruritus: Ayurvedic Understanding

Itching pruritus

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Itching is called Kandu in Ayurveda. It is not explained as as a separate disease entity. It is either a symptom or a purvarupa (premonitory symptom of an impending disease) or Upadrava (complication) or Asadhya … [Continue reading]

41 Natural Home Remedies For Itching And Pruritus

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Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Itching can occur as a simple allergic reaction or as a symptom of some underlying disease. Along with medicines, natural remedies help bring the itching under control faster. Here are a few natural home remedies … [Continue reading]

Itching, Pruritus: Causes, Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research

allergen reaction

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Itching or scratching our body is not new for us. This is a frequent complaint which we all have experience right from a short lived itch of mosquito bite to a severe and long standing itch stubborn to all the … [Continue reading]