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Acharya Sushruta: Work, Samhita, Legacy, Amazing Facts

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Article by Dr Manasa References of Ayurveda found in Puranas, Vedas and many other ancient scriptures point towards the unpredictable periodicity of this medical system. We have references quoting that Ayurveda has descended from the creator Brahma … [Continue reading]

Uttara Basti: Method, Indications, Mode of Action

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. and Dr Manasa Uttara Vasti or Uttara Basti is one among Panchakarma treatments. Here, liquid medicines are administered through urethral or vaginal routes. Thus Uttara Basti targets toward diseases of urinary and genital … [Continue reading]

Niruha Basti Panchakarma Method, Benefits, Side Effects, Management

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. and Dr Manasa Niruha Basti is an Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy wherein herbal decoction mixed with honey, rock salt etc are administered through anal route, like enema. It is also called Asthapana basti.  … [Continue reading]

Mode Of Action Of Basti Panchakarma Treatment

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Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. and Dr Manasa. Vasti or Basti is a broad spectrum Panchakarma treatment. It is not limited to cleanse the bowel and evacuate the stagnant faeces. It is a highly valued treatment and is much more than the modern term … [Continue reading]

Matra Basti: Indications, Benefits, Contra Indications

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. and Dr Manasa Matra vasti is a type of sneha vasti - fat enema. It has been highly praised for its extensive and multi-dimensional use. The dose of matra vasti is half that of anuvasana vasti i.e. half of 3 pala or 12 … [Continue reading]

Anuvasana Basti: Method, Benefits, Mode Of Action, Contra Indications

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. and Dr Manasa Anuvasana Basti is a specialized Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment. Here, fats or oils are administered as enema. It is especially indicated in Vata imbalance disorders. … [Continue reading]

Basti Chikitsa: Benefits, Routes, Types, Indications, Equipment

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Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) and Dr Manasa Vasti or Basti is a specialty treatment of Ayurveda, considered among Panchakarma therapies. It is a method of administering enemas with medicated decoctions, oils, ghee or milk through the anal, … [Continue reading]

Understanding Effect Of Sedentary Habits Through The Prism Of Tridosha

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Sedentary habits mean sitting at one place for long time, sleeping for long hours etc. Stability, lack of motion is one of the qualities of Kapha. If we sleep more or if we sit for long hours, then there is increased stability factor, hence increase … [Continue reading]

Peptic Ulcers: Causes, Ayurvedic Treatment, Herbs, Home Remedies

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Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Pain in the tummy is a common complaint. We all would have experienced it for a short time or for longer duration, sometimes like a passing affair and sometimes troubling our life activities, sometimes associated … [Continue reading]

Exhaled Toxins Are Not Considered As Mala (Waste product) Why?

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We get rid of some amounts of toxins via breath. Then, why not exhaled toxins are considered as Mala - waste products as per Ayurveda?  … [Continue reading]