Sep 2010
10 Herbs For Teas Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood   

Far from just a mundane alternative to caffeinated brews, herbal teas, like the popular jasmine or chamomile, each offer unique health benefits. Often made from a blend of various natural ingredients, such as dried leaves, seeds, grasses, barks and flowers, these herbal infusions are steeped in powerful curative properties that range from an ability to aid indigestion to promoting relaxation. We took a look inside your favorite teabags to determine which popular herbs are effective in treating common health ailments. Next time youre in the tea aisle, keep these helpful tips in tow so you can make a knowledgeable selection.
 

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OBESITY Solutions Print
Written by Dr. Gurpreet Kaur   

Obesity is becoming an epidemic in India at a very high rate. It is not only a symptom or a disease in itself but is the root cause of various other serious health related problems. Ayurvedic texts have criticized eight categories. Extremely lean and thin persons and obese persons are among these eight categories. In these two also obesity is considered as more harmful. It is the second leading cause of preventable death (after smoking), and is associated with type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, high BP, coronary artery disease, arthritis, gallstones, psychosocial disability and certain types of cancer. The actual definition of obesity varies from person to person. In broad range a person having more than 20% of normal weight in relation to age, height and sex of individual is considered as obese. The easiest method to determine the obesity is to calculate the BMI (body mass index). You can calculate your BMI by the following method -Weight in kg / height in meters.
There is a wide range of products available in the market which claims to reduce weight in short duration but beware of such culprits of the society. Reducing the weight in very short duration can also be very harmful. So, successful programs for weight loss reduction and maintenance should be started and followed under the care of a physician and or a nutritionist.
 

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Neem The Villager's Dispensary Print
Written by Dr. Naresh Kumar Bhargava   

Because of wide medicinal uses of Neem from very ancient time. It is very often called "Villagers' Dispensary." From root to twig this plant is used for medicinal purpose. The Sanaskrit name 'Nimba' confines the term. It is a plant of meliaceae family and its botanical name is Azadirachta indica.
Flowers
These are stored/collected in blooming season only. To collect these, spread a sheat beneath the neem tree and shake the twig. The fallen flowers are collected- washed with water-dried under shed. Dried flowers can be stored in honey and taken every night to boost the immunity & boost the potency. Soaked in 100 ml. of water for at least 4 hours and if taken 2 ounce of this water per day, will cure stomach ache due to excessive pitta (Acidity)
Neem Twigs
In Indian subcontinent and African countries, it is used to clean teeth. It is used to cure common cold, cough, asthma, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Neem Bark
The paste of fresh bark is used on boils and pimples. The powder of dry bark is used to control fleas and ticks on pets.
 

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Dental Essentials & Ayurveda Print
Written by Dr. Rajni Thakur & Dr. Vijyant Bhardwaj   

Healthy teeth are the integral part of our body, which function in biting and crushing the ingested food materials so that it may soften and could be swallowed properly. When diseased, its functions are affected and food may remain undigested and the person gets deprived of the balanced diet resulting in indigestion and nutritional deficits.
Factor responsible for diseased tooth: Diet- Sugar rich diet is the first and the foremost factor responsible for tooth diseases like tooth cavity, loose tooth, hypersensitive tooth etc. After every meal food particle stick to the surface of teeth and also get lodge in the pockets present in between tooth and free ends of gums. Bacteria in the oral cavity act over this leftover food and form colorless film called plaque. If plaque is allowed to build up on tooth it can cause de calcification of tooth and tooth cavity. This plaque irritates the gum lining too leading to swelling and bleeding from the gums. There also occurs foul smell from the mouth.
 

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DOís and DONíTs For Pregnancy Print
Written by Dr. Chandan Mal Jain & Dr. J. Snehalatha   

Pregnancy is not a merely physiological process. It is a great responsibility given by nature to us. Both, the father and the mother, should be aware of this responsibility and hence they should be prepared, physically and psychologically, to carry it. But, still, as the mother has to carry the baby in her womb, nourish it, and most importantly, give birth to the baby, more responsibility rests upon her shoulders. Ayurvedic theories recommend easily digestible and pure foods that provide nourishments to the tissues of the child and the mother.
Diet
The food she eats should be delicious to her. Much of the diet should be in a liquid or semi-liquid form, moist, nourishing, enriched with all the tastes and supplemented with digestive promoting plant medicines and spices which are known to increase appetite and digestive power. Ayurveda specifically mentions the following foods as healthy during all trimesters of pregnancy: rice, milk, wheat, amalaki fruit, raisins, grapes, mango, butter, ghee, and small quantities of raw sugar.
Do's
• Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, especially water.
• Cabbage, Cauliflower & all long green vegetables such as Tondali, Turai, Louki, Parwal, Spinach, and Govari should be used alternately. You must keep balance, rather than eating same vegetable all the time.
• Black grapes, banana, ripe mango, dates, cashew nuts, apricot are very beneficial.
• Butter, clarified butter, milk, honey, fennel seeds, sweets made from jaggery rather than white sugar can be taken in limited quantity.
 

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Floral Remedies Print
Written by Krishana Mohindra   

 Ashok
It is also known as Madan tree. The flowers, skin and leaves of Ashoka tree are highly beneficial for women and are used as medicine to cure several diseases. Its powder has the potential to cure most of the diseases related to women.
Palash (Forest Flame)
It is considered to represent immense beauty because of the yellow flowers which grow on the tree in bunches. The tree looks very attractive from a distance. It is also called Forest Flame due to this quality. Its powder can cure any type of stomach problem. Boil the flowers in water and make a fine paste, keep this paste on the lower part of the belly to cure problems of stones. In case of acute pain due to the presence of stones or painful urination this medicine is highly beneficial.
China Rose (Gudhal)
This flower is related to the uterus. Roast this flower in ghee and consume it after your menstruation cycle. This will protect the pregnancy. Chew a few China rose flowers to cure mouth ulcers. If you are suffering baldness or loss of hair, make a fine paste with these flowers and apply it on the scalp. It gives coolness and purifies the blood. It can be taken in the form of squash or Gulkand to cure Sujak (gonorrhoea) disease. China Rose squash is especially beneficial and makes a person happy and cheerful.
Shankhpushpi (Blue creeper)
It is also known as 'Vishnukanta' and is found in summer season and

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POTASSIUM For You Print
Written by Dr. Mahendra Prasad   

Potassium is widely distributed in the body fluid. An average amount of 4 gm of Potassium is present in the diet. Potassium is easily absorbed. Daily Recommended Potassium 3,500 mg.
It helps in contraction of muscle, maintain in acidity & alkalinity, help in heart function, energy production & sensation in nerve muscles. One of the main functions of potassium is to help your body maintain the proper level of calcium by binding it to your bones, decreasing the risk of osteoporosis. It also helps remove any surplus potassium through your urine. People with low potassium levels are more prone to develop kidney stones.
In addition to helping manage your nervous and circulatory system, people with a normal potassium level usually have lower blood pressure and less likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
Nearly all foods have some potassium, so if you eat a well balanced diet your daily potassium level should be just fine.

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10 Home Uses of Cucumber Print
Written by Dr. Vivek Mohindra   

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins and minerals you need every day just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the Caffeineted soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last For hours.
3. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
4. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.

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Jamun Print
Written by Dr. R. Vatsyayan   

Bhavaprakash, most reputed treatise of ayurvedic herbs described Jamun as king of fruits. Its other names are nandi, rajjambul or surabhipatra, this purple and small fruit, more commonly known as jambuphalam in Sanskrit became synonymous with the landmass geographically described in ancient times as jambudweep, which included the indian sub continent. Botanically known as Syzygium cumini, its appearance coincides with season's first showers.
Ancient exponents of ayurveda praised the prophylactic and therapeutic properties of jamun and described it as panacea for summer and monsoon ills. It has been mentioned as a delicious and detoxifying appetizer. Jamun has properties that prevent excessive urination or sweating and it is also a thirst retardant and blood purifier. Jamun alleviates kapha and pitta and to top it all, it is a very popular herbal medicine that controls diabetes.
Almost all parts of the jamun tree, such as the bark, the leaves, the fruit and the seeds are known to possess medicinal properties. The bark is acrid and bitter in taste and is a very good astringent. it is used in diarrhoea and dysentery and also in conditions where the patient passes blood mixed stool.

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Manage Chronic Pain Through Acupuncture Print
Written by Pammy Bhatia   

Do you recommend acupuncture for chronic pain, like arthritis? Is there any harm in trying?
Even though we have made tremendous advances with medications to treat acute pain, when it comes to chronic pain, there’s no one-size-fits-all fix. The reason: Chronic pain often takes a huge physical as well as emotional toll on both the person with the pain and their loved ones.
Because chronic pain deeply affects a person’s life, a treatment plan usually involves a “team” of approaches. This individualized plan, based on a patient’s particular needs, may involve a combination of drug and “complementary” or non-drug therapies. These non-drug therapies include, among other options, osteopathic manipulative therapy, chiropractic treatments, exercise, physical therapy, biofeedback, massage, cognitive behavioral therapy and your choice, acupuncture.
 

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Ayurvedic helpline for your health problem Print
Written by Professor Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma,   

Q. 1. I am an software engineer in a multinational company and working as a senior executive from the last 4 years. I am suffering from diabetes which remains under control with medicine. Kindly suggest some ayurvedic treatment.
Ans. You looks to be a middle aged person. Diabetes is mostly a hereditary disease. But stress full job conditions and sedatory life style can produce diabetes in patients having no family history of diabetes. You need to reduce your stress full work load. You must walk at least 45 minutes alongwith light to moderate exercise half of your principle meals should consist of salads like, cucumber, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, radish etc. You can take low sugar contents fruits like apple, guava, papaya etc. also along with salads. You must not take milk, curd, cheese and meat of animals developed in captivity, chilled water and fried food should also be avoided. Rather than 3 principles meals you should take 5-6 small meals.

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Music Therapy For Anxiety Disorders Print
Written by Dr. Suneet Aurora & Dr. Gurpreet Kaur   

The study of the effects of music on the mind and brain has been a subject of interest for many. The interconnection between music and the physical and mental health of human beings has been researched since long. The research has concluded that music does have positive effects on the mind and brain of human beings. Music has the power of healing certain ailments. Indian classical music has been found to have the strongest healing powers. Be it about fighting anxiety, be it about speeding the healing process, music has come as an answer to all the queries.
ANXIETY Types
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
: It is a common chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. Those suffering from generalized anxiety experience non-specific persistent fear and worry and become overly concerned with everyday matters. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults.
 

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Yoga cure for Hypertension Print
Written by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Tina Singhal & Dr. B N Upadhyay   

As per yogic view the mind is the most important component in the etiology of hypertension. The causes of hypertension may be mental and physical.
Yoga aims to remove hypertension and its potential lethal effects through a system of asanas, pranayam and meditation along with a complete reappraisal of lifestyle. In this way we remove mental disease that often leads to physical disease.
Asanas
Asans means a steady and comfortable posture. These are physical postures both static and dynamic which are designed to relax and strengthen the body and mind. Asanas when practiced correctly in conjunction with mental concentration and breathe awareness, they will allow us to achieve a state of integration or homeostasis. On the other hand the wrong kind of exercise such as muscle building can cause or aggravate hypertension. These asanas are to be practiced in morning and before dinner at night for 5-10 minutes. Asanas stretch the muscle like a good massage and Pranayam performed in the morning and before sleep transforms day and night and improve the quality of both, our activity and our rest.
 

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Bhujangasana-For Healthy Spine Print
Written by Dr. Amit Chowdhary   

Bhujang means cobra. The final position of this Asana, resembles the hooded cobra that's why it is called Bhujangasana.
In the pose of Bhujangasana one imitates a cobra reared up on its caudal support and the hood fully expanded so this Asana is called Bhujangasana.
Bhujangasana you need to know
• Portions involved: Neck, chest, abdomen, back and waist.
• Breathing: Inhale while raising the torso and breathe normally in the final position or retain the breath if the pose is held for short time. Exhale while lowering the torso.
• Duration: Maintain this position for 1 min.
• Awareness: Physical on relaxation of the spine.
Requirements: Comfortable, clean, soft cotton carpet about 1 X 2 meters size is required to perform Yogasana and Stop clock to note timings.
 

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The Inward Journey Print
Written by Dr. Satish K. Kapoor   

 

Meditation is a step from the known into the unknown realms of existence. It is a journey from the periphery to the centre of one’s being. It is the broadening of one’s consciousness, the awakening of one’s dormant energies, and the rechristening of one’s propensities. Meditation is levitating upwards, not, of course, with the aid of some mechanical device, but through inner transformation. It is returning to the bosom of the One, from whom all existence emanates and finds sustenance, and into whom all existence melts, and gets reshaped again.
Meditation provides the alchemy which turns a Mahavira into a Jina (one who has conquered himself), and a Narendranatha into a Swami Vivekananda. It makes a person realise his virata rupa (extended self), his existence beyond existence, his oneness with the entire universe, and his mission on the terrestrial region.
 

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Sliming Sweetener-STEVIA Print
Written by Kishore Kumar Sharma   

In today’s world the most talked about disease is Diabetes and as a saver the plant Stevia(Stevia rebandiane) .The plant Stevia is native to South American country Paraguay and this plant is also called as Ka’a he’e meaning sweet herb. This plant has gained world wide recognition not only as sweetening but as anti- diabetic agent. The plant Stevia can grow in any conditions if correct light, soil and fertilizers are provided, the preferred season for its plantation is spring. This plant is ready in 60 days and yields crop after every 45 days which goes upto 7 years. The leaves of the plant Stevia contains several chemicals called glycosides tasting sweet but without calories. The major glycoside is called Stevioside which is one of the major sweetener being used in some countries especially in Japan and Korea. This sweetener is 150 to 300times more sweeter than sugarcane sugar. The plant Stevia is non-toxic and non-caloric having several traditional medicinal uses. The Indian tribes of South America has been using it as a digestive aid and had been successfully applying it topically for wound healing. But the most important aspect is the clinical trails conducted by Julian Whitaker those shows and prove that it can increase glucose tolerance.

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EARLY EJACULATION-Ayurvedic Solution Print
Written by Dr Gagan Thakur & Dr Pawan Kumar Godatwar   

The patients as well as their partners not only remain deprived of one of the most important aspect of life but also develop some or the other psychological problems. While fertility is an essential ingredient for survival and continuity of species, not all couple are capable of furthering their families. So, the problem of infertility finds its place in the history of various civilizations. In about one third of infertile couple male factor is the primary factor and among male factor one of the major cause is early ejaculation
Early ejaculation is the inability to control the ejaculation for sufficient length of the time to satisfy female partner in at least 50% of the coital events. It may also be defined as persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, upon and shortly after the penetration and before the person wishes it. Studies reveal that early ejaculation affects 16-38% men across all age group. Men suffering from early ejaculation not only remain depress but it has a great impact on quality of relationship also.
 

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Coconut Water is ... Print
Written by Dr. Isha Bhalla   
  • More Healthy than Orange Juice - Much lower calories
  • A universal donor-- Its identical to human blood plasma
  • Naturally sterile -- Water permeates though the filtering husk!
  • More Nutritious than whole milk - Less fat and NO cholesterol!
  • A natural Isotonic Beverage - The same level we have in our blood.
  • Very high in Chloride at 118 mg; compared to sports drinks at about 39 mg.
  • Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother's milk
  • The very stuff of Nature, biologically Pure, full of Natural Sugars, Salts, and Vitamins to ward off fatigue
  • Contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks.
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Garlic-A Potential Medicinal Herb Print
Written by Dr. Kavita Wadhwa   

For thousands of years, garlic has been valued for its therapeutic potential. Ancient Egyptians used to worship this pungent herb, as it had the reputation of having powers to cure almost all health problems and was believed to have extraordinary preventive properties also. In the traditional medical system, therefore, garlic was extensively used for treating all sorts of diseases from cold & flu to leprosy and haemorroids. In addition, eating it regularly was recommended to help ward off various infections. Modern science too recognizes a few of these claims. It has been substantially established that garlic, the bulb of a small plant belonging to lily family, has numerous healing properties which are due to the presence of certain sulphur compounds in its composition.
 

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Overweight? Blame the Internet Print
Written by Er. Tajinder Johar   

Too much time online can expand your waistline, a new study shows
If you really want to win the weight-loss battle, learn to strike a balance — not just on your plate, but also in how you spend your free time. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that people who spend more time in front of computers have a higher obesity risk, even if they think they get enough exercise during the week.
The researchers surveyed 2,650 Australian adults and asked them questions about their levels of physical activity, Internet and computer use during leisure time, and other sedentary activities, such as reading, talking on the phone, playing video games, or watching television. Internet use and physical activity were divided into three categories: none, low (less than three hours per week), and high (more than three hours); sedentary activities were divided into low (less than 2.5 hours), medium (2.5 to 5 hours per week), and high (more than five hours).
 

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Life is.. Print
Written by Manager S   

• Our life is what our thoughts make it. —Marcus Aurelius
• Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. —Marie Curie
• Where there is love there is life. —Mohandas K. Gandhi
• Live your life and forget your age.—Norman Vincent Peale
• To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.—Oscar Wilde
• The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.—Pearl S. Buck
• A useless life is an early death.—Goethe
• Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.—Franklin P. Jones
• In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.—Robert Frost
• We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.—Winston Churchill
 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine Print
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DAV's Ayurveda for Holistic Health
ISSN 2348-6910 Volume - 1 , Issue: 28 , September 2015

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Editorial Board

Chief Patron
Shri Punam Suri
President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Patron
Dr. Ramesh Arya
Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Chief Editor
Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma
Asst. Director, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Jalandhar.
Ph: +91-9814204443

Editor
Dr. Sanjeev Sood
Principal, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Ph. : +91-9814004142

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Dr. Anup K. Gakkhar

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