Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Ayurveda

How can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help? Plaguing innumerable people around the world, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder identified by abdominal pain connected with a change in stool consistency or frequency. What Causes an IBS? Stress, anxiety, diarrhoea, excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine, carbonated beverages, soft drinks and continued intolerance to lactose/gluten are often reasons for IBS. Microbiomes of the gut play an important part in bowel health, and hence issues in the microbiomes lead to Inflammatory bowel diseases. Symptoms of IBS -Headache and tiredness – Nausea – Abdominal pain – Bloating – Anorexia – Chronic constipation – Diarrhoea – Mucus/blood in stools Ayurvedic Treatment for IBS According to Ayurveda, IBS would fit into the category of loss/ imbalance of digestive fire in small called ‘ grahani’. Toxins are normally present and any of the doshas (Doshas are the functional particles categorised into three as Vata/air factors, Pitta/ fire … Continue reading “Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Ayurveda”

Quick Ways to Fight Skin Diseases with Ayurveda

A skin disease is often rooted deeply in various underlying tissues like fat, blood and muscles. Most skin therapies are only external applications like creams or oils and addressing the localised inflammation and/ or irritation. However, these never touch the root of the problem and thereby, the traits vanish temporarily, and the disease is not rooted out permanently. Ayurveda says that the skin has six layers, from epidermis to subcutaneous tissue and identifies 18 types of pathologies for skin disease (known as Kushta) according to the doshas involved and the layers and regions of the skin affected. What Causes a Skin Problem? Poor metabolism and accumulation of toxins: Poor metabolism failing to eliminate waste from the system timely result in the accumulation of unwanted materials in the body. As the skin provides a lot of space of for the sedimentation of toxins from blood, gets irritated and loses it’s health … Continue reading “Quick Ways to Fight Skin Diseases with Ayurveda”

Autumn & Imbalance in the Vata Dosha

As we embrace our passions and drill into the mystery of life, we unite with the noble complexity of nature with us. Ayurveda provides a lot of great tools to bring balance and make life more sustainable. Autumn is the season when Vata dosha – which is the subtle energy that directs movement- becomes powerful. Literally translated as “wind”, Vata is dry. It moves, bursts in and is often cold. Vata rises mainly in autumn, and when it does, it can leave you feeling worn out, fragile and susceptible to illness. Symptoms of Excess Vata: – Dry skin, achy joints and restlessness – Fitful sleep, irregular bowels – Constipation – Gastric problems – Lower back aches – Anxiety, insecurity and loneliness – Hiccups How to Balance Vata in Autumn? Vata dosha is normally provoked by the increase of cold, windy and dry weather. Vata relates to wind, the principle of … Continue reading “Autumn & Imbalance in the Vata Dosha”

Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger

Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger make you feel brightly alive. Sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches of time. Ginger adds its pungent sweetness to spark your digestion. Altogether Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Ginger creates a perfect balance for you.!!! Ingredients – Ginger (Fresh)-3/4 inch – Kale- 1/2 lbs – Salt (Mineral Salt)- 2 pinch – Sunflower Oil -1 teaspoon – Sweet Potato- 2nos Instructions Boil the kale leaves until it turns a vibrant shade of green and strain it. Put chopped sweet potatoes in a separate bowl, with just enough water to cover them. Add required salt and boil for some time. Remove from heat. Saute grated ginger in sunflower oil for some time. Then add cooked sweet potatoes and kale.