Cancer is the abnormal, fast-spreading replication of cells. Normal cells have a regular lifecycle. Each cell has a specific life cycle, after which it dies, and a new, healthy cell is formed. Cancer cells disrupt this cycle by growing exponentially, crowding normal cells and causing large tumors wherever they grow.According to Ayurveda, Cancer occurs in the body when all three Doshas are out of balance, making it a Tridoshic disease. Furthermore, it is caused by the buildup of toxin, known as Ama, which is accumulated over years of improper diet and regimen, which having been deposited in each cell, causes it to malfunction.
Fennel seeds are amazing for solving digestion issues, such as bloating, nausea, cramps and weak digestion. They are also excellent for freshening the breath and helping to digest and metabolize food. If you've ever overate, you know exactly how uncomfortable it can feel. Take a teaspoon of fresh fennel seeds immediately after your meal, to help alleviate the discomfort and pain.
Having a warm beverage during a long flight, or frequent travel does wonders for the body. In Ayurveda, it is believed that Vata Dosha gets severely aggravated when the body is made to travel long distances. This results in pain, fatigue and the very dreaded jetlag that follows. To avoid the nuisances of aggravated Vata, try to stick to warm beverages, rather than cold ones, (especially with ice). A good cup of tea should have a pinch of black pepper. The warming qualities of Black Pepper counteract bloating, gas, constipation and overall discomfort and keeps Vata Dosha in balance.
Literally meaning “three fruits”, triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of three fruits native to the Indian subcontinent: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). Benefits of Triphala Assists natural internal cleansing* Gently maintains regularity* Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues* Supports healthy digestion and absorption* Natural antioxidant* Triphala is most … Continue reading Triphala – A Balancing Formula for Detoxification and Rejuvenation
Pippali, one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs, is warm in nature. It is not too hot, nor too cold. It is used to pacify diseases and disorders primary stemming from an imbalance of Vata or Kapha Dosha. It's main taste is Katu or Pungent, so in excess, it may be harmful to Pitta Dosha conditions, such as Ulcers, Burning sensations throughout the body, Stomatitis etc. However, due to its warm, unctuous nature, it is used very often as an appetizer. It improves the function of the digestive system and helps to break down toxic matter known in Ayurveda as Ama. It is used in combination with Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger and Cumin, to boost the appetite. Pippali when applied locally, acts as an analgesic. It also alleviates Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Indigestion, Colic, Pain, and Liver or Splenic conditions, such as Hepatomegaly and Splenomegaly. It's blood purifying qualities, help the circulatory system function to its optimum, and though it is warm in nature, it is often used with Ginger to treat bleeding. For the respiratory system, Pippali is often the drug of choice when treating coughs, hiccups and asthma. It helps melt Kapha Dosha, and expel it from the channels, thereby relieving dyspnoea. Pippali, a great rejuvenator, helps to restore the proper functioning of the male reproductive system. It reduces seminal debility and acts as a natural aphrodisiac. Pippali, though vastly beneficial, can be harmful if taken in too large quantity. It is always recommended that one takes this herb under the guidance of an Ayurvedic Physician.