Date: 29 May 2023
Behind the interesting name of the Ayurvedic herb Shankpushpi, several botanical species are hidden - Convolvulus pluricaulis, Evolvulus alsinoides, etc., and are perennial plants originating from India, distant cousins of the well-known gramophone or povetice. Shankpushpi in Sanskrit means "plant with flowers shaped like a shell". The conch shell or Shankha is one of the sacred instruments of Lord Shiva, often used in ritual worship and has innumerable health benefits. It is a powerful brain tonic that actively works to improve intelligence and memory function. It also helps with concentration, learning ability, mental fatigue, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, etc.
The herb is extremely beneficial and is used from root to tip for its wide range of therapeutic benefits - it contains resins, tannins, vitamin C and minerals that give the herb its psychostimulant properties. The ethanolic extract of the plant reduced total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and non-esterified fatty acids.
The herb is known to cure mental weakness.
Date: 03 May 2023Continue reading →
Date: 25 Apr 2023
In Ayurveda, three doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha and they are the main energy principles that determine the functions and states of the body and mind.
- Vata is the energy of movement and controls the movement of the body and thoughts. It is responsible for the activities of the nervous system, breathing, blood circulation and the use of energy. When Vata is balanced, it gives creativity, enthusiasm and intelligence, but when it is out of balance it can lead to anxiety, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, digestive disorders and bone and joint diseases.
- Pitta is the energy of transformation and controls metabolism, digestion and heat processes. It is responsible for the intellect, vision, skin sensitivity and the digestive system. When Pitta is balanced, it gives mental clarity, sharpness of vision and beautiful skin, but when it is out of balance it can lead to irritability, anger, heartburn and indigestion.
- Kapha is the energy of stability and controls the structure, weight and health of the body. It is responsible for the immune system, skin health and digestive system. When Kapha is balanced, it gives a sense of stability, deep sleep and good health, but when out of balance it can lead to lack of energy, heaviness in the body, excess weight, inertia and health problems.
Ayurveda is all about maintaining the balance between these three doshas to achieve optimal health and well-being of mind and body.
Date: 17 Feb 2023Continue reading →
Date: 18 Jan 2023
The season of rich meals and overeating has passed and we are sure that everyone has overindulged. Removing toxins from the body is an integral part of Ayurvedic, yogic and naturopathic medicine. Symptoms of ill health in people without diagnostic evidence may be related to toxin accumulation. And what is the largest organ in our body that deals with detoxification? Yes, that's right, the liver. He works hard and needs rest. The liver does not protect against toxins in the environment or the toxins we ingest such as alcohol, processed foods, refined sugar and many others. Now is a great time to show your liver some love and help it do its better job. It is not by chance that Master Petar Dunov's famous grain regimen is in February, until the beginning of March.
Date: 11 Jan 2023
The eleventh day of every lunar month is considered a spiritual day in Hinduism and is called Ekadashi. Ekadashi is a day of partial or complete fasting and this fast is not only about food but also about restrictions on the five networks, their organs and also the mind. On Ekadashi days, the body is more easily purified, so it heals, renews and rejuvenates. Ekadashi is not a diet but a spiritual fast. According to the Hindu calendar, this day comes 24 times a year or twice a month. Fasting is easy on Ekadashi days, and fasting helps improve the digestive, respiratory and circulatory functions.
Date: 10 Jan 2023
Acid reflux is a condition that occurs due to the reflux or the backflow of the acidic contents from the stomach into the esophagus. It is also called gastroesophageal reflux disorder or GERD. The common symptoms caused by this condition include heartburn or burning sensation in the chest, nausea, vomiting and sour eructations. If not treated properly, it can cause significant damage to the delicate mucosa of the inner lining the esophagus. Since the mucosa of the esophagus does not have the ability to withstand the strong corroding nature of the stomach acid, it can easily get damaged resulting in ulceration. In some cases, it can also cause cancer of the esophagus.
Date: 13 Dec 2022
Turmeric has relatively recently gained popularity in our country, but it has been well known in Indian cuisine and medicine for thousands of years. The root also holds a place of honor in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Turmeric is the rhizome of the leafy plant Curcuma longa, which is native to India. In the West, scientists are beginning to discover the benefits of turmeric with thousands of studies showing its efficacy. Below you will find 5 great reasons to include turmeric in your diet or use it as a dietary supplement.
Date: 21 Oct 2022Continue reading →
Date: 14 Sep 2022