Why Learn Ayurveda


Apart from nature, survival of mankind will become impossible within some decades from now. So in every field of life such a retreat is obvious as to move more towards nature. In ancient India every branch of science was developed abiding natures rules. So ancient Indian science and knowledge are extremely suitable for this age. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian health science devolved through centuries long research works of sages who were eminent scholars. As the term are "Ayurveda" denotes to the knowledge of life its not only a system to cure disease but the system teaching us how to achieve 'Perfect Health' from diseased or abnormal conditions and how to lead our life our life, both physical and mental, to attain the bliss of real life. Keen observation and study of nature including all kinds of life in the world for hundreds of years could only have formulate such a life science which has a concrete basis in Indian philosophy and wide reaching applicability in life of all sorts. Since it is holistic it approaches man as a whole and cares mans physical, mental, and spiritual health. its almost as old as man kind and at the same time so new as modern man that no disease is there which is incurable or uncontrollable unless mislead too much.

"AYURVEDA THE INDISPENSABLE"   Ayurveda is a "holistic science" of preserving health, which harmonizes Body, mind and soul. The world today has accepted the role of Ayurveda in healthcare delivery. Everyone is upbeat about herbals and Ayurveda. Since it is holistic it approaches man as a whole and care for physical, mental, and spiritual health. Its almost as old as man kind and at the same time so new as modern man that no disease is there which is incurable or uncontrollable unless mislead too much.

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies



Main symptoms:-
1. Inflamed tonsils
2. Difficulty in swallowing
3. Cough


1. Curcuma longa (Haridra) powder with milk.
2. Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) + Terminalia belerica(Bibhitaki) + Emblica officinals (Amalaki) as decoction for gargling
3. Gargling with decoction of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu)
4. Alum water Curcuma longa (Haridra) and Salt (Saindhav) for Gargling.
5. Berberis aristata (Daruharidra) with honey for 2 application.

FEVER - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Jwara

Main symptoms:-
1. Raised body temperature above normal (98.6 F)
2. Shivering
3. Headache
4. Nausea
5. Constipation or diarrhea

Remedies :-

1. Take juice of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) & Zingiber officinale (Ardrak),
2. Smashed leaves of Nyctanthes arbortristis (Parijatak).
3. Decoction of
1) Cyperus rotundus (Musta)
2) Fumaria vaillantii (Parpat)
3) Santalum album(Chandan)
4) Zingiber officinale (Shunthi)
5) Swertia chirayita (Kirattikta)

DYSENTRY - Ayurvedic Synonym: - Pravahika

Main symptoms:–

1. Mucoid motions
2. Tennismus
3. Spasmodic pain in abdomen.
1. Take powder of Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) with Luke warm water at bedtime.
2. Decoction of –
1. Zingiber officinale (Shunthi)
2. Cyperus rotundus (Musta)
3. Mesua ferrea (Nagkeshar)
3. Helicteres isora (Avartani) in the paste form used frequently to control the frequency of motion.
4. Ferula narthex (Hingu) fried in ghee used with menthol gives magnificent result.

GRAYING OF HAIR - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Palitya

Main symptoms:–
1. Greying of hairs.
2. White discoloration of hairs.

1. Application of Lawsonia inermis (Madayantika) with Triphala Churna.
2. Massage with oil processed by Cyperus rotundus (Musta).
3. Fresh juice of Eclipta alba.(Bhringaraj)

OBESITY / OVER WEIGHT - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Sthaulya

Main symptoms:–
1. Over weight.
2. Over sweating.
3. Exertional dyspnoea.
4. Excessive Hunger and Thirst


1. Honey with Citrus acida (Nimbuka)& hot water.
2. Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) + Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki) + Embilica officinals (Amalaki) } commonly called as Triphala at bed time with hot water.
3. Hot water
4. Gomutra for oral intake or preferably for the purpose of enemas.
5. Triphala churna+ Cyperus rotundus (Musta) powder for both external and oral use. (Udavartan).

BURNING SENSATION - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Daha

Main symptoms:–

1. Burning sensation in eyes, chest, palm and sole
1. Santalum album (Chandan) + Cinnamomum camphora (Karpur) + Vetiveria zizanioidis (Ushir) Application as paste
2. Massage gentaly with Chandan oil
3. Decoction of
Cyperus rotundus (Musta) Fumaria vaillantii (Parpat) Santalum album (Chandan) Zingiber officinale (Shunthi) Vetiveria zizanioidis (Ushir)ts

COUGH - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Kasa

Main symptoms:–

1. Coughing with or with expectoration.


1. Fresh juice of Adhatoda vasika (Vasa) with honey.
2. Decoction of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu)
3. Decoction of Syzygium aromaticum (Lavang)with honey.
4. Coriandrum sativum (Dhanyak)and sugar
5. One-teaspoon powder of Foeniculum vulgare (Mishreya) with sugar is equally effective.

Ayurvedic Medicines:-
1. Sitopaladi churna.
2. Lavangadi vati
3. Kantakaryavleham.
4. Pippalyasava.

BRONCHIAL ASTHAMA - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Shwasa

Main symptoms:–

1. Breathlessness
2. Cough
3. Increased respiratory rate.


1. Piper longum (Pippali) powder with honey.
2. Fresh juice of Adhatoda vasika (Vasa) with honey.
3. Tea of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu) mixed with one teaspoon of Badam oil –Intermittently to relive broncho-spasm.
4. Salt mixed Til oil / Mahanarayan oil used for massage especially on the chest, followed by hot water fomentation is commonly practiced remedy to facilitate airway.

URTICARIA - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Shitapitta

Main symptoms:–

1. Rash all over the body
2. Itching
3. Reddish patches.
1. Piper nigrum (Marich) with cow’s ghee.
2. Curcuma longa (Haridra) powder with milk or hot water.
3. Application of bark of (Kapitha).

CONSTIPATION - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Malavashtambha

Main symptoms:–

1. Irregular bowel evacuation
2. Passage of hard stool in less quantity.
3. Flatulence.


1. 10-15 pieces of Vitis vinifera (Black Grapes) kept over night in a glass of water and used at morning can relive constipation permanently.
2. Decoction of Zingiber officinale (Ardrak) added with 2 or three teaspoon of castor oil, taken at bedtime can be useful for chronic constipation.
3. Powdered Terminalia, chebula (Haritaki) processed in cow’s ghee in the dose of 1 teaspoon followed by lukewarm water is also proved as equal effective.

VOMITTING - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Chhardi

Main symptoms:–

1. Nausea
2. Ejection of stomach contents.
1. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu)
+ Pterocarpus santalinus (Raktachandan)
paste prepared in milk.
2. Santalum album (Chandan)
+ Emblica officinals (Amalki) with honey
3. Fresh juice of Punica granatam(Dadim)
4. Decoction of Coriandrum sativum (Dhanyak) with honey mixed.
5. Fresh juice of Zingiber officinale (Ardrak)+ Allium cepa (Palandu).

INDIGESTION - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Ajirna

Main symptoms:–

1. Loss of appetite
2. Nausea with /without vomiting.


1. Citrus acida (Nimbuk) +Zingiber officinale (Adrak) +
Salt (Saindhav) +
Allium sativum (Rason)
Mixture - before meals.
2. Tea of Syzygium aromaticum (Lavang) is effective when there is nausea and loss of appetite.
3. Ferula narthex (Hingu) with cow’s ghee.
4. Carum roxburghianum (Ajmoda) and salt (Saindhav) with hot water.
5. Drinking of Hot water intermittently.
6. Cuminum cyminum (Jirak) with Buttermilk.

HAIR LOSS - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Khalitya

Main symptoms:–

1. Progressive hair fall with or without dandruff.
1. Gentle massage with
1. coconut oil.
2. Sesamum oil processed with Emblica officinals (Amalaki) and Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi).
2. Emblica officinals (Amalki) Cyperus rotundus (Musta) Sapindus trifoliatus (Arishtak) } Rinsing hairs with decoction of these herbs.
3. Triphala churna + Black Sesamum + Eclipta alba (Bhringaraj) } powder with hot water of internal use.
4. Massage with pulp of Aloe vera (Kumari) and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Japa-kusum).

JOINT PAIN Ayurvedic Synonym:- Sandhigata Vata

Main symptoms:–

1. Painful joints with or without inflammation
2. Restricted movements of joints.
3. Increased local temperature in inflamed joints.

Remedies (Inflamed joints):-

1. Dry fomentation.
2. Apply poultice of smashed leaves of Allium sativum (Rason), Ricinus communis (Erand), Vitex negundo (Nirgundi) Mixed with salt.
3. Zingiber officinale (Ardrak), Curcuma longa (Haridra) in paste form for Local Application.
Remedies Non Inflamed joints:-
1. Gental massage with Sesamum oil followed by hot water fomentation.
2. Smashed Allium sativam (Rason) boiled in milk.

EPISTAXIS - Ayurvedic Synonym: - Urdhva Raktapitta

Main symptom:-

1. Nasal bleeding
1. Fresh juice of Adhatoda vasica(Vasa) mixed with sugar (Mishri).
2. Fresh juice of Cynodon dactylon(Durva)
3. Fresh juice of
1. Phoenix syvelstris(Kharjura)
2. Punica granatam (Dadim)
3. Rhus parviflora(Tintidik)
4. Vitis vinifera(Draksha)
4. Nasal installation of fresh juice of Cynodon dactylon (Durva).

COMMON COLD - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Pratishyaya

Main symptoms:-

1. Sneezing
2. Running nose / chock up of nose
3. Headache.
1. Piper nigrum (Marich) + Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) } Juice 10ml each is beneficial.
2. Inhalation of steam of Cinamomum camphora (Karpur) + Extract of Carum roxburghianum (Ajamoda Satva ) + Menthol.
3. Piper longum (Pippali) + Zingiber officinale (Shunthi) } 1-teaspoon of each powder boiled in 1 cup of milk for twice a day

JAUNDICE - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Kamala

Main symptoms:-

1. Yellowish tinge to Sclera, Nails & urine.
2. Nausea associated with / without vomiting
3. Loss of appetite
Remedies: -
1. Piper longum (Pippali) + Piper nigrum (Marich) + Zingiber officinale (Ardrak) } + Salt (Saindhav) & Lemon Juice
2. Fresh Juice of Ricinus communis (Erand).
3. Cyperus rotundus (Musta) + Zingiber officinale (Adrak) } Decoction twice or thrice a day.
4. Fresh Juice of Punica granatam (Dadim).
5. Pulp of Aloe vera (Kumari) leaves mixed with honey.

STOMATITIS - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Mukhapak

Main symptoms:-

1. Inflammation of mucus line of the mouth.
2. Sourness of mouth.
3. Difficulty while speaking and mastication.
1. Chewing of leaves of Jasminum officinale (Jati) is very effective.
2. Gargling with Glycerrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu) decoction is also a very effective remedy.
3. Gargling with Decoction of Berberis aristata (Daruharidra) & Alum powder.
4. Gargling with Decoction of Acacia catechu (Khadir).

HYPERACIDITY Ayurvedic Synonym:- Amlapitta

Main symptoms:-

1. Burning sensation in chest.
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting with /without headache.
1. One teaspoon powder of Emblica officinals (Amalaki) with honey.
2. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu) + Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) + Acacia catechu (Khadira) + Berberis aristata (Daruharidra)
Decoction with honey
3. Juice of Punica granatam (Dadim).
4. Powder of Piper longum (Pippali) with honey is very effective remedy.

DIARRHOEA - Ayurvedic Synonym:- Atisar

Main symptoms:-

1. Loose watery motions.
2. Frequent bowel evacuation.

1. One-teaspoon powder of Zingiber officinale (Shunthi) & sugar with Luke warm water.
2. Decoction of
1) Zingiber officinale(Shunthi)
2) Cyperus Rotundus(Musta) are used
3. One teaspoon full of Myristica fragrans (Jatiphal) can also be taken twice a day.
4. Take fruit pulp of Aegle marmelos (Bilva) thrice a day with hot water.
5. Take decoction of Zingiber officinale (Shunthi) & Foeniculum vulgare (Mishreya) thrice a day for mucoid loose motions.


Compiled by Dr Sankar of www.sganh.com. He is a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and runs Sree Guruvayurappan Nursing Home at KK Nagar, Guruvayur, Trichur, Kerala, India. His email is sankar@sganh.com and his Mobile is 98472 02359