Ayurveda is natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.
The source of life for all living beings is food and all living beings are food and all the world seeks food. Complexion, clarity, good voice, long life, understanding, happiness, satisfaction, growth, strength and intelligence are all established in food. Whatever is beneficial for worldly happiness(Laukik), whatever pertains to the Vedic leading to heaven and […]
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are turning to alternative forms of medicine to help boost their immunity and manage the symptoms of the virus. One such form of medicine that has gained increasing attention is Ayurveda.
Lepa are pastes or plasters intended for external use only and could be equated with the ‘ointments’ of the western pharmacopoeias. They should never be brought into contact with the delicate tissues as the ingredients are poisonous and irritating or corrosive. The term ‘lepa’ itself means that it is for external application only.
Besides restoring the body’s necessary cannabinoid levels, Cannabis in Ayurvedic medicine helps the body regain balance on all levels. The cannabinoid receptors in the ECS are of two kinds, CB1 and CB2. A vast majority of the CB1 receptors are present in the brain and the central nervous system.
Kshara are ashes of plant drugs or the derivatives of such ashes in the form of solutions or crystals, all of which have the basic quality of being alkaline. according to their state. liquid or solid, they are called as Drava Kshara (liquid form) and Churna Kshara(amorphous form) respectively.
Bhasma are equivalent to calx, which are prepared by a process of calcination. Bhasma are made by calcination the given drugs, which may either be organic or inorganic in origin.The materials which are made into Bhasma in from, minerals to metals, and animal to plant products. Chemically, the bhasma are oxides or ashes of the drug concerned, in state of fine division, with a certain proportion of these particles in the colloidal dimensions.
Asava and Arista are alcoholic medicaments which are prepared by allowing the juices or decoctions of raw drugs mixed with sugars to undergo fermentation. At the final stage. The prepared medicine is moderately alcoholic (upto 12% by Volume) and mostiy sweetish in taste with slight acidity and Agreeable aroma.
Ayurveda is one of the most renowned traditional systems of medicine that has survived and flourished from ages till date. With the enormous knowledge of nature based medicine, the relationship of human body constitution and function to nature and the elements of the universe that act in coordination and affect the living beings, this system will continue to flourish in ages still to come.