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Abhyangam is the Sanskrit word for oil massage in the ayurvedic system. It is prescribed as a daily routine in the ancient ayurvedic texts. It involves applying vegetable oils infused with herbal preparations on the body or particular parts of the body in a specific style to obtain the desired results.
Ayurveda is an ancient science which deals with the overall well-being of the body and prevention of diseases through naturally available resources. This is a comprehensive and holistic approach, where all aspects related to health such as food, living habits, exercises, breathing techniques, medicines and therapies are explained in detail. This system treats a person as a whole, instead of fractioning the person into his constituent parts.
Ayurvedic Health Tips for Winter
Winter is a season when the body craves for more food. People tend to eat repeatedly at irregular intervals due to increased digestive power. Moreover, physical activity is reduced to a minimum. A combination of excessive food intake and less physical activity is the root cause to a series of health alterations.
We all like to talk about trends, music, movies, cars, the stock market, eating good food, doing the right exercises to maintain a fit body, but how many of us really talk openly about healthy elimination of the food ? This topic is considered taboo by the general public in our society, and sadly, people avoid addressing this subject openly. It is high time we spoke about this matter to bring awareness amongst our friends and family for the benefit of the society as a whole.
Health benefits of Spices
Natural spices bring great taste and flavour to food. The ayurveda texts clearly mention their medicinal properties and uses. We have compiled few commonly available spices and their medicinal properties.
Healthy eating the natural way
Rice, Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye, Millet (including Raagi), Sorghum, Barley are some of the widely used known cereals. It is important to know their grain structure among other details, to appreciate their nutritional value.
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word made up of of 2 words ; Pancha : meaning ‘five’ and Karma : meaning ‘therapies’. These are the five main procedures used in Ayurveda to detoxify the body.
Simple health suggestions
Drink 2 to 3 glasses of warm water in the morning . This helps to hydrate the body and to increase peristaltic movements. Wash your eyes and face thoroughly with plain cold water. This cleans and improves circulation in the eye. Gargle with warm salt water. The complex minerals in salt (unrefined sea salt) helps to provide oral hygiene.
Vegetarian so what ?
It is nice to see and taste the great Indian vegetarian food. We proudly display our culinary skills to our friends and the rest of the world .We only focus on the color, variety and taste , forgetting the health aspect of our food and the ingredients that go into the making of this food. It is sad to note that, in spite of our rich culinary heritage and culture we are totally unaware of the unhealthy methods, ingredients, and style that go into the making of the vegetarian dishes. Gone are the days when you could eat a hearty whole meal in a traditional Indian home.
Introduction to some ayurvedic preparations
The medicines and preparations in Ayurveda come in different forms. Some preparations are very simple and some other preparations demand very elaborate techniques that could last for days We list below a few of them for the reference and basic knowledge of the consumer.
Simple Ayurvedic tips for healthy eyes
The quality of food taken by a person determines his/her health including that of his/her eyes. Easily digestible foods, rich in fiber should be taken. A diet rich in whole grain cereals, sprouted pulses, fresh vegetables and fruits will guarantee a healthy eyesight.