Effective Ayurvedic Tips for Glowing Skin

Natural skin glow is every woman’s desire. Ayurveda offers simple yet effective methods to get a glowing lustrous facial skin.    Beauty

Simple Health Tips for Skin Glow (to ensure proper blood circulation to the skin)

  • Regular splash of water: Fill your mouth completely with water and splash water over the face with eyes open. Repeat splashing 2-3 times and spit out the water from the mouth. skin-glow-water-splash
  • Hold water in mouth for 5 minutes every morning and evening
  • In summers, use sufficient modes to keep the skin hydrated. skin-glow-water
  • Ensure regular and clear bowels.
  • Regular pranayama helps skin breathe properly. skin-glow-pranayama
  • Avoid excessive use of soaps as they harshly wash away the skin naturals.
  • Avoid hot water over the face.

Homemade Face-packs or scrubs

  • Powders of belgiri, jatamansi, mulathi, masoor dal, nagarmotha, amahaldi and haldi can be mixed with water or milk.
  • Use of paste prepared from besan, a teaspoon of honey and quantity sufficient water. skin-glow-besan-honey-pack
  • Use of sarso and kalonji seeds soaked in milk for 2-3 hours which is then prepared to a paste.
  • Chironji, khas khas and badam can be prepared into a paste in milk and used for a radiating skin.

These natural packs help in exfoliating the dead cells thereby helping in penetration of the herbal nutrients. Also, they maintain the moisture of the skin.

Get radiating glowing and lustrous skin with these simple and easy-to-follow natural tips.

Ayurvedic Remedies for WRINKLE-FREE Skin

A wrinkle-free skin is what everybody wishes for. Early wrinkling is a reflection of imbalanced body and mind. With simple Ayurvedic remedies, wrinkles can be reduced naturally.

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Home-Made Face Packs

Here are some of the best and effective home-made face packs for all skin types:

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For dry skin:

  • Powders of santra chilka, mulathi, sarso, kalaunji and belgiri can be mixed with milk and applied.
  • Masoor dal powder with milk. wrinkle-free-skin-masoor-daal-pack

For normal skin:

  • A pinch of jaiphal powder with a teaspoon of honey. wrinkle-free-skin-honey-and-jaiphal
  • A teaspoon of honey and ghee mixed together works as an amazing pack.
  • Powders of majistha, lodhra and neem patra with water.

 

For oily skin:

  • Honey and lime juice wrinkle-free-skin-honey-and-lemon
  • Powders of chandan(shweta), chandan(lal), gulab pushpa, multani with gulab jal.
  • Application of aloe vera gel to the skin given cooling effect as well.

Word of caution: Do not allow the face packs to dry. In case they dry, wet them. Ideal time for application is the morning and evening hours.

Food and Lifestyle Tips for Healthier Skin

Along with topical applications, apt food and healthy regimen play a vital role in achieving wrinkle-free skin.

  • Importantly, avoid excessive spices and salty food articles. They are wrinkle-promoting if taken excessively.
  • A well hydrated skin is plumb and healthy. Therefore, ensure right intake of water at appropriate time.
  • Excessive use of face wash or soaps over face should be discouraged. This causes a lot of skin dryness.
  • Staying awake late at nights isn’t healthy for skin. Make sure you go to bed at night at right time.
  • Daily session of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation is also very helpful.

With these simple and easy-to-follow tips, now get yourself a beautiful healthy wrinkle-free skin naturally.

PANCHAKARMA: Cosmetic and Remedial Therapies of Ayurveda

 Ayurveda has a specialized therapeutic wing popular as PANCHAKARMA. Mostly, this section is famous for its cosmetic value but it has an inevitable role in treatment of various systemic ailments.     Panchakarma_Treatments!

Meaning of Panchakarma

Pancha’ meaning five and ‘Karma’ meaning activities, together form the word Panchakarma i.e. five therapeutic activities. The five treatments are designed in a way that they serve the purpose of both detoxification and maintenance of health.

Names of the Pancha (five)-Karmas (therapies)

The five therapeutic treatments included in Panchakarma are as follows:

Snehana Panchakarma snehana

Internal and external lubrication of the body. Internally, fats are given to lubricate the channels and externally, it is done by means of abhyanga (body massage).

Swedana Panchkarma Swedana

Fomentation helps in opening up of the channels and easy flow of toxins out of the system.

Vamana Panchakarma vamana

This is the method of inducing vomiting. This helps in clearing of the upper gastro-intestinal tract. A healthy individual can undergo vamana during vasant ritu (March-May).

Virechana Panchakarma Virechana

This method induces purgation which clears the lower gastro-intestinal tract. A healthy person can take virechana during sharad ritu (September-November).

B(V)asti Panchakarma Basti

Commonly known as enema, this is the method of introducing medicated decoctions and oils via rectal route (mostly). It is advisable during varsha ritu (July-August).

These five therapies can be undertaken by the healthy and the diseased. Depending on the condition, the medicinal ingredients of the therapies are changed.

COCONUT WATER: A Nutritious Drink for Better Health

We always look for a healthy drink which can quench our thirst in summers by giving our body a soothing and cooling effect and also pampering our taste buds. Coconut water is that ideal drink to have because it is natural and nutritious. Except winters, you can enjoy this health drink in any season and keep yourself hydrated.  Coconut Water

Health Benefits of Tender Coconut Water

  • Has a cooling effect on the body and mind
  • Provides satiety
  • Kindles digestive fire
  • Easy to digest OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Pacifies thirst
  • Sweet to taste
  • Clears urinary bladder

Best Time to Drink Coconut Water

You can have coconut water any hour expect early mornings on empty stomach.

Who Can Take Coconut Water Coconut water kids

People of all age can include this wonderful drink in their routine. From children to adults to old aged people, anyone can have it.

Health Problems in Which Coconut Water is Advised

  • Urinary tract infection
  • When there is a feeling of burning sensation in stomach
  • Generalized feversCoconut fever
  • Blood impurities

Intake of coconut water in all these health conditions can help your body recover faster.

So say goodbye to unhealthy beverages and shift to this natural and healthy drink which is extremely beneficial to your health……

 

Compatible and Incompatible Foods Articles with Milk

Milk has always been considered as an integral part of our diet. Because of its various health benefits, it has become the main content of our meals. We all are in habit of consuming some snacks or food articles with milk. But we need to understand that not all food articles go well with milk and when milk is clubbed with incompatible food articles, it loses its property to benefit the body, instead harms the system.

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Given below is a list of some food articles which are compatible and incompatible with milk.

Compatible Food Items with Milk

These are some of the food items which you can have along with milk and multiply the benefits of milk:

  • Fruits like mango, dried grapes (munakka) Milk mango - Copy
  • Ghee, honey, sugar milk, honey and bread
  • Herbs like dried ginger, black pepper, cinnamon etc. Milk cinnamon
  • Barley

 

Non-compatible Food Items with Milk

Here are some food items which you must never club with milk as they are very damaging:

  • Fruits like jamun, banana, pomegranate or any citrus fruit Milk Fruits
  • Oil, liquor, salty articles Milk Salt Food
  • Green leafy vegetables, mustard, jackfruit, radish etc.
  • Fish and meat

Moreover, always consume milk in a warm state for healthier system

So now you know which things you must avoid consuming with milk. Draw the benefits of milk by clubbing them with the right food articles. For free online consultation, write at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in

Reasons Why Drinking Excessive Water is Damaging to Health?

We all focus on consuming water in huge quantities. All of a sudden, it has become a trend to consume more and more water. Merely consuming a specific quantity of water is incorrect. Consuming large amounts of water can be unwholesome to the system.  Drinking excessive water1

Owing to the fact that our body is 70% of water content, it becomes essential to consume water in an appropriate quantity and in a desired condition.

Health Damages on Consuming Excessive Water

Drinking Excessive WaterThe flow chart below finely explains the harmful effects of drinking excessive water

Excessive water intake

Dilution of enzymes

Lowering of digestive fire

Indigestion

Fever leading to damage of body tissues

If you drink excessive water then it will gradually lead to indigestion which in turn will result into fever damaging the tissues.

Contra-indicated conditions for excessive water intake

If you have any of the health conditions mentioned below, be watchful of amount of water you consume.

  • Eye disorders Drinking water eye disorder
  • Swelling
  • Indigestion
  • Ascitis
  • Fever Drinking water fever
  • Diabetes mellitus

In above said conditions, prefer consuming less water.

Therefore, make an intellectual use of water and assist your health rather than consuming water in bulk. In Ayurveda, we always consider subjective conditions. For queries and consultation, write to me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

 

 

Comprehensive Guide to Bathe the Ayurveda Way

We all know the significance of bathing. Bathing is not merely a task but it significantly contributes to good health. Also, it depends on what time and with what you’re bathing. Bathing enriches one with these qualities if practiced properly.   Bathing

Importance of Regular Bathing:

  • Kindles the digestive fire which helps in digestion and burns the toxins
  • Imparts luster and glow to the skin
  • Removes the tiredness and energizes
  • Eliminates negative thoughts and gives peace of mind
  • Purifies the soul and cleanses the body

What’s the Right Time to Bathe? Bath morning

The ideal time to bathe is in the morning hours. People who bathe in the afternoon hours attract diseases. Bathing in the evening hours is traditionally accepted.

Can we bathe after eating?

It is very essential to bathe on empty stomach. Avoid consuming anything for at least an hour before going to bathe. It affects health and slowly collapses the digestion.

Any specifications?

As a general rule, always use lukewarm or water at normal temperature over the head and warm water or cold water for the rest of the body.

Using warm water for the head, affects the eyes and hair. So, people with weak eyesight or with acute hair fall must take a notice of this.

Any herbal combinations for a refreshing BATH? Bath Ubtan

Ayurveda advocates the use of UBTON for bathing. An ubton is a natural scrub and an ideal replacement to caustic soaps. It can be prepared using powders of triphala, amahaldi, haldi, belgiri, multani, neem patra etc.

Contra-indications?

Bathing is not permitted in all conditions. A few health conditions require no bathing. In case of fever, diarrhea, ear and nose disorders (avoid head bath), indigestion and bloating of abdomen, bathing should be avoided.

In case you are practicing anything wrong, kindly correct it and draw the real benefits of bathing. For free online consultation, write me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

 

Jatamansi: Wonderful Herb for Hair and Health

Jatamansi, also known as Balchar, is an aromatic herb which is extensively used in Ayurveda. This herb has many wonderful properties attributed to it. It is very interesting to note that the root of this herb looks like a tuft of hair. Because of this acute resemblance, it is widely used for hair care. Apart from this, it is used as a nervine tonic, builds up stamina and nourishes the hair.   Balcharr Jatamansi

Effective Herbal Jatamansi Combinations

For hair root strengthening and hair nourishment Balchar Hair

It can be consumed internally with amavala, bhringraj, brahmi and other hair nourishing herbs. Also, it can be used as a hair pack with other herbs like amvala, shikakai, nagarmotha, bhringraj, danamethi etc.

For better digestion, flatulence, stomach ache Balchar digestion

Jatamansi powder (4 parts) with powders of dalchini,l sheetalchini, saunf, sonth (1 part each) and mishri (8 parts) can be taken in smaller quantity to pacify the pain abdomen, gas formation and indigestion.

Burns and blisters

An application of the paste of jatamansi powder brings down the burning sensation and heals it as it has a cooling effect on the wound.

Headache Jatamansi headache

Paste of jatamansi powder can be applied to the forehead to bring down the headache. It is recommended in summers.

Toothache

Softly massaging the gums and the teeth with jatamansi powder reduce the toothache.

Dysmenorrhoea (painful menses)

A decoction of jatamansi powder can be prepared and consumed to pacify the pain of those days.

Tremors

Those who are a victim of tremors or any nervine weakness can take this herb along with ashwagandha.

This wonderful herb is available at Gyan Herbal Home retail outlet. So get your pack and avail its benefits. For consultation, write us at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

Amazing Tips for Perfect Oral Hygiene

Oral cavity is the reflection and the gateway to health. Ayurveda ensures perfect oral hygiene and dental care by focusing on teeth, gums, tongue and also the cheeks with simple home remedies. A regular use of these methods not just promises glowing teeth and healthy gums but also a lustrous face.   Oral Care

Brushing the teeth:

There are two ways to ensure a proper teeth cleaning. The traditional methods of Datun and Dant-manjan are advocated by Ayurveda for the same.

Datun is using the stem for chewing and brushing the teeth. The stem, preferably, should be astringent in flavor. Usually, neem stem, bel stem, arjuna stem etc. are used. They remove bacteria and ensure cleanliness of the teeth. People suffering with any oral injury or facial ailment should avoid its use.

Dant-manjan (tooth powder) is another option for massaging the gum, cleaning the teeth and refreshing the breathe. A few combinations are:

  • A pinch of saindha namak with a teaspoon of mustard oil. Oral Care Salt Cleaning
  • Half a teaspoon of trikatu (combination of sonth, kalimirch and peepal in equal quantity) with a teaspoon of honey.

These methods clean the teeth and remove bad odor giving you a sparkling white smile.

Tongue cleaning: Oral Care tongue cleaning

One should daily clean the tongue for proper reception of the taste. A proper reception of flavors helps in proper secretion and digestion of enzymes. Avoid vigorous cleaning.

Oral wash or Gandusha: This is a method in which an Ayurvedic oral wash is used to clean the entire oral cavity. For gandusha, a liquid has to be filled in the mouth, rolled and gargled. It is ideal to hold this liquid for sometime in the mouth. This not only cleans the mouth but also gives a sense of freshness and brings lusture to the face (by improving blood circulation of the face).

Liquids which can be used for gandusha are: Oral Gandusha oil

  • Honey mixed with water (for those having excessive salivation)
  • Warm water with saindha namak (for disinfection)
  • Cold water (for those who have bleeding gums)

Incorporate these simple and easy-to-use methods for oral care and ensure proper oral hygiene.

TIPS TO ADOPT HEALTHY AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE

Right start to the day puts everything right. But we are not aware about the right things to do.

This post brings to you the appropriate routine to spend the day that has been very clearly specified in the Ayurvedic classics.

Daily Healthy Routine Tips

  • Waking up at Brahma mahurat (the estimated time is 4:30 a.m.)

Ayurvedic Routine

  • Freshening up to be followed by brushing of the teeth.
  • Oral hygiene: It is essential to brush teeth with datun (bitter toothbrush stick) and scrapping of toxins from the tongue.
  • Application of anjana (surma or kohl, for eye care), instilling few drops of oil in the nostrils (nose care) and gargling (oral care). This clears all the major orifices of the body and cleans all the channels.
  • Massaging the body to strengthen the muscles and protect the skin. Importantly, the soles, ear lobules and scalp should be massaged properly. Ayurvedic Massage
  • Exercising should be followed after this. This helps in toning the muscles. One shouldn’t exercise beyond his capacity. After exercising, mild pressure over the body is beneficial.
  • One should bathe once the sweating has stopped and the body temperature has come to normal. Use of Ubton (herbal paste to bathe) is suggested to bathe instead of soap. Ubton can be prepared depending on the skin type.Ayurvedic ubton

For dry skin: Milk or cream or curd based ubton can be used.

For oily skin: Besan based ubton can be prepared.

Make sure you do not use hot water over the head.

  • After bathing, one should take meals. Avoid having anything except water before bathing.

One should consume meals only when the previously consumed meal is digested and you feel hungry.

This routine is ideal to follow only by those who are not suffering with any medical condition. This routine brings a balance between physical, spiritual and mental well being. Try this dincharya (day spending routine) for a week and draw the benefits.