Tips for Healthier Winter Season

We all wait for winters because it is the time to engage in delightful feasts and bask in the sun. Winter is Hemant Ritu as per Hindu calendar which commences in mid November and ends in mid January. It is the season to enjoy the most sumptuous diets. As per Ayurveda, this season is perfect to improve one’s immunity. Therefore, we must take measures to work upon it.

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Diet Tips for Winter Season

According to Ayurveda, you must follow these tips related with food to draw maximum health benefits from this season.

  • Because the digestive fire is magnified in this season, make sure that food dominant in sweet, sour and salty flavors dominates your meals.
  • It is important that you consume diet rich in ghee or oil. Avoid food with optimal quantities of ghee can cause internal dryness which is of course not healthy. Winter Food Ghee
  • It is the best time to treat yourself with milk and its derivatives like curd, butter, ghee, kheer etc.
  • Drinking warm water especially after meals will keep your system healthy.
  • You must even include sugar and jaggery in the diet.
  • If you like to consume liquor then this is a healthy season for it.
  • Avoid excessive intake of pulses, namkeens etc.

Lifestyle Tips for Winter Season

Not just food, but right regimen is equally important for fitness.

  • Stay at warm and cozy places. Do not expose to cold winds.
  • Pamper your body with soft winter sunlight in early noon which is essential to revitalize your skin pores. Winter Sunlight
  • Wear socks to keep your soles warm. Winter Socks
  • Daily body massage is a great idea to keep your skin healthy and lustrous. ayurvedic oil foot massage
  • Hair oil massage on regular basis is advised.
  • You can even apply paste of agaru or Eaglewood (Botanical name: Aquillaria agallocha) to the body to keep it warm.

With these tips, you are ready to enjoy winters to the fullest. If you have any other query about the same, please write me at


AMVALA : Herb with Multiple Health Benefits

Amvala/ Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the most popular herb. This Ayurvedic herb imbibes a vast range of properties which attributes to its extensive popularity.

Amvala or Gooseberry

It can be used both internally and externally….. individually and in combination.

External Uses of Amla:

  • Hair wash: It is used for hair wash in combination with ritha, shikakai and other herbs. Amvala Hair pack
  • Hair coloring: It acts a natural dye when used with mehandi, bhrangraj, shikakai
  • Hair packs: A combination of Amvala along with bhrangraj, shikakai, danamethi, jatamansi, nagarmotha, mehandi can be used as hair pack or mask to strengthen the hair roots and to improve the hair texture.
  • Eye wash: As an eye cleanser, it can be used with baheda and harad to wash the eyes. Triphala Jawkutt (coarse powder of Triphala) is available for eye wash purposes.

Internally Uses of Amvala:

Though, Amvala can be used for innumerable purposes, only the most common uses are mentioned below

  • Acidity: Amvala powder and mishri powder can be used in combination for those who are victim to acidity. Amla Juice
  • Diabetes: It can be used along with other anti-diabetic herbs to maintain the sugar levels.
  • Low Hemoglobin: Due to its richness in vitamin-C, it is beneficial to those who have low hemoglobin count.
  • Hair Nourishment: It strengthens, nourishes and tones the hair when consumed internally.
  • Rejuvinative: Amvala can be used by all as a general health supplement to maintain immunity and stamina.

This herb is available at Gyan Herbal Home in powder form which helps you create your own combinations for health and cosmetic purposes.

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Diet and Regimen Tips for Fighting Joint Pain

In my last article you read about herbs that are helpful in joint pains. Understanding the severity of pain, this article in sequence proposes simple and easy-to-do self help therapies which bring down the intensity and sharpness of pain so that you are at comfort. Joint Pain Remedies

Condition-specific Joint Pain Remedies

  1. Age-related joint pains where one can hear crepitus (crackling sound on movement): Consume little quantity of ghee everyday in the diet (conditions in which ghee is contraindicated, the patient should consume it under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician). Also, application of warm tila taila (Sesame seed oil) followed by mild fomentation is beneficial. Joint Pain Massage
  2. Joint pain associated with swelling: Make sure the urine output is optimum. Avoid curd intake, especially at the night time.
  3. Joint pain associated with stiffness: Application of tila taila (Sesame seed oil) cooked with few bulbs of garlic is highly effective.

Lifestyle Changes for Joint Pains

It is also important for a person suffering from joint pain to adopt simple changes in his lifestyle along with herbs for better results. Common DOs and DON’Ts are mentioned here.

  1. Avoid vigorous massaging with the oil to the affected joint. Instead, gently massage the oil and leave it.
  2. Keep your bowel clean.
  3. Make sure that you drink water in sitting position.
  4. Avoid putting weight on a single limb.
  5. If you’re over-weight, maintain weight according to your height.
  6. Avoid curd intake especially at the night time.
  7. Keep your food light on spices.
  8. Do not immediately work vigorously after meals.
  9. Avoid straining the joint involved.

Adopt these easy-to-follow tips and stay healthy. If you need personalized consultation then please send me an email at


HERBS That Help Tackle ACIDITY Bouts Effectively

Frequent acidity bouts can shift your focus from life. Burning sensation in the stomach or chest, sour belching, vomiting, indigestion are commonly witnessed symptoms of hyperacidity which are becoming very common these days because of unhealthy eating habits. A long standing acidity branches out in various other health problems. Therefore, it’s important to treat it effectively. Simple herbs prove efficient in curbing the increased acid level in the gut.


Natural Herbs for Acidity

  1. Saunf: This herb is available in almost all the Indian houses. Apart from a mouth freshener, it is also a good anta-acid. Its powder can be mixed with elaichi powder and mishri powder and can be consumed frequently.
  2. Gulab: This soothing herb brings about a cooling effect on the system. It is to be used in combination with other herbs.
  3. Amvala: Amvala powder with mishri powder is an effective combination to treat acidity.  Amvala for Acidity
  4. Mulathi: A combination of mulathi powder, laung powder, saunf powder and mishri powder is an effective alternate.

Effective Diet Practices to Treat Acidity

Apart from herbs, here are few simple dietetic changes you can bring about in your day-to-day life so that you can reduce acidic bouts.

Tea: Either discontinue it or reduce the frequent consumption of tea. And always take few sips of water before consuming tea.

Milk: It’s a common practice, wherein people consume cold milk to subside the burning sensation and sour belching. Do not follow such a trend.

Curd: Avoid curd preparations if you are a constant victim to acidity.

Sweets: Prefer sweet preparations whenever you experience acidity. For instance, sugar or Indian sweets etc. are ideal to immediately relieve the symptoms. Diabetics must consult an Ayurvedic physician before including sweets in their diet.

Spices: Make sure that you curtail the quantity of spices and condiments in your regular diet.

Ghee: Include it in your diet. It’s an antidote to hyperacidity. People suffering with diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure must consult their Ayurvedic physicians before consuming ghee.

So, ensure you eat right and treat right naturally. If you need any personal medical consultation then email me at

Herbs that Promise Skin Free from Acne…Acne scars…Pigmentation….Blemishes…Tan.

Oily skin plays a precursor to skin problems as it attracts dust and pollution. Also, unhealthy blood or impurities in blood lead to them. The unwholesome food practices even influence the blood quality. Therefore, they must be treated at three levels viz. locally, internally and easy to follow dos and don’ts.


concept skincare . Skin of beauty young woman with redness, skinHere are a few herbs which help you fight against different skin conditions. These simple herbs show miraculous results in short span.

  • Chandan powder

This aromatic herb not just frees you from your skin problems but also relaxes you. It de-tans, maintains the skin tone and adds lusture to it. It can be used individually by mixing it with rose water or can be combined with other herbs for face and skin.

  • Gulab powder

gulab for pimples

It not just treats acne, tan and pigmentation but also gives a refreshing experience. It can be used with rose water or plain water as the medium.

  • Manjistha powder

It is a known blood-purifier. It cleanses the blood and consequently improves the skin quality. It can be used externally with neem patra in acnes or individually for blemishes. It can be consumed internally too.

  • Neem patra powder

Neem Leaves for Acne

Neem is known for its anti-biotic and blood cleansing properties. Like Manjistha, it can be used both internally and externally.

  • Multani powder

This mud has amazing de-tan property. It can be mixed with rose water or plain water and applied to the face or skin.

  • Aloe vera Gel

It nourishes, tones the skin and lifts wrinkles. Particularly, people who have skin sensitivity to sun, application of aloe vera gel helps a lot.

  • Masoor Dal powder

It is used in the medium of milk. It can be used as face scrub to de-tan or as a replacement to soap for bathing purposes. It tones the skin on regular use.

These are simple-to-use method to revive your skin with natural herbs. Other herbs which can be used for skin and face:

  • Santra chilka powder
  • Amahaldi powder
  • Kapurkachri powder
  • Haldi powder
  • Jaiphal powder etc.

Then why use chemicals when naturally herbs can give you a glowing lustrous skin. So, replace your face wash and scrub with these natural easy-to-use readily available herbs and prepare a combination which suits your skin type.

Email me your queries at and break free from skin problems.



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