Entries by WellnessLoka

PRAKRITHI

According to Ayurveda, each and every individual’s body constitution is decided by the predominant dosha in them. The predominance of doshas is determined during the fertilization. Many factors influence this. Whichever dosha is predominant in the ovum and sperm helps to form the body constitution. The food that is taken by the mother during the […]

Tridoshas

You might have heard about Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Many are only aware that they cause diseases. But actually they constitute the body and help to function it. When these doshas maintain a normal state, they support the body and when they are deranged, they destroy the body. WHERE THE DOSHAS ARE LOCATED? Even though, […]

Milk and Milk Products

From ancient period onwards, milk is considered to be the complete food. It is a best source for various vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats etc. Now let us see what Ayurveda has to say about milk and milk products. According to Ayurveda, milk is sweet in taste. The milk is invigorating, aphrodisiac and acts as a […]

Sweeteners

In our day today life, we use a wide variety of sweeteners. Chocolates, breads, desserts… all contain a large amount of sweeteners. In Ayurveda too, the topic is discussed and studied well. Let us take a glimpse. Sugarcane Juice:- Sugarcane juice many properties. It acts like a laxative. Even though it is hard to digest, […]

Water

Water, is the elixir of life. Can you imagine a life without water? No doubt, earth would have been devoid of life. Let us see what Ayurveda says about water. In Ashtanga Hrdaya, the water is classified according to the source. The best type of water is rain water and that water which is exposed […]

Hypertension And Ayurveda

Hypertension or High blood pressure has become a common condition. Long term medication is needed to manage the blood pressure. Let us see what results in the increase in blood pressure. WHAT CAUSES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? The factors that determine the blood pressure are:- The amount of blood your heart pumps. The amount of resistance […]

Dandruff

Dandruff is a common skin condition that affects scalp. It is estimated that half of the adults are affected by this condition. The male population is more affected than the female population. The exact cause is unknown but the environmental and genetic factors have a role in causing dandruff. The main symptoms a person with […]

Asthma

Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease affecting the airways. the airways become narrow swollen and produce extra mucus that obstruct the passage. Usually the person suffering from asthma suffer from recurring symptoms like reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Symptoms Wheezing:- high pitch whistling sound produced while breathing. This is caused by the narrowed air passage […]

Allergy

Allergy has become a common condition. It is the hypersensitivity of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless. A large percentage of the population is suffering from one or the other type of allergy. Types of allergy There are many types of allergies. The most common ones are:- Hay fever Food allergy Asthma […]

Insomnia

Insomnia or sleeplessness is a sleep disorder. A person suffering from insomnia find difficulty to fall asleep or stay asleep. The lack of sleep affects the person in many ways. The after effects of insomnia are:- Daytime sleepiness Low energy Irritability Depressed mood The causes of insomnia Insomnia may be caused by the following reasons:- […]

Low back ache

Low back ache is a common disorder that may involve muscles, nerves and bones of back. The pain can be mild to severe. Causes of low back ache There are a large number of causes. Strain, sprain, spasm osteoarthritis, herniation, stenosis and fracture are some of the musculoskeletal causes. Inflammatory conditions like ankylosing spondylitis, Arthritis, […]

Fissure-in-ano

Fissure-in-ano is a break or tear in skin of anal canal. A person with fissure-in-ano mein often complain about bright red coloured bleeding. He or she may also complain about pain after defecation. The causes of fissure-in-ano Most of the fissure are caused by the stretching of anal mucosa beyond its capability. Usually the fissure […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition due to the compression of median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome The person with carpal tunnel syndrome may present with pain, numbness, tingling income, index and middle fingers. The patient may feel weakness while gripping. The factors that can cause […]

Acne

Acne vulgaris is skin condition caused due to the clogging of hair follicles. Usually acne is seen during puberty What are the causes of acne The following are the causes that may cause acne:- Genetics Diet:- a high sugar diet can increase the chances of developing acne. Cigarette smoking Hormonal disorders:- androgens are responsible for […]

Rheumatism

Rheumatism includes all conditions that are chronic with intermittent pain affecting joints or connective tissue and covers around 200 different conditions. Common conditions that come under the topic are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis etc. Many infectious conditions like Chikungunya also have similar symptoms. Ankylosing Spondylosis and Psoriatic Arthritis are autoimmune disorders that affect joints. Many of […]

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degeneration disorder of central nervous system affecting motor system. The condition was named after an English doctor named James Parkinson. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease The following are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:- Tremor Muscle rigidity Bradykinesia:- Slownesss of movement Difficulty in walking Postural instability Thinking and behavioural problems A person […]

Yoni Kshalanam

In simple words, this procedure can be compared to “Vaginal Douche”. Yes, in this procedure the irrigation of vagina or the rinsing of vagina is done. HOW YONI KSHALANAM IS DONE? Medicated decoctions are used for this procedure. Before the procedure, the instruments etc. are made sterile. The entire procedure is done in the most […]