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The Future of Medicine

And a brave new world

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Western allopathic medicine is a new phenomenon when we consider the timespan of human history. No one is quite sure how long human beings have lived on this planet as past knowledge has mostly been lost and what people believe is largely theoretical.

Throughout history, lifespan and health have been dependent on good fortune like food

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Amaryllidaceae

To eat or not to eat Allium vegetables

Allium vegetables are loosely defined as members of the onion family and there are hundreds of species. They have been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years, and include; red and white onions that we are so familiar with as well as scallions or spring onions, shallots, leaks, garlic, chives and others.

All these

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The Cause of Suffering

Generations of ignorance

The Buddha taught that ignorance is the cause of suffering, so what did he mean by that?

We all know that the fire is hot and therefore we do not put our hands too close because we know that the fire will cause pain and physical damage. We know that if we drive our cars ridiculously, then we are likely to crash

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Coconut Oil Mouthwash

Oil Pulling for Clean Teeth and Gums

Cleaning your teeth with coconut oil really oes have benefits for the health of your mouth. But first understand that Coconut oil has been in use for countless generations. It is used for cooking, it’s excellent for our skin and hair, and the coconut tree or palm is one of the most useful plants in the world.

When

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Ayurveda and Cancer

A holistic view

By Dr. Satish Kulkarni

Cancer is not a single specific disease according to ayurved. It is a group of chronic disorders related to long term unattended disturbance affecting various dhatu (body tissues) and dosha (basic body constituents). Cancer could manifest as a tumor or as a non healing ulcer. The ayurvedic synonym for tumour is arbuda or granthi and that for a

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Henna

Lawsonia inermis

Temporary body decoration with henna

The Indian name for henna is mehendi, it’s a medium sized multiple branching shrub with small pinkish white flowers in bunches. The leaves, flowers, seeds and bark of the plant are the useful parts and are used for medicinal as well as cosmetic purposes. When crushed, the leaves leave a fragrant and pleasant smell behind. Leaves are

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Meditation

An inward journey

There are a great many forms of mediation emanating from our spiritual traditions and it is widely recognised that meditation helps to:

calm the mind provide relaxation provide focus and meaning in life improve general health and even cure some medical conditions.

It is a challenge to define meditation, but simply put, when one is present with an undivided mind, meditation happens.

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Ginger in Ayurveda

Zingiber officinalis

Known in India as zingiber adrak or aale, ginger is a perennial herb. It has irregular, underground, branched stems, which are juicy, shiny, yellowish, with threads inside, unevenly thick and tough. It has a characteristic fragrance when shredded or cut. It can be used in fresh or dried form. Fresh ginger called adrak and dried ginger is soonth.

Ginger is known for its

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Anaemia

Pandu Rog Chikitsa

Treatment and prevention of Anaemia

Anaemia is called pandu rog (pallor disease) in ayurved. In this disease, the body turns pale and lusterless and thus the name pandu rog. There is deficiency of blood in quality and/or quantity and this could happen due to a number of reasons.

Symptoms such as a pale yellowish appearance of the skin, mucous membranes and eyes.

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Ayurveda

The Classical Medicine System from India

Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems that still has great value today. Ayurveda is the primary health care system which helps to keep India’s 1.13 billion citizens in good health. Ayurvedic medicine has an excellent world wide reputation with Ayurvedic doctors being trained in many countries.

70% of all illnesses begin in the

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