Sheela Rani Chunkath

Treating cataract with Ayurveda

There have been studies which show that with simple interventions senile cataract can be prevented.

22 Jun 2019

The significance of abhyangam

Most people who follow Ayurveda are aware of panchakarma. Basically it consists of a fivefold treatment procedure namely vamana, virechana, asthapana vasti, anuvasana vasti and nasya.

07 Jun 2019

Public Policy Push for Ayurveda

In Vriksha Ayurveda, which deals with agriculture and botany, there is reference to a treatment for making plants flower in all seasons.

12 May 2019

Benefits of Brahmi in Ayurveda

Western physicians would baulk at the idea of a drug that could simultaneously treat hair loss, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cough, rheumatism, depression and also enhance memory.

27 Apr 2019

Earthworms in ayurveda

An old family friend of mine, R Anbalagan, was reminiscing his childhood in his village at Annamangalam near the historic fort of Gingee in Tamil Nadu.

07 Apr 2019

Ayurveda needs state support

Many animal exudates and plants are used in Ayurvedic medicine and are very powerful in combating difficult-to-cure disease conditions.

16 Mar 2019

Ayurveda is like a dutiful wife

Like these wives who support and protect their husbands and families—ayurveda does the same.

02 Mar 2019

Helping the Old Regain Memory

I come across many people who say that their old parents suddenly seem to be suffering from memory issues.

14 Feb 2019

Pearl of ayurvedic wisdom

When you see someone wearing a beautiful strand of pearls, the epithet ‘cool’  is bound to cross your mind.

02 Feb 2019

Treating infertility with ayurveda 

There is a raging epidemic of infertility in today’s India. Ayurveda offers many successful strategies to combat it.

20 Jan 2019

Ayurveda Treats Complete Body

On any given day one can find around 30 to 50 patients waiting patiently for their turn.

15 Dec 2018

Nature’s mighty minerals

During the 13th century, Vagbhata, one of the classical authors of Ayurveda, wrote in Rasa Ratna Samuchyam about the eight Maha Rasas or minerals used in therapy.

30 Nov 2018

Ayurveda Goes Back to the Vedas

The sounds of the Sama Veda being chanted reverberated in the halls of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College.

15 Nov 2018

Warm medicated oils can cure ear ailment

A young friend of mine, about 21 years old, was suddenly taken aback when during his practical training he could not hear the humming sound from a tuning fork which had been struck.

27 Oct 2018

Resort to Ayurveda

I recently met a gentleman in a senior ayurvedic practitioner’s clinic. He was about 70 years old and very emaciated.

13 Oct 2018