Category: Skin Health

Everyone should know the Health Benefits of Amla Juice(Amla Saar)(Indian Gooseberry)

Overview

Amla which is also known as Indian gooseberry is power house of rich nutrients and vit. c. It contains many essential minerals and vitamins which are not only an integral part of our body’s health and well being, but also play a major role in preventing and managing some of the most common diseases which are widespread. It can be consumed in various ways like eaten raw, juiced, powdered, or can be made into an array of jams, pickles, dips or spreads. Amla is a great source of vitamin c which helps in boosting immunity, strengthen metabolism and prevents bacterial and viral infections.

Health Benefits of Amla Juice

According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda Amla Saar ( amla juice) have the property of balancing the all the processes in the body and brings equilibrium in all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vit. C which is present in the amla is a natural antioxidant, which protects you against the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • It helps in slowing down the aging process. It is needed for collagen production hence keeping skin, hair healthy and improves the immunity.
  • Amla saar strengthens the eyes, teeth and roots of the hair.
  • Amla juice increases the blood (rakta) and shukra dhatu(semen).
  • It is very effective in piitaj vyadhis like burning sensation in urine, acidity, leucorrhoea, piles etc.

Following are some of the uses of Amla juice

For Physical strength:

  • Take Amla juice and add Ashwagandha churna(2gm) and sugar candy(mishri) to this. This will improve physical strength, vigour, and will also help in infertility. It improves Shukra dhatu in the body and increases the fertility.

Help in Diabetes:

  • Taking amla saar by mixing with 2-4 gms of turmeric shows good results in diabetes. It also helps in controlling nocturnal emission, and in semen related issues.

Leucorrhoea:

  • Amla saar taken with sugar candy(mishri) is very beneficial in leucorrhoea and in excessive bleeding during monthly periods in women.

For strength:

  • Mix honey, sugar candy and brown sugar (shakar) in 10-15 ml of amla saar and take this mixture in between the meal. It will provide strength to the body, helps in fighting infections,and increase the immunity within the body.

Burning micturation

  • Take half a cup of amla juice with 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take 50 ml juice of Amla and add 25 gms of honey or Shakaar(brown sugar) in it.
  • Take this mixture in the morning and evening. It will maintain the healthy flow of urine, and will also remove constipation. It will also cure the premature ejaculation.

In bleeding:

  • Apply fresh juice of amla over the bleeding part. It will stop the bleeding.

Dhatuvardhak(Increase semen production and its quality):

  • Take 2 teaspoons of amla rasa(juice) mixing with one teaspoon of pure cow ghee. Take this mixture three times a day for 7 days.

Amla Juice for Weak Eyesight

Weak EyeSight

  • Putting the juice of gooseberry(amla) in the eyes. Or juice of sahajan leaves and mixing it in 1/4th of 1 gm rock salt and apply it in the eyes. It will cure the initial cataract.
  • Amla rasa helps in maintaining healthy eyesight. Also taking amla with green coriander leaves is beneficial in eye disorders.

For Hiccoughs:

  • Take 10-20 ml juice of amla and add 2-3 gms of Piper longum powder and 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take it twice in a day. It is beneficial in hiccoughs.
  • Mixing 3 gms of pipali powder and 5 gms of honey in 10ml amal juice gives relief from hiccoughs.

For vomiting:

  • Take 20 ml of amla juice and add one tea spoon of honey and 10 gm powder of white chandan (santalum album). It will stop the vomiting.
  • Take amla rasa and add pippali (piper longum) powder and honey to it. It will be beneficial in vomiting.

For urine problems:

  • Taking 20 ml juice of amla and adding 2 gms of turmeric powder and 10 gms of honey and drink this mixture two times a day. It will help in passing the urine and will help in its proper flow.
  • Taking 20 ml of amla juice by adding cardamom powder to it will cure the Mutrakricchta i.e urine retention

Raktaatisara( bloody diarrhea)

  • In bloody diarrhea take 10-20 ml of amla rasa by adding 10 gm honey and 5 gm ghee to it. Give it to the patient. After that  make the patient to drink 100 ml goat milk thrice in a day.

For raktagulma:

  • Taking amla juice and add black pepper powder to it will cure the rakta gulma.

For Mutra atisara (som roga)

  • Make a mixture of one ripe banana, 10 ml amla juice, 5 gm honey, 250 ml of milk. Then give to the patient. It will cure mutraatisara.

For severe diarrhea

  • Make a paste of 5-6 amla and apply it around the umbilical region and pour juice of ginger in umbilicus. With this, even severe to severe diarrhea can be cured.

For burning and itching in the vagina:

Other Uses of Amla Juice

  • By using the juice of amla  mixed in water for bathing helps to overcome financial issues. But don’t use it on Saptami(7thday of the month), Navami(9th day of the month),  Amavasya(new moon), Sunday, Surya grahan(solar eclipse), Chander grahan(lunar eclipse) स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड (Skand puran, Vaishnav khand)
  • Washing the dead person’s bones with the juice of amla and stirring it in any river, provides moksha to that person.(स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड)

Note

  • So, there you go, it is a nature’s elixir packed to combat most of our daily health woes. Give it a try, you will be amazed and will stay healthy.

How can Ayurveda kick allergy out of the body naturally?

Allergy and Ayurveda:Overview

ALLERGY’ is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to certain substances which it misidentifies as harmful. This overreaction of the immune system is called an ‘allergic reaction,’ and the substances which trigger such a reaction are called ‘allergens.’

An allergy or allergic reaction generally manifests itself in the form of some commonly-occurring disorders of the skin and respiratory system. These disorders include eczema, hives, asthma, hay fever, and food allergies.

AYURVEDA’ is an ancient, holistic (whole body) system of medicine, which is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The core concept of Ayurveda is that an equilibrium of the body’s three fundamental bio-elements or ‘Doshas’ —Vata, Pitta, and Kapha — leads to good health.

The main aim of Ayurvedic medicine system is to prevent the occurrence of diseases and to promote health and well-being. To achieve this aim, Ayurvedic experts mainly depend on the use of herbal formulations to treat diseases naturally, and also recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to patients suffering from different disorders.

Herbal Remedies for Allergy

Ayurvedic Perspective of Allergies

According to Ayurveda, allergies are generally a result of an excess of the Kapha and Pitta dosha, or the earth and fire elements. Ayurveda believes that the main causes behind the occurrence of allergies are accumulation of toxins and low immunity.

More specifically, the Ayurvedic viewpoint of allergies is that ‘genetics’ is the primary reason that causes an individual to suffer from allergies. These are considered to be a result of the one or all of the following conditions:

  • Weak agni (digestive fire)
  • An individual’s state of vykruti (imbalance)
  • The presence of ama (undigested or poorly digested food which turns toxic and interferes with the bodily processes).

The management of allergies naturally with the help of Ayurveda involves the diagnosis of the root-cause of allergy for every individual patient, and its subsequent treatment.

How Ayurveda can treat allergy naturally?

Ayurveda can effectively kick allergy out of the body naturally with the help of herbal formulations which can cure different types of allergies by:

  • Detoxifying the body by eliminating toxins.
  • Strengthening the immune system.

In addition, Ayurveda practitioners also suggest some necessary modifications in the diet of patients suffering from allergies.

More specifically, Ayurveda is beneficial in treating Vata, Pitta and Kapha types of allergies in the following ways:

Vata allergies

  • According to Ayurveda, Vata allergies are caused because of dryness, and their symptoms mostly include dry cough with, insomnia and anxiety.
  • To cure Vata allergies,Ayurvedic practitioners recommend that patients should drink tea made from ginger root (Zingiber officinale) 4-5 times a day, and also inhale sesame oil.

Pitta Allergies

  • These allergies cause excessive heat in the body, and are associated with symptoms like burning eyes, rashes and loose stools.
  • Ayurvedic cure of these allergies involves the consumption of tea prepared from Neem leaves (Azadirachta Indica), and also a mixture of warm milk and half a teaspoon of turmeric (Curcuma Longa) powder. Moreover, patients are also asked to inhale coconut oil 2-3 times a day.

Kapha allergies

  • These allergies are developed due to moist, humid conditions and their symptoms include slow digestion, and mucus production.

Management and Treatment of Allergies

  • For relief from these allergies, Ayurvedic experts recommend that patients should drink one glass of warm water with half teaspoon of liquorice (Mulethi or Glycyrrhiza glabra), after every meal. Another method of treatment is to take half a teaspoon of ‘Sitopaladi’ churna with honey, three times a day.
  • Other than the above-mentioned Ayurvedic treatments for different types of allergies, there are some excellent herbs which are considered to be extremely beneficial for relief from allergy in general

The widely-known anti-allergy herbs include:

  1. Haridra (Turmeric Rhizome -Curcuma Longa)
  2. Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
  3. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  4. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  5. Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  6. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  7. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  8. Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum)
  9. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  10. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  11. Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  12. Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)

Ayurveda can effectively treat allergies in a natural manner if the patients follow some strict guidelines with regard to changes in diet and lifestyle habits, along with taking herbal formulations. In specific, patients suffering from allergies can gain benefits from Ayurvedic treatment if they remember that:

  • Heavy foods — like meats, nuts, sugar, dairy products, and processed foods — should be avoided
  • Iced beverages should be avoided
  • Plenty of warm water should be consumed throughout the day
  • Eating habits should be altered, so that the lunch is a hearty meal while the dinner is a light meal
  • Exercise should be made a part of daily routine, for stimulating agni and eliminating ama
  • Yoga breathing practices should be tried in order to relax the body and the mind
  • Adequate sleep should be ensured
  • Intense stress should be avoided because it can aggravate allergies
  • Herbal oil massage should be done to improve blood circulation and eliminate allergy-causing chemical toxins.

In addition to the above-mentioned guidelines for allergy management, there are also some other Ayurvedic approaches to treat allergies. These approaches are listed below:

  • Use a Neti pot once or twice a day, with a weak saline solution and distilled water, to reduce the heaviness of Kapha.
  • Practice ‘Nasya’ (nearly one hour after using Neti pot) by dabbing some sesame oil spiked with eucalyptus/camphor in both nostrils
  • Practice a daily ‘Pranayama’ routine which should include Kapalabhati (skull-polishing breath), Dirgha (three-part breath), Ujjayi (ocean-sounding breath), and Bastrika (bellows breath)
  • Take a Kapha-reducing diet that includes warm, light, natural, and cooked foods which can be easily digested
  • Increase the use of ‘warming’ spices — like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, and cumin — in cooking

Conclusion:

  • Ayurveda can kick out allergies from the body in a safe and natural manner. However, it is advisable that people suffering from allergies should have their allergy diagnosed properly, and should consult a  registered Ayurveda practitioner for guidance related to the best diet plan for them, as well as the use of the most suitable herbal formulations to cure the allergy.

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