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Vata Dosha: All About Vata | Ayurveda

All human beings are broadly categorized into three body types- Vaata Type Body; Pitta Type Body; and Kapha Type Body. They are named on the basis of the dominating dosha in the body. However, not always the bodies have predominance of one single dosha. Sometimes there is the state of combined energy when two doshas are at similar level. In such condition, the body types are defined as vatha-pitta, vatha-kapha, pitta-kapha, etc. based on the presence of doshas.

The Vaata Type Body : Vata-type people are generally thin and find it hard to gain weight. Because of this, Vatas have very little energy reserve and can tire easily and get themselves out of balance. Vatas need to get sufficient rest and not overdo things, stay warm, and keep a regular lifestyle routine.

The Vata dosha controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain. When Vata is out of balance, anxiety and other nervous disorders may be present. Digestive problems, constipatio…

Home Remedies for Rhinitis Allergy

Allergic Rhinitis - Home Treatment Allergic rhinitis is a long-term problem. It takes time and effort to control allergies through home treatment. Allergic rhinitis is characterized by inflammation of the nasal membranes. There is usually a watery discharge from the nose and itching of the eyes and nose. The causes of allergic rhinitis are various allergens.
By avoiding or reducing your contact with allergens, you may be able to reduce your allergy symptoms and manage them without medicine or with fewer medicines. Controlling your contact with allergens and reducing your symptoms may also make it less likely you will develop complications such as sinusitis.
Seasonal allergens cause allergic rhinitis symptoms only during certain times of the year and include tree, ragweed and grass pollen. Individuals affected with allergic rhinitis may experience symptoms such as repeated sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchiness in the ears, eyes, throat and nose and post-nasal drip. In some cas…

Home Remedies for Hair Dye Allergies

Many people, especially women, color their hair in an effort to either cover gray hair or simply to change and enhance their looks. Sometimes a strong allergic reaction can occur even on the scalp. When this happens, and you want relief as soon as possible, remember that there are ways to treat allergic reactions from hair dyes naturally. The scalp feels like it is burning, and redness, extreme swelling and rashes can appear.

The scalp can itch intolerably. Relieving the burning sensation is the first thing to do. These Remedies for Hair Dye Allergy would help you to relieve your itching and pain.

Drink as much water as possible immediately after discovering you are having an allergic reaction to hair dye. This is to flush the toxins out of the body as fast as possible.

If you have some chamomile on hand, make a strong tea of one cup chamomile to a quart of pure water. Boil the water, pour it over the herbs, and let it steep for about five minutes. Cool the tea down with ice cubes, a…

Home Remedies for Child Cough and Cold

Whether your child has a cough, a cold, or the flu, you can try these gentle, effective, and safe home remedies. A cold or flu usually takes about ten days to run its course. While none of these home remedies will shorten your child's illness, they may help him feel a lot better.
Massage the child's chest with warm olive oil or warm ghee (add a pinch of salt for extra potency) for 1 to 2 minutes followed by a steam inhalation.Turmeric powder mixed in warm milk. Dosage: A pinch to tsp. of turmeric (according to the child's age) mixed in one cup of warm milk.Fresh Ginger juice with honey. Dosage: Half teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with one teaspoon of honey.Regular dose of half a teaspoon of ChawayanprashLemon and honey mixed in warm water can be consumed twice a day. The high concentration of vitamin C improves the resistance of the body, lowers the toxic nature of the infection, and reduces the total duration of the cold.Cloves of garlic, boiled in water and consumed as a …

Natural Skincare in Winters, Ayurvedic Skin Care Tips, Winter Skin Care

Winter is a wonderful time of the year - holidays, warm fires, crisp air, and for many, fresh fallen snow. But, the colder temperature and lower humidity affect the condition of your skin and hair. One of the most important things to do is to keep your skin gently stimulated and maintain a healthy circulation.

Keeping your skin in prime condition can be a challenge, especially in winter when not only are conditions more extreme, but your skin will be facing sudden changes in temperature. While most of us are aware that we should cleanse, tone and moisturise, Here are few additional tips that will give extra benefits to the skin. Natural skincare is the best way to take care of yourself this winter and there is nothing more natural than herbs and other home remedies prescribed by Ayurveda, we will talk about Ayurvedic skin care in winter only.

General Tips for Ayurvedic Skin Care in Winter Ayurveda says, in winter season people suffer from increased “Vata” and therefore they experience d…

Herbs for Winter Health

To some winter means coughs and colds and other stressful winter bugs. There are ways to decrease your risk of becoming ill as well as to feel better if you do get sick. Even though antibiotics are often prescribed for winter illnesses, they are rarely the answer and they do not treat viral infections. With colds and flu we are often seeking relief from congestion and pain, as well as something to sooth the throat. Let's look at some herbs with those properties and how to use them.

Try natural home remedies to relieve the stress of winter infections - they do work!

1. Calendula
Use calendula as a salve to heal wind-chapped winter skin, calm inflammation, speed up healing and fight eczema.

It has wonderful antiseptic properties. You can use freshly picked, open calendula flowers to make an effective infusion for the immune system.

2. Rosemary
Use rosemary, mint thyme and calendula to steam colds and flu away.
Combine with lemon peel, lemon balm, calendula, lavender and thyme and use…

Eating Fresh Fruits is Important, Know the Right Way to Eat Fruits,

We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when to eat fruit.

What's the correct way to eat fruit?


Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities..

Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.

In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon…
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