Showing posts with label ayurvedic tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ayurvedic tips. Show all posts

May 4, 2012

Home Remedies for Sleep Disorder

Next time you are not able to fall asleep, don't just pop up that sleeping pill! They are harmful if taken frequently- you know that! Just follow some natural ways to cure your sleeplessness. Here are some home remedies for giving you restful good night's sleep!
  • Don't go by the general theory of ' daily eight hours sleep'. Ayurveda advocates quality of sleep. The quantity of sleep is decided by individual body. It may range from anywhere between 5-8 and even 9 hours. Find for yourself, how much sleep you need to feel afresh!
  • Set your body clock by following nature's pattern. Rise when sun rises, even sometime before that, and go to bed no later than 10 pm. Don't let the routine disturbed on weekends too!
  • Exercise keeps us fit but do it in the morning. Exercising late in the day or in evenings raises our energy levels and makes us too active to go to sleep. If you can't find time in the morning, make sure you exercise at least 4 hours before your bedtime.
  • Avoid rich diets for dinner. Ayurvedic diets favor lighter meals at night which is taken at least 3 hours before going to bed.
  • Have a glass of warm milk before going to sleep. Add some nutmeg to milk for Vata body type, cardamom for Pitta body type and dried ginger for Kapha body type. Know your Ayurveda body type before using any of the spice with milk. Taking wrong one can even hamper your sleep.
  • Get your lower limbs massaged with some non-staining oil like sweet almond or jojoba oil. For more relaxed sleep, mix few drops of lavender oil. Massage your lower legs, from knees to toes, and your lower arms, from elbows to fingertips, with easy up-and-down strokes with small quantity of this mixed oil.
  • Make your bedroom relaxing with clutter free and quiet atmosphere. Wear comfortable clothes. Do not watch TV or read anything just before going to sleep. You may listen to soft relaxing music.
  • Avoid alcohol or caffeine beverages, especially before going to sleep. Nicotine also leads to sleep deprivation, so quit smoking.
  • Avoid sleeping during the day. If you can't, make it as short as possible. Twenty minutes daytime nap is rejuvenating enough to recharge you for the rest of the day.
  • Do meditation for helping you deal with day-to-day stresses and worries. Stress is the worst enemy of sleep.
  • Poppy seeds, jatamansi, Indian Valerian and the essential oils of rose, lavender and sandalwood are relaxing and calming. They are helpful in getting restful sleep. Use them in ways you can.
  • At bedtime, rinse your eyes with rosewater, add a drop of ghee (clarified butter). Shut your eyes and go to sleep.
  • Combing hair before retiring is also a good practice for good night's sleep.
  • If married, make love to your partner. Its relaxing and helps you in getting a good quality sleep.

Apr 26, 2012

Ayurvedic Tips To Treat Tooth Problems

Your whole personality will be chaged if your have pearl like beautiful and white teeth. But keeping teeth so white and strong in todays' junk food eating habit is bit difficult. Your life is so fast that there is not even a time to eat food properly what to think about teeth. If this is your daily life's story then calm down and read this article further as this will help you in keeping your teeth health through natural way. Also if you have time then work upon these for a stronger and white looking teeth.

Ayurveda is a miracle as it has so many beneficial herbs and treatments that are sometimes beyond imagination. There are many herbs that can be used daily or in a routine to get the required result. Moreover to your surprise these have no side effect.

Azadirachtha indica or neem or margosa is valuable for teeth. Twig of this tree is used as a brush and rubbed on teeth. This is really a bliss and one of the best herb to cure any dental problem. Even you can get neem oil from the market that can be applied on teeth to keep the bad breath at bay. You can use this daily. Buy a bundle of neem twig and brush your teeth.

After this there is another herb called Babul (Acacia arabica) that is benign for teeth and gums. Just like neem use the twig of babul and feel the freshness through out a day. As per ayurveda there is nothing greater than babul in giving you the fresh feel.

Bakula or Mimosops Elengi that is used to cure many dental problem. Leaves of bakula can also be boiled in water, which then can be used as a mouthwash. It keeps your teeth and gums in proper shape and gives then strength to remain like that for a longer period of time.

Holy basil or tulsi or Ocimum sanctum is a very beneficial herb that has innumerable benefits. Get the powder of basil leave and rub this on your teeth daily. To make basil powder at home you can dry leaves of the plant under Sun then then ground them. Even it is very helpful in treating pyorrhea.

Also you can mix one table spoon of sarson or mustard oil and pinch of salt. Daily apply this on your teeth for healthy and strong teeth.

Jun 8, 2010

Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a wide spread chronic disease that has been plaguing the life of many in today's world. There are many medicaments for treating the disease, which are to be taken life long but none of them are 100 per cent effective. In fact, all these medicaments including insulin injections are regarded as various methods of diabetes management and not cure. In Ayurveda, there are many herbs that are proven beneficial in treating diabetes. These herbal treatments when taken regularly with insulin injections are helps in treating diabetes mellitus quite effectively.

Following are some of the herbs that are thought be an answer of Ayurveda to diabetes mellitus:

Gymnema – this is a common herb useful in treating both type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Gymnema stimulates the Pancreatic cells to produce more insulin.

Fenugreek – this ancient spice reduces cholesterol, blood glucose level, insulin levels, and triglycerides, apart from increasing the good cholesterol levels in blood.

Bitter Melon or Balsam Pear - it contains polypeptide-P and a insulin-like polypeptide, which when injected into a type 1 diabetic patient, helps in lowering blood sugar levels.

diabetes and ayurvedaBilberry – the leaves and fruits of the bilberry herb carry a molecule called flavonoids, which strengthen the capillaries and prevents their damage.

Asian Ginseng – this herb stimulates the pancreas to release more insulin, and also increases the number of insulin receptors in the body.

Ayurveda remedy for diabetes

May 14, 2010

Ayurvedic Remedies for Stretch Marks

ayurvedic stretch marks remedies
There was a time when pregnant women used to think that stretch marks are forever - once they've made their presence felt, they simply do not go. But now, times have changed. Yummy Mommies are today's trendsetters. They bear children with elan and then go on to flaunt their spotless attractive bodies after child birth. So, doing away with stretch marks is not really a problem anymore for pregnant mothers. There are plenty of effective ayurvedic remedies. Try them during your pregnancy for a stretch mark-less toned tummy:

  • Basil, gotu kola, sandalwood, Indian margoza, Indan madder are some of the useful herbs for curing stretch marks. Make a paste of any of these herbs and apply on your tummy during pregnancy.
  • Apply cocoa butter twice a day on your tummy for an after-delivery scar-less abs.
  • Prepare a mixture by adding avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil to a few drops of lavender and charmomile, and apply it on the affected areas. This is a very effective remedy for reducing stretch marks.
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