Author - Vandana Barnawal

PanchaKarma – Science of Detoxification in Ayurveda

IntroductionAyurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicines. It was preached, practiced and documented in the ancient times by omniscient sages. Ayurveda views disease as the natural end result of living out of harmony with our environment. And, it emphasizes on getting rid of toxins and re-establishing harmony and balance as the means of achieving optimal health in our body and mind.Treatment Modalities of AyurvedaThe two main types of treatment modalities in Ayurveda are Samshodhan Chikitsa (cleansing therapies) and Samshaman Chikitsa (pacifying therapies).Samshaman Chikitsa is done once the [...]

Kashaya Kalpana Pharmaceutical processing in Ayurveda

According to one of the most authoritative treaties of Ayurveda, Charak Samhita, Knowledge of Trisutra- Hetu (causative factor of disease), Linga (sign and symptoms of disease) and Aushadha (knowledge of therapeutics, treatments and medicines) forms the basic frame work of Ayurveda.The branch of Ayurveda that deals with identification, collection, preparation, processing and application of Aushadhais known as Bhisajya Kalpana. Bheshaja are the substance that can alleviate the pain or mitigate the severity of the disease and Kalpana means planning. In Ayurvedic therapeutics, drugs are used in crude as well [...]