Thursday, 25 June 2015

Ayurveda Diet Chart According to the Seasons


-Bitter, pungent , astringent taste.
-Light food items
-Honey, Barley, Wheat and alcoholic beverages.
-Water boiled with Shunthi/ Vijayasar.
-Take water with honey
-Shunthi, Ashwagandha and Pippali
-Kaphahara Churna and Kapha tea
-Sweet and sour taste.
-Heavy food items.
-Cold, oily and fatty food stuff
-Body detoxification procedure for Kapha.
-Massage with Kapha Massage powders.
-Body Mask with Chandana and Aguru.
-Can perform sexual activities as per the mood.
-To sleep in Day hours.

-Sweet taste.
-Cold, light, liquid food items.
-Naturally cold water, not that one chilled in refrigerators.
-Navar Rice.
-Milk, Indian Clarified Butter (Ghee).
-Coconut water and sugar.
-Mulethi, Chandana, Bala, Kraunch, Bilva
-Pungent, sour and salty tastes.
-Hot food stuff.
-Alcoholic beverages.
-Products with caffeine and nicotine.

-Stay in cold places, not too much chilled.
-Enjoy picnics at Water Falls and deep forests, near the nature.
-Light clothing.
-Sleeping in moon night(It gives coldness to body)
-Body mask of Chandana.
-Stay in sharp Sun Light.


-Add honey in all food items, which are not hot.
-Sour and salty tastes.
-Eat old rice, wheat and barley.
-Alcoholic beverages, added with a lot of water.
-Boil your water before drinking it.
-Ashwagandha, Mulethi
-Pittahara Churna and Pitta Herbal tea
-Avoid the foods which are heavy.
-Preserved food items.
-Fruits in excess.
-Detoxification of Pitta.
-Stay in clean and protected place from mosquitoes and rats etc.
-Massage with dry powders.
-Body mask of Aguru.
-To go to rivers, as these are wild in this season.
-Sleeping in day hours.
-Overindulgence of Sex.
-Walking in the dew
-Stay in direct sun light.


-Sweet, pungent and astringent taste.
-Cold and light food articles.
-Medicated Ghee.
-Navar Rice.
-Green gram.
-Amalaki, Resins, Mulethi, Shatavari.
-Pittahara Churna and Pitta tea.
-Heavy meals.
-Alcoholic drinks.

-Light and clean clothing.
-Enjoy moon light.
Body mask for Pitta having Khas-khas.
-Long stay in direct sunlight.
-Sleeping in day hours.
-Walking in dew.

                  Early winter

-Sweet, sour and salty taste.
-Heavy and oily food stuff.
-Grains of new crops
-Indian clarified butter
-Dairy products
-Light and restricted diet
-More pungent and astringent food items.
-Massage with herbal powders and with oils according to your Doshas.
-Enjoy indirect sunlight.
-Body mask having Aguru
-Use lukewarm water for all daily activities
-Laziness and leisure
-Dryness increasing activities.
-To stay in direct air.
                 Late Winter

Follow the regimes of early winter
Follow the regimes of early winter
Follow the regimes of early winter
Follow the regimes of early winter

Monday, 8 June 2015

Anti Aging Herbs as Rasayanas That Prevent Old Age and Restore Youthfulness

Anti Aging
In Ayurvedic treatment, ANTI AGING means principally keeping up a healthy body into geezer hood and bringing down the operation of aging, degeneration and depreciation. . A more suited term for Ayurvedic herbal anti-aging is 'good aging' since the gains of age, maturity and experience must not be refused. Rasayana or Rejuvenation Therapy helps to promote and preserve health and longetivity in the healthy, and to cure disease in the sick. Rasayanas deal with the methods to maintain youth, increase longetivity, intellectual capacity and strength and keep the patients free from diseases.
Rasayana is a special type of treatment containing various methods of rejuvenation. Rasayana therapy strives to improve physical, mental and moral Qualities. It prevents old age, restores youthfulness, improves the complexion and the voice, and increases physical strength and immunity. It strengthens memory and intelligence, gives happiness to oneself, and a life which is beneficial to others.

Plasma(Rasa)  Draksha, Shatavari, Dates
Blood (Rakta)   Amalki, Dhati lauha, Bhringaraj, Suvarnamakshik Bhasma
Muscle (Mamsa) Masha, Ashwagandha, Bala, Nux vomica, Silver bhasma
Fat (Meda) Guggulu, Shilajit, Haritaki, Guduchi, Garlic
Bone (Asthi) Shukti (mother of pearl) bhasma, Kukkutandatwak bhasma, Vamsharochana, 
Nerve (Majja) Calamus, Gotukola, Shankhapushpi, Loha bhasma, Gold bhasma, Makaradhwaja
Reproductive (Shukra) Kapikacchu, Vidarikanda, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Gold bhasma, Ghee and Cow milk.

Vata Bala, Ashwagandha
Pitta Amalaki, Shatavari, Guduchi
Kapha Bhallataka, Guggul, Long pepper, Garlic

Respiratory System Chyavanprash, Vardhaman pippli
Water Metabolism System Fresh ginger, Cyperus, Cardamom
Digestive System Long pepper, Bhallataka, Haritaki,
Circulatory System (lymphatic portion) Draksha, Shatavari, Dates
Circulatory System (blood portion) Amalki, Dhati lauha, Bhringaraj, Suvarnamakshik Bhasma
Muscular System Masha, Ashwagandha, Bala, Nux vomica, Silver bhasma
Adipose System Guggulu, Shilajit, Haritaki, Guduchi, Garlic
Skeletal System Shukti (mother of pearl) bhasma, Kukkutandatwak bhasma, Vamsharochana, 
Nervous System Aswagandha, Calamus, Gotukola, Shankhapushpi, Loha bhasma, Gold bhasma, Makaradhwaja
Reproductive System  Aswagandha, Kapikacchu, Sweta Mushali, Shatavari, Vidarikanda,Gold bhasma, Ghee and Cow milk.
Urinary System Punarnava, Gokshura
Excretory System Kutaj, Vidanga, Triphala
Sweat System Basil, Nux vomica
Menstrual System Ashoka, Lodhra, Shatavari

Eye Triphala, Shatavari
Nose Nasya of Anu oil
Skin Tuvarak, Catechu, Bakuchi
Brain Gotu kola, calamus
Heart Guggul, Gold bhasma
Neuro-Muscular System Bala, Nagbala, Garlic, Guggul
                                                                Article Author.



Anti Aging Tips, Anti Aging and Rasanaya – Maharishi Ayurevda Hospital

Anti Aging Tips
We all want to look young and feel energetic all the time. Aging, being a natural process cannot be stopped but it can be delayed by following a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda gives us anti-aging tips that help us to know the effective ways to slow down the aging process. There are ancient therapies and modern treatments that effectively reduce the effects of aging.

  • Aging is a natural process
  • It is a continuous process
  • It increases with time
  • It cannot be stopped but can be slowed down

We try to slow down aging by following certain lifestyle, behavior, treatment, medicine, surgery and therapy. The phenomena that cause aging are described below:-

A cell may replace itself with a weaker cell each time.  A cell will do this if it hasn't had the right nutritional foods available to it.  This process is called degeneration.  
A cell can replace itself with the same strength cell.  This means the body doesn't improve.  That is, you have a chronic condition. The cell is capable of replacing itself with a stronger and better cell.  This will happen only if the cell has an abundance of energy and the right raw materials.  This process is called regeneration.  This is anti-aging.

Some foods which usually cause degeneration and aging are, High levels of carbohydrate, Sugar, Milk (especially homogenized milk) and cheese, Caffeine - Including Tea, Coffee, chocolate, Cigarettes, White flour, Micro waved food, Artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame / NutraSweet), Alcohol, Processed foods, Preserved meat, Moderate to high levels of meat, Meat from animals on unnatural diets (e.g. pork), Vegetable oil, Deep fried foods, Chips 

                           Anti Aging Tips
 Intake of Anti Aging Herbs (that are rasayana in ayurveda)
Transcendental Meditation
  • Transcendental Meditation is excellent for mind and body and practicing it releases stress.
  • It is the most simple and natural way to stay fit physically and mentally.

  • Exercise (Vyayam)
  • It increases cardiovascular capability and hence one feels more active.
  • Exercising tones the muscles and they do not sag early. It burns extra flab and prevents bone loss.
  • It helps to fight high blood pressure, cholesterol and gives good sleep. Exercising will keep one fit, stress free, and thus reduces aging process.

·         Easy digested diet
·          According to Ayurveda, the healthy ratio of food to be taken is 2 part solid + 1 part liquid + 1 part empty
·         Meals should be taken at proper timings and in a happy mood.
·         Anti-oxidant foods and regimens

In Ayurveda anti aging can also be understood in terms of ‘’RASAYANA: and it is said in Ayurveda that

                          "JARA VYADHI NASHANAM TAD RASAYANAM" 

Rasayana simply means, that which makes new again or helps restore ones youthful state of physical and mental health as well as expand our state of happiness.
The word Rasayana, i.e rasa + ayana refers to nutrition and its transportation in the body. Such a state of improved nutrition is claimed to lead to a series of secondary attributes like prevention of aging and longevity, immunity against diseases, mental competence and increased vitality of the body.

'Rasa', the literal meaning of Rasa is the essence of our food after digestion, first ras dhatu (Chyle) forms, ayan means way or path. Therefore, simply the factor which increase ras dhatu and nourishes all 7 dhatus is called rasayana. So, in therapeutic process Rasa is concerned with the conservation, transformation, and revitalization of energy. Rasa nourishes our body, boosts immunity and helps to keep the body and mind in the best of health.

The Rasayana therapy enhances the qualities of rasa, enriches it with nutrients. With such enriched excellent Rasa, one attains longevity, memory, intelligence, freedom from disorder, youthfulness, and excellence of lustre, complexion & voice, optimum development of physique and sense organs, mastery over phonetics, respectability and brilliance. So rasayans give hundreds benefits and always if this is taken after purification, has given very good results. 

Maharishi Ayurveda has a vast range of rasayana that have given very good results

  • Maharishi Amrit Kalash (best anti oxident and anti aging)
  • Maharishi Chyavanprash
  • Maharishi Brahma Rasayan
  • Maharishi Trifla Rasayan
  • Amlaki Rasayan
  • Vidyarthi Amrit (rasayan for childrens )
  • Restone tab & syp.
  • Vigoral-f rasayan for ladies
  • Vigoral-m rasayan for gents
  • Shilajeet rasayan
  • Energol - MA

To summarize, Rasayan are very good natural Anti Aging and these are promotes of good health and helps to be become a part of maharishi ayurveda’s aim of "creating a disease free society".
In ancient time the sages had a very long life, even up to 500 years and that is only possible due to rasayana intake, so according to Ayurveda, rasayana is very essential for a long and healthy life.


                                                                                                Article Author.
                                                                                                Dr. Pankaj Pathak
                                                                                                Maharishi Ayurevda Hospital
                                                                                                Shalimar BaghNew Delhi