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Nourish Hair at Home with Indian Gooseberry (Amla) in Seven Days
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the most used fruit in Ayurveda for hair nourishment. It ripes in autumn with taste being sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make…

Sheetali Pranayama, Seetkari Pranayama : Steps and Benefits
Sheetali Pranayama (Cooling Breath Technique) is an effective way to cool the body and calm the mind while simultaneously expelling toxins from the body. It is also said to relieve a variety of stomach and lower-abdominal ailments. The word Sheetali (शीतली) means “the one that can…

Tribulus Terrestris or Gokshura Health Benefits
Tribulus terrestris or Gokshura plant usually grows in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. In other languages it is called as : Sanskrit : Gokshuraka, Trikata, Svadamshtra, Traikantaka Assamese : Gokshura, Gukhurkata Bengali : Gokshura, Gokhri English : Caltrops Gujrati : Be…

Shankha (Conch) Medicinal Properties & Usage in Ayurveda
Sankh (Conch or Sea Shell) has great importance in Ayurveda. It was used in warfare too by ancient Indians. Krishna’s Conch Paanchajanya, Arjun’s Conch Devdatt, Bheema’s Paundra , Yudhisthira’s Anantavijaya, Nakula’s Sughosa and Sahadeva’s Manipushpaka were extensively used in Mahabharat’s Kurukshetra war. Warriors of ancient India…

Natural and Ayurvedic Hair Dye using Garlic
Using chemical and ammonia based liquid hair dye is dangerous for scalp and hair health. Even power based hair dyes have chemicals which can harm your eyes and effect eyesight. With these products, you will lose hair quicker than normal. Using henna based powder hair dye…

Sesame Flowers Health Benefits
sesame flowers in ayurveda Sesame (Sesamum indicum)(ಎಳ್ಳು in Kannada, எள் in tamil, నువ్వులు in telugu, तिल in hindi) has numerous wild relatives in africa and lesser number in indian subcontinent. Its seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known, domesticated since many years. It…

Matsyasana (Fish Pose) and Health Benefits
The Matsyasana (Fish Pose), is the counterpose to the Shoulder Stand (sarvangasana) and must always be practiced after it. The asana is a backbend, where the practitioner lies on his or her back and lifts the heart (anahata) chakra by rising up on the elbows and…