Hair Care

Ayurveda treatment for hair-fall includes diet, meditation, yoga and local oil application with regular massage. This means Ayurveda recommends some lifestyle changes in order to reduce hair fall. If you notice that your hair falls every time you comb your hair or simply run your hand through it. There is nothing to worry about. Shedding about 100 hairs on a daily basis is a common occurrence. Hair fall is a common phenomenon in all individuals. However, when the ratio of hair-fall to new follicle development is varied this can be considered as a serious hair condition. Hair loss is a common problem faced by many. Baldness in men is at least accepted in the society, but it is not the same for women. Just like any other part of our body, hair is also considered to be part of our body. So taking care of you hair is important too.

How Does Hair Grow Naturally?

It is important to understand the developmental phases of hair to recognize the real cause behind your hair fall. A healthy hair cycle consists of three distinct and concurrent stages as given below.

1) Anagen Phase: This is the growth phase where hair grows about half an inch a month. This phase lasts for about 3 to 5 years.
2) Catagen Phase: This is a short transitional phase that lasts approximately 10 days.
3) Telogen Phase: This is the resting phase where the hair is released and falls out. Once the hair falls out, the follicle containing this hair stays inactive for about three months and then the whole process starts all over again. A new hair shaft is developed and it proceeds through the same stages.

As each hair follicle is independent it goes through the developmental phases at different times. Or else all your hair will grow at once and fall at once. But, it does not happen this way. So, on an average you may shed about 80 to 100 hair in a day and probably the same number of hair starts developing on the same day through other follicles.

What Are The Causes For Hair Fall?

Hair loss occurs when the natural cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. Most people normally shed 80 to 100 hair a day. This usually doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair-fall can be genetic or induced
Causes of hair-fall:
1) Medications
2) Illnesses
3) Chemicals
4) Infections

Moreover people with physical or emotional shock are also prone to heavy hair-fall. Nowadays increasing workloads have resulted in stress and anxiety, which are some of the common causes of hair loss. Some of the causes can be linked to hormones. In men, the sexual hormone testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is responsible for hair loss or pattern baldness. The same hormone in women called androgen when in excess causes hair loss. This hormonal imbalance in women appears during and after pregnancy and around menopause. Proper nutrition with distressing plays a vital role in reversing the hair loss. Identification and treatment of the underlying cause improves the hair cycle.

What Are The Reasons Of Hair Fall As Per Ayurveda?

Hair-fall as per Ayurveda is considered to be caused due to vitiated Pitta Dosha and hence identification and elimination of pitta aggravating factors helps to limit the hair loss. Ayurveda believes that hair fall control is very much associated to the body type and also the stability of your mind-body structure. Ayurveda considers the hair as a by-product for bone formation. The tissues which are responsible for formation of bones are also responsible for the hair growth. Hair fall is considered to be a problem of Pitta Dosha in Ayurveda and excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of Hair problems.

How Does Ayurveda Help To Control Hair Fall?

Determination of the body type (Prakriti) and psychological analysis of the individuals forms the basis of treatment to reduce hair fall. Ayurveda treatment for hair fall includes diet, meditation, yoga and local oil application with regular massage. Massages with regular medicated oils helps improve blood circulation to the scalp thereby repairing and improving the condition of the scalp & promote sound sleep.

Which Ayurvedic Treatments Are Recommended For Hair Growth Treatment?

Ayurveda offers some effective external therapies as well as some oral herbal medication for controlling hair fall and promoting hair growth. Ayurvedic herbs like Bhringaraj, Amla are known to promote hair growth and can be used for oral consumption in combination with local massages to get the optimum results. The Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall include external therapies like Thalapothichil or covering of head with medicated pastes, Shiroabhyanga or head massage, Shirodhara and Shiro abhyanga.

Shiro Abhyangam:

It includes a special massage to the scalp and head to stimulate the hair growth. It also improves the texture of hair.


Thalapothichil is a gentle head massage with amla, curd and triphala paste application.

Takradhara (includes Abhyangam):

It includes a continuous flow of medicated buttermilk on the forehead. It helps to relax the mind and reduce mental stress. Takradhara also prevents greying and thinning of the hair.

Kashayadhara (includes Shiroabhyangam):

Creates mental calmness. It is indicated in treatment of skin disease such as Psoriasis, Eczema, some scalp lesions and also prevention of hairfall.
Nasyam: Along with the therapies mentioned above Nasyam in a regular basis also promotes hair growth if practised for a long time

More and More people are turning towards Ayurveda for their hair loss problem. Hair loss can be embarrassing and hamper one’s self-esteem and confidence. When treated early hair loss can be reduced and even stopped completely.


Acne is a common skin condition that commonly affects people in their early 20s. Acne mostly occurs at the onset of puberty as it is closely associated with hormonal changes that take place at this age. Known as Acne Vulgaris in medical terms Acne appear as Pimples, red spots, papulae or even cysts. The lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulder. Although not a serious health threat, Acne appears visually unpleasant and many people lose their confidence with Acne breakouts. Therefore treatment of Acne becomes a necessity for many youths and adolescents. Ayurvedic treatment for Acne is a natural and safer option to get rid of the lesions and have a blemish free skin.

What is Acne and How Are the Acne Lesions Formed?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs after the stimulation of sebaceous gland present at the base of hair follicle. The hormonal changes occurring at puberty activate the sebaceous (oil) glands to produce more oil or sebum. The follicle containing hair opens on the skins surface with a small pore, which in turn is an opening for the sebum to ooze out. The sebum, hair and the skin cells that fill up the follicle together make a plug that results into Acne when infected by bacteria.
In some cases bacterial infection due to Propionibacterium Acnes to the inner layer of skin can also cause Acne breakouts. Acne can appear as whiteheads that stay beneath the skin, blackhead that comes out on skins surfaces or even as inflamed lesions called papules. Cystic Acne is seen as deep, painful, pus-filled lesions that can cause scarring.

What Are The Causes of Acne?

Acne can be caused by several factors as described below.
1. Increase in hormone levels especially at the onset of puberty
2. Family history
3. Medications containing hormones
4. Overuse of oily cosmetics
5. Being under mental stress

Why is Acne Treatment Needed?

Although Acne is not a major health concern, it leads to a lot of emotional stress. People especially, adolescents and young adults who have Acne breakout tend to lose their self-esteem and shy away from crowd. In addition since Acne occurs as a result of bacterial infection, it leaves scars that appear unpleasant. Acne also increases risk of recurrent breakouts.

How Can You Treat Acne?

Mild Acne can be treated with some antibacterial soaps and lotions. However, severe cases of Acne that causes inflammation to the deeper skin layers need medical treatment by doctors.

What is the Etiology of Acne in Ayurveda?

As per Ayurveda Acne is commonly caused by bacterial infection, but Acne breakouts can also be triggered by intake of oily and spicy foods. Ayurvedic treatment for Acne therefore focuses on correcting dietary habits and also therapies with herbs that have antibacterial properties. Ayurveda identifies Acne as Yauvanpidika; yauvan means ‘adolescence’ and pidika means ‘pustules or papules’. Acne is commonly seen on the face, back and shoulders and other areas that are densely populated with sebaceous glands.
As per Ayurvedic theories, Acne is caused by Pitta Dosha imbalance that further vitiates the rakta and meda dhatus (blood and fat tissues). Increase in the Pitta Dosha causes accumulation of toxins in the deep skin layers.

Which Ayurvedic Therapies Cure Acne?

Ayurveda does offer some effective therapies such as mukha lepam with herbal paste to reduce the spread of Acne. However, Ayurveda also considers Detoxification and other lifestyle changes to prevent recurrence of Acne.

1. Mukha Lepam

Mukha Lepam includes a face massage, and application of turmeric and face pack made with herbs such as neem or haridra.

2. Navra Mukha Lepam

This face massage treatment uses special navra rice. Navara Mukha Lepam prevents sagging of skin, removes facial toxins to reduce Pimples, and retains overall youth and vitality of the facial tissues.

3. Vaman and Virechanam- Body De-tox treatments

Some natural body de-tox treatments such as Vaman and Virechanam are offered if the cause of Pimples is identified as build-up of toxin in the body.

4. Ubtan:

Ayurvedic Ubtan therapy improves lustre of the skin by improving its health. It also has antifungal and antibacterial herbs that reduce Pimple.


Ayurvedic treatment for Pimples consists of therapies such as herbal facials and application of face packs made of herbal pastes. Natural Skin treatment is very popular among women as flawless and glowing skin makes one appear youthful. Having a blemish free skin is a blessing and unfortunately not all of us have it. Although at a young age we all have Pimple free skin, hormonal and biological changes occurring during puberty can result in Pimples, especially on cheeks, forehead and chin. In addition, excessive pollution, stress and eating oily or fried junk food affects our skin badly and are also the most common causes of Pimple.

What Causes Pimples?

Our skin consists of several layers such as stratum corneum, epidermis and dermis. The sebaceous glands present in the dermis layer regularly secret natural oils (sebum) that keeps the skin hydrated and moist. However, certain biological changes, illnesses or even environmental changes trigger excess production of oil from the sebaceous gland. In addition accumulation of dead cells, or clogging or skin pores with sebum or even dirt results in Pimples. Common causes of Pimples as given by skin experts,

  • Excess oil production from skin
  • Hormonal changes
  • Intake of oily or fatty foods
  • Exposure to pollution
  • Skin allergies due to medications
  • Clogging of skin pores

How to Prevent Pimples?

Since the most common cause of Pimples is clogging of pores with dead cells or excess oils, it is best to follow a good skin cleansing routine daily to stop Pimples. To regulate the oil production from skin you need to watch your diet and eat more anti-oxidant rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. Given below are some simple natural tips to reduce Pimples and keep your skin blemish free.
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Tips to reduce Pimples naturally

1. Wash your face at least twice a day
You can use plain water or a mild soap. Remember, harsh chemicals in soap can trigger inflammation if you have a sensitive skin. You can use medicated soaps to wash your face if you have Acne breakouts.
2. Use a good moisturiser
It is important to change your moisturises with changing season. In summer the skin usually produces more oil and so you need a light moistening lotion. Conversely in winter the skin gets dry and hence you need to use oil based face creams.
3. Watch your diet
Too much intake of oily and fatty food also result in Pimples. You must therefore include fresh fruits and vegetables, and eat a nutrient rich food in all meals.
4. Avoid touching your face
Our finger tips carry bacteria and we tend to touch our face several times unknowingly. Touching your face can transfer the bacteria and cause infections that result in Pimples.
5. Drink adequate amounts of water
Two litres a day to sum it up! Water helps to flush out the toxins and nasty chemicals from the body. Drinking plenty water can also help your skin to stay hydrated and healthy.
6. Wear herbal face masks once a week
Herbal face mask intended to reduce Pimples contains herbs such as Neem. Haridra, Aaragwada etc. which have antibacterial properties and hence can reduce infection.
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Which Ayurvedic Therapies Reduce Pimples Naturally?

Ayurveda offers some effective skin care treatments that can help to remove Pimples naturally and permanently. The oils, herbal pastes or even mask used in Ayurvedic treatment of Pimples contains herbs antibacterial action. Some herbs such as sandal, Saffron, Lime, etc. show skin lightening effects and are therefore use to remove Pimple marks.
At Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam we offer following treatments to cure Pimples
Ayurvedic treatment is designed based on your lifestyle and health needs. Although Ayurveda offers a variety of treatments for cure of Pimples, all may not be suited for each person. Our experienced doctors examine your skin and understand you lifestyle before deciding a treatment. The therapies offered by Pimple treatment include following.

1. Mukha Lepam

Mukha Lepam includes a face massage, and application of turmeric and face pack made with herbs such as neem or haridra.

2. Navra Mukha Lepam

This face massage treatment uses special navra rice. Navara Mukha Lepam prevents sagging of skin, removes facial toxins to reduce Pimples, and retains overall youth and vitality of the facial tissues.

3. Vaman and Virechanam- Body De-tox treatments

Some natural body de-tox treatments such as Vaman and Virechanam are offered if the cause of Pimples is identified as build-up of toxin in the body.

4. Ubtan

Ayurvedic Ubtan therapy improves lustre of the skin by improving its health. It also has antifungal and antibacterial herbs that reduce Pimple.

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Eczema Ayurvedic treatment includes several types of therapies including body detox with Panchkarma, application of herbal pastes and administration of oral herbal medications. Overall Ayurvedic treatment for Eczema focuses on clearing the skin lesions as well as reducing the body toxins that could be responsible for inflammation in the body.

What is Eczema?

Dermatitis or Eczema is an inflammation of the skin. The term Eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin rashes. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that typically cause redness, skin swelling, itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries.

What Are The Types of Dermatitis Or Eczema?

There are several types of dermatitis such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and xerotic dermatitis. Each type has specific symptoms; however, there are certain signs that are common for all of them, including redness of the skin, swelling, itching and skin lesions with sometimes oozing and scarring.

1. Atopic Dermatitis

This is an allergic disease believed to have a hereditary component, and often runs in families. Itchy rash is particularly noticeable on head and scalp, neck, inside of elbows, behind knees, and buttocks.

2. Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis can be of two types, allergic or Irritant. Allergic dermatitis results from a delayed reaction to an allergen, such as poison ivy, nickel, or Balsam of Peru. Irritant dermatitis results from direct reaction to a detergent, such as sodium lauryl sulphate.

3. Xerotic Eczema

Caused due to excessive dryness to skin, xerotic Eczema worsens in dry winter weather. It mainly affects limbs and trunks. The itchy, tender skin resembles a dry, cracked, river bed. This disorder is very common among the older population.

4. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

A condition sometimes classified as a form of Eczema that is closely related to dandruff. It causes dry or greasy peeling of the scalp, eyebrows, and face, and sometimes trunk. The condition is harmless except in severe cases of cradle cap. In newborns it causes a thick, yellow, crusty scalp rash called cradle cap, which seems related to lack of biotin and is often curable.

Signs and Symptoms of Eczema

Dermatitis symptoms vary with all different forms of the condition. They range from skin rashes to bumpy rashes or including blisters. Also, the area of the skin on which the symptoms appear tends to be different with every type of dermatitis, whether on the neck, wrist, forearm, thigh or ankle. Although the location may vary, the primary symptom of this condition is itchy skin. Every type of dermatitis has some specific symptoms; however there are certain signs that are common for all of them.
Common symptoms of all types of dermatitis

  • Red rashes on skin
  • Swelling
  • Dryness and itching
  • Skin lesions with oozing and scarring
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Dermatitis or Eczema Treatment

Ayurveda identifies Eczema as Vicharchika. It is caused due to the vitiation of all the TriDoshas – vata, pitta and kapha. The Ayurvedic treatment for dermatitis includes a combination of Panchkarma therapy (detox), application of herbal pastes and administration of oral pill, ghritams or aasvas and arishtas.
Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam offers following treatments for dermatitis and Eczema

Vaman : A part of Panchkarma therapy, removes toxins from the body through induced vomiting.

Virechanam : A part of Panchkarma therapy, removes toxins in the body through induced purgation.

Takradhara : Takra (buttermilk) to be made with herbs like Neem, Haridra, aaragwada etc, which are helpful in skin disorders.

Kashayadhara : Kwath to be used according to dosha like Nimbadi kwath for Kaphaj lesions, Manjishtadi kwath for vata kaphaj lesions, aragwadadi kwath for pitta Kaphaja lesions etc.

Shirodhara : To relieve stress, as it is an important risk factor that can cause Psoriasis


Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment mainly focuses on removing the body toxins and reducing mental stress, as these are thought to be the major contributors of this skin disease. Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and an immune-mediated skin disease. The red, scaly patches, papules, and itching plaques are the most peculiar Psoriasis symptoms. The skin lesions seen in Psoriasis may vary in severity and can be seen as small localized patches to complete body coverage.
Psoriasis is characterized by an abnormally excessive and rapid growth of the epidermal layer of the skin. Abnormal production of skin cells (especially during wound repair) and an overabundance of skin cells result from the sequence of pathological events that causes Psoriasis. In people with Psoriasis the skin cells are replaced every 3to 5 days unlike normal skin when the cells are replaced after 28 to 30 days.

Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment : Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is auto-immune disorder. This means it occurs when body’s own immune system attacks the healthy cells causing its rapid growth. The body does not shed these excess skin cells causing build-up of skin layers, Due to accelerated life cycle of cells, new skin cells are formed in days rather than weeks. Following are common causes of Psoriasis.

1. Family History

Around one-third of people with Psoriasis report a family history of disease, and researchers have identified genetic association for this condition. However, the scientists are unclear about this genetic connection. Most of the identified genes that are responsible for passing Psoriasis from one generation to the other are related to the immune system.

2. Lifestyle

Factors that are reported to worsen the disease include chronic infections, stress, and changes in season and climate. Others include use of extreme hot water, scratching Psoriasis skin lesions, skin dryness, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and obesity.

3. Specific Diseases

People with health conditions such as advanced HIV infections often exhibit Psoriasis.

4. Stress

Mental stress and Psoriasis are thought be closely connected. Being in too much stress can trigger Psoriasis flare and having Psoriasis can in turn increase mental stress.

Causes of Psoriasis According To Ayurveda

According to Ayurvedic etiology diminished bio-digestive fires caused due to regular consumption of non-compatible foods (e.g. fish-milk, fruit-milk, pickles, spices) cause vitiation of all the three Doshas leading to toxin build up in the body. These toxins further effects the Rasa, Rakta amd Mamsa Dhatu (the fundamental elements of the body) which exhibits itself in the form of dry scaly patches on the skin. Although lifestyle factors and family history have close association with Psoriasis, Ayurveda mainly considers unhealthy eating pattern as the major cause of Psoriasis.

1. Virrudha Aahar: Combination of milk and sour/salty/spicy items, milk with fish, milkshakes, curd and milk taken together etc.
2. Excess consumption of sour and spicy food items like pickels, chips, papads, curd, foods containing mono sodium glutamate etc.
3. Drinking water immediately after exposure to sun, or drinking cold and hot beverages back to back
4. Irregular and unhealthy food habits
5. Alcohol and tobacco addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of scaly patches to major eruptions that cover large areas of the body. The main symptom of Psoriasis is red or silver scaly patches caused due to excessive division of the cells in the basal layers of the skin. These silver or red scaly patches often cause severe itching and dryness of the skin. Each type of Psoriasis may show different symptoms as given below.

  • Plaque Psoriasis – Patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scale
  • Psoriatic Arthritis – Inflammation of the joints
  • Guttate Psoriasis – Small, red spots on the skin
  • Pustular Psoriasis – White pustules surrounded by red skin
  • Inverse Psoriasis – Smooth, red lesions formed in skin folds
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis – widespread redness, severe itching, and pain
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How is Psoriasis Diagnosed?

Psoriasis is mainly diagnosed based on the physical examination. The doctor examines the skin, scalp and nails for signs of any psoriatic lesions. At cauvery, the diagnosis also includes analysis of lifestyle, eating pattern and medical history. In some rare cases a skin biopsy may be needed.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis

Since Ayurveda believes there is a connection between unhealthy lifestyle and Psoriasis, the Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment is based on correcting the unhealthy habits. Since stress is a major contributor, the Ayurvedic Psoriasis Treatment also includes strategies for stress management.
The treatment includes Panchkarma for internal cleansing of the body. This causes restoration of Doshas. The treatment also includes oral medication and topical herbal paste application to cure the lesions. The local therapies also nourish and prevent further proliferation of the skin.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis offered at Cauvery Clinic

Vaman : A part of Panchkarma treatment. It helps to remove toxins from the body through induced vomiting.

Virechanam : A part of Panchkarma Removes toxins in the body through induced purgation.

Takradhara : Uses Takra (buttermilk) made with herbs like Neem, Haridra, aaragwada etc, which are helpful in skin disorders.

Kashayadhara : Includes decocotions (Kwath) that are used according to dosha and are made with herbs like Nimbadi kwath for Kaphaj lesions, Manjishtadi kwath for vata kaphaj lesions, aragwadadi kwath for pitta Kaphaja lesions etc.

Shirodhara : Relieves stress, as it is an important risk factor that can cause Psoriasis.

What is The Cost Of Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment?

Since Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis is customized based on the type of Psoriasis, lifestyle and individual health need, the cost of Psoriasis treatment may vary from person to person. Please book your appointment to meet our doctors and find out the cost for your treatment during consultation.
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Ayurvedic Facial

Ayurvedic facial is one of the best natural beauty treatments to get healthy and glowing skin. It includes a massage using some special herbal oils or creams. Skin plays a very vital role in protecting the internal organs from external environment. And, therefore it is very important to maintain skin’s integrity and health. Certain factors such as prolonged sun exposure, pollutants, chemicals, etc. can have some harsh effects on skin. Skin infections, inflammation and other disorders can also affect the skin. Skin diseases should be taken seriously as most increase the risk of systemic infection and can be fatal.

Ayurvedic Facial (Mukha Lepam): A perfect Natural Skin care Regimen

Therapies Offered As Ayurvedic Beauty Treatment

Ayurveda offers some special beauty treatments and Ayurvedic facial is an important therapy. It uses special oils or cream to for a natural face lift massage. Ayurvedic facial can also be performed using some special herbs that show anti-ageing properties leading to wrinkle free skin. Apart from Ayurvedic facial some other therapies such as Shringara and Soundarya are also recommended for skin care.

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Benefits of Ayurvedic Facial Massage

Ayurvedic facial gives following benefits
  • Restores lost moisture
  • Imparts glow to dull skin
  • Reduces sagging of facial skin
  • Tones and tightens the skin
  • Removes facial toxins
  • Retains overall youth and vitality of the facial tissues
  • Exfoliates the skin
Give you skin the much needed nutrition with Ayurvedic Facial!

How is Ayurvedic Facial done at Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam?

Ayurvedic Facial (Mukha Lepam) includes a face massage, rice scrub and application of turmeric and face pack consisting of various herbal pastes that have beneficial effects on skin. Navara Mukha Lepam is a special therapy that includes natural face lift massage with Navara rice.

How Does Ayurvedic Facial (Mukha Lepam) work?

The fine rice used for scrubbing exfoliates the skin and facilitate removal of dead skin. The massage procedure improves blood circulation and the herbal mask absorbs excess oil to make the skin glow and appear youthful. However, if you have skin infections or Acne, you are not recommended to take Ayurvedic facials.

Ayurvedic Enema

Ayurvedic Enema: A Natural Therapy to Manage Constipation, Acidity, & Gastric Problems

Ayurvedic enemas are performed using oil or herbal decoctions to cleanse the colon and eliminate unwanted waste material from the body. It is one of the most effective detox therapies to treat Gastric Problems such as constipation, acidity and gas. Ayurvedic enemas are also used to remove excess Vata Dosha from the body and in used in treatment of several conditions including Back Pain, Weight Loss, Arthritis, etc.

What are the Types of Ayurvedic Enemas?

The Ayurvedic enemas are known as Sneha Basti and Kashaya basti that use oil and decoctions respectively to make the enemas.

Sneha Basti : In Sneha basti a specific amount of oil is selected by the doctor depending on the age, disease and various other factors. Usually sneha basti is administered after having food and the ideal time to give sneha basti is in the afternoon soon after lunch.

Kashaya Basti : In Kashaya basti honey, rocksalt, medicated oils, powders and a large amount of decoction is mixed in a special way and the preparation is administered usually in the morning on empty stomach.

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How does an Ayurvedic Enema Cause Colon Cleansing?

Basti procedure begins with administration of medicated ghee in increasing doses for 3 to 5 days. The dose and the duration for which ghee is taken vary in every patient. You need to visit the doctor for some observation as requested during which doctor decides the right time to give the enema. The oils reach the colon through enema, lubricate and nourish lower gastrointestinal tract (large intestine) and cleanse the colon rejuvenating its function. In case of Kashaya basti the active ingredients of the decoction are absorbed in the colon which inturn facilitate the loosening and easy elimination of all toxins attached to the inner layers of the colon.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Enemas

  • Increases appetite
  • Clears bowels
  • Eliminates constipation
  • Reduces hyperacidity
  • Removes unwanted toxins
  • Reduced ama vata
  • Removes vata vitiation
  • Helps in Weight Loss

What is the Role of Ayurvedic Enemas in Weight Loss Programmes?

An Ayurvedic Weight Loss programme includes therapies like Udvartanam, which is a special herbal massage. The deep strokes used in Udvartanam mobilise the stubborn fat, which needs to be removed out from the body. Ayurvedic enemas play a major role in removing the melted fat out from the body. Along with the melted fat, the Ayurvedic enemas also eliminate unwanted toxins, excess vatas and waste material from the body. Thus, Ayurvedic enemas form an integral part of Ayurvedic Weight Loss programmes.

Who should not take Ayurvedic Enemas?

Although Ayurvedic enema is the best colon cleansing method with several benefits, it is contraindicated in some conditions.  It is best to avoid colon cleanse with Ayurvedic enemas if you are suffering from one or more conditions listed below,

  • Diarrheas
  • Dysenteries
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Diabetes
  • Severe anaemia

What is the Cost of Ayurvedic Enemas?

The type and duration of Ayurvedic enemas is decided based on the age, condition and some more factors for the patient. The cost of Ayurvedic enemas therefore varies for each individual and can be discussed with the doctor during consultation.


Ayurvedic treatment for Sinus is performed by instilling the herbal medication especially the nasaya oils through nasal route. The medications are thought to clear the mucous blockage and give relief from symptoms. Some medications also contain antibacterial herbs that help to cure the bacterial or viral infections.

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of tissues lining the Sinus cavities present in and around the nasal cavity. In healthy conditions the Sinuses are filled with air. However, when the tissue surrounding the Sinus gets inflamed and swollen, the Sinus cavities get filled with fluid. If the fluid gets infected it can result in blockage of the hollow Sinus cavities. The infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria or in some cases fungi. Conditions such as common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), etc. can cause Sinusitis.

What Are The Symptoms Of Sinusitis?

Sinusitis symptoms can be acute that last for about 4 weeks or chronic and last for about three months. Sinusitis shows typical symptoms such as running nose, cold that does not improve and headache. A Sinus infection can also cause redness and swelling of eye socket, nose, cheek, or result in headache especially on one side of the head.
The common symptoms of Sinusitis are listed below

  • Cold
  • Running Nose
  • Swelling of eyes
  • Redness and swelling on cheeks
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • Watering of eyes
  • Blocking of nasal passage
  • Losing the sense of smell
  • Tooth ache

Can Sinus Be Cured?

Sinus blockage can be cured with some nasal decongestants that clear the mucous drainage. If you have severe Sinus infection you may have to see a doctor and stat with some antibiotics to treat the infections.

How Does Ayurveda Treat Sinusitis and Sinus Infections?

As per Ayurvedic theories, Sinus is caused by Kapha Dosha imbalance. Kapha dosha is responsible for maintaining the fluids including the mucous secretion in the body. The excess kapha vata is believed to get stored in the upper respiratory tract and increase the mucous production.
Ayurveda suggests lifestyle chances, and dietary modification along with some special Ayurvedic treatments for managing Sinusitis. Nasyam is the most effective Ayurvedic therapy recommended in treatment of Sinus. Nasyam is a unique and one of the five Detoxification therapies mentioned in Ayurveda that is highly successful in treating Sinusitis.

Why is Nasyam Recommended for Treatment for Sinus?

Nasyam refers to a procedure where the medicated drugs, herbal juices, nasya oils, or herbal powders are administrated through the nostrils. Nasal medication especially the nasya oil described for the treatment of diseases of the parts above the shoulders
Nasyam Ayurvedic treatment provides remedy for congestion, allergies, Sinusitis, headaches, rhinitis and other nasal infections. It cleanses, purifies and strengthens the nasal passages, allowing you to breathe fully and easily again.

How Does Nasyam Work For Treatment Of Sinusitis?

The medicaments administered through the nostrils pervade into the nervous (Brain) and venous system (Blood circulation) present in and around the nostrils. Then they evacuate the morbidity present or distributed in nearby area. Thus it relieves the blockage of the channels and the diseases are cured effectively. Medicated oils/juices/powders stimulate the vital centers of brain to overcome specific diseases.

Who Can Undergo Nasyam For Treatment of Sinus Infections?

People of any age can undergo Nasyam to treat Sinusitis and Sinus infections. However, since the procedure involves instillation of medicated nasya oil in the nose, it should be done carefully and through professional hands. Nasyam is not recommended after heavy meals or after taking Shirodhara.

What are the Benefits of Nasyam for Sinusitis treatment?

  • Clears nasal blockages
  • strengthens the nasal passages
  • Reduces nasal discharges
  • Cures infections
  • Reduces swelling in the eye and cheeks
  • Reduces headache

What is The Cost of Nasyam Treatment for Sinusitis?

Since the Ayurvedic therapies consider an overall lifestyle during treatment, the cost of Nasyam for Sinusitis differs for every individual.
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Migraine treatment in Ayurveda focuses on reducing the throbbing pain and also the strain on eyes causes by aura symptoms. Migraine is a common type of headache and is typically characterized by pounding pain at the front or on one side of the head. Migraine headache is often accompanied by aura symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to bright light.

What Are The Types of Migraine?

Migraine attacks can result in severe headache and pain that can last for hours to days. There are several types of Migraine, including,

Migraine with aura:

This type of Migraine shows some warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. These warning signs may include Migraine symptoms such as visual problems (such as flashing lights) and stiffness in the neck, shoulders or limbs.

Migraine without aura:

This type of Migraine does not show any warning signs such as sensitivity light but shows other Migraine symptoms including severe throbbing headache, nausea, etc.

Migraine without headache:

Also known as silent Migraine. In this type a person feels warning symptoms (an aura) or other Migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache does not develop.

What Are The Causes Of Migraine Headache?

Migraine headaches can be caused to environmental or biological factors. Experts also suggest that Migraine has genetic links and runs in the family. Given below are the most common Migraine causes.

1. Hormonal changes

This is mainly applicable to women. Changes in levels of estrogen occurring immediately before or during menses are thought to trigger headache in many women. Some women report Migraines during pregnancy or menopause. Taking oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy also may worsen Migraines.

2. Environment Changes

Sudden changes in weather such as storms, lightening, strong winds etc. can trigger Migraine attack.

3. Mental stress

Stress is one of the most common and obvious triggers of Migraine headache. Release of specific neurotransmitters like adrenaline and hormones such as cortisol in stressful events is thought to cause the headache.

4. Medications

Regular consumption of oral contraceptives and asthma medications can also trigger Migraines.

5. Lack of sleep

One of the important causes to consider! Not getting enough sleep may serve as a trigger for Migraine in some individuals.

What Are The Common Signs and Symptoms Of Migraine?

Migraine headaches may often begin with warning signs that includes following symptoms.
Warning signs before Migraine headache

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing stars or zigzag lines
  • Nausea or vomiting

Some people do not get the warning symptoms (Migraine without aura). However they may develop a headache that is dull or severe.

Symptoms of Migraine headache
  • Throbbing or pounding pain
  • Pain that is worse on one side of the head
  • A dull ache that gets worse within minutes to hours
  • Headache that lasts for 6 to 48 hours
Some other symptoms that can occur during Migraine headache attacks are:
  • Chills
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Sweating

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What Are The Treatment Options To Cure Migraine?

Ayurveda identifies Migraine headache as ‘Sooryavarta’. Soorya means ‘Sun’ and avarta means ‘affliction’ or ‘blockage’. This headache is believed to start in the sunrise, be worse in the noon and reduce at the sunset. However, this many not be true in all cases. Some experts also relate Migraine headache to Ardhavabhedak, a condition characterised by throbbing pain in one side of the head.
According to Ayurvedic principles, Migraine is caused by imbalance of tridosha. But it is commonly considered as Vata Dosha disorder. Since Vata Dosha controls the nervous system and brain, imbalance of this dosha can result in headaches. The causes of Migraine as per Ayurveda include,

  • Mental tension
  • Suppression of natural urges such as urination or defecation
  • Eye strain due to reading in poor light
  • Poor metabolism
  • Lack of sleep

Which Ayurvedic Therapies Effectively Reduce Migraine Headache?

Since Ayurveda is a holistic system, the Ayurvedic experts first analyse the lifestyle of a patient to understand which dosha imbalance could be causing the headache. Based on a specific dosha imbalance the patient may show some signs as dry skin, redness in eyes or fatigue. Ayurveda offers some effective therapies to relieve Migraine headache.
1. Virechanam: A Detoxification to treatment that removes toxins through induced purgation. This treatment reduces the vata vitiation that could be causing the headaches.
2. Nasyam: Nasyam includes application of herbal oils or decoctions through the nasal cavity. The medicated principles present in the oils reach the brain and reduce symptoms of Migraine.
3. Shirodhara: Shirodhara may be recommended in some cases to reduce the mental stress and create mental calmness to relieve headaches and throbbing pain.

How Much Does The Ayurvedic Treatment For Migraine Cost?

The cost of Migraine treatment in Ayurveda varies for every case. Since Ayurvedic therapies are recommended based on the lifestyle and health status of patient, the cost of Migraine treatment may also vary from case to case. In addition you may not need all the therapies, the doctors prescribe the right treatment after finding out the cause of your Migraine attack.

Frozen Shoulder

Ayurvedic Treatment for Frozen Shoulder: Natural, Effective & Safe Methods

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes severe shoulder pain and stiffness making it difficult to move the shoulder. Initially it starts with a shoulder pain that lasts for months and increases in severity with time. Ayurvedic treatments for Frozen Shoulder include therapies such as abhyangam, kizhi, pizhichil, Nasyam, and basti.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

The bones of shoulder are held in place by ligaments that are covered by a capsule. The inflammation of capsule containing ligament tissues and shoulder bone is thought to be the main cause of Frozen Shoulder. An inflamed ligament further thickens and becomes stiff making it hard to move the shoulder. Apart from the inflammation of ligaments some more factors mentioned below can also cause Frozen Shoulder.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder include,

  • Inflammation of ligament holding shoulder bones
  • Injury to shoulder
  • Surgery that makes shoulder immobile for a long time
  • Conditions such as Diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac disease
  • Overuse of shoulder joints
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What are the Common Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder develops over time with main symptom being pain and stiffness in shoulder region. People with Frozen Shoulder also report inability to move the shoulder.
Common symptoms of Frozen Shoulder,

  • Severe pain
  • Stiffness in shoulder region
  • Pain on moving the shoulder in initial stage
  • Restricted movement
  • Difficulty moving the shoulder in later stage
  • Hormonal changes especially in menopause
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Ayurvedic treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Ayurveda correlates Frozen Shoulder to Apabahuka and considers it as a vata vyadhi. It mainly offers Frozen Shoulder massage to ease the stiffness and also some Detoxification therapies to remove unwanted toxins and vata vitiation from the body. The stiff shoulder pain is thought to be caused by Kapha Dosha. According to Ayurveda Frozen Shoulder is caused due to an injury to the shoulder joint or vata aggravation in the body. The Ayurvedic treatments aim to reduce pain and reduce vata vitiation.

 List of Ayurvedic treatments for Frozen Shoulder

Abhyangam : A full body massage (Head to Toe) done with medicated herbal oils. It relieves pains and aches in shoulder joints by lubricating the same, improves blood circulation and channelizes nerve ending.

Pizhichil : Pizhichil is the squeezing of warm medicated oil onto the body of the patient from a piece of cloth that is periodically soaked in a vessel containing the medicated oil. Pizhichil literally means squeezing. It helps improve shoulder muscle tone and strengthen them thereby providing the much needed support.

Nasyam : It includes administration of medicated drugs or oils through nostrils. Medicated oils or powders stimulate the some vital centers of brain that reduce pain perception.

Greeva Basti : In Greeva Basti specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the neck and retained inside a well, created with black gram paste or whole wheat flour. It reduces pain and stiffness in neck and shoulder region.

Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It reduces vata vitiation and thus reduces pain.

Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It reduces vata vitiation and thus reduces pain.