Dharma and the Medical Tradition of Ancient India

Dharma cannot be translated as religion as this vast tradition of the sanatana dharma is not bound by certain sets of rules and regulations to be followed and the followers must pray or believe in certain God or god like

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Remedies for menstrual troubles

In the scriptural tradition of Ayurveda, the details about women’s ailments do not occupy a leading position. The woman is highly venerated as sexual partner and for progeny and there is abundant information available on these two themes. However, about

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Popularity and superficiality of Ayurveda

During this century, there was a large spread of Ayurvedic treatments for sensuous appeasement directed towards leisure and holidays. This however is not the spread of authentic wisdom of Ayurveda in its multidimensional form. I was always impressed by Charaka’s

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Health care during Pregnancy

Oh powerful ether and air, you are all pervasive. You, along with fire, water, and earth, are responsible for all we feel, touch, see, hear, and smell. I concentrate on you and pray to you for a harmonious formation of

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The Auspicious Shiva: the Healer

The Sanskrit word Shiva means auspicious, propitious, in good health or condition, happy, prosperous and fortunate. Shiva is the personification of the Universal Soul or Purusha of the Samkhya and is represented in one form or the other as protective

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