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by Roshan Baskota

Brahmi is also called Centella asiatica, particularly in north India. It has been reported that the plant is used a traditional Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy and asthma...


Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: The herb of Brahmi comes to extensive usage to enhance intellect as well as memory power. Not only this, the herb of Brahmi is used by Ayurveda therapists in healing mind and brain related ailments like epilepsy and anxiety. Author Roshan Baskota shares with us more information about this wonderful Ayurvedic herb. Please have a read.



by Faith Hunter

Within the science of Ayurveda, it is believed that fibromyalgia symptoms are a result of a Vata imbalance. Vata is the main imbalance and Aggravated Vata destabilizes the nervous system and can create hypersensitivity leading to pain and tenderness...


Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: If you are in pain most of the day, it's possible that your Vata Dosha is unbalanced. Read more about the Ayurvedic and Yogic paths to feeling better and finding relief from pain.



by James L. Pace

Asked to define beauty and you might proffer a ‘shopping list’ for this or that hair style, eye color, skin tone, or facial shape. But, as you will soon discover, beauty has a far more profound definition and criterion, yet preference for blondes vs. brunettes has nothing to do with it...


Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: We all know the old adage "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." For Ayurveda, beauty is multi-faceted, yet always originates from our inner light. Author, teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner James Pace, CAy offers a special look into Ayurveda's tri-part approach to beauty. His insight into the depths of our beauty is truly breathtaking. Take a moment in this busy holiday season to look around you and see the radiating beauty of those in our lives and those we meet every day.



by Shubhra Krishan

Cross-posted from

Vata, governed by the quality of air, is typically restless and commitmentphobic. Vata people find it hard to stay interested in one person, and not everyone can cope with their mood swings and indecisiveness. However, their creative and slightly mysterious personality makes them very attractive, too...


Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: In this interesting piece, the author Shubhra Krishan,tells us about the beautiful characteristic features in the three different dosha personalities viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha types; what is their basic nature and how they would react to an external stimulus. No doubt, an avid understanding on this topic could help us simplify our lives as well as relationships! Worth reading.



by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Sinusitis is termed as “Dushta Pratishyaya” or “Peenas” in Ayurveda. Ayurveda calls nasal cavity as ´shirodwar’ that is the entry point to the skull cavity and proper functioning of brain and its various parts. Thus any obstruction in this pathway is aggressively treated...


Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: Sinusitis is a highly distressing medical condition which interferes with the general wellbeing of an individual. Ayurveda therapy text has the detailed description about the ailment along with the patho-physiology of other nasal disorders which broadly come in the category of Nasa roga and Shiro roga. Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari has provided with comprehensive explanation about the same.



by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda

Ayurveda, which is a holistic ancient perception passed on by learned Sages of India, has endowed our health and longevity with the virtues of Natural wellness since times immemorial. Derived from the two meaningful lexis Ayus and Veda which when combined together, (whereas Ayus means life and Veda is knowledge or science) crafts the word “Ayurveda” or the Science of Life...




Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Prana is the life force or energy designated by Ayurveda. The regulation of prana throughout the body and the mind is termed pranayama. One type of Ayurvedic meditation linked to Yoga is pranayama. Dr. John Douillard uses the pranayama "bastrika," to increase oxygen to the brain and calm the nervous system to allow a meditative state for the body and mind. This one minute technique is a very powerful, quick and easy way to rejuvenate yourself on a daily basis. Enjoy!




Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Ashwagandha gritham is a unique Ayurvedic preparation of the herb ashwagandha, milk and clarified butter (ghee). As a nervine tonic, immune booster and adaptogen, ashwagandha works to strengthen the body's defenses and is an excellent choice to increase immunity in children. This video details how to make homemade ashwagandha gritham. With just three simple, organic ingredients, you can create a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy. I hope you enjoy the simplicity and elegance in creating this nourishing home remedy! Namaste



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