What is Clinical or Therapeutic Yoga?
Yoga is generally perceived as a wellness lifestyle practice. It is true. However, Yoga has vast applications as a rehabilitative and supportive therapy in the treatment of various illnesses. Yoga can
help to enhance response to the conventional treatment protocol, elevate patient mental health,and play a major role in the reversal of pathology into physiology wherever possible
Yoga can also be used as a therapy in the prevention or delayed mitigated onset of various morbid illnesses in those who are at risk. For example, if a person who is at risk of developing diabetes due
to hereditary factors performs Mandookasana in a prescribed protocol there is every chance of reducing the morbidity. Likewise in conditions like dysmenorrhea prophylactic performance of
Paadahastaasana regularly during the non-menstrual days helps to achieve a pain-free menstrual period. This can reduce the need for taking painkillers which have considerable side effects.

How is the Yoga Therapy protocol decided?
Yoga as a therapy is prescribed as separate protocols combining various warm-up methods, asanas,pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques. The repetition of the asanas, the speed,
duration, frequency, time of practice, and various other factors are to be considered in a Yoga therapy protocol with a focus on improving the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the
person. The age, season, lifestyle, habitat, profession, lifestyle, mindset, and very importantly disease condition and the present treatment that the patient is undergoing are evaluated in depth
while a Yoga protocol is tailored.

How do you practice Yoga Therapy safely?
A few points have to be kept in mind while adopting Yoga as a therapy.

  •  First and foremost is to start the therapy under a doctor trained in Yoga or with a team that has a doctor and a Yoga instructor.
  • If the person is undergoing therapies like physiotherapy, the professional taking care of the same also has to be part of the team.
  • Yoga therapy has to be performed under the supervision of an instructor in the beginning.A pre and post vital health check is necessary for patients who are vulnerable
  • Adhering strictly to the protocol is very important and the protocol has to be reviewed on a regular basis for changes if required
  • Never copy a protocol advised to another person. Each person is different so also the
    intervention is required.
  • Be aware and understand that yoga therapy is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment, instead it is a catalyst complementary therapy for various diseases and

What is the general Yoga therapy protocol for stress-related disorders?

Stress is an important factor in life. Positive Stress is what takes you forward. The goal is stress management is to transform distress into a positive condition called eustress. Common stress-
related disorders are GAD or generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder which happen due to various diseases or situations (PTSD). Relaxed engagement with yoga
asana, pranayama, and meditation helps in managing these disorders. In anxiety and sleep disorders due to anxiety, the focus should be on repeated performing of Asanas like Matsyasana, Vajrasana,
Baalasana, and Vipareeta Karani half an hour before sleep and 2 hours after dinner. Asanas should be followed by Naadishudhi, Sheetali, Bhramari Pranayama, and the recitation of Om in Jnana
Mudra. Prithvi Mudra helps to manage stress in a big way. Self-Meditation should not be practiced.It should be either prescribed or guided. The protocol creates mindfulness and helps balance stress
hormones, promote relaxation, initiate positivity and improve mental well-being.

What is the Yoga Therapy useful in cardiovascular diseases?
Patients with moderate to severe cardiovascular conditions should always seek the help of a doctor or trainer while practicing. Yoga therapy lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol levels, improves
circulation, and enhances heart function. Asanas like Tadasana, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, and Ardhamatsyendrasana followed by pranayama practices like Anuloma Viloma and Ujjayi along with
Anjali Mudra are beneficial for cardiovascular health.

What is the Yoga therapy protocol for Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins happen due to circulation problems in veins. Correction of venous circulation is the goal. Uttana Paadasana, Shalabhasana, and Noukaasana in controlled holding method followed by
Kapalabhati Pranayama along with Rudra Mudra helps to manage varicose veins

Which Yoga Therapy protocol is useful in menstrual problems and PCOS?
In cases of excessive bleeding and during periods it is advisable to practice mild Pranayama like Sheetali and deep breathing along with Apaana mudra. For painful periods Paadahastasana and
Pavanamukthsana alternatively 10-15 times, Chakkichalana Asana 5 times daily during the non-menstrual days followed by Basthrika and Kapalabhati Pranayama is very useful. Drinking warm jeera
water on an hourly basis during menstrual days helps a smooth flow and painless periods. In PCOS where overweight is involved rigorous Suryanamaskara followed by Asanas like Maalasana,
Sethubandhasana, Pavanamukthasana, and Mahabandha has to be practiced for one hour every day. Pranayama is Kapalabhati. Mudra is Yonimudra. The practice has to be gradually and progressively
increased to reach optimum levels taking into account flexibility and stamina.

What Asanas and Pranayama are useful in Asthma and other Respiratory disorders?
Yoga therapy can be beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and allergies. Yoga Therapy can improve lung capacity,
enhance respiratory muscle strength, and promote relaxation. In an acute attack of Asthma, slow passive abdominal breathing is helpful. A specific Mudra that involves both hands is useful in
respiratory conditions. Sethubandhasana, Adhomukha Svanasana, and Bhujangasana followed by deep breathing in Vajrasana pose along with the Mudra is the protocol

Which Asanas are useful in day-to-day aches and pains?
In conditions like arthritis, back pain, joint problems, swelling, and other day-to-day health issues Sookshma Vyayama involves gentle stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises, and
movement of all joints reduces pain, improves joint mobility, and enhances posture and body alignment. Ujjayi and Naadishudhi help manage pains. Mahabandha and Varuna Mudra are
indicated in pains. In cases of pain due to injury where rest is advised Yoga Asanas are contraindicated.

What are the Asanas for managing the difficulties of spine deformities?
Kyphosis or forward hunching, Lordosis or backward bending and Scoliosis or sideward bending are the common spinal deformities. Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Matsyasana, Paschimottasana, and other
postures involving spinal stretching are good in such conditions

What is Yoga Therapy for Digestive Disorders?
Digestive disorders: Yoga therapy can aid in managing digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, bloating, and acid reflux. Specific yoga postures, such as twists and gentle
inversions, can stimulate digestion, improve gut motility, and reduce discomfort. Pavanamukthasana is good for constipation and bloating. Kapalabhati Pranayama, Moolabandha and Pushan Mudra are
advised along with the Asanas. Trikonasana, Noukasana, and Marjarasana can be practiced depending on the conditions

What are the Yoga poses related to Neurological disorders?
Yoga therapy using aids like props and chairs can be beneficial for individuals with neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, and stroke to improve balance,
coordination, flexibility, and muscle strength. Relaxation and Yoganidra reduce irritability and enhance overall well-being.

What Yoga therapy is indicated in Hormonal imbalances?
Yoga therapy can help regulate hormonal imbalances, such as in conditions like Menopause, Thyroid dysfunctions, and other conditions. Specific asanas and pranayama techniques can support
hormonal balance and promote overall well-being. Sarvangasana, Ushtrasana, Halasana and Sheershasana is indicated in Hypothyroidism along with Ujjayi Bhramari Bastrika Pranayama combo,
Jalandhara Bandha and Udana Mudra. Menopause can be managed with Suptha Matsyasana and Yoga Nidra, Badha Konasana, and Om recitation.
Conclusion: Yoga therapy can enhance the effectiveness of disease management and improve quality of life. If wrong methods are adopted the results may be counterproductive. It is very
important to seek guidance from both medical and Yoga professionals before and during Yoga Therapy so that the program is tailored to suit individual needs and limitations.

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Dr. Ariya VS Resident Medical Officer


What is Diabetes mellitus? What are the types?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease where the body’s capability to produce or respond to insulin hormone is affected due to which the metabolism of carbohydrates does not happen properly resulting in raised blood glucose levels. High glucose levels in the blood cause serious health problems like heart disease, vision loss, circulation issues, neurological problems, and kidney disease in due course

Diabetes is usually found in 4 types

  1. Prediabetes: Blood sugar is higher yet not in the range of being diagnosed as Diabetes mellitus. More than a third of the adult population is estimated to be in this category. The condition, if not managed properly may progress to Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes and juvenile-onset diabetes, the disease usually starts in childhood and is an autoimmune condition. The pancreas is damaged and hence insulin production is impaired. All complications of Diabetes mellitus can happen with more risk of heart disease and stroke
  3. Type 2 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes. More than About 90% of people with diabetes come under this category. Insulin production is mostly present but not enough for the required metabolism. Insulin resistance, a condition of cells not responding to insulin is usually common in fat, liver, and muscle cells. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk and complications
  4. Gestational Diabetes: Insulin resistance during pregnancy causes gestational diabetes. Control of the condition is important to safeguard fetal growth and development. Risks to babies include overweight baby, breathing problems immediately after birth, higher risk of obesity and diabetes later in life

What are the causes and risk factors of Diabetes?

  • Type 1: Causes are hypothesized as a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors that affect the immune response
  • Type 2: Heredity usually maternal, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, wrong diet, high intake of high-fat food, metabolic disturbances, disease conditions, medicines like steroids, and environmental factors.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Excessive hormone production by the placenta to sustain the pregnancy leading to insulin resistance

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus?

  • 3 Ps: Polyuria (Excessive Urine), Polyphagia (Excessive Hunger), Polydipsia (Excessive Thirst)
  • Increased thirst and extreme hunger
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Presence of ketones in the urine
  • Fatigue and Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Recurrent infections

What are the complications of Diabetes mellitus?

  • Heart-related problems: Coronary artery disease, Angina, Heart attack, Stroke, Atherosclerosis
  • Nerves: Tingling, numbness, burning, erectile dysfunction, pain, peripheral neuropathy
  • Kidney damage (nephropathy): Kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease
  • Eye damage (retinopathy): Blindness, Cataracts, Glaucoma
  • Foot damage: Serious infections leading to gangrene and amputation
  • Skin conditions: Recurrent bacterial and fungal infections
  • Hearing impairment: Hearing problems
  • Mental Disorders: Memory problems, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pregnancy: Preeclampsia, Stillbirth, and other pregnancy childbirth complications
  • Death

What is a diabetes emergency? What are the signs of a diabetes emergency?

Increased or decreased blood sugar levels and the resulting sudden serious deterioration of health is a diabetic emergency

  • Shaking and confusion
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Belly pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma

What are the common blood tests and their values for Diabetes mellitus?

A minimum of two tests is required to confirm a diagnosis and sugar levels

  • Random Blood Sugar Tests: Normal<140 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • Fasting Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: 90-110 mg/dL Prediabetic: 110-125 mg/dL Diabetic: >126 mg/dL
  • Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: < 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-180mg/dL Diabetic: >180 mg/dL
  • Glucose tolerance tests: Normal: 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-199 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • HbA1C: Estimates blood sugar levels over the previous three months: Normal: <5.7% Prediabetic: 5.7%-6.4% Diabetic: >6.5%,

Which are the common Insulin Administration Devices:

  • Insulin Syringes with needles with thin short needles
  • Insulin pens with prefilled cartridges and a thin needle
  • Jet injectors for a high-pressure spray of insulin through the skin
  • Insulin pumps that pass insulin through a tube to a catheter under the belly skin

What is the Ayurveda concept of Diabetes mellitus? What are the Ayurveda treatment options for Diabetes mellitus? 

Diabetes is called Prameha and is grouped as one of the eight most morbid diseases or Asthamahagada in Ayurveda. 20 types of Pramehas are described in detail in the Ayurveda texts including Charaka Samhita. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is Madhumeha. The symptoms are frequent urination with astringent, sweet honey texture and attracting ants, turbidity in urine, obesity, excessive thirst, excessive sweating with foul body odor, breathlessness, pallor, debility, loss of lubrication, loss of libido, etc.

Diabetes is considered to be a Yapyavyadhi, which means an incurable chronic condition that can only be managed to prevent complications. Ayurveda treatment for diabetes is based on the patient’s health condition and constitution. Two treatment protocols are,

  1. Apatarpana: for the obese category and includes internal medications, weight-reducing nutritious diet, exercises, fasting, and cleansing Panchakarma therapies
  2. Santarpana: for chronic, emaciated patients with low immunity and stamina. This includes internal medications, nourishing diet, immune building exercises, Abhyanga, Anuvasana Vasthi, and therapies like Navarakizhi

Which are the Ayurveda herbs useful in Diabetes?

Herbs with bitter and astringent tastes that help in fat and carbohydrate metabolism are commonly used. Self-medication is never to be followed. Some of the medicines are given below. Nisha, Kataka, Methika, Triphala, Shilajatu, Tuvaraka, Makshika, Guduchi,  Meshashringi, Shatavari, Amalaki, and Karavellaka are a few useful herbs.

What Ayurveda diet is helpful in Diabetes?

Timely food intake is important. Low carb diet with low glycaemic index cereals and millets like Yava-Barley, Sambha wheat, Ragi, Jowar, Fox Tail Millet, and Kodo Millet is good. Pulses to be used are red gram, horse gram, and green gram. Vegetables ideal are moringa leaves, bitter gourd, gourd vegetables, banana flower, spinach, fenugreek leaves, etc. Fruits good are oranges half ripe papaya, half-ripe guava, watermelon, apple, Feronia limonia, and gooseberry. Special edible oils extracted from Nikumbha (Danti- Baliospernum montanum), Ingudi, (Balanitis aegyptiaca), Atasi (Linum usitatisimum), and Sarsapa (Mustard) are advised in diabetes

What are the exercises, Yoga, and lifestyle for diabetes?  How do you manage Diabetes mellitus?

Exercises: High endurance sports like wrestling, running, warrior activities like swimming, riding an elephant, horse, cart, or intensive jogging are advised in Ayurveda. Contemporary similar activities such as swimming, treadmills, cycling, jogging, etc. can be followed

Yoga and Pranayama:

Asanas: Mandookasana, Tadasana, Pavanamuktasana, Gomukhasana, Vakrasana, Shasankasana, Dhanurasana, Mayurasana, Pashchimottanasana,  Ushtrasana

Pranayama: Bhastrika, Bhramari, Suryabhedana, Kunjala, Shankhakhaprakshalana and  Vastra dhauti


  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies at least once a year
  • Taking insulin and other medications as prescribed
  • Strictly avoid self-medication
  • Dinacharya and Rutucharya
  • Daily intensive physical activity for 30 – 60 minutes
  • Strict personal hygiene, foot care, and hand care
  • Abstain from tobacco and liquor
  • Regular medical monitoring for blood glucose and complications


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  • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
  • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
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The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda

The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda
Premium Authentic Exotic Ayurveda Panchakarma Yoga Centre

by Sarathy Ayurveda

Karumalloor, Naranathu Road, Aluva, Ernakulam, 683520, Kerala, India

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About Us

  • River side property on the banks of Periyar river
  • 8 spacious river facing rooms with all modern amenities and 24X7 front desk and security
  • River facing rooms with free Wi-Fi and smart TV
  • Bathrooms with Jacuzzi
  • Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma wellness and treatment centre
  • Ayurveda Consultation and Therapy with 24X7 doctors and nursing staff attention
  • Spacious hygienic Ayurveda Therapy rooms
  • Yoga, meditation and physiotherapy services
  • Healthy vegetarian Ayurveda diet
  • Traditional Kerala Ayurveda food
  • Patient Counseling
  • Healthy lifestyle education
  • Personalized Care
  • Experienced doctors
  • Skilled staff
  • River side sunning area and hammocks
  • Green surroundings
  • Free bicycling
  • Village walk through paddy fields and farms
  • Homely ambience and hospitality
  • Amenities like Business Centre, Meeting Room, Breastfeeding Area, Play Area, Prayer Room
  • Patient Safety Devices and Emergency Management trained staff
  • Airport Pick Up, Drop Off, Travel Desk, Currency Exchange

Location: 17 km from Cochin International Airport, 10 km from Aluva Metro Station, 18 km from Lulu Mall

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Doctors and Specialties

  • Lathika PK BAMS MDHA Experience of 35 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation, Ayurveda Cancer Care

  • Valsaladevi K BAMS FAGE MBA CNAD CAAM YIC Experience of 30 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Child Health, Autism, Ayurveda Diet, Yoga Therapy

  • Gayatri S BAMS MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology) Dip. Cosmetology, YIC Experience of 10 years

Specialist in Women Health, Gynecology, Pregnancy Care, Infertility, Post Natal Care, Cosmetology

Dr. Karthik K Nandan BAMS MS (Ayurveda Surgery), YIC, MA (DM) Experience of 12 years

Specialist in Ano-rectal Diseases, Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Orthopedics, Marma, Varicose Veins

  • Resident Medical Officer

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma

Diseases treated at Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital

  • General Medicine and Lifestyle Diseases: Obesity, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Gastric Disorders, Hormone Problems, Heart Problems, Vitamin Deficiencies, Anemia, Liver Diseases, Cancer, Eye Diseases, Headache, Migraine, Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mental Disorders, Allergy, Asthma, Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Spine and Joint Orthopedics: Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic lupus erythematosus-SLE, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Knee Joint Pain, Shoulder Joint Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Low back Pain, Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis, Cervical Spondylitis, Lumbar Spondylitis, IVDP-Intervertebral Disc Prolapse, Multiple Joint Pain
  • Neurology: Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Syringomyelia, Transverse Myelitis, Cerebral Atrophy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, MND, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Senile Dementia
  • Ortho-Neuro-Musculo Rehabilitation: Sports Injuries, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis, Stroke Rehabilitation, Accident Rehabilitation, Stress Injuries, Achilles Tendon Injury, Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pediatrics: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Children Health Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Vision Problems in children
  • Women Health: Menstrual problems, Painful Periods, Dysmenorrhoea, Low Menstrual Flow, Excessive Menstrual Bleeding, Uterine Bleeding, Leucorrhoea, Vaginal Discharges Irregular Menstrual Cycles, PCOS, Uterine Fibroid, Endometriosis, Uterine-Ovarian-Cervical Cancers
  • Female Sexual Problems and Fertility: Primary and secondary Infertility, PCOS, Ovum Disorders, Endometriosis, Endometrial Thinness, Habitual Abortion, Cervix Insufficiency, Low Libido, Vaginal Dryness, Painful Intercourse
  • Post Natal Care: After Normal Child Birth, After Caesarian Section, Stretch Marks, Loose Tummy, Skin Sagging, Tears, Pelvic Issues, Muscle Tone Issues, Back Pain, Breastfeeding Issues, Post Natal Depression, Mood Swings
  • Male Sexual Diseases: Infertility Treatment, Male Infertility, Varicocele, Low Sperm Count, Sperm Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, premature ejaculation, Low Libido
  • Veins and Ano-rectal Diseases: Diseases: Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Varicose Veins, Varicose Ulcers
  • Cosmetology: Hair Care: Hair loss, Frizzy Hair, Dandruff, Split Ends, Dull Hair, Damaged Hair, Receding Hairline, Baldness, Greying, Thinning, Ingrown Hair, Facial Hair
  • Cosmetology: Skin and Face Care: Dry skin, Oily Skin, Pigmentation, Blemishes, Skin Tan, Dark Circles, Wrinkles, Sagging Skin, Ageing Skin, Dull Skin, Acne, Black Heads, White Heads, Stretch Marks, Dry and Chapped Lips
  • Yoga and Meditation: Wellness Yoga, Daily Yoga, Clinical Yoga, Disease based Yoga Therapy, Personalized Yoga Training, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Pranayama, Breathing Exercises, Pranayama Therapy, Meditation, Auto-Suggestion Therapy
  • Diet and Nutrition: Wellness Diet, Ayurveda Diet, Diet Counselling, Diet Consultation, Ayurveda Cookery Classes, Ayurveda Cooking Demonstration, Disease based Personalized Diet Charts, Prakruthi based Diet Charts

Patient Counselling: Professional Stress, Domestic Stress, Phobia, Marital Problems, Sexual Problems, Learning Problems, Unexplained Stress, Panic Disorders


Why Ayurveda is special?

Ayurveda is the science of life and the healthcare system that promotes healthy living and a preventive lifestyle. Ayurveda considers every person as an independent entity and a specific combination of Tridoshas. Hence health status of every person is unique so also is healthcare. Even though a protocol exists for a particular mode of treatment or medicine, the same is  customized after evaluating the health and other related factors of the user

5 Ps: Unique features of Ayurveda healthcare

  • Personalized Healthcare Protocol: Personal profile of the individual including the constitution, age, genetic makeup, living environment, lifestyle, and many other markers are evaluated to design a personalized health protocol for a person.
  • Preventive Healthcare: Preventive Healthcare is to establish wellness in society. Ayurveda through its Swasthavrutha principles has always emphasized prevention and has stressed the need for health education on Dinacharya-daily routine, Rutucharya-seasonal regimen, Aahara-healthy food, Nidra-sleep, Vyayama-exercise, Vegadharana-udeerana-addressing the physical and mental natural urges, Sadvrutha-social conduct. The awareness and practice help to reduce the risk factors and hence assure primary prevention. Through health education, early detection of disease and morbidity reduction is possible, and hence secondary prevention is assured. Ayurveda health education and implementation in all homes every day improve the quality of life of both sick and healthy people which is tertiary prevention. “
  • Promotive Healthcare: Promotive healthcare is to attain optimum health with optimum immunity and a healthy sound mind. Ayurveda has specialties of Rasayana and Vajeekarana for optimum health and vitality.
  • Predictive Healthcare: the knowledge of Prakruthi or analysis of the genetic makeup of a person helps to create a personal health profile and to predict the possible risk factors based on the Dosha status of the person. This helps to design a lifestyle to prevent or mitigate a probable disease occurrence. For example, osteoarthritis is a probability in a Vataprakruthi person which if known earlier can be prevented or mitigated with proper lifestyle modifications and preventive therapies.
  • Participatory Healthcare: Ayurveda attributes complete healthcare to the participation and action of four elements of an efficient doctor, effective medicine, an empathetic attendant, and more than all a trusting patient. Persons are to be equipped to be knowledgeable about their healthcare and transform them into expert patients enabled experience of their health status. The world is now encompassing the Ayurveda concepts of “One Health” and “health is an individual responsibility” and it is the responsibility of the Ayurveda community to popularize the same in the society

Why Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda Every day every home Ayurveda always?

With this motive in 2022, National Ayurveda Day focused on the theme to inculcate Ayurveda every day in every home to benefit the whole population of society. The ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ campaign is just not limited to India, instead aims to reach globally. Ayurveda has been recognized as a healthcare delivery system in about 30 countries and the campaign aims to propagate the benefits of Ayurveda to these countries and beyond.

What are the details of the Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda campaign?

Initiated on the 7th National Ayurveda Day on the 23rd of October 2022 the campaign is held as a 6-week-long celebration to include more than 5,000 events nationally and globally.

Objectives of 7th Ayurveda Day:

  • Promote Ayurveda into the mainstream, globally.
  • Explore the potential of Ayurveda to contribute to National health policy and National Health programs
  • Reduce the burden of disease and related morbidity and mortality by utilizing the potential of Ayurveda
  • Focus on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles
  • Start confidence-building measures among the public for adopting Ayurveda for primary health care
  • Create Ayurveda awareness among the new generation of youth and promote Ayurveda principles with contemporary adaptations
  • To present proof in public and academia of Ayurveda being an evidence-based scientific medical system’

What is the significance of the 7th National Ayurveda day celebration?

Ministry of AYUSH Government of India has set the theme of ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ for National Ayurveda Day 2022 to spread awareness of the importance of adopting Ayurveda in every household ‘for a healthier home, a healthier community, and a healthier nation.’

The aims are to popularize predictive prevention of probable forthcoming diseases, their mitigation and management, and a customized individualistic promotion of better quality of life and better health

The campaign focuses on creating awareness of Ayurveda principles, the body’s constitution, and life forces with a special diet, herbal medicines and therapies, Yoga, Meditation, and other supportive methodologies

Ultimately the goal and significance of Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda are to move from Ayu to Deeraghayu, Deeraghayu to Sukhayu, and Sukhayu to Hitayu. Enhance longevity, live long comfortably, and live comfortably with optimum health

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    • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility SARATHY AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL DOCTORS’ PANEL
    • Dr. Ariya VS Resident Medical Officer


What is healthy ageing?

WHO defines Healthy ageing as creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Ageing is a natural process and staying 10 years younger in health status compared to actual age may be termed healthy ageing. One cannot expect the same health status of the 20s in the fifties, but one can expect the health of the 40s if the lifestyle is healthy and as per Ayurveda standards

What is the branch of Ayurveda that deals with ageing and its management?

Jarachikitsa or Rasayana Chikitsa is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with ageing and the management of ageing. Cleansing and nourishment of tissues are part of the treatment process in Jarachikitsa

What is functional ability of healthy ageing?

Functional ability is defined as a person’s capabilities to meet basic needs, learn, grow, make decisions, be mobile, build and maintain relationships and contribute to society. Healthy ageing is the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age Functional ability is measured in terms of the intrinsic capacity of the individual, relevant environmental characteristics and the interaction between them. The intrinsic capacity of a person is the mental and physical capacities that include daily life activities such as the ability to walk, think, see, hear and remember and is dependent on factors such as the presence of diseases, injuries and age-related changes

What are the common changes in old age and what are the healthy means to address them?

Heart and blood vessels: Stiffening of the blood vessels causes the heart to work harder to pump blood leading to high blood pressure (hypertension) and other heart-related problems. Moderate physical activity, healthy Ayurveda principles-based diet, healthy habits, stress management and good sleep help in reducing the risk

Musculoskeletal System: Bones weaken, height is reduced, fracture possibility increases and muscles lose strength, endurance and flexibility leading to problems in coordination, stability and balance. Enough protein, Vitamin D3 and calcium along with moderate physical activity help to keep the system healthy. Ayurveda external therapies are the best option

Digestive System: Constipation and bloating are the main problems due to a sedentary lifestyle, weakened enzymes and other medical conditions. A healthy diet, healthy eating habits and enough water are the remedies

Urinary System: Increased frequency of urination and incontinence are common problems. The tendency may disturb sleep also.  A healthy diet, regular bowel movement, reducing bladder irritants like alcohol and regular Kegel exercises are the preventive measures. Yoga postures like Mahabandha are very useful in the condition

Brain Functions: Changes in the brain can lead to forgetfulness and decreased cognition. Staying socially active, mentally alert, regular engagement and a healthy daily routine can help retain good brain function. A spoon of cow ghee in die is very helpful for brain functions as well as joint health

Eyesight and Hearing: Cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases affect people at that age. Hearing issues include diminished hearing are common issues. The practice of regular Ayurveda Dinacharya helps in managing the condition

Teeth and Oral Health:  Gaping, cavities, loosening of gums, dryness and other teeth issues are common age-related changes.   Regular brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, Kavalagraha, Oral massage and regular dental check-ups help manage teeth issues

Skin: Skin thins, dries up and loses elasticity and glow. Sagging, wrinkling, age spot and skin tags are signs of ageing.  Regular Abhyangam, enough water and a healthy diet are the preventive means

Weight Management: Balancing nutrition and weight through diet is a major challenge. Decreased physical activity also contributes. Hormonal balance, Proper daily routine, regular moderate physical activity and a  healthy diet with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fibre foods and lean meat help to manage weight

Sexuality: Cultural and social environment, vaginal dryness in women, erectile dysfunction in men and physical weakness contribute to reduced sexual activity. It is important to stay sexually active. Physical intimacy without intercourse, foreplay, regular exercise and other means helps to stay sexually active and feel young

Emotional Health: Empty nest syndrome, changes in the family, illnesses, losing loved ones and the need to limit physical activities and profession may contribute to emotional vulnerability. Hormonal changes are also culprits. Active lifestyle, staying connected and increased engagement with partners help to manage the crisis

Ageing is a natural process that is not preventable. Acceptance and living healthily are the keys to happy healthy old age. Ayurveda is one of the promotive health care systems for healthy ageing

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Headache Home remedies
Ayurveda Home Remedy for Headache

Minor changes in the life routine can be the cause of minor health issues spurting from the changes in physiology. Most of these get corrected on their own while others can be corrected with simple home remedies. Any ailment that does not get corrected within half a day of taking a home remedy requires medical attention. It is to be noted that a home remedy is not a complete treatment instead it is a means of complementing the body’s self-healing mechanism. It is important to know the type of headache. Cold, Sinusitis, Migraine, Tension Headache, and Cluster Headaches are the most common headaches out of which cluster headaches are the commonest

What are the simple home remedies for headaches due to cold?

  1. Add to your moisturiser a few drops of any volatile essential oil like Karpooradi Thailam or clove oil or lemon grass oil or any other simple essential oil that can reduce pain, inflammation, and congestion. Mint oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender oil, Teatree oil, Rosemary oil, Sambrani (Frankincense oil), Chamomile oil, etc. are a few suggestions. Apply this mixture to the forehead
  2. Boil water with select herbs as available and advised by your doctor and take steam inhalation. Any aromatic or intense-smelling herbs or vegetables may be used for the purpose
  3. Warm a soft cloth on any hot surface and place it on the painful part of the head and the congested nose to get rid of the headache and congestion due to a blocked nose and sinusitis
  4. Mix Rasnadi Choornam mixed with lime juice and apply it on the forehead. Rest for half an hour with eyes closed
  5. Prepare Chukkukaappi and sip it hot for cold-induced headaches. Cover boil crushed available spices ginger, pepper, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, etc. with a small piece of jaggery for 7-10 minutes. Add a few crushed leaves of Tulasi or Rosemary

What are the home remedies for tension and stress headaches?

  1. For stress- related headaches apply sandal paste over the forehead and rest for half an hour
  2. Mix rose water with milk and apply on to the forehead
  3. Make a paste of home-grown rose petals with milk and apply it to the forehead. Any calming petals may be used for the purpose. Make sure they are not sprayed with chemicals
  4. Apply Kachoradi Choornam mixed with water or milk on the forehead
  5. Prepare a warm drink with crushed coriander seeds boiled in water and sip slowly

What are the home remedies for migraine headaches?

  1. Dim the lights and rest in a calm soothing room preferably with music
  2. Drink enough water at least 3 liters per day
  3. Never skip meals and avoid sugary or spicy fast food in meals. Go for bland soft semi-solid food
  4. Practice Pranayama as prescribed by your clinical yoga doctor
  5. Include food with magnesium like bananas, pumpkin seeds, ash gourd seeds, flax seeds, etc.
  6. Massage the scalp with a few drops of virgin coconut oil

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What are the symptoms of common cold?

Change of weather always brings in attacks of cold with it. Viral cold attacks are very common these days. Common symptoms include itching of the nose tip, sneezing, heavy-headedness, blockage of ears and nose,  watering of the eyes, sore throat, hoarse voice, headache, mild fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and disturbed sleep. Few occasions present with an earache, toothache, etc. It is always to understand the symptoms and manage the situation with simple home remedies and proper rest

When to seek medical attention for the common cold?

Monitoring is required to see that the symptoms do not progress. If they do so medical advice and care have to be considered. Over medication for a simple cold is better avoided. The three principles to take care of cold is to have the right food, stay warm, and take adequate rest. Extreme symptoms of cold are severe throat pain, severe ear ache, splitting headache, high fever, continuous cough, and extreme fatigue. These are to be attended immediately by a doctor to avoid complications like pneumonia

How to take steam inhalation?

For ages cold has been managed through steam inhalation. Plain steam and herb infused fortified steams are used to treat cold. The most efficient and user-friendly steam inhalation device is a wide-mouthed common kitchen vessel with boiling water in it. Steam is inhaled by covering the head to retain the steam inside. Inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose and vice versa is the best means to take steam inhalation. Take steam till you break out into sweat all over the neck and face. It is always good to have intermittent gaps between bouts of inhalation. This eases the strain on the neck and also prevents the facial skin from getting irritated. Do not add any balms into the steam water

What to apply before and after steam inhalation?

Apply any cold balm with mint, lemon grass oil, or camphor on the forehead and warm sesame oil on the face before steam inhalation. Apply the balm and massage the forehead, above the eyebrows, above the nose, on the nose bridge, and the ala of the nose gently. In other areas of the face sesame oil or any cream may be used as a precaution for a possible burn and dehydration. Once you break out into sweat dab the face clean, sip a cup of warm water, and relax. While you sit with your eyes closed a herbal pack of turmeric and coriander powder mixed with warm lemon juice can be applied on the forehead for half an hour to get better results.

What herbs can be used for steam inhalation?

Tulsi leaves, (holy basil Ocimum sanctum), crushed black pepper, radish leaves, mint leaves, rosemary, eucalyptus leaves, cedar leaves, pine leaves, betel leaves, crushed ajwain seeds (betel leaf Piper betel) or a handful of diced cabbage may be used for steaming. Singularly or together. Any herb with a volatile oil is suitable for steam inhalation. Locally available fresh herbs like chrysanthemum, etc. can also be tried for steaming

What Ayurveda medicines are useful for steam inhalation?

Rasnadi Choornam, Karpooradi Choornam, Panchagandha Choornam, Trikatu Choornam, Karutha Vattu, Halin drops, etc. may be used for the purpose only with advice and prescription from an Ayurveda doctor

How does steam inhalation work?

The moist, warm steam helps to ease irritation along the respiratory tract right from the nose to the lungs. It reduces the swelling in the blood vessels and mucus membranes in the nasal passages. The moisture also helps to loosen and thin the mucus accumulated in the sinuses and enables easy drainage of mucus. The result is decongestion and easy breathing

What care should be taken while having steam inhalation?

Be careful as you are handling boiling water and you may scald to various degrees. Do not steam after a meal. Do not steam while you are very hungry or sleepy. Consult your doctor if you have diseases like diabetes, heart ailments, hormonal issues, vertigo, etc.

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What is Karkitaka Kanji or Monsoon medicated porridge of Kerala Ayurveda?

Karkitaka Kanji is the medicated porridge widely popular in Kerala as part of Karkitaka Chikitsa or Monsoon Regimen practised as per Kerala Ayurveda traditional health care. The porridge is usually prepared with Navara rice, a special variety of rice, an assorted set of herbal powders and spices, coconut or cow or goat milk, cow ghee, jaggery and rock salt. Though there are few regional variations to the porridge recipe, the core principle and ingredients remain the same. Karkitaka Kanji is an adaptation of Kerala Ayurveda aligning with the regional tropical climate and socio-cultural fabric of the society

What are the benefits of Karkitaka Kanji?

Karkitakam is the Malayalam month, the first day of it which falls on 17th of July marks the transition from the dehydrating debilitating harsh Uttarayana to the nourishing calming strengthening Dakshinayana. The settled rains, cleaner water bodies, potent mature herbs and a cooler atmosphere make the season perfect for a holistic body-mind-spirit rejuvenation. The chilling winter, harsh summer the thunderous heavy down pour, the polluted water, surge in vector borne communicable diseases, and many other similar factors batter the health of the population and play havoc with the metabolism during the Uttarayana period between 14th January to 16th July. The imbalance of the Tridoshas especially the Vata Dosha has to be corrected to ensure health for the whole year ahead which is physically and mentally.

Karkitaka Kanji is a nutraceutical diet formula which is light, hydrating, nourishing and is capable of correcting the digestion, restoring the macro-micro metabolism and reinstating the physiology. Karkitaka Kanji and Karkitaka Chikitsa together rid the person of the stress, wear and tear on the body and mind caused by the life activities, diseases and a demanding routine. The combo also prepares the person to tackle the demands of the year ahead. In short, it is a complete overhauling and reassembling of the complex machinery of the organ systems and the battery of reactions that sustain and maintain life in a person

What are the ingredients of Karkitaka Kanji?

Ingredients (for 2 persons):


  • Navara Rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)
  • Broken raw rice/Broken red rice/Yavam diabetic rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)

Herbal Powders (available with most reputed Kerala Ayurveda pharmacies)

  • Chandrashoora: Garden cress: 2 teaspoons
  • Dashamoola Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Trikatu Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Dashapushpa Choornam: 2 teaspoons

Spices (roasted and coarsely powdered)

  • Methika-Fenugreek: 2 teaspoons
  • Jeeraka-Cumin: 2 teaspoons

Taste Maker

  • Jaggery: 3 teaspoons powder
  • Rock salt: Quantity sufficient
  • Cow ghee: 1 teaspoon

Cooking Medium

  • Water: Quantity sufficient

Diluting Additive

  • Coconut milk: Quantity sufficient

How is Karkitaka Kanji prepared?

  • Wash and drain the rice
  • Boil half litre of water
  • Heat a thick bottomed pan and add ¼ teaspoon of cow ghee
  • Add the drained rice and roast the on a low flame for 5- minutes
  • Add boiling water, rock salt to taste and the herbal powders
  • Cover and cook on moderate flame for 15-20 minutes
  • When the rice is soft, add powdered jaggery or jaggery syrup
  • Cook on low flame for 10 minutes
  • Keep stirring
  • When the consistency is soupy, thick and well blended switch off the flame
  • Add the crushed spices and stir
  • Add remaining ghee and stir
  • Add coconut milk and stir for 5 minutes
  • Take care to stir so as to avoid curdling of coconut milk

What are the accompaniments of Karkitaka Kanji?

  • Pathila Thoran or any seasonal sautéed greens
  • Chutney made by crushing ginger, garlic, shallots and bird’s eye chilli garnished with lime juice and rock salt
  • Medicated warm water spiced with tulasi, cinnamon and cloves

How is Karkitaka Kanji served?

  • Serve hot
  • To be taken as breakfast or dinner
  • Serve in a terracotta or brass bowl
  • Use a raw jackfruit leaf spoon or a copper spoon
  • Sit on floor or chair cross legged (Sukhasana) while eating the Karkitaka Kanji
  • Avoid talking or use of gadgets
  • Eat slowly

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What is Triphala?

Triphala is probably the most popular of the Ayurveda medicines. Triphala literally means 3 fruits.  The powder, coarse or fine of the ripened berries of three tropical trees mixed in equal proportions is Triphala.  The berries of Triphala are Hareetaki or Kadukka or Harada, Vibheetaki  or Tannika or Baheda and Amalaki or Nellikka or Amla. These three berries when combined together emerge as a very potent formula with a wide range of medicinal properties and hence are used as a medicine for a host of illnesses and also as a Rasayana to maintain wellness. For therapeutic purposes, the berries are combined either equally or in varied proportions for varied treatment outcomes and results.

What are the special attributes and properties of Triphala ingredients?

Charaka Samhita describes the specialties of each ingredient of Triphala. The word Hareetaki means it is the fruit that kills or destroys diseases and makes the person bask in the glow of health. The predominantly bitter-astringent berry with the scientific nomenclature of Terminalia Chebula contains chebulagic acid, chebulic acid tannic acid, and gallic acid. The word Vibheetaki means fearless of diseases and its scientific nomenclature is Terminalia bellerica. The astringent fruit contains chebulanic acid and chebulic acid

The greenish glossy gooseberry fruit with all the five tastes except salt embedded in it. Unlike the other two berries, the Vitamin C-rich immune-boosting Amalaki or Amla with the scientific nomenclature Emblica officinalis is generously used as food and medicine. It is predominantly sour with the sweetness oozing out at the end of the bite when eaten raw.  Thus, Triphala has all five tastes except salt and is a natural source of Vitamin C. Hareetaki and Vibheetaki are astringent while Amalaki is sour. The other three tastes of bitterness, pungency, and sweetishness are inherent in various proportions in the berries. The salty taste is absent. In combination, Triphala is primarily astringent in taste with a tinge of bitterness

How is Triphala prepared?

  • The well-ripened, undamaged berries are collected in season from an unpolluted location
  • These berries are sorted, cleaned, washed, and dried in shade taking care to prevent molds, contamination, and infestation
  • The dried berries are crushed to separate the rind
  • The crushed rind is powdered as either coarse or fine powder as per the requirement
  • The powder is stored in a clean airtight container at 28-350C away from direct sun, wind, and rain
  • The shelf life of Triphala powder is 6 months
  • Liquorice or Yashti Madhu is added to Triphala to prepare Triphaladi churnam
  • For enhanced and fortified therapeutic clean fruit rind of the Triphala berries are soaked in water, ground into a fine paste, smeared on an iron vessel, allowed to dry scraped off after 24 hours, and powdered. This is very useful in anemia and eye diseases

What are the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of Triphala?

Triphala is a good adaptogen with anti-oxidant and anti-aging Rasayana properties. Judicious use of Triphala helps to improve quality of life and retain youthfulness. Triphala is capable of reducing the proneness to disease and disease morbidity of our body and mind.  Triphala also means three benefits or results. Triphala pacifies all the aggravation and vitiation of three Doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and ensures the three benefits of the health of the body, mind he soul. Soothing the three doshas, Triphala removes the physical and mental difficulties that we commonly see. It is a safe drug that can be used in children, adults, and the elderly alike

Triphala has been used in several diseases such as constipation, flatulence, bloating,  IBS with constipation, obesity, diabetes, prediabetic condition, cholesterol, etc.  Triphala can also help absorb iron content in people with anemia.  Triphala is one of the most important medicine in the treatment of eye diseases.  Triphala decoction used for washing or irrigation is very good for healing diabetic ulcers, varicose ulcers, and other non-healing chronic ulcerations and wounds. Triphala is used in hair fall, hair loss, and skin allergies.  Triphala decoction is also a good disinfectant. Triphala is used in cancer and its evident chemoprotective property makes it a useful medicine between two sessions of chemotherapy for cancer.

What is the dosage and what are the precautions to be followed while using Triphala?

The dosage of Triphala is very important. Though it is relatively a safe drug, continuous use can be habit-forming, especially about bowel movements, and also there is a possibility of developing drug resistance. The general dose of Triphala is usually 5-10 g in adults i.e., one to two teaspoons. Overdose may cause dryness. To prevent or mitigate dryness it is advisable to include a teaspoon of sesame oil or cow ghee in food within six to eight hours of consuming Triphala


  • Diabetics and pregnant women should use Triphala strictly under supervision
  • Triphala should not be used with milk
  • Milk should not be used for 1 hour before or after taking Triphala
  • Triphala should be used as a prescribed medicine
  • Triphala should not be continued for long durations unless advised by an Ayurveda doctor
  • Dosage of Triphala is also important. Overdose, wrong timings, and wrong diet like milk immediately after or before taking medicine can lead to side effects
  • No medicine is completely safe. If medicine has a potent action, it can also react if not properly used

What are the combinations of Triphala and what are the common Ayurveda medicines with Triphala?

Combinations: All three berries are combined in equal proportions generally. Variations include 1:2:4 or 1:2:3 combinations. Senna is added for constipation. Iron is added for anemia. Nethra Triphala is used in eye diseases

Common Medicines: Triphala Choorna, Triphala Kashayam, Triphala Ghritham, Triphaladi Thaila, Triphala Mashi and Triphalaguggulu

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Summer is the time for occasions, celebrations, outings, travels and trips. Summer is spring time of joy and pleasure with the fresh leaves, flowers and fruits creating a magic in nature. Every season causes changes in the working mechanism of humans and makes the person to certain diseases. Summer is also the time for many diseases of which skin diseases are an important cause for concern. If one is aware and follows the Vasanta-Greeshma Charya or the summer regimen advocated in Ayurveda it is always possible to take measures to prevent the summer skin diseases or to mitigate the ill effects  when they manifest.

These are more situations for the skin to get exposed to the summer heat, humidity, dry winds, ultra violet radiation, dust, insects, pollens, chemicals and other triggering factors that can cause a host of major and minor summer skin problems. The high prevalence of insect swarms like the bees, mosquitoes, ants, beetles, etc. may cause stings or vector borne skin diseases.  The environmental pollution caused by stagnated water in water sources, accumulating garbage and air pollution also contribute towards  skin diseases.  Majority of the skin problems of summer include discoloration, swelling, bumps, brittles, pus and eruptions. Itching, stinging, burning, discomfort and pain are experienced due to these skin problems.

What are the common skin diseases in summer?

  1. Heat rash or miliaria rubra: Due to excessive heat, the overworked sweat glands get obstructed due to which sweat is not released and gets accumulated under the skin causing rashes and small itchy blisters. Heat rash is very itchy and uncomfortable.

Remedy: To prevent or cure bathe twice a day using water boiled with konna (Cassia fistula) leaves, ramacham (Chrysopogon zizanioides) and neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves Wear loose fitting fine cotton clothes and drink plenty of boiled water intermittently

  1. Folliculitis: Swedavarodha Vidhradhi: Each strand of hair on the body grows from a sac called follicle.  When these follicles get infected, folliculitis happens as soft itchy burning painful reddish soft bumps. Folliculitis can occur anywhere in the body, but are more common in sweaty hairy areas like face, scalp,  armpits, chest, neck, thighs and genitals. The infection may affect one or more hair follicles.

Remedy: Remedy is to keep the hairy body parts clean and maintain proper personal hygiene by bathing twice daily with any astringent medicated water like Nalpamaram or thyme. This condition can be preventing by observing Rutushodhanam treatment of mild purgation just before the start of summer. 5-10 neem leaves made into a paste with jaggery and eaten every morning on empty stomach at the start of summer as a preventive measure is helpful in people prone to folliculitis.

  1. Acne breakouts: When sweat mixes with microbes, bacteria and oils in the skin, it can block the skin pores leading to breakouts or flare ups in acne prone people like teenagers, girls with PCOS, hormonal disturbance conditions, oily skin, etc.

Remedy: Mix multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) and Eladi churna into a paste with decoction of neem leaves, apply on the face as a pack and when it starts to dry, washed off gently using warm water. Pat dry the face. Sugars, oily food, sleep deprivation and stress should be avoided.  Wash used sweaty clothes, headbands, towels and hats before using them again.

  1. Back Acne: Exercising, outdoor activity, non-absorbent clothing, travelling, use of panthenol based conditioners or over sweating in summer can trigger flare ups of back acne.

Remedy: Wear absorbent cotton clothes. Tie up the hair. Do not use excessive oil on hair. Clean the back properly. Take a bath in boiled water with neem leaves, turmeric (Curcuma longa), konna leaves and chittamrit (Tinospora cordifolia) stem

  1. Oily sticky skin: Summer heat and ultraviolet rays can stimulate excessive oil secretion making the skin glossy and oily. Hard cleansers and alcohol-based toners used to manage this may lead to dehydration making the skin to pump more oil to make up for the water loss.  The result is oilier skin.

Remedy: Avoid cleansers with ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulphate, mineral oil, petroleum and petroleum as they can choke the skin and block the pores.   Instead, ayurvedic medicines such as Lodradi Churna can be used. Wash the face with plain warm water and pat dry every two hours

  1. Skin discoloration-Vyangam-Melasma: Ultraviolet radiation and heat are the main causes for hyperpigmentation. Skin is exposed more to both in summer than at other times of the year. For anyone prone to pigmentation, flare-ups are frequent in summer, as the sun triggers melanin cells.

Remedy: Using SPF 30 Ayurveda sunscreen lotions can greatly reduce the chances of suntan, blemishes and discoloration. Exfoliate the skin with medicines such as eladi churna and milk. Use a natural skin lightener with vitamin C and Vitamin A.  Find out the causes for Vyangam and seek treatment for it. Panchakarma treatment will be beneficial.

  1. Dry itchy skin-Dehydrated Skin-Twakrookshata: When the air is hot and dry, it can cause be dry itchy skin especially when people alternate between air conditioned indoors and hot outdoors, stay outdoors when sun is high up in the sky, use chlorinated swimming pool or water parks, etc.

Remedy: Use the shower as soon as you step out of the pond. Stay in buffer zone before stepping in or out of air-conditioned interiors. Use coconut or almond milk as body wash. Avoid soaps and body wash labeled “antibacterial” or “deodorant”.  Bathe in medicated warm water instead of hot water.

  1. Body odor: Body odor is a delicate socially embarrassing situation and it is more common during summer due to excessive sweating.  The bacteria that grow profusely due to the heat, humidity and sweat in body folds such as arm pits, under necks, thigh folds, etc. produce hydrogen sulphide and thus body odor.   The apocrine glands in the armpits secrete apocrine that is broken down by the bacteria into fatty acids that omit a unique aggressive odor.

Remedy: Personal hygiene, Nalpamaram decoction body wash, plenty of water intake and avoiding spicy oily food can prevent body odor. Natural fragrances like fresh jasmines, roses, etc. can be used in wardrobes

  1. Sun Allergy and Sun Burns: Hives, itchy skin rashes, reddish burning spots, blisters and crumpled skin can happen when exposed to direct sun rays. Sun allergy can be caused by medicines like doxycycline and ketoprofen.

Remedy: Protect the skin from sunlight by wearing covering, light colored, absorbent, loose cotton clothes. Use SPF 30 sunscreen to prevent radiation from UVA and UVB rays that can damage the skin.   In case of feeling severe dehydration drink water at body temperature in sips and avoid gulping refrigerated cold water that immediately lowers the body temperature and creates a shock like situation.  Apply cold milk with a clean cloth on the sun-exposed skin. Dashamoola ksheeradhara is advised as treatment in Ayurveda. Milk creates a soothing protein film that can help alleviate sunstroke. Cucumber and melons have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties and hence their paste can be applied on the skin affected with sun stroke.

  1. Heat boils heat: This is a painful condition known as Furuncles and is caused as an infection by the bacteria that breed on moist and sweaty skin.

Remedy: Personal Hygiene, Panchakarma, Raktamokshana and Virechana are the treatments in Ayurveda. Use buttermilk, coconut water, sugarcane, oranges, lemons and fresh seasonal fruit juices.  Eat plenty of green vegetables and succulent salads to cope with the summer heat.  Avoid spicy, oily fried food and limit the intake of tea and coffee as much as possible

  1. Fungal infections: In summer, fungal infections are very widespread. The fungus grows on the outer layer of the skin, especially in a dark moist and warm environment, as on the covered feet or waist or genitals causing severely itchy discolored rashes and patches.

Remedy: Keep the body parts aerated and clean. Do not share or reuse clothes, socks, shoes and accessories. Wash or disinfect them before using again. Wear breathing clothes such as cotton. Use neem leaves for bathing and eladi churna for washing

  1. Viral infection: Chickenpox and measles are commonly found in summer. Rashes with high fever need immediate medical help
  2. Pollen allergies/insect bites and itching: Pollen grains that spread from flowers, insect swarms like spiders, mosquitoes, ants, bees, etc. are common and prevalent in summer and hence pollen skin allergy and insect bite or sting allergy are also very common.

Remedy: If the bite or sting appears to be severe, medical help should be sought.  Baking soda and rose water paste or sandalwood and rose water may be applied as first aid after removing the sting or pollen. Paste of Vilvadi pill with Tulasi juice (Ocimum sanctum) or wash with Triphala decoction are advised as Ayurveda first aid. Apply cold tea bag as compress

What are the preventive lifestyle changes advised to keep summer skin diseases at bay?

  • Add gram flour and multani mitti in rose water or milk and make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes.  Wash it off with cold water.
  • Use clean and hygienic dried rose petals, sandalwood paste from the temple, cinnamon, thechipoo (Ixora coccinea flowers), pichi poo (Jasminum angustifolium flowers), jasmine, neem leaves, etc. in the bathing water
  • Apply cold curd or yogurt directly on the rashes. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.  Wash it off with normal water
  • Mix 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar in 2 tablespoons of water. Apply it on the affected area with cotton.  Wash it off after 10 minutes
  • Add 3-4 drops of  kumkumadi oil in bathing water
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored, fully covering soft light absorbent cotton clothes. These are called breathing clothes
  • Exercise outdoors in the coolest times of the day like early mornings and between 7-8 pm
  • Make sure the skin does not lose its hydration. Drink half a glass of water every half an hour. Medicate drinking water with herbs like crushed coriander seeds, dry ginger, lemon grass, sandalwood paste, cardamom, nutmeg,  Karingali bark (Acacia catechu), etc.
  • Use protections like umbrellas, sunglasses, hats, etc.
  • Dry the sweat with soft clean absorbent wipes
  • Change the underwear at least 2-3 times a day
  • Use cool foot wear like canvas shoes
  • Avoid heavy creams or ointments that may block skin pores
  • Avoid harsh soaps that may dehydrate the skin
  • Make sure the bedroom is well-ventilated

For more details and queries on post-natal care please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. Gayatri S BAMS MS Dip Cosmetology YIC,  Chief Consultant Department of Women Health and Fertility Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital
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