22.Herbal Ayurwedic Foods

It's amazing just how many herbal treatments and cures there are in Sri Lanka. Almost every herb, vegetable and fruit has a wide variety of medicinal properties. In short, there's a cure for every ailment if you know herbs well enough. Herbal medications are also becoming popular exports in Sri Lanka. One of the commonest herbs with an array of medicinal uses is 'Welpenela'. Its botanical term is Cardiospermum halicacabum and some of its other names are heart seed, black liquorice and balloon vine. It is found aplenty in markets and growing in many a home garden. This small and delicate wiry climber can be used to treat piles, rheumatism, nervous disorders and chronic bronchitis. Its power lies mostly in its leaves which can also be used as a poultice for skin diseases. A paste of the leaves is a dressing for sores and wounds. Crushed leaves can also be inhaled to relieve headaches and the seeds used to
relieve fever and body aches.

Bittergourd ( Karawila)

The leaves of the Bittergourd plant or 'karavila' can be crushed and the juice massaged into the scalp for a good growth of hair and to help prevent hair loss. The 'karavila' fruit, bitter as it is, increases the flow of milk in nursing mothers, when eaten in sufficient quantities. Juice extract from karawila is drunk by diabetics and get immedite result.


Cucumber, popular in salads, is a herb which is known to keep the
kidneys healthy. Cucumber seeds when roasted, powdered and made into
a coffee-like drink have been known to relieve colic. Thin slices of
cucumber placed on tired eyes is supposed to have a soothing effect.
For sore eyes, the flowers of the pomegranate (Punica granatum)
tree known as 'delun' can give great relief. The buds of the tree are
boiled and the infusion given to stop chronic diarrhoea especially
in children. The same infusion also relieves bronchitis.
Bleeding from the nose can be checked by powdering the flowers
of the pomegranate tree and applying it on the bleeding area.


The intriguing jak fruit is extremely nutritious and medicinal.
Jak (Artocarpus reterophyllus) comes in two varieties in Sri Lanka.
They are soft or 'vala' and hard or 'waraka'.
The latter is more popular than the soft.
The bark of the jak tree is used mainly for medicinal purposes
including sprains and fractures.
Tender jak which is known as 'polos',
can be made into a delicious curry and, in the diet of ancient Lankan royalty
this was a dish that was rarely absent.
Nursing mothers are given 'polos' and boiled jak to increase milk.
'Polos' curry also helps those recovering from diarrhoea,
because 'vala' or the soft ripe jak is a laxative which can
be eaten as it is. It helps clear the bowels and assists in digestion.
It also helps relieve bronchitis when kept in bees honey and given
to the patient each morning. 'Waraka' or the hard jak variety is
beneficial to diabetic patients.
The leaves are dried, powdered and made into
a coffee-like drink to be given to diabetics. A
ccording to an ancient recipe the ripe jak leaves are pounded
and fried in gingili (sesame) oil and given to the diabetic patient
each day. It is hard to imagine that such a simple recipe can be a
cure for diabetes but the fact that it has been mentioned often in
ancient books is proof of its efficacy.


Another important fruit-medicine is the 'nelli'.
This is a small, green sour fruit with a very high quantity of vitamin C.z
There is hardly any disease for which the 'nelli' is not used either
singly or in combination with other herbs.
The 'nelli' is given to strengthen the retina
and improves weak and defective vision. If dried 'nelli'
is soaked overnight and the juice extracted and drunk each morning,
it makes a good laxative. Leaves boiled and applied on skin eruptions is
said to be beneficial. The ground leaves are said to cure eczema.
Two tablespoons of 'nelli' mixed with a tablespoon of bees honey,
taken regularly each morning helps reduce bleeding piles,
while raw 'nelli', sour as it may be, improves complexion.
Half a cup of 'nelli' juice twice a week helps keep bowel movements
in order.

gotukola (sentella asiatica)

this is known as remedy for hey fever and catarrh.
It has a high content of vitamin A and folic acid.
It's commercially available now as a herbal and in capsule form.

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21.Spice Products with Highest Quality.

Cocoa Milk

Ingredients :

  • 01 Tea spoon of cocoa powder

  • 02 Tea spoons of milk powder / canned milk / condensed milk etc.

  • 02 / 03 Drops of first quality red banana essence.

  • 01 Cup of prepared hot tea / 01 cup of hot milk

Method of preparation

Mix cocoa powder, milk powder and banana essence with a spoon in a tumbler by adding a little bit of hot water then while stirring pour the cup of prepared hot tea into the mixture in the tumbler. sugar only if required or desired.

A cup of cocoa milk prepared without tea (instead of 01 cup of prepared hot tea, 01 cup of hot milk) in the evening promotes and stimulates sleeps.

Spice Tea

Ingredients :

  • 01 Teaspoonful of spice Tea ( composed of cardamom, Ginner, Cinnamon, Coriander, Anise, Cumin Seeds etc. )

  • 02 Cups of boiled water.

  • 02 – 03 drops of natural vanilla essence

Method of preparation

Put 01 Teaspoonful of spice tea into a tumbler and add 02 cups of boiled water, close the tumbler for 02 – 03 minutes and sift the content with a tea sifter, add 02 – 03 drops of vanilla essence and stir. Add sugar if desired or required. The spice tea stimulates the body and medicinally effective against phlegmatic disorders, stomach aliments, influenza, common cold. flatulence etc

Recommended as a drink of prophylactic during the winter

Dish of Meat or Fish Curry (Sri Lankan Curry Recipe)

  • 01 Tablespoonful of brown / green curry powder

  • 01 Onion

  • 04 pips garlic

  • ½ lemon

  • 01 small piece ginger

  • 01 teaspoonful of chili powder

  • A few curry or bay leaves

  • 02 – 03 drops of almond essence ( If required )

  • A pinch of saffron powder

  • 01 small piece cinnamon

  • 03 corns cardamom

  • 01 tea spoon of ……………

  • Small pinch of salt

  • 01 cup of coconut milk / non sweetened condensed milk

  • 500 grams of meat or fish (chopped or sliced )

Method of preparation

Cut onion fine. fry them together with cinnamon, cardamom and curry leaves when the onions are brown, add the finely cut garlic and ginger. Once the garlic is brown, add the rest of ingredients. Cut and washed meat or fish together with 01 tea spoon of vinegar and stir, then add 01 cup of coconut milk. Let it cook on a medium fire till the content is cooked then let it simmer on a slow fire for 15 minutes. If you need a thick sauce, ½ a cup of yoghurt can be added

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20.Herbal Beauty Products

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood Oil is a natural cosmetics and a beauty – care which has been used by Asian community from time immemorial. Sandalwood oil replenishes skin health restoring natural moisture balance, leaves skin smooth & moisturized

Direction: Before beds first wash your face with warm water and dry well with a towel then apply ½ - 01 drop on the face and massage avoiding eyes and lips. Helps against dry skin, wrinkle, senile spots, freckle, blackhead ,seborrhea, (break out of acne).

Helps against cellulite, clogged pores, hard skin (callus), skin eruptions, scaly conditions, carotenes. etc., Apply 01 -02 drops and massage gently in the evening on the affected area in the morning wash it off with warm water and soap.

Put 01 – 02 drops in to the bathtub, (when the water is warm). Mix 01 – 02 drops of oil with 10 ml of 100% pure alcohol and dissolve in the water).

Put 01 – 02 drops into sauna, oil lamps and evaporators.

Sandalwood Beauty Cream

Sandalwood Beauty Cream is an indigenous Ayurvedic product made out of herbs 100% natural origin. A light refreshing soothing formula that tones the skin without excessive dryness, helps replenish natural skin oils, improves overall skin health leaves skin smooth & petal soft.

Directions: As a day cream; before leaving for work first wash the face and dry well with a towel then apply and massage with a sufficient quantity of cream on the face and the neck. As a remedy for skin diseases for external use: first clean the affected places with warm water and apply the cream mornings and evenings against eczema, rashes, dermatitis, neuron dermatitis. multiple sclerosis (MS), sun allergy, prickly heat and after shaving

Aloe-Vera (Jelly Form)

Refreshing non-oily nights cream that removes deep embedded dirt & surface oil, refreshes skin, sooths inflammations & controls skin irritations. Restores dry / chapped skin, leaves skin smooth & fresh. A powerful 100% oil – free moisturizing formula. Soothes & relieves sunburn and damaged skin. Nourishes & restores natural moisture balance, improving skin health. Leaves skin cool & refreshed.

Directions: Apply enough amount of Aloe-Vera on the affected areas mornings and evenings especially for sunburns, burns and blisters. As a night cream, before bed first wash the face with warm water well then apply the jelly and massage softly on the face and other required places.

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19.Herbal Products

Herbal Tooth Powder

Herbal tooth paste is methodically manufactured with 24 natural Herbal Medicines and mixed with pure dental care with an ancient Ayurvedic formula. Reduces the formation of tarter in the teeth and sticky substance in gums destroys Germs and Bacteria, helps against pyorrhea and gingivitis, and keeps the mouth fresh throughout the day. This is unique in Herbal Tooth Paste
Dentists have discovered that regular use of tooth pastes with fluoride and drinking water which contains more fluoride could lead to Dental Flores’s, a disease which leads to formation of patches and severe brown discoloration of the entire crown with a roughened surface

Citronella Oil

Mix 05 drops with a ½ liter of water and spray in the toilet, lavatory, office etc., as a disinfectant against germs, bacteria, insects, ants etc., and keeps fresh fragrance in the surroundings.
Put 03 drops into an oil lamp or an evaporator in order to keep mosquitoes away

Citronella Milk (Cream) Protective Insect repellent

An effective natural formula, free from synthetic repellent agents, completely skins friendly herbal substances. Citronella Milk is highly resistant against mosquitoes, bugs and other small flies
Directions :Shake well the con container and apply a sufficient amount on exposed areas of the body, and continue at every 03 – 04 hours ( only in the tropical countries.)

Cinnamon Oil

Pure cinnamon oil derived from cinnamon leaves is highly effective against shivering cold, toothache, earache, bad – breath (halitosis) etc...

Against freezing – Apply a little quantity of cinnamon oil under nails on hands and on feet, foot soles, temples, and back of the ears.

Against tooth pain – Put a drop into a piece of cotton and place on the tooth. when saliva accumulates spit it out. continue the process 05 times and also against pain in the gums and dental infections. When children are teething apply ½ - 01 drop on their gums

Against ear pain – A little quantity of cinnamon oil mix with a small piece of cotton wool and put into the canal of the ear and let it work until you feel better.

Against bad – breath - ½ - 01 drop of cinnamon oil mix with a small glass of water and gargle

King Coconut Based Herbal Hair Oil

King Coconut based herbal hair oil is made out of pure ingredients derived from herbs. It ensures health of the hair and promotes the growth of hair, prevents the loss of hair & split ends, improves the beauty by remedying those conditions that make hair thin and lifeless. King coconut hair oil nourishes hair and keeps the natural colour bright.

Take 01-02 teaspoons and apply on the scalp then massage gently, pummel and pinch systematically about 05 minutes and cover with a towel, let it work overnight and in the morning wash it out with a mild shampoo continue with the process twice a week for a period of 02 months.

Sun-Tan Lotion (Coconut oil based)

King Coconut Oil Based Sun – Tan Lotion is prepared with cleansed ingredients derived from indigenous herbs. Prevents prickly heat, sun allergy, blistering and promotes dark brown skin. ( In the case of thickening of oil, heat the bottle by keeping near the fire or near an oil lamp & dissolve well ).

Shake the bottle well and apply the quantity required on your wish, before embarking on sun bathing and in case your skin is too much sensitive for the sun first king coconut sun-tan and your sun cream there on, secondly

Natural herbal flower based therapeutic oils

Natural herbal flowers based perfumes are fragranced only with naturally extracted fragrance oils & fragrance compounds. We promote the fragrance of nature

Jasmine Oil - Luxury Oil - Osaka Oil - Rose Oil

03 – 04 drops with a piece of cotton wool to keep in toilets, bed rooms, vehicles, offices etc., and as a body perfume or deodorant.
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Body Massage

Whole body massage is always given with different types of oil depending on the body type (i.e. vata, pitta, kapha, or a combination). The massage can be performed with a combination of strokes including tapping, kneading, rubbing, and squeezing. It is very beneficial for general rejuvenation, skin and musculoskeletal conditioning or problems such as obesity, body aches, and pain. Sharpen memory reduce body fat, improve skin tone and enable peaceful sleep.

Head Massage

When oil is applied to the head, it gets absorbed into the scalp through the roots of the hair. This nourishes, lubricates, and strengthens the hair roots and the skin of the scalp preventing hair loss and premature greying. It improves circulation to the head, relaxing the muscles and nerve fibres. This helps to refresh both the mind and the body, relieving tension and fatigue and improving the complexion.


Piccichil is a very special form of massage that involves the continuous dripping of lukewarm medicated oil onto the body of the patient from pieces of cloth dipped in oil, as the masseur massages the body with gentle strokes. It must be done under medical supervision. Piccichil is normally prescribed for gentle health and rejuvenation, as well as rheumatic condition and paralysis.

Face Massage & Face Pack

A fresh and radiant face means you feel beautiful and more confident in dealing with day-to-day work. It would not be incorrect to say that in most cases, the face is the index of the mind. These beneficial oils go deep into the tissues, relax the facial muscles, tone up the skin and even improve the eyesight and nervous system.
Face Packs are softer and more porous types of face masks. Very similar in action , they improve circulation as well as cleanse and tauten the entire face. Because they are soft, they allow the skin to breathe more and are gentler than masks.

Back Massage

The massage is performed on the back and along the spine. Back massage can have profoundly relaxing effect, lowering stress levels, easing pain and inducing a blissful state of repose.

Hand Massage

Hand Massage works deeply by stimulating acupuncture points and energy meridians that run through the hands to the tips of the fingers. And, like foot reflexology, the hand has areas that are associated with the various organs and systems within the body such as stimulating the kidney area in the centre of the palm. This helps the body deal more easily with the extra toxins that you release through the hand massage.

Leg Massage

By stimulating the circulation, massage brings blood and nutrients to the legs and helps to prevent varicose veins. Gentle stroking up the legs towards the lymph nodes can help to reduce puffiness or swelling in the lower legs. Help to reduce accumulation of cellulite, the dry skin and flabby thighs.


The same medicated powders are for this will help to Reduces excess fat, Promotes healthy skin and vibrant complexion, Prevents and reduces wrinkles, Cures dryness of the skin.

Neck & Shoulder Massage

Special herbal oil is applied to the neck and the shoulder to release muscular spasms, rheumatic pain and stress related conditions as the neck and the shoulder area is so often stiff and tense. This is due to the neck muscles having to continuously to support the head and also many people habitually hunch their shoulders, making the muscles at the sides of the neck very tense.

Foot Massage

During foot massage, special attention is focused on the “tender spots”. This massage produces a reflect effect on the internal organs as well as creating a combined soothing and invigorating effect. Massage of the feet prevents and cures dryness, numbness, roughness, fatigue, and cracking of the heels. It strengthens walking and running.

Netra Basti

Washing the eye with medicated oils. It is an ancient treatment from India to relieve the tensions that are trapped in the eye socket that can result in poor eyesight, pain, fatigue, and that sunken, sallow look. Traditionally, this treatment is used to improve eyesight and nourish the nervous system via the eyeball as it connects directly to the eyes, soothes away wrinkles, enhances color and depth perception, creates a sense of ease and acceptance, and promotes a deep feeling of contentment.
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17.Ayurvedic bio energies

Ayurvedic bio energies

Vata - air
Kapha - phlegm Pitta - bile

Chinese bio – energies
Yin - negative
Yang - Positive

The European humorous

The Doshas and Related Parts of the Body
Each parts of our body comes under the influence of one of the three doshas


Gall Bladder

Small intestines
Large intestines

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16.Treatments for wellness and health

“ AYURVEDIC” treatments give you a long healthy life style.

Any genuine Ayurveda treatment must be based on the theoretical and practical knowledge of Ayurveda that has been proven to be an effective healing method over thousands of years. The foundations of Ayurveda rest on essential columns that represent the holistic approach of the Ayurveda method
These ‘columns ‘ are :
The qualification of the Ayurvedic doctor
The treatment methods ( various massages using healing oils
and baths using healing herbs )
The Ayurvedic medicines
The Ayurvedic diet
The behaviour of the spa guest during and after treatments.

Through “ Ayurvedic treatments“, deeper connection exactly creating in between body and the mind. It is just a natural ailment preventing system focusing a holistic system. Your may feel the pure concentration of energy and balance. Actually, it is very important at “ Ayurveda “. In fact, the balance of body and mind based on each person’s individual consultants.

“Ayurveda” is a unique components speaking treatment that gives you a holistically refreshment. “ Ayurveda “ treatments are divided in to two parts.

Oil treatments.
Herbal treatments.

OIL TREATMENTS. ( Senahana )

Head massages
The skull is massaged with auspicial oils. This helps hair to grow and also helps to darken the hair if necessary. It also helps hair to grow if there is a loss of hair. This massage also helps all skulls problems.

Facial massages

This special treatment for the face helps remove pimples and give a smooth complexion. For every dry skin and very oily skin it helps to balance and makes the complexion clear. It is good for facial nerves and keeps you looking young you looking young.

Body massages
The nerves and all parts of the body can be cured of its skin problems after this oil massage. It is specially good for dry skin and also good for the skin complexion. This body massages with oil also helps to reduce fatness quickly.

Foot massages

This is a special method for cure kidney problems. Foot massage also helps the body to relax. “ shirodara “ is a very useful for ailments such as headache, migrants, eyes and any mouth problems.

Herbal treatments. ( Sweedana )

Herbal Bath.
Herbs are boiled and the water is used to fill the bath tub and the patient lay down. It helps to remove diseases in the body. It also invigorates the skin and helps to reduce weight.

Herbal water treatments.
This is a special treatment for the adults. Herbal water is used for a bath.

Herbal steam bath.
Herbal steam is inhaled and the sweating helps to relax the body. It is specially useful for reducing fatness.

Milk rice fermentation.
The body fermented with milk rice. This helps to get rid of body weakness and also helps to the build up of body muscles. It also helps for dry skin

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15.Your Body


Here is a checklist of the main characteristics of each main dosha type from which it is possible to establish your dominant dosha. The most common disorders to which each type is particularly prone are also listed together with recommendations of diet, exercise, lifestyle and Ayurvedic treatments to counter the effects of excessive dosha.

Prakruti ( the physical constitution )
It is important for doctor and patient to understand the concept and functions of the doshas, so that no treatment is offered which works against a predominant dosha. The individual constitution is evaluated to form the basis of the Ayurvedic diagnosis. Until this is established, no effective treatment or regime can or should be recommended. Imbalance leads to ill health.

The ages of dosha dominance
Kapha – related problems are common from birth to the age of twenty
Pitta – related problems are common between the ages of twenty and fifty years.
Vata – related problems are common after the age of fifty years.

Characteristics of Kapha
A moderate to sluggish appetite: heavy sweating ; profuse but infrequent urination; large, soft stools: melodious speech; a businesslike approach: a good memory; careful decision making; thrift and care with money; a tendency to save and conserve; monogamy; lethargy and passivity; a love of Pease and quite and familiar places: a love of good food; a dislike of cold, damp conditions

Health problems associated with kapha :
Hypertension; heart disease: circulatory disorders; diabetes; gall bladder problems; eczema; asthma; sinusitis; bronchitis

How to live with kapha
Avoid eating foods high in kapha
Eat hot and spicy food
Avoid cold and raw food
Do not snack between meals
Avoid fatty and fried food. Meat and meat products and excess oil
Avoid alchohol consumption and control addictions to sweet food
Choose heating, bitter, pungent and astringent food
Take walks after meals
Avoid a cold environment
Take warm baths and wear warm clothing
Avoid excess sleep
Cleanse the body with panchakarma therapy regularly
Massage the body with kapha oils engage in daily physical activity

Characteristics of Pitta

A strong appetite; a tendency to sweat; frequent need to urinate; loose stools and a tendency to diarrhoea; loud speech; care with money: a tendency to jealousy , ambition and egotism; a passionate and dominating sex drive; a love of sport: an interest in politics; a love of luxury; a dislike of heat

How to live with pitta
Avoid eating foods high in pitta
Eat vata and kapha increasing food
Eat cooling food ( drinking cold water, eating ghee and
taking suitable oils are beneficial )
Eat a high proportion of raw foods, i.e. – salads, fruits and vegetables; avoid pickles,
fizzy and acidic drinks and reduce your intake of fruit juice
Avoid excess alcohol, salt, tea and coffee
Choose sweet, bitter and astringent food
Take yoghurt after meals
Drink plenty of liquids
Try to maintain a cool environment – bathe in cool water
Swimming in cold water, taking walks in moonlight and living near water are all
beneficial activities for pitta types
Massage the body with pitta oils
Do not expose the body to too much sun

Characteristics of Vata

A variable appetite; little perspiration; Frequent but sparse urine; hard, dark stools and a tendency to constipation; a highly original and creative mind; a poor to average memory; indecisiveness: rapid speech; wastefulness with money: nervousness and shyness; a tendency to anxiety and depression; a high sex drive ( or none at all ); a love of travel; high mobility: a dislike of cold weather and strong winds.

Health problems associated with vata :
Heart problems; disorders of the nervous system; anxiety; tension; hypertension; depression; migraine; irritable bowel syndrome.

How to live with vata
Avoid eating foods high in vata and eat pitta – and kapha increasing food.
Eat moderately warm food ( warm milk is a beneficial drink );
avoid cold or frozen food.
Choose sweet, acid and salty foods; avoid hot and spicy food,
and reduce your intakeof nuts and seeds.
Massage with vata oils.
Use steam baths with vata oil applications.
With the supervision of an Ayurvedic practitioner ,
cleanse the digestive system and body
with oils,salty liquids, Ayurvedic Preparations and panchakarma
methods regularly.
Avoid excessive physical activities.
Make sure to get plenty of rest and listen to relaxing music.
Meditate every day.
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All disease processes point to a crisis of undigested food toxicity in the body. PANCHAKARMA constitutes the foremost purification therapy, because it reverses the disease mechanism which carry toxic waste product from the digestive tract into the tissues of the body. The name incorporates the core of the treatment. The five primary actions which AYURVEDA uses to purify the body of everything foreign to it.

1. Therapeutic vomiting. ( VAMANA KARMA )
2. Therapeutic cleansing of the head and neck. ( NASYA KARMA )
3. Therapeutic purgation. ( VIRECHANA KARMA )
4. Therapeutic purification and rejuvenation of the colon. ( BASTI KARMA )
5. Therapeutic withdrawal of blood. ( RAKTHAMOKSHANA KARMA )

However, it is more than just these five purification and rejuvenation procedures . It is a three stage process, in which the five core treatments serve as the focal point .

PURVAKARMA. [ Preparing the body to unload stored toxins.]
PANCHAKARMA .[ Five main procedures of the treatment.]
PASCHATHKARMA . [ Post treatment procedure.]

PURVAKARMA [ Preparing the body to unload stored toxins ]

These treatments helps to loosen the toxic residue of undigested food and move it out of the deep structures into the Gastro Intestinal [ G.I ] tract, where Panchakarma’s main therapies can then eliminate it. The most important process used to prepare the system for cleansing is ‘’SNEHANA’’ [ OLEATION] and ‘’SWEDANA’’ [ HEATING]. Without suitable and sufficient oleation and heating of the body, THE MAIN PROCEDURE OF PANCHAKARMA, will not be achieved. [DEEP CLEANSING]


The first step of preparatory procedure, saturates the body with HERBAL and MEDICATED oils. The saturation takes two forms - External oleation, where the pressure of these strokes varies, relative to the pressure of sensitive points. .Also the pressure is geared to push generous amounts of herbal oil into the pores of the skin. During the process, the skin actually absorbs a significant amount of oil. PATIENT’S CONDITION. Both the massage techniques and the HERBS, allow the oil to penetrate deep into the tissues to loosen the grip of the toxic residue of undigested food lodged there.


Internal oleation consists of taking prescribed amount of warm herbal clarified butter first thing in the morning, and in the afternoon, on an empty stomach.THESE TREATMENTS CONTINUE FOR SEVEN DAYS after the seventh day, the oleation becomes counter productive, as there is nowhere else for the oil to go. Certain classical signs indicate oleation completion. The body is well lubricated internally and externally. The skin displays a soft and shiny appearance. Elimination is healthy. Both urine and fecal matter may smell like clarified butter, and the urine may look brighter than usual. The skin and hair become softer. Strength, enthusiasm,energy and clarity of mind all increase.

The therapeutic application of heat to the body is the second major aspect of the preparatory procedures. The main purpose of therapeutic heat is to dialate the body’s channels so that the oleations objective of removing the toxic residue of undigested food from the structures of the body can be easily achieved. Dialating the body’s internal channels creates a free pathway for the removel of toxins and waste products as the toxic residue of undigested food leaves, rigidity and stiffness in the structures of the body are reduced giving the body greater flexibility and suppleness

For steam bath, a special box or a bed, in which the patient lies down on the back is used. Every part of the body is exposed to steam except the head, because it cannot tolerate high temperature. Herbal steam is released in to the steam box according to the needs of the patient. The duration of treatment is seven to ten minutes, or until sweat begins to be on the face and forehead.The signs of effective and complete steam bath including sweat, a redish colour to the skin and warmth in the body, with no chill or stiffness. The patient should feel light and more enthusiastic, as the heat liquefies the toxic residue of undigested food, and its heaviness decreases. Though, steam bath is an important preparatory procedure, it is not appropriate for people with heat diseases or hypertension since the heat may cause a rise in heart rate and blood pressure. Patients with anaemia or leukemia also cannot tolerate the temperatures.

SHIRODHARA [ Head Oil Bath ]

This treatment drips warm oil in a steady stream on the forehead, particularly on the brow in the region between the eyes. It is often added to the rejuvenation programme because it uses oils made with special herbs that calm the central nervous system. It quiets both the mind and the senses which allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to release stress from the nervous system. This, in turn improves mental clarity and comprehension. Shirodhara usually given for twenty minutes, every day during a Seven day treatment period. The masseure administers the oil in a thin stream which flows from a copper vessel hung approximately six to eight [ 6 to 8 ] inches above the patient’s forehead.


Pinda Swedana means heating with a soft rounded mass during the process a bolus of hot rice that has been cooked with special herbs to pacify functional intelligence in the body, is soaked in a herbal milk concoction of nutritive herbs. The hot bolus is then rubbed vigorously over the entire body, focusing on the muscle tissues and joints. It is usually performed after oleation, for about ten (10) minutes in most cases, and twenty (20) minutes for more severe conditions. It improves muscle tone and nourishes bodily tissues of muscles,and functional intelligence in the human body.It is highly benificial for treatments of Facial Paralysis or Hemiplegia and other degenerative muscle disease such as Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Atrophy. The patient cannot expect to gain results from this procedure with only one or two treatments. It is usually administered as a complete separate treatment programme for 3 to 4 weeks or performed in a series over a period of time.


Those under going this programme gain the maximum from it if they focus completely on the healing process taking place.That is why,an equally important part of “PANCHAKARMA” therapy, has to do with the patient's “ LIFE STYLE” during the process Certain changes in one's diet and daily routine are necessary to insure the greatest results.

The Diet prescribed during treatment by the Ayurvedic Physician constitutes a key element in the therapy. The ideal “PANCHAKARMA” diet consists of light, nourishing and easily digestable foods, such as steamed vegetables .

Meditation each day significantly supports successful treatment. Even more benefit comes when meditation is preceeded by gentle stretching and breathing exercises of “ASANAS and PRANAYAMA” designed to refine physiological functioning, and alternate nostril breathing exercises.

Taking rest is another key aspect of AYURVEDIC knowledge of proper life style, which promotes the quality that imparts curiosity, inspiration and creativity in the mind. .A major key to resting is to go to bed early, and wake up early. If we sleep when nature sleeps,and wake, when nature wakes, we attune our lives to nature's cycles , instead of resisting them.

AYURVEDA prescribes two types of exercises to enhance the quality of life. The first is cardiovascular or aerobic exercises which stimulates muscles, metabolism and increases oxygenation. Gaining energy by exercising is the second form of exercise recommended by AYURVEDIC knowledge of proper life style. There are three specific exercises called, Suriya namaskar (sun salutation) Yoga asanas, and Pranayama.

PANCHAKARMA ' s Five main procedures

The body normally uses three routes to eliminate waste products and toxins. The Mouth, Anus, and pores of the skin.The three doshas act as the vehicle which carry the toxic residue of undigested food either upward, downward or out through the periphery. through the functional intelligence, move these impurities from the deep structures to the Gastro intestinal tract and from there to the body's three main outlets.


VAMANA is not for every one. It is usually administered only for KAPHA related disorders. These include: all lung problems, bronchial, asthma, allergies, chronic colds, rhinitis, diabetes mellitus (prameha), Arterio sclerisos , rheumatic diseases, arthritis and some chronic skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and leukoderma. It is also beneficial for some viral disorders, like Herpes zoster.

NASYA KARMA ( Thearapeutic cleansing of the head and neck)

This poocedure purges and rejuvenates the tissues and organs of the head and neck. It introduces medicated oils and powders into the nose, the nearest access and outlet to the organs of the head. Nasya is indicated in diseases of the head and neck . It is used for dry nasal passages as well as sinus congesion, common cold, cronic sinusitis, allergies and allergic rhinitis. It releaves chronic vascular headaches, migraine, epilepsy , and has a positive effect on degenerative diseases of the brain and mental retardation. Nasya also helps with eye and ear problems, such as dry itching and watery eyes,conjunctivities,glaucoma, hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as loss of the sense of smell.

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13.Meditation & Yoga

According to Ayurveda, the practice of yoga, which is a spiritual science of life, is a very important, natural, preventative measures to ensure good health. Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences. In India, it is traditional to study Ayurveda before taking up the practice of yoga, because Ayurveda is the science of the body and only when the body has become fit, is the individual considered ready to study the spiritual science of yoga.

The yogic practices described by the father of yoga, Patanjali, which has been in existence in India for the last 2000 years, are very useful in maintaining good health, happiness and longevity. Pantajali described the eight limbs of yoga and yogic practices.

These are
Yama Social Discipline
Niyama Individual Discipline
Asana Postures
Pranayama Breath Control
regulation of breath
Pratyahara Mental Discipline
withdrawal of senses
Dharana Concentration
Dhyane Meditation
fixed attention
Samadhi Self Realisation
absolute concentration

Yoga brings man to the natural state of tranquillity, which is equilibrium. Thus, yogic exercises have both preventative and curative value. Yogic practices help to bring natural order and balance to the neurohormones and the metabolism and improve the endocrine metabolism and thus provide fortification against stress. Yogic practices for the treatment of stress and stress-related disorders (such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and obesity) are remarkably effective.

Yoga is the science of union with the Ultimate Being. Ayurveda is the science of living, of daily life. When yogis perform certain postures and allow certain disciplines, they open up and move energies that have accumulated and stagnated in the energy centers. When stagnant, these, energies create various ailments.

Benefits of yoga
Good health
Peace of mind
Physical Beauty -Fitness
Sharpness of thoughts
Mental stability
Improvement in self confidence
Dedication to work or spiritual path

Improvement of one's talents such as
music dancing, or social service

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