Ayurveda & Siddha Tradition
Introduction to Marma & Varma Shashtra
Father of Siddha Medicine
Ayurveda & Siddha are both considered to be the most ancient medical science in India. Siddha medicine is known to be one of the most important Traditional medicine practised in India. According to the lore, Lord Shiva passed on the knowledge of medicine to Parvati, his wife. It was further conveyed from her to Nandi and finally to the Siddhas. The word Siddha is used to signify those who have attained some extraordinary powers which are called “siddhi”.
Siddha Agastiyar is the father of Siddha Medicine who has invented the Siddha medicine and also considered to be the father of Varma & Marma Shashtra .He is been highlighted in ramayana epic and also his Agastya Rasayana is anathor popular medicines in Ayurveda . Also Suryanamaskaram Which we do it today in yoga came from him as Aditya Hridayam .He is Considered to have Mastered 64 Vidhya mentioned in Agastya Samhitha where he has revealed secrets of Ancient wisdom. He was Master of Nadi Astrology & Vedic Astrology with your Thumb Print with time, date of birth and place of birth we can know your future which is still Practiced in Vaitheeswaran Kovil,Tamil Nadu , India which is quite popular in Sri Lanka. He is an Immortal sage who has written the First Tamil language Grammer Tolkāppiyam by his student under his guidance dates back more than 5000 BCE.
The powers pointed towards the discipline of mind and its control over the body and were established with the practice of Yoga and medicine this was achieved. In South India, the traditional Tamils or Dravidians Siddha is the mother medicine. The people identified with the development of such a Siddha school of thought became known as Siddhars
Marmas are also called Varmas in Tamil Siddha medicine in south India are more ancient then ayurveda marma Points clamined by some the experts in Tamil nadu . Other Indian martial arts like vajramushti (iron fist), malyutham (Indian wrestling) were practised in ancient times. During one instance, Duryodhana in Mahabharata was killed by Bheema through the attack on specific marma points in his groins and thighs. In Ramayana, Ravana was killed by Rama by an arrow shot in his naval.
Varma acts at the root level, namely the arteries (blood vessels that transport pure/oxygenated blood to various sections of the human body, organs, and muscles). In addition to the linked Varma points, veins (those vessels that transfer the electrical impulses also instructions from the Brain to the parts/organs for action) and nerves (those vessels that carry the electrical impulses also instructions from the Brain to the parts/organs for action) are all repaired. When the body's blood and electrical flow are restored, issues disappear, and this is true Holistic Wellness. It is a curative therapy that provides a long-term cure to all or most medical conditions/situations.
108 points are regarded as extremely vital and critical. The "7 Chakras" in our human body play an important part in Varmakalai as well. Most medical issues & circumstances are caused by damage to particular Varma points & chakras in our bodies and have a simple treatment when treated by a therapist also Aasan. The therapy entails a process of activating and giving life to particular Varma points, repairing the roots, purifying your Chakras, soul purification, Vedic nutrition, and some specific exercises that will aid in achieving the desired outcomes for the patient's various conditions.
According to Varma Shashtra there are different kinds of varma points some them are podu varma, nakku varma , thodu varma , Thattu varma etc located different parts of our body . Depending on where is the Blockage of Prana flow needs to be considered it could be due the season, time or planetary Affiction also.
Sage Agastya was the guru of Siddha Bogananthar who is also known as Bo-Yang
Siddha Boganathar a Chinese Siddha
Exchange of knowledge between Chinese medicine & Indian Medicine
Bhoganāthar or Bhogar, the Jñāna Guru of Babaji, in the poem "Bhogar Jñāna Sagarama" who is also known as Chinese siddha and important siddha in 18 siddha tradition states that the great Siddha Kālangi Nāthar initiated him in Jñāna Yoga (supreme self-knowledge).
Kālangi Nāthar was born in Kaśi (Benares). He attained the immortal state of swarūpa samādhi at the ago of 315, and then made China the center of his teaching activities. He belonged to the ancient tradition of Nava (nine) Nāth sadhus (holy ascetics), tracing their tradition to Lord Shiva.
There are nine important shrines associated with this tradition, five of which are in the Himālaya Mountains: Amarnāth (where Shiva first taught Kriya Yoga to his Shakti partner, Parvati Devi), Kedarnāth, Badrināth (India), Kailāsanāth, (Tibet) and Paśupatināth (Nepal).
Meanwhile, Bhoganāthar practiced Kundalini Yoga in four stages.
The first three stages arc described in a later chapter on "The Psychophysiology of Kriya Kundalini Pranayama". Bhoganāthar chose the Palani Malai (mountain) in what is now southwestern Tamil Nadu as the site for intensive yogic practice (tapas) for the final stage. He attained swarūpa samādhi at Palani, through the grace of Lord Muruga, or the eternal youth, "Kumāra Swāmi".
The Kumāraswāmi temple at Palani became the epicenter of his activities. He visited many countries astrally, and physically and through transmigration. In one of his songs Bhoganāthar claims to have flown to China at one point in a sort of airplane which he built: he held discussions with Chinese Siddhas before returning to India (Kailasapathy, 1969, p. 197-211). His visit to South America has been confirmed by accounts left by the Muycas of Chile
He then settled in Tamil Nadu on a hill Known as Palani, he introduced Chinese Salts which he called Sheena karam (we still haven’t figured this one out) and the art of Chinese porcelain making. He went to Courtallem to visit the Adi guru Agastya (who was initiated by Lord Shiva himself) and the Siddha academy
Kriya Kundalini Yoga was later thought to be Mahavatar Babaji by Siddha Boganathar, who was mentioned in the famous book Autobiography of a Yogi by Swami Paramahansa Yogananda has written that the deathless avatar has resided for untold years in the remote Himalayan regions of India, revealing himself only rarely to a blessed few.
It is Mahavatar Babaji who revived in this age the lost scientific meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. In bestowing Kriya initiation on his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji said, “The Kriya Yoga that I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century is a revival of the same science that Krishna gave millenniums ago to Arjuna; and that was later known to Patanjali and Christ, and to St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples.
This Great Siddha, Boganathar, was also the Guru of Mahavatar Babaji. In China Boganathar became known as Lao Tzu or Bo-Yang. Lao Tzu was a famous philosopher and the founder of Taoism. He was also the author of the Tao Te Ching.
At Kataragama,Srilanka Babaji met his guru, the great Siddha Bhogarnatha. This is why he had been led to this place. He performed intense sadhana for a long time with him. Bhoganathar conferred many powers on him, including the secret of “Kaya Kalpa,” or the method of preserving the body in a youthful state for thousands of years. Babaji still looks like a young boy even though he is centuries old.
A mission to China and transmigration
Kālangi Nāthar decided to enter into samādhi in seclusion for 3,000 years. He summoned Bhoganāthar telepathically from Tamil Nadu to China to take over his mission. Bhoganāthar traveled by sea, following the trade route. In China, he was instructed by Kālangi Nāthar in all aspects of the Siddha sciences and brought of the Indian medicinal knowledge in China this is where there was an exchange of knowledge between Chinese medicine and Indian medicine took place near Xinjiang province, according to some experts where the Tamil culture existed in ancient times.
Hinduism in China, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 7th Century AD Ports of China in Guangdong and Quanzhou provinces, mainly by Tamil Hindu traders who had been welcomed by Chinese and who had established residencies (diaspora communities) and built Hindu temples while they facilitated and served the needs of Sino-Indian trade in a wide range of goods)Tsung-Ling route (now through Kashmir) was the route that helped monks and travellers from China bring Buddhism into China; along with Buddhist texts, many ancient Hindu texts and ideas were also carried into China. The archaeological evidence of Hinduism's presence in ancient China comes from Lop Nur and Kizil Caves in Xinjiang province, where carvings of the deity Ganesha, another mural of a scene from Ramayana epic with Hanuman, and frescoes of other Hindu deities. These have been dated to be from 4th to 6th century AD.This route is also credited with spreading some Hindu ideas and arts in north-central China by 5th century AD, into provinces as far as Shanxi, as evidenced by caves 7 through 9 of Yungang Grottoes in Datong, dedicated to various Hindu deities such as Vishnu and Shiva.
Some Herbal preparation and use of the kaya Kalpa herbal formulae to promote longevity, also known as The Pill of Immortality was an elixir or pill sought by Chinese alchemists to confer physical or spiritual immortality. The search for the pill was started several centuries BC, and continued until 500 AD and was often based on gold where we need to know that in Tamilnadu in Siddha medicine known as thanga bhasmam (Gold Medicine).Bhogathar is an expert in making kaya Kalpa medicine
After Kālangi Nāthar entered into trance, Bhoganāthar assumed his teaching mission to the Chinese. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and has changed little over the centuries as we already know.
To facilitate this, he transmigrated his vital body into the physical body of a deceased Chinese man, and thereafter went by the name "Bo-Yang". "Bo" is a derivation of the word "Bhogam" which means bliss, material and spiritual.
This bliss, for which he was named "Bo-Yang" is experienced when the Kundalini shakti, the feminine primordial yin energy awakens, passes up to the crown of the head, the seat of Shiva, the masculine yang pole, in the Sahasra cakra at the summit of the head and unites with it. The result of this integration of feminine and masculine parts of the being, or union ("Yoga") of Shakti and Shiva, Yin and Yang, is Satchidananda: Absolute Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.This kaya kalpa enabled Bhoganāthar to transform the Chinese body over a period of 12,000 years, during which time it developed a lustrous golden color with the help of powerful Herbal Preparation
(The physiological transformation to the state of swarūpa samādhi was, however, completed only later, at Palani temple in the final phases of Kriya Kundalini Yoga and related practices.Palani Temple ,Tamil Nadu,India
Bo-Yang, known as Lao-Tzu, founder of Taoism
After this incident with the Chinese disciples, Bo-Yang became also known as Lao-Tzu, and was accessible for nearly 200 years, and trained hundreds of Chinese disciples in Tantric Yoga practices, wherein semen and sexual energies are conserved and sublimated into spiritual energies. The advanced techniques which he taught involve raising the energies from the mūladhāra cakra corresponding to the perineum up to the sahasrara cakra during sexual intercourse with a spiritually minded partner, resulting in sublimated energy, tejas. manifesting throughout all the cells of the body. In the fifth century B.C., Confucius met Lao-Tzu Bo-Yang and afterwards said of him:
I know a bird can fly, a fish can swim, and an animal can run. For that which runs, a net can be fashioned; for that which swims, a line can be strung. But the ascent of a Dragon on the wind into heaven is something which is beyond my knowledge. Today I have met Lao-Tzu, who is perhaps like a Dragon. Among the Chinese, particularly, the Taoists, the Dragon is the symbol of Kundalini Shakti, the primordial force.
At the end of his mission to China, about 400 BC, Bhoganāthar, with his disciple Yu (whom he also gave the Indian name Pulipani) and other close disciples, left China by the land route. As recorded in the Taoist literature, at the request of the gatekeeper at the Han Ku mountain pass . Lao-Tzu crystallized his teachings. He did so in two books, the Tao Ching, with 37 verses, and the Te Ching with 42 verses
Second Mission to China
Later, after the period of the Six Dynasties (220 to 590 AD), Bhoganāthar returned with some Tamil disciples to China. He left his mission in Tamil Nadu with Pulipani, the Chinese Siddha. During the construction of the Brihitīswarar Shiva Temple in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, around 900 AD.
Bhoganāthar advised its builders as to how to raise the eighty ton capstone to the top of the temple, more than 200 feet high. This was done through his disciple Karuvoorar and another Tamil disciple who acted as intermediaries and through messages tied to the legs of courier birds, like today's homing pigeons.
At Bhogar's suggestion a gradient ramp five miles long was built, up which the stone was pulled to the top of the temple. This was one of the most remarkable engineering feats of all times. About this time he also advised King Raja Raja Chola & son Prince Rajandra Chola of Tanjore to build a small shrine dedicated to one of his greatest disciples, Karuvoorar, behind the Bhrihiteeswarar Shiva Temple.
The relationship between the Chinese and Cholas dates back to the second century BC. Ancient Chinese scholar Ban Gu had told that China had sent its ambassador to the court of the Cholas. Ban Gu in his work the Book of Han (Ch'ien Han Shu) had, written that he had seen many unprecedented objects which are unseen at China at the city of kuvangtche. Berend, an acoustics expert, annotates that the city named by Ban Gu is analogous to the ancient Chola city Kanchi (the present-day's city of Kancheepuram at Tamil Nadu, India). This proves the Long relationship of Kanchi with China 11th century and the Last remains of chola kingdom found a lot of Chinese porcelain was found .
Palani Temple ,Tamil Nadu
Palani temple & Yoga samadhi of Chinese Siddha Bhogathar and visiting Chinese pilgrims.
About Mahaavathar Babaji
PALLAVA DYNASTY & TANG DYNASTY
In 520AD Bodhidharma, Daruma was the Buddhist monk was Pallava prince the 28th patriarch of Buddhism, hailing from India. Bodhidharma founded Chan Buddhism and Zen Buddhism. Bodhidharma is the father of Shaolin Kung Fu.
This is where Bodhidharma taught some of the concepts of Yoga animal forms and Ayurveda concepts to Chinese monks later incorporated in Chinese medicine like bone setting techniques in the Shaolin temple.
Around 470 AD, Bodhidharma was born in Kanchipuram in India, as the third son to a Pallava King, believed to be Skandavarman IV.
Bodhidharma renounced his royal life and became a Buddhist monk. Upon instruction from his guru Prajnatara, he travelled to China to spread Mahayana Buddhism.By around 520 AD, he reached south China.
According to Buddhist tradition, Bodhidharma, the first Zen patriarch of China, came to visit Emperor Wu around 520. The emperor told Bodhidharma that he had built temples and given financial support to the monastic community, and asked the patriarch how much merit he had gained for these actions.
Tang Dynasty strong ties with Pallava Dysnasty
This led to the 8th century, the Tang dynasty, forged a military alliance with Narasimhavarman II and made him the General of the South China to safeguard from the expanding Tibetan Empire.
Mamallapuram derives from Mamallan, or “great warrior”, a title by which the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I (630-668 AD) was known. It was during his reign that Hiuen Tsang, the Chinese Buddhist monk-traveller, visited the Pallava capital at Kanchipuram.
Narasimhavarman II (c.700-728 AD), also known as Rajasimhan, built on the work of earlier Pallava kings to consolidate maritime mercantile links with southeast Asia.Where the trade between china and India grow with China Silk and Indian spices and herbs.Kanchipuram silks is also well known for city for silk dresses in India it was said that some of the Chinese traders settled in Kanchi taught the locals to make silk .
Most interestingly, as historian Tansen Sen recorded in his 2003 work Buddhism, Diplomacy and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600-1400, Narasimhavarman II sent a mission to the Tang court in 720 with a request that would seem unusual in the context of India-China relations today.
The emissaries of the Pallava king sought the permission of Emperor Xuangzong to fight back Arab and Tibetan intrusions in South Asia. And, “Pleased with the Indian king’s offer to form a coalition against the Arabs and Tibetans, the Chinese emperor bestowed the title of ‘huaide jun’ (the Army that Cherishes Virtue) to Narayansimha II’s troops”, Sen wrote. The offer of help by the Pallava ruler, Sen noted, may have had more to do with furthering trade and for the prestige of association with the Chinese emperor, rather than any real prospect of helping him to fight off enemies in the faraway north.
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Ayurveda & Siddha Medical Science
Ayurveda & Siddha are both considered to be the most ancient medical science in India. Siddha medicine is known to be one of the most traditional medical systems in the country of India. According to the lore, Lord Shiva passed on the knowledge of medicine to Parvati, his wife. It was further conveyed from her to Nandi and finally to the Siddhas. The word Siddha is used to signify those who have attained some extraordinary powers which are called “siddhi”. The powers pointed towards the discipline of mind and its control over the body and were established with the practice of Yoga and medicine this was achieved. In South India, the traditional Tamils or Dravidians Siddha is the mother of medicine. The people who identified with the development of such a Siddha school of thought became known as Siddhars.
They documented their spiritual studies in Tamil Siddha medicine, Ayurveda yoga, and Vedic astrology depicting Siddha medicines and their concepts. So Some of these Siddhas have written books even in Ayurveda also.
EIGHTEEN SIDDHA MEDICINE TRADITION
Siddha Principes, Examination, treatment
The person is seen as a microcosm of the universe in the Siddha system. The human body is made up of the five primal elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) the three humours (vatha, pitta and Kapha) and seven physical constituents. Let’s understand Siddha medicine and its concepts in detail.
For Siddha therapy, the diagnosis approach is special, as it is created solely on the physician’s clinical expertise. This studies the pulse, speech, tongue, eye, skin, complexion, stools, and urine. This method is referred to as “Eight types of examinations;” and the pulse test is very important as it play a vital role in confirming the diagnosis.
Most Ayurvedic texts are written in Sanskrit and Siddha medicine text is written in Tamil. Both Ayurveda & Siddha uses various powerful herbs which make the human body immortal also known as kayakalpa in ancient Indian Tamil texts. Some of the ancient herbal medicines such as Ashwagandha also known as Indian ginseng, rasamani are considered to be super energy medicine for the attainment of immortality and the supreme yogic state of samadhi. But according to ayurveda or Siddha place food restrictions also known as pathya in Sanskrit before taking any medication like drug allergies or side effects needs to be considered.
So please consult a certified Ayurveda or Siddha consultant for any possible side effects before taking any Ayurveda or Siddha herbal supplements. Please don't seek any advice from yoga masters & Teachers who are not trained or certified .
Important TCM, Ayurveda & Siddha Herbs used in Indian Cuisines
Elaichi is a fragrant and savory spice that is packaged in a pod for convenience. Many people like the taste of elaichi in their pulao, despite the fact that it is normally used to prepare sweets and curries. It is recommended that you discard the outer pod and utilize the contents of the pod in powder form.
Known in English as cardamom number two.
Henna is an aromatic ingredient that is often cooked in hot ghee or oil to provide a raw and fragrant sensation. It is most effective when used to prepare curries and lentils. This spice also imparts a particular taste to the dish, and the best thing is that just a little sprinkle of hing is required to get the desired effect!
Asafetida is the scientific name for this plant.
In either whole ground or powdered form, kaali mirch is used to flavor the dish. It enhances the taste, spice, and scent of the dish by adding an unique flavor and aroma. It is one of the most important types of spices used in the manufacture of garam masala, and it is also one of the most expensive.
Black pepper is known by its English name.
4. Laal Mirch (also known as Laal Mirch)
Laal Mirch, also known as Kashmiri Laal Mirch, is a must-have in every kitchen and is the most often used spice in the world, according to the Spice Institute. When added to a meal, it enhances the spice and taste while also providing a beautiful crimson colour. It has the same effect as natural food coloring and improves the presentation of the meal. The main thing to keep in mind is that each person's spice tolerance should be taken into consideration when including Laal mirch into their cuisine.
Name in English: Red Chilli/Pepper No. 5 (Haldi)
This is among the most widely used kinds of spices in India, and no Indian meal is complete without this ingredient!
Tej Patta is an Indian term that refers to pungent leaves, which are a key element in the preparation of north Indian cuisine. These are huge leaves that have a nice perfume and taste that is akin to cinnamon in flavor and aroma.
Bay Leaf is known by its English name.
Sabut Dhaniya is the seventh member of the group.
Because Sabut Dhaniya is such a versatile spice, we couldn't leave it out of our discussion of the other spices' names. In the market, you can get both sabut dhaniya and dhaniya powder, and you may prepare them using a variety of culinary ways. This spice adds a lovely texture to the meal and is often used in conjunction with cumin, with the two spices working together to create a harmonious whole.
Coriander, also known as Ajwain, is a herb that grows in India.
Ajwain seeds have a similar appearance to cumin seeds, but they have a much stronger scent. It also has a herb-like scent and a flavor that is similar to a combination of oregano and anise.
Carom Seeds, also known as Jeera, are a kind of spice.
Jeera is a spice with an earthy and warming taste that is included in practically every Indian dish. It may be used in a variety of ways, including as seeds or as powdered jeera powder. In most cases, jeera is added to lentil and vegetable meals to give them a burst of nutty flavor and texture.
Cumin 10. Laung (in English): Cumin 10.
When discussing various kinds of spices, it is impossible to ignore mentioning laung, which is collected from clove trees. As a result, it has a powerful scent and should be used in moderation because of its strong flavor. Laung is often used with black pepper to create a mouth-watering flavor in foods.
Garam masala is a spice blend that combines many varieties of masala to generate a powdered form that is used in meals like as biryani, pulao, and vegetable curries. It imparts a deep and real taste to the meal, and many people use it in conjunction with their preferred spices in their original form to create a custom mixture.
Garam Masala is known by its English name.
12. Kasuri Methi (Kasuri Methi)
This is a dried herb that gives recipes a distinct flavor and makes them taste like they were served in a restaurant. You can use it by crushing the dried leaves and adding them to the recipe right before it is finished cooking. Also used as a garnish, it has a bitter-sweet flavor and may be eaten raw or cooked.
Fenugreek leaves are known by their English name.
Daalchini is number thirteen.
Dalchini has a somewhat sweet flavor that is somewhat reminiscent of cinnamon in aroma and taste. Numerous classic recipes, as well as many beverages such as hot chocolate and coffee, call for a bit of cayenne pepper to provide a spicy kick. It gives the drink a distinct strength and makes it more pleasurable as a result.
Name in English: Cinnamon 14 (Saunf).
Saunf is really dried fennel seeds, and it is a member of the tasty and fragrant parsley family, which gives it its distinctive taste and scent. It is a spice that assists with digestion, and it is often ingested after a heavy meal by many individuals.
Kesar is an English name for fennel seeds.
Kesar is a rare and costly spice since it comes from a faraway land. A meal may be made or broken by the intensity of the taste and scent it imparts. The finest saffron spice is plucked from valleys and used in the preparation of sweet meals and curries, among other things.
Kalonji is a member of the buttercup family and is a dark shade of black. As a result of its high concentration of antioxidants, it is utilized in the preparation of many north Indian recipes. They are a tasty spice that is used in a variety of cuisines across the globe.
Cuminum nigrum (also known as black cumin)
17. Jaiphal (also known as Jaiphala)
JAIPHAL is the interior seed of the mace plant, and it has a mild, sweet flavor. A warm taste is imparted to some recipes by using it, and it is often combined with saffron. It is used in a variety of Indian dessert dishes as well as ice cream recipes.
Nutmeg is also known as Amchoor in English.
This delicious variety of masala is prepared from dried unripe mangoes, and it is known as Aamchoor or Amchoor. Aamchoor is used to give foods a tangy flavor and to improve the overall taste. Use this spice in the making of pickles, chutney, spreads, and soups since it has a strong flavor.
Dried Mango Powder is also known as Adrak in English.
Both ground adrak and ginger powder may be used in the kitchen to prepare dishes. It provides a wide range of health advantages and may enhance the taste and enjoyment of any food. Because of its health properties, it is also utilized in the preparation of Indian kadhas.
Ginger 20. Lehsun's English name is Ginger.
Lehsun 22 has a powerful perfume that is matched by an equally stronger flavor. Some foods employ the scent and taste of lehsun to distinguish their flavor from other dishes. It is often sautéed over a high temperature, and as a result, it is important to ensure that it does not burn when cooking. You may get a variety of Indian spices from the comfort of your own home and prepare delicious recipes to your liking!
Garlic is known by its English name.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a small woody plant native to India and North Africa. Its root and berries are used to produce a very popular Ayurvedic remedy.
It’s considered an adaptogen, which means that it’s believed to help your body manage stress more effectively. Research has shown that it reduces levels of cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce in response to stress
There’s also evidence linking to lower levels of anxiety and improved sleep in people with stress and anxiety disorders
Moreover, research shows that ashwagandha may enhance muscle growth, memory, and male fertility, as well as lower blood sugar levels.
Finally, there’s evidence that it may help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system though more studies are needed.
Boswellia, also known as Indian frankincense or olibanum, is made from the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree. It’s known for its easily human studies link Boswellia to reduced pain, improved mobility, and a greater range of movement in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also help prevent oral infections and fight gingivitis
Brahmi is a staple herb in Ayurvedic medicine.
According to test-tube and animal studies, it appears to have strong anti-inflammatory properties that are as effective as common NSAIDs.Studies also link it to improvements in learning rates, attention, memory, and information processing, as well as reduced symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as inattention, impulsivity, poor self-control, and restlessness
Triphala is an Ayurvedic remedy consisting of the following three small medicinal fruits :
amla (Emblica Officinalis, or Indian gooseberry)
bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Test-tube and animal studies show that Triphala may reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, as well as prevent or limit the growth of certain types of cancer recognizable spicy, woody aroma.
Neem 25 is a natural herb that comes from the neem tree, other names for which include Azadirachta indica and Indian lilac.
The extract comes from the seeds of the tree and has many different traditional uses. Neem is known for its pesticidal and insecticidal properties, but people also use it in hair and dental products.
Neem is a strong anitioxident neutralizing free radicals that may influence the development of some conditions. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory agent.Neem has antimicrobial effects and may be effective against several types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Liquorice 26 root contains over 300 chemical compounds and flavonoids. Glycyrrhizin, the most active chemical compound found in licorice, has been studied for its medicinal properties. This powerful phytochemical has been proven to reduce body fat, heal stomach ulcers, and fight infections
t can help digestion. Black licorice can help your digestive system work more effectively. It can even ease symptoms from indigestion, heartburn and ulcers. Black licorice extracts have been linked to a
reduction in the bacteria that cause ulcers.
Punarnava 27 is a traditional ayurvedic plant that is used to rejuvenate the whole body. The plant as a whole is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, fever, edema, eye problems, stomach issues, and liver disorders.
TCM & AYURVEDA
Ayurveda and TCM have many commonalities. The focus of both the systems is on the patient rather than disease. Both systems fundamentally aim to promote health and enhance the quality of life, with therapeutic strategies for treatment of specific diseases or symptoms in holistic fashion. Almost half of the botanical sources used as medicines have similarities; moreover, both systems have similar philosophies geared towards enabling classification of individuals, materials and diseases. TCM considers the human at the center of the universe as an antenna between celestial and earthly elements. Water, earth, metal, wood and fire are the five elements of the material world. The world is a single unit and its movement gives rise to yin and yang, the two main antithetic aspects. The actual meaning of the term yin and yang is ‘opposites’, such as the positive and the negative. However, Chinese believe that yin and yang is not absolute but relative. Consistent with the modern view of homeostasis, yin and yang are interchanged to meet the view that ‘yang declines and yin rises’ or ‘yang is raised to produce a decline of yin’. The four bodily humors (qi, blood, moisture and essence) and internal organ systems (zang fu) play an important role in balancing the yin and yang in human body. Proper formation, maintenance and circulation of these energies are essential for health. When the two energies fall out of harmony, disease develops. The physician takes into account this concept while treating patients.
Ayurveda considers that the universe is made up of combinations of the five elements (pancha mahabhutas). These are akasha (ether), vayu (air), teja (fire), aap (water) and prithvi (earth). The five elements can be seen to exist in the material universe at all scales of life and in both organic and inorganic things. In biological system, such as humans, elements are coded into three forces, which govern all life processes. These three forces (kapha, pitta and vata) are known as the three doshas or simply the tridosha. Each of the doshas is composed of one or two elements. Vata is composed of space and air, Pitta of fire, and kapha of water and earth. Vata dosha has the mobility and quickness of space and air; pitta dosha the metabolic qualities of fire; kapha dosha the stability and solidity of water and earth. The tridosha regulates every physiological and psychological process in the living organism. The interplay among them determines the qualities and conditions of the individual. A harmonious state of the three doshas creates balance and health; an imbalance, which might be an excess (vriddhi) or deficiency (kshaya), manifests as a sign or symptom of disease.
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Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Overview
Chinese & Indian Herbs
Dried Ginger has been valued as a zesty spice and a reliable herb for centuries, with the first recorded uses found in ancient Sanskrit and Chinese texts. It has also been utilized in Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Unani Tibb traditional medicine practices and is now a widely known herb in most parts of the world. It is a flavoring agent in beer, soft drinks, candies, and a staple spice and condiment in many countries. Ginger essential oil has been used in a vast array of cosmetics and perfumes.
Yellow Ginger & Haldi is a solid bright yellow wood-like material that is found in its natural state. The leaves may be crushed to form Haldi powder, which is more convenient to use and can be sprinkled over meals to provide a lovely color and flavor. You may also use it to make a variety of nutritious and immunity-boosting beverages.Turmeric is also known by the English name of Tej Patta.
Mung Beans (Green Gram)
The green bean , alternatively known as mung bean, is a plant species in the legume family. It is an annual vine with yellow flowers and fuzzy brown pods. It is short duration legume crop grown mostly as a fallow crop in rotation with rice. Similar to the leguminous pulses, green gram, enriches soil nitrogen content. Mung beans are easy to digest, and, in Ayurveda, they are considered to be Sattvic food, meaning, wholesome food.
Sichuan pepper (Chinese: 花椒; pinyin: huājiāo), also known as Szechuan pepper, Szechwan pepper, Chinese prickly ash, Chinese pepper, Timut pepper and mala pepper, is a spice commonly used in Sichuan cuisine.