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Ayurvedaraj Newsletter - Mar'08

Editorial

Beauty is a subject of socio-medical importance. The base of beauty lies not on the superficial surface, but has the roots inside the healthy physical body in association with the healthy mind. One can understand this in greater depth by looking into Sanskrit term Sundara which Means meeting the mental component excellently with Physical Component, the expression of Sundara is called Saundarya The Beauty.

Maharshi Charak Ayurveda have taken the traditional principles & formulas of Ayurveda & created a unique array of services to restore balance to your whole being, address problem skin, counter the effects of stress and aging, and cultivate a genuine, lasting beauty. Each of our luxurious treatments are customized to complement your individual dosha (body type) - nourishing your skin with what it wants & what it needs.

We have seen clients through every skin issue from eczema to ulcers by using internal and external herbs, spices and oils. That is, the facials, massages and body, scalp and foot treatments aren't just relaxing, they also yield results.

Knowing your Skin Type is the missing, essential step to finding your way to beneficial treatments and beautiful skin. When it comes to using skin care products and services, most people have been in the Dark Ages, wandering through a maze of product misinformation and overzealous marketing, lucky to stumble on anything that works. To properly care for your skin and prevent aging, you need a treatment model that describes and captures the very real and scientifically verifiable distinctions in skin physiology. Plus, you need a concrete program specifically and individually tailored to the unique attributes of your Skin Type. We are here to help you solve your problems.

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SPICE OF LIFE - HALDI

Turmeric is known as the golden spice as well as the spice of life. It has been used in India as a medicinal plant, and held sacred from time immemorial. Turmeric has strong associations with the socio-cultural life of the people of the Indian subcontinent. This earthy herb of the Sun with the orange-yellow rhizome was regarded as the herb of the Sun by the people of the Vedic period.

PROPERTIES OF TURMERIC

According to Ayurveda, turmeric has the following properties:

Rasa (taste)Thikta (Bitter) and Katu (pungent)

Guna (property) Rooksha (irritant, to make dry, rough)

Veerya (potency) Ushna (hot)

Vipaka (metabolic property) Katu (pungent)

INDICATIONS

Turmeric has got a wide range of activities, properties, and uses as per the ancient traditional medicine texts, some of which are as aromatic, stimulant, tonic, carminative, and anthelmintic. It is effective in treating liver obstruction and dropsy, is externally used for ulcers and inflammation, cures flatulence, dyspepsia, anorexia, intermittent fevers, prurigo, eczema, sprain, bruises, wounds, inflammatory troubles of joints, small pox, chicken pox, catarrhal and purulent ophthalmia, conjunctivitis, cough, ring worm and other parasitic skin diseases, piles, common cold, catarrh, coryza, hysterical fits, relieves pain in scorpion sting, chronic otorrhoea, reduces indolent swellings, and is used in the treatment of urinary diseases, leucoderma, diseases of blood, bad taste in mouth, elephantiasis, diarrhoea, bronchitis, vertigo, and gonorrhoea, (Nadkarni 1976; Kritikar and Basu 1984). It is intellect-promoting (Sayana), antidote for snake venom (Kausika Sutra), in cardiac complaints and jaundice (Atharva veda samhita).

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BEAUTY THROUGH YOGA

   Yoga is a process of not only keeping the body healthy but also of enhancing one's beauty and figure. Just by devoting about twenty minutes daily for a month, any person can improve his/her natural charms.

Every person in this world wishes to remain young and beautiful for ever. And each one tries to improve his/her beauty through natural as well as artificial methods.

The Yoga prescribes eight Aasans or Yogic postures which if practiced daily can bestow a well balanced physique. These Aasans can also prove to be a boon for those whose skin has started to wrinkle, black circles have appeared around the eyes and the stomach has become flabby.

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KINSHUKADI TAILAM (WITH SAFFRON)

Kinshukadi Thailam is an ayurvedic product which is excellent for the skin treatment especially for dark circles under the eyes, very effective in improving the colour and texture of your skin, black spots on the face, ringworm infection, pimples etc. of the face. It is specially used as a facial beautifier as detailed in the ancient texts of beauty secrets.

Indications

Lightens complexion makes skin fair, Add radiance to the skin, Removes pimples (acne), blemishes, scars and wrinkles. Reverses sun tan, Treats patchy skin.

Contraindications or Side Effects

Not known.

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