Dhumapana is the inhalation of a medicinal smoke. 💨

The smoke inhalation 💨is done after Akshi Tarpana (Ayurvedic eye treatment). 👀

The smoke is inhaled through the nose 👃🏼and exhaled through the mouth👄.

This will help to remove any excess Kapha. For the best effect and proper elimination of doshas it is repeated 3 times (3 inhalation’s and 3 exhalations/ version found in Arunodaya commentary by Govindan Vaidyar).

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Yesterday we posted a story asking people to identify this 👆 Ayurvedic herb 🌿 Most people guessed Jatamamsi. Jatamamsi is an amazing herb having numerous benefits to the nervous system and the mind…

However, Jatamamsi is not the herb pictured above! It is actually Musta 😊 or cyperus rotundus. 🌿

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To sit or squat

Whats the best way to have a good Poo? 💩

Squatting versus sitting?

We learn our bathroom habits from parents/ caretakers or watching siblings from an early age. Different habits in different parts of the world and cultures.

Most people who travelled through Asia are familiar with a drop hole toilet. Initially it can seem really strange of having to squat on the toilet and you might miss the porcelain throne but which toilet do you think is better to empty your bladder and bowel?

Ayurvedic wisdom has specific instructions on natural urges and morning ablutions. 🌞❤️🌿

Classical reference:

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Figs are called Anjeer in Hindi. Anjeer has such wonderful medicinal benefits with such a high nutritional value.

Figs are a wonderful source of iron, rich in calcium (more than milk), potassium (more than bananas) and rich in dietary fibres.
The dried fruits are abundant in manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, and thiamine. These fruits contain 17 different types of amino acids.

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Heartburn

Do you suffer from Acidity, reflux or heartburn? 🔥🔥🔥

Or has your heartburn got aggravated after the holiday season eating more meat, drinking more alcohol or enjoying fruit after dinner …..

If yes you are definitely not alone.

Risk factors – Hurry – Curry and Worry

GORD is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions in Australia. It is estimated to occur in 10–15% of the population, with a rising prevalence, most likely due to obesity.

Heartburn – the predominant symptom, affects approximately 1 out of 5 people in Australia and the incidence of GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – non-ulcer acid dyspepsia – NAD) has been noted to be rising worldwide.

Many of the factors known to be involved in GORD and NAD are not fully understood and thus, the orthodox treatment is often symptomatic and unsatisfactory. risk factors include older age, male gender, caucasian ethnicity, diets high in fats, sugars and salt, and smoking.

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Do you like watermelons? 🍉🍉🍉

Learn how to eat summer’s favourite fruit 🍉

Watermelon must be one of Australia’s number one fruit eaten during the hot summer on beach trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and picnics.

Watermelon can be your best friend with health benefits or it can slow down your digestion and produce Ama (digestive toxins).

According to Ayurveda watermelon has a cooling and hydrating effect on the body.
It is beneficial in excessive thirst, fatigue, reduces burning sensation, oedema, bladder infections and it is also used as a diuretic.

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