This tub is called an Avagaha Sitz bath 🛀

The sitz bath is filled with a herbal decoction (kwatham) 🌿🌿🌿after having received an Abhyanga oil massage.

This is extremely beneficial in

1. Lumbar sacral pain and degenerative conditions
2. Neurological problems of the lower limbs
3. Gynaecological ailments

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Ayurveda and Alcohol 🌞🍷🍺🍷🍺🍷🍺🌞

I thought this would be a good topic for this time of the year, and we have some tips for the festive season for you.

After tobacco, alcohol is the second leading preventable cause of death and hospitalisation in Australia. It is estimated that Australians spent $14.1 billion each year on alcohol.

What does Ayurveda say about Alcohol?

Ayurveda has very detailed description about the intake of alcohol and Charaka Samhita has mentioned the Ayurvedic treatment of Alcoholism in the Chikitsa Sthana chapter 24.

Alcohol has the opposite gunas/ qualities of Ojas.

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Papaya is called Erandkarkati in Sanskrit which can be translated as the castor cucumber. 🥒🍑🥒🍑
The leaves have similarity with the castor oil leaves and the fruit is like a cucumber. ☘️☘️

The fruit contains many digestive enzymes and it aids in absorption and assimilation of food. Papaya is abundant in vitamins, such as Vitamin B, Vitamin A and Vit C and is filled with minerals such as sodium and potassium.

It is extremely helpful for people suffering from
1. Enzyme deficiency
2. Colic, IBS, flatulence
3. Heartburn
4. Loss of appetite
5. Constipation
6. Worms and parasitic infestation
7. promotes liver and function of the pancreas
8. Reduces blood sugar

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Have you experienced authentic Ayurvedic treatments before?

One of my favourite treatments is the Shastika Shali pinda sveda. 🌿🌿🌿

It is also known as navarakhizhi in Malayalam, this is one of the most important svedana (sweat inducing) treatments. It is very useful for chronic Vata disease, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, muscle weakness or muscle stiffness, disease of the joints such as osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions or it can be done as a rejuvenation and anti ageing treatment for the healthy person.
It delays the process of ageing, premature greying of the hair, hair fall out and the appearance of wrinkles.

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Mukta – a natural pearl and its Ayurvedic uses.

Best to wear in Summer 🌞🌝🌞🌝

The Pearl is a moon stone and is considered to help overcome obstacles in life due the energies of the moon. The pearl which shines like a star, smooth and clear, light in weight, pleasing, round, and looks like clear water is considered the best. It is said that the goddess Lakshmi will give the person blessings who is wearing them and they enjoy good fortune. According to rasa paddhati there are three types of lustre in the pearls:

madhucchaya – like honey
sitachaya – like sita/ sugar
srikhandachaya – like butter/ cream
The pearl lustre of srikhandachaya (butter/cream) is considered to be of superior quality.

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Cool down with a Ksheeradhara treatment 🥛 🥛🥛

Second day of Summer, and yes it is very hot here in Perth today. ☀️☀️☀️

A wonderful treatments to cool the body and mind is a Ksheeradhara treatment.
This is the therapeutic application of medicated ksheera/ milk with a rhythmic flow on the forehead.

The cow’s milk is processed with herbs having cooling potency (sheeta virya) such as candana/ sandalwood, yasthimadhu/ licorice, amalaki/ indian gooseberry, musta and shatavari.🌿🌿🌿

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