Do you suffer from bleeding gums, mouth ulcers or dental diseases? 🦷

Iremada (Acacia farnesiana) might be very beneficial for you! 🌿🌼

You can see this shrub very commonly in Australia and it is considers a pest in some parts of Australia. In Ayurveda it is used for its medicinal properties. 🌿Interestingly it has been reported by Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation that indigenous people of the Pilbara used this species for a variety of medicinal purposes such as a cough remedy, cleaning of wounds and the spikes are poked into a wart to make it disappear.

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A very hot day 🌞🌞🌞in Perth today (42C). If you are suffering from a Prickly heat rash or excessive sweating💧💧💧 this herb 🌿might be very beneficial for you. Read more

Our favourite herb from our Ayurvedic pharmacy for today is Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides.

Ushira is a very cooling ❄️herb for the body and the mind. Charaka has categorised it as a varnya/ complexion promoting herb.

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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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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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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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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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