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  • Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Treatment

    Diagnosis in Ayurveda is based on the ancient conception of ailments in the body generated by three primary kinds of elemental humours: those that accrue from kapha (phlegm), those that are generated by pitta (bile) and, ...
  • Ayurvedic Practice

    Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that has developed and flourished at least since the time of the fourth Veda, Atharva-Veda. In fact, the sway of Ayurveda, literally, the “scripture of longevity” has been ...
  • Ayurvedic Preparation

    Herbs like Amla, Black Dhatura, Karanj, Unga etc. are basic herbs used in Ayurveda for treating numerous ailments. There is a well prescribed process of preparing herbs for medicinal purposes. This process may include ...
  • Ayurvedic Training and Practice

    While Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine, training for it involves many years of study as well as apprenticeship. The apprenticeship could run in the family, as from father to son, or in a more formal setting, as ...
  • Ayurvedic Use

    After the herbal medication has been prepared it can be used in many different ways. It can be used after boiling into a brew or as a powder after the herbal element has been reduced to an ash. It can also be used by ...
  • Conventional Ethics in Medicine

    Ethics in medicine is not a new concern. But it has become much more pronounced in modern times. The issues involved may range from right diagnosis and right treatment to the fees charged to patients, and the administration ...
  • Conventional Patterns of Conversation

    South Asia in general, and India specifically, are regions with immense diversity in culture and language. Because of this conversations about medicine between doctors and patients takes different forms from one region to ...
  • Unani Diagnosis

    Like Ayurveda, Unani medicine also relies heavily on examination of the pulse for diagnostic purposes. But here, in addition to the three humours enunciated for Ayurveda, there exists an additional fourth one. These are: ...
  • Unani Practice

    Unani (also spelt Yunani) refers to the tradition of Graeco-Arabic medicine. Like Ayurveda, this also a comprehensive tradition of medicine that goes back of Hippocrates, but owes a lot to the wisdom and experience of ...
  • Unani Preparation

    Like any other traditional system of medicine, Unani also relies on preparing medicines from herbs obtained from the field or the forest. This involves gathering, processing – either by cutting or other action, and then ...
  • Unani Use

    The element of faith as well as experience which we mentioned earlier, is very much in evidence in the use of Unani medicines. While some of the elements of these medicines can be common, everyday dry fruits, others are ...

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  • Amla 

    Shankar, Jishnu (2009-01-01)
    Description of the "Amla" plant and its importance in Ayurveda.