“Holy Cow!” – the Truth about Gomutra and PanchaGavya Therapy

The last couple of years have seen a boom in interest amongst the Ayurveda community about the medicinal properties of cow urine (Gomutra) and 'PanchaGavya', a mixture of five products derived from cow (cow milk, cow milk's yoghurt, cow ghee, cow urine and cow dung). After all, if a Government that hadn't been funding research... Continue Reading →

The rise of AI and What it can mean for Healthcare globally

Artificial intelligence, often abbreviated as “AI”, is broadly defined as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs". In layman's terms, it is the faculty concerned with making machines that can 'think' for themselves and take decisions independently based on their knowledge and experience, the way humans do. Although a relatively... Continue Reading →

Personalized Medicine in Ayurveda, Part I: Explaining Dosha Prakriti using a 3D Cartesian Vector Model

Personalized Medicine, also called precision medicine, is defined as a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare – with medical decisions, practices, and/or products being tailored to the individual patient; and is a big buzzword amongst the biomedical community today. This approach to healthcare draws large parallels to the fundamental tenet of Ayurveda, that... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Misconceptions about Ayurveda Busted

Ever since I started Ayurvedic practice, I repeatedly find that there are more misconceptions floating around about Ayurveda, than there are fanships. So here comes The Top Ten Ayurveda Myth-buster List ... Myth 1. All Ayurvedic drugs contain heavy metals like lead and arsenic. Ayurvedic drugs are classified in two types - Vanaspatij/Aushadhi (herbal) and... Continue Reading →

Did you know #1: More than 60% of today’s modern drugs have herbal origin.

Want examples? Read on to see how many of these well-known drugs that you know of, are actually herbal in origin - Atropine The Anticholinergic used in a wide variety of ailments comes from Atropa belladonna plant. Theophylline This preferred Bronchodilator and diuretic drug is the active principle of Theobroma cacao, alongwith Theobromine, another lesser... Continue Reading →

Happy Doctors Day, the Indian way!

Today is 9 November 2015, Dhantrayodashi, the day of the incarnation of Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of health and medicine. He is regarded as the bringer of Amrut, the nectar of immortality; and the physician to the gods. In India, he is worshipped widely as the blessing deity by all medical professionals, traditional and... Continue Reading →

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