Shanti's Blog & Articles

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May 3, 2020

Boost Your Immunity with Preventative Health Measures

The traditional Indian culture, its values, food habits, heritage, spiritual beliefs, positive outlook towards life and challenges have much to offer. From the simple heartfulness of […]
April 3, 2020


Chawanaprash is the most well-known revitalisers (Rasayanas) of Ayurveda. It is one of Ayurveda’s anti-aging supplements, which is purely herbal in nature. Its main ingredient is […]
March 13, 2019

Healthy and Unhealthy Stools

Ayurveda is a complete system of health and medicine that incorporates a healthy lifestyle, herbs, food herapy, cleansing practices, marma points, massage, yoga and meditation. Health arises as […]
March 13, 2019
Woman having Ayurvedic kati basti treatment

Kati Basti: Ayurvedic Oil Pooling Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Kati Basti is an Ayurvedic healing treatment in which medicated oils are poured and pooled for a fixed duration of time in a compartment or a […]
March 13, 2019
leaky gut

Leaky Gut

The most common Ayurvedic prescription in India today is a gentle but powerful herbal gut-healer called Triphala. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Ayurvedic medicine’s ancient healers have […]
March 13, 2019
Mortar and pestle on the pharmacist's table


Trivrit Lehyam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for constipation. It is in herbal jam form. It is also known as Trivritadi Lehyam and Trivrilleham. The trivrit herb which is native to India […]
March 11, 2019

Diseases of Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Different sciences analyse the material world from various perspectives and angles, and present a collection of successful data in a methodological manner. In Indian science, a philosophical approach […]
March 11, 2019

What is Ayurveda

A revolution is shaking up the healthcare industry, and if you are concerned about your own health and the health of your family, it’s time you […]
January 27, 2019

Kledaka kapha

Kledaka kapha is one among the five subtypes of kapha. Kleda means ‘moist’. Kledaka means ‘that which causes moistness’. Kledaka kapha is that kapha being located in the stomach, on receiving food, […]
July 2, 2017

3 types of psychophysiological constitution: Doshas

In the human body, various anatomical structures and physiological processes have common attributes, and are closely influenced by each other. Such related structures and functions are […]
October 4, 2016
Terminalia chebula - South China Botanical Garden 2013


In the cornucopia of Ayurvedic herbs, there are only a few which have the quality of being tri-doshic. Such herbs are much celebrated in India for their […]
May 29, 2016
Mortar and pestle on the pharmacist's table

Avipattikar Churna and Avipathi Choornam

Avipattikar Churna and Avipathi Choornam are both Ayurvedic medicines in herbal powder form. Both have a similar set of ingredients. But there are substantial differences between them, in terms of […]