Shelf life for different type of herbal material

I was in the situation to revise my herbal material storage and wish to make sure which of them are still safe to use after storing them during some time.

Here is the full quotation from the article from site easyayurveda.com >

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shelf life or expiration date of herbal products, after the jar is opened

Like any other dietary or pharmaceutical product, herbal products also have shelf life, also called as expiration date. We have already learnt about the standard shelf life of Ayurvedic medicines. But the discussion there does not explain, the shelf life of the products once after the jar is opened and the product is exposed to air moisture etc. Let us find out the shelf life of such herbal products.  (more…)

Menstrual Cramps? 3 Simple Yoga Poses for Relief

Repost from Alarmelyoga.com.

Nice recipe to alleviate menstrual cramps and pain without using drugs with natural therapy. Thank you, Kanya for wishing to help others. Thank you, my sister.

Period-Pains

Alarmelyoga_HalfLeafAre you in pain during your periods?

Alarmelyoga_HalfLeafMany women suffer from menstrual cramps. But the good news is that we don’t have to. Here’s how to manage pain without using drugs, just simple physical postures and breath. (more…)

An Interview with Ayurvedic Doctor by Elena Mariakhina

The image is borrowed from https://www.sbmayurcare.com/index.php?p=news_detail&nid=3

The image is borrowed from https://www.sbmayurcare.com/index.php?p=news_detail&nid=3

My wife has interviewed our well-known local Ayurvedic doctor and written the article.

That interview has been published in british on-line blog Watkinsbooks.Com, the owners of «Mind Body Spirit» magazine. The topic is about Ayurvedic perspective onto human life and health.

I guess that is very beautiful and simple overview on what the Ayurveda is for modern humanity. Please read and share with those who wish to learn some starting ideas of Ayurveda.

An interview with Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath, the Director of Kerala Ayurveda Academy (USA) responsible for all academic programs conducted internationally by Kerala Ayurveda with a focus on bringing quality education on authentic Ayurveda across the globe; the Board Director of National Ayurvedic Medical Assosiation.

The link to the article is  here http://www.watkinsbooks.com/review/ayurveda-interview-with-dr-jayarajan-kodikannath

Please do the favor to the authors and leave your comments following by the post.

Yoga is NOT about flexibility of the body

YOGA-flex-brokenBe cautious!
Yoga practice is NOT about flexibility of the body at all. It is about flexibility of the mind and sensible approach.

…men got injured more often than women and suffered damage that was far worse, including fractures, dislocations and shattered backs…Women are well known to be more flexible than men. Macho guys, yoga teachers told me, too often used their muscles to force themselves into challenging poses and got hurt… (more…)

Natural Remedies

This page is collecting the natural means to aid in different unhealthy conditions – quick and safe aid and relief of symptoms but NOT for treatment purpose as soon as the last one requires deeper diagnosis and individual approach integrating all aspects as an usual way of Ayurvedic healing.

The ‘natural’ means made of no artificial, synthetic matters. No side effects are ever expected due to the holistic essense of natural ingredients. But as usual, everybody shall be utmost careful to test the remedies on themselves and watch any undesirable body-mind reactions (allergic or whatever).

The remedies mostly came from trusted sources – the books of recognized ayurvedic doctors, practitioners and scientists. Some of them are verified by myself or the people around me. But surely I was fortunate enough not to have a chance to use and try all of them. :)

Diarrhea

1. Drink a cup of equal portions of plain fresh yogurt (no sugars, nothing) and plain water with 1/8 tsp of fresh ginger. [1]

2. Drink organic black coffee (no sugar, no milk) with lemon juice. [1]

Dehydration

References:

[1] – Dr. Vasant Lad Ayurveda. The Science of Self-Healing

 

 

 

 

Nose breathing

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In any kind of sports activity it is important to respect the principle of non-violence in relation to your body. Any physical activity training is useful to the development of cardiovascular system (cardiovascular training), muscular structures, bodily endurance and strength – running, biking, skiing, workout in sport facilities (in the fitness rooms and fitness areas in the park) you should always keep in mind the basic principles of health and safety. In the case of loading activity the important for the health principle is to respect and not exceed bodily limits.

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Deductibles and Co-pays

For those who is seeking out to understand how to reduce financial loss in that complicated  medical insurance system in the USA, would probably like to learn a little bit about the terms meaning.

Thanks to tlc.howstuffworks.com for the explanation.

A co-payment, or co-pay, is the flat amount you pay at the time of a medical service or to receive a medication. Each health insurance plan establishes these fees up front — they are often printed on your health insurance card. Insurance companies use these co-pays in part to share expenses with you. In addition to cutting a small portion of the costs, the co-pay is also used to prevent people from seeking care for every trivial medical condition they might encounter. (more…)