The Fate of Consumer Ayurvedic Products amidst Current World Scenario

It’s almost like watching a Hollywood production on the theme of Apocalypse. Streets are empty, hotels and restaurants are vacated, offices and schools are on lockdown. In other words, pandemonium at full spree; courtesy novel coronavirus. After China, where it all began, Italy seems to be the most affected nation and other parts of Europe. Comparatively, India has shown great resilience towards fighting the disease. However, more than 100 cases have already been reported and many are being admitted in hospital under suspicion. With the rising number, Indian consumers are increasingly turning towards using Ayurvedic medicines and Ayurvedic ways to boost immunity. The Ministry of Ayurveda, Unani, Ayush, Yoga and Naturopathy and Sowa Rigpa have already issued recommendations advising the public, possible treatments of Corona under the ambit of Ayurvedic science. Although, allopathic practitioners believe that Ayurvedic products wouldn’t be able to stop the spread of the virus unless supported by other medicinal drugs. No matter what, there’s no denying that COVID-19 has ushered a wave of positivity for consumer Ayurvedic products with rising demand to keep oneself safe and secure. So, what does this mean for consumer products? Is it only a temporary boost in sales figures or could it be a total game-changer for the current economic scenario? Let’s find out.

Glory Days for Chawayanprash and Sanitizers

Reportedly, leading pharmaceutical companies in India along with come-of-age Ayurvedic health brands witnessed a huge surge in sales post coronavirus outbreak. Products like honey, herbal tea. Chawyanprash which is believed to boost immunity is selling like hotcakes. Essentially, such products usually sell heavy during the initial months of the year like Jan and Feb, when a greater part of the country experiences winter. However, post the coronavirus outbreak sales figure took a positive hit beginning end of Feb and continuing all the way down to March when more cases sprang up. Beside Ayurvedic products, health supplements and vitamins are also increasingly being sold over the counter. There is no denying the fact the people are scared and that is exactly what is driving them to invest in products, no matter what. Products that are being marketed at boosting immunity are increasingly replacing those that are aimed to rejuvenate skin or bring shine and volume to one’s hair. Previously, people wanted to look good over feeling good. Now, the scenario has reversed.

Apart from Ayurvedic consumer products, protective agents like hand sanitizers and their sales are topping the charts like never before. They are in fact one of the highest-selling consumer products in the past two months, to the extent of running out of stock at several outlets. What’s interesting to note that as prominent brands and their sanitizing products run out of stock, several local companies have opted with their offering. Immunity tablets also report a good number of sales all across the country especially in states like Delhi, Up, Haryana and Punjab where multiple cases of coronavirus have been reported. By all means, the thrust of demand for immunity boosting products is mainly concentrated around the northern part of the country.

The Effectiveness of The Products

Now, while the flock is marching towards buying products at random spree, it’s worthwhile to consider the very effectiveness of such products. At the base level, these products are known and identified to boost immunity. However, it’s still far from being established if they can put up a wall or barrier against coronavirus infection. As such, many companies have also issued an official statement expressing how they don’t want the consumers to live under a make-believe cloud of complacency. Instead, they are harping on a list of guidelines that anyone can adapt to for steady hygiene. For instance, washing their hands with hand wash liquids and sanitizers after they touch metal objects, visit to public places and staying indoors when any of the symptoms occur. Desi remedies like Ayurvedic tea with a mix of Tulsi and Ginger are recommended to help people boost their immunity level. Especially, for kids and adults falling under the age bracket of 60-70 years. Anyone with a history of diseases like hypertension or diabetes is more likely to be affected by the virus. While Ayurvedic products are being looked at a plausible solution to fight the situation, in the long run, the intervention from a medicinal drug will be needed to put things under control.

Back in January, AYUSH released a public advisory where they laid stress on Ayurvedic products, Homeopathy and Unani as a preventive way to fight outbreaks like Corona. Alongside this, it also included guidelines issued by WHO, requesting people to wash their hands with handwash and sanitizers and use masks to prevent infection. A list of Ayurvedic herbs was also mentioned which could boost the general immunity of people at large. Many Ayurvedic companies in India believe that AYUSH and its holistic approach is the key to prevent further spread of corona until the medical researchers find a permanent cure. In essence, Ayurvedic products and their continued usage shall not only help to avoid causative factors but build a wall of immunity in the face of other outbreaks as well in the future.

Wrap Up

These are troubled times and the only way to sail through is being patient. While a large part of the world is affected by Corona, it does make the other part responsible to adopt preventive measures, in any way they deem preferable. Staying indoors, washing hands, using tissues and masks, avoid going out in public are simple steps that ring a bell of hope in the long run. Immunity might not be able to save one. However, being immune can do a lot to stop spread the disease further.

7 Awesome Benefits of Neem in your Life

Come spring, (The month of Chaitra in Hindu Calender) and it brings in its trail a string of nasty diseases. As the world’s torn apart by Covid-19, one should keep in mind that both March and April are infamous months that make multiple viruses raise their ugly heads. The swine flu, the bird flu, the chickenpox are the commonly occurring diseases during these months. While we tend to depend a lot on commercially available medicines, we seldom give age-old sciences a chance. For example, Ayurveda, which has been into existence for aeons of human civilization and holds the cure to almost any diseases in the world, waiting to be discovered by the right person with the right amount of knowledge. Only recently, following the pandemic, the market has witnessed a surge in or sale of Ayurvedic hair oil, body oil and pain relief products. Whereas, Ayurveda has long stood the test of time to offer firsthand protection to many diseases occurring from bacterial and virus infections. As such, Ayurvedic ingredients play an important role in determining general good health and well being. One such great ingredient is Neem or more specifically leaves of the Neem tree. Consuming Neem as a part of your diet functions to keep your immune system going great guns and also keeps seasonal infections and disease at bay. Here’s a look at the goodness of Neem and how to go about making it a part of your diet. 

A Potent Germicide

Neem contains no less than 130 active compounds like Nimbinene, Nimbolide, Nimandial, and Nimbin to name a few. Together, they help in treating several problems like dandruff, itchy scalp, acne, pimples and much more. Besides, the components are identified as natural Malaria fighters. One handful of Neem leaves is said to contain 45 calories along with 5.98 mg of iron 8.01 grams of carbs, 0.03 grams of fat, 2.48 grams of protein, 6.77 grams of fibre and 178.5 mg of calcium. Furthermore, Neem contains natural properties of a germicide. Consuming 4-5 neem leaves every morning on empty stomach is said to being beneficial results to your health, particularly around these months. It not only helps to purify your blood but also boosts the capacity of your body to help fight infections.

A Natural Blood Sugar Regulator

Neem Leaf Reduce Blood Sugar

Daily consumption of Neem leaves also contribute towards regulating blood sugar level. The inherent component of Neem leaves helps in the optimization of insulin receptor and its subsequent function. In other words, it ensures whether the body is receiving the right kind of insulin which in turn helps to offer adequate protection against diabetes and prevent form developing the same.

Better Your Oral Health

Neem Daily for Improved Oral Health

From toothpaste to face washes, Neem is one of the most widely used components to be used across a range of commercial products in our country. There was a time when people used to swear by chewing a neem twig between their teeth to strengthen their gums. Today also, Neem promises the same benefit when used as an active component in toothpaste where it seeks to offer protection from germs and cavities.

A natural Antidote to Dandruff

Neem for Dandruff Treatment

When it comes to hair care, Neem is looked upon as a magical plant owing to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that keeps dandruff away. Furthermore, it also helps protect the hair follicles and strengthens the same via its rich presence of antioxidants.

Heals Intestinal Ulcers

Neem Heals Intestinal Ulcers

Regular consumption of Neem leaves contributes towards reducing inflammation down the gastrointestinal tracts. This is turn help treat cases of intestinal ulcers along with a wide range of other intestinal issues like bloating, cramping and constipation.

Cure for Acne

Neem Cure for Acne

Do you suffer from recurring acne problem? Neem can help purify your blood which is often the underlying reason for recurring issues of acne. Given the fact that the month of Spring witness high amount of pollen exchange that leads to a range of skin problems which includes dryness, itchiness and redness to name a few. Ayurvedic body oil is rich in Neem and can help you get rid of such problems easily.

Helps in the Treatment of Malaria

Neem Helps in the Treatment of Malaria

In some cases, Neem can be quite useful for treating cases of Malaria. It is mainly because of the presence of a component called Gedunin. As such, consumption of  Neem leaves seems to be a highly acclaimed form of treatment for symptoms of Malaria thus mitigating the dangers of the disease.

Wrap up

So, you see, the age-old Neem has a string of benefits when used in the right manner. Have you ever used any products that include Neem as an active ingredient? How was your experience? Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know.

3 Awesome Ayurvedic Milk Recipes for Bedtime

Ayurveda is all about following strict disciplines and staying true to a certain routine. Sleep routine is one of a few things whose importance can’t be stressed enough. As a matter of fact, a good night’s sleep is one of the primary things to ensure you have a healthy functioning body, and you wake up with the right amount of energy for the next day. However, it’s not an easy task to hit the sack at the right time and fall asleep right away.To make matters worse, we have given into our daily dose of binge watch on Netflix and Prime, keeping us away from a good amount of shut-eye. Sleep Apnea or simply put deprivation or an inadequate amount of sleep regularly can wreak havoc on one’s nervous and immune system in the long run. That’s why it makes it worthwhile to ensure the next level of comfort for daily bedtime routine with nourishing milk recipes. This post discusses in detail the goodness of Ayurvedic ingredients and how they contribute to bring about an energy-filled taste and act as the perfect bedtime drink for one and all. Let’s find out more. 

Milk – A Natural Carrier of Herbs

According to Ayurveda, a large number of varieties of milk can function as an excellent carrier for a combination of herbs. It is referred to as Anupam, which works towards bringing out the best quality from herbs when consumed on a regular basis. So, when you choose to mix multiple herbs in milk, it easily blends in the nutritional value from each of them and nourishes your body cells from deep within. Coconut milk, almond milk, and most popular cows’ milk are generally considered to be a sweet, cool and nourishing offering and work towards pacifying pitta and Vata, which in turn are two such dashas which affect sleep deprivation or sleep apnea. At times, mixing almond milk along with cows’ milk also facilitates the easy digestion of food.

Bedtime Milk Recipes

The below-mentioned milk recipes are super easy to make and bring forth the goodness of Ayurvedic products to offer strength and energy in equal measures, besides helping one to sleep peacefully. Let’s start with how to make the Anantamul-Rose Milk.

If you stay irritated all the while, or can’t withstand heat at all causing sleep issues, then there’s a good chance that your pitta is on the rise across your nervous system. The Anantamul-Rose Milk can help bring a calm and cooling effect to both your mind as well as your body. The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp Anantamul
  • A handful of rose petals (Organic roses are better) organic rose petals (fresh or dry)
  • Saffron spring (Its completely optional and only to add flavor to the drink)

Ashwagandha – Cinnamon Milk

 At times, a human body is not ready to sleep, especially when you have had a rough day at work or otherwise. Your mind and body feel as if it’s running at full speed and hence clashes with the time when you are ready to hit the bed. As such, the lingering energy can contribute towards increasing the vata in one’s system, thus making it even harder to get a peaceful slumber. Ashwagandha – Cinnamon Milk has a grounding effect of more than one herbs that imparts a feeling of heaviness to one’s body, thus making it easy for a person to slide into deep sleep effortlessly. Here’s the recipe for you to try:

Ingredients: 

  • ½ tsp ashwagandha
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Ashwagandha – Brahmi or The Gotu Kola Milk

Ayurvedic studies suggest how consuming herbs right before bedtime has a direct connection to affect the human mind. Biologically speaking, the night hours target the human brain and nervous system directly. Hence, the Ashwagandha Brahmi Milk works towards offering rest to your body. With the inclusion of Manasika herbs, it has a direct effect on your mind. Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients: 

  • ½ tsp ashwagandha
  • ½ tsp Brahmi/Gotu kola

Turmeric Milk

One of the most widely accepted forms of milk that can be consumed at night for a deep and peaceful slumber, there is no beating the essence of Turmeric Milk. The milk not only offers a soothing effect to one’s mind and body but also brings relief to mild body pains, which keep you awake and irritated on your bed. As such, there are several ways and combinations of Turmeric Milk that you can experiment with milk, but the easiest way is to use a ready to go blend. When you mix turmeric milk infused with a combination of sleep supporting herbs like cardamom, ginger, and ashwagandha, it elevates the effect to excellent levels. You might as well go easy and just add a good pinch of turmeric to a cup of warm milk and get some good shit eye for the night. Just pour a glass of milk and arm it up on stove and mix in your favourite combination of herbs to slow boil and finally remove.

Additionally, if you would like to add a little bit of sweetener, you can also try adding a little bit of maple syrup. Make sure you add the sweetener for just taste and not over add as it would make the aromas from the herbs subside. For best effects, always consume the milk in about 2-3 hours right after dinner and another 1 or 2 hours ahead of your bedtime. For added effect or to bring about a different flavor, one can also add ginger, cinnamon, or cardamom to help in digestion.

Ayurvedic Ways to Boost Immunity in the Wake Of Coronavirus

“Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

 

As COVID-19 is raising pandemonium across the world, the situation does get worse with the Health Ministry confirming multiple cases of victims put into isolation. The global death roll surpassing over 3000, it’s more than necessary to boost your immunity system to safeguard yourself in the best manner. Leading Ayurveda experts opine how there are simple ways to keep infection at bay and strengthen your immunity without the need to take pills or vaccines. Read on to find out.

Eating Healthy

healthy eating tips

When one is looking to boost their immunity system with sauerkraut, it becomes utmost necessary to pump the gut microbial. Foods like cheese and yogurt are excellent source of power for a healthy and functioning immunity system. Other foods like that contribute towards boosting immunity includes:

  • Garlic
  • Oranges
  • Ginger
  • Strawberries
  • Black Pepper
  • Sprouts
  • coriander seeds
  • lemons
  • Broccoli

Take to Body Massaging Regularly

regular massage

Massages have always been regarded as of utmost importance in the study of Ayurveda. It not only helps relax your body but also works to impart a calming effect to the entire nervous system. Additionally, massages have been proved to bring instant relief from regular stress, which in turn contributes towards building immunity. If you prefer abhyagna, which is self massaging, then it is advised that you invest in good quality oil like Sesame Oil for instance. Sesame Oil is a great Ayurvedic product that helps relax your muscles and restore energy. Nasya and Oil pulling is also recommended to help boost your immunity powers to great levels.  You can also use Ayurvedic Body Oil for faster absorption and greater relief.

Take Time to Practise Yoga

There is no second thought about the goodness of yoga and its long string of benefits to one’s body and mind. Tell you what, when you are looking to boost your immunity, take time to practise yoga on a regular basis, especially inverted yoga. It functions to boost the circulation around lymph and help drain the germs away from your body. It works on the principle that when one places their head right below the heart, which is essentially the Uttanasana or the Sarvangasana, the lymph works to move toward one’s respiratory organs, where the germs normally enter one’s body. Now, when one returns to an upright position, the lymph is drained by gravity and send across the modes for further cleansing.

Keep Away From Sweet, Fried and Cold Foods

Foods to Avoid

Consuming too much of fried or cold foods instantly reduces your digestive fire, which in turn does more harm than good to your immunity system. Also fried and heavy foods are way difficult to digest and take a lot of time which burns a significant amount of energy.  Instead, consider including broths, sweet root veggies and soups in your diet.

The Incessantly Goods Warm Baths

warm bath benefits

After you return home from office or work, consider investing some time in taking a warm bath. Also, add Epsom salts along with a list of other warming ingredients like cardamom, ginger, rosemary, pine, cedar, juniper, basil and eucalyptus to heighten the effect.

Get a Good Amount of Sleep

Need a good amount of sleep

While we can’t stress much on the importance of sleep, under sleeping or oversleeping for that matter does wreak havoc to your immunity system in the long run. A good 7-8 hours of sleep at the max is essential for your body to produce cytokines, (A group of immune proteins) which are highly vital elements that take the shape of antibodies to fight issues like infections and maintain a healthy system.

The Age Old Meditation

Meditation

When it comes to Ayurveda, one can’t get enough of Meditation and its bliss. Primarily, it works to clam one’s mind and bring the body chakras to the centre. Alongside, it also mitigates a long line of risk factors that contribute towards weakening your immunity. When you regularly practise mediation you flush out all negativity from you inner self and also achieve the following:

  • Reduced level of blood pressure
  • Boost immunity
  • Send right messages from brain to all body parts
  • Help fight regular stress levels

Including Basil in Your Diet

basil benefits

One of the most sought after among a long line of Indian herbs, Basil or more popularly known as Tulsi is known to carry exceptional therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Tulsi also carry antitussive and expectorant properties which function to work right from the root to get rid of respiratory irritants, phlegm and suppress cough as well as other chronic issues. Also Tulsi infused water can function to help get rid of anti inflammatory as well anti allergic issues which commonly occur due to seasonal changes.

Wrap Up

So, now you know what needs to be done in order to boost your immunity. So why wait? Inculcate the same in your daily life and reap the benefits of Ayurveda to boost your immunity like never before.

Why Choose Natural Colors for Holi?

With Holi approaching in a few days from now, there has been an increasing trend of a shift among people to celebrate the occasion with organic colors. The idea naturally springs from the aftermath of Holi when on experiences several issues with skin and hair in tandem due to exposure towards harsh chemicals that go into making colors sold commercially. Even online stores are bent on selling organic colors or ones that have an Ayurvedic preparatory base. Ayurvedic products are seemingly the most trusted for post-Holi skin and hair care. 

Say No to Chemical Colors 

Say No to Chemical Colors 

The regular chemically produced colors that are sold over at all places are generally rich with industrial dyes, which is the underlying reason for dazzling hues of acids as well as metallic oxides. In essence, they cause irritation to the skin and eyes. On the other hand, naturally made colors are generally derived from plants and vegetables, roots of turmeric and leaves along with other popular ingredients like beetroot, marigold flowers, rose and hibiscus mixed with flour. Also, compared to commercially made colors, natural colors are easy to wash away, no matter who long you indulge you playing Holi with your friends and family.

Celebrate Holi with Natural Colors 

organic holi colors

A majority of Ayurvedic, as well as natural cosmetic producing companies, tend to produce natural colors during Holi to meet seasonal demand. Some companies prefer using clay as the base ingredient owing to its inherent exfoliating properties. Furthermore, clay also functions to remove toxins easily. Other organic colors producing companies rely solely on the power of flowers like Tulsi, Blue orchids, Rose Petals, and several other forest flowers. While Red seems to be one of the most prominent colors of Holi, beetroot powder, ratan jot, and pomegranate peels are used to obtain the color. Petals of dry rose are also used from time to time. Besides making an effort to keep the chemicals away from your skin, plastics and chemicals are also being discarded to help protect the environment as well. We have witnessed a specific range of colors based on flower extracts that are being offered as seed bombs that are left to grow into natural plants and comes in eco-friendly packaging. Coconut Oil is one such Ayurvedic product that is rusted for ages to help fight the after-effects of Holi when your skin experiences irritation of any kind.

Protect Your Kids 

Tips To Keep Kids Safe in Holi

If you have kids in your family, it’s always a wise decision to play Holi with natural or organic colors to protect your kids. A child’s skin is usually more sensitive compared to an adult and hence gets readily affected by harsh chemicals leaving rashes and other forms of infection. Although organic color packs are costlier than chemically produced colors, it’s still a worthy investment considering the safety of one’s skin and hair in tandem. Apart from kids, some adults, too, have sensitive skin and are prone to harsh chemicals. When buying a pack of organic colors from the market, it is essential that you check the label on the product. Look for marking like non-toxic or 100% natural to ensure that you are not buying a chemically processed color for Holi. Also, important is to check, or ISI registered mark along with the number. Lastly, one can also test a little bit from the packet on their skin and rub it off after a while to see if it leaves any stain. Naturally produced Holi colors generally do not leave any stain on your skin compared to chemically infused colors.

Skincare in Holi

Skincare Tips for holi  

Reportedly, consultant dermatologists across the country deal with cases where people end up in their clinics after Holi with mild to severe allergies and skin rashes. Such occurrences are commonly witnessed almost every year. Generally, the eruptions affect sensitive regions of the body like face, neck, behind the ears as well as hand folds. If you have a cut or crack in your skin, it is recommended that you should abstain from playing with colored waters as it can easily seep inside broken skin leading to septics and much more. Anyone susceptible to colors leading to allergies or rashes should consider treating their sensitive skin with petroleum jelly or sunscreen lotion. Ayurvedic products like Coconut Oil also works great, owing to its high absorbing quality. However, one might have to apply the body oil on skin quite a few times to make it work and to create a layer over  the skin. Also, choose to play for a short duration during Holi and avoid taking a dip in color pools. If you experience irritation of any kind while playing with colors, stop at once and rinse the affected area with soap and water immediately.

5 Awesome Reasons to fall in Love with Ayurveda

A system that dates back to 5000 years ago, only to gain widespread publicity in the west, Ayurveda sure has come a long way to bless one and all lives. So, how did it managed to stay afresh and kicking all this while? Because it’s simple and it’s practical and that’s all about Ayurveda folks! Now, you might have heard about it or skeptical whether it’s for you or not? Well, let me tell you. Ayurveda is for all and there are quite a few reasons to embrace it in your life. Let me put forward an analogy to explain it better. Ayurveda is more like your granny. Not the typical whining type, but one who is loving, caring and at the same time has an open outlook towards modern elements and welcomes change without being orthodox or stubborn for that matter. While we all wish to have a grandmother like that in our lives, Ayurveda is one such ancient science that’s bestowed with great healing powers. While other forms of medications demand that you change your lifestyle, Ayurveda doesn’t demand you changing your lifestyle much. Here’s a look at 5 awesome reasons to fall in love with Ayurveda, again and again. Read on to find out more.

Because It Doesn’t Let You Compare With Others

Ayurveda teaches one to embrace the idea of uniqueness. That you are unique and true to yourself is what gets reflected in the way of healing as well. Medicines, diets, and careers that might work for others real good may not work for you. The same goes for life choices too. The key to happiness is to embrace and love yourself just the way you are. Ayurveda teaches you to indulge in self-love in the best manner possible.

That You Are Essentially Healthy

According to Ayurveda, being healthy is being happy at your natural state. It’s the surrounding environs that need to strike a balance. Any signs of being unhealthy are the environments falling out of balance and it doesn’t happen overnight. Prolonged hours of self-neglect and improper care are what causes it to happen. Once you recognize the problem and make amends to right the wrong, you can slow down the negativity for good.

It Acknowledges What You Do and Why You Do

Another guiding principle of Ayurveda is that we human beings are all part of nature and are made of the same elements and governed by the same laws as other animals. As such, we are governed by five essential elements like Space, Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. How these elements behave and how we interact with them plays a significant role in our lives. For instance, fire stands for your anger, ambition and contributes towards conditions like inflammation or digestion for that matter.

The earth represents the walls of our cellular structure, bones and accounts for inherent qualities like loyalty and stubbornness. All elements are at constant work within our body and deeply affect our personality as well as behavioral traits. Ayurveda helps you understand how these elements function to govern your life and hence make the most of one’s strength as well as weakness, thus contributing to lead a blissful life. As such, Ayurvedic elements like Tulsi, Neem and Haldi (Turmeric ) have made a way into infusing the best of the extracts in the shape of Ayurvedic Body Oil which can be used daily without the fear of any side effects.

 Knowing How to Clean Your Act For Good

Human beings are blessed with the capacity to bless our lives all by ourselves. We are limited to our willingness unless one feels the urge to empty and fill in their cup once again. In other words, clearing the old path and paving it for the new and good to usher in, is one such ancient concept that has its roots in Ayurvedic studies. Cleansing one’s body, mind and spirit are one of the most significant ways of leading an Ayurvedic life. So, what you get, the real emotional detox lay in cleansing oneself both at physical as well as mental level. One needs to maintain discipline in order to get things done to reap the benefits of living a good life, guided by the principles of Ayurveda.

Embracing the Whole Yourself

If no one’s ever told you before, heart it now. You are not just an individual with a pretty face or an intelligent mind. Instead, the essence of your whole being, lay in what you have in store for the world and what the world has in return to give to you. In other words, Ayurveda readily recognizes your true inner spirit which is the major driving face for healing and keeping your body in perfect shape. Additionally, it also acknowledges the connection that one has between one’s body, mind, and soul to help balance each entity in its place.

Wrap Up

No matter who you are or what you do, Ayurveda helps to recognize your true potential, well being and above all your way of leading life like no other form of the healing process. So, what are you waiting for? Wake up and embrace the goodness of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic products in your life and witness the change for yourself.

Ayurveda, Ben Greenfield and Promise for A Good Life

Ayurveda has been long looked upon as that great ancient science which have paced the way to usher goodness  for ones’ skin and hair, lifestyle and everything else in tandem. It has not only garnered the trust of several medical professionals looking for an alternate way to healing, but also a promise to offer a better living experience for one and all. India has been a hub of Ayurveda for over ages , dating back to a time when saints and hermits relied on the power of plants and trees to cure diseases  for good. American author and bio hacking pioneer Ben Greenfield has penned a book called “Boundless” that harps on the essence of Ayurveda and reveals multiple exercise strategies, diet and meditation techniques and much more.

According to Ben, one and all individuals deserve to carry as much energy as possible to carry on with their daily work and more. However, that is not always the case and one can’t be possibly sure what the underlying reasons are. Reportedly, Greenfield made Ayurveda his rock bed of research for his new book across a dozen of them that form a part of his personal library. Ben’s book is titled, Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body and Defy Aging”. In essence, his book mainly focuses on ways and tools that human beings can make use of across categories like, diet, meditation, gut digestion and enhancement of sleep. In his words, “There isn’t one takeaway necessarily because everyone has different needs. Some people sleep well and some poorly, some have good gut function but do not know proper exercise. There’s no single focus which is perfect for everyone. But the most important thing would be to fight against evolutionary mismatches. We are bombarded by pollution and the amount of impurities in the food that is grown now. Most of it is completely opposite to how people lived centuries ago. Whether via modern scientific or ancestral strategies, we should attempt to stimulate a more natural lifestyle,” said Greenfield, the 39 year old writer.

Talking about the Indian influences impacting his work, Greenfield commented that Ayurvedic practises and Ayurvedic products have always delighted him and formed his core of interest. He further added saying that, “These are simple strategies, with many of them included in my book –things like waking up in the morning and doing tongue scraping and oil pulling, focusing on herbs, spices and digestives before and after a meal, detoxification strategies like dry skin brushing, yoga flow poses and breathing exercises.” Using Ayurvedic Body Oil to treat issues like dry skin is also highly recommended.

Furthermore, Greenfield also laid stress how Ayurveda carry a lot of wisdom that one can effectively use to impact and enhance their lives for good. It is increasingly important when one considers integral topics like genetics and ancestry in tandem. Greenfield opines, “In India, the way that people have eaten, moved, lived for years is still deeply rooted in their DNA. If someone was to come to me seeking for physicians to work with, I would instantly recommend someone well-versed in Ayurvedic medicine.” He also laid great emphasis on decoding quite a handful of myths like a person snacking all day to help elevate their metabolism, when its actually better for the body to give rest to the system between meals. Also, contrary to what many people believe, going to the gym and working out is not at all a way to be superiorly fit and is only partial truth.

In his new book, Greenfield puts stress on ‘micro workouts” which are highly beneficial for one to stay fit without the need to visit a gym. Often high amount of fat accumulated in the body is the chief underlying reason leading to cardiovascular diseases. Similarly, high intake of fibre can also lead to diseases like colon cancer for instance. Such propositions are nothing but high end myths. Speaking on the issue of mental health, Greenfield pointed out on thee significance of attaining balance for neurotransmitter chemicals which is used by nervous system to help communicate around the body picking up on signals. The eight introductory chapters of the book give sole focus on cognition as well as mental performance. Additionally, it includes essential care for proper function of brain in order to optimise cognitive function.

Sleep Research Industry Vouches on The Goodness Of Ayurveda

Sleep and Ayurveda have had a connection for a long time. However, the options to explore the realm have been away from the threshold. As such, it calls for a change in lifestyle embracing a sleep routine to your daily life. Sleep, as well know is one of the greatest primary needs of a human body which enables one to recharge themselves and rejuvenate to maintain overall good health. With tension and stress topping our charts in our daily lives, quality sleep is one thing that we are being constantly deprived of. Individuals who suffer from chronic diseases are often found to experience disturbances in sleep or lack of sleep in general. Of late, the sleep research industry has been increasingly vouching for Ayurveda to help people put on leash on their irregular lifestyle for good. As such, the implementation of Ayurveda in daily life has been effective enough to clam the mind and the body as well. Today, as everyone is looking o harness the benefits of Ayurveda in their lives, sleep research industry is definitely a frontrunner. Here’s a look at what Ayurveda can do in terms of sleep and how the researches are banking on the same. 

Using Essential Oils 

Essential Oils 

 

Rose and Jasmine extracted essential oils and adding the same while taking a shower seems to impart a feeling of relaxation before one hits the bed. According to Ayurvedic principles, both negative and positive traits of a healing process have a vital role to play. However, an excess of negative energy leads to restlessness and uneasy feeling in and around your body. Regular use of products like Ayurvedic Jasmine Hair Oil has worked exceedingly well to bring back the lustre and strengthen one’s hair. The lingering smell of jasmine is also known to have a calming effect on nerves and helps to reduce stress effectively. Reportedly, the use of scented candles beside other essential oils has also been on a rise by people in their bedrooms.

Body Massage

Body Massage

 

Massages hold a great deal of significance in the study of Ayurveda. According to the principles of this ancient medical science, ghee is seemingly the best substance for messaging as it readily functions to keep one’s body cool and calm. Besides, it also ushers in oleation and hydration and the cooling nature of ghee contributes to a proper balance of Vatta and Pitta. If you don’t like applying ghee to your body, you might opt for an alternate product like Ayurvedic Body Oil which is a great choice for regular massage needs. Apart from the body, you can also use Ayurvedic Coconut Hair Oil to continue the massage therapy for one’s scalp as well.

Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises 

Ayurveda recommends that one should practise regular breathing exercises (Anulom Vilom) to reduce and attain a proper balance for Vatta across the two hemispheres of the brain. Also, when one concentrates on his breathing it soothes and calms the nerves and accounts for god circulation of blood. Thus, such exercises are preferably done in the morning for a healthy start to one’s day. However, if you have to leave your house for work early in the morning, you might as well do the same after you return home. This shall not only help distress you but also offer fast relief from mild headaches, tension-filled breaths and buzzing mind and lure you to a deep and peaceful slumber. While we lay maximum stress on sleep research and innovation, companies like Nod and Wink has already embarked on their ambitious project of developing an Ayurvedic mattress known as JIVA which is infused with the goodness of lavender and other natural elements. Also, the mattress uses memory foam which is made up of ground oils of Indian roots.

 Wrap up

There is no denying the endless energy and excitement that companies within the sleep research industry have embarked upon. As people crave for more sound sleep, these organizations are increasingly turning towards instilling the fervour of Ayurveda and its principles, touching and changing one and all lives. In essence, the trend will only function to grow as people become more aware of the goodness of using organic products and new ways of self-induced sleep patterns. In years to come, we can only expect to witness a slew of innovative products that are imbibed with Ayurvedic principles for good.

 

2020 Self Care Resolutions – 7 Things to Consider

If there’s one single philosophy that dominates self-care and grooming regime, it’s gotta be freshness. That’s right! Trying something new or fresh has always been the prime concern when it comes to self-care and grooming. A new haircut, facial hair, or maybe adapting to a new skincare routine can definitely bring about a change in the way you look and feel. With the onset of the New Year, here’s the best time of the year to commit yourself to a new skincare and grooming resolution. While there are plentiful of things to be taken into account, here’s a take on seven such things to consider. 

Starting With Facial Hair

Men's Grooming and Styling  

In the world of grooming and styling, a grooming idol is one who initiates a new style of a haircut or facial hairstyle. In essence, he is the one who is capable of changing the way he looks from one month to another and throughout a year. With facial hair, it’s somewhat a bit of easy task like keeping a moustache or a much fuller beard. When considering sporting a fashionable facial hair, consider shaving certain parts of the scruff like thinning on to your moustache or maybe cut off the bridge that connects it to the beard. Like an artist experimenting, your face resembles a canvas, and you are the painter who decides to throw colors on it to create an impact on the world. If you are keen to experiment with facial hair and feeling adventurous, invest growing a goatee. Trust us. A goatee, when done right, serves to strike a great statement. One such example is Hollywood celebrity actor Brad Pitt, one out of a few folks who have carried the goatee quite gracefully. In case you hate it, you can always shave it off.

Level Up Your Skincare Routine

Facial Mask 

With entertainment-driven content being delivered to audiences over radio and TVs and social media, there’s no denying that by now, one must have learned the significance of cleansing, moisturizing, anexfoliating. This New Year, it’s time to take up skincare level up a notch by considering incorporating a serum for the face, which is all the way more proactive towards offering you a bright and clear complexion. Pair it up with a toner for balancing the oil levels and top it up with face mask (Fruits masks work the best) to help offer optimum nourishment to your skin and also effectively clean the pores. If you are starting, visit a decent parlor, and consider a facial to see the difference it can bring about to your face.

Include SPF as a Part of Your Daily Wear

SPF Moisturizer

No matter what the season of the year is, sun-rays are always harsh to your skin. So, wearing SPF outdoors is extremely important. An SPF 30 moisturizer or even higher ones can offer you a multitude of benefits besides just basic level protection from harmful sun rays. It helps in the prevention of wrinkles and fine lines from appearing, skin discoloration, and even skin cancer in some cases. So, if you have been avoiding an SPF all these years, this is the year to include the same to your skincare essentials list, without a miss. While buying an SPF moisturizer, ensure to check on the wide spectrum it covers, for instance, protection for both UVA as well as UVB rays.

Retinol before Bed 

Retinol

Similar to SPF during the day, Retinol is an excellent product to use before you crash. Retinols are derivatives of Vitamin A and work great to reduce wrinkles, over-sized pores, dark spots, acne, and much more. In other words, they function to keep one’s skin firm and bright. However, a Retinol demands that you work with it through patience at least 90 days before the results start showing. Also, when using Retinol, ensure to clean your face in the morning and apply an SPF without fail. You see, while one can’t control youth for long, there are still a lot of ways to fight the apparent signs of aging for good. 2020 might be the perfect year to book your dermatologist for a visit and discover the best options of Retinol for your skincare.

The Habit of Storing and Replacing 

Toiletries Kit

Hygiene is a significant part of any grooming regimen. If you travel for work frequently, it does matter how one keeps their toothbrush or razor inside their bags. Know how to change your blades after 5-6 shaves and toothbrush after three months or so. Take a good look at your trimmers. Are you oiling and drying the blades from time to time? This year might be your chance to show good you are in taking care of yourself and be more responsible towards tour styling tools and accessories to ensure they deliver great performance over prolonged use.

The Essence of Moisturizing

Cracked Heels

 Sadly, but honestly, the whole concept of skincare has boiled down to facial care only. Having said that, the rest of the skin easily gets ignored by most of us. It’s even more evident during the winter months when one enjoys hot showers more than any other time of the year. So, this New Year, greet the chill by stocking up heavy on moisturizers. Foot creams, body lotions, and oils no matter what do not leave your skin un-moisturized at any cost. Let this be the last year for cracked heels and dry elbows. For added benefits, you might as well resort towards a daily massaging with an Ayurvedic Body Massage Oil

 Stocking Multiple Fragrances 

Perfume Bottle

A majority of us have a hard time adapting to a new fragrance besides our signature one. However, this New Year, we are throwing you a cue to spice up things a little bit. Make room for multiple fragrances that cater to different moods and occasions like night outs, flirty, afternoon essence, and others to counter the appeal of your everyday scent. Remember, similar to one’s appearance and dress, the perfume he wears bespeaks his attitude towards life and projects an image accordingly. As you stock up on your fragrances, you will have ample options to play with and set forth different vibe every time you are ready to meet the world. It’s more like offering a glimpse of different dimensions to anyone you sit with or pass closeby.

6 Celebrities Who Swear by Yoga and Ayurveda in Daily Life

We live in a world of chaos and uncertainty where there are few good things in life that we care for. One of them is fitness and its incessant benefits to one’s body, mind, and soul in tandem. As a part of the daily fitness regime, people take to yoga which is a tried and tested formula and has been practiced for ages. The list not only includes athletes and fitness enthusiasts but also celebrities who have adopted yoga in their daily lives. And, it’s become quite a bit of trend as a long line of A-listed celebrities are moving towards picking on Yoga and harping on Ayurvedic diet as a part of their fitness routine. In time, they swear by the goodness of yoga and Ayurveda combination which celebrities feel have done wonders to their physique and psyche at the same level. In this post, we take a look at 5 celebrities who have taken to yoga and Ayurvedic way of living life.

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington

The famed American model is reportedly a daily practitioner of yoga and meditation which has become a part of her daily life. In her own words, she can’t imagine her life without yoga to be the first thing in the morning. Also, she became a big fan of Ayurvedic medicines and Ayurvedic body massage oil, knowing it’s a science derived from nature and is known to resort to Ayurvedic medicines to stay healthy. She said in an interview that after her father’s demise and her studies not going well, it is only the practice of yoga that has helped her to overcome her shade of doubt, deal with the grief and excel in her field as well.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor may be a fashion icon of the Hindi Film industry today, but once she was a poster girl for what one would refer to as fat or chubby. She weighed almost 90kgs which is hard to believe the way she looks all slim and slender now and has actually become an idol for many fitness enthusiasts. Sonam says her secret to losing weight and staying in shape resides in the power of Yoga and Meditation. It was under the able guidance of Bharat Thakur, a famous Yoga, and Fitness Guru; she took lessons of Yoga which helped her transform her life in an unimaginable way. Today, Sonam is a fitness freak and is known to practice the Bikram Yoga on a daily note, since she has a tendency to add kilos easily.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty

The hot Bollywood siren Shilpa Shetty easily has one of the best physiques in the Bollywood film industry and is a role model for many aspiring models and actresses. Shilpa Shetty is not only a practitioner of Yoga but also an instructor for the same. She is a great admirer and advocate of Ayurveda as well and has customized her diet plans accordingly to boost her fitness regime. Even after she became a mother, Shilpa has managed to retain her glamour and she gives the entire credit to the power of yoga and meditation put together. In her endeavor to help the society to adapt to a fit way of life, Shilpa has also released three DVDs of her Yoga lessons where she assumes the role of a Yoga Guru. Talking about the influence of yoga and Ayurveda, she once said that Yoga helped her become fit from deep within. Switching to Ayurvedic diet made her focus more and overall the practice of meditation added to it, made her look even more glamorous and helped her better her craft.

However, she also laments that not many people realize the goodness of yoga and meditation and it would help in the long run, if they do it a lot soon.

Rani Mukherjee

The bong beauty who once ruled Bollywood is another actress who believes in the power of yoga and Ayurveda. She took to daily meditation and Yoga which she believes has helped her to maintain her curves.  Rani practiced Yoga along with a combination of weight training for several months to shed a total of 7 kilos to fit into a character seamlessly in one of her movies.

Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams

You must know Ricky Williams a famous American footballer. But, do you know Ricky Williams as a student of Ayurveda? That’s right. Ricky was a student of Ayurveda at California College long before he embarked on a career in football. Not many are aware of the fact that Rick when he was at the peak of his career, fought stress and depression. So, he thought of taking some time off from the field and went back to studying Ayurveda as an ancient way of healing life. Reportedly, he also practiced yoga which he feels contributed majorly to help him overcome his addiction of marijuana. One of his famous quotes peaks about a thing that he manages to do with his body and all that was due to the practice of Yoga and adopting the Ayurvedic way of life.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan

She is the one who brought the zero-figure trend in Bollywood. Contrary to what many would believe, her zero figure was not only due to her extreme diet but it had a lot to do with her regular practice of yoga and adopting to the Ayurvedic way of living life. Similar to Shilpa Shetty, she also practiced the intense Bikram Yoga which demands you to sit out of a room that is extremely humid. In an interview, she told the media how Yoga and Ayurveda changed her life for good. She makes it point to practice at least 90 minutes of yoga every day. She also added saying that the day she misses on her routine, she feels that her day wouldn’t end well.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a cue from these celebrities and adopt the Ayurvedic way of living life accompanied by regular practice of meditation and yoga. Stay happy, stay blessed.