Amenorrhoea is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age.
In ancient times there were specialised branches of Ayurvedic dedicated to specific animals such as cows, elephants, horses and so forth. Today there are still a few traditional practitioners performing wondrous treatments on elephants and cows. Ayurveda is a science of life and relevant and effective for all creatures. We're honoured to carry a range of Ayurvedic treatments for our loved animals, may they always be healthy!
An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire.
India has an ancient tradition of gently extracting fragrances from such wondrous raw materials such as Heena, Rose, Lotus Blossom or Sandalwood. Smell is the most immediate and direct form of treatment and has an instant effect on the mind and thus the body. Wearing attars for everyday use improves auspiciousness and produces a calm and focused mind. We offer you hand picked, selected attars direct from Mother India.
The Ayurvedic understanding of beauty is profound and magnificent. The outer body is a reflection of the food we eat, our minds, our spiritual nature and so much more. Today's world exposes us to much harshness such as pollution and ancient Ayurvedic beauty elixirs work on balancing and cleansing the body from inside out. The greatest source of beauty is a spiritual mind and a calm mind. For this there are herbs to calm and purify the mind at the deepest level. Enter a world of true beauty - the inner soul is beauty itself!
Herbal decoctions are cooked into a sweet herbal paste known as a Prasham or Avaleha and these are one of the most powerful rejuvenatives in Ayurveda. The sweet base acts as a carrier (Anupana) for the medicines and takes them deeply into the body so that they may nourish its entirety. The most famous Ayurvedic jam preparation is called Chyavanprash which is named after a great sage who prepared it to regain his youthful vitality.
Traditionally soaps as we know them were not used in Ayurveda but herbal washing powders which you can discover and explore at Madanapalas. This tradition of using pure herbal soaps which nourish and rejuvenate skin and hair is still preserved in the state of Kerala. We do carry a wide range of Ayurvedic soaps which contain very special herbal blends which aid cleansing and help with all skin conditions.
Tea is as old as time. In ancient times Vaidyas (Ayurvedic Doctor) would brew up special teas for each patient. These teas were often boiled for hours in brass or copper pots and by the time they were ready they were potent mixtures of herbs, Agni (fire) and water. Even today in Kerala the tradition of kashaya or decoction stands strong. Our selection of Ayurvedic teas and other herbal drinks are delicious and sure ways to balance and enhance health. Savour and enjoy!
In Ayurveda care of the baby is an essential part of creating a healthy and harmonious society. Natural baby care is an ancient and holistic way to care for newborns and babies of any age. Ayurveda is famous for oil massage of both baby and mother - the child should be massaged for as long as possible and the mother too especially after giving birth. Many herbal formulae are produced for children in Ayurveda and paediatrics is one of the most essential and comprehensive components of Ayurvedic care.
Bleeding Gums is induced by gentle manipulation of the tissue at the depth of the gingival sulcus, or interface between the gingiva and a tooth.
Bloating is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, the patient feels a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain, and sometimes accompanied by increased stomach growling or more seriously the total lack of it.
Sensation of heat in the body can manifest burning sensations or redness. Emotionally one feels easily frustrated and a general sensation of feeling “hot”.
Ayurvedic body products work with nature to harmonise, balance and rejuvenate. They are close to nature and consist of herbal ingredients which have been used for thousands of years to bring out natural beauty.
A boil is a skin infection involving an entire hair follicle and nearby skin tissue. A boil may begin as a tender, pinkish-red, swollen, firm area in the skin. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue.
Chemotherapy treatment uses medicine to weaken and destroy cancer cells in the body, including cells at the original cancer site and any cancer cells that may have spread to another part of the body.
The first years of life form the later life. In Ayurveda childhood is a kapha time where the body is constructing and creating itself. Ayurvedic preparations are there to nourish and heal children, specially formulated and passed down for thousands of years.
Coeliac disease, spelled Celiac disease in North America, and often called Celiac Sprue, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in the digestive tract, chronic constipation and diarrhoea, failure to thrive (in children), and fatigue.
A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body.
Ayurvedic herbal toothpowders and toothpastes contain special disinfectant herbs such as Neem and Clove which improve gum health and cleanse the mouth and teeth from all harmful bacteria. Besides the regular use of tooth powders, special Ayurvedic dental oils such as Irimedadi are used for all sorts of tooth and gum disorders. The Sanskrit danta which means tooth is the original root word for the English word dental.
Dermatosis neglecta is a skin condition in which accumulation of sebum, keratin, sweat, dirt and debris leads to a localized patch of skin discoloration or a wart-like plaque. It is caused by inadequate hygiene of a certain body part, usually due to some form of disability or a condition that is associated with pain or increased sensitivity to touch (hyperesthesia) or immobility.
Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including, but not limited to, the human body and additionally can refer to the period of withdrawal during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance.
Ayurveda is a complete and holistic science that can treat all diseases known to man, naturally by understanding their basic nature.
Dyspnea refers to the sensation of difficult or uncomfortable breathing. It is a subjective experience perceived and reported by an affected patient.
The pain of earache results from inflammation and swelling of the structures that make up the ear, including the external auditory canal, the tympanic membrane, and the middle ear.
Emaciation is defined as extreme weight loss and thinness due to a loss of subcutaneous fat (the fatty, or adipose tissue beneath the skin) and muscle throughout the body.
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Erectile dysfunction is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.
In Ayurveda the eyes are ruled by Pitta dosha, they receive fire in the form of light and convey it to the mind and soul. There are many magnificent plants that can nourish and rejuvenate the eyes.
This is paralysis of part of the face caused by non-functioning of the nerve that controls the muscles of the face, especially the muscles around the eye and to the mouth. This nerve is called the facial nerve.
Filariasis is a parasitic disease (usually an infectious tropical disease) that is caused by thread-like nematodes (roundworms) belonging to the superfamily Filarioidea, also known as "filariae". These are transmitted from host to host by blood-feeding arthropods, mainly black flies and mosquitoes.
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Oiling the head is one of the most beautiful ways to enhance life in all ways. Memory, intelligence, concentration, vitality and vigour are all increased with regular head massage. The head should always be cooled and thus most Ayurvedic head and hair oils are coconut based with coconut oil being a soothing and cooling base. The most famous are Mahabhringaraj and Neelibhringadi oil. If used regularly they can turn grey hair to black and reawaken a sluggish mind. They are superb for insomnia and mental restlessness.
Paralysis of one side of the body resulting from disease or injury to the motor centers of the brain.
Discover a complete world of Ayurvedic herbal formulae. Our Ayurvedic medicines have been hand sourced from the world's leading suppliers. Discover familiar and rare formulae - tried and test - trusted for 1000's of years. Ayurvedic medicines consist of herbs and purified minerals. They are formulated with deep insight into the very nature of each substance and produce profound healing effects on the body and mind.
Ayurvedic preparations for cleaning the hair. In ancient Ayurveda just fragrant and medicinal herbal powders were used for cleaning hair and subsequently for nourishing the head and mind. In recent times herbal shampoo, fortified with Ayurvedic herbs has been developed.
Dhooma is the Ayurvedic term for medicated smoking therapy. Fragrant healing herbs are combined as per ancient texts to prepare herbal cigarettes which have immense life enhancing properties unlike the modern concept of smoking. Smoke therapy is used to cure lethargy, congestion, poor concentration, weak digestion and many other ailments. We are honoured to offer a selection of the finest Ayurvedic Cigarettes for your health.
Homeopathy is a profound natural way of treating all forms of diseases and it it's preparations and it's philosophy has many similar roots to Ayurvda. Some Vaidyas are marrying the two together and producing Ayurvedic-Homeopathic preparations. Homeopathy uses natural substances and is a completely non-invasive form of therapy. India is the world's largest Homeopathic country with every village and town having Homeopathic pharmacies. We present India's finest homeopathy for world healing.
In Ayurveda fragrant herbs are combined with a resinous base to produce a fragrant smoke that heals, purifies and balances when inhaled. There is a great secret science of preparing incense, even in the Old Testament there are references to herb and spice combinations that were used. In Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal the tradition of preparing incense has been well preserved. We offer only the most natural and healing incenses, hand picked for your health and spiritual unfoldment. Each one has a different effect and quality, some are for stress, others for asthma, and yet others for everyday general use to increase auspiciousness.
Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.
Insect bites could be by bee's, scorpions or other poisonous insects. Ayurveda has a very long tradition spanning thousands of years of treating all types of venomous bites.
Chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.
Malabsorption Syndrome is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream. Malabsorption may be due to an abnormality of the gut wall, failure to produce enzymes or bile to aid digestion, or there may be abnormalities of the flora of the gut.
Ayurvedic massage is one of the most powerful treatments for the mind and body and has been used for thousands of years to heal all sorts of disorders from mental tension to emaciation. Ayurvedic herbal massage oils are prepared by combining base oils such as sesame with herbs with the resulting oil being highly potentised for a specific application. In some pharmacies in Kerala hundreds of different oils exist - each with it's own particular effect. Come discover the ancient secrets of Ayurvedic herbal massage oils right here.
Ghee is a magical substance that is the refined essence of Mother Nature through the milk (and love) of the cow. It is one of the most exalted substances used in Ayurveda and is purifying, nourishing, auspicious and aiding in longevity. It has the special quality of enhancing the effects of anything that is prepared with it. Medicated ghees combine ghee and herbs to create a powerful healing synergy.
Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs.
Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week.
Post-natal care is an essential part of Ayurveda. After giving birth Vata dosha is increased much in the mother and extra attention to diet, nutrition, oil massage and special rejuvenative and restorative medicines is given. If such is followed, the recover of the mother's body is speedy and her mind is ready to love and open her heart to the newborn. In modern times this is often neglected leaving the mother deeply exhausted and planting the seeds for possible post-natal diseases. In this section we lovingly offer the most famous and effective medicines, oils and more for the new mother.
Musculoskeletal disorders can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Nasya is one of the most powerful treatments in Ayurveda. It involves the therapeutic application of medicines via the nostrils which work directly on the entire head region. Nasya is immensely beneficial for improving mental functions such as memory, retention and concentration. Besides this it is used to treat all 'diseases above the neck' thus eye, ear, nasal, oral, brain and other related disorders can all be treated with Nasya. A general daily Nasya with ghee is an excellent rejuvenative.
Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion.
Osteoarthrosis is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion.
Oils are prepared for internal medication, nasal application (Nasya), oral application and application via enema amongst others. We have a vast range of Ayurvedic oil preparations.
Paralysis is loss of muscle function for one or more muscles.
Prickly heat, also known as miliaria, is an itchy rash of small, raised red spots that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation.
Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".
Pyorrhea is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth.
Ayurveda has as special branch named Rasayana which means to rejuvenate and nourish the body on all its levels. Ayurvedic Rasayanas such as Chyavanprash have been used for thousands of years to enhance longevity, immunity, intelligence and beauty. Rasayanas are best taken once the body has been purified by Panchakarma or some kind of toxin-clearing diet or program. They increase strength, stamina, longevity and intelligence amongst countless other benefits - they are good for life in all ways.
Respiratory Tract Infection refers to any of a number of infectious diseases involving the respiratory tract. An infection of this type is normally further classified as an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI or URTI) or a Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRI or LRTI). Lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, tend to be far more serious conditions than upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible (synovial) joints.
Rhinitis is a medical term for irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose.
Rickets is a softening of bones in children due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases.
Scabies is a contagious skin infection that occurs among humans and other animals. It is caused by a tiny and usually not directly visible parasite, the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the host's skin, causing intense allergic itching.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves.
Traditionally Ayurvedic herbal medicines consist of a series of herbs in synergy which balance and combine to create a powerful synergistic healing effect. Single herbs taken as a tea, tablet or powder are very effective in themselves too. Ashwagandha for example is one of the finest single herbs and is a powerful antioxidant and rejuvenative.
Ayurveda has a profound holistic approach to skin care and uses only natural products for external application. There is a saying that one should only put on one's skin what you would eat and this is true of the pure Ayurvedic formuale for a healthy skin.
Ayurveda has a long history of treating the bites of poisonous animals including snakes. There are eight-limbs of Ayurveda and one of these is toxicology. The herbo-mineral preparations have recently been evaluated in clinical trials and have shown very promising efficacy. Many people in India still depend on herbo-mineral treatments for snake bite.
Sowa Rigpa བོད་ཀྱི་གསོ་བ་རིག་པ་ Ggso ba rig pa is the traditional name for Tibetan Medicine which has developed from Ayurveda on the Tibetan plateau, it has the same foundations but has unique methods and herbal preparation that are esteemingly powerful.
Stuttering (alalia syllabaris), also known as stammering (alalia literalis or anarthria literalis), is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.
Spermatorrhoea also known as wet dreams, is a male sexual problem characterized by involuntary seminal discharge or emission.
The spleen is an organ above your stomach and under the ribs on your left side. It is part of the lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. Splenic diseases refers to the swelling, rupture or damage of the said organ.
Degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the centra of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foraminae. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory and/or motor disturbances, such as pain, paresthesia, or muscle weakness in the limbs.
A stomach ache usually refers to cramps or a dull ache in the abdomen. It is normally short lived and caused by a minor upset or bug.
Swelling is the enlargement in the body and may include tumors. It can occur throughout the body (generalized), or a specific part or organ can be affected (localized).
Tibetan Medicine (བོད་ཀྱི་གསོ་བ་རིག་པ) was borne from Ayurveda on the plateaus of Tibet. It is deep healing science based on the same tridosha, trimala, saptadhatu theories. It is profoundly beautiful and the herbs and methods used are particularly well preserved and have a wonderful curative effect.
A tremor is an involuntary, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements of one or more body parts.
Urticaria commonly referred to as hives, is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions.
Vajikarana is one of the eight limbs of Ayurveda. It is the science of healing and longevity related to reproduction, to make the healthiest most potent reproductive fluid so the society comes calm and peaceful through healthy and enlightenened offspring.