Panchakarma – The 5-fold Ayurvedic Therapy

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What is Panchakarma? Panchakarma means five actions and in Ayurveda, Panchakarma is the fivefold detoxification therapy practised on a patient (not necessarily sick) once every year or two. Panchakarma therapy is offered by many Ayurvedic institutions all over the world and in the recent years have become very popular in North America due to many…

Ayurveda – The Science of Life

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The oldest medicinal system as known to mankind today is Ayurveda. This holistic system from the Vedic civilization in India is built around five elements of nature, called Panchamabhoothas i.e. ether(Akash), air(Vayu), water(Jal), fire(Agni) and earth(Prithvi). Just as nature cannot function without all the five elements being in harmony, Ayurveda believes that human body cannot…

Fasting and Ayurvedic Detoxification

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What is Ayurvedic Detoxification? Ayurvedic Detoxification has been a way of life with people in India since early history. When we think of detoxification, the first things that come to mind are a variety of smoothies and supplements. Ayurvedic detox procedures go way beyond just that. It’s a long set of principles and regimen. Following…