Pizhichil (Thaila Dhara)

The process of pouring warm medicated ayurvedic oil by squeezing an oil dipped cloth onto the body is called Pizhichil. It is also known as Thaila Dhara and oil bath. The word “Pizhichil” means squeezing. It is a subtype of ayurvedic Snehana (Oleation) therapy, a panchakarma therapy. However, it also provides benefits of Swedana (sudation).…
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Unani Medicine List

The Unani System of Medicine originated in Unani in Greece. It is an alternative medicine that is based on the teachings of Hippocrates. Hippocrates formed the theoretical framework of Unani Medicine after he freed the concepts of health from the realms of magic and superstition and gave it the status of science.Learn More: Unani Medicine…
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What is Qurs?

Qurs are tablet form of Unani Medicine made of natural ingredients including herbs and Qiwam (sugar syrup).Qurs is a solid form of Unani medication. It is available in the form of tablets. The tablets are usually flat but may also be biconvex. The shape of the tablets is often triangular, round, or quadrangular.These tablets can be made…
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What is Kushta?

Kushta is a peculiar form of medication that belongs to the Unani System of Medicine. It is prepared by burning some drugs on direct heat. Sometimes, the ingredients are burnt using an indirect heat. This unique method of preparation increases the effectiveness of the final product. The term, Kushta, means ‘killed’.Also, these medicines can be
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Health Benefits of Cherimoya Fruit and its Nutritional Facts

Cherimoya is a tropical fruit, which is a part of the Annonaceae family. This green colored fruit is famous for its delicious taste and a smooth texture. It is also known as 'the tree of ice cream', due to its creamy consistency.Besides this, cherimoya offers an array of health benefits. Eating cherimoya daily can improve your health in a…
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Sapta Dhatu in Ayurveda (Seven Types of Tissues)

The structural and supporting units of the body are called Dhatu in Ayurveda. In modern science, it related to tissues. So, Dhatu meaning in English is tissue. In ayurveda science, there are seven basic tissues that make the body and these tissues are collectively called Sapta Dhatu in Ayurveda.Rasa Dhatu Body fluidsRakta Dhatu…
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Lakshmi Vilas Ras (Rasendra Kasa)

Lakshmi Vilas Ras (Rasendra Kasa) is an ayurvedic medicine that is indicated upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, and skin diseases. However, its major actions are same as for Laxmi Vilas Ras Abhrak or Nardiya. Additionally, it provides more antibacterial properties due to Swarna Bhasma and Shuddha Hartal. It can be more helpful for…
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