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October 4, 2016

Ashwagandha, an adaptogen from the Ayurvedic tradition is becoming increasingly popular with doctors and their patients. It has been used for thousands of years in India to support health and cultivate the mind. Current research is shedding light on the many ways Ashwagandha promotes mental health.

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October 12, 2015

Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb and an adaptogen. As such it is very good for reducing anxiety and the effects of stress on the body. Few things are more stressful than withdrawing an addictive substance. These stress reducing properties make ashwagandha excellent for assisting individuals attempting to eliminate their addictions. While there are not many studies on this topic, the few that have been done do suggest that ashwagandha may be beneficial

May 20, 2015

Ashwagandha, long revered in Ayurveda, is gaining a reputation in the West as an excellent herb to control inflammation. A new study sheds light on how ashwagandha may be doing this. NF-kappaB (NF-κB) is a transcription factor; these proteins control what genes are actively used or expressed inside your cells at any given time. Geneticists are finding that our cells are able to control which parts of our genetic blueprints we translate at any given time and that this can be influenced by outside factors. We are shaped not just by our genes, but also by how our body uses that DNA. NF-κB induces the creation of inflammatory mediators by triggering the use of the associated genes. When NF-kappaB is functioning normally our body is able to respond to injury or infection by creating an acute inflammatory response which triggers an immune reaction and healing cascade. When NF-kappaB is abnormally expressed, it can contribute to cancers, auto-immune disorders, and other inflammation-based diseases.

October 4, 2016

Ashwagandha, an adaptogen from the Ayurvedic tradition is becoming increasingly popular with doctors and their patients. It has been used for thousands of years in India to support health and cultivate the mind. Current research is shedding light on the many ways Ashwagandha promotes mental health.

June 18, 2015

Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied extensively over the past twenty years. There is a preponderance of evidence demonstrating the cardiovascular and nervous system benefits of fish oil. However, two new studies illustrate some of the lesser known effects of omega-3 fatty acids.

March 3, 2015

Ginkgo biloba is one of the most widely used herbs in natural medicine. The idea that it can help improve cognitive function is far from new. However, new research is shedding light on how ginkgo works in the body and suggesting new uses for this fascinating herb.

January 20, 2016

Mimosa pudica is an amazing little plant with some fascinating properties. It is a legume that grows throughout the tropics and is an excellent herb for urinary tract and kidney health. It is often called the sensitive plant because it will respond to touch and other stimuli by closing its leaves. You can find many videos of this behavior on the internet (check them out it is pretty cool to see). The theory is that it does so in order to protect itself from predation.

August 17, 2015

Turmeric has long been known for its anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibiting properties. New research is shedding additional light on the effects of this powerful herb. Curcumin, one of turmeric’s main active compounds was recently shown to decrease melanoma cell proliferation by up to 99% in a lab setting. The Curcumin was found to decrease the cells response to inflammatory cytokines that promote their spread. It also increased Bcl-2 protein expression responsible for programmed cell death.

May 16, 2016

Phosphatidylserine, popularly known as PS, is an important phospholipid, deficiencies of which are associated with cognitive impairments. Located in the internal layer of the cell membrane, PS performs various unique regulatory and structural functions. It is one of the most important brain nutrients and modulates the activities of receptors, enzymes, signalling molecules and ion channels while influencing numerous neurotransmitter systems.

January 20, 2016

Pippali, more commonly known as “Long pepper” or Piper longum, is a fruit to highlight during this cold, wet season. The plant is an aromatic, slender, climbing, creeping shrub with perennial woody roots. Pippali has jointed stems, ovate and cordate leaves, and ovoid berries ranging from one to two inches in length. Interestingly, the cylindrical flower spikes arise during or just after rain, and are unisexual. The male spikes tend to be larger and greenish-yellow, whereas the female spikes are shorter, thicker, and yellow. When dried, the berries are greenish black in color. Piper longum is native to the Indo-Malayasian region, and flourishes in hot, tropical climates.1,2 It is a member of the piperaceae family; its close relative is black pepper, which might be more familiar to those in the Western World. Like black pepper, long pepper has longstanding use in both cuisine and medicine.

September 13, 2016

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Under Principal Investigator - Dr. Sunil Thakur M.D. (Ayu.), Lecturer - P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa R.G.G.P.G.Ayu. College, Paprola, Kangra H.P. - 176115

April 9, 2015

Triphala is an ancient and revered Ayurvedic formula consisting of three fruits (amla, haritaki, and bahera). It is considered a rasayana, or adaptogen, and is a balanced tonic appropriate for all constitutions. In North America triphala is known primarily for its beneficial effects on the digestive tract. However, a growing body of research supports the increasing use of this formula for cardiovascular health.

April 9, 2015

Triphala is an ancient and revered Ayurvedic formula consisting of three fruits (amla, haritaki, and bahera). It is considered a rasayana, or adaptogen, and is a balanced tonic appropriate for all constitutions. In North America triphala is known primarily for its beneficial effects on the digestive tract. However, a growing body of research supports the increasing use of this formula for cardiovascular health.

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