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Ayurveda does not focus on the virus, but on the person, the host: Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya


By Bharat Upadhyay New Delhi: As alternative medicine gains popularity in the wake of COVID-19, the age-old Indian system of Ayurveda can don the role of quiet yet powerful armed forces in the fight against the coronavirus, according to Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from New York’s Weill Cornell Medical...

Wise Smoke for the Deep Throat


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya     To keep the voice healthy, medicated herbs needed to be introduced into the throat periodically. Lozenges, teas and gargling work, but they touch deep into the throat for just moments. Ayurveda spent considerable time developing delivery forms for its medicines, addressing the concerns of ease of use, pleasant taste, stability in...

The Mathematical Language of Magic


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattachar Imagine a language that embeds its understanding of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, botany, physiology, ecology and other sciences into the etymology of words. That language is Sanskrt. With layers and layers of subtle mathematical nuance in tone, cadence, and rhythm, Sanskrt is a language done well, meaning it has perfectly encompassed...

The Lost Rulers of the American Dream


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Perhaps one of the most dangerous trends in America today is allowing people with alarmingly low skill sets to occupy seats meant for people with true competence. Not only is there a disparity in wealth, and a disparity in health, there is also an increasing and shocking disparity in the able...

The World Cup: Kadha vs. Pharma Cocktail


A deep dive into the Swami Ramdev vs IMA controversy   Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya In 1999, Swami Ramdev began teaching westernized Indian people yoga. Within three years, large stadiums in north India filled with Indians eager to learn pranayama, basic asanas, and how to use local spices and herbs to better their health. The yoga camps spread through...

The Anchor of the Mind is the Present Moment


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Many are mentally and emotionally unsettled these days, eyes awash in a list of 100,000 who have died in a sea of bad leadership on the same day 100,000 kadas are reported in a country where more were predicted to die.   The brain is unsettled with the injustice, the tragedy, and many...

The Time to Bathe


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Some dos and don’ts   Bathing in the morning is ideal. Factory laborers and farmworkers may want to bathe after their shift before eating in the midday or on resting at the day’s end. Health workers and cooks should start work with a clean body and shower again after work. Avoid...

As the Sun Rises


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya One of the serious concerns today is low Vitamin D levels, which appears to be a risk factor for a host of diseases related to bone and calcium. Calcium is important for muscles, heart function, gut function, and transmission of neurological chemicals in the brain. With such a rise in...

Therapy for Good Sleep – Oil Your Head Regularly


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Because hair is related embryologically to the bones and health of the asthi-dhatu, hair is oiled and nourished to keep the bones healthy. It is not treated as waste or an outgrowth, like a hangnail or mucous secretion. Hair provides protection from the sun, warmth to the body, protection from...