AYURVEDA’S POPULARITY

I have always been told that I was so lucky growing up and having organic foods my grandad had grown in the garden each day.  My mum attributed my health to it.  I have always fed my dogs well and treated them with herbal remedies.  I read Janey Lee Graces books on how to bring my children up naturally.  Looking at alternative medicines and beauty treatments.  Now my life has led me here and I feel I have found what I have been searching for, the thing which resonates with me.  Ayurveda.  But…. It doesn’t seem to fit into today’s…

AYURVEDA’S HISTORY

Ayurveda was thriving until the British Colonialisation of India.  The Raj led to its heavy decline, where it was almost lost in Urban India and the rest of the world.  Since the 1950’s there have been government reports on how effective it is as a medical system.  The WHO (World Health Organisation) conducted a review of Ayurveda at the turn or the millennium and concluded that it is a “safe, clinically needed form of health care that serves a large proportion of the World’s population.” Since then it has gone from strength to strength in the West.  Since Covid times…

GUDUCHI

Guduchi is translated as “that which protects the body”. It is starting to be recognised in Western Medicine for its cancer treating and protecting properties. It is known as a Rasayanic herb, one that “destroys ageing and disease”. It is a tropical creeper that has heart shaped leaves. It can: -SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM especially supporting post-viral fatigue, ME and after cancer treatments by speeding up the repair of the immune system. -NORMALISE GUT FLORA aiding digestion, helping with constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, acid reflux, candida overgrowth and other related issues. -HEAL THE LIVER by regenerating liver tissues -calming to help…

AYURVEDA’S ORIGINS

Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the world.  It was first documented 5000 years ago in the Indus Valley, same as yoga.  However, it is probably more like 6000-7000 years old as it would have been practiced and spread through word of mouth prior to being documented in the ancient Vedic texts.