Guduchi Benefits, Idea of Green Tourism


Disconnect with essentials (food,water, herbs) is painful for क्षेत्र (body). Present FMCG sector is faulty economy because it widens this disconnect and hence less healthy society. Even if you purchase something (other than life essential items which are not grown locally) from local vendor, it is good habit (on both seller and buyer part) to inquire and keep source in mind (and keep check on it. Be connected with source.). It has its own psychological benefit. Think about it. Will discuss sometime in future when idea is ripe again.

Tinospora spreads new wings in monsoon. This (post monsoon, post sharad) is good season to revere and seek help of this divine herb.


“Columbin, tinosporaside, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy benzyl, tetrahydrofuran, jatrorhizine, palmatine, berberine, tembeterine, tinocordifolioside, phenylpropene disaccharides, choline, tinosporic acid, tinosporal and tinosporon”

When these chemicals are bundled together, they have miracle effects on your क्षेत्र (Body). like a good and sensible farmer constantly think and act for replenishing क्षेत्र with nutrients, we should also take care of क्षेत्र in our possession i.e. our पञ्चकोषिय शरीर.

When this bundle of chemicals is packed by nature, it is different in constitution at different place. We identify is as Amrta in Sanskrit. Tinospora (English), Giloy (Hindi), Amruthaballi (Kannada), Cittamrtu (Malayalam), Amrutha valli, Seendhil kodi (Tamil), Thippatiga (Telugu), galo (Gujarati).

Tinospora is divine herb. Mixer of Pungent (Katu), bitter (Tikta) and astringent (Kashaya) tastes. Post-digestion, it gives Sweet (Madhura) taste. It alleviates three Doshas (Tridoshahara), mainly relieves Pitta. Promotes strength (Balya), appetizer (Agni dipani). It cures fever (Jvara), eliminates metabolic wastes & toxins (Ama), morbid thirst (Trt), burning sensation (Daha), diabetes (Meha), anaemia (Pandu), jaundice (Kamala), skin disorders (Kustha), gout (Vata asra).[1][2][3][4]

Some modern researches extend its boon-periphery to benefits like Radioprotective and anti-oxidant. [5][6][7][8]

So? Find our sources, find our Authentic Ayurvedic doctor and prepare medicine for entire family.

Here is an idea: Why can’t we develop real form of green-tourism? Design a treasure-hunt trips in vacations. Family trips. (Best if possible on cycle or foot) One at the end of each season. Explore areas where this medicine (and many such herbs) grow in abundance. Connect with the source as a selfless friend. And remain healthy!

Mind you, if modern pharma companies try to invade idea and sell you Amrta in packed bottle, it carried no value! Essential part is missing! Real essense is in urge to heal self (Read here : https://www.facebook.com/marut.mitra.5/posts/278289388962643 ) and that cannot be develop by purchasing medicines from mall or medical shops.

[1] Tinospora cordifolia is proved to be Immunostimulant in HIV patients (Kallikar et al., Indian J Pharmacol. 2008)
[2] Caraka Samhitha, Chikitsa Sthana, 3/299
[3] Ethanolic extract of stem and leaves of Tinospora exhibited significant antipyretic activity in experimental rats (Vedavathy and Rao, 1991)
[4] Aqueous and alcoholic extract of Tinospora showed that it is good anti- hyperglycemic agent in experimental animals with induced diabetes by different diabetogenic agents (Puranik K N et al., Biomedical Research 2008)
[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=20932729
[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21350610
[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21042467
[8] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=12587720

Cow-dung and urine: Potential Mercury Detox


Last week, I share a link[0] that explained how mercury causes homo-sexuality, I thought to do some more research to find solutions as our environment is now full heavy metals due to industrialized civilization.

From cosmetics to processed food to vaccine, everything is loaded with some form of mercury.

What should be our strategy to combat heavy metal infusion in our life?

First thing that came to my mind was : Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, mercury is used as medicine. So I thought to dig down and find out how exactly mercury is used?

Later, I also investigated how modern medicine treats mercury poisoning.

पारद – mercury

From रस जल निधि

Let begin by presenting pages explaining evil effects of mercury from Rasa Jala Nidhi book as is.

I cannot write entire treatise here but I will try to share highlights of importance of mercury in Ancient Rasayana Shashtra. In future, I will try to write more notes on ancient chemistry.

From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
  • Parada when itself killed (reduced to ashes) , becomes a killer of all diseases and death!
  • It kills diseases when itself in a state of swoon (transformed by sulfur).
  • Mercury is compared to
    • Brahma in purification state
    • Vishnu in swoon state (with sulfur)
    • Rudra in dead state
    • Maheshwara in solidificaiton state
  • There are five types of mercury found in soil, based on type of the soil [2]
    • Rasa – Red, free from all harms, destroyer of dieseases – found in Swarga (Northen hemisphere?)
    • Resendra – free from defects , black and coarse and very subtle. Naga people attained lack of old age with its help
    • Suta – yellow and coarse – full of poisons – requires 18 purification steps before using it.
    • Parad – White / Silver – full of poisons – 18 purification steps requires
    • Mishraka – peocock complexion – 18 purification steps needed before use

There are several methods to purify mercury. One of them caught my eyes is where cow urine is needed!

Remember – When it (mercury) is killed, it can kill any diseases. The correct form of mercury prescribed is bhashma!

What is general procedure to prepare Bhashma?

The name bhasma is generally applied to all metallic and nonmetallic substances that are subjected to the process of incineration and reduction to ash. Here it is applied to the metals, minerals, and animal products that are, by special processes, calcinated in closed crucibles in pits with cow dung cakes.

Please note – Bhashma preparation is incomplete without cow dung cakes!

In Ayurveda, purification is called Sodhana. Shodhana is the process through which the external and internal impurities of metals and minerals are removed. Chemical purification is different from medicinal purification. In chemical purification it is only elimination of foreign matters, whereas in medicinal purification the objects are involved in the

1. Elimination of harmful matter from the drug

2. Modification of undesirable physical properties of the drug

3. Conversion of some of the characteristics of the drug to different stages

4. Enhancement of the therapeutic action

Sodhana requires Gau mutra!

After Sodhana, Marana is performed. Here, Cow-ghee is used for many metals. I still need to confirm for mercury.

For Marana, cow-dung is must! A pit is dug in an open space and half the pit is filled with dried cow dung cakes. The cru cibles are placed in the half-filled pit and are covered with cow dung cakes up to the brim of the pit. Fire is then ignited on all four sides and in the middle of the pit. When the burning is over, the contents are allowed to cool completely on their own. Marana differs with the nature of the substance to be calcinated.

Note down – Dry Cow dung cakes. Ashes. Carbon.

In short, without cow urine and dung, purification of mercury is not possible.

From Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee
From Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee

Rasa Jala Nidhi is the reference book.

Mercury chelation by modern science

Outside the body, several well-known compounds demonstrate strong affinity for mercury, including activated carbon charcoal, sulfur, and selenium.

  • carbon – cow dung ash
  • Sulfur – is must as per Ayurveda for purification of mercury

Important sulfhy-dryl compounds in various bodily processes involving antioxidant protection and DNA transcription include the sulfur-containing amino acids cystine, cysteine, methionine, and taurine. You get them naturally in food when the food is grown using cow manure and urine!

When you use cow dung ash for brushing the teeth, some portion is absorbed and digested. Unknowingly, it helps in mercury chelation!

Cow urine is full of sulfur oxides! Helps in catching mercury! See Papers section [3]

Even environmental mercury can be handled by cow dung and urine! See papers section [3][4][5][6]

In our chaotic times, only feasible and affordable detox solution we have is help from Gau prasad (urine, dung, ghee)

Gau Seva - Prabhu Seva
Gau Seva – Prabhu Seva

Scientific papers

[0] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101203-homosexual-birds-mercury-science/

[1] Efficacy of cow urine distillate in combating mercury induced toxicity in commercial broilers

Present study was designed to investigate the beneficial and curative effect of cow urine distillate in modulating toxic effect of mercury in chickens. Twenty four, day old, broiler chicks were procured and reared in battery brooders for a week and then divided into four groups of six chicks each. Group I birds were fed with standard feed served as control. Group II birds were administered with cow urine distillate @ 1 ml/bird/day. Group III birds received mercuric chloride @ 50 ppm mixed with feed whereas, group IV birds received mercuric chloride @ 50 ppm in feed along with cow urine distillate @ 1 ml/bird/day. The birds given mercuric chloride (group III) showed significant decrease in the level of haemoglobin, packed cell volume, total erythrocyte count and erythrocytic indices. The values of serum enzymes, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and glucose were significantly elevated whereas the level of serum proteins declined. Group IV birds receiving cow urine distillate along with mercuric chloride did not show any toxic effects of the mercuric chloride and the haematological and biochemical parameters remained near normal range. The beneficial effect of cow urine distillate in combating toxic effects of mercuric chloride was evident as there was neither decrease in erythrocytic indices nor elevation of serum enzymes, glucose, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine in group IV birds.


[2] Remediation Studies Of Heavy Metal Ions Cd, Pb And Hg From Its Solutions By Precipitating Out With Natural Biological Fluid Cows (Bosindicus) Urine And Subsequent Analysis Of Filtrate By ICP-AES And GC-MS Analysis.

Cow urine against mercury
Cow urine against mercury


[3] Mercury chemisorption by sulfur adsorbed in porous materials

The sorption of mercury vapor by adsorbed sulfur in the zeolites CaA (= 5A) and NaX (=13X) and two types of active carbon has been measured at a temperature of 50°C. With increasing degree of micropore filling by sulfur the fraction of sulfur accessible to mercury atoms decreased for CaA and NaX. The sulfur chemisorbed on carbon (only less than 0.05 g sulfur per g) is not very active for mercury chemisorption. The mercury uptake shows a sharp maximum as a function of the amount of sorbed sulfur in the case of CaA, NaX and activated sugar charcoal. The oxidation rate of H2S with oxygen on NaX and activated sugar charcoal correlates with the capacity for mercury chemisorption, both as a function of the amount of sorbed sulfur. From the amount of sorbed mercury an estimate of the specific sulfur surface area may be given. When sulfur impregnated CaA, NaX or activated sugar charcoal are used as adsorbents for mercury traces out of gas streams, the mercury sorption capacity may be maximized by using materials with a micropore volume approximately half filled with sulfur.


[4] Bioremediation of Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides, and Petrochemicals with Gomeya/Cow Dung

Use and misuse of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and petrochemicals by man is causing havoc with nature, as they persist as such or as their toxic metabolites. These pollutants bioaccumulate in environment, and they ultimately reach man through various means. They are hazardous because of potential toxicity, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and genotoxicity. To rejuvenate nature, remediation methods currently available are usually expensive and might convert one toxic pollutant to another. Bioremediation methods use naturally occurring microorganisms to detoxify man-made pollutants so that they change pollutants to innocuous products that make soil fertile in the process. Taking cue from Ayurveda, Gomeya/cow dung is used as an excellent bioremediation method. Thus, utilizing freely available cow dung as slurry or after composting in rural areas, is a cheap and effective measure to bioremediate the harmful pollutants. Yet, more research in this direction is warranted to bioremediate nonbiodegradable, potentially toxic pollutants.


[5] Current status of cow dung as a bioresource for sustainable development

Cow dung, an excreta of bovine animal, is a cheap and easily available bioresource on our planet. Many traditional uses of cow dung such as burning as fuel, mosquito repellent and as cleansing agent are already known in India. Cow dung harbours a diverse group of microorganisms that may be beneficial to humans due to their ability to produce a range of metabolites. Along with the production of novel chemicals, many cow dung microorganisms have shown natural ability to increase soil fertility through phosphate solubilisation. Nowadays, there is an increasing research interest in developing the applications of cow dung microorganisms for biofuel production and management of environmental pollutants. This review focuses on recent findings being made on cow dung that could be harnessed for usage in different areas such as medicine, agriculture and industry.



[6] Sequestering heavy metals from wastewater using cow dung

The presence of heavy metals (e.g., Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cd, etc.) in aqueous solutions constitutes a major environmental problem. The present work represents a review of the recently published literature discussing the use of cow dung as adsorbent for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solution using batch experiments. The potential health and environmental hazards of metal ions in addition to the kinetic and isothermal models usually assessed to fit the biosorption experimental data were also reviewed. Conclusively, it was established that the use of cow dung is a promising adsorbent in the removal of heavy metals from waste waters and environment.



  • Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies edited by Lakshmi C. Mishra
  • Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee


Science (Ayurveda) vs Pseudo-Science(Modern Pharma)


What is science?
Study of the physical and natural world using theoretical models and data from experiments or observations.
What is pseudo-science?
An activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
Let me share two examples here. You decide, what is science and what is pseudo-science.
Example 1
In the 1950s two new drugs became available to treat common problems in pregnancy. One was thalidomide and the other was diethylstilbestrol, otherwise known as DES.

These were drugs that were considered safe for pregnant women and had actual or purported benefits.Between 1957 and 1961, thousands of women were prescribed thalidomide. In 1960 it could be purchased over the counter in Germany without a prescription.

At least ten thousand to twenty thousand babies were born with serious birth defects, mostly involving limb development, with shortened or missing arms and legs, as well as anomalies of the pelvis, eyes, and ears. Many defects were lethal.
A drug proven safe based on so called scientific studies failed miserably.

DES is similar story. Google and read about it.

Science or Pseudo-science?


Example 2


From time immemorial, Turmeric is prescribed by Ayurveda as life enriching drug. There is no side effect reported so far. When used as per prescriptions, it surely gives results.
There are at least 1000+ such prescriptions by Ayurvedic texts.
Science or pseudo-science?

Only educated arrogant will live in self-denial mode.

Art of scientific study is not in transforming natural phenomenons into complex formulas and patents but to simplify them to the level that it becomes common sense and anyone can use knowledge to live happy life.

Ayurveda passes this test. Modern medicine fails miserably.

About DES

“clear cell adenocarcinoma (cancer of the cervix and vagina), birth defects, and other developmental abnormalities in children born to women who took the drug while pregnant; increased risk of breast cancer, higher risk of death from breast cancer; risk of cancer in children of mothers taking the drug including raised risk of breast cancer after age 40; increased risk of fertility and pregnancy complications, early menopause, testicular abnormalities; potential risks for third generation children (the grandchildren of women who took the drug) but they are unclear as studies are just beginning

Studies in the 1950s showed the drug was not effective at preventing miscarriages, premature labor, or other pregnancy complications.”

Good conduct (सदाचार) as preventive care



Herbs needs to be nurtured for extremely rare sicknesses manifested despite good conduct (सदाचार) but due to past life karma that needs to be exhausted now! (Herbs helps in speedy recovery from these mandatory karma execution)

Do we really need to do Tulasi and other herb farming? Is it worth? Are we not inviting bad karma by supporting it? Land of वृन्दावन promoting तुलसी farming so that we can sell तुलसी अर्क? 

Try to understand सदाचार and stick to it. It is the dharma way! And not the way we live by exploiting body and seeking help from codified herbs!!

सदाचार is the root of healthy life!

सदाचारमें रत नहीं रहना पर त्रिफलाके गुण गाते रहना है! 😀


We recognize Ayurveda in very selective manner. Whatever is aligned with my present life, I will implement. Rest, I don’t care! 😀

देवगोब्राह्मणगुरुवृद्धसिद्धाचार्यानर्चयेत् | – चरक

देवता, गौ, ब्राह्मण, गुरु, वृद्ध, सिद्ध, आचार्योका पूजन करना चाहिए |

सदाचार is the root of healthy life!

सदाचारमें रत नहीं रहना पर त्रिफलाके गुण गाते रहना है! 😀


We recognize Ayurveda in very selective manner. Whatever is aligned with my present life, I will implement. Rest, I don’t care! 😀

देवगोब्राह्मणगुरुवृद्धसिद्धाचार्यानर्चयेत् | – चरक

देवता, गौ, ब्राह्मण, गुरु, वृद्ध, सिद्ध, आचार्योका पूजन करना चाहिए |

नातिसमयं जह्यात्, न नियमं भिन्द्यात्, न नक्तं नादेशे चरेत्, न सन्ध्यास्वभ्यवहाराध्ययनस्त्रीस्वप्नसेवी स्यात्, नबालवृद्धलुब्धमूर्खक्लिष्टक्लीबैः सह सख्यं कुर्यात्, न मद्यद्यूतवेश्याप्रसङ्गरुचिः स्यात्, न गुह्यं विवृणुयात्, नकञ्चिदवजानीयात्, नाहम्मानी स्यान्नादक्षो नादक्षिणो नासूयकः, न ब्राह्मणान् [१] परिवदेत्, न गवां दण्डमुद्यच्छेत्, नवृद्धान्न गुरून्न गणान्न नृपान् वाऽधिक्षिपेत्, न चातिब्रूयात्, न बान्धवानुरक्तकृच्छ्रद्वितीयगुह्यज्ञान् बहिष्कुर्यात्||२५||

One should not deviate from generally approved social practices & should not break any code of conduct .
One should not move in the night or in an appropriate place . One should not indulge in taking food , studies, sexual relations or sleep during the dawn or dusk .
One should not make friendship with children , the old, the greedy, the fools, the persons under affliction and the eunuchs.
One should not have interest in taking wine , gambling & making physical relationship with prostitutes.
One should not disclose secrets & should not insult any body . one should not be conceited, unskilled, unfavourite and envious. One should not insult the Brahmins nor should beat the cow with sticks. One should not abuse the old, the preceptors, the administrative class and the king .
One should not speak too much nor should turn out the kins ,persons attached, that who stood along in difficult times and the persons who know the secrets . ||25||

न कार्यकालमतिपातयेत्, नापरीक्षितमभिनिविशेत्, नेन्द्रियवशगः स्यात्, न चञ्चलं मनोऽनुभ्रामयेत्, न बुद्धीन्द्रियाणामतिभारमादध्यात्, न चातिदीर्घसूत्री स्यात्, न क्रोधहर्षावनुविदध्यात्, न शोकमनुवसेत्, न सिद्धावुत्सेकं [११] यच्छेन्नासिद्धौ दैन्यं, प्रकृतिमभीक्ष्णं स्मरेत्, हेतुप्रभावनिश्चितः स्याद्धेत्वारम्भनित्यश्च, न कृतमित्याश्वसेत्, न वीर्यं जह्यात्, नापवादमनुस्मरेत्||

One should not postpone things at the time of action nor should one take up anything without examining it; one should not be submissive to his sense organs nor should one turn his unstable mind round; one should not over burden the sense organs, one should not be too much dilatory; one should not act under the emotions of anger or exhilaration. One should not live under continued grief. One should not feel exhilarated in success and depressed in failure; one should always keep his constitution in mind. One should be confident of the effect of a cause and as such should always initiate the cause, one should not assume that now nothing is to be done, one should not give up courage nor should one remember his scandals.

Strive for सदाचार |

Indian Pioneer in Plastic Surgery in 19th Century



 Dr. Tribhovandas Motichand Shah (1850-1904)
Assistant Surgeon, Cheif Medical Officer of Junagarh State
Fellow of Bombay university

The tradition of rebuilding the nose was reimported from Europe into India following the establishment of the Raj. Within the Westernized tradition of India surgery in the 19th century there was a further development of this reception. Indian surgeons did indeed stress the idea of the “nose job” as an “original” Indian contribution to surgery. They read these origins quite differently from the way Europeans did .

Tribhovandas Motichand Shah (1850-1904), writing in Junagadh in 1889, rationalized his clinical account of a hundred cases of rhinoplasty by labeling the Indian patients the victims of criminal activity: “The Makrani outlaws, who carried out depredations against the Jungadh State for a period of nearly three years, had not infrequently indulged in mutilating the noses of undefended and unarmed ryots [peasants] of villages.”

Such activities are criminal. Unsanctioned by the state. It is true that there is a tradition of vendettas in India, Motichand Shah continues, in which the nose is cut off, in contrast to the (much worse, he implies) Western tradition of vendettas in which the chief modes of mortal revenge are homicide, either by poisoning, shooting, or wounding.

It is true, of course, that the West, too, has a problem with lost noses: In these countries loss of the nose is only a consequence of disease- chiefly syphilis. The rationale for the rebuilding of the Indian nose, on the other hand, is the reconstitution of delicate feelings of honour and the overcoming of “feelings of the greatest humiliation.”

• Remember Tribhovandas Motichand Shah as first known modern plastic surgery surgeon!
• Europe was brutal and barbaric as far as vendettas and revenges are concerned.
• Europe of 19th century was suffering from infectious diseases like syphilis.

[1] http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Citation/1970/02000/RHINOPLASTY__A_Short_Description_of_One_Hundred.11.aspx
His paper was accessible online till last week when I first accessed. Now it shows access denied.

Exercise and Tridosha Prakriti



Natural predominance of Vata over other dosha happen after we crosses 60. (Age 0 to 14 : Kapha, 14 to 60 : Pitta).

However, there are seasonal variations which stays forever with youth due to mindless habits. Hence, we see rapid aging, sudden infant deaths etc.

Vata! Shani Maharaj! Hahuman!

It is mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts and proven in modern experiments that Vata type individuals will have maximum propensity for chronic diseases.

Natural predominance of Vata over other dosha happen after we crosses 60. (Age 0 to 14 : Kapha, 14 to 60 : Pitta).

Unfortunately, due to life style, Vata becomes predominance in young age. So we see many in early 30s with VP Prakriti i.e. Vata heavy and PItta as secondary.VP Prakriti individuals have greater degree of Vata dosha so the individuals are more reactive to any kind of stimuli and prone to develop chronic stress leading to different kind of psychosomatic disorders.The reason for this could be that Pitta is responsible for intelligence and Vata is responsible for initiation and enthusiasm.
So to save our youth from diabetes, blood pressure and further complications, it is mandatory to engage them in exercise. It is very well defined in Ayurvedic text books that in advanced stage Prameha, exercises like physical exercise, wrestling, sports, riding elephant, horse and chariot, travelling on foot and moving around and also feats of archery are to be practiced. And since high calorie fiet with no exercise is routine for many, they are prone to madhuprameha (Advance stage of prameha).


Effect of walking (aerobic isotonic exercise) on physiological variants with special reference to Prameha (diabetes mellitus) as per Prakriti


Walking is an isotonic aerobic exercise and has been associated with reduced blood sugar level in diabetic patients and other physiological changes in observational studies. A study was conducted to determine the effect of isotonic aerobic exercise (walking) on blood sugar level and other important physiological parameters as per Prakriti. This study was carried out in Department of Kriya Sharira and Kayachikita, S. S. Hospital; Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU and some cases were enrolled from Kashi Mumukshu Bhawan, Assi, Varanasi. A total 83 (32 diabetic control and 51 diabetic exercise) diabetic cases were included with age ranging from 35 to 65 years during January 2009 to January 2011. Control cases enrolled in this study had not performed any exercise. The results of the study revealed that, there is a strong association in between Prakriti, Blood pressure and certain other Biochemical parameters.


That Arrow that is not yet shot


Once you shoot arrow, there’s no going back. Similarly, when Purusha(Jiva/Self) within is afflicted,hurt, there is no going back. Sooner or later, now or in next birth, symptoms will appear on Kaya surface. That’s where it is important to learn Kaya-Chikitsa. Care before open fire. If you can not due to ignorance or Ahmakara or bodily-passions or mental-passions, seek and surrender to advice of Kaya-chikitsa and reduce possible pain.

Kaya-Chikitsa is God’s love for his ignorant children. Treatment of diseases pertaining to Kaya. Kaya takes in food(different layers of Kaya takes in food of their plane[1].), digests,absorbs and metabolize it. When this is disturbed, purusha within is afflicted.


(1) The physical Consciousness (Annamaya Kos) which is manifested in the activities of hormones and enzymes etc.
(2) The Awakened Consciousness (Pranmaya Kos) which is active in the form of bioelectricity
(3) The Psychic Consciousness (Manomaya Kos) which gives rise to biomagnetism.
(4) The intuitive Consciousness (Vigyanmaya Kos)
(5) The beatitudinous consciousness (Anandmaya Kos) which subtly exists in the reticular Activating System in the Cortical Nuclei.Arrow

Agni in Ayurveda – 1


[ As I described in this ( Prana – ultimate medicine ) note that , if we have control over प्राणमय कोश, and not attachment with gross body (अन्नमय कोष) , it is not difficult to manage disease-free life as प्राण is the ultimate भेषज (medicine). Since it is not possible without practice and sadhana, we must try to understand अन्नमय sharir. Well-being of अन्नमय कोष depends upon digestion process. GUT is the center for sthul/gross body. For that, understanding fire is important. As I learn and realize, I will share notes on fire in this series of notes. ]

Fire (external) reflects fire (internal)
Fire (external) reflects fire (internal)

In Ayurved, Agni is one of the important factors which is required to be examined before initiating the treatment of a patient. The role of agni in the animal body is very much emphasized in Ayurved. It is stated that all internal diseases are caused by the vitiation of this agni and this is the pivot round which the remaining factors responsible for the maintenance of health and causation of diseases as well as decay revolve.

In Ayurved, human body is considered as a replica of the universe; whatever is available in the universe they are all represented in the human body, may be in a modified form. The physical agni (fire) is directly linked up with the biological agni inside the human body.

It is, impossible to explain or comprehend the biological phenomena described in Ayurveda without having a good background of the material objects enunciated in these ancient philosophical works. In fact a rational explanation of various aspects of agni can better be provided if its relation with physical agni is elucidated.

Agni in Ayurveda is described as pitta of the system [1]. Since Agni is described in terms of pitta, it is important to know, what does pitta mean?

पित्त is derived from the root तप. ‘तप संतापे’ धातु से कृदन्त विहित प्रत्यय द्वारा ‘तपति इति पित्तं’. The one that generates heat. The one that burns. This term has three meanings associated with it.

  1. तप संदाहे – Burning of nutrition consumed
  2. तप ऐश्वर्ये – a substance which endows auspiciousness
  3. तप संतापे – Generation of heat

Since Pitta performs fire life actions, it is described as Agni in Ayurveda. Some of the functions associated with Pitta are: Splitting food, burning, combustion, oxidation, heat production, conversion. In short, Pitta digest the food and transform it into various active body tissues.

There is a saying in Ayurveda that a person is as old as his or her agni. Krushn, Bhishma and Arjun at battleground, are shining examples of powerful Agni.

Charaka Samhita describes:

“The span of life, health, immunity, energy, metabolism, complexion, strength, enthusiasm, luster, and the vital breath are all dependent on agni (bodily fire). One lives a long healthy life if it is functioning properly, becomes sick if it is deranged, or dies if this fire is extinguished. Proper nourishment of the body, dhatus, ojas, etc., depends upon the proper functioning of agni in digestion.

“The five types of agni, corresponding to ether, air, fire, water, and earth, digest the respective components of the food.… In this way, balanced agni cooks the appropriately chosen and timely consumed food, and leads to promotion of health.…

“Agni is necessary for the normal process of digestion, and the subtle energy of agni transforms the lifeless molecules of food, water, and air into the consciousness of the cell.”

Start your day by worshiping eternal fire. Remember and re-iterate your worship through-out the day. Popular word for this worship is Sandhya.

Fire is the reason of existence
Fire is the reason of existence

More in second part.

[1] मरीचिरुवाच अग्निरेव शरीरे पित्तान्तर्गतः कुपिताकुपितः शुभाशुभानि करोति – चसं-१,१२.११

Vata Dosha and Milk


स्तन्य = mother’s milk
वातदुष्ट स्तन्य = Milk of mother suffering from Vata Prakop

Massage is important for infant and mother!
Massage is important for infant and mother!
Seasonal process for milk. Milk as prasad offered to Shiva is consumed.
Seasonal process for milk. Milk as prasad offered to Shiva is consumed.

Delivering a child is most critical vata-heavy event. There are high chances that Vata will become derailed. And if modern mothers are going for C-section, it is almost certain that mother will suffer from Vata Prakop due to unnatural opening of internal organs. In traditional care, there were many ways to restore Vata.( I am still researching. Not documented or compiled yet)

If Mother suffers from Vata derangement, her milk will be वातदुष्ट. वातदुष्ट स्तन्य causes under-weight (not necessarily mal-nutrition if other food supplements are given regularly).


Mother should regularly do exercise.

Mother should regularly do sesame oil/Gau ghrita massage.

Child should get regular sesame oil/Gau ghrita massage.

PS: Gau milk during monsoon becomes वातदुष्ट स्तन्य (Remember old posts on Vata prakop during monsoon season?) So we do not drink it but surrender it to Bhagwan Shiva. (It cannot be given to calves as well to secure them from Vata Prakop).
From श्राध्ध period onward, we again can drink gau milk.

Why mid-life obesity?


Online friend asked this query recently. Why fat increases after marriage?

Old note on same topic.

Obesity : Mid-life crisis img src: http://goo.gl/zEQAE0
Obesity : Mid-life crisis
img src: http://goo.gl/zEQAE0

1) Why do pregnant mothers increase fat in last trimester with the help of changing patterns of healthy bacteria in mother’s intestine ( ‪#‎marutMicrobes‬)?

2) Why OBESITY is prominent in our times?

“यन्मांसां स्वागि्ना पक्वं तन्मेद इति कथ्यते॥
तदतीव गुरु स्निग्धं बलकार्यतिबृंहणम्॥”

Meda or Fat is a perfectly ripe; mature flesh (मांस). (One of 7 dhatus). It is ripen by the Fire of the body. It is full of fire. It is in fact, fuel. Raw fuel. Besides satisfying energy needs of the body, it provides stability/firmness to body. Shock absorption.

In last trimester of pregnancy, baby has fragile bones and organs. It needs protection from unforeseen external accidents. During this time, brain is under development and demands super flow of energy.

Fat मेद gain by mother.


Rasa dhatu (Lymph) => Rakta dhatu (Blood) => Mamsa dhatu (Muscles) => Medha dhatu (Fat) => Asthi dhatu (Bone) => Majja dhatu (marrow (bone and spinal)) => Shukra dhatu (Semen)

Now when we see abnormal increase in Fat, it is Vata disorder. There is a temporary PAUSE at conversion from Meda (FAT) to Asthi(Bones).

Result => Excessive FAT.

Mother Nature is very kind. If you are suffering from Vata disorder, your probably have fragile bones. So to protect your bones, she increases FAT.


Correct Vata disorder and weight due to FAT will reduce.

Side note: Generally, when a young boy gets married, he starts developing FAT.

Do you know reason? Because wife cooks well? 😀 No. Wife cannot cook as good as mother 😉. It is because, he is now regularly indulged in sex. Excessive sex deranges Vata => FAT

What happened due to abnormally early FAT ?

FAT => Compromised bones, compromised marrow, compromized shukra. Obesity impairs reproductive outcome significantly.

Any doubt why obese suffer from infertility?

Some supporting research papers for obesity and reproduction links.

Obesity and infertility.

Fertility can be negatively affected by obesity. In women, early onset of obesity favours the development of menses irregularities, chronic oligo-anovulation and infertility in the adult age. Obesity in women can also increase risk of miscarriages and impair the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies and pregnancy, when the body mass index exceeds 30 kg/m. The main factors implicated in the association may be insulin excess and insulin resistance. These adverse effects of obesity are specifically evident in polycystic ovary syndrome. In men, obesity is associated with low testosterone levels. In massively obese individuals, reduced spermatogenesis associated with severe hypotestosteronemia may favour infertility. Moreover, the frequency of erectile dysfunction increases with increasing body mass index.


The adverse effects of obesity on conception and implantation

  1. Christopher J Brewer and
  2. Adam H Balen

Whilst many multiparous women are obese (body mass index >30 kg/m2), obesity has been associated with impaired fecundity; however, the mechanism which links obesity to reduced fertility remains to be fully elucidated. Obese women, particularly those with central obesity, are less likely to conceive per cycle. Obese women suffer perturbations to the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian axis, menstrual cycle disturbance and are up to three times more likely to suffer oligo-/anovulation. A fine hormonal balance regulates follicular development and oocyte maturation, and it has been observed that obesity can alter the hormonal milieu. Leptin, a hormone produced by adipocytes, is elevated in obese women, and raised leptin has been associated with impaired fecundity. Obesity impairs ovulation but has also been observed to detrimentally affect endometrial development and implantation. The expression of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is regulated, in part, by weight, and so obese women with PCOS often have a more severe phenotype and experience more subfertility. Obesity also impairs the response of women to assisted conception treatments. Weight loss through lifestyle modification or bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to restore menstrual cyclicity and ovulation and improve the likelihood of conception. In this article, we will discuss the effect of obesity upon key reproductive mechanisms and its relation to fertility treatments.


What is solution for mid-life early Vata disorder?

There are many solutions. Some of them are listed here:

1) Surya Namaskar every morning.
2) Worship Hanuman ji
3) Abhyang – Tel malish daily before taking bath (45 mins before) – Sesame oil AND Head malish after taking last meal of the day, before sleeping.
4) Fasting on Saturday
5) Turmeric and Ginger – include as medicine. Esp. during monsoon.

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