Ayurveda

Ayurveda

Modern Indian and Health

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Modern Indian
Modern Indian

This is our modern Indian. First, he lives careless life under the influence of addictions and indulgences. Second, he surrendered to modern medicines. At last, he will expect and deamdn Ayurveda to do magic and save him.

Ayurveda is not a pseudo science that can give you false promises and instant relief like modern medicines. Without patience and zeal to live life (जिजीविषा), it can not work as savior. It demands sacrifices of your addictions. It demands you to live life in synergy with mother nature. It demands you to burn all your negative habits.

If you can, it is magic. If you cannot, don’t blame it for not saving your life.

Don’t regret if your Ayurvedic tips do not work for modern Indians. They deserve the great sunk (Doomed to extinction) since they do not respect their cultural traditions, prefer to uproot from roots and live careless life.

Picture from a book titled: “आयुर्वेद विभिन्न पहलू” by शरदिनी दहाणुकर एवं उर्मिला थत्ते

Missing Perspective: Universal Therapeutic Value

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TherapeuticValue

Recently I met one Ayurvedic Vaidhya in his 70s. He spoke Charak’s language and believed in it firmly. In fact, he claimed that he can cure anyone with any medicine.

When I asked him, any medicine for any disease? That actually kills entire pharma industry.

He said, well, our body has different tendencies Kapha, Vayu and Pitta. Our mind has Sattva, Rajas and Tamas tendencies. Each one of us is unique in our physical and mental constitution. So one medicine cannot work for all. At the same time, one medicine can work for all diseases for different persons.

I could not understand so I asked him to explain further.

He explained that like us, all plants, trees, animals, gems carry different tendencies. Their swabhava ( different level of Kapha, Vayu and Pitta and different level of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas) is reflected in their color, shape, taste. Sensitive vaidhya does not need to identify them by name and text book reference. He or she mere tastes them, observe shape and color and determine svabhava. He or she act as a bridge and use anything as medicine to reclaim our diseased body back to balanced state. We identify plants, trees and animals based medicine to save time otherwise, there is actually no need if you are sensitive enough to decipher patient’s nature and his/her environmental boons ( mother nature puts our cure hints in plants, trees and animals in our natural environment).

Well, who needs MRI and CT Scan? The ignorants of course.

Body as Ecology, Gut as Forest and Restoration as Cure

Ecology

Body is not only ecology system. Like our mother earth, it also has self-healing attribute!

If we talk about Svabhavaparam-स्वभावोपरम principle of Ayurveda, educated arrogant Indians see it as DESI and inferior guess-work. But when a western university scientist talk about it with modern terminology, it is cool, trendy and perfect!

Probiotic food, Rama, Ravana and Dussehra

स्वभावोपरम : Principle of Self-healing

To return to stable state is not only nature of the human body but our mother earth and all her children. What we need to administer is nothing but a support for speedy recovery.

Chronic diseases of modern times are result of torture, be it mental or physical. We see body as machine and ignore it for first 30 years. And when it is in aging route, we start feeling different issues! Body also tries to restore normal state but since aging and torture, both are at work, we often see premature deaths.

Here is the interesting paper and perspective. Hope we learn from it.


Research


OSU biologist advocates ecological approach to improving human health

Chronic diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders and obesity may ultimately vanquish the efforts of medical intervention unless people change their diet, an Oregon State University biologist argues in a paper published this week.

http://today.oregonstate.edu/news/osu-biologist-advocates-ecological-approach-improving-human-health

“I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and put on a monoclonal antibody inhibitor for life,” he said. “Except that I cleaned up my diet, stopped getting the gut irritation, cut out the monoclonal antibody inhibitor, and my symptoms are gone. Two doctors overturned the Crohn’s diagnosis in writing.

“All of that inspired me to think about ways that my knowledge of restoration ecology might help to guide physicians away from treating and misdiagnosing other people the way that they had treated and misdiagnosed me.”

Gut microbes perform a wide range of beneficial functions. Among other things, they produce nutrients in the form of short-chain fatty acids and vitamins, control blood sugar and weight, reduce inflammation and even improve mental health and psychological well-being.

And as with natural habitats, where successful restoration techniques will vary from year to year and place to place depending on individual circumstances, gut restoration requires a similar approach – one toward personalized medicine given that no two gut sets of gut microbiota are identical.

Except for that they’re all essential to the person’s health and all subject to disturbances, including the food people eat and the medicine they take.

“Nineteenth-century research identified microbes as agents of disease and set the stage for 20th-century breakthroughs in antibiotic therapies,” Orr said. “But antibiotic resistance is now a global crisis, and we’re also now aware that antimicrobials can harm beneficial species too.”

Guduchi Benefits, Idea of Green Tourism

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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.

guduchi

“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

Squatting position : Ancient Wisdom, Modern Necessity

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Laborers/Villagers/Generation before Toilet seat don’t get fat stomach. Officer-goers, armchair-intellectual do get. One strikingly different habit? Squatting.

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Seven Advantages of Squatting
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[1] Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent “fecal stagnation,” a prime factor in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
[2] Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged.
[3] Securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine.
[4] Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence.
[5] Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse.
[6] A highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research.
[7] For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.

Health Benefits of the Natural Squatting Position

by  JONATHAN ISBIT

Nadi Shashtra : Lost Knowledge, Forgotten Skill

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Popularity of any book/subject in our times can be judged by how many editions are published for that books. How much content is revised as per current state of knowledge in the field. And common man’s trust on expert is based on study of these books. Go to any medical fraternity and you will hear discussions about updates in latest edition of their text book.

What if I give you list of books published over several centuries on one subject? Will your trust the branch of knowledge? It was trusted by many generations. Will you? Or you will consider them humbug due to your ignorance and arrogance?

Trust your legacy. Love your legacy. Embrace your legacy. Enhance your legacy.

Here is the list of 30 books available on the subject of pulse/नाडी विज्ञान, published over the period of time immemorial.

१) नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र – ऋषि वशिष्ठ
२) पारस्कर कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
३) मार्कंड कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
४) मांडव्य कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
५) गौतम कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
६) रावण कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
७) कणाद कृत नाडी विज्ञान
८) शिव-पार्वती संवाद / शिव स्वरोदय
९) दत्तात्रेय कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
१०) अष्ट स्थान परीक्षा
११) सिध्ध नागार्जुनकृत अष्टविध परीक्षा
१२) भीमकृत वैध भूषण
१३) नाडी ग्रन्थ
१४) नाडी ज्ञान
१५) नाडीज्ञानतरंगिनी
१६) आत्रेय कृत नाडी परीक्षा शाश्त्र
१७) प्रयोग चिंतामणि
१८) नाडी प्रबोध
१९) नाडी सम्मुच
२०) भोजराज कृत नाडी प्रकाश
२१) गोविन्दकृत नाडी प्रकाश
२२) रामराजकृत नाडी परीक्षा
२३) नाडी विज्ञानिय
२४) शंकरसेन कृत नाडी प्रकाश
२५) गोविन्दरामसेन कृत नाडी प्रकाश
२६) नाडी शाश्त्र
२७) नाडी ज्ञान दीपिका
२८) नाडी निदान
२९) नाडी प्रकरण
३०) रत्नपाणी कृत नाडी चिकित्सा

Cow-dung and urine: Potential Mercury Detox

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Mercury
Mercury

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.

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijvp&volume=40&issue=1&article=020

[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

http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jestft/papers/vol4-issue3/G0434043.pdf?id=3761

[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.

http://doc.utwente.nl/68345/

[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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3197002/

[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.

https://bioresourcesbioprocessing.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40643-016-0105-9

 

[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.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212371716300026


Bibliography


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

 

Vata Dosha and Milk

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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).

Solution?

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.

Indian Pioneer in Plastic Surgery in 19th Century

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 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.

Cinnamon : Golden herb : Potent cure for learning disability

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In ancient days, cinnamon more valuable than gold. Gold was in abundant supply, while cinnamon was not widely available.

In Ayurvedic terms, cinnamon pacifies Vata and Kapha doshas, but it may aggravate Pitta dosha if taken in excess. It has a sweet, pungent, and bitter rasa or initial taste, it is heating, and has a pungent vipak or aftertaste.

Cinnamon improves digestion and absorption, and promotes elimination. It removes toxins from the body, and improves circulation by strengthening the heart and warming the kidneys. As a blood thinner, cinnamon prevents heart attacks. Additionally, cinnamon may be used in the treatment of respiratory and sinus congestion, bronchitis, colds, and the flu. It is both an expectorant and a decongestant.

Read more here: http://vedichealing.com/cinnamon-the-ancient-healing-spice/

here is the new aspect of it:


Research


Cinnamon May Aid Learning Ability

Study finds spice consumption made mice better learners

https://www.rush.edu/news/cinnamon-may-aid-learning-ability

Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new study results published online in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

The study by neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center found that feeding cinnamon to laboratory mice determined to have poor learning ability made the mice better learners.

“This would be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners,” said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, the lead researcher of the study and the Floyd A. Davis Professor of Neurology at Rush.

Some people are born naturally good learners, some become good learners by effort, and some find it hard to learn new tasks even with effort. Little is known about the neurological processes that cause someone to be a poor learner and how to improve performance in poor learners. 

“Understanding brain mechanisms that lead to poor learning is important to developing effective strategies to improve memory and learning ability,” Pahan said.

 

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