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The ancient science of Ayurveda pulse examination is called Nadi Vijnana or ‘Nadi pareeksha’ and used to detect the existing vata or air, pitta or fire and kapha or phlegm, imbalances in the body. The radial pulse should be felt with the first 3 fingers i.e. index, middle and ring finger. It should be recorded early in the morning on an empty stomach and not after taking a bath.
As per Ayurveda, a healthy digestion produces healthy tissues (Dhatus) and in case the digestion is not healthy, this reasons the accumulation of the toxins (Ama) in the body. To strengthen digestion practice yoga, avoid overeating, include ginger in your meal and eat the biggest meal of the day during lunch and have light dinner.
Ayurveda recommends nasya karma, where there is an instillation of herbal medications through the nostrils and is done for 3-7 days; Netra tarpana/netra basti, this procedure includes keeping wheat flour doughnuts above the eyes and filling them with warm ghee; and Netra dhara, a cleansing technique of pouring herbal decoctions over the eyes for 20 minutes to delay cataract, treat conjunctivitis and eye strain.
Ajwain seeds: Pain caused due to bloating or indigestion. 1/2 tsp with a pinch of back salt and warm water. Ginger: Respiratory related pain like cough, asthma, bronchitis, etc. Powdered ginger mixed with sesame oil seeds can be used for joint pain and bone disorders. For more natural painkillers in your kitchen swipe left.