Mar 30, 2014

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Botanical Name                                         

                                                            Ocimum sanctum Linn.

Classical Names

Tulasi, Surasa, Gauri, Bhutanghnee, Shyama, Bahumanjari, Apetarakshasi, Devadundubhi.
Vernacular Names

Eng. – Holy basil, Sacred basil. Hindi – Kalatulsi, Tulsi. Beng. – Tulsi, Krishnatulsi, Kural. Guj. – Tulsi, Talasi. Kan – Vishnu tulasi, Kari tulasi, Sri tulasi, Tulasi-gida. Mar. – Tulasa, Tulasi. Mal. – Tulsi, Trttavu, Karuttatrttavu, Niella tirtua, Krishna-tulsi. Punj. – Bantulsi, Tulsi. Tam. – Karuttulaci, Tulaci.

Tel. – Tulasi, Gaggera-chettu. Kon. – Tulsi.

Botanical Description

Erect, much branched, softly hairy, annual herbs, 30-75 cm high. Leaves elliptic-oblong, entire or serrate, pubescent, minutely gland-dotted. Flowers purplish or crimson, in close whorled racemes. Nutlets subglobose or broadly ellipsoid, slightly compressed, pale brown or reddish.

It is found throughout India ascending upto 1800 m in the Himalayas, commonly cultivated in gardens and courtyards.
Parts Used

Whole plant, root, leaf, seed.

Actions and Uses
The plant is bitter, acrid, aromatic, stomachic, demulcent, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, vermifuge and alexetric. It is useful in cardiopathy, blood disorder, leucoderma, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal fever, otalgia, hepatopathy, vomiting, lumbago, hiccough, ophthalmia, gastropathy in children, genitourinary disorders, ringworm, verminosis and skin disease. Seeds are mucilaginous and demulcent and are given in disorders of genitourinary system. Infusion of leaves is used as a stomachic in gastric disorders of children. The fresh roots are ground with water and applied to strings of wraps, bees and bites of worm and leeches. The bruised fresh roots, stems, leaves are applied to bites of mosquitoes. Decoction of roots is given as a diaphoretic in malarial fevers.

Ayurvedic Properties
Holy Basil

The Holy Plant Of India

Rasa – Katu, Tikta

Guna – Laghu, Ruksha

Veerya – Ushna

Vipaka – Katu

Doshaghnata – Kaphavatashamaka

Rogaghnata – Kachchhu, Dardu, Shiroroga, Karnashoola, Verdana, Akshepayukta vikara, Agnimandya, Vishtambha, Krimiroga, Hriddaurbalya, Raktavikra, Kasa, Shwasa, Parshwashoola, Yakshma, Mootrakrichchhra, Shukrameha, Twagvikara, Vatashlaishmika jwara, Pratishyaya, Vishamajwara, Sheetajwara, Visha, Daubalya.

Karma – Jantughna, Vedanahara, Shothahara, Twagdoshahara, Shirovirechana, Akshepashamaka, Deepana, Pachana, Anulomana, Krimighna, Hridya, Raktashodhaka, Kasahara, Shwasahara, Kshayanashaka, Mootrala, Shukrala, Jwaraghna, Sheetaprashamana, Vishaghna, Balya.

Doses – Juice – 5 to 10 ml; Powder – 1 – 3 gm.
Chemical Constituents

β- sitosterol and three triterpenes (roots); ascorbic acid, carotene, alkaloids, glycosides, saponins and tannins (plants); bornyl acetate, cadinene, camphene, camphor, carvacrol, β-  caryophyllene, 1:8-cineole, decylaldehyde, eugenol, eugenol methyl ether, humelene, limonene, methylchavicol, nerol, α- and β- pinenes, γ- selinene, terpen- 4-ol, ascorbic acid, β- carotene apigenin and its 7-0- glucuronide, luteolin and its 7-0- glucuronide, molludistin, oreantic, ursolic acid (leaves); sitosterol, palmitic, stearic,oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids (seed oil).
Pharmacological Activities

Antiasthmatic, antirheumatic, antistress, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antifertility, antiimplantation, abortifacient, hypoglycaemic, antispasmodic, anticataract, antipyretic, gastric antiulcer activity, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antitumour, antigenotoxic, anticoagulase, nematicidal, larvicidal, antioxidant, anticancer, immunostimulant, hypotensive

ayurveda latest news on 30 march2014


Now, unani, ayurveda practitioners can prescribe allopathy medicines, perform surgeries


There are more than 70,000 graduate and post-graduate ayurveda and unani practitioners in state

A senior official said that following two government notifications in 1992 and 1999, ayurveda and unani practitioners were already prescribing allopathic drugs, albeit with difficulties. “They were facing difficulties in prescribing allopathic drugs as the notifications were not incorporated in the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961. The Act will now be amended to this effect,” said the official.
The department has argued that the move will improve the reach of medical service in rural areas, where 1,983 of the 8,847 posts of doctors under the public health department are vacant at present.
While 25 per cent of posts of medical officers in the public health department are reserved for ayurveda doctors, unani doctors have been making a demand for 10 per cent reservation.

“Both Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery courses have subjects that cover modern practice of medicine and surgery. Moreover, M.S/M.D (ayurveda) and MS/MD (Unani) will be allowed to perform those surgeries that they have studied,” the official said.

Medical associations have criticised the move. Dr Jayesh Lele, secretary of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Maharashtra chapter, said, “We will challenge the state government’s decision in court. This is a mere election stunt. The government needs to keep the medical field in mind. This will hamper practice of medicine.”
Dr Kishor Taori, president of Maharashtra Medical council (MMC), said, “As per the Medical Council of India norms, a doctor practising a particular branch of medicine cannot practise any other branch. We will not register doctors who wish to prescribe both allopathic and ayurvedic/unani medicines.”

 The proposal was put forward by the medical education department, even as the law and judiciary department questioned its validity. 

Over a month after its controversial decision to allow homeopathic doctors to prescribe allopathy drugs, the state Cabinet has decided to allow unani and ayurveda practitioners to legally prescribe allopathic drugs and perform minor surgeries. There are more than 70,000 graduate and post-graduate ayurveda and unani practitioners in the state.

The proposal was put forward by the medical education department, even as the law and judiciary department questioned its validity. The medical education department argued that ayurveda and unani doctors were already prescribing allopathy drugs and the proposed move will allow them to do so legally. Additionally, the cabinet also decided to allow post-graduate ayurveda and unani doctors to perform minor surgeries such as cataract, hydrocele, appendix, vasectomy, hysterectomy etc. legally.

 Seminar on yoga, Ayurveda at IIT-K

KANPUR: IIT-Kanpur will organise a seminar on yoga and Ayurveda on March 30. An expert said that a healthy mind is also needed for overall development and the ancient texts of India have centered on this holistic aspect of health. Through improvement of diet, thought and behaviour, most of the mental and physical ailments could be cured. When modern medical treatment is growing more and more costly, indigenous systems like yoga and Ayurveda could be a viable option. These are both cost efficient and effective, he said. To bring about harmonization among the body, mind and emotion, there will be discussion on yoga, homeopathy, Ayurveda, allopathy and naturopathy.

Mar 27, 2014

skin-lightening products

Why you should be wary of skin-lightening
Would you use a cream or soap that may have the following long-term side effects – skin cancer, liver damage, kidney damage or poisoning? Well, there is now lot of evidence to suggest that some active ingredients used in publicly available skin-whitening products can cause all these and more. Certain skin-lightening products containing a chemical called hydroquinone are already banned for sale in the European Union, Australia, and Japan, amongst other countries as an over-the-counter (without prescription) ingredient. The US FDA has put forth a proposal to ban the over-the-counter sale of such products.

However, in Asia, skin whitening is a huge market. India, Singapore, China and Malaysia have shown almost 100% increase in sales every year for the past five years and are the largest single group of cosmetics sold in these countries.

Before we get into how these products are harmful, let’s try and understand some basics:

A pigment called Melanin produced by melanocytes scattered within the basal layer of the skin determines how dark a person’s skin is. More the melanin production, darker is the skin.  However, this pigment also has a protective role. It is the skin’s own natural protection from the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. Without it, the skin is extremely vulnerable to developing skin cancer.

How skin lightening products work

There are two main chemicals found in most skin lightening products – Hydroquinone or Mercury.

 Hydroquinone (C6H6O2) is a severely toxic and very powerful chemical used in photo processing, the manufacture of rubber and is an active agent in hair dyes.

Mercury in the form of Mercury Chloride & Ammoniated Mercury is carcinogenic (cancer-producing). They appear on the list of toxic substances that can only be purchased via pharmacies with prescribed labels of toxicity.

Both products perform a similar process. In the short term they will initially cause the skin to lighten by inhibiting the production of melanin. Without melanin formation in the basal layer, no brown pigmentation will be visible. The long term effects, however, are those that must be addressed.  The long term effects of using skin lightening products include the following:

Hydroquinone or Mercury applied to the skin in the longer term actually react with ultra violet rays and re-oxidise, leading to more pigmentation and premature ageing. More products are then applied in an attempt to correct the darker blotchy appearance. These are the beginnings of a vicious cycle. By altering the skins natural structure and inhibiting the production of Melanin, the skin’s natural protection, the skin is more susceptible to skin cancer. Prolonged use of Hydroquinone thickens collagen fibres damaging the connective tissues. The result is rough blotchy skin leaving it with a spotty appearance.
Mercury slowly accumulates within the skin cells striping the skin of its natural pigment leaving behind the tell-tale signs of grey/ blue pigmentation in the folds of the skin. In the long term, the chemical can damage vital organs and lead to liver and kidney failure and mercury poisoning.

Are these products legal?
 Products containing up to 2 percent Hydroquinone were legally available in the UK until 2001 when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued the draft 24th Commission Directive. This bans preparations with Hydroquinone due to the long term effects as it accumulates in the tissues. The UK Cosmetic Product Regulations 1978 prohibits the use of Mercury compounds.

However, the demand for these products is so high that there are illegal imports via small operators from Asia and Africa of creams, lotions and soaps of up to 6 percent which are sold over the counter, without a prescription, in the UK and the US.

This does not mean that you should never use hydroquinone, just that you should understand that this compound has deleterious effects and should never be used ‘lightly’ (pun unintended). Always use the same under prescription from a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon, if at all.

Safer alternatives for skin lightening:

     Arbutin: It is considered to be a safe ingredient for external use because it does not have any side effects like unpleasant odour, toxicity or stimulation like Hydroquinone.

    Vitamin C: It is an effective ingredient for preventing aging skin. It helps in synthesizing collagen in the body.

    Licorice: This ingredient can easily inhibit UV-B induced pigmentation and other skin complications with ease.

    Kojic Acid: It is one of the most important bleaching agents, which can easily inhibit the production of Melanin in our body. It can be included in the diet as well.

    Vitamin A: This constituent should be used for treating damaged pelt complications such as vitiligo, hyper pigmentation, melasma, skin infection etc.

unwanted hair removal packs

Ask women what they find embarrassing about their face and quite a few will reveal it is the facial hair that they need to constantly battle with. While we all have a little hair on the face, there may be times when there is a sudden spurt of growth due to various reasons and this excessive hair growth is called hirsutism. The most common reason is generally a hormonal imbalance because it is the levels of oestrogen that determine hair growth. Unfortunately, hirsutism is a long-term problem and while you may opt for bleaching, waxing or shaving, they cannot provide a permanent cure. Here are a few home remedies that can help you deal with this problem without resorting to the use of chemicals.

Turmeric or haldi

In some Indian communities, it was a common practice for women to apply a little turmeric to their faces or at least the portion extending between the ears to the chin. Besides being good for one’s complexion and the antibacterial effect, turmeric is also said to have the property of curbing hair growth. Turmeric is good for other skin problems too. Here are some more beauty benefits of haldi.
Make a fluid paste by soaking turmeric powder in water, apply to the facial area where you have excess hair and leave on for a few minutes. After it dries, use a cloth dipped in warm water to wipe away the turmeric and the hair, too.

Gram flour or besan

Traditionally, women in many Indian homes regularly used a face pack made by mixing gram flour or besan with turmeric. This was said to have the ability to remove the excess hair on the face, particularly around the mouth and chin. Besan also helps get smooth and flawless skin.
 Mix equal amounts of besan and turmeric and add a little water to make a thick paste. Apply to the problematic part of the face, leave on until it dries totally and then dip a cloth in warm water and use to rub off this face mask – you will find that along with the besan mixture, the strands of hair are also removed.

Alternatively, mix in a little curd or cream (malaai) to the besan-turmeric paste and apply for an equally effective hair removal remedy.

Sugar mix
With a home-made wax-like substance, it is possible to remove facial hair quite effectively; however, you need to be prepared for the process to get a little messy and maybe even painful when compared to the turmeric or besan face pack. The molten sugar in this recipe provides the stickiness; honey and lemon act as bleach as well as help to soothe the skin.

 Take about a tablespoon of sugar in a vessel, add in a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice; heat this lightly or microwave for about 3 minutes and mix to get a smooth paste. When the paste is still slightly warm, apply it to the part of the face from where you need to pluck the hair. Cover the area with a strip of cloth and immediately pull the cloth in the direction opposite to that in which the hair is growing.

Egg mask
Yet another remedy that works to pull off the hair in an action similar to waxing is the egg mask. This is quite easy to try at home because all ingredients are easily available. Egg also have various other benefits for the skin and hair. 

 Take the white of one egg, add in 1 tablespoon of sugar and half a tablespoon of corn flour. Beat to make a smooth paste and apply this to the portion of your face that has unwanted hair. Once it dries, it will take on the appearance of a thin mask covering your face; all you have to do is pull it off firmly and the hair will get pulled out, too.
When it comes to these home remedies for getting rid of unwanted hair, it is not that it will give you magical results overnight. Often, you have to keep repeating the treatment at regular intervals to see a difference that is noticeable. If you do not find relief even after trying these remedies on a regular basis, it is best to consult a doctor to find out if there is some other underlying medical problem that is causing the excessive growth of hair.

Include phytoestrogens in your diet

Most cases of excess hair growth on the face are a result of an imbalance of the hormone oestrogen. Certain plants contain compounds that have a function similar to that of estrogen – these are called as phytoestrogens. Researchers are studying the effect of phytoestrogens in patients with hormonal imbalances; results indicate that consuming foods rich in phytoestrogens helps reduce the hair growing on the face. Licorice (jethimadhu),alfalfa (rajko or rijaka), flaxseeds (alsi), fennel (saunf) and Gotu Kola (brahmi in north India) are some of the plants that have been found to contain high concentrations of phytoestrogens. Try to include these in your cooking on a

Aloe vera

Aloe vera: Beauty benefits for all skin types

A succulent plant with rejuvenating and soothing properties, aloe vera holds many benefits for the skin and health. It has been used in alternative medicines and cosmetics for centuries due to its benefits. It is used it various forms – as a gel, oil, juice, the whole plant and in creams, soaps and tablets.

People who have sensitive skin can also use aloe vera as it is very soothing and does not cause any irritation. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in treating blemishes, acne and other skin problems. A minor cut or wound, a burn or a rash can be effectively treated with aloe vera. The gel is extracted from the leaves of the plant and when applied to the skin, softens dead skin cells leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth upon regular use. It also delays visible signs of ageing like fine lines and appearance of wrinkles.

While a lot of aloe products are available in the market these days, one can even plant it at home and reap in its benefits from its juice and gel. But if planting it at home isn’t possible, get an aloe vera based gel and use it for your skin. Buy moisturisers, lotions and creams which have aloe content in them. Aloe vera or aloe-based products come in handy in summers as well as winters. Its cooling properties provide instant relief from sunburns in the summer by hydrating the skin and in winters, it helps get rid of dryness by adding moisture to the skin.
Aloe vera face packs

If you have normal skin

Take one tbsp of aloe vera gel and mix it with one tbsp of gram flour (besan), one tsp of orange peel powder and some curd. Apply this pack on your face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Wash it with water after 30 minutes and pat dry the area with a towel. This is a good pack to keep your skin looking smooth and supple.

If you have oily skin

Oily skin is usually prone to acne and regularly applying this face pack can do wonders for your skin. Boil aloe vera leaf with water and then grind it into a paste. Now add a few drops of honey to this paste and apply it on your face. Rinse it off with cold water after 15 minutes. Follow this treatment once every week to get clear skin. You can even try fruit face packs for oily skin.

If you have sensitive skin

Take aloe vera gel and add cucumber juice and curd to it. Mix it well to form a paste and add 3 drops of rose water or any essential oil to it. Keep it for 15 minutes on your face and neck and then wash it with water. This pack is very mild and does not cause any irritation but clears the skin of dirt and impurities.

If you have dry skin

Mix aloe vera gel with olive oil and add some shea butter to it (you can add shea butter creams also). Mix it well till it forms a thick paste and then apply it on your face and neck. Keep the pack for at least 20 minutes and wash your face with cold water to lock the moisture in your skin.
If you want to get rid of sun tanning, apply aloe vera gel mixed with lemon juice on the affected area for 10 minutes. Alternatively, if you want to get rid of pigmentation, mix rose water instead of lemon juice and wash off with cold water. Aloe vera is a natural remedy for various skin problems so make good use of its beauty benefits.

hair packs

Beat hair problems with these home-made egg hair packs

Don’t just use eggs to make omelettes for breakfast. They can very well come in handy as a beauty product for your hair. Rich in protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, these can repair various hair problems and give you silky and shiny locks.

The various components in eggs can combat problems like dry and brittle hair, hair loss, dry, flaky scalp, dandruff and also condition your hair. The essential fatty acids provide nourishment to the hair follicles. The xanthophylls or the antioxidants, which bring about the rich yellow colour, increase the oxygen supply in the scalp and help mend rough and easily breakable hair. The cholesterol helps in penetration and absorption of these vital components thus increasing the efficacy.
Here are some home-made hair packs using eggs you can try:

To initiate hair growth

Take the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo. (Read: Home remedies for hair loss that actually work)

For silky hair

Take one cup of yoghurt you can change the quantity according to the length of your tresses) and add an egg yolk to it. Mix it well and apply to on your hair. Keep it for at least 20 minutes and then wash it with cold water which will help get rid of the smell. 

For well-conditioned hair

Pour egg yolk in a bowl and add one tablespoon of olive oil. Whisk this mixture until it is completely blended. Now, add lukewarm water to dilute this mixture. After hair wash, apply this conditioner against the length of the hair and on the bottom. Leave it on for some time and the wash it off. (Read: Tame frizzy hair with these tips)

To repair damaged hair

Take one egg yolk in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of yogurt and half a teaspoon of coconut oil or almond oil. Mix this well and apply it on your hair. Let this stay for two hours and then wash it off.

Make sure you wash off these hair packs with lukewarm water. This is because eggs contain proteins which will coagulate on application of heat. Hence hot water will make it difficult to remove it from your locks.

If home-made packs are not your thing and take up too much of your time, you can opt for ready-to-use products in the market. Some brands which offer egg based products are:

    Dabur Vatika egg protein shampoo
    Sunsilk Dream Soft & Smooth shampoo
    Eyova natural egg yolk oil

Mar 23, 2014

home remedies for hair loss

home remedies for hair loss that actually work!
Every day, you probably lose anywhere between 50 to 100 strands of hair which is perfectly normal, say dermatologists. It is when the hair loss exceeds this figure that we begin to notice thinning of hair or bald patches – a condition known as alopecia. Most people are likely to experience hair loss in their 30s because at this time, hormonal change, stress and an unhealthy diet take their toll. Besides trying to correct factors leading to hair loss, adopting a few herbal remedies is also helpful in facilitating hair regrowth.

Onion and garlic

The element sulphur increases the production of collagen which in turn helps the hair to grow. Onion and garlic are rich sources of sulphur and this explains why they have been used in traditional medicines for regrowth of hair.

Chop the onion into fine pieces and squeeze the juice out. Apply to the scalp and leave on for about 15 minutes; then rinse with a mild shampoo. Crush a few cloves of garlic, add in a little coconut oil and boil for a few minutes. When this mix cools down to feel warm to the touch, apply it on the scalp with a little massaging action. Repeat this treatment two to three times a week for best results.


When it comes to caring for your hair, coconut provides a host of ingredients that naturally condition and promote growth of hair. The milk of the coconut contains proteins, essential fats and minerals such as potassium and iron; using it regularly can reduce the breakage of hair. Coconut oil also carries the same rich ingredients and it helps to make the hair stronger right from the root, through the shaft to the tip. Regular use of this oil to massage the scalp has a protective action against hair loss.

Grate coconut and squeeze out the milk by mixing in a little water. Apply this to the specific area where you notice thinning or balding. Allow to stay overnight and the next morning, rinse off with water. Read about other oils which help prevent hair loss.


Known for long as a natural hair colour and conditioner in the Asian countries, henna has a major role to play in strengthening hair. When combined with mustard oil, it works even better.

Take about 250 ml of mustard oil in a tin can; add in about 60 g of washed and dried henna leaves. Boil the mixture until the leaves get totally burnt and then filter the oil using muslin cloth. Cool and store the oil in an airtight container and use it to massage hair on a regular basis.
Some people also use a hair renewal pack that consists of 1 cup of the dry powder of henna leaves mixed with half a cup of curd. Apply this to the hair and allow to dry, and then wash with cool water and a mild shampoo. If you desire beautiful hair, try these other home-made packs henna hair packs. 


Coconut oil and hibiscus are the secrets to the thick mane of hair we observe in people living in Kerala, India. Hibiscus has rejuvenating properties – it nourishes hair, prevents premature greying and also helps cure dandruff. Regular use of the flowers can help prevent hair loss too.

Crush a few flowers of hibiscus and mix with sesame oil or coconut oil to make a fine paste. Apply this to the scalp and hair, leave on for a few hours and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.


Packed with vitamin C and rich in antioxidants, amla is the perfect solution for most hair loss woes. Besides applying to the scalp, it is also helpful to consume it on a regular basis because the vitamin C is good for your body.

Crush the amla fruit to extract a juice or buy the amla powder available at an herbal store. Add 2 teaspoons of the juice or the powder into an equal quantity of the juice freshly squeezed from a lime. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water. Also read other benefits of amla for your hair and skin.


Eggs are another rich source of sulphur; they also contain a lot of protein and minerals such as selenium, iodine, phosphorus, iron and zinc. This makes it an excellent promoter of hair regrowth especially when combined with olive oil.

Take the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo. You can reap in benefits of egg by making other home-made egg hair packs too.

Saffron or kesar

Saffron or kesar – Get beautiful skin naturally
Saffron or kesar has been used as a beauty ingredient for a

very long time. Your mothers or grannies may have told you about its magical properties to heal the skin and used it albeit sparingly when making face packs. It is possibly the most expensive of spices but saffron has qualities that justify its value. An excellent agent to purify skin, it also has anti-bacterial properties to cure acne. There are many who claim it improves complexion by lightening the skin tone. What it does is improve the quality of your skin by removing the dirt and impurities. The only drawback, if any, is its cost but on the plus side, you only need a pinch of kesar to reap in its benefits.

For glowing skin

The skin tends to get dry and dull in the winters. In order to get its glow back, make a pack using saffron and honey. Take a spoonful of honey and add a few strands of kesar in it. Mix it and apply on the face. The hydrating properties of honey and the healing properties of saffron improve blood circulation adding the glow back to the skin.

For skin brightening
Soak a few strands of saffron in milk for a good half-an-hour to let the milk get its colour and other benefits. Add a teaspoon of sandalwood powder or chandan to this and apply the pack on your face and neck. Keep it for 15-20 minutes before washing it off. Regular use of this pack will help improve and brighten your skin tone.

To remove tan

Soak saffron in milk cream or malai and steep overnight. Blend this in the morning with your fingers and apply on the affected area. This will lighten your tan effectively. It has the added benefit of adding a glow to your skin as well. (Read: Traditional Indian beauty secrets)

To tone the skin

A toner is used after cleansing the skin. If you want a natural one, mix saffron in rose water and let it give its colour to it. After that, dab it on the face with a cotton ball. Many women add strands of saffron to their hot bath water and bathe in it. This keeps the skin look young for a longer time.

To get rid of acne

If your skin is prone to pimples, make a paste of saffron and tulsi leaves (basil) by grinding the two. Its anti-bacterial properties will help reduce the infection. Apply it on the acne and blemish and leave it to dry before washing it off with water. But you will need regular application for the acne to disappear.

How to store kesar

Even a small quantity of saffron is expensive so it is important that you store it well. Keep it in an air-tight container (preferably glass) in a cool, dark place to avoid the effect of moisture and light on it. If stored properly, you can use it for several years before it loses its colour and properties.

How to spot real saffron

A spice like saffron has many fake versions so it is important to be a bit careful in order to not get duped. Many vendors sell low quality kesar mixed with coloured ingredients that resemble saffron. Remember, the highest quality of saffron is deep red with orange tips. It does not have any white or yellow spots.

Another way to detect real saffron is to soak it in water. See how long it takes for the colour to change and the sweet aroma to spread. Real saffron will at least take 15 minutes for these to happen while fake, coloured ones will give out the colour immediately without much aroma. Though saffron is also available in the powdered form, buy the strands as it is difficult to spot if the powder is pure or adulterated

Honey can do wonders for your skin

Did you know that little drops of honey could work wonders for your skin? You may have substituted your sugar for honey in tea, now reap in its beauty benefits as well.

Honey not only nourishes and soothes your skin, but its anti-bacterial and hydrating properties rejuvenates it and reduces blemishes. Not just skin, but many hair packs too have honey in them. So here’s one ‘super ingredient’ that is healthy to eat, good for your skin and hair – basically a complete solution for your beauty problems. Below are a few home-made honey packs for both hair and skin.
Hair packs

For silky hair: If you want manageable and silky hair especially during the monsoons, apply this pack on your hair. Mix two tablespoons of curd, two eggs, juice of lemon and five drops of honey in a bowl and apply it on your scalp and hair. Keep it for half-an-hour before washing it off with water.

Shiny locks: Another hair pack using honey is mixing it with olive oil and applying it on your locks. Keep it on for some time and then wash it off. This will add a shine to them.

Face packs

Unwanted hair: If unwanted facial hair is what you are looking to get rid of, then try this home remedy. In a vessel, take one teaspoon of honey, one tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice. Beat it into a smooth paste. Now heat it in a microwave for up to three minutes. Touch to see if it isn’t too hot and apply it on the area you want to pluck hair from in the same direction as the hair growth. Now take a strip of cloth and place it on top and pull it in the opposite direction. This will remove the hair from the root and your face will be hair-free for a prolonged period. 

Flawless skin: If smooth and flawless skin is what you desire, make a honey face mask. Mix honey, besan, malai, chandan and rose oil together and apply it on your face and neck. Now leave it to dry and then peel it off after some time. This will not only remove impurities but also make your skin soft and supple. Use it once in a week for better results.

Tanning: Honey also comes in handy when you want to get rid of tanning due to sun exposure. Mix equal quantities of honey, milk powder, lemon juice and almond oil and apply it on your face, hands, etc. Keep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

Burn scars: If you have a burn scar, apply some raw honey on it as it has healing and antiseptic properties and if you apply it over the burn regularly, it will produce less scarring than usual.

Pimples: Acne-prone skin is quite troublesome and those pesky pimples can be difficult to get rid of. Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder and dab it on the pimple. Let it stay overnight and wash it with lukewarm water in the morning.

Honey is easily available in stores but make sure you buy a good brand. Many a times, impure honey is sold in the market by adding jaggery or sugar syrup or even water to it. This nullifies honey’s anti-bacterial property so be careful of what you buy. A good way to test if honey is pure or not is to freeze it — pure honey will still remain as viscous as before. If your honey jar attracts ants, then it is impure as pure honey won’t have ants near it. Another factor to check is whether it gets crystallised or not. If it does, it means that sugar has been added to it. So look out for all these signs and once you find a good brand, stick to it.

home remedies for dark skin patches

Get rid of dark skin patches with home remedies like milk and lemon!

We love naturally dark skin. However, at times, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight or polluted air, ageing or hormonal fluctuations may cause patchy skin darkening making your skin look unhealthy. While cosmetic treatment is a probable option, it is generally not recommended except in a few extreme cases; by the regular use of a few simple home remedies, you can deal with darkened skin in the comfort of your home.

Lemon juice

One of the simplest and safest bleaching agents you will find, lemon juice can work wonders for darkened skin. The ascorbic acid or vitamin C present in lime juice acts as an antioxidant and this action helps to lighten the colour of the skin. All you need to do is squeeze the juice from half a lemon and apply this with a cotton ball onto the area where the skin has darkened. Or you could even directly rub a cut lemon over the affected area to allow the juice to stick to the skin.

Leave on for at least an hour and then wash with water. But make sure you avoid exposure to sunlight when you have applied the lemon juice onto your skin or your skin will only get darker than before.

Besides using lemon juice alone, you could also try combining it with turmeric powder or tomato juice. Mix about 3 teaspoons of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder; apply this paste and leave it on for half an hour; then wash with water. Or make a puree from 2 medium-sized tomatoes and mix this with 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and apply this to darkened skin for about 20 minutes.  Lemon slices too have various benefits. Read about beauty benefits of lemon for your skin.


Milk contains a compound called lactic acid and this has been found to help with lightening the colour of skin. Use a cotton ball to apply a little raw milk to the darkened skin; allow to dry and leave it on overnight; wash the next morning with a little warm water. Also read malai or milk cream’s amazing, ancient beauty secret.

Yogurt remedies

Since it is made of milk, yogurt also contains lactic acid and this gives it bleaching properties. You can also add in a little lemon juice and some oatmeal into the yogurt to make a thick paste and apply to the darkened skin. According to Ayurveda, the regular application of buttermilk (the thin liquid left behind after removing the cream from milk in the form of butter) on darkened skin can help keep the skin cool and refresh it. Curd also has other benefits. Read how to make home-made curd packs.


Like lemon juice, orange juice also has bleaching properties and can be used to lighten skin tone. Some people also find good results when they use a paste prepared by combining about two tablespoons of orange juice with a pinch of powdered turmeric. This paste can be applied onto the skin before going to bed and washed off the next morning. Potato too can help get rid of tan and dark spots.


When honey is applied to the face either alone or in combination with ingredients such as lemon juice and olive oil, it helps to remove the layer of dead cells on the outermost layer of skin. As a result, your skin appears brighter and fresh than before. Besides, honey also contains enzymes that help to make the skin soft and glowing. If you have sensitive skin and want to try honey on your face, make sure you try it out elsewhere – say on the arm – and check how your body reacts to it before applying it to your face.
Even better than using honey alone is to combine it with an equal quantity of lemon juice and milk powder and a little paste obtained from soaked almonds. Honey is also good for your hair.

Aloe vera gel

The gel from the aloe plant can help to reduce the skin tone. Cut the outer layers of the aloe leaf, squeeze out the thick jelly-like substance and apply this to the area of darkened skin. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash off with water. Aloe vera gel works on all skin types.

Although these home remedies are effective, they take longer than cosmetic bleaching products to act. So, it may seem as if you have been trying the remedy for days together but there are no noticeable results. Most of these remedies will take regular use for a month or two to show effects and therefore, it is vital to have patience when you use home remedies to get rid of skin darkening.
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homemade face packs to remove tan

9 homemade face packs to remove tan
Summer can play havoc with your skin by causing tanning. Even after applying sunscreen and using an umbrella to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, you cannot escape tanning if you go out during the summers. But did you know that there are many home remedies that you can make use of to get rid of this tanning? From lemon juice, sugar to almond oil and honey, try these natural remedies which were hidden in grandma’s beauty cabinet and get the glow back in your skin.

Not many know that sugar is the best cleansing agent while lemon juice helps reduce tanning. Buttermilk soothes and softens the skin while coconut water brings a glow to it. Here are some face packs that you can make at home to remove tan.

Cucumber juice and rose water pack: Apply a mixture of rose water, cucumber juice and a dash of lemon juice once a day. Lemon juice helps reduce the tan while rose water and cucumber work as cooling agents.You could also use lemons for skin problems like acne, blackheads, etc.

Honey and lemon juice pack: Mix two tablespoons of honey with a few drops of lemon juice and apply it on the affected area once or twice in a day. Apply the mixture for a few minutes and wash it off with cold water. You can also say goodbye other skin and hair problems using honey.

 Turmeric pack: One can also prepare a paste adding a pinch of turmeric, lemon juice and raw milk. Apply the mixture properly and wait till it dries. Wash it off with cold water. Haldi has tonnes of other benefits to give you flawless skin.

Oats and buttermilk pack: Buttermilk soothes and softens the skin. Make a pack by mixing a tablespoon of oats with buttermilk and apply it on your face or body to get rid of tanning. Oats also help in exfoliating the skin so this mixture is extremely beneficial.

Curd and lemon pack: In olden days, granny used to rely on a mixture of gram flour, lime juice and curd to get a glowing skin. But one can use the mixture regularly to get rid of tanning. Curd can get rid of other skin problems too.

Lemon juice pack for body parts: To keep your knees, elbows and other patchy areas smooth and clean, apply fresh lemon juice. Keep it on for at least 15 minutes and wash it off.

Coconut water pack: Fresh coconut water makes the skin soft and fair. Using it twice in a day on hands and face can prove beneficial.

Milk powder and honey pack: Prepare a paste adding equal quantity of milk powder, lemon juice, almond oil and honey. Apply it on the affected portions for at least 20 minutes. It will help reduce tan. One can also store it for a week. If you have time, use it thrice a day for better results.

Sugar and lemon pack: Sugar is considered as the best cleansing agent. Apply the mixture of sugar and lemon juice on your face and wash it after 20 minutes. If you have dry skin, then add a few drops of glycerine to the mixture.

Top beauty tips based on your dosha

Top beauty tips according to your dosha

In Ayurveda, it is said that every human body is made of a particular dosha, it can either be Vata, Pitta or of the Kapha type. Depending on what your dosha is your skin reacts and ages differently. Your skin dosha is a great map, which will guide you towards better and more fruitful skin care. Ayurvedic practitioners say that a number of skin ailments can be reversed or even abated if you practice the right kind of care for your skin type.

Read: Understanding Ayurveda: Know thy Doshas

Take this quiz to find out what your skin dosha is:

My skin colour is
a.       Pale

b.      Pink and looks fresh

c.       Darker than normal

My skin texture is

a.       Soft

b.      Rough and dry

c.       thick

I like the weather to be

a.       Warm

b.      Cool

c.       Both are fine

My skin is

a.       Dry and I rarely get pimples

b.      Clear but with freckles or moles

c.       Acne prone with blackheads and oily

I have or often suffer from

a.       Eczema

b.      Skin irritation and inflammation

c.       Water retention

Here are your answers:

If you picked mostly As then your skin type is ‘Vata’:  It is most likely that you have delicate yet dry and flaky skin. People with this type of skin are more prone to see signs of ageing earlier in their life, but don’t despair because you are also blessed with acne free and porcelain like skin. You are most likely to feel most comfortable in a warm and humid climate and conditions like Eczema and other skin issues related to sensitive skin are very common. Protecting your skin from these issues is essential to retaining your beauty. In order to maintain your skin, make it a point to use a good moisturizer or cream that will soothe and protect your skin.

If you picked mostly Bs then your skin type is Pitta:  People with the Pitta skin type have skin that is quite opposite to those with a Vata type of skin. Your skin is easily affected by heat and you prefer cold climates as compared to a warm environment. Your skin is easily sunburned and you often suffer from problems such as inflammation, irritation and redness. Although you are fair skinned, you have a number of moles and freckles. Common conditions that you might suffer from are rosacea, uneven pigmentation, rashes, and are quite sensitive overall. In order to take care of your skin make sure you use skin products that protect you from the sun and soothe you skin. As a preemptive measure, always remember to adopt a skin regime that will help ward away inflammation and red spots.

If you picked mostly Cs then your skin type is Kapha:  Your skin is usually oily and you have large pores. You are blessed with thick skin that is great in preventing those early signs of ageing from showing up.  It is soft and cool to touch but is prone to frequent acne breakouts and blocked pores. You are most probably prone to water retention. In order to take care of your skin well, make sure you have a good cleanser toner

cancer can be cure by holistic therapies

naturopathy can cure cancer

According to allopathy, there might be no cure for cancers, but when it comes to holistic therapies, the cure lies within. This post focuses on the holistic therapies that claim that they can cure the dreaded disease.

Nature Cure

The Government Nature Cure Hospital in Kerala is situated on the lap of nature, atop a cliff that slopes down to the breathtaking Varkala beach. Explains Dr K R Jayakumar, physician in-charge, ‘Cancer is a degenerative disease. Accumulation of toxins through carcinogenic food like fast food, colas, habits like smoking, drinking, paan chewing, stressful lifestyle, toxic medicines and environmental pollution, lowers immunity, causing cancer.’ Naturopathy considers cancer as a systemic disease. Cancer can develop if lesser diseases are suppressed through chemical medicines. Dr Jayakumar says, ‘The human body has the healing power within itself to cure all diseases if congenial conditions are created.’ Naturopathy heals through harmony with nature to attain equilibrium at physical, mental, moral and spiritual levels.

Diet is crucial in naturopathy. Treatment duration depends on the disease condition. Initially, hospitalisation is required. After discharge, the prescribed diet and lifestyle patterns must be maintained for life. Dr Jayakumar advises cancer patients, ‘If you have any bad habits, quit those with immediate effect, and try to lead a simple sattvic life.’

Dr Jayakumar has treated several breast cancer cases. College lecturer Asa Babu came after breast removal and chemotherapy. During the difficult chemotherapy, she drank juices of tender coconut, vegetables and amla regularly. Within three weeks, her reduced blood count increased. ‘After three months I was admitted for three weeks at the naturopathy hospital. I had hip bath, spinal bath, mud therapy, yoga and meditation for purification. I fasted for four days by drinking water only. Later, I ate vegetables and no cereals. My weight reduced by seven kilos. My chronic pain and bulge in the lumbar disc disappeared. After one year, I repeated naturopathic treatment for 10 days. I still do yoga and meditation. I developed mental power and confidence. I am now free from all cancer treatment and medicines,’ she describes. Her cancer has not recurred.

Another breast cancer patient who had surgery has managed without allopathic treatment for the last six years through naturopathy. Dr Jayakumar’s colleague’s father had cancer of the small intestine. Since 25 years, he has survived without medicines, through naturopathy.

The All India Nature Cure Federation, New Delhi, headed by Dr Brij Bhushan Goel provides free cancer consultation. Mrs Dugar, 39, had colo-rectal cancer. She avoided surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. For five years, she has led a normal life with Dr Goel’s naturopathic treatment and some Ayurvedic medicines.

German naturopath, Dr Max Gerson, created Gerson therapy, which prescribes fresh organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains along with 13 glasses of fresh fruit juice daily. Coffee or chamomile enemas are used regularly for detoxification.

Homoeopathy Offers Hope
In homoeopathic theory, miasms sycosis, syphilis and psora are responsible for chronic diseases. Miasm imbalance is triggered by harmful lifestyle.

Kerala-based homoeo-path, Dr Girisanker, feels that it is best to prevent cancer by way of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Research shows that smoking (30 per cent) and improper diet (30 per cent) cause maximum cancer cases. One should avoid smoking, liquor, fried and processed foods, maida, vanaspati, dairy products and non-vegetarian food.

‘There are rays of hope for cancer therapy in homoeopathy. In homoeopathic cancer treatment, a patient’s mental characteristics like desire, aversion, attitude, behaviour, physical conditions and food habits are all taken into account within the context of a genetic and constitutional approach to enhance bodily immunity to heal the disease. The focus is not on disease, but on the patient as a whole. Homoeopathy cures cancer the holistic way through restoring the vital force. It is safe, simple and inexpensive,’ Dr Girisanker explains.

Homoeopathy has three treatment modes: medicinal treatment, managemental treatment, and palliative treatment for acute cases. Homoeopathy can reduce the damages caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Dr Girisanker asserts that patients who try homoeopathy without allopathic treatment can be completely cured. Homoeopathic medicines will prevent recurrence. The fully developed vital force will heal cancer by stimulating the suppressor genes that weaken the cancer-causing oncogenes. A healthy lifestyle must be maintained life-long.

Dr Girisanker is treating Sofiya Beevi, 58, who had intestinal cancer. She tried only homoeopathy. She is now 95 per cent cured, and has avoided surgery. She could be substantially cured since she did not undergo toxic modern methods.

US National Institute of Health (NIH) and Cancer Advisory Panel for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAPCAM) have recognised the homoeopathic treatment protocol of Kolkata-based Dr Prasanta Banerji and his son Pradip. They cured 70 per cent of brain tumour cases treated. Using basic medicine formulae like cali carbonium and ruta graviolins used in common cold, they created successful protocols for brain tumours. They also treat lung, liver and breast cancers. ‘My medicines can’t kill you. Theirs can,’ Dr Pradip Banerji once told a medical website.

Siddha Medicine

Siddha is the world’s oldest medical system mainly practised in South India. Medicines include herbal, metal and mineral preparations. According to Dr Stanley Jones, the seniormost medical officer in Kerala, working in the Government Siddha Hospital, siddha classifies cancer into 24 types according to the area affected. Primarily, it is caused due to the derangement of pitta and kapha. Unlimited increase in pitta and kapha imbalances vata too, leading to cancer.

Major Cancer Causes

Food: Eating food with excess of pungent and bitter tastes; contaminated food; eating incompatible non-vegetarian food; food containing hair, bones, mud, soil, stones, thorns.

Lifestyle: Tobacco chewing, smoking; suppression of 14 natural urges like yawning, sneezing, cough, etc.

Cancer occurring as secondary to the following diseases: Cirrhosis of liver; chronic peptic ulcer; constant irritation due to piles and fistula; trauma; cyst or abscess; ill-treated diseases in genital organs can cause cancer.

‘There are many effective internal and external medicines, as well as various treatments based on ancient methods available in Siddha, which are free from side-effects. That is why Siddha cancer treatment is superior to conventional methods,’ says Dr Jones.

Dr Jones recalls one of his successful cases of cancer cure. Mrs Sundarameena, 43, from Tamil Nadu, had malignant uterine cancer. Foul odour ceased by the fourth day of Siddha treatment. Bleeding fully stopped by the second week. By the second month, 65 per cent of the growth was reduced. All symptoms and difficulties stopped and complete cure was attained by the fourth month. Now Mrs Sundarameena leads a cancerfree life.

Leukemia in young patients is curable with Siddha at the initial stages. Medication builds up bone marrow tissues and normalises haemoglobin. Siddha is successful for brain tumours too.

Ramneek Wig’s Win Over Cancer
Delhi-based Ramneek Wig, author of Win Over Cancer, underlines the importance of positivity, faith, hope and self-belief in cancer healing. In 1998, he had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He underwent chemotherapy, but had a relapse. He got a bone marrow transplant from the US in 2000. Fearing he would not survive another recurrence and allopathic treatment, he tried holistic smethods.

He took yoga classes in South Delhi. He did shavasana and pranayama, including deep abdominal breathing, yogic breath, anuloma-viloma, and kapalabhati.

‘Positive attitude is the key to victory. The words ‘I believe in victory’ gave me immense strength and courage. I did not entertain negative thoughts. I was full of hope and enthusiasm. I constantly reminded myself that with God’s help, I would ‘win over cancer,’’ Wig says.

Currently, he is perfectly healthy. His message to cancer patients: ‘Never lose hope whatsoever the odds might be. Never sympathise with yourself. Stop cribbing about your problems. Face them boldly, with strength and courage. With faith in God and in yourself, you will emerge as a winner.Yoga and breathing exercises will give you inner joy and peace.’

His book, Win over Cancer, details the positive thinking techniques, holistic methods and yoga techniques he applied to overcome cancer. He conducts counselling and self-help workshops.

Sino-Vedic Cancer Clinic

Dr S P Kaushal established the Sino-Vedic Research Centre, New Delhi, to treat cancer through Indian and Chinese herbal medicines. He has identified about 450 anti-cancer herbs. Aloe vera, hoxsey and essiac are well-known herbs. His books, Fight Cancer With Herbs, and Cancer and Herbs, have gained worldwide acclaim. According to him, carcinogenic and nutritionally deficient diet, chronic stress and radiation from technological devices, are major cancer causes.

Chinese doctors use Fu Zen therapy to treat cancer. A Fu Zen formulation that contains six herbs strengthens the immune system to defend against cancer. The Chinese have used Panax Ginseng for 2000 years, which inhibits cancerous growth by inhibiting DNA synthesis.

A team of doctors led by Dr Kaushal has been exploring and developing herbal medicines to treat cancer since 1985. Herbal formulations prepared in his centre boost immunity by producing bodily biochemical agents that fight cancer. These herbs destroy the cancer cells without harming normal cells.

Spirituality and Cancer

There have been many instances of cancer being cured through spiritual healing and prayer. Modern medicine usually dismisses these cures as ‘spontaneous remission,’ a term used to denote healing unexplainable by modern scientific dogma.

Cynthia Sue Larson, aura healer and member of the Intuition Network that promotes intuitive and spiritual resources, witnessed her grandmother’s terminal liver cancer being cured by prayer. Larson writes, ‘While her own prayers were simply for courage, other people (myself included) were praying for her return to good health. Within a few months, my grandmother’s doctors were astonished to find that her cancer was stabilising. Several months after that, they were completely at a loss to explain why they could no longer find any trace of cancer in her body!’

Some studies show that cancer is linked to a personality style that lives up to the standards of others or social opinion, instead of being true to one’s innermost authentic Divine Self. Developing a spiritual purpose in life helps to manifest a protective effect by drawing divine healing energies through sacred communion with the living earth, the universe and the omnipresent Spirit.

Go Holistic

Allopathic doctors doubt the evidence of holistic therapies curing cancer. But holistic therapists point out that due to little awareness about natural therapies, many cancer patients consult them at acute stages after toxic conventional treatments. Such patients can mostly be provided palliative care to reduce the adverse effects rather than cure because the severe toxicity makes it difficult to restore immunity completely. It is best to have holistic alternative treatment alone to effect cure according to most alternative therapists. However, those who start holistic treatment at the earliest have great chances of cancer cure and survival even after initial conventional treatment.Cancer does not mean a death sentence. As NASA scientist turned energy healer, Dr Barbara Brennan, rightly remarked, ‘You are the master of your life. You can do much more than you thought you could, including cure yourself of a ‘terminal illness’.

Mar 21, 2014

latest ayurvedic jobs march 2014

Ayurvedic Doctor

Mumbai (North & Central)

 Thane, Delhi-NCR, Janakpuri

 Gurgaon, Lucknow


 2-5 years



Job Description
  1. Providing Ayurvedic consultation to patients.
  2. Follow up with patients on their recovery
  3. Writing prescriptions
  4. Preparing How to Take, Medicine chart, Diet Chart & Jivananda form.

Desired Candidate Profile
  1. Good Knowledge of Ayurveda
  2. More than 2 years of clinical experience
  3. Excellent leadership skills
  4. Good Communication skills

------------ Ayurvedic Doctor 

Place Of joining
B.A.M.S. from a recognized university (MD will be an added advantage)
Shift (Job timing)

2 -5Yrs exp. preferred
Per Month Salary (Breakup)
(Rs.13,000-20,000)+incentive  per month depending on experience and capabilities
Work Details & Responsibilities
To interact with clients/guests
• To examine the customers for diagnosing wellness issues (weight, arthritis, hypo-thyroid, hyper tension, sinusitis, insomnia, stress etc)
• Maintaining customer ailment datasheet
• Suggesting/convincing appropriate therapies and massaging
• Nutrition advice (followed by proper day/week diet chart)
• To have an engaging communication Ayurveda
• Supervising therapies/massages/therapist
• Preparing and following wellness process of Swaasthya
• Manage overall inventory for the products used in therapies (oils, cotton, gloves etc.)

• To prepare write-ups on wellness (to be published on internet, website, facebook etc)
• Promoting services of Swaasthya
• To go out in the field for wellness discussions, marketing activities and purchases.
• Mandatory participation in Swaasthya’s promotional activites
Skills required
Computer savvy, should be able to send and receive emails
Selection Procedure
F2F interview
The candidate should possess a pleasing personality, good communication skills (English), proactive
attitude and managerial qualities. Willing to learn and adapt to market Swaasthya’s therapies/products..
Other Details:-
Candidate must be committed for long term employment. Will have to sign 01 yr bond with us.
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Jiva Ayurveda Requires Ayurveda Consultant in Gurgaon

Job Description

Job Description
- Providing Ayurvedic consultation to patients.
- Writing prescriptions
- Handle OPD

Desired Candidate Profile
- Good Knowledge of Ayurveda
- Must have clinical experience
- Excellent leadership skills
- Good Communication skills

Company Description

Company Profile: Established in 1994, Jiva Group is a fast-growing company
working in the areas of education and health. In health, Jiva is promoting
Ayurveda globally with a customer base in over 50 countries. Jiva runs a
chain of Ayurvedic clinics offers Ayurvedic courses as well as ru...   Read full description

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 Job Title :  Ayurvedic Doctor
 Location :  Muzaffarnagar
 Minimum Qualification :  B.A.M.S
 Experience :  2-5 years
 Number of Openings :  1
 Posted On :  19-03-2014

Job Description
  1. Providing Ayurvedic consultation to patients.
  2. Follow up with patients on their recovery
  3. Writing prescriptions
  4. Preparing How to Take, Medicine chart, Diet Chart & Jivananda form.

Desired Candidate Profile
  1. Good Knowledge of Ayurveda
  2. More than 2 years of clinical experience
  3. Excellent leadership skills
  4. Good Communication skills 

Job Code : 2
Vacancy for the Post of Professor and Associate Professor,
Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Ajmer.
Last Date : 5th April, 2014.

Job Code : 3
Vacancy for the Post of Principal,Professor,Associate Professor(Reader) and
Assistant Professor(Lecturer),
RJVS Bhaisaheb Sawant Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sawantwadi, Maharashtra.
Last Date : 26th March, 2014.

Ayurveda Doctor required for Assam- Dibrugarh

at Kairali Ayurvedic Group in Dibrugarh, Assam
Consulting walkin patients, prescribe the medicines and services
Centre management
Staff coordination

Salary- 25,000 with accommodation + incentives
Exp. BAMS with 1 yr. exp.

Immediate placement

Call- Eight Eight Two Six- Eight Three Zero- Nine Seven Nine 


female ayurvedic doctor - bangalore, Karnataka

From vedica ayurvedic wellness centre

Last updated:
Job type:
Full time
Position type:
Minimum experience:
Without experience
Compulsory Education

Job Description

Looking for an efficient & smart FEMALE Ayurvedic doctor for a reputed ayurvedic wellness centre in HSR Layout,Bangalore with good skills in patient counselling and treatment aspects.
1) Duty timings-9 am - 6 pm
2) Job description- Should be able to counsel the patients regarding various therapies and their benefits
Should manage patient queries and attend phone calls
Should supervise treatments
Should consult the patients in the absence of senior doctors
Freshers can also apply.No night duties.
Salary - 10,000/month.

Guest Relationship Manager for KAIRALI AYURVEDIC CENTRE- Rishikesh - Uttarakhand

From Kairali Ayurvedic Gruop

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Salary range:
₨ 1,60,000 - ₨ 2,40,000 / Yearly (Gross Pay)
Job type:
Full time
Position type:
Contract duration:
Minimum experience:
Two years
Compulsory Education
Food and Accommodation free

Job Description

Managing Front Office
Coordinating with therapist staffs and Doctor
Stock maintenance and guest relationship


Excellent communication skills


Urgently Required Ayurvedic Doctors & Therapists in a Franchise of Ayurvedic Academy In South Africa - kochi, Kerala

From Seven Consultancy

Last updated:
Salary range:
₨ 3,00,000 - ₨ 7,00,000 / Yearly (Gross Pay)
Job type:
Full time
Position type:
Minimum experience:
Two years
Not Pursuing Graduation
Job Description Urgently Required Ayurvedic Doctors & Therapists in a Franchise of Ayurvedic Academy In South Africa

Designation – Ayurveda Doctor (South Africa)
Qualification : BAMS , Naturopathy
Experience : 2-3 Years Experience .
Other Skills
Basic knowledge in Wellness Management is essential.
Should have good communication skill.
Eligibility to conduct workshop and training.
Strong knowledge in Panchakarma Therapy.
Knowledge in Weight Management, Detoxification.
Knowledge in yoga will be an added advantage.
Designation -- Therapist (Lady) –South Africa

Qualification : Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist
Experience : 2-3 Years Experience .
Other Skills :
Basic knowledge in wellness management is essential.
Should have good communication skill.
Eligibility to conduct workshop and training.
Strong knowledge in Panchakarma therapy.

Salary Package: 50,000/-Per Month For Doctors
Salary Package: 25,000/-Per Month For Therapists
Will provide Food and Accommodation, Up and Down air tickets, One month leave every year.
There will be a Contract of 2 years.

If intersted send Cv urgently


Designation – Ayurveda Doctor (South Africa)
Qualification : BAMS , Naturopathy
Experience : 2-3 Years Experience .
Other Skills
Basic knowledge in Wellness Management is essential.
Should have good communication skill.
Eligibility to conduct workshop and training.
Strong knowledge in Panchakarma Therapy.
Knowledge in Weight Management, Detoxification.
Knowledge in yoga will be an added advantage.
Designation -- Therapist (Lady) –South Africa

Qualification : Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist
Experience : 2-3 Years Experience .
Other Skills :
Basic knowledge in wellness management is essential.
Should have good communication skill.
Eligibility to conduct workshop and training.
Strong knowledge in Panchakarma therapy.


Ayurvedic Doctor

Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya In Raipur | Raipur | 0-1 years experience
No. Estt./Advt. / I 29/2013/4631 Nos. of Vacancy: 01 Scale of Pay Rs. 15,600-39,100/- AGP Rs. 6,000/- Essential
Qualification : 1. Good academic record with degree in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) discipline with
at least 55 marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University/Institute. Desirable 1. Preference will be given to
work experience in Ayurvedic practice. Send .... Read More

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Salary range:
₨ 1,20,000 - ₨ 2,20,000 / Yearly (Gross Pay)
Job type:
Full time
Position type:
Minimum experience:
Compulsory Education

Ayurvedic Consultant

Job Code: BAMSM

Job Location: Mumbai (Bombay)

Job Description:
1. Candidate would be handling patients for health related issues.
2. Dealing & understanding their medical problems
3. Guiding & counseling Face to Face the patients
4. Suggesting & recommending appropriate medications
5. Planning their Diet chart too along with Dietician
6. Analytical skills & dealt with Patient Face to Face
7. High Commitments levels with soft skills
8. Would be responsible for Ayurvedic Consultation.

Functional Area: Healthcare/Medicine/Nursing

Functional Role: General Physician/Doctor


Urgent Opening in Western Line, Central Line, Andheri, Colaba, Bandra & Navi Mumbai

Female Candidates must apply only..


Ayurvedic Doctor having Maharashtra Registration Certificate.

Must be a Female.

Good communications skills,

Should have strong communication skills. Should be presentable.

Candidates with a background in hospitality / wellness / spa / slimming clinic shall be preferred..

Salary no bar for the right candidate..

Experience: 0 - 5 years

Qualification: B.A.M.S(Ayurved Acharya)


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