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Jihva Pariksha – Tongue examination – An Ayurveda perspective

Have you felt a coating over your tongue, which doesn’t seem to go, no matter how much you clean it? Have you experienced a bitter, metallic taste on tongue? Have you seen a tongue which is cracked?

Ashoka Tree: The Protector of Women’s Health

In the epic Ramayana, Ashoka Vatika is the place where was kept captive by the demon king Ravana, after her abduction from Dandakaranya forest. Goddess Sita refused to stay at the king’s palace, seeking instead to stay in Ashoka Vatika, under the Ashoka tree (Saraca asoka). Mythology also says that Sita was able to withstand her shoka (sorrow) because she was living under the A-shoka (without sorrow) tree.

Foods for Winter Time

In the northern hemisphere it is winter time – a time for dressing warmly, eating comforting warm foods and keeping ourselves hydrated both inside, and outside. In this post we will explore what diet Ayurveda recommends for this season.

सभी भावना अंगों के योग के रूप में “आहार”।

Author: Dr Somya Saxena, Sr Research Fellow, TDU

ಆಹಾರ

Author: Dr Subrahmanya Kumar, Assistant Professor, TDU

“Ahara” as a sum of all sense organs

Author: Dr. Megha, Assistant Professor, TDU

Flowering Plants of TDU – Boswellia serrata

In the "Flowering Plants of TDU" blog series, we look at some of the beautiful flowering plants that dot our serene green campus.

Astringent Taste (Kashaya Rasa) in Ayurveda

When you pop a sweet pan (betel leaf) into your mouth, there is an explosion of sensation. The bitterness of the leaf itself, the sweetness of the gulkhand, the pungency from the clove, the sourness from the lime, amongst others, combine to give all the taste buds a little something. Popularly, there are five taste sensations that our tongue registers - sweet, salty, bitter, sour and “umami”, Japanese for “deliciousness”.

च्यवनप्राश (Chyawanprash)

For many, reading about च्यवनप्राश (Chyawanprash) might remind them of a time when they were little, and made to eat, perhaps forcibly, their twice daily heaped teaspoon of the dark brown sticky paste.

Flowering Plants of TDU – Crinum asiaticum

In the "Flowering Plants of TDU" blog series, we look at some of the beautiful flowering plants that dot our serene green campus.

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