Women Healers of Himalaya, Ayurvedic Herbs Niti Village Uttarakhand, 10,000 ft 4K

Interview with a female Traditional Healer from Neeti Village about rare Himalayan herbs and their use in medicine and health. Neeti is the last village on Indo-Tibet border and is rarely traversed. Insights…

Herbs Covered

  • Eleusine coracana Linn, Poaceae, Mandua
  • Rhodiola Rosea Linn, Crassulaceae, Solo
  • Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb., Saxifragaceae,  Syalphad
  • Aconitum balfourii Stapf, Ranunculaceae, Meetha. Mitha jadi
  • Rheum moorcroftianum Royle,  Polygonaceae, Dolu
  • Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D.Don) Soo, Orchidaceae, Hathajadi
  • Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.ex Royle Ranunculaceae, Atees Atis
  • Nardostachys jatamansi (D.Don) DC, Caprifoliaceae, Maasi Jatamansi
  • Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex.Benth, Plantaginaceae, Kadwi Katuki, Kadu
  • Selinum vaginatum (Edgew.) C.B.Clarke, Apiaceae, Bhutkeshi
  • Swertia Chirayita (Roxb) Buch.-Ham.ex C.B.Clarke, Gentianaceae, Chiraitu Kiratikta
  • Swertia ciliata (D.Don ex G.Don) B.L.Burtt  Gentianaceae, Chirata
  • Arnebia benthamii (Wall. ex G. Don) Johnston, Laljadi Balchad
  • Origanum vulgare Linn, ChemoType Thymol, Banatulasi, Badritulasi
  • Selinum wallichianum (DC.) E. Nasir, comb. nov. Umbelliferae, Takkar, Lehsra
  • Astragalus uttaranchalensis Chaudhary & Khan, Rudanti Ghritkumari

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What is  enhancement of a new born ?
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Whats sort of abilities are we talking about ?
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Thyroid Function Disorders, Ayurveda Management


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Effectively thyroid disorders are mapped in two categories functionally as

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Apart from this there are other categories of Thyroid function  disorders which are nothing but causative factors for the above two disorders and are mapped individually for effective treatment . These disorders can arise due to Continue reading

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SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races. The underlying causes with auto-immunity are unknown. Genetic dispositions, Heredity or simple evolutionary mechanism of nature can be evaluated. SLE may also be caused by certain drugs. known as Drug-induced Lupus Erythematosus.  Continue reading

Breast Enhancement, An Ayurveda Approach

In my clinical practice , I am regularly coming across more and more woman unhappy with their breasts for cosmetic reasons. Some complain of tonal loss or sagging, some require enhancement and some reduction.  Many woman undergone expensive treatments , some surgical to get back the breast shape. The internet and media is also flooded with claims. Hence I thought of putting up a small article which may help clear misconception and try and convince many to follow an holistic approach.  Continue reading

Infertility, Ayurveda Perspective


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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS , PCOD]


Polycystic ovaries, means that the ovaries develop more follicles than normal every month. Usually about five follicles start to mature during each menstrual cycle and at least one egg-containing follicle releases a mature egg at ovulation. But a polycystic ovary starts maturing at least twice as many follicles than normal, most of which enlarge and ripen but do not release an egg. It is estimated that between 22 and 33 per cent of women have polycystic ovaries. Some women go on to develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which means they have other symptoms in addition to polycystic ovaries. Other names for this syndrome include polycystic ovary disease (PCOD), functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, Stein-Leventhal syndrome (original name, not used in modern literature), ovarian hyperthecosis and sclerocystic ovary syndrome.  Continue reading

Leukorrhea [White Discharge], An Ayurveda Approach

Leukorrhea (Leucorrhoea) or white discharge is a common complaint amongst women. Modern system of medicine has no effective remedy for the said problem,. Most of the time a prophylactic Anti-Bacterial or Anti-Fungal treatment is initiated which reduces the problem but does not prevent recurrence. Much emphasis is given on hygiene conditions [true to some point] in terms of lifestyle and sex.  It is important to know that Leukorrhea must not be confused with the vaginal mucous which is normal. It acts as a disinfectant and also provides lubrication to the soft genital tissue during an sexual intercourse. The discharge often increases before menstruation and just before an orgasm.  The Leukorrhea discharge generally has a free flow sometimes ranging from milk like constitution to being semi-transparent causing intense itching and burning, often leaving a stain on clothes.  In my clinical practice , I have observed that most women who complain of back pain, loss of appetite, mood swings, recurrent urinary tract infections, joint pains often report a history of chronic Leucorrohea.  Continue reading

Hair Loss and Women, An Ayurved Approach

Cosmetic problems as we may call them are the reason of major sleepless nights in woman , men alike. In the urban world there might be few if any who are not plagued with these horrors. In this article we focus on the hair aspect of the genre. Hair fall in women is mostly related to hormonal causes as opposed to hygiene and other factors (which do play a part but minor). I often get these complaints in my clinical practice about “how the hair fall has increased” and “I am worried that someday, I may wake up bald…!!. Don’t worry, you are not going to go bald unless you rip of your hair or you suffer from some major dysfunctional illness.  Continue reading

Breast Cancer, An Ayurveda Approach


Breast cancer in simple terms can be explained as abnormal growth of breast cells due to rapid rate of division than the healthy cells. Breast apparatus in women consist of milk ducts located on the inner inning of breast tissue and lobules which supply milk to these ducts. The ones occurring at the ducts are known as Ductal cancers [most common] while those at lobules known as lobular cancers.


Our body sustains itself by continuously growing new cells and expending old ones. Cancers occurs in cells when their life-process undergoes mutations or in simple words untoward changes which disrupt their ability to grow, reproduce or die. Normal cells divide and replicate as many times as needed and stop.  Continue reading