Dr. Alka Sharma, BAMS

Dr. Alka Sharma, BAMS is an Ayurvedic practitioner and an avid learner of the field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, Punjab in India. She has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine and doing related work for the last six years. She works as an independent consultant in Ayurveda through online consultancy services. She has a personal app on the Google play store where she consults patients on their health problems following the Ayurveda medical sciences. She additionally has a Masters degree in Business Administration for Health Sciences from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India.

Garden Cress Benefits, Uses, Dosage + Ayurvedic Uses Of Garden Cress Seeds

Garden Cress Benefits, Uses, Dosage + Ayurvedic Uses Of Garden Cress

What Is Garden Cress? Garden cress is a well-known herb in folklore remedies. Here we discuss the various Ayurvedic uses, benefits, dosage, side effects, and applications of garden cress. This herb has been used medicinally since time immemorial even though well known classical Ayurvedic medical texts like the Charaka Samhita …

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Psoriasis Causes, Symptoms + Ayurvedic Remedies, Treatment For Psoriasis

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The word psoriasis is derived from the Greek word psora which means “to itch”. Let’s take a look at Psoriasis causes, symptoms and Ayurvedic remedies and treatments for psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, and autoimmune skin disease. In psoriasis, abnormal skin patches form on various body parts. Psoriasis patches …

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Brahmi: Uses, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects + Ayurvedic Uses Of Bacopa Monnieri

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Here, we take a look at brahmi, its Ayurvedic uses, benefits, and side effects. We also take a look at its Ayurvedic applications, appropriate dosages, and compare it with a similar herb known as gotu kola. What Is Brahmi? Brahmi, also known botanically as Bacopa monnieri, is a very well-known Ayurvedic herb used …

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Ayurvedic Medicine: What It Is + Types Of Treatments

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Ayurvedic medicine is the world’s oldest known system of medicine. It originated around 5000 years ago in India and is now steadily gaining attention and popularity in the west. Ayurvedic treatments by certified practitioners have become commonplace now.  Ayurvedic medicine is accessible and available throughout the United States. Major cities …

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Understanding Prakriti + Vikrti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution

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Prakriti is a commonly used term in Ayurveda. Prakriti means one’s psychosomatic constitution or mind-body type. In Sanskrit, the word prakriti means nature. Vikriti is synonymous with a disorder, disease, or pathological manifestation. The concepts of prakriti or psychosomatic constitution and vikriti or disorder are significant in Ayurveda. They are …

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Talisadi Churna Benefits, Talisadi Powder, Tablet (Guti)

Talisadi Churna Benefits, Talisadi Powder, Tablet (Guti)

Talisadi churna or talisadi powder is a popular classical Ayurvedic formulation. Various renowned Ayurvedic texts like Charaka Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya have mentioned talisadi churna. More details about this formulation and talisadi churna benefits are listed below. Talisadi Powder + Vanshlochan (Wild Bamboo Resin) Talisadi powder has been a significant …

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Narcissism And Ayurvedic Medicine For Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)


Narcissism (pathological) or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is quite different then a healthy self-esteem, self-image and self-interest. Narcissism is defined as an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. The Many Faces Of Narcissism In psychology, the term narcissism is used widely and doesn’t have a …

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Mahasudarshan Churna Benefits (Sudarshan Churna), Ingredients

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Mahasudarshan churna (mahasudarshan powder) and mahasudarshan ghan vati are popular Ayurvedic formulations. Let’s take a look at their benefits and uses in Ayurveda.  Both of these formulations are primarily used for treating various types of fevers. Mahasudarshan churna is simply a powdered formulation of the mahasudarshani preparation. In classical Ayurvedic texts, this …

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Excessive Sweating Causes (Hyperhidrosis) + Ayurvedic Treatments, Remedies

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Sweating or perspiration is a normal bodily process. All mammals including humans have sweat glands in the skin that secrete a liquid called sweat. Sweat is mostly water along with trace amounts of electrolytes and minerals like sodium and potassium. Excessive sweating can have various causes but Ayurveda has remedies …

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