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Ayurveda For You Newsletter

May - 2017.  Vol. 17 - Issue - 5

From Editor's Desk:

Dear Reader,


Welcome to the June issue of 'AFY-IAA Newsletter'.
Article in this issue is "Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis/Elephantiasis" In ayurveda, Filariasis is known as Shlipada('Shli' means elephant and 'pada' means foot). It is a chronic disease in which foot looks like foot of an elephant.

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IAA news in India

  • 1. Prof. Yeola and Dr. Sachin Kotalgaonkar returned back to India after their successful Ayurveda tour of Lisbon.
  • 2. Inauguration of Tanushree Garbhasanskar –Dr. Supriya Gugale has started this course in collaboration with International Academy of Ayurveda. The inauguration took place on Friday 26 th May.
  • 3. Oja festival -for Ayurveda and yoga was organized by World Ayurveda Foundation and Niroog street foundation on 6th and 7th may 2017 at constitutional club of India, New Delhi. The festival was inaugurated by union minister of telecommunications Sh Manoj Sinha. Dr Pooja Sabharwal senior faculty of International Academy of Ayurveda was the organizing secretary for the CME, she also received Ayurveda excellence award from union minister of communication Sh Manoj Sinha.

IAA news in Abroad

  • 1. MAICE Conference Sharjah – May 19 th and 20 th- Middle East and North Africa International Ayurveda Conference was held with lot of success. Prof. Subhash Ranade and Dr. Sunanda Ranade were Speakers at this conference along with 14 other Key Note Speakers. 300 participants and over 2000 people attended the Expo which had 18 Pharmaceutical stalls.
  • 2. Dr. Gaurang and Dr. Bhavana Joshi of Rajkot are on lecture tour of United States since last month. They had successful conference in various states of USA.
  • 3. Dr. Sandeep Shirvalkar is in Lisbon –Portugal and had conference on psychiatric diseases.


Prof. Em. Dr. Subhash Ranade,Chairman, IAA And Dr. Sunanda Ranade,Vice-Chairman, IAA, are visiting several foreign countries since last 35 years and have given lectures at different Institutions, Universities and have organized seminars on various topics of Ayurveda and Yoga and also have given Ayurvedic consultations to thousands of patients. Propagation of Ayurveda is their Karma yoga and motto of Life. Their efforts of propagation of Ayurveda Worldwide started 34 years in 1982. Till today they have visited 75 countries in all 5 continents around the World. (And the efforts are still continued till today). They are writing series of articles about their experience of travel in various foreign countries for the readers of Ayurveda-foryou.com and IAA Newsletter.

Article 8- Poland, Greece

Article Of The Month: Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis/Elephantiasis

In ayurveda, Filariasis is known as Shlipada ('Shli' means elephant and 'pada' means foot). It is the disease in which foot looks like foot of elephant. This is a chronic disease and is popularly known as Elephantiasis.

Now-a-days every one knows that Filaria or Elephantiasis is caused by a parasite nematode-Wuchereria bancrofti, which are transmitted through the Culex mosquitoes. This parasite when released into human body , causes the blockage of lymphatic system (lasika). Based upon the involvement and degree of affliction, lymphangitis or chyluria may also result. Elephantiasis mainly effects legs but can also affects the arms, breast and genitals.

Pathogenesis of Shlipada - Due to causes mentioned, all the three doshas are aggravated, predominantly Kapha Dosha increases. These Doshas are lodged in the inguinal region first and then gradually move downwards the feet. Due to lodging of Doshas in the leg, stony swellings resembling the foot of elephant are caused. Most commonly fever is also associated in this condition.

Ayurvedic Line of Treatment for Filariasis
Ayurveda suggests that the condition of elephantiasis should be treated by-

  • 1. Fasting / cleansing (langhana)
  • 2. External anti kapha – paste application (Kaphahara lepa)
  • 3. Sudation (swedana)
  • 4. Purgation (rechana)
  • 5. Blood letting (rakta mokshana)
  • 6. Anti kapha oral remedies (Anti-kapha Aahara and oushadha) and
  • 7. Warm medication (ushnopachara)

Ayurvedic medicines recommended in Psoriasis/Elephantisis -Arogyavardhini Vati, Kaisora guggulu, Triphala guggulu, Haritaki kashaya etc.

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