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Panchakarma

10 Ways an Ayurvedic Cleanse is Different from Regular Cleansing

Cleansing, juicing, detoxing are all buzzwords nowadays. Katy Perry getting a Panchakarma catapulted Ayurvedic cleansing to fame as ‘gut cleanses.’ But Panchakarma is a detailed cleanse that has been used for centuries as a therapeutic intervention in Ayurveda—a holistic traditional medical science in India and a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the …

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Cleansing, Ayurveda, & the Nobel Prize for Autophagy

Cleansing therapies or Shodhana Chikitsa has always had a vital therapeutic application in the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda. Periodic cleansing is recommended for detoxification, rekindle agni (digestive and metabolic fire) and for managing diseases. According to Charaka Samhita, an Ayurvedic root Ttext, Shodhana goes one step further in fortifying us—it helps in the prevention and …

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