Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ayurvedic Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ayurvedic Medicine

Nearly half the US populations turns to complementary, alternative and integrative practices to maintain or improve their health. UCSF’s Dr. Sudha Prathikanti explores Ayurvedic medicine, ancient wisdom for modern times. Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Series: “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” [12/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13107]

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing. It means the art of living wisely. In simple terms, Ayurveda is a holistic system which guides us so that we can live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It recognises that we are all unique and focuses on lifestyle, massage, yoga and herbal remedies and of course food. In this video Anjali Pathak shows how to cook Kitcheri, a one pot dish containing ingredients with many Ayurvedic properties – histone rice, lentils, vegetables and wonderful healing spices. It is fully balanced, nutritious and inexpensive. KITCHERI: Ayurvedic Properties Turmeric natural antiseptic cures anything inside and out Black Pepper coughs and colds Tomatoes high in Vitamin A good for coughs and colds Balti Paste over 20 healing spices perfect for everything (coriander – digestion, cloves blood purifier, cinnamon good for memory, cardamom digestive and mouth freshener) Spinach good source of fibre and so good for intestines Potatoes and leeks vitamins and minerals Rice high in vitamin A & B and easily digestible Lentils (yellow dhal) full of protein Salt good for bone growth and heat regulation of the body Sugar good for energy Prep Time : 15 minutes Cooking Time : 40 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon black pepper, lightly crushed ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 3 tablespoons Pataks Balti Paste 100 g (3½ oz) basmati rice, washed well and left to soak in cold water for 30
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