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What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is caused by an inflammation of the little fluid sacs around the shoulder, knee, and other parts of the body. Bursitis is similar to arthritis and is a Pita condition. Treatment is similar to what you would do for arthritis.

What are the Symptoms of Bursitis

Typical: Feel achy or stiff, Hurt more when you move or press on it, Look swollen and red.

What are the Causes of Bursitis

  • Repetitive movements like tennis or movements above the head like lifting something to a top shelf.
  • Tasks like cleaning floor on your knees
  • Damage or injury in the area
  • Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and infection.

When to see a Doctor?

Consult your doctor if you have:
  • Disability joint pain
  • Sudden inability to move a joint
  • Excessive swelling, redness, bruising or a rash in the affected area
  • Sharp or shooting pain
  • Fever

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Bursitis

  • Using kneeling pads: Use some type of padding to reduce the pressure on your knees if your job or hobby requires a lot of kneeling.
  • Lifting properly: Bend your knees when you lift. Failing to do so puts extra stress on the bursae in your hips.
  • Wheeling heavy loads: Carrying heavy loads put s stress on the bursae in your shoulders. Use a dolly or a wheeled cart instead.
  • Taking frequent breaks: Alternate repetitive tasks with rest or other activities.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight: Being overweight places more stress on your joints.
  • Exercising: Strengthening your muscles can help protect your affected joint.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Bursitis

  • Taking kaishore guggulu (1 tablet 3 times a day) should help. This herbal remedy is available by mail from various sources of Ayurvedic herbs.
  • Application of sandalwood paste will be soothing. Make the paste by taking 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder and adding sufficient water to form a paste. Rub it gently onto the painful area.
  • Before going to bed at night, take 1 cup of hot milk with 2 teaspoons of castor oil added. The laxative effect will eliminate pitta-type toxicity in the colon. If 2 teaspoons do not work, use 3 teaspoons the following night, adjusting your own dose. You should get a couple of good bowel movements in the morning, which will help to cleanse the impurities of the colon. You may continue using this remedy until your symptoms clear up.
  • As a second choice, you can take triphala or amalaki (1 teaspoon) at night in 1 cup of warm water.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not known.

Tangy Tex-Mex Salad

This mango and cabbage salad integrates tex-mex cuisine with Indian ayurvedic herbs and spices. The sweet and sour taste compliments each other with the spices adding an extra punch to it.

Ideal for Pitta Dosha.
For Kapha Dosha: Add extra black pepper and reduce the amount of Avocado.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 2 person (400ml)


  • 2 cups of your favorite variety of lettuce, chopped (Romaine works best as it adds to the crunch)
  • 1 cup of Arugula
  • ¼ cup of Caramelized onion
  • ½ cup of sliced mango
  • Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan salt)
  • 1 big avocado
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (preferably full fat)
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • ½ t cumin powder
  • ½ t  ginger powder
  • 1 t honey
  • 1 T chopped cilantro
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. For salad dressing, Blend yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder, ginger powder, cumin powder, jalapeno, salt, and olive oil into a smooth paste.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add lettuce, arugula, caramelized onions, mango, and cilantro.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and drizzle the dressing on the salad.
  4. Mix together and serve.

Serving suggestions

Mix and serve fresh.


Nuts and dried fruits can be added based on your dosha.

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Comforting Vegetable Soup

This warm, light, and nutritious breakfast soup can be enjoyed with a bowl of amaranth or rice.
You can also add seasonal vegetables of your choice to it and top it with toasted sesame seeds for crunch.

Good for All dosha.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 2 person (400ml)


  • 2 Carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 Spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 stalk of lemongrass
  • ½ cup of mix vegetables
  • 3 cups Basic Broth
  • 1 Small handful dulse (or any other sea vegetable of your choice)
  • 1/2 t black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan salt)


  1. In a large pot, add carrots, onions, mix vegetables, broth, and dulse and bring it to boil over high flame.
  2. Bruise the lemongrass stalk and add it to the boiling pot. 
  3. Cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes over medium-low flame.
  4. Add Salt and Black Pepper and mix well.
  5. Serve it hot with rice or amaranth

Serving suggestions

When digestion is low or in winters, whisk a spoonful of miso paste in a small bowl of warm broth and add it into the soup after removing it from the stove.

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Yusha (Medicated Soup)

Yusha is the watery portion drained after cooking pulses. Green gram is the standard pulse but other types of pulses also can be used. It is easy to digest and less likely to cause bloating so can be used post-surgery or post-delivery to meet protein demands when digestion is weak.It is high in fibre and is a potent BP regulator due to presence of large amounts of magnesium.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 2 person (400ml)



  1. Cook green gram and take the substrate, add salt as per taste
  2. Roast some pepper on flame, crush and add to the substrate.
  3. Boil it for 3 minutes and remove from the stove.
  4. Prepare seasoning by adding mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and curry leaves in hot oil/ghee and pour it on the soup.
  5. Add lemon juice and serve.

Serving suggestions

Add coriander leaves, ajwain (carom seeds), and garlic as per taste and availability.

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Amla Squash

Amla helps boost immunity, metabolism and prevents infections. This Amla squash is a cooling summer drink packed with vitamin C and is an effective remedy for acid peptic disorders, constipation, anemia, and eye strain.

Good for all Doshas.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 60 Minutes
Serves: 3 litres



  1. Boil and deseed amla
  2. Let it cool and then make pulp by grinding
  3. In a large vessel, add sugar and water in equal quantity and heat it until the sugar dissolves completely ( Sugar syrup should be double or 2.5 times the quantity of Amla Pulp)
  4. Transfer the pulp in a big vessel, slowly add sugar syrup, and mix it well.
  5. Now take out a little bit of mixture in a small bowl and add roasted cumin powder, rock salt, black pepper, and black salt.
  6. Add this to the remaining mixture and store it in a glass jar.
  7. If you are storing it in the fridge then there is no need for preservatives otherwise add 0.75 g Potassium metabisulfite (K.M.S.)/per kg

Serving suggestions

Add 3 times or more water as per taste to the amla squash and serve

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Kerala Cauliflower Stew

This colorful winter pot recipe is a great family meal. You can also include any fresh seasonal vegetable of your choice in addition to the listed vegetables. This stew is always nourishing and satisfying.

Good for all Doshas with appropriate seasonal spice blends.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 4 person


  • 1 T Ghee
  • 1/4 t each of cinnamon powder, star anise powder, clove powder, black pepper powder
  • 1 Head Cauliflower, cut it into a bite size florets
  • 2 Cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup chopped carrot into a bite-size pieces
  • 6 Cup Basic broth
  • 1 ½ Cup homemade Coconut milk
  • Salt as per taste (preferably Himalayan salt)
  • Freshly grounded Black pepper for seasoning


  1. Melt the ghee in a large pot over medium-low flame
  2. Add the spice blend and saute it for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add cauliflower, carrot, green beans and saute for 3 minutes
  4. Add the broth and bring it to a boil.
  5. Cover the pot, reduce the flame to low, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the coconut milk and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper as per taste and serve hot.

Serving suggestions

Garnish with fresh herbs and toasted nuts or seeds.


Recipe can be modified with appropriate seasonal spices and vegetables.

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