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AYUVEDA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE
Ayurveda is a word from Sanskrit - the ancient language of India - that translates as knowledge or science of life. Ayurveda originated some 5,000 years ago in the oral teachings of ancient rishis (pronounced ree-shees), or spiritual masters, who believed that all living things were based on underlying energies. They developed Ayurveda as a method for balancing these energies and thus promoting optimal health and longevity. Ayurvedic theory influenced Greek and Chinese medicine and evolved into a sophisticated system for preventing and treating disease.
The term Ayurveda literally means "the science of life". This ancient system of medicine, developed in India over a period of 5000 years, encompasses both Preventive & Prescriptive aspects. Ayurveda offers a great deal of excellent practical advice for the common man on every aspect of life and living. What is unique to Ayurveda is Ayurvedic practitioners teach patients to understand their unique bodily constitutions and show them how to use diet, massage, herbs, and lifestyle adjustments to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. Compared to other systems of medicine, this natural approach to health care caught appreciation of the world as safe and scientific.
Today, an estimated 300,000 ayurvedic physicians practice in India, often in close conjunction with health care providers trained in Western, conventional medicine or in homeopathy. In recent years a more science-savvy take on Ayurveda has spread to distant parts of the world including the United States, where it has begun to flourish alongside other holistic, patient-oriented, natural, non-invasive medical systems such as traditional Chinese medicine.
One of the world’s oldest medical systems, Ayurveda originated thousands of years ago in India. The Sanskrit term Ayurveda comes from the word "ayur," meaning "life," and "veda," meaning "knowledge." Over the centuries, Ayurveda became the science of life, providing a foundation for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Ayurvedic medicine emphasizes natural cures and treatments to restore a person's energy and promote healing. The same principles apply to Ayurvedic products such as Ayurvedic soap.
Various commercial manufacturers produce Ayurvedic soap under a wide range of brand names including Anjolie Ayurveda, Ayurveda Pura, Chandrika and Medimix. Though available in liquid form, most Ayurvedic soap comes in traditional bar shapes, with the soap's exact ingredients determining its color, scent and texture.
In accordance with the tenets of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic soap contains only natural ingredients, placing an emphasis on plant products and avoiding man-made ingredients or animal byproducts. One kind of Ayurvedic soap would feature a base of vegetable oils, glycerine and then an assortment of healing oils. The soap never uses harsh chemicals. Coconut oils, ginger extract, orange oil and sandalwood oil are a few of the more common ingredients found in Ayurvedic soap.
Used in the same fashion as traditional soap, Ayurvedic soap cleans and refreshes the skin, with its specific ingredients determining its exact effects. According to Natural Therapy Web, an alternative healing community, Ayurvedic soap uses Coconut oil to nourish the skin, Ginger extract to relax and firm the skin, Lime Seed oil for deep cleaning, and Orange oil to help reduce pimples, blackheads and other blemishes. Benefits Traditional soaps can often strip the natural oils that serve to moisturize and protect the skin, causing irritation. Because they do not include harsh chemicals, Ayurvedic soaps are much gentler on the skin, helping prevent rashes and blemishes while still being strong enough to cleanse. Manufacturers may also tailor certain Ayurvedic soaps to possess anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties or to achieve specific sensations such as increased relaxation or improved circulation for a sense of warming.
Because it only uses natural ingredients and avoids cheap chemicals, Ayurvedic soap may be more expensive than traditional soaps. Read the product label to ensure the soap follows the true spirit of Ayurveda and does not include any synthetic ingredients or employ animal testing.
CHANDRIKA HERBAL SOAPS
Chandrika is a brand of Ayurvedic/herbal soap manufactured and sold in India by SV Products. The product was launched in 1940. Even though the concept and founded by C. R. Kesavan Vaidyar, it is now owned by Bangalore headquartered Wipro. Chandrika, the ayurvedic soap brand owned by WCCL, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and lighting arm of IT major Wipro. Chandrika was acquired by Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting (WCCL) in 2004 from Kerala-based SV Products.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER - SRI. C.R. KESAVAN VAIDYAR
In 1940 Sri Kesavan Vaidyar, an ayurvedic physician started manufacturing an ayurvedic soap called ‘Chandrika’, from a small town called Irinjalakuda in Kerala. When he first made 'Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap', Ayurveda was not very well known or used in non-medicinal products. In the beginning Sri Kesavan Vaidyar travelled on foot or by bus carrying the wooden case all by himself. There were harsh times when he even travelled by holding onto the ladder on the back of the bus and slept outside shops waiting for them to open, so that he could sell his product to them.
Faith and belief in his creation,'Chandrika Soap' gave him the courage to persist with it. His belief and persistence paid of when people who used it realised its value and goodness and came back asking for more. Once people discovered Chandrika, there was no turning back for him. Sri. Kesavan Vaidyar went on to export Chandrika Soap to almost all the western, Middle Eastern and far eastern countries. Using the income from the business Sri. Kesavan Vaidyar set up a number of institutions so that people who were not as fortunate as he was could benefit from his good fortune.
He established Lal Memorial Hospital, a charitable hospital so that the less fortunate could avail of basic medical services that were not available to them. He also established a nursing school to support this cause and to promote professional health care. He also established S.N. Public School, a public school, a public library and a teachers' training college believing that Education would help people empower themselves.
According to the company, Chandrika Soap is made from pure vegetable oils such as coconut oil, wild ginger, lime peel oil, hydnocarpus oil, orange oil, and sandalwood oil. Each are claimed to have a particular medicinal value. Chandrika Soap is not animal tested, does not use any animal fat or products.
Coconut Oil: It nourishes, moisturises and lightens your skin tan. Wild Ginger: Soothes the skin and helps prevent infections and rashes. Lime Peel Oil: For a refreshing cooling effect and rich, penetrating lather with an astringent action. Hydnocarpus Oil: Helps prevent skin problems, rashes and outbreaks. Orange Oil: Tightens pores, helps prevent pimples and blackheads. Sandalwood Oil: To cool, refresh and gently prefume your skin.
CHANDRIKA SANDAL SOAP
Chandrika Sandal Soap enhances beauty and health, to give total body care using extracts from Sandalwood and pure Coconut Oil. It cleanses and refreshes the body, while moisturizing your skin keeping it soft, supple and gently perfumed.
Sidha Soap is made from pure Coconut Oil with natural extracts of Tulsi and Neem. These are both naturally anti-bacterial and help protect the skin against bacterial infections. Sidha Soap does not contain any animal fat and is not animal tested. It does not contain any artifical color.
Neem: Margosa (Mella Azadirachta) Tulsi: Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
Sidha Shampoo is yet another quality product from the makers of Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap. Nature Care for your hair. Made using the special Kashaya Vidhi method of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic System. With four select herbs, each one well-known for its inherent goodness.
Amla: Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis) Neem: Margosa (Melia Azadirachta) Tulsi: Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum) Henna: (Lawsonia Alba)
These Herbs have been used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India for hundreds of years. To nourish hair roots, to provide a healthier scalp and condition hair - naturally. In the manufacture of Sidha Shampoo aqueous extracts of these herbs are taken strictly in accordance with the principles laid down in Ayurveda. No artificial colouring or thickening agents are added. This shampoo does not contain any animal products.
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CHANDRIKA HERBAL SOAP PRODUCTS
In 1940 Sri Kesavan Vaidyar, an ayurvedic physician started manufacturing an ayurvedic soap called Chandrika, from a small town called Irinjalakuda in Kerala. When he first made Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap, Ayurveda was not very well known or used in non-medicinal products. In the beginning Sri Kesavan Vaidyar travelled on foot or by bus carrying the wooden case all by himself. There were harsh times when he even travelled by holding onto the ladder on the back of the bus and slept outside shops waiting for them to open, so that he could sell his product to them. Faith and belief in his creation, Chandrika Soap gave him the courage to persist with it. His belief and persistence paid of when people who used it realised its value and goodness and came back asking for more. Once people discovered Chandrika, there was no turning back for him, and today Chandrika is the most popular Ayurvedic Soap sold worldwide.
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Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Chandrika Sandal Soap, 75 grams
The well-known Chandrika Ayurvedic Herbal Soap now also comes in this Sandalwood variety. Chandrika Sandal enhances beauty and health, to give you total body care. Extracts from Sandalwood and pure Coconut Oil cleanse and refresh the body, while moisturising your skin. Keeping it soft, supple and gently perfumed with the goodness of nature. Ingredients: Genuine Ayurvedic herbal extracts, blended with highest quality vegetable oils, such as purified Hydnocarpus oil, Coconut oil, Sandalwood oil and Patchouli Oil.
Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap, 75 grams
Chandrika puts nature to work at caring for your skin. It does not contain any animal fat. Chandrika is exported to countries like USA, UK, Italy, France Germany, etc. and has been trusted by millions of people for sixty years now. It's time you discovered why. It contains Coconut Oil to nourish, moisturize, and lighten your skin tan. Wild Ginger soothes the skin and helps prevent infections and rashes. Lime Peel Oil is included for a refreshing cooling effect and rich, penetrating lather with an astringent action. Hydnocarpus Oil helps prevent skin problems, rashes and outbreaks. Orange Oil tightens pores, helps prevent pimples and blackheads. Sandalwood Oil is included to cool, refresh and gently prefume your skin.
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