Latest Ayurveda Articles

Herbal Teas to Cool the Skin and Body

​​Herbal tea with cooling herbs can be a refreshing addition to a cooling diet. Check out these recipes for cooling herbal drinks to keep your temperature low.

Amy Branum, AHPAugust 27th 2018
potpourri of dried tea leaves and herbs

Why People Visit An Alternative Medical Pract...

​​Alternative medicine has benefits that conventional medicine doesn’t. Learn about the benefits of visiting an integrative medicine practitioner.

Alexis MeyerAugust 26th 2018
integrative medical practitioner office

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola can improve wound healing and help with anti-aging. Asiaticoside, a component extracted from Gotu Kola, promotes skin repairing mechanisms

Hannah YanAugust 25th 2018
Field of green gotu kola plant

Oil Pulling for Natural Teeth Whitening

Oil pulling can help to whiten teeth. Naturally whitening your teeth with oils at home can be much safer. Learn more about how to do oil pulling at home.

Tammy WuAugust 16th 2018
Brunette woman with beautiful white teeth

Cooling Massage Oil Recipe for Warmer Months

​​This DIY massage oil can be used to reduce irritation in the skin. Learn how to use essential oils for homemade massage oil.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 30th 2018
Lavender and coconut oil diy cooling massage oil

What's the Deal with Charcoal Toothpaste?

Charcoal toothpaste can improve your smile. Your teeth can become whiter by using charcoal toothpaste. Learn the benefits of charcoal toothpaste.

Ariel MaroonJuly 20th 2018
Charcoal powder in the hand

How 2 Minutes With the Skin Type Profiler Wil...

With 14 skin types developed by dermatologists with alternative medical practitioners. Your skin is unique and so should your skin care routine.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 10th 2018
Beautiful black woman holding her face with beautiful skin

DIY Sore Muscle Relief Oil and Tea

Create your own easy, natural sore muscle rub at home. Nourish your muscles from the inside with this DIY tea. An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.  An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 31st 2018
woman back shoulder muscles

Sugaring: An All-Natural Way to Remove Unwant...

Are you looking for a way to naturally remove unwanted hair? Sugaring is a natural hair removal method, and it's easy and cheap.

Elizabeth "Libby" PostMay 13th 2018
Sugaring solution for hair removal dripping from a spoon

Can Massages Help Eczema?

Eczema treatment is different for everyone who suffers from the skin conditions. Eczema massages with essential oils for eczema can help itchy skin.

Andrea LeungApril 28th 2018
woman getting massage for eczema

3 Reasons to Supercharge Your Diet and Skin w...

Ginger is a powerful ingredient to help with skin care and overall health. Ginger can help improve skin and help with hair growth. 

Ariel MaroonApril 11th 2018
Cutting ginger with a knife on wooden surface

Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory Herb

The turmeric herb has many uses; including reducing inflammation in your body and skin, as well as many health benefits, that include glowing skin.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
Yellow turmeric powder spread out

5 Foods to Start Eating to Help with Rosacea

Learn the best five foods to help improve your rosacea. Rosacea diet or foods that work well with rosacea may be the rosacea cure you are looking for. Read more here. 

Caitlyn DagenetApril 7th 2018
Fruits and vegetables with tomatoes eggplants cherries peaches spinach

5 Surprising Beauty Remedies with Apple Cider...

Apple cider vinegar benefits include anti-aging, fighting acne, and balancing skin pH. Learn about the uses of apple cider vinegar to add to your beauty remedies it may even be an acne treatment.

Alexis MeyerMarch 24th 2018
bottle of apple cider vinegar for beauty remedies

Green Chakra and Your Skin

​​The heart chakra is associated with the heart and the color green. Learn how to correct a heart chakra imbalance and open the green chakra.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEMarch 6th 2018
green house plant for heart chakra energy

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is an ingredient used to soothe the skin. Learn about the science of using aloe vera in skin care products. Add aloe vera to your skin care routine or sun burn. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 28th 2018
Succulent juicy leaves of aloe vera plant

Natural Treatments for Scabies

Scabies is a common infection that leads to severe itching and scratching. Learn about natural treatment options such as tea tree oil, and the science behind how well they might work.

Alexander ArringtonFebruary 23rd 2018
Scabies on right hand

The Spicy Satisfaction of Turmeric and Capsai...

Turmeric and peppers have many known benefits for the skin. Learn more about turmeric and pepper's spicy chemical capsaicin and how they help the skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Different colored spices on spoons on a table with chili peppers

Facial Masks from the Garden

These DIY face masks are all natural, made from plant and herbs. Try these recipes designed to give you your best at-home facial.

Amy Branum, AHPFebruary 7th 2018
garden plants and herbs for natural face masks

Holiday Home Spa: Myrrh & Frankincense Bath

Make your home feel like the holidays with a frankincense and myrrh oil bath. Frankincense essentail oil will make your home feel like a spa and give you a relaxing bath.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcFebruary 7th 2018
People bathing in an outdoor medicated spa bath

Tea Based Herbs for Asian Skin Care You Don't...

Find the best tea based herbs for Asian skin care. You will not want to miss which herbs can help clear your skin with this Asian skin care.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Green tea in two tea cups on the table

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body. Learn about the benefits and side effects of activated charcoal for skin and activated charcoal supplements.

Hannah YanJanuary 30th 2018
Woman with activated charcoal face mask

Dosha Balancing Kitchari Recipe

Leanr how to cook a delicious dosha balancing Kitchari recipe. The kitchari spice blend along with the other ingredients can help blance your skin.

Aunna Pourang, MDJanuary 7th 2018
Delicious kitchari in a bowl with cilantro

Ayurvedic Dosha Balancing Tea Recipes for Glo...

Make your own personalized teas based on your Ayurvedic dosha imbalances. These teas can be added to your skin care routine for glowing skin.

Aunna Pourang, MDJanuary 7th 2018
Blue tea kettle and cups with herbs

Herbal Tea for Hydrated Skin Recipe

Herbal tea can keep the skin feeling refreshed. Herbal teas are great to add to your skin care regimen for clear radiant skin. Try this herbal tea recipe for hydrated skin.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 15th 2017
Dried herbs and tea leaves potpourri

Food as Medicine: Perspectives of Alternative...

"Food as medicine" is a perspective in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Naturopathy. Learn how you can be using food as medicine.

Dermveda Content TeamSeptember 11th 2017
Avocado, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and a knife on a wooden cutting board

Mindfulness for Healthier Skin

The benefits of mindfulness practices, such as yoga, have been explored by researchers. Learn about the physical benefits of mindfulness and meditation. 

Anna PleetSeptember 11th 2017
​Person sitting quietly on a tree stump alone in nature overlooking a view of trees

Yoga and Its Impact on Lymph Flow

Lymphedema causes legs to swell and the circulation of lymph in the body to slow. Those who practice yoga improvement in swelling and lymph flow.

Megan O'ConnorSeptember 5th 2017
Woman performing yoga on a ledge over a river with a cloudy sky.

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gotu Kola

Gotu kola is widely used in Ayurveda and herbal medicine for its skin rejuvenating properties. Gotu kola can help with anti-aging and premature aging.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 29th 2017
Gotu kola plant growing on the ground

5 Alternatives to Steroids for Eczema

Alternative treatments to steroid cream for eczema. List of remedies to treat eczema without steroids. Avoid harsh steroid cream side effects.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 14th 2017
Asian girl wearing green jacket playing with bubbles in a park

The Use of Yoga Within Dermatology

Yoga is an active way to reduce stress. Explore the role of yoga in skin care and fitness. Learn how yoga helps to reduce stress and increase blood flow.

Megan O'ConnorAugust 14th 2017
woman doing a yoga pose on beach shore during sunset

Using Yoga to Aid with Swollen Legs

Yoga is a great treatment for individuals who suffer from swollen legs. Different yoga poses can help the blood flow to swollen legs.

Megan O'ConnorAugust 14th 2017
Woman performing yoga in black leggings and on the beach with water in background

Finding the Right Approach to Treat Psoriasis

Finding the right psoriasis treatment can be difficult. Here’s how to find the right approach to treat your psoriasis.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 10th 2017
 Woman holding orange mug sitting on a straw chair without psoriasis

Summertime: Refreshing, Toning, and Cooling S...

In the summertime it is important to find refreshing sprays to help cool and tone your skin. Find out which skin spray is best for your skin type.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 3rd 2017
Boy running through sprinkler and laughing on a sunny day

Skin From an Ayurvedic Lens: Ayurvedic Elemen...

Take a look through an Ayurvedic lens at the ayurvedic element approach. Taking an alternative approach to your regular skin care routine may help your skin.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJune 19th 2017
Man standing at seashore looking at sunset horizon

Integrative Skin Series: Finding the Right Ap...

The right integrative approach for acne treatment depending on the type of acne bumps along with your pores and bumps. Learn how to treat blackheads

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcMay 2nd 2017
Couple sitting in front of a lake next to a tree

Flower Essences for Positive Body Image

Flower essences can be highly beneficial in fighting low self-esteem. Flower essences can clear emotional blockers that are holding us back.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 2nd 2017
Smiling woman with flower crown

Skin From an Ayurvedic Perspective

Taka a look through an Ayurvedic lens at the ayurvedic element approach. Taking a different apporach to your regular skin care routine may help your skin.

Ashlesha Raut, APMarch 27th 2017
asian family laying on grass making silly funny faces​

The Sacral Chakra: Balancing Your "Orange" En...

When it comes to the second sacral chakra it is also responsible for sensuality, intimacy, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEMarch 22nd 2017
Orange sacral chakra flower in green bush

DIY Face Mask: Balancing Oily Skin During Kap...

Balancing your oily skin during kapha season can be done with your very own face mask made at home. Balance your oily skin and find a skin care routine that works for your oily skin.

Amy Branum, AHPMarch 3rd 2017
Woman wearing sweater during cool, damp, kapha season

A Mindful Approach to Acne

Stress and acne have been shown to be closely related. Learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to manage stress and acne.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDFebruary 21st 2017
Woman practicing mindfulness yoga on the beach for clear skin

The Root Chakra: Balancing Your "Red" Energy

Red is a stimulating color and can get out of balance. Check out these tips to help balance your "red" chakra.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEFebruary 15th 2017
Woman in red clothing and red lipstick outside with sun behind her

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rac...

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rachael Pontillo (Part 1)

Rachael PontilloJanuary 26th 2017
Interview with holistic skin care expert Rachael Pontillo - Part 2

How-To: Choosing High Quality Herbs

When looking for herbs especially for skin care it is important to choose high-quality herbs. Learn where to find high-quality herbs.

Karta Purkh Singh KhalsaJanuary 19th 2017
High quality home-grown herbs

Kansa Wand Massage for Facial Rejuvenation

The kansa wand massager is great for facial rejuvenation. A kansa wand massage can rejuvenate your skin and create a brighter appearance.

Melanie SachsJanuary 13th 2017
Woman with LED lights around her youthful face

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rac...

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rachael Pontillo (Part 1)

Rachael PontilloJanuary 12th 2017
Interview with holistic skin care influencer Rachael Pontillo

Sleep for Skin Health

Lack of sleep can affect more than just your mood and body and can affect your skin. Learn how sleep can affect your skin and cause skin conditions.

Anna PleetJanuary 7th 2017
​Boy in green jacket sleeping in fallen brown leaves

Beauty: The Forgotten Wisdom

What is real beauty? Read to find out more. Learn about beauty from an Ayurvedic perspective.

Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS (Ayurveda, India)December 27th 2016
Beautiful Indian woman inside and out

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Ayurvedic Facial Ma...

Rejuvenate your skin with an ayurvedic facial massage. Love your skin and treat it to an Ayurvedic marma type facial massage.

Melanie SachsDecember 21st 2016
Woman with glowing skin from Ayurvedic facial massage

Skip the Creams! Moisturize with Pure Oils In...

What is in your moisturizer? Pure oils may be the new moisturizer for glowing skin. Oils for skin care are a great moisturizer.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 7th 2016
Woman with healthy, glowing skin from facial oil

Discover Your Own Beautiful Skin with Ayurved...

Ayurveda can help you discover your own beautiful glowing skin. Ayurvedic medicine may help you find a few new habits that can improve your skin routine.

Melanie SachsNovember 15th 2016
Woman in forest outside

7 Oils to Naturally Add Shine & Protection to...

Argan oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and other oils are great for your hair. Learn more about these oils here.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 11th 2016
Woman with colored healthy hair in the forest

DIY Foot Scrubs: Ode to Your Feet

Create your own foot scrub. Exfoliate your feet and get rid of dead skin with your own exfoliating foot scrub.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 8th 2016
Woman standing on rocks with bare feet

DIY Angelica Root Home Spa Bath

Turn your home into a spa with this DIY angelica root bath recipe. Try an angelica root bath to heal and soothe dry skin during the fall and winter months.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcNovember 7th 2016
Angelica root dry skin spa bath items

Balance Cooling Temperatures with Warming Oil...

Selecting the right oil can help balance cool temperatures. Find out more about warming oils. 

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 3rd 2016
Woman with dry skin warmed by the sun on a fall day

Fall Dry Skin DIY: Vata Clay Face Masks

Create your own clay face mask for dry skin. Weather can effect your skin. Stay ahead of dry skin with this DIY clay mask perfect for vata skin types.

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 24th 2016
Woman looking at the sun with . scarf on her face

Ayurvedic Eye Care Tips & Tricks

Learn a few tips to take care of your eye through the ayurvedic lens. Taking care of your eyes is important for your health and well being.

Melanie SachsOctober 18th 2016
Dark haired woman with green eyes

Facial Rejuvenation DIY: Shatavari Mask

Create your own Shatavari mask to help rejuvenate your skin. Facial rejuvenation can be achieved through DIY Shatavari masks. Rejunivate your skin now!

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcOctober 17th 2016
Woman with face mask and cucumbers

Herbal Teas For Youthful Hair

Herbal teas can be the perfect hair treatment for youthful shiny hair. Learn about western and Traditional Chinese Medical treatment recipes

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 14th 2016
wooded box of assorted tea bags

Ayurvedic Care for Beautiful Eyes

Use Ayurvedic care to take care of your beautiful eyes. Your eyes can use some love, just like your skin. Read more to take care of your eyes.

Melanie SachsOctober 7th 2016
beautiful woman with dark red lipstick and colored eyes

Rose Baths for Skin Rejuvenation

Rejuvenate and love your skin with a relaxing rose bath.Learn how to rejuvinate your skin with rose baths and all the ingredients you will need.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcOctober 1st 2016
Red rose on folded white towel with window in the background

Farm to Face

The farm-to-face movement promotes the use of quality organic ingredients for the skin. Learn how Ayurveda uses farm-to-face in skin care. Ayurvedic skin care can use products straight from the farm. 

Melanie SachsSeptember 23rd 2016
Green vegetable garden with wooden cottage in the background

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils or other aromatic parts of a plant to help improve physical and mental health through smell. Learn the skin benefits

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcAugust 31st 2016
Aromatherapy essential oil in a bottle surrounded by leaves and flowers on a white canvas

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress

There are many ways that stress can effect your health. Stress reduction is very important in maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 26th 2016
Woman holding temples and looking stressed

Integrative Medicine Inclusive of Ayurveda

Ayurveda has become an inclusive part of integrative medicine. Chinese medicine and Ayurveda share similar ideas. Ayurvedic skin care is an integrative approach to skin. 

Namyata Pathak-Gandhi, BAMS, MS (Ayurveda)July 26th 2016
woman in Sri Lanka sitting outside near pillar next to gentle stream filled with lotuses

The Importance of Oils for Our Skin

Facial oils can be good for your skin. Learn how different facial oils can improve skin and treat dry skin.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 9th 2016
Oils being massaged onto the back as it pours out of wooden bowl

Essential Oils for Acne

Essential oils can be used as an acne treatment. Here are some anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial essential oils that can be used as an acne treatment.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 5th 2016
Multiple herbal oils arranged in glass containers with wooden corks

A Primer and Background Into Ayurvedic Medici...

Ayurvedic skin care seeks to correct vita, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalances. Discover how Ayurveda can be used to restore the natural state of your skin.

Dermveda Content TeamMay 31st 2016
Ayurvedic approach to the skin and skin schematic