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ISSUE: 223

MARCH 2012


Clothes which claim to cure even some forms of cancer, unbelievable isn't it? Yes there is no need for you to take all those routine medicines to bring down the level of your high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatism, arthritis or psoriasis. If you still are not ready to take this convince yourself by getting Ayurvastra - garments that ensure better health and long life. Ayur in Sanskrit means Life and Vastra means garments.

The method used in the production of Ayurvastra is purely based on Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity. Ayurveda which sprouted in the pristine land of India, some thousands of years ago, is the oldest healthcare system in the world. It combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. The Ayurvastra garments are made out of yarns of organic cotton fabric infused with organic herbs and medicinal plant extracts that promote health and cure special diseases depending on the blends of herbs and oils included in it.

Ayurvastra is devoid of any toxic chemicals and irritants and is absolutely organic and bio-degradable. The clothes are bleached in cow's urine, which has many medicinal values. In the science of Ayurveda gomuthram (cow's urine) is identified to be highly beneficial in balancing an individual's doshas (basic constituent's of an individual's physiology). The colours are obtained from the herbs used and not from any artificial dyes. The roots, flowers, leaves, seeds and barks of hundreds of herbs are used to make these colours. The clothes are then dipped in the dyes in a controlled temperature and environment.

Several experiments have been conducted to ensure the effectiveness of Ayurvastra and it has been proved that a marked improvement had been witnessed in patients suffering from eczema, psoriasis and rheumatism after using bedding, rugs and towels made from Ayurvastra for one month. They are also used in the treatment of a broad range of diseases such as diabetes, skin infections, hypertension and high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, and even some forms of cancer. Ayurvastra helps to restore the balance within the body's systems and reinforce the immune system.

Ayurvastra cloth is often used for sleepwear, bed sheets, towels, and meditation clothes. Coir mats are also made of this method for which the fibers are soaked in Ayurvastra dyes and then woven into mats. Nowadays Ayurvastra cloth is also used to make sarees, churidars and similar outfits.
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