"Arogya Parama Labaha" - Health is Your Wealth!
News & events in the world of Ayurveda March 2021
From the Ayurvedic Clinic, Ayurveda Institute UK and
the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK
The first in the series of public online events, 'Ayurveda For All' was great insight into Ayurveda from the perspective of 3 experts with decades of experience.
We were honoured to host Maya Tiwari and Dr Senaka Pilapitiya.
If you missed it, you can click the link below to watch it or share with friends.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to continue this conversation and bring more light to this area. Lets support each other in our work as Ayurvedic practitioners by making our own association reach a wider audience.

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Light of Asia
Stage 2

  • Session V - 27th March 2021
Relationship of anger and loving kindness with the human mind.

  • Session VI - 24th April 2021
How delusion and wisdom relate to our lives.

Following requests from many who participated in our previous series focusing on ‘aspects of the mind’ we are very pleased to announce that we are continuing with our second series of talks over the course of 10 months once a month. Sessions such as these are being conducted by the venerable monks online in different English speaking countries around the world and have come to be a enormous source of insight and comfort for many.

These sessions will be offered free of charge, with a suggested donation of £10.00 per month.

A series of discussions with the Venerable Andandasiri Thero and the Venerable Sundanda Thero on the different aspects of the human mind from the perspective of universal truth. Understanding of the human mind and practical advice on how to manage the mind significantly enhances our sense of happiness and freedom in life. This teaching is not religious, but rather relates to universal truth from a particular perspective.

What participants say:

"It has helped me to make sense of things, and to see my life and my mental patterns more clearly - and definitely those of others! I am absolutely fascinated by the mind, so this is extremely helpful." ED

“I have absolutely loved the talks … I found the presence and sounds of the monks voices so soothing and calming. After the last session and asking my question regarding family and karma, the response had a profound effect on me. My mind had cleared and the remainder of the evening was spent smiling.” HR

“Since the talks, I have become more aware of what I am attaching my thoughts to, noticing what is interrupting my peace.” GE

“I have found the discussions very enriching and helpful. I have read a lot about the matters discussed, but never had a chance to participate in an active discussion like these.I have even shared some of these stories with my 12 years old daughter who has shown interest and will to understand the meaning!” MV
AIUK New Courses
As part of Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma courses, the Ayurveda Institute invites over 100 people each year to take part in advanced training clinics and shadow consultations as patients. Those chosen from the enormous response we receive to the call are able to benefit from highly individualised sessions, bespoke advice on diet and lifestyle, and lots of useful tips on recipes, remedies and hacks to bring them back to balance. All this plus their individual prescription all free!

In March and April both level 1 and level 2 students take part in training clinics, advanced training clinics, observe shadow consultations, and much more. This is just 4 of the many messages we received from our volunteers who took part so far:

"Thank you so much for ... It was such an inspiring day. Everyone was so kind and I'm sure they will all be amazing Ayurvedic practitioners."

"Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it."

"Thank you all. I am very grateful for this opportunity. I feel very optimistic about the use of food, the herbs and the medicines."

"Thank you for inviting me, I am interested in doing an Ayurvedic course so this gave me good insight."

There will be more to come!
If you registered your interest in taking part but we weren't able to call you for this round, we have your details and will contact you for more clinics in the near future.
Herb of the Month
Gotukola (Centella)
Probably no single plant has been as extolled and revered for its therapeutic and cosmetic virtues as gotu kola. It no doubt deserves the nickname ‘miracle herb’ of oriental medicine. According to historical records, natives of Sri Lanka were the first to use gotu kola for its medicinal properties. They noticed that gotu kola leaves were a favourite food of the elephant, which is renowned for its longevity. Even in Chinese medicine, it is regarded as the primary herb for promoting longevity and it is said that the legendary healer Li Ching Yun lived for 256 years as a result of drinking gotu kola tea. 

The most widely known uses of this plant are for promoting longevity and preserving youth and increasing mental acuity, although it is said to be effective for a wide range of medical conditions. Try this refreshing Sri Lankan salad to get a dose of Gotukola ...
Gotukola salad (sambol) 

  • 2-3 handfuls of fresh gotu kola leaves (wash the leaves well with salt water and finely chop / shred) 
  • 1 shallot /small onion (finely chopped) 
  • 1 fresh green chilli (finely chopped) 
  • shredded coconut (optional) 
  • juice of half a lime 
  • pinch of turmeric 
  • pinch of black pepper 
  • salt (to taste) 

  • mix ingredients together well (you can use your hands) 
  • serve immediately while fresh and green 
  • can be eaten with boiled basmati rice and dhal curry 
  • can be eaten as a salad on the side with all dishes 
Dermaved Centella Face Cream
Dermaved sensitive skin cream has been a staple for patients at the clinic for many years and used by our doctors.
They asked us to create a face cream ... Dermaved Centella Face Cream is Dr Deepika's response. Loved by all.
A light face cream with a revitalizing blend of herbs and essential oils that melts into the skin. Centella protects skin and promotes new cell growth while shea butter nourishes and feeds moisture-hungry skin to give a dewy, fresh and radiant feel to your skin.
We have now launched the new website for Dermaved and the new products available as part of the Dermaved range. You can now order Dermaved online quickly and easily and read all about the remarkable story of Dermaved, testimonials and our new blog on skincare. 
Listen to Jean’s testimonial about how Dermaved has helped her soothe and soften her dry and irritated eczema skin immediately.

“It is just amazing. Try it, you’ll love it as much as I do.”

Now available on the Dermaved website:
  • Dermaved sensitive skin cream
  • Dermaved Centella face cream
  • Dermaved Moringa Lip Balm
  • Dermaved Suwaya Body Wash

After hundreds of requests to extend the range, new products will be coming in the New Year so keep an eye out on our website. 
Ayurveda regards each individual as unique and so recognises the need for a customised approach to balance and true well-being

The Ayurvedic Clinic in London, has been operating for more than two decades to heal, counsel and treat thousands of patients.

Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe and Dr Deepika Rodrigo are Ayurvedic physicians with over half a century of collective clinical experience. They work in symbiosis with their team of expert Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapists and staff to deliver the highest quality care.
The Ayurvedic clinic is busier than ever, demonstrating that now more than ever, people are trusting in the wisdom of ancient sciences.

Consultations are being held online and medicine prescriptions are posted to patients wherever they are.

We are currently unable to carry out Panchakarma treatments as many of the procedures involved are not possible with the necessary measures against covid.


Vivian speaking about her experience at The Ayurvedic clinic. Simple solution to bleeding gums - Herbal mouth wash