Some will say the eyes are the windows to the soul. To the more science-minded, they’re an incredibly complex organ that gives us the gift of vision. Either way, most of us tend to take our eyes for granted. Just imagine your world if you lost your sight – even[.....]
Would you believe that consuming water kept in a tumbler made from the heartwood of the Vijaysar tree controls diabetes? Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? Not only does it help in managing diabetes, but it also holds numerous health benefits. The Vijaysar tree, commonly known as Indian Kino Tree or Malabar Kino,[.....]
Ayurveda follows a strict diet routine based on the seasons. Back then, due to the lack of storage and non-availability of all the foods, all round the year, seasonal eating was inevitable. However, with changing times and progressing civilizations – storage techniques, transportation, and technology ensured ready availability of all of[.....]
In the 1st trimester, stick to light, semi-solid foods (porridge with rice, pulses) and more of fluids (milk with honey, ghee) followed by an increased intake of cereals, protein-rich foods during 2nd trimester and a diet high in fat, protein (meat soups) during 3rd trimester. Try herbs like ashwagandha, gokshura with milk+ghee; oil massage to promote a smooth pregnancy.
We all know ghee to be an amazing ingredient in most food recipes. But did you know that it can be applied locally to treat multiple skin issues? Not only will this ghee preparation help you get healthier skin but will also help treat burns and different types of scars.
Herbalists advise not to take more than 4 gms of ginger in a single day. Ginger if taken in large quantities can cause heartburn, gas, bloating, nausea or stomach distress. People with ulcers, inflammation, gallstones, bleeding disorders, pregnant women should not consume ginger. Avoid ginger with blood-thinning medications, such as warfin and aspirin.
Follow simple dietary tweaks like consuming ginger tea in morning; parched rice+300ml milk+a dash of nutmeg powder (for males)/cardamom powder (for females)+sugar candy to taste for your breakfast/dinner; turmeric saffron milk at bedtime. Try herbs like gokshura, kum kuma, varahikand. Practice yoga and avoid or reduce alcohol, tobacco, or too much of caffeine.
According to ayurveda, there are 3 doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas are the biological energies that govern all the actions of the human mind and body. Each dosha is associated with two or more elemental forces. Vata is associated with Air and Space, Pitta is associated with Fire and[.....]
Winter is here. That means cozy blankets, socks, and hot chocolate. But along with it comes imbalances in our system. Your nutritional needs change with the season. Your body’s internal system needs to feel warm and your mind should be strong to keep calm against winter tantrums. In ayurveda, the[.....]
Winter has this strange, inexplicable hypnotic power about it. While it excites us to flaunt our finest, well-maintained jackets, shawls, boots, and overcoats and make snow angels outside, it also grounds us in a primal sort of way, a hibernation-inducing mechanism that was maybe not intended for humans. Its very nature[.....]
Cold weather, cloudy atmosphere, and dampness around – winters would just want you to curl-up warm, and stay lazy. These conditions increase the kapha dosha, and some times vata dosha as well. Following a healthy ayurvedic routine will help you stay fit and active during the winters, and keep the[.....]
According to Ayurveda, the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—are biological energies that are present throughout the human mind and body. The doshas regulate all physical and mental activities in your body, which affect your well being. Each dosha is a combination of two elemental forces. Vata is a combination of[.....]
The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland, shaped like a tiny pine cone (pinea in Latin) from where it derives its name. This pea-sized organ is responsible for the production of melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of sleep/wake patterns, which in turn determines the production of other hormones,[.....]
A detox of your body wouldn’t be complete without purifying your blood. To ensure blood health, you'll also need to cleanse your kidneys and liver. Natural blood purifiers like cabbage, lemon, and garlic can do exactly this for you. Pectin-rich fruits such as apples, pears, and guavas, fiber-rich foods like oats, and good old water also flush toxins from your blood and body. Together these can be your A-list of natural blood purifiers!
Did you know that Ayurveda has skin care remedies to match any commercially available cosmetics from the 21st century? These natural treatments are gentle on the skin and nourish the body, helping skin heal and replenish itself, keeping it looking supple and youthful, and slowing aging. So why not rustle up a homemade exfoliating powder or a nourishing fruit cream or face pack instead of using something out of a jar?
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