Madhumeha (Diabetes)

Diabetes, a silent killer gives rise to a wide variety of health problems from blindness to kidney diseases to nerve damage. It is also called as “Lifestyle Disorder”. In Ayurveda Diabetes is referred as “Madhumeha”. It is a Sanskrit term that literally means “Sweet urine disease”. It is a metabolic Kapha type of disorder. Due Read More

Til (Sesame) & Jaggery during Sankranti / Pongal

Each Indian festival is associated with unique food preparation that have medicinal and nutritional values, based on the timing of the festival. 14th January marks the transition of Sun into the Makar rashi (Capricorn) marked as Makar Sankranti all over India. It is a harvest festival celebrated as Pongal(Uzhavar Thirunal ) in Tamil nadu, Lohri Read More

TAGARA (VALERIANA WALLICHII)

Tagara is known as Indian valerian in English. The root stock of this herb have natural aromatic oils. The root and rhizome of the herb used for medicinal purposes.  Tagara – valerian wallichii is a plant described in Ayurveda for the treatment of wounds, arthritis, cough, asthma, general debility, fever and cases of animal bite. Read More

MORINGA SEEDS

Moringa seeds are obtained from the pods of the drumstick. Fresh  moringa seeds are quite tender, but when it get dried, it become hard. It can be steamed, boiled or roasted for various purposes . Moringa seeds  offer many nutritional benefits . Moringa seeds contain: Seven times more vitamin C than oranges; Four times the amount Read More

YASTIMADHU (Glycyrizza glabra)

In Sanskrit it is called yastimadhu – ‘yashti’ meaning stem or stalk and madhu, meaning ‘sweet’. In Ayurvedic medicine yastimadhu regarded as a stomach and lung tonic herb Synonyms Botanical Name- Glycyrizza glabraEnglish Name- LiquoriceHindi Name- MulathiTamil Name- AthimathuranMalayalam- Irattimadhuram It helps to balance the aggravated vata (air) and pitta (heat) in the body. It Read More

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

Sarvaroga Nivarini: In ayurvedic texts it is described as ‘Sarvaroga Nivarini’ means ‘Panacea- one that cure all aliments or diseases’. Neem Popularly known as ‘Margosa’  is probably one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal plant in India. Every part of Neem tree  possess unique therapeutic value and is  also known  as the “Village Read More

Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi pachadi is an Indian festival special dish, that helps to balance vata, pitta, kapha doshas and detoxify the body. It also helps fight infections and improves the body’s overall immunity. It is a combination of six tastes that Ayurveda recommends to include in the daily diet to lead a healthy and happy life. Health Read More

Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum)

Tulsi also known as “Holy Basil” is worshiped in Indian Tradition. Besides being auspicious it has many health benefits. Traditionally it is used in Malarial fevers, Gastric disorders, and in Hepatic conditions. It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic properties and useful in respiratory tract infections. Ayurvedic Properties- Taste (Rasa)- Pungent, Bitter Quality (Guna)-Light to digest(Laghu), Dry(Ruksh), Read More

Takra (Buttermilk)

An Ayurvedic Healthy Drink, Butter milk is known as “Takra” in ayurveda. Takra is light (laghu) to digest, It balances kapha(water) and vata(Air) dosha. It is prepared by mixing 1 part of fresh yogurt and 4 part of water. It should not be too thick or too thin. In Ancient text book (Bhavaprakasha) it is Read More

Turmeric/Haridra (Curcuma Longa)

The Golden Herb- much more than just a spice. Turmeric is used as a traditional medicine in Ayurveda for the purpose of healing and in cosmetic preparation. It purifies the blood and is antiseptic by nature. It is Bitter & Pungent in taste. Its heat alleviates Vata & Kapha , bitterness balances Pitta. Thus Turmeric Read More