Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling’s Many Benefits

The Ayurvedic treatment of oil pulling, where one swishes oil around in the mouth for up to 20 minutes, has been in use for thousands of years in India. Oil pulling is one of nature’s most efficient ways to detox the body, increase energy levels, reduce stress headaches, aid with skin issues such as rashes, […]

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    Healing Papaya: Fruit of the Angels

    Papaya is a wonderful fruit that is recommended in Ayurveda for its various benefits. Called ‘Erandkarkati’ in Sanskrit, papaya has many healing qualities and is a natural source of a numerous vitamins, (especially Vitamin A), minerals and digestive enzymes. As this fruit is exposed to the sun, it gets sweeter and richer in vitamins. Christopher […]

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  • Brahmi for Optimal Brain Funciton

    Brahmi’s Vast and Various Medicinal Benefits

    Named after one of the highest states of consciousness (Brahman or God consciousness), the herb, Brahmi (Gotu Kola), is one of the most powerful brain tonics known in the Ayurvedic system. Recognized for its healing properties in maintaining the balance of the right and left hemispheres of the brain, it is known to increase cerebral circulation […]

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Health & Wellness

Ayurvedic uses for Saffron

The Healing Power of Saffron

Saffron is used quite widely in India. From providing a beautiful coloring to basmati rice, saffron is also used in Indian sweet dishes, as well as in worship. During meditation, it is not uncommon to find it being mixed with sandalwood paste and applied to the forehead, as this paste is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. When […]

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  • Ayurvedic Summer

    Ayurvedic Summer Grocery List

    With summer gearing up, it’s time to celebrate the season. Head outdoors with friends, go hiking, plan that picnic in the park, take an outdoor yoga class. It’s a time to relax and be a flâneur. As you think about what to pack in that picnic basket, remember that it is during the summer that Pitta […]

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