Ayurveda

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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  • Cool as a cucumber

    Cool as a Cucumber

    As the East Coast continues to experience a heat wave, I’ve been determined to stay cool by eating foods that are naturally cooling. Enter the cucumber! Considered a holy fruit in northern India, cucumbers are sattvic, calming and refreshing. Being made of over 90% water, cucumbers are considered to be one of the healthiest foods according […]

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  • Himalayan-salt

    The Salt of Life: Himalayan Salt

    The Charaka Samhita, (ancient Ayurveda text) does not recommend using salt (specifically sodium chloride) on an everyday basis, as it increases pitta and kapha and can exacerbate diseases of the blood. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, may be consumed daily, as it is considered therapeutic. It contains a higher quantity of potassium and a […]

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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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