The coconut, praised in ayurvedic healing as being sattvic, is considered to be a very holy food. Considered to contain both sweet and cooling properties, coconuts are know to subdue excess Wind (Vata) and Bile (Pitta).
In sacred ceremonies, the coconut is worshiped as Vishnu and
As we gear up for the hot days of summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about the healing power and beauty of water. Grateful for having access to safe drinking water, I’ve also come to realize just how much I’ve taken this life-sustaining elixir for
With it being Spring, ahem, allergy season, I’ve been loading up on vitamin C - mainly through plenty of grapefruit, one of my favorite power-packed citrus fruits.
According to Ayurveda, grapefruit is considered a sweet, bitter and cooling fruit, known to increase bile and mucus. Grapefruits
Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee.
The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on
Growing up in an Indian household in the suburbs of New York, I can recall many cold winter nights, staring out the window at all the snow, praying for the arrival of spring!
As spring arrived, my Mom used to encourage my sister and I to
Amla, or Indian gooseberries as they are known in English, have long been associated with Ayurveda. This wonder fruit is known to be a rich source of Vitamin C. So much so, that one small amla has as much Vitamin C as 2 medium oranges.
Turmeric, called the "Golden Goddess" in Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old natural healing system of India, has many great health benefits.
Turmeric is believed to balance the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). It has been used by Ayurvedic healers as medicine taken internally in various
If you suffer from migraines, you're no stranger to that gnawing pain in your head. Rather than reaching for that over the counter analgesic, next time you get a migraine, think about the causes and culprits of it. A migraine is like a fire alarm.
In Ayurvedic cooking, Kitchari is considered to be a cleansing and complete protein meal. This divine dish is not just tasty, but is very well known for its healing digestive power and how it balances one’s metabolism. Often times, Kitchari is given to a person
As the holiday season kicks into full swing, it’s not a bad idea to think about a juice/soup cleanse before ringing in the New Year. But as you’ve heard me say before, be sure it coincides with your body type, your Ayurvedic dosha. (Not sure what