Control Your Breathing Through Ayurveda

Asthma is “Swas roga” in Ayurveda. Ayurveda describes asthma as the combination of vitiated Pranvayu with deranged kapha dosha in the lungs causing obstruction in the respiratory passage. This obstruction results in gasping and labored breathing. [Read more…]

Turmeric leaves- Flavoring Indian Food and Culture!

The month of Shraavan (mid-July through mid-August) is one of the most holy, spiritually dense and culturally bountiful month in the Indian Hindu Calendar. [Read more…]

A Healthy Way of Cooking: Ayurvedic Cooking

Ayurveda, the ancient science of medicine in India encompasses food as an integral part of one’s health and sense of well-being. Herbs and spices are used in cooking to balance the different doshas in the body. Ayurveda focuses on three main factors: [Read more…]

Diet for Health: Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurvedic diet forms an integral and important part of Ayurvedic therapy. Along with Ayurvedic medicines and therapy, Ayurvedic diet has been given immense importance in treatment. Ayurvedic diet nourishes the body, restores balances of tridoshas or constitutional type and is very essential for maintaining health. According to science of Ayurveda, the right Ayurvedic diet forms the foundation of healing. [Read more…]

Health Benefits of the Slimy Pods: Okra

Another addition to the list of vegetables with tremendous and promising potential in the health world is Okra. Abelmoschus esculentus or Hibiscus esculentus, okra is also referred to as Lady’s finger outside US in English speaking countries and bhindi in India. Okra is popular not only for its culinary benefits but for its wide range of medicinal properties and nutritional value as well. [Read more…]

Drumsticks: The Powerhouse of Minerals

“The miracle tree” Moringa oleifera is the tree from which the drumsticks (popularly called ‘sahjan’) is obtained have been used for culinary purposes, immense nutritional benefits and use in traditional medicine. The nutritional value of Sahjan is well established now and it has become a promising food for developing countries where malnutrition is prevalent. [Read more…]

Are Sprouts an Every-Day Food?

Blanket diet rules like eat sprouts, eat raw vegetables, drink plenty of water etc. bear likeness to the nature of a double edged sword. While some of us are truly benefited by adopting them in our lifestyle; some others can end up with imbalance and diseases. Sprouts (from beans, lentils especially) are without a doubt a healthy and nutritious food. However, Ayurveda advises against the habit of eating sprouts regularly. [Read more…]

Ten Reasons to have Ghee (Clarified Butter) in your Kitchen

Ghee(Clarified butter) has always occupied the center stage of Indian tradition and Indian cuisine since time immemorial. It has been regarded as an auspicious element that draws positive energies into the household and our lives. Ghee has been used for thousands of years for the Vedic Practice of Agnihotra – offerings made to Agni Dev– the God of Fire every day during sunrise and sunset for welcoming positive energies, prosperity and tranquility into the household. A staple in Indian cuisine, Ghee has a hoard of health benefits. [Read more…]

The Best Foods to Maintain Your Ayurvedic Diet

For thousands of years Ayurvedic principles have had a solid hold in the traditional medicinal practices that have ruled India’s healthcare ideals. [Read more…]

Ayurveda’s Take on Diet and Food

The optimum level of health, according to Ayurveda, is having good appetite without any fatigue. The person, who always consumes wholesome food, [Read more…]