Saindhav – The Amazing Himalayan Rock Salt

Saindhav – the Himalayan rock salt, pink salt or Halite has been revered as the most superior among all types of salts (Lavana)  in Ayurveda. Named after its origins in Sindh region (now in Pakistan) i.e. Indus Valley Saindhav belongs to the highest echelon of functional foods in Ayurveda. It was formed about 500 millions of years ago during the Cambrium geological era, when the primordial ocean dried up, leaving pockets of salts sealed inside layers of earth and rock. [Read more…]

Ayurveda For Winter Depression- Part II

Dull, damp and dreary days are here to stay for quite a while now that Winter Season has officially begun! Winter depression is a type of Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) which affects many of us during this season. Whether it is a full blown depression (as a disorder) or occasional bouts of depressed moods; proper care needs to be taken to ensure health and happiness even during these bleakest times of the year. [Read more…]

5 Ayurvedic Spices That Must Be In Your Kitchen

An Indian kitchen is always considered incomplete without spices. Spices are always incorporated in Indian cuisine. [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…]

Five Ayurvedic Food Principles for Type II Diabetes

Diet and lifestyle sit at the helm of successful management of Type 2Diabetes (T2D) or Prameha as it is called in Ayurveda. On one hand, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are one of the major causes of T2D. On the other hand, their healthy and wholesome counterparts are the most powerful nemesis of this metabolic disorder. It is not surprising that Ayurveda regards healthy diet and lifestyle as the cornerstones of health and wellbeing. Here are five most essential Ayurvedic diet changes that can help you in the management of T2D- [Read more…]

Fig Delight with Brainy Almonds

The uniqueness of Indian dish is not just the main course they serve. It’s the side dish or accompanying food as well. Most of the Indian dishes come with side dishes that not just add deliciousness to the food but also make sense of having medicinal or health benefits. For instance, the chutneys are a spicy condiment made of chopped fruits or vegetables cooked generally in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices. These are not the main course of foods but they make dish better, tastier and more healthful. [Read more…]

Tastefully Mixing the Past and the Present: Ayurvedic Food Therapy

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy that has been practiced for over 5000 years. The knowledge about food and health that the Indians had in 3000 BC is amazingly similar to what we know and understand today. In essence, the Ayurvedic ideology has held true, and understanding it better will be the key to a healthier and longer life for each of us. Ayurvedic theory asserts that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality.[1] [Read more…]

White Bean & Fennel Delight Soup

The beans and fennel has their own importance in Ayurveda as they help pacifying the Kapha dosha, the main culprit for deposition [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…]