Ayurveda Recipe – Tangy Okra Curry

Ayurveda imparts emphasis on consumption of curries to keep healthy. Curries have a lot of nutritional value and help in stimulation your digestion process due to the presence of various spices and herbs. [Read more…]

Super Shatavari Veggie

The Shatavari (in Ayurveda) is known as Asparagus to the world. While innumerable benefits are now believed by modern medical experts, the properties of this wonderful herb have been illustrated hundreds of years back in texts of Ayurveda Paakashashtra (cooking book). Shatavari is one of the most innocent herbs that have multiple benefits in human body. Ayurvedic scholars in many parts of India advise patients to prepare Super Shatavari Veggie for several benefits. [Read more…]

Ayurvedic remedy for Obesity

Obesity  or  Sthaulya is the most common nutritional disorder in the present era. It has reached epidemic proportions globally with more than 1 billion adults overweight – atleast 300 million of them clinically obese – is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic diseases and disability. [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…]

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…]

Gluten Free Healthy Ayurvedic Pilaw

In ancient texts of Ayurveda like Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya, there has been description of the people who have intolerance to certain food, herbs and water. What we term in modern medicine the allergy, Ayurveda considers that to be an Upadrava (pronounced -oo pa dra va). Though literal translation of this word is ‘complication’, many Ayurvedic scholars resemble this condition with intolerance or allergy due to food or whatsoever. [Read more…]

Cumin Seeds

Cumin is the dried seed of a herbaceous plant which is a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30–50 cm and is harvested by hand. Harvesting is done about 4 months after planting when the plant begins to wither. The color of seeds changes from dark green to a brown-yellow color.  There are 9 longitudinal ridges on the small, boat shaped seeds. For harvesting, plant is rooted from the soil. The plants are than sun dried. The dried plants are than threshed with sticks. This separates seed from the plants. The seeds are than sun dried till their moisture content comes to 10% level. The dried seeds are to remove the dirt, dust, leaves and twigs. The harvesting season is from February to March. [Read more…]