Warming Cauliflower and Green Peas Khichdi

Kichadi is thought to be the only food for sick people. The myth is wrong! Kichadi is a warm, gooey preparation, mostly of rice and dal best suited for people of any age suffering from indigestion. Ayurveda categorizes it as a food rich in nutrients suitable for people belonging to all prakrutis. It calms your dosha and helps in lubricating the digestive tract. [Read more…]

How are Marma Points Related to Your Health?

Marma points refer to pressure points in the body where nerves establish interconnections with veins, joints, bones, ligaments and muscles. These points, which are situated close to the surface, are the body’s vital points. They are valued as something beyond mere connection of tissues and organs. It is believed that life energy is situated in these points. [Read more…]

Introducing the Types of Marma Massage

The body contains several sensitive vital areas that when touched may cause either healing or injury. In Ayurvedic medicine, these crucial areas are called Marma points. There are more than 100 of such points that are distributed throughout the body and these vital points have long been associated to healing. The most acknowledged way of dealing with these points is the classic technique called Marma massage. [Read more…]

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…]

A special insight to Yogurt

Yogurt is indeed a useful and fascinating food item. The people around the world have discovered that yogurt has a calming effect on the digestive tract of the individuals. It is even capable of giving relief in cases of the diarrhea and also helps ease out a constipated system. The act of adding the warm spices namely ginger and pepper surely assist in that action. The regular use of the yogurt aids in relieving the long term bloating and even restoring the healthy balance of the bacteria in the body. This usually has a cooling action at the start. However, this action provides warmth to the body on a long term horizon. The tastes as well as the qualities are astringent, heavy, moist and sour. [Read more…]

How important is it to “Eat with the season”?

The change of seasons brings with them the balances, as well as imbalances of the constitutions. The astute shifts in the lifestyle as well as diets can relieve as well as mitigate the changes. For instance, when one moves from the scorching heat to the cool nights, one move from a Pittadominated season to a Vata dominated one. [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…]

Pre Pregnancy Care Through Ayurveda

‘Pregnancy should be by Choice, not by Chance’ – this statement holds true for having a healthy progeny and safe pregnancy. As the ultimate constitution of an individual is determined by the chromosomes of sperm and ovum destined to unite and form zygote from which organism develops, the health status of both the partners is very important for conception. [Read more…]

Essentials of Ayurvedic Healthcare for Winter Season- Part I

Winter brings in lot of festivities, celebrations and holidays. However, as much as we despise it, the gloomy weather, short dreary days, bitter cold and never ending nights also tag along with this season! Ayurveda believes that our body and mind mirror the changes that manifest in our environment, especially with the change of seasons. Dosha, Dhatu (the seven body tissues), Agni- digestive fire and Bala- strength or stamina undergo cyclical changes throughout the year in response to changing seasons. [Read more…]

Five Effective Ayurvedic herbs for Menopausal Care

Menopause or Rajonivritti as it is called in Sanskrit, is one of the most significant milestones in a woman’s life. If youth is the Spring season of our life, Menopause is like the Autumn! Cessation of menstrual cycles and end of reproductive phase of life are not the only highlights of menopause. It also has equally strong before and after math which influence women’s health for their lifetime. [Read more…]