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…]

Essential Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Children (Under 5years of age)

Rapidly developing body and mind of a child under five, makes them extremely vulnerable towards imbalances and diseases. Doshas (dominated by Kapha dosha) and dhatu (7 body tissues) in children are in a state of constant flux. Hence, maintaining balance and health are tricky during this stage of life. Immature immune system is yet another reason for increased susceptibility to diseases. [Read more…]

The Sweet Pickles: Gherkins

Gherkin is a fruit similar in form and nutritional value to a cucumber. Gherkin (Cucumis anguria) is a medicinal herb which belongs to the cucumber family. [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…]

Medicinal Wonders of Ivy Gourd

Ivy Gourd is a unique tropical plant which grows well in India. Classified as a medicinal herb in Ayurveda medicine, Ivy gourd grows quickly as trailing vines. It has ivy like leaves, white flowers and a small white gourd which turns red and sweet when ripe. [Read more…]

Medicinal Properties of Elephant Foot Yam

Elephant Foot Yam is a popular tuber crop of humid tropics. Elephant foot yam is a tuberous, stout, indigenous herb grown widely in India. In India, it is grown mostly in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, U.P., Punjab, Bihar, Assam and Orissa. The improved varieties of Elephant Foot Yam possess excellent cooking qualities. [Read more…]

Jackfruit – The Jack of all trades

The jackfruit is very commonly known as the “kathal” in many parts of India. It is very large in size, and looks somewhat like a durian. [Read more…]

Get “filled” with Field Beans

Field Beans is known by many names, like Lima beans or Butter beans or “vaal”. Its scientific name is Phaseolus lunatus. [Read more…]

Long Beans – Cowpea: well-known as yard-long beans-snake beans

Long Beans – Cowpea or Vigna unguiculata, is a yearly legume that is present in a lot of forms. [Read more…]

Edible Mushrooms: Nature’s secret wealth

Edible mushrooms are the fat and suitable for eating fruiting bodies of quite a few types of fungi. Edibility possibly is going to be characterized by conditions that consist of nonexistence of toxic results in humans and sought-after flavor and smell.  [Read more…]