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…]

Yogurt Rice – Perfect for Vata Constitution!

Having immense relieving effects on the digestive tracts of human beings, yogurt is a dairy ingredient, best suited for Vata prakruti people. Can be taken by Pitta constitution individuals- when a little diluted and by Kapha¬†prakruti individuals- even more diluted. Low in fat content, yogurt clubbed with warm spices, has even more magical effects on the process of digestion. A cup of yogurt after a meal can help you fight indigestion or overeating. [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…]

Kayakalpam: Live long naturally!

(Top 10 herbs for a long life-I)

Siddha system is not just a medical science but a way of life which has brought unity, peace and harmony on earth. It originates from the Saivite philosophy and is the oldest medicine system prevalent in India. Out of the five branches in which Siddha System of Medicine claims to have expertise in, Kayakalpam is the most sought after. [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…]

The Ayurvedic aspect of Dairy Products

The dairy products such as the milk, egg and yogurt possess the attribute of being building in the nature and thus take more energy in the digestion of the food. This article is penned down to make the readers acquaint with some of the intriguing recipes for dairy products which are lighter as well as easier in terms of preparation. Have a look: [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…]

The Ayurvedic perspective of curries

Curries are the combinations of the different spices which are added to the food will the objective of aiding the process of the digestion. They can be prepared by either combining one or two spices or with the combination of a dozen of spices. The very act of learning to prepare one’s own curry requires a vast sense of dish, taste and the medical repercussions. [Read more…]

Planning the perfect balanced meal for your Dosha

The balanced meal is not that imposing as is perceived by many. A number of studies in biological studies and anthropological studies have stated that health as well as longevity can be assured by taking the correct balance of essential nutrients in the diet. This pattern is followed by generation of human beings belonging to different culture and regions, from centuries. However, the balance created by the various nutrients in the meals taken by different individuals has varied, but the overall health pattern is the same. This pattern comprises of 10-20% of high quality protein, 30-50% of fresh fruits and 40-60% of whole grains. [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…]