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…]

Indian “Chaat” Delicacies

An Indian savory that is sure to tickle your taste buds is the Indian Chaat. It is a road side snack that is relished more while standing on a roadside cart or a stall. Popularly known as the “Paani Poori” it is relished as if there is no tomorrow and it is the last time one is eating the delicacy. There are many variations to the original chaat but whatever the chaat form would be the taste lingers on in your senses for long. [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…]

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…]

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…]

Five Most Effective Ayurvedic Herbs for Spring Allergies

Spring season is termed as the ‘Father of all diseases’ by Ayurveda and it surely lives up this title. The massive Kapha imbalance hat ensues with spring season creates flare-ups in seasonal respiratory allergies including the notorious Hay fever. Weak immune system, Kapha and other dosha imbalance, slow digestion etc. are believed to be the main contributors to most respiratory allergies in adults as well as children. Ayurvedic herbs that strengthen our immune system are an integral part of management of seasonal allergies. This article will clue you into five most effective Ayurvedic herbs that help in seasonal respiratory allergies- [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…]

Effectiveness of Turmeric

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Turmeric is considered as one of the well-known ancient spices. Primarily it is cultivated in West Indies, Australia, Peru, Java, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, China and India. In Hindu religion turmeric is used in many rituals. [Read more…]

Turmeric

Turmeric is named as the ’Golden Spice of Life’.The botanical name  is Curcuma longa and the plant is a member of Zingiberaceae or ginger family.  The spice is a fresh ‘rhizome’ (underground stem) of the plant. It is yellowish – brown in color and has mellow flavor.It has found an important place in Indian kitchen since ancient times. Turmeric has color similar to that of sunlight. Therefore, it is considered to be  sacred in India as in ancient times such natural forces were believed to have supernatural powers.  It is used in auspicious ceremonies and rituals. [Read more…]