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Most Effective Ayurvedic Herbs To Balance Female Hormones
If you are a woman like me in this day and age, you must be well aware of the everyday health problems we face. It may be PCOD, PCOS, PMS, Thyroid, Hot flashes, Difficulty in conceiving to heavy, painful or irregular menstruation, the root of all these problems is a hormonal...
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    Karpooradi Thailam / Oil, also known as Karpuradi Thailam obtains its name from Kapoor (Camphor) which is its main ingredient. It is an Ayurvedic massage oil by Kerala Ayurveda, used for the treatment of muscle pain and cramps, arthritic joint pain. Its main use is pain relief for...
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  A kidney stone can be one of the most painful experiences of life for anyone suffering from it or it can give no discomfort at all. To clearly understand what I am talking about, we must first look at what a kidney stone is? After we find that out, we can discuss the top asanas in yoga for kidney...
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Ever heard of an Ayurvedic herb that's so famous and effective that it has been mentioned in all the three texts of Ayurveda: Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya? The herb we will be discussing today is called Manjistha - also known as rakta shodhak or blood purifier. It has other names and forms: Whether you call it Rubia...
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Punarnavasavam is an Ayurvedic herbal wine derived from the plant named Punarnava (meaning “New Again” in Hindi) as the main ingredient. It has great detoxifying benefits by effectively rejuvenating and empowering the functions of main Organs that eliminate toxins from our bodies- Liver, Kidney and the Digestive system. Bhaishajya Ratnavali- an...
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If you've ever had the delicious Kashmiri dish - Rogan Josh - or even Tandoori Chicken, you've probably wondered where it gets it's signature red colour. We have one word for you: Ratanjot.Ratanjot / रतनजोत (Hindi name) or Alkanna Tinctoria (Botanical name) is an ancient Ayurvedic herb and is commonly known by many intriguing names: Alkanet (English name),...
Some have nicknamed it as the "world's worst weed" but its multi-purpose, integrated benefits will leave you astounded. Whether you call it Nagarmotha (Hindi name), Cyperus Scariosus (Scientific name), or Nutgrass (English name), this power-house of a herb finds its roots (pun not intended) in ancient Ayurvedic text - Charaka Samhita (which is more than 2,000 years old). In...
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Where there's traditional cooking and extensive use of seasonal ingredients, you'll come across a tree with leaves that resemble a camel's foot: Kachnar or more specifically, Kachnar Kali. Aptly nicknamed Camel Foot Tree/Mountain Ebony (English name) and also known as Bauhinia Variegata (Scientific), this edible flowering plant comes with a multitude...
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Seasoned cooks may be aware of Indian borage - commonly known as Plectranthus Barbatus - which is a common garden plant in most kitchens. Some cooks have even experimented with it producing delicacies such as oregano bhajjis! Apart from being used in cooking, it has many ayurvedic health benefits but more on...
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If we told you there was an Ayurvedic plant so strong that it could possibly cut an axe, would you believe us? Probably not. But the natural Ayurvedic world is full of surprises. The plant in question here is called Nagkesar or Vajrakat (Vajra means an irresistible force or a mythical...
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 "Shankhpushpam kannezhuthumbol shak unthale ninne orma varum..." If you know this song, you're probably familiar with the works of the famous Malayali poet Vayalar Ramavarma. Loosely translated, the lyrics pay tribute to a luminescent blue flower with a gorgeous yellow centre - Shankhpushpi. In the song, this beautiful, fragrance-less flower reminds king Dushyanta of the beautiful eyes of Shakunthala....
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Whether you call it Kumaryasavam, Kumari Asav, or Kumaryasava, you cannot ignore the multi-purpose benefits of this poly-herbal liquid decoction. Kumaryasava belongs to the asavas and aristas methods of Ayurvedic preparation where the herbs in the coarse powder or decoction (asava) forms are soaked in a solution of sugar or jaggery for fermentation. First mentioned in ancient Vedic texts...