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  Tinospora cordifolia (Botanical name), most commonly known as Guduchi in Sanskrit, Giloy in Hindi and Heart Leaved Moonseed in English finds mention in the very famous Indian epic ‘The Ramayana.’ Impressed with Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, Lord Indra sprinkled nectar from heaven to restore the lives of the dead monkey army. The drops that fell on earth took...
Leave everything you're doing and get onto this interactive page by the New York Times which ingeniously describes the unhealthy levels of air pollution - not just in India, but around the world. A small excerpt from the study reveals: "On the most polluted day last month, fine particulate levels in New Delhi reached over 900 µg/m3, blowing past...
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You may have heard of the white Aak plant whose leaves and flowers are considered auspicious to offer to Lord Shiva. Native to India, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, China and a host of other Asian countries, the Madar plant is known by many names such as Calotropis Gigantea (Scientific name), Arka (Sanskrit name), Aak/Madar (Hindi name), and Sodom...
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Did you know that the World Health Organization estimates that around 422 million people world-over suffer from diabetes today? But the scariest part is how diabetes has emerged as a 'normal, almost expected' disease among people across different ages and varying lifestyles. It does not need to be so. Luckily, we have natural and organic herbs such as Saptarangi...
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  Get this: According to the World Health Organization, "It is estimated that about 80% of the world's population relies on herbs for their primary healthcare needs." Then, it is hardly surprising, that people oftentimes enquire about a useful Ayurvedic herb/aushadhi (medicine) that is evergreen, ornamental, and more importantly, medicinally-valuable. Vidhara is one such Rasayana herb. This perennial and evergreen...
Herbs For Anxiety And Depression Feature Image
Did you know that the anxiety disorder is among the top common mental illnesses in the United States, whereas the World Health Organization claims that depression is one of the prime reasons for disability and ill health, globally? But that's not the surprising part. Around 36.9% of people suffering from anxiety never receive any treatment despite anxiety being highly-treatable!...
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Ever heard of an Ayurvedic herb that works as an ornamental plant and a medicinal boon? That's Vacha for you. Loosely translated, Vacha means to speak clearly. This makes sense as this ancient herb aids in boosting your memory, intelligence, and brings about a sense of focus and clarity. The Vacha plant is one of the most aromatic herbs you'll...
Amaltas Benefits Feature Image
The next time you're walking on the street and see this absolutely gorgeous flower, don't brush it aside. What you've got at the soles of your feet is nature's best gift for treating chronic issues that plague us every day - from constipation and cough to ulcer and hair issues. Today, we'll be talking about the amazing Amaltas tree....
Harsingar Parijat Feature Image
Harsingar's origins in mythology are as interesting as its diverse medicinal values. As far as history goes, it is said that this 'heavenly' plant was brought to Earth by Lord Krishna after extensively searching for it in the ocean (Samudra). Owing to its intense fragrance and beautiful physical characteristics, Krishna's wives - Rukmini and Satyabhama - ended up fighting...
Hadjod Uses Benefits Side Effects Feature Image
Ever heard of an Ayurvedic plant whose stems resemble the shapes of bones and joints of a human body? Or a plant that's known to make the body as strong as a diamond? That's Cissus Quadrangularis for you.  We know that this botanical name is a mouthful, hence, you can call it by its other, simpler names: Hadjod (Hindi name),...
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