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Gond Katira is a crystalline herb that is extracted from the sap of the Gond/Locoweed plant. This herb is obtained from the stems and roots of the plant and is then dried to form crystal-like balls. It acts as a natural gum for all intents and purposes. Note that this ingredient is tasteless and odourless, and swells up on...
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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...
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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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Ever heard of a healthy potion that nourishes from the inside while ensuring that the body is free of harmful toxins? That's Gandhak Rasayan for you. Whether it's skin-related fungal infections such as eczema or psoriasis you're suffering from, or whether you wish to get on your hands on an anti-ageing potion, Gandhak Rasayan's benefits are too many to...
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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...
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If you're someone who prefers a natural alternative to everyday health issues such as premature greying, calcium deficiency, etc., Praval Pishti is for you. Literally translated, Praval means coral in Hindi whereas Pishti refers to processed rose water. Collectively, together these two elements come together to form the powerful Praval Pishti Ayurvedic medicine.   Praval Pishti's Dual Ingredients Shuddha Praval or...
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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...
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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....
Mouth-freshener. A natural coolant. A digestive stimulant. A superfood that's in essence, a sweet preserve of rose petals (pun intended). There's no denying that Gulkand's benefits are as diverse as its Ayurvedic and healing properties. Worldwide, it is referred to as a rose petal jam, whereas us desis know it as Gulkand. You must have heard its name when you...
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Did you know that there is one Ayurvedic herb that is present in most, if not all, Ayurvedic medicines with ingredients that can be easily sourced from your kitchen? Yes, you read that right. This all-important and extremely-beneficial herb that we're going to discuss today is called Trikatu or Trikatu Churna as it is commonly known. Loosely translated, Trikatu...
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