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  Ever heard of the magic velvet bean? Possessing the botanical name – Mucuna pruriens, Kaunch beej is often translated into ‘magic velvet bean.’ Kaunch beej is obtained from the Kapakacchu herb which is a tropical plant that majorly grows in Asia and Africa. Known by other names like Cowhage in English and Kevach in Hindi, Kaunch beej is an...
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  Yoga, as we all know, is the ancient practice of balancing physical and mental health and elevating the spiritual level, originally developed by sage Patanjali. As Yoga spread from the Indian subcontinent to other parts of the world, it was moulded according to the needs of the people. Ashtanga Yoga is one such modified version developed by K Pattabhi...
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Hibiscus or Gudhal is a flowering plant commonly known as China rose. Hibiscus, also known as Japa in Ayurvedic texts, is less widely referred to as Rose Mallow. It is an evergreen plant which is approximately 150-270 cm in height. The leaves are alternate and have an ovular outline (also known as ovate to lanceolate) often having a toothed...
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Ever heard of sage Agastya? He is one of the seven rishis (Saptarishi) mentioned in the Vedas. Commonly known as Vegetable Humming Bird in English, the Agastya (Sanskrit name) plant derives its name from rishi Agastya. One of the theories states that rishi Agastya, also considered as the father of the Siddha system of medicine held a deep love...
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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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  Costus(Kuth in Hindi) is a tall perennial herb which is known for its medicinal properties. Its stems are up to 2 m tall, or more. The lower leaves are long-stalked, pinnate, roughly around 30-40 cm long, with a triangular terminal leaflet, up to 30 cm long. The upper leaves are smaller, up to 30 cm long, stem-clasping. The leaves...
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Did you know that one in eight women are at risk of developing thyroid problems during her lifetime? Thyroid issues typically present themselves post-pregnancy and during menopause. That said, one of the biggest misconceptions of bearing this disease is that it cannot be cured or can be only cured by popping pills.  From yoga to Ayurvedic natural remedies, there's a...
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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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