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Did you know that the majority of the body’s mood-boosting hormone - serotonin - is present in the stomach lining and not the head, contrary to popular belief. This is why it is extremely important to take care of your digestive system which not only helps to digest food but is also responsible for cell repair and regeneration. This...
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Ever wondered what the name Chitrak means? Surely, you must have heard this name in passing, especially if you're someone who loves to nurture and heal your body, mind, and spirit by natural and organic means. Literally translated, Chitrak means the "spotted one" and "Agni/fire" in Sanskrit. It literally revs up and rejuvenates your body, making it one of...
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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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Mahamanjisthadi Kwath is a liquid-based Ayurvedic medicine that is considered to be a Ram Baan for all kinds of skin issues. In fact, it was mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic text, "Bhaisajya Ratnavali" which was composed in the 19th century A.D. by Shri Govinda Dasji. Ayurveda indicates that excess Pitta (fire) in the body is to blame unhealthy and dull...
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Did you know that there's an Ayurvedic herb that works overtime to ensure that the three most important elements of your body - blood, plasma, and fat - stay healthy and well? Today, we'll be talking about the medicinal herb, Revand Chini. Revand Chini (Hindi name) typically grows at higher altitudes (8,000 - 13,000 feet) across the Himalaya and Sikkim...
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Fermenting agent. Check. Medicinal benefits. Check. Curative properties. Check. Today, we'll be exploring the herb that goes by the name of Dhataki. Dhataki is a multi-purpose Ayurvedic herb that is aesthetically beautiful and medicinally useful. Having been first mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic text - Charaka Samhita - this herb helps to heal wounds, ferment medicinal wines, promote a natural...
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“Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.” ― Christy Turlington It's a common fact that almost everyone who reaches the age of 50 starts experiencing knee pain. So much so, that they consider it to be...
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  Modern-day hair problems are not uncommon. Hair issues like alopecia, pattern baldness, dandruff, hair fall, premature greying of hair are prevalent specially in the urban population of India. Studies show that these issues can have many major reasons such as nutritional deficiencies, stress and depression (causing hormonal imbalance), climatic change, pollution, water contamination and genetics. Ayurveda is thousands of...
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Akarkara is a herbal plant that has been in use since the 12th century. It was first mentioned by the renowned Vaidh, Sodhal in his work "Sodhal Nighantu" as Alaka which, for all intents and purposes, details useful medicinal plants readily available to us. Known by a plethora of names, Anacyclus Pyrethrum (Scientific name), Akallaka (Sanskrit name), and Pellitory Root...
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Let's face it. At some point in our lives, we've all faced trouble falling asleep or had to deal with insomnia. Whether is it over the loss of a loved one, a breakup, financial worries, or family troubles, the reasons for sleeplessness are many. Studies claim that insomnia is the most common sleeping disorder, beating even more troublesome issues, such...