Herbs & Supplements

Himalayan Herbs & The Future of Ayurvedic Products with Dr. Ketan Joshi {Podcast #011}

Listen on iTunes / Apple Podcast App Listen on Andriod Medicinal Plants: from Himalayan Villages to the western marketplace. Astoundingly incorporating Ayurvedic herbs in common food and cosmetic products that you would have never imagined (ice-cream, chewing gum, cosmetics). [siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget] Dr. Ketan Joshi is a highly experieced food and drink scientist based in England with a PhD in sugar. After years of creating products for corporates, he wanted to do ... READ MORE

Alchemising the Essence of Traditional Medicine with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin {Podcast #007}

Listen on iTunes Lets not only explore some of the gems, techniques and knowledge from a range of traditional medicine but let's cultivate capabilities to relate with the essence of these ancient lineages in order to heal using a more direct, holistic and powerful approach. Set at the feet of Mt Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the Northern Rivers of NSW at Jimi’s healing sanctuary, this interview explores traditional healing gems ... READ MORE

Banana Purification by The Raju Family

[siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget] “Raju Banana Purification” is a powerful therapy that cleanses the entire physiology and restores gynaecological health. It is ideally taken by women whilst on their menstrual cycle, but is also effective for women who will not be menstruating at the time of visits, to balance hormones, enhance fertility and to profoundly purify and detoxify the physiology. What is Raju Banana Purification Banana Purification is mostly done during a ... READ MORE

How to Make Triphaladi Guggulu (Herbal Preperation)

Triphaladi Guggulu is an Ayurvedic preparation composed of a simple formula of only a few common yet powerful herbs to make tablets. The preparation process (that I employ) on the other hand involves extensive, intricate and labour intensive procedures. Superior Herbal Preparation Method Rarely Practiced Note that this preparation process (illustrated below) is rarely practiced by herbal manufactures and herbalists. The methods performed involve high amounts of attention, monitoring and ... READ MORE

Amalaki (Embilica Officinalis) Uses & Benefits

Amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is not only considered by many to be Ayurveda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is used extensively in formulations.  Nomenclature English: Indian GooseberrySanskrit: Amalaki, aka Amla (vernacular).Latin: Embilica officinalis or Pjullantus embilica (less common) Synonyms: Dhatri ("Mother" or "Nurse") - Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. Amrta ("Immortality") - There are only a few herbs which have the Amrta quality. Amalaki is like ... READ MORE

Amla Pickle (Recipe)

Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) This recipe can be for lemon pickle by replacing lemons with amla. Amla is the common name for the fruit of the Amalaki plant (Embilica officinalis). This is not only considered by many to be Ayurvreda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is also one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. Tridoshic Fruit One of the marvels of Amalaki is that it contains all 6 tastes except salt. Thus this ... READ MORE

The 21 Herbs of Ganesh

Ganesh, the epitome of the earth element, is the symbolic representation of the state of consciousness in which all obstacles are transformed into opportunities. There are 21 herbs which closely relate to this playful and graceful elephant headed deity. This group of herbs are low GI (glycemic index). They strengthen the liver, help the lymph and are good for the skin. Interestingly, elephants mostly eat low GI foods. They also ... READ MORE

Punarnava (Boerrharia diffusa) Uses & Benefits

This plant promotes cellular re-incarnation. Punarnava means "tech makes old cells new." “Punarha” = again.“Navaha” = new. The old cell transfers it’s energy (through chemistry) to the new cell. The old body is renewed. Re-incarnation occurs on the cellular level. Cellular memory (“smriti”) in revitalised and restored to perfect health.  It is a superb herb to rejuvenate the kidneys and enhance lymphatic drainage (prabhava). Nomenclature English: Indian/Spreading HogweedSanskrit: PunarnavāLatin: Boerhaavia ... READ MORE

Parijata – The Flower of God

Each morning at the first rays of light, the gentle skinny Parijata tree generously drops its highly perfumed, sweet scented orange-stemmed white flowers. They fall ever so easily.One small shake of the tree and the flowers shower in abundance to be caught by leaves, hands and the floor below. Generally, when flowers fall on the ground they cannot be offered to Gods. However, Parijata is so auspicious that it is ... READ MORE

Silver Pomegranate Ghee (Rajata Dadima Ghritam)

A divine herbal preparation performed in accordance with astrology. This medicated ghee is a rejuvenator and anti-aging rasayana. A method passed down to Dylan Smith by his teachers, the Raju family. It involves abhishekam: pouring divine herbal substances on a pure silver Ganesh murti (statue/3D phenomenon of a consciousness state), then collecting the substances in a pure silver laksmi plate and preparing a medicated ghee from it. Special mantras (primordial sounds) are chanted throughout this process ... READ MORE