Recipes

Kakamachi (Solanum Nigrum / Black Nightshade) Uses + Jam Recipe

Botanical name: Solanum nigrum Sanskrit name: Kakamachi English name: Black nightshade. Plant Description: This nightshade grows abundantly along the eastern fringe of Australia. It grows like a weed. It also grows in India, Americas and South Africa. It is native to Eurasia. Pant Identification: The berries grow in clusters. If a plant has only single berries, it may be the poisonous Atropa belladonna (Deadly Nightshade), which rarely is found in Australia so don't worry ... READ MORE

Elderberry Jam Recipe

Botanical name: Sambucus nigra (this is the common blackish-blue variety). Plant facts: The tree has hollow stems, which were used traditionally used as a straw to make flute like instruments. Health Benefits of Elderberry Elderberries have been shown by scientific studies to cure the common flu. This is more effective when made into a syrup or wine with other anti-bacterial spices like ginger and turmeric. Antiviral components of elderberry fruit extract were tested 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

Sweet Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP fresh plain yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water. 1 tsp rose water 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp quality sugar (optional) 1/4 tsp fresh cream Method Blend ingredients well and drink fresh. Benefits of Lassi Improves digestion and a fantastic pro-biotic. Lassi is the best alkaliser. As Lassi improves digestion and absorption it ultimately supports calcium absorption and bone health. Balances heat (pitta) and clear the ... READ MORE

Cooling Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water 1 tsp rose water 1 tsp coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tsp mint leaves finely chopped Method Blend all ingredients together well and drink fresh. Benefits of Cooling Lassi Helps with skin conditions such as eczema, hives and psoriasis. Perhaps the most important food for pitta imbalance as it balances heat and clears the physical channels. Lassi is very hydrating, and ... READ MORE

Digestive Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water 1/2tsp roasted ground cumin powder 1/2tsp roasted ground ajwain powder 1/2 tsp black salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Method Blend all ingredients together well and drink fresh. Plain lassi containing just yoghurt and water is also very good. Benefits of Digestive Lassi Improves digestion and a fantastic pro-biotic. Helps in reflux and diarrhoea (in this case make it more thicker). ... READ MORE

Banana “Kadali” Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients serves 2 2 large bananas 3-6 medjool dates, stones removed and roughly chopped 1/2 cup of almonds that have been soaked & skin removed. Roughly crushed. Good pinch of ground cinnamon Good pinch of crushed cardamom seeds. 1/2-1 cup of water or coconut milk (optional) Method Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve at room temperature (since cold ... READ MORE

Kanji (Rice Gruel) Recipe

Kanji is a well-cooked rice soup that is very easy to digest when a light meal is required (in the evening), or whenever agni/digestion is low or has to rebuild (like after a cleanse). It is as nutritious as it is digestible and is very useful as a short-term diet to quickly clear undigested food material (ama) from the system (a day of kanji or even one meal of kanji works ... READ MORE

Golden Milk Elixir

Just like grandma used to cook up for you with love and foresight. This nightly sleep aid and anabolic tonic holds great wisdom, incorporating one of the most nourishing foods: cows milk, with the intelligence of natures herbs and spices. You’ll sleep like a baby and super charge overnight. Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep? This Ayurvedic remedy will reduce your stress to allow you to switch off and gain ... READ MORE