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Ayurvedic Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

Here are light and easy to digest pancakes, that are quick and easy to make, and SUPER YUMMY! Serves 2-3      Gluten Free Good for Kapha, & Pitta body types Seasonality: Good in spring, winter and summer 
Ingredients: Buckwheat flour – 1⁄2 cup (a.k.a. "Kuttu flour" in Indian Groceries) Non-homogenized milk – 2 tbsp - (can replace with fresh almond milk or add millet & channa flour to make batter stick).  Water – ... READ MORE

Waning The Winter Woes

Become immune to the common cold or flu - Prevent it! But if it does hit you, do not resist it. Rather, accept it and apply some of the tactics listed in this article to actually make the flu work for you! What Exactly Is the Flu? The flu is not a disease that calls for panic or that needs to be “treated”. The flu is a natural detoxification that the ... READ MORE

Cough & Cold Home Remedy: Honey + Spice Paste

This is a simple and very tasty paste that you can make up and jar it to have on hold, especially for the autumn-winter-early spring time of year. This cough and cold remedy increases immunity and fights infections. Recipe: 1 tablespoon of Honey* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp cardamom powder 10 drops of fresh ginger juice or 1/4tsp ginger powder Mix a large batch of this ... READ MORE

Takra Dhara Treatment: A Deep Insight

"Takra" = buttermilk "Dhara" = to pour Takra Dhara is an ancient treatment where medicated buttermilk is poured over the head in a rhythmic mater (pictured). This stabilises the mind and everything going on inside it, as the herbs penetrate deep into the brain. During this treatment, usually, you'll lie in deep, blissful rest, (that is if you haven't transcended). The Science: Neurological (Brain and Nervous System) Relation In times of stress, conduction ... READ MORE

External “Basti” – A Unique and Effective Musculoskeletal Treatment

A whopping 80% of Australians and Americans experience back pain. 1 in 7 Australians report back problems. Unfortunately many folks have become accustomed to this discomfort, and this dull body becomes the norm and they don’t recognise this as an issue, nor act on it. Their cells have lost  the memory of a free and healthy body that is their natural state and their brith right. This method to treat musculo-skeletal disorders is ... READ MORE

Eggplant – Feature Food

“Eggplant is the King of Vegetables, because it is the only vegetable that has a crown.” Vaidya Dr. B.A. (Father) Raju Purification of Foods and Herbs All foods and herbs should be first purified to clean them and enhance the potency. It is the transformation process of all herbs and foods which is essential for safe and effective use. No point of taking ‘super foods’ in high quantity and quality if ... READ MORE

The Lowdown On GHEE

What is Ghee? Ghee is the crown jewel that joins Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cooking. Ghee is clarified or purified butter. Butter is boiled in a specific way & the lactose components & milk solids are separated and strained to produce this concentrated golden substance, ghee. Hence, no-one is allergic to ghee. It’s a totally new product after the cooking process. Today’s western health scene is becoming aware and finally recognising ... READ MORE

Ayurvedic Self-Massage: (Abhyanga)

Express self-love and self-respect by lovingly anointing yourself from head to toe with warm oil. This practice is called Abhyanga. A daily Abyanga practice restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. Regular Abyanga is especially grounding and relaxing for the Vata dosha, but everyone substantially benefits from this practice. “The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. ... READ MORE

Sweet Fluid: Sugar Cane Juice

It has always been just "another one of those stalls" at farmers markets across Australia, but ever since I went to India and saw little motorised sugar cane juicers every few hundred meters in the street, I started to incorporate this juice into my fluids diet. Sure I can comfortably drink one of the highest sources of hydration: Coconut Water, daily in south India (because they are relatively cheap), but my taste buds and channels found my ... READ MORE

Drop the Utensils, rather: Eat With Your Hands!

Ayurveda recommends eating with your fingers instead of utensils. Before you repel this gesture, if you feel to try this, you may be surprised by what it does for your digestion and how much better food will taste and bring you enjoyment! One Thing at a Time Eating with your hands means you can’t check email, read, text or answer the phone. With food all over your fingers, you are stuck ... READ MORE



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