Ragi (Finger Millet) Porridge Recipe

What is Ragi? Ragi, also known as ‘finger millet’ is a popular cereal grown throughout Africa and Asia. It was introduced to India 4000 years ago and is grown in the Himalayas. It is generally purchased as a very fine pinky/brown flour which can be prepared as breads, dosas, porridges, puddings and cakes. It is […]

Tulsi (Holy Basil) – The Queen of Herbs

Described as the most holy plant on earth in the ancient Vedic texts, Tulsi is still revered today as holier than holy. For millennia, tulsi has been grown for spiritual purposes in the backyards of most Indian homes. It’s branches are carved into beads and worn to enhance spiritual progress. Its fragrance is used to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eggplant – Feature Food

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 it is not prepared the right […]

The Lowdown On 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, mostly no-one is allergic to ghee. It’s a totally new product […]

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 […]