The Low Down on “Oil Pulling”

One of the finer crazes of the alternative/natural health scene today, Oil Pulling has been part of the Ayurvedic daily routine for thousands of years, and for many more reasons than just teeth-whitening and cosmetic benefits. In the Sanskrit, “Gandusha” means keeping the oil in the mouth, and “Kavala” means to swish it. Swishing oil […]

Travel Healthy! Reduce Aeroplane Stress

Aeroplane travel will surreptitiously “suck the life out of you.” It sucks all the moisture out of your body. With the humidity level in the cabins of most commercial aeroplanes at just 10-20%, and some even as low as 1%!(1), this makes aeroplanes drier than the Sahara Desert! which sits at about 25% humidity. Take […]

Turmeric Roots

Turmeric: Highly Medicinal Spice & Essential Uses

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the most thoroughly researched plant on this planet! And I don’t blame the scientists for the 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. Not another article listing countless benefits of turmeric, “I don’t know where to start or what to use it for,” Some of you may be thinking. The bright orange rhizome deserves […]

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

Ayurvedic Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

Here are light and easy-to-digest ayurvedic 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 […]

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 […]

home remedies for cough and cold

Cough & Cold Home Remedy: Honey + Spice Paste

When the flu comes, it is important that you have some ayurvedic home remedies for cough and cold that allow you to enliven your immunity and fight back disease. 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 home remedy […]

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 […]