Panchakarma – The 5-fold Ayurvedic Therapy

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What is Panchakarma? Panchakarma means five actions and in Ayurveda, Panchakarma is the fivefold detoxification therapy practised on a patient (not necessarily sick) once every year or two. Panchakarma therapy is offered by many Ayurvedic institutions all over the world and in the recent years have become very popular in North America due to many…

Three ways to use essential oils

Essential Oils

Biologically active volatile compounds from woods, herbs, spices or resins are found in high concentration in essential oils. A little goes a long way when it comes to essential oils. Good quality essential oils can be very expensive, a 10ml bottle costing up to $20-$60 depending on what it is extracted from. High quality essential…

Amazing health benefits of ginger

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Ginger! Oh ginger! This pungent miracle root found its beginning in India and China and is known in ancient Indian and Chinese medicine to prevent and cure several health disorders. Its close relatives are turmeric and galangal who are also equally equipped with wonderful healing properties. We are going to talk about those relatives very…

A miracle called Cayenne Pepper

cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper, scientifically called as capsicum is also known as cow-horn pepper and is related to bell peppers, jalapeños and paprika. Cayenne pepper is grown in tropical regions with temperate climates. It is used in powder form in cooking, as flakes for sprinkling on food and extracts are used to make supplements. I am sure…

Juicing to Good Health…

Juicing

If you have never juiced before, maybe you should give it a try. Juice fasting was one of my favourite food experiences. Bored with life one day I decided to browse through documentaries on Netflix and came across Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and that took me on a strictly juice journey for two weeks….

Ayurveda – The Science of Life

Ayurveda

The oldest medicinal system as known to mankind today is Ayurveda. This holistic system from the Vedic civilization in India is built around five elements of nature, called Panchamabhoothas i.e. ether(Akash), air(Vayu), water(Jal), fire(Agni) and earth(Prithvi). Just as nature cannot function without all the five elements being in harmony, Ayurveda believes that human body cannot…

Turmeric – The wonder food of Gods!

turmeric

Turmeric, which I love to call a miracle medicine of the gods has been used by the Indians and Chinese for thousands of years to not only flavor and color their food, but also to heal and prevent several disorders of the body. The polyphenol called curcumin which renders curry powder yellow has much more…

Fasting and Ayurvedic Detoxification

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What is Ayurvedic Detoxification? Ayurvedic Detoxification has been a way of life with people in India since early history. When we think of detoxification, the first things that come to mind are a variety of smoothies and supplements. Ayurvedic detox procedures go way beyond just that. It’s a long set of principles and regimen. Following…