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Oct 13, 2020


Cinnamon is a commonly used spice in daily cooking throughout the world. Centuries ago, Ayurveda recognised the healing properties and beneficial effects of cinnamon on health, and included it in many common/regular recipes as well as in specific Ayurveda formulas which have been successfully used as herbal health

Oct 7, 2020


Ginger is one of the most commonly used condiments in daily cooking today. Ayurveda recognized the medicinal properties of ginger many centuries ago and included it in India’s daily cuisine. Ginger is used in both its wet and dry form. Wet ginger is called “Aardrak/Aardrika” in Sanskrit and

Oct 3, 2020


Most people around the world are familiar with sesame seeds. With regard to their colour, sesame seeds are of three types – white, black, and light red. Most often, white and black sesame seeds are used for oral consumption and for oil extraction. According to Ayurveda, black sesame

Oct 1, 2020


This is one of the most common spices/condiments often used in cooking all around the world. In Indian cooking it is used almost every day. Most people may not be aware that black pepper is used as one of the main supporting/complementary ingredients in about 80% of Ayurvedic

Sep 18, 2020


Ayurveda says Shankhapushpi is one of the three main herbs which are excellent for the brain and work as mental health tonics, the other two being Brahmi and Vacha. Shankhapushpi is exceptionally useful to enhance intelligence. Shankhapushpi is a combination of two Sanskrit words – “Shankha”, which means

Sep 18, 2020


In Ayurveda there are 2 types of Brahmi plants, one is called “Mandukparni” in Sanskrit, known as Marsh Pennywort in English and which is commonly known as Gotu Kola. Since the shape of the leaves of this plant is like that of a frog (Manduk), this plant is

Sep 18, 2020


In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is one of the most used herbs, as a general tonic. It is considered as a national herb in India and is also called Indian Ginseng. It is used as one of the main ingredients in numerous Ayurvedic preparations which are recommended to boost one’s