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We are What We Eat – What is Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic Food in Ayurveda

We are What We Eat – What is Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic Food in Ayurveda

The food we eat not only nourishes the Body but also affects our ‘Mind‘ and ‘Emotions‘. With consistent and dedicated attention to diet, it is possible to balance not only Physical Health but also our Emotional Health. It is mentioned in Ayurvedic scriptures that nature, a primary force of life, is composed of three qualities or principles called Gunas. The three Gunas or qualities are Sattva (Tranquil or subtle energy), Rajas (Active energy) and Tamas (Inertia or dullness). Read on…

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Flaxseed (Linseed, Alsi, Jawas, Aksebija) Benefits for Beautiful Hair, Skin, Nails, etc.

Flaxseed (Linseed, Alsi, Jawas, Aksebija) Benefits for Beautiful Hair, Skin, Nails, etc.

Flaxseed is a complete Natural Beauty Food. It is also considered as a Superfood because of its rich nutritional profile. Flax seed or Linseed is also known as Alsi, Jawas or Aksebija in different parts of India. If you want healthier skin, hair and nails naturally, then you must incorporate this natural source of Vegetarian Omega Fatty Acids into your daily diet! Flax seeds are popularly known for its high content of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. There are many health benefits of eating Flax…

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Coconut Water and Coconut Meat Ayurvedic Benefits

Coconut Water and Coconut Meat Ayurvedic Benefits

Coconut has been used in Ayurveda for many centuries. Apart from the culinary uses, coconut and coconut water has many health benefits mentioned in Ayurveda. The coconut palm is a nature’s wonder. In Indian culture, it is appropriately described as ‘Kalpavriksha’ (a mythological tree supposed to grant all the wishes, or the tree that provides all the necessities of life). Ayurveda divides coconut into three types based on different the stages of its life. Read on to know more about the three types…

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Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk Ayurvedic Recipe and Importance of Spices Used

Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk Ayurvedic Recipe and Importance of Spices Used

Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days. Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk is gaining a lot of attention due to its numerous health benefits. Read my previous blog to know more about benefits of turmeric milk by clicking here. In addition to that, according to Ayurveda, it is also a very good remedy to cure cough, cold and insomnia. Print Recipe Turmeric milk / Turmeric latte Ayurvedic Recipe with Benefits of Ingredients used This recipe is made…

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Health Benefits of Buttermilk: Powerhouse of Probiotics and Nutrients

Health Benefits of Buttermilk: Powerhouse of Probiotics and Nutrients

Buttermilk is of great importance in Ayurveda, not only as a diet but also as a medicine. Buttermilk (Chhas, Mattha, Tak , Takra) is a powerhouse of probiotics and other nutrients resulting in many health benefits for our body. Just as Amrita (divine nectar) is to the gods, buttermilk is to the humans (as mentioned in Ayurvedic book Bhavaprakasha). Let’s understand probiotics (Good Bacteria): Probiotics are bacteria that line our digestive tract and support our body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually 10 times more probiotics in…

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Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Ajwain or Carom Seeds have many Ayurvedic benefits and are an instant and effective remedy for all digestive problems like acidity, bloating, indigestion, stomach ache, flatulence, etc. Not only that, chewing some carom seeds after a heavy meal makes digestion of food very easy and gives instant relief from heaviness in the stomach. Along with curing digestive issues, carom seeds also has many other health benefits and medicinal values. Carom seeds are called Ugragandha in Sanskrit (Ugra– strong, Gandha– smell) for its strong smell….

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Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

The food we eat affects not just our body, but our mind too. In fact, the state of your mind while you are cooking your food directly affects the Vibrational Energy and the Quality of that food. You can turn your every meal into a healing medicine, just by cooking consciously in your kitchen. How ? Read on to know more about this ancient wisdom and the science behind it. Energy Everything in the Universe has a vibration (frequencies), including our physical body. Every flower, plant, tree, water, mineral,…

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Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days, especially in the western countries. You might have heard that drinking Turmeric Latte or Turmeric Milk has amazing benefits for your overall health. But to get the most benefits out of it, it is necessary to prepare and drink it in an Ayurvedic way. Turmeric has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years. As far as evidence goes, it is being used in India for at least 6000 years…

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Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

In India, Ghee (clarified butter) has always been a sacred and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment and healing. It is not only used for daily cooking, but it is also used in rituals of worship! Ghee comes under a category of fats known as the good/healthy fats. Ghee has numerous health benefits, which surprisingly also includes Weight Loss! Read on to know more about this gold mine of nutrition. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India recognizes ghee as an essential…

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Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Raisins. Sweet delicious black raisins. We all have had our fair share of raisin cookies, raisin bread, or just raw raisins. Some of us even use them in our cooking. We just love them! Well, you will be surprised to know that your favorite fruit is a very good natural blood purifier. It can also improve your hemoglobin level. There are many benefits of black raisins for healthy skin, hair, and body. To get maximum benefits out of black raisins, you need to use them in…

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What is the best way to take your Vitamins?

What is the best way to take your Vitamins?

What is the Best way to take your Vitamins? Natural sources of vitamins and minerals are much better than artificial external supplements. Why buy pills when you can get all the vitamins your body needs, naturally! Have a look at these images for more information:   If you want to get notifications about our new posts on Ayurveda, Spirituality, Yoga, Healthy Living, Tips, etc. : ‘Like’ our Facebook Page by clicking here – Wholesome Ayurveda . If you want to get notified by email – enter…

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Sesame seeds and oil benefits: A Fountain of Youth!

Sesame seeds and oil benefits: A Fountain of Youth!

Cold and dry weather brings with it dryness, itching and peeling of our skin. This dry weather not only affects skin but also affects hair, lips, eyes, hands and feet. We can minimize this damage and seasonal discomfort by using this little fountain of youth called Sesame seeds! Create warmness/comfort in your body and look more beautiful this winter season! Read to know more about Sesame seeds, oil benefits and uses… Sesame seeds can be red, white, black, brown, and yellow. The color…

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Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Did you know that Lemon peel is actually Anti-Cancerous ?! Most of us know that lemons are a rich source of vitamin C but this small citrus fruit when used as a whole along with its peel has numerous lesser known health benefits. I promise you that you won’t throw away the lemon peel after reading this blog 🙂 Lesser known facts about lemon peel: 1. It is Anti-cancerous: Lemon peels consists of components known as salvestrol Q40 ( natural phytochemical)…

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