Monthly Archives - January 2018

Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil): “The Incomparable One”

Tulsi is one of the first teas (or tinctures) that I recommend to new students and clients.Tulsi brings a boost of energy to the body-mind, helping you to feel calm, grounded, clear-minded and focused. It supports a healthy immune system, good digestion, good concentration, and helps to clear "stuck" energy from the body-mind.In India, Tulsi is considered to be "the Queen of the Herbs", a manifestation of the goddess Lakshmi, associated with wealth, prosperity and Vishnu (the force of preservation).When Tulsi was introduced in Europe, it was also widely [...]

Ayurvedic Uses of Jeerak Seeds

Jeerak seeds have been used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda for over 5,000 years. Jeerak is also known as cumin in English, cuminum cyminum in Latin and jaran or deerghajeerak in Sanskrit. Jeerak contains the volatile oil called thymene that gives it a distinct taste and aroma. In the ancient texts of Ayurveda, jeerak is classified as having a vatakaphashamak karma which pacifies kapha and vata in the body. The ushna veerya brings warmth to the body to reduce the cold effects of kapha and vata. Jeeraks’ unique Ayurvedic medicinal action called [...]