Health Tips

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 [...]

Understanding your Headache

Dilute a paste of ginger powder (half teaspoon) with water & apply to the Forehead. A burning sensation may persist. But it's not harmful.Temporal headaches: It's related to Kapha. Hence apply ginger paste to the forehead and Sinuses.Occipital headaches: It is because of the aggravated Pitta in the stomach. Make tea with cumin & coriander seeds in a cup of hot water & consume it. Also apply a sandalwood paste to the templesSinus headaches: Indicate toxins in the colon. Take one teaspoon of flax seed at bedtime with a glass of warm milk. At the [...]

Thrill of Life Positive Stress

When many think of stress they think only of the negative effects that come with it. Did you know that some types of stress can be good for you? That's right! Some forms of stress can be good for you, but other types of stress disorders can cause major health problems and even be life threatening. Stress is a natural function of the body, but understanding the different types of stress, such as distress and eustress, helps you to better understand how to deal with the stress you find [...]

Say Hello to Cucumber

Do you know why they call someone “Cool as a cucumber”? Despite the numerous health benefits this awesome vegetable provides, it rarely gets to the top of the list where the leafy greens and carrots have been enjoying a lot of attention. Unassuming, we’d like to call it. You might think of this vegetable as a great snack to have at your office, but it does more than just improving your appetite.Here’s how:Fights constipation Regulates blood pressure Reduces cholesterol Fights cancer Aids in weight loss Relieves joint pain [...]

Tamrind Juice for Positive Energy & Vitality

Tamarind juice can give positive energy and refreshment. Use the matured tamarind, which has a brown to reddish brown color. This matured tamarind is somewhat sweet in taste and after removing the seed within one can prepare fleshy pulp juice. This can be juice diluted with water to desired quantity and add some little salt or sugar, depending on your taste. This is a very refreshing and positive energy producing juice.

Walk It, Like You Want It!

Exercise, not because you hate your body, but because you love it! It’s a great motto to go by every time you feel let down, for whatever reason. All you need to do is make up your mind and stick to it. And you don’t even have to do much. Just walk. Walk in the park, on the street, in your compound, you can even walk the stairs if you wish, but walk, every day, even for 30 minutes. Walk with a friend, walk with music, walk your pet. [...]

How to control acidity naturally

How to control Acidity

We can’t stress enough on the importance of treating stomach problems sooner than later as they can spiral into complex diseases. Acid reflux or heartburn is one of the most common stomach-related problems.  While it is not difficult to treat it, you must maintain healthy and on-time eating schedules, avoid excessive caffeine intake, and most importantly be stress-free. Drinking a glass of buttermilk or the juice of crushed ginger mixed with either a teaspoon of lemon juice or honey can be highly effective in combating acidity. Chew some raw [...]

Ginger for stomach

Ginger Juice for Stomach Ache

Stomach ache is a very tricky problem to many people, especially when it is triggered by gas related issues. In most of these cases the easy remedy that can be applied is ginger juice. Take the juice from one or two pieces of ginger by grinding it in the mixer. Squeeze the juice out of the ground mass of ginger. Add one or two teaspoons of dry ginger juice in half glass of water and drink it. Try this especially early morning or after the food.