Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reishi (Lingzhi) – the Sacred Mushroom

Reishi (Lingzhi) – the Sacred Mushroom The Reishi (Japanese name), Ganoderma (Scientific name), or Lingzhi (Chinese name) mushroom has been used for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. Generally, … Continue reading

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Wild Oregano Oil – the Mediterranean Miracle

Wild Oregano Oil – the Mediterranean Miracle What qualities do we look for in a remedy? It must be effective, which means our disease must be cured without side effects. The second desirable quality is: it must be affordable, which … Continue reading

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How to Take an Herb

How to Take an Herb Times of administration. – Empty stomach: herbs taken on an empty stomach will have a stronger effect. This is the preferred time for those who have a watery condition with mucus and for detoxification. – … Continue reading

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For How Long Should I Take an Herbal Remedy?

For How Long Should I Take an Herbal Remedy? Human beings have relied upon plants for healing for many thousands of years. The five elements and three doshas of Ayurveda and Yin and Yang of Chinese medicine are part of … Continue reading

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Herbal Remedies for Prostate Problems

Herbal Remedies for Prostate Problems There are many herbs used by both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. The yin – yang theory of Chinese herbalism and the dosha theory of Ayurveda provide a similarly balanced approach to the understanding of health, … Continue reading

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The Nature of Herbs in Ayurvedic and Chinese Systems

The Nature of Herbs in Ayurvedic and Chinese Systems Today, more than three-quarters of the world’s population still rely on the use of the medical herbs for the primary health care. The food-like qualities of herbs make it easier for … Continue reading

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Cook your Food with Love

Cook your Food with Love The preparation of food is an art, but even if you are not the best cook, there are things you can do to improve the nutritional value and enjoyment of the food you prepare. Ayurveda … Continue reading

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Acne – the Pitta Imbalance

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance Acne vulgaris or cystic acne is large pimples, which show a Pitta or Kapha imbalance. It is aggravated by overconsumption of sweets, fats, oils, red meat, seafood, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as emotional … Continue reading

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Bija Mantra – the Energized Sound

Bija Mantra – the Energized Sound Mantra, the sacred word, is the most common yogic practice. It is the main tool for working on the mind. While asanas are postures for the body, mantras are postures for the mind. They … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction – Daily Positive Affirmations

The Law of Attraction – Daily Positive Affirmations “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” These words of Mahatma Gandhi fully correspond with the Ayurvedic law of attraction. This universal law states, that … Continue reading

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The Seven Chakras and Seven Stages of Human Life

The Seven Chakras and Seven Stages of Human Life The main nadis (subtle energy channels of the body) Ida, Pingala and Shushumna run along the spinal column in a curved path and cross one another several times. At the points … Continue reading

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Ayurveda on Wine and Hangover

Ayurveda on Wine and Hangover Wine consumption Vedas are against the drinking of any alcohol considering it tamasic (ignorant, lethargic and destroying). One who seeks liberation should certainly avoid all kind of intoxication including coffee, tea and coffeinated drinks. See … Continue reading

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