Asafoetida (Hing) for Better Digestion and Circulation

Asafoetida (Hing) for Better Digestion and Circulation Asafoetida or Hing (botanical name Ferula narthex) is an essential ingredient in most Indian food that is almost unknown in the West. It is famous for its anthelminthic, stimulant, carminative (relieving flatulence), antiseptic, … Continue reading →

Ayurveda on Jet Lag

Ayurveda on Jet Lag Traveling disrupts our biological clock and internal rhythms. Movement, air – conditioned environments, and increased altitude increase Vata (the space and air dosha).  Dehydration, sluggish digestion, insomnia, hotheadedness, anxiety, spaciness, jet lag, exhaustion, irritability, disorientation, and … Continue reading →

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance

Acne – the Pitta Imbalance See also Acne-Part two 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, … Continue reading →

Spice Therapy, Six Tastes.

Spice therapy, six tastes In Ayurveda, foods are classified into six tastes –sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. Many foods have more than one taste–Turmeric, for example, contains three–bitter, pungent and astringent. Ayurvedic healers recommend that you include all … Continue reading →