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 →

Non Herbal Medicament in Eastern Medicine

Non Herbal Medicament in Eastern Medicine Ayurveda uses herbs in many forms: fresh juices (svarasa), crushed pulp or paste of the plant (kalka), decoction (kvatha), hot infusion (phant), cold infusion (hima), milk decoction, powder (churna), pills (guti), tablets (vati), medicated … Continue reading →

The Nightshade Family

The Nightshade Family The nightshade family of vegetables includes tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, chili peppers, white potatoes, and tobacco. They are called so because they grow at night, absorbing “deadly night energies”. Ayurveda says they should be avoided or minimized … Continue reading →