What is the Importance of Ghruta in Ayurveda?

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Ghruta, which is also known as Ghrta and Ghrita, is an incredibly important and revered ingredient in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Ghruta has been used for thousands of years and can provide people with a wide range of health benefits.  But first, you may be wondering: What Is Ghruta? The term Ghruta originates with … Read more What is the Importance of Ghruta in Ayurveda?

Arjuna Bark – Guardian of the Heart

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Essential Facts About Arjuna Bark Names Botanical name: Terminalia arjuna Sanskrit: Arjuna, Dhanvi Hindi: Arjun, Arjuna, or Koha English: White marudah Other: Sadada, Sadura, Kakubha, Guardian of the heart Energetics Rasa (taste): Astringent and bitter Guna (qualities): Light, dry Virya (actions): Cooling Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent Effect on doshas: Tridoshic, not indicated for kapha-pitta Habitat The … Read more Arjuna Bark – Guardian of the Heart

Love Yourself With The Holiness of Holistic

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The word “holistic” has been thrown around a lot in modern times, especially in the health and wellness industries as of late. Anything cutting edge seems to be based on the holistic principle declared in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “Relating to or concerned with wholes or complete systems rather than the analysis of, treatment of or … Read more Love Yourself With The Holiness of Holistic

Wild Cardamom – Queen of Spices

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Essential Facts about Wild Cardamom Names Botanical: Elettaria cardamomum Sanskrit: Ela Hindi: Elaichi English: Wild Cardamom Other: Queen of Spices Energetics Rasa (taste): Pungent, sweet Guna (qualities): Light, dry Virya (action): Cooling Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent Dosha (constitution): Cardamom is considered tridoshic in that it can be useful in balancing all three doshas, though pitta … Read more Wild Cardamom – Queen of Spices

Saffron – The Sunshine Spice

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Essential Facts about Saffron Stigma Names Botanical: Crocus sativus L Sanskrit: Kumkum Hindi: Kesar English: Saffron Other: The Sunshine Spice Energetics Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter Guna (qualities): Slimy Virya (action): Warming Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent Dosha (constitution): Tridoshic Habitat Saffron is native to Southern Europe and Iran. Plant Description Saffron is a perennial herb with … Read more Saffron – The Sunshine Spice

Phyllanthus Plant – Gale of the Wind

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Essential Facts about Phyllanthus Plant Names Botanical: Phyllanthus niruri Sanskrit: Bahupatra, tamalaki Hindi: Bhumi amla English: Phyllanthus Other: Chanca piedra, stonebreaker (due to its ability to crush kidney and gall bladder stones), seed under leaves, or gale of the wind Energetics Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent, and sweet Guna (qualities): Light, dry Virya (action): Cooling Vipaka … Read more Phyllanthus Plant – Gale of the Wind

Licorice Stem – The Sweetest Root

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Essential Facts about Licorice Stem Names Botanical: Glycyrrhiza glabra Sanskrit: Yastimadhu Hindi: Mulethi, Jethimadhu English: Licorice (The etymology of the word licorice stems from the greek word glukurrhiza, which means sweet root. The French adapted this term to ‘licoresse,’ from which we have derived licorice). Energetics Rasa (taste): Sweet Guna (qualities): Heavy, sticky Virya (action): … Read more Licorice Stem – The Sweetest Root

Bacopa – Brahmi, Cosmic Consciousness

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Essential Facts about Bacopa Names Botanical: Bacopa monnieri Sanskrit & Hindi: Brahmi (named after Brahma, the deity which presides over the local universe) Other: Thyme leaved gratiola, Water hyssop, Indian pennywort, Herb of grace, Cosmic Consciousness Energetics Rasa (taste): Astringent, bitter and sweet Guna (qualities): Light Virya (action): Cooling Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet Dosha (constitution): … Read more Bacopa – Brahmi, Cosmic Consciousness

Shatavari Root – She Who Possesses 100 Husbands

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Essential Facts about Shatavari Root Names Botanical: Asparagus racemosus Sanskrit: Shatavari Hindi: Shatavari English:  Indian Asparagus, Hundred Roots , Asparagus roots Other: Due to the number of benefits it has for the reproductive system – particularly for females – it’s also known as “she who has 100 husbands” or “100 Spouses” as well as “Queen … Read more Shatavari Root – She Who Possesses 100 Husbands