Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

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Essential Facts about Holy Basil Leaf Names Botanical: Ocimum Sanctum Sanskrit & Hindi: Tulsi is derived from a Sanskrit word, which means “matchless one” English: Indian Basil, Holy Basil Other: The Incomparable One, Mother Medicine of Nature, and Liquid Yoga Energetics Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter Guna (qualities): Light, dry, piercing Virya (action): Warming Vipaka (post-digestive … Read more Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

Ashwagandha Root – Strength of 10 Horses

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Essential Facts about Ashwagandha Root Names Botanical: Withania Somnifera Dunal Sanskrit: Ashwagandha (ashva meaning ‘horse’ and gandha meaning ‘smell’ because of its “horse-like” aroma) Hindi: Asgandh, Asgandha Other names: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginsing, Strength of 10 Horses Energetics Rasa (taste): Tikta (Bitter); Katu (Pungent); Madhura (Sweet) Guna (qualities): Laghu (Light); Snigdha (Unctuous) Virya (action): Ushna … Read more Ashwagandha Root – Strength of 10 Horses