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

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