Long Pepper – A Rejuvenating Spice

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Essential Facts about Long Pepper Names Botanical: Piper longum Sanskrit: Pippali Hindi: Pipala Other names: Indian long pepper Energetics Rasa (taste): Pungent Guna (qualities): Strong Virya (action): Heating Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet Dosha (constitution): Pacifies Kapha and Vata Habitat Long pepper is native to India. Description The fruit of the pepper consists of many tiny … Read more Long Pepper – A Rejuvenating Spice

Amalaki – The Gooseberry of the Gods

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Essential Facts about Amalaki Names Botanical: Embellica officinalis or phyllantus emblica Sanskrit: Amalaki Hindi: Amla Other names: Dhrati (meaning ‘mother earth’) in Sanskrit and Hindi, Indian gooseberry in English Energetics Rasa (taste): Amla contains five of the six tastes (sweet, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent) Guna (qualities): Heavy Virya (action): Cooling Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet … Read more Amalaki – The Gooseberry of the Gods

The Best Remedy for Cough and Cold

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One key tenet of Ayurveda is that food is thought of as medicine. Thus, when you fall ill, it’s essential that you provide your body with the right nourishment to heal, recover, and ultimately restore balance. The Ayurvedic remedy, Chyawanprash, is particularly useful for this. Chyawanprash is an ancient supplement formulation prepared using 30 to … Read more The Best Remedy for Cough and Cold