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

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