Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ayurveda and the 3 types of Menopause

By Dr. Shamna Prudith.

Womanhood is a great blessing and is, of course, a big responsibility. A woman passes through various life transitions including menarche, pregnancy, labour, breast-feeding, child nurturing and finally menopause. These phases are all part of normal female physiology. Through bloodletting in menstruation, the body provides the woman with a natural way of monthly cleansing and rejuvenation. At menopause, the body puts an end to her reproductive life.

Ginger, ayurveda and it multiple uses.


  
Origins and History

The origin of ginger is not unknown for certain, and it is not known to grow wild, but it is grown in many tropical climates around the world. Nevertheless, since antiquity, there have been references to its cultivation and medicinal use in ancient China and India, suggesting that it may have originated somewhere between northern India and eastern Asia.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Warming Winter Teas for Each Dosha


This herbal teas are your best winter companions. Do not matter if you choose to take them in your quiet sofa or in a party, it is always uplifting for all and surely preventing dullness and cold.

Kapha Balancing

  • 6 cups water
  • ⅛ of an orange slice or a nice pinch of dried orange peel
  • 5 cardamom pods

Friday, January 13, 2017

Coconut Chutney



 This is a cooling chutney just a few minutes to put together. I know that you may get discouraged in peeling the fresh coconut, but I reassure you that using a fresh coconut is worth the extra effort.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ginger chutney

In silence retreats I like to serve this chutney to aid digestion for vattha dosha. It complements wonderfully the simple kachadi. You can make a good amount and refrigerate for 4 to 5 days.

Combine the following ingredients in a blender, then blend until smooth:
1 cup of fresh ginger, cut in small pieces for easy blend.
1/2 cup olive oil.
Salt to taste
5 tsp jaggery syrup or any syrop
1 thin ring of lemon with peel ( the whole lemon slice)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A TRADITIONAL AYURVEDIC DIGESTIVE DRINK



By Dr.Shamna
If you think your appetite has gone down, your tongue is coated, you feel little ors no taste for food, or areis disturbed by abdominal bloating and flatulence, you may need some digestive support. Here is an easy and tasty drink recipe/ cuisine from the land of Ayurveda.
All you need is