Today is Drumstick tree curry day 🌿

In southern part of India this is called muringakol kari 🍛

Drumstick has been used in India since ancient times and it has been documented in the Vedas. 📖
Drumsticks or Moringa pods are
🌿highly nutritious, being a rich source of vitamin C, as well as calcium and iron.
🌿They are also a good source of dietary fibre.
🌿The are exceptionally good for your eye health and the nervous system.
🌿The drumstick pods are very useful in treating disorder of liver, spleen and pancreas it is also good for your bone health and joints.
🌿It is also used to treat intestinal worms and improves digestion

It alleviates Vata and Kapha. People with gastritis, burning sensation and sensitive stomach should avoid this vegetable in excess.

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Do you suffer from bleeding gums, mouth ulcers or dental diseases? 🦷

Iremada (Acacia farnesiana) might be very beneficial for you! 🌿🌼

You can see this shrub very commonly in Australia and it is considers a pest in some parts of Australia. In Ayurveda it is used for its medicinal properties. 🌿Interestingly it has been reported by Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation that indigenous people of the Pilbara used this species for a variety of medicinal purposes such as a cough remedy, cleaning of wounds and the spikes are poked into a wart to make it disappear.

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A very hot day 🌞🌞🌞in Perth today (42C). If you are suffering from a Prickly heat rash or excessive sweating💧💧💧 this herb 🌿might be very beneficial for you. Read more

Our favourite herb from our Ayurvedic pharmacy for today is Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides.

Ushira is a very cooling ❄️herb for the body and the mind. Charaka has categorised it as a varnya/ complexion promoting herb.

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First day back at school tomorrow

I am sure a lot of Mums are busy today labelling pens and books and thinking of the lunch box preparation for tomorrow.

1. Encourage water intake, avoid sugary drinks. Our favourite water bottle is Hydro flask (available at Lakshmi’s shop). Avoid iced drinks, room temperature is best. 💧
2. Encourage to eat fruits at morning recess and not after lunch. According to Ayurveda fruit should not be eaten after a main meal. Avoid mixing too many different types of fruit, keep it simple. Watermelon is best eaten by itself. 🍎🍌🍓🍊🥝

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Spiced buttermilk anyone?
Sambaram – a Kerala style buttermilk

Buttermilk is called Takra in Sanskrit.

Buttermilk is light, astringent and sour in taste. It mitigates Kapha and Vata and improves digestion.
It cleanses the channels (srotas), it is a mild diuretic and very useful in water retention, oedema, ascites and metabolic syndrome.

Adding fresh curry leaves 🌿to the buttermilk makes it very beneficial if you are suffering from IBS.

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What a beautiful summer day, a perfect day to dry some Dadima. 🌞🌞. They are in season 🌞🌞

Pomegranates are called Dadima in Sanskrit or Anar in Hindi.
The botanical name is Punica granatum.
This beautiful fruit is popular for its refreshing taste.

For medicinal purpose the fruit, bark of the fruit and the bark of the roots are used in Ayurveda.
It constituents (Fruit) are Vitamin C, Pectin, Sterols, Alkaloids, and Tannins. This could scientifically explain many of the Ayurvedic indications for pomegranate /dadima.

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