October 25th,

Happy Ayurveda Day!

Today we honour Lord Dhanwantari, the Lord of Ayurvedic Medicine 🌿and incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He rose from the churning of the milk ocean, bringing the nectar of immortality, 🌞 the elixir of life to establish the tradition of Ayurveda to the world.

May Ayurveda, the Science of Life, continue to bless the world with its ancient wisdom and universal knowledge. It is a true honour to learn and live by Ayurvedic principles.

Om Shree Dhanvantare Namah 🙏🏼 🕉

Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a seed that is becoming increasingly popular due to its gluten free qualities and nutritional benefits 🌞 They are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, essential amino acid and fibre. So delicious too! Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

Ayurvedic Qualities
Buckwheat is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has qualities of drying and heating 🔥 which balance the cold and wet 💧 qualities of Kapha. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Great for those who may feel a bit of water retention, congestion and sluggishness with the onset of Spring!

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Not only delicious but so beneficial.

Honey 🍯 and cinnamon a powerful combination. Most likely you have those two items in your house.

Try this simple combination it has so many great health benefits.

5 amazing benefits

Honey and cinnamon can help with

1. Rhinitis and allergies (wonderful to take this time of the year)
2. Boosts the immune system
3. Anti fungal properties
4. Promotes heart health and helps to reduce cholesterol
5. If you drink the mixture with warm water it can help assisting in weight loss and arthritic pains, 1 tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder.

Externally the paste made of honey and cinnamon is used to treat insect bites, wounds and inflammation. Cinnamon has anti inflammatory action while honey is antiseptic.

We wish you a beautiful Sunday and enjoy some honey 🍯 with cinnamon.

With love your Lakshmi team
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Did you look at your tongue this morning? 👅 Was there a thick white coating? Are there cracks on your tongue?

During an Ayurvedic consultation, the practitioner will complete Jivha Pariksha, tongue analysis, as part of your Ayurvedic examination. The practitioner will assess the size, colour, moisture, shape, marks, and coating of the tongue that may provide insight into the health of the client.

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What is 🤔 Kapha Churna?

Kapha Churna is a powdered mixture of spices used to balance Kapha dosha, slow digestion, metabolism and sluggishness.

Some of the qualities of Kapha dosha, made up of earth 🌍 and water 💦elements, include cold, moist, heavy, dense, dull, oily, and stable.

The tastes that balance Kapha are pungent, bitter and astringent. The Kapha Churna has been formulated to help bring balance back to Kapha.

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Kelsey is undergoing her Spring cleansing with a juice fast this year! 🍏🍊🥬🥕🥭 After consideration, she and Karin felt she was suitable for her first juice cleanse. We thought we would share a bit about juicing from an Ayurvedic perspective, as we often get a lot of questions about juicing from our clients.

Juicing diets are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps you have tried one yourself, watched a documentary on the benefits or read countless articles about the topic. No doubt, the cleansing qualities of fruits and vegetables can reset the body. True, there are benefits for the body and the mind to completing a fast or cleanse. But what does Ayurveda say about juicing?

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