In Ayurveda, one of the primary investigative tools of practitioners for determining the state of ones health is tongue diagnosis.

Ayurveda suggests that the surface of the tongue reflects an entire map of the bodies overall health.

Each dosha has different colour signs. Vata will be more a brownish colour, with coating more pronounced at the back, Pitta will have more of a yellow coating and kapha a whitish tongue, often with a layer of mucus.

How do you want your tongue to look? A pink colour across the entire tongue, no cracks on the tongue, thin coating of white mucus and no teeth marks.

Karin our Ayurvedic practitioner here at Lakshmi Ayurveda specialises in authentic Ayurveda, auto immune disorders, lifestyle diseases, skin disorders, women’s health and child and postpartum health. For more information email

This wonder spice also known as Asafoetida is great for digestion, IBS, constipation, loss of appetite and many more uncomfortable symptoms we may be out of balance with. This spice is known to burn ama which are toxins built up in the body. It is great for a Vata imbalance as it reduces excess gas.

Hing can reduce growth of flora such as candida in the gut and help to get rid of worms as it has anti-viral properties. Hing can even fight a flu and encourage fertility…. what can this spice not do? Come along and visit our shop from 9am until 2pm Monday to Saturday to take a look around at all of our wonderful Ayurvedic products or book in with Karin our Ayurvedic practitioner to help find balance in your life with Ayurveda the science of life. We hope to see you soon!

Shankha Marma therapy is a wonderful way to calm the Pitta Dosha.

Did you know: the Shankha (temple) Marma strongly pacifies Pitta? Gently massage your Shankha Marma with Brahmi, Jatamamsi or Sandalwood oil (avoid heavy pressure).

Location: At the temple, slightly posterior to the eye brows. Shankha translated as conch, derives its name from that the temporal bone resembles part of a conch shell.

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We are very excited to announce we have a new team member working at Lakshmi Ayurveda. Hanna will be the friendly face welcoming you into the shop and helping out with any booking enquires you may need.

Hanna is studying the ancient science of Ayurveda is also a Yoga Teacher. Hanna has a passion for Ayurveda and Yoga and is grateful to have the opportunity to learn this beautiful science and be apart of the healing of the mind and body for all of our wonderful clients.

Please pop down to the shop and welcome her into our space.
With Love,
The Lakshmi team

Have you done dry brushing before?

Benefits of Dry Brushing

Body brushing helps to remove fatigue, increase muscular tone and flexibility of the joints, improves blood circulation of different organs and skin, eliminates waste products through the skin, stimulates the nervous system, prevents old age and increases longevity. Great for a ‘Kapha’ person. Best to avoid if you are suffering from skin irritations. If you are a Vata constitution you might prefer a softer version called Garshana using silk gloves. Garshana gloves and body brushes are available at Lakshmi’s shop.…/bass-body-brush-2/.

How to Dry Brush

Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions continuing up your legs, to your hands and arms. Brush your entire back (wherever you can reach) and abdomen area, shoulders and neck. Use circular clockwise strokes on the abdomen.

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Danta is the the Sanskrit word for tooth.

We can find information about Danta in the Ayurvedic classical texts of the
+Charaka and Sushruta Samhita
+ Astanga Samgraha and
+ Kasyapa Samhita. Acharya Kasyapa is the pioneer of the field and has a separate chapter on Dantajanmika (dentation).

Teeth are considered an updadhatu of Asthi dhatu (bone tissue).
In Ayurveda it is mentioned that the tooth eruption (dantopatti kala) is best when a child is 8 months old.

Names of various teeth have been given by Kashapya. These are: Rajadanta, Vasta, Damstra, and Hanavya. The middle two teeth are Rajadanta (incisor) and are considered sacred. Teeth by the side of Rajadanta are called Vasta (canines) and other teeth by the side of it are called Damstra (pre-molar). The rest are called Hanavya (molar) and named because are helpful in mastication.

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