Hing or Hingu is a calming herb and useful in bloating, distension and digestive disorder having carminative properties. The word Hingu is a Sanskrit synonym meaning – effective in thousand ways.

The English word for Hing is Asafoetida.

The resin is collected as an exudate from the root. Unfortunately hing available in many stores is blended with flour, maize and other additives. Hing is primarily from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and some parts of Kashmir. At Lakshmi Ayurveda we have Hing available without any additives.

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Listen to the beautiful humming of a bumble bee inside you

Bhramari Bumble Bee breath
The world Bhramari means black bee. During this pranayama the sound of a black bee is produced.

If you do Bhramari regularly, it will open the space within. It has a direct effect on the pineal, pituitary and thyroid gland.

Experience bliss by practicing seven Brahmari Pranayam daily. It should not be practiced more then 17 rounds.

Benefits of this pranayama are:

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Have you had an Ayurvedic Pulse assessment before?

The Art of Reading the Pulse – Nadi Vijnanam

Ayurveda is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature with the aim of maintaining the optimum health of a healthy person and treat disease when suffering from ill health.
Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam
Aaturasya vikar prashamanam

For this purpose, we need to have an understanding of the persons health. One mean to obtain is, is the understanding of the pulse. This technique is called Nadi vijnanam.
Nadi meaning pulse and vijnanam means understanding, comprehension or knowledge.
Nadi also means a river of live expressed through the pulse.

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Do you use black sesame seeds in your cooking?

They have a delicious nutty flavour and are so nutritious.

In Ayurveda black seed sesame seeds are known for its beneficial effect for Asthi dhatu bone tissue. The oil pressed out of these seeds is know as Tila Taila and is the main base oil used for most Ayurvedic herbal oils

Black seed sesame seeds are very rich in Calcium, magnesium, a high source of fibre, zinc, B vitamins, Phosphorous, Vitamin E, copper and Iron. Which makes them so beneficial for your body and mind.

Here are ten reasons to eat more black sesame seeds:

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Cleansing of the senses is a part of an Ayurvedic routine. A ritual for cleaning the eyes , ears, nose, skin and tongue are mentioned in the Daily Ayurvedic Routine (Dinacharya). To learn more about the Dinacharya we recommend our Lakshmi team Ebook. https://www.lakshmiayurveda.com.au/prod…/lakshmi-team-ebook/

According to Ayurveda the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, ether) manifest in the functioning of the five senses.

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This is Vaishvanara churna prepared for one of our patients.

This Ayurvedic herbal formulation is very useful in the treatment of low Agni (digestive fire), bloating, spastic colon, constipation, rheumatoid arthritis and it is promoting the downward flow of Vata (Vatanulomana).

The ingredients are:

1. Saindhava – rock salt – 2 parts
2. Ajwain – 2 parts 
3. Ajamonda – 3 parts
4. Sunthi – 5 parts
5. Haritaki – 12 parts
The formulations is best taken with hot water (ushna Jala) or Takra (buttermilk), for people with sensitive stomach it can also be taken along with ghee.
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