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Nimba/ Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Today we have planted our first Neem tree in Lakshmi’s garden. Synonym for Neem are: Pichumarda – that which alleviates the doshas Paribhadra – strong tree Vara tikta – very tikta/ bitter Krimighna – anti parasite Its…
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Ginger/Ardraka Soup Recipe

Who would like to join me for dinner?  During the last few days I have spend most of my time in the kitchen focusing on cooking AMA (digestive toxin) decreasing and digestive fire promoting meals. If you would like to read more about…
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Is your menses normal? How does your menstrual blood look like?

This is a difficult question for many women to answer. What does normal menstrual blood look like. Let’s see what Ayurveda says about this Formation of Artava (menstrual blood): Arthava is an upadhatu dhatu of Rakta (blood).…
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Do you suffer from frequent urinary complaints?

Mutrakrichra or painful urination is classified into 8 types (bheda) 1. Vataja 2. Pittaja 3. Kaphaja 4. Sannipataja 5. Abhighataja 6. Sakrtja 7. Ashamrija 8. Shukraja Treatment of the various types is described in the…
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Strong nails, healthy bones and beautiful hair with Ayurveda.

Start adding regular black sesame seeds in your cooking. According to Vagbhata (author of classical ayurvedic text) krishna tila (black seed sesame seeds) is a Rasayana (rejuvenation). They have a delicious nutty flavour and are so nutritious. In…
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Conscious Conception - Pregnancy Planning with Ayurveda

We have more and more couples undergoing Ayurvedic fertility programmes at the clinic. Ayurvedic wisdom clearly lays out a pregnancy regime for couples to follow prior to conception and pre-conception care is rich in knowledge I would very…