Does your body feel weak, stressed and fatigued?

Today we are preparing Ashwagandhadi Lehyam. The type of formulation can also be called an Avaleha.

Avalehya kalpana
This is a semi solid Ayurvedic preparation rich in taste and nourishing for all the bodily tissues (dhatus). 💪

The word Avaleha has been derived from the root word “lihaswadane”in which “lih” means a substance which is licked and “aswadane” means that which has good taste. 😋

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Do you suffer from insomnia? Headaches, ear pain, gout or arthritis? Or any Vata Pitta ailments? If so, this oil could be perfect for you!

We are in the process of making Ksheerabala thailam. We started a few days ago and are still in the process of finishing the oil. Stay tuned for more videos and information about Ksheerabala thailam and the preparation process

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Lakshmi Ayurveda’s Varnya lepa – complexion promoting face pack is now available.

This face mask contains multiple herbs for beauty mentioned by Charaka in the category of complexion promoting herbs. We have chosen the best herbs to promote radiant skin.

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Bhaisajya Kalpana – Ayurvedic pharmacology 🌿🌿🌿

The world Bhaisajya Kalpana is the combination of Bhesaja (the substance/ medicine) and kalpana (processing).

Another Sanskrit word used for a medicinal substance is Ausadha. 🌿
As herbs are not readily assimilate in their ‘raw’ sate they are usually processed to enhance absorption.
Ayurveda describes five types of Kashaya Kalpana they are called Panchavidha kashaya

1. Swarasa (fresh juice of a plant)
2. Kalka (fine paste)
3. Kwatha (decoction)
4. Hima (cold infusion)
5. Phanta (hot infusion)

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One of our topics at Lakshmi Ayurveda’s online chat and chai was oil pulling. What does Ayurveda say? ☕️

In Ayurveda there are two methods mentioned.
1. Kavala/ gargling, swishing the liquid in the mouth (pulls out toxins)
2. Gandusha/ holding the liquid in the mouth without any movement (lubricates)

Kavala and Gandusha can be done in four ways.
1. Snaihika to lubricate – best for Vata 💨 . This is done with oil such as black seed sesame oil, ghee or coconut oil. Milk or water in which sesame seed paste is mixed is also recommended.
2. Samana (to mitigate) – best for Pitta 🔥 Decoctions of bitter, astringent and sweet drugs that are cold in potency are used along with honey or ghee. This is done for oral ulcers burning sensation in the mouth and upper respiratory infections.

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Did you know that pomegranate is beneficial in strengthening the heart? It also can be used during menopause. And there are many other benefits – We just love a refreshing glass of pomegranate juice!

Pomegranates are called Dadima in Sanskrit or Anar in Hindi. The botanical name is Punica granatum.

For medicinal purpose the fruit, bark of the fruit and the bark of the roots are used in Ayurveda. Pomegranate is high in Vitamin C, Pectin, Sterols, Alkaloids, and Tannins.

Our top benefits are as follows:

Being alkaloid, it is is a great anti-acid and great to use if you suffer from Acidity. Try 50 ml of the juice, 1 to 2 x daily on an empty stomach. It is also soothing for an inflamed stomach.

Pomegranate controls diarrhoea (good for children too). Useful in bleeding piles.

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