Preparing Aloe Vera juice for this hot day ☀️Fresh from the Lakshmi Garden. Known as Kumari in Ayurveda, Aloe Vera is great for preventing constipation, calming excessive heat in the body, encouraging hydration and can be used externally for burns and rashes – these are just a few, there are many other benefits!
Regular head massage 💆🏻♀️ with Ayurvedic oils helps to encourage relaxation and sound sleep, hair growth and healthy colour. Below is a brief introduction to a few of our favourite hair oils available in the shop!
A few of the key ingredients include the herbs 🌿 bhringaraj and amalaki. Particularly useful in cooling the head, calming the mind, 🤯encouraging a healthy, dandruff free scalp and preventing premature greying.
Have you suffered from Indigestion before?
This is a little write up for the Ayurveda lovers who like some more insight on the Ayurvedic perspective of Indigestion.
If you are a student and would like to deepen your knowledge, Lakshmi Ayurveda has setup a new training and mentoring program for Ayurvedic students commencing in February 2020.
The Sanskrit word Ajeerna is the description for indigestion in Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda this disease is the root cause of many diseases and causes many types of pains such as amlapitta (heartburn, acidity, GERD, grahani (IBS), alasaka and visuchika (gastroenteritis).
Definition according to Mahadavan Nidana:
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.
Stay Healthy this Spring!
Spring is the time to incorporate light and cleansing foods into your diet. As the Kapha season, the moist and heavy qualities should be balanced by eliminated accumulated toxins and bringing more heat into our foods.
* Exercise! This will encourage circulation, increasing the heat in the body and create a feeling of ‘lightness’ to balance the heavy qualities of kapha.
* Dry rub massage to invigorate the lymphatic system and decrease fluid retention.
Have you tried the Lakshmi tea range?
We love them all but the Brain tonic (Brahmi, tulsi and ginger) is definitely one of our favourite along with the very popular Lakshmi Chai tea.
Brahmi – some of its wonderful benefits
The Sanskrit word Brahmi is derived from ‘brahma’ the creator of the universe.
Ayurvedic properties are:
Rasa: tikta and kashaya
Guna: laghu (light) and sara(laxative)
Prabhava/ special potency: alleviates apasmara/ epilepsy and unmada/ hysteria
Dosha: Tridosha mainly Kaphapittahara, can increase Vata in excess