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!

Bhringaraja Thailam

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

Spring Tips
* 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.

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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)
Virya: sheeta
Vipaka: madhura
Prabhava/ special potency: alleviates apasmara/ epilepsy and unmada/ hysteria
Dosha: Tridosha mainly Kaphapittahara, can increase Vata in excess

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Have you heard of Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)?

Aragwadha is a Sanskrit word that literally means that which eliminates or destroys the disease.

Charaka has categorised it as kusthaghna (anti dermatoses), kandughna (anti pruritic) and also recana (laxative). It’s Ayurvedic properties are rasa (taste) sweet and it has a cold potency (virya). It has Vatapitta (reducing) qualities also Samshramana (bowel cleansing attributes).

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