Turmeric & Peppermint Mouthwash

Did you know that bad oral bacteria can inhibit normal stomach acid production and interfere with a healthy gut microbiome? Ayurvedic medicine encourages a time-to-time cleanse of the oral cavity with an herbal decoction.  A 7-day throat cleanse called gandusha "mouth...

The Basics of Ayurvedic Medicine for a Clean Body

If you find yourself feeling the urge to cleanse or “detox,” have no doubt that your body is communicating something important to you! Cleansing unwanted waste is an integral part of the body’s activity on a cellular level. Our biological clocks schedule cleansing...

Healing Holy Basil: Queen of Herbs

Holy basil, known as tulsi in most Indian languages, is one of the most beneficial Ayurvedic plants for health and healing.  As one of the eight named indispensable items in any ancient Vedic worship ritual, every house and temple had at least one Tulsi bush in its...

Ginger: The Wellness Wonder

Ginger root, zingiber officinale, is a common product found in many kitchens.  Along with its ability to enhance the taste of both savory and sweet foods, ginger also serves as a good medicinal aid for multiple ailments. According to Ayurveda, ginger’s overall...

Simple Ways to Achieve Peak Brain Health

Everyone experiences some moments of “brain fog” from time to time, whether you are trying to find your keys or are struggling to remember a name. As we age or our daily stress increases, these little moments of forgetfulness become more worrying. The good news is...

Distraction: What’s the Cost to Your Wellbeing?

Here’s a challenge: Can you read this article from beginning to end without being distracted? And how will any distractions affect your ultimate understanding of the subject? The answers might surprise you. We tend to think that distractions are a normal part of life,...

Ayurveda: Healthcare for Yogis (and You!)

Ayurveda is a complete and universal science of life. Within this vast body of knowledge is the medical/health science that we simply refer to as “Ayurvedic Medicine.” It is a unified science—where spirit meets senses and mind meets matter.  Ayurvedic Medicine is...

Ayurvedic Elixirs for Health & Healing

Contributed by: Dr. Sairupa Krishnamurti, ND Delicious, nutritious and immune boosting, these Ayurvedic concoctions are pleasing to ALL the senses and are just in time for Fall comfort cravings! Tulsi (Holy Basil) & Ginger Tea This tea is best for people with vata...

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