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Anantamul: Indian Sarsaparilla and its Multitude of Health Benefits

Anantamul, also referred to as Sariva or Indian Sarsaparilla, has a wide range of uses from rejuvenation and nourishing the tissues, to cleansing and detoxifying the body.  Its robust red color indicates the powerful effect it has on the blood, specifically to cool and purify this vital tissue.  Its variability in actions allow it to treat a plethora of disorders including all skin disorders (acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc), infertility, miscarriage, inflammation, excessive heat, toxins, low energy, low libido and so much more.  In fact, Anantamul’s versatility can also be seen in its ability to treat all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) simultaneously. Continue reading »

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The Ayurvedic Body Clock: Organs and Dosha Alignment with Time

According to Ayurveda, our body is completely aligned with the times of day in regards to our vital organs.  Every hour is related to a specific organ(s), and therefore the organ will be at its most powerful energy at its respective times.  Further, the time each organ is spiking can reveal to us the best time for treatment, as well as the mostly likely time an imbalance may occur.  Knowing one’s internal body clock can help us align our daily activities in order to allow optimal functioning and therefore optimal health. Continue reading »

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The Many Health Benefits of Pranayama and How to Begin your Practice

Pranayama is the powerful practice of controlling one’s breath.  The health benefits are quite substantial, and generally speaking, include healing the mind, the nervous system and of course the physical body.  Since Pranayama works so intimately with the subtle, energetic body, it is of great importance to utilize the many different breathing variations properly.  This will allow one to reap the full benefits of the practice, as well as avoid harming the system further.  Whatever your goals are for establishing a Pranayama practice, this article will share a bit of ancient knowledge with you to help get you started!

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7 Steps to Rejuvenation after a Cleanse

In order to obtain optimal results after an Ayurvedic cleanse, one must utilize the appropriate steps in order to rejuvenate and energize the body and mind.  If you miss out on this essential “post-cleanse” phase, you not only deprive yourself of the juiciness that these “rasayana” or rejuvenation therapies bring, but you also leave the tissues depleted, the digestion weak, the immunity low and the energy drained.  Therefore Ayurveda not only focuses on detoxification, but puts equal emphasis on building and rejuvenation.
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Springtime Breakfast Scramble Recipe

Ayurvedic Breakfast ScrambleAlthough I love my oats, groats and porridges in the morning, these meals can be a bit too heavy for me during the lightness of the Spring and Summer seasons.  I really adore this recipe as it is packed with protein, without the heaviness that can sometimes go with this vital nutrient.  In fact, eating this breakfast scramble leaves me feeling light and energized, while sustaining my appetite for quite a bit.  Whether your goal is weight loss or just to eat a bit healthier, this breakfast scramble can be a great addition to your morning routine!   Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies 101: The Ginger Detox Bath

If you are looking to cleanse the system, Ayurveda has countless methods to promote detoxification for both the body and mind.  The Ginger Detox Bath is a great addition to any cleanse, but is equally beneficial to use on a daily basis as well.  This holistic remedy is one of the key svedana or sweating therapies in an Ayurvedic home cleanse and is recommended to be utilized each day before, during and after the program.  Since most disease is caused by toxins in the body, often this therapy is recommended in the lifestyle treatment protocol for healing disorders of all kinds.  Continue reading »

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Five Essential Uses of Castor Oil (that really work!)

Castor Oil Uses and RemediesCastor oil is an age old Ayurvedic remedy with quite a number of beneficial uses.  Although it can seem too good to be true, this thick, sticky oil is not only affordable and easy to obtain, but it is indeed extremely effective as well.  Whether you are suffering from itchy, allergy eyes or something deeper such as an unwanted fibroid or cyst, this versatile oil can come to the rescue, making it an Ayurvedic self-care essential. Continue reading »

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