Category Archives: Agni

The Three Main Digestive Imbalances of Ayurveda and the Best Herbs for Treatment

herbsIn the world of Ayurveda, there is nothing more important to our health and wellbeing than our digestion.  The digestive fire, known as Agni, is so important that ALL toxins and disease stem from imbalance in this area.  There are many factors that may weaken our fire, such as a poor diet, stress, overeating, mental imbalances and improper lifestyle habits.  Therefore we must discover the cause (in order to remove it) while simultaneously administering treatment to balance our digestion.  Being of such an essential nature, it is no surprise that Ayurveda shines bright in this area, providing a wide variety of effective herbal treatment options for each of our unique needs.  Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: How do you increase the digestion without increasing heat in the body?

Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am a busy mom from New York.  Last summer, I had struggled to try to stay in balance but I seemed to become very irritable (ask my kids!), as my inner “fire” seemed to get a bit out of control due to the hot weather.  Despite the excessive heat and irritation, I also suffer from having a low digestive fire and slow metabolism.  How can I go about increasing my digestive fire without adding a lot of heat to my body during these hot summer months?   Do you have any recommendations or products for increasing the digestion in a cooling way?  Also, are there some Ayurvedic remedies to keep the heat balanced during the summer months?  Thanks for your help!!”  Hot and Irritable in New York Continue reading »

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The Importance of Agni

HTKDF 1In the world of Ayurveda, there is not much more important of concepts than the health and strength of your Agni, or digestive fire.  The Agni is the governor of everything from the breakdown of food; the transformation of thought and emotion; the level of ambition, motivation and energy; and the power of the circulation and immunity. Continue reading »

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