Category Archives: Cleansing with Ayurveda

11 Ayurvedic Tips for a Fall Cleanse

fall cleanseAccording to Ayurveda, Fall is one of the best times of the year for performing a cleanse.  In fact, a traditional Ayurvedic cleanse is only performed during the transitional seasons of the Spring and Fall, and otherwise avoided during the more intense months of the summer and winter.  Since there are countless ways to perform a cleanse, it is extremely important to take into account the seasonal elements in order to perform a safe, healthy and efficient cleanse.       Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies 101: Cilantro Juice for Detoxification, Chelation and Inflammation

cilantro juiceCilantro is one of my favorite herbs, as it is fresh, affordable, accessible and carries a wide range of health benefits.  This tasty herb can be used as food or in larger dosages to increase the potency of its health benefits.  Cilantro’s cooling, anti-inflammatory properties makes it essential in any Pitta imbalance, while also being an Ayurvedic staple for every-body during these hot summer months.  Cilantro is also well-known for its powerful detoxifying action, and more importantly, its unique ability to remove heavy metals from the tissues. Continue reading »

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Parasites: Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment

parasiteAlthough the thought of parasites is both terrifying and rarely talked about here in the US, parasitical infection is said to be undeniably prevalent, affecting millions of people here in America (and much more worldwide!).  Unfortunately, due to the lack of knowledge on this issue, many infections go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, causing a wide variety of chronic symptoms that seem to have no cure.  Luckily, parasitical infection or “Krumi” as it is called, is all too common in the world of Ayurveda, and through a detailed examination they can be readily diagnosed and properly treated. Continue reading »

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7 Powerful Ayurvedic Herbs for Detoxification and their Unique Health Benefits

Manjistha Root for Detox Detoxifying herbs are a great compliment to any cleansing program to heighten the results, but they can also be beneficial to take in smaller dosages for daily health and  maintenance.  Whether taking them for either purpose, it is important to chose the ones that are specific for your individual needs, current imbalances and overall constitution (Prakrtti).  As you will see, not all detoxifying herbs are made the same.  In fact, each herb possesses special energetics and healing properties that makes it unique when compared to the others.  So if you are looking for a detoxifying herb that is more specific for cleansing the liver, killing unwanted parasites or increasing digestion and elimination; this article will help you to decide which herb(s) may be the best options for you and your needs. Continue reading »

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How to Perform a Kitchari Cleanse

kitchari cleanseThe Kitchari cleanse is a very mild version of the traditional “Pancha Karma” cleanse and can be safely performed at home with minimal guidance.  This particular cleanse is suitable for all body types, as it can be modified to fit everybody’s individual needs.  This cleanse consists of taking in a mono-diet of the classical Ayurvedic dish, Kitchari, which will allow the digestive system to take a much needed break, giving it new light and the ability to properly flush out toxins in the system.   Continue reading »

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6 Reasons to Perform a Springtime Cleanse

Spring CleanseSpring is right around the corner and the concept of Spring cleaning is all around.  This means cleaning out our homes, our cars, and of course our bodies and minds.  Spring really is the perfect time of year for cleansing, but have you ever wondered why that may be?  It definitely feels right instinctually, but according to Ayurveda, Spring is one of the very best times for a cleanse and for many specific, intelligent reasons.  In fact, Spring and Fall are listed as the only seasons a major cleanse should even be performed. Continue reading »

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The 3 Day Ayurvedic Cleanse

KitchariIt is that time of year again!  With the new year just around the corner, it is time to bring the focus back to ourselves, and more specifically to our health again.  Cleanses are a great way to reset the system and pave the way to making better health choices to come.  Long-term detox programs often initially bring lowered energy levels and therefore are recommended to only do when you are able to take some down-time at work and otherwise.   If you are like me however, I am just too busy to take more than a day or two off at a time.  So as with all other Ayurvedic rituals, the Ayurvedic Cleanse can also be modified to fit our current needs and schedule.  And although a three day cleanse is not terribly long, it can still be very powerful for detoxifying the body, balancing the mind, boosting the digestion/metabolism and setting the stage for a healthier future. Continue reading »

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