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The Health Benefits and Uses of Tikta Ghrita

tikta ghritaTikta Ghrita is translated as “bitter ghee” and it is precisely this; ghee infused with the most powerful bitter herbs that Ayurveda has to offer.  Ayurveda often uses medicated ghee infusions to administer herbs, as this allows for deeper penetration of the herb and therefore an overall more potent action and effect.  The main bitter herbs of Ayurveda include Neem, Kutki, Kalmegha, Bhumyamalaki, Turmeric, Daruharidra, Karella (bitter melon) and Musta among many others.  Although these herbs all have their own unique actions, they do possess similar qualities such as being detoxifying, cooling (mostly), reducing (catabolic), anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and act specifically on the liver and blood.  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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