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Neem - Antifungal and Anti bacterial

Neem - Antifungal and Anti bacterial

Neem is one miracle herb and the benefits for skin care are quite numerous. Each part of this miracle tree contains healing compounds. The leaves, seed, bark, blossom and fruit all contain elements that help protect it from potential threats in the environment. Neem is a tree with an incredible variety of beneficial properties. Every part of the tree contains some level of active compounds, which have been found to be useful in organic and natural cosmetics, medicine and agriculture. Originating from India, The Neem tree is part of the culture’s traditional Ayurvedic medicine. These properties protect it from bacteria,...

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Holy Basil - A miracle herb

Holy Basil - A miracle herb

Tulsi or Holy basil is a potent herb that has been used in India for thousands of years to treat colds, coughs, and the flu. According to Ayurveda, holy basil helps in promoting purity and lightness in body. It also helps in cleansing the respiratory tract of toxins. A great aid to relieve one from digestive gas and bloating. Tulsi is a bushy shrub that grows to about 18 inches in height with leaves which are oval and serrated. It is great to cure one from acne, asthma,headache, heart diseases, kidney stone, lung disorders and respiratory disorders. I thought it...

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Apple Cider Vinegar

In my recent visit to Rishikesh, I met Mr Vatsalya. He is a 80 year old doctor living in the beautiful Ganga Vatika in Rishikesh. Can you believe that at this age he makes all the medicines inhouse? I had a look at some of the amazing Ayurvedic Concoctions he created and one of that was home made Apple Cider. Its aged and without any additives. Apple cider vinegar (or ACV) is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics and enzymes, giving it significantly less sugar and fewer calories than apple cider or apple juice....

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Triphala

Triphala

Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems.Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects:Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting...

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Turmeric Lime stone

Turmeric Lime stone

On my recent trip to Rishikesh, I met this amazing old gentle man, Mr. Vatsalya, who is 75 years old and has spent most of his life studying Ayurveda. He introduced me to this amazing Turmeric limestone. Strange combination is that not?Turmeric is the rhizome of the Curcuma domestica or Curcuma longa plant, which is a perennial herb in the ginger family. Wild turmeric grows in the tropics of Southern Asia with India being one of the main producers of the world’s turmeric.In addition to its use in curry powder, turmeric root, sourced fresh from Rishikesh is a common food...

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