Ginger helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas (mind-body types) and aggravates Pitta. Traditional ayurvedic texts recommend ginger to help with joint pain, motion sickness
Maharishi Ayurveda’s herbal food supplement, Amrit, is a Rasayana of Rasayanas—the quintessential ayurvedic herbal compound for all-around longevity, health and vitality. This super antioxidant contains dozens of ayurvedic herbs and fruits, each of which is a potent Rasayana in itself. Add to that the meticulous traditional processing, and you have a truly powerful Rasayana.
Neem aids in cleansing deep toxins from the teeth and mouth. Neem bark especially supports dental health; in fact, its most common use is as a sort of natural, gnawable toothbrush. Ayurdent, a fluoride-free ayurvedic toothpaste, contains neem bark and is extra-effective when you brush just before bed. It helps heal sore gums and helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening the gums and teeth.
By Emily Plate and MAPI staff writers If you’re feeling sluggish, dull or occasionally constipated, it’s likely that toxins are building up in your body. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, toxins accumulate when your digestion and elimination are out of sync. This imbalance can lead to skin breakouts, menstrual cramps, fatigue, feelings of occasional sadness and [...]
A bright yellow-orange wonder herb, turmeric is one of the oldest, most significant spices known to man. Turmeric plants thrive in hot climates with light soils. The climates of India as well as Central America suit the growth of the tropical turmeric plant. Turmeric, or “haridra” in Sanskrit, has many positive side effects according to [...]
Yoga has taken America by storm. Approximately one in sixteen Americans now practices yoga—an estimated nearly-twenty million. Most fitness clubs offer yoga classes, and yoga studios have proven highly resistant to economic woes—in fact, yoga practice boomed at the onset of the recession, according to Yoga Journal, and yoga and Pilates studios were named the [...]
I just saw Dr. Oz’s special segment on panchakarma – which aired on national TV Friday May 11th. For those who missed it, it was a great, quick glimpse into the class ayurvedic purification procedures known commonly as “panchakarma”, which means 5 actions.