Spices and Herbs

The joints get a lot of hard use over the years, and if we don’t look after them, they can start giving problems. Joint issues are called arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (sandhivata), where the cartilage and bone starts breaking down, and rheumatoid arthritis (amavata), where there is excessive inflammation. As [...]

Hair Loss and Pitta Dosha

Pitta is one of the three ayurvedic doshas, and is made up of fire and water elements. Pitta is considered to govern the health of skin and hair, and where there is an excess of Pitta, skin health can be adversely affected, and there is a tendency for early greying of hair, and premature hair [...]

Improve Your Digestion in Summer

In the Summer when the weather is hot, our digestive fire (agni) is diminished. We are less hungry, and easily feel uncomfortable when we overeat. In addition, people with a strong Pitta (fire) component become overheated. They may have loose stools, become irritable, and their skins have problems. In this post we will talk about [...]

Ayurvedic Tips for Asthma

People with asthma need to take more care during the Spring/Summer season. There can be many reasons behind asthma, such as air pollution, increased mould growth, high humidity environment; all these can trigger asthma conditions in adults as well as children. According to Ayurveda, asthma is caused by an accumulation of impurities that disrupt the delicate biochemistry [...]