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How to Build Up Your Immunity

When it’s cold outside, it can be quite easy to catch cold or get into other ailments because the weather makes you more susceptible to these. Cold, flu, cough and fever are some of the common illnesses that the cold and rainy weather makes us vulnerable to. Fortunately, there are natural ways to build up your immunity so that you do not succumb to illness during the monsoon season. Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Gulkand or Rose Petal Jam

Gulkand or rose-petal jam is one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparations ever known. At the same time, its health benefits are undeniable. The word gulkand is derived from gul, which means ‘flower’ in Persian, and ‘qand’ which means ‘sweet’ in Arabic. Continue reading

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The Secret of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling or Nithya Thaila Kriya is an ancient Ayurvedic regimen that greatly enhances both your physical and overall well-being. It has gained popularity in recent times due to greater awareness about it, as well as celebrity endorsements of this age-old practice. Two ancient texts dating back to 800 BC and 700 BC mention the benefits of oil pulling including oral hygiene among other things. Continue reading

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How to prepare tridoshic dal

Dal or lentils are one of the easiest dishes to prepare. It is light on the stomach and enriched with proteins. Tridoshic dal is an Ayurvedic preparation that is beneficial for all doshas and keeps them in check. It cleanses the body of ama or toxins, and is very good for digestion, as well as a light food to be taken if one is suffering from diarrhoea. It pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas and increases Vata. Here’s how you can prepare this Tridoshic dal at home: Continue reading

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7 ways to let go of stress and maintain your inner calm

The lifestyle of most people today is chaotic, fast-paced and stressful. This could be due to many factors including modern workplace culture, poor eating habits and lack of sleep. To add to this, there’s added stress from family, colleagues and life in general. With all this, it can be very challenging to stay calm and not be affected by everything. Continue reading

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Mind Types in Ayurveda

The ancient principles of Ayurveda believe that the mind and body both need to be in harmony in order to achieve overall good health. We all have different temperaments, body types, mindsets and interests and the beauty of Ayurveda is that it recognizes this. Treatments and diagnoses are made on the basis of an individual person’s particular body and mind type. Continue reading

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How to Build Up Your Immunity

When it’s cold outside, it can be quite easy to catch cold or get into other ailments because the weather makes you more susceptible to these. Cold, flu, cough and fever are some of the common illnesses that the cold and rainy weather makes us vulnerable to. Fortunately, there are natural ways to build up your immunity so that you do not succumb to illness during the monsoon season. Continue reading