Ayurveda has always advocated the use of warm water for our consumption. Warm water comes with a lot of benefits indeed and there are many amongst us who completely avoid drinking even slightly cold water on the warmest of days! But is that the best thing to do? Yes and No… But we’ll begin by telling why ‘Yes’.
We all welcome the monsoons in India…coming as it does after the scorching summer, monsoons offer much needed relief. While the mind and body seem to cool down in the monsoon season, it’s also the time to take extra care of what you eat as you are vulnerable to a variety of infections.
Ayurveda is the most ancient, continuously practiced healthcare discipline in the world. In ancient ayurvedic literature, a number of references are available with regard to the testing of drugs and food on animals, for evaluating their safety, before administration on human beings; ensuring their wise use. As per Ayurveda,Ghee, specifically cow’s ghee, is something to be taken from Day One of human life. Though the quantity differs with every person, it is one among the 10 food substances mentioned in the classics as essential to be included in the diet. It is also an essential ingredient in any Ayurvedic formulation.
In the human body, a very large number of chemical reactions take place, every second, and the human brain is the centre of all the electrochemical activity. The brain uses up nutrients for its functioning and keeping the levels replenished would only mean better brain functioning. Instead of consuming these unnaturally in the form of man-made chemicals, it is best to source the nutrients as nature intended, for the best and here are 3 pointers towards it.
What would you do when the summer hits you hard and you need to have more than the usual amount of water? You’d just drink plain water mostly, wouldn’t you? Now how about spiking this water with some wonderful ayurvedic herbs and spices? This would mean that you’d be drinking your regular drinking water as usual, but with each sip, a little bit of Ayurvedic goodness will be going into you, nourishing you and helping you re-hydrate even sooner than drinking plain water! We have such a product for you – you can consume it by boiling it with your drinking water. It is completely natural and imparts a wonderful hue as well! It is called Dahashanthi – the ideal summer drink.
What you eat and what you drink can make all the difference to the way you feel and actually sets of a chain of chemical reactions in your body. Some of these chemicals are exothermic, causing heat to be released into the body whereas some, are endothermic and draw heat from the body. In the peak of the Indian summer, it becomes particularly important to adjust the diet so as to make the heat manageable.
The Ayurvedic benefits of Neem are well known throughout history. This medium to large sized tree grows all over India and its seeds and leaves have a particularly well- known bitter taste. Neem is also known as the Indian Lilac and it is very fair to say that this tree is an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine.
Whole wheat has been much spoken about, in the recent years, and there has indeed been a fair amount of reasons for it as whole wheat is ultimately good for the body and tastes just wonderful! One could even say that whole wheat is one of the healthiest foods on the planet!
Black Pepper is the one spice that has always been referred to as the king of spices and is one which has a lot of health benefits that are not really well known. It is a common ingredient in the Indian, Thai, Chinese and Continental cuisines and no one ever seems to have soup without it! Here are some of the benefits of black pepper that you simply have to know!
Often referred to as Indian Pepper, Long Pepper is a vine that is cultivated for its spicy fruit. In contrast to the shorter Indian black pepper, this one tastes a lot hotter. The first mention of long pepper is in the ancient Ayurvedic texts where its many uses and benefits are well described.