Winter Support

December 11th, 2013

 

Winter is here!

With the amount of snow fall and need for extra layers, the drop in temperature makes snuggling up with a good book and hot cup of tea an ideal evening activity. Unfortunately, sometimes we are snuggling up next to the fire because we are also sniffling and sneezing.

As our bodies fight harder to strengthen our immune system, we become more prone to colds. Fortunately, our Guduchi Rasayana provides support for our immune system by stimulating our digestion and metabolism.

Adding a spoonful of #25 Immune Support to warm water or milk makes for a tasty treat that will also strengthen your immune system during the cold seasons. Check out our Guduchi Rasayana to add comfort and support to your body so you can enjoy the fire, sneeze and cough free.  

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The Beauty of Cardamom

June 26th, 2013

 

Cardamom, yum! This well-known spice is used in over 20 of our products. So how is it so good? Well, the spicy-sweet taste can be used in a variety of recipes and although the price for cardamom is higher then other spices, a little bit can go a long way. Advised to purchase them in pods and grind yourself, as they are stronger and fresher that way, cardamom is an ideal touch to coffee, lentils, peas, and chicken. 

Aside from the array of medicinal uses, including increasing the movement of food through the intestine, cardamom adds a warming quality to soups or stews. Check out our ingredient list to read up on more of the medicinal values of cardamom, as the taste isn’t the only groovy thing about this herb!

Below is a delicious recipe for split-pea soup. Enjoy!

Serves 4 to 6

Cardamom adds its clean, pungent ­flavor to this unusual split-pea soup.

• 2 cups dried green or yellow split peas
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
• 1 ham bone with some meat attached
• 10 cups water
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1/2 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground cardamom
• Salt to taste

1. Place the peas in a sieve, remove any stones or other debris, and rinse with water. Warm the oil in a 4-quart or larger pot over moderate heat. Add the onions and sauté until transparent. Add the peas, bone, water, sugar, and the smaller amount of cardamom. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat.

2. Simmer over very low heat for about 2 hours. Stir ­occasionally so that the peas don’t stick to the ­bottom of the pan. Add more water as needed.

3. When the peas have disintegrated, remove the bone and adjust the seasoning with a little salt and/or more ­cardamom. Serve immediately.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/pea-soup.aspx

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Need to concentrate?

May 1st, 2013

Concentration…….

How is it that focusing has become a lost art in our society?

Seems that all the stimulation we receive from mass media, our physical health, and obligations has diminished our ability to focus. As our minds wonder it becomes harder to concentrate.

Two of our regular customers are contentiously raving about our Concentration # 20-  Shankapushpi Rasayana. The husband came into the store today and we got into a discussion about the latest book he just finished, because until recently he hasn’t been able to sit and read a book for years.

He said, “Taking the Concentration  in the morning has been helping me transition between sleeping and  awaking up. It has not only increased my focus, but has given me a sense of inner peace with an enhanced clarity.

While being constantly over stimulated with all the world has to offer it can become overwhelming to even read a book.

The main ingredient in our Concentration #20 is called  Shankapushpi ( Convolvulus Pluricalis) , it has not only been known to help support memory weakness and muscle toning,  it has also been recognized to help relieve stress.

If you find yourself unable to focus on a certain task such as reading, writing, or planning your day, please try our product Concentration # 20-  Shankapushpi Rasayana and see if it can help you.

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What are your Fears?

August 31st, 2012

What are your fears? Would you even be able to recognize one of your deepest little ones? How many fears do you have? Do they out way your dreams, and how long would it take for you to do something about that?

 

Fear can be anything from paranoia, arcalaphobia, love and ourselves. Sometimes it’s easier to recognize our fears due to the reactions we exert. But what do you do when the reaction is analyzed so deeply that it becomes lost in translation and all you are left with is “Fuck it”

 

Know you’re at a point where you have given up, or preoccupying yourself with useless means of entertainment to avoid the issues at hand.

 

Well know get to work. Life isn’t going to fix your fears for you. The only one that has control over this is “you”.

 

When you recognize “Fear” in it’s other forms it starts to get more confusing. Hatred, jealousy, manipulation, and control, are all fear based emotional reactions.

 

What happens when we rule our lives by these reactions?

 

We create our own destiny.

 

What kind energy do you want to put out into the world? How do you want to feel everyday? Do you want to live your life in fear or Love?

 

I hope, I pray and I wish to openly give and receive love, because it’s the positive thing to do.

 

So, Give yourself the love and attention you deserve. Let go off all your “FEAR”. Live with good intentions and listen to your heart.

 

 

Lava Love You

 

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The importance of an Ayurvedic Massage for Individuals

January 13th, 2012

As soon as the word massage comes it reminds us of lotions, scented oils, creams, spas, massage parlors, relaxation and an experience of comfort and rejuvenation. Many people have the myth that massages meant only for relaxation and freshness and they hold no good for the body’s internal systems.

This myth has been busted by Ayurvedic massages that hold much more than relaxation and freshness of the body. Ayurveda the ancient therapy of medicine that was practiced around 1500 BC in India and is still existant not only in India but also in several parts of the world. Ayurvedic massage forms an integral part of Ayurveda and is as old and good as Ayurveda itself.

Ayurvedic massage is a holistic approach to the cure and rejuvenation of the human body and is beneficial for the whole body starting from the head till the toe. Direct affects to the skeletal and circulatory system from ayurvedic massage have been proved beyond doubt apart from that it has a positive affect on the nervous, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive and digestive systems of the body.

Ayurvedic oils, creams and ointments are the perfect mixture that a ayurvedic massager will apply to your body and rub it in a way that the medicinal properties reach the depths of the skin and the benefits are percolated to the organs and organ systems protected by the skin. These creams, ointments and oils are extracted from ayurvedic medicinal herbs that have been known from centuries to deliver the most awesome benefits to the human body.

While massaging the human body one needs to take care that the massage is done with the correct technique and the right use of fingers and hands. For this the ayurvedic massager needs to be well trained in ayurvedic massage and should have the knowledge of the vital points of the human body where the affect of the massage will be maximum. If the massager is not well trained chances are that the massage will end up giving ill effects to the body instead of any benefit.

To take an Ayurvedic massage there is no need to fall sick; you can take a massage (ayurvedic) just to rejuvenate your body and mind. Remember the effects of Ayurveda are slow and long term. Thus donít expect overnight results. Be patient and after a few sittings with a Ayurvedic massager you will observe the results in your body and mind that are going to stay for a long term.

A toned skin, delay in wrinkles, retention of a youthful face and body are few of the external benefits that can be observed after a couple of sittings with a trained and experienced Ayurvedic Massager who knows which herbs to use and the right technique to massage the human body for maximum benefits.

Author Bio:

The author is an expert in writing on topics like Food, health and Medical Issues. She is a fitness freak and believes that nutritious food and good health are the essential elements of life that help a human being lead a quality life. Being gluten intolerant she is a big time advocate of a Gluten Free Food and Gluten Free Recipes.

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