Rose- The Queen

Botanical Name: Rosa damascena Parts Used: flowers Energetics: Bitter, pungent, astringent Sweet/cooling/sweet Dosha Compatibility: Vata, Pitta, Kapha (can increase kapha or Ama in excess) Ways to use it: Powder, Botanical Water, hot or cold infusions, as a jam/preserve  The Plant The two most popular varieties of roses are Rosa centifolia and Rosa Damascena. Rosa damascena, is more commonly […]

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siblings playing as knight and princess

सुवर्णप्राशनं हि एतत् मेधाग्नि बल वर्धनम् । आयुष्यं मंगलं पुण्यं वृष्यं ग्रहापहम् ॥मासात् परम मेधावी व्याधिभिर्न च दृश्यते । षड्भि मासै: श्रुतधर सुवर्ण प्राशनात् भवेत् ॥ (काश्यप संहिता, सूत्रस्थानम् 18/4-5) The process of Swarnaprashanam isMedha Vardhana – improves intellectAgni Vardhana – improves appetiteBala Vardhana – improves strength and immunityAyushya Vardhana – provides longevityMangala – it […]

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Vata, Pitta & Kapha

According to Ayurveda, the entire cosmos, nature and man are pervaded by three fundamental forces known as the ‘three doshas’. They control all physical functions and determine the specific dosha type. The individual distribution of the three doshas characterises the different features of our respective personalities, our likes and dislikes, our strengths and weaknesses. If […]

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