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  • These Foods Will Boost Your Energy Naturally

    These Foods Will Boost Your Energy Naturally

    Here’s a brief guide to foods that are especially lauded in Ayurveda for their energy-boosting capacities.
  • This Ayurvedic Tea Is a Potent Digestive Detox

    This Ayurvedic Tea Is a Potent Digestive Detox

    CCF tea—which stands for cumin, coriander and fennel—is a renowned digestive salve in Ayurvedic practice, known for its ability to combat indigestion, provide a gentle detox, soothe gas and inflammation and more. 
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Fenugreek Brings Radiance to Our Skin, Hair & Health

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Fenugreek Brings Radiance to Our Skin, Hair & Health

    Fenugreek is not only an herb whose seeds and leaves are used to flavor dishes—though it does boast an appetizingly sweet, nutty taste. It is also a beauty and wellness salve that has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. 
  • Anti-Aging Essentials: How Ylang Ylang Combats Acne, Aging Skin & More

    Anti-Aging Essentials: How Ylang Ylang Combats Acne, Aging Skin & More

    At UMA, ylang ylang has always been a prized ingredient in many of our formulas, such as our hydrating and rejuvenating UMA Ultimate Brightening Face Oil and our UMA Flawlessly Firming Neck Chest & Décolletage Serum. Curious to learn more about why this sweet flower is such a powerful skincare tool? Here are 6 benefits of ylang ylang essential oil for the skin. 
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Fennel for Digestion, Memory & More

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Fennel for Digestion, Memory & More

    For centuries, fennel has been used for an impressively wide range of purposes. It has served as a breath freshener, a digestive aid and as a supplement for women’s reproductive health and for nursing mothers. It boosts heart health, contains hunger-alleviating properties and more. 
  • How Ayurveda Can You Help Regulate Your Period

    How Ayurveda Can You Help Regulate Your Period

    According to Ayurveda, irregular periods don’t need to be stress-inducing. Irregular periods reflect an underlying imbalance in the body, and understanding the cause of this imbalance and how to address it can empower women to regulate their periods through natural means. By addressing the root cause of imbalances, women can not only improve the strength of their menstrual cycle, but also promote overall wellness...
  • What Is PCOS, and How Can Ayurveda Help Treat It?

    What Is PCOS, and How Can Ayurveda Help Treat It?

    While Western medicine typically recommends treatments that alter one’s hormone levels through an external source, such as birth control pills, Ayurveda offers remedies that work from within your body, training it to regain balance through natural means. Through Ayurvedic techniques, one can create a customized, holistic treatment plan, as opposed to the one-size-fits-all approach of Western medications, to make a long-term effect on the body’s ability...
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Nutmeg Combats Insomnia, Inflammation & More

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Nutmeg Combats Insomnia, Inflammation & More

    When consumed in appropriate quantities, nutmeg provides a number of health and wellness benefits. In Ayurveda, nutmeg pacifies Vata and Kapha and aggravates Pitta due to its acidic, bitter and astringent qualities. A warming and nourishing spice, it is believed to stimulate appetite and digestion and to help one fall asleep.
  • How Ayurveda Can Boost Lung Health

    How Ayurveda Can Boost Lung Health

    An Ayurvedic perspective on lung health can help us formulate a targeted approach for maximizing our respiratory capacities and minimizing disease. Read on to find out more about what our lungs reveal about our greater constitution, and tips for how to best support this vital system.
  • What Is Gotu Kola (or Brahmi), & How Can It Promote Mental Clarity & Focus?

    What Is Gotu Kola (or Brahmi), & How Can It Promote Mental Clarity & Focus?

    Gotu kola—also known as brahmi, Centella asiatica and Indian pennywort—is a widely used Ayurvedic herb renowned for its benefits for the mind. Known as “the herb of enlightenment,” gotu kola is a powerful herb that is often used as a supplement to promote mental focus, concentration and clarity. But the benefits of this herb are not only mental—gotu kola is also known to help...
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Coriander (or Cilantro) for Immunity, Digestion, & Clear Skin

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Coriander (or Cilantro) for Immunity, Digestion, & Clear Skin

    Coriander is a potent, refreshing Ayurvedic spice and herb that is packed with immunity-boosting nutrients. Packed with antioxidants, coriander’s many benefits include boosted immunity, healthier digestion and natural detoxification.
  • Spring Essentials: Tulsi (Holy Basil) for Healthy Lungs, Heart & Spirit

    Spring Essentials: Tulsi (Holy Basil) for Healthy Lungs, Heart & Spirit

    Tulsi's immense health and wellness benefits make it the perfect adaptogenic herb to incorporate into your routine this spring. It can help both the mind and the body to recenter and reset, leaving you feeling empowered to approach the spring with energy and motivation. Curious to learn more about this superstar herb? Here’s a breakdown of tulsi’s benefits, along with ways to incorporate it...
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