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  • Ayurvedic Recipes for Managing Insomnia & Sleep Anxiety

    Ayurvedic Recipes for Managing Insomnia & Sleep Anxiety

    Vata imbalance often presents itself in the form of poorer sleep quality, a general inability to fall asleep, as well as feelings of general anxiety that emanate from poor rest. The use of spices is emphasized in Ayurvedic medicine as they work as both preventive and curative agents. We discuss the best loved spices and extracts for balancing Vata, and in turn alleviating sleep and anxiety issues.
  • 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 Help You Improve Your Sleep

    How Ayurveda Can Help You Improve Your Sleep

    Sleep is one of the most essential processes of life, crucial to not just our bare survival, but also to our physical health and cognitive functioning. When we sleep, our bodies remove metabolic waste, repair and regenerate tissue, flush out adenosine (a neuromodulator whose accumulation during the day induces feelings of tiredness and fatigue), heal wounds and support the immune system. Research has shown...
  • Ayurvedic Remedies for Better Sleep

    Ayurvedic Remedies for Better Sleep

    Insomnia can be caused by increased vatta or pitta, according to Ayurvedic texts.  Simple remedies can help get the body back in balance and, in turn, help you get needed, restful, quality sleep. 
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