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  • 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. 
  • What Does Ayurveda Tell Us About Drinking Alcohol?

    What Does Ayurveda Tell Us About Drinking Alcohol?

    While the risks of drinking on our minds and bodies are significant, this doesn’t mean that alcohol must be avoided entirely. Ayurveda largely considers alcohol to be a toxin that negatively impacts our health. However, the Ayurvedic Charaka Samhita notes that there are certain instances in which it is okay to consume a bit of alcohol—depending on our internal emotional and physical states, age, digestion, season...
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Black Pepper for Brain Function, Heart Health & Circulation

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Black Pepper for Brain Function, Heart Health & Circulation

    In Ayurvedic tradition, it is believed that black pepper increases internal heat, providing energizing and balancing effects. Full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, black pepper serves as a potent remedy for a wide number of health problems. Read on to learn more about the benefits of this versatile ingredient. 
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