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  • 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. 
  • 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...
  • 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: How Cinnamon Combats Inflammation, Promotes Anti-Aging & More

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Cinnamon Combats Inflammation, Promotes Anti-Aging & More

    From fighting off infection to regulating blood sugar levels, cinnamon’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties endow it with powerful healing and therapeutic effects.
  • 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...
  • Why Shatavari Is An All-Natural Superstar for Women’s Health

    Why Shatavari Is An All-Natural Superstar for Women’s Health

    Shatavari is a revered adaptogen that all women should know about. A powerful immunity booster, Shatavari can strengthen fertility, reduce menopausal symptoms, combat stress and more.
  • These Small Practices Will Transform Your Oral Health

    These Small Practices Will Transform Your Oral Health

    In Ayurveda, there are a number of small, simple practices you can incorporate into your daily routine for major oral health benefits. Here are 3 of those practices that will inspire you to revamp your approach to oral care—and thus your overall health. 
  • Ayurvedic Supplements: A Radically Simple Step Toward Detox & Renewal

    Ayurvedic Supplements: A Radically Simple Step Toward Detox & Renewal

    Ayurvedic supplements are all-natural, potent ways to make a profound difference on your overall physical and mental health. You can cultivate some serious long-term benefits by simply taking one capsule a day. Does it get any better than that? 
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