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  • 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.
  • Gunas Deep Dive: How to Combat Stagnation & Brain Fog by Balancing Tamas

    Gunas Deep Dive: How to Combat Stagnation & Brain Fog by Balancing Tamas

    When an excess of Tamas accumulates, our minds can become sluggish, stagnant and hazy, and we can become prone to bouts of laziness and inactivity. Here are several tips for combating excess Tamas to promote overall mental clarity, energy and balance. 
  • 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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