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Why eat an apple everyday?

 # Apple:   The common fruit Think of something that is fresh, organic, crunchy, sweet and healthy to bite. The first thing that comes in my mind is apple. Apple trees are one of the most cultivated trees throughout the world. They are probably the earliest trees to be cultivated by man. Blossoms of the apple tree are produced in spring and the fruit matures in autumn. Botanical name : Malus domestica Common name : Apple Hindi name : Seb Family : Rosaceae Parts used : Fruits Origin : Originally from central Asia, apple is an old fruit grown for over three thousand years. At present the apple tree cultivation is done in almost all the continents of the world. Belief: The beliefs associated with this fruit are varied and interesting. From Romans to Greeks all have some folk stories inspired by this luscious fruit. This beautiful fruit and its lovely blossoms have caught the eyes of many painters, story tell

How to find an appropriate Vaidya.

 Who is the right Physician for you?  If you are a person, seeking Ayurveda as an option to heal your body, mind and spirit, at times, you ought to get perplexed, as whom to choose among this flood of people who claim to be Vedic healers. Who is the right person you should levy your trust on? The answer has been provided by Acharya s (Teachers) in Ayurvedic Samhitas (classical texts). This article is an attempt to share the answer with you. If you are a healer, this is that part of Ayurveda, which you can look up to when exhausted by all the hard work you put in to heal. Science of Ayurveda is incomplete without a Vaidya . He is the medium through which classical Ayurveda texts connect with the real world for the purpose of healing. As humans, we desire good health, for our self and for those we love. The most ancient medical science of the world clearly indicates that chikitsa or treatment primarily depends on Chikitsa Chatushpada or the four pillars. Every eminent text

Ayurveda Tips for Stress Reduction

Harmonizing Stress   Nature thrives on harmony. We thrive with nature. A seed sprouts when there is synchronization of soil, water and sunshine. Happiness thrives when there is accord in our external and internal environment. Any discord in this harmony results in stress.  Stress is normal physical response to situations that make a person feel threatened or insecure. Stress response is generated when a person senses danger, which could be real or imaginary. It’s a way our body has been attuned naturally to protect itself and be secure from danger. Some stress is needed to keep us motivated and to accomplish our goals. Stress becomes a problem when it starts affecting our physical, emotional and social health in an unconstructive way. We need professional help when stress starts upsetting our wellbeing, mood, relationships, productivity i.e. the overall quality of life. It is not so intricate to manage stress. The secret lies in our own ability to handle the day to day chall

How to use essential oils for Balancing Doshas

Essential oils for Dosha Balance     Every aroma has the ability to touch deep. It can spark a memory, affect a mood, improve cognition, heal or even cloud mind and make us sick. Who can disregard the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, the scent of first rain on a patch of dry thirsty land or the whiff of gentle breeze carrying with it the fragrance of blooming flowers from a garden?    There is a direct link between our sense of smell and the limbic system in brain. This connection sparks our basic instincts, emotions and memories. Keeping this connection in view the essential oils can be used to create balance through the sense of smell using principles and techniques of aromatherapy.    An ayurvedic physician takes into account a person’s individual Prakriti (Constitution) along with the properties of the essential aromatic oil to select an aroma perfectly suited for the individual needs to create balance and harmony. Aromatherapy can be a part of your Daily routine( Dinchar

Five herbal teas good for health

An infusion is generally made with dried herbs, flowers, leaves etc. It is a simple chemical process mainly done with floras that release their active ingredients easily in water, oil or alcohol. The most common example of infusion is tea. Some teas require decoction but most are commonly made by the process of infusion. Hot boiling liquid, mainly water is poured over the desired herb. The herb is allowed to steep in it for an appropriate period of time. The resulting herb infused liquid is then strained to remove the herb. Using tea bags is other convenient option. The tea is now ready to be consumed immediately or can be refrigerated for future use. Some common examples of herbal teas prepared by infusion are:  Dandelion, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Echinacea, Hibiscus, Hawthorn, Ginger etc. I do not remember when my adoration for tea began. It could be love at first sight, which struck while standing in the colorful tea aisle filled with varied choices, or a slow and lingering

How to make yogurt at home

Homemade Yogurt Recipe Yogurt is a popular food rich in probiotic content. Milk is cooling to body. However, when cultured to yogurt, it becomes heavy to digest and warming by nature. Ingredients: Milk (whole, organic)                                             4 cups Yogurt culture                                                         1 tsp in summer or 2 tsp in winter (From previous batch/ Good quality commercial yogurt with live Bacteria and no other additives/ Commercial yogurt culture) Towel                                                                      1 Glass jar/ container                                                1 Method: Boil milk in a large heavy bottom pot. Allow it to cool enough to be lukewarm. It should neither be too hot nor cold. Put the yogurt culture in glass jar. Top with milk. Give a gentle stir. Close the lid and wrap in thick towel. Leave it undisturbed for 6-8 hours. Best is to leave it overnight by the stove