Cool the Summer with Cucumbers!

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a vegetable that belongs to the gourd family. It is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and is believed to...

Tulsi, the Holy Herb

Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) popularly called tulsi in India, is ubiquitous in vedic tradition. Perhaps its role as a healing herb was instrumental in...
Ayurvedic Healing properties of turmeric

Turmeric: A Spice that Heals

Indian Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a leafy, aromatic plant in the ginger family with a unique spicy fragrance. The spice made from the plant’s...

Haritaki, the Wonder Fruit

Haritaki or Terminalia chebula is a wonder drug, finding its place in a wide range of therapeutic usage in the Ayurveda system of medicine....

Three Quick Energy Boosters

- By Ma Nithya Yogananda Swamini Feeling tired, low in energy and not getting much done? When we feel like this, we tend to grab...

Cardamom, the Queen of Spices!

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), popularly called ‘The Queen of Spices’ consists of whole or ground dried fruit, or seeds of a herbaceous perennial plant of...

Coconuts – How You Can Benefit from Them

History Coconut (Cocus nocifera) has been known and cultivated in India for over three thousand years and has a very special significance in the Hindu...

The Wonders of Pomegranate

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is one of the indigenous herbs, native to India mentioned in all ancient Sanskrit scriptures of Ayurveda. It has been commonly...