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...

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...

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...

Brahma Muhurta, it’s Time to Wake Up!

Brahma muhurta is a period of two muhurtas (time unit of forty-eight minutes), or about one and a half hours before dawn. In the...

Poha

Poha (Flattened rice) is a very easily digestible, carbohydrate-rich food used extensively in India. It has references even in Mahabharata where Lord Krishna liked...

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...

Sneha Abhyanga

Sneha Abhyanga Sneha Abhyanga (anointing the body with oil) is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic oil massage therapy for healing and detoxifying the body and mind....