Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Sandalwood tree (santalum alba) Sandalwood or white sandalwood or chandana   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha Taste – Bitter, sweet Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Cooling to body, skin   Other Traditional...
Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil {Ocimum basilicum}   Sweet Basil also know as Common Basil but not to be confused with Holy Basil or Wild Basil   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta Taste – Pungent, bitter Energetics – Heating Main...
Shalaparni

Shalaparni

Shalaparni {Desmodium gangeticum} Shalaparni or Sarivan or vidarigandha or Sal Leaved Desmodium Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata and Pitta and Kapha Taste –Sweet, bitter Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Rejuvenating with...
Saffron

Saffron

Saffron {Crocus sativus} Saffron balances Vata and Kapha Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent, bitter Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Tumor inhibiting effect, carminative, rejuvenator,...