The Veggie Pusher

The Veggie Pusher

Hi Ladies (and Gents who love their ladies too)! You all have heard from me in a few little snippets. I am “the veggie pusher”….. Dunt, dunt, dunt…. I am also a food activist, a home gardener, and one who devotes much time to understanding the...
How to do Abhyanga

How to do Abhyanga

  How to do abhyanga Oil Massage A step-by-step guide to daily self massage A daily abyhanga massage with organic oils improves blood circulation, lubricates the joints, calms the nerves, increases mental alertness, helps the body efficiently eliminate toxins,...
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...
Patchouli

Patchouli

Patchouli {Pogostemon cablin or patchouli} Patchouli or Patchouly Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and is also good for Pitta and Kapha Taste – Sweet, sour, pungent Energetics – Main Traditional Action: Diuretic, carminative, snake...
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...
Tamalaki

Tamalaki

Tamalaki {Phyllanthus fraternus or niruri}   Tamalaki also know as Bhumyamalaki or niruri or jamgli   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and also good for Kapha Taste – Bitter, sweet, astringent Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional...
Cubeb

Cubeb

Cubeb {Piper chaba} Cubeb or chab or avya or gaja pippali Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Digestive Other Traditional Uses: Help treats haemorrhoid, worms, cough...
Rasna

Rasna

Rasna {Pluchea lacneolata} Rasna or Marmandi   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Kapha Taste – Bitter Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Purgative Other Traditional Uses: Help treats conditions like neuritis, sciatica and chronic...
bada Gokshura

bada Gokshura

bada (large) Gokshura {Pedalium Murex} bada (large) Gokshura or large caltrops or puncture vine or sthulagokshurah   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Pitta Taste – Sweet Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Diuretic,...
Gorakhmundi

Gorakhmundi

Gorakhmundi {Sphaeranthus indicus} Gorakhmundi or Indian sphaeranthus Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent, sweet, bitter, astringent Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: Anti-rheumatic, headache and...