How to use Turmeric for body and mind 

Turmeric shake

Do you know why people use Turmeric ? 
As per various scientific studies Turmeric has given benefits : • Boosts Immune System • Fights Against Cancer • Helps Prevents Alzheimer’s • Reduces Stress • Anti-Depressant• Anti-inflammatory• Decreases Risk of Heart Disease • Antioxidant • Age Reversing  

Turmeric has been used in India as a spice  for over 5000 years . Turmeric is the root of Curcuma longa plant .  Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with over 100 pharmacological actions, including powerful antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. For best absorption it’s important to take turmeric or curcumin with black pepper, or for it to be combined with fats , that is why in India people use Turmeric with  Milk .
Turmeric can be used externally and internally both .

Here are the dosage the you can consume 

  • 1/2 – 1 tsp dried turmeric root powder , use certified organic Turmeric 
  • Curmucin – 250 mg ( dosage can be altered as per the diseased condition) 

Simple ways to add turmeric into your diet 

  • Add in vegetable soups 
  • Add in Vegetable pulao 
  • Add in Saute vegetables 
  • Add it to a smoothie 
  • Add  to  eggs
  • Add it to roasted cauliflower   
  • Add it to your lentil soup 

Here are some Interesting Turmeric Recipes : 
1. Golden Milk Recipe 
 Ingredients: • 1 cup of organic whole milk (can be substituted with almond ) • 1 tsp Organic Ghee• ½ tsp of organic turmeric powder •1/4th tsp – Mixture of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom powder • Small pinch of saffron • Raw honey to taste 
Methos : 1. Warm the milk in a small pan , stir occasionally 2. Once warm, slowly add the ghee and spices while continuing to stir. Mix until there are no chunks and the powder has fully absorbed into the milk. 3. Blend all the ingredients in a blender . Serve Warm with honey .
Note : Do not cook honey in milk .

2.Turmeric Cinnamon Infusion 
Water – 150 ml ( 1cup) Turmeric – 2 gms Cinnamon – 1 inch stick Black pepper – 3-4 crushed Honey – 1 tsp (Optional) 
Method :
  Bring water to a boil and simply add in the ingredients. Steep for 10-15 minutes.   

3. Almond Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients :
1. Almonds milk (100 ml) 2. Banana – 1 3. Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp4. Honey 1 tsp
Method : Add all  of the ingredients into the blender and blend for 30-45 seconds.  

How to use Turmeric for skin 
For Acne: Mix turmeric 1/2 tps powder with rose water. Apply a facial mask for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water . 
Oily Skin:  Add 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder, a pinch of turmeric and 2 tsp rose water . Apply for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water .
For Aging :  Mix equal portions of turmeric powder and besan with water. Apply evenly to the face. Let dry. Rinse off and scrub with cold water. 
For Sunburn : Mix 1 tsp Turmeric powder  + 1 tsp Aloe vera gel , apply on the affected area . keep it for 10 min then wash with cold water .

How to maintain Healthy Relationship 

Ayurveda not only helps you to maintain physical and mental health  but it also helps to maintain healthy relationships . Once you understand the concept of Tridosha ( Bio energy) of your friends and family members , you will be able to manage them well . Thus ayurveda helps you improve your relationships .
Here are some glimpse of Tidosha (Bio-energy) 

Vata ( Air) –  These personalities are very quick in action , change their thoughts and ideas quickly and most of the time they are unpredictable . Positive features of Vata personalities are , they are creative and enthusiastic .Pitta ( Fire )  –  These personalities are very disciplined and very punctual . They have leadership qualities and have a systematic approach to do things .
Kapha ( Water)  – These personalities are very stable and slow . Most of the time due to lethargy they don’t participate in any physical activity and thus tend to gain weight . Positive features of Vata personalities are their immune system is very good and their nature is relaxed and calm.

To build a healthy relationship you must understand that you cannot ask another person to change . Most of the time relations come to an end when the person is expecting change in others and it doesn’t happen . Each personality is different and you cannot change it . Each individual has its own way of thinking and doing the tasks .

Communication also plays an important role in building strong relationships . Each person has its own habit of feeling and talking with others . For eg. Vata changes mood rapidly and often gets anxious with small problems. Pitta personalities get angry very fast and have a dominating nature . Kapha are soft spoken and easy going type of personality .

Here are some Tips to Manage healthy relationships :

1. Always care for yourself –  When you are physically and mentally fit then only you will be able to manage your relationship. Anyone talking to you get positive vibes when you are happy and healthy . So give enough time for your body and mind and do some sort of physical activity and meditation . Eat healthy , fresh , home cooked food to create a positive energy in your body . Show gratitude for what all you have in your life . 

2. Understanding –  It is very important to have understanding in any relationship . Always give time to understand the things before you jump to any conclusion or decision . Always discuss your expectation rather than just thinking that the other person can realize by themself. 

3. Show Care-  Don’t get shy to show your caring nature whether it’s your partner, child or parents . Sometimes it is important to show with your gestures how important the other person is in your life and how much you care for them . Play with your child what they want to play, help your wife in household chores and take out some time to sit and chit chat with your parents . These small gestures make a lot of difference in the life of your loved ones .

Some activities You can do together with your family and friends :

1. Gardening 

2. Yoga or any other physical activity 

3. Group Laughter Yoga or Couple Laughter Yoga

4. Cook food together 

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Natural Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

Nowadays people with busy lifestyle face a lot of anxiety and stress issues. Sometimes it’s related to health , job , personal relationship , study or financial issues. People are using a lot of medication to sort out these issues , these drugs provide you temporary relief but these medications have a lot of side effects . 

Here in this blog we will be discussing a few practical and simple solutions to this problem .

1. Chamomile tea –  Chamomile flowers are soothing in nature , infusion or tea made up of Chamomile flowers helps to relieve stress and anxiety .

2. Nuts and Seeds – Almonds , Walnuts , flaxseeds are rich sources of omega 3 , include these healthy snacks in your diet .

3. Nature Walk – Take out time to walk in nature for 15 min everyday , fresh air and colours of nature energises your body and makes your mind more relaxed .

4. Cut down Caffeine –  Caffeinated drinks cause inflammation in your body  , so avoid tea and coffee as much as possible .

5. Antioxidants –  Include antioxidant food in your diet such as berries , oranges , amla , cucumber, peaches in your diet .

In Ayurveda texts many herbs are mentioned which helps in managing stress and anxiety , these herbs act as a nervine tonic .

Ksheerabala Tail –  A light head massage with Ksheerabala tail on the scalp helps to relieve the anxiety .

Brahmi –  Brahmi helps to improve memory and nourishes cells of the nervous system.

Yoga and Meditation :

1. Meditation helps a lot in dealing with stress and meditation , to begin with you can sit at one place in Sukhasana ( any comfortable pose like cross leg) and focus on your breathing . There are many other ways of doing meditation liks OM chanting , Yoga Nidra and Singing bowl therapy .

2. Pranayama : Deep breathing exercises also helps to soothe your nerves ,  When you do deep breathing you inhale more oxygen which energises your body . 

3.Laughter yoga is best medicine to reduce stress and anxiety.

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Manage your relationship 

You can always take help from a counselor to manage your relationship issues . Communication is the best tool to manage relationships. In most of the cases people make perceptions without knowing the true facts . In case you have some doubt or problem with a person , go and talk to the person ,find a solution and move on . Don’t be stuck in one place, keep moving . 

Whenever you have an argument with a person try to not drag the same for a longer duration in your mind rather think how the problem can be resolved . 

Key Point –  We can’t change or do anything for others but we can always change our own mindset and actions .

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Sun Salutation-सूर्य नमस्कार -Module 1

Sun is the source of energy for the entire world and keeping this in mind our ancient sages created this unique way of energising the entire body . Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar if done in morning sun rays then it increases its benefit , also when it is done with Mantras suggested then it also gives you mental strength . 
Surya Namaskar is a sequence of 12 Yoga asanas performed at one go . One thing has to be remembered that once you move backward then inhale and when you are moving forward the you have to exhale . 

Here are 12 mantras for 12 postures 

  1. ॐ मित्राय नमः ।
  2. ॐ रवये नमः ।
  3. ॐ सूर्याय नमः ।
  4. ॐ भानवे नमः ।
  5. ॐ खगाय नमः ।
  6. ॐ पूष्णे नमः ।
  7. ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः ।
  8. ॐ मरीचये नमः ।
  9. ॐ आदित्याय नमः ।
  10. ॐ सवित्रे नमः ।
  11. ॐ अर्काय नमः ।
  12. ॐ भास्कराय नमः ।
  13. ॐ श्रीसवितृ-सूर्यनारायणाय नमः ।

One who performs Surya Namaskar everyday get tremendous health benefits . Here we are elaborating some of the benefits which you get with this unique technique .

1. Provide strength to muscles and joints 
Due to stretching in Surya Namaskar it strengthens muscles , joints and ligaments . It also improves the flexibility of the body and improve the functioning of internal organs .

2. Improve Glow on face 

Surya Namaskar improves the blood circulation which brings glow on the face . It also delays the sign of ageing .

3. Improves digestion 

Surya Namaskar improves circulation toward the intestine resulting in better digestion . It also eases the flatulence .

4. Helps in Weight Loss 

Surya Namaskar improves metabolism which helps in weight management . During these postures abdominal muscles stretch and help you to lose belly fat .

5.  Reduces stress and anxiety

Surya Namaskar relaxes the body and keeps the mind calm . It helps in good night sleep. It improves the functioning of the nervous system and helps to manage anxiety .

6. Helps in Detoxification

Due to the rhythmic breathing process it improves the oxygen supply in blood . It also improves the flow of lymph and enhances the detoxification process .

Remedies to prevent cough and cold during season change -Happy Summers

Time to welcome the Summers ……. but with this change of season there is a very common problem which most children , adults and old age people suffer from that is cough and cold . Here in this blog we will find out some of the common herbs which you can use to prevent this problem . First and foremost during this change of season you have to take care of your throat and nasal passage as these are the route from where germs enter your body . 
Tips to take care of your throat and nose :

  • Put 2 drops of sesame oil or cow’s ghee in both nostrils at bedtime everyday 
  • After having a meal gargle with warm  Turmeric water , 2-3 times a day 
  • Avoid cold , sour and fried food .

Herbs to prevent cough and cold 

1. Tulsi Holy basil is available in each Indian home and people worship Tulsi  . Most of us are not aware of the benefits we get from Tulsi . In ancient science this is the most sacred plant .Tulsi nourishes body , mind and spirit.

Botanical name – Ocimum tenuiflorum

Tulsi in Sanskrit means “one that is incomparable”. 

Rasa( taste) – pungent

Virya (energetic effect) – heating

Vipaka (Post digestive effect) – Pungent

Tulsi balances kapha in the lungs and vata in the head and nerves, it also soothes vata in the digestive tract. It helps to manage Meda Dhatu ( fatty tissue ) and thus helps in controlling weight .

How to consume Tulsi 

Take 4-5 leaves of Tulsi Leaves and boil in 150 ml of water for 2-3 min, then take this water 2-3 times a day . You can also add black pepper and cinnamon to this infusion.

Contraindication- during pregnancy as it leads to uterine contractions

2. Licorice (Mulethi) 
Licorice (Yashtimadhu) is used in Ayurveda in the management of respiratory disorders. It is also used in the treatment of chronic acidity and acidity .It also boosts immunity . Licorice water is used to relieve pain in the sore throat . It helps in pacifying Vata and Pitta. 
Botanica name – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Rasa- Madhura ( Sweet)Virya – Sheet (Cold )Vipaka – Madhura ( Sweet)
How to Consume  Mulethi 
Take 2-4 grns of Mulethi Powder and add 1 tsp organic honey  , take this 2 times a day .
Contraindication – Patient suffering from hypertension must avoid high doses of Mulethi .

3. Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch) 
Botanical Name –  Piper Nigrum 
Rasa- Katu ( Pungent) Virya –  Ushna ( heating) Vipaka – Katu (Pungent) 
It helps in balancing Vata and Kapha dosha in the body . It is also beneficial in digestive disorders like flatulence , gas and bloating . It is beneficial in respiratory problems . Black pepper can be used in the form of powder and a docotion can be made with black peppercorns .

How to consume Black Pepper 1. Take 3-4 black peppercorns and boil in 150 ml of water . You can also add cloves and ginger in the decoction.2. Take 2 gms of black pepper powder with  1 tsp honey or lukewarm water , twice in a day .Contraindication- during pregnancy

4. Chyawanprash
In ancient times this preparation was taken by a Chywan Rishi to rejuvenate his physical strength . That is the reason why it is called Chyawanprash . It is a combination of more than 25 herbs which all are rich in  natural minerals like  iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and zinc . Most important ingredient of Chyawanprash is Amla.
It helps to boost immunity  and can be taken by all age groups . It also rejuvenates skin, hair and all tissues of the body . It improves fertility and provides strength to the body .

How to consume Chyawanprash 
Take 5 gms ( 1 tsp) of Chyawanprash with lukewarm milk or water once or twice in a day .

5. Honey  Honey is a natural sweetener derived from the nectar of flowers by bees . It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It helps to boost immunity . In children honey can be used during milk cough and cold . One thing that you always have to remember –  Do not put honey in any hot food or beverage as honey loses its property when it comes in contact with heat . 

How to consume honey 
Take 5 gms of honey once or twice in a day .

Happy Summers

If you have any question, please write in comments.

Healing with sound therapy and benefits of sound therapy

The science of Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony by using five basic elements of the Universe like Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Space . Today in this blog we will explore the element space and air , because sound can travel only via air . If there is no air there is no sound . In Ayurveda there is a correlation between five basic elements and senses for eg.  Earth- Smell (Gandh) ,Water- Taste (Ras) , Fire – Vision (Roopa), Air- touch (sparsh)  , Space – Sound (Shabd).

When you are taking a walk in nature you can easily hear the sound of birds chirping, the sound of leaves moving with wind , sound of waterfall or flowing water in the river , all these natural sounds provide temporary solace. Apart from external sounds we can hear the internal sounds as well .

In our ancient texts sound is used as a healing tool , specially in Rigveda Mantras .Sound therapy includes music , chanting and Tibetan singing bowl.

How does sound heal ?

As you know everything around us like plants, rocks , stars , tables  etc. vibrates at a particular frequency even the human body vibrates at a particular frequency. Whenever our body’s natural vibration gets imbalanced or disturbed it leads to some sort of illness in our body and mind . Sound therapy realigns the frequency of the body at its normal pattern.

Let’s talk about different healing sounds 

1. Music 

We always use music to alter our mood . Depending on the kind of music you are listening to, it can alter your mood . In many health centres music therapy is used to heal many patients . 

  • Vata Prakriti –  Vata balanced with slow , light and soft music with low tones , like folk music due to its rhythmic nature .
  • Pitta Prakriti – Pitta balanced with soothing and medium tone music, like flute, violin etc.
  • Kapha Prakriti –  Kapha balanced with energizing and higher tones , like tabla, piano and water drum .

2. Tibetan Singing Bowls

Tibetan singing bowls are handmade bowls made up of various kinds of metals . Mostly it’s a combination of metals like bronze, copper, nickle,  tin etc. When someone strikes these bowls with a wooden mallet various sounds are produced . Nowadays there are many singing bowl therapists who provide therapy with singing bowls on the chakra points . Sound waves produced by the bowls spread through blood, flesh, bones and relax them . These sound waves release the energy blockages in the body .

3. Kirtan 

Kitan means practice of chanting and repetitive singing  of the divine . One does not need any singing voice to be a part of the Kirtan. This is one of the paths of Bhakti where devotees sing from the heart. .

In various studies sound therapy showed results in pain , anxiety and tenderness.

4. Mantras 

Mantra originated from the word “Man” which means to think or to meditate . Mantra is basically a tool or instrument to meditate . Each mantra has its own energy and sound and it impacts the physical body, mind and spiritual body as well. Ancient texts like Rig veda are composed of Mantras only . Examples of Mantra – Om . Gayatri Mantra and Mahamrityunjaya Mantra etc. Om is the Universal sound.

Some people also chant mantras using a Mala with beads .After repeated practice mantra becomes a part of your subconscious mind. One can chant mantras loudly or internally as well .

In Mantra chikitsa there are various mantras for various disorders (fever, cough, headache). In Ayurveda it has been suggested to chant Mantra prior to cooking , eating food and even prescribing herbs to the patients .

So this is the right time to add sound healing in your life , you can use above techniques to keep yourself mentally and physically fit .

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Holi Festival -Natural Remedies for skin and Hair as per Ayurveda on Holi

Onset of spring brings the festival of colours for all …..Yes it’s ……HOLI !

People celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm and happiness . During spring you can see a lot of colourful flowers around you and in Holi also people plant with colours . Holi is a festival of eating delicacies and drinking thandai . At some places people play Holi with fresh flowers and at someplances they play with colours , Gulal.  Children also enjoy this festival with Pichkari (watergun ) and water balloons .

In this blog we will be discussing  how you can protect your skin and hair and  what are the preparations you can do to manage your health during this festival.

Pre Holi Practices 

Make  sure to apply Coconut oil or Almond oil all over your body , so that later on you can easily remove the colour . In Ayurveda applying oil over the body is called Abhyangam .

Oiling not only protects your body but it also nourishes your skin and takes care of  the dryness .

Colours have a significance in maintaining our health . It is also linked with the 7 chakras to influence body energy . Colours are linked with five basic elements ( Panch mahabhutas )  of this universe. 

Earth is linked with yellow colour , Water is linked with deep blue colour , Space is linked with light blue colour , Air is linked with Green colour , Fire is linked with red colour .

It is always advisable to use Holi colours made up of plant based ingredients like Henna leaves , Hibiscus flowers , Sandalwood , Kesar, Turmeric , Marigold flowers , Rose petals and many more . In Ayurveda there is a concept of ubatan in which a paste of chandan , Haldi and rose water is applied on the body . Similarly there are many other herbs which are used as ubatan . Ubatan helps to remove dead cells and nourishes the skin, it also improves the complexion of skin. 

Colours have an impact not only on our body but also in our mind and its aroma energises us . Red colour activates breathing and heart rate , Yellow colour makes you happy , Blue colour has a calming effect on your senses , so you can enjoy Holi with Natural and plant based colours .

The best part of Holi is refreshing drinks like Thandai and Kaanji , which  one can have . Thandai contains a lot of Antioxidants and it contains milk , almonds , fennel seeds, rose petals and saffron .  Kaanji is a fermented drink which is rich in nutrients and fibre.

Here are some easy recipes that you can enjoy with your friends and family .

Thandai – Holi Special 

  • 10-12 whole almonds
  • 10-12 whole cashew nuts
  • 25-30 whole black peppercorns
  • 10-12 raisins
  • 10-12 whole green cardamoms
  • 1 teaspoon white poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon melon seeds
  • 1 pinch of saffron strand
  • Milk – 250 ml 
  • Sugar – 1/4th Cup 
  • Rose water – 1 tsp 
  • Chopped nuts and rose petals for garnishing 



  • Add all dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Add 1 cup water to all the ingredients and soak it overnight 
  • Blend all the soaked ingredients in a blender and make a paste 
  • Heat milk in a thick bottom pan and keep stirring it 
  • Add paste , sugar and rose water , keep stirring the milk
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes  
  • Remove from the heat and cool down at room temperature 
  • Put it in the fridge for cooling 
  • Before serving, strain it and remove all the leftover pulp .
  • Serve Thandai in a glasses and garnish with chopped nuts and rose petals

So what are you waiting for , Get ready to enjoy HOLI ….! 


Diet and Exercises for Children During Examination

Examination time is the most crucial period in children’s life. During this time children look up to their parents for help and support. Most of the children experience stress during this time, become. irritable, are not able to sleep well, lose interest in food, worry a lot, appear depressed or negative and have frequent headache and stomach aches.

Itis very important for a child to get mental support from the family. Right kind of nutrition generates energy in the body and also keeps the mind relaxed.

 In this blog we will be talking about the food and exercises that one can have to combat the stress during exams.

 Diet During Examinations

 Give your child a balanced diet during examination as it helps in improving performance and concentration during examinations.


· Prepare balanced meals, with some complex carbohydrates (whole wheat, oats, Ragi) and some protein (dal, paneer, eggs).  It will help in reducing hunger and cravings.

· Make your child eat smaller meals at regular intervals which will keep his /her energy levels up and reduce the temptations.

· Introduce healthy snacks in between meals like dry fruits (soaked almonds and walnuts ),sprouts salad, mix fruit salad etc. rather than fried and unhealthy snacks like pakoras, patties, and other fried foods which will usually leave the child craving for more in a very short time.

· Offer your child plenty of water and other liquids like coconut water, lemon water, buttermilk, milk etc. to stay hydrated.

· Try to keep sugar and caffeine intake of children to a minimum .

Exercise During Examinations

 Make sure your child remains active during exam time.

· Exercise can help boost energy levels, clear the mind and relieve stress.

· Encourage your child to get involved in several indoor and outdoor games like walking, dancing, swimming, football, Laughter Yoga etc. which will help him feel relieved from stress.

· Exercise example  (Super BrainLaughter Yoga )increases concentration and helps your child stay focused.

· Exercise Example  (Laughter Yoga and Sound therapy )helpsto improve sleep patterns also.

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Tips to Overcome Stress

· Talk to your child about their work.

· Allow your child to have 8 hours of regular sleep.

· During the day allow your child to listen to soft music to overcome the stress.

· Help your child to get enough sleep as good sleep will help improve thinking and concentration.

· Help them to study and revise.

· Tell your children that feeling nervous and anxious is normal, but the key is to put those nerves to positive use.

· Avoid criticism and listen to your child, give them all the support and help they need.

All The Best  Kids 😉

Herbs and Natural foods – For Summer rashes

One of the simplest ways to enjoy the summer is to feel the warm rays of the sun in the same way we feel in winter. It is very important nowadays to adopt sun-safety methods and protect the skin from the damaging UV rays which come when we are more exposed to the sun during the warm months.

A skin rash is characterized by red and itchy skin, with small bumps or changes in color, appearance or texture. This may occur in any part of the body and can be distributed on large portions of skin. This is caused by allergies, insect bites, mites, acne, excessive sweating, or contact with poisonous plants. Also certain soaps, shampoos and cosmetics which do not suit the skin lead to rash.

There are many herbal products and natural foods that work effectively and are natural cures for skin rashes such as :

1. Calendula flower- It includes volatile oil, carotenoids, flavonoids, aromatic plant acids etc. The hydrolate or watery distillate of calendula can be sprayed directly on the skin and will help treat skin irritations and rashes.

2. Chamomile- It is an antioxidant and includes flavonoids and volatile oils. Chamomile is calming and soothing. It is used to calm red, dry, and irritated skin. 

3. Coconut and tea tree oil- It is antifungal and can be combined with coconut oil and applied after a shower. It provides immediate relief from itching and rash if applied continuously for some time.

4. Fruits peels– Watermelon purée can be applied to the skin as it cools and moisturizes the skin and helps to treat skin rash.

5.Aloe vera gel- It has a natural cooling effect and is a good remedy for sunburn rashes. By rubbing Aloe vera gel directly on a skin rash it will calm and soothe the rash.

6.Vitamin E- Vitamin E capsule can be broken and applied directly on the skin. It will nourish and soothe the skin rash.

Natural foods for treating skin rashes

1.Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables– These provide carotenoids like beta-carotene, which helps to improve resistance to rashes triggered by the sun.

2.Lean protein- Sufficient amount of proteins in the diet helps the immune system guard against infections that cause rashes.

3.Vitamin C-Rich Foods- An increased intake of vitamin C-rich foods (Oranges, spinach, green and red peppers) help promote the healing of your skin rash.

4.Honey– Eating a spoon of raw honey helps prevent inflammation from skin rash.

6. Olive oil– It helps to fight inflammation and free radicals and helps prevent skin rash.

Natural products from plant sources are gaining popularity these days because they have no side-effects, are better tolerated,inexpensive and also acceptable because they have been used for a long time. So instead of going for medicines a person should focus on using natural remedies for treating skin rashes.

Unique Food Classification as per Taste 

As per Ayurveda all six tastes have to be taken together in your meal. In Ayurveda there are six tastes :  sweet , sour ,salty , bitter , pungent and astringent .

These tastes have an effect on both body and mind . In this blog we will be discussing six tastes and their effect on body and mind.

Sweet Taste 

Food Incorporated – Grains , Rice , Pasta , Starchy vegetables, Bread ,Sugar and honey 

Effect on Body and Mind –  Soothing effect on body , helps in building body and provides strength , Balances Vata and Pitta dosha . Excessive intake if Sweet taste aggravates Kapha dosha .  Helps to stimulate the appetite and improve digestion.

Sour Taste 

Food incorporated – Citrus fruits like lemon , oranges , berries , tomatoes and  alcohol .

Effect on Body and Mind –  It enhances the taste and makes it more palatable .It helps in balancing Vata , Excessive intake of Sour tastes aggravates Kapha and Pitta dosha .

Salty Taste

Food Incorporated –  Table Salt , Soy sauce 

Effect on Body and Mind –  It balances Vata , excessive intake of salt increases Kapha and Pitta dosha . It also promotes sweating and clears the sinus passages . 

Pungent Taste

Food incorporated – Black pepper, Chilli , garlic , onion , cloves and ginger .

Effect on Body and Mind –  Balances Kapha dosha , Excessive intake irritates Vata and Pitta dosha . It detoxifies the system.

Bitter Taste 

Food incorporated – Leafy greens , Kale , broccoli , bitter gourd , Neem.

Effect on Body and Mind –  It balances Kapha and Pitta . Excessive intake of bitter taste increases vata and causes indigestion .

Astringent Taste 

Food incorporated –  Lentils , dried beans , cauliflower , pomegranate ,apple and tea.

Effect on Body and Mind – It balances Kapha and Pitta . Excessive intake of this taste increases Vata dosha .