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My Favourite Gut-Healing Food

My favourite gut-healing food would be  GHEE. ⁣ Ghee also is known as clarified butter, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for cooking and religious ceremonies, as well as therapeutically, both internally and externally.Ghee is made from butter, but has gone through a clarification process which strips away the parts of butter that are the most difficult to digest, such as lactose, casein, and whey proteins.Ghee improves digestion by enhancing the absorption in the small intestine and decreases the acidic pH of our gastrointestinal tract. It contains butyric acid which can protect against damaging cell growth in the colon. ⁣⁣According to Ayurveda, drinking a teaspoon of ghee in the morning on an empty stomach treats the body like...

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DIY Saffron Illuminating Face Mask

For centuries women in the Middle East, India and Greece have used saffron in they're beauty regime. Ayurveda, recommends adding a couple of strands of saffron to warm almond milk and drinking this anti-ageing tonic an hour before sleeping. It helps nourish the dhatu's (tissues), flushes toxins out of the body and had regularly makes the skin glow!You can even make an 'Illuminating' Face Mask by - mixing 3-4 strands of the spice to 1 Tbsp of honey, massage your skin with the mixture using upward circular motions, leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Your skin will look instantly brighter, moisturised and more translucent! 

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Six Ayurvedic Lifestyle Habits That Help Me During Tough Times

Challenging periods can make us feel more anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally low.  We each go through something different. Everyone will have their habits to help them during tough times; these are six daily lifestyle habits that I've implemented from the healing wisdom of Ayurveda that helps me feel me more grounded and emotionally balanced.  See what works for you and stick to it. Wake up earlierWaking up early is essential to preventing depression, because sleeping during the late morning, causes the shrotas, or channels of communication, to be clogged with impurities, leading to the dullness of mind and feeling low. Ayurveda recommends waking up with the Sun, but I try to at least waking up before 7 am. Cleanse Your BowelsMake sure you eliminate each morning. Constipation can...

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Immunity Boosting Spice Blend

According to Ayurveda, any food that transforms quickly into Ojas is good for immunity.  Ojas is the end product of complete digestion that creates strong immunity, radiant complexion and vitality.  Ways to boost immunity include having easy to digest foods, choosing foods for our unique body type and season and cooking with immunity-boosting spices. My favourite immunity-boosting foods include white tea, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, amla berries and pomegranate.  These foods are high in antioxidants and the spices help unclog blocked channels in the body which prevents ama (digestive impurities) to build up. Keeping the body clear from toxins is one of the best ways to strengthen our immunity.   Here is a spice mixture for enhancing immunity It should be used regularly to boost immunity and enhance digestion. From The...

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The Best Tea To Have After Your Period

    According to Chinese medicine, blood is formed through proper digestion and absorption of food, which is mainly helped by the Spleen and Stomach. If the Spleen and Stomach Qi are weak, it will affect the blood supply and its function, which can lead to an iron deficiency.  Chinese dates can strengthen the Spleen and Stomach Qi (energy) which helps to digest food, tonify blood, boost circulation and prevent anaemia.  Having red date tea after your period helps replenish the blood you have lost, which will improve energy and give post-period pale skin a natural flush. The tea is especially beneficial after your period but can also be had during winter to keep the body warm or as a general tonic to improve complexion and immunity.  The...

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