Tulsi – Medical Benefits by Dr. Christie Smirl

Tulsi, also known as ocimum sanctum or holy basil, has been revered as a sacred plant with healing properties. This beneficial herb has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for it’s mind enhancing properties and physical benefits earning the names “The Elixir of Life” and “Mother Medicine of Nature”. 

Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurvedic principles. 

Smoothies have been all the rage for quite some time now. The smoothie health craze has created a different way of obtaining nutrition, which at first glance seems “Oh so good”. I remember the first time I walked into a popularized smoothie retailer and ordered a concoction that sounded like a really healthy meal. I…

Hingvashtak for Healthy Digestion

Hingvashtak is a classical Ayurvedic blend of vata-soothing herbs that support the entire digestive system. The combination of ingredients particularly facilitate the proper functioning of Vata.  The qualities of vata are cold, light, rough and dry. When vata is aggravated in the gastrointestinal system, these qualities can inhibit proper digestion and result in gas, bloating,…