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Ghee and Pippali (Recipe)

Recipe #2 - Ghee and Pippali

Trikatu (Recipe)

Recipe #3: Trikatu powder

Yastimadhu (Recipe)

Recipe #4: Yastimadhu

Golden Milk (Recipe)

Recipe #1: Golden Milk

Recipes from your masala dubba to manage infections

In Ayurveda, impairment of digestive fire (jathar-agni) and tissue metabolic function (dhatu-agni) are the root cause of all diseases, including those which caused by infections.

Millet, millet, which millet do you choose?

This children’s game comes to mind when you start to buy millets for your daily consumption. Here in Bangalore, millets besides ragi have gone from being available mainly at niche organic shops to the kirana store.

How much food should you have?

Thanks to innumerable, low-cost electronic devices it has now become easy for us to quantify what we eat. Health apps quickly dispense information over time and content, converting what we have eaten into the most standard measure of energy intake, the calorie. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) further help us understand if our diet is within acceptable limits. Finally, if we want to lose weight or have a disease, diet plans are created based on our food habits to help achieve certain goals. Numbers, numbers, numbers!

Flowering Plants of TDU – Oroxylum indicum

In the "Flowering Plants of TDU" blog series, we look at some of the beautiful flowering plants that dot our serene green campus.

Jihva Pariksha – Tongue examination – An Ayurveda perspective

Have you felt a coating over your tongue, which doesn’t seem to go, no matter how much you clean it? Have you experienced a bitter, metallic taste on tongue? Have you seen a tongue which is cracked?

Ashoka Tree: The Protector of Women’s Health

In the epic Ramayana, Ashoka Vatika is the place where was kept captive by the demon king Ravana, after her abduction from Dandakaranya forest. Goddess Sita refused to stay at the king’s palace, seeking instead to stay in Ashoka Vatika, under the Ashoka tree (Saraca asoka). Mythology also says that Sita was able to withstand her shoka (sorrow) because she was living under the A-shoka (without sorrow) tree.

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