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Spinach soup for pitta dosha

How To Balance Pitta Dosha

According to Ayurvedic medicine, each person has a unique constitution according to the three life forces, or doshas. This Ayurvedic

Moon Milk with Rose for kapha dosha

How To Balance Kapha Dosha

One of the fundamental concepts of Ayurvedic theory, the ancient practice of holistic medicine, is the idea of body type

Haldi doodh or Golden milk for Vata dosha

How To balance Vata Dosha

Just as an imbalance in any of the five elements is enough to spawn chaos in nature, imbalances in any

Ayurvedic Ingredients

What is Ayurveda?

In Sanskrit, “ayuh” means life or longevity, and “veda” means science or knowledge. Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga, helps

What is Ayurveda? In summary, Ayurveda is combination of a holistic lifestyle and daily self-care practices focusing on the prevention of possible health issues rather than addressing symptoms. Ayurvedic treatments are based on many principals, individualized for each person. The now well known Panchakarma detox/treatment is also based on the five elements of Ayurveda: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether. These elements work together to form the doshas and gunas in Ayurveda. Each person has a different doshic composition and the six tastes of Ayurveda can have aggravating or pacifying effect on each dosha.