In the words of David Frawley: “If I had only a single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice turmeric.”
The wonders of Turmeric
An Ayurvedic Winter
During winter the earth’s energy is withdrawn back into herself. It is a time of rest, storing and preparation. This is a time of being grounded, internalised and still. The weather is often cold, wet, cloudy and heavy and is dominated by the water element. These are all qualities that aggravate kapha; remember that kapha means ‘that which flourishes in water’. Because of the Ayurvedic rule that ‘like attracts like’ the cold, wet and heavy qualities of kapha are exacerbated by the similar nature of the climate.
If you have a kapha constitution you must follow the majority of these recommendations, if you are vata you will also benefit, if you are pitta then keep clearing heat from the inside of your body whilst keeping the exterior warm.
Signs of a healthy Woman
A Woman's health relies on having sufficient nutritional balance to nourish all the organs in the body, produce a correct balance of hormones to regulate the monthly cycle and have efficient removal of toxins to keep the body strong and healthy. Dealing with lifes stresses, eating the right food in accordance to one's individual constitution, excerising regularly and enjoying life are the basics that lead to good health and well-being..
Good Eating Habits
Dietary Therapy (ahara chikitsa)
Ayurveda places great importance on having a well functioning digestive system, as then food can be properly metabolised and assimilated, thereby delivering good nourishment to bodily tissues and organs.
The best tips for keeping your digestion healthy are: