Category Archives: Herb Spotlight

Summer Skin Protection

Summer Skin Protection

It’s sunburn season, and as they say, the best cure is an ounce of prevention. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s difficult to find safe products that protect your skin from the sun without exposing you to other health risks. Thankfully, there are numerous natural products, many already in your cupboards, which can keep your time in the… Continue Reading

Making SCENTS of Spring Flowers and Herbs

Making SCENTS of Spring Flowers and Herbs

  Spring is in the air, as are all the beautiful scents that nature unleashes this time ofyear. Ayurveda uses all five senses—taste, smell, touch, sight and sound—to help restore balance to an individual. One of the most popular ways to rebalance, however, is through the sense of smell. Aromatherapy relies upon essential oils and… Continue Reading

Guduchi – Herb of Immortality

Guduchi – Herb of Immortality

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), also known as amrit, is one of the most valued herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacy. According to myth, when the ancient gods churned the primordial ocean, an ambrosial nectar was created that would grant immortality to any who drank it. The nectar was named amrit, a Sanskrit word that means “imperishable.” Although… Continue Reading

Vasa – Perfume to Combat Allergies

Vasa – Perfume to Combat Allergies

If you are a long-time sufferer of spring allergies and tend to experience lung congestion and/or heat and inflammation, then Vasa, or Malabar Nut, could be a lifesaver for you. Vasa means ‘perfume’ and is a common evergreen perennial shrub that grows in India and Sri Lanka. It has a bitter and astringent (or drying)… Continue Reading