HERBAL INDEPENDENCE

Free India enters 70 today, as it broke the shackles of colonial rule on Aug 15, 1947. Let’s celebrate the rich legacy left behind by those martyrs who made us realize our freedom. Let our vibrant and young India, celebrate its plurality and diversity. And let us also celebrate the rich herbal legacy, which due…

NEEM (MARGOSA )

The bitter Neem with sweet benefits, is a versatile natural product that can be used beneficially on the skin, hair and is packed with loads of health benefits, is also used in yogic sadhana and is a wonder plant. The fruits, seeds, oil, leaves, roots and bark are all known for their advantages and medicinal…

Tulsi

Tulsi or holy Basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief and today on Herbal Monday, let us know more about the holistic properties, use in Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicines, Tulsi tea, Tulsi mala, Tulsi seeds, Tulsi oil and so on… Tulsi plant is regarded as the holiest of all plants. Traditionally, the daily worship…

Turmeric

Turmeric (haldi), the most granted spice in curry, often referred as the ‘queen of spices’, traditionally known as Indian saffron, rich in medicinal values, known for its golden colour, peppery, warm, bitter taste and mild flavor, is the idol of my Herbal Monday. Turmeric is native to Indonesia and Southern India. It is an excellent…

Aloe Vera

This Herbal Monday let’s talk about a miracle plant, which is a treasure trove of health and beauty benefits. Ancient Egyptians called it the plant of immorality. Aloe Vera, belongs to Lily family, comprises of more than 75 effective components, which includes the 20 amino acids and 8 essential amino acid indispensable for the human…

Ber Chutneys and Ber Pickles

This Herbal Monday, lets continue with  Ber (Jujube ), the chestful of goodness. Hope you have tried the juice, now let us make chutneys and pickles out of it. Jujube extracts are also used to manufacture skin care products to reduce wrinkles, dryness, redness, swelling and for relief from sunburn. Let’s start with chutneys. First…

Shabri Ke Ber

Let us unwind this Herbal Monday with a fact that there were 53 Mondays in the year 2012. The next time this will happen will be in 2018. Okay facts apart, today, let us enter the magical world of Ber, that is Jujube Berry. It is also known as Zizyphus. In mythology, this was the…

The Monday Echo

Weekend’s over. Yep. It’s Monday. Let’s start fresh, healthy and beautifully. Last Monday it was rendezvous with Hibiscus. Thank you all for your hearty responses. After Hibiscus Tea , let’s continue  and conclude with Hibiscus oil and Hibiscus  shampoo. Though Hibiscus is used to make many medicines also, let us leave it to the doctors…

Hibiscus Tea

Today is Monday. Coming up with my very first post. Hope you will love it. For me Hibiscus means a sacred red fire which can inspire you to do your best. Its bright color and lively looks connects it with puja. I have grown up seeing Ma offering it to Kali Thakur and other God…