oatmeal

oatmeal

oatmeal is a gentle and highly beneficial grain used for thousands of years in skin care. it was first discovered among the remains of the 12th Dyn...

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neem

neem

neem is an extraordinary evergreen tree native to India which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for at least 5000 years for its anti-fungal, ant...

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make it milk

make it milk

milk and milk products, such as yogurt, have been valued since ancient times for their soothing and luxurious properties. Cleopatra herself is said...

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mango: food of the gods

mango: food of the gods

The mango (Mangifera indica), also known as "the food of the gods", is an enormously popular fruit throughout the Indian subcontinent.  Mangoe...

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the sacred lotus

the sacred lotus

the lotus flower has been treasured throughout history as a sacred symbol of purity and vitality. the spiritual history of the lotus dates back to ...

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seductive and healing: jasmine

seductive and healing: jasmine

  The jasmine flower is one of the most beloved and fragrant flowers found throughout South Asia.  The small, white or yellow flowers are surround...

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the rejuvenating gotu kola

the rejuvenating gotu kola

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also known as Indian pennywort and brahmi, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The p...

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burdock root

burdock root

burdock root is a robust and persistent weed known not only for its skin-healing properties, but also for its ability to ward off evil. burdock has...

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A tiny history of tea

A tiny history of tea

The history of tea is both fascinating and complex.  I love using this ingredient in particular because it possesses both medicinal and spiritu...

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the beauty of bamboo

the beauty of bamboo

a symbol of longevity, strength, and flexibility, the bamboo plant is a valuable ally in the world of green beauty. found in diverse climates, bamb...

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ashwagandha

ashwagandha

ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is a plant in the nightshade family. it is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow fl...

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