Patra Sweda

Patra sweda – fresh lemons/limes, castor leaves or oil, fresh herbs cooked in oil then placed in clothe making a poultice and tied, heating in medicated oil and applying to the body – fantastic for acute pain such a spurs on the heels, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, spondylosis, chronic back pain, myalgia, neuralgia,Continue reading “Patra Sweda”


In Ayurveda we recommend a daily routine to nourish the whole being to bring yourself into balance, part of this daily routine is doing exercise that suits the constitution (Prakriti) we have humours called vata pitta and kapha doshas (tridoshas (three doshas) are energetic forces that influence us and nature). The doshas can get outContinue reading “BALANCING THE DOSHAS”


Ojas – means strength/vigour/energy/power. It is the essence that is converted from pure sattwic food we consume which becomes our body tissues. In ayurveda we call these tissues dhatus which are Rasa (plasma), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle), Asthi (bone) Medas (fat), Majja (marrow), Shukra (reproductive fluid) – Ojas. Ojas is located in the heart (ParaContinue reading “OJAS & RECIPE FOR GHEE DATES”


Ayurvedic nutrition – there are six tastes that balance the doshas: Sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Vata – salty, sour and sweet Pitta – sweet, bitter and astringent Kapha – pungent, bitter and astringent According to Ayurveda these 6 tastes are recommended to be taken in each meal. If that is not possibleContinue reading “SIX TASTES OF AYURVEDA”


Autumn is ruled by the vata dosha. In ayurveda diet and lifestyle for your constitution (prakruti) and any imbalances you may have (vikruti) are recommended but also adjustments are recommended to be made for the season. Because the vata dosha rules autumn ayurveda recommends keeping this dosha balanced by doing things to pacify it (soothContinue reading “AYURVEDIC SEASONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AUTUMN”


ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् । उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ।। Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaat Mrityormuksheeya maamritaat Translation We worship the three-eyed one (Lord Shiva), who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may he liberate me from death, for the sake of immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from itsContinue reading “MAHA-MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA”


In Ayurveda we feel the rhythm of the pulse. Vata is erratic and feels like the slithering of a snake. Pitta has a regular throb and feels like a frog hopping. Kapha pulse is regular and smooth and feels like a swan gliding in the water. There are different levels of the pulse and theContinue reading “NADI PARIKSHA – PULSE DIAGNOSIS”


Just made my regular supply of CCF tea – 30g coriander, 30g fennel & 15g cumin – shake up seeds and then take 1 teaspoon in boiling water let steep for about 5-10 minutes take after eating or between meals – this helps with wind and bloating. It helps to increase Agni (digestive fire) withoutContinue reading “CCF TEA – GREAT FOR DIGESTION”