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Got Spices?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows most spices enhance digestion,
and that’s one of the reasons spices are revered in Ayurvedic cuisine. Not only do they help enhance digestion, but they also help remove accumulated ama (toxins), so they are valuable additions to your daily diet.

Turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, mint, black pepper, dried powdered ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne are among the Ayurvedic spices that enhance digestion and metabolism, cleanse ama (toxins) from the body and help prevent digestive distress such as gas and bloating.

One of our favorite breakfast recipes using a few of the above spices…

Nutty Quick Oats

1 cup quick oats, unsalted

1 tablespoon raisins, unsweetened 

1 tablespoon dried, fruit-sweetened cranberries, chopped

1 tablespoon coconut, shredded, unsweetened

2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

1 1/2 cups water, boiled

1 teaspoon raw honey

3 tablespoons plain yogurt, unsweetened (optional)

In a serving bowl combine the Oates, raisins, cranberries, coconut, almonds, cinnamon and cardamom.  Add the boiling water to desired consistency and stir; let sit for 1 minute.  The oats will absorb the water and become a thick porridge consistency.  Adjust the water until you achieve the consistency you desire.   *Top with the yogurt and honey (optional)

Enjoy!

Share with us your favorite recipe using one or more of the above spices.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

 

Sore throat? Dry cough?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC on the common Sore Throat and dry cough through the lens of #Ayurveda:

One of the simplest and most effective remedies for managing a sore throat is gargling. Therefore, consider gargling with:

1 cup of hot water [not too hot that it burns] mixed with
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and
1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Or

THROAT-SOOTHING HERBAL TEA:
Ginger [2 parts]-
Cinnamon [2 parts]
Licorice [3 parts]
Honey (organic)

Honey is a natural home remedy for a dry cough, as it soothes the irritated tissue lining at the back of the throat. Depending on the severity of the cough, you can take a tablespoon of honey one to three times a day.

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Ayurvedic Vegetable Stew

AYURVEDIC VEGETABLE STEW.  Author: Melissa Martin

Recipe type: Main Dish, Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (skin on), cubed
  • 2-3 cups kohlrabi greens, chopped (or spinach/kale/collards /chard)
  • 1 small red beet, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup purple cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ head Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro washed, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. ghee (or coconut oil)
    • *we make our own ghee and ship anywhere
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 4-5 cups of organic low sodium vegetable broth, or homemade
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium size pot, heat the ghee over medium heat. Add curry powder & mix.
  • Add garlic & onion, stirring frequently for 4-5 minute or until it is a golden color. Add ginger & cook for one minute longer.
  • Stir in celery, carrot, beet, sweet potato & cauliflower, & cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 4-5 cups of boiling water, reduce to a simmer, cover & cook for about 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the greens & simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt to taste & garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

 

The makings of any Ayurvedic soup starts with warming ghee, adding the spices & giving it a good swirl. Ghee helps the body to better absorb the antioxidants found in these sweet warming spices, & also helps to infuse the flavors.

 

Turmeric Face Mask

Ayurveda Wellness Healing we love the overall benefits of using natural products on ones skin…seeing it is the largest organ of the body.

Make your own #Ayurvedic Mask by using ingredients that are safe to eat…honey, cucumber, almonds, milk, rose water, yogurt and lemon to name a few.

Try our favorite recipe below:

Turmeric Mask:
• 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
• 1/4 teaspoon Triphala powder
• 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
• 1/4 teaspoon of dried Neem or mint leaves (if using fresh leaves – use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste)
Mix the above ingredients into a paste and apply to the skin 1-2 times per week for 5-10 minutes, and rinse.

Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Fresh Start Fall Cleanse

How toxins (Ama) affect our health…

AMA clogs the channels of circulation in the body, preventing the unrestricted flow of nutrients to the cells and organs. Or it can clog the channels that carry waste from the cells and tissues, resulting in a toxic buildup.

We need to adjust our eating and habits to suit our digestive type. Digestion also fluctuates according to the seasons, and if we don’t adjust our diet and lifestyle when the weather changes, we may form AMA.

Through the lens of Ayurveda – you are not what you eat, but what you digest.

If you are experiencing any of the below, you may have a build up of toxins:

If you experience a heavy feeling in your body, if your joints are stiff, if your tongue is coated when you wake up in the morning, if you have an unpleasant body odor, if you feel dull and sleepy after eating, or if your mind is foggy, you may have a buildup of AMA in the body. Diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, sadness, dullness, lowered immunity, frequent bouts of colds and flu are all health problems that can be caused by AMA.

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing on our Fall Cleanse. We ship anywhere, so no excuses.

Contact us at: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com for further details or click on events tab and scroll to Fresh Start 3-Day Fall Cleanse and click on the tab and scroll down to the button to reserve and pay for your kit.

 

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”