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mustard seeds benefits

8 Reasons to Add Mustard Seeds to Your Meals Today

Little seeds. Mighty benefits. You find them in your sabzis, dals, curries, and even traditional Indian snacks. A tadka or tempering is incomplete without these. From desi kitchens to the Mediterranean and other international cuisines, these magical seeds find their unique place not just for their culinary taste but the numerous health benefits. Elite...

Struggling With PMS? THIS Calm Cycle Tea Will Help You

Premenstrual Syndrome is a condition that not everyone is comfortable discussing or feels the need to discuss. Approximately 3 out of 4 women say they have Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms at some point in their lifetimes, including mild symptoms. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS that affects less than 5% of...

nutmeg benefits

A Natural Painkiller, Aphrodisiac, and Sleep Inducer: 6 Reasons To Add THIS Spice to Your Meals

Known as jaiphal in Hindi, nutmeg is native to a cluster of 10 small volcanic islands known as Moluccas or Spice Islands in the Banda Sea to the northeast of Indonesia. It gets its name from the Latin word nux (meaning nut) and muscat (meaning musky). It translates to musky nut. Nutmeg is the seed...

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The Star of Spices: Have You Added This to Your Meals?

Shaped like a flower or a star, this spice is one of the most potent antivirals in the world. Pharmaceutical companies use its extract to manufacture the common drug Tamiflu, used to treat cold, cough, viral fever, and swine flu. This spice also finds its special place in Chinese and Indian cuisine and traditional...

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The Queen of Herbs: Have You Added This Magic Leaf to Your Lifestyle?

The Queen of Herbs, the Mother Medicine of Nature, the Elixir of Life - the magical tulsi plant has earned several monikers in Ayurveda. Also known as holy basil, this adaptogenic herb that originates in India may be bitter to taste, but its numerous health benefits outweigh this minor inconvenience to your palate. An integral...

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Jeera: Add this Magical and Inexpensive Spice to Your Daily Meals Today

A medical research institute divided 88 obese women into two groups. Each of these received nutritional counseling and a diet plan deficient in 500 calories. But there was one difference. One group had a particular spice in their meals. The results showed that the group that consumed this particular spice lost more pounds and...

triphala benefits

Triphala: This Ancient Herb Can Benefit You In 10+ Ways

Triphala stands for tri-phal which translates to a combination of three fruits. These include Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). This polyherbal formulation is rooted deeply in Ayurveda which also classifies it as a tridoshic superfood. It means that it can balance all three doshas and is powerful for people...

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9 Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds: Diabetes, Cancer, Indigestion, Constipation, Sex Drive, and More

Did you know that fenugreek is among the oldest medicinal plants with an exceptional medicinal and nutritional profile? From fiber to linolenic acid, oleic acid, choline, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, nicotinic acid, and niacin, it has several functional elements. Even our ancestors used fenugreek seeds for various health benefits. This powerful seed is...

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10 Benefits of Raw Potato Juice You Need to Check Out Now

Potatoes, aloo, batata - many names, but one emotion. Pure love. Who does not love potatoes? From sabzis, curries, and dum biryanis to snacks, mashes, and even salads, the humble potato is loved and adored by people around India and the globe in its various forms. But today, we want to draw your attention...

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Top Foods and Lifestyle Tips To Beat the Heatwave

As you read this, India is experiencing a heatwave in more than 15 states. Some of these states are recording temperatures as high as 45 degrees. And while many of us still have the luxury of working from home, others need to step out and brave this heat to eat a living. What are...

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How Does Dry Fasting Benefit You?

As you read this, millions of people around the globe are practicing and experiencing the miracles of fasting. Fasting (intermittent and dry) has existed for centuries across civilizations as a lifestyle and religious practice. It is about time that we bring its benefits to the larger world. The difference between intermittent fasting and dry fasting...