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Heather honey can beat harmful bacteria

By |2018-09-02T08:40:21+01:00May 27th, 2016|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

For thousands of years honey has been used medicinally and prized for its anti-bacterial properties. The healing effects of honey have been valued by Ayurveda in India and by the ancient Egyptians. Today it is widely used in veterinary medicine as a wound dressing. Manuka honey from New Zealand is probably the most well-know medical honey, though a new study, published in The [...]

Tridosha Kitchari: a meal to balance all three doshas

By |2017-11-07T15:34:39+00:00May 20th, 2016|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Spices|

At the heart of Ayurveda’s understanding of the human body is the principle of the three Doshas – Vata (movement), Pitta (transformation) and Kapha (structure).  Although all three Doshas are present in and fundamental to every part of our body, taken as a whole the balance of these Doshas varies from one person to another. This leads to the understanding of different [...]

Enjoy an allergy-free year

By |2017-11-09T20:10:00+00:00May 18th, 2016|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

Most of us rejoice when the cold of winter gives way to spring. Yet a large percentage of the population cringe when they see flowers start to bloom, as they know they will soon be experiencing spring allergies. Surveys show that allergy rates are increasing worldwide and will affect 30-35% of us at some stage of our lives. These increases, which [...]