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Yellow Mung Dal Soup

The light and nutritious yellow mung dal helps calm Vata and Pitta dosha. It is good for those days when you want to have something light or have weak digestion. The spices added in this recipe balance the dryness of this soup.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Serves: 6 person



  1. Add mung dal with 3 cups of water in a soup pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Let it cook for 25 minutes, uncovered, and stir occasionally.
  3. Remove it from the stove and beat it for soup-like consistency.
  4. For seasoning, heat the ghee in a small pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and hing.
  5. When the seeds pop, lower the heat and add garlic.
  6. After the garlic turns golden brown, add curry leaves, turmeric. Stir and add this to the soup.
  7. Add salt and cilantro, simmer for 2 more minutes and serve hot.

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Baked Okra

Okra can be said as a pure and healthy ayurvedic food supplement in every aspect. It is enriched in proteins and is good for mothers after childbirth. It helps in boosting immunity.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Serves: 4 person


  • 15 to 20 No.s medium-sized okra
  • 1 t coriander powder
  • 1 t cumin powder
  • 1/2 t red chilli powder
  • 1/2 t turmeric powder
  • ½ t dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan salt)
  • 2 T ghee (preferably cow’s)
  • 2 T chickpea (garbanzo) flour


  1. Wash and pat dry the okra. Make sure it is completely dry. And slit in half without splitting completely.
  2. Mix all the spices and chickpea flour with salt and cover the okra in the spices
  3. Give it a nice toss and mix all the spices coriander, cumin, red chili, turmeric, raw mango powder, salt, and oil in a bowl.
  4. Cover the okra pieces with this spice mix.
  5. Add chickpea flour to it and give it a nice toss.
  6. Bake these okras at 200 C/400 F for about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.

Serving suggestions

Serve it as a side dish with your indian meal or as spicy okra fries.


To deep fry these, let the okras sit for 10-15 minutes after marination before frying.

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Earwax (cerumen)

What is Earwax?

Earwax is a waxy substance hidden in the ear canal and mostly brown, yellow, or orange in color. Earwax defends the skin of the ear canal and helps in cleaning and greasing which protects against water, fungi, or bacteria. Earwax is also called cerumen in medical terms.

What are the Symptoms of Earwax?

The symptoms of Earwax consist of reduced hearing, light-headedness, ear soreness, plugged or fullness sensation, clanging in the ear and cough.

What are the Causes of Earwax?

The problems from earwax are mostly related to blockage or impaction which happens when the wax gets shoved deep inside the ear. The blockage due to earwax is a very common ear problem. It is seen that the main cause of impaction is the usage of cotton swabs. That may eliminate the cursory wax, but it pushes the rest of the wax deeper into the ear channel. Also, individuals who use hearing aids or earplugs are more susceptible to earwax obstruction.

When to see a Doctor?

Blockage due to earwax should not be ignored. The symptoms may be like other serious conditions; hence a thorough check-up is important if you develop any symptoms like earwax impaction. Understand your serious symptoms, such as severe spinning sensation, loss of balance, persistent vomiting, high fever, and most importantly sudden loss of hearing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, immediately visit a doctor.

Lifestyle Prevention of Earwax

  • You cannot prevent the amount of earwax you produce, nor can you widen your ear channels. But some measures can be taken to minimize the prevalence of wax build-up in your ear.
  • Using a wax softener helps you clean up the ear channel. The drops and oils to soften your wax are available. Avoid using cotton buds to clean up your ear canals. Also do not use fingertips as any item pushed hooked on the ear can compact the wax. Also, restricting the ear cleaning to the outer part of the ear is important.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Earwax

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Olive Oil| Garlic | Apple Cider Vinegar | Tulsi | Tea Tree Oil
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known


What is Earache?

Earache happens when the ear canal becomes dry and crusty because of extra vata, which triggers the aching. The eardrum might be tight and cause excruciating pain. Before curing earache, it is crucial to initially rule out numerous other causes, Like infection , a punctured eardrum, or mass wax build up that is causing pressure.

What are the Symptoms of Earache?

Typical: Redness, Swelling, Fever, Pain, Itching, Drainage, Decreased hearing, Drainage that may be bloody.

Might Experience: When ear pain occurs because of an illness or injury from a structure adjacent to the ear, the specific symptoms will be related to that structure. For example, TMJ inflammation may lead to earache, but most often is associated with pain when opening the mouth or with chewing. Dental issues may cause ear pain, but most likely involve tooth or gum pain as well.

What are the Causes of Earache?

The causes of earaches are widespread. There are some skin infections such as cellulite or atopic dermatitis that may trigger this condition. Also, the build-up of earwax is one of the most common causes of earaches. If you have arthritis of the jaw, you may experience earaches. If there is a hole in your eardrum, it can be painful and irritating. Also, some external factors may cause earache like, you may injure your ear due to pressure changes. This often happens when you lose or gain altitude rapidly. If an object is stuck in the ear it can cause earaches.

When to see a Doctor?

Most earaches can be treated by over-the-counter medications. However, there can be some severe instances that need a medical emergency. In case you have minor hearing loss, or if you notice any sticky or bloody discharge coming from the ear, book an appointment with an ENT specialist. Also if the earaches are accompanied by a low fever then see a doctor as the infection may be severe.

Lifestyle Prevention of Earache

Some instances that cause earaches can be prevented. For example, avoid allergy triggers such as dust and pollen, avoid smoking, keep foreign objects out of the ear, dry up the ears after swimming and bathing are some of the preventive measures for earaches.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Earache

  • Tea tree oil with neem: This is a great treatment! Just mix some tea tree oil with neem oil (Not 100% pure neem extract). Combine 10-20 drops of neem in sesame oil, then combine with tea tree oil. Just apply a few drops of the tincture to the ear canal.
  • Asafoetida: Take a small amount of asafetida and put it in the center of a cotton ball and roll cotton into a pill shape. Gently insert cotton in the ear canal and the fumes from the asafoetida will start to relieve the pain.
  • Onion juice: Mix a ½ teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of freshly prepared onion juice. Get tincture to room temperature or slightly warmer and put 5-10 drops of the tincture in the ear canal.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Cough (Tussis)

What is Cough?

Cough occurs when someone voluntarily or involuntarily tries to clear the throat and the breathing passage from mucus, microbes, fluids, or any other foreign particles. This is done through a rapid explosion of air from the lungs. The act of clearing the throat by coughing is done primarily in three phases. Inhalation means breathing the air in, then straining the lungs and throat with the vocal cords closed, and then an explosive release of air by opening the vocal cords.

What are the Symptoms of Cough?

The symptoms of coughing are apparent. You know when you have a cough and that is quite straightforward. However, the severity of cough can be determined by the following symptoms that you may experience in conjunction with coughing.

While you have a cough you may also suffer from a runny or stuffy nose. You may also feel that there is liquid running down the back of your throat. You may experience gruffness or huskiness due to injury in your throat from severe or persistent coughing. Apart from these symptoms, you may also encounter other symptoms such as heartburn, sour taste in the mouth, shortness of breath, etc. In some serious cases, you may even cough blood.

What are the Causes of Cough?

Various factors may trigger coughing. You cough when there is an excess amount of pitta or Kapha in the bronchial tree which makes the bronchial mucous membrane congested and irritated. So let us understand what are the key factors which cause coughing.

One of the major factors is viruses and bacteria which causes a respiratory tract infection and that triggers coughing. Smoking is also one of the common factors for coughing as it harms the lungs. Some medicines can cause coughing but this is a very rare scenario.

When to see a Doctor?

Persistent coughing may indicate other serious ailments. So, if you are coughing for more than a week then visit a doctor. There are several other instances where you may need a sooner treatment, such as people with asthma or COPD. For the kids, there is a different picture. They are more susceptible to viruses and bacteria, especially during the winter and spring season. So coughing is very natural for them and may not be severe until it persists for more than 3 weeks or is accompanied by a fever above 102°F (38.89°C). Also if they face any difficulty swallowing food or have pain then see a doctor.

Lifestyle Prevention of Cough

  • Prevention of cough depends on the cause and the severity. The chronic cough can be prevented by changing diet. Opting for a healthy diet full of fruits, fiber and flavonoids does help in avoiding this type of chronic respiratory symptom.
  • Quitting smoking is also a very important factor to stop chronic cough. A smoker’s cough is very difficult to cure so quit smoking to dispose of coughing.
  • Avoid interacting with people who have a contagious illness caused by bacteria or virus to prevent contracting the illness.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Cough

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known