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Moringa Ginger Tea

Moringa is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. This super drink is used as an ayurvedic remedy for swelling and bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. It also helps fight digestive troubles, headaches, and joint pain. Adding Ginger to this further improves digestion and provides relief from cough and cold.

Good for vata and kapha dosha

Prep Time: 1 Minute
Total Time: 16 Minutes
Serves: 2 person


  • 16 fl. Ounces of water
  • 5 to 6 mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 t moringa powder
  • 1 t grated ginger
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 t organic honey


  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Add mint leaves and let them boil until the water is reduced to half.
  3. Increase the flame to high and add moringa powder and ginger. Bring to a boil and turn it off.
  4. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain the tea, add honey, and lime juice. Sip and relax.

Serving suggestions

Sip every morning on empty stomach

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Heartburn and Acid Stomach

What is Heartburn and Acid Stomach?

Heartburn is a condition that occurs when you feel a burning pain in your chest, mostly occurs behind your breastbone. The suffering may worsen after the evening meal and also you may feel the pain when lying down and bending over. This condition may occur occasionally and is of no cause for concern. In most cases, heartburn can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, it may be alarming if you experience it more frequently.

What are the Symptoms of Heartburn and Acid Stomach?

There are some typical symptoms of heartburn that includes, a burning pain behind the breastbone mostly happens after eating. The pain that may aggravate while bending over or lying down. In some rare cases you may also experience bitter or acidic taste in your mouth.

What are the Causes of Heartburn and Acid Stomach?

Mostly heartburn causes when your stomach tries to back up the acid into the esophagus. Generally, while swallowing the food, a group of muscle tissues across the bottom of the esophagus loosens to let the food and liquid stream down into the stomach. Once the process is done the muscle tissues tighten up again. Just in case the lower esophageal sphincter weakens, it may cause the stomach acid to flow back up into the esophageal and triggers heartburn.

When to see a Doctor?

  • In most cases, heartburn can be treated at home with simple remedies, and doctor intervention is not needed. But there are some instances when you may need to see a doctor to avoid more severe health conditions.
  • In case you experience heartburn more frequently, then you need to visit a doctor. Heartburn which occurs more than twice a week may be a cause for concern.
  • If your discomfort is not going away even after taking over-the-counter medications. You need to see a doctor immediately.
  • Sometimes you may experience heartburn with difficulty in swallowing. This might be a more severe condition than just heartburn. In this case, also seek medical intervention.
  • Vomiting and nausea are also a cause of worry. So you should not delay in seeing a physician.

Lifestyle Prevention of Heartburn and Acid Stomach

  • Preventing heartburn is possible if it is not caused by any underlying diseases. By following some simple steps, one can get rid of heartburn.
  • Diet plays a very important role in preventing heartburn. So, avoiding spicy food, fragmented food, and opting for a clean and healthy diet will help. However, citrus fruits are also not to be taken if you experience heartburn frequently. Sometimes overeating may cause heartburn. So, avoid that. Do not consume alcohol if you have heartburn problems. Also, avoid caffeinated beverages if possible. Daily workout is recommended to deal with any disease including heartburn.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Heartburn and Acid Stomach

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Aloe Vera gel with Baking soda I Lime Juice, Baking soda and Organic sugar mix
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Turmeric Pickle

Turmeric is a widely used spice in Indian cooking, almost every Indian dish has turmeric in it giving it a yellow color. It has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and is one of the most used ingredients in ayurvedic remedies.
Fresh turmeric roots look like ginger but inside can be red or yellow. Only yellow root is used for cooking and medicinal purposes.

Good for all doshas.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 15 to 30 Days
Serves: 4 Person



  1. Mix the shredded turmeric with the masalas/spice powders and salt
  2. Place the shredded turmeric in a clean glass jar
  3. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds and hing.
  4. When the seeds pop, remove them and let them cool.
  5. Pour this over turmeric and mix well. Add apple cider vinegar and mix well.
  6. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar.

Serving suggestions

Eat in small quantities accompanied with meals. Avoid using we spoon for serving the pickle to prolong its shelf life


For pitta, use less hing and mustard seeds.
People with hypoglycemia should not consume it in large quantities.

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Red Lentil Lemongrass Soup

This red lentil lemongrass soup is an ideal recipe for gentle cleansing and rejuvenation with the combination of lemongrass and pippali. Pippali is used in ayurvedic remedies to enhance immunity and rejuvenation while lemongrass soothes the mind and body.

Good for all dosha
Ideal for balancing kapha

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4 to 6 Person


  • ⅔ cups of red lentils, soaked for 12 hours
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • ¼ t pippali powder
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 2 T chopped cilantro
  • 2 T chopped shallots
  • 2 T sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add sunflower oil in a pan over medium-low heat.
  2. When the oil is warm add the lemongrass (bruise the stalks with a wooden spoon beforehand), ginger, salt, and pippali powder, and saute for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add shallots, lentils, water and bring to a boil. reduce the heat and let it simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until it is cooked and somewhat mushy.
  4. Remove the lemongrass stalks and puree with an immersion blender for a creamy consistency.
  5. Add lime juice and cilantro, serve hot.

Serving suggestions

For kapha, garnish with julienned mustard leaves.
For vata and pitta, stir in coconut milk or fresh plain yogurt before serving.


You can add your choice of green leafy vegetables to the soup while boiling.
You can drizzle extra virgin olive oil before serving.

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Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease or Gingivitis is a health condition that causes inflammation in your gum because of bacterial infection. Poor oral hygiene can cause the bacterial infection which leads to Gum disease. If the condition is not treated on time, it may advance into tooth loss and other severe infections like periodontal disease.

What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

The symptoms of gum disease may not always show up. That is why it is difficult to detect this condition at the early stage. However, there are some symptoms that you may experience if you have gum disease, such as red and tender gums which are swollen. If you have bleeding gums particularly when you brush. There might be instances when you will notice that the gums may have pulled away from the teeth. You may also develop an infection between teeth and gum. You can experience moderate to severe pain in the gum while chewing something. Loose teeth are also one of the major symptoms of gum disease. Also, you can experience bad breath that doesn’t go away with brushing.

What are the Causes of Gum Disease?

Gum diseases like Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease are mostly caused by the bacteria in the dental plaque. Plaque forms soon after we eat and is a sticky substance. Our immune system releases substances to fight against bacteria but with Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease it can not fight the damage to the gum and teeth. Also it can damage your periodontal ligament or alveolar bone.

When to see a Doctor?

Seeing a dentist aboutGum disease should not be avoided. So, as soon as you notice any complication in your gums you should immediately book an appointment with the dentist. At the early stage, you may have gingivitis which can be treated and cured as this condition is reversible. However, early detection of gum disease is very important so a regular dental check-up is very important as you may not develop any symptoms at the early stage and you may end up having a more severe condition if not treated on time.

Lifestyle Prevention of Gum Disease

Prevention of gum disease is only possible by following a proper oral hygiene routine and check-ups. So, brushing your teeth twice daily or more is important. Also visiting your dentist from time to time is crucial. Healthy eating is very important to achieve good dental health so try to eat a balanced diet.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Gum Disease

  • Neem is an effective way to help keep healthy gums. Put neem leaves in boiling water and boil off ¾ of the water. This makes a great mouthwash you can gargle with. Kill bacteria and leave a fresh clean mouth.
  • A very famous Ayurvedic process of curing Gingivitis is oil pulling with sesame oil. In order to do that, simply pour a tablespoon of sesame oil inside your mouth and gradually pull the oil left and right, front and back and gargle properly and then start a chewing motion and then spit the oil out. Do this for almost 15 to 20 minutes repeatedly.
  • Triphala tea is known to have antiplaque agents like 0.2% chlorhexidine. It is considerably helpful in decreasing plaque build-up and gingival swelling. Triphala tea can be used as mouthwash. To prepare this, boil 100 grams of powdered Triphala in 4 cups of water and then reduce to half. Use this as mouthwash twice daily.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Neem | Sesame oil | Triphala Tea | Tea tree oil | Clove oil | Camphor
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Hangover (Veisalgia)

What is Hangover?

The hangover is an experience of several disagreeable physical and mental impacts generally after the drinking of too much alcohol. This can last for several hours or even in some extreme cases more than 24 hours. The symptoms may include dry mouth, lightheadedness, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, etc.

What are the Symptoms of Hangover?

  • The symptoms of a hangover are widespread. Most of the people who are experiencing hangovers have fatigue and weakness accompanied by headaches and muscle aches. Some people with a hangover may also have extreme thirst and dry mouth. In some cases, people may experience gastrointestinal distress, such as stomach aches, vomiting, and even diarrhea, which may lead to loss of appetite.
  • Dizziness is also one of the very common symptoms of a hangover. Some people may also develop mental disorders, such as depression, mood disruption, inability to concentrate and anxiety.

What are the Causes of Hangover?

  • A hangover is caused by drinking alcohol. Because too much alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration. When you drink alcohol, you tend to urinate more and that triggers dehydration. Also, alcohol can cause an incendiary reaction from the immune system which may impact your appetite, concentration, and memory.
  • Alcohol can cause nausea and vomiting by increasing the stomach acid and reducing the rate at which the stomach empties. This may trigger gastrointestinal distress and cause several problems.
  • In some cases, the over drinking of alcohol may drop the blood sugar level which can lead to many health complications like weakness, dizziness, fatigue, etc.

When to see a Doctor?

Hangovers are not a serious health condition and in most of the time can be treated at home or will go away on their own within a few hours. However, if someone is having frequent hangovers due to regular drinking of alcohol then it is time to treat the alcohol problems which are widely available.

Lifestyle Prevention of Hangover

  • Preventing a hangover is only possible by quitting alcohol. If not completely then limit your consumption within the moderate limit. However, few measures can be taken to prevent hangovers,
  • The alcohol gets absorbed by your stomach more quickly if you drink it on an empty stomach. So, eating before or while consuming alcohol can reduce the risk of getting hangovers. Also, it is seen, if you sip water between drinks, it will prevent you from getting dehydrated.
  • Understanding your limit and reaching there slowly is very important. Do not exceed the limit and do not drink alcohol too quickly.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Hangover

Treating hangovers using Ayurvedic remedies has been a very common practice and people generally prefer home remedies to treat this condition over the prescribed medicines. Some of the herbs like Kalmegh, Gotu Kola, Neem etc. are tested in treating this condition.
  • Kalmegh: Kalmegh juice is very effective in treating hangovers. Boil it in hot water or keep it in a glass of water the whole night and then strain the water and drink it. However you need to add natural sweetener to the juice as this herb is bitter in taste.
  • Gotu Kola: This herb is known best for its ability to detoxify the liver. So this is also a very effective herb in preventing and curing Hangovers. Use it as a drink. Add 600 mg dried leaves/150 ml water and drink one glass, three times.
  • Neem: This herb is also very much effective in detoxification. It also has an antiinflammatory effect that can protect you from organ damages from consuming alcohol. Use neem leaves to make a neem juice. Put neem leaves and some water in a blender and blend it to make it smooth and drink it.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs: