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Rose Mint tea

This tea will give you a healing pause from your hot, busy, and intense life. With the cooling and soothing properties of rose and digestive properties of mint this tea is a great herbal medicine to balance summer heat.

Best for Vata and Pitta.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Serves: Makes 2 Persons


  • 2 cups water
  • 5 or 6 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • Few dried rose petals


  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Add rose petals, cover, and let it simmer for 3 minutes over low flame.
  3. Turn off, add mint leaves and rose water, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain it into a cup and enjoy.

Serving Suggestions

Add cool coconut milk for an ayurvedic iced tea version

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Ayurvedic Energy Drink

In Ayurveda, ojas is the essence of vitality and immunity. This energy drink includes foods like dates, raisins, and milk to help nourish your ojas and give a boost of energy to keep you going. If taken with breakfast it vitalizes the nervous system and provides satiety.
Good for vata and pitta.

Prep Time: 5 Mins plus 8 hours to soak
Total Time:  10 Minutes
Serves: 2 persons


  • 5 fresh deseeded dates
  • 5 almonds
  • 2 cups of Cow’s milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ t cinnamon powder
  • ½ t cardamom powder
  • 1/4 t turmeric powder
  • A pinch of ginger powder


  1. Soak the almonds overnight in water and soak the dates overnight in milk in the refrigerator.
  2. Blend almonds, milk, dates, and water until fully blended.
  3. Pour this mixture into a saucepan and add cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, turmeric.
  4. Bring it to a gentle boil, pour into cups, and sip warm. Filter if needed.


For quick and easy tonic replace almonds with 1 cup of almond milk and to make it dairy-free add 2 cups of almond milk instead.
You can also add ½ tsp of unsweetened chocolate powder and use this drink as a recovery drink after exercise
If consumed at night, you can choose to add freshly ground Nutmeg for a calming deep sleep.

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Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea

This tea is comforting as well as medicinal. It keeps the immune system strong and is a perfect warm drink for spring and winter and in times of cold, it is the perfect drink to sip on. It also helps in preventing acidity and heartburn and is ideal in situations like sleep deprivation, over-eating or travel.
Good for Kapha dosha. For Vata, substitute jaggery or coconut sugar for honey.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
Serves: 2 person


  • 1 t chopped ginger
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 T of lemon juice
  • ½ T of honey


  1. Boil the chopped ginger in water for 10 minutes over low flame with the lid closed.
  2. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Once it cools down, add lemon juice and strain it into a cup.
  4. Add honey and enjoy.

Serving suggestions

If you have a pitta composition or it’s summer, replace fresh ginger with ginger powder as it is less hot. You might also consider adding holy basil leaves or mint leaves to this tea, especially if suffering from a cold and cough.

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Menstrual Difficulties

What is Menstrual Difficulties?

Menstrual difficulties are a female condition that occurs when a woman experiences changes to the menstrual cycle that cause skipped periods, irregular periods, or extreme bleeding during periods.
Usually, the menstrual cycle frequently causes a range of unpleasant symptoms leading up to your period. The premenstrual period incorporates the very typical concerns, for example, moderate cramping and fatigue, however, these signs are generally gone once your period starts.
There are some instances when you may experience severe menstrual problems. Too light or too heavy menstruation and full absence of a cycle are some of the symptoms which indicate that there are concerns that you may be experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle.

What are the Symptoms of Menstrual Difficulties?

  • The symptoms of Menstrual difficulties are widespread. Most of the women suffering from this condition may experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are explained below,
  • Bloating is one of the very common symptoms. When the menstruation is too heavy, it doesn’t get cleared properly which may cause bloating. Also, During the menstrual cycle irritability is very much usual. Backaches are very much familiar signs of menstrual problems. It may be accompanied by headaches. You can also develop breast soreness.
  • Acne can be seen on the faces during menstrual difficulties. In some cases, you may also suffer from excessive fatigue which may lead to depression and anxiety.
  • You may suffer from sleeping disorders like insomnia and at times you may feel stressed out.

What are the Causes of Menstrual Difficulties?

  • There can be many causes of menstrual difficulties. It may vary from stress to more severe underlying medical disorders. Some of the most common causes are discussed below.
  • These days the number one cause of this condition is stress and lifestyle changes. Life has become very fast, and people often forget to take proper nutrition. Also, these days women go through a lot of stress due to work or relationships. That may also trigger this condition.
  • Taking birth control pills may also have some effect on your irregular menstrual cycle.
  • If someone has a miscarriage, she may experience menstrual difficulties for obvious reasons.
  • Those who are suffering from some bleeding ailments, for example, platelet disorders, clotting factor deficiencies, leukemia, etc are more prone to this condition.
  • Some medications can also trigger these menstrual difficulties.

When to see a Doctor?

  • Any complications regarding menstrual difficulties should not be avoided. But immediate medical intervention is needed if you experience the following difficulties.
  • If your period suddenly becomes irregular, then consult a doctor immediately. In case your period doesn’t fall in the bracket of 21 to 35 days, it is a matter of concern. See your doctor without a delay.
  • In case you bleed for more than a week, it is harmful to your body. You need to get an appointment with your physical asap.
  • If you are experiencing heavy bleeding and pain during your period, that is something not to be ignored.

Lifestyle Prevention of Menstrual Difficulties

  • Menstrual difficulties can be prevented if it is not caused by any underlying illness. Just by following some preventive measures and making some lifestyle changes, you can avoid getting this condition.
  • Eating nutritious food and exercising daily is the key for any illnesses and there is no exception for this condition as well. Maintaining a healthy life is very important to deal with stress and other mental and physical complications.
  • Getting enough rest is equally important.
  • Managing your stress and learning to relax your mind is very crucial to prevent menstrual difficulties. To learn some techniques to perform that.
  • Keep a watch on birth control pills or any other contraceptive pills and use them if needed with proper guidance.
  • Maintaining hygiene is very important to keep changing your sanitary napkin or tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Menstrual Difficulties

There are some great Ayurvedic remedies to treat Menstrual difficulties by using some herbs and spices like Bhutakesi, Kachur, Ajwain, Methi, Aloe Vera, etc.
  • Bhutakesi: This Ayurvedic herb is very effective for menstrual cramps. Add about 2 grams of the powder in one cup of hot water, drain it and then combine it with honey, and drink 2 times daily.
  • Aloe Vera: This is a great plant which benefits in controlling your cycle naturally and assists your hormones. Remove the gel from the plant, add a tablespoon of honey then drink it daily before your breakfast. But do not take this remedy while menstruating.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Bhutakesi (Corydalis govaniana) | Kachur (Curcuma zedoaria) | Ajwain | Methi | Aloe Vera | Sesame Oil
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known

Menopause Problems

What is Menopause Problems ?

Menopause is a natural female health condition that occurs when the body ends production of female hormones and terminates menstruation. It also ceases the reproductive and other functions related to the menstrual cycle. It can also affect the bone metabolism for which you may develop osteoporosis.

What are the Symptoms of Menopause Problems ?

The typical symptoms of Menopause problems are as follow, An irregular period is one of the most common symptoms of Menopause. You may also experience hot flashes and night sweats. The sleeping disorder may also be caused by this condition. There might be frequent mood changes and you can also see some changes in physical appearance. You may also lose interest in sex.

What are the Causes of Menopause Problems ?

There are some natural causes of Menopause. Mostly it is caused by dwindling reproductive hormones. Also, surgeries that will remove the ovaries will cause this condition. If someone is taking chemotherapy or any sort of radiotherapy, she might face this condition. Initial ovarian inadequacy may also be the cause of menopause.

When to see a Doctor?

  • Keep up with routine appointments with your physician for precautionary health care and any medical matters. Keep on making these visits during and after menopause.
  • Regular Screening: When you age, you may need to go though some precautionary health check-ups such as colonoscopy, mammography, thyroid testing, breast and pelvic testing, etc.

Lifestyle Prevention of Menopause Problems

Preventing Menopause is a natural phenomenon and not possible to stop it from happening. However, there are some preventive measures you may follow after your menopause to treat the symptoms. Such as taking mineral supplements like zinc, magnesium, and calcium. Making some dietary changes and doing some Yoga which helps you strengthen your core, spine, and lower abdomen areas.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Menopause Problems

  • Aloe Vera: Take 1 teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel 3 times daily. This will help avoid and alleviate unpleasant symptoms
  • Pomegranate: Drinking a cup of pomegranate juice with organic sugar and a teaspoon of rock candy powder is very effective for hot flashes.
  • Sesame Oil: To lessen vaginal dryness, you can pour down a few drops of sesame oil on a portion of sterilized cotton, fold over it into a tampon-like shape, and place it inside the vagina at night. Use a sanitary pad to grab any outflow of the lubricant
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known.

Low libido

What is Low libido?

Low libido is a condition that occurs when you have reduced interest in sexual activity. This is a very normal condition because losing interest in sex from time to time differs across life. Additionally, there may be instances when your interest doesn’t match your partner’s. However, if you are experiencing a low libido level for a long period then this might indicate some underlying health disorder.

What are the Symptoms of Low libido?

Losing interest in sexual activity is the main symptom of low libido levels. You may also experience depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

What are the Causes of Low libido?

Low libido can be triggered by many things. Some of the main causes of low libido are as follows, Depression can be one of the main reasons why people lose interest in sex. Some chronic illnesses may also cause this condition. In case you have any sort of sleeping disorder, there is a chance that you may suffer from low libido. Stress is not good for sex life and it causes low libido. Working out for too long may lead to this condition. On the contrary, not working out can also trigger low libido. Excessive alcohol consumption may decrease your desire for sex. Aging is a very common cause to have this condition for obvious reasons.

When to see a Doctor?

In most of the cases low libido can be treated on its own and not a cause for concern. However, there might be some cases where you need to consult a sexologist in order to treat your condition. If this condition is affecting your sex relationship you should cure this before it is too late. Sometimes it also might impact your quality of life and make you very depressed. In that case you need to consult a doctor.

Lifestyle Prevention of Low libido

  • Lifestyle prevention for low libido is possible by taking some preventive measures.
  • Eating aphrodisiac fruits helps. Also, it is seen that chocolate has a great effect. Do grab chocolate. There are some herbal remedies that can help you cure this condition. Daily working out and looking good will boost your self-condition and it will help you prevent low libido. Stress management is very important to live a healthy life., So reducing your stress is very important. Sleeping properly for at least 7 to 8 hours can help you in preventing this condition.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Low libido

Treatment of low libido using Ayurveda is very effective. There are some herbs and spices like Ashwagandha, Shilajit, Gokshura, Saffron, etc can help you get back your sexual desire and make you sexually active.
  • Ashwagandha: This herb helps you to reduce depression and anxiety and also assists you to boost fertility. Take quarter to half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder and mix it with one cup of lukewarm milk or a teaspoon of honey.
  • Shilajit: Shilajit is one of the most important ayurvedic formulation that is use to treat any sex related condition. Taking 250 mg twice a day for 90 days can help you treat low libido levels.
  • Gokshura: Gokshura assists in improving strength, vitality and also strengthens the penile muscle which boosts penile erection because of its Guru (heavy) and Vrishya (Aphrodisiac). Mix ¼-½ tsp with warm milk and drink daily.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known.