Archives for Sep 28, 2021

Chargrilled Vegetable Bowl

Use a variety of seasonal root vegetables to make a colorful bowl. Make noodles out of them using a spiralizer or use a mandoline to make thin slices to add a fun element. If not just chop them into matchsticks.

Good for Vata & Kapha dosha.
For Kapha, serve with steamed greens and add red pepper flakes.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: Make 2 Persons


  • ½ cup zucchini
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ½ cup bell peppers
  • ½ cup onions
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • 1 T ghee
  • Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan Salt)
  • ¼ t crushed black pepper powder
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Few leaves of Basil


  1. Gently scrub the vegetables. Slice them into thick chunks or into bite sized fingers.
  2. Melt ghee over a grill, and arrange the vegetables
  3. Grill them on both sides till they are cooked but not soggy
  4. Mix together in a bowl with salt and pepper
  5. Add a fresh squeeze of lime juice, garnish with basil and serve immediately.

Serving suggestions

Ideal for late Summer. In Autumn and Winter, serve with sautéed greens
You can serve this with a side of brown or white rice
Use seasonal vegetables for the best health benefits.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Vegan Tofu Poke Bowl

Ayurvedic principles can be found in many dishes around the world, eg Japan has a culinary tradition that is perfect for pitta dosha. This refreshingly simple and nourishing bowl recipe is a perfect embodiment of that tradition.

Good for Pitta Dosha.
For Kapha, red pepper flakes
For Vata, add pickled ginger

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 30 to 60 Minutes
Serves: Make 2 Persons


  • 1/2 cup crumbled/cubed fresh tofu (soaked in soy sauce)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup edamame beans
  • ¼ cup boiled corn
  • ½ T black sesame seeds
  • ½ chopped avocado
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1 t sugar
  • Salt to taste (preferably Himalayan Salt)
  • 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • Bean sprouts (optional)


  1. Mix the rice with vinegar, salt, and sugar and add it to a serving bowl.
  2. Arrange the bowl with tofu, edamame beans, corn, avocado, and carrots.
  3. Sprinkle black sesame seeds and black pepper.
  4. Add bean sprouts. Serve cold.

Serving suggestions

You can use cilantro or pumpkin seeds to garnish for color and crunch.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chapati (Roti) Pizza

This homemade flatbread/Pizza pizza recipe is a great way to encourage kids to eat healthy and homemade food. Involve them in assembling the pizza to make cooking time a fun family activity. You can add any vegetable toppings of your choice.

Good for all doshas.
For Pitta, use cilantro pesto instead of basil pesto.
For Kapha, sprinkle red pepper flakes or cayenne.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 20 to 60 Minutes
Serves: Makes 2 Small Pizzas


  • 2 Multi-grain Chapatis
  • 1 t Ghee
  • ½ cup chopped colorful bell peppers
  • ¼ Onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pesto or tomato sauce
  • ½ cup freshly made paneer
  • 1/4 t ajwain seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt ghee and add the vegetables. Saute
  3. Put chapatis on a baking sheet and apply ghee over them.
  4. Spread pesto/tomato sauce over each flatbread or chapati, add sauteed vegetables, and top it with crumbled paneer and ajwain seeds.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges of the chapati are golden brown and the topping starts bubbling.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes and serve.


Avoid getting the vegetables soggy.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Eyes Ayurvedic care

What is Eyes-Ayurvedic Care?

The time tested science of Ayurveda is an important way of medication and health care that predominantly intends at the inhibition of illness and encourages positive well-being. Thorough eye treatment is defined under “Shalakya Tantra”, one of the eight parts of Ayurveda. It additionally recommends several safe, useful, and easy procedures for retaining ophthalmic health. Though these methodologies are primitive, they are feasible and can still be easily exercised in our everyday lives to prevent lifestyle-related eye illnesses.

What are the Symptoms of Eyes Problems?

There can be numerous symptoms of eye-problems, such as red eyes, headaches, dry eyes, blurry vision, inflammation, light sensitivity, night blindness, loss of sight etc.

What are the Causes of Eyes Problems?

The primary triggers of blindness and low eyesight are age-related eye disorders such as age-related macular deterioration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Other familiar eye ailments involve amblyopia and strabismus. However, there are instances when some injury to the eye or some chemical irritants may cause eye problems. Vitamin deficiency is also one of the common causes of eye problems.

When to see a Doctor?

The eye is one of the most important organs of your body and any complications to the eyes need to be examined. In case you have difficulty seeing at night or while performing any activities, you need to visit an eye specialist. If you have blurred vision or difficulty focusing on objects, you may need to get your eyes checked soon. Too much dry eye or tons of tears can be a sign of eye condition and need to be tested. Any eye pain or frequent headaches should not be avoided.

Regular screening: Most eye care specialists suggest that you have a thorough eye assessment every one to two years, varying on your age, risk aspects, and whether you presently wear spectacles or contact lenses. Kids need routine eye tests to identify vision complications that may affect education.

Lifestyle Prevention of Eyes Problems

Some preventive measures can be followed to avoid eye problems. Some of the preventive measures are discussed below:
  • Examining your eyes every year is very important to avoid any eye problems.
  • Stop smoking and try to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
  • Wear eye protection whenever performing any activities that might harm your vision.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Eyes Problems

There are great Ayurvedic remedies that can treat eyesight problems. Some of the herbs and spices such as Triphala, Fennel, Amla, Wild Asparagus, bhringraj, etc. are very useful in treating and preventing eye problems.
  • Fennel: Fennel is known as the “Herb For Eyes” for a reason. This herb is enriched with antioxidant properties which are great for maintaining healthy eyes. Grind a cup of fennel, Almon and Sugar to make a powder and add one tsp this powder in a glass of milk and drink it before going to the bed. It will surely help you to get great eyesight.
  • Amla: This fruit is supplemented with antioxidants and other strong nutrients which can enhance your vision. Vitamin C in amla increases the performance of retinal cells and stimulates stronger capillaries. Drink a few spoonfuls of Amla juice with a glass of water every day in the morning and evening and see the difference.
  • Triphala: Triphala is also very effective for improving eyesights. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of triphala juice with a glass of water and drink once or twice a day.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Triphala I Ginkgo Biloba I Bilberry I Calendula I Fennel seeds I Amla I Castor oil

Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known

Asthma and Wheezing

What is Asthma and Wheezing?

Asthma is a mixed set of symptoms characterized by variable quantity, adjustable airway obstacles, and unusually enhanced sensitivity (hyperreactivity) of the airways to different stimuli. The disorder is described by wheezing, chest stiffness, dyspnea, or cough, and effects from the pervasive abbreviation of tracheobronchial soft muscle (bronchoconstriction), hypersecretion of mucus, and mucosal edema, all of which restricted the capacity of the airways. The subsequent airflow obstacle may be chronic or sporadic, with breathing indicators determining either instinctively or as a consequence of treatment (bronchodilators or corticosteroids). A commonly recognized explanation of asthma does not yet be present since the disorder has different triggers, procedures, clinical characteristics, and reactions to treatment.

What are the Symptoms of Asthma and Wheezing?

The symptoms of asthma fluctuate from individual to individual. A person might have occasional asthma incidents, have symptoms only at specific moments — for instance, when exercising, or may have symptoms all the time. However, there are some common symptoms of Asthma, such as Shortness of breath, tightness or stiffness in the chest, chest pain, difficulty sleeping because of coughing or wheezing. These symptoms might be worse in case you have a cold, flu, or any other respiratory disorders.

What are the Causes of Asthma and Wheezing?

There are several triggers of Asthma but the main cause is constricted airways. Some of the most common triggers of Asthma are as follows;

In most cases, asthma is triggered by respiratory infections, such as cold or flu. There are instances when you might develop this condition due to some allergic reactions, such as dust allergies or pollen allergies, etc. Fumes or air pollution can also trigger this condition. Some medications such as anti-inflammatory painkillers may flare up Asthma. In some rare cases, anxiety or any emotional stress can be the cause of Asthma.

When to see a Doctor?

Asthma is a serious health condition and needs to be treated medically. So, any symptoms you are suffering from that indicate Asthma, you should not delay visiting your doctor. Also, in case you are an asthma patient, you need to work with your physician to keep it under control. In that case, a routine check-up is very important. In the event of asthma attacks, you are going to suffer from severe symptoms and need medical intervention immediately.

Lifestyle Prevention of Asthma and Wheezing

Preventing Asthma is always not possible but following some measures may reduce the possibility of encountering this disorder.

Since we already know the triggers, you need to avoid any such circumstances that may cause you asthma. For instance, you need to keep yourself away from allergens, such as pollen or dust, etc. Also, there are some chemicals or products that might have caused you breathing problems earlier. So, keep yourself away from them as well. If you are allergic to something you know, take allergy shots that keep your body protected from any asthmatic causes.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Asthma and Wheezing

There are some great Ayurvedic remedies for treating these conditions. Some of the herbs and spices such as Cloves, honey, Ajwain, Tulsi, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric are very effective on Asthma and wheezing.

  • Cloves: Clove is a powerful immune-boosting and very effective on Asthma. Mix 7 to 8 cloves with a banana and keep it overnight and then eat that mixture in the morning. This remedy is very useful for Asthma and Wheezing.
  • Herbal Tea: Herbal tea made by mixing Ajwain, Tulsi, pepper, and ginger is effective organic cough medicine for asthma patients. Drink this tea twice daily for best results.
  • Ginger and Turmeric Milk: Ginger and Turmeric is full of antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and very useful in treating Asthma. Mix 1 tbsp of turmeric powder and a little amount of grounded ginger in a cup of hot milk and drink it twice a day. To add flavour and sweetness, use honey and black pepper.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Black Raisin | Honey and Cloves | Ginger | Turmeric | Cinnamon | Mustard Oil | Licorice

Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known