By Noelle  Ayurvedic Bliss Balls: These ayurvedic bliss balls are yummy organic treats! Using tasty ayurvedic spices and ingredients they are the perfect substitute for any Halloween candy you might be tempted to feast on! They are extremely nutritious and raw, so be careful how many you eat. You don’t ant to become Vata provoked. […]

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By Noelle  Did you know ?? The six tastes are reduced to three in their post-digestive effect, vipaka. Sweet and salty tastes, have a sweet vipaka, sour has a sour vipaka, while bitter, astringent and pungent possess a pungent vipaka. These post-digestive effects relate to processes of absorption and elimination; the final outcome of digestion. […]

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By Noelle  Pungent taste, as is commonly known in hot peppers, chilis, ginger and other hot spices, has a heating effect. Things sour or acid in taste like citrus or products of fermentation like wine, yogurt or pickles, are heating. Fermentation creates combustion, which releases heat. Salt is also heating, which we can experience by […]

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By Noelle Herbs and food have energetic qualities to them. What does that mean? Virya is the energy, potency or power of herbs, designated in Ayurveda as heating or cooling. Herbs through their taste tend to heat the body or cool it and this produces the most basic energizing effect upon the system.

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By Noelle  Taste is the sensory quality that belongs to the element of water. Plants are the life-form belonging to the element of water. Taste thus reflects the energies and elements that operate in a particular herb. Cloud water originally has no taste, but all tastes are latent in it. These are gathered as it […]

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By Noelle  When we are sick, we lose our sense of taste and our appetite. Taste, appetite, and power of digestion are related. Lack of taste indicates fever, disease, low agni, and high ama. To improve agni and eliminate disease, it is necessary to improve our sense of taste. This is why spices are such […]

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By Noelle Did you know?? The other day I mentioned that Ayurveda approaches herbs through a science of energetics. I also mentioned how the properties of herbs are related systematically according to their taste, elements, heating or cooling effects, effect after digestion and other special potencies they may possess… As promised, this week, I will […]

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By Noelle Now that you have a better idea of what spices can do, let me show you how to create a dish that is full of SPICE! Creamy Cashew Curry Soup Ingredients: ¾ cup cashew nut butter 2tbsp maple syrup 4 cups boiling water 1 tbsp sesame tahini 2 tbsp ghee 2 tbsp minced […]

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By Noelle  Spice Up Your Morning! The great thing about spices is all of the medicinal qualities they have. You can really get your bang for your buck, so to speak, by adding spices to your meals. One of the ways that I like to incorporate spices into my diet is by making a spice […]

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By Noelle  Why does spicy mean HOT? In general, when people hear something is spicy they think it’s hot. The thing is spices are more than just hot or pungent in taste. Spicy should mean full of flavor not hot in flavor. There is a world of spices “left of pepper”, on the heat scale, which […]

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