Category Archives: Ayurvedic

Cold & Flu Prevention Remedies

Cold & Flu Prevention Remedies
If you tend to catch every winter bug that goes around, consider two supplements: the herb astragalus and a medicinal mushroom supplement that contains maitake, shiitake, turkey tail, or reishi mushrooms. Both remedies, long used in Chinese medicine, have antiviral properties that may ward off colds and flu. Like all “tonic” remedies, they have a cumulative effect and are meant to be taken daily. Ideally it’s best to start taking one or both in .

Indigestion: Ginger & Salt

Indigestion: Ginger & Salt
In the Ayurvedic view, indigestion often stems from weak “digestive fire,” known as agni. Stoke yours — and prevent indigestion — by taking ginger and salt before a meal. Try It: Grate an inch of peeled, fresh ginger. Take a pinch or two and mix with a pinch or two of sea salt to make a paste. Chew on the mixture for a minute or two, then swallow. Wash it down with warm water .