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Spice Up Your Life - Ayurveda - The Science of Ayurvedic Medicine

Reap the benefits of the ancient Indian medical art of Ayurveda to increase vitality and cure ills, beginning with curry - Words Ralph Quinlan Forde ONE of the best ways of creating a healthy balance to spice up your life is by applying the wisdom and science of the ancients - Ayurveda.

This is best done through the Indian medical healing art of Ayurveda — a medical system which is 2500 years old.

The name Ayurveda literally means the science and wisdom of life. The Ayurveda global market is currently worth over $8 billion.

Good health & wellbeing comes when the body, heart, mind and spirit are in harmony with one another.

We incorporate the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine when formulating and making Ecohomme products.

Ecohomme & Ayurvedic Medicine
Ecohomme & Ayurvedic Medicine

Your Health Is Your Wealth

Despite the fact we can now send information across the world in real time, access whatever information we like through the internet and make fortunes on the stock exchange with AI, we still remain human.

The quality of this experience relies heavily on our health and this depends on our body’s biology and its energy systems being in balance. Your health is your wealth.

Health is not just the absence of disease it is a super life. A holistic life.

The Three Subltle Energies - Vata, Pitta & Kapha

According to the Ayurvedic medical system, our health depends on the balance of three subtle energies; vata, pitta, kapha.

These can also be described as wind, fire and earth in the Ayurveda system of India.

In everyone, one of these three is dominant — this is called their dosha.

Therefore they are described and treated accordingly.

The Vata Dosha

Vata people are like the wind, their energy moves in gusts; they are constantly on the go and are quick thinkers. Their sleep can be irregular as can be their digestion. Generally they are of a slim build.

The Pitta Dosha

Pitta types are like fire and volcanoes in extreme cases.

Their intellect is intense and their eyes are penetrating. They generate intense energy. If you come close to them, you will start moving whether you like it or not.

The Kapha Dosha

Kapha type people are like the earth beneath your feet.

Their energy is stable and they are more grounded. Otherwise docile, they will fight you if you pull up their roots and stable life. Everything they let go of has scratch marks on it.

They can be plump and diligent in their actions.

The Ayurveda pharmacopoeia is one of the oldest and best in the world most of its best healing spices are found in Indian foods.

If you cook and eat Indian foods you will have ingredients that could improve, enhance and even rejuvenate your health simply lying on your spice rack ready to be used.

Three Million Curries Every Week

In the UK every week the people there consume three million curries —they are created with some of the following spices that are ingredients in many Ayurvedic medicines.

Ecohomme & Medicinal Curry
Ecohomme & Medicinal Curry

Spice Up Your Life - The Ayurveda Way

Here are some of the most commonly used Indian spices and their health benefits.

Ecohomme & Turmeric
Ecohomme & Turmeric

TURMERIC This is one of the essential ingredients in curry and contains a chemical called curcumin that is gaining a reputation in medicine as an anti-inflammatory — and it appears to work as well as commercial drugs.

Turmeric has one huge advantage it has no side el effects. In the Fight against cancer it is a powerful antioxidant. In heart disease it lowers cholesterol reversing arteriosclerosis.

Turmeric has been used for centuries in India for rheumatism , arthritis and liver problems

Ecohomme Spices
Ecohomme Spices

Cardamom is a great stomach tonic.

CARDAMOM This spice helps clear mucous in the digestive system.

A tea made from from cardamom is valuable in headaches caused by indigestion.

The powdered seeds mixed with juice will serve as an excellent diuretic bar the the treatment of gonorrhoea, cystitis and urinary problems.

Powdered seeds of cardamom boiled in water with tea can be used as a remedy for depression.

The herbal spice is useful for sexual dysfunction such as impotence and premature ejaculation.

Gargling with an infusion of cardamom and cinnamon cures sore throats during the infective stages of influenza.

The natural flavour in cardamom is also a great breath freshener.

Ecohomme Ingredient Organic Ginger
Ecohomme Ingredient Organic Ginger

GINGER Always known for its anti-nausea properties ginger can be used for travel sickness.

Ginger contains the following chemical compounds (zingeberene, zingerone, boreal, bisabolene, and shagols) that are commonly used in the Ayurvedic systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis.

Ginger can also be used as a hangover cure by mixing sonic freshly chopped root stem with fresh orange juice.

CURRY LEAVES Fresh juice of curry leaves with lime juice and sugar is an excellent medicine for morning sickness, nausea and vomiting due to indigestion and excessive use of fats.

Fresh fully grown curry leaves when eaten every morning for three to five months is said to prevent hereditary diabetes. It is also thought that curry leaves can cure diabetes due to obesity as they possess weight-reducing properties.

A liberal intake of curry leaves is considered beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair.

The leaves have properties to nourish the hair root, stimulating pigmentation. When the leaves are boiled in coconut oil, the resulting black residue is an excellent hair tonic which can stimulate hair growth.

Ecohomme Chai Tea
Ecohomme Chai Tea

The Benefits of Chai Tea - Recipe

If you don’t fancy curry, you can get the health benefits of these herbs drinking chai tea which can be bought in health shops and supermarkets.

The basic recipe is black tea with ginger, star anise, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves .... a fantastic vitality tonic for all you tea drinkers.

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