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Seemingly light and delicate, herbs and spices are unassumingly powerful. Phrases like "spice up your life" hint at their knack for making food more interesting. Spices not only bring delightful flavor to meals, they are evocative of unique cultural exper
When I was a new Ayurvedic student I felt very intimidated by the advanced students at my school. They were more familiar with Ayurvedic foods and products than I was at the time. Starting my new journey in Ayurveda felt bewildering and intimidating.
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The world of herbs can be exciting, yet overwhelming. Here a few articles to help you navigate herbal formulas, massage oils, tinctures, and essential oils. And let the fun begin!
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Spices communicate culture. Many cultures cook with the same ingredients but different spices. For example, a rice dish in Mexico might include cilantro, cumin and chile. In India, it would include mustard seed, turmeric and cumin. China might pair rice w
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Tinctures are a great way to take herbs that is effective quickly. They are an alcoholic preparation of a sing
Why Black Pepper is Powerful
If you analyze black pepper you might discover some disappointing news: statistically, black pepper isn't that powerful for curing diseases. Your sense organs tell a different story. How do you know tha
Aromatic is used to describe spices that have a strong smell. Aromatic spices are the missing 7th taste in Ayurveda. Peppermint, thyme, and cinnamon are among the best known aromatic spices. The aroma indicates a high concentration of volatile oils. The s
Mistletoe, when placed above the head of an unsuspecting bystander or strategically hung before a party, requires that two people standing beneath its bough kiss. Here's something you probably didn't know: Mistletoe is a parasitic plant with poisonous ber
Largest Selection of Ayurvedic Herbs & Products
Here at Joyful Belly Ayurveda, we strive to find the best of the best sources for herbs, massage oils, and lifestyle products. You may feel like you have to do a ton of research to explore t
Many of us are drawn to practice Ayurveda by its creative nature. Its always exciting to come up with an herbal formula for a client that has never been made before, fine tuning proportions to suit their needs. It can be difficult, however, to keep all
Herbs are not high on the list of things to be afraid of in the world. However, starting to take an herb may be unfamiliar or new which can lead to fear. Rest assured that herbs have been used for centuries to bring the body back into balance and assist i
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