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Ayurvedic medicine is the oldest treatment in the world

Dubbed the “science of life” 5,000 years ago in India, using ayurvedic medicine may be the oldest medical system in existence today. Its premise is that your body’s biological intelligence (or ability to heal itself) acts through three forces called doshas. These are : vata (space and air), pitta (fire and water), kapha (water and earth). …

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Monsoons – circulating winds

Springtime in India brings more than May flowers — it’s also when the monsoon winds might begin to blow. We’ll answer a listener’s question about monsoons — and talk about the rains they bring. I’d like to know how and why monsoons start — and what they are. Some definitions of “monsoon” focus on the rain …

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Sugar cane Saccharum officinarum

Sugar cane was known by both the Greeks and Romans. It seems that sugar cane is native to India, so that sugar was once called “Indian salt.” The botanical name is Saccharum officinarum. Venice, point of embarkation of the troops, has rediscovered first the fresh powder on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and was …

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LEMONGRASS antiseptic, antibacterial and stimulating effect

Parts Used: Stem and leaves. Function: The active constituents of lemon grass have an antiseptic, antibacterial and stimulating effect. Uses: * Lemongrass was traditionally used in India for fever, as a stimulating tonic and for infectious illnesses. * Currently lemongrass is used for headaches, jet lag, fatigue, deodorants, sore throat, aching muscles, bruises and as …

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