Love is in the Air: The Medicinal History of Roses

Love is in the Air: The Medicinal History of Roses

With Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s take a moment to appreciate roses. The rose plant has a long history of medicinal uses in ancient and modern practices alike. Pieces, Places, and Properties Every part of the rose plant – petals, fruit, stem and roots are...
Samprāpti: The 6 Stages of Disease

Samprāpti: The 6 Stages of Disease

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes In Ayurveda, there are six successive layers that lead to the manifestation of a disease. The accumulation of imbalances and toxins is what furthers the disease process, usually behind the scenes before signs and symptoms are very noticeable....
Cilantro & Coriander for Summertime

Cilantro & Coriander for Summertime

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes Cilantro is a powerful herb that is one of our strongest allies in dealing with the heat of the summertime. Cilantro is the leaf of the Coriandrum sativum plant, and the seeds are the spice we know as Coriander. Cilantro is cold, dry, easy,...
Cellular Agni (Fire) & Emotional Health

Cellular Agni (Fire) & Emotional Health

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes The fundamentals of Ayurveda consider and address cellular nutrition and the connections between overall health and emotional wellbeing. Having agni (digestive fire) strong and functioning is the most important key to nutrition, cellular...
Incompatible Food Combinations

Incompatible Food Combinations

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes In Ayurveda, there are incompatible food combinations that serve as guidelines to support optimal digestion and nutrition. The combination of these foods can cause bloating and gas, acidity, indigestion, creation of ama (toxins), skin...