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,...
The Subdoshas & the Water Element

The Subdoshas & the Water Element

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes Each of the three main doshas, Vata, Pitta & Kapha, have 5 subdoshas each that are represented though the 5 elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth). The subdoshas that are connected with the water elements are vyāna vayu, rañjaka pitta...
Improve Your Health Through the Dhatus: Plasma and Blood

Improve Your Health Through the Dhatus: Plasma and Blood

             Why does the food you eat hold qualities of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and how does it assimilate into the body and affect how it functions?             In Ayurveda, your body functions from its tissue system, or Dhatus. The 7 Dhatus are the essential...