Herbs known by the name “brahmi” have an affinity for the nervous system and tend to support memory. There are a few different herbs that go by this name, the most commonly known are Bacopa monniera and Centella asiatica. Given that the name brahmi is applied to more than one herb, one may be left to wonder, “which is the real brahmi?” Is Bacopa monniera the true brahmi? Or is it gotu kola (Centella asiatica)? This post will compare two of the more widely used herbs that may go by the alias brahmi: bacopa (Bacopa monniera) and gotu kola (Centella asiatica). After reading this post, you will be left with a more clear understanding of bacopa vs gotu kola—where these two plant allies crossover, where they diverge, and why brahmi is an apt name for both. Read the full post on the Herbal Academy blog HERE.
Pitta dosha, the most fiery of the three ayurvedic types, relates to solar energy and rules the summer season. Pitta types run warm, tend to have warm-colored complexions, and aren’t afraid of competition and intensity. In fact, they welcome it (sometimes to their own detriment!). These bold, fiery types are naturally intense, driven, and competitive, and can make excellent leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs. However, needless to say, each dosha has its light and dark side. This article will provide tips for mood and mental support for pitta dosha, so that even pitta types can keep a cool head throughout the summer heat. Read the full post HERE on the Herbal Academy blog.
Ayurveda teaches that summer is ruled by pitta dosha, and pitta is composed of fire and water. Temperatures are on the rise, as is the need and desire to stay cool. If you are in search of cooling recipes and tips for managing pitta dosha in the summer, you are in the right place! This post will outline some key features of pitta dosha, as well as a couple of tasty, easy recipes that will help keep you cool during the hot months. Check out cucumber mint raita recipe and more HERE!
Ayurveda teaches that one of the root causes of health imbalances is living out of harmony with nature. However, living in harmony with nature is no small feat, especially in the modern day. Furthermore, what exactly does it mean to live in harmony? Fortunately, Ayurveda offers a rich perspective on this. Your constitution, the seasons, time of life, and time of day can all help point the way. There is a relationship between the movement of time, the phases of the moon, exposure to solar energy, and the flow of the doshas (Lad, 2009). Aligning your daily routines with the ebb and flow of the doshas throughout the day can be one way to create balance in your life. This article will discuss how to schedule your day based on your natural energy levels, and how Ayurveda can inform those decisions. Read the full post HERE.