What is Ayurveda?

WHAT IS AYURVEDA?⠀ Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.⠀ It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. Treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.⠀ *⠀ Everything in the universe is connected. If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, you have good health. When something disrupts this balance, you get sick. Among the things that can upset this balance are genetic, injuries, climate and seasonal change, age, and your emotions.⠀ *⠀ Every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.⠀ These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata (space and air); Pitta (fire and water); and Kapha (water and earth).⠀ Everyone inherits a unique mix of the 3 doshas, one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function. It’s believed that your chances of getting sick — and the health issues you develop — are linked to the balance of your doshas.⠀ *⠀ Vata ⠀ Those who practice Ayurveda believe this is the most powerful of all 3 doshas. It controls your mind, breathing, blood flow, heart function and ability to get rid of waste. ⠀ If Vata is your main life force, you may develop conditions like anxiety, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.⠀ *⠀ Pitta⠀ This energy controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods).⠀ If it’s your main life force, you may develop conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.⠀ *⠀ Kapha⠀ This life force controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system.⠀ You can disrupt it by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods & eating or drinking things that contain too much salt or water.⠀ If it’s your main life energy, you may develop asthma, breathing disorders, nausea after eating, and obesity.⠀ *⠀ Thank you to – www.webmd.com/balance/guide/ayurvedic-treatments#1.

What is Triphala?

TRIPHALA is a balancing formula for Detoxification and Rejuvenation*⠀ *⠀ TRIPHALA has been used in traditional AYURVEDIC MEDICINE since ancient times.⠀ *⠀ TRIPHALA is a combination of three Ayurvedic Fruits native to the Indian subcontinent: AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis), BIBHITAKI, (Terminalia belerica) and HARITAKI (Terminalia chebula). ⠀ *⠀ Also known as “Triphala Churna (powder),” it is one of the most popular formulas in Ayurveda and has many health benefits for all three of Ayurveda’s dosha constitutions – VATA, PITTA & KAPHA. To know your Dosha isn’t a prerequisite but knowing that Triphala has the ability to benefit all body types. ⠀ *⠀ AMALAKI, BIBITAKI & HARITAKI can be found in our Ayurvedic Seasoning Mix range. The benefits of each of the 3 fruits are below -⠀ AMALAKI: Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting the natural functions of the liver and the immune system.⠀ *⠀ BIBHITAKI: Is particularly good for kapha, supporting the respiratory system as well as kapha accumulations in all systems.⠀ *⠀ HARITAKI: Though having a heating nature, it is still good for all three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Is known for its “scraping” effect, which removes toxins and helps maintain healthy levels of weight.⠀ *⠀ Since Triphala supports healthy elimination, it is not uncommon to experience looser motions than usual. All of these reactions can be byproducts of cleansing. If your cleansing experience becomes too intense, you can stop taking triphala until the symptoms subside and restart using less, or simply reduce the amount you are ingesting. ⠀ *⠀ Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ The Spice Trading Company does not claim to prevent, diagnose, cure or alleviate a disease, disorder or condition. We are simply advising the benefits of herbs and spices and do not claim them to be therapeutic in nature.

Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes

I LOVE LOVE LOVE our NEW Product Range!! I love how the herbs & spices and their amazing qualities can benefit in how we are feeling! I love how we can go back to the basics of where we were thousands of years ago feeding our bodies with the goodness of the herbs & spices that nourished our minds as well! How we are feeling imbalanced can change on a daily basis so the mixes help support us! Awesome right! ⠀ *⠀ I have loved talking to customers and advising which mix would best suit them. ⠀ *⠀ MOST POPULAR MIX “at the moment” is our Ganesha Organic Seasoning Mix. With finding out about customers health conditions, their diets & lifestyles & concluding that due to our busy lifestyles people in general are feeling more anxious & scattered. They have also suggested they have symptoms of bloating, wind & constipation. This can be due to diets not always being compatible with their bodies “healthy” or not! ⠀ *⠀ With a SPRINKLE of Ganesha onto your food or having a tsp with warm water after a meal will calm your mind & nervous system (with the Brahmi in the mix)…and with the carminative herbs & spices they will assist in digestion & stomach upsets. ⠀ *⠀ AYURVEDIC MIXES …⠀ *⠀ DURGA – if you are feeling heavy, slow, sluggish or lethargic….⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ GANESHA – if you are feeling nervous, worried, cold & your life & meals have become irregular & scattered due to your anxious feeling.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ VISHNU – if you are feeling stressed, hot, bothered, impatient, overworked.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ The Ayurvedic mixes are based on VATA, PITTA & KAPHA DOSHAS & their imbalances.⠀ *⠀ Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ The Spice Trading Company does not claim to prevent, diagnose, cure or alleviate a disease, disorder or condition. We are simply advising the benefits of herbs and spices and do not claim them to be therapeutic in nature in accordance with the TGA.

For fun…What is your Spirit Animal?

FOR FUN….:)⠀ *⠀ Are you calm and strong like a bear, or more creative and free like a butterfly? ⠀ *⠀ Which Spirit Animal best represents your walk on this earth? Take this quiz to find out your Spirit Animal⠀ *⠀ www.spiritanimal.info/spirit-animal-quiz/⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀

Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ *⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀

NEW Product Range – Ayurvedic Certified Organic Seasoning Mixes

AYURVEDIC CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEASONING MIXES⠀ *⠀ Our NEW range follows the Ayurvedic tradition of Vata, Pitta & Kapha. They will assist if you are feeling aggravated in your mind or body according to the Doshas.⠀ *⠀ Ayurveda treats a ‘dis-ease’ as a state where the person is not at ease with her intrinsic nature, which is defined by doshas. Get to know your Ayurvedic body type: Vata, Pitta and Kapha and realign your lifestyle to enjoy health. “www.soulguru.com”⠀ *⠀ Example -⠀ DURGA – if you are feeling heavy, slow, sluggish or lethargic….⠀ *⠀ GANESHA – if you are feeling nervous, worried, cold & your life & meals have become irregular & scattered due to your anxious feeling.⠀ *⠀ VISHNU – if you are feeling stressed, hot, bothered, impatient, overworked.⠀ *⠀ DURGA – Kapha Dosha or Kapha aggravation.⠀ GANESHA – Vata Dosha or Vata aggravation⠀ VISHNU – Pitta Dosha or Pitta aggravation⠀

DON’T LOSE IT! Vishnu will calm your mind & body!

IS LIFE GETTING ON TOP OF YOU? Are you feeling hot, bothered, impatient and are your children stressing you out? OUR VISHNU ORGANIC SEASONING MIX will assist!⠀ ⠀ * With the Cooling Herbs & Spices Vishnu will calm your mind and body.⠀ Even during Winter we experience bothered and stress states where the body heats up and we carry too much hot blooded energy with redness on our skin.⠀ * AMALAKI – Amalaki Fruit – is one of the most potent herbal rejuvenatives used in Ayuveda, as it is rich in both Vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. In fact Amalaki contains more Vitamin C than any other fruit in the entire world!⠀ It boosts your energy & immunity.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ BRAHMI – Brahmi being one of the main ingredients in our “Vishnu” Organic Seasoning Mix, your mind and body are quickly calmed down and any stressed feeling is lifted. Brahmi promotes comfort & enhances brain function as well. Perfect for intense times!⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Using our Vishnu Seasoning mix mixed through your meal, sprinkling Vishnu on top of your meals or alternatively mixing 1/2 tsp with 1/2-1 glass warm water throughout the day is ideal for cooling & calming your mind & body! You will feel the effects immediately!⠀

Have a big presentation and your nerves have gotten THE BEST OF YOU?

ARE YOU FULL OF NERVES & FEELING WORRIED? ⠀ *⠀ GANESHA ORGANIC SEASONING MIX will assist!⠀ *⠀ BRAHMI – with Brahmi being one of the main ingredients in our “Ganesha” Organic Seasoning Mix your mind and body are quickly pacified and any anxious feeling is lifted. Brahmi promotes comfort & enhances brain function as well. Perfect for intense times!⠀ *⠀ ⠀ Using our Ganesha Seasoning mix mixed through your meal, sprinkling Ganesha on top of your meals or alternatively mixing 1/2 tsp with 1/2-1 glass warm water throughout the day is ideal for pacifying & warming your body! You will feel the effects immediately!⠀ *⠀ Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀

How does the cold weather affect your CAR BATTERY?

Just like an old Car Battery we need to warm it up in order for it to get going when it is cold. Our bodies are the same, when they cool down it is ideal to warm them up on the inside and outside!⠀ *⠀ On the inside using heating herbs & spices like our Durga Organic Seasoning Mix will do the trick! ⠀ *⠀ Durga will warm your insides, invigorate, stimulate & energise you! *⠀ Perfect for when you are feeling slow, sluggish & lethargic! Perfect in the Winter!⠀ *⠀ Heating herbs & spices have the qualities to be heating on the inside but this does not mean they are extremely spicy to taste.⠀ *⠀ Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀⠀

More about DURGA…. Organic Seasoning Mix

DURGA – The BEST FEATURE of this Organic Seasoning Mix is that it not only seasons your meal (ie. Sprinkling on any kind of food or cooking your favourite Dahl!) but the Ayurvedic Herbs give you the INSTANT benefits of their amazing qualities.⠀ *⠀ ⠀ It may be hard at first to accustom yourself to having the seasoning with a glass of warm water but once you brave it out, it is worth it.⠀ *⠀ ⠀ PERSONAL – I LOVE… this Seasoning Mix during this cool Winter season. I sprinkle this Durga Mix on anything & everything I’m eating. Delicious!⠀ *⠀ The Durga Seasoning Mix has a tasty and strong scent like all the Mixes but nothing has been glorified in the mix to alter the taste to appease the customer. It is about the qualities of the heating herbs & spices & the benefits it has to our body and mind.⠀ *⠀ ⠀ Some of the many ingredients of the Durga Organic Seasoning Mix….See the previous Durga post for more info….⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ With BIBITAKI, BRAHMI & 12 other Heating Herbs & Spices being the ingredients in this Seasoning Mix you are able to gain some of the many benefits according to Ayurveda.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ BIBITAKI Traditional uses – improving immunity, digestive problems, respiratory, cough & cold, relieving mucus, liver problems, eye problems and for healing wounds faster. ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ With the hot potency of the herbs & spices the Seasoning Mix will heat the system and speed up your metabolism.⠀ ⠀ BRAHMI -⠀ Stress, Anxiety, Enhances brain function, Lowers inflammation, Enhances digestion, Boosts immunity.

More about GANESHA…. Organic Seasoning Mix

GANESHA – Moving onto the BEST FEATURE of this Organic Seasoning Mix is that it not only seasons your meal ie. (Eggs/Haloumi for breakfast!) but the Ayurvedic Herbs gives you the INSTANT benefits of their amazing qualities.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ It may be hard at first to accustom yourself to having the seasoning with a glass of warm water but once you brave it out, it is worth it.⠀ *⠀ ⠀ PERSONAL – …….if I’m feeling anxious or worried I use a tsp with a glass of water or sprinkle it onto my food or in a sandwich and I instantly feel a peace of mind. The Brahmi works wonders on my nervous system! ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ The Ganesha Seasoning Mix is tasty and strong scented like all the Mixes but nothing has been glorified in the mix to alter the taste to appease the customer. It is about the qualities of the pacifying herbs & spices & the benefits it has to our body and mind..⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ I’ve included again some of the ingredients of the Ganesha Organic Seasoning Mix….See the previous Ganesha post for more info….⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ HARITAKI & BRAHMI being the main ingredients in this Seasoning Mix you are able to gain some of the many benefits according to Ayurveda.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ HARITAKI -⠀ Enhances digestion and increases the absorption of nutrients.⠀ Reduce excessive acidity.⠀ Considered a detoxifier and blood builder in Ayurveda.⠀ A rich source of antioxidants.⠀ ⠀ Found to lower blood sugar levels.⠀Often used to treat mouth ulcers and gum disease.⠀⠀ Recommended for acne, hair loss and dandruff.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ BRAHMI -⠀ Stress, Anxiety, Enhances brain function, Lowers inflammation, Enhances digestion, Boosts immunity.⠀ *⠀ Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀ *⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Herbs and Spices have been used for thousands of years. They each have their own benefit in supporting the body. Little do we know in the present day the amazing qualities they possess.⠀