Different to other Mixes

DIFFERENT TO OTHER SPICE MIXES…..Why is Vishnu, Ganesha & Durga different to other Seasoning Mixes?⠀
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These Ayurvedic Organic Seasoning Mixes not only will add flavour to your dish or meal but will give you the benefits of the Ayurvedic ingredients that are included.⠀
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The use of herbs and spices has been incredibly important throughout history. Many were celebrated for their medicinal properties, well before culinary use. …⠀
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Herbs & Spices have qualities that benefit our mind & body. Using them on a daily basis depending on how you are feeling will alleviate aggravations you may be feeling at the time.⠀
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Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!⠀⠀
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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.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
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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.⠀

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.

Ayurveda – What are the Doshas? Vata, Pitta & Kapha….

VATA, PITTA & KAPHA…..⠀ The qualities of the three doshas and how they function in our being.⠀ *⠀ Vata dosha is formed with the elements air and space. Vata governs all movement. The qualities of Vata are light, dry. airy, quick, and cold. Vata people are very tall or little. They are thin and either tall or short. They have asymmetrical features. When Vata people are in balance, they are creative and easily adaptable. They have a great way with words. When Vata people are out of balance, this leads to fear and anxiety.⠀ *⠀ Pitta, heat, is made up of the elements fire and water. Pitta governs digestion, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are hot, sour, pungent, sharp and acidic. Pitta people have strong digestion. Their build is athletic. When Pittas are in balance, they are intelligent, cerebral and sharp. When out of balance, they are hot and easily angered. Pittas tend toward rashes.⠀ *⠀ Kapha which is the flesh body or the mucus body and is made up of the elements earth and water. Kapha is our bones, muscles, teeth and everything dense in our bodies. The qualities of Kapha are slow, steady, heavy, oily, and cold. When Kapha people are in balance, kapha people are loving, nurturing and grounded. When out of balance, they are needy, melancholy and heavy in body and mind.⠀ *⠀ Our constitution ⠀ Just like we contain all of the elements, we all contain Vata, Pitta and Kapha as well but in varying degrees. Our dosha is determined at the time of conception. This is our constitution or our Prakriti which we are born with and it never varies. Most people are dominant in two of the doshas. It is more rare to be tridoshic, to have equal amounts of all three doshas.⠀ *⠀ Our condition⠀ Vikriti is our condition. Depending on where we live and our lifestyle, our condition can get out of balance. Once we know our condition (Vikriti) we use food, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes to align our condition with our constitution and when they are aligned, we experience optimal health and peace in life. ⠀ Reference- ⠀ www.mindbodygreen.com/wc-jean-koemer⠀ renowned teacher of ISHTA Yoga (Integrated sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) for 20 yrs.

Use our Vishnu Mix….are you feeling hot & bothered, impatient or overworked?

Vishnu is perfect to be added to your meals to cool you down when you are feeling hot & bothered, impatient or overworked. Due to the cooling properties of the herbs and spices it is ideal over the Summer season. Heavy exercise in the hot sunny weather, stress & a heavy workload can all increase our Pitta aggravated state.
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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.
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Vishnu is ideal to be added to meals during these times or spinkling Vishnu on top as an alternative option. Having 1/2 tsp with warm water 1/2 hour after lunch or dinner or any time throughout the day will bring you peace of mind and cool the body temperature down.
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Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!
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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.
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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.

Use our Ganesha Mix….are you feeling nervous, worried, windy, cold & your meals have become irregular?

Ganesha Seasoning Mix is perfect to be added to meals to calm & pacify your stomach when you are feeling nevousness, worried, fear, anxiety, cold & your meals have become irregular.
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According to Ayurveda one of the 3 Doshas – Vata is elevated by cold. Cold weather, wind & rain and food. Cold weather dries you out, hands, lips and overall dry skin. Same as if you leave food in the freezer too long it dries out.
Cold is cooling and drying, so all cold things elevate Vata.
Vata needs cooked food, moderately warming spices, soups, hot beverages, and warming foods like meat. Vata should avoid salads in winter, even salads in general.
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Using our Ganesha Seasoning mix mixed through your meals, sprinkling Ganesha on top or alternatively mixing 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 hour after lunch or dinner is ideal for pacifying & warming your body!
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Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!
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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.
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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.

Use our Durga Mix…are you feeling slow, sluggish, lethargic?

Durga is an ideal seasoning for this chilly Winter weather to warm your insides! 🙂
Perfect to be added to meals to stimulate your tastes and stomach when you are feeling slow and sluggish or lethargic.
While you can’t control the weather, you can control these factors, which either build your health, vitality, and resistance to disease, or wear you down.
Ayurvedically speaking, colds are a kapha-vata disorder. The body builds up an excess of cool and moist kapha qualities, resulting in congestion and a runny nose, and at the same time it may suffer from excess vata, which reduces agni (appetite), leading to chills, loss of appetite, and poor digestion.
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When you are feeling this way adding heated spices in your meal will warm you up, increase circulation and digestion.
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Adding our Durga Seasoning Mix to your meals – mixing a portion through or sprinkling on top will enhance the above.
Alternatively mix 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 hour before lunch and dinner will stimulate the body so you don’t lead to feeling slow and sluggish after the meal.
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Please visit our website – www.spicetradingco.com for further information on our stockists that carry our latest range – Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes or shop online!
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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.
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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.

Why Organic?

WHY ORGANIC?⠀
In order to label any products as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must originate from organically produced plants. ⠀
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Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. To achieve this, farmers use crop rotation, mulch to manage weeds and natural fertilisers to feed plants and soil such as compost and manure. ⠀
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Consequently, our organic herbs and spices are produced on farms around the world adhering to these practices.⠀
Such farming methods are of great benefit both environmentally and to the health of consumers. When growing organic herbs and organic spices using these practices, the soil is far richer in nutrients and therefore more fertile. This in turn results in stronger, healthier plants free of non-organic matter. Crop rotation and the encouragement of wildlife helps to control and break the cycle of any pests or diseases hence the need to use pesticides is eradicated.⠀
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When we source our organic herbs and organic spices, we ensure that they are traced back to the farm where they are grown. ⠀
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Part of their inspection is checking the origin of our organic products and tracing the supply chain from the farms,⠀
This allows us to display their highly respected and distinctive logo upon our packs of organic Seasoning Mixes.⠀
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Why is organic food often more expensive?⠀
Organic food is more labor intensive since the farmers do not use pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or drugs. Organic certification is expensive and organic feed for animals can cost twice as much. Organic farms tend to be smaller than conventional farms, which means fixed costs and overhead must be distributed across smaller produce volumes without government subsidies.⠀

Organic vs. Non-Organic⠀

Grown with natural fertilizers (manure, compost).⠀
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Grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers.⠀
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Weeds are controlled naturally (crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tilling).⠀
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Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides.⠀
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Pests are controlled using natural methods (birds, insects, traps) and naturally-derived pesticides.⠀
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Pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides.⠀