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.⠀⠀
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.
DURGA SEASONING MIX – Goddess – Protective Mother of the Universe⠀ * ENERGISING * STIMULATING * INVIGORATING * WARMING *⠀ *⠀ Durga is perfect to be added to meals to stimulate the tastes & stomach when you are feeling slow, sluggish or lethargic. ⠀ *⠀ REVIVE & BALANCE WITH DURGA – Does this sound like how you are feeling??⠀ *⠀ In Ayurveda in order to balance your body’s aggravations when you are feeling the above signs we recommend your make the following lifestyle/diet changes as well as using our Durga Seasoning Mix in your meals, sprinkled on top OR a 1/2 tsp with warm water -⠀ *⠀ AVOID – ⠀ Fatty, salty, deep fried, sweet, cold or frozen food & drinks, oversleeping, overeating, eating late at night, cold, damp weather, lethargic lifestyle.⠀ *⠀ FAVOUR – ⠀ Bitter, pungent, astringent tastes. Routine for meals & lifestyle. Warm, nourishing light foods, fruits, vegetables & legumes, vigorous regular exercise, less sleep, no napping, active lifestyle in a warm, dry environment.⠀ *⠀ ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL OR PHONE….⠀
Our NEW AYURVEDIC SEASONING MIXES can be added to any meal to promote balance throughout the year. Allows a meal to be easily digested for our food/nutrients to be assimilated/absorbed into our systems. Food is the MOST important form of medicine. ⠀ *⠀ Ayurvedic Seasoning Mixes are designed to balance your body, support your body’s natural immunity & calm your mind.⠀ *⠀ Seasoning our meals or taking the herbs & spices (food, drink, or another substance) into the body by swallowing or absorbing are designed to stimulate, energise, cool or pacify your body.
“DURGA”⠀ Energising – Stimulating – Invigorating – Warming⠀ ⠀
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 – Bibitaki Fruit is very nutritious as it contains essential vitamins, minerals, and protein. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and minerals like selenium, manganese, potassium, iron, and copper.⠀
BIBITAKI Traditional uses – improving immunity, digestive problems, respiratory, cough & cold, relieving mucus, liver problems, eye problems and for healing wounds faster. The oil made from with the fruit is well known for it’s use in treating premature greying and promoting hair growth.⠀
With the hot potency of the herbs & spices the Seasoning Mix will heat the system and speed up your metabolism.⠀
Who is DURGA?⠀
“Durga” is a principal and popular form of Hindu Goddess. She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centres around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good. She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.
SUGGESTED USE -⠀ *⠀ DURGA – Add our “Durga” Seasoning during cooking, sprinkle over food or mix with oil for a dressing 1-2 tsps depending on the taste and strength of the person. ⠀ *⠀ Alternatively mix 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 hour before lunch and dinner.⠀ *⠀ VISHNU – Add our “Vishnu” Seasoning during cooking, sprinkle over food or mix with oil for a dressing 1-2 tsps depending on the taste and strength of the person. ⠀ *⠀ Alternatively mix 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 hour after lunch and dinner.⠀ *⠀ GANESHA – Add our “Ganesha” Seasoning during cooking, sprinkle over food or mix with oil for a dressing 1-2 tsps depending on the taste and strength of the person. ⠀ *⠀ Alternatively mix 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water combined with 1/4 tsp ghee (optional) 1/2 hour after lunch and dinner.
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.
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.
When you are feeling this way adding heated spices in your meal will warm you up, increase circulation and digestion.
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.
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.
According to Ayurveda the first requirement for healing oneself & others is a clear understanding of the 3 doshas. The concept of Vata, Pitta & Kapha is unique to Ayurveda and it holds the potential for revolutionising the healing systems of the West. No one is individually made up of solely one element of Vata, Pitta & Kapha, rather each person is a combination of all 3 elements, with a predominant tendency towards one or more. Dr Vasant Lad
Therefore we shouldn’t categorise ourselves into thinking we are a particular dosha and treat ourselves in that way. We can at any time in our lives especially in our busy lifestyles now have aggravations in our body and mind that can relate to any of the Doshas.
According to Ayurveda if you are feeling heavy, overweight, slow, sluggish or lethargic the best dietary options would be to –
Avoid fatty, salty, deep fried, sweet, cold or frozen food & drinks, oversleeping, overeating, eating late at night, cold, damp wet weather, lethargic lifestyle.
Favour bitter, pungent, astringent tastes. Routine for meals & lifestyle. Warm nourishing light foods, fruits, vegetables & legumes, vigorous regular exercise, less sleep, no napping, active lifestyle in a warm, dry environment.
Being able to incorporate our Durga Seasoning Mix in your daily lifestyle will assist in Energising, Stimulating, Invigorating & Warming the body. Due to the heating herbs and spices in the mix as well as Brahmi to invigorate and relax the mind into a positive state you will reap the benefits in no time.
Mixing through your meal, rice or cous cous, sprinkling on top of anything including your eggs, or smashed avocado will benefit your body and mind.
An alternative way to take our mix is 1/2 tsp with 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 hour before lunch and dinner. For the brave taking 1/2-1 tsp straight into your mouth, mix with saliva and drink 1/2 cup of warm water to follow for a faster action.
Herbs and spices have been used for cooking and medicinal purposes for centuries around the world.