Millions of people in the UK suffer from skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, severely affecting their quality of life and the well-being of many children. Western medicine has not found a cure for these conditions, often prescribing creams which can be ineffective or provide only short-term relief. Could Ayurveda offer a natural cure? Read on, because in the majority of cases YES it does!!
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the world's oldest holistic health system originating from the Indian sub-continent. It has been used for thousands of years to cleanse and restore balance to the body and mind. According to Ayurveda, illness is caused by an imbalance in the Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These are the principles which govern all our bodily and mental processes. Every individual has a unique constitution made up of the Doshas, (akin to the Western notion of DNA) and so treatment given is specific to the individual - this means that what could be a healing diet and lifestyle f...
Within western culture we are very fond of sweet, sour and salty flavours but eat much less of pungent, bitter and astringent flavours which are excellent for our digestive health and overall sense of satisfaction from food, that can help to reduce cravings for something sweet! Here is a very simple but delicious recipe which all the family can enjoy.
Thoroughly wash and then soak I cup of red lentils overnight with 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds.
Boil the lentils for approx 30 mins until tender. Then add the following spices and some vegetables such as pumpkin, spinach, or other greens. Cook for further 30 mins.
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of tamarind
8 curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of tumeric
Add half a tin of coconut milk or some grated creamed coconut
Service with basmatti rice.
Recipe: Red Lentil Dhal
January 21, 2017
Ayurveda - an answer for adults and children suffering from skin conditions