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How To Make Hibiscus Tea

How To Make Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus, also called japa in Sanskrit, is astringent and sweet in taste with a cooling action. Through the lens of Ayurveda, it is said to decreases pitta (fire) and kapha (earth and water) in the body, and may increase vata (air and space) wh...
Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices in the world. It’s used in everything from baked goods, to savory dishes, to pumpkin spice lattes. Cinnamon adds a warm and aromatic touch to a wide array of foods and dishes.However, did you know that not a...
The Complete Guide To Making Cinnamon Tea

The Complete Guide To Making Cinnamon Tea

If you're looking to elevate your tea-drinking experience, consider the delightful flavor and healthful benefits of cinnamon tea. Beyond its enticing fragrance and spicy-sweet flavor, cinnamon tea boasts a myriad of potential health benefits, making...
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The Joy of Cardamom: Potential Benefits and More

An Ode to CardamomAt some point over the last few years, I became absolutely obsessed with cardamom. Through my infatuation, I have found a way to weave it into just about everything… Have you ever had a chocolate chip cardamom cookie? Or spri...
Cooking with Cardamom

Cooking with Cardamom

Cardamom, also called ela in Sanskrit, has been a staple spice in the Ayurvedic paradigm for thousands of years. Ayurveda is the ancient healing science of India with more than 5,000 years of case studies proving its efficacy. According to this syste...