Category Archives: Ayurved

Antiviral Essential Oils

Protecting our children & ourselves Way back in the last century (1999) my 9 year old son and I were living in a home where I did childcare for two pre-school aged children. Three times that winter their whole family was diagnosed with strep throat, and took antibiotics for it. (They continued to eat cold…

12 Factors for Baby’s Development

Ayurveda defines 12 factors contributing to the quality of baby’s development. Visualize if you can, how nutrition can influence all these 12 factors: 1) Paternal influence 2) Maternal influence 3) Soul/ past life karmas (aatmaja) 4) Agni – Tejas (physical and mental digestive strength) 5) Soma – Ojas quality (immunity strength) 6) Vayu – Prana…

4 Key Foods Throughout Pregnancy

According to Ayurveda, there are 4 key sattvic foods used in varied ways throughout pregnancy for most mamas: new basmati rice, pure ghee, butter and milk. These foods are naturally sattvic (harmonious and pure), building, easy on the digestion when properly used, and do not create mental and emotional negativity in their nature. For vegan…

Panchakarma — Ayurvedic Cleansing for Conception

To prepare for receiving the highest vibration soul and providing the healthiest new body for their baby, the mother and father both to need to calm and balance their doshas, eliminate ama and reduce rajas and tamas in their minds. This manifests as a need to purify body and emotions in some way. Ayurveda spells…

Ojas: The Essence of Baby’s Development

Ancient Ayurvedic texts by Vagbhat describe–in detail–embryonic nourishment at conception and for gestation by the 5 elements. They describe the seat of the soul as a sixth tissue (the nervous system), which is the next to last tissue in the sequence of tissue nutrition in the body. The quality of mind and connectedness to this…

Best Lactation Herbs

My 5 Favorites in the first 10 Days Whether you are an Ayurvedic, Chinese or Western herbalist, you may have a few favorite lactation herbs already. There are so many herbs to choose from. When I ask myself, what are the top herbs for early postnatal use, then ask again, what are the top ones for…

Herb for maternal health punctures tires and ….

This featured herb for maternal care punctures tires yet makes the urinary channels feel like silk! Tribulus terrestris is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. This “noxious weed” in the US is called Goat’s Beard or Puncture Vine.  Ayurveda calls it Gokshura.  It offers the practitioner many uses in maternal healthcare, and though found all…

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy If you are an Ayurvedic masseuse or have specialized in postnatal bodywork, consider expanding your package of offerings to a value specific month by month service for your clients.  Here is the advice sourced from the Dhanwantari Institute, from some of the classical texts, with a few comments from the peanut…

Homemade Gripe Water Recipes

6 Homemade Gripe Water Recipes, 8 tips for Baby’s immediate support Food related colic takes about 2-3 weeks to accumulate.  Let’s first talk about immediate comfort!  When baby is uncomfortable from colic or the beginnings of it, it usually takes several things to keep comfort on the rise.   If the cause is birth trauma or structural,…

How to use Superfoods for Mamas

How to use Superfoods for Mamas is a big topic!  And yummy one.  And this post is currently in kinda messy draft version, but perhaps you will find value anyway.  It’s time sensitive, with focus on hot weather. Shall we share favorites and “chew” on it together? I have my faves, but I also am…