What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It | Banyan Botanicals

What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It | Banyan Botanicals


I am primarily Vata. I have been using Nasya Oil for about 2 years now.  I use it every night before bed.  It is calming and it really helps with the dryness I used to experience in my nose.  My nose also does not run as much as it used to.  Do you know what your dosha is? If not, I invite you to take the Dosha Quiz.  It is super easy and it is all confidential.  Knowing you dosha will help you to understand your body.  Believe me, learning about “me” has made a huge difference in my life.  

Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) 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.


What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It

Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. Different types of substances are used to treat many various aliments. Nasya oil is an herbal infused oil which is both nurturing and nourishing, and supports the sinus, nose, throat, and head. It is a balancing formula for all doshas, especially vata, and has been traditionally used to lubricate the nasal passages, improve the voice, and support clear vision.

The nose is the doorway to the brain, mind and consciousness.

Prana, the vital life force, enters our bodies through the breath. Lubrication of the nasal passages with herbal oil provides subtle moisture to the air we breathe and affects the higher cerebral faculties and sensory organs. It promotes clarity of perception and stimulates memory. Nasya enhances cerebral circulation, restoring and balancing prana in the body.

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An Ayurvedic Guide to Adrenal Health | Banyan Botanicals

An Ayurvedic Guide to Adrenal Health | Banyan Botanicals

Addressing the Underlying Context that Disturbs Our Equilibrium

An Ayurvedic Guide to Adrenal Health

Have you been told that you have adrenal fatigue? Or perhaps you are working with your healthcare provider(s) to track surpluses and insufficiencies in your hormone levels. Abnormalities in our body chemistry can be deeply alarming and can leave us feeling rather out of step with ourselves, our sense of normalcy, as well as our overall health and well-being.

To make matters worse, there is a lot of conflicting information out there about how to address hormone imbalances—some of it contradictory—and finding your way through the maze of information can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Fear not. Ayurveda offers an incredibly insightful framework from which to understand disturbances in our adrenal glands (and endocrine systems overall), as well as hormone imbalances.

And don’t worry, you won’t need an advanced degree in microbiology or biochemistry in order to understand the Ayurvedic perspective on these topics.

In essence, it’s about taking a step back to look at the broader context of our lives, and when it comes to adrenal health, stress, and hormone balance, this wide-angle view is absolutely indispensable.

Ultimately, we hope that this article provides you with a renewed sense of hope and direction in restoring balance.

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DIY Whipped Body Butter

DIY Whipped Body Butter

I made this Whipped Body Butter the other day.  It was so easy, so I thought I would share my recipe

I used 1/2 cup Shea Butter, 1/4 cup Bees Wax, 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil, 1/4 cup Apricot Kernel Oil, 1/4 cup Coconut Oil .  I would stick with the Shea Butter and Bees Wax base, but feel free to use what ever oils you like.  or just use one oil that you love.

Start by melting the Shea Butter and Bees Wax over a double boiler.  Once they are fully melted you can mix in your other oils.  If you would like to add Essential Oils, you can add them at this time.  Once thoroughly blended, place in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour or so.  Should be almost completely solid.  You can now whip the butter to your desired consistency and and store in a clean or tin.

  • Note: If you bought a block of Bees Wax, I suggest grating it before melting because it tends to take longer to melt.  Also, if using Coconut Oil in the cooler months and it is solid, you can melt it with the Shea Butter and Bees Wax.


Learn About Your Core And How to Strengthen Those Muscles

Learn About Your Core And How to Strengthen Those Muscles

There is more to strengthening core muscles then you think.  Chiseled abs a not what it is all about.  Read the article to learn more.


Well-trained abdominal muscles are pliable, not chiseled or hard, and adapt quickly to change. Your core is more complicated than just your muscles When we talk about core power, abdominal muscles come to mind. But our core is much more than that.

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Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Fruit is so good for us so is the sugar in it bad for us?  My good friends at Your Super posted this great article.  It is so worth a read.  I have been watching my sugar for years.  And, watching my fruit intake.

Fruit is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, but it’s also a natural source of sugar. Does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you? And will fruit cause you to gain weight?

One of the biggest complaints I see from people who are new to making smoothies or even eating a more plant-based diet is how much fruit they’re eating — and not in a good way. Fruits are a natural source of sugar, but does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you?

Here’s the sweet truth about fruit…

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