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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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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The Importance of Trace Minerals + 4 Mineral Rich Herbs

The Importance of Trace Minerals + 4 Mineral Rich Herbs

This is a great article from my friends at Khroma Herbs about Trace Minerals.  

Most people don’t realize the importance of trace minerals, probably because they are required in amounts too small to be significantly appreciated in the diet. Nevertheless, they are incredibly important. Read on to learn exactly what trace minerals are and how you can ensure proper levels of each with select mineral rich herbs. What Are Trace Minerals? Also referred to as micro minerals, trace minerals are inorganic substances needed by your body in small amounts to facilitate normal physiologic functions. Generally, you only need about 20 milligrams of each trace mineral on a daily basis. However, specific amounts required by the body vary with age and sex. Despite the fact that they are only required in small amounts, they are very vital to your overall health because each trace mineral has its unique benefit to the body. A few of the most common trace minerals include: iron iodine zinc […]