Turmeric: the spice with a thousand virtues
Turmeric is a plant whose virtues have been proven by scientific studies throughout the world.
Turmeric is a herbaceous plant belonging to the family of zingiberacea like ginger. The part used is the underground part of the plant called the rhizome.
Its antioxidant super power truly fascinates researchers. India is the world’s largest producer of turmeric, and is hoping to produce turmeric to use as a spice in the kitchen, as a food coloring and as a coloring also in cosmetics.
Therefore, Turmeric has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous properties … The turmeric known since Antiquity could be the plant of the nineteenth century so much it would be able to counteract the evils.
You want to calm the digestive system? Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that will help calm irritations of the gastrointestinal mucosa. Turmeric has properties to soothe pains.
Want to relieve muscle aches? The amount of curcuminoids present in turmeric helps to soothe joint inflammations such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Turmeric can be eaten in capsules, poultices, or in mouthwash …
We remind you that it is important to seek advice from a health care professional before embarking on a turmeric cure.
The symbolism of colors in Ayurvedic
Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic medicines in the world. Ayurvedic medicine is concerned with nutrition but also with colors. In Ayurveda, we refer to the 7 basic colors. These colors that influence our moods are called by the term doshas. These doshas, which are three in number, define a type of person.
- The dosha vatta represents a slim profile, slender, dynamic, undecided, emotional, anxious. This is a person who loves change and is fast to act. Its element is the wind, it is in the space of Qi (energy).
Its favorite colors are red yellow and orange.
- The khapa dosha has a solid and powerful profile. It sleeps a lot and can tend to gain weight. It is anchored, calm and reassuring and although physically resistant it fears cold and humidity. Its elements are earth and water and it has a side yin (the feminine).
Its favorite colors are red, orange, yellow and green.
- The dosha pitta is of medium profile. Its skin is white in nature and therefore can not stand the sun too much. It may tend to be authoritarian; He is often hypersensitive, his thoughts and his intelligence are lively. He runs away from the heat. Its elements are fire and water. It has a yang side (the masculine).
Its favorite color is blue.
Here is a brief description of each of the doshas in Ayurvedic. But can we go further on the symbolism of colors?
- The red color: it symbolizes fire. This color will then stimulate blood circulation, bone marrow and aims at harmony of the body.
- The yellow color: it stimulates our intellectual energy. The predominance of this color can bring power and influence.
- The orange color is more preventive. It can stimulate the intimacy of each one and allows the mastery of the emotions.
- The green color is soothing. It has the faculty to drive away sadness. It can also help a better oxygenation of our body.
- Indigo represents pure consciousness. This color soothes anger and helps in the realization of projects since it gives the will.
- Blue represents communication, brings intuitive understanding
- Violet symbolizes spirituality. This color generally leads to the gift of self and aspires to meditation
Well-being is at the heart of the principles of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a very old Indian science and deeply related to the circadian rhythms, that is to say the daily biological rhythms.
Indeed, its basic rules are: wake up early, take care of yourself for at least half an hour by practicing a self-massage with essential oils and doing some physical exercise.
Then, have breakfast and go out with a smile. It is recommended to eat meals at the right time, but especially always at the same time, both at lunch and dinner. You should choose easily digestible foods such as vegetables and rice, avoid mixing raw and cooked foods, as this slows down digestion and, finally, restricts the amount of food … and the turn is played.
The International School of Naturopathy offers you a complete training where you will learn the practice of Ayurvedic massages as well as the very foundations of this ancestral practice.
* The term massage refers to manual practice for the purpose of well-being, excluding any medical purpose.
Raw cocoa: decryption of a super food
Raw cocoa is a super food: rich in vitamins and minerals.
Thanks to its antioxidant power, cocoa brings a great number of beneficial effects on our body and more particularly on the cardiovascular system.
For those who would like to add the aesthetic aspect to that of health, the consumption of raw cocoa would have a proven anti-aging effect. Antioxidants protect cells from premature oxidation.
For the highly stressed, cocoa is also an ally. The consumption of raw cocoa boosts the production of well-being hormones such as serotonin.
Cocoa is also ideal for those who lack magnesium and is one of the most rich in magnesium.
Cocoa can then bring a little “peps” to our body tired between two seasons.
This nugget, however, must be consumed in moderation, especially for those who have a nervous ground. In periods of detox, it is also not advisable to eat it because it prevents the liver from doing its work of detoxification.
You can find cocoa in various forms: cocoa bean splinters, tablet, powder …
Different forms for different types of recipes. At two or three a week, you can treat your taste buds and your body with cocoa, cereal bars, or fresh fruit …
The main thing is to have fun: Enjoy!