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Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurvedic medicine or the “complete knowledge for long life” is deeply rooted in Indian cultureand often used to cure small diseases and uneasiness. This alternative medicine, which takes into account the human body and the human spirit, believes that any physical discomfort is directly linked to psychological troubles. As our physical health depends on our state of mind, a comprehensive wellbeing should be achieved. For thousands of years, this wisdom – which comes in very handy - has been passed on from one generation to another.

While the healing part remains a male domain, the women endorsed another important role: they are the keeper of the family’s wellbeing. Acknowledging the power of nutrition, they developed amazing cooking skills, using the healing properties of spices and plants for various reasons. Used for good health, according to ayurvedic principles, these skills were also a mighty weapon of seduction. Indian women were completely aware of their powers and jealously kept them secret, so they would not unveil their precious assets. Mothers would hand on their culinary secrets as well as their beauty treatments, initiating their daughters to the feminine world of seduction.

Centuries of experimentation helped creating a wide field of knowledge that we introduce here, thanks to Lourdes Tirouvanziam-Louis, who is sharing her familiy's recipes. Discover a broad range of them – cooking, beauty, health - based on simple and natural products, used for generations – at least in Pondicherry.

A good address to find quality ingrédients : M.B. Vaithiyaligam - 212, M.G. road - Pondicherry

Location of M.B. Vaithiyaligam in Pondicherry

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The benefits of spices in Ayurveda princ…

12-02-2015 Ayurveda & health

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The 3 doshas in Ayurveda

20-05-2014 Ayurveda & health

The 3 doshas in Ayurveda

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The 6 tastes in Ayurveda, RASA

10-05-2014 Ayurveda & health

The 6 tastes in Ayurveda, RASA

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Dhanvantari, God of Ayurveda

10-05-2014 Ayurveda & health

Dhanvantari, God of Ayurveda

In the Vedas and Puranas (Hindu sacred texts), we can find traces of Dhanvantari, avatar of Vishnu, who is both the father and god of Ayurveda. He is pictured as...

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The ancestral benefits of Kajal (or Khôl…

30-04-2014 Ayurveda & Beauty

The ancestral benefits of Kajal (or Khôl)

The preparation and benefits of Kajal are written in the ancient Ayurvedic treaties dating back to more than 5000 years ago. It is used as a beauty treatment by Indian...

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Agni, God of fire and of digestive fire

30-04-2014 Ayurveda & health

Agni, God of fire and of digestive fire

Agni is the god of sacrificial fire and of the household, protecting from evil. He is pictured sitting on a ram (traditional sacrificial animal), glowing, with 2 faces, 7 tongues...

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Ayurvedic Massages

22-04-2014 Ayurveda & health

Ayurvedic Massages

Ayurvedic massages In Ayurveda, a lot of processes and therapeutic technics exist that primarily aim at eliminating harmful toxins (Ama) from our physical and subtle body so that our being can...

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minerals benefits

07-02-2014 Ayurveda & health

minerals benefits

One of the founding texts in Ayurveda is the 'Sushruta Samhita' treatise. Dated back the first millennium of our era, it is made up of 184 chapters, describes 1120 diseases,...

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Fresh juices, Swarasa

07-02-2014 Ayurvedic cooking recipes

Fresh juices, Swarasa

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Aubergines and mung dal

29-01-2014 Ayurvedic cooking recipes

Aubergines and mung dal

A homely winter recipe for India so typical for Spring in western countries, which make you discover about mung beans, the true soya seed!

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