• Why We Rebel Against Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • Today
    Why We Rebel Against Routine

    A well-crafted dinacharya (Sanskrit for daily routine) is one of the most grounding, nurturing, and powerful gifts we can give ourselves, provided it is done in a way that is truly supportive of our bodies, minds, and spirits. But it can be really difficult to receive the full benefits of a routine if we’re mired in an inner conflict where part of us is always resisting it. Read this article to discover ways to help you harness the full potential of a dinacharya that’s truly FOR YOU.

  • Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • 3 days ago
    Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water

    Oil is more skilled at cleansing and balancing the hydration of your skin than water, and it is a closer match to your skin’s natural outer layer. It has a soft quality that can help to draw out impurities, making it much easier to unclog pores, leaving clean, soft, hydrated skin.

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 5 days ago
    The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha

    Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.

  • 7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty
    • Our Products
    • July 11, 2019
    7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty

    Finding beauty products that are natural and chemical-free, yet effective, can be quite a challenge. But one of the most effective, most natural, beauty products is as simple as one ingredient—the oil from Ricinis communis (castor oil).

  • What Happened When Healthy Skin Was Put to the Test?
    • Our Products
    • July 08, 2019
    What Happened When Healthy Skin Was Put to the Test?

    Dr. Sivamani and his team conducted a four-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with Banyan Botanicals’ Healthy Skin formulation last spring of 2017. The trial enrolled thirty participants.

  • Why Including Ayurveda in Your Yoga Game Will Change Everything
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • July 05, 2019
    Why Including Ayurveda in Your Yoga Game Will Change Everything

    Ayurveda and Yoga are dubbed sister sciences and like sisters can be, they are inseparable. Imbedded in each system are practices to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually when disharmony arises.

  • 3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 02, 2019
    3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics

    In Ayurveda, beverages are taken warm or at room temperature and iced beverages are generally avoided. Opt for drinks that are made from ingredients that have a cooling effect without adding ice, such as those listed below. 

  • Why We Became a Certified B Corp
    • Banyan Roots
    • June 27, 2019
    Why We Became a Certified B Corp

    We are thrilled to announce that Banyan Botanicals is now a Certified B Corporation®! We're joining the movement alongside other companies throughout the world with one unifying goal—to redefine success in business. Read this article to learn more about what it means to be a B Corporation.

  • How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period
    • Women's Health
    • June 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period

    What are the key characteristics of a pitta period? What measures can you take to cool down that excess heat? Read this article to learn how and when to balance pitta for a balanced cycle.

  • 10 Luxurious Ways to Use Ghee for Skin Care
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    • June 18, 2019
    10 Luxurious Ways to Use Ghee for Skin Care

    Ghee isn't just for cooking. It can be used in many ways to support your health! You can use it to bring moisture to your hands, cuticles, heels, lips, hair—or any part of your skin, for that matter. Read this article to learn some of our favorite external ways to use ghee. 

  • 6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair
    • Our Products
    • June 13, 2019
    6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair

    When it comes to promoting healthy skin and a clear complexion, neem (Azadirachta indica) is one of the most effective herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. This herb’s famously bitter taste has been known to dramatically cool and pacify pitta and kapha when taken internally.

  • Should I Do a Liver Cleanse?
    • Health Topics
    • June 10, 2019
    Should I Do a Liver Cleanse?

    There are many types of liver cleanses and liver flushes promoted today. Would you benefit from doing a liver cleanse? As with anything in Ayurveda, it depends. As we are all unique, with specific health circumstances and constitutions, we need to look at our own situation before deciding.

  • Why You Should Put Oil in Your Hair
    • Ayurveda 101
    • June 06, 2019
    Why You Should Put Oil in Your Hair

    Taking care of your hair is a wonderful addition to your self-care routine. Weekly oil application to the scalp and hair will not only improve the condition of your locks but will also offer many other holistic benefits. Read this article to learn some of those benefits:

  • How to Balance the Heavy (Kapha) Period
    • Women's Health
    • June 04, 2019
    How to Balance the Heavy (Kapha) Period

    What are the elements of a kapha period? How can you recognize excess kapha in your menstrual flow? Read this article to learn how and when to balance kapha for a balanced cycle.

  • 15 Reasons to Start Every Morning with Yoga
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • May 29, 2019
    15 Reasons to Start Every Morning with Yoga

    Are you an early riser? Do you enjoy waking up with the sun? Most people love their sleep, and many people don’t get enough of it. The idea of deliberately rising even just 5 minutes earlier each day can be a painful one. 

  • Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars
    • Women's Health
    • May 27, 2019
    Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars

    Diet, lifestyle, sleep, and energy. These are the four pillars of Ayurveda. When we neglect them, we inhibit the proper flow of prana, which gives rise to the possibility of dis-ease. For women, this can be reflected in the menstrual cycle, and later, in the transition through menopause.

  • The Top 7 Ways to Use Triphala
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    • May 23, 2019
    The Top 7 Ways to Use Triphala

    Triphala is one of the most popular herbal formulas in all of Ayurveda. While it is best known to support healthy digestion, it has some other beneficial uses you may not be familiar with. Read this article to learn seven of our favorite ways to use triphala for vitality, beauty, and more. 

  • How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period
    • Women's Health
    • May 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period

    In the first part of this series, we covered the Ayurvedic perspective on menstruation and what a balanced cycle looks like. Here in our second installment, we’ll focus on how to determine whether vata is present in your menstrual cycle and if so, how to bring it back to balance. 

  • Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 15, 2019
    Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment

    A morning routine is practically synonymous with Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity. Have you noticed that how we start our day directly impacts the day ahead of us? And our days add up to our lives! Read this article to learn how you can make a morning routine work for you.

  • Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee
    • Recipes & DIY
    • May 13, 2019
    Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee

    When combined, shatavari and ghee make for a dynamic duo that supports women's vitality. Read this article to learn how to use these ingredients to create a powerful, tasty, healthy drink. 

  • 5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth
    • Daily Routine
    • May 10, 2019
    5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth

    Brushing and flossing are not the only ways to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth sparkling clean. Check out these simple practices you can add to your oral hygiene routine every day for a cleaner, whiter smile. 

  • Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important
    • Women's Health
    • May 06, 2019
    Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important

    What is your period trying to tell you? According to Ayurveda, tuning into the nature of your cycle each month can help you gain a better understanding of your overall health.  Read this article to learn more about healthy cycles and how you can balance yours with the help of Ayurveda.

  • Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • May 02, 2019
    Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Get to know shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), a sattvic herb best known as a powerful female reproductive tonic but capable of so much more. Find out how this amazing plant can be an herbal ally to most everyone and why no herbal education or Ayurvedic tool kit is complete without it.

  • Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 30, 2019
    Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage

    Perfect for spring, this recipe combines greens with spices are not only tasty, but supportive of digestion, and balancing for kapha. And almost as good as this recipe is how little time it takes to make! 

  • An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 25, 2019
    An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar was not common in ancient India, but this  doesn't mean that Ayurveda can't provide insight on this popular condiment. Read this article to learn what’s known and not known about apple cider vinegar from an Ayurvedic perspective.

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